Julie Raque Adams Supports Bigotry

The Republican State Senator from Louisville can try to spin it all she wants but she is standing 100% behind a racist xenophobe.


ADAMS TELLS TOM BURCH ABOUT EXCUSING BIGOTRY – CLICK FOR ORIGINAL

Really:

“The truth is that Donald Trump has energized more primary voters than any other candidate we’ve seen,” Julie Raque Adams, another delegate, said. “He consistently won primary after primary after primary all the way through the end. I think he’s the rightful nominee. He won the elections.”

Adams, along with people like Scott Jennings, are trying their damnedest to publicly ignore or skirt what Donald Trump is about.

But don’t forget who and what they support the next time you have to interact with them, work with them or even communicate with them. They helped create this monstrous bigot. They made him.

They are supporting racism. They are supporting Islamophobia. They are supporting homophobia. They are encouraging fear and hate. There is no way to spin that into a positive.

So when either of them attempt to claim they have black friends or gay friends? You can remind them just how disgusting they are.

Your Ed Commish & Curious George

Who at the Kentucky Department of Education thought this photo of the COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION would be a good idea?


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KDE is a train wreck and now it has another Commissioner in flap after flap. No, he’s not enabling Joshua Powell or wreaking ignorant havoc but he’s embarrassing the crap out of the KDE staffers who bust their asses every day.

Come on. Have some damn sense.

Mitch Sure Has Some Grandiose Idears

Elderly Grandmother Mitch McConnell loves to claim that the U.S. Senate, under his leadership, is working for the American people:



But he’s yet to come up with a health care alternative, Kentucky is being eaten alive by heroin, schools don’t have the funds they need and food banks can’t keep up with demand. All that’s in the state he’s elected to represent.

Still Holding On To Your Wigs, Folks?

Because here’s the deal regarding the fun from earlier.

I’m not even in Kentucky and was still able to get my hands on that Banta file before folks in the mainstream, apparently.

Here’s a taste of things within:

  • On January 7, 2016, Cummins met with investigators and Mr. Cleveland. She provided over 3 hours of information. She stated that she had been working for Banta as a prostitute since she met him when she was a cheerleader in 8th grade and he was a football coach. According to Cummins, Banta had numerous women that he would introduce to men for the purposes of providing sex for money. Cummins stated Banta required her to have sex with him on demand, for free, as a condition of her employment. Wyatt confirmed through the Commonwealth’s Attorney that no further investigation was done by the KSP.
  • Cummins advised that many times at Banta’s residence other individuals were present beyond just Banta who paid for the sexual performances and that Banta would digitally record the sexual acts either on his iPhone, on the cassette video camera he had set up in the past or by way of the numerous recording devices he has placed in and about his residence.
  • Cummins also specifically recalled that when she was 16 or 17 that she was advised by Banta to go to the Capital Plaza Hotel and take the elevator to the top floor and to have sex with a male, but not to ask any questions or engage in conversation. Cummings stated that she was paid $500 by Banta for this encounter and that she later saw the male with whom she had sex on television.
  • Cummins further advised that Banta and his customers also liked to watch young boys have sex with her and the other females. Specifically, Cummings identified REDACTED and REDACTED as being males who were recruited by Banta when they were still juveniles to have sex. Cummins recalls a particular time when Banta arranged for her to have sex with REDACTED when he was approximately 15 years of age. That Banta took them to the Bluegrass Inn where Cummins was given money by Banta to rent a room and Banta and REDACTED watched REDACTED and Cummins engage in sexual acts.
  • Cummins stated that Banta was the person who first arranged for her to be introduced to crack cocaine, that she believes was in an effort to gain control over her.
  • Cummins advised that Banta would arrange for her and the other girls to have sex with him as well as his customers. Cummins further advised that Banta and his customers also liked to watch young boys have sex with her and the other females. Specifically, Cummins identified OUR REDACTION and OUR REDACTION as being males who were recruited by Banta when they were still juveniles to have sex. Cummins recalls a particular time when Banta arranged for her to have sex with OUR REDACTION when he was approximately 15 years of age That Banta took them to the Bluegrass Inn where Cummins was given money by Banta to rent a room and Banta and Tim Huthens watched Moore and Cummins engage in sexual acts.
  • REDACTED stated she eventually quit working for Banta because he didn’t pay her what she was owed, or pay her on time, sometime in late 2014. About a year ago, she said Banta called her and confronted her about providing information to the Sheriff’s Office that he was running a prostitution ring. She denied providing any information. Banta stated he had it “pretty straight” that she was providing information. This was the last time she had contact with Banta.
  • In the afternoon of January 8, 2016, Det. Farmer spoke to Franklin County Constable Richard Sandifer who advised that he had heard about the search warrant executed regarding Tom Banta. Sandifer stated he had found out about the search warrant because he had received a phone call from REDACTED. REDACTED advised that Tom was a good friend of his and that there may be some pictures of women on the phone and some conversations, and that it could look bad, but that it was just a joke.

More:




Still wondering why Frankfort is shaking in its boots?

It’s like Kent Downey: Part Deux.

Note: I’m not publishing the full 200-page file because someone screwed up and left a ton of sensitive material un-redacted. But if there’s anyone with a legitimate need to see it, get in touch with me.

The Latest In The Frankfort Hemp Mess

Man oh man at the hemp shenanigans in Frankfort.

Take a moment to recall this specific moment with Veronica Carpio:

  • Scandalous Lawsuit Just Uncovered Could Rock Kentucky’s Hemp Program [February 11, 2016]

Caught up?

Here’s a letter that was sent to Carpio and others last month from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, headed by Republican Ryan Quarles:


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How great is all that tip-toeing and backtracking? Seems Quarles and crew have come to the realization – finally – that they have to backtrack on nearly everything Jamie Comer tried to pull if they want to avoid a mountain of legal drama. So that’s fun.

But even more fun? Clint Quarles is Ryan’s brother. He may be a merit employee but I’d argue it’s beyond scandalous and a huge conflict of interest for him to be handling legal responses like this involving hemp. Especially when there are other attorneys at KDA working on hemp matters.

That smell? It’s called the appearance of impropriety. You’d think Quarles would have sense enough to avoid something like that when it comes to hemp. Particularly in light of all the issues related to Comer.

Meet the new Commish, just like the old Commish.