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Entries Tagged as 'Veterans'

Should Jensen Run For Something Statewide?

October 28th, 2014 · No Comments

In what has been a marathon race to the bottom, both the campaigns of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes continued to be in fine form this past Friday. [Sam Youngman] A bipartisan duo of Senate heavyweights is set to unveil an unusual bill that would give lawmakers an incentive [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Health Care · Iraq · KDP · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · RPK · Senate · Stats · Veterans

Gays, Immigration, Feeding The Homeless, Obama

October 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Business seemed slow at the Fitch’s IGA Saturday. There was a single cashier on duty as shoppers strolled slowly through the well-stocked, mostly empty aisles. [H-L] With a week left before Election Day, Obama is fanning out to campaign in six states, betting that his last-minute appeals will mobilize core Democratic voters who have a [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Giving Back · Health Care · Immigration · Law Enforcement · Polling · Poverty · Senate · Steve Beshear · The Gays · Veterans

Lexington Stands Up But Louisville Backs Down

October 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

It’s a shame no one in Louisville has the guts to stand up. You want to know why people like Vicki Aubrey Welch and Jim King don’t stand up? Because cable lobbyists have been on them like white on rice in a coordinated lobbying campaign focused on Louisville, Lexington and Northern Kentucky. Bravo to Mayor [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Corruption · Discrimination · Economy · Embarrassing · Health Care · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · The Gays · Veterans

Miniature Texan Gets Crazier By The Minute

October 3rd, 2014 · 3 Comments

A Veterans Affairs hospital botched the treatment of a suicidal Marine by sending him to another medical facility even though he had an emergency condition, a federal judge said. [H-L] Rand Paul’s budget would have cut funding for agencies leading the ebola response. [HuffPo] Long story short: Mitch McConnell is full of whatever Joshua Powell [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Education · Environment · Health Care · Iraq · Journalism · Labor · Mainstream · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · UofL · Veterans · Wasted Money

Rolling Your Eyes At Fayette Co. Schools Mess?

September 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Fayette County School Board got an earful at its first public meeting since the auditor’s report. Fun fact: This guy has done far less than Montgomery County’s superintendent but Frankfort (Adam Edelen, who has staffers telling us they won’t waste their time in Montgomery County) is taking him more seriously. [H-L] Hundreds of military [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Mitch McConnell · Taxes · Veterans · Wasted Money

Woah, UofL’s Been Hiding Corruption Since 2008

September 4th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Last week’s guilty plea by former Iowa State Sen. Kent Sorenson wasn’t the end of the federal investigation into the 2012 Iowa caucus payola scandal — not by a longshot. No wonder Rand Paul’s racist dad left congress. Why are libruls ignoring Lil Randy in all this? He’s surely a bigger threat than hateful Granny [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Flashback · Health Care · Military · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Steve Beshear · UofL · Veterans

Vote Vets Message Got Lost In Their Ad, Sadly

September 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

There’s no disputing veterans issues are important in the U.S. Senate race. There’s also no disputing that Mitch McConnell has played pat-a-cake with veterans for years. So we were a bit surprised when Vote Vets released this anti-McConnell ad: Why? They wasted half the ad on the guy walking down the sidewalk when they could [...]

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Tags: Mitch McConnell · Senate · Veterans

Might As Well Hammer The Rand Thing Again

September 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Two-thirds of Kentuckians oppose changing the law to allow Rand Paul to run for senate and president at the same time. [H-L] As the debate rages about the best way to fix America’s public schools — from heated rhetoric on the role of standardized testing to wonkier discussions about the intricacies of curricula — a [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Polling · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · RPK · Takin yer guns! · Veterans · Wasted Money

Fun Health Clinic Scandal Unfolding In Morehead

August 27th, 2014 · Comments Off

With a 4-1 vote Monday, the Fayette County Public Schools board approved tax rates for the 2014-15 school year that represent a 2.3 cent increase per $100 of assessed value. [H-L] After months of campaigning and with primary season nearly at a close, the midterm elections landscape remains decidedly decidedly game-unchanged. [HuffPo] For the first [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Law Enforcement · Polling · Spotted · Stats · Taxes · Veterans

Rand Paul Lives In His Own Little Fantasy World

August 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

When the University of Kentucky’s new emergency room opened in 2010, Dr. Michael Karpf, executive vice president for UK’s health affairs, compared the sleek new facility to a Ferrari. [H-L] President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Investigation · Jobs · Law Enforcement · Military · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · Taxes · UK · Veterans · Wasted Money