“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~Anne Frank
*“the state gets more than 90 percent of its electricity from coal and has a number of older coal-fired plants, which are a major source of carbon emissions” ~from some article I found online
The heart and soul of the Kentucky dream.
The heart and soul of what makes Kentucky work, what makes Kentucky tick.
What is it?
What is the heart and soul of the Kentucky dream?
Family? Homestead? Career? Education? Good Health?
Is Burgoo... the heart and soul of the Kentucky dream? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burgoo
Who in in the fuck is going to read over 39 pages of random bullshit Johnathan D. Masters either thought up, or aggregated?
Just a few years ago, Burgoo nearly became Kentucky's national soup.... or State Food... THE food that defines who we are as Kentuckians.
Fk'n Burgoo. You know what burgoo is? It's cooked possum, and other random crap thrown into a huge stew, with seasoning... road kill stew... not because it was a delicacy, but because the first white pioneer Kentuckians started out poor as fuck, and had to make due with whatever was laying around. It was a social stew, stirred up in giant iron cauldrons at work camps all throughout Kentucky, throwing in “whatever walked or flew”.
Don't look at it... just eat it.
Hey... love it or leave it bucko.
Yeah... okay. I cleans my house because I love it, not hate it. Could you imagine just falling in love with dogshit in the middle of your living room floor?
Hey... love it or leave it bucko.
Wait a sec... could that be another Kentucky staple food?
Let's clean up the dogshit in our living rooms Kentucky.
Fire Tyler Brockman.
Dissolve the 41 jailless Jailers, just as Kentucky's Constitution prescribes (by combining the Sheriff and the Jailer as 1 public official).
Arrest those responsible for Leon Brackens, killed in Louisville by police terrorism in 2011. Take a closer look at those recent murders by police in Lexington and Magoffin County.
Cap all State employee's salaries at $41,000, the average median income of a Kentuckian ($11,000 per capita is an Owsley Countian).
What if the heart and soul of the Kentucky dream isn't bourbon... but Cannabis Gardens?!?
And Cannabis Gardens... everywhere!!!
Could you imagine? The economy would boom, and people would be so much nicer to each other. We'd visit each other's gardens, give advice, test out different varieties, etc. Then, harvest time, we partake of the peace pipe festivities, and then we all laugh together, and enjoy each other's company.... and stop being so goddamned anal about every goddamn thang.
Kentucky! We shall have peace in our times.
It's not all gloom and doom backwards culture of ignorance silly season here in the Bluegrass.
Our State Drink?
Milk. It does a body good. Good choice by us. Plus, we produced Jim Varney... Trauth Dairy know what I mean Verne? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Trauth_Dairy
Our State Fossil?
Crider Soil Series.
These are intelligent State symbols, that we all can be proud of.
I wonder who would win between James Comer and I in a trivia contest about Kentucky history.
Burgoo... ugh. Make me puke.
What does Hal Heiner know about Our State Rock?
Does Matt Bevin know our State Mineral?
Kentucky's State Motto?
United We Stand, Divided We Fall... mf'ers!!!
Does Will T. know Kentucky's Official Latin Motto?
Latin's dead... who gives a fuck about that?
Kentucky's Official State Slogan?
When Burgoo was trying to become the staple national food symbol for the Kentuckianese, KFC was pushing to be Kentucky's State Picnic Food, and Cornhole was going to be Kentucky's State Game. Fk'n cornhole.
I'm actually a badass at cornhole.
But to compare cornhole to basketball? Why wouldn't basketball be Kentucky's State Game? We stopped doing that?
Come on now.
Does anybody else build culture for culture's sake?
Do you even know what culture is?
Okay... then what is it? Go ahead. Tell me. I'm listening.
Is American culture just... business? Is that it?
Commodify everything. LLC
I can see how two folks sending youtube video messages to each other would be a satisfying way to communicate. It's better than a voicemail (who leaves voicemails anymore? Text me nigga!) and the youtube videos would live on into antiquity.
So, basically, most folks strike me as being fascist assholes. Fascist manipulative assholes, soulless, sadistic, heartless shit4brains, who enjoys the humanity-killing dominance over others. They want me (and all others) to do this or do that... they want their will to power to trump my own.
Just somebody giving me an order pisses me off. "Pick that up"... um, kiss my ass. Kiss my ass first, and I'll think about doing your thing afterwards. That's how I want to respond... I'd probably feel better about it too. I'm like... you seriously think that little of me, huh? Okay... if giving orders out willy-nilly is fine for you to give to me, here's an order for you: kiss my ass. How you like orders now? Not fun, is it? Mf'ers. Plus I like to laugh and have a good time... if folks are always worried about controlling... it's stuffy, overbearing... plus, like I said, it kills one's soul... the oppressor and hte oppressed, but that's Paulo Freire.
This is why I prefer open-minded folks. Free spirits, who don't feel that letting others be themselves takes away from them at all. Who don't feel the need to control, and if they become controlling, they can stand for one to say "hey, you're not the boss of me", and be okay with that, with being "checked", without exploding into a fascist rampage. "What did you say to me boy? Do you realize who you're talking to?" and other entitled-laden "defenses". Does anybody else see this? Do you have another name for it? Also, how can one tell if one is like this or not? I'm just going to assume that's how others are, unless they give me a reason to believe otherwise.
What do u think about "building culture"? For Xmas in England 100s of years ago, they'd go to each other's houses and put on plays for each other. If everything's just 1 big power game, then there's no time to enjoy life, and smell the roses... and what's yelling at a rose going to do for you anyways? Even if the rose could bend to your will, it would cease to be the rose you loved, and instead, an object to be used. "I told u to do the dishes Rose!"
"Walk toward them aggressively"
Being an asshole to an asshole is just.
Solid Liberal Origins for Kentucky/Obama Counties
This might cost me some votes, but it's high time we get rid of Leslie County. Lol
If somebody told me that I had to give up one county in Kentucky just so the other 119 counties could live, I'd pick Leslie County to be the first to go.
The racism in Kentucky is so potent, so deep in these bluebloods... open veins, strip mining...
That in 2008, only 8 of Kentucky's 120 counties voted for Obama, and only half of that voted for him in 2012.
In 2008, the prescient, intelligent, progressive counties in Kentucky who voted for Obama (over McCain) were:
1- Jefferson County (Louisville)
2- Fayette County (Lexington)
3- Elliott County
4- Hancock County
5- Henderson County
6- Menifee County
7- Rowan County
8- Wolfe County!
In 2008, there were 8 Kentucky counties, out of 120, that saw what the rest of America saw: that a smart Black man with a funny name can become President... in fact, one of the most productive Presidents in our nation's history.
In 2012, this elite list of 8 dropped down to 4.
Kentucky's foul stench of racism got stronger over Obama's first four years in office.
In 2012, those 4 smart progressive counties in Kentucky were as follows:
1- Jefferson County
2- Fayette County
3- Franklin County (Frankfort)
4- Elliott County
You've got to give it to Elliott County. Two times this Eastern Kentucky county voted for Barack Obama. Jefferson County and Fayette County I kind of expected, since they're major cities (Louisville and Lexington (LFUCG), respectively, since they're county-cities), and then Franklin County, aka Frankfort, finally got their shit together, and voted for the President... mostly because the State Workers didn't want to lose their jobs, and Obama was going to keep them working. But Frankfort changed their minds, and voted for the President... again, just barely.
Instead of punishing Leslie County for their diehard love for Mitt Romney (a whooping 90% of Leslie Countians voted for Mitt Romney... 90%... only 10% for Obama... 10%), maybe we should celebrate Elliott County, and all of it's glory.
The whole... I'm too busy loving folks who love me to give time to my haters, thing.
Elliott County! The place of dreams! God's country! Beautiful hills, gorgeous sweeping sunsets, wonderful people... what a great great place, Elliott County is!
I'd even want to give credit to Hancock, Henderson, Menifee, Rowan, and Wolfe County for being the first “Obama counties”, even if they didn't follow suit in 2012.
Though... what happened? What changed? The KKK reactionaries came out of the woodwork, and organized their bigoted hatred...
They say “Muslim Kenyan” just like they say “thug”... it's a code word... meaning NIGGER.
Malcolm X asked, “What does a white man call a Black man with a Ph. D?” … a nigger.
Meaning, no matter how high up the ladder a Black man goes, for wyte supremacysts... they'll always be inferior, always be less than, even if they're the most articulate and productive President in the Modern Era.
For liberals, for progressives, within these 9 counties, there's hope.
I got into an argument with a Letcher Countian who was just badmouthing Obama, and so I defended the President. He's going to be gone in 20 months, and, well, I'm tired of badmouthing him. I'm still 50/50 on him, but I'll focus mostly on that 50% of Obama's legacy that I like...
Why? Because he's done a lot of good since he's been in office.
Fuck Obama on the NDAA, Drone Terrorism, Guantanamo Bay, Wars, Empire, NSA wiretaps, Prison Plantation, Police Brutality, War on Drugs, etc...
But good for Obama on healthcare reform (didn't go far enough), the Lily Ledbetter Act http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilly_Ledbetter_Fair_Pay_Act_of_2009, FEMA funds to save Kentucky's ass during natural disasters, for not letting America's economy to go to shit, with the Stimulus, and keeping things together. Also, he's transformational, first Black President, and has inspired countless millions all over the world, with just his election.
Obama's domestic social spending policy I support. The oppressive police state and Empire around the world I detest. I've never wavered on this point.
Steve Beshear's and Barack Obama's greatest achievement is the implementation of ObamaCare, aka, Kynect.com for Kentucky. I hated the mandate to buy private insurance, but the overhaul of healthcare was a good thing, doctors and hospitals are being nicer these days, we didn't get anything since the Clinton's failed to get healthcare passed in 1994, and so... it was a step in the right direction.
In fact, the problem I have with ObamaCare is that it didn't go far enough. I wanted Single Payer healthcare. If we're all paying for everybody, then healthcare would be cheaper for all. But at the least, I must have a public option. The government is a player in the free market, and in fact, can be used as a great lever to stabilize the market.
Somerset understood that when they bought a Gas Station. Now, gas gouging has ceased in Somerset.
I'd buy Kentucky Health Insurance provided by the government immediately. It would be the cheapest on the market.
