Feeding the politicians

Remember how Gov. Steve Beshear campaigned on providing health insurance for all the people? Now that Sen. Barack Obama is doing the same thing, it may be helpful to take a look at how their brethren in Canada are arguing with each other about buttering toast in hospitals.http://www.vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1189704&server=www.vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1Brian Lee Crowley (Halifax, Novia Scotia, Canada) from…

Fouling the journalistic food chain

Local and state reporters often depend on national media sources for insight into how the rest of America views Kentucky. One well-established practice is treating the word of some of those sources as gospel. Stateline.org is one of those sources. Kentucky reporters looking for national reaction to the our 2008 General Assembly may want to…

Pork for pork!

Gov. Steve Beshear actually sent out a press release announcing that he gave $412,500 in Master Settlement Agreement money to a company in Kuttawa, KY to build a pork processing facility. MSA money is supposed to be used to pay health expenses related to smoking. It’s fitting, though, because after the government runs tobacco producers…

Big Ed stays on message

Frankfort’s education establishment is nothing if not consistent. Kentucky Department of Education Deputy Commissioner Kevin Noland retires at the end of this month. When asked in an interview what he would do differently, he quickly responds that he would spend more money. From KSBA.org(click to enlarge):

Someone please call the police

Protecting private property rights is very important. I bring that up because someone who clearly doesn’t belong in the Louisville Courier Journal’s editorial department has broken into the building, hacked into one of the computers, and has written an utterly sensible op-ed about pension reform in Kentucky. “But it’s Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, that…