March 7, 2018 Today In Frankfort; Praying for HB 166 !

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As I sat here patiently waiting for the Kentucky Legislature to take a vote on HB 166, I was thinking of a way to say,


to ALL of the people who took a stand this year in Kentucky!

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Jaime Montalvo   Justin Lewandoski   Eric Michelle Crawford   Pat Dunegan   Jennifer Dunegan   Dan Seum   Sally Oh   Dan Malano Seum   Tony Ashley   Elihu Shepherd   Tim Simpson   Henry Fox   Gina Daugherty   Chad Wilson    Thomas Tony Vance    Rebecca Collins   Blackii Effing Whyte 

There are many more which have not been listed here! 

Remembering also those that have in past years took up this fight and were the leaders from the beginning!

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Gatewood Galbraith – Wikipedia   Galbraith supported the legalization of recreational marijuana use, arguing that the framers of the US Constitution “did not say we have a Constitutional right to possess alcohol. They said we have a Constitutional right to privacy in our homes, under which fits the possession of an extremely poisonous alcohol. Now this is the law in Kentucky today. In fact, it is these rulings that keep the Kentucky State Police from kicking down the doors of people possessing alcohol in Kentucky’s 77 ‘dry’ counties right now and hauling their butts off to jail. Now Marijuana is a demonstrably less harmful substance than alcohol and presents far less of threat to public welfare. So it also fits in a person’s right to privacy in their home. It’s beyond the police power of the state as long as I don’t sell it and it’s for my own personal use.”[10]

Craig Lee   Tony Adkins  Ron Moore  David Weigand   Angela Gatewood   Erin Grossman Vu  Robin Rider-Osborne   Paula Willett  Cher Ford-mccullough Brian McCullough  Mary Thomas-Spears  Lynne Wilson  Roland A. Duby   Hugh Yonn  Patrick Moore  

Again, I have missed so many names that should be listed here! 

Many people put their own lives on hold to take on Kentucky’s Cannabis battle, whether it be for medicinal, recreational or even palliative care, they all took a stand…and walked all the way to Frankfort to prove it.    Not literally, of course.  I hope they all had a decent ride to get there but surely there were a few old broken down cars in the parking lot as well.  But by the time they all left there yesterday evening it felt as though they had  literally walked those miles.

All different types of people working toward one cause – to get some kind of Cannabis reform into Kentucky!

At the end of the day, the vote for HB 166 was passed over!  A very disappointing outcome for many thousands of Kentuckians who very much needed that Bill to pass! 

How is it possible that legislation so favored by the citizens has not already become law? What is it about this legislation that has Kentucky’s legislators so scared that they are willing to buck the will of the majority of the citizens?
I am of course talking about the legalization of cannabis for medical uses. With 80% favorability and a multitude of benefits arising from the use of cannabis it is confounding to see the Assembly leadership refuse the will of the people and bury all cannabis bills in committee. For what purpose are they doing this?  LINK

When I first started posting to blogs about medical cannabis or “repeal prohibition” it was 2003.  That was 15 years ago.  By the time I became affiliated with the USMjParty it was 2005 and 2010 before I really became involved in any administration of the group.  I always fought for the repeal of prohibition as a whole, but most importantly for Cannabis because yes, I believe Cannabis is a medicine, but first it has to be recognized as a food or ‘herb’ that cannot be controlled by the U.N. or any Government entity!  It is our unalienable right to grow and use the plants that our “Creator” put here on this planet for us! Only commerce can be controlled by our Government, according to the Constitution.  Therefore what we grow on our property or consume in our homes is actually none of the Government’s business!  But they MADE it their business – a long time ago. 

To understand how they accomplished this takeover, you can read the “Elkhorn Manifesto” through this link.  That was the beginning of the downfall of the United States as we see it today.  The U.N. which was formed in 1945 with five founding members including the United States was the beginning of the NWO as we know it today.  The ONDCP and the 1961 Narcotic Convention as well as the 1970 Controlled Substance Act and the DEA instituted by Nixon, as a requirement of the 1970 CSA, as per the U.N., conveniently wrapped up our lives under the control of the NWO.  I wrote about this a couple of years ago and it has a lot of interesting links of information it that article.