Also, Kentucky should get into the Car and Home Insurance market. Kynect.com should be expanded to include a Kentucky State Government-issued Health Insurance option, as well as a options for Car and Home insurance, and Kynect.com is a strong website to get all of that insurance coverage completed in one place.
The reason for the major pushback to ObamaCare is because it is Obama's signature piece of legislation, and if folks would be okay with repealing ObamaCare, then they're also fine with repealing the other 50 major pieces of legislation Obama has produced... more than any President since Harry Truman.
That's the reason for the outrage and protest of ObamaCare. It's not Nazi Germany coming to establish death panels for your Grandmothers...
That's Matt Bevin, James Comer, Will T., and Hal Heiner... they're promising the Republican primary voters that they'll fuck up your healthcare on Day 1. On Day 1 of their Governorship, they will cut folks off of Medicaid... they will set-up Death Panels, and their appointed bureaucrats will select who gets to keep their healthcare, and who doesn't... who deserves life, and who doesn't... whose worthy... whose not...
And it'll be like all social programs... the very destitute will get theirs, the bureaucrats will make sure their friends get in on it, and the working class folks struggling won't have the time, and would probably be cut...
The Republicans are 100% wrong. Corporations deserve 1 seat at the table, but corporations aren't going to save us all. Wal-mart wants you to do shit work for 40 hours for the cheapest possible wage. Most corporations want that. That's all they care about. Making money.
What's best for the Kentucky people is to employ all possibilities...
In 2000, I actually voted for George W. Bush. I was a brainwashed Republican. Then I thought about things, and made some different conclusions. I also liked Noam Chomsky too, in 2002/2003. Professor White said I was in a league all of my own, since I was both a Chomsky supporter, and a Republican. I am unique... and may be in a league, all of my own.
KKKentucKKKe is one of the most racist states in Amerika! http://www.lex18.com/story/28954348/study-kentucky-ohio-most-racist-in-america
As a Revolutionary Social Capitalist, I believe in some social spending, and some free market policies. I have a balanced approach to the whole Socialism versus Capitalism debate.
Obama just proposed to give Grant monies for displaced Coal Miner workers. Obama wants to give money to rebuild the decapitated mountains decapitated, and he wants money for job training for ex-miners...
Obama wants $1 billion from the federal abandoned mine land fund ( the AML fund) over five years to be used for reclamation projects.
*planting trees on sites left largely barren by surface mining that happened before 1977
*additional $20 million for programs such as job training to help laid-off miners
*an extra $25 million for the Appalachian Regional Commission to help entrepreneurs in areas hit by coal-job losses
*$5 million for communities affected by shut-downs at coal-fired power plants
*$97 million in grants or loans for infrastructure projects in places where changes in the coal industry are causing economic hardship
*distributing $200 million annually among state and tribal areas from the abandoned mine land fund could reverse some of those job losses
*the AML fund was generated by a tax on each ton of coal mined. It is designed to fix problems such as unstable land and damage to water supplies from mining before 1977, when Congress approved new standards for surface mining and reclamation.
*there is $2.48 billion in the AML fund now. Most of the unreclaimed mine land is in Appalachia, including Eastern Kentucky
*The Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands lists $445 million worth of unfunded projects
*improving water supplies or planting fruit and nut orchards have also been proposed
Obama has also proposed:
*shoring up United Mine Workers of America health and pension funds, including the 1974 UMWA Pension Plan and Trust, which the White House said was underfunded and approaching insolvency.
*that plan covers 100,000 former miners or their widows and families, many of them in Appalachia
*the proposal also has help for retirees who suffered lost or reduced benefits in the 2012 bankruptcy of Patriot Coal Company.
*the proposal would cost about $4 billion. The UMWA said in a statement that through no fault of its own, retired miners have seen the pensions and health care "they earned in blood and tears" threatened by the downturn in the coal economy.
*Obama proposed more than $2 billion in tax credits to boost the development and use of technology to capture carbon-dioxide from power-plant emissions.
Obama's Power+ Plan
*funding explicitly to help coal communities transition away from economies based on fossil fuels.
*specifically designed to help workers and communities—particularly in Appalachia—that have become casualties of the nation’s shift away from coal. Among the plan’s highlights:
*$20 million for re-employment, training, and support for workers who have been laid off from coal mines and coal-fired power plants.
*$25 million to the Appalachian Regional Commission to go toward economic development planning in the Appalachian counties hit hardest by coal’s decline
*$5 million in brownfields remediation funding earmarked for communities with retired coal-fired power plants
*$1 billion, over five years, from the unappropriated balance of the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund. The money will be divvied up based on economic factors, and address legacy problems from abandoned coal mines.
*$2 billion in refundable investment tax credits to power plants that use carbon capture technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions
*$239 million in EPA funding to be cut; the funding would go to “address climate change through commonsense standards, guidelines, and voluntary programs.” $25 million of that will go to help individual states develop their plans to comply with the upcoming carbon regulations for new and existing power plants. There’s also an allocation of $4 billion to go toward states that exceed the minimum requirements laid out in the plan and achieve greater greenhouse gas reductions. http://wfpl.org/obamas-budget-includes-money-help-appalachian-communities-hurt-coals-decline/
Barack Obama wants Appalachia coal miners to continue to live after King Coal operators have picked up operations, and retired in Tahita with all their million dollar profits off the backs of Kentucky's people, and out of Kentucky's dirt.
Nationalize coal. It's our coal to begin with. Or...
Frankfort could start their own Coal Company business.
Kentucky Coal, LLC... which, of course, would be Unionized.
While yall were talk'n shit, here's what Obama has accomplished as President... so far:
2- Lily Ledbetter Act
3- Middle class tax cuts that benefited every American worker, and saved the typical family $3,600 in taxes over the last four years.
4- President Obama rescued the auto industry, and now GM and Chrysler are healthier than they've ever been. The American auto industry has added nearly a quarter of a million jobs since June 2009—and they most likely wouldn't exist right now without President Obama's leadership.
5- He doubled funding for Pell Grants, helping to make college more affordable for nearly 10 million families.
6- His student loan reform ended billions in subsidies to banks serving as middlemen and reinvested those savings directly in students.
7- The President established the American Opportunity Tax Credit, worth up to $10,000 over four years of college.
8- His Race to the Top Initiative helped spur nearly every state to raise academic standards.
9- His tax cuts, social-welfare programs, and economic policies lifted nearly 7 million Americans above the federal poverty line in 2010.
10- President Obama has signed 18 tax cuts for small businesses since taking office.
11- 5.2 million new private sector jobs over the last 31 months.
12- Low unemployment rate
13- Health care reform—passed after decades of failed attempts by every previous president—provides affordable health coverage to every American and will lower premiums by an average of $2,000 per family by 2019.
14- Obamacare expanded access to lifesaving preventive care such as cancer screenings and immunizations with no out-of-pocket costs for 54 million Americans.
15- Obamacare ends insurance discrimination against the 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.
16- Because of Obamacare, over 3 million more young adults have health insurance today than would if the new law hadn't passed
17- The parents of over 17 million children with pre-existing conditions no longer have to worry that their children will be denied coverage.
18- President Obama has ordered the overhaul of federal government regulations to make them smarter, practical, and more efficient. Just a fraction of these common-sense initiatives will help save businesses $10 billion in the next five years alone.
19- His historic investments in clean energy have helped more than double the amount of electricity we obtain from wind and solar sources and helped increase biofuel production to its highest level in history.
20- President Obama is doubling fuel efficiency standards, which will save drivers more than $8,000 at the gas pump, not to mention lessen the impact of automobiles on our environment.
21- President Obama has taken unprecedented action to address climate change , reaching historic international agreements to curb carbon emissions, and taking action here at home to reduce carbon pollution from our vehicles and promote clean energy production.
22- He has taken historic action to protect our environment —signing one of the largest expansions of protected wilderness in a generation and putting in place standards to reduce toxic air pollution that will save thousands of lives.
23- President Obama fought for and won landmark Wall Street reform that reins in the abuses that led to the financial crisis and ends the era of taxpayer bailouts and "too big to fail."
24- Wall Street reform created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the nation's first federal agency focused solely on consumer financial protection —and the Bureau is already protecting families from unfair and abusive financial practices from Wall Street banks and shadowy corners of the financial industry.
25- As part of President Obama's commitment to transparency, the White House has posted its visitor records online for the first time ever.
26- President Obama's all-of-the-above approach to energy has helped cut the United States' dependence on foreign oil to its lowest level in 20 years.
27- President Obama responsibly ended the war in Iraq .
28- He announced a plan to end the war in Afghanistan and transition security responsibility to the Afghan people.
29- President Obama sent the largest security assistance package to Israel in history and funded the Iron Dome system, which is protecting Israeli homes and schools from rocket attacks.
30- President Obama rallied the international community to implement the toughest sanctions on Iran in history.
31- Through the President's historic increases in Veterans Affairs funding, he has expanded and improved healthcare and job training access for our returning veterans .
32- President Obama negotiated the New START Treaty with Russia to reduce the number of nuclear weapons in both countries. At the same time, he also secured commitments from dozens of other countries to lock down nuclear materials.
33- His administration naturalized 11,146 military service members as U.S. citizens in 2010; more than in any year since 1955.
34- President Obama set a bold new plan for the future of NASA space exploration, using the skill and ability of the private sector for short trips to the International Space Station, while building a new vehicle for exploration of distant space, and doing everything in his power to support the economy on Florida's Space Coast.
35- President Obama recognizes that tourism is one of America's largest economic engines ; he's worked to encourage international visitors to come here, maintaining our security while keeping millions of Americans in good, paying jobs.
36- He has affirmed his personal support of marriage equality, directed the Justice Department to stop defending DOMA in federal courts, and took the practical and compassionate step of extending hospital visitation rights to same-sex partners.
37- repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" to allow gay and lesbian members of the military to serve openly for the first time in history.
38- When Congress failed to fix our broken immigration system , his administration did everything in its power to improve it, streamlining the legal immigration process and announcing a policy that lifts the shadow of deportation from hard working young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.
39- Killed Osama Bin Laden. Decimated al Qaeda's senior leadership
I'm sure I don't even need to tell you about the 1975 Judicial Bloodbath to Kentucky's 1891 Constitution. It's too painful to bring up anyways. I'm sure you know about it. What true blue Kentuckian wouldn't know about something like that?
That's what I love about you Kentucky.
I'm unique? I'm in a league all to my own? I know this! That's what I've been trying to tell you!
