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Bill Straub: There’s stupid and there’s mega-stupid, so credit legislators for hungry kids going hungrier Members Subscribers Public
In their haste to override the gov’s emergency declaration, the KYGA inadvertently cost the state $350 million in SNAP benefits. Why? Just because they could.
The legal landscape on abortion isn't complicated: The Supreme Court intends to eliminate it Members Subscribers Public
What does the conservative wing of the Supreme Court want the outcome to be? A ban on abortions. What civil rights stand in the way of that ban? Doesn’t matter. They’re gone now.
They’re coming for you, too Members Subscribers Public
Now that the Christian Nationalists can taste victory, they really don’t need their useful idiots any longer.
Kansans say no to a “reproductive police state.” Will Kyians do the same? Members Subscribers Public
The abortion amendment on this fall’s ballot is basically the same rejected last night in Kansas. Will the results be the same? And is the KY GOP worried?
Booker walks the walk, Rand just talks Members Subscribers Public
Charles Booker was in eastern Kentucky of the weekend, delivering relief supplies. Where was Rand Paul? Uhm ... not there.
The last time Trump has to go to a voter again Members Subscribers Public
From Steve Bannon: “After then, Trump never has to go to a voter again. He’ll just say ‘You lose. I’m the winner. I’m the king.’”
I’m not going to Fancy Farm. Here’s why. Members Subscribers Public
For years and years, I’ve gone to the famous political picnic at Fancy Farm, Kentucky. But not this year. Here’s why.
Tragedies don’t move them Members Subscribers Public
The tale of a woman who died in Ireland in 2012 led to that country repealing its draconian abortion law. Don’t expect that to happen here, though, because tragedies don’t move rightwing extremists.
Of course women will be arrested for abortions. Did you think otherwise? Members Subscribers Public
So, you think women won’t get arrested for abortions? Let’s take a look at where they already are.
The proposal Members Subscribers Public
I expected ample flora and fauna photo ops on our road trip to Alaska – and lots of knock-your-socks-off mountain scenery, to boot. I didn’t figure on photographing a marriage proposal.
Rupert Murdoch changes horses Members Subscribers Public
On July 22, Australian media magnate Rupert Murdoch announced that he was changing horses.
Whose party has the Kentucky GOP _actually_ aligned with? Members Subscribers Public
SOS Michael Adams was more than happy to proclaim “the birthplace of Lincoln has finally aligned with the party of Lincoln.” But an objective look at the facts puts the lie to Adams’s claim.
Secret Service goes really secret Members Subscribers Public
The claim by the Secret Service that their January 6th text messages were lost due to a standard phone replacement process stinks like a rotten fish on a hot day.
You don’t know whom you don’t know Members Subscribers Public
Do you know someone who has had an abortion? Yes, you do – even if you don’t know it.
Think women should have freedom of travel? These KY Repub reps don’t Members Subscribers Public
Women are traveling to other states to obtain abortions, and some states are considering making that illegal. Our Repub congressmen agree with them.
Joe Manchin's refusal to support reconciliation tax hikes is predictable and pathetic Members Subscribers Public
In response to Manchin’s torpedoing of the Biden reconciliation package, the Patriotic Millionaires released this statement.