The U.N. just issued a statement reminding all signatory Countries to be mindful of their “Treaties” regarding Marijuana.

Be mindful of the fact that it is not just Marijuana that they seek to control.  Control the food and medicine and you will control the people.

We are just now seeing how one world Government will work.  It is reaching into all facets of our lives, some not noticeable yet to the average person, not just whether or not Marijuana is “legal”. 

All of these things together, coupled with the fact that our Legislature has their own agenda for Kentucky influences the outcome of any Cannabis legislation being passed here. 

We still have a couple weeks to see what the outcome will be for the Citizens of Kentucky.  Will the hard work by our dedicated Activists pay off for the Patients who are in such need in our State?  We can only continue to pray and also continue calling


and make sure your voice is heard!

As well, K.C.F.C. and others are gathering in Frankfort to show support.  You can follow them at this LINK.

There is a VERY good article documenting all of the Cannabis Bills in Kentucky this year at Kentucky Free Press.  If you haven’t already done so I encourage you to look at it.

Sally Oh,  who writes for Kentucky Free Press, was LIVE on Facebook on February 25th, explaining Medical Cannabis, States’ Rights & the Civil War  and I encourage you to view that video as well.

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Again, I want to thank everyone that has made an effort of any kind in Kentucky toward the repeal of Cannabis prohibition!  We all basically want the same thing – our patients to be taken care of and the freedom to possess, grow and consume a plant that our Creator blessed us with!

God Bless!


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The legacy of Manfred Donike

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For all of his hard work attending school and graduating as a German Chemist, while participating in the Tour de France in the 60’s, Manfred Donike was most widely known as an “doping expert” and is credited with the first accurate urine testing procedures.

He was Director for the Institute for Biochemistry at the German Sports University Cologne and head of drug testing operations at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Manfred Donike, at 61 years old, suffered a major heart attack and died in flight to Johannesburg to set up a drug testing lab for the All-African Games in August of 1995. 

There is a Manfred Donike Institute, and a Manfred Donike Workshop which is closed to the public.  There is also a Manfred Donike Award !

At the time of his death, Dr. Don Catlin, head of the Paul Ziffrin Analytical Laboratory at UCLA stated:

“He devised all the chemical methods of identifying prohibited substances.  This is a staggering blow (to the anti-doping movement), but we will recover…”LINK

The first thing I saw on google January 3rd,  while browsing the news was an article at the Daily Beast written by Christopher Moraff.

Jeff Sessions’ Marijuana Adviser Wants Doctors to Drug-Test Everyone

I had to look two or three times with my glasses on just to make sure of what I was seeing.  I checked to see if it was a spoof – and it is not – as it is being reported by a number of news sites.

I immediately thought to myself, “I wonder if Manfred Donike knew what would happen when he came up with the procedure for drug-testing?”  Did he have any idea that this testing would be used to imprison people throughout the World?  Did he know how many Children would be separated from their Parents for nominal use of any substance that the Government saw fit to deem illicit?  Did he know how many people would go to jail or prison or possibly a mental health facility for smoking Marijuana?

Then, on January 4th we wake up to this news!

Sessions to rescind Obama-era rules on non-interference with states where pot is legal

Manfred Donike was appointed director of the Institute of Biochemistry at the German Sport University in Cologne in 1977, he is THE man who was responsible for the development of drug testing which is still used today.

Single handedly he is responsible for more people being imprisoned or confined in facilities for drug use than any other person on Earth.   Whether or not he realized at the time what would happen we will probably never know.   Continuing long after his death the long arm of drug testing has nestled into every Country on the face of the planet and threatens to control all of Society at large for a long time to come… 

His lab work also led to the massive drug bust at the 1983 Pan American Games  LINK

Dr. Robert Dupont formerly of NIDA, Kevin Sabet of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), and several other notable anti-legalization Activists joined Mr. Sessions in a meeting to discuss the situation regarding the many States who have “legalized” Marijuana in December. 

