Around here we have come to know the Congressman for the First Congressional District of Kentucky as Exxon Ed Whitfield. There is a good reason for that. It is because Ed Whitfield does not represent the best interests of the folks in Western Kentucky but uses his position to serve powerful corporations and his own selfish interests. All you have to do is look at his most recent tweet to see that plainly for yourself.
It is no secret that the Mad Doctor with the twisty curls Rand Paul wants to be President. It is also no secret that the now disgraced tea-bagger movement would love nothing more than to elect a radical zealot from their ranks to the White House to continue the destruction of our country wrought by the Corporate Republicans of the last Administration. However, what they really want to keep secret is just what their vision for this country will really be. That is why they are sugar-coating what a "libertarian-Republican" administration would really mean.
We have already seen how Rand Paul cares little about the plight of women anywhere in abusive relationships. We have examined how Rand Paul thinks its okay that women who work just as hard are paid less than men. Unfortunately for working men his ire is not directed just at women who work. You see, Rand Paul has a serious problem with any worker anywhere making decent wages and being able to negotiate to achieve the middle-class. Of course there is a really good reason for that. Rand Paul has been bought and paid for and it sure wasn't by the working people of Kentucky.
Mitch McConnell knows he may be a man in trouble. After four years of using the filibuster rules to obstruct moving our country forward after the failed policies of the George W. Bush years, policies he was instrumental in enacting he is sensing that Kentuckians are catching up with Americans in being sick and tired of his antics. Indeed, he is beginning his reelection bid earlier than ever because he knows one thing. We are tired of his brand of politics that would sacrifice most of the folks in our country at the reward of the very few, himself and his ilk.
Mitch McConnell thinks the tax issue is over. He fully plans on using the upcoming debt ceiling fight to enact draconian cuts to our social safety net. In his long career he has been instrumental in enacting the policies that no only redistributed our wealth upwards but crashed our economy with the greed of the very few. Now he will use all his power to desperately try and keep folks like himself from paying their fair share towards cleaning up the mess they made, while once again asking the middle and lower classes in America to foot the bill.
Murray is a city in Calloway County, Kentucky. It's part of Kentucky's 1st Congressional District and represented by Congressman Ed Whitfield. Calloway County is a Republican county. John McCain received 58.4% of the Calloway County vote in 2008 and Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield received 63.1% of the vote. In 2010 Republican Senator Rand Pauland Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield carried Calloway County handily.
Gladman Humbles was there for the Confederate flag raising ceremony, just outside of Paducah, Kentucky. Gladman, a 80 year old Korean War veteran, wasn't there to participate in the ceremony, he was there to protest and he did so with the flag he fought for. Gladman Humbles was the only protester at the Confederate Flag raising ceremony. Kudos Gladman Humbles!
The Paducah, Ky., City Commission has voted unanimously to oppose the flying of a large Confederate battle flag along busy Interstate 24 near the city.
“That flag stands for slavery and hate,” said Commissioner Gerald Watkins, who proposed the resolution. “This is in your face racism and prejudice. It does not reflect the views of 90 percent of the people of our community.”
Acting Mayor Gayle Kaler and Commissioner Richard Abraham supported Watkins' resolution.
Kentucky voters have a bad habit of getting what they wished for. We vote for far-right idiotic whores who have sold themselves to Corporate America and Communist China to represent us in Washington and that is what we get. A bunch of rich, elitist snobs whose vision has failed our country miserably but has made them and the greediest and least patriotic among us very rich. Now the Mad Doctor Rand Paul is showing once again that a Kentucky Republican is about the worst thing in Washington and cares nothing about their country as long as they can sell themselves to the highest bidder in Corporate America. For the Mad Doctor that winning bidder this week is Big Oil.
In a press release today the Kentucky Retirement Systems, angered at the findings in my report, announced to the world that it had forwarded my SEC report …drum-roll … “to the SEC for its consideration.” They could have saved the postage. After 30 years of dealing with public pension boards, I continue to be amazed at their wildly irrational and defensive responses to legitimate, especially expert, criticisms.
In my report, I concluded that approximately $14 million in undisclosed payments made in connection with the state pension’s investments—millions secretly paid to agents that provided little or no services to the pension—should be recovered. In my opinion, which should come as no surprise (since I am a former SEC attorney), public pensions cannot afford and should not be paying “secret agents” millions for doing virtually nothing. Yet, prior to my independent investigation on behalf of a whistleblower trustee of the fund, KRS and the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts, through tortuous reasoning, had concluded that millions in secret payments for doing nothing harmed no one. Read more.
While the rest of us are working our a$$es of trying to make ends meet and doing our best, with little or no luck to save for retirement our Kentucky lawmakers have figured out a way to work less for more money, a lot more money. Pension money that is and they did it in record time right under our noses when we weren't paying attention.
I don't know about you but this doesn't sit well with me. These guys/gals have a part time job at best and in the private sector part time employees don't get $hit when it comes to employee benefits. So how about it Kentucky lawmakers? What makes you think you're better than the rest of us?
20 Kentuckians are dead due to the March 2, 2012 tornados and many more have lost their homes due to the February 29, 2012 and March 2, 2012 tornados. So what do the politicians in Elizabethtown, Kentucky do while the folks in their city and county (Hardin County) are struggling to put their lives back together after having their homes destroyed by tornados. They party with their Lincoln stove pipe hats.
I have a message for State Rep. Tim Moore, Hardin County Magistrate Dwight Morgan, Agriculture Commissioner, James Comer, Congressman Brett Guthrie and all the other politicians at that Lincoln Day Dinner: I know a tornado victim first hand and he ain't heard shit from you or any other elected official. Moral values, give me a break!!!
Tim Moore refused to tell citizens where he stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2010 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.