Spotted all over Louisville yesterday:
The side windows read, “POVERTY STINKS!”
Tags: Automobile · Butchertown · Zoning
// Nov 17, 2009 at 10:58 am
That’s right, bring out the poor workers to mask the infractions.
// Nov 17, 2009 at 12:26 pm
Or, allow a worker the freedom to express his desire to keep his job. Why does s/he have to be a pawn, Watcher? Why can’t they be actively involved in promoting and supporting their family’s livelihood?
Infractions bring fines and sanctions. The BNA just wants Swift gone, not fined, not ‘corrected’. Gone. Somewhere Else. Jobs be damned.
// Nov 17, 2009 at 12:27 pm
You know what else stinks? Mechanically separated pig flesh.
// Nov 17, 2009 at 2:08 pm
That stench was particularly kicking this morning as I walked to work.
// Nov 17, 2009 at 2:34 pm
Jason and Gina, when I moved into the neighborhood 5 years ago, the stench was there on the day I looked at the place, the day I moved in, and every day I lived there. Did you guys move in to the neighborhood sight (and smell) unseen? Or, like an abused girlfriend, did you move in with the ill-defined motive that “you can change him” once there?
// Nov 17, 2009 at 4:39 pm
The problem is Damien is that Swift refuses to do the right thing: follow the law, get the right permits, reduce pollution, etc. If so then they would defuse a great deal of what the neighborhood assoc is complaining about. Instead they tell their workers that these evil people are going to take their jobs away, not that we have infected this community with our poor practices, don’t look behind the curtain, send out the fear factor!
// Nov 17, 2009 at 5:36 pm
True or not, though, I think the dominant perception is that the neighborhood association won’t be satisfied until Swift shuts down. The more they complain the more they come across as yuppies interested in boosting their property values at the expense of the working man. In the current economy, that’s a losing proposition.
// Nov 17, 2009 at 5:41 pm
Watcher hit the nail on the head…or the pig with the stun gun. Swift is doing nothing to be a good neighbor.
// Nov 17, 2009 at 5:42 pm
Richard: Uh, I’m pretty sure that’s only the perception among a few Swift employees, Chris Sanders, Ollie Barber and a few others.
// Nov 17, 2009 at 8:12 pm
Jake, I’d be interested in seeing a blind poll as to that perception (one hosted by C-J or one of the tv channels, it’s a bit clear which side your site, broken sidewalks, and other local blogs lean). As I am neither an employee of Swift or named Chris or Ollie, and having spoken to dozens of ppl over the last few days who overwhelmingly lean in support of Swift (mostly in the Highlands, mind), my anecdotal evidence tells me the anti-Swifters are the minority (my experience as a resident of various neighborhoods here, in Cincinnati, and NYC, are that the people who mostly board Neighborhood Assocs rarely reflect the majority of a neighborhood’s opinions, just that they are the loud minority with the free time to make noise)…
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