Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Stepping back into the void

You may or may not have noticed -- or may or may not have cared -- but we've been on an extended hiatus from blogging.

In large part that's due to our disgust with the sorry state of conservative politics in Kentucky.

While the conservative movement, and to a lesser extent the Republican Party, has been galvanized and energized by the Obama presidency on a national basis, the same can't be said for the party or the movement on a statewide basis in the commonwealth.

Gov. Beshear has chosen a new running mate to replace Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo, who's engaged in a Democratic Senate campaign, and is out raising money for the 2011 gubernatorial election. Yet no Republican has even announced his or her candidacy and media pundits are predicting that although Beshear is weak and vulnerable, he's likely to be re-elected.

Our top two candidates for the U.S. Senate seat next year include a candidate widely perceived as a moderate RINO and a candidate widely perceived as a fringe candidate, much as his father's presidential bid was viewed.

No credible challenger has emerged to run against Democrat Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville, who is in his second term and probably will be around for awhile if he's not ousted this time.

Frankly, we're still disgusted with the conservative movement and the Republican Party in Kentucky. We don't know why the national enthusiasm that has blanketed the country has evaded Kentucky except for a few tea parties. We can't understand why there's no one out there actively challenging Democrats like Yarmuth, Beshear and Greg Stumbo. The eat-your-own mentality that Sens. Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning employed against former Gov. Ernie Fletcher, and more recently McConnell used on Bunning, is something we find repulsive.

But there's a void in the blogosphere that needs to be filled, and we're opting to step back into it.

The state's blogosphere has undergone some changes in the past few months, on both sides of the aisle.

On the right, Brett Hall has let go to concentrate on the gubernatorial campaign he's managing in Alabama. Hall updated his site from afar up until mid-summer, at which time he abandoned it. David Adams put Kentucky Progress on hiatus to go manage Rand Paul's U.S. Senate campaign.

And on the left, there have been changes. The Rural Democrat is no more. PageOne Kentucky seems to be concentrating on the homosexual political agenda and promoting Little Jackie Conway's Senate bid and ripping Mongiardo's campaign at every turn. Barefoot and Progressive has become a loopy conglomerate of out-of-touch liberals, abortion advocates and atheists.

And is no more. That site, probably the biggest pox on online political commentary ever to disgrace the Bluegrass State, is gone, and the URL tells visitors that the site might be for sale. Good riddance to Mark Nickolas; may he never set foot in Kentucky again and inflict us with his vile excuse for an existence.

We freely admit that this blog was started in defense of Ernie Fletcher. We still think that what happened to him and his governorship was a disgrace never before witnessed in the long, sordid history of Kentucky politics. His attempts to weed out the harmful vestiges of decades of Democrat patronage were stymied by a hypocritical assault by some of the biggest perpetrators of political hackery this state has ever seen. Prosecuted by one of his 2003 opponent's biggest supporters. That effort led by an attorney general with no moral authority and who himself was a documented supporter of Democrat patronage. Indicted by a tainted grand jury full of Democrats and state merit employees, including one whose husband worked for the aforementioned attorney general.

We will still rise to the defense of Gov. Fletcher when necessary. But the emphasis of our return will be to promote common-sense conservatism in Kentucky and to call out Republicans who do not practice such. We will push for an alternative Senate candidate to come out to provide a viable alternative to RINO Grayson and fringe candidate Paul. And we will urge someone to come out early and declare an intent to challenge Beshear in 2011 and start raising money to be able to compete with him in the general election. Our desire will be for a real conservative who understands conservative principles and will be able to follow down the path that Fletcher started to blaze.

We'll also point out hypocrisy, stupidity, insanity and other negative traits in the campaigns of Senate candidates from both parties, the Beshear administration, the media and other blogs whose agendas don't jibe with the wants, needs, desires and values of average hard-working Kentuckians who struggle to make ends meet, have strong faith and belief in God and a system of morality, and are generally the ordinary folks among us. We may not post as frequently as we did before our hiatus, but we're back and we'll do our best to keep readers informed and offer knowledgeable analysis on political and social events in the Bluegrass.


At 8:51 AM, October 15, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only reason I'm reading this poorly written rant is because I was directed here from PageOneKentucky. Your site sucks as do your takes.

~ Weak Sauce

At 10:40 AM, October 15, 2009, Blogger james said...

Your awsome. Please make a fool out yourself daily. I love you...

