Albert Robinson Nominated to run for ...

Albert Robinson Nominated to run for Senate Really?

Created by elect me on Aug 20, 2012

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randy

London, KY

#21 Aug 23, 2012
ok then wrote:
<quoted text>Please educate me. Tell me something good that Albert has done for us that was not self serving or to the benefit of one of the local good ol' boys.
One thing that comes to mind very fast that helped everyone in Laurel Co. was that he was the 1st. Senator or Rep. from Laurel Co. to get monies for the local volunteer Fire Depts. I'm not talking about the annual money rec'd. from the state but I'm talking tens of thousands of additional dollars that could be used for anything the dept. needed. Now your turn give me an example of something he did wrong.
Heaven Help us

United States

#22 Aug 23, 2012
randy wrote:
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One thing that comes to mind very fast that helped everyone in Laurel Co. was that he was the 1st. Senator or Rep. from Laurel Co. to get monies for the local volunteer Fire Depts. I'm not talking about the annual money rec'd. from the state but I'm talking tens of thousands of additional dollars that could be used for anything the dept. needed. Now your turn give me an example of something he did wrong.
Voted for and got $300,000 of funding for a road that ran through his property! According to the Sentinel Echo. Voted to increase his Retirement by 100 percent and it was struck down by the Kentucky State Supreme Court.
bonehead

Mount Vernon, KY

#23 Aug 23, 2012
I think the reason Albert got nominated by the republican party is because he will be the 2nd longest serving senator up there. The guy that ran for gov with richie farmer is the senior senator, Albert is the next in line. Meaning he will have considerable clout, if elected, for the repubs.
I think that is more in line with what the repub party officials are thinking with their choice.
Heaven Help us

United States

#24 Aug 23, 2012
bonehead wrote:
I think the reason Albert got nominated by the republican party is because he will be the 2nd longest serving senator up there. The guy that ran for gov with richie farmer is the senior senator, Albert is the next in line. Meaning he will have considerable clout, if elected, for the repubs.
I think that is more in line with what the repub party officials are thinking with their choice.
He is an IDIOT! Ineffective and Self Serving!
June

Bolivar, MO

#25 Aug 23, 2012
Someone else was nominated to run in place of Albert for the seat,but Albert won the vote. I think alot of people who did vote for Albert did so because they felt they had to!
I Remember

United States

#26 Aug 23, 2012
Heaven Help us wrote:
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He is an IDIOT! Ineffective and Self Serving!
I remember once years ago, I asked Albert what had he done in the legislature. His response was "I was voted most colorful" What a record!!
JEB

Liberty, KY

#27 Aug 23, 2012
bonehead wrote:
I think the reason Albert got nominated by the republican party is because he will be the 2nd longest serving senator up there. The guy that ran for gov with richie farmer is the senior senator, Albert is the next in line. Meaning he will have considerable clout, if elected, for the repubs.
I think that is more in line with what the repub party officials are thinking with their choice.
You are a bonehead. He will have no clout or rank. When you lose and come back your a freshman again. And he never had cloud. He was voted most colorful every year and was a laughing stock.
JET

Somerset, KY

#28 Aug 23, 2012
I will not vote for Robinson.
NoNoNo

Greenbrier, AR

#29 Aug 23, 2012
June wrote:
Someone else was nominated to run in place of Albert for the seat,but Albert won the vote. I think alot of people who did vote for Albert did so because they felt they had to!
Any idea who else was nominated?
June

Bolivar, MO

#30 Aug 23, 2012
NoNoNo wrote:
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Any idea who else was nominated?
a man named Mike Callebs
ok then

Auburn, WA

#31 Aug 23, 2012
randy wrote:
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One thing that comes to mind very fast that helped everyone in Laurel Co. was that he was the 1st. Senator or Rep. from Laurel Co. to get monies for the local volunteer Fire Depts. I'm not talking about the annual money rec'd. from the state but I'm talking tens of thousands of additional dollars that could be used for anything the dept. needed. Now your turn give me an example of something he did wrong.
He was most active politicaly on matters concerning his pay. You can check the facts if you wish. A certain local good ol' boy managed to land a quite lucrative contract only because his pal led him by the hand straight to the bank and of course there was some gratuity back to our esteemed senator involved. Your turn.
ok then

Auburn, WA

#32 Aug 23, 2012
randy wrote:
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One thing that comes to mind very fast that helped everyone in Laurel Co. was that he was the 1st. Senator or Rep. from Laurel Co. to get monies for the local volunteer Fire Depts. I'm not talking about the annual money rec'd. from the state but I'm talking tens of thousands of additional dollars that could be used for anything the dept. needed. Now your turn give me an example of something he did wrong.
While I applaud our volunteer firefighters, it seems to me th some "minies" need to be found to do something about our drug problem and all of the kids out there that are hungry, poorly cared for, etc. It is a pretty common fact around the good ol' boys that he will help out his pals and especially when it helps him as well. Maybe he is a swell fellow, I don't know. I do know that with the mess Kentucky (and the whole country) is in, we need to try to elect some people that know what the heck to do and how to get it done. Enough self srving politics. How about enough of the outdated party system too while we are at it. I find it ridiculous that we have the party system. Vote for the MAN (or WOMAN) and what they have accomplished!
interesting

