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Fallout from a News-Free Weekend

August 10th, 2009 by admin · 6 Comments

It’s a lot easier to win golf tournaments when your opponent chokes out a snowman at 16 on Sunday. Tiger’s awesome (63 of 66 putts inside 10 feet), but still.

But is he Republican Enough? Joe Gerth notes that Trey Grayson spent a lot of last week reaching out to the right, assuring right-wingers that he’s nutty enough for them by opposing the Sotomayor Supreme Court nomination and saying he’s on their side on abortion. On Sunday, Al Cross said the Rand Paul candidacy will force Grayson further to the right. [Gerth, Cross]

They’re Polling This? Anybody wonder why Survey USA came out of sleep mode to poll people on the “Son-of-a-Bitch” episode?  Most people hadn’t heard about it, and of those who had, more said it would have no effect on their view of Jack Conway, though more said it would hurt him than help him. [Survey USA]

Deserved Derision: Sure, we can argue about the C-J’s bias in news stories. But using the paper’s decision to ignore the birther lawsuits as an example of bias is not advancing the case. [An Amusing Letter]

Enthusiasm for Curbs in 15: Lots of folks spent the weekend hauling their water-ruined crap to drop-off sites, except for residents of District 15. Council member Marianna Butler got curbside pickup arranged there. And is WHAS really making its reporters wear orange shirts? [WHAS-TV]

Twins on FB:  Abby Miller Hanger, the former WLKY-TV morning anchor, is featured in a C-J article about babies and technology. She recently gave birth to twins, which all you Facebookers already know about. [Courier]

You’re Already Late: If you want to drive a tram at the Fair, you better got over to the Fairgrounds. They’re taking applications for 800 temporary jobs this morning. [WHAS-TV]

Tags: Golf · Jack Conway · Metro Council · Reporters · Senate Race · Trey Grayson

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cantinflas // Aug 10, 2009 at 9:24 am

    If you have to call yourself “one-tough-son-of-a-bitch” then most likely you’re NOT.

  • 2 syvyn11 // Aug 10, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Right wingers are “nutty”? Care to quantify that? What makes them nutty? Because you don’t like them?

  • 3 syvyn11 // Aug 10, 2009 at 10:23 am

    The reason that the CJ is rightfully ignoring the bither’s suit is because it is baseless.

    Hey, Birthers! You’ll have to wait til Jan 2013 becore he leaves. BUT YOU HAVE TO SHUT UP!!! YOU ARE NOT HELPING US!

  • 4 Steve Magruder (I, not D or R) // Aug 10, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    syvyn11: Being continuously hateful is a nutty trait, and that’s part of the description of a winger.

  • 5 syvyn11 // Aug 11, 2009 at 10:21 am

    That’s the problem you have, you think all republicans hate. To you libs, there are no good republican.

  • 6 Angela Merkel // Aug 11, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    The birthers’ efforts are based on a lie. Obama was born in the U.S. Heck, both Honolulu daily papers ran birth notices at the time. The only story worth printing at this point is one that investigates why birthers are continuing to push this nonsense.

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