From the 1975 Judicial Bloodbath, the legislature decided to bypass Kentucky's Constitution, and established their own independent, non-accountable... Judicial Branch. It was bragged that Kentucky served as a model for the rest of the nation, when they decided to overhaul their Judicial Branch. I don't know... maybe it helped.
I liked KERA better. I was raised on KERA. Computers don't scare me like it does the older generation. They're just tools... and like a tool, like a screwdriver, a hammer, a gun, it's use and value is based upon the person.
The Republicans act like the corporations are going to save us all, but that's bullshit. Corporations save themselves, and exploit us to the tilt? Hilt? Kilt?
It's hilt... http://www.thefreedictionary.com/to+the+hilt
And then everybody learned something.
While corporations have a place in our society, what Kentuckians need, is self-development help. By always electing these fk'n Republicans, Kentuckians are playing Russian Roulette with their most disadvantaged and poorest. With a Republican Governor, we'll have sweatshops for all!
They are biting the hand that feeds, and there's only so much of that, that a country can take.
Kentucky takes $1.50 from Obama's federal government for every $1 they/we send to them. If we were to compare Europe to the USA, Kentucky would be Greece: being bailed out by Germany, defaulting on our loans, and then forcing Germany to renegotiate the loan because... what are you going to do? Kick Greece out of the European Union? Well... Greece is on the outskirts of the EU, so that's a possibility, but Kentucky's smab dab in the middle of the nation. Kentucky is the heart and soul of these United States, and this Governor's race is to capture the heart and soul of the Kentucky dream.
Corporations won't save us all.
Kentuckians need to start their own small businesses. We/they need seeding money. We/they need room to start a company, fail, and then start another one... several times.
Good jobs are essential. Only good jobs. Fuck those minimum wage jobs. Let Mississippi take those minimum wage industries. Those crackers don't realize how big of slaves they really.
While I was concerned about the Bangledesh workers and sweatshops there, I can see sweatshop-like conditions coming to Kentucky.
Capitalists do not care that there's 800,000 poor folks in Kentucky. For Capitalism to work best, a poor class must be maintained, in order to compel some lowlife degenerate to do thankless draining crap labor for pennies on the dollar that aristocrats would never lower themselves to ever do... even for themselves. Capitalism wants to pit all of us middle, working, poor, and homeless classes against each other. They want to drain us, exploit us, and if we complain, then they want to fire us, and to have a large pool of poor bodies ready to throw their bodies into the meat grinder.
So Kentuckians need to incorporate themselves. Build themselves up. Build themselves an self-sustaining economic model, to be independent, and autonomous. To not be a tool of Wal-mart, just so Arkansas can make bank off of our poor workers AND shoppers. Instead, to sell our farmwares, to grow organic, to grow specialty crops, to get business booming again... to utilize technology... for folks to try new things, and to keep on trying new things, until breakthroughs happen.
Maybe it's the Catholics' fault. Mother Teresa maintained impoverished conditions in order to maintain the suffering that Christ's people needs to go through... For some folks, maintaining the impoverished conditions also keeps the poor and dumb at the feet of their religious paymasters... “surely my Mama and Papa couldn't be wrong!”
Or maybe... it's the Protestants!
Or the Jews.
Or the Muslims.
Or the Buddhists.
Or the unaffiliated non-religious.
90% of Leslie Countians voted for Mitt Romney. 90 fk'n percent!!!
Plus Leslie County is living in the Stone Age... still have alcohol prohibition... “Sorry sir... since you have 2 12-packs of that Bud Light urine.... I'm going to have to confiscate your car. That's the law! Tell it to the Judge! If you don't like it, then change the law!”
Other Mitt Romney culprit counties are as follows:
Jackson County 86%
Clay County 84%
Martin County 83%
Rockcastle County 81%
Laurel County 81%
Harlan County 81%
Casey County 81%
Clinton County 81%
McCreary County 80%
Pulaski County 80%
Owsley County 80%
Monroe County 79%
Perry County 79%
I'd like to think not all of these voters are racist, however. Maybe... 50% of them are. And then they scare the other half to vote how they want them to vote... that's the Mississippi Plan! The Mississippi Plan combined with the Southern Strategy...
But it's a secret ballot... so intimidate a person all you want... they can lie, and deceive, and then it's just them and the ballot box... if there's irregularities, report it... to somebody, somewhere... that's enough to get an election invalidated and disqualified.
I'm sure the Leslie County courthouse clique have something to do with these dismal Democratic numbers... but isn't there supposed to be a Democrat sitting at every voting precinct in the county? Aren't these Democratic precinct captains doing their jobs of making sure folks can come vote?
So... where was I? Oh yeah. Fuck Leslie County. Leslie County fk'n sucks.
33% of Leslie County are impoverished. There's no Blacks, native Americans, or Mexican-Americans there to speak of. Just cracker honkies... no browns or blacks.
1 outta 3 Leslie Countians are poor... and most of them do not vote. Only the 20% of the electorate, those who vote, are deciding Leslie County's future.
Eastern Kentucky counties have that Coal Severance Tax that could be used to supply them with running water for all... either municipal water, or individual wells for the Appalachian people.
The history of that Coal Severance Tax would be informative and illuminating... since it's one of the few times working class folks actually got something from the fk'n King Coal companies.
An explosion in a coal mine killed 38 people in Leslie County in 1970.
Leslie County, while a girl's name, is actually named for a male human... or perhaps beast.
Preston Hopkins Leslie is the worst Governor Kentucky's ever had.
Okay... so while Leslie opposed the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments to the US Constitutions (2 of the 3 Civil War Amendments), he didn't have anything to do with them, and when Leslie became the Governor of Kentucky... “With the railroad and violence issues resolved, Governor Leslie urged the legislature to improve the status of blacks in the state, including the creation of an educational system for blacks and the approval of the testimony of blacks in the state's courts.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston_Leslie
So that's Progressive. I think. 1877 is when Reconstruction failed, and Leslie was Governor of Kentucky from 1871 to 1875.
Preston Hopkins Leslie was also born in Wayne County, Kentucky, which has no bearing on this story.
Leslie is a Dry County because of their stupid backwards Mitt Romney ways... yall do realize that ObamaCare IS RomneyCare... right? Do yall have any clue just what in Sam hell yall talk'n about?
But I also hear that Elliott County is also a Dry County, a Prohibition County... but it's because they're progressive, lol. They're holding out to legalize Cannabis first, so then their county is uplifted, instead of smashed into the dirt. #alcoholisslavery #cannabisisourliberation
Henderson is the Capitol city of Henderson County, Kentucky. That's an easy one to remember.
Menifee County is also a Dry County. So is Hancock County. For smart reasons, at least in 2008... their Prohibition seems suspect in 2012... and today. But wikipedia's been wrong on these things. They were wrong with Letcher County, I heard...
Breckinridge County just went wet two years ago. Just 2 years ago. And it was alcohol... it's a depressant, unlike Cannabis, which is an uplifting and liberating transcendental hippie-and-peace-maker.
In Campton, there's 36% poverty. Campton is the Capitol city of Wolfe County, Kentucky.
Obama won Elliott County... by 2%;
Fayette County by 1%;
Franklin County by 0.8%, and;
Jefferson County by 11.1%.
At least one city in Kentucky got it right in 2012.
John McCain... ? Really?
90%!?!?! Are you fk'n kidding me Leslie County? You should be ashamed of yourselves. You know why there's no Blacks or native Americans living in your county? Because your racist backwards ass bastards killed them all. Or your ancestors did, and buried the truth. You don't know about it, and therefore, engage in the collective amnesia of the horrible white genocide you benefit from today, with white privilege.
Take your history, and swirl around in your mouth for awhile. Think about it. Let it become a part of you. It's a part of white European Protestant cultural reprehensible historical legacy.
Frenchburg is the Capitol of Menifee County. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menifee_County,_Kentucky
Morehead is the Capitol of Rowan County. [google the link yourself]
Ky's 1990 KERA
In 1984, Bertram Thomas Combs (Kentucky's 50th Governor, 1960-1964) agreed to represent sixty-six of the state's poor school districts in a lawsuit challenging the state's system of financing public education. The suit, Rose v. Council for Better Education, resulted in the Kentucky Supreme Court declaring the state's entire system of public schools unconstitutional.
In response, the Kentucky General Assembly drafted a sweeping education measure known as the Kentucky Education Reform Act in 1990.
Democrat Wallace Wilkinson, Kentucky's 57th Governor, signed KERA into law.
Kentucky was the leader of the free world when they Revolutionized their Educational System in 1990. We Kentuckians started the standards-based movement for the rest of the nation. No Child Left Behind happened over a decade after KERA happened.
Universal Healthcare in Kentucky... in 1993?!?!
All Steve Beshear did is expanded Medicaid... that's it. Kentucky already had Medicaid, and it's been working great for decades.
In fact, Kentucky almost got Universal Healthcare in 1993!
In May 1993, Brereton Jones called a Special Session of the General Assembly in order to get Universal Healthcare passed.
In 1993! Kentucky was talking about getting something better than ObamaCare in 1993! An actual, true blue public option. 22 fk'n years ago!
I don't remember anybody calling Democrat Brereton Jones a Socialist.
Something else Kentucky can be proud of...
Kentucky was the first Southern State to passed the Civil Rights Act! We passed the Civil Rights Act in 1966 (Martin Luther King Jr. actually marched on our Capitol!). And it wasn't just a tiny accomplishment, but Kentucky's Civil Rights Act of 1966 was comprehensive and sweeping in it's application.
No wonder Blaine Hudson took over UofL.
In 4 years, I'd like to see 25% of Kentucky's households with solar panels. The Sun's energy never goes out.
FM Radio is oldschool... eventually, we'll transition to digital radio, just like Norway did.
Sweden's Trash-to-Electric plan... how absolutely perfect. Take trash... and make electricity out of it!
Matt Bevin is running a Southern Strategy campaign. By being against Kynect, Medicaid, and by being against Common Core, really, what Bevin, and the rest of the Republican candidates are running against, is Obama. Maybe it's Mitch's Southern Strategy. Rand jumped into the foray with strong opposition to the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
If the Republicans are running against Obama again, then the Democrats should run against Mitch McConnell again. I don't give a fuck that he's still in there for another 6 years. It's going to be a long long 6 years if the Democrats win the White House again... which 800,000 poor Kentuckians should be ever thankful for. In fact, the 99% should be happier with a Democrat over a Republican... they are clearly the lesser of the two evils.
