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It’s Time to Wake Up to Some Time Wasters

December 2nd, 2009 by jake · 5 Comments

Something about this “green” development in Las Vegas doesn’t smell quite right. But it’s marvelous to look at. [Fast Company]

It won’t top Louisville’s green movement of redeveloping old, neglected properties. Speaking of such, the Green Building Gallery will host Gibbs Rounsavall’s ‘Unearth the Divine’ beginning Friday. [Green Building Gallery]

Want a gift this holiday season that was actually aboard the Titanic? Try this lump of coal. It’s just gimmicky enough to lure us in with mega geek points. [Louisville Science Center]

Flashback: Kentucky still has the longest HIV/AIDS drug waiting list in the United States. But the governor and state government work hard every day to ignore that fact. [John Cheves]

Just in case you missed the story of the McMahan fire chief allegedly mishandling funds and using crews for his own errands. [C-J]

Yesterday Hal Heiner visited the mayor of Indianapolis to learn about that city’s business successes. A statement from his campaign says that Heiner “helped bring and keep 5,000 jobs to the Louisville region” (region = code for “not inside Louisville”) prior to serving in government. Unfortunately, the statement doesn’t mention that he moved all of those jobs to Indiana. But the Heiner camp isn’t running from the fact that the jobs were in Indiana, which I have to admit is admirable and mostly honesty– strain for a campaign. [Press Release]

The University of Louisville is offering tips on stress relief during the holidays. Surprisingly, they don’t mention bourbon or anything, you know, scandalous. What the crap, UofL! [Press Release]

PEE ALERT PEE ALERT: Obama Tells Nation He’s Going Out For Cigarettes. [The Onion]

Tags: Art · Green · Health Care · Mayor's Race 2010 · Shopping · University of Louisville

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Novena // Dec 2, 2009 at 8:44 am

    “Stress Relief Cures at UofL”

    Stress relief tips for UofL employees would include:
    (1) the thrill of having a truly academic community;
    (2) an unexpected commitment to students;
    (3) administrators who do their jobs with integrity;
    (4) at least a momentary halt to prayer at the knees of the Money God and Sports Mecca;
    (5) any of the above would make for peace and contentment at Belknap (at least for the season).

  • 2 Lars // Dec 2, 2009 at 11:36 am

    What a breath of fresh air Gill Holland has been for East Market.

    Count me as one who is glad to see Hal Heiner looking outside of Louisville for ideas. After looking at his website (not much of one) it appears 4,000 of the 5,000 jobs Heiner created are still in South Louisville.

  • 3 KYGuy // Dec 2, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Just heard our state’s first lady on the radio saying “Bargetown.”

  • 4 jake // Dec 2, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Cut her some slack! Look who she’s married to.

  • 5 402kid // Dec 2, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    McMahan Fire Chief Barth apparently thought more about Male football and haunted houses than responding to a fire in his district. What a waste of taxes. If he keeps his job it will be a slap in the face to all the residents in the McMahan fire district. Wonder how many calls the fire dept got this weekend to have them come over and help put up Christmas decorations?

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