Monthly Archives: October 2008

Lunchbox: Halloween edition

Cool toys: Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2008 include a retail DNA test, just in case you have some immediate paternity questions. Mr. Hope’s hangmen caught: Two UK students were arrested for hanging an Obama effigy from a tree on campus. They said it was in response to the Palin mannequin hung from a balcony […]

Lunchbox: Hanging Mr. Hope

$2.28: The price for a gallon of gas at my pit stop. Tanking the American economy is one way to lower gas prices. Grand(iose) jury: A Marshall County grand jury will decide — probably late next week — whether criminal charges are warranted in Recorder-gate, the faux controversy sparked when a GOP operative stashed an […]

Mark the Mechanic

Did anyone else notice Louisville, KY on Obama TV tonight? The brief narrative centered around Mark Dowell, a Ford employee at the automotive company’s Kentucky Truck Plant whose wife Melinda was laid off earlier this year along with hundreds of other Louisville employees. Featuring rural shots of the city, it was surprising to see considering […]

Lunchbox: With six days left, it’s all about politics

How does Mitch love thee?: In this video dug up by PageOne, Sen. Mitch McConnell gushes about his “friend” Sen. Ted Stevens, R- Alaska, commending him for his length of service in the U.S. Senate. He mentions how Stevens tended bar and sold his own blood (eek) to pay for college. Earlier this week, the […]

Bringing sexy to the trail

Actress, University of KY grad, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth member and wild UK hoops fan (OK, we’ll forgive that last one) Ashley Judd is coming to the Ville Saturday, Nov. 1 to campaign with U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth and Democratic senatorial candidate Bruce Lunsford (Gov. Beshear and Mayor Abramson will also be on hand). It’s […]

And now, for something more entertaining

Both Bruce Lunsford and the DSCC are upping the ante with new ads that crib the classic McConnell style of attack advertising: Lighthearted, weird, funny, but biting. Bread and circuses. Also included is one of the original “Hounds” ads McConnell ran in 1984 against Dee Huddleston. Here ya go.  [youtube][/youtube][youtube][/youtube][youtube][/youtube]

Lunchbox: P is for Politics

All by myself: Bruce Lunsford stood alone last night on KET because weeks earlier, Sen. Mitch McConnell backed out of the debate citing a scheduling conflict. However, a little creative wording by the McConnell campaign in an e-mail blast to supporters gives a different impression: “According to C-SPAN’s program schedule, the McConnell-Lunsford debate will be […]

Lunchbox: Reliable narrator wanted

Debates are so 2006: If the gods of electoral justice had their way, we’d all be gathering around the heater tonight watching Mitch McConnell and Bruce Lunsford duke it out on KET. Of course, McConnell pulled out of that one for a previously scheduled campaign event, ostensibly at least, which now just so happens to be […]

Yarmuth gets FOP backing

The Fraternal Order of Police announced this morning its endorsement of Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth in his current re-election bid. That’s a turnaround from two years ago, when the FOP endorsed then-incumbent Anne Northup, Yarmuth’s current challenger. She’s down 16 points in the latest SurveyUSA poll. Ouch.  “In the last two years, it’s become very […]

Candidates on mountaintop removal mining

In case you missed it, Jim Bruggers at the CJ has a nice overview of the Kentucky congressional candidates’ views on mountaintop removal mining, “clean coal” technology, etc. Predictably, McConnell and Lunsford are pretty lame with their answers, as is Northup; Yarmuth, on the other hand, appears to at least understand some of the attendant […]