Thursday Update Dept of Getting Caffeinated

Robert Felner round-up of the day:

And the rest:

All right, can anyone tell me where Bruce Lunsford said he was for higher taxes, no drilling for oil and heavier restrictions on coal? What? You can’t? Didn’t think so. [KY Politics]

OMG. The Cincinnati City Beat just said: “Landham says his experience on such action films as Predator and porn films as Slippery When Wet have given him the necessary experience to attack foreign nations with the ferocity of 1980s stereotypes while simultaneously jerking off Washington insiders.” and we are forever in love with that publication! [City Beat]

Boone County has a new Republican Party Executive Committee. [Pat Crowley]

Oh, and Northern Kentucky is about to eat itself alive over a proposed smoking ban that the general public supports. [More Crowley]

Partial Fancy Farm lineup. Includes Rocky Adkins, Steve Beshear, Dan Mongiardo, Jim Bunning, Bruce Lunsford, Ed Whitfield, Heather Ryan, Crit Luallen, Ken Winters, Carroll Hubbard, Fred Nesler, Trey Grayson. Not yet confirmed list includes: Mitch McConnell, Todd “Frank Simon Jr” Hollenbach, Steven Rudy, Mike Lawrence. Jack Conway and Richie Farmer won’t be there. Okay– should we bother going this year? Yes? No? [Larry Dale Keeling]

Fundie Wingnut Roundup! [Barefoot & Progressive]

Trey Pollard, an up and coming journalist for Politicker, has the story of Bruce Lunsford pumping a million bucks into his campaign on the day the SCOTUS struck down the Millionaires’ Amendment. [PolitickerKY]

Listen to Francene on WHAS This Morning – Dirty Bloggers on the Radio

Turn on yer radios. Stream it on the internets. Do both. We’re scheduled to appear on Francene (84WHAS/840 A.M. in Louisville) this morning from 9:20 – 9:50ish to discuss everything under the sun.

Can you imagine? A fiery chat show host talking to some scandalous bloggers. One is a legitimate journalist and the other a known homosexual and catty rabble rouser. This has the potential to get exciting. Francene is definitely our new girlfriend.

Wait– can you say “known homosexual” on the radio?

Hopefully this Fen-Phen case or something equally major doesn’t bump us. We have some serious egos that need stroking, you know.

UPDATE @ 11: We love Francene! Many thanks for having us on the show.  And thanks to everyone who listened.

Oh Snap Monday! Mitch Hides Again Edition

Guns guns guns guns guns guns guns guns guns guns guns. Mitch McConnell. Global Warming. Global Warming. Global Warming. Global Warming. War. Everybody hates Al Gore! Global Warming. War war war war war. [C-J]

Did you know liberals are responsible for high gas prices? It’s true. And conservation is also to blame. And the “environmental lobby” is the root of all evil. So give Mitch McConnell all of your money and he’ll save the world from us heathen fruitcake tree huggers. Meanwhile, Larry Craig and David Vitter have foot-tapping diaper rendezvous all across the land. [Some Concern Troll]

Northern Kentucky is in for the fight of a lifetime over a pending smoking ban. Get ready for all kinds of ‘smoking is good for babies’ rhetoric. Just look to the events that have gone down in Louisville and Lexington over the past few years and you’ll be able to get a good indicator of what you’re in for. [Pat Crowley]

McConnell admits Republicans won’t be the Senate majority next year. [CNN]

All kinds of legislators are saying Paul Patton left a legacy of bold leadership. For real. Both sides of the aisle. [H-L]

Mitch McConnell and John McCain raised $2 million dollars in Louisville on Saturday. The funds will be split between the McCain camp, the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of Kentucky. [H-L]

The mainstream media, naturally, ignored protesters at the event. So. You’ll just have to read about them, view photographs (omg the obesity) and watch video provided by Jim Pence. Also, Elaine Chao sure knows how to spend gubmint money when getting her nails done. Two SUVs and six security folks. Don’t miss the video of McConnell and McCain supporters getting all nervous and uncomfortable. The gum chewing lady with a perm (a perm!) is our favorite. The po-leece mens being directed by the Secret Service to hide protesters from Mitch McConnell is our second favorite. Like Bill Londrigan is a threat to Mitch’s safety– ha! [Hillbilly Report]

Video after the jump…

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A Special Thank-You

Need to take a moment to thank our always growing readership, so, thank you.

