Jerry Abramson Wants To Be Your New Cheerleader

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“How long can the American taxpayers afford to pump $200 million annually into the Kentucky mountains in various forms of welfare aid without achieving any significant improvement in the region’s economy?” Caudill said while testifying to Congress in 1964. “We ask only an investment in our future as part of the nation’s future.” [H-L]

Across the United States, the number of hungry and homeless people is growing, and budget fights at the federal level are threatening the aid many need to survive, the U.S. Conference of Mayors said on Thursday. [HuffPo]

You should read this mess of a letter Jerry Abramson wrote about tax reform. It’d maybe be okay if he wasn’t coughing up buzzwords and spewing out “Beshear” every other breath. [C-J/AKN]

It is plainly obvious that Christians are being hate-crushed in these United States, having their beliefs beaten out of them by godless demons and Muslims, who are not godless demons but do worship one. [Wonkette]

Mitch McConnell is really mad about the fiscal cliff so he went on the radio to complain. [WKDZ]

The House Republicans introduced a bill last night, The Spending Reduction Act of 2012, that would negatively impact the American people in several ways. [White House]

Oh, look, A Kentucky Newspaper has decided to cover what we covered months ago regarding Kentucky Retirement Systems. The paper will probably run a Sunday feature about it and claim it’s breaking news. [C-J/AKN]

From California to New York, teacher and public-worker retirement funds are reconsidering their investments in gun makers and confronting an uncomfortable fact: Their pensions have supported the manufacture of deadly weapons, in some cases the same type of gun used in the Connecticut school shooting. [WaPo]

In the wake of last week’s shooting death of 26 people at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is joining a chorus of public officials who say a national debate on gun control and mental health is needed. [WFPL]

The endgame over the fiscal cliff, like the first stirrings of debate about gun control and immigration, all capture a subtle but potentially consequential shift in the Washington dynamic. [National Journal]

A Fayette County grand jury indicted a Lexington woman on charges that she set a fire in her apartment and tried to kill her son. [H-L]

Faux News continued its fight agains the so-called “War on Christmas” on Thursday by going straight to the source: Santa Claus. “You’ve been around for a long time doing this,” host Gretchen Carlson asked. “What do you make of the political correctness part of our culture? Have you seen it change over time?” [HuffPo]

2 thoughts on “Jerry Abramson Wants To Be Your New Cheerleader

  1. How many times have I said, on comments to Jake’s stories, that sooner or later AKN would start to report on the retirement mess….and act like it was new news ?

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