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Entries Tagged as 'RPK'

Republican State Rep. Ben Waide Just Indicted

July 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earlier today we revealed on Twitter that a source told us there were grand jury movements in Franklin County related to State Representative Ben Waide. Here’s some back story on him: Does Ben Waide Have A Problem On His Hands? [January 2, 2014] Deeper Look At The Ben Waide Spending Scandal [January 22, 2014] The [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Flashback · RPK

Maybe The RPK Is Stepping Up Its Game A Little

June 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Republican Party of Kentucky has been super-boring with its campaigning against Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes the past few weeks. Primarily because of its bogus “War On Coal” nonsense that only serves to make Kentuckians dumber than Jim Gooch x Will Coursey. But RPK has stepped it up a tiny big: CLICK TO ENLARGE Maybe [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Humor · RPK

Republican Apathy Won’t Win The State House

June 26th, 2014 · Comments Off

While Kentucky’s expensive U.S. Senate race is dominating the airwaves, a quieter fundraising battle is shaping up over control of the state House of Representatives. Democrats have a 54-46 majority in the state House of Representatives. Republicans have not had a majority since 1920. [H-L] The South Dakota Republican Party passed a resolution on Saturday [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · KDP · Kentucky Tourism · Rand Paul · RPK · Takin yer guns! · Youth

More Thoughts On Primary Election Results

May 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments

We discussed turnout and the U.S. Senate race a bit ago. Now it’s time to dig into other races around the state. 3rd District Congressional John Yarmuth — 52,025 — 87.04% Ray Pierce — 7,747 — 12.96% A total of 59,772 votes were cast. Who even knew Yarmuth had a Democratic opponent? We’ve probably written [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Greg Stumbo · John Yarmuth · KDP · RPK

Another Cockfighter Primed For Getting Arrested

May 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments

A major ratings agency named Kentucky the WORST state pension plan at 23% funding. [Ouch] Coal production edged up in Kentucky in the first three months of 2014, though there was a continued slide in tonnage and employment in the state’s eastern coalfield. [H-L] Paul Ryan’s approach to poverty is straight out of the 19th [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · RPK

Nearly All National Stories About KY Are Awful

May 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

Races for various city and county offices dominate the May 20 ballots in the counties adjacent to Fayette County and in Franklin County. [H-L] According to Amnesty International, executions only occur in a small percentage of countries today. The fact that the United States is among this percentage should be disturbing to anyone who believes [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Death Penalty · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · RPK · Senate

Stumbo Family In Cockfighting Flustercuck Again

May 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments

It looks like Rand Paul is about to escape a nasty primary that could have hurt his presidential ambitions, but there could be another one just down the road. [Sam Youngman] As support for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals grows in the GOP, the official stance of the Republican Party remains rooted [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Rand Paul · RPK · Stats · The Gays

Digging Into Potentially Corrupt Campaign Cash

May 5th, 2014 · Comments Off

Go read this story from Wolfson. Some highlights: The U.S. attorney in New York has called Louisville businessman W. Anthony Huff a “vortex of fraud.” Witnesses have testified that he is a “financial terrorist” and a “puppet maker,” while an attorney for Louisville investors said in a lawsuit that he is an “unmitigated scoundrel.” A [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · David L. Williams · Ernie Fletcher · Flashback · Mitch McConnell · RPK · Steve Beshear

Ignored Senate Candidates Are Often Hilarious

May 5th, 2014 · Comments Off

This lady is running for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky as a Republican and she is knees deep in the Cliven Bundy/Alex Jones/Faux News/Teabagger conspiracy world: CLICK TO ENLARGE Pro-tip to bizarre-o lady: even Snopes says that’s some craziness.

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Tags: Humor · RPK · Senate · Spotted · Takin yer guns!

KDP Is Handing RPK The Chance To Take Over

May 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

Democrats maintain a comfortable lead in registered voters in Kentucky, but Republicans are closing the gap. Yet more evidence that the current version of the Kentucky Democratic Party is one of the most incompetent in a century. [H-L] The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in April, as the unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent, the [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Death Penalty · Economy · Flashback · Gambling · George W. Bush · Health Care · Jobs · Journalism · KDP · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · RPK · Senate · Stats · Wiretapping