Maybe biting the only hand that feeds makes sense... to liberate us into destitution.
On Common Core
I don't hate Common Core. Common Core, the idea of it, is perfectly fine. The idea of Common Core was that the United States should have a common curriculum all through these 50 nifty united states. This way, 1st graders in Hancock County would be learning the same things as 1st graders were learning in Oregon, or New Hampshire, (Bevin's home), or Alabama (McConnell's home), or Pennsylvania (Rand's home).
I like the idea of Common Core. So far, Kentucky has implemented the English and Math parts of Common Core. So... Kentucky children have standards in Math and English that they have to complete...
Are those who are opposed to Common Core, such as Matt Bevin, opposed to our students learning Math and English? Is that what Matt Bevin and the Republicans are saying?
Also... having standards... that can be good or bad, depending on the standards.
Kentucky led the standards-based movement in America with KERA in 1990.
NCLB wasn't where the standards-based movement came from. The first state to spearhead the standards based movement was Kentucky in 1990 with KERA. I am a product of that KERA education. I don't care for the 100% compliance principle of public education, but I am glad that I can type, and that I grew up around computers so I wasn't terrified of them, as many illiterate old ass Kentuckians are.
Common Core Americanizes Kentucky; it sets our standards up against other state's standards, and no, while we might not like the low test scores coming out, it gives us a ruler to measure, and that gives us a direction of which way we should go...
Funny... teachers hate to be held accountable, and that's all they do, all day long... lecture, give out tests, and yell at Little Billy for talking to his friends about politics.
Dear Mr. Patrick:
Thank you for contacting me with your thoughts on marijuana. Your views help me represent Kentucky in the United States Senate.
In your correspondence, you expressed support for the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act of 2015 (S. 683) which would amend the federal treatment of marijuana and reschedule it from Schedule I to Schedule II under the Controlled Substances Act.
Kentuckians continue to combat the negative consequences associated with the cultivation and distribution of marijuana in communities across the state. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, in 2013, approximately 440,000 plants were eradicated in the Commonwealth, over $745,000 worth of assets were seized, and more than 85 weapons were taken off the streets as a result of the marijuana eradication operations. Kentucky carries the dubious distinction of ranking as one of the top marijuana producing states in the nation. Traffickers have been known to trespass on both private and public lands, often resulting in damage to private property and many of the Commonwealth's most cherished natural habitats.
That is why I recently invited Michael Botticelli, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, also known as the "Drug Czar," to attend a forum in Northern Kentucky to hear firsthand accounts of the devastating impact of prescription drug and heroin abuse in the Commonwealth. Along with bringing him to the Commonwealth, I continue working to provide law enforcement with the tools and resources they need to combat drug abuse; this effort has included advocating on behalf of several Kentucky counties to ensure their successful inclusion into the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which qualifies them for additional federal assistance to combat drug trafficking threats.
There is no doubt that drug abuse persists as a serious problem in all 120 counties of the Commonwealth, and the effects of such abuse have proved devastating for our local communities. Because of the harm that substances like marijuana and other illegal drugs pose to our society, I oppose their legalization. That said, I will keep your thoughts in mind as the 114th Congress progresses.
Brereton Jones and House Bill 250 (April 15, 1994)
More Info about Kentucky's Universal Healthcare attempt in 1993, 22 years ago, when I was 11 years old.
When Democratic Governor Brereton Jones was involved in a helicopter accident shortly after taking office, which injured his back and gave him a bruised kidney, he became a fanatic about Universal Healthcare.
“While the legislature acceded to many of Jones' proposals, such as eliminating the practice of denying insurance coverage to those with pre-existing conditions, they did not approve his mandate for universal health care for all Kentuckians.”
“In May 1993, he called the legislature into a special session to consider a universal health care bill. The only measure to come out of this session was a temporary tax on health care providers. Legislators also agreed to work toward a bill that could be passed in the next regular legislative session.”
“On March 2, 1994, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed a health care reform bill that did not include universal coverage. Angered, Jones began campaigning against the bill, but the Kentucky Senate passed its version on March 22.”
Both chambers worked to reconcile differences between their respective versions of the bill, and on April 1, 1994, the last regular day of the legislative session, the Senate passed a compromise bill, but the House killed it on a procedural motion.
On April 15, the last day of the session, which legislators had set aside to override any gubernatorial vetos, the health care bill was reintroduced and passed both houses of the General Assembly. Jones then reversed course and signed it.
Among the reforms included in the bill were
*a mechanism making the policies of all companies uniform and
*the creation of a Health Policy Board to regulate rate increases. It ensured that
*insurance companies could not deny coverage because of a pre-existing condition and allowed workers to retain their insurance after changing jobs
They weakened it, so then Brereton Jones tried to kill the compromised bill, but ended up signing it anyways, thinking that's all he was going to get. It wasn't Universal Healthcare.
BUT now Kentuckians...
*can't be denied HC because of pre-existing conditions
*have portability with their health insurance; Kyians can't lose HC because of changing jobs
*Health Purchasing Alliance;
*established Health Policy Board to oversee Kentucky's $10 Billion Healthcare system and regulate rate increases;
Here's the Bluegrass Institute's problems with the Kentucky Health Care Reform Act of 1994:
*A government-sponsored health insurance network, a statewide purchasing alliance with mandatory participation by certain groups.
*A powerful government health care policy board, the Kentucky Health Policy Board (KHPB), with broad regulatory powers that affect both the nature and the practice of medicine in the state of Kentucky.
*Government standardization of health care benefits, including all non-Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) insurance plans and individual policies offered in the state. The Kentucky plan also makes major changes in the qualifications for purchasing insurance.
*New taxes, specifically a "provider tax" on doctors, hospitals, and other health care "providers" ranging from 2 percent to 2.5 percent of the gross revenues of physicians and hospitals. Such taxes, of course, are much like payroll taxes on businesses-invariably passed on to individuals and families in the form of higher health care costs.
*stresses a managed care model. It provides for increased numbers of graduates from family practice programs at the state's two medical schools, an aggressive minority recruitment and scholarship program to achieve "diversity" among family practice residents, and caps on specialist programs.
“Enacted in 1994, the law called for mandatory conversion to a state approved insurance plan established by July 15, 1996, a date well beyond the closing date of the next general session of the Kentucky General Assembly.”
Kentucky, December 4, 1888
Another great liberal accomplishment for Kentucky was when Louisville became the first place to use the Australian Secret Ballot in 1888. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_ballot http://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4461&context=penn_law_review
Massachusetts became the first State to adopt the Australian Secret Ballot for it's voting public.
December 4, 1888. Louisville, Kentucky, which had experienced "a series of fraudulent city elections," became the first municipality in the nation to adopt the secret ballot after a state representative read an article on the new secret ballot being used in Australia. Louisville’s path to the secret ballot in 1888 was not necessarily paved with progressive intentions. Rather, it was a reaction to a series of openly fraudulent elections that made a mockery of the democratic process. Operating out of a burlesque theater, John Whallen came up with one crooked scheme after another to fix Louisville elections. The first city to start using the Australian ballot in the United States was Louisville, Kentucky in their city elections. http://www.kyhumanities.org/images/files/magazines/April06%20Kentucky%20Humanities.pdf http://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4461&context=penn_law_review
“By having a culture conducive to not only tolerance, but acceptance, we'd also see an “economic stimulus” that would reverberate from as far west as the Kentucky Bend on the Mississippi River in Fulton County to the easternmost point in Kentucky: the Tripoint of the Tugfork River in Pike County; from the southernmost point in the Kentucky lake, 10 miles southeast of New Concord in Calloway County, to the most northern point northwest of Hebron in Boone County, next to the Ohio River, we'd be declaring... we're here, we're queer, get used to it, mf'ers. 1 outta every 10 folks are gay, including the mayor of Vicco and Lexington. Hell... gay folks have been here since the dawn of humanity.” ~Johnathan D. Masters, from Kick Poverty's Ass
So here's the real deal, what's going on in Kentucky, and why I'm pissed about it.
There's 7 statewide State Executive races, plus 1 Supreme Court race in Eastern Kentucky, for Will T.'s old seat. And since 5 of the 7 State Executive seats are open seats, this means there's going to be an Electoral Revolution in Kentucky for the year 2015! There was one last year too, just like there's one every 4 years, when every single county position is up for grabs, though most politicians run unopposed...
Just having some knowhow to the matter can win a savvy Kentucky critter a Constable badge. A Constable has all the power of a Sheriff, in their respective district.
There's 7 statewide State Executive races going on, including the Governor's race, a who's who of political boxing matches, where we got to decide who gets to be Mr. Kentucky. Not just like a beauty pageant, but as in King of Kentucky, who has to make decisions about important stuff.
Kentuckians get to decide who do they want to be...
The 61st King Kaiser of Kentucky!
All 8 of the Governor's candidates are old to middle aged white men. Some very wealthy, or moderately wealthy, but most are just middle class, and all are old-to-middle aged white men.
Only 1 poor man is running... that I know about.
3 of 8 Kentucky's Governor's candidates are in favor of legalizing cannabis gardens on the Capitol.
There's 7 Statewide Executive races in Kentucky this year, and 1 Supreme Court Justice race in Eastern Kentucky.
The 7 Statewide Executive offices up for grabs in 2015 are Gov, Lt Gov, Com of Ag, Sec of St, Auditor, Treasurer, and Attorney General. 5 are open seats, and 2 are righteous incumbents holding onto their positions. Alison wants to keep her Sec of State job, and Adam Edelen wants to keep on being Kentucky's State Auditor.
The Gov, Lt Gov, Com of Ag, Treasurer, and Attorney General will be filled with different people.
Since 5 seats are wide open, that means there's going to be new leadership for Kentucky.
That, Kentucky ladies and gents, is called an Electoral Revolution.
Kentucky will forever change, 5 weeks after Nov 3, when the new leadership gets power. It's momentous occasion that the entire world will observe.
If you don't know what a Treasurer, or Attorney General, or a Commissioner of Agriculture does, or the Secretary of State, or State Auditor, or Lieutenant Governor, or Governor Kaiser elect extraordinaire does... you should look it up yourselves, and learn it. Self-education is the most powerful form of education out here, which is why the Internet is vital for Kentucky's future growth, especially for those being left behind because of the digital divide, and why our current structure of education isn't sustainable.
