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(Slate)   Meet Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergran Grimes, the woman is hoping to be the Mario brother to MItch McConnell's Koopa   (slate.com) divider line 50
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2013-07-02 08:45:28 AM
But she's so tiny.

www2.pictures.zimbio.com
 
2013-07-02 09:12:09 AM
i cant wait to vote against that asshole
 
2013-07-02 09:39:48 AM
"Accepting the invitation from countless Washington liberals to become President Obama's Kentucky candidate was a courageous decision by Alison Lundergan Grimes, and I look forward to a respectful exchange of ideas."

Respectful exchange of ideas perhaps, but obviously not a respectful campaign. Mitch can eat a huge bag of dicks. I'm donating to her campaign as soon as she puts up a website.
 
2013-07-02 09:43:03 AM
it would be funny if her staffers played the super mario theme at a campaign stop.
 
2013-07-02 09:54:36 AM
I kind of wish that the Great Giani Sisters ripped off Mario Brothers a little more to include the Koopa Troopers, because that would fit so much better.

home.arcor.de
 
2013-07-02 10:08:04 AM
It's Kentucky. McConnell's in more danger from primary challenger than a Democratic challenger in the actual election.
 
2013-07-02 10:38:52 AM

NickelP: i cant wait to vote against that asshole


God me either. Hopefully if we can get him out of office he'll finally make the transition to full turtle.
 
2013-07-02 10:40:07 AM

RexTalionis: I kind of wish that the Great Giani Sisters ripped off Mario Brothers a little more to include the Koopa Troopers, because that would fit so much better.

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Dammit; beaten to the Great Giana Sisters reference.
 
2013-07-02 10:41:54 AM
Her aim is true.
 
2013-07-02 10:42:19 AM
Accepting the invitation from countless Washington liberals to become President Obama's Kentucky candidate was a courageous decision by Alison Lundergan Grimes, and I look forward to a respectful exchange of ideas.

What, no endorsement from al Qaeda?
 
2013-07-02 10:44:24 AM
While she is sufficiently pleasing to the eye, she's no Ashley Judd.

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2013-07-02 10:44:50 AM

BMFPitt: Accepting the invitation from countless Washington liberals to become President Obama's Kentucky candidate was a courageous decision by Alison Lundergan Grimes, and I look forward to a respectful exchange of ideas.

What, no endorsement from al Qaeda?


That will be in his next round of campaign commercials.
 
2013-07-02 10:45:25 AM
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2013-07-02 10:46:31 AM

Jackson Herring: [b.vimeocdn.com image 640x360]


I'm sorry, but I don't understand the significance of that image.
 
2013-07-02 10:47:49 AM
but the New York Times' Nate Silver foresees a close race:

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ORLY?
 
2013-07-02 10:48:55 AM
Never rub another man's rhubarb.

media.courierpress.com

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2013-07-02 10:49:50 AM

Wellon Dowd: While she is sufficiently pleasing to the eye, she's no Ashley Judd.

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That image will derail any chance that she could have of winning in Kentucky. Encouraging literacy is not popular in the state.
 
2013-07-02 10:51:37 AM
And already in the Louisville market we're seeing nightly local commercials comparing her to Obama (accompanied by scary music and photoshopped pics) and furthering his agenda.
 
2013-07-02 10:52:31 AM
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2013-07-02 10:53:59 AM

Frozboz: And already in the Louisville market we're seeing nightly local commercials comparing her to Obama (accompanied by scary music and photoshopped pics) and furthering his agenda.


I love that he had to have spent a ton of money on attack ads on a woman that isn't even running now.
 
2013-07-02 10:55:13 AM

Dimensio: Wellon Dowd: While she is sufficiently pleasing to the eye, she's no Ashley Judd.

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That image will derail any chance that she could have of winning in Kentucky. Encouraging literacy is not popular in the state.



i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-02 10:58:01 AM

Dimensio: Wellon Dowd: While she is sufficiently pleasing to the eye, she's no Ashley Judd.

[i.imgur.com image 433x650]

That image will derail any chance that she could have of winning in Kentucky. Encouraging literacy is not popular in the state.


Actually, as far as literacy rates go, we're kind of in the middle. Mississippi and California are a lot closer to top of the "kids who can't read good" chart than Kentucky.
 
2013-07-02 10:58:53 AM
OK, Kentuckians, here we go. She's proven herself to give a damn about the state of Kentucky, rather than her clout on cable news shows. She doesn't have a single scandal, conflict of interest, et al. to her name. She doesn't have any sort of baggage, like a cable news clip where she says taking bribes is free speech or a book by a former president stating she wanted troops to brought home from Iraq for the 2006 elections. So, let's see if you're smart enough to get rid of Mitch McConnell this time. I wish I could say I have faith in you.
 
