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Entries from October 2009

This Guy Still Has a Job Thanks to Jerry

October 31st, 2009 · 19 Comments

Seven months ago employees of Waste Management approached me about dog carcasses being dumped by Metro Animal Services. Unfortunately, no one wanted to provide me with photographic evidence. I was unable to do anything about it. Fast forward to today: So what’s happening to the animal bodies? WLKY has confirmed with waste management they’re being [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Jerry Abramson · Journalism · Metro Government · WLKY

Governor Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

October 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This week Governor Steve Beshear spends 2:59 talking about how he is selling the Commonwealth of Kentucky to Japan and Red China or whatever:

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Tags: State Government · Steve Beshear · Video

Jerry & Papaw Appoint Bi-State Bridges Authority

October 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Oh, hey, it’s Friday. Time to bury fancy appointments. Papaw Steve and Jerry McCheese made appointments to the Bi-State Bridges Authority today. Papaw’s: Joe Prather, former secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Charles Buddeke, president of Buddeke Industries Jamie Fiepke, president & CEO of Kentucky Motor Transport Association Jer’s: Sandra Frazier, founder or Tandem Public [...]

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Tags: Jerry Abramson · Ohio River Bridges · Steve Beshear

What Planet is the Courier-Journal Ed Board On?

October 30th, 2009 · 10 Comments

What the crap. There’s been nothing but watered-down coverage of the Gilles Meloche-Metro Animal Services scandal in the Courier-Journal. No mention of salacious language allegedly used by Meloche. No “gay love” quotes. Constantly referring to the man as a “change agent,” a la Jerry Abramson. Why do we read that mess, anyway? Check this glowing [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Courier-Journal · Criticism · Jerry Abramson · Media · Metro Government

Friday Morning Time Wasters for You

October 30th, 2009 · 7 Comments

John Yarmuth secured $1 million+ for Louisville projects: $500K for emergency generators for Metro Government, $350K for UofL’s meteorology and atmospheric science program, $103K for Army Corps of Engineers’ Mill Creek feasibility study, $97K for Army Corps of Engineers’ inspection of completed works. Some realtors are taking issue with apparent Waterfront Park Place misrepresentations in [...]

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Tags: Business · Churchill Downs · Health Care · Horse Industry · Jerry Abramson · John Yarmuth · Legal · University of Louisville

WHAS11 Deserves Mega Mega Awards

October 29th, 2009 · 5 Comments

The station just used the Meloche-Abramson “gay love” quote on-air. Aaaaand… the station asked Abramson’s office for a comment! I am officially in love with Melissa Swan. Sorry, Marilyn Parker, our love affair is OVER. It’s now all about Melissa. Sending her a fancy thank-you gift, PRONTO. Thank goodness for the Slingbox and it’s ability [...]

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Tags: Jerry Abramson · Scandal · TV · WHAS

Local UAW Endorses Greg Fischer

October 29th, 2009 · 4 Comments

United Auto Workers Local 862 just announced the endorsement of Greg Fischer in the Louisville mayoral race. Mark Dowell, chair of UAW’s Community Action Program, said, “Greg Fischer’s record of job creation and innovation is unrivaled by any of the other candidates. In these hard economic times he has the kind of integrity, experience and [...]

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Tags: Business · Greg Fischer · Mayor's Race 2010 · Politics

Glitter Gays? Terrifying. Absolutely Terrifying.

October 29th, 2009 · Comments Off

Watch out for those glitter gays, from The Wil Show:

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Tags: Gays · Hype · Video

Meloche Scandal Juicier Than Thought Possible

October 29th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Whattya know? The interim director of Metro Animal Services is also named in that sexual harassment case. But it gets way juicier. And, it appears, WLKY’s Andy Alcock is a genius for running this amazing story. Check the excerpts: According to the suit, just after then-Sen. Hillary Clinton defeated Sen. Barack Obama in Kentucky’s Democratic [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Jerry Abramson · Scandal

KACo Audit’s Here: As Sickening As We Thought

October 29th, 2009 · Comments Off

Months and months ago the Commonwealth of Kentucky got word that mismanagement and corruption were afoot at the Kentucky Association of Counties. And whattya know? Turns out that’s just scratching the surface. From 2003 to 2008, KACo’s revenue increased 75%, increasing its budget to more than $5.7 million. As the budget grew, so did spending. [...]

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