James Comer, Jack Conway, and Steve Beshear are all lame ducks. James Comer won't be the Agricultural Commissioner no more... a reasonable question for the next Commissioner of Agriculture... hopefully, that'll be the Democratic nominee, Jean Marie Lawson Spann.
Somebody should ask her if she will continue James Comer Hemp program forward, and what her thoughts are about legalizing Cannabis.
What are her, and that Republican's, ideas for the office of Commissioner of Agriculture?
James Comer has picked Ryan Quarles to succeed him. Quarles is running against Heath in the GOP Primary.
Comer's position is anti-Cannabis, but pro-Hemp.
Geoff Young was being fined $50 a day because he didn't file his papers in electronically. Young faxed in his information. $50 a day... these fk'n bastards are just stealing from our campaign. Then the papers didn't report Young's $22,000 he's donated to the campaign. Even Ballotpedia, which I had such high reverence for before this stupid campaign started...
Sean Cooper in Greg Leichty's “Progressive Strategy Forum”, which isn't Progressive... hypocritically kicked Young out of the group because he kept on spreading messages about how Democrats in Lexington were corrupt. Leichty said that there would be no talking about individuals in the forum... then he turned around and talked about me and Young. So... fuck a hypocrite.
Sean Cooper defended Jack Conway, because Sean Cooper is pro-Drug War, pro-Patriot Act, pro-Iraq War, and pro-Bush Tax Cuts, so I asked Cooper what has Jack Conway done, and Cooper just said... “campaign finance reform”.
Yeah, so Conway and Co get to interpret these campaign finance laws however they damn well please. There's millions of dollars being flooded into Kentucky's elections from outside PACs, and is the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance doing a goddamned thing about that? Instead... they're fining a working class man, who is putting his last few dollars into this race.
Jesus Christ had an allegory about this. The wealthy could be lavish, and win the respect of lots, by throwing their money around, but it was the homeless old woman who gave a few pennies who Jesus was most impressed with, because she... gave it her all.
Jack Conway is still the Attorney General. Jack Conway can still file charges on Tyler Brockman, and those who murdered Leon Brackens, blatantly, on camera... and then there's that Lexington murder... and that Magoffin murder... and I'm sure, tons more. Clay County has a real issue with police violence. It was the 2nd most important issue to them.
Alison and Edelen are fighting to retain their seats, which they'll no doubt get... don't want to shake up the State too much with all new characters, do you Kentucky?
Unless the GOP turns out to be very Progressive, which I doubt will happen... both Alison Grimes and Adam Edelen have my vote.
Because nobody is on the same page in regards to the law in Kentucky, with the private pocket tyrannical courthouse cliques in all 120 Kentucky counties interpreting the law as they please, the opinion of Jack Conway's is magnified 10-fold. Nobody is on the same page, but when Jack Conway interprets the law, then all 120 County Attorneys probably follow his words to the T... unless they're rogue, which would be good... since it's no measure of good health to be integrated into a sick society.
MLK wondered at the end of his life... was integration a good thing? Why integrate into a burning building? Shouldn't one just let it burn, and then build anew on top?
So, since nobody is on the same page, Jack Conway has been “the man” for quite some time... nearly 8 years he's been the Attorney General. When Conway issues an opinion, the 120+ County prosecutors that Frankfort pays for, listen. County Attorneys are paid from Frankfort, so they're beholden to certain interests... plus, there's the child support payment funds that County Attorneys love to get their hands on.
Conway's legal opinion has 120 dittoheads chirping out what Conway just said, because he's the only legal authority Kentucky has. This is why the Judicial System is a mess. Shit runs downhill. Since the top is corrupt, so is the whole barrel.
What a racket this felony business is!
Green Party candidate Caroline Lucas Gets Russell Brand's Approval: http://hub.contactmusic.com/russell-brand/news/russell-brand-backtracks-over-anti-voting-campaign_4705536
Kentucky kids, 6 and 7 years old, brought guns to school. The parents and the school bus driver are being charged with crimes.http://blackamericaweb.com/2015/05/01/elementary-school-siblings-bring-guns-to-school-in-kentucky/ Kentucky has had 2 separate incidents of 5 year olds shooting 2 year olds in recent times.
Remember kids... the NRA says that the only thing that stops a bad man with a gun... is a good man with a gun. These two children were clearly just trying to protect themselves from the other would-be Paducah's Michael Carneal Columbine-type school shooters.
An 11 year old was caught bringing a loaded .25 compact pistol to Southern School in Pulaski County. In this case, the boy was charged with the crime: http://www.somerset-kentucky.com/news/local_news/student-has-gun-at-southern-elementary/article_39fcb694-de9d-53d6-b18c-185440c087e8.html
2 Campbellsville Elementary School students were detained for doing the same thing several months ago: https://www.google.com/search?q=kentucky+kid+elementary+school+gun+site:www.topix.com&rlz=1C1AVNA_enUS609US609&es_sm=122&sa=X&ei=r9RDVcKuNpCyyASlyYDIDg&ved=0CC8QrQIoAzAB
Kentucky... kids and guns and school.... this almost seems like an epidemic.
“Last year, Kenton County judges handled 5,374 misdemeanor cases, and appointed counsel in 501 (9.3 percent of the cases). In Campbell County, a public defender was appointed in only 199 of 3,430 cases, a 5.8 percent rate, according to the study figures. Over the three-year span, those courts had even lower rates: 7.8 percent in Kenton and 4.5 percent in Campbell.” http://citybeat.com/cincinnati/article-24355-trampling_over_the_sixth_amendment.html
Batman v Superman trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwfUnkBfdZ4
Star Wars 7 trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOVFvcNfvE
Jurassic Park Trailer: http://time.com/3828396/new-jurassic-park-trailer/
Thomas Wingate knocks down Kentucky's 2004 Gay Marriage Ban, which was voted on by the Kentucky people by Amendment. http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/kentucky-circuit-court-judge-strikes-down-states-same-sex-marriage-ban
“This Court believes that marriage, regardless of whether the union is between members of the same sex or opposite sex, is a fundamental right,” Wingate said in his ruling. “Kentucky's efforts to deny lawfully married same-sex couples the benefits of that marriage, and to deny other same-sex couples the right to marry at all, does not survive substantive due process scrutiny.” http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/kentucky-circuit-court-judge-strikes-down-states-same-sex-marriage-ban
A murderer was found right here in Radcliff, in Hardin County. Radcliff is known for having the most fast food spaces per square inch. At least, that's what some guy told me during a 2 hour Radcliff Traffic school session. http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/04/cosmopolitan_motel_murder_susp.html
“Men are brilliant. Seriously, we are. We invented philosophy, medicine, architecture, cars, trains, helicopters, submarines and the internet. Not to mention the jet engine, IVF, electricity and modern medicine. We’ve led all the industrial revolutions and sent rockets into Space. We’ve fought wars with tin hats and bayonets and won them. The world we live in would be nothing without Alexander Graham Bell, Sigmund Freud, Horatio Nelson, Winston Churchill, William Shakespeare and Albert Einstein. The geniuses Leonardo da Vinci, Stephen Hawking, Michelangelo, Beethoven, Charles Darwin and Michael Faraday have all contributed immeasurably to our modern lives.” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3044380/The-denigration-men-Ridiculed-abused-exploited-triumph-feminism-today-s-men-second-class-citizens-argues-deliciously-provocative-new-book-s-time-chaps-fought-back.html#ixzz3XfrdsixC
WLWT Channel 5 Reports a Samantha Ramsey News Update, April 18, 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3hBr0QUjOs&feature=youtu.be
Militant Atheists Poisoning Angels: http://harddawn.com/are-militant-atheists-using-chemtrails-to-poison-the-angels-in-heaven/
The Ultimate Truth by Russell Brand: http://educateinspirechange.org/inspirational/russell-brand-tells-us-ultimate-truth-just-1-minute/
The Same Judge Presiding Over Geoff Young's case is the same Judge who just overturned the 2004 Gay Marriage Ban Amendment, overwhelming approved by massive margins by the few Kentucky voters who vote, in 2004. The Gay Marriage Ban Amendment was a Karl Rove political stunt anyways... get the gay bashers out to vote, and they'll most likely vote Republican, because they need to prove their sexual frustrations and insecurity by broadcasting loudly how much they hate gay folks, even if they never did anything to them.
Nothing like a bunch of seemingly straight men Queening out when it comes to Gay Marriage... plus, there's that study done... those who are turned on by gay porn the most, are the homophobes... according to a 1996 American Psychological Association http://elitedaily.com/news/world/homophobic-men-aroused-gay-male-porn-surprised/ “Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8772014
You hate gay folks, eh? Well then... my guess, is that you're afraid that dick tastes delicious, and instead of confronting your own loveless soulless psychopathic hollowed out shell of a flesh puppet mind and body, you choose hatred, and bigotry.
Homophobic man hates himself, and therefore, hates all other men too... especially the gay men, since they are closely aligned with themselves.
Like Black folks, we all are the gay folks. We all come from the same baby.
Big shocker that those states who were the last to get rid of Jim Crow also hates their gays by huge margins. Yeah... big shocker.
Side note: Adolph Rupp's UK team was one of the last college teams to integrate. I'm sure he would have hated gays too.
