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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:24 PM

Something kind of beautiful is happening in Kentucky.

I invite you all to check out and perhaps join this Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1124321234573690/?fref=nf

Our Democratic governor may be turning a red state blue.

Across the state, thousands of people are tuning in to his news conferences daily at 5:00. We like to call the press briefings "Mr. Andy's Neighborhood."

We call him Governor Andy. We love it that he gently scolds businesses (like the Floyd County Flea Market and Pike County Bingo Hall) for remaining open in defiance of his orders. We love it that he reminds us that while it's okay to be upset with them, we have to forgive them in time. We love it that when he gets mad, he says "heck" not "hell." We say he's not mad, just disappointed.

A Republican lawmaker tried to sneak in legislation weakening his powers during an emergency. She had to remove her Facebook post about it because his supporters let her have it.

I can't tell you how many people I know who say, "I'm a Republican, but he's doing a fantastic job."

Come join the fun!

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Reply Something kind of beautiful is happening in Kentucky. (Original post)
kickitup Wednesday OP
LAS14 Wednesday #1
PCIntern Wednesday #2
kickitup Wednesday #3
PCIntern Wednesday #5
Music Man Wednesday #4
kickitup Wednesday #6
KY_EnviroGuy Wednesday #19
yellowdogintexas Wednesday #30
Wellstone ruled Wednesday #7
kickitup Wednesday #12
Wellstone ruled Wednesday #17
rzemanfl Wednesday #8
kickitup Wednesday #11
Corgigal Wednesday #9
Hermit-The-Prog Wednesday #25
marble falls Wednesday #10
FailureToCommunicate Wednesday #13
Yeehah Wednesday #14
LuckyLib Wednesday #26
SergeStorms Wednesday #27
yellowdogintexas Wednesday #31
kentuck Wednesday #15
yellowdogintexas Wednesday #33
LiberalFighter Wednesday #16
mwb970 Wednesday #18
hkp11 Wednesday #20
mountain grammy Wednesday #21
blueinredohio Wednesday #22
Karadeniz Wednesday #23
erronis Wednesday #24
yellowdogintexas Wednesday #34
List left Wednesday #28
GulfCoast66 Wednesday #29
Turin_C3PO Wednesday #32
yellowdogintexas Wednesday #35
GulfCoast66 Wednesday #36
Act_of_Reparation Wednesday #37
alfredo Thursday #38
UTUSN Thursday #39
Warpy Thursday #40
calimary Thursday #41
Glaisne Thursday #42
lagomorph777 Thursday #43
Roland99 Thursday #44

Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:26 PM

1. Thanks! We need more stories like this! nt

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:27 PM

2. Hi! Pro tip:

On this website if you wish to be taken seriously you should utilize the term "Democratic" rather than "Democrat" when using the word as an adjective.



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Response to PCIntern (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:27 PM

3. Thanks. I'll edit!

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Response to kickitup (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:28 PM

5. Great! Thanks for the good news!!!!

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:28 PM

4. Yes, I know MANY Trumpsters who love him.

He is measured, compassionate, and informative. His press conferences have been the complete opposite of Trump's.

Since the teacher walk-outs when he showed his support as attorney general, I have long thought he had a long career ahead of him. As a teacher myself, I've been a fan for a while.

He's cutting his teeth the midst of a crisis, so I'm eager to see what happens with his governance in normal times.

Thank God that Matt Bevin is not at the helm right now. Elections matter.

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Response to Music Man (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:30 PM

6. Matt Bevin would be encouraging us to go about like normal. I have no doubt of that.

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Response to kickitup (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:40 PM

19. We can safely bet Bevin is still out there sowing his vile dogma as we speak.

One of the few times I've seem my daughter the 5th grade public school teacher really mad was during those protests she participated in at Frankfort. It's still a battle, but thank goodness we now have that brick wall called Andy Beshear.

The KY GOP learned the hard way: do not mess with our school teachers.......

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Response to Music Man (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:49 PM

30. I heard him speak at the Simpson County Democrats annual Fundraiser

back in 2017. I was very impressed!!! He has a very bright future ahead of him. I tune in to his live broadcast if I happen to be online and get the pop up to join. I hope I live to see him as president

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:43 PM

7. Is this why the Orange Anus moved his

Rally times to 5pm. Got to help Moscow Mitch?

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:57 PM

12. That has been speculated, yes.

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Response to kickitup (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:16 PM

17. Thought as much.

The sucker is predictable. Go to Raw Story,read the Church Story about Fred.

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:45 PM

8. Nice, but I really must wash socks. BBL n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:56 PM

11. Have fun!

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:46 PM

9. Our Mr. Rogers

and that website makes me laugh so. Good for these times.

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Response to Corgigal (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:34 PM

25. "Our Mr. Rogers"

I was hoping to see you post that.

