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'Fox News Sunday' to Host Kentucky Senate Debate

There are 262115 comments on the thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com story from Oct 1, 2010, titled 'Fox News Sunday' to Host Kentucky Senate Debate. In it, thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com reports that:

"Fox News Sunday" is heading to Louisville, Ky. Jack Conway, Kentucky's attorney general and the Democratic candidate for Senate , and Rand Paul, the Republican nominee and son of Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas, have agreed to a live debate on "Fox News Sunday" on Oct.3 at 9 a.m. (Eastern time).

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RepubliCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#113459 Aug 5, 2013
Southern Liberals, Don’t Despair — It’s Always Darkest Just Before the Dawn

It’s been a long, hard road for liberals and progressives in the Bible Belt and the rest of the red states. Year after year, we’ve watched our family and neighbors slap GOP stickers on their vehicles and head to the polls to vote against their self interests like mindless, racist drones.

For those of you who have followed my page “Whiskey and the Morning After,” you’re familiar with the fact that I have lived in the South all of my life and that I am also an ex-Republican.

Being a moderate left progressive here isn’t easy. I’ve had to endure vandalism to my vehicle for having an anti-Bush sticker on it and even threats of physical violence simply for not being a conservative. As much as I’ve dreamed of picking up and moving to the friendlier atmosphere of a city like San Francisco, Seattle or another bastion of liberalism, it hasn’t worked out that way.

But here’s the good news for everyone else who has had to deal with the reality of being a liberal in the South - it’s going to get better. Almost every medium to large city here already votes blue in major elections and the tide is slowly turning against conservatism nationwide. Much of the demographic that turns out to vote every year for the Republican Party is slowly dying off. The younger generations may have been born into and indoctrinated with conservative ideology like I was, but with access to the Internet and ideas outside of the small towns we grew up in, that ideology can be traded for something new.

Even many of those people who have clung to the idea that Reagan was a monument of conservatism have begun to accept basic liberal ideas such as equal rights for the LGBT community, or have simply decided to mind their own business. Others have signed up for military service and gone off to Afghanistan and Iraq, only to find that watching their friends get wounded or die wasn’t worth the price in blood and money that funded the military-industrial complex.

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RepubliCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#113460 Aug 5, 2013
continued:

Myself and others saw our friends come back from Iraq and Afghanistan as shells of the men and women who enlisted in response to the Al-Qaeda attacks on 9/11. I remember one friend who we had to repeatedly keep from attacking random people he thought were carrying suicide vests and would only calm down after blacking out from too much alcohol. Another one came home as a shattered alcoholic and hung himself in his mother’s closet on Thanksgiving Day in 2005.

Trust me, the South is slowly starting to grasp the big picture. The process seems slow - many still have not come to the realization that trickle-down economics doesn’t work or that shopping at Wal-Mart only encourages the overall degradation of their communities – but progress is being made. As future generations are born, immigrants arrive and the angry old Dixiecrats die off, the South will turn from red to purple – and eventually blue. We can look at Florida, Colorado, Virginia and North Carolina as examples of states that are about to flip to solidly blue within another decade. Georgia, Arizona and Texas will be there within about 20 years and the rest will follow suit. Look at the “Moral Mondays” movement in North Carolina and the rise of liberal Christianity. The tide is turning – now is not the time to write off the South as forever doomed to being the dead weight that holds us back as a nation.

Know the recent news of the incredibly backwards laws passed by Texas and other states to suppress women’s reproductive rights and voting access makes it seem like the Republican Party still has a stranglehold on power throughout the South.

However, these are the acts of a desperate bunch to hold on to control for just a little while longer. They wouldn’t be trying to keep people from voting if their ideas were that great for their constituents.

So, Southern liberals, don’t despair. As the saying goes,“it’s always darkest just before the dawn.”

http://www.forwardprogressives.com/southern-l...

The big WAKEUP has begun. Turning red states to BLUE states with each election. Stay tuned. RIP GOP

DITCH MITCH

“Heaven doesn't want me.”

Since: Jul 13

Hell's afraid I'll take over.

