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US: Kentucky (News/Activism)

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  • Police Killing of Breonna Taylor Fuels Calls to End No-Knock Warrants

    05/24/2020 2:05:54 PM PDT · by Theoria · 74 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 24 May 2020 | Arian Campo-Flores and Sabrina Siddiqui
    Growing outcry over the police killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black emergency-room technician, in her Louisville, Ky., home is stoking calls to end the use of no-knock warrants like the one officers secured to raid her apartment. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Thursday it was opening an investigation into Ms. Taylor’s death. The same day the Louisville police chief, Steve Conrad, said he would retire. Earlier this month Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear urged state and federal investigators to review the Louisville Metro Police Department’s internal investigation of the shooting. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and U.S. Rep. Thomas...
  • ‘Rising star’ or ‘dangerous’? Meet the chief critic of Kentucky’s COVID-19 response

    05/23/2020 7:27:35 PM PDT · by RandFan · 17 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | MAY 22, 2020 | BY JACK BRAMMER
    On the first Saturday in May this year, about 1,000 people gathered at the Kentucky Capitol to protest Gov. Andy Beshear’s (D) handling of the coronavirus pandemic with his orders to close businesses and public activities. Many in the crowd did not wear masks, ignoring a strong recommendation by the Democratic governor to curb the spread of the virus. Most did not follow Beshear’s call to stay at least 6 feet apart. Some waved Confederate flags. One sign called the governor “Adolph Beshear.” One of the speakers at the gathering was Republican state Rep. Savannah Maddox, a freshman lawmaker who...
  • Rand Paul Unloads On Fauci: He ‘Emasculated The Medical Care System And Ruined The Economy’

    05/22/2020 7:54:46 PM PDT · by bitt · 34 replies
    trendingpolitics ^ | 5/21/2020
    While writing in an op-ed with Republican representative Andy Biggs in the USA Today, Republican Senator Rand Paul unloaded on director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, accusing him of destroying the medical care system and ruining the economy. Paul and Biggs did admit that they appreciate Fauci's professional medial opinion however they came down hard on him for his weak and inaccurate coronavirus models including one that said 2.2 million people may die from the virus in the United States. “Fauci and company have relied on models that were later found to be...
  • Army reactivates V Corps for Europe mission

    05/22/2020 6:41:43 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 21 replies
    STARS AND STRIPES ^ | May 20, 2020 | JOHN VANDIVER
    The U.S. Army has reactivated V Corps, a unit of 635 soldiers that will bring more command and control support to missions in Europe, the service announced Tuesday. The unit will be based at Fort Knox, Ky., and will include a command post in Europe that will be supported by 200 rotational troops. The location of the Europe post hasn’t yet been announced. The headquarters is expected to be operational by the fall, the Army said. The corps was inactivated in 2013 as part of an Army force reduction in Europe. However, over the past five years as the Army...
  • Rand Paul: We have 700,000 people out of work in KY thanks to 'Socialist' Gov. Beshear

    05/21/2020 11:53:23 PM PDT · by RandFan · 9 replies
    WBKO ^ | 21 May 2020 | Allie Hennard
    Sen. Paul spoke with the 13 News from his Washington D.C. office Thursday. "He shut down the economy and he's not being very open about letting us get back to work. So, the 700,000 people out of work should call Gov. Beshear and say 'Thanks a lot, but we don't want to continue to be out of work, you've got to let us get back to work.' It is a mistake to let one person run the economy. It is what we always objected to in the Soviet Union and what we objected to as socialism or what is called...
  • JCPS board votes to increase district's tax rate by 7 cents, starting 50-day recall window

