Monthly Archives: October 2012

Violence Prevention Work Group releases report

In the weeks following the chaotic May 17 shootings that left three dead and three wounded in Louisville’s Parkland neighborhood, Mayor Greg Fischer announced the formation of a Violence Prevention Work Group, comprised of 37 members, from judges and pastors to business leaders. For the last few months, the committees met and devised roughly 80 […]

Rand Paul standing (and tap dancing) by Mourdock

Sen. Rand Paul spoke at a Rotary Club lunch at the Galt House in Louisville this afternoon, fielding (and dancing around) a handful of questions regarding Richard Mourdock’s statements about rape, abortion, “God’s gift,” and God’s will. Paul said that he not only still supports Mourdock, but his PAC is going up with $100,000 worth of […]

Massie: Romney a “RINO,” his supporters “socialists”

Republican Thomas Massie appears to be the strong frontrunner in Kentucky’s 4th District congressional race, with strong support coming not only from his Tea Party base, but the GOP establishment, including Sen. Mitch McConnell. But a Facebook post from Massie late last year shows that his opinion of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and his […]

McConnell’s “partisans” attacking Mourdock look awfully Republican

Yesterday afternoon, Sen. Mitch McConnell castigated those who would dare take issue with the very dignified comments of Richard Mourdock, who said that pregnancies resulting from rape are a “gift from God” that He intended. Of those mean people who were were horrified and offended by Mourdock’s comments, McConnell said: “It’s incredibly irresponsible for anyone […]

Wicker warned by FEC over tardy campaign finance filing

3rd District Congressional candidate Brooks Wicker — facing off against Democratic incumbent Rep. John Yarmuth in two weeks — must have raised so much money (literally thousands of dollars!) that it’s taking him an extraordinary amount of time counting all of those coins and wrinkly dollar bills. Wicker’s campaign still hasn’t turned in their overdue […]

Finance Cabinet says stop speculating about Kentucky Kingdom, trust us

Amid speculation that the Beshear administration is already planning to reject Ed Hart’s proposal to reopen Kentucky Kingdom, the Finance and Administration Cabinet just released this statement on their very private evaluation process: FRANKFORT, Ky. – (Oct. 24, 2012) – Since the call for responses to the Kentucky Kingdom RFP closed on Friday afternoon, there […]

Mitch McConnell standing by his man Mourdock on God’s rape pregnancies

Via The Courier-Journal, Sen. Mitch McConnell is choosing to fully endorse Richard Mourdock’s comments from last night’s Indiana senate debate on God intending pregnancies that result from rape: “It’s incredibly irresponsible for anyone to take what Richard said about his views on life to demean his opposition to the detestable act of rape,” McConnell said. […]

Mourdock stands by comment, apologizes if people are too dumb to understand that God wants rape pregnancies (UPDATE)

Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock held a surreal press conference this morning in which he repeatedly said that both he and God don’t like rape, stood by his comment that God intends for pregnancies to result from rape, and apologized to anyone who misinterpreted his comments. Sticking the landing on a Half-double-down, Half-apologize-if-you-were-offended back-flip is […]

Mourdock says God causes rape, so don’t you go aborting his creation (UPDATE X3)

Remember when Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin was viewed as the craziest person in the country on the issue of abortion after he said that women could not conceive during a rape, because nature “shut that whole thing down?” Well, in tonight’s Indiana Senate debate, Republican Richard Mourdock proudly announced that Akin’s crown now […]

Beshear spokesperson disputes WHAS Kentucky Kingdom source

As we noted last night, WHAS quoted an incredibly vague source — “familiar with the review of the Kentucky Kingdom Redevelopment Company proposal” — who said that Ed Hart’s new Kentucky Kingdom Redevelopment Co. proposal will not be acceptable to the Beshear administration… for three reasons that defy all forms of logic. LEO asked Beshear […]