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"Never before have so few with so much promised to take away so much from so many and then laugh their asses off as the so many with so little vote for the so few with so much."
A Jim Pence Quote
"American Politics, a sport for the rich and enslavement for the rest of us."
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Steve Beshear

Way to go, gov!


Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 19:06:49 PM EDT

If nothing else, Gov. Steve Beshear has shown the country that not all Kentucky politicians are “wacko birds” and partisan obstructionists who think the Affordable Care Act is the spawn of Satan.

Beshear, a moderate Democrat who doesn’t equate compromise with surrender, was on MSNBC twice recently. He said the ACA, President Obama’s greatest legislative achievement, will be a boon, not a bane, for the Bluegrass State, where I have lived all 63 years of my life.
“We need a big tool to make transformational change,” the governor said. “It’s the law of the land; it’s a tool that I can use to change this state for the good for the next generation and that’s what we’re going to do.”

Beshear conceded that the ACA is “not perfect.” He’s “sure we could come up with two or three different changes in it.”
The Republicans wouldn’t help Beshear or anybody else improve the law. They want to kill it. To that end, the GOP is "weaving a web of misinformation and deception," Beshear said.

He didn’t name names. But Kentucky Sens. Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell are front and center among the web weavers.
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How Do You Spell Kentucky Democratic Party Cronyism? L-i-n-d-a B-r-e-a-t-h-i-t-t!

by: Hillbilly

Thu May 17, 2012 at 14:57:33 PM EDT

Former Gov. Edward T. “Ned” Breathitt Jr's daughter Linda Breathitt appointed to the state Public Service Commission. Another example of the all grass and no roots Kentucky Democratic Party.

Bluegrass Politics
FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear appointed longtime energy regulator Linda Breathitt on Friday to the state Public Service Commission. Read more.

It ain't just the all grass and no roots Kentucky Democratic Party. This is how you spell cronyism when it comes to the all grass and no roots National Democratic Party A-n-n-e N-o-r-t-h-u-p.

The all grass and no roots Kentucky Democratic Party keeps it's head  buried in the sand when it comes to Non- Resident Republicans like  Congressman Ed Whitfield.

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Steve Beshear 6.4 Percent Education Cut - $43 million For Ark Park - Keith Olbermanns Worst Person

by: Hillbilly

Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 21:29:04 PM EST

Yes this is the same Governor that threw Kathy Stein under the bus and appointed a Democratic Chairman that loves taking money from Republicans. Ain't it great he's being exposed nationally. Think Progress has this to say: "Kentucky Gov. Cuts Education Funding While Preserving Tax Breaks For Biblically-Themed Amusement Park." It appears the Ark Encounter or "Ark Park" needs the money more than higher education here in Kentucky. However those of us that live in Kentucky know better. All you have to do is look at the politicians in Frankfort and you will become keenly aware Kentucky's higher education can use every penny it can get.

Governor Steve Beshear Makes Keith Olbermann's Worst Person.

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Governor Steve Beshear To Sign Redistricting Plan Into Law And Throw Kathy Stein Under The Bus

by: Hillbilly

Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 14:45:43 PM EST

Governor Steve Beshear to sign a legislative redistricting plan into law and throw Kathy Stein under the bus just like we said he would.

Governor Beshear's Statement:
“Redistricting is always a partisan process, and the current situation is no exception. However, the action directed by the Senate President to move Senator Kathy Stein’s district in Lexington to northeast Kentucky in order to keep her from being able to run for re-election, and moving western Kentucky Senator Dorsey Ridley’s district to Lexington, goes beyond partisanship. It reflects a personal vindictiveness that should have no place in this process.
However, the deadline for Kentuckians to file for these House and Senate seats is January 31, only 11 days away. Therefore, I am signing House Bill 1 today so that all citizens interested in filing for any of these seats will know what House or Senate district they are in and have time to get their filing papers in order to file for office.
This situation also reinforces my belief that before redistricting occurs again in Kentucky, some type of non-partisan, citizen-based group should be created to participate in the process.”

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The only poll that matters is tomorrow


Mon Nov 07, 2011 at 07:31:16 AM EST

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     Jeff Wiggins' goal is not just to beat David Williams tomorrow.
     “I want to beat him so badly that when he goes back to the state senate, the Republicans will vote him out as president," says Wiggins, who is also president of Steelworkers Local 9447 in Calvert City.
     Polls point to a Democratic blowout, from Gov. Steve Beshear down. Beshear and his running mate, Jerry Abramason, earned the Kentucky State AFL-CIO endorsement.

