Monday Afternoon Dept of Failures & Such

Has Jim Ramsey’s Post-Felner PR Campaign resorted to lies? Haha, yup. Like we said. This is a good round-up of stories we’ve written about the snafu over the past year. [The Principal]

Stand up against Senate Hate Bill 68. Making it illegal to foster or adopt children if you’re gay? Really? Is that what we’re going to waste our time on? Thanks to Gary Tapp Tapp Tapp for bringing homophobia to the front of the discussion. [Page One]

Louisville Mayor McCheese Jerry Abramson’s approval rating has hit an all-time low. According to the latest Survey USA/WHAS11 poll, Abramson’s approval rating is at 54% while 43% of Jefferson Countians disapprove of him. 13% down from the last time SUSA polled in March 2006. The Mayor’s spokescritters blame the economy. But we think common sense is prevailing. Young people don’t like Abramson. Even the folks who support the same issues that Abramson supports are pulling away from him. It’s time for the guy to wake up and smell the poopy Cordish Companies roses that are gagging everyone to death. [Mark Hebert]

Why did we and everyone else in Kentucky think J. Marshall Hughes would come out on top of Mike Reynolds in the Special Election last week? Maybe because an internal Democratic poll found that Hughes had double the name I.D. and 75% of people had a favorable view of him. Fancy how Mark Riddle, an ally of the people he’s speaking out against, admits that the Kentucky Democratic Party and Governor stayed far, far away from the race. [Joe Gerth]

Daniel Solzman has done stand-up. Again. We are not kidding. Awwwwwkkkk-waaaard. [Solzy]

See this, also. [Kentucky Sports Radio]

What’s your take on Joey Pendleton’s Senate Bill 131, a law that would require hemp farmers to register with the Department of Agriculture? It’d give farmers the replacement crop they’ve been desperately seeking. And you could smoke an entire acre of it and never get high. We think it’s a good move. [SB 131]

If you missed it on Friday and still haven’t gotten a chance to see Diane Sawyer’s introductory piece on Appalachian poverty, check it out. It’ll slay you. [Page One]

Haha. John “Sexy Panties” Ziegler is at it again with Sarah Palin. Absolute hilarity. [OC Register]

I Love Mountains Day is tomorrow in Frankfort. Show up. Do your part. Shame Jim “Coconut Cake” Gooch. [Page One]

Are you a college-aged individual who loves to work with children? The Fresh Air Fund is now accepting applications for counselors for this coming summer. They hire staff members with a wide range in some pretty amazing fields. [Fresh Air Fund]

Happy Early Valentine’s Day Updates N Such

Tomorrow is the most commercial of faux “holidays,” so, enjoy! Eat lots of bad candy, get drunk, have all kinds of babies. It’s the American way.

And on that note, we’re over and out for a couple days.

Here’s some stuff:

The University of Kentucky is doing a great job at poorly educating this mining engineering major. [KY Kernel]

The Herald-Leader editorial board’s piece calling Greg Stumbo out for his pure stupidity about pregnancy has gone national. Greg doesn’t realize that pregnancy is not a disability. [H-L]

Chris Cillizza now ranks the 2010 U.S. Senate race against Jim Bunning as #4 for the second week in a row. It is, indeed, a golden opportunity for Democrats. [Washington Post – The Fix]

Two great pieces of hilarity that are neither political nor appropriate for work. [Toothpaste For Dinner & Natalie Dee]

Oh, that $15,000 credit for homebuyers? Yeah, AXED from the “stimulus” bill. Thank you, Mitch McConnell, for screwing America again. [Consumer Reports]

In honor of next Tuesday, a federal appeals court overturned new mountaintop mining rules. [MSN’s Money Central]

Looks like Binack Ruhbama made a joke about Judd Gregg:

We’re pretty much stoked that Barry is cool with making fun of himself.

32nd Senate Dist Special Election Results

We’re out for the evening, most likely, so you’ll want to check the State Board of Elections website for results.

There are 74,215 registered voters in the three-county district. So, whattya say, about 200 or 300 people will show up to vote?

We can pretty much declare Republican J. Marshall Hughes the victor and Democrat Mike Reynolds the loser. But. You know. Gotta play fair and all.

Somebody send us a text message once the results are in… in case we’re out and about.


HOLY CRAP!! Reynolds didn’t just win, he blew Hughes OUT OF THE WATER!

This is what happens when the Governor and Lt. Governor stay out of special elections, folks! And it’s a major, major victory for grassroots organization. The grassroots won this election, hands down, and worked super-hard. Reynolds had zero name i.d. and was no doubt outspent 20-to-1.

Final numbers:

J. Marshall Hughes 6,858
Mike Reynolds 8,283

1,425 vote margin of victory out of 15,141 votes cast with a– get this– 20% voter turnout!