“I think it’s a big issue for America, for the country, and I’m of the general view that this is not a healthy substance,”  USAG Jeff Sessions  LINK       VIDEO LINK

As the meeting was closed-door there was no initial reports except to the fact that it did take place.  Mr. Sessions said this about the meeting…

We’re working on that very hard right now,” he said on Wednesday. “We had meetings yesterday and talked about it at some length. It’s my view that the use of marijuana is detrimental and we should not give encouragement in any way to it. And it represents a federal violation which is in the law and is subject to being enforced, and our priorities will have to be focused on all the things and challenges that we face.”(USAG Sessions) LINK

As of this morning, we know what he decided to do!  The “COLE MEMO” will be rescinded.

(CNN)In a seismic shift, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce Thursday that he is rescinding a trio of memos from the Obama administration that adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, according to a source with knowledge of the decision. LINK

If anyone thinks that it is not feasible for the Federal Government to drug-test everyone, they would be wrong.  The health-care system is set up as a monitoring system.  At some point everyone will have to see a doctor for illness. 

A national model bill Dr. DuPont wrote in 2010 called for testing  anyone stopped for suspicion of DUI for all controlled substances, and arresting them if any trace amount at all is detected.

“Doctors already check for things like cholesterol and blood sugar, why not test for illicit drugs.”

— Dr. Robert DuPont

Ultimately, it will all lead you back to Agenda 21/30.  The total control of the people through the food and medicine (and plants) you consume.  Add to that drug testing at your local PCP and the NWO has us rounded up pretty well.

The principle of fair play forbids saying someone is guilty without evidence.”

Therefore, we MUST have evidence.  And what better way to have the evidence at hand than to routinely urine test every citizen  as part of our healthcare, as a way to keep us free from addiction?  Not to mention the fact that it is all conveniently entered into a computerized health care system for easy access by any Federal entity that is deemed appropriate at the time.  Sounds like a great plan to me…(!!) if I were interested in maintaining total control over the population and keeping the prison industrial complex flowing…

Additionally, there was an article written by R. William Davis, entitled “Shadow of the Swastika – The Elkhorn Manifesto” which outlines the historical avenues which were taken to get us where we are at today.  Today, on the anniversary of Gatewood Galbraith’s death I invite you to take a look at it.  It is a very interesting and informative read.

After the morning news today there isn’t much more to be said about what is happening unless they literally declare martial law across the Nation just to control the potheads.

I can’t wait for the new “memo” to come out!

I’ll keep you informed…


“Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to purposes and principles of the United Nations.” HOW THE UNITED NATIONS IS STEALING OUR “UNALIENABLE RIGHTS” TO GROW FOOD AND MEDICINE THROUGH THE U.N. CONVENTION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS AND AGENDA 21.


By Gatewood Galbraith From the Upcoming Special Activist Issue of Cannabis Culture Magazine, March-April, #65. (2006)

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From the Upcoming Special Activist Issue of Cannabis Culture Magazine, March-April, #65.

Howdy Folks! My name is Gatewood Galbraith.

My running mate Mark Wireman and I are candidates for the May 2007 Democratic Party Primary; I’m seeking nomination for Governor of Kentucky, and he for Lieutenant Governor. Of course, the winner of the battle between Democrats then faces a Republican in the Fall 2007 Kentucky General Election.

I have run for Governor of Kentucky three times. Twice, in the Democratic Primaries in 1991 and 1995, the Party froze me out because I championed cannabis as a cash crop for our farmers. In 1999, I ran as the Reform Party candidate in the November General Election and received 15.3 percent of the vote – after Jesse Ventura, Ross Perot, and Bernie Sanders, it was the best showing of any third Party candidate in America for the past 50 years. My last statewide race was in 2003 as an Independent for Attorney General. I received 110,00 votes (10 percent) despite the fact that I only went to 12 of our 120 counties and spent less then $20,000. (That’s 40 percent of the votes I need to win this 2007 Primary.) Everyone who heard our message of personal privacy, education, and self-determination supported it, but we simply weren’t able to adequately fund the effort. We must not allow that to happen this time.

I rejoined the Democratic Party in 2006 because the current Republican Governor has been such a disappointment (he was indicted!) that the smart money says the Democrat nominee will be the next Governor. The leadership of Kentucky’s Democratic Party is up in the air given the failures of the past, so should Mark and I win this Primary, we would resurrect the Democratic Party to once again be the voice of the People.