At 11:04 AM, October 15, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rand Paul is for the people, unless you want your children to have human implant RFID chips, a National ID card and create a North American Union and see an economic collapse far worse than the great depression. Vote for Rand Paul he speaks the truth and the media and government is afraid of him. This is the last honest politician left to bring this country out of this rut from the war profiteers and Obama administration has created. Get motivated America, don't believe the lies of the media! Go Rand Paul! Value freedom and liberty instead of corporate lies and corruption. Bypass this media blackout they are doing to Rand Paul, tell your family and friends and get involved in the official Rand Paul 2010 campaign and make your voice heard! He will end the war In Iraq immediately, He will do everything he can to eliminate the IRS and wasteful government spending, and expose the Federal Reserve and restore power to the people. Can any other runner make these claims or give Americans the true freedom we were all raised to believe? We are all economic slaves to the banks and the illegal Federal Reserve. This is why our currency is worth nothing because of the hidden inflation tax and also the IRS taking everything you make!


Rand Paul will NEVER vote:

* to raise taxes
* for an unbalanced budget
* to raise congressional pay
* for a federal restriction on gun ownership
* to increase the power of the executive branch

He WILL vote:

* against the Iraq war
* against the inappropriately named USA PATRIOT act
* against regulating the internet
* against the Military Commissions Act

Video Rand Paul Goes Head to Head With the Establishment at Fancy Farm
High: Must See:

He will eliminate the IRS, wasteful government spending & stop The Iraq war immediately! Most importantly, he will vote NO on anything in Congress that is not allowed by the U.S. Constitution. And he despises any politician that does not do their job for the people and does not live up to our Constitution! & Search: "Rand Paul" Kentucky needs a real Senator that will restore and protect Americans! Stop the war! Protect America's borders!

****VOTE RAND PAUL 2010****

At 3:22 PM, October 15, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually I'm glad to see ya back. I don't know I agree with everything Rand Paul stands for according to anonymous, but I did recently meet him and was impressed with his personality and willingness to listen to ideas. Looking forward to more posts

At 8:43 PM, October 15, 2009, Blogger Curtis Morrison said...

Disclosure: I came here from pageone link.

I do have a suggestion for you though.
If you want to claim to "say things no one else in Kentucky has the courage to say" then I think it's fair that to request that you have the courage um reveal your identity on your blog. Otherwise readers are likely to assume that you being paid to write this stuff from within Frankfort's Mitch McConnell Building.

At 10:27 AM, October 16, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too think it would add some credibility to your work if you would identify yourself even if I already agree with most of what I've seen you post.

At 10:52 PM, October 17, 2009, Blogger K-Pac II said...

We are a conglomerate of bloggers. Our group includes state employees, retired schoolteachers, educators, housewives, nonprofit directors, media types. We put our heads together and have one chief writer who opines for all of us. If our facts are correct and our opinions are valid, our identities are irrelevant.

The anonymous Rand Paul blogger cracks us up. Implanting kids with RFID chips? Where are you dreaming this crap up? And how will Paul end the Iraq war immediately? Isn't that the president's decision? The veracity and the outlandishness of the Paul supporters and the Paultards (yes, they are two different groups) would amuse us if it wasn't such a deadly serious matter.

And thanks to the abortion lovers at B&P for using our quote about them on their front page. Any attention is good attention.

Curtis, we are so down on the Kentucky Republican Party and Mitch McConnell that no one in their right mind could accuse us of being paid by them to blog.

Weak Sauce is obviously a liberal whose ox has been gored here.

At 12:41 PM, October 24, 2009, Anonymous pieinthesky said...

"National ID card ..."??? Also known as a driver's license. I guess it's not paranoia if people really ARE out to getcha! The anonymous Rand Fan may be wild eyed and even delirious, but the estimable Dr. Paul does seem to have struck a nerve, and without question his adherents will get off the couch and go vote.

At 11:30 PM, October 30, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Also known as a driver's license."

Really? Since when are normal driver's licenses given out by the federal government? Mine doesn't say "USA" at the top.

At 7:19 PM, November 23, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"....and fringe candidate Paul."

How is the candidate ahead in the most recent primary poll "fringe"?

Fringe is the establishment hacks known as Trey Grayson and Cathy Bailey. Neither should wiff the Senate.

At 9:22 PM, November 26, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

His views are fringe.


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