Category Archives: politics

8664 wins ‘Big Idea’ contest

The Greater Louisville Project announced that the grassroots movement 8664 is the winner of its Create Louisville: Your Big Idea project, but the group won’t get a one-on-one sit down with Mayor Greg Fischer as originally promised. The contest was designed to engage citizens, elicit fresh thinking and new ideas about the city, and garnered […]

Yarmuth says ‘King-for-a-Day’ rule deprives both parties

Arguing that a new House Budget Committee rule disenfranchises Democrats and Republicans, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky. issued a blistering statement reacting to the $36 billion cuts that chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., submitted into the Congressional Record earlier this week. From Yarmuth’s office: “One of the founding principles of our nation is that elected representatives of […]

Yarmuth selected to serve on Ethics Committee

After being named to two key panels last week, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., has been appointed to serve on the high-profiled House Ethics Committee in the 112th Congress. In the minority for the first time, Yarmuth is one of only five Democrats chosen for this committee, which is officially charged with upholding the House […]

Yarmuth, Grayson to discuss political tone

In the aftermath of the deadly shooting rampage in Arizona, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., and outgoing Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson are scheduled to participate in a panel discussion about the necessity of returning civility to the country’s public discourse. The forum, entitled “Do Words Matter in Political Discourse? A Community Discussion,” will […]

Yarmuth pays tribute to Giffords, victims of Tucson shooting

Congressman John Yarmuth, D-KY, delivered a speech honoring the victims of the shooting rampage in Tucson, AZ this past Saturday. The remarks were made on the floor of the House of Representatives during a discussion of a resolution commemorating the victims, which include Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, D-AZ, who is showing more signs of improvement since […]

Yarmuth condemns shooting of Arizona congresswoman

With varying accounts still being reported, Congressman John Yarmuth, D-KY, released the following statement after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, D-AZ, who was shot in the head Saturday when an assailant opened fire in an area where the lawmaker was meeting with constituents. From Congressman Yarmuth: “This was a shocking and cowardly act of […]

Paul dishes on Hitler/Obama in never-before-seen interview

Put on your tin-foil hats, true believers: Kentucky’s senator-elect, Rand Paul, has some interesting things to tell you about how democracy is actually fascism, why thought crime is bad and a host of other batshit insane things in an interview with Mr. Batshit himself, Alex Jones, conducted well before Mitch McConnell sunk his hooks into […]

Curbstomper solicits support from Galbraith campaign, gets smacked down

Head-stomping former Rand Paul volunteer Tim Profitt — who is set to appear in Lexington District Court Thursday to face 4th degree assault charges — sent a Facebook message to Dea Riley, the running mate of Independent Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith, imploring her for help and understanding. In sum: A pretty dumb idea.

Davison for ULTIMATE WARRIOR

You probably didn’t know and don’t care that the Republican Party in Stark County, Ohio picked its nominee for treasurer last night. But the meeting was highlighted by candidate Phil Davison screaming and pacing in a stump speech that is more similar to the beginning of an Ultimate Warrior wrestling match. Check it out: He […]

Taibbi to Paul: “Was MLK a socialist?”

Profane liberal smut peddler Joe Sonka has the scoop over at Barefoot & Progressive about Rolling Stone Contributing Editor Matti Taibbi’s encounter with Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul. The story I hear is that Matt introduced himself to Rand at a northern KY event as a writer for Rolling Stone. Paul said that he […]