2013-07-02 11:03:43 AM

NickelP: i cant wait to vote against that asshole


Registered Republican so I might have the pleasure of voting against him twice.
 
2013-07-02 11:05:21 AM
Just make sure the shell doesn't rebound off a wall and back at you, Mrs. Grimes.
 
2013-07-02 11:05:59 AM

EyeballKid: OK, Kentuckians, here we go. She's proven herself to give a damn about the state of Kentucky, rather than her clout on cable news shows. She doesn't have a single scandal, conflict of interest, et al. to her name. She doesn't have any sort of baggage, like a cable news clip where she says taking bribes is free speech or a book by a former president stating she wanted troops to brought home from Iraq for the 2006 elections. So, let's see if you're smart enough to get rid of Mitch McConnell this time. I wish I could say I have faith in you.



We've been trying, but we've consistently underestimated the power of that fully armed and operational battle-turtle.

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(Wish I could 'shoop a Vader helmet on him)
 
2013-07-02 11:07:01 AM
Job swap

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2013-07-02 11:12:45 AM

EyeballKid: OK, Kentuckians, here we go. She's proven herself to give a damn about the state of Kentucky, rather than her clout on cable news shows. She doesn't have a single scandal, conflict of interest, et al. to her name. She doesn't have any sort of baggage, like a cable news clip where she says taking bribes is free speech or a book by a former president stating she wanted troops to brought home from Iraq for the 2006 elections. So, let's see if you're smart enough to get rid of Mitch McConnell this time. I wish I could say I have faith in you.


Probably all depends on voter turnout and if McConnell is successful in framing her as a scary liberal and enemy of the coal industry.  I spend most weekdays in Louisville (Indiana resident), and if this city is any indication, people are just completely fed up with McConnell.  I know, I know, anecdotal evidence and all.  This is also quite a Democratic town.  Problem is the rest of the state.
 
2013-07-02 11:19:46 AM

EyeballKid: OK, Kentuckians, here we go. She's proven herself to give a damn about the state of Kentucky, rather than her clout on cable news shows. She doesn't have a single scandal, conflict of interest, et al. to her name. She doesn't have any sort of baggage, like a cable news clip where she says taking bribes is free speech or a book by a former president stating she wanted troops to brought home from Iraq for the 2006 elections. So, let's see if you're smart enough to get rid of Mitch McConnell this time. I wish I could say I have faith in you.


Jefferson, Fayette and Kenton county, you don't have to worry about. It's the rest of the derp counties in our state that are either taking it up the ass from big coal, or equate Dems with Satan so vote Republican because Jayeezus that will pretty much guarantee another McConnell win.
 
2013-07-02 11:22:00 AM
I would laugh if Repubs got some seats in the 2014 elections but McConnell was not one of them. These congressional weasels are amazing at somehow keeping power, hopefully enough people are encouraged to use their brains for something.
 
2013-07-02 11:22:40 AM

give me doughnuts: Jackson Herring: [b.vimeocdn.com image 640x360]

I'm sorry, but I don't understand the significance of that image.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtH68PJIQLE

/learn2searchbyimage
 
2013-07-02 11:23:15 AM

ADubs86: Jefferson, Fayette and Kenton county, you don't have to worry about. It's the rest of the derp counties in our state that are either taking it up the ass from big coal, or equate Dems with Satan so vote Republican because Jayeezus that will pretty much guarantee another McConnell win.


Ugh...there are times I absolutely hate this state. I hope this won't be one of them.


/Don't worry if it turns out for the better, though. "Doctor" Randy Paul will say something frittata in a couple days, and I'll be ashamed again.
 
2013-07-02 11:23:21 AM

Triple Oak: hopefully enough people are encouraged to use their brains for something.


That's communism.
 
2013-07-02 11:29:16 AM

Esc7: give me doughnuts: Jackson Herring: [b.vimeocdn.com image 640x360]

I'm sorry, but I don't understand the significance of that image.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtH68PJIQLE

/learn2searchbyimage



No.
 
2013-07-02 11:50:06 AM

Triple Oak: I would laugh if Repubs got some seats in the 2014 elections but McConnell was not one of them. These congressional weasels are amazing at somehow keeping power, hopefully enough people are encouraged to use their brains for something.


When all you do is focus on keeping your job instead of governing, then yeah, it's not that surprising.
 
2013-07-02 11:54:22 AM
boy, they are accidentally every other headline today.

/grammar nazi
 
2013-07-02 12:21:06 PM

bdub77: "Accepting the invitation from countless Washington liberals to become President Obama's Kentucky candidate was a courageous decision by Alison Lundergan Grimes, and I look forward to a respectful exchange of ideas."


Counter strategy:

"I am not President Obama's candidate, I am Kentucky's candidate. The people of Kentucky are proud of my work and have invited me to do more."

maybe some of McCain's "should have run four years ago" too:

"Mitch, you're not running against the president, you're running against me. I'm an independent voice for Kentucky. (cue talking points)"

This race is going to be interesting, but I'm not laying any money down.
 
