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Entries from May 2011

Papaw Beshear Is Up On The Teevee Already

May 23rd, 2011 · 2 Comments

While the rest of the city is devouring the ethics hearing of Ole Dirty Judy, let’s take a break and look at Steve Beshear’s new campaign commercial: But, really, that Judy hearing is a hot mess.

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Tags: Politics · Steve Beshear · TV

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

May 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama discussed reforming No Child Left Behind:

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Tags: Education · Politics · Video

Really, Why Not Give The Man An Entire Street?

May 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Former foes are joining forces for education reform in Washington. [NY Times] Shacklleford held off Animal Kingdom for a win at the 2011 Preakness. [WaPo] Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says he’s not running for the presidency because he loves his family. Really, it’s because he can’t beat Barack Obama. [TPM] You know how the rapture [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Education · Greg Fischer · Horse Industry · Indiana · JCPS · Politics · Possibility City · Religion · State Government

Cheri Bryant-Hamilton So Mad She Could Spit

May 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Woah, nellie. Metro Councilcritter Cheri Bryant-Hamilton is so mad over that newspaper article that she’s decided to take up nearly two pages in her official Metro Council newsletter this week with that long thing she wrote: How crazy is that? She’s not gonna let it go at all. If you want to see the entire [...]

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Tags: Metro Council · Newspaper · Oops

Election 2011: David Williams vs. Courier-Journal

May 20th, 2011 · 10 Comments

Readers of Page One know that the 2011 gubernatorial race is apparently going to be fought by A Kentucky Newspaper – rather than the Democrat – and David Williams. The paper has made both its editorial and news position clear. This afternoon, the Williams-Farmer Campaign sent this out in an email blast about “fighting for [...]

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Tags: Courier-Journal · Election · Newspaper · Politics

Most Hilarious Metro Council Thing This Week

May 20th, 2011 · 8 Comments

Okay. We said he weren’t going to write about it but this is too funny not to share. Jim King is asking the County Attorney about the legality of the following: Stamps /postage used to mail letters from district offices Debit cards used for constituent awards to promote goodwill Food and Drink used at public [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Jim King · Metro Council

Governor Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

May 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

This week Governor Steve Beshear spends discussing the Agricultural Development Fund: “Foe-ur beeeeeeeyun dolllurs.”

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Tags: State Government · Steve Beshear · Video

Please Support Walk & Roll For Kids If You Can

May 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Jake gave $200 to support the Walk & Roll for Kids. Several generous readers also felt compelled to support the kids. One even met the $200 challenge. Got a few bucks? Then please consider stepping up to help. [CLICK HERE] Louisville is losing its counterterrorism funding. Your take? [WFPL] Rocky Comito retired as head of [...]

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Tags: Business · Charity · Horse Industry · Indiana · Jack Conway · Jim King · Lexington · Metro Council · Politics · Religion · Republican Party · Youth

Your Weekly Transportation Lady Video Update

May 19th, 2011 · Comments Off

This week the Transportation Lady discusses the National Scenic Byways Program:

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Tags: State Government · Travel · Video

Metro Government Spends $9K/Mo To Spam You

May 19th, 2011 · 27 Comments

The Kentucky Humane Society has been receiving $9,000 per month to “consult” at Metro Animal Services for a while. But what’s changed? No one in Metro Government has been able to share with us evidence of any improvement. In fact, the only thing we’ve seen? KHS taking various Metro Animal Services contact lists and email [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Metro Government · Possibility City