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  • Ancient, still-edible chunk of butter unearthed in Irish bog

    06/14/2016 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published June 14, 2016 | By James Rogers
    The 2,000 year-old bog butter found in Emlagh Bog, County Meath on June 1 (Cavan County Museum/Copper Tree Photography). ============================================================================================ Would you eat ancient butter? A 2,000-year-old 20-pound chunk of butter has been unearthed from a peat bog in Ireland, which is said to still be edible. The large lump of butter was discovered by farmer Jack Conway while cutting turf for fuel in Emlagh Bog, County Meath on June 1. The strange rugby-ball shaped object was buried about 16 feet down in the bog. Conway quickly realized that he had found what is known as ‘bog butter’ and contacted...
  • Turf Cutters Unearth Prehistoric Lump Of Bog Butter [Ireland]

    06/12/2016 5:52:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 47 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | June 9, 2016 | unattributed
    A prehistoric 10 kilo lump of bog butter thought to have been a gift to the gods has been found by turf cutters. The creamy white dairy product, which smells like a strong cheese and is believed to be about 2,000 years old, was unearthed by Jack Conway, from Maghera, Co Cavan, while he worked on Emlagh bog in Co Meath last week. The find, while not unusual, has been given to the National Museum where it will be preserved. Andy Halpin, assistant keeper in the museum's Irish Antiquities Division, said the discovery was significant because it was found in...
  • Why were the polls so wrong?, Kentucky governor edition

    11/04/2015 9:20:23 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 4 | Philip Bump
    If you'd asked most political people a week ago who'd be celebrating his victory in the Kentucky gubernatorial race Wednesday morning, they'd have probably guessed it would be the Democrat, Jack Conway. Kentucky has a long tradition of electing Democrats to the highest position in the state; since 1971, only one Republican had won the position (Ernie Fletcher in 2003). But also, the polls! Surveys conducted in late October showed Conway with a decent lead over Republican Matt Bevin -- suggesting that the race would be close, but Conway was likely to win. Conway didn't win. Conway got beaten, badly...
  • Race for governor tops Ky. general election (Election Day!)

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Here is a look at Kentucky's top races in Tuesday's general election, from the contest for governor at the top of the ticket to down-ballot races for statewide offices: GOVERNOR Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Matt Bevin square off in the race to become Kentucky's next governor in a pivotal off-year election. The winner succeeds Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, who could not seek re-election because of term limits. The campaign turned into a referendum on President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Outgoing Gov. Steve Beshear used an executive order to expand the state's Medicaid program to...
  • Matt Bevin focuses on northern Kentucky with electoral finish line in sight

    10/31/2015 8:19:38 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/31/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FLORENCE — After a bruising primary against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell last year, few would have predicted Bevin, in his second political campaign ever, would be where he is today: potentially becoming the second Republican elected governor since former Gov. Louie Nunn won the office in 1967. Bevin looked to the state’s three northernmost counties to rouse supporters on Saturday, spurring on about 50 volunteers at his Boone County headquarters before they made the door-to-door rounds or continued phone-banking. He made earlier stops in Kenton and Campbell counties ahead of Tuesday’s election. Bevin thumped his three GOP rivals — Agriculture...
  • KY Gov Elections a Jump Ball in Final Days

    10/30/2015 12:55:22 PM PDT · by No Dems 2016 · 21 replies
    Alexandria, VA - A new survey conducted by Vox Populi Polling amongst likely Kentucky voters found that the three-way race for Kentucky Governor remains tight and will likely come down to voter turnout. Top Numbers: Matt Bevin: 44% Jack Conway: 44% Drew Curtis: 6% (moe: +/- 3.9%) While the survey shows this is an exceptionally close race, Republican candidate Matt Bevin narrowly edges Democrat candidate Jack Conway 46-43 percent among self-reported Kentucky voters who say they will definitely head to the polls on Tuesday. Both candidates have an equal 79 percent share of their respective parties, but Bevin has a...
  • Chatter: Conway hold 5-point lead on Bevin in Bluegrass Poll; RGA drops $1M in final week