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24 up? Run like you're 24 down


Mon Aug 08, 2011 at 21:27:46 PM EDT

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 Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan is happy to see union-endorsed Gov. Steve Beshear up two dozen points over Senate President David Williams, his challenger, in a current bellwether poll.
 “But anything can happen between now and election day,” he warns. “We can expect a whole lot of money coming into the state to undermine our candidate.”
 Adds Londrigan, a member of the Elevator Constructors union, “You can never rest until it’s over. If you do, you give the other side a chance to catch up. We are going to work as hard as we can to make sure that doesn’t happen.”

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Rodney Young Request Whistleblower Status. "expose and change the pervasive practice of extorting"

by: Hillbilly

Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 01:54:44 AM EDT

The text of the letter Rodney Young sent to Attorney General Jack Conway is after the fold (or click here to see PDF, courtesy of WFPL). Rodney Young also sent a copy of the letter to Kentucky Republican Party Chairman Steve Robertson. Draw your own conclusion.
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"My Old Kentucky Home" Governor Steve Beshear, Mayor Jerry Abramson And Tony Lindauer Video

by: Hillbilly

Fri Oct 29, 2010 at 13:53:18 PM EDT

Listen close and you will hear Governor Steve Beshear singing tenor and then watch Senator Mitch McConnell singing "My Old Kentucky Home"

The Videos are after the fold.
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The "McConnellization" of Rand Paul Continues as Governor Attacks

by: RDemocrat

Thu Aug 26, 2010 at 20:54:32 PM EDT

It is really not taking Rand Paul much time at all to be morphed like clay in the hands of Mitch McConnell. Yes, the further away from his primary win he gets, and the more time he spends with the Kentucky Republican taskmaster Rand Paul is being shaped into Mitch McConnell. One need only look at his now rescinded promise to balance the budget in a year to see that. You see, Mitchie-master got to little Ayn through the malted hops and bong resin and let him know that Kentucky Republicans don't balance the budget because that does not leave room for huge tax breaks for Corporations and the very wealthy during a time of "war".  
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Republican Representation Sticks it to Kentucky

by: RDemocrat

Sat Jun 26, 2010 at 23:09:38 PM EDT

It is an enigma I have long struggled to understand. Anyone in the state of Kentucky voting Republican. For a while now we have had mostly Republican representation in the Congress except for the mixed bag voting record of Blue Dog Ben Chandler. Only with the inclusion of Congressman Awesome John Yarmuth from the Third District have working Kentucky families had a solid voice in the Congress on all issues. Now the price of voting against our own interests is catching up with us.
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New Kentucky Democratic Party Leader Shows Our Party's Weakness

by: RDemocrat

Mon Jun 21, 2010 at 21:16:21 PM EDT

For a long time now we have had a problem in Kentucky. While our state has a wide majority of Democrats, we have several Congressional seats that remain Republican, have two Republican Senators, and vote on a national level in Presidential elections Republican. Now it appears as if we will have a leader of our state party who donated to the two worst Republicans of all, disgraced former Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Darth Vader of Kentucky politics, Mitch McConnell. To me, this shows the weakness of our party as a whole. There are too many apologists for the Corporate Republican ideology within our state and national party and the best thing they can do is leave our party, not lead it.
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How Lucky Can You Get? Part One

by: Hillbilly

Mon Mar 29, 2010 at 06:38:05 AM EDT

Joe PraatherUpdate August 1, 2012: Some of the Kentucky Government links in this post are no longer valid. We found this out by accident about a week ago. We have no idea why some of the Kentucky Goverment links are not valid, but we do know this: They were valid when this article was posted  Monday March 29, 2010.

This article was written and researched by a reliable source. If anyone disputes the facts of this article, please don't hesitate to contact us. hillbillyreport at

Joe Prather’s Good Luck With The New Bullion Boulevard project.
Luckily, the planned new Bullion Boulevard road project is designed to access the development properties that have ownership by former Transportation Secretary Joseph W. Prather.  These properties are in the name of Silver Gate Properties, LLC that includes Joseph W. Prather, his son, and another person. Back in April 16, 2008, the Transportation Secretary requested the Executive Branch Ethics Review Commission to provide an advisory opinion about this potential conflict of interest.  His request pointed out that a proposed new road would pass close enough to some of his personal property to increase the value of that property.

The resulting May 9, 2008 ethics Advisory Opinion 8-11 stated “In order to avoid any actual conflicts of interests, you should not be involved in your official capacity in any decision relating to that property no matter how indirect that involvement may be.  Further, no one under your supervision within the Cabinet (essentially all employees) should be involved in future discretionary decisions needed to complete the project if such decisions affect the LLC’s property or property value, since knowledge by employees of your ownership in the property could affect the employees’ decisions.”


