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It was a dark and stormy day -
It was a dark and stormy day -
Awareness screams at me. The clock by the bed fools me into thinking it is 4:15 am. Good God! 4:15 in the morning. What cause would be worth this assault on my sleep or personal well being?
Lying there in the darkness, trying to remember who I am, the night before discussion with her came flooding back to me.
“We do this as part of our civic duty. I promised to help be a precinct worker.” she who is my consensus on what passes for common sense, tries to explain yet one more time, why I would be up before 5 am.”
My job is to be very simple. Just make the coffee.
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Voting - a family affair in Hickman County

A whopping 48%. That was the percentage of turn out in Hickman County’s primary on Tuesday. Almost half the registered voters in this small rural far Western Kentucky county showed up at the polls...

...I know firsthand about the enthusiasm that Hickman Countians show for casting their ballots. For the last several years, it has been my privilege to spend Election Tuesday from the predawn hours (be here no later than 5:30) until after sunset working at one of the local polling stations. It is an experience that simultaneously elates and humbles me...

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Governor issues call
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 20, 2010) – Governor Steve Beshear today issued an executive order calling for a special session to begin Monday, May 24, 2010. 
The budget items included on the call for the Special Session are:
  • Legislation relating to the 2010-2012 Executive Branch budget and the Transportation Cabinet budget, including the revenue measures necessary to support them; and
  • Legislation to adopt the Biennial Highway Construction Plan and the Six-Year-Road Plan.
 Additional items included on the call:
  • Legislation relating to the state’s unemployment insurance system, reflecting the compromise agreed upon by a broad-based task force including business groups, labor representatives, and executive and legislative branch representatives; and
  • Legislation for the expansion of alcohol sampling licenses to support the tourism and convention industries.
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Rand Paul - Confident, Aggressive at Candidate Forum
Dr. Rand Paul talks to well wishers at February debate in Paducah
Rand Paul - Confident, Aggressive at Candidate Forum
Dr. Rand Paul didn’t wait one minute to go after opponent Trey Grayson Saturday at the GOP candidate forum in Paducah. In his opening remarks, he accused Grayson of lying about his stance on abortion.
...Paul seemed confident and at ease. He worked in references to conservative talk shows, saying that he had been on Glenn Beck and other news programs. And, he reminded the crowd, Sarah Palin endorsed him.
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A Crack in the Normal: Fine Art of Controlling and Directing Protest
GOP Forum - prescreened questions, managed event.
A Crack in the Normal: Fine Art of Controlling and Directing Protest
2/15/10 - ...We are morally drifting. Our public energies are seeking a new path of security and trust for healing our wounded economic lives. We question and give doubt to our traditional leaders. The ism of capitalism is morphing into something not seen since the robber baron days of 1910. Corporations now have the equal rights of humans. Doubt shadows our individual days of working for a better life for our children.
Thus, when a crowd of West Kentuckians gather in Paducah, Kentucky under the banners of the Republican Party and McCracken County Grassroots Group to listen to Republican candidates for the United States Senate seat for Kentucky, it marks a crack in the normal physics of traditional politics.  
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Paul and Galbraith campaigns show strong support at Fancy Farm Picnic
Rand Paul on the window. Gatewood sticker on the bumper. Is this a sign of things to come?
Paul and Galbraith campaigns show strong support at Fancy Farm Picnic
The real winners at Fancy Farm 2009 were not the speeches, but the organized efforts of the Gatewood Galbraith slate and the Rand Paul campaign. ...
Talking to supporters of both candidates and looking at the signs and badges, it appears that the Paul and Galbraith camps share supporters.
With the rise of the independent voter, (more Americans identify themselves as independent than as a member of either mainstream party), both D’s and R’s have reason for concern.
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Help bring World Cup Soccer tournaments back to the US
Help bring World Cup Soccer tournaments back to the US

At this very moment, FIFA is in the process of deciding which nations will host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments. The world is watching to see
how American soccer fans will support our bid effort.
With your participation, we'll show them that soccer is alive and well in the USA. We'll show them that Americans would be honored to host the FIFA World Cup™. And we'll show them that our fans are just as passionate -- scratch that, we'll show that our fans are even more passionate than they are in the rest of the world.
David Downs
Executive Director
USA Bid Committee
Follow the link to www.gousabid.com and sign the petition. Over 370,000 have so far.
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An Open Letter to Rand Paul
GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul at 2009 Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County, KY
An Open Letter to Rand Paul
"....When you say you want to "take our government back" you are echoing dictators who want to impose their ideologies on the citizenry.  You are saying you do not want to represent me, Leslie in Graves County, who does not agree with your extreme views.  I want our politicians to act like grown-ups and be able to acknowledge that other points of view have validity and that democracy involves compromise and majority rule...l"
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