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Jun 17, 2023 6 tweets 1 min read Read on X
This is everyone’s semi-regular reminder that if you don’t like me, you can unfollow me. Image
I’m serious, y’all. Leave! Truly!
I've gotten relentlessly attacked, harassed, nitpicked, judged and critiqued on here for *years* and I've put up with it, time after time after time.

But the way y'all absolutely lunged at my throat over the past 36 hours is completely unacceptable. 100% full stop.
Sure, a lot of those criticisms over the years have come from Republicans.

But I *truly* have never seen anything like the gaslighting insanity that came from the Dems over the past 36 hours.
I've had multiple Dems unfollow me in recent weeks because I

1. pointed out Beshear was breaking the law
2. pointed out Beshear told everyone major economy news that ended up not being true.

Rs don't do that when I report on Rs. Period.
So, please, please, PLEASE, leave if you can’t handle being here.

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Aug 25, 2023
actually, you know what? i think it is time for some personal news.

i quit.
earlier this week, i handed in a one-line resignation letter and signed it with a "toodles."

my last day at the courier journal is sept. 1.
i am downright devastated. i've wanted to cover kentucky politics for four years, and i've wanted to work the courier journal for damn near a decade.

to echo one of my former coworkers who recently quit, it is a shame.

an absolute shame.
Read 12 tweets
Aug 19, 2023
I’ll be honest.

The block feature has never saved me - young, successful, woman journalist - from harassment.

It has been effectively useless.
Trust me. This isn’t my “opinion.” Harassment has been my lived reality for more than three years. A constant onslaught of a battle I have largely been expected, if not forced, to face alone.
And blocking people does not save you. They will still see your tweets. They will still mock you. They will still make up stupid nicknames for you. They will still harass you.
Read 4 tweets
Jul 13, 2023
As someone who occasionally looks up well-known people’s GSP mug book photos for funsies, the idea GSP is a program solely for Andy Beshear to give out political favors is WILD (and a good time for me to bring out some screenshots)
Let us begin with @AndyBeshearKY's 1995 GSP mug book photo — more than a decade after GSP began.

Hard to believe a *checks math* 5-year-old would know to start such a program to win political points.

(And yes, this really is his photo.)
@AndyBeshearKY Of course, I have to mention GSP stan/board chair + former *Republican* Secretary of State @KYTrey, who was allegedly selected by a 11-year-old Andy Beshear to attend the program in 1989.
Read 17 tweets
Jun 16, 2023
NEW w/ @oliviamevans_: Are a record number of Kentuckians employed under Gov. Andy Beshear?

spoiler: no

Beshear repeated this inaccuracy frequently over the past two-ish weeks.

His campaign included it in a fundraising email yesterday.

Only after being questioned by The Courier Journal about the accuracy of his data did he correct course.

To be clear: when I say “correct course,” he changed his wording during his weekly Team Ky. presser Thursday — roughly 90 minutes after I first asked the gov’s office for comment.

Beshear did not explain the discrepancy, nor did he clarify that his previous stat was wrong.
Read 4 tweets
Jun 7, 2023
It appears someone on the Ky. Dept. of Ed's legal team did a deep grammatical reading of SB 150 because their new guidance to schools prompted a Senate GOP email about KDE's "absurd efforts to skirt state law."
KDE updated their guidance around SB 150 Monday, expanding on what they previously put out weeks ago.

Background on that from @KristaJ1993:

The part being called "absurd" is the new reading of SB 150's rules around teaching sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.

5th grade and under can't learn about sex at all, and no one K-12 can learn about identity, orientation.

At least, that's what we thought.
Read 17 tweets
Jun 5, 2023
Tell me the best place to break up with someone in Louisville.

(For journalism.)

Like, yes, this is for an actual article that I actually pitched and the editors actually signed off on.

Public service journalism, y'all.

A few notes:

- break up spot needs to be at least semi-publicly accessible - do not tell me to have people break up in their home

- focusing on spots in jefferson county rn

- defining "break up" very loosely. ending a two-week situationship qualifies as a break up!
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