Invasion of the enviro-lites

NASA scientist James Hansen wants the attention that a protest (along with actress Daryl Hannah and 28 others) in front of Massey Energy in Charleston W. Va. brings, but he doesn’t want a real debate. Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship offered to debate Hansen about the environmental impacts of coal mining on mountaintops. But noooooooo,…

Senate didn’t buy Stumbo’s gumbo

The state Senate Budget Committee has voted 10-5 to kill the bill that would have expanded gambling by legalizing Video Lottery Terminals at Kentucky horse tracks. This came following all manner of arm-twisting and other “persuasive” techniques employed by House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg. After the vote, Ron Geary, the owner of Ellis Park in…