    05/21/2020 5:22:59 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 8 replies
    WDRB News Louisville ^ | May 21, 2020 | Kevin Wheatley
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Jefferson County Board of Education voted 5-2 Thursday to increase the district’s property tax rate by 7 cents per $100 of assessed property value, setting up a potential recall at the polls in November if opponents can garner enough support. Board members Diane Porter, Chris Kolb, James Craig, Corrie Shull and Joe Marshall voted for the rate increase while board members Chris Brady and Linda Duncan voted against it. Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Marty Pollio recommended the board pass the higher tax rate, which puts the district's tax rate at 80.6 cents per $100...
  • Rand Paul Expects Subpoenaed Emails to Show Lobbying Firm Used Hunter Biden for Access to State Department

    05/21/2020 8:05:36 AM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    News Week ^ | 5/21/20 AT 12:29 AM EDT | BY JEFFERY MARTIN
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said he expected the subpoena he voted for on Wednesday to yield emails from Blue Star Strategies, a lobbying firm that represented Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian energy company for which Hunter Biden worked. Paul said during an interview with conservative podcast host Charlie Kirk that he believes the emails will prove that Biden was only hired by the company on the strength of his name. "There is evidence that they, in all likelihood have email exchanges, saying, hey, let's use Hunter Biden to get access to the State Department," he said."It's gonna look very, very damning...
  • Rand Paul: 'NO ONE should be allowed to spy without a warrant'

    05/21/2020 7:10:46 AM PDT · by RandFan · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | 21 May 2020 | Rand Paul
    @RandPaul Unmasking essentially is an end-run around the Constitution. The lesson that we should all be taking away from this is not “My political opponents should not be able to spy on me without a warrant.” The lesson should be “NO ONE should be allowed to spy without a warrant.” - Click excerpt link for Video!
  • Kentucky convenience store posts ‘No face masks allowed’ sign (Stop listening to Beshear. He’s a ...)

    05/19/2020 12:02:13 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 19 2020 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Kentucky convenience store told customers to take off their face masks or “go somewhere else” — but later did an about-face when called out for the controversial message. A photo of the sign outside Alvin’s in Manchester was shared Monday on Facebook by a man who said he wanted to “spread their shame” by publicizing the business’ call to flout Gov. Andy Beshear’s mask guidance, intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. “No face masks allowed in store,” the pink sign read. “Lower your mask or go somewhere else! Stop listening to Beshear. He’s...
  • Reprobate Democrats and backstabbing Republicans Exclusive: Mychal Massie rips Mitch McConnell for not bringing Obama, Clinton et al. to account

    05/19/2020 7:43:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/18/2020 | Mychal Massie
    It's hard to find a lower species of life form today than Democrats holding political office. However, backstabbing, duplicitous Republicans will challenge the most reprobate Democrat any day of the week – and twice on Sunday when they're pretending to be the pious – for the title of "America's most undesirable." Democratic politicians are pernicious liars and godless mercenaries of Satan, but Republicans are no less pernicious and godless, in addition to being nauseatingly craven. It's not the Democrats who have sold patriots down the river; it's the plexus of contumacious Republicans who promise time after time to defend the...
  • Dr. Rand Paul: 'Scientific evidence shows mortality rate for coronavirus approximates the annual flu for people under 60'

    05/18/2020 4:03:43 PM PDT · by RandFan · 56 replies
    Twitter ^ | 18th May 2020 | Rand Paul
    @RandPaulPaging Dr. Fauci: scientific evidence shows mortality rate for coronavirus approximates the annual flu for people under 60 #freeourpeople #openeconomynow Horowitz: One chart exposes the lie behind universal lockdowns - Conservative Review
  • Gov. DeWine Tells Kentucky Democratic Senate Candidate Amy McGrath to Stop Using His Image in Ads Against Sen. Mitch McConnell

    05/18/2020 9:05:42 AM PDT · by lasereye · 6 replies
    The Ohio Star ^ | May 17, 2020 | Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
    Gov. Mike DeWine released a statement asking that Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath not use his image in an “attack ad” against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “Ohioans are focused exclusively on getting through COVID-19 and getting our people back to work, and I’m proud to work with partners at the local and federal level to get it done. It’s for that reason that I’m particularly disappointed with an attack ad by Amy McGrath that uses my image against my friend, Mitch McConnell,” DeWine said in a statement Saturday. “Mitch and I have worked together for a long time...
  • Thomas Massie Calls Out Andrew Cuomo For Demanding a Bailout

