We Mourn Michele Beard Bachmann’s Indecision

What happens in Kentucky if the Supreme Court of the United States decides that state bans on gay marriage are unconstitutional? Will heads literally start exploding? Will all the closet case faux family folks go insane? [NPR]

The office of State Treasurer needs to be abolished. Democrats are costing this state tons of money by voting against it. If Todd Hollenbach is in Jake’s neighborhood every day at random hours, there’s not a snowball’s chance in hell there’s work that he’s actually doing. Especially when he’s spotted at Kroger with… people… [Bluegrass Politics]

It’s time for the rest of the pain clinics in Eastern Kentucky to get raided. Rowan and Morgan Counties are loaded down with shady medical providers that allow doctor shopping and pharmacies that willingly comply. [WKYT]

Damon Thayer has taken his princess hat off for a bit and is trying to help Papaw Beshear fail at gambling for the fourth year in a row. [Ronnie Ellis]

Steve Beshear says an agreement has been reached on language for the gambling bill. But he’s still only spoken with Damon Thayer and maybe two other legislators. Hasn’t even bothered to conference with his own party’s members. [C-J/AKN]

No one can figure out if Michele Bachmann is going to run for Congress again. The world will be sad without her and her gay husband on television all the time. [Wonkette]

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has cited three Kentucky coal mines for safety violations. [WFPL]

American banks are apparently now only able to cheer for their own survival. It wouldn’t make sense, apparently, for them to do much else. Yay America. [The Economist]

Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund says that the global economy is deeply in the danger zone over risks from the euro crisis. [BBC]

Unions in Louisville are unhappy with the way Greg Fischer is trying to “save” the city from overtime costs. He has no idea that all it takes is proper management and he wouldn’t be wasting umpteen millions of dollars per year. [FOX41]

Don’t queen out like you’re a run-of-the-mill meth head in the state capitol and you won’t get your ass arrested. [Bluegrass Politics]

Niger and El Salvador beat the United States when it comes to freedoms of the press. Your country dropped 27 places in just a year, thanks to harsh treatment of reporters covering protests. [Slate]

The U.S. Conference of Mayors quietly led efforts to coordinate responses to protests. Oh, what? You’re shocked? [HuffPo]

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