Ours is a multi-issue campaign focusing on Issues and Solutions. The “Issues” in Kentucky are poverty and illiteracy. In the past six years, Kentucky has gone from being the 10th poorest state to being 6th poorest. We have lost $2,100 in median income during those same six years ($36,400 annual average to $34,300). That’s going backwards, folks! But it’s not hard to see why: in 1991, over 68 percent of our state budget was for Education; in 2006, it was 60 percent. At the same time, we have added thousands of prison cells throughout the state and call it “growing the economy”. Our politicians would rather imprison us than educate us! What farce this War on Drugs has been!

We have “Solutions” for these problems. Immediately, and until the laws are changed, cannabis should be the lowest priority of law enforcement with no arrests for possession. As soon as possible, I would like to see it decriminalized. Citizens arrested for “hard” drugs should be treated for their addiction, not imprisoned. We must educate our children – not only in the scholastic sense, but also about their freedoms and their duties as citizens to defend them. Our nation is being “dumbed down” about how the American Revolution sought to give individuals the tools of a Constitutional form of government to allow them to remain free. We need to re-ignite the American Revolution by taking the reins of government from the hands of the special interests and returning them to We, the People.

To encourage education I propose the Commonwealth Incentive, whereby every High School graduate in Kentucky gets a $5,000 voucher for books, tuition and fees at any institution of further learning within Kentucky – be it truck-driving school, cosmetology, electronics training, vocational training, community colleges or the University of Kentucky. No spending on pizza, rent, beer or other creature comforts; money is only spent when the student decides what they want to learn, and where they want to learn it, encouraging young people to stay in school. This should also attract vocational schools to the state. We also believe it should be mandatory that students in grades 4 through 12 should take mandatory civics and American Government courses – the current system is failing to truly educate out youth about our US history, rights, voting, politicians, and democracy! As for the environment, which our young people also need: we support tax incentives for our existing state industries to establish and maintain state-of-the-art environmental compliance with all regulations.

These and other facets of our platform and positions are expressed in my autobiography, The Last Free Man in America: Meets The Synthetic Subversion, available online at or by contacting us. It recounts my efforts over the past 35 years to change the cannabis laws and my friendships with Jack Herer, Marc Emery, and Willie Nelson (among many others). Willie has done three benefit concerts for me; he and I appeared on the front and back covers of the January 1991 issue of High Times. That was when I introduced Willie to biofuels. I drove my hemp oil fueled Mercedes across Kentucky as part of my campaign, the first time in 50 years that an automobile powered by hemp oil had traveled on a US highway. Now Willie is leading the biofuel pack with WN biodiesel. What a guy! I tell you all this because freedom loving people everywhere – and particularly my favorites, the cannabis community – should be aware that my election in this year’s campaign would be a giant step toward positive change not only in Kentucky where the benefits will be immediate, but nationwide as the effects of our changes become apparent.

Because the two largest newspapers and various other media in Kentucky have boycotted me in the past, we anticipate that they will do so again in this race. Therefore, we must raise sufficient finances to air our message by traditional means, to mount a winning campaign. We ask for your support in the form of a contribution; $100 is less than the court costs of speeding tickets in many states, so $100 spent towards actually changing laws is money well directed. If you can send $1,000 (the maximum allowable), we will be greatly honored, as we will be by donations of any amount. We can’t accept cash, but please send your check or money order to: Galbraith for Governor, P.O. Box 1438, Lexington, Kentucky 40588. We need your name, address, occupation and telephone number. You can also contribute online at (Election laws prevent Canadians or other foreigners from making donations to American campaigns so, unfortunately, we can only accept money from US citizens.)

Folks, I know you are aware of others who may have run for public office on the cannabis issue alone, but this campaign is much more extensive than that. Cannabis is a forefront matter in this race because it is interwoven with other real issues Americans and Kentuckians face in modern day-to-day life. No other candidate of our persuasion has more command of these other issues than I do, which makes me qualified to be Governor. All we lack right now is the funding and public support, and I’m asking you to please pitch in. God Bless You All.