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Report Shows Benefits of Renewable Fuels for Kentucky

by: RDemocrat

Tue Jan 12, 2010 at 14:17:35 PM EST

I have long believed that my state of Kentucky could benefit greatly from the "Fuels of the Future". Clean, renewable fuels grown by Kentuckians on Kentucky farmland and refined in many of the shut-down factories and plants that  dot our landscape. I have always felt that Kentucky is in a unique position to lead our country in this new industry to provide cleaner, cheaper fuels for our country and the world.
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Note to Conservatives: The POOR Pay More Taxes!!

by: RDemocrat

Wed Nov 18, 2009 at 18:57:09 PM EST

You know how when we start talking about raising taxes on the rich, who have gotten a free pass the last few decades how some Conservative politician or idiot radio-type is always bantering about how the richest 2% pay more than half in taxes or some garbage like that. Well, as always with the greediest and least patriotic among us that talk is just that, garbage.
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Opinion: The Daniel Mongiardo Recordings Are Fake!

by: Hillbilly

Mon Oct 05, 2009 at 02:06:22 AM EDT

Before I begin let me say this. I'm not taking sides in the Democratic Primary, but I am taking sides with right and wrong.

After listening to Daniel Mongiardo many times and shooting video of him on many occasions, I've come to the conclusion the voice in the recordings, here and here are not Daniel Mongiardo's.

Let me make my case. If you disagree there's a place to at the end of this post to express your disagreement.

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Gov. Beshear Weekly Address

by: RDemocrat

Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 00:40:36 AM EDT

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Steve Beshear Weekly Address

by: RDemocrat

Fri Jul 03, 2009 at 01:14:31 AM EDT

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Governor Blogger

by: RDemocrat

Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 12:50:57 PM EDT

Ah, it appears as if Democrats in the Kentucky blogosphere have yet another member. None other than the Governor of our fair Commonwealth has joined our ranks. Gov. Steve Beshear has created his own blog to update progress on his agenda.
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Slots to be Part of Special Session

by: RDemocrat

Fri Jun 05, 2009 at 21:34:24 PM EDT

Gov. Beshear has called a special session later this month to deal with Kentucky's economic shortfall. It is being reported now that slots at Kentucky's racetrack will play a role in that session too. Beshear has added a measure to the agenda that allow Video Lottery Terminals at racetracks in Kentucky, which are feeling the economic pinch.
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Gov. Beshear Proposes His Budget

by: RDemocrat

Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 20:19:20 PM EDT

In these tough times everyone seems to be having trouble making ends meet. Many states are no exception. Unfortunately, our state of Kentucky is no exception. We are facing the largest budget shorfall in the Commonwealth's modern history.
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Kentucky Lawmakers Face Huge Shortfall

by: RDemocrat

Mon May 04, 2009 at 12:11:15 PM EDT

Budget shortfalls are nothing new in Kentucky. This year with Kentucky's economy facing hard times like so many others that shortfall stands at a staggering $1 billion. While their seem to be plenty of ideas for alleviating this, thusfar no one idea has caught fire with lawmakers.
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Is It Possible? Could It Be?

by: Hillbilly

Fri May 01, 2009 at 01:21:18 AM EDT

Is it possible that Jim Bunning contacted Governor Steve Beshear and told him if the Republicans  fielded a candidate against him in the primary, he, Jim Bunning would resign from the Senate and Governor Steve Beshear could replace him with a Democrat? Could it be that's why Governor Steve Beshear endorsed Daniel Mongiardo as the Democratic Candidate for the US Senate? Is it possible that supporters of Jack Conway, like Jerry Abramson, Greg Stumbo, Crit Luallen, Congressman John Yarmuth and Congressman Ben Chandler got wind of Governor Steve Beshear's communications with Senator Jim Bunning and decided they wanted someone other than Daniel Mongiardo to replace Senator Jim Bunning when, he, Senator Jim Bunning resigned?
Could this be why Trey Grayson has formed an exploratory committee, a move that allows him to raise and spend campaign money? When he, Trey Grayson, has said repeatedly "I have no plans to run against Senator Bunning," Grayson said in the statement. "This exploratory committee will allow me to travel the commonwealth, meet with potential supporters and lay the foundation for a campaign."
As we all know truth is sometimes stranger than fiction and Kentucky politics can even be stranger than truth or fiction.
I suggest if we are Patient  the answers to the above questions will be forthcoming, because most of the folks I know involved in politics are like "old refrigerators" they can't keep anything.
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