I start out an angry bastard on most days, but that’s just before coffee. After that, I actually lighten up and quite enjoy life and laughter. I’m really not the bitter old curmudgeon I tend to unleash when I write. Even much of my political ranting is spent more tongue-in-cheek and facepalming than actually risking a real aneurysm.
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Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Why abolish the death penalty in Kentucky?
It's out of step with modern thinking.
It's unfair, broken, and arbitrary.
Victims' families deserve better.
Kentucky Hemp Coalition
“That's my goal as AG Commissioner to continue to build new markets for new agricultural crops and that industrial hemp is a viable option for Kentucky. We know it will grow well in this climate. Used to be the leading crop in Kentucky,”
"A Democracy is when two wolves
and a sheep take a vote on what's
for dinner. A Republic is when the
sheep is well armed and can beg to
differ with the vote.
" Benjamin Franklin"
22 years ago...
Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.
The judge recommends that the Administrator transfer marijuana from Schedule I to
Francis L. Young
Administrative Law Judge
September 6, 1988
Docket No. 86-22
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Drug Enforcement Administration
33 years ago...
"Penalties against drug use should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against the possession of marijuana in private for personal use."
President Jimmy Carter
Message to Congress
August 2, 1977
Kentucky, “Dark and Dangerous Ground”
The Dark and Bloody Ground
The popular belief that the name Kentucky means "Dark and Bloody Ground" is apparently without foundation. Yet through the years, the image has persisted in literary and oral tradition as a description of the Kentucky country.
One traditional explanation sites Delaware legend in which the ancient tribe of the Lenni-Lanape allied with the Iroquois to fight the Allegewi, the original inhabitants of Kentucky. In a single bloody battle the Allegewi were virtually exterminated. The land where an entire nation had been eradicated became known as the "dark and bloody ground". The violent clashes between the Iroquois and the southern Indians only helped reinforce the image.
In his book, "Historical Sketches of Kentucky" (1874), Richard H. Collins says that a northern Indian once asked Indian fighter Joseph H. Daveiss how white men could live in land that had seen so much bloodshed. The Indian said that the ghosts of those killed in the Indian wars haunted the land making it dangerous.
At the execution of the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals the Cherokee Cheif Dragging Canoe is said to have told Col. Richard Henderson that the lands south of the Kentucky river were "bloody ground"and would be "dark and difficult to settle". However Ruben T. Durrett said in his book, "The Centenary of Kentucky"(1892) that the phrase was used to discourage Henderson from purchasing the land.
Toxic chemicals in our environment, such as mercury, lead, and certain manmade chemicals, have been linked to cancer, birth defects and brain impairments. Reducing or eliminating the load of these dangerous chemicals in the products we buy, the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink can help reduce the toll of human disease and suffering.
PLEASE DO NOT USE!
PLEASE DO NOT USE SO CALLED "SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA" OR "SPICE" SOLD UNDER AN EVER INCREASING VARIETY OF NAMES!
IT IS NOT MARIJUANA AT ALL AND I AM INSULTED THAT THE WORDS SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA ARE USED TO DESCRIBE THESE SUBSTANCES! "FAKE DRUGS" WOULD SUFFICE!
PLEASE COPY AND OPEN THE LINK BELOW TO READ ONE STORY ABOUT THESE "FAKE DRUGS"!
PARENTS, WATCH YOUR CHILDREN! BETTER TO OFFER THEM THE REAL THING THAN TAKE A CHANCE ON THEM GETTING A HOLD OF SUCH GOD-AWFUL SUBSTANCES!
"...Officials said the powdery substance sold as bath salts mimic the effects of cocaine, ecstasy and LSD. It can be snorted, injected or mixed with drinks for food. The chemicals can cause hallucinations, paranoia, rapid heart rates, violent behavior and suicidal thoughts.
Synthetic marijuana contains organic leaves coated with chemicals that provide a marijuana-like high when smoked. The product is marketed under various brands include Spice and K2.
The synthetic drugs can be purchased on the Internet and in some tobacco and smoke shops, drug paraphernalia shops, gas stations and convenience stores..."
OF NOTE: THESE PRODUCTS ARE MOST OFTEN USED BY THOSE WHO ARE FORCED TO SUBMIT TO "DRUG TESTIING"....
THAT IS WHY THAT THEY HAVE BECOME SO POPULAR ALONG WITH THE FACT THAT THEY ARE READILY AVAILABLE FOR SALE TO MINORS - OR SOMEONE WHO WOULD PURCHASE FOR A MINOR.
