by Legate Damar
The Kenton County Areawide Comprehensive Plan
The Enquirer published another puff piece for the Planning and Development Services of Kenton County about Kenton County’s Areawide Comprehensive Plan, and once again couldn’t resist taking another swipe at the Northern Kentucky Tea Party.
The comprehensive plan is required by state law, and is a complete overhaul of the original comprehensive plan written in 1972. The plan outlines goals for the environment, the economy, mobility of its residents, housing, community facilities (like parks and cultural assets) and utility management. It also sets a plan for how land is used and developed in the county (Kenton County plan embraces different lifestyles, 2014).
The process of rewriting the plan, known as Direction 2030, has taken more than two years and is being led by Planning and Development Services of Kenton County, which officially changed its name from the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC) (Kenton County plan embraces different lifestyles, 2014).
by Terry Donoghue
On Tuesday July 22nd, Glenn Beck and Fathom events invite you to your local movie theater to experience a live national night of action against Common Core. WE WILL NOT CONFORM is a chance for anyone who’s tired of sitting idly by as the federal government continues its takeover of our schools to come together and do something about it.This is an interactive experience where theatergoers will work with experts like Michelle Malkin, David Barton and others including Ohioans Against Common Core own Heidi Huber.
The movie starts at 8 pm and will be shown at the Rave Theater in Florence..7860 Mall Rd and at the AMC Newport on the Levy..1 Levy Way in Newport. If you are sick of the endless rhetoric, futile debates, and useless advice about changing the system at the ballot box, then WE WILL NOT CONFORM is the event you’ve been waiting for. You can order tickets online at We Will Not Conform . . Kentuckians Against Common Core will be there passing out literature so everyone can learn the truth on Common Core.This is an event that everyone needs to see. Order your tickets now.
by Legate Damar
Rachel Maddow Slams the Republicans
I was flipping through the channels the other night and saw a picture of the Brent Spence Bridge on MSNBC, so naturally I had to stop and watch the story. Generally I wouldn’t be caught dead watching MSNBC, but apparently Rachel Maddow led her June 24th show calling the Brent Spence Bridge “an unusual corner of American politics.”
She noted the bridge more or less links the territories of two of the most powerful Republicans, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky and Speaker of the House John Boehner in Ohio (Maddow uses Brent Spence Bridge to slam Republicans, 2014).
Yet the bridge hasn’t been built, Maddow said. The earmarks that lawmakers like McConnell used to bring back are no longer allowed, she said.
“Under the evolving principals of the Republican Party, Republicans are not allowed to do that anymore,” Maddow said. “Unfortunately, that bridge needs building, but without an earmark, no one is sure how that bridge will be paid for (Maddow uses Brent Spence Bridge to slam Republicans, 2014).”
Normally I would have been offended by Maddow’s slam on the Republicans, but now I think even the most devout Republican in Northern Kentucky would have to admit that there is a kernel of truth to her criticisms. Mitch McConnell has done virtually nothing in regard to securing the funding for a new bridge and has pushed back saying it is a “local issue.” He has only recently taken an interest in the bridge funding due to what’s shaping up to be a hotly contested Senate seat in the fall against Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.
by Terry Donoghue
Well, you all have had some time off, hopefully have collected your thoughts, it’s time to get together and put a plan together for the rest of the year. We will start our meetings again on Monday July 7th Bernie Kunkel will run the meeting. The Mississippi debacle, Common Core update, talk about State House candidates we need to rally around, and a recap of Monday night's KET toll debate, will be on the agenda. Great way to get back at it. We will meet at the Asian Buffett on Mall Rd in Florence. Starts at 6 pm. Please bring a friend and get informed. Hope to see everyone there.