Noam Chomsky: “Democracy is a threat to any power structure” http://t.co/G981mK9nwe
Rand Paul Pens Tribute to Koch Brothers: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/239059-rand-paul-pens-tribute-to-koch-brothers
Chris Wallace Puts Lindsey Graham on Psychiatrist Couch to find out why he's still a bachelor: http://www.rawstory.com/2015/04/foxs-chris-wallace-puts-lindsey-graham-on-psychiatrist-couch-to-find-out-why-hes-still-a-bachelor/
Matthew McConaughey Cries to Star Wars Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYHdQUyOunA
Backwards Drug War Kentucky Laws Are Even Fucking With Folks Living in Legal Marijuana States like Washington http://www.theolympian.com/2015/03/31/3656076/three-thurston-county-men-accused.html
Thomas Wingate is supposed to make a ruling on Geoff Young suing the Democrat Leadership for Election Fraud. Wingate just ruled that gay marriage is legal in Kentucky, but put a “stay” on the decision, waiting until the Supreme Court hears a similar case. http://www.kentucky.com/2015/04/16/3804792_state-judge-strikes-down-kentuckys.html?rh=1
“A Franklin County judge has denied the request of lieutenant governor candidate Sannie Overly to seal her deposition in a legislative sexual harassment case. The Lexington Herald-Leader said Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate on Wednesday also denied a similar request by former Legislative Research Commission director Bobby Sherman and granted motions by The Courier-Journal and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting to intervene. Louisville lawyer Thomas Clay, who represents two women who brought the harassment case against a former lawmaker, has said he wants to ask Overly about any sexual harassment she might have experienced in the legislature. Overly is running on a ticket with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway. Her lawyer, Anita Britton of Lexington, has said if the deposition became public, Overly's words could be taken out of context for political reasons.” http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Judge-denies-requests-to-seal-depositions-in-harassment-case-299881831.html
My Holidays for the Revolutionary Humanist!https://www.facebook.com/groups/holidaysfortherevolutionarysecularhumanist
1- To give secular alternatives to the religious dominated holidays in America.
2- For Public Suggestions for Holidays all Throughout the Year, such as Days that are historically Scientifically significant, Historical Days for Political Revolutionaries, for Holidays around the World, or to plot out Cosmic Calendar days (updated from Carl Sagan's original).
3- Also, for Suggestions to improve the Holidays, or for new Holidays, or to get rid of dumb Holidays, or for improvements in the way these Holidays are celebrated, with the festivals, feasts, bonfires, begging for candy going door-to-door, and other new ideas for rituals and traditions are welcomed and encouraged.
The American Prussian Industrial Education System (The A PIES): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLWh7VcqITA
Short Biography of Me: http://thefreedomskool.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-short-biography-of-me.html
Jack Conway, a Progressive? http://thefreedomskool.blogspot.com/2015/02/about-jack-conway.html
Johnny Masters' road to Cannabis Gardens: http://thefreedomskool.blogspot.com/2015/02/master-path-4-legalization-of-marijuana.html
Finally, the Civil Lawsuit Comes Down the Pipes: http://young4ky.blogspot.com/2015/04/samantha-ramseys-estate-sues-boone.html
Bahrain Protests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CLZf58vzbc
41 Indians Committed Suicide when a rain drowned their annual crops: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqZbkoEyeDQ
Anti-Foreigner Protests Spreading Throughout South Africa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_ltcwogi44
6,000 Folks Have Been Killed In The Ukrainian-Russian-American War: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vD1UqHK9gs
How the US Created ISIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU2avVIHde8
The Arkansas Government is Now Your Landlord: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G2Pk2JZP-E
Coca Leaf is Legal in Bolivia, But Not in Peru: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GC1yB8DbEI
The Barren River Drug Task Force and ATF arrest two in Allen County. The Author of this story, nor any of the officers' names have been released to the public yet.
An unnamed 17 year old was arrested for the UK Student's Death, the 3rd person arrested so far: http://www.lex18.com/story/28850875/third-person-arrested-in-connection-to-uk-students-death
A Man Ran into the Back of a Coal Truck in Breathitt County, and Died: http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Man-dead-after-car-rear-ends-coal-truck-in-Breathitt-Co-300708861.html
FM Radio Banned in Norway: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/04/20/401026037/norway-becoming-first-country-to-eliminate-fm-radio
“Whereas the FM system only had space for five national channels, DAB already offers 22, and there is capacity for almost 20 more,” Widvey added.
“One big change is with monthly sanitation fees. City officials recommend raising them from $12 a month to $18, a fifty percent increase. Parrish says its needed to keep up with rising costs. The last rate hike happened fifteen years ago.” http://www.tristatehomepage.com/story/d/story/owensboro-city-commissioners-to-consider-city-budg/26318/J4Q2TOhkEECgGLRcJu3lDw
“One Health is the new name of the medical group, which includes more than 140 physicians and allied health providers across more than 25 specialties. The medical group’s presence spans more than 15 clinics and satellite facilities across 14 counties in Kentucky and Indiana.” http://surfky.com/index.php/news/local/daviess/59730-owensboro-health-announces-medical-group-changing-name-to-one-health
Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament, Owensboro HS Defeats Bowling Green HS: http://usatodayhss.com/2015/boys-sweet-16-owensboro-tops-bowling-green-in-final
Governor Donates a Generous $5 Million to Owensboro Bluegrass Center: http://surfky.com/index.php/news/local/daviess/59576-owensboro-bluegrass-center-gets-5-million-boost-from-governor
It's About Time For An Iranian Vacation: http://pulptastic.com/17-reasons-never-visit-iran/
Remember the 1988 Mineral Rights Amendment, Kentucky? http://ballotpedia.org/Kentucky_Mineral_Rights_Constitutional_Amendment_(1988)
KDP's Ad, Slugfest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7mVpWBaOR4
Irish Potato Famine is despicable; over 1 million died. Pygmy genocide's horrible too: http://listverse.com/2013/05/03/10-atrocious-genocides-in-human-history/
Greatest Governor of Kentucky Ever is... A Topix Poll:http://www.topix.com/forum/city/whitesburg-ky/T7V5EV4G0075GM7I7
“A New York financier who stole millions of dollars from the Kentucky Retirement Systems will serve two to six years in prison. Lawrence E. Penn III, 45, was sentenced Monday in New York State Supreme Court. He had pleaded guilty earlier to grand larceny and falsifying business records. Apart from his prison sentence, Penn must pay $8.3 million in restitution, the court ordered. Penn's friend and co-defendant, Altura St. Michael Ewers, 44, of San Francisco, was sentenced in March to one to three years in prison for his role in the case. Penn managed Camelot Acquisitions: Secondary Opportunities LP, a $120 million private equity fund for which KRS was one of the earliest and biggest investors in 2009, giving it more than $24 million. Penn's Camelot Group paid $780,000 in fees to placement agent Glen Sergeon, also of New York, to win KRS' business, according to state auditors in 2011. Sergeon has since died. That investment turned out to be a costly mistake for KRS, which provides retirement benefits for Kentucky's state and local government employees.” http://www.kentucky.com/2015/04/21/3811783_fanancier-who-stole-millions-from.html?rh=1
Comer's “I Hate Gays” Ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK4reoQz-Ek
Somebody Got Caught for Stealing Bourbon: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/prosecutors-rogue-distillery-workers-indicted-massive-theft-kentucky-30473674 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/21/us-usa-kentucky-bourbon-idUSKBN0NC26S20150421
The County Triumvirate: http://young4ky.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-county-triumvirate.html
Motion 4 Summary Judgment Against Top Democrats Who Say That Primaries Aren't Real Elections! http://young4ky.blogspot.com/2015/04/motion-4-summary-judgment-young-v.html
All Republican candidates for Kentucky Governor agree: Global Warming is a Hoax: http://www.kentucky.com/2015/04/21/3812769_republican-gubernatorial-candidates.html?rh=1
Meanwhile in Realityland, Tesla Scientists want to make a Battery for your Home: http://fox21news.com/2015/04/22/tesla-wants-to-power-your-home-with-a-battery/
The Dollar Store robbed in Knox County: http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/State-Police-searching-for-armed-robbery-suspect-300875511.html
The First Elected President of Egypt, Then Deposed Of, Jailed 4 20 Years: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/foreign/22-Apr-2015/former-egyptian-president-mursi-jailed-for-20-years
An Hourlong GOP Debate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gNv5pYrgNk
Supreme Court says cops can't stop somebody for a longer period to wait for a drug-sniffing dog when the charge is a traffic violation: http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Supreme-Court-Police-Cant-Extend-Traffic-Stop-Awaiting-Drug-Dog-300816261.html
Nader's Letters: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/book-party/wp/2015/04/20/ralph-nader-waits-for-bush-and-obama-to-answer-his-rude-bizarre-letters/
Robert Downy Jr Storms Out of an Interview: http://www.buzzfeed.com/scottybryan/robert-downey-jr-has-walked-out-of-an-interview-with-channel?bffb&utm_term=4ldqpgp#.wjqJNy2R7
Amy Schumer Destroys NFL Rape Culture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=99&v=TM2RUVnTlvs
Frankfort Investor Steals $9 Million from Kentucky Retirement Systems: http://www.kentucky.com/2015/04/21/3811783_fanancier-who-stole-millions-from.html?rh=1
Matt Bevin is a Game Changer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2ikq8mZAEI
A $200 Crime Turned Man Into Felon Living in Squalor; Turned Self In, 90 Years Old: http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/livenews/3105673-8/after-four-decades-as-fugitive-ailing-kentucky-man
Bowling Green Police, As Well as the LMPD, Want to Study Body Cameras Longer: http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/police-want-more-time-to-study-body-cameras/article_25bc521a-f384-57f4-9c2a-abf4c731a65e.html The LMPD took the Body Camera money and put up video cameras everybody after the half-riot by the Waterfront
UofL Students Aim At VF Corporation and Jansport: http://wfpl.org/uofl-students-plan-occupy-campus-building-contract-clothing-company-cut/ http://bangladeshaccord.org/
Rick Pitino's $3.9M salary equals the salary of 362 average Owsley Countians combined #themoreyouknow #kygov #kygub15 #revolutionnow
Me Defending Ashley Judd Against Mitch McConnell's Attacks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WKaRO8sMQU
“It's a sad commentary on our society.... that 5% of the registered Republicans who bother to turn out in the May primaries in Kentucky will likely be choosing the next governor. In a tight 4-way race, that means that 2% or less of Kentucky's GOP voters, roughly 1% of the total Kentucky voters, will be picking our next governor.” ~Frank Harris, on FB
“Right now, in every county in Kentucky, the County Triumvirates are private pocket tyrannical good ole boy's clubs in all 120 counties, minus the city-counties, with the courthouse cliques being front and center of that reign of tyranny.” http://young4ky.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-county-triumvirate.html
Vote on the Greatest Governor of Kentucky: http://www.topix.com/forum/city/whitesburg-ky/T7V5EV4G0075GM7I7
“Commercialization Investment Programs (CIP) provide funding for the Research and Development Program, Rural Innovation Program, and Commercialization Fund, all established in the Kentucky Innovation Act to promote the development of early stage technology companies in Kentucky.
Kentucky Statewide Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) partnerships help to balance the distribution of federal research dollars and use state or local control in the delivery of program goals.
