Stumbo Is On A Mission To Dumb Kentucky Down

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The mother of a Laurel County high school student has filed a complaint against a teacher who wrote “You can’t be a Democrat & go to heaven” on her classroom whiteboard. [H-L]

Quick, let’s see how many horrible Democratic candidates there are to try to run against Andy Barr in a couple years! The most hilarious is Teresa Isaac. Sannie Overly isn’t happening no matter how hard Dale Emmons tries (not yet, anyway) and Colmon Elridge hitched his wagon to the wrong horse and has served as an apologist for the douchery that will prevent him being the star he wishes he could be. [Ryan Alessi]

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned senators Monday to oppose the growing momentum for dramatic reform of the filibuster, saying, “It may be the most important thing you ever do.” [HuffPo]

Just a reminder that Greg Stumbo’s severe ignorance and corruption is harming education in Kentucky. [WKYT]

You can’t even take a nap while stealing wheels off a limousine these days without getting arrested. [C-J/AKN]

In November 2006, when Clara Marshall began suffering from the effects of dementia, her family moved her into the Waterford at Fairway Village, an assisted living home in Vancouver, Wash. The facility offered round-the-clock care for Ms. Marshall, who had wandered away from home several times. Her husband Dan, 80 years old at the time, felt he could no longer care for her alone. [NY Times]

Looks like Adam Edelen has a little problem on his hands. Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen is now apologizing for information posted on the office’s website that accompanied his recent report, “Ghost Government: A Report on Special Districts in Kentucky.” [Richmond Register]

The top Democrat and Republican in the Kentucky House are at odds about when to tackle Round Two of legislative redistricting. House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, said Monday that House Democratic leaders will recommend to the majority caucus that the 2013 General Assembly, which begins in January, take up the redrawing of state legislative districts to conform to population changes. [H-L]

U.N. talks on a new climate pact resumed Monday in oil and gas-rich Qatar, where negotiators from nearly 200 countries will discuss fighting global warming and helping poor nations adapt to it. [HuffPo]

Could Kentucky learn from Mississippi’s controversial childcare subsidy move? Of course not. Because, in Kentucky, people like Greg Stumbo hold up all of higher education in order to enrich his friend, Paul Patton. [WFPL]

For people behind bars in six Appalachian states, the books are one of the few forms of escape — hundreds of used volumes, wrapped in brown paper and stacked thigh-high under a table, just waiting to be shipped. [C-J/AKN]

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