It really does fit!

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:55 PM

10. Two of my ancestors were Charles Slaughter Morehead and James Turner Morehead ...

Kentucky is where my mother's family (Hinton, Adams [sometimes referred to as the 'mad Adams's']) came from, too.

The Moreheads were Whigs/Know-Nothings/GOP and the Hintons were Democrats.

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:08 PM

13. Thank goodness former Governor Matt Bevin is "spending more time with his family"

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:13 PM

14. Ditch the Mitch

Then we talk.

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Response to Yeehah (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:54 PM

26. I'll sing Kentucky's praises when it does a thumb down to Mitch.

Don't live there, but am contributing to Amy McGrath.

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Response to LuckyLib (Reply #26)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:19 PM

27. Same here.

I'm a charter member of her campaign, and I live in New York.

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Response to LuckyLib (Reply #26)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:52 PM

31. I am a KY expat living in Texas and I love Andy Bashear

and I thought his dad was awesome too.

I wish I could transmogrify to KY and vote for Amy, then come back to TX and vote for whoever wins this runoff election we have coming up to challenge JohnCornyn

Of course I also want to go over to AZ and vote for Mark Kelly in Nov but well we can't have it all

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Response to kentuck (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:09 PM

33. those are absolutely hysterical!!!

I'll throw in The Alamo, all the caves, Chicken Fried Steak and Mexican Food We also have a nice beach down in Padre that we could throw in.

If we can't have #Andy, can we have some pulled pork with hot vinegar sauce. #BBQ down here just ain't the same. #Brisket

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:15 PM

16. I hope someone got a screenshot of her post.

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:26 PM

18. Meanwhile, the republican Ohio governor is doing a much better job than trump.

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:57 PM

20. that is great news!!

we need moderate repubs to realize that this coronavirus is serious and when they do realize and act on it, that is what the country needs.

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:08 PM

21. Thank you..

so good to see this. I think the same thing is happening in NC with Gov. Cooper. Sane government can be an awakening.

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:09 PM

22. Good for you it's about time someone started looking out for Kentucky.

If this all ends up good for you, you need to post on Facebook "think what we could do without McConnell"

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:30 PM

23. Always nice to get good news...thanks!

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:30 PM

24. Too bad facebook is the messenger. I don't trust them at all, in fact my browsers won't let me go

to those sites.

facebook has its own agendas and they are not to promote the free flow of information and ideas. FB wants to monetize all usages and record as much information about you as they can.

I'd recommend that Kentucky and all states move away from that platform.

(Ex Louahvillian.)

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Response to erronis (Reply #24)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:11 PM

34. LOL I never saw Louahville spelled out before .. That is perfect

Q how do you spot a native Kentuckian?

A by the way they pronounce the name of KY's largest city.

I rest my case.

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:40 PM

28. 50 state strategy

This is fantastic and what we should have been doing all along. If people don't hear the message and only hear the other side we will keep losing. Howard Dean's 50 state strategy got Obama elected. Bringing in Rahm Emanuel, ending the 50 state strategy and kicking Howard to the curb was a huge blunder imho.

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:33 PM

29. My mother lives in Lexington. Fear, fox and Jesus drove her to the Republican party

She loves her new governor. Says he is a good man looking out for the people of Kentucky.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #29)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:56 PM

32. Good for your mom!

Sounds like the governor there is connecting with Democrats AND Republicans. Maybe he can run for President in 2028 (after two Biden terms, of course).

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #29)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:11 PM

35. so is she gonna vote for Amy? nt

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #35)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:23 PM

36. We do not talk politics. She just started carrying on about her governor with no prompting.

I call her 2-3 times a week since she is sheltering in place. She is a very socially active 81 year old and being alone is hard on her. I normally call once a week or so and half the time she is out somewhere. Normally volunteering somewhere.

She was not really telling me about the governor in a political sense. I just asked how things were going and she told me all about how great he has been. Pretty sure she did not vote for him. Abortion and all.

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:27 PM

37. Nope. Don't buy it.

Lovely dream, though.

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:37 AM

38. He's much more presidential than trump

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:29 AM

39. K&R

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:10 AM

40. Bevin was such a total turd that Beshear must seem like an angel

Now if only you can get that to spill over onto Moscow Mitch, maybe the state can dig itself out of decades of composted horse shit and chewin' tobacco. The state has an interesting political history and deserves a lot better than it's gotten in a long time.

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:55 AM

41. I LOVE this!!!!

Now THATíS hope!

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:14 AM

42. The difference between him and Matt Bevin

is night and day. I hope people learn from it.

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:22 AM

43. Quite a contrast with Moscow Mitch

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Response to kickitup (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:50 PM

44. Proud of my home state! Go Andy!

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