Kentucky Knowledge-Based Economy Annual Reports
The Council reports annually to the Kentucky Innovation Commission, the Governor and the General Assembly on the status of knowledge-based economy programs in Kentucky.
Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF) builds science and engineering capacity and excellence by investing in research, technology development, human resource development, and technological innovation. The KSEF also serves as a science and engineering information resource center in Kentucky.
Research & Development (R&D) Voucher Program allows Kentucky-based companies to seek state funding to develop a unique and competitive product, technology, or process in partnership with a Kentucky postsecondary institution. This program was established by the Kentucky Innovation Act of 2000 to expand knowledge-driven research and development capacity in Kentucky.
Responsive Ph.D. Initiative encourages universities to increase the quality of the doctoral experience for students by promoting interdisciplinary scholarship, encouraging pedagogical training, improving diversity, and applying academic expertise to social challenges.
Kentucky Rural Innovation Program is a $1 million investment fund established by the Kentucky Innovation Act of 2000 that assists small, rural, Kentucky-based firms to undertake research and development.” http://cpe.ky.gov/policies/economic/
April 22-23, 2015. Some folks in Louisville lost their entire home to a housefire. Help them by donating $14,000 so they don't become homeless: http://www.gofundme.com/spfq6w
PS They have 3 kids: ages 7, 9, and 14.
Meanwhile, Germany arrests a 90 year old Nazi prison guard, who just stood and watched as Anne Frank, her family, and everybody else was being put into the ovens. He says he's morally guilty, but not criminally guilty.
By witnessing a crime, and doing and saying nothing about it, aren't you complicit? Unless the person was bigger or there was a reason to fear for your own life... well, they are fk'n murderers, so that's one reason to fear for your life... they're fk'n murderers, and you just witnessed it... so, it's like... are you in, or are you out? Wow... to be able to break out of that weak obedient bitch (ie the pussification of America) mold, and to take the rightful moral stand would take some incredible courage, and a righteous morality, a good genuine, honest man, who has a heart and soul aligned with God himself.
If Rand Paul isn't able to use his Presidential political muster to get the Patriot Act overturned, he might as well quit. He sucks as a Senator... does Obama still send money to Kentucky, even after having shitty dick Senators? How many shitty dick Representatives does Kentucky send up there? Thomas Massie I kind of like, but the Guthries, and the Rogers, and Mitches... all just so gross. 30 years... the only Kentucky dynasty we have is one stupid Alabamian, or is Alabaman? What ever it is, it sure isn't Kentucky... my whole goddamned life has had Alabama Mitch as my Senator... I'm doomed forever, to forever be ruled over by that lowlife piece of shit... fuck. Mitch... if Kentucky is Mitch McConnell, then maybe I'm not Kentucky... I do not look at Mitch McConnell, like all of the Kentucky Republicans and half of Kentucky Democrats do... as myself, like I'm looking in the mirror... wow... really Kentucky? Ol Turtle-face himself is who you most closely identify yourself with... no kidding. I wished I could believe that. I wished I didn't believe it was the TV ads, and him tricking you... and yet, folks will believe the lie, just so they don't have to admit that they were tricked... it's actually why I liked Jack Conway, 8 years ago. He was fake, but I kind of liked that, because I wanted somebody who cared about what I as Joe Q. Public thought, and so when I saw Jack Conway smiling all about and always deflecting questions, and trying to govern the media... how come he doesn't have the media eating out of his hands yet? I remember I got into an argument with an ex-Judge-Executive of Gallatin County about Conway versus Mongiardo, and he was for Mongiardo, and I was for Conway... not because Conway would have been better, but because Conway looked stronger, and because I wanted to attach my wagon to a star, to a winner, and then I can brag that I picked the winning horse...
In my defense of Jack Conway I said something about him looking better than Daniel Mongiardo, and that's why he was going to win, and the ex-Judge-Executive just looked at me all weird like... insinuating that I was homosexual, and liked Conway's looks. Since he was the homophobe... clearly, he secretly, deep down inside, thought dicks were delicious.
Jack isn't particularly attractive. But he does grow out his hair, like a middle road Justin Bieber/Ernie Fletcher kind of hair. He has blue eyes, but yeah... he's not attractive. Not as a man, or for myself. Mongiardo just seemed all skinny and frail and wimpy, and when he used hillbilly phrases, such as when he calls himself a hillbilly, it just seems so out of place... that's not really you... that's a character of the stereotype you have of us, and are adopting... Jack Conway's the same way.
My point being, that ex-Judge-Executive was a homophobic piece of shit, who didn't realize the new and up and coming Conway was going to win. Mongiardo just had a rough election against Mitch McConnell... goddamn, that felt so long ago. Joe Gallanstein was there, at NKU... I think... Blue versus Red debate... Ralph Nader... pro-Obama... or was that UK? That was UK... listservs... idk
I also meant that Conway's 2010 primary campaign... he was more organized, more ready, more determined, more hungry for the position, and he wound up winning. With Conway versus Rand Paul, I feel like I pulled back, away from Conway... I wasn't really for either one of them... I think I voted for Rand... or maybe it was Conway... I don't know. It wasn't memorable for me, evidently. I'm for Rand Paul's libertarianism on personal liberties, his view of Empire, and the War on Drugs, but his view on social spending is wrong. Jack has been only incrementally for social spending... but may turn out to be the worst butcher of them all.
How does the Yum Center make it's money? http://insiderlouisville.com/metro/frankfort-committee-orders-independent-cpa-firm-examine-yum-center-financing/ Is it from those basketball games? To graduations, and other events? Or... are they mobbed up too?
Oklahoma Admits Fracking Causes Their Earthquakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qQgPDtYqTc
Cop Destroys Woman's Camera as She's Recording Them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foM9yca3qq8
David “Betrayus” Petraus, $100,000 fine, 2 years probation: http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/23/politics/david-petraeus-sentencing/
Intense Johnny Depp in “Black Mass” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE3e3hGF2jc
Obama Apologizes for Killing 2 of Al-qaeda's Hostages: http://time.com/3832781/warren-weinstein-giovanni-lo-porto-drone/?xid=gonewsedit&google_editors_picks=true
The Kernel Press Inc. has started a scholarship fund in Krueger’s name. Once $10,000 is raised the Kernel will award an endowed scholarship to a promising Kernel photographer. As of April 23, the GoFundMe site had received donations in excess of $23,000. http://college.usatoday.com/2015/04/22/shooting-death-of-kentucky-student-journalist-leaves-confusion-sadness/
Chris Rock's Thoughts on the relationships between Blacks and Baseball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFFQkQ6Va3A
Pappy Van Winkle and Wild Turkey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RslEgwkBqC4
38 Year Old Murdered For Sagging Pants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9cp4Vj3mEQ
Leonard Lawson Indicted For Corruption: http://www.whas11.com/story/news/local/2014/10/08/15225922/ Lawson was going to sell his land in Letcher County to a brand new prison opening up down there. Weird how Lawson seems to know about these deals before they happen.
Meet Jean-Marie Lawson Spann: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Jean-Marie-Lawson-Spann-endorsed-by-Rita-Dotson--Mayor--City-of-Benton.html?soid=1117617063926&aid=_7aTby7dH6Q
I wonder what relationship Jean-Marie has with Leonard Lawson.
Shayna Hubers, a Covington (CVG) woman, may get the electric chair for murdering her boyfriend: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/24/kentucky-woman-accused-fatally-shooting-boyfriend-during-argument-found-guilty/
“We have added almost 36,000 new jobs over the last 12 months, and Site Selection magazine — a trade publication monitoring economic development — says no state had more major job announcements per capita last year than Kentucky. Few, if any, states can match our export growth. Our manufacturers are on track to break the $30 billion mark in the not-too-distant future, while products stamped “Made in Kentucky” can now be found in nearly 200 countries. Other states trail us as well when it comes to business climate and entrepreneurship. What “right-to-work” supporters neglect to tell Kentuckians is that this step harms more than just unions. A national study cited by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy found that the average worker’s hourly wage in “right to work” states is 3.2 percent lower than in states like Kentucky, and benefits are lower as well. If those backing “right to work” would put even half of their energy into pursuing policies businesses really want and need — such as investing more in education, workforce development and infrastructure — I am convinced the gains I mentioned would be even greater. If they are not going work for true job growth in our state, though, then they at least need to stop promoting a tired and discredited idea. The verdict is in: “Right to work” is wrong for Kentucky. Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, is Kentucky’s House Speaker.” http://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/contributors/2015/04/23/right-work-wrong-kentucky/26234407/
A Topix Poll for 2015 State Attorney General in Cynthiana (Harrison County): http://www.topix.com/forum/city/cynthiana-ky/T8KFE7ICNH9AGKIVI
2015 State Attorney General Topix Poll, Cynthiana, Ky: http://www.topix.com/forum/city/cynthiana-ky/T8KFE7ICNH9AGKIVI
Luther, Obama's Anger Translator, skewers Global Warming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=21&v=G6NfRMv-4OY
Good Morning Robertson County! https://youtu.be/P1rjLi6-o20
Good Morning Metcalfe County! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDven4RiJO8
Why Are Americans in Ukraine? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy-D6xqXyH0
Nepal Earthquakes Kills Over 1,000. Kentucky... Ban Fracking Now, Unless You Don't Care about others, or yourself. New Madrid Faultline is on the Ohio River: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i0pMdVs4wI If we're not careful, we could break off the entire American eastern seaboard into the Atlantic Ocean.
“We can’t know why the lily has so brief a time to bloom in the warmth of sunlight’s kiss upon its face before it folds into its fragrance and bids the world good night to rest its beauty in a gentler place. But we can know that nothing that is loved is ever lost and no one who has touched a heart can really pass away because some beauty lingers on in each memory of which they’ve been a part.” ~Ellen Brenneman, poet
To Return Tos:
Kentucky Innovation Wins An Award: http://www.kyforward.com/our-business/2015/04/15/kentucky-innovation-network-wins-national-award-for-small-business-support-innovation/
Rules of Court: http://static1.squarespace.com/static/509964e2e4b0f629c2b064c5/t/522a115be4b0e533684fb9ea/1378488667586/130906+Local+Rules%2C+Franklin+Circuit++FINAL%2C+2.9.12.pdf
Judicial Directory: http://courts.ky.gov/Pages/JudicialDirectories.aspx
Entrepreneurship Fundings: https://www.thinkkentucky.com/Entrepreneurship/Funding.aspx
Law Enforcement Salary: http://www.lawenforcementedu.net/kentucky/kentucky-salary/
Executive Budget: http://opendoor.ky.gov/transparency/Pages/executivebudget.aspx
Kentucky Employees: http://kentucky-employees.findthedata.com/
Hey... I was on KET! http://www.ket.org/episode/KKYTO%20002220/
*Attorney General Jack Conway, and his wife, Elizabeth, reported a trustee position in Conway Insurance Trust and Conway Irrevocable Family Trust, and a partnership in BCRS Partners, a real estate development company in Louisville. They reported ownership interests in the following: Kinder Morgan Energy, Breitburn Energy Partners, Vanguard Natural Resources, EV Energy Partners, Energy Transfer Partners, Access Midstream Partners; Nustar Energy, Crestwood Midstream Partners and Calumet Specialty Products. Other sources of income were IRA funds; American Funds Group; a 401(k); Sellersburg-SSK; and interest in racehorses Stately Victor and Morgan's Guerilla, both now retired. The couple listed property ownership in their Louisville home, property near Nolin Lake in Leitchfield, undeveloped lots through BCRS Partners at Preston Crossings in Louisville, and Shorewood condos in Hilton Head Island, S.C. They owed more than $10,000 to Hilliard Lyons in Louisville.
*Treasurer Todd Hollenbach and his wife, Rosemarie, disclosed ownership in Hollenbach Group LLC, Pinnacle Partners LLC and Blankenbaker Partner I LLC, plus various securities at T.D. Ameritrade and Scottrade. They own a home in Louisville and owe more than $10,000 to T.D. Ameritrade and Scottrade.
*Auditor Adam Edelen: Edelen and his wife, Melissa, reported income from dividends from a Fidelity Investment account. They also listed property in Lexington and Paris. Creditors were Traditional Bank, Mount Sterling; Community Trust Bank, Pikeville; and First State Bank, Barbourville, W.Va.
*Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and her husband, Andrew, reported outside income from two Lexington businesses — Glenncase LLC and Newman Holdings LLC — and one in Vail, Colo., 18 Ptarmigan, involving townhomes. http://www.kentucky.com/2015/04/26/3820907_kentucky-governor-other-state.html?rh=1
But Kentucky Circuit Court Judge James Ishmael overturned the Commission’s ruling, arguing that it impeded HOO’s freedoms of speech and religion. In terms of speech, Ishmael reasoned that the decision not to print was not because of the sexual orientation of GLSO or its members, but because the Pride Festival advocates “sexual activity outside of a marriage between one man and one woman.” In other words, that message, though inherent to the identity of gay, lesbian, and bisexual people, overrides the right of those people to be protected from discrimination. Moreover, Ishmael ruled that the Commission’s ruling violates HOO’s protections under Kentucky’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA),passed in 2013. The law, a simpler version of the more controversial bills introduced recently in Indiana, Arkansas, and other states, states that“government shall not substantially burden a person’s freedom of religion” except under limited circumstances. As... http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2015/04/27/3651590/kentucky-religious-freedom-t-shirt-discrimination/
“10 percent earned-income tax credit would apply to families with household incomes up to $100,000. Comer, the state's agriculture commissioner, said the credit would allow families to keep more of their income. For some families, the proposal would reduce their tax liability by thousands of dollars, he said. The credit also would apply to couples without children, though their tax liability would be reduced by much less than couples with children. Comer, who is immersed in a tough, four-way fight for the GOP gubernatorial nod, said his proposal would cost the state about $86 million a year. He said he would help pay it by eliminating tax credits aimed at special interests. "We need to quit investing in pet projects and invest in Kentucky's middle class," Comer said. He cited tax credits to reward film production in Kentucky as one of the credits he would proposing eliminating.”
http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/a4b564946f97465db6afcb755940dafa/KY--GOP-Governor “During a fly-around of Kentucky on Monday, Comer also proposed a tax break for first-time small business owners. His plan would be to eliminate the limited liability entity tax for the first three years for any first-time small business owner in the state. Meanwhile, Comer said he would reduce the size of state government by 15 percent if elected governor. He said he would consider privatizing some government services, including marketing, information technology and certain accounting duties.”
Kentucky Republicans Really Really Hate Gays: http://wkms.org/post/gop-gubernatorial-candidates-attack-jack-conway-not-defending-gay-marriage-ban
Here's a study that says the biggest homosexuals are the homophobes: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-big-questions/201106/homophobic-men-most-aroused-gay-male-porn It's a 1996 American Psychology Association study.
“Bluegrass Action Fund, backed by the billionaire Koch brothers, will emerge for Hal Heiner, a former member of the Louisville Metro Council and one-time mayoral candidate, while Kentuckians for Growth, Opportunity and Prosperity, which is backing Agriculture Commissioner James Comer in his gubernatorial bid, has bought some $22,000 in radio advertising Bowling Green, Somerset, Owensboro and Evansville, Ind.” http://mycn2.com/politics/attorney-general-jack-conway-shuts-down-political-action-committee-as-outside-spenders-eye-governor-s-race
“Mike Hogg was stabbed to death on the streets of Whitesburg just hours into 2014. But on Tuesday, we learned when one of the men charged with killing him will go on trial. When Patrick Smith appeared in Letcher County Circuit Court on Tuesday, the courtroom was filled with buttons that read "In Memory of Mike". Hogg's sister Ashley Cook tells WYMT her family plans to be in court until they get justice for her brother.” http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Trial-date-set-for-man-charged-in-Letcher-Co-murder-301596631.html
“A Jackson County woman, Kayla Nunn, thought her hair and tattoos were enough to cover her butt. Barbourville Police thought otherwise. Nunn had to serve 10 days in jail”: http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Woman-visits-Barbourville-restaurant-naked-charged-with-indecent-exposure-301505091.html
KSP Steals Homeowner's Indoor Cannabis Operation in Hart County: http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/Marijuana-Bust-in-Hart-County-301734771.html
Geraldo Almost Gets into Another Fight: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/29/1381267/-Watch-a-Baltimore-protester-hand-Geraldo-Rivera-and-the-media-his-ass?detail=facebook_sf
Great Moments in Peaceful Protests: https://thenib.com/great-moments-in-peaceful-protest-history-44bdadb44cf
Matt Bevin says that Hal Heiner Disqualifies Himself From Being Governor: http://www.mattbevin.com/news/2015/4/29/hal-heiner-has-disqualified-himself-from-being-the-governor-of-kentucky
When Matt Bevin quoted Mark Twain, I figured that disqualified him from being Kentucky's Governor.
It's not Athens... it's A-thens (with a long A sound). And Versallz. And Mad-rid. And Lulvul. Named after King Lulvul the 16th.
2 outta 5 yall can't read. [source: Paul Patton 1999 Task Force on Literacy in Kentucky]
“We don't reads no books around chere.”
A Perry County doctor is getting fucked by the War on Drugs for some reason: http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Indictment-filed-against-Perry-County-doctor-301748581.html
But they could be on two or three different types of drugs," Sgt. White said. His beliefs are verified with blood tests. http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/WKYT-Investigates--Williamsburg-police-say-drug-DUI-arrests-skyrocket-301471131.html
Boyd County Police: http://www.kentucky.com/2015/04/27/3822146_law-enforcement-agencies-work.html?rh=1
1983 “Compared with the athletic prowess of an O. J. Simpson, the social savoir faire of a Perle Mesta, the economic adroitness of a J. Paul Getty or the survival skills of a Robinson Crusoe, we are all retarded.” http://www.acl.gov/Programs/AIDD/Programs/PCPID/resources/docs/mr_1983_final.pdf
“Our own secret hunger to be loved is the not-beautiful. Our sense of soul-separateness is homely, our psychological warts, inadequacies, misunderstandings are the not-beautiful. To untangle Skeleton Woman means that one finds heartening rather than fear in the darkness. To love, we touch the not-so-lovely bony woman, bringing her back to order, letting her live again.”
“Make like horse shit and hit the trail.”
“Clarissa Pinkola Estes wrote a beautiful story titled ‘Skeleton Woman’ in her book, ‘Women Who Run with the Wolves.’ Skeleton woman depicts how men in general are mostly lonely and live like a bear in a cave until they admit their deepest wounds and admit their own life/death cycle. Man, when he puts out his line to catch a woman/mermaid, does not realize the strength, power and reality of the life/death/life cycle that she represents. In his false search for constant pleasure, rather then facing his wound, he tosses his treasure back to sea attempting to forfeit facing his ultimate loss. Their hearts joined is actually both his key and gateway to eternal life, if he is willing to move past his fears. These are excerpts from her story. In short, I invite all brave men to hang on to their Skeleton Woman….as It would make this world a much more loving home...”
… this Latin phrase has its roots in ancient Rome and means, “Remember that you must die.” During victory celebrations a servant had the task of whispering into the triumphant general’s ear, memento mori, so as to remind him that he remained but a mere man, and that conquest did not entail immortality.
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage”
“I wondered why somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized, I am somebody.” — Unknown
Kentucky is very racist in their google searches. Kentuckians are always typing “nigger” in their google searches. I wonder why: http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/INTERACTIVE--Google-searches-and-where-Ky-ranks-in-racism-study-301898141.html
Keep'n It Real in Health Class: http://www.kdge.com/onair/jessie-976/girl-knows-how-to-keep-it-13548094/
Here's a recent article about Obama declaring Kentucky a disaster area so Kentucky can get some FEMA funds, and other monies, as he's done twice in the past (for Ice Storms in 2009, and Tornadoes in 2012): http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/President-Obama-Signs-Kentucky-Disaster-Declaration-302037101.html
*Get Rid of Leslie County by Executive Order, or...
*Ban Leslie County citizens from voting, or...
*Fine anybody $1,000 who doesn't vote (← this one!)
Tesla just came out with a $3,000 Powerwall Electricity maker thingy: http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/30/tesla-powerwall-home-battery
“A press release is needed to announce the coming of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth from God's most humble servant who will restore Law and Order, separate the Good from the Bad, and protect the normal from the mad. Thanks be to GOD for Young Masters.” ~Ellis Keyes
Marijuana isn't a gateway drug; it's an end drug. http://mic.com/articles/116817/if-anyone-tells-you-marijuana-is-a-gateway-drug-show-them-this