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Entries from January 2010

Governor Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

January 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

This week Governor Steve Beshear spends 3:11 discussing the disastrous budget:

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Tags: Economy · Politics · State Government · Steve Beshear · Video

Another Mayoral Labor Endorsement Update

January 29th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Turns out Building & Trades decided not to endorse in the mayoral race. Guess AFSCME isn’t going it alone. I hear from Greg Fischer’s campaign staffers that everybody – stemming from Larry Clark – is furious/bewildered. Clark was rumored to be yelling at the meeting this morning because he was so upset that an entire [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Greg Fischer · Mayor's Race 2010

Metro Govt Workers Not Endorsing Mayor Yet

January 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

On Tuesday, the American Federcation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 2629 – Louisville Metro Government Workers – met with mayoral candidates Greg Fischer and Jim King. And guess what? Despite what Fischer’s folks have been telling me for weeks, the union decided to wait things out/weight all the candidates without potentially jumping [...]

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Jim King · Mayor's Race 2010 · Metro Government

Todd Eklof Releases Interesting Book

January 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

Take note, religious types (and all gays everywhere), cause Todd Ekloff has released a book that is nothing short of intriguing. It’s called A Gospel for Liