That Crafty Ukrainian Fruman Donated To Congressman Andy Barr's 2018 Campaign.

Kentucky’s motto of “Unbridled Spirit” has taken on a whole new meaning under the tutelage of Moscow Mitch, Rand Paul, and now Republican Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6th).  Seems that Congressman Barr received $2,400 dollars in campaign contributions from Igor Misha Fruman, one of Rudy Giuliani’s Ukrainian associates. U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, who this week sharply…

Remember Those Protesting Kentucky Coal Miners?

There is a rather lengthy (surprisingly) Louisville Courier-Journal article on the plight of the laid off coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky.  The coal mine they worked for — Blackjewel — declared bankruptcy, and the miners’ paychecks bounced.  The miners have been blocking the tracks to prevent Blackjewel from shipping out any more coal until they get…

Daily Beast: Moscow Mitch Helped Out Rusal By Stealing From Coal Miners.

Moscow MItch is certainly covered in something dirty, but it ain’t coal dust from helping coal miners.  From Erin Banco of The Daily Beast: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell last month blocked a measure that would have used Treasury Department funds marked for Appalachian development to help pay for coal miners’ health care and pensions…

There Might Be a Way to Stick It to Moscow Mitch This November.

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 up this November — governor, lt….

Check out this very, very sad turnout at Donald Trump Jr. event in Kentucky

Please clap … Ryland Barton is a statehouse reporter for Kentucky Public Radio, and he’s got the scoop from today’s “Puppet Show and Donald Trump Jr.” event in Pikeville, Kentucky: x Organizers have asked the audience to move out of the seats and closer to the stage ahead of Trump Jr/ Gov. Bevin event in Pikeville.I think it's…

Possibly Some Good News for Progressives in Kentucky Senate Race.

Progressives in Kentucky may have something to cheer about with regards to next year’s U.S. Senate race against Moscow Mitch:  Matt Jones has formed an exploratory committee. Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones is forming an exploratory committee for a potential U.S. Senate bid against Mitch McConnell in 2020. Jones, a Democrat, told the Courier Journal…

Massacre Mitch Is Trending, and Kentucky Newspaper Noticed It.

It appears that another nickname is trending for our Moscow Mitch:  Massacre Mitch. Sunday evening and Monday morning, in the aftermath of two mass shootings over the weekend in Texas and Ohio, there was a new one — “Massacre Mitch.” Many critics in Kentucky and across the U.S. have placed much of the blame for…

Brand That Nickname of “Grim Reaper” To Moscow Mitch Too.

<I know I took a break from blogging, but there is a critical life threatening intersection between gun violence, racism, and Republican politics that compelled me to get off the sidelines for now.> I am no communication expert, but the recent tragic mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH require those of us…

Tired Of Voting For Politicians Who Are Always Strategizing.

Trump uses the old racist trope of “Go back to your country” against several women of color.  It’s in the very definition of racism.  And when asked if he thinks Trump is a racist, Kentucky Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Andy Beshear had this to say: Beshear, the state's attorney general, also passed on condemning Trump's tweets…

Kentucky Political News: McConnell, Bevin, Beshear, and Matt Jones.

Not sure what got into the Courier-Journal’s coffee, but they had a lot of political news today. The Prince of Fucking Darkness — Mitch McConnell — is doing fine with Wall Street campaign contributions. FRANKFORT — Boosted by big bundles of Wall Street contributions, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reelection committee took in more than $3 million…

More Epstein and Dershowitz Vileness.

Durrati has already written a diary about Alan Dershowitz’s vile claims against Virginia L. Giuffre.  She is one of Esptein’s victims, and Guffrie is suing Dershowitz for defamation in federal court.  This is what she has claimed in her defamation suit: Defendant Dershowitz was Epstein’s attorney, close friend, and co-conspirator.  Dershowitz was also a participant in…

Initial Thoughts on Amy McGrath.

I’m grateful and pleased that Amy McGrath has decided to challenge Senator Mitch McConnell in 2020.  To be honest, I was convinced that McConnell would get a pass for next year.  Before Amy McGrath came along, there was literally no one with the balls to take on McConnell, even if he is unpopular in KY. …

Look Where the “Economically Distressed” Counties in Applachia Are Located.

One of the local news stations flagged a report out by the Appalachian Regional Commission on the economic state of various counties in Appalachia.  Take a look at the map they provide on where the 80 “Economically Distressed Counties” are located: In the words of Jed Clampett, “Weeelll Doggies!”  Most of those red economically distressed counties…

Look Where the “Economically Distressed” Counties in Appalachia Are Located.

One of the local news stations flagged a report out by the Appalachian Regional Commission on the economic state of various counties in Appalachia.  Take a look at the map they provide on where the 80 “Economically Distressed Counties” are located: In the words of Jed Clampett, “Weeelll Doggies!”  Most of those red economically distressed counties…

Religious Moron in KY Who Opposes Chickenpox Vaccine Loses Again in Court.

There is this religious moron by the name of Kunkel who sued the Kentucky state health department for blocking him from going to school without getting a chickenpox vaccination.  Kunkel attends a small Catholic school, and there is a religious exemption for vaccinations.  However, the exemption also allows the health department to bar students from…

Noah's Ark Sues Over Rain.

Remember that Noah’s Ark replica here in KY?  It was paid for in part by Kentucky tax payers.  Well, the company that runs this scam has decided to sue its insurance companies over — wait for it — recent rain damage that the insurers refuse to pay for. The owner of the life-size replica of Noah’s Ark…

Besides Trump's Tariffs, Overproduction Is Hurting Farmers.

There is so little good information about what is going on with farmers, especially in KY, if you are not plugged into a rural community that is (I’m a city boy in Louisville).  But I came upon this report that came out before the Chinese trade talks tanked.  Why this report by WKU and NPR…

Kentucky and Abortion: The Latest Insanity.

Governor Matt Bevin and the Republican legislature have nothing else better to do than pass more restrictive abortion laws in the hopes that they make it to the SCOTUS and Roe v. Wade is overturned.  How is that going so far? Once again, Kentucky Republican politicians acted like doctors and banned a procedure called dilation…

Oh Governor Matt Bevin! You Never Hit Rock Bottom!

Trump mini-me Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky never misses a chance to keep going lower  Thankfully, this also applies to his approval rating.  But first, Bevin’s latest attack on public school teachers: More attention must be spent on looking at behavioral health and firearms safety as opposed to the government creating more gun regulations, Bevin…

Victory for Kentucky Public Teachers, at Least for Now.

The Louisville Courier-Journal is reporting that two anti-public school teacher bills that were advancing in the state legislature are dead:  Legislation that drove hundreds of teachers to shutdown Kentucky's two largest school districts — and motivated Jefferson County teachers to continue calling out sick — will not reach the governor's desk this session.House Bills 525…