    10/28/2015 8:24:45 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/28/2015 | Nick Storm
    The last public gubernatorial survey from Bluegrass Poll partners shows Democratic candidate Jack Conway maintaining a slim lead over Republican candidate Matt Bevin. The poll, conducted by SurveyUSA on behalf of the Lexington Herald-Leader, WKYT-TV, the Louisville Courier-Journal, and WHAS-TV, shows Conway leading Bevin 45 percent to 40 percent. Independent candidate Drew Curtis has dropped in polling with 6 percent of the vote, and 10 percent of the survey’s respondents were undecided. The poll survey 798 likely voters between Oct. 23 to 26, and has a margin of error of 3.5 percent. The Conway campaign told the Courier-Journal that they...
  • Full video: Final debate between Matt Bevin (R) and Jack Conway (D) - Kentucky Governor's race

    10/27/2015 7:25:42 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    KET ^ | 10/26/2015 | Kentucky Tonight
    Gubernatorial Candidates - Candidates running for governor of the commonwealth appeared on Monday’s edition of Kentucky Tonight on KET. The program featured Republican Matt Bevin and Democrat Jack Conway. Click link for full video.
  • Tensions boil over in final debate between Conway, Bevin ahead of Nov. 3 election

    10/27/2015 7:13:05 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/26/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    LEXINGTON — Sitting mere feet from one another in their final gubernatorial debate televised on KET Monday evening, tensions between Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway and Republican Matt Bevin spilled into public view as they tussled on issues like public pensions, health care and the state’s economy. Conway often laughed aloud during Bevin’s responses and interjections, drawing animated reactions from the GOP candidate as the Democrat sat, at times, with a forced grin on his face. Both argued simultaneously, drawing moderator Bill Goodman to intervene to get the candidates on track and speak one at a time. Bevin, who released...
  • Full video: Kentucky Gubernatorial Debate [Bevin (R) vs. Conway (D)]

  • RGA's re-emergence brings President Obama back into spotlight with Election Day nearing

    10/20/2015 5:18:40 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/20/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    The return of the Republican Governors Association to Kentucky television airwaves brings an unpopular national figure back to the state’s political consciousness: President Barack Obama. The RGA and Republican Attorneys General Association have dumped millions in the state to link Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway and attorney general candidate Andy Beshear to the president, hoping Obama’s poor approval numbers in Kentucky rub off on his fellow Democrats in their respective campaigns for constitutional office. Speaking to Pure Politics after addressing an animated crowd at the AFL-CIO’s 31st biennial convention at Louisville’s Crowne Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, Conway dismissed the $1.6...
  • Conway ads turn positive in home stretch of campaign as RGA goes back on air for Bevin

    10/20/2015 4:47:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/20/2015 | Nick Storm
    Attorney General Jack Conway has hammered Republican gubernatorial opponent Matt Bevin in recent months over statements on education, taxes and other issues, but as the campaign nears the final days the Democratic candidate has turned positive on-air. Conway still has outside super PAC support in the form of Kentucky Family Values who continue to hammer Bevin in their ads. ... Meanwhile, the Republican Governor’s Association has gone back on-the-air with a “seven figure ad buy” in support of Bevin through the end of the election. The group had pulled their ads in late September — leaving Bevin essentially alone and...
  • Conway declines Bevin's invitation for health care debate after Kentucky insurance co-op's closure

    10/15/2015 8:24:45 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/14/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway says he hopes the next two gubernatorial debates feature questions on the Affordable Care Act, but he will not accept his opponent’s invitation for a forum focused solely on the topic. Republican Matt Bevin challenged Conway to debate the federal health law on Tuesday, saying “Kentuckians deserve to know how each of us would handle the very real and costly flaws of Obamacare.” Bevin’s invitation came days after officials with Kentucky Health Cooperative, a co-op created under the Affordable Care Act that operated in all 120 counties, announced the non-profit insurer would not offer health...

