Oh Snap Monday! Crazy Heat Wave Is Over

Google Maps Oddity? Isn’t it just plain odd that West Liberty would be photographed in higher detail than Morehead on the Google maps machine? Check it out for yourself. [Google Maps]

Does Denise Harper Angel, the Democrat from librul Cherokee Triangle in Louisville who wants to “put you in your place” has sent out a very important email blast detailing her legislative agenda. Let’s take a look to see if it makes sense for her particular constituency: “While the budget shortfall will be our number one priority, I also will be sponsoring new legislation that will: Implement an enhanced Kentucky Quit Line for pregnant smokers; Establish a state wide E-Waste (electronic) Recycling Program; Create a task force for the development of a Senior Worker Retraining Program; Meal Act (Menu Education & Labeling) would require caloric information be listed on menus and menu boards of fast food restaurants, Create a Bronze and Silver Star license plate for veterans” [Email Blast]

Oh, lookit, the LA Times linked to us. Let us gloat a bit. [LA Times]

God. Does Republican (and Democratic, in Kentucky) ignorance ever end? RNC candidate Chip Saltsman’s Christmas greeting to committee members includes a music CD with lyrics from a song called “Barack the Magic Negro,” first played on Rush Limbaugh’s popular radio show. [The Hill]

Thanks to Wonkette, you can listen to that shiz on the tubes! [Wonkette]

Looks like Miller Transportation’s weird power grab at TARC was a massive failure. And in the process, Miller has royally effed hundreds of low-income folks around Louisville who will no longer benefit from TARC’s service, which the organization lost lost money on. [C-J]

RNC Chair Mike Duncan is the only one who sounds remotely sane in all of this “Barack the Magic Negro” mess. And, really, flipping out over sickening racism and stupidity is merely “hypersensitivity”?? Heh. Right. [Huffington Post]

Haha, that silly Frank Rich, trying to be all funny and likable. He hits Barry on the homo front and rightly so. Indeed, fighting AIDS is not a “get-out-of-homophobia-free card.” Barack Obama has little in common with George W. Bush, thank God, his obsessive workouts and message control notwithstanding. At a time when very few Americans feel very good about very much, Obama is generating huge hopes even before he takes office. So much so that his name and face, affixed to any product, may be the last commodity left in the marketplace that can still move Americans to shop. [NY Times]

Lincoln as Commander in Chief. A self-taught strategist with no combat experience, Abraham Lincoln saw the path to victory more clearly than his generals. Really great and really long article in our favorite magazine. [Smithsonian]

Crit Luallen told the Associated Press that she’s considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2010. But. We all know that’s not going to happen. [WAVE3]

Haha. That Pat Crowley, calling Jeremy Horton the Chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party. Hahaha. Oh, we thought Horton was working at Arby’s these days? Darn. It’s funny how Horton suggests the KDP has increased its ability to reach voters. No mention of his attempts to suppress data collection during the 2007 general election. Oh, the hilarity. In other news: Jeremy Horton has yet to apologize to the young woman he berated and threatened, merely because she’s friends with us. [Enquirer]

5 thoughts on “Oh Snap Monday! Crazy Heat Wave Is Over

  1. I will resist making any comments about Mr. Horton, Arby’s, or anything else on the KDP.

    Your Google Maps Oddity comment got my atteention, for those who know me well know I keep maps of all kinds in my office and in my home, especially those having to do with Kentucky.

    I recently sent an email to the proprietor of the Underground Rooster blog (Tim Havrilek, of Christian County) asking him to look into something I noticed on a 1940 map of Kentucky hanging just above my desk in my office. There is a “Blue and Grey State Park” marked along KY 181 in Todd County. I’ve been through there lately and have some distant Hockensmith kin in Todd and Logan counties, but I do not know anything about the Blue and Grey Park. But that is in the west, and your anomaly is in the east.

    I know that Morgan County is your home, and I suppose there is some hometown pride in pointing out your home county has some greater recognition than your neighboring county and its much bigger and more important county seat and college town.

    Venturing a guess as to why, I would remind you of the presence of a large pink industrial building, on the southeast (or right hand) side of US 460, between Index and West Liberty. It houses a large proportion of male population (including a friend of mine) who’ve been placed there by the courts.

    My guess is for law enforcement, a good view of the area surrounding the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Center is more important than beaming in on Morehead State University.

    My two cents.


  2. Good points, Jeff. Didn’t think of the prison.

    I was just surprised that Morehead, a much more populous community than West Liberty, would be photographed at a lower quality.

    I mean, with that GIS photography pack the state released a few months back, one would think that things wouldn’t be so awkward on the Google front.

  3. Google has added close-up photography on a haphazard basis. I wouldn’t ascribe any motives as to why West Liberty has higher-resolution photography than does Morehead. This same phenomenon can be found all across the country.

    Maybe they ought to rename Rt. 7 “Prison Highway.” It passes near the West Liberty prison, passes by the new Sandy Hook prison, and is just a mountain crossing away from the private prison at Wheelwright.

  4. Let’s face it, what the hell is there to see in either town?

    I guess it’s more important to zoom in on Peyton’s Pharmacy (West Liberty) than it is to zoom in on Wal-Mart (Morehead)…

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