Category Archives: Political junkie

Senator Ashley Judd? Some things to consider

Photo Gallery: Ashley Judd as actress and activist. We probably should have seen this coming at some point, but it was a surprise last week when, shortly after the presidential election wrapped up, a rumor starting floating that actress Ashley … Continue reading

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Election 2012: The final analysis?

Political junkies like me have seen two broad narratives about what will happen in tomorrow’s presidential election between Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. The most popular call is that this is a dead heat, a toss-up, and we … Continue reading

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Live blog: Danville on TV for the Centre vice-presidential debate

Today is the day for Danville’s major media closeup as all the networks and many other media outlets present live coverage from Centre College, site of the 2012 vice-presidential debate between incumbent Joe Biden and challenger U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan … Continue reading

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VP debate: Political media converging on Danville

Danville will be the place to be for political media junkies over the next few days for Thursday night’s vice-presidential debate between incumbent Joe Biden and his challenger, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. Several network and cable news outlets have … Continue reading

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Is Batman’s Bane Romney’s bane?

For a while now, many of us who follow politics and entertainment have chuckled at the fact that the name of the villain in the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, is Bane, a homophone with Bain, as in Bain … Continue reading

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Notebook: USA’s Political Animals

Previews of the new USA miniseries Political Animals have had loads of fun with the concept of a show riffing on Hillary Clinton. Now that it’s premiered, maybe the focus can shift to where it belongs: on Sigourney Weaver starring … Continue reading

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Lexington has lost some characters in Galbraith and Overstreet

The ink had barely dried on Wednesday’s Herald-Leaders with the obituary of former Kentucky Theatre ticket seller Lee Overstreet when word of Gatewood Galbraith’s death bolted through the newsroom. We’re only four days into the New Year and we already know … Continue reading

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The debt debate goes to the movies

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Republicans Watch “The Town” www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on Facebook (Above: On Thursday night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart took … Continue reading

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Fresh thoughts on TV

My Christmas-New Year’s vacation was bookended somewhat by TV critic David Bianculli‘s conversation with Terry Gross on Fresh Air about the best television of 2010. This primarily occurred because I caught the original airing on Dec. 22 and then it was rerun … Continue reading

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Political Junkie: Obama hasn’t kept those cards (texts) and letters (e-mails) coming

Yet another evening of ­kvetching about the health care debate was winding to a close Tuesday night on The Rachel Maddow Show when guest Bill Maher made a great point about President Barack Obama’s inability to get his message across. … Continue reading

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