THIS HAS TO STOP!
The HillMcConnell whipped for Lynch, avoiding nuclear falloutThe HillSome GOP senators say McConnell wanted to avoid a battle over the “nuclear option,” the controversial tactic then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) employed in 2013 to reduce the threshold for ending a filibuster of most executive nominees from ...“A corrupt, unresponsive and plutocr […]
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MassLive.comMcConnell bill would extend NSA surveillanceWashington PostSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill Tuesday night to extend through 2020 a controversial surveillance authority under the Patriot Act. The move comes as a bipartisan group of lawmakers in both chambers is preparing legislation to ...Mitch McConnell's plan to cont […]
The Hill (blog)Ron Paul: Obama 'literally assassinated' Americans in airstrikesThe Hill (blog)“There were other people killed, but you won't read about it in the media I'm quite sure because they were two Americans who had joined al-Qaeda, so they are automatically very bad people,” he said during the “Ron Paul Liberty Report,” which was […]
Why Ron Paul's big showing in Nevada may have made it harder for Rand Paul ...Washington Post (blog)Republican presidential politics in Nevada -- a key early-voting state -- have been chaotic in recent years, thanks in large part to former congressman and two-time GOP White House contender Ron Paul. Now his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is running for ... […]
BuzzFeed NewsRon Paul Radio And Internet Ads: Watch Out For The Coming Economic ...BuzzFeed NewsPAUL: “Hi, Ron Paul here. Today I have an urgent message for every American who's retired or thinking about retiring soon. You see, our own government's disastrous policies have now put you, me, and everyone over the age of 50 at great risk. Sometime ... […]
RealClearPoliticsThe Next PresidentRealClearPoliticsPaul confuses people. Some Ron Paul fans say Rand is not as committed to liberty as his father. But some of their complaints seem ambiguous. Yes, Rand avoids alienating conservatives because he wants the Republican nomination. But has he violated his ...
BloombergRon (Not Rand) Paul Denounces Targeted Assassination of Americans in Al ...BloombergPaul's father, former Texas Congressman (and three-time presidential candidate) Ron Paul, has not been so restrained. In a new episode of his Liberty Report online show, the Texan asked rhetorically why there was so little coverage of the Americans who ...Sen. G […]
"Learning from some of Kentucky’s most experienced Commonwealth’s and County Attorneys and other nationally renowned experts, new prosecutors will be confident in the courtroom and better equipped to protect citizens across the Commonwealth.”
The National Park Trust organizes a nationwide day of outdoor play to encourage children across the country to explore their community parks and discover history, nature and adventure right around the corner.
Joined by fellow writers, friends, students, teachers and state dignitaries today, George Ella Lyon was inducted by Gov. Steve Beshear as the Kentucky poet laureate for 2015-17 in the Capitol Rotunda. Tom MusgraveCommunications Director502-564-3757, ext. email@example.com
"Learning from some of Kentucky’s most experienced Commonwealth’s and County Attorneys and other nationally renowned experts, new prosecutors will be confident in the courtroom and better equipped to protect citizens across the Commonwealth.” Leland HulbertDeputy Communications Director502-696-5659
The National Park Trust organizes a nationwide day of outdoor play to encourage children across the country to explore their community parks and discover history, nature and adventure right around the corner. Gil Lawson,502-564-4270, ext 168
Governor Steve Beshear, Toyota and United Way today announced the expansion of innovative early childhood academies to 36 more schools across the state. The initiative is funded by Kentucky’s Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge federal grant and Toyota’s manufacturing operations in Kentucky. Kerri RichardsonTerry Sebastian502-564-2611
With a great sense of sadness, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is informing Kentuckians that her maternal grandmother, Elsie Crawford Case, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2015, surrounded by family. Case was 84 years old. She is survived by two children, seven grand-children, eight great-grandchildren, one brother and three sisters. Lynn Sowa […]
Southeast Asia Maritime Law Enforcement Initiative Fact Sheet Bureau of Public Affairs April 10, 2015 No region can be secure in the absence of effective law enforcement in territorial waters…this assistance will foster greater regional cooperation on maritime issues and ultimately provide the ability of Southeast Asian nations to carry out humanitarian acti […]
Officials from More than 40 Countries to Discuss Combating International Crime Media NoteOffice of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 13, 2015 On April 15, U.S. Government officials and non-governmental organization leaders will meet with approximately 70 international judicial, law enforcement, and security officials who are in Washington, D.C. as a part […]
