Monday, November 5, 2012

Focus on Kentucky Elections: Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate

Representative
Palumbo
In this election we as Kentuckians are placing too much emphasis on the presidential election when we stand to lose some of Kentucky's greatest lawmakers to Tea Party Republicans. The Commonwealth has more impact on your daily lives that the U.S. government. The Commonwealth is responsible for our criminal codes, housing laws, drug laws, regulation of utilities, regulation of education, republication of public assistance, regulation of marriage, etc. and this is only a small list. As a sovereign State, the Commonwealth shares parallel, joint authority with the U.S. government with neither having direct authority over the other; as Kentuckians, we need to focus our attention to our own lawmakers in Frankfort.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Elected officials who lie

I've said it before, and here it is again. I think all elected officials should be required to wear those dog "shock collars" and they would shock them every time they lie, we could creative a small polygraph into the collar that would alert the collar to shock them. This would help so much with campaign promises they have no intention of keeping, and outright lies. From Constables, County Court Clerks, City Council Members, Mayors, state and federal Representatives, state and federal Senators, Governor's, President, etc., it should be implemented throughout.

I cannot help but laugh imaging this in action, can you imagine a politician giving a speech and them suddenly grabbing their neck and hitting the floor from pain because they just lied?

** For the record, I personally do not approve of the use of "shock collars" on dogs. **

Friday, August 3, 2012

Kentucky's National Guard is used and abused; Kentucky needs a "Commonwealth Defense Force"

Kentucky Governor's Mansion
I have never been interested in joining the military, nor have I ever sought to join. It isn’t my calling, but I appreciate what they do.

Here in Kentucky, we are blessed with a great National Guard organization. Compared to some states, we have a very responsive, technology-savvy team in Kentucky. This is really fortunate because our luck over the last few years hasn’t been the best.

We have experienced floods, tornadoes, ice storms, and all sorts of other natural disasters. Not only that, but we frequently catch the leftovers from other rough weather from neighboring states, especially hurricanes headed north. On top of this, our commonwealth is built over several fault lines, some of which are considered overdue to produce substantial earthquakes. Fortunately, our National Guard is well-equipped to assist in recovery missions. In addition to this, Kentucky, like any other state is subject to a cowardly terrorist attack at any moment.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Warning about extending your anger with federal politics to state politics

It is difficult for me to believe that the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and intersex community in Kentucky is so cynical that they would vote against their own interests as published in the following stories:

Yes, we have the Log Cabin Republicans fighting for LGBTI rights within the Republican Party, and I am proud to have them, just as we have the Stonewall Democrats fighting for LGBTI rights within the Democratic Party.  However, the Log Cabin Republicans have had limited success in curtailing conservative social agendas, and now we have the anti-gay Tea Party to contend with.

If the Commonwealth of Kentucky had all the political money that it's political candidates have wasted in this election with mudslinging, Kentucky would be out of debt.  Perhaps we need a law that limits campaign spending and contributions?