2013-07-02 12:42:25 PM

DarwiOdrade: It's Kentucky. McConnell's in more danger from primary challenger than a Democratic challenger in the actual election.


McConnell only got 53% in 2008.
 
2013-07-02 12:42:49 PM

Frozboz: And already in the Louisville market we're seeing nightly local commercials comparing her to Obama (accompanied by scary music and photoshopped pics) and furthering his agenda.


This

/Ditch Mitch 2014
//Anything but Mitch
 
2013-07-02 12:48:42 PM
Oh please. McConnell is enjoying a pretty good approval rating plus the fact that incumbents with high approval ratings have over a 95% re-election rate and one with bad approval rating still pull over 80% re-election rates (the system favors incumbent). And while Slate says he's unpopular, the Nate Silver article they link to says otherwise and thinks McConnell will win
Also the poll that found that 34% would vote against him no matter what, in intro polysci they teach that the average incumbent has a 20-40% vote against in polling numbers, so this is not unusual. I remember in my own district when Anthony Weiner won his last election in 2010 (a few months before the scandal broke) he had a 40% would vote against him no matter what and only 4% vote for him no matter what in a poll 7 months before the election. When it came down to election day he pulled in 58% and his opponent pulled in 42%. And there are about 70-100 stories like this every congressional election year (not including local versions). When it comes down to it most people vote for the incumbent (the challenger is the one with work to do to get in) and only the against crowd really doesn't....unless a scandal or a major screw-up happens.
Whomever wrote this at slate is not only politically ignorant but stupid
 
2013-07-02 12:56:25 PM

jedihirsch: Oh please. McConnell is enjoying a pretty good approval rating plus the fact that incumbents with high approval ratings have over a 95% re-election rate and one with bad approval rating still pull over 80% re-election rates (the system favors incumbent). And while Slate says he's unpopular, the Nate Silver article they link to says otherwise and thinks McConnell will win
Also the poll that found that 34% would vote against him no matter what, in intro polysci they teach that the average incumbent has a 20-40% vote against in polling numbers, so this is not unusual. I remember in my own district when Anthony Weiner won his last election in 2010 (a few months before the scandal broke) he had a 40% would vote against him no matter what and only 4% vote for him no matter what in a poll 7 months before the election. When it came down to election day he pulled in 58% and his opponent pulled in 42%. And there are about 70-100 stories like this every congressional election year (not including local versions). When it comes down to it most people vote for the incumbent (the challenger is the one with work to do to get in) and only the against crowd really doesn't....unless a scandal or a major screw-up happens.
Whomever wrote this at slate is not only politically ignorant but stupid


*Whoever. =)
 
2013-07-02 12:58:23 PM
..or Grimey, as she likes to be called...
 
2013-07-02 01:33:44 PM

jedihirsch: in intro polysci they teach that the average incumbent has a 20-40% vote against in polling numbers, so this is not unusual.


And, how long have you held an interest in polytics?
 
2013-07-02 01:38:53 PM

EyeballKid: OK, Kentuckians, here we go. She's proven herself to give a damn about the state of Kentucky, rather than her clout on cable news shows. She doesn't have a single scandal, conflict of interest, et al. to her name. She doesn't have any sort of baggage, like a cable news clip where she says taking bribes is free speech or a book by a former president stating she wanted troops to brought home from Iraq for the 2006 elections. So, let's see if you're smart enough to get rid of Mitch McConnell this time. I wish I could say I have faith in you.


Have you forgotten the whole Lundy's scandal?
 
2013-07-02 04:08:57 PM
...and the Mitch money machine begins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euVkDbQz144
 
2013-07-02 06:57:14 PM
What is patriarchy? An article about a woman in a position of leadership doesn't have her name in title, has a picture not of her but the man she opposes. I guess the alternative explanation is the article was written in order to support McConnell. Did it make it to the main page because of McConnell support in the voting? Or did it make it to the main page because Totalfarker Independents don't question an article about a woman being all about men?

/Heck, let's say Fark Independents get to to do both.
 
2013-07-02 08:16:09 PM

Epoch_Zero: [s18.postimg.org image 256x224]


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2013-07-02 09:15:58 PM
Judging by the picture in the article, she looks a lot like Mitch McConnell.
 
2013-07-03 04:32:21 AM

Gestalt: ...and the Mitch money machine begins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euVkDbQz144


and of course, comments and ratings are disabled. fleedumb!
 
2013-07-03 04:47:18 AM

Wellon Dowd: While she is sufficiently pleasing to the eye, she's no Ashley Judd.

[i.imgur.com image 433x650]


Attractive.  Dr. Seuss is a bit young for most people, but I wonder if the book title is itself a message.
 
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