I generally despise politics and politicians, but Governor Beshear has earned my undying respect and gratitude by expressing his favorable opinion of Obamacare in The New York Times. Kentucky is definitely a red state, and I’m very appreciative that we have a Governor who is willing to stand up for the people of the Commonwealth. […]
Guns & Domestic Violence
Domestic violence situations can be dangerous not just for the victim of the attack. This article discusses attacks on law enforcement who respond to these calls. The story of a Kentucky sheriff who was murdered 40 years after he arrested someone following a domestic incident is incredibly disturbing, and close to home. The federal government […]
Vermont Civil Union Does Not Trigger Spousal Privilege In Kentucky
Yesterday, Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Susan Shultz Gibson issued an order in Commonwealth v. Clary, preventing a lesbian couple from invoking marital privilege in a murder trial. The defendant and her partner entered into a civil union in Vermont, though they were never married under any state law. Kentucky law prohibits marriages between people of […]
Make the Music Stop
A South Carolina woman is being held in the Charleston County Jail after repeatedly stabbing her roommate when he wouldn’t stop playing music by The Eagles. Earlier this year, a woman choked her boyfriend because he sang the “Thrift Shop” song over and over. I love The Eagles (just saw them at the Yum Center a few months […]
Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine says his goal is “fairness.” Apparently, that means the Commonwealth will pursue the death penalty against everyone who is eligible, whether they are “two young men in the East End playing poker, or two young men in the West End playing dice.” It’s great news that our chief prosecutor is willing […]
Full Steam Ahead
Justice Ginsburg announced yesterday that she would continue her service on the United States Supreme Court bench until she could no longer “work full steam.” I hope that her mind stays sharp and body healthy for many years to come. Justice Ginsburg has shown much courage throughout her career as a lawyer and a jurist. […]
This is my all-time favorite comedy sketch about gun control.
Be careful out there tonight, folks … LMPD is conducting random checkpoints. If you get stopped and it doesn’t end well, you know who to call (that would be me)!
Leaving Your Mark
I guess this is what is meant by “leaving your mark on the world”… And props to Mr. Montgomery for a marvelous mug shot.
Today is September 11, 2013. Twelve years later I am still unable to really talk about my feelings, and the sadness is overwhelming even now. The loss of life and security is terrifying, but so is our loss of freedoms as Americans. I doubt the public even knows the extent of our government’s intrusion. But […]