#113461 Aug 5, 2013
RepubliCONS wrote:
CORP GREED at it's best. Where is turtleman and GRANDrand protecting Kentucky's land.
Defiant nuns and monks refuse to give up Kentucky land for gas pipeline
Two Kentucky Catholic religious orders that collectively own more than 3,000 acres of historic farmland are refusing to give up portions of their lands for a proposed natural-gas pipeline that would channel millions of gallons of pressurized, highly flammable natural-gas liquids through the area. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, the nuns of the Sisters of Loretto and the monks of the Abbey of Gethsemani have denied surveyors permission to survey the land ahead of the pipeline project and say that they have no interest in helping it along.
“We’ve been on this property since 1824,” said Sister Maria Visse, service coordinator for the Sisters of Loretto.“We feel entrusted with this (land). It’s a gift. It’s not a commodity.”
The energy company that hopes to build the pipeline — Williams Co. of Tulsa, Oklahoma — has repeatedly sent representatives and made requests for permission to survey the land, all of which have been summarily denied. The proposed pipeline would run from gas-drilling facilities in Pennsylvania to the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, impacting 18 counties in Kentucky.
Visse told the Courier that she turned down the Williams Co.’s proposal to use the sisters’ and the monks’ land on the spot and without a second thought.
“This is just short-term money that has very dangerous potential long-term consequences,” Visse said. She worries about the impact of water pollution on the porous limestone bedrock upon which the community resides.
Brother Aaron Schulte of the Abbey of Gethsemani confirmed to the Courier that the abbey had been approached by the pipeline company, but declined to give an interview to the paper. The Trappist monks own about 2,500 acres of property, including the grounds of the monastery, a guest house and hundreds of acres of pristine woods.
Sister Claire McGowan, a Dominican nun and director of the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future in Springfield, KY, said the project “would risk much of what makes Central Kentucky dear to us: the beauty of our landscape, the abundance of good water, the health of our air, the peaceful quietness of our rural areas, and the general sense of security from unexpected disasters.”
Williams Co. spokesperson Tom Droege told the Courier that he couldn’t talk about his dealings with specific landowners along the pipeline’s proposed route. He said the company plans to hold a series of open houses in communities that would be affected by the pipeline.
“With each landowner we approach,” he said,“we pledge to be a respectful guest on their land and ensure they are well informed about what activities are taking place.”
Williams Co. is currently struggling to bring one of its Gulf coast ethylene plants back online after a deadly explosion on June 13. The Geismar Olefins plant in Louisiana had been plagued with safety violations prior to the propylene explosion that killed two workers and injured 77 others.
Six months before the incident, inspectors had noted the propylene leak that caused the explosion at Geismar Olefins, but plant managers failed to take any action. The company said that it hopes to have the damage repaired and the plant back online by April of 2014.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/02/defiant...
Love the comments from out of staters, be sure and read them.
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Afternoon, RC. Good for the Brothers and Sisters! I can't believe the nerve of Williams. That's a beautiful, pristine part of the state, not to mention the Merton connection. With an abysmal safety record like Williams, it makes you wonder how many officials they've paid off to be able to even stay in business.

Since Mamaw and the Runt won't lift a finger to help, it will be up to folks like us to make some noise. I'm in.
RepubliCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#113462 Aug 5, 2013
Year after year, we’ve watched our family and neighbors slap GOP stickers on their vehicles and head to the polls to vote against their self interests like mindless, racist drones.

Much of the demographic that turns out to vote every year for the Republican Party is slowly dying off. The younger generations may have been born into and indoctrinated with conservative ideology like I was, but with access to the Internet and ideas outside of the small towns we grew up in, that ideology can be traded for something new.

Trust me, the South is slowly starting to grasp the big picture.

However, these are the acts of a desperate bunch to hold on to control for just a little while longer. They wouldn’t be trying to keep people from voting if their ideas were that great for their constituents.

So, Southern liberals, don’t despair. As the saying goes,“it’s always darkest just before the dawn.”

The best parts of that article that stand out beside the military scars of WAR.

DITCH MITCH
RepubliCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#113463 Aug 5, 2013
Crow__ wrote:
<quoted text>
Afternoon, RC. Good for the Brothers and Sisters! I can't believe the nerve of Williams. That's a beautiful, pristine part of the state, not to mention the Merton connection. With an abysmal safety record like Williams, it makes you wonder how many officials they've paid off to be able to even stay in business.
Since Mamaw and the Runt won't lift a finger to help, it will be up to folks like us to make some noise. I'm in.
The damage done to Eastern Ky from greedy coal companies should be an example of the damage done to our beautiful state already. I will certainly sign petitions and write our "do nothing" Congressman. Maybe John Yarmouth has something to say about it. I will have to research that. I know the southern part of Hardin County outside Fort Knox are concerned. Might have to participate in some rallies, sit-ins etc...to do my part. Just another way of ripping up our country to send oil from Canada to China. Bottom line. Like that one poster said...it reeks of BIG CORPS and McCONnell and GRANDrand $$$$$$$$$$

Leave our beautiful state alone.