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Sheree Krider
Louisville, KY


The Declining Influence of the U.S. Constitution

The Declining Influence of the U.S. Constitution.


Galbraith gets 5,000 signatures for governor run

Galbraith gets 5,000 signatures for governor run

By ROGER ALFORD — Associated Press

Posted: 11:03am on May 27, 2011; Modified: 1:05pm on May 27, 2011

FRANKFORT, Ky. — In a move that has helped to organize supporters, independent gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith said Friday he now has the 5,000 signatures needed to get his name put on the general election ballot in Kentucky.

Galbraith, a Lexington attorney, said he intends to collect another 5,000 signatures before turning them over to the secretary of state’s office to officially enter the race against Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and Republican nominee David Williams, just in case the opposing campaigns challenge the eligibility of some of the people who signed.

Last December, Galbraith filed paperwork declaring his intent to enter the race for governor. Under Kentucky law, independent candidates also must collect at least 5,000 signatures from registered voters, which, Galbraith said, isn’t as easy as it may sound.

“There’s no doubt; it’s a burden,” he told The Associated Press on Friday. “But I understand there needs to be a threshold so the ballot doesn’t become overcrowded. That’s the rule in place, and we’re going to comply with it.”

Galbraith said collecting the signatures has strengthened his campaign by energizing supporters and establishing grassroots organizations in the majority of Kentucky counties.

“It’s a natural organizing tool,” he said.

Early on, Galbraith differentiated himself from the other gubernatorial candidates by taking a strong stand against mountaintop removal coal mining, charging that it has caused “unsurpassed environmental damage” in Appalachia and should not be permitted to continue.

Both Beshear and Williams have called for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ease restrictions that have made it difficult for coal companies to get governmental permission to open new mountaintop mines or to expand existing ones.

Galbraith had received an early endorsement from the United Mine Workers of America, only to have it rescinded later. Union leaders opted to instead support Beshear, who they believed had a better chance of winning the Nov. 8 election.

Mountaintop removal has long been a heated issue in Kentucky politics. Demonstrators have been sitting outside Beshear’s office each Thursday to bring attention to the procedure, in which forests are cleared and rock is blasted apart to get to coal buried underneath. The leftover dirt, rock and rubble usually is dumped into nearby valleys. Coal operators say it is the most effective way to get to the coal, while environmentalists say it does irreversible damage.

Frankfort resident Angela Mitchell, a solitary protester who sat outside Beshear’s office for two hours on Thursday, said she’s a likely Galbraith supporter.

“I don’t’ feel like we’re getting anywhere with the other two candidates, so maybe it’s time for a change,” she said.

Galbraith also stands apart from Beshear and Williams as a proponent of legalizing hemp and medicinal marijuana, positions that have marginalized him for mainstream Kentucky voters in four previous runs for governor.

Since announcing his interest in running again, Galbraith has downplayed the marijuana issue, saying it’s only a minor part of his platform.

Galbraith said he believes he can win the general election against much better-funded candidates. Williams raised some $1.2 million for the primary election race that he won earlier this month. Beshear has raised about $5 million and is already on the air with the first television ad of the general election season.

“It doesn’t make any difference how much money Gov. Beshear spends,” Galbraith said. “If your vote’s not for sale, it doesn’t matter how much he spends.”

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From: Gatewood Galbraith / Dea Riley



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Dear Friends and Supporters,
We had a great time at Fancy Farm last weekend and enjoyed the political debates and wonderful food.  There were several press stories detailing our visit so please click below to enjoy those.

