Redistricting Turning Out To Be Hilarious Disaster

Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost. Thank goodness we invaded to help soothe Dubya’s ego. [HuffPo]

A woman accused of neglecting horses and other animals in Woodford County is scheduled to be arraigned this month on 28 counts of second-degree cruelty. [H-L]

Last week’s admission by Sheldon Adelson’s casino company that it had “likely” violated provisions of the federal law barring U.S. companies from bribing foreign officials raises some intriguing questions. Chief among them: Which transactions by Las Vegas Sands and its far-flung subsidiaries are at issue? [ProPublica]

Of course he’d find a way to pack more pork back into Washington. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-5th District, is proposing a stopgap spending bill for the federal government that includes some steps aimed at making the $85 billion in sequester cuts easier to absorb. [C-J/AKN]

“Our enemies are also seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions and our air traffic control systems,” President Obama said in his State of the Union address last month. And cyberattacks could go beyond company computer servers and advanced information technology. [NPR]

Wanna know who will not be able to “finish” pension reform this year? This guy. His name is Steve Beshear. [WPSD]

The White House said on Monday that people should be allowed to unlock their cellphones after they have completed their contract. [The Hill]

House Bill 279 sailed through the Kentucky House of Representatives and is now in the Senate. It’s supporters say its designed to protect religious freedoms, but others say it could have different effects. [WKYT]

Will this be Joe Gerth’s article in about 4-5 days? Since he seems to follow these nuts in the non-stories they push. [Daily Caller]

State Rep. Jill York, R-Grayson, could be facing a tough political battle next year if she wants to continue serving in the General Assembly. Her 96th District, now encompassing Carter and Lewis counties, would be reassigned to Estill and Powell counties and part of Madison County under terms of a bill sent to the Kentucky House late Tuesday. [Ashland Independent]

George Zimmerman’s attorneys stunned court observers today by deciding to skip a “Stand Your Ground” hearing slated for April that might have led to a dismissal of the charges in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. [ABC News]

We hear through the grapevine that Damon Thayer has been chastised hardcore for his silly tornado self promotion. [Page One]