    10/11/2015 1:34:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    Democrat Jack Conway holds a very slim lead over Republican Matt Bevin as Kentucky’s gubernatorial campaign enters its final three weeks. Statewide, 43% of likely voters currently support Conway, while 41% back Bevin, 6% are for independent Drew Curtis and 10% are undecided. Conway has a slightly better positive name recognition ratio. Statewide, 42% have a favorable opinion of him and 30% having an unfavorable view. Bevin’s ratio is a bit lower at 39% favorable and 34% unfavorable. Bevin, however, is getting a stronger party cross-over vote, which is vital for a GOP candidate to win statewide in Kentucky. Bevin...
  • Matt Bevin Statement on Closing of Kentucky Health Cooperative

    10/11/2015 11:33:22 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Matt Bevin ^ | 10/11/2015
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin issued the following statement regarding the closure of Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc. "This financial debacle is a direct result of Obamacare, which Governor Beshear was too quick to embrace. Even though it is a disaster for Kentucky taxpayers, Jack Conway still says he would have been proud to vote for Obamacare," said Bevin. "It is the job of the attorney general to watch out for Kentucky consumers. Where has Jack Conway been in investigating this catastrophic co-op? Once again, Jack is playing political games instead of doing his job. The tragic result is that 51,000...
  • Kentucky Health Cooperative going out of business; 51,000 insurance customers affected

    10/10/2015 8:35:04 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 12 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 10/9/2015 | JACK BRAMMER
    FRANKFORT — The largest private provider of health insurance policies on Kynect, Kentucky's health insurance exchange, is going out of business. The Louisville-based Kentucky Health Cooperative Inc. announced Friday that it will end current memberships on Dec. 31 and will not add new members because of financial problems. It will not offer health insurance plans on Kynect when open enrollment for 2016 coverage starts on Nov. 1. The cooperative has about 51,000 members in all 120 Kentucky counties. ... Jonathan Gold, press secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said in an email that the federal government...
  • State Democrats look to make hay from Matt Bevin's "on the draw" comment with senior-citizen voters

    10/08/2015 4:13:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/08/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — Kentucky Democrats are hoping to capitalize on a comment they say shows Republican Matt Bevin’s insensitivity toward Medicare recipients during Tuesday’s gubernatorial debate, urging about 40 senior citizens to rally against the GOP nominee on Thursday. Bevin’s campaign, however, is accusing Democrats of targeting seniors with scare tactics weeks before voters elect the next governor Nov. 3. Democrats are seeking to make hay out of an “on the draw” remark from Bevin. Conway asked Bevin why he favored drug testing Medicare recipients, and the Democrat clarified that he was asking about Medicare, not Medicaid, during his opponent’s response....
  • KSR Debate: "Would you defund Planned Parenthood?"

    10/06/2015 8:01:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    Matt Bevin: "Flashback to the last debate, when my opponent dodged a question on defunding Planned Parenthood." (video at link)
  • Bluegrass Poll: Jack Conway maintains slim lead over Matt Bevin

    09/30/2015 7:54:45 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | September 30, 2015 | Sam Youngman
    Attorney General Jack Conway maintains a nominal five-point lead over Republican Matt Bevin with just more than a month to go in Kentucky's race for governor, according to a new Bluegrass Poll. The poll shows little change from July, with Conway garnering 42 percent support, Bevin with 37 percent and independent Drew Curtis with 7 percent. Fifteen percent of voters say they are undecided. The survey of 701 likely voters was conducted Sept. 22 to 27 by SurveyUSA and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points, which means the race remains a statistical toss-up. The...
  • Hampton, Overly debate hot button issues in second lt. governor debate

    09/28/2015 9:20:58 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/28/2015 | Nick Storm
    ... The topic turned to Hampton’s statements on early childhood education during the debate, as Hampton was asked about her comments she made calling federal early childhood education program Head Start a way “to get the kids at an even earlier age and just start the indoctrination sooner.” ... On Monday, a visibly perspiring Hampton, told the panel at WAVE 3, “…all we ask is that Head Start funds be evaluated objectively so we can see if they are being used properly, and effectively and efficiently,” “And, there’s no point spending those funds if we’re not seeing results,” Hampton said,...