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How To Suck At Open Records Requests In Kentucky: MSU & Joshua Powell Edition

October 17th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Filed an open records request with Morehead State University on October 8.

Even after speaking with their attorney, MSU has still not responded.

Here’s what we requested of Jane Fitzpatrick, General Counsel:

  • All email communication between (to and from) Dr. Richard Hughes ( and Dr. Joshua Powell, Montgomery County Schools superintendent from January 1, 2013 to current
  • Copies of all reimbursement requests submitted by Dr. Richard Hughes from January 1, 2013 to current
  • Copies of all reimbursement requests submitted by Dr. Joshua Powell from January 1, 2013 to current

What could MSU possibly have to hide?

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Fun Grimes Writing Was On The Wall Last Year

October 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Woah, check out what we wrote a year ago today:

It’s Fun Alison Grimes Stupid Move Time
October 17th, 2013

Guess who snubbed Rachel Maddow!

Alison Grimes. She was set to be seated right by Maddow Tuesday evening but she was a no-show.

Jerry Lundergan was there, however, and he was adamant that she was not showing up. “I’m her daddy and I’m telling you she is not coming!”

Mistake much? Grimes shouldn’t have snubbed a national media star, shouldn’t have blown the well-moneyed folks (who were in the Judd Camp) off, shouldn’t have allowed her dad to show up in the den of liberals who want to choke him.

The fun has just begun. Those folks won’t hold their noses and they’ll snub her right back if she starts playing these games. It’s like Jack Conway Part Deux.

Media definitely turned on her when she kept up with silly games.

Now everyone is begging for the circus to end, for both camps to go away, for election day to hurry up and get here.

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Fascinating Alicia Sells & Sylvia Lovely Moment

October 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Our mention of the Robert Felner scandal’s John Deasy this week brought a lot of folks out the woodwork.

Remember Alicia Sells?

  • A Much-Awaited Inside Look at the Communication of Robert Felner, Jim Ramsey and Shirley Willihnganz – Or How to Make the University of Louisville Look As Bad As Possible [August 27, 2008]
  • Stumbo Drops Alicia Sells Payout Hint [March 1, 2010]
  • Auditor: Passport Health Plan’s A Big Ole Mess [November 9, 2010]

Turns out she has something in common with Sylvia Lovely:


Just like Sylvia, she’s a “foodie” — which is apparently a thing that is common among… well… people like Sylvia Lovely and Alicia Sells.

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Senate Fatigue Got You Down? It’s Almost Over!

October 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined more than 4,000 of Alison Lundergan Grimes’ supporters for a rally Wednesday night as Democrats were eager to rebut the narrative that Grimes’ campaign was struggling down the stretch in her U.S. Senate race against incumbent Mitch McConnell. [H-L]

You can thank Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes and Mitch McConnell for the national embarrassment. [HuffPo]

Continuing to make her case that she is a Clinton Democrat, Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes appeared Wednesday night in Louisville with Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former presidential candidate and secretary of state. [C-J/AKN]

The Central Intelligence Agency has run guns to insurgencies across the world during its 67-year history — from Angola to Nicaragua to Cuba. An internal C.I.A. study has found that it rarely works. [NY Times]

During the regular Cave City City Council meeting Monday night, Cave City Police Chief Jeff Wright said police officers have to start wearing body cameras soon. [Glasgow Daily Times]

Stocks took a beating on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 falling more than 2 percent before bouncing back slightly. [NPR]

The Benham City Council addressed some ongoing financial issues including the city’s water system during a meeting on Thursday. [Harlan Daily Enterprise]

Global climate models have underestimated the amount of CO2 being absorbed by plants, according to new research. [BBC]

Only weeks remain before the winner is decided in Kentucky’s most competitive Senate race in decades. [Hazard Herald]

Newly disclosed National Security Agency documents suggest a closer relationship between American companies and the spy agency than have been previously disclosed. [ProPublica]

Bowling Green city officials have been working for the past several years to cut back on general fund contributions needed to run the city’s three golf courses, and in the past fiscal year brought that contribution to zero. [BGDN]

Ordinary Detroit residents sounded off with passion and anger on Wednesday as they gave a federal judge their views on the city’s plan to exit its historic municipal bankruptcy. [Reuters]

Janice Duncan, a fifth-grade teacher at Lexington’s Southern Elementary, shares the opinion of other educators who are concerned about the lack of specifics in the proposed new Kentucky Core Academic Social Studies Standards. [H-L]

This is what happens when you let wingnuts who watch only Faux News run your school system. [HuffPo]

→ 1 CommentTags: Alison Grimes · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Electioneering Cat Fight Just Got More Slappy

