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Those brave few who read my diaries know that I am usually filled with cynicism, anger, and depression when it comes to politics in my home state of Kentucky.  And I was at the lowest point I could be a couple of days ago with the release of a Morning...

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  • August 7, 2020

I don’t know how else to describe someone who is pro-coronavirus as anything but evil, or as The Louisville Courier-Journal columnist Joseph Gerth calls Kentucky State Attorney General as “bidding to become Kentucky’s most prolific serial killer.”  But Daniel Cameron is evil.  During the midst of a surging viral epidemic, Cameron has taken...

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  • July 18, 2020

Suprisingly, the 2020 Kentucky Democratic Primary for U.S. Senate was probably the major driver for the higher than expected voter turnout (initial estimate of 32% voter participation statewide).  Yes, I know that is still a terrible number for any democracy, but the usual voter turnout in Kentucky is around 20%...

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  • June 24, 2020

Evil is as evil does when it comes to Moscow Mitch’s declaration that the states should go bankrupt rather than have the federal government keep them afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.  And it appears that Kentucky Democrats are not going to let the famous Grim Reaper off the hook when...

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  • April 24, 2020

The Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board called it a “procoronavirus” protest rally that occured yesterday in Frankfort.  Joseph Gerth just called them “idiots.”  I think both are correct, and it was an “idiotic procoronavirus” rally.   Approximately 100 of the worst in humanity showed up to chant and try to disrupt Kentucky...

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  • April 16, 2020

Rule of thumb:  If Rand Paul and Congressman Thomas Massie are screaming, you are doing something right.  Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has been pleading for weeks with churches, synagogues, mosques and and other sites of worship to shut their doors to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  Beshear has issued...

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  • April 11, 2020

He may or may not be a savior during this coronavirus pandemic, but Democratic Kentucky Govenor Andy Beshear is so much better than the anti-vaccine, chickenpox loving, and anti-science former Governor Matt Bevin.  As Josepth Gerth of the Louisville Courier-Journal reminds us, Bevin posted this on his Twitter account on...

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  • April 4, 2020

God/Jehovah/Allah/Buddha/The Goddess and any other possible higher power save me from the worst in human beings during this time of pandemic.  If it were not for Governor Andy Beshear, I would be in absolute despair.  If that vile putrid mound of slime and sorry excuse called Matt Bevin had been...

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  • March 30, 2020

Here’s some good news today out of Kentucky courtesy of Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign: x Two January polls for Dem Amy McGrath show her in close race with Mitch McConnell in #KYSEN. It's still going to be very tough to beat the incumbent with Trump leading the...

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  • February 24, 2020

Looks like FORMER Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin — he lost reelection in November — fucked up with regards to one of his favorite rapists, Dayton Jones.  Seems that Bevin only commuted Dayton Jones sentence.  And it has been ruled by the new Democratic Governor Andy Beshear that Bevin issued a commution not a...

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  • January 17, 2020

Let’s see.  Socially conservative state-  Kentucky – that supposedly obsesses about abortions.  Check.  Big reason many Kentucky voters said they were voting for loathsome Republican Matt Bevin for governor.  Check. Said Republican governor tries to shut down last abortion provider in state. Check.  State legislature passes anti-choice laws designed to trigger...

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  • January 15, 2020

Here are some more ugly details of former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s commutation of rapist Dayton Jones.  Trigger Warning for anyone who is a rape survivor. First up, some background.  Dayton Jones plead guilty to sodomizing with a sex toy a passed out 15 year old boy at a party.  Jones...

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  • January 12, 2020

Another day, another Kentucky criminal’s family pays to have them pardoned from prison.   GOP prosecutor took donations from sex offender's family, then pressed Bevin for a pardon The elected Republican commonwealth’s attorney in Christian County wrote to Gov. Matt Bevin last month seeking a pardon on behalf of a prominent...

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  • January 10, 2020

Matt Bevin may no longer be governor of Kentucky, but you can always count on Kentucky Republicans to do what is best for their constituents. /s.  Republicans control both houses of the state legislature, and guess what two issues they are promoting out of the starting gate for this year? ...

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  • January 10, 2020

I’m liking this: The former campaign manager for Gov. Andy Beshear is forming a political action committee to raise money for former Marine Corps pilot Amy McGrath, signaling support for McGrath from the Kentucky Democratic establishment as she attempts to unseat U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Eric Hyers, who...

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  • January 7, 2020

More reports of Trump’s continuing barrage of disinformation and outright lies to bring in the New Year. So it appears that @SpeakerPelosi is throwing a New Year’s Eve party inside @realDonaldTrump’s head. #IMPOTUS https://t.co/SlGNCSOqYY — George Conway🌻 (@gtconway3d) January 1, 2020 Trump is at his golf club in West Palm...

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  • January 1, 2020

While I grateful that Democrat Andy Beshear beat the corrupt Republican Governor Matt Bevin, Kentucky voters elected one of Moscow Mitch’s political cronies as state attorney general —  one Daniel Cameron.  When asked by the Courier-Journal if Cameron would investigate Bevin’s pardonfest, Cameron was Sphinxlike in his response: FRANKFORT — Freshly...

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  • December 26, 2019

Matt Bevin is a corrupt Republican — redundant I know — who just keeps on giving, and giving, and giving.  The latest:  an “emergency” lease deal worth $41 million dollars to a private prison facility.   On his final day in office, now former-Gov. Matt Bevin signed a 10-year, $41 million emergency lease...

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  • December 25, 2019

The Louisville Courier-Journal is reporting that the FBI is asking questions about former Governor Matt Bevin’s pardons.  For those not familiar with loser Matt Bevin, he issued a whole lot of pardons as he left office, and at least one of those pardons looks and smells like a pay for...

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  • December 24, 2019

Kentucky’s version of Donald Trump — loser former Governor Matt Bevin — just won’t go away no matter how much Kentucky Republicans wish it.  Bevin is an early Christmas present to Kentucky Democrats because he won’t STFU, especially about his criminal pardon fest as he was leaving office.  I’m not sure if...

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  • December 22, 2019

I should stress the possible — it is total speculation on the part of Kentucky Democrats — good political news from Kentucky, but there is “the pouring liquid nitrogen on my groin type” of news as well. Let’s get to the good news.  And it’s good news but based on something truly horrific:  Matt...

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  • December 19, 2019

Once again, newly elected Democratic Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has kept another campaign promise: signing an executive order that ended Matt Bevin’s “work requirements” for Medicaid.  For those not in the know, Republican Governor Matt Bevin hated, hated, hated the ACA and the Medicaid expansion under then Democratic Governor Steve...

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  • December 16, 2019

I’m not entirely sure what to make of this, but Senate President Robert Stivers — a Republican — has called on the Department of Justice to investigate former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s pardons. Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers is calling on the U.S. Attorney's Office to investigate the pardons issued by former...

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  • December 14, 2019

Between the SCOTUS decision to let stand Kentucky’s anti-abortion law and former Governor Matt Bevin’s middle finger to the justice system (see Meteor Blades’ diary on Bevin’s corrupt pardonfest), I wanted to let you all know about some good political news out of Kentucky. Democratic Govenor Andy Beshear shit canned...

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  • December 13, 2019

http://www.cbsnews.com/… http://www.courier-journal.com/… Andy Beshear promised to restore the voting rights of  more than 100,000 former felons in his Inaugural speech Tuesday. The newly elected governor won by 5,100 votes last month.  “My faith teaches me to treat others with dignity and respect. My faith also teaches forgiveness,” Beshear, a Democrat,...

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  • December 11, 2019

I admit that I am a skunk at any garden party, but I thought I would write about what Kentucky Governor Elect Andy Beshear’s plans are for when he takes office next week.  Beshear has a short list of executive orders that he will issue to undo some of the...

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  • December 4, 2019

Those outside of Kentucky are already betting heavily on Amy McGrath as the Democratic nominee to take on Moscow Mitch in 2020.  However, Kentucky progressives are not happy with McGrath, and I one of those people.  Before all you centrists jump down my throat and give me shit, I will...

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  • November 29, 2019

Juleanna Glover offers a surprising scenario in Politico Magazine: There’s a Surprisingly Plausible Path to Removing Trump From Office. (She was an adviser to George W. Bush, among other Republicans.) She argues that there’s nothing in the Senate rules that prevents it from requiring a secret vote on impeachment, and...

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  • November 12, 2019

Trump in Atlanta, GA. Trump is scheduled to speak at 3 PM at an event for the Black Voices for Trump Coalition. Appearing before him are Alveda King (a Trump-supporting niece of Martin Luther King Jr.), Herman Cain, Katrina Pierson, Mike Pence and Ben Carson. — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November...

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  • November 8, 2019

So fucking stupid: The White House is sending mixed messages about Louisiana’s economy while President Donald Trump tries to unseat Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. Trump trashed Edwards’ economic performance Wednesday at a Monroe rally, as he works to replace the Deep South’s only Democratic governor with Republican businessman Eddie...

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  • November 8, 2019

Some Biden supporters who didn’t like my latest diary about Joe Biden got me thinking.  One commenter in particular thought it would be better if I focused on Andy Beshear’s electoral victory in the Kentucky governor’s race instead of running down Joe Biden.  I’m not entirely sure what Beshear’s race...

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  • November 8, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA) in support of Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign: Amy McGrath (D. KY) Things are changing in Kentucky. Kentucky Republicans control the state legislature, five out of the six U.S. House seats, and both of Kentucky's U.S....

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  • November 8, 2019

After yesterday’s big win in Kentucky, progressive groups like VoteVets and fellow Democratic U.S. Senate candidates are focused on helping Amy McGrath (D. KY) unseat Moscow Mitch. The first one is from VoteVets: There’s a lot to be excited about last night’s election results. But here’s something we place near...

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  • November 7, 2019

Donald Trump faced a harsh reality Tuesday night, when Kentucky voters showed that they weren’t swayed, just the day before, by his impassioned speech to come out and vote for one of his minions, Matt Bevin, simply because it would personally help him out. “You gotta vote because if you lose, it sends...

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  • November 6, 2019

As for now, Andy Beshear is declared the “apparent winner” of the Kentucky governor’s race.  If it holds, which I think it will, THANK GOD!  But given how the rest of the voting went for the rest of the Kentucky statewide offices, Republicans will spin their loss of the governorship...

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  • November 6, 2019

static1.squarespace.com/… Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has a sizeable lead in the Kentucky Governor’s race against unpopular Republican incumbent Governor Matt Bevin. According to a poll released by PollSmart MR, Beshear leads Bevin 50% to 32% among registered voters and 54% to 33% among likely voters. When leaners are added...

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  • October 24, 2019

Some big news today out of Kentucky: "I’m here today to endorse Andy Beshear as our next governor. This election isn’t about politics for me, it’s about doing the right thing." – William Woods, 2019 Republican primary opponent of Matt Bevin & lifelong Kentuckian from Boone County pic.twitter.com/VlxnR44eDh — Andy...

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  • October 22, 2019

OK.  My mood took a nose dive when I saw this last public poll in Kentucky on the upcoming governor’s race: Mason-Dixon poll: Matt Bevin and Andy Beshear tied in race for Kentucky's governor A new survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy shows Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear deadlocked in...

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  • October 20, 2019

Here’s the latest news out of Kentucky: A new survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy shows Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear deadlocked in Kentucky's gubernatorial race, with the election just three weeks away. Mason-Dixon interviewed 625 registered and likely voters from Oct. 10-13 for the poll, which found...

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  • October 16, 2019

Just how bad do you have to be to lose re-election as the right-wing conservative incumbent in one of the reddest states in the union? I ask because that’s exactly what is happening right now in Kentucky. The election is less than a month away, and Matt Bevin is ranked the most unpopular...

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  • October 13, 2019

Just how bad do you have to be to lose re-election as the right-wing conservative incumbent in such a red state? I ask because that’s exactly what is happening right now in Kentucky. The election is less than a month away, and Matt Bevin is ranked the most unpopular governor in the U.S.,...

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  • October 13, 2019

Received this e-mail from Governor Tony Evers (D. WI) in support of Attorney General Andy Beshear’s (D. KY) gubernatorial campaign: Folks — When I got into the race for governor, nobody thought a lifelong educator could win in one of the most competitive governor’s races in the country.’ With your...

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  • October 10, 2019

Received this e-mail today from the Ragin’ Cajun, James Carville, in support of Attorney General Andy Beshear’s (D. KY) gubernatorial campaign: Hey there — If you know me, you know I love Kentucky bourbon. You should also know I don’t like Kentucky’s governor — not one bit! Matt Bevin is just...

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  • October 9, 2019

First up, a hopeful sign from the Democrats in Kentucky governor’s race:  I got canvassed by someone for the Beshear campaign. What is so great about that?  Glad you asked.  It means that the state Democrats are taking this race seriously, along with the other state wide offices up in...

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  • September 14, 2019

If anyone on Daily Kos who has worked on a politcal campaign before reads this diary, I would really like your input on this latest news twist on Amy McGrath’s advertisement against Moscow Mitch: Kentucky miners issue a cease and desist letter to Amy McGrath for using them in a...

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  • September 6, 2019

A study done by Wallethub found that Kentucky ranks near the bottom of state economies coming in at 45th.  This same website has the rankings of all the other states if you wish to take a gander at them.  As to their methodology: Methodology In order to determine the best...

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  • September 5, 2019

Mother Jones has a pretty brutal piece about Governor Matt Bevin (R. KY) why being a complete asshole might cost him re-election despite being the Governor of a deep red state: For Bevin, winning a second term should be a breeze. He’s running in a state Trump won by 30...

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  • September 4, 2019

I was focusing so much on getting rid of Tea Party lunatic Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky that I missed a way that Kentucky Democrats might have to shaft Moscow Mitch this November.  Kentucky has stupidly been running its statewide offices in odd years, and all the major offices are...

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  • September 3, 2019

Received this e-mail from former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s group, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee: We're less than two years away from redistricting. And what happens in this year's elections will determine who's at the table. Who will be signing the maps in Kentucky? Will it be far-right Republican and least popular...

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  • August 30, 2019

http://www.theadvocate.com/… An Independent Poll for the Governor’s race in Louisiana shows Democrat incumbent John Bel Edwards with a lead over two Republicans for the October 12 jungle primary. The poll by Market Research Insight shows Edwards with 52% against 25% for Ralph Abraham and 19% for Eddie Rispone.  A candidate...

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  • August 30, 2019
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