Every campaign needs funds and every little bit helps – be sure to make your contribution online at

Be sure to check out the Gatewood & Riley 2011 Blog –
Calling on all supporters to submit your endorsement.  In 100 words or less please tell why you’re supporting the Gatewood & Riley 2011 ticket.  Your endorsement will be displayed on our website.  We look forward to hearing what you have to say.   Send your submittals to
Be sure to tune in each Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. and listen live to Gatewood Galbraith on the ZRock 103 Morning Show –  streamed live at
The Kentucky Hemp Initiative
The Kentucky Hemp Initiative – dedicated to reviewing the facts associated with restoring Hemp production to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  We will embark upon researching, analysis and further present a report to definitively determine the potential impact of Hemp production in Kentucky.  Our effort is specifically designed to 1.  Determine the potential economic benefits vs. cons  2.  Establish a group of experts who represent all categories affected by such an initiative and solicit community input to be included in a published report 3.  Establish an open dialog with Kentucky citizens  4.  Take necessary action to enact a legitimate Hemp program based on the report suggestions.
If you’re interested in participating be sure to contact Dea Riley directly.  
Join The Kentucky Hemp Initiative Facebook Group by clicking here:

August 19th – 6:00 pm – Louisville Volunteer Party – Expression of You – Café and Coffeehouse
Come out and meet Gatewood and Dea.
August 20th – 7:00 Tin Roof Fundraiser – Lexington KY – Live Music

Gatewood will be attending Hempfest over the weekend.  
Dea will be attending the Pine Mountain Soiree atop Pine Mountain at Wiley’s Last Resort in Letcher Country, KY.  If you’re going to be out and about stop by and say Hello!  
Thank you for your continued support!
The Campaign to Elect Gatewood Galbraith for Governor and Dea Riley for Lt. Governor. 


Gatewood &Riley 2011


From the Blog Desk at

The planning, preparation and anticipation had been building
for months. The event that kicks off the campaign season in Kentucky
was nearing. Then on the first weekend of August it hit, Fancy Farm.

year at Fancy Farm, the Gatewood/Riley 2011 campaign was ready.
T-shirts had been made, books ordered and the tent set up in the best spot right outside the pavilion where the stage was set for speakers. The campaign couldn’t be missed.

and Dea arrived into the area on Friday night in time for the
Democratic Bean Soup Diner where they were received better than the
incumbent governor. Gatewood talked to just about everyone who entered as Dea made her rounds inside. After soup was served, Gatewood and Dea made their way over to Fancy Farm.

Saturday morning, Gatewood and Dea headed over to the Republican Breakfast to talk with individuals and pass out literature. After meeting some wonderful people, they were off to the Democratic Breakfast. There was more pleasantries, hand shaking and food. Walking out the door on the way back to Fancy Farm, Gatewood and Dea ran into ex UK coach Joe B. Hall, who was just arriving.

candidates rolled into Fancy Farm in the late morning and went right to
the tent. Immediately supporters came up to receive free autographed
copies of Gatewood’s book and meet their next governor and lieutenant
governor. Many compliments where given and pictures taken. Everyone
loved Gatewood’s quip about meeting John Calipari and telling him that
he understands why Calipari would like Beshear, after all Beshear is a
one and done.

political theater going on before us was very entertaining, however
there was barley a second when the candidates were not engaged in
conversation with supporters o
r reporters. All who approached where inquisitive and supportive.

top off the event was the barbecue. Excellent mutton, pulled pork and
chicken was served with a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and
deserts. Servers were walking around refilling glasses of lemonade and

Fancy Farm 2010 was a big success for the Gatewood/Riley
campaign. Next year the campaign will make an even bigger impression as
Gatewood and Dea will have their time on the stage.

Look for Gatewood Galbraith and Dea Riley at next years Fancy Farm, and through out the year at events statewide.

For more information on Gatwood Galbraith, Dea Riley or the Gatewood/Riley campaign visit

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Gatewood & Riley 2011

Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 1:40 AM
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Dear Friends
and Supporters

It’s been a HOT Summer!  

We’d like to extend
a special Thank You to Kentucky’s Shriners for all their hard work
on behalf of the children of Kentucky.  
A special mention to
Kentucky’s Water Ways Alliance for inviting us to participate in the
recent Clean the Green River Fest.  

Be sure to
make your contribution online at


Be sure to
check out the Gatewood & Riley 2011 Blog –

Calling on all supporters to submit your endorsement.  In 100
words or less please tell why you’re supporting the Gatewood & Riley 2011
ticket.  Your endorsement will be displayed on our website.  We look
forward to hearing what you have to say.   Send your submittals to

*Be sure to tune
in each Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. and listen live to Gatewood
Galbraith on the ZRock 103 Morning Show –  streamed live at

*Dea Riley interviewed on WMST by Tom and Judy Byron
in the mornings on July 19th – click on this link to listen to a copy of the
 – scroll to the July 19th show.  Tom and Judy are one of Kentucky’s
best duos and you’ll enjoy every word.  