RIP GOP

DITCH MITCH
RepubliCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#113464 Aug 5, 2013
Another take on the showdown at Fancy Farm..

Fancy Farm shows that McCONnell is in for a fight

FANCY FARM — After a tough month, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McCONnell found out Saturday that his life could be getting a lot tougher.

More than a year before McCONnell faces re-election in November 2014, he shared the stage at the 133rd annual Fancy Farm Picnic with two viable, articulate challengers: Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes of Lexington, a Democrat, and Republican businessman Matt Bevin of Louisville.

It was their first face-to-face meeting, and probably their only one until next year's Fancy Farm Picnic.

Democratic activists were more numerous and enthusiastic than I have seen them at Fancy Farm in years. Bevin had only a small group of supporters here, but he has support among Tea Party activists.

McCONnell, Kentucky's longest-serving senator, was his usual calm, assured self, arriving just before the program started and leaving the stage before Bevin and Ed Marksberry of Owensboro, another Democratic challenger, spoke.

McCONnell's appearance came after a tough month, including the embarrassment of having fellow Republican senators go around him to cut a deal with Democrats on confirmation of several Obama nominees to block changes in filibuster rules that McCONnell has used to create gridlock in the Senate.

McCONnell tried to frame his re-election as essential to stopping the "Obama agenda" — specifically health care reform and the administration's crackdown on environmentally destructive coal-mining practices.

"We're not just choosing who's going to represent Kentucky in the Senate," he said. "We're going to decide who's going to run the Senate."

What he didn't do was cite accomplishments, other than obstructing Obama and joining other Republicans in opposing an Army Corps of Engineers effort to restrict boating and fishing below Cumberland River dams.

Bevin seized on McCONnell's lack of positive accomplishment, which could be a potent weapon in the hands of a smart Republican challenger.

"Mitch McCONnell is known as mud-slinging Mitch, because the only thing he has to run on is destroying other people," Bevin said. "There is nothing in his 30-year history of voting that he's proud enough of to actually run on."

Attacking him from the right, Bevin accused McCONnell of being too timid in opposing Obama's health-care law. "Be a man, stand up and put your money where your mouth is," he taunted.

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RepubliCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#113465 Aug 5, 2013
Bevin chided McCONnell for arrogance for leaving with his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, before Bevin spoke. Bevin invited his wife, Glenna, and their nine children, including three adopted from Africa, to join him onstage.

Bevin didn't give specifics about what kind of senator he would be. He also didn't criticize Grimes, saying there would be plenty of time for that after he beats McCONnell in the primary.

Grimes also was poised and confident. She joked about McCONnell's embarrassment on the filibuster showdown and his obstructionist tactics in what has been the least productive Congress in decades.
"There is a disease of dysfunction in Washington, D.C., and Sen. McCONnell is at the center of it," she said. "As long as he remains in Washington, D.C., D.C. will stand for 'dysfunctional capital.'"

Grimes slammed McCONnell for votes against raising the minimum wage and legislation on two women's issues: domestic violence and equal pay. She said she could do a better job of working across the aisle to get things done in Congress, which has record-low public approval ratings.
Both of these challengers showed they could do considerable damage to McCONnell's reputation. But can they beat him?

Bevins has some personal wealth and Tea Party support. But, unlike Rand Paul with his famous father, Rep. Ron Paul, Bevins doesn't yet seem to have much grass-roots support or organization. He did little or nothing to solicit support at related GOP events this weekend in Western Kentucky.

Grimes has Democratic activists united, and she got strong endorsements on the Fancy Farm stage from Attorney General Jack Conway and Auditor Adam Edelen.

Given the party connections of her father, Jerry Lundergan, and national Democrats' desire to unseat McCONnell, she shouldn't lack for money. But to win, Grimes will have to be more aggressive about framing the debate: she must make McCONnell the issue, rather than allowing him to make Obama the issue.

McCONnell's record makes him vulnerable to a candidate who can exploit it.

One thing is clear: McCONnell is less popular than ever. Whether either of these two challengers can take him out in a 15-month marathon in the national spotlight will be fascinating to watch.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/08/03/2748873/to...

"Mitch McCONnell is known as mud-slinging Mitch, because the only thing he has to run on is destroying other people," Bevin said. "There is nothing in his 30-year history of voting that he's proud enough of to actually run on."

On GRANDrand:
solicit support at related GOP events this weekend in Western Kentucky.

