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  • Cory Booker Stunner: 17-Year Olds Too Immature to Be Held Accountable for Actions

    09/19/2018 4:41:54 PM PDT · by Twotone · 32 replies
    American Specator ^ | September 19, 2018 | Jeffrey Lord
    New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has a very interesting view of Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged actions. You might even call this a “Spartacus” moment for the Senator, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. As the world knows, Judge Kavanaugh, 17 years old at the time, is being accused of assaulting a 15-year-old Christine Blasey (now Ford) when both were in high school. Blasey did not report the incident to authorities or apparently anyone else at the time. Thus, no charges were filed much less was Kavanaugh prosecuted. Again, if the charges are true — and there is zero evidence that...
  • Ky. trooper dragged by vehicle fatally shoots suspect

    09/18/2018 12:52:35 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Police One ^ | Sept 17, 2018
    Ky. trooper dragged by vehicle fatally shoots suspect Police say suspect fled and dragged the trooper until he was able to free himsel HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky State Police say a trooper investigating a suspicious vehicle fatally shot the operator after a pursuit. Police said in a statement that the trooper was asked to assist Christian County Sheriff's deputies called early Monday to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle whose operator was slumped over the steering wheel. The statement says when officers arrived they determined the vehicle had been stolen from Akron, Ohio, and the operator was uncooperative. Police say...
  • Ky. deputy sustained 'life-changing' injuries in rest stop shooting

    09/18/2018 12:47:04 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Police One ^ | Sept 17, 2018 | Mike Stunson
    Sheriff: Ky. deputy sustained 'life-changing' injuries in rest stop shooting Officer Jamie Morales' legs are "mostly paralyzed," according to Sheriff Tony Hampton By Mike Stunson SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. — A Scott County deputy who was shot in the line of duty last week has “severe injuries that are life changing,” and his legs are mostly paralyzed, according to Sheriff Tony Hampton. Hampton gave the update Monday in a press conference regarding the status of Jamie Morales, who was shot while Scott County deputies and Georgetown police officers were assisting U.S. Marshals in apprehending 57-year-old Edward Reynolds of Florida. Ky. troopers:...
  • Ky. woman tries to avoid arrest by defecating on officer

    09/18/2018 12:24:05 PM PDT · by robowombat · 101 replies
    Police One ^ | Sept 17, 2018
    Ky. woman tries to avoid arrest by defecating on officer Amanda Peters, 26, was charged with third-degree assault of an officer Today at 12:47 PM By PoliceOne Staff LIVINGSTON, Ky. — A woman trying to avoid arrest deliberately defecated on an officer Saturday Officers arrived at 26-year-old Amanda Peters’ home early Saturday morning to arrest her on an outstanding warrant. When Peters locked herself in the bathroom, an officer entered and tried to arrest her. At that point, police say Peters "intentionally released her bowels in an upward motion and with purposeful direction at this Deputy — causing said bodily...
  • Are Teachers Really 'Not Paid for the Work [They] Do'? Time Says Yes, Reality Begs To Differ

    09/15/2018 3:48:35 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 54 replies
    Reason ^ | September 15th 2018 | Nick Gillespie
    Time magazine has a big new story out that purports to show just how little public-school teachers make."'I Work 3 Jobs And Donate Blood Plasma to Pay the Bills.' This Is What It's Like to Be a Teacher in America" telegraphs its message in its headline. The opening anecdote tells the story of a struggling veteran teacher reduced to selling blood plasma to make ends meet. Hope Brown can make $60 donating plasma from her blood cells twice in one week, and a little more if she sells some of her clothes at a consignment store. It's usually just enough...
  • Rand Paul ramps up his alliance with Trump

    09/13/2018 6:26:39 PM PDT · by Mariner · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 13th, 2018 | By Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has defended President Trump on some of his most controversial moves, going against the prevailing sentiment of the libertarian movement with which he and his father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), have long been identified. Some of the most libertarian-leaning members of Congress, such as Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), have served as forceful critics of Trump within the GOP. But Rand Paul, who prefers the mantle of constitutional conservative to libertarian, has repeatedly offered Trump a stirring defense. Paul last week called for the use of lie...
  • Trump wins lawsuit filed by campaign rally protesters

