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  • Confusion in the US Senate: They passed Rand Paul's Bill to stop checks to dead people!

    07/01/2020 4:51:32 PM PDT · by RandFan · 22 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 1st | Rachel Bovard
    Sen. Rand Paul just passed a Bill in the US Senate by Unanimous Consent to stop stimulus checks going to dead people. Several senators such as Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) expressed confusion as to whether the Bill had passed and apparently after several inquiries the chair confirmed that it had indeed passed. Click excerpt link for Video! >>>
  • VIDEO: Rand Paul is FED UP with the War in Afghanistan

    07/01/2020 4:20:05 PM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 1st | Rand Paul
    Sen.Rand Paul introduces a Bill to end America's longest War and makes a speech to the US Senate. THe Bill was voted down 60-33 (The Uniparty strikes again...) Click Excerpt Link for Video: >>>
  • VIDEO: Rand Paul on FOx News With Neil Cavuto

    07/01/2020 5:11:00 AM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 1 | Fox News
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Republican member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, joins Neil Cavuto with insight on 'Your World.' Click Excerpt link for Video:
  • Kentucky 2020 June 23 Primary Election Results

    06/30/2020 8:48:37 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    WLKY-TV ^ | 06/30/2020
    President: Republican: Donald Trump (371,718) 86.65%, Uncommitted (57,283) 13.35% Democrat: Joe Biden (365,284) 67.91%, Bernie Sanders (65,055) 12.09%, Uncommitted (58,364) 10.85% - rest of the field split in the single digits - click link for all totals ---------------------------------------------- U.S. Senate: Republican: Mitch McConnell (342,967) 82.79%, rest went to 6 other opponents in single digits Democrat: Amy McGrath (247,037) 45.41%, Charles Booker (231,888) 42.62% - rest split among other candidates in single digits -------------------------------------------------- U.S. House District 4: Republican: Thomas Massie (68,590) 81% Todd McMurty (16,091) 19% -------------------------------------------------- Special Election State Senate: Karen Berg (DEM) 57% Bill Ferko (REP) 43% DEM...
  • Rand Paul urges Fauci to provide 'more optimism' on coronavirus

    06/30/2020 8:07:32 PM PDT · by RandFan · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30th | BY JUSTIN WISE
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday criticized Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, over his cautious assessments on the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that he should be providing "more optimism" to the American public. "We just need more optimism. There is good news out there, and we’re not getting it," Paul said as Fauci, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Paul, who has voiced issues with plans to close schools and businesses in the past, argued that the U.S. response to a pandemic should not...
  • Mitch McConnell Flouts Trump, Again Says Russia Should Not Be Allowed in G7

    06/30/2020 4:10:15 PM PDT · by rintintin · 59 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 30 2020 | JEFFERY MARTIN
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flatly rejected on Tuesday the idea of Russia rejoining the Group of Seven (G7). President Donald Trump has suggested allowing Russia to be readmitted to the group of world leaders after it was ousted in 2014 after the annexation of Crimea.
  • COVID-19 will turn the state pension problem into a fiscal crisis

    06/30/2020 12:58:19 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 16 Jun 20 | Raymond Scheppach
    You may be wondering why, over the last few months, the state pension problem – normally not a subject of widespread discussion – has been in the news. In fact, you may be wondering just what the state pension problem is. The problem – and it’s a big one – is that many of the public employee pension plans run by states don’t have enough money in them to make upcoming pension payments to retired state workers. The first time the subject came up recently was toward the end of February. That’s when teachers in Kentucky called a sick-out...
  • Beyoncé’s mom Tina Lawson says Kentucky’s AG engaging in ‘coonery’

    06/30/2020 10:46:28 AM PDT · by Bratch · 32 replies
    RollingOut ^ | June 30, 2020 | Terry Shropshire
    Tina Lawson expressed indignation that Kentucky’s attorney general paused the highly scrutinized investigation into Breonna Taylor’s killing to get engaged. Lawson’s scorching Instagram post comes two weeks after daughter Beyoncé expressed exasperation in an open letter to Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron. Both are anguished that it has taken months to decide whether to charge the three Louisville police officers who killed Taylor while she slept in her bed at 1 a.m. Lawson is especially vexed that the 34-year-old attorney general is not working around the clock to expedite the conclusion of this monumental inquest.
  • Rand Paul rips Fauci’s coronavirus response, says schools should be reopened

    06/30/2020 10:30:39 AM PDT · by RandFan · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 30th | Bob Fredericks
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday ripped into Dr. Anthony Fauci and what he called government “central planners” during a hearing on COVID-19 response, asserting that Americans should not be “sheep” — and that US schools should reopen. “It is a fatal conceit to believe any one person or small group of people has the knowledge necessary to direct an economy or dictate public health behavior. I think government experts need to show caution in their prognostications,” Paul, a Republican and libertarian, told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing featuring the Trump administration’s top coronavirus experts. “It’s...
  • Kentucky police union president decries 'insane' order given to LMPD officers before Jefferson Square shooting

    06/29/2020 7:15:47 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 17 replies ^ | June , | Staff
    "They were asked — or told with the threat of suspension if they didn't do it — to go in the park area without protective gear, especially their ballistic helmets ... which is an insane request ... considering circumstances they've been facing the last month," Kentucky FOP President Berl Perdue said. Perdue said officers had already removed several individuals with long guns from elevated positions Saturday night before the shooting in Jefferson Square. He said Louisville officers may file a grievance over the order regarding protective gear. LMPD responded, saying in part that the department decided to have officers go...
  • Louisville mayor issues apology after protesters' belongings damaged during removal from Jefferson Square Park