He was busy in Iowa sucking up teabagger support for his politic ambitions. Typical, just like in 2010, everywhere but KENTUCKY. I love it that the teabaggers will expose turtleman for the do nothing senator he is and aid Alison in her campaign. Unless of course they pay him off and offer him a "position" to drop out. Wouldn't doubt it.

RIP GOP

DITCH MITCH

Since: Dec 11

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#113466 Aug 5, 2013
RepubliCONS wrote:
Southern Liberals, Don’t Despair — It’s Always Darkest Just Before the Dawn
Content edited for common sense.
Now isn't that better?

Since: Dec 11

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#113467 Aug 5, 2013
RepubliCONS wrote:
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Content edited for common sense.
Much better now!

Since: Dec 11

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#113468 Aug 5, 2013
RepubliCONS wrote:
Content edited for common sense.
:b

I like this version.
RepubliCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#113469 Aug 5, 2013
For Calvin, this is the segment I was talking about with Kentucky so called lawmakers. Talk about showing your ignorance.

Ky. lawmaker: Comedy Central show that mocked him was 'very funny'

Being ridiculed on national television isn't so bad, state Sen. Damon Thayer said Thursday afternoon, more than 12 hours after he willingly starred in a mocking episode of The Daily Show.

Thayer, R-Georgetown, said he thinks it's important not to take himself too seriously, which is why he agreed to be featured in a segment titled "Can't Touch This" Wednesday night on Comedy Central's late-night satirical show.

Comedian Jason Jones challenged Thayer on state legislation that he introduced earlier this year that attempted to nullify any new federal gun laws. The measure cleared the Republican-controlled Senate but died in the Democrat-controlled House.

"The left-wing liberals in Washington D.C. think that they know what's best," Thayer told Jones on the show. "They hate guns. They hate law-abiding citizens who want to buy guns. We fear that there will be federal gun laws that actually take away what we believe is our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms."

Jones responded: "Other than that premise being completely false, what kind of message did you send to those gun-grabbers in D.C.?"
Thayer said he takes his work seriously, but the show gave him the chance to express his views while having fun.

"The interview itself was good; the questions were tough," he said. "They obviously were trying to head a certain direction with the show. I was actually pretty pleased with the results."

Thayer said he wished the show would have included his explanation of why he thinks the Tenth Amendment would allow for such a state law.

"But the show wouldn't have been as funny if they would have stuck to the ... policy-wonk explanation that I gave out," he said.

The show also featured LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner, who pushed a county ordinance that sought to nullify Thayer's nullification bill in the county.

"We feel that nullification is something that can't be done, but if it can be done, we're going to do it," Turner explained to a confused-looking Jones.

On Thursday, Turner said he doesn't regret doing the show, which he described as a valuable learning experience.

"I anticipated that things would be somewhat different when they aired it from the actual interview," Turner said.

Jones also interviewed bar patrons in Lexington about laws they would like to see nullified.
Sitting in the Chevy Chase Inn, George Dickson of Lexington mentioned the state's DUI laws, which require drivers to have a blood-alcohol content of less than .08.

"One time I blew a .22, and I was still pretty darn lucid," he said.

"I employed a little poetic license," Dickson said Thursday of the interview. "But I do have experience drinking."

Even though the show played up Kentucky stereotypes, Thayer said he doesn't think it portrayed Kentucky in a bad light.

"People are going to believe stereotypes no matter what," Thayer said. "I thought the whole segment was very funny, and you have to remember that it is not a news show; it is a comedy show."

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/08/01/2744178/da...

Check out the Larue County judge and the drunk in the bar. PRICELESS

Can't Touch This
Jason Jones investigates the Kentucky state government's plan to nullify distasteful federal laws.(05:42)
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-july-31...

Nothing like the KY repukes being the butt of late night jokes with their ignorance. Usually they just have an abundance of it with turtleman and GRANDrand, now they know our state is full of ignorant hillbillies in office, most repukes. What don't these idiots in that party not get ....FEDERAL LAWS trump STATE LAWS. The Supreme Court can't even get through to them. This was sad to watch, but hilarious too.