Kittanning, PA

#33 Aug 23, 2012
This is an interesting topic.So far only seems one person is for him and thats probably relatives.
Personally I think he needs to stay retired and out of politics.
Bob

Manchester, KY

#34 Aug 23, 2012
This was simply a tradeoff among the local Republican elite. Jensen got the judgeship and Albert got to be Senator again. Just say thanks to Dean and his little kingdom that he rules over. He may not even care for Albert but having another judge owing him makes it all worthwhile.
Hmmmm

London, KY

#35 Aug 24, 2012
interesting wrote:
This is an interesting topic.So far only seems one person is for him and thats probably relatives.
Personally I think he needs to stay retired and out of politics.
Wait til November. We'll see how many relatives he has in all 5 of the counties that make up the 21st district. I bet he'll have enough to win the election. And also, who said he was retired? You people don't have a clue.
State Highway Department

London, KY

#36 Aug 24, 2012
Heaven Help us wrote:
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Voted for and got $300,000 of funding for a road that ran through his property! According to the Sentinel Echo. Voted to increase his Retirement by 100 percent and it was struck down by the Kentucky State Supreme Court.
I'm sorry, but I have to correct you here. State Highway 30 is a state highway and the Transportation Department determines where roads are to be placed. Highway 30 does run from London to Beattyville, Ky. and is scheduled to be widened from London to Beattyville. One doesn't widen a road all at once. It takes years to accomplish and complete. A portion of Highway 30 does front Senator Robinson's property, but Highway 30 has fronted that property since the 1930's when the road was first put in. The Sentinel-Echo would never print anything that wasn't true, now would it?
Observer

Greenbrier, AR

#37 Aug 24, 2012
State Highway Department wrote:
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I'm sorry, but I have to correct you here. State Highway 30 is a state highway and the Transportation Department determines where roads are to be placed. Highway 30 does run from London to Beattyville, Ky. and is scheduled to be widened from London to Beattyville. One doesn't widen a road all at once. It takes years to accomplish and complete. A portion of Highway 30 does front Senator Robinson's property, but Highway 30 has fronted that property since the 1930's when the road was first put in. The Sentinel-Echo would never print anything that wasn't true, now would it?
Have you not ever traveled that road? Highway 30 does not go from London to Beattyville,Ky.Highway 30 intersects Ky Rt 11 about 3 or 4 miles outside of Booneville,Ky.Highway 30 then runs through Booneville and then thru Jackson Ky and ends at the jct. of US 460 in Magoffin County.Rt. 11 is the main route that runs through Beattyville along with Ky 52.Rt 30 does not come within 7 or 8 miles of Beattyville.Just because the road previously fronted his property before hand does not mean he didnt influence where the road ended up going in the end.There very well may have been cheaper alternative routes available.Quit trying to defend the guy.He doesnt not deserve to be back in Frankfort.He is a joke in the legislature and it is a well known fact.
randy

United States

#38 Aug 24, 2012
State Highway Department wrote:
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I'm sorry, but I have to correct you here. State Highway 30 is a state highway and the Transportation Department determines where roads are to be placed. Highway 30 does run from London to Beattyville, Ky. and is scheduled to be widened from London to Beattyville. One doesn't widen a road all at once. It takes years to accomplish and complete. A portion of Highway 30 does front Senator Robinson's property, but Highway 30 has fronted that property since the 1930's when the road was first put in. The Sentinel-Echo would never print anything that wasn't true, now would it?
They're not talking about the hwy. 30 project. The road project that involved the $300K was the road beside Wal Mart that connects from Taco Bell to Myers Baker Road. Mr. Robinson did not own this property but he was the agent in charge of developing it. That road made possible many new jobs and new businesses and I'm sure a lot on here do business in those stores accessed by that road.$300K was a small investment of tax dollars to open up the amount of jobs and revenues that the road created.

In my opinion, Mr. Jensen did way worse when he worked the deal to sell his families property to the state for the new Court building and even got additional monies over the about allocated for the property purchase.
purple 30

London, KY

#39 Aug 24, 2012
I had rather vote for arnold ziffel on green acres, dont wast your vote
voter

Liberty, KY

#40 Aug 24, 2012
Never voted for a democrat in my life, but Mrs. Hacker, who I don't know, will get my vote. In fact I agree with the previous post and would vote for Arnold Ziffel, who would not be as piggish as Albert, who is a hog.

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