    06/29/2020 7:59:07 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 28 replies
    WHAS-11 ^ | 6/28/2020 | CJ Daniels
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mayor Greg Fischer is issuing an apology, after protesters were left scrambling to salvage belongings removed from Jefferson Square Park overnight Saturday. Those participating in peaceful protests in downtown Louisville arrived at Metro Solid Waste Management’s Meriwether Avenue site to find audio equipment, cell phones, tents, coolers, first aid kits and other valuable items severely damaged. The mayor addressed the incident on Twitter after seeing photos and videos of people picking up what was left of their belongings. “The treatment of their personal property was not acceptable and not our intent. I apologize for the miscommunication between...
  • 10,800 Assault Weapons Parts Seized by CBP in Louisville

    06/29/2020 5:05:09 AM PDT · by ptsal · 25 replies
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection ^ | 26 June 2020 | U.S. Government
    LOUISVILLE, Ky—At the Express Consignment Operations hubs in Louisville U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a shipment from China that contained over 10,000 Assault Weapons parts being smuggled into the country.
  • Suspect in custody after man shot dead during Breonna Taylor protest in Kentucky (Steven Nelson Lopez)

    06/28/2020 8:27:47 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | 06 28 2020 | Staff
    The suspect arrested in the shooting death of a man during a Louisville protest over the police killing of Breonna Taylor had taken part in demonstrations but was disruptive and had been asked by other protesters to leave, authorities and protesters said Sunday. The man, identified by an arrest citation as Steven Nelson Lopez, was hospitalized and being interviewed by homicide investigators about the shooting that happened late Saturday, interim Louisville Police Chief Robert Schroeder said at a news conference. Lopez was wounded in the leg by gunfire from bystanders at the park who were defending themselves, the arrest citation...
  • Louisville police officers walk out on mayor as form of protest, claiming disrespect

    06/04/2020 12:06:26 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 04 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    Dozens of police officers in Louisville, Ky. reportedly walked out on the city's Democratic mayor, Greg Fischer, as a form of protest, as the Fraternal Order of Police president explained that the officers felt “disrespected” as they struggle to keep the peace after more than a week of fiery protests. Video obtained by the Courier-Journal shows Fischer standing in the middle of the room at a roll call before the start of a 12-hour shift, as streams of Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers and detectives silently file out. FOP President Ryan Nichols, who was not present, said the move...
  • An 'unprecedented' number of people have already voted (Oldham County, KY)

    06/28/2020 1:15:22 PM PDT · by bort · 16 replies
    The Oldham Era ^ | June 18, 2020 | Andrew Henderson
    "Nearly 40 percent of registered voters in Oldham County have already cast a ballot . . ."
  • Man is shot dead at Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville after gunman fires on demonstrators in Jefferson Square Park in the city - sparking panic among protesters

    06/28/2020 6:45:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 28, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    A man has been shot dead at a Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville after a white man opened fire on peaceful demonstrators in a crowded park, according to local police. At least two people were shot - one fatally - in the incident at Jefferson Square Park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, at around 9 p.m. Saturday. Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies performed life-saving measures on an unidentified male victim but he died at the scene.
  • Thomas Massie on D.C. statehood: 'This bill is a farcical exercise in legislative virtue signaling'

    06/27/2020 8:28:59 PM PDT · by RandFan · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 27 | Rep. Thomas Massie
    Rep. Thomas Massie makes remarks to Congress regarding the D.C. statehood Bill.. 'This is crazy!'Click excerpt link for Video!
  • LMPD searching for 2 people accused of assault outside O'Shea's

    06/27/2020 6:41:30 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 8 replies ^ | June 27, 2020 | Staff
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville police said two men assaulted people outside O'Shea's, leaving one of the victims unable to communicate. Louisville Metro Police Department is asking the public's help in identifying the suspects. The assault took place around 3 a.m. Friday on Baxter Avenue. LMPD posted a video of the assault on its Facebook page. Warning: The video has graphic content. One of the victims is in the intensive care unit and is unavailable to communicate, according to a news release. All three victims required medical treatment. Police said they believe one of the suspects, who wears white hat...
  • Dem Rep Ellison: ‘Muslims Who Support Trump Is Like Chickens for Colonel Sanders’ (Fatwa issued?)

    05/29/2016 10:22:48 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 33 replies ^ | 24 May 2016 | PAM KEY
    Tuesday at an event at the National Press Club, the first Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) took aim at Muslims who support presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, likening them to “chickens for Colonel Sanders” of Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food restaurant fame.
  • Planned Parenthood head: Women for Cruz like chickens for Col. Sanders

    04/18/2016 3:49:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/18/16 | Ariel Cohen
    Hillary Clinton's female surrogates attacked the GOP's record on women's issues Monday ahead of the New York primary, as the Democratic front-runner seeks to turn out women voters. "A woman voting for Ted Cruz is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders," Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said at the midtown Manhattan rally as she introduced the Democratic front-runner. In a fundraising email last week, Richards described Cruz as Planned Parenthood's "biggest threat" this election cycle, as the pro-life Texas senator wants to defund the organization. Planned Parenthood endorsed Clinton in January, marking their first-ever presidential primary endorsement. Along with...