You’ll Catch The Gay & Bed Bugs In Lexington

In 2009, in the flush of his first election, Barack Obama declared in his inaugural address that, “What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them, that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply.” [ProPublica]

Thousands in Lexington celebrated Martin Luther King Day with a march through downtown. [H-L]

What the numb-nuts Kentucky Democrats don’t realize is that a candidate like Ashley Judd will set them back even further. [HuffPo]

Do we really need to go over this fake gay rights group again? After defrauding students at Morehead State University and then, you know, being generally hated by every gay organization in the state, people like Peter Smith should know better. [C-J/AKN]

Jennifer Granholm is just not used to all the stupid things Rick Santorum says. [Wonkette]

Pest control company Orkin has released its list of the worst cities in the country for bed bugs. Lexington ranks 24th in the country. [WKYT]

Tumblr blogger Mattyrab locates what might be the most important moment of the inauguration: this hall-of-fame shade-throwing moment at the post-inauguration luncheon. Watch the first lady react to whatever Speaker of the House John Boehner just said, and take notes — this is master-class material. [Gawker]

Sure, that sounds like a good plan, let’s spend even less on students in Eastern Kentucky. The district should expect some tightening of the purse strings in the academic year to come, finance director Don Fleu is expected to tell Boyd County school board members [last night]. [Ashland Independent]

The lighting industry has finally come up with an energy-efficient replacement for the standard incandescent bulb that people actually seem to like: the LED bulb. [NY Times]

If the voters in Louisa, Ky., had their wish, Mittens Romney would have taken the oath of office Monday. Louisa is in eastern Kentucky, and “coal” was the one-word issue in the election. President Obama is seen as an enemy of coal mining and he got only 27 percent of the vote in the county. [WFPL]

Republican President Ronald Reagan declared in 1981 that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Fifteen years later, Democratic President Clinton declared that “the era of big government is over.” [Reuters]

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