U.S. National Statement to the UN Crime Congress RemarksPrincipal Deputy Assistant Secretary Luis Arreaga, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Special Representative of the U.S. Secretary of State to the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Doha, Qatar April 13, 2015 Thank you, Mr. President. The United States […]
Weather and Short Session Challenge 2015 Kentucky General Assembly by Ruth Bamberger, Legislative Committee ChairCumberland Chapter, Sierra Club This year should go down as one of the most unproductive sessions of the KY General Assembly, and nature ironically had a … Continue reading →
ALERT: DUE TO WEATHER – THIS MARCH 5TH HEARING IS CANCELLED – POSTPONED The Clean Energy Opportunity Act, HB229 (see below for details on this bill), was scheduled to receive a hearing today (March 5, 2015), but due to inclement … Continue reading →
ACTION ALERT: The Clean Energy Opportunity Act, HB229 (see below for details on this bill), is receiving a hearing this Thursday (March 5, 2015). We need your help to get this legislation passed. Please: Call Your Representative Call the KY … Continue reading →
by Ruth Bamberger, Legislative Committee Chair Cumberland Chapter, Sierra Club The Kentucky General Assembly officially opened January 6th with the swearing in of all 100 Representatives and 37 Senators. The Democrats have a 54-46 edge in the House and the … Continue reading →
Huge news! First Google, then Yelp and Facebook… but where’s eBay? Tell eBay: Quit ALEC today! Google is dumping the Koch-fueled American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an extremist group that pushes legislation like forcing public schools to teach climate denial. … Continue reading →
New York April 23, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of a Libyan television journalist in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday. Muftah al-Qatrani, 33, was shot dead in his office at Al-Anwar, the privately owned television production company he was director of, according to news reports. He had been covering the fighting bet […]
New York, April 23, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of Soleil Balanga, a journalist in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and calls on Congolese authorities to ensure that they conduct a thorough investigation and that the perpetrator is brought to justice.
Kathmandu, April 23, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the conviction and sentencing on Wednesday of the mastermind in the 2009 murder of journalist Uma Singh. A court in the district of Dhanusha convicted Umesh Yadav of ordering Singh's murder and sentenced him to life in prison, according to local news reports.
São Paulo, April 22, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the harassment of journalists reporting on corruption in the Brazilian state of Paraná and calls on authorities to ensure their safety. A Brazilian journalist has gone into hiding after receiving death threats, while at least four others from a daily news outlet said they have been cons […]
New York, April 21, 2015--A TV journalist and three staff members of the satellite TV station Yemen Today were killed in an air strike in Sana'a on Monday, while at least 10 staff members were injured, according to news reports and the station. The air strike was one of many launched by a Saudi-led coalition of countries that has attempted to regain con […]
Here is additional information found on the subject of Monsanto GMO Cannabis. FIRST from the "Monsanto" site: they posted - Myth: Monsanto is developing GMO marijuana Monsanto has not and is not working on GMO marijuana. This allegation is an Internet rumor and lie. the link is http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/pages/myths-about-monsanto.aspx SECON […]
It was a sad situation that I do not have all the details of. Long story short, after he was in jail in Arizona - was in the Yavapai County Jail for over 3 months and did not have access to the "oil" whereby he became very ill. They let him out and he was brought back to KY for treatment and when he thought he was well enough he left here and retur […]
FOLLOW UP TO ABOVE ARTICLE: Wy Mitch McConnell is wrong on pollution rules Terry Tamminen | @terrytamminen CNBC.com Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recently urged states to join those already "refusing to go along" with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would cut air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Chief am […]
I am a Kentucky veteran with PTSD. I've used pot in the past to help me deal with things from 1967 when I was in Vietnam until 2ooo something. In 1970 I was in the Louisville, Ky. V.A.M.C. for what became PTSD all they did for me was too fill me full of drugs. Drugs like those only make you homeless. Pot let me make some money doing small home repair. A […]
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin. Samuel Adams 1776
If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.
- Thomas Jefferson
“I hope to have God on my side, but I must have Kentucky.” -- Abraham Lincoln
“Tough girls come from New York. Sweet girls, they're from Georgia. But us Kentucky girls, we have fire and ice in our blood. We can ride horses, be a debutante, throw left hooks, and drink with the boys, all the while making sweet tea, darlin'. And if we have an opinion, you know you're gonna hear it.” -- Ashley Judd