Your Tax Dollars Pay For All Of These Messes

It’s a new week. You likely got paid at the end of last week. Which means you can spare a dollar for tornado relief. Give back today. [Red Cross]

Go watch this ten minutes of security footage of a tornado rolling through West Liberty if you need a reminder of why you should give back. [WKYT]

No, Kentucky’s May primary won’t matter in the presidential election. Don’t even hold your breath. [C-J/AKN]

Of course the state settled with this Adair County man despite knowing about his sham land deals. This sort of thing happens every day in Frankfort and people just roll their eyes. [John Cheves]

This article from the foreigns is sure to upset Mitch McConnell. The best thing to do with nuclear waste is to stash it away, not reprocess it. [The Economist]

Did you watch that Hollywood motion picture about how John McCain waddled over to the Google machine sometime in the summer of 2008 to find a “hot political babe” to run the country after he croaked during his first 10 minutes as president? [Wonkette]

What was that, again, about the United States making everything perfect in Iraq? That country is back to just cold killing people because they’re suspected of being gay. [HuffPo]

Here’s another frustratingly sad story about Appalachian poverty and how it basically has nothing to hope for. [Reuters]

Yep, let’s pretend gas prices are the most important issue in the country. Let’s also keep blaming the wrong people. [WaPo]

Another bridge on another lake was hit by another barge. Way to go, Kentucky. You win at this game. [WLEX18]

Use of public transportation grew in 2011, according to a new report. But not in Kentucky. Because there is no reliable public transportation. [NYT]

Maybe now folks will stop complaining that their county wasn’t on the disaster declaration? It’s not a contest. And we told you those counties would be receiving assistance. And Steve Beshear didn’t make the announcement – the White House did. [H-L]

Partisanship does prevent the Attorney General from properly serving the people. But making the office non-partisan wouldn’t make it any better. Kentucky is too corrupt. [C-J/AKN]