Paul and Conway will speak at Fancy Farm

Staff/Wire Report

Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates — Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway — have accepted invitations to speak at Kentucky’s premiere political event, the annual Fancy Farm picnic in western Kentucky.

Paul, a Bowling Green eye doctor, and Conway, a Louisville lawyer and Kentucky Attorney General, are running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Jim Bunning.

Both Conway and Paul spoke at the event last year.

The Aug. 7 picnic, a fundraiser for the local Catholic parish, has served as the traditional kickoff of the fall election season in Kentucky.

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  1. Prof. Gilligan says:

    My crystal ball tells me that we won’t be seeeing any “news” articles announcing Jack Conway’s plans regarding Fancy Farm.

  2. Steve says:

    No one talks about Conway. No one is interested in him. And by November, only about 40% diehard democrats will probably end up voting for him.

  3. scoopsky says:

    this does not interest me in the least. I follow our country and state’s goings-on, which includes politics, but this stupid political tradition has not contributed anything to our state nor our country. it’s just another entertainment event.

  4. Dee says:

    Conway doesn’t have to speak being that he running against the Grand Dragon of the KKK. Therefore that idiot Paul can speak anywhere he likes, because no one is listening but his racist followers, and just for the record, he will never get into office.

  5. Prof. Gilligan says:


    Your statements suggesting that Rand Paul is a member of the KKK is disgraceful. You should be ashamed of yourself.

    The only remaining member of congress to have been a member of the KKK is the recently deceased Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia,….a Democrat.

    But liberals don’t want to discuss THAT.

  6. Dee says:

    Well, well, well, as usual, the Klan members are wrong again. Prof. Gilligan please throw away your crytal ball because it’s broken, and Steve you just sound stupid. I would respect you both more if you would just admit you were a card carrying member of the KKK. But we all know the KKK has always been cowards,thus the reason for the sheets.

  7. Wills says:

    That’s right. Paul wasn’t a member of the KKK. He started up his own and called it the RPKKK. It now licenses eye doctors.

  8. TD says:

    Remarkable, the hate that leftists like Dee spit at a good man. Your hyperbole is so extreme that it makes you look like a troll.

    You say Rand Paul is a KKK member, and for this you provide no evidence. Then, rather than providing evidence or engaging in decent argumentation, you smear others who dare ridicule your foolishness as being KKK members too.

    Amazing…what a scary, demented world you must live in.

  9. TD says:

    I wish this report listed where the picnic actually is, and the date and time. I’d be interested in attending.

  10. Dee says:

    Prof. Gilligan: FYI,I could care less if he was republican, democrat, libral,etc., the fact of the matter is, he is a racist, and anyone that agrees with his views is a racist. Unless you are of native american decent, we all migrated here from another country, so how can Paul, you, or anyone else tell any other race of people they can’t come here to make a better life for themselves. Was your ancestors legal when they came here, murdered indians and stole their land? Oh, but I guess those who kill, steal and claim land to be their own don’t want to discuss THAT. You should be disgraced and ashame when you look in the mirror.

  11. TD says:

    Ah, now Dee’s true beliefs come out. She thinks we should be a world without borders, a land where any can enter and live off the public dole, leeching off public services and stealing jobs and sending the money back to their home nation.

    Dee, no reasonable person believes in a nation without borders. If you think Rand Paul is racist for wanting to punish and prevent illegal immigration, then we don’t have much to talk about, since you clearly just don’t get it.

    We’ve got a way for foreigners to move to America and become citizens – it’s called LEGAL immigration. Get in line and do it right, or you’re just another “me first” fool who would undermine our national sovereignty and security for hopes of an easy handout.

  12. Prof. Gilligan says:

    Dee,……you have my pitty.

  13. Dee says:

    First of all, I did not say they should not be legal, I asked was Prof. Gilligan ancestors legal when they came, and the same goes for you? After all, isn’t what you discribed exactly what your ancestors did when they came? Lived off the public dole, leeched off public services, stole land, jobs and anything else they wanted, and sent the money back to their home nation. It makes me mad because you people act as though you don’t remember where you really came from, and what these people are going through is no different from where your people broke ground and paved the way. Oh, but now since your people have taken over and got what they want, there should be rules. RIGHT

  14. Dee says:

    Prof. Gilligan: DITTO

  15. Jackie says:

    If it’s no completely destroyed don’t fix it. We voted Bush/Cheney in office twice which brought lies, murder, crimes, stealing, wars, hate for America and a Recession. We wondered what Bush as saying as he spoke Bushisms. Cheney pretty much told Americans what to kiss. We loved our lying stealing Law Makers until they put us in a 7 trillion dollar debt and gave Banks free money. Now Conway is the only choice but Rand will lie/steal/kiss black babies for votes and then use the Cheney policy of kiss where the sun doesn’t shine and laugh all the way to the bank with the bribe money he’ll get from Banks/Corporations. Mitch showed exactly what he thinks of citizens and he’ll get back in office to continue to do nothing for the State. RNC is already saying Obama created two Wars/Recession and you betcha people believe every word. Rand knows just use racism and hate Obama will get you in office.

  16. Mike says:

    New Poll has the Race Tied 43-43. With Rand Paul’s unfavorables very high. Paul is toast in November!

  17. ratepayer says:

    The Fancy Farm Picnic takes place in Fancy Farm, Kentucky in Graves County- about 15 miles from Mayfield.
    The Picnic is more than the speeches – it’s a homecoming/festival/fundraiser for St. Jerome’s Parish. Volunteers make zillions of pounds of barbecue and do all the work that it takes to put the event on.
    The political speaking starts at 2:00 pm cdt on Saturday, August 7th. Hope that helped.

  18. JC says:

    Now Rand Paul isn’t a member of the KKK. He just believes its okay for them to discriminate in their practices and businesses.

  19. scoopsky says:

    ahh, “Dee Idiot”

  20. Bonzo66 says:

    If any of you attended the parade this weekend in Lexington, did you see the Rand Paul booth? Although there were thousands of people around, this booth was being universally ignored. Indicator of Rand’s popularity?

  21. GermantownDem says:

    What’s the big deal? Obama got into office as a racist candidate.

  22. mo_ky_fellow says:

    You do have a computor. Just go on line and find the answer..Ta Ta !!!

  23. Eric says:

    Jack Conway has about as much chance of winning in November as a chipmunk once the commercials tying him to Obama begin running.

  24. Paulette Yates says:

    How about a debate on the issues. We best be thinking about the tax and spend policies of progressives. Wait until you get a gander of the taxes after President Bushes tax initiatives expire next year. We better be looking at people who are interested in creating jobs and cutting taxes.

  25. Ish says:

    Conway is the only candidate in the Senate race that makes sense. He is not an extremist which makes extremists of either side nervous. That is a good thing!

  26. Buck Feshear says:

    Dee: OK, so tell us where your ancestors came from for you to have such a hatred of immigrants of European descent.

    I”m sure Conway is crying now that they have enacted new guidelines for the political speeches. Now he won’t be able to tell the world what a tough son of a bitch he is.

    But minus the adjective “tough,” we already know what he is. 😉

  27. Big Ben 4 liberty says:

    I just love the emotional, devoid of facts, logic and common sense “arguments” of leftists. They are about as rational as the thoughts of suicide bombers and just as hateful (that being their political opponents in their case). They hate capitalism, Christianity, traditional Western Civilization and anything having to do with America’s military and foreign policy.

    No wonder why they are so obsessed with so-called hate speech, its about the only kind they truly know.