Tag Archives: Kentucky

Mitch McConnell is a Fool or a Liar, or Both

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell insists that Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, known as Kynect, is just a website. It isn’t. During his debate with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes yesterday, McConnell said he would repeal the rest of Obamacare but … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Creationist Theme Park Only Hires Creationists, May Lose Tax Credits

In hindsight this seems obvious, but tax credits for the Noah’s Ark Park in Northern Kentucky may be canceled because the park won’t hire anyone who isn’t a creationist; a violation of federal law. From The Courier-Journal: “The Commonwealth doesn’t … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Rand Paul on Obamacare: If We Win I’ll Vote to Repeal “the Whole Thing”

What will happen if Republicans take control of the Senate following the November elections? Well, for starters, they’ll probably vote to repeal Obamacare before they do anything else according to Rand Paul. “If we won, I think you would see … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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What Could Go Wrong?

A new law taking effect in Kentucky this week aims to reduce domestic violence by putting guns in the hands of even more people. via Mother Jones The new Kentucky law, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, doesn’t stop abusers … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Do Nothing Congress

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been confirmed as the next Secertary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Meanwhile, Kentucky state senator, majority whip, and amateur astronomer Brandon Smith (R-Hazard) says it’s obvious … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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“These Arguments Are Not Those of Serious People”

A federal judge struck down Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage today, saying that arguments made by the state are not serious. On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional and issued a withering take-down of marriage … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Sen. Rand Paul Still Trying Really Hard To Prove He’s Not Racist

Senator Rand Paul, and best friend to the Civil Rights movement, posted this photo of himself standing with students of the West End School– “a free, private, college preparatory elementary and middle school for at-risk young men.” Enjoyed meeting with … Continue reading
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How to Lure “Unchurched” Men

The Kentucky Baptist Convention has a plan for drawing large numbers of “unchurched” men to their congregations — give away lots of guns. That’s not my interpretation, it’s their stated goal. In the words of spokesman Chuck McAlister the strategy … Continue reading
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Poll: Kentucky Republicans Love ‘Free Stuff’

The expansion of Medicaid has the overwhelming support of Kentucky voters, but even a strong majority of self-identified Republicans approve. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky poll, reported by NPR-affiliated WFPL, found that 60 percent of self-identified Republicans said they … Continue reading
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Uninsured Lining Up As Demand For Obamacare Expands

Over at The Washington Monthy, in a post entitled, “This Is Why We Fight,” Martin Longman links to a great article in the Washington Post about the effort to enroll residents of Kentucky in Kynect, the state’s Medicaid expansion program– paid … Continue reading
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Outreach

Republican criticism of Alison Lundergan Grimes, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Democratic challenger, for allegedly not taking a clear position on several issues took a misogynistic turn today as the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee (NRSCC) accused her of being … Continue reading
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Just Don’t Tell Him It’s Obamacare

This short exchange somehow encapsulates our entire political debate in this country. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A middle-aged man in a red golf shirt shuffles up to a small folding table with gold trim, in a booth adorned with a flotilla … Continue reading
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Mitch McConnell: Blasphemer

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made the mistake of casually saying that there may be a “handful of things” in Obamacare that really aren’t so bad. Naturally, McConnell’s primary opponents have taken this as a sign that Mitch is a … Continue reading
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The Ugly McConnell Tapes

In another big scoop for David Corn of Mother Jones, a recording of Mitch McConnell and his aides has surfaced featuring each of them discussing how they would attack Ashley Judd had she chosen to challenge him in 2014. The … Continue reading
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Why We Lose

Democrats may have mastered national campaigns, but we still struggle at the local level. Here’s one reason why. Much of what you read about Ashley Judd’s potential candidacy over the past two months was a complete fabrication according to one … Continue reading
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Kentucky Moves Forward With Nullification

Here’s the latest unconstitutional bill passed by self-described constitutional originalists who are only trying to protect the Constitution. Any federal law, rule, regulation, or order created on or after January 1, 2013, including any amendment or other change made after … Continue reading
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Mitch McConnell Isn’t Very Popular

With a margin of error of approximately 4 points, a new poll of Kentucky voters shows that only 17 percent are committed to reelecting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Twice as many Kentucky voters say they will vote against U.S. … Continue reading

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“You and I are Literally Surrounded”

Mitch McConnell is very afraid. Not of non-existent “gun grabbers,” but of his chances of being reelected. And in a campaign email sent to his constituents soliciting their support, he jammed as much fear and doom as he possibly could. … Continue reading

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Government Spending Is Okay If You’re A Republican

If you weren’t already aware, a creationist-themed amusement park, which depicts Noah’s ark, man and dinosaur roaming together, and talking snakes is currently being built in northern Kentucky. The now infamous amusement park made headlines earlier this year when it … Continue reading

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