Thank you for believing in this site and for giving us the opportunity to do what we love to do. Yesterday and today have been the largest single days for site traffic and I/we couldn’t be happier. So give us all your money or else!

I personally couldn’t have imagined having this much success with a dinky little website. Thanks to the help of people like you, though, we have been able to turn this into a full-fledged media operation that journalists, politicos, elected officials and everyday folks on the street rely on for interesting and often scandalous news.

You have proved to me (for the millionth time) that Kentucky is a remarkable place with remarkable people. People from across the political spectrum I have come to rely on and admire as friends and colleagues.

You have also made me, a young and often controversial guy, feel welcomed in a way I wish everyone could know. For that I am grateful.


Thursday Afternoon Update Dept of Humidity

The Millionaires’ Amendment (for the U.S. House, really) was just struck down by the Supreme Court. Only a couple steps to go before the ruling can be applied to United States Senate races. There’s going to be some terrible shouting from the rafters, so get ready for it. Hoo boy, it’s gonna rain Democratic dollars in Kentucky this year. [The Arena]

Uncle Hal signed a petition to repeal the ban on coal-to-liquids. Currently federal agencies are restricted from contracting for or using coal-to-liquid fuels. This WKYT/WYMT story reads like a press release from Rogers, so. enjoy. [WYMT]

The SCOTUS also ruled today that Americans can own guns for self-defense, hunting and all that fancy stuff. Basically, this means folks in Washington, D.C. can now possess firearms. [Pat Crowley]

This is how we feel about conference calls. [I Can Has Cheezburger]

The Bush Legacy Tour was in Louisville and we had a fancy pants Page One operative working the crowd like a McConnell tracker… which we actually got a photo of in the process of filming. Labor leaders, activists and everyday folks showed up for a trip down memory lane and a look at the history Bush would like to, you know, revise.

It’s Possible to Disagree & Still Work Together

This is something I’ve been meaning to say for quite a while and now seems like as good a time as any to open up.

It truly is possible to disagree with one another and work together toward a common goal. Democrats and Republicans can work together. People of differing political walks of life can be friends in real life. Seriously. It’s possible.

I’ve grown tired of this blatant yet unspoken rule that dems and repubs can’t play together. And even more tired of people freaking out when we say something positive (and wholly deserved on occasion) about a Republican making a difference in Kentucky or something negative about a Democrat screwing up.

We need to leave our differences behind and work with our similarities.

Being a part of the Democratic Party doesn’t always mean you’re right. Being a part of the Republican Party doesn’t always mean you’re wrong. Why can’t we recognize that as a group of people and move on?

Guess what I’m trying to say is: We’re all different. Get over it. Move on. Work together. Find common ground and let’s push this sick and beautiful world forward.

Brave Nation of Half-Literate Blog Commenters!

Ken Layne is the most awesomester blogger on the internets ever. He is the head honcho of Wonkette and such and he’s more smrter than all Hilltards, Paultards, Obamatards and McCaintards combined.

So anyway, Ken wrote this hilariously scary column yesterday about how awesome internet commenters are and how we’ll all be viewed far, far in the future as a result of their idiocy.

So spot-on.

At this point, it’s incredible to consider that some people haven’t made up their minds. It’s incredible that Hillary is still drunkenly running for president of Earth, that Smooth Barry Obama has won the nomination but has to continue campaigning for it, that a senile old fraud like John McCain is the nominee of any major party, that delusional attention whore Ralph Nader is running again, that an anti-libertarian hack like Bob Barr is the libertarian nominee, and that the libertarian candidate (Ron Paul) is sitting out the race despite amassing a fortune in campaign contributions and a delirious following.

But what’s most incredible, to me, as a person who writes about this garbage for a living, is that it doesn’t matter at all what I write about, because the comments will be an insane half-literate string of racist nonsense and startling ignorance that has nothing to do with the subject of this post.


When space-monster archaeologists visit the ruins of Earth, they’ll find a very detailed record of the 2008 campaign, preserved in the browser cache files on millions of computer hard drives. They will marvel at three-paragraph AP stories posted on CNN that somehow elicit 500 comments that have nothing to do with the story. They will wonder why so many people who can’t type, spell or put together a coherent sentence nonetheless composed thousand-word freakouts about things they don’t understand. But mostly, the aliens will laugh at the outrageous idiocy that defined America’s voters just before the world ended…

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