October 16th, 2014 · No Comments

A Kentucky law banning election-day campaigning near polling places was struck down Tuesday by a federal judge, who ruled the 300-foot buffer impedes free speech by reaching private homes and yards. [H-L]

In a new report laying bare the runarounds and hopelessness distressed student loan borrowers are treated to by lenders and loan servicers, a top CFPB official said it was time for the agency to examine new rules to better police the historically under-regulated student loan market. [HuffPo]

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway turned to a federal appeals court Wednesday in his effort to preserve a state law that bans electioneering close to polling places, calling the buffer zone an important safeguard against Election Day shenanigans. [C-J/AKN]

People in the U.S. are more confident about the economy than they have been in more than a year, according to new data from Gallup. [The Hill]

A small crowd gathered Thursday night for a candidate forum that was hosted by the Park City Lions Club. [Glasgow Daily Times]

This is why people like Hal Heiner push charter schools. Baker Mitchell is a politically connected North Carolina businessman who celebrates the power of the free market. Every year, millions of public education dollars flow through Mitchell’s chain of four nonprofit charter schools to for-profit companies he controls. [ProPublica]

The crafting of a comprehensive master plan for the Kentucky State Fair Board should commence next month. [Business First]

U.S. troops were injured in finding the wrong chemical weapons in Iraq. [NY Times]

Dogged by questions about whether she voted for Barack Obama, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes kept insisting she’s a “Clinton Democrat.” Wednesday night, her reason was pretty clear as Hillary Rodham Clinton – introduced as the next president of the United States – kept an estimated crowd of nearly 4,500 Democrats on their feet for more than 30 minutes. [Ronnie Ellis]

The Democratic Party is held in worse regard than at any point in the past 30 years, according to a new poll. [WaPo]

Kentucky ranks 11th worst in the country in depth of cuts to school funding since the start of the recession, according to a new report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a non-partisan policy research organization based in Washington, D.C. Kentucky has cut per-student investment in K-12 schools by 11.4 percent between 2008 and 2015 once inflation is taken into account. [KYCEP & CBPP]

Former Rep. Barney Frank has some words of wisdom for Sen. Mitch McConnell, should the Kentucky Republican claim the majority leader’s job in January. [Roll Call]

Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes raised a bunch of money this quarter but money doesn’t vote, sadly. [H-L]

Border agents are failing to identify people who could have credible claims to asylum, allowing them to be deported to face possibly dangerous conditions in their native countries without a more substantial screening, according to a report released Thursday by Human Rights Watch. [HuffPo]

→ No CommentsTags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Immigration · Iraq · Jack Conway · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Spotted

John Yarmuth Isn’t Afraid Of Revealing His Votes

October 16th, 2014 · No Comments

This is the videurtape Mitch McConnell’s team is pushing around these days:

If John Yarmuth can admit it, so can Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes.

→ No CommentsTags: Barack Obama · Humor · John Yarmuth

McConnell Has A New Teevee Spot For Ladies

October 16th, 2014 · No Comments

“Objective” “journalists” are foaming at the mouth about Mitch McConnell holding an official U.S. Senate office press conference featuring Debbie Smith. Because McConnell’s campaign is now using footage obtained at that press conference:

It’s almost like they want you to forget the time Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes used her official office to record campaign commercials.

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Doesn’t Matter If They’re Staffers. Spoke The Truth.

October 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

You know what doesn’t matter?

The semantics of whether the people in this ad are Grimes Campaign staffers, Democratic Party operatives or longtime Party activists:


What matters is that what they said was true and everybody knows it.

For liberals and Democrats to be running away from this and trying to pick some bullshit fight over semantics is showing a lot of true colors in Kentucky.

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Meemaw & Poppop Are Gonna Get Ebola’d So Hard

October 16th, 2014 · No Comments

The stupid beams are on HIGH in Kentucky these days:



Scary black man let the messicans in and now he’s gonna give Ebola to our white women!

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Another Robert Felner Lackey Bites The Dust

October 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Do you remember this guy?


That’s John Deasy. A centerpiece of the Robert Felner scandal.

Here’s a bit of a refresher:


After years and years of nonsense in Los Angeles, he’s running for the hills:

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent John Deasy, under fire recently for his handling of an iPad program and whose hard-charging leadership style has alienated many in the school district during his nearly four-year term, is expected to announce Thursday morning that he is stepping down, according to L.A.-area media reports.

Literally years. Folks on the LAUSD board have gone so far as to visit me on several occasions to review our Felner research file. It’s been a real effort. A real effort that’s finally paid off.

Another Felner lackey bites the dust.

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