RIP GOP

DITCH MITCH

Since: Dec 11

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#113470 Aug 5, 2013
RepubliCONS wrote:
Content edited for common sense.
Hillary sucks!
RepubliCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#113472 Aug 5, 2013
Aristocles son of Ariston wrote:
<quoted text>
Now isn't that better?
Didn't need edited for common sense. The author was dead on. I know you are denial. We expect that from you circus clown socks. Still don't see any rebuttal from you or plugs for your favorite repukes. Just useless garbage. Hang on, I got more. Don't tell your jay sock, I want him to be surprised. hahaha

RIP GOP

DITCH MITCH
RepubliCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#113473 Aug 5, 2013
Aristocles son of Ariston wrote:
<quoted text>
Hillary sucks!
So do you. It sucks for you repukes you mean that:

16 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Will Win 2016

Sorry, folks, this race is over. Conservative Myra Adams lists the many reasons Hillary will win the White House in 2016—from gross media bias to groupthink and barrels of money.

In 2012 the Republican Party was shaken to the core after Romney lost Hispanic voters to Obama by a lopsided margin of 71 percent to 27 percent.

Because of reasons No. 1 through 16, and in spite of the fact that Hillary is extremely polarizing and travels with a lot of baggage, she is still poised to win in 2016 because frankly, there is no one who can stop her.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08...

The MOST ADMIRED WOMAN IN AMERICA AND THE WORLD 2012

DENY, DENY, DENY, that is what you repukes do best. Edit it for your pleasure, it won't change anything. RIP GOP

HILLARY 2016

ALISON 2014

DITCH MITCH

Since: Dec 11

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#113474 Aug 5, 2013
RepubliCONS wrote:
<quoted text>
Didn't need edited for common sense. The author was dead on. I know you are denial. We expect that from you circus clown socks. Still don't see any rebuttal from you or plugs for your favorite repukes. Just useless garbage. Hang on, I got more. Don't tell your jay sock, I want him to be surprised. hahaha
RIP GOP
DITCH MITCH
Liberal spin = Garbage Spam!
Write something, are you even capable of doing your own work?
Do you have an opinion or original thought to share?
I can find thousands of conservative articles to cut/paste I can max out the server with help from my Indiana machine.
That is pointless, unless you are setting in a Dem HQ somewhere being paid with Soros money.
Fox News Is A Joke

Jackson, KY

#113475 Aug 5, 2013
Aristocles son of Ariston wrote:
<quoted text>
Liberal spin = Garbage Spam!
Write something, are you even capable of doing your own work?
Do you have an opinion or original thought to share?
I can find thousands of conservative articles to cut/paste I can max out the server with help from my Indiana machine.
That is pointless, unless you are setting in a Dem HQ somewhere being paid with Soros money.
It is obvious nobody would waste Money paying you to Post.
T party is a joke

Cub Run, KY

#113476 Aug 5, 2013
Just sorry politicians. Just like the rest of them. Who woulda thunk it?

http://abcnews.go.com/m/story...
T party is a joke

Cub Run, KY

#113478 Aug 5, 2013
G.et
O.ut of
P.olitics
American Lady

Danville, KY

#113479 Aug 5, 2013
RepubliCONS wrote:
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Hello Crow, I hope your day continued to be awesome. Mine was. I will sleep good tonight. Tasty food, drinks, swimming, cornhole (probably get ari and fake wtf Glassgow Speakup exicted), good music, family and friends. Great way to spend a beautiful Sunday.
I see the circus socks have been playing and the bee goo seems to be stuttering, poor thing. She just don't get it, no matter how many times you explain it. She actually sounds like the men, some military officers and Congressmen, that hate strong, opinionated women who speak the truth, or maybe one of those who sleep their way to their position. Either way, I had to defend both types. Her opinion no longer interest me. The old man whitehair who has been here since the beginning like me is the only one I take seriously, misguided as he may be sometimes, I agree to disagree with him.
I am loving all the reviews in every major network on the Fancy Farm shindig. Alison did a great job. I was happy Marksberry threw in a hat in honor of Galbraith.(RIP). The next two elections may be womens revenge for that War on Women the repukes started. haha
RIP GOP
HILLARY 2016
ALISON 2014
DITCH MITCH
Hey what about Marksberry?
He's one of mine ...
Cousin that is :)

Seems another libTARD used to have a thing for Gatewood ...
From "...The pResident has failed us ..." board ...

You do seem to be of the same 'mind' as her.:)
Non existent ...

:D

Excuse me for being late on seeing this ...
Got quite sleepy, from ALL the 'fun' I had been having on such a 'glorious' day as yesterday ...
RepubliCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#113482 Aug 5, 2013
T party is a joke wrote:
Just sorry politicians. Just like the rest of them. Who woulda thunk it?
http://abcnews.go.com/m/story...
Teabaggers vs Grand OLD Party of No - PRICELESS

I love it when they eat their own. I love it that I belong to a ONE party MAJORITY.

RIP GOP

DITCH MITCH

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