August 27, 2014

The Sky is Falling over at @TeamMitch - 4 reasons

First of all, someone made another recording of Senator Mitch McConnell being a jerk and the Undercurrent released it to the Nation:

August 25, 2014

Before Kentucky Farm Bureau, Mitch McConnell takes credit for brokering fiscal cliff deal with $500 million giveaway to Amgen, other pharmaceutical companies

Kentucky Farm Bureau recently hosted their Measure the Candidate Forum 2014, and today they published their video of opening statements of Senate candidates Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes. 

In McConnell's opening statement,  he gave us a reminder of how he spent his New Year's Eve 2012. 

"You may remember where you were New Year's Eve 2012, but I bet you forgot where I was. I was not with Elaine, I was with Joe Biden."
To hear him tell it, McConnell was Kentucky's fiscal savior that night. Not so fast, Senator. 

Mitch McConnell once student council president of duPont Manual High School

1991 Honda Accord
In a recently uncovered C-SPAN interview from November 1992, Senator Mitch McConnell reveals he drove a Honda Accord. We see a McConnell who is a divorced D.C. bachelor, beginning his second term in office. 

He goes out to parties sometimes, but not every night. He works out to keep himself fit, and he enjoys Tom Clancy books.

August 24, 2014

Syria's chemical weapon stockpile destroyed, Richmond, Kentucky's stockpile less of a priority

About $10.6 billion is being spent by a federal program constructing two facilities capable of destroying the U.S. stockpile of chemical weapons. One of those facilities, located on the grounds of Richmond, Kentucky's Blue Grass Army Depot, is scheduled to begin destroying 523 tons of chemical weapons stored there in 2020. The process that will be used is called "supercritical water oxidation" and is expected to take until 2023.

Mitch McConnell's friends bomb high-rise building in Gaza

Last week I wrote here about Senator Mitch McConnell's enthusiastic support of Israel's terror in Gaza at an event organized by Christians United for Israel. At that event, McConnell joked with the crowd:
"I also tell my Israeli friends that I am sympathetic to them because they're the only people who get worse press in the world than Republicans."
Israeli has since bombed a high-rise building where 50 families lived. McConnell will likely cite this just as another example of Israel getting bad press. Warning: This bad press is loud and disturbing. And real.

It's not right, friends.