*Gatewood Galbraith speaking at Shrine Fest in
Lexington – July 24

Kentucky Hemp Initiative

The Kentucky
Hemp Initiative
– dedicated to reviewing the facts associated with restoring
Hemp production to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  We will embark upon
researching, analysis and further present a report to definitively determine the
potential impact of Hemp production in Kentucky.  Our effort is
specifically designed to 1.  Determine the potential economic benefits vs.
cons  2.  Establish a group of experts who represent all categories
affected by such an initiative and solicit community input to be included in a
published report 3.  Establish an open dialog with Kentucky citizens
 4.  Take necessary action to enact a legitimate Hemp program based on
the report suggestions.
If you’re interested in participating be sure to
contact Dea Riley directly.  
Join The Kentucky Hemp Initiative
Facebook Group by clicking here:

The Gatewood and Riley Blog Radio
Live Feed – Be sure to stay tuned to our website at for more


August 6th – 8thFancy Farm – Be sure to see
Gatewood and Dea at Fancy Farm.  Join our volunteers call

August 14th– 4:00 pm Friends of Stoner Creek Pic
Nic – Paris Kentucky

August 19th
– 6:00 pm – Louisville Volunteer Party – Expression of You – Café and

August 20th – 7:00 Tin Roof
Fundraiser – look for your invitation coming soon…….

Thank you for your continued

Gatewood Galbraith
Dea Riley


Gatewood at The Mine Shaft June 21st




Gatewood Galbraith endorsed by United Mine Workers

Sheree Krider

Louisville, Kentucky



Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 16:28:42 -0400
Subject: News Release

Now’s the Time….

Galbraith Endorsed by United Mine Workers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The United Mine Workers of America has
endorsed Lexington attorney Gatewood Galbraith in next year’s
gubernatorial election in Kentucky, a sign that Gov. Steve Beshear has lost favor with the labor union.

Galbraith, who is running as an independent, said Tuesday he is
pleased to have received the endorsement that sends a clear signal to Democrats and Republicans that Kentucky’s working class is unhappy with the state’s political leadership.

“Mining is one of the most dangerous professions in the world,
and the workers who are involved in it need as much protection as they can get,” said Galbraith, who is making his fifth run for governor.

Galbriath and the UMWA had planned to announce the endorsement later in the campaign, but word leaked out on Tuesday.

UMWA regional vice president Steve Earle said the Galbraith endorsement shows frustration with Beshear, who received the union’s endorsement in 2007.

“We just had some ongoing issues that weren’t addressed,”
Earle said. “The pot had been simmering for some time, and it
finally boiled over.”

Earle declined to go into detail about the rift with Beshear.
However, Beshear’s choice last year of Louisville Mayor Jerry
Abramson to be his running mate angered some union leaders,
including the head of the Kentucky AFL-CIO.

“We’re not the only union in the state that feels aggrieved,”
Earle said. “We take endorsements very seriously, and we plan to put our legs and shoe leather behind this endorsement.”

Beshear political director Chad Aull said the administration has
worked hard to protect miners, and that rank and file miners
recognize that.

“Mine safety and protecting jobs in the mine industry are
priorities of the Beshear administration,” Aull said. “That is
why Gov. Beshear has increased mine safety inspectors and mine permitters despite Kentucky’s severe budget woes.”

Beshear had to seek a new running mate last year after Lt. Gov.
Daniel Mongiardo entered the race for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Jim Bunning. Bill Londrigan, head of the Kentucky AFL-CIO, made a public plea for Beshear not to choose Abramson.  Londrigan said the mayor has not been friendly to unions.

Galbraith called the endorsement bittersweet. “Our obvious joy at this endorsement is tempered by the tragedy in West Virginia,” he said.

An explosion at a West Virginia mine Monday killed at least 25
people in the country’s deadliest underground disaster in a

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Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 09:33:41 -0500
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