12 votes

Kentucky: Lawsuit Restored Against Cop Caught Lying About Traffic Stop

Video catches Kentucky State Trooper harassing motorist. US Court of Appeals rules cop can be sued for false arrest.

Videotape proved essential for Freddie Gregory, a motorist falsely accused of traffic violations by a high-ranking Kentucky State Police trooper. The US Court of Appeals on Friday allowed Gregory to pursue false arrest charges against Lieutenant Phillip Burnett.

4 votes

THIS Is What Free People In Higher Ed Are Asked To Defend Themselves With

A snippet from a document titled, Emergency Guide for Faculty and other Instructional Staff:

➤ If the gunman approaches you, your actions will depend solely on your judgment and capabilities. No strategy is 100% effective. If left with no other option, when confronted by a person with a gun, fight back with whatever is available (scissors, hot beverages, fire extinguishers).

My reaction includes a decided lack of surprise paired with a healthy dose of disgust for the people responsible for this. Here's a rough decoding and commentary:

2 votes

Colorado man moves hemp operation to Kentucky to make medicine

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — A man form Colorado is staking his time, money and experience on a farm in Kentucky all to make medicine from hemp.

“I use the word phenomenon. Agriculture phenomenon, in Kentucky's very, very near future,” Josh Stanley said.
In Colorado, Stanley is known as a medical marijuana pioneer.

Stanley and four of his brothers have cultivated many forms of medical pot to help control seizures in children. They said they believe it can help others, including cancer patients and veterans.

3 votes

Kentucky U.S. Senate Race: Will McConnell, Grimes ever debate?

Joseph Gerth| July 26, 2014
The Courier-Journal

The students at Paducah Tilghman High School announced Thursday they were asking U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes to go there and debate the issues.

It was at least the 13th such offer that the two campaigns have fielded so far in this election cycle and as yet, the two sides haven't been able to agree on a single forum or debate.

As of Friday afternoon, the only place that the two campaigns have agreed to meet is at next Saturday's annual scream-fest at the Fancy Farm Picnic — a great place to go and lots of fun but hardly a place to enter into a deep exchange of ideas.

13 votes

Honest Political Ads: Gil Fulbright for Senate - He's running against Mitch McConnell

What would an honest politician actually sound like?

Old Gil is running for Senate against Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes. Follow his campaign at

1 vote

David Patterson, Libertarian Kentucky Senate Contender, Closer to Making November Ballot

By Phillip M. Bailey | WFPL
July 19, 2014

The Libertarian Party of Kentucky is close to completing its effort to have a candidate on the ballot this fall for U.S. Senate.

The Libertarian Party announced Thursday that its candidate, 42-year-old David Patterson of Mercer County, appears poised to be able to take on Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell, providing voters with a third option.

Independent and third party candidates are required under state law to obtain 5,000 registered voters' signatures to be on the ballot. Independent Ed Marksberry announced this week he was giving up his effort to obtain signatures.

Libertarian Party leaders announced they have collected at least 4,000 signatures toward their target goal of 8,000.

4 votes

The Libertarian Lessons of Star Wars

Anyone interested in "The Libertarian Lessons of Star Wars," go to the following link:

35 votes

Democrats attack Rand Paul for outreach efforts

WDRB 41 and WHAS 11 in Louisville, KY - July 7, 2014

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2 votes

Rand Paul meets with nutjob Bloomberg Pro Amnesty group day after Cantor goes down because of Amnesty

What Nutjob advisors is Rand Paul listening to?

He is not helping build the base he needs with these kinds of events, the establishment will never vote or endorse Rand.

I'm a big supporter of Rand but amnesty is not an area he is going to win points on.

He is getting called out by a website he had huge support on not a few months ago.

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2 votes "Rand Paul knocked off his high horse: How he lost moral high ground in attack on Bergdahl" - Excerpt:

Yet what is, at this point, even more absurd is Paul’s claim to the moral high ground in the debate over terrorism and civil liberties, and his implicit suggestion that he, unlike Obama, would protect sacred rights, regardless of politics. If either were true, and if Paul’s talk of rolling back the national security leviathan was more than a mere cudgel with which to bash Obama and court the millennial vote, the presidential aspirant would have said something, anything, during the past week to push back against Republicans’ Bergdahl demagoguery. Because, as should be obvious to us all, the frenzy of outrage and terror the right unleashes every time it sees a chance to portray Democrats as soft on terrorism is the chief political impediment to closing Guantanamo Bay, reining in the NSA, doing away with indefinite detention, and reversing every other infringement on civil liberties that’s occurred in the years since September 11, 2001.

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