    09/12/2018 7:20:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 5 replies
    washingtonexamier.com ^ | 9/11/18 | Melissa Quinn
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a lawsuit that claimed President Trump incited a riot when he ordered three protesters to be removed from a rally in Kentucky during the 2016 presidential campaign. A three-judge panel on the 6 th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the three demonstrators didn’t state a valid claim under state law and found Trump’s comments were protected by the First Amendment, since he “did not specifically advocate imminent lawless action.” "In the ears of some supporters, Trump’s words may have had a tendency to elicit a physical response, in the event a...
  • Trump Wins Dismissal of ‘Inciting to Riot’ Lawsuit Over 2016 Rally

    09/11/2018 2:45:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | September 11, 2018 | Reuters
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday won dismissal of a lawsuit in which three protesters accused him of “inciting to riot,” after they were roughed up at a March 2016 campaign rally in Louisville, Kentucky during Trump’s White House run. By a 3-0 vote, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the protesters did not state a valid claim under Kentucky law against Trump or his campaign, and Trump’s speech was protected by the First Amendment because he did not specifically advocate violence. Henry Brousseau, Kashiya Nwanguma and Molly Shah said they had planned a peaceful protest at the March...
  • New company hiring hundreds of workers in Shepherdsville (500 hi-tech engineering jobs in Kentucky)

    09/10/2018 10:47:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WDRB-TV ^ | September 10, 2018 | Katrina Helmer
    SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- More than 500 high-tech engineering jobs are coming to Bullitt County with the arrival of New Flyer of America. Over the past nine months, the company has been preparing a 300,000-square-foot warehouse off Park Loop Road in Shepherdsville to house its newest manufacturing facility. On Monday, workers and executives celebrated the grand opening with a ribbon cutting and tour for city and state leaders. “This is a huge investment and a huge step for us,” said Wayne Joseph, the president of New Flyer of America. According to the company’s press release, NFI Group is North America’s...
  • A ‘Blue Wave’? Kentucky Voter Registration Stats Say No.

    09/08/2018 10:17:15 AM PDT · by gswilder · 33 replies
    WLEX18 ^ | 9-8-2018 | WLEX18
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republicans have added more than 58,000 registered voters since Donald Trump took office while Democrats have lost more than 2,500. The GOP registration boom nudged the number of registered Democrats below 50 percent in June for the first time in memory. The impressive registration gains have boosted the GOP’s confidence they can prevent a blue wave this November.
  • Donald Trump: Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan Do Not Want a Pre-Election Government Shutdown

    09/07/2018 10:37:08 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump said he would not force a government shutdown over wall funding and border security before the midterm elections, suggesting that he made a deal with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “They’d rather not do it before, they’d rather do it right after the election, they don’t want to do anything to upset the apple cart,” Trump said in an interview with Fox and Friends host Pete Hegseth aired on Friday. Trump said that if it were up to him, he would force a shutdown over border security but that “many great people”...
  • The Senate confirmed 8 more of @POTUS’s judicial nominees today.

    09/06/2018 7:08:11 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 39 replies
    Leader McConnell ^ | Sept 6, 2018
    The Senate confirmed 8 more of @POTUS’s judicial nominees today. Woohoo for Leader McConnel!
  • McConnell: Trump border wall fight will happen after midterms

    09/05/2018 5:59:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/05/18 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that he expects a fight over funding for President Trump's border wall to happen after November's midterm elections. "The nine bills that we're going to put on [Trump's] desk before the end of September, which is the end of the fiscal year, deal with other substance but … also 90 percent of the federal budget will have been approved before the end of the fiscal year," McConnell said during an appearance on Fox News Wednesday evening. He added that Republicans "are in favor of the wall." "We still want to get funding...
  • Trump breaks 20-year ‘fouled up’ budget gridlock, scores big wins

    09/05/2018 4:20:34 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/4/2018 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan have teamed up this summer to do something that hasn’t happened in two decades — write and pass department spending bills instead of lumping everything into a massive package. The House and Senate are moving at a brisk pace to pass the appropriations bills, with the Senate leading, approving nine of 12. What’s more, the Trump administration has pushed through key priorities on wall and Pentagon spending, as well as curbing wasteful programs, though still ending up with a more expensive budget than they wanted by over $50...
  • Gore's message loses bite (Served endangered species at daughter's wedding)

