Thursday, October 30, 2014

783. 5%

The Bluegrass Poll has just been released showing the incumbent, Addison Mitchell McConnell, Jr. with a 5% advantage over the challenger, my friend Alison Lundergan Grimes.
5% difference. There are two places to make that up. The main one is Jefferson County and specifically the Jefferson County liberals who have found fault with Alison on coal, immigration, and Obama. If you sit this one out, consider yourself a McConnell supporter. That's how he wins. That's how Anne Northup won in 1996 - Louisville liberals mad at Mike Ward over one issue, throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Ask yourselves real hard and with deep sincerity - will you be responsible for Mitch McConnell's re-election? . . .
The second place to make it up is in the Central Time Zone precincts. For the first time since the late 1980s, the votes of "west of I-65" can make a difference. Typically when the polls close in the Eastern Time Zone, the election is essentially over because Democratic candidates have not appealed to Democratic voters west of I-65. This year is different. This candidate is different. For the first time in two decades, we will be looking to places like Owensboro, Henderson, Paducah, {West Kentucky} and elsewhere to make a difference. And I believe they will. I'm keeping my plans for a Victory Celebration in Lexington on Election Night.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

782. Rest In Peace, Mr. Bradlee

An homage, with notably explicit language, to the great Ben Bradlee of the Washington Post, who died today, from "All The President's Men," concerning an event which changed politics, journalism, and the government itself:

"You know the results of the latest Gallup Poll? Half the country never even heard of the word Watergate. Nobody gives a shit. You guys are probably pretty tired, right? Well, you should be. Go on home, get a nice hot bath. Rest up 15 minutes. Then get your asses back in gear. We're under a lot of pressure, you know, and you put us there. Nothing was riding on this except the, uh, First Amendment to the Constitution, Freedom of the Press, and maybe the future of the country. Not that any of that matters, but if you guys fuck up again, I'm going to get mad. Goodnight."
 He was right. RIP, Mr. Bradlee.

Monday, October 20, 2014

SB-103. Rockcastle County

#103 is ROCKCASTLE COUNTY (named after the Rockcastle River; county seat is Mount Vernon). Where do you eat & who do you visit? ‪#‎KY120Game‬
— with Jared Smith and 18 others.
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  • Sara Luna Osborne We would go watch Matt's granddad in the show at Renfro Valley, but I don't remember where we ate while we were there.
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  • Matt Osborne Going to Renfro Valley for my country music fix and check in with Susan Tomes Laws on where to eat.
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  • David McCauley Not a lot of great choices here, but we do have a few new locations in the past year, Limestone Grille at exit 62/I-75 and Marcella's Farm to Fork just off US 150 on 2750 and then there's the Back Porch at Lake Linville Boat Dock, also there's Derby City Truck Stop for Breakfast however there is not a no smoking section.
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  • Travis M. Scott Renfro Valley, which is beloved by everyone except Canadian Hipster Travel writers. Matt Osborne knows what I'm talking about.
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  • Jeff Noble Nothing here. They have one of those '60s-era plain brick court houses (unless they've erected a new Judicial Center). It you stand to the southwest of it, you can get the hill in the background for a pretty good picture, looking east on southbound US25.
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  • Danny Ford Limestone Grille is good The Lodge or M arcellas are also good country food. The boat dock has good barbeque. Rockcastle was named for a large rock near Livingston shaped like a castle
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  • Travis T Burton Lots of good food and lots of good people! No matter the time of day both can be found at Dari Delite in Brodhead. If you are coming through on a Saturday you'll also get some complimentary live music.
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  • Robin Webb Renfro Valley is great. I show horses at Brodhead and I visit the Jerry Cox Law Office and the Dr. David Bullock family. I like to practice law there.
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SB-102. Robertson County. See Entry No. 777 for an explanation.

#102 is ROBERTSON COUNTY (named for George Robertson; county seat is Mount Olivet). Where do you eat & who do you visit? ‪#‎KY120Game‬
 — withJared Smith and 18 others.
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Never married, liberal Democrat, born in 1960, opinionated but generally pleasant, member of the Episcopal Church. Graduate of Prestonia Elementary, Durrett High, and Spalding University; the first two now-closed Jefferson County Public Schools, the latter a very small liberal arts college in downtown Louisville affiliated with the Roman Catholic Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. My vocation and avocation is politics. My favorite pastime is driving the backroads of Kentucky and southern Indiana, visiting small towns, political hangouts, courthouses, churches, and cemeteries. You are welcome to ride with me sometime.