Of Course Frankfort Is Wasting Time And Money

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No one goes broke being a cynic in Frankfort. But these days, one might want to hedge his bets just a bit. [Ronnie Ellis]

Let’s rewind back to Dec. 21, 2012 — about four weeks ago, and exactly a week after Adam Lanza killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. On that day, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said that “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” He also proposed that armed guards be stationed at every school in the country to prevent mass shootings. [Gawker]

The controversial issue of instant racing is headed to the Kentucky Supreme Court. The state’s highest court agreed Friday to review a ruling by the state Court of Appeals that returned the issue of instant racing to Franklin Circuit Court. [Bluegrass Politics]

Just two days before Vice President Joe Biden delivers a comprehensive set of recommendations on gun policy, National Rifle Association President David Keene rejected the reported outline of suggestions Sunday and dismissed any ban on assault weapons or high-capacity magazines as a non-starter. [HuffPo]

HAHAHA! This lady is trying to get Jack Conway to stop strip clubs. [News Democrat]

Oh good, Fox News, critical thinkers that they are, are DETERMINED to bring you the truth about so-called “climate change,” which may or may not be real given that “some people” continue to point out that it is just a “theory.” As we all know, if “some people” believe something, it is worthy of including in a news story, for “balance”. [Wonkette]

Yes, tip pooling is illegal in Kentucky. Stop forcing your employees to do this if you own a restaurant. [WAVE3]

Four of the nation’s largest banks — Wells Fargo, Fifth Third Bank, U.S. Bank and Regions Bank — are involved in high-interest, short-term loans that may not always be called “payday” loans but might as well be. Thus, a group of five U.S. senators have asked regulators to put a stop to the practice altogether. [Consumerist]

This is a nice article but John Schnatter is misleading about having butlers and nannies. Having held fundraisers in his home, he certain does have household staff. He can also be a giant ass but the people who trash him left and right need to get a grip. He’s one of the nicest people you could ever meet in this life and he doesn’t act like he’s king of the world. Terry Meiners’ characterization of him is spot-on. Kentucky should be thankful he’s remained in the state. [C-J/AKN]

The grandson of former presidential candidate Ron Paul and son of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is charged with assaulting a flight attendant during a U.S. Airways flight from Lexington, Ky., to Charlotte last weekend. [Charlotte Observer]

One lawmaker wants to designate the Kentucky long rifle as the state’s official gun. Another would prohibit public employers from buying uniforms made outside America for their workers. Yet another would make acupuncture a licensed profession. [H-L]