    07/17/2007 4:42:38 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 70 replies · 2,522+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (Australia) ^ | July 18, 2007 12:00am | Rebecca Keeble
    ONLY one week after Live Earth, Al Gore's green credentials slipped while hosting his daughter's wedding in Beverly Hills. Gore and his guests at the weekend ceremony dined on Chilean sea bass - arguably one of the world's most threatened fish species. Also known as Patagonian toothfish, the species is under pressure from illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activities in the Southern Ocean, jeopardising the sustainability of remaining stocks. The species is currently managed by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Living Marine Resources, the body which introduced a catch and trade documentation scheme as an attempt to...
  • Woodward: Dinner with Al Gore 'unpleasant'

    04/05/2013 1:32:39 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Woodward: Dinner with Al Gore 'unpleasant' By DYLAN BYERS | 4/5/13 12:32 PM EDT The Washington Post's Bob Woodward has described a dinner he had with former Vice President Al Gore was both "taxing" and "unpleasant." Speaking to a crowd at Ohio's Youngstown State University on Thursday, Woodward said he was sitting next to Gore at a dinner when the former vice president asked him why he hadn't been harder on President George W. Bush over the Iraq War, according to a report in the Youngstown Vindicator. Woodward said that Gore, who had been a journalist in his younger days,...
  • Three men unfit to eulogize John McCain

    09/02/2018 2:40:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 31, 2018 | Jennifer Rubin
    And then there were the three who spoke on Friday. You had to control your gag reflex watching Vice President Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) extol McCain’s greatness as he was accorded the honor of lying in state. Consider Pence for a moment. He began with a ludicrous declaration that broke all records for disingenuousness: “The president asked me to be here on behalf of a grateful nation, to pay a debt of honor and respect to a man who served our country throughout his life, in uniform and in public...
  • Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes' father indicted on 10 charges

    08/31/2018 7:56:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Spectrum News ^ | 8/31/2018 | Annie Anderson
    FRANKFORT, KY (SPECTRUM NEWS) — A Federal Grand Jury has indicted Jerry Lundergan, the father of Kentucky’s Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes on 10 charges. The charges stem from when Jerry Lundergan was a campaign operative for his daughter’s 2014 Senate Campaign. Along with Lundergan, Democratic campaign strategist Dale Emmons was indicted on 6 different charges. Lundergan’s charges include conspiracy to defund the United States, unlawful campaign contributions, 4 counts of false statements and 4 counts of falsification of records or documents. Emmons’ six charges are similar. He was indicted on conspiracy to defraud the United States, unlawful campaign...
  • Kentucky Woman Relentlessly Pushes Senators to Block Kavanaugh Confirmation

    08/30/2018 7:37:09 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 38 replies
    Spectrum News ^ | 8/30/2018 | Eva McKend
    WASHINGTON-With confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh set to start next week, a young woman with ties to Lexington is gaining attention for her activism on Capitol Hill. Reproductive justice advocate Angela Maske has been working to meet with key players for more than a month. Washington reporter Eva McKend has the details. For Angela Maske, this work is personal. “My interests in reproductive justice actually stemmed from my time living in Kentucky. In middle school in particular, we didn’t have much sex ed. In fact, in high school, we didn’t have any sex ed really. I remember...
  • Mitch McConnell: Senator Kennedy’s ‘Career Was Eerily Similar to Senator McCain’s’

    08/30/2018 4:20:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 29, 2018 | 3:21 PM EDT | CNSNews.com Staff
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said at a press briefing on Tuesday that Sen. Ted Kennedy’s “career was eerily similar” to Sen. John McCain’s. Addressing the question of what the Senate would do to honor the late senator, McConnell said: “That’s the way we handled Senator Kennedy, whose career was eerily similar to Senator McCain’s in terms of their time here and their reputations for being lions of the Senate and for operating on a bipartisan basis.” […] “With regard to the appropriate way to honor Senator McCain, I’ll be appointing a group on a bipartisan basis to convene after...