Middle of the Week Morning Time Wasters

Today at 10:00 A.M. Rep. John Yarmuth will be one of the Democratic House members calling out the party of “no” in Washington. Tune in to hear Yarmuth, et al to attack Republicans for stalling on a health care plan. [Press Release]

Ed Springston is trying to take his complaint against Jim King directly to a grand jury. [C-J]

The author of Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future will speak at the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center on Monday, October 26th. “Are you under 30? Do you send text messages on your cell phone and check Facebook several times a day? If so, Mark Bauerlein, an English professor at Emory University, says that’s why your generation is one of the least informed in history.” It’s too bad he doesn’t recognize that some of us internets-y folks are better informed thanks to technology. [Press Release]

Remember when Laura Bush headlined a fancy pants motivational seminar? Now Dubya is doing the same thing. It’s just $19 per office to attend.  Maybe it’ll come to Louisville. [Talking Points Memo]

Could Lexington learn from Louisville’s 21C? Lexington Vice Mayor Jim Gray was involved in the development. [Tom Eblen]

Man, there’s a lot of development and “sidewalk” news. [Broken Sidewalk]

Fairness is ten years old in Louisville. But it’s still legal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation out in the state. Maybe some day the Commonwealth will see progress. For those in the city unfamiliar with Martin Cothran, you should get familiar with his ignorant ass. [LEO Weekly]

A letter writer took issue with former Courier-Journal publisher Ed Manassah’s backwater, codger-esque comments about bloggers. Kudos to you, Lucinda Marshall. [More LEO Weekly]