    05/17/2020 8:49:43 AM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 15th May 2020 | Wilkow
    Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky's 4th District calls out Gov. Andrew Cuomo for demanding that Kentucky bail out New York. No Blue State Bailouts!Click excerpt link to Watch...
  • Louisville woman gives birth outside hospital, says doors were locked

    05/15/2020 10:18:00 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 15 2020 | Kaelan Deese
    A woman in Louisville, Ky., gave birth on the pavement outside a hospital on Mother's Day weekend after she and her husband encountered locked doors to the facility. Sarah Patrick and her husband David Patrick said they were unable to enter Baptist Health Louisville, leading to their baby boy being delivered in a parking area, USA Today reported on Friday. The couple initially tried to enter the Women First pavilion at the facility, only to be met by a pair of locked doors after the first set of automatic doors opened. After multiple attempts at finding an open entrance, with...
  • Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) on $3 trillion House coronavirus relief Bill

    05/15/2020 9:59:20 AM PDT · by RandFan · 8 replies
    Twitter ^ | 15th May 2020 | Jennifer Franco
    "Pelosi's making us come back to vote on a pretend bill that's dead on arrival in the Senate...I think we should attack the virus, not the taxpayer." Click excerpt link for Video!
  • Rand Paul on Tucker Carlson: Why the Deep State Always Wins

    05/15/2020 4:47:43 AM PDT · by RandFan · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 May 2020 | Tucker Carlson
    Federal snooping on Americans such as Michael Flynn is unconstitutional but will continue because it has wide support in D.C. From Tucker Carlson Tonight. Click excerpt Link to Watch!
  • Rand Paul rips 'politically motivated' efforts to 'gin up' Trump-Russia collusion via Flynn unmasking

    05/14/2020 8:25:27 PM PDT · by RandFan · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2020 10:10 PM | Spencer Neale
    Sen. Rand Paul slammed efforts by members of the U.S. intelligence community to evade restrictions within the Constitution in an attempt to target President Trump via former national security adviser Michael Flynn. On Thursday, the Kentucky statesman told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that he was appalled to learn members of the intelligence community allegedly circumvented the rule of law to surveil Flynn. "I think it's worse than you could even imagine," Paul said. "This is an end run on the Constitution. They had no warrant to listen to Flynn's conversations, so what they do is they go and they...
  • Kentucky to lift ban on travel, small gatherings

    05/14/2020 7:10:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 14 2020 | Marty Johnson
    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) said Thursday that the state would lift its ban on travel and small gatherings on May 22, the Friday before Memorial Day, as the state eases into reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. “We realize that people are making plans for Memorial Day," Beshear said at a press conference. “And I trust that we can do this right. That we can do this safely.” Restaurants in the Blue Grass State will also be able to open on May 22, though they will only be able to operate at one-third their usual seating capacity. Recently, Beshear outlined...
  • Richard Burr to step down as Intelligence Committee chairman

    05/14/2020 10:09:41 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | May 14, 2020 | Jeremy Herb, Manu Raju and Ali Zaslav, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina is stepping aside as chairman of the influential Senate Intelligence Committee while he's under investigation for stock trades he made ahead of the market downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement Thursday that Burr "contacted me this morning to inform me of his decision to step aside as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee during the pendency of the investigation." He said Burr's resignation as chairman will be effective at the end of the day on Friday.
  • Rand Paul on Fox & Friends: What they did to Gen. Flynn goes right to the very top! (Obama)

    05/14/2020 6:26:47 AM PDT · by RandFan · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14th May 2020 | Fox News
    Sen. Rand Paul tells 'Fox & Friends' that he wants to know the national security reason that Michael Flynn's name was exposed. Click excerpt link to Watch