Kentucky’s really not as redstate as people like to think. The MSM are definitely liberal, there’s more registered Dems than Repubs, the state GOP is virtually non-existent, the state government is consistently run by the Dems, and even parts of Eastern Kentucky are more Dem than expected, due to strong unions. Still, we’re not so crazy as to put up with this crap:
Teach 5-year-old kids to masturbate? Not here. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/389095/school-district-considering-sex-education-kindergartners-katherine-timpf
Singing a kid’s song of a popular cartoon character gets you tossed off a bus cause some Muslim woman in a burqa finds it offensive? Honey, I wouldn’t try that here. Eastern Kentuckians are largely Scot-Irish descent and we don’t like people told what to do. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2770621/Couple-singing-Peppa-Pig-theme-tune-toddler-daughter-thrown-bus-passenger-accused-racist.html
A 6-year-old boy goes to the park across the street with his 8-year-old sister and dog, then the sister and dog leave. The 6-year-old boy remains to sit on a bench within full view of his home. A neighbor returns the boy to his mom, complaining he needs to be with an adult, not alone. She later calls the cops, who visit the mom and kids, followed by child protective services. This is excellent. I would sue the heck out of the whole bunch and buy a beach house with the settlement $$. Aside from the over-reaching authorities, who gave some woman permission to handle my kid? No. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/neighbor-calls-cops-child-services-texas-mom-letting-son-play-article-1.1943118
We’re Bible Belt. Even the ones who don’t attend church tend to support religion. This won’t fly. Period. We’d take the school board out to the trash cans, a la the Ukrainians with their politicians last week. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/09/23/school-accused-purging-christian-books/
The best reason to live here is that it’s so darn gorgeous. I love these autumn days and nights, wonderful for hiking or camping or just working outside. I love the tulip poplar trees this time of year. When I was growing up lots of people, including my family, would burn coal in their pot-bellied stoves on autumn nights and I loved that smell in the neighborhood. It’s one of those odors so common in childhood that’s gone forever due to so many changes in our society. That’s not very common now but people still burn their fireplaces at night and the wood smells nice, too.