Thank goodness the KDP ignored the hell out of this race because NO ONE thought it was doable. No one but Lisa Tanner. So, Adam Edelen, take note: hire her first thing in the morning. She knows her shiz, unlike time wasters Jennifer Moore, Jeremy Horton and the poo-doesn’t-stink Nathan Smith.

Monday Afternoon, Near 70, Frankfort Sucking

We heard through the grapevine that the medical malpractice suit against Steve Henry brought by Amie Fuchs has been settled. We checked with Charlie Cunningham’s court and that is, indeed, the case. Maury Kommor and John Doyle of the firm Maury Kommor and Associates confirmed that it was resolved in the form of a settlement. Under the terms of the settlement, however, details cannot be released. Very interesting stuff. [Never-Ending Henry Snafu]

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee just announced its second phase of the Families First Campaign, hitting freshman Republican members of Congress. Here’s the text of the automated call targeting Brett Guthrie in KY-02: “Hello, I’m calling on behalf of the DCCC with an important message about the economy. Did you know Congressman Brett Guthrie voted against economic recovery that would immediately create and save nearly 330,000 Kentucky jobs? Times are tough, tell Congressman Guthrie to put families before politics. Check out to learn more. Paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, 202-741-1350, not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.” [Press Release]

House Bill 70, a proposed constitutional amendment for the automatic restoration of voting rights for former felons who have completed their sentences, is expected to get serious consideration in the Kentucky House tomorrow morning. There’s a hearing at 8:00 A.M. with the House Elections & Constitutional Amendments Committee and will be followed at 10:00 A.M. by a Voting Rights Speak-Out and Press Conference in Annex Room 131. [Press Release]

Daniel Mongiardo is the latest bailout recipient. [KY Progress]

Read the rest of the juicy, juicy after the jump…

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Calling It Quits Early Today Just Because

So enjoy yourselves. We haven’t had a day off in a dick year and are going to just cold do nothing for the rest of the day.

Here’s some stuff for you to complain about until tomorrow.

Is the tide shifting against the death penalty? [Time]

Sarah Palin, the Darlene Fitzgerald of Alaskduh, struck back at Ashley Judd for exposing her for being a bumbling and embarrassing idiot. [Huffington Post]

Congressman John Yarmuth’s thoughts on President Barack Obama’s disaster declaration for Kentucky, “I thank President Obama for this critical assistance and commend him on his immediate action on this major disaster declaration,” Congressman Yarmuth said. “As our cash-strapped Commonwealth works around the clock to respond to a second tragic natural disaster in six months, I will continue to meet with the Administration and Congressional Leadership to ensure Kentucky has all the federal funding and resources necessary for a quick and full recovery.” [Press Release]

And Governor Steve Beshear’s sentiments on the same, “I appreciate President Obama’s quick response to our request for a major disaster declaration following this devastating storm,” Gov. Beshear said. “This quick action allows state and local governments to recover significant expenditures they have incurred in response to the storm. I will continue to pursue 100 percent reimbursement for the seven days following storm and I’m hopeful that we will receive approval for this as well.” [Press Release]

Research 2000 says Jim Bunning is toast no matter who runs against him. Imagine that. We’re all so surprised. Shock and awe, ladies! And that’s with half the state wiped out with ice. [DailyKos]

Ugh. The newspaper slump is hitting the Herald-Leader pretty hard. [The ‘Ville Voice]

Robocall no-call list passes panel vote in the State House. Thank flipping goodness. [Bluegrass Politics]

Oh Snap Monday! Happy Groundhog Day!

Yes, it’s true. We saw our shadow. Sorry bout yer luck, Kentucky. You’re in for six more weeks of ice storms and hell without electricity and running water. And don’t complain– this is why God or whatever invented bourbon (remember: other states don’t have it.)

Lord, lesbians are just cold takin’ over everything. We can’t go to the grocery or turn on the news without a lesbian trying to recruit our children into lumber jacking or trying to steal an entire country. [Independent]

Remember Derek the Abstinence Clown? You’ll love this hot mess of a story. [Joe Sonka]

Wait – More than 700,000 people were without electricity during points of this ice storm mess. 700,000! [H-L]

Daniel Mongiardo told Fox News on Saturday that it’s not true that shelters in Kentucky are telling people to pack a suitcase and head to a motel. Unfortunately for him, the Herald-Leader proves that shelters are, indeed, doing that very thing. People in government or who are running for higher office in Kentucky need to learn how to tell the truth and harness it. [H-L]

Five facts about the new RNC Chairman, Michael Steele. All you Republicans still calling him your friend after being reminded of all this mess? [Huffington Post]

Governor Steve Beshear activated the entire Kentucky National Guard along with portions of the Air National Guard to assist in the aftermath of the ice storm. [C-J]

Read the rest of this Groundhog Day mess after the jump…

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