Tag Archives: Kentucky

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Anti-Gay Marriage Kentucky County Clerk Has Been Divorced Three Times

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Number of times Rowan (Kentucky) County Clerk Kim Davis has been married, reports U.S. News & World Report. Davis is facing potentially stiff penalties for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, raising questions of hypocrisy and selective application of the Bible to her life.

Enumerati

Rand Paul Seeks to Buy an Election in Kentucky

$250,000

Amount Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has transferred to the Republican Party of Kentucky “as a down payment on the presidential caucuses he has asked the party to conduct in March,” the Lexington Herald Leader reports. “Paul is seeking the party’s help in bypassing a state law that prohibits him from running for president and for re-election to his Senate seat on the same ballot next year. He wrote to the party’s state central committee, which has nearly 350 members, in an effort to quell concern about the cost of a caucus.”

Poetic Justice

‘Equality’ in Kentucky

Kentucky’s got gays all in a dither,
With an argument that’s hard to decipher.
Makes no difference, Kentuckians debate,
Whether you are gay or straight —
Who can have same-sex sex in Kentucky? Neither!

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Beshear On Whether Obama Will Campaign for Kentucky Dems

My guess is that he would say to Alison Grimes, ‘You know, I’ll be for you or against you, whichever will help you the most.’

— Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D), quoted by the Washington Post, on whether President Obama will campaign in Kentucky.

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Kentucky Lawmaker Tries to Characterize Abortions as ‘Domestic Violence’

The most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children. And, this particular bill would prohibit abortions after the fetus feels pain, which is 20 weeks and older.

— Kentucky state Rep. Joe Fischer (R), who “has amended a bill expanding domestic violence protections for dating couples to include language limiting abortions,” WFPL reports.

News & Comment

Sen. Rand Paul Caught Plagiarizing from Wikipedia, Reads Entry on ‘Gattaca’ from Teleprompter at Cuccinelli Event

Raw Story:

For the movie Gattaca to come up during a gubernatorial campaign was weird enough, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on Monday. But weirder still was would-be presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) seemingly reciting portions of his speech on the movie verbatim from Wikipedia and thinking he could pull it off.

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In Praise of Kentuckians

My junior colleague has become a national figure in record time. I don’t think there’s a time in the history of our state we’ve had two more influential senators than we do right now. And I think that’s good for Kentucky.

— Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), quoted by the Lexington Herald-Leader, on Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).

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Kentucky Proves Republicans Were Right About Obamacare

Kentucky Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, AP photo

There’s no shortage of jokes about Kentucky.*

Q: What do a divorce in Kentucky, a tornado in Kansas, and a hurricane in Louisiana have in common?
A: Somebody’s fixin’ to lose the trailer.

Q: What do you get when there are 32 Kentuckians in a room together?
A: A full set of teeth.

We are a nation lost in tea party mission creep, as the Party of No struggles to figure out its evolving hostage demand

Two Kentucky guys were driving in the pickup, drinking a couple of long-neck Buds, when they came upon a police roadblock. The driver told his friend to peel off the label and stick it on his forehead, then stash the bottle under the seat, and he did the same. When it was their turn at the roadblock, the officer said, “Have you boys been drinking?” The driver replied, “No sir, we’re on the patch.”

So it came as small surprise that many in Kentucky who bombarded the state’s phone line and website to sign up for health coverage on Oct. 1 specified that they did not want Obamacare. Instead, they insisted, they wanted to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

[Kentuckians, please note: Emergency FOXectomies are not covered under Obamacare.]

Kentucky’s response proves Republicans were right on almost every point.

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, Quietly Fires White Supremacist Aide Once Known As the ‘Southern Avenger’

From left: Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, Hunter with and without his Southern Avenger mask

Multiple media sources are confirming that Jack Hunter, the white supremacist aide to Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, has “resigned” two weeks after he was outed as the Southern Avenger, a neo-Confederate columnist and radio personality famous for hiding his identity behind a cloth mask depicting a Confederate flag. Hunter also co-authored Rand Paul’s book,”The Tea Party Goes to Washington.”

After the announcement was made public, Hunter’s former editor at a South Carolina news outlet published an editorial claiming that Hunter asked him to delete all the Avenger’s columns from the outlet’s website.

In a statement to a fellow conservative who writes for the Daily Caller, the right-wing propaganda website owned by Swanson Foods heir Tucker Carlson, Hunter said:

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Sen. Rand Paul Reminds Us That Even the Cuckoo Clock Is Right Twice A Day

Imagine this—what if there had never been a President George W. Bush, and when Bill Clinton left office he was immediately replaced with Barack Obama. Now imagine Obama had governed from 2000 to 2008 exactly as Bush did–doubling the size of government, doubling the debt, expanding federal entitlements and education, starting the Iraq war–the whole works. To make matters worse, imagine that for a portion of that time, the Democrats actually controlled all three branches of government. Would Republicans have given Obama and his party a free pass in carrying out the exact same agenda as Bush? It’s hard to imagine this being the case, given the grief Bill Clinton got from Republicans, even though his big government agenda was less ambitious than Bush’s. Yet, the last Republican president got very little criticism from his own party for most of his tenure. For conservatives, there was no excuse for this.

— Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, is right that Republicans would have never given a Democratic president a pass on the sort of ineptitude and malfeasance that became the trademark of the Bush administration — but his analogy is wrong in that no Democratic president could ever be as bad as governing as Bush, Cheney et al proved to be.