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Overnight: Fancy Farm: Alison Grimes vs Mitch McConnell

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From the Wall Street Journal account of this event:

FANCY FARM, Ky.—This hamlet in western Kentucky played host Saturday to candidates in the nation's marquee Senate election fight, who framed the race as a choice between experience and change.

The Democrat, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, distilled the choice in stark terms, telling a sea of partisans from both parties: " Mitch McConnell doesn't care. I do."

More here.

From the YouTube information for this video::

August 2nd, 2014 • Graves County, Kentucky • U.S. Senate candidates Alison Grimes and Mitch McConnell appeared together at the 134th annual Fancy Farm picnic. The traditionally, raucous political gathering marks the unofficial launch toward the November general election. Both Grimes and McConnell addressed a large, boisterous crowd estimated to number 5,000.

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Alison Grimes At Fancy Farm: Welcome To Mitch McConnell's Retirement Party

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I was listening to a public radio story about 'Fancy Farm' just the other day. Apparently it can get pretty rowdy, which, it seems, is the point. Challenging the political speakers is the reason people go there. If they can stand up to that kind of heckling, they just might be deemed to have enough fight to represent Kentucky in Washington.

Here's a wiki about Fancy Farm:

Well, Alison Lundergan Grimes apparently met the challange this weekend. Read more in this repost from our friend Anomaly at Liberaland.

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Political Responsibility Rests On Size Of Your Balls

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Big Balls

The male members in Congress and the Senate are breathing a collective sigh of relief this morning -- at least temporarily. It seems there's a lesson to be learned in a fast breaking story out of Moscow. No, it's not about the Russian movement into the Ukraine. And it's not about a short supply of Stolichnya Vodka. It's about genital governing.

According to the Moscow Times, the newest test to see if you're capable of being held responsible as an adult in Russia is the size of your "man package." Yes, stop your tittering, I'm talking about your balls, your rocks, your nuts. The new test in Russia being used to determined if a man is of "age" is to have his testicles examined to see if they're big enough. I suppose this is an alternative to carbon dating -- or a birth certificate, but those Russians may really be onto something. At least those wimps in Congress hope so. It shrinks down to this, if you don't pack big enough "stones," you're not responsible as an adult. The Moscow Times:

(NEWSER) – In Russia's criminal justice system, size matters. And unfortunately, that means exactly what you think it means. A poor lad named Tomas discovered this after he moved from Ukraine to Moscow to live with his aunt and was soon accused of stealing a cell phone, reports UPI. The kid claims to be 13, but a skeptical court ordered a physical exam that included a look at his private parts. Doctors then estimated his age to be 16 or 17. The distinction matters, because the courts can now treat him as an adult, explains the Moscow Times. A judge promptly threw Tomas in jail.

When this story broke, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell sent out congratulatory memos expressing relief to the members of their caucuses because collectively they don't have the balls of a mosquito when it comes to governing. And using the "Tiny Balls" defense, they can now freely get away with continuing to do nothing in Congress and not being held responsible. Maybe even use that as a re-election slogan: "Re-elect me. I'm a proud member of the small nuts society." I know Lindsay Graham is in the running for chairman of that very committee.

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In Kentucky, Mitch McConnell Crushes Tea Party Challenger Matt Bevin

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McConnell Gets Taste Of His Own Medicine

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turnabout is fair play

You know that old bromide, "Turn about is fair play?" Well, Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R - Kentucky) just got a double dose of it.

How's that feel, Mitch? How's it feel to be responsible for same-sex marriage in your conservative state? Or partial birth abortions?

Seems when you're down (as he is to Alison Lundergen Grimes (D - Kentucky) in the 2014 senate race) the rats come out of the woodwork to bite you. The rat's name is Tea Party candidate Matt Bevin. He doesn't stand a chance to defeat McConnell in the primary, but he can sure fuel the fires to vote Democratic, or just stay home in the general election.

Bevin's attack ad, as amazing as it is funny, teaches you that if you play with fire, you might get burned. You get what you give. You've made unfounded attacks on Obama. Well here you go. A taste of your own medicine, only this time from your own party. Ever get the feeling even your own family doesn't like you? Mr. Minority Leader, put on your thick skin and don your laughing shoes:

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Pack Up The Babies And Grab The Old Ladies, Because Everyone's No Longer Safe in Kentucky

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Kentucky derby

Kentucky, home of the Derby and that's about it for anything else of consequence. It does have Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul as their senators and neither of them is worth a spit. And a lot of Kentuckians agree. Especially Matt Bevin who's the Tea Party candidate challenging McConnell in the primary. He doesn't currently stand much of chance, but you never know. The land of moonshine might take to Bevin's new attacks and place even more pressure on the Senate Minority Leader.

THE HILL:

Matt Bevin, the Republican vying to knock off Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) in a primary, suggested Wednesday that legalizing same-sex marriages could lead to marriages between a parent and child.

Bevin, a businessman who has criticized McConnell as a Washington insider lacking conservative bona fides, said the problem with gay marriage is that it changes the definition of marriage.

So, according to the challenger, Bevin, he's adding the hidden threats of gay marriage (actually technically same sex marriage) to the list of McConnell accomplishments. I think this is kind of a reach but you decide for yourself.

Gay marriage has become a bit of a flash point in the Kentucky race after a U.S. district judge ruled Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

Bevin said he was “deeply disappointed” about the decision, and tied it to McConnell, hammering the senator for recommending that John G. Heybern II serve on the federal bench.

But this is a primary and candidates love to play footloose and fancy free with the facts. so while he's at it, Bevin draws what could be construed as a link between same sex marriage and incest and pedophilia. Why stop there. Once again, his link is a bit specious:

"If it’s all right to have same-sex marriages, why not define a marriage — because at the end of the day a lot of this ends up being taxes and who can visit who in the hospital and there’s other repressions and things that come with it — so a person may want to define themselves as being married to one of their children so that they can then in fact pass on certain things to that child financially and otherwise."

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Gotta hand it to the Tea Party. They can connect the dots to anything they wish -- whether or not it makes sense. Now I'm not rooting for Bevin's competition. Mitch McConnell's over-served his time and over-stayed his welcome in Washington. I'm supporting Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrat in this race. But it never hurts to see what the Tea Party throws out there and what sticks.

We know what stinks -- and that's either of the GOP candidates in the Kentucky primary. So we'll have to see what kind of aroma the good people of the Blue Grass state like more. This is shaping up to be a real fun 2014 campaign.

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