The Times Journal & Russell County News
Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014 — RUSSELL SPRINGS & JAMESTOWN, KENTUCKY — russellcounty.net
Get online news updates FREE - Subscribe:  [?]
Google

THE WAY I SEE IT: Funny guy, silly season
In Aug. 23 issue, Russell County News
By Barbara Sharp Zimmerman, Columnist

Oh, that Mitch McConnell is such a cut-up.

First he jumps on Bruce Lunsford as being responsible for our astronomical gasoline prices when he, Mitch McConnell,  as Senate Minority Leader, has obstructed every measure to develop alternate sources of energy. Now, that’s funny.

Yes, Lunsford was part of the John Y. Brown administration that indexed gasoline taxes to the price of gasoline, and that has resulted in a 12-cent per gallon increase over the past 28 years. That very tax has paid for our state roads and kept us from being deeply in debt for roadwork over the past three decades.  But the huge increase in the price of gasoline cannot be attributed to that tax, to Lunsford or the Brown administration; it’s what’s happening all around the nation. Our gas taxes in Kentucky are lower than those in most other states.

Most people just laugh about Mitch and such comical misrepresentations.  However, Mitch obviously thinks that he can convince enough ignorant people that this silly story has legitimacy and that they will believe Lunsford is responsible for high gas prices. Ha-ha. That’s a good one.

Course Mitch and his followers are masters of misleading innuendo, especially in funny commercials. I remember a few years back when he used a hound dog to humorously search for his incumbent opponent. People laughed, and bought that dog that wouldn’t hunt hook, line and sinker.

I am amused especially when Mitch’s jokesters point out that the Democrats have been in control of the U. S. Senate since 2006, and ask why haven’t they accomplished more than they have. Ask that wild and crazy guy Mitch.  Just half of the 100 Senators are Democrats; almost half are Republicans; there is one Independent. It takes 60 votes for anything to happen. So what does Mitch do? Opposes everything the Democrats try to do, keeps his fellow Republicans in line with his own reprehensible aims, or threatens a filibuster. There’s some real comic theater for you.

Most recently, Mitch the Mischievous is pretending that he can read minds. He and his humorous minions have concocted a commercial in which they tell us what Lunsford is really thinking when he talks about the energy crisis. And they expect us to buy such garbage what a hoot!

What a hilarious campaign! Wouldn’t you really like to know what Mitch is muttering between his pursed chicken lips? Would it be something like, “I think I can fool enough of these blithering idiots one more time. Heh-heh.”

You see? The silly season is aptly named.
Content Management Powered by CuteNews
SUBSCRIBE to The Times Journal: CLICK HERE

SPONSORED LINKS


Publish Yourself PUBLISH YOURSELF
You can publish news about your group or organization directly to our site, using your computer.
CLICK HERE
Laker Band LAKER BAND
Visit the award-winning official web site for the Russell County Marching Band.
CLICK HERE
Lake Cumberland Web Cams LIVE WEB CAMS
Views of Lake Cumberland as it is right now, from a number of web cams.
CLICK HERE
Lake Cumberland LAKE CUMBERLAND
lakecumberland.com
Official site for Lake Cumberland with everything for the lake visitor and fisherman.
CLICK HERE
The Times Journal is a weekly newspaper issued on Thursdays. It was first published on October 13, 1949, by Andrew J. and Terry Norfleet.
-
P.O. Box 190
120 Wilson St.
Russell Springs KY 42642
Phone: 270-866-3191
Fax: 270-866-3198
Russell County News is a weekly newspaper issued on Saturdays, and is mailed free to every address in Russell County, Ky. It was first published on February 1, 1913.
-
404 Monument Square
Jamestown KY 42629
Phone: 270-343-5700
Publisher:
David Davenport
(publisher@tjrcn.com)
Managing Editor:
Greg Wells
(editor@tjrcn.com)
News & Sports Editor:
Derek Aaron
(sports@tjrcn.com)
Advertising Manager:
Stephanie Smith
(ads@tjrcn.com)
Business Manager:
Kim Haydon
(business@tjrcn.com)
Production Manager:
Renee Daffron
(people@tjrcn.com)
Jamestown Office:
Kim Graham
(rcnoffice@tjrcn.com)
PUBLIC MEETINGS
Members of the public may attend meetings. Boards or agencies may schedule other meetings at special times, but are required to notify the public.
FISCAL COURT: 2nd Monday of month, 6 p.m. in the Courthouse
RUSSELL SPRINGS CITY: 2nd Thursday of month, 6 p.m. in the City Hall Municipal Room
JAMESTOWN CITY: 3rd Thursday of month, 6 p.m. in basement meeting room at City Hall
SCHOOL BOARD: 3rd Monday of month, 6:30 p.m., Board of Education office in Jamestown
LIBRARY BOARD: 2nd Tuesday of month, 5 p.m. at Jamestown Library
AIRPORT BOARD: 1st Tuesday of month, 5 p.m. at Airport
TOURISM COMMISSION: 2nd Wednesday of month, 12:30 p.m. at Tourism Office
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 3rd Tuesday of month, noon at The Cove restaurant
LOCAL & AREA
NEWS SITES
The links below open new windows. We are not responsible for the content of the sites.
Laker Country WJRS
(Russell Springs)
lakercountry.com/
WKYM-1017 (Monticello)
wkym.com/
Adair Progress (Columbia)
adairprogress.com/
Casey County News (Liberty)
caseynews.net/
Clinton County News (Albany)
clintonnews.net/
Cumberland County News (Burkesville)
burkesville.com/ccn/
Wayne County Outlook (Monticello)
wcoutlook.com/
Somerset
Commonwealth-Journal
somerset-kentucky.com/
Danville
Advocate-Messenger
amnews.com/
Lexington Herald-Leader
kentucky.com/
Louisville Courier-Journal
courier-journal.com/
WKYT-TV, Lexington
wkyt.com/
WBKO-TV, Bowling Green
wbko.com/
USEFUL SITES
The links below open new windows. We are not responsible for the content of the sites.

RUSSELL CO. OFFICIALS
RUSSELL COUNTY SCHOOLS
RUSSELL CO. LIBRARY

LAKE CUMBERLAND
STATE RESORT PARK
TV LISTINGS:
Choose your service and provider
SOMERSET MOVIE SHOWTIMES

.