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  • 16 Members of Congress Funneled Millions to Their Relatives, Employers, Study Finds

    02/13/2012 5:53:49 PM PST · by STARWISE · 70 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2-13-12 | Wynton Hall
    n his New York Times bestselling book, Throw Them All Out, Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer revealed how members of Congress enrich themselves and their relatives using earmarks and insider information. Now, the Washington Post, following in Schweizer’s footsteps, has conducted a study that found 16 members of Congress have used their power of the purse to benefit companies, colleges, and community groups tied to their relatives. *snip* Among those cited in the Washington Post report were the following (below):
  • Cops Bust Naked Burglar Covered In Chocolate, Peanut Butter ('Toothman' faces multiple charges)

    02/03/2012 12:45:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    FEBRUARY 3--A naked burglar covered in chocolate and peanut butter was arrested early Tuesday after workers found him inside a Kentucky supermarket. Andrew Toothman, 22, was collared by State Police troopers who responded to a 911 call from the Food World IGA market in the city of Neon (pop. 770). Pictured in the above mug shot, Toothman was charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and indecent exposure. A court citation filed yesterday notes that Toothman--who was only wearing a pair of black boots--had “peanut butter and chocolate smeared all over person.”
  • Committee To Consider Reflective Tape On Buggies

    01/25/2012 5:43:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies · 3+ views
    FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Senate Transportation Committee will consider a bill on Wednesday that would allow slow-moving vehicles without motors to use reflective tape for safety purposes rather than the slow-moving vehicle signs. The bill by Sen. Ken Winters, a Murray Republican, and other senators, would also provide an alternative lighting system. The committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. On Tuesday, two state representatives, Johnny Bell, a Glasgow Democrat, and Ron Crimm, a Louisville Republican, spoke in favor of a similar measure in the House Transportation Committee. Crimm also has a bill that would allow use of lanterns on the...
  • Kentucky Horse-Sense

    01/04/2012 4:44:24 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 4, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Guy walks into a Lexington, KY watering-hole and bar and orders up a brew...While sitting at the bar watching the TV, one of Obama's typical BS political ads came on. Once over, he suddenly jumps up on the barstool and yells at the top of his lungs to the entire room "Obama is a horse's %$&*#!" The bartender gives him a real nasty look, promptly reaches under the bar and breaks-out an oak club about 18 inches long, then slams the poor guy in the face, knocking him off his stool and flying to floor. After a minute or two, the guy picks himself...
  • Mark Levin Threatens To Campaign Against Rand Paul If Ron Paul Runs Third Party (AUDIO)

    01/02/2012 3:57:01 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 100 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 2, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Mark Levin, who was on vacation, came back with a fierce threat today. Levin promises he will do "everything in his power" to defeat Sen. Rand Paul if his father runs as a third-party candidate. "If Ron Paul decides that he is going to go third-party, which is detrimental to this nation, and pulls a million votes, which is relatively insignificant in the big scheme of things, I will do everything in my power to defeat his son in Kentucky. I will do everything in my power to defeat his son Rand Paul in Kentucky," Mark Levin said on his...
  • Rand Paul Calls Rick Santorum A War-Mongering Moderate

    01/02/2012 5:09:29 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 62 replies
    TPM ^ | Jan. 2, 2012 | Evan McMorris-Santoro-
    DES MOINES, IOWA — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is in town today to be a walking Daisy ad on behalf of his father, Ron. His main target: the surging Rick Santorum. On Iowa talk radio this morning, Rand took after Santorum with a line of attack reminiscent of that infamous Lyndon Johnson dig at Barry Goldwater. In short, Rand asked, is Santorum the kind of guy you want with his finger on the button? The line came in response to a question about Ron Paul’s foreign policy, which has given many in the pro-Israel right pause. They worry that Paul...
  • TRENDING: Ron Paul: Santorum is 'very liberal'

    01/02/2012 1:14:10 PM PST · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 99 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 2nd, 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) - Ron Paul dinged rival Rick Santorum Monday for being a "very liberal" candidate, saying the former Pennsylvania senator and staunch social conservative voted for too much spending during his time in Congress. Speaking to CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash before a campaign event with his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, the White House hopeful said his rival had taken positions counter to true conservative ideas. I mean, have you looked at his record? Go look at his record," Paul said. He continued: "He spends too much money. He wasn't leading the charge to slash the budgets and...
  • U.S. Army Specialist from Longview Killed in Afghanistan

    12/23/2011 9:57:04 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 27 replies
    The Daily News Online ^ | December 22, 2011 | Erik Olsen and Marqise Allen
    A female Mark Morris High School graduate was shot and killed Wednesday in a guard tower in Afghanistan, according to the soldier's stepmother. U.S. Army Specialist Mikayla Anne Bragg is Cowlitz County's first casualty in a combat zone since the Vietnam War, according to Daily News archives. Bragg, 21, was scheduled to leave Afghanistan around Christmas and return to the United States on Jan. 6, stepmother Amber Bragg of Longview said Thursday. Bragg enlisted right after she graduated high school in 2008, Amber Bragg said. According to her Facebook page, Bragg's primary duties were as a motor transport operator for...
  • Chandler regrets signing Norquist's tax pledge; says tax cuts crucial for workers, not rich

    12/22/2011 11:25:53 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Pure Politics ^ | 11/21/2011 | Ryan Alessi
    Seven of Kentucky’s eight members of the congressional delegation signed the Americans for Tax Reform “no tax” pledge that they have found they now can’t get out of. U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler of Versailles, the only Democrat in that group to sign, now says signing that pledge that is monitored by Grover Norquist was one of the biggest mistakes of his congressional career. “I’m sorry I did that, too,” Chandler said just before the 6:00 of the interview video. “I thought I was doing it for one session. And he made a determination that you do it forever. And I...
  • Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky...

    12/19/2011 1:23:46 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies - Louisville - Press Release ^ | December 16, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky Defendant Participated in Numerous Efforts to Kill U.S. Troops in Iraq with IEDs U.S. Department of Justice December 16, 2011 Office of Public Affairs BOWLING GREEN, KY—Iraqi citizen Waad Ramadan Alwan pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges today in U.S. District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, announced Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky; and Elizabeth A. Fries, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Louisville Division. Alwan,...
  • Student Accused Of Threatening School Via Facebook (KY)

    12/18/2011 4:26:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | 12/18/2011 | Drew Douglas/WLKY
    BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY, Ky. -- Kentucky State Police said a 16-year-old student is facing charges, accused of using Facebook to threaten a high school. Police wouldn't release the messages, but said they had lyrics from the band Insane Clown Posse and referenced using weapons at Breckinridge County High School. A Breckinridge County student said it was a little scary Friday at school as news went around about the Facebook posts. School district officials said police were on campus all day as a precaution. "It makes you nervous, nervous for your child and everything," said concerned parent Merrilee Lucas. Police said that...
  • Dem (aka 'bipartisan') Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, Obama

    12/16/2011 9:20:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Dem Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, ObamaBy Alexander Bolton - 12/16/11 04:08 PM ET Republicans want to jam Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on the Keystone oil sands pipeline and the Democratic leader will have a tough time resisting, given support within his caucus for the project. GOP leaders have made clear to Reid that they will not approve an extension of the payroll tax holiday unless it includes language to speed up construction of the pipeline. Senate Republicans estimate as many as 14 Senate Democrats support the project. Labor unions have also voiced strong backing, complicating...
  • Wandering cows cause collisions on W. Ky. Parkway

    12/11/2011 10:17:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Henderson Gleaner (Evansville Courier and Press) ^ | December 10, 2011 | Gleaner staff
    Transportation officials closed a section of Interstate 69/Western Kentucky Parkway for hours Saturday after a group of cows obstructed the roadway causing several collisions in Caldwell County. Spokesman Keith Todd for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said he was first alerted of the situation around 3:45 a.m. and that there were “an undetermined number of cows loose along Interstate 69.” By 7 a.m., some of the cattle had been rounded up but officials decided to close the Interstate between Exit 12 and Exit 24 near Princeton. Todd said only one motorist had been taken to Methodist Hospital for minor injuries after...
  • Police ID Suspect in Deadly Shooting Near Occupy Oakland (arrested in Lexington, Kentucky)

    12/03/2011 12:37:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NBC SanDiego ^ | 12/03/11
    Police ID Suspect in Deadly Shooting Near Occupy OaklandAn Oakland resident was arrested by police in Lexington, Ky. Saturday, Dec 3, 2011 | Updated 7:23 AM PST A man suspected of fatally shooting a man near the former Occupy Oakland encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza was arrested in Kentucky on Sunday, police said. Oakland resident Norris Terrell was arrested by police in Lexington, Ky. on suspicion of fatally shooting 25 year-old Kayode Foster on Nov. 10. According to police, Terrell was charged Thursday with one count of murder and shooting into an inhabited dwelling. Three other suspects have also been...
  • Teen Charged With Murder In Stepbrother's Slaying

    11/17/2011 5:43:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies ^ | 11/17/2011 | Drew Douglas/WLKY
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A 15-year-old boy has been indicted on murder charges in connection with his 14-year-old stepbrother's death. Joshua Young was indicted as an adult on murder and tampering with physical evidence charges Thursday. An arrest report that was released Thursday said Young beat Trey Zwicker to death and then disposed of the weapon and his stepbrother's clothes. "He made an adult decision that day," said Terry Zwicker, Trey's father. Terry Zwicker said Young deserves to be tried as an adult for the alleged murder. In the early morning of May 11, 2011, a group of Liberty High School...
  • Ohio Results Show Voters Say Focus on Jobs, Not Partisan Attacks

    11/09/2011 3:22:25 PM PST · by mdittmar · 27 replies · 2+ views
    AFL-CIO ^ | Nov 9, 2011 | Mike Hall
    Cincinnati Fire Fighters (IAFF) member Doug Stern says yesterday’s overwhelming rejection of Gov. John Kasich’s (R) attempt to eliminate collective bargaining rights of workers like firefighters, nurses, teachers, bridge inspectors and others shows: [T]he citizens of Ohio spoke and they made it loud and clear that the focus of government should be on creating sustainable middle class jobs, rather than  pushing a partisan political agenda. Stern, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Louise Foresman, a member of Working America from Cleveland, took part in a telephone press conference this afternoon about the stunning victory for working families that sent Issue 2 down to...
  • Ashamed of my fellow Kentuckians (Vanity)

    11/09/2011 7:54:02 AM PST · by Serpent1 · 19 replies
    11/09/11 | Serpent1
    For the first time in my life I must admit that I am ashamed of my state and my fellow Kentuckians. Yesterday was election day for the following offices: Governor, Auditor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, and Agriculture Commissioner. The Dimocrats nearly made a clean sweep with the small exception of Agriculture Commissioner. Needless to say, my spirits are pretty low right now. I can only hope this is not a trend towards the 2012 election. And with Ohio voting to let the Unions keep their omnipotent power then I must say I am indeed getting worried about the...
  • Republican Senate leader dons flak jacket after friendly fire on spending (GOP HOPELESS)

    11/06/2011 3:20:06 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 6,2011 | Alexander Bolton
    The debate over spending among Republicans in Congress has become so intense that one Senate Republican leader has started wearing a flak jacket to meetings. The arguments have gotten so pointed that Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) wore a flak jacket to a Republican lunch meeting a few weeks ago. He said he would don the protective gear after Rep. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), an outspoken conservative, blasted him in a meeting for arguing that Congress had already made substantial reductions in discretionary spending. Coburn objected heatedly. He argued that slowing the rate of discretionary spending growth is not...
  • Palin endorses KY GOP candidate for Attorney General

    11/04/2011 10:42:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WAVE-TV ^ | November 4, 2011 | Ashley Brauer
    MADISONVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is weighing in on a Kentucky race. The former Republican Alaska Governor endorsed Todd P'Pool for Kentucky Attorney General Friday. "I am extremely honored to announce the endorsement and support of one of America's great conservative voices and Constitutional conservatives, Gov. Sarah Palin," said P'Pool. "Her endorsement brings a level of energy and excitement to our race that is nearly impossible to match." In a release, P'Pool also said that Palin's record of not "going along to get along" would be a trait he will seek to emulate. "Governor Palin...
  • Court Upholds 'Almighty God' Reference In Law

    10/28/2011 9:05:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A state appeals court has ruled that Kentucky may continue to give official credit for its homeland security to Almighty God. Kentucky’s law establishing the state Office of Homeland Security requires its executive director to publicize a “dependence on Almighty God” in training and educational materials and through a plaque at the entrance to its emergency operations center. By a 2-1 vote Thursday, the Kentucky Court of Appeals overturned Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate’s ruling in 2009 the phrase violates the U.S. and Kentucky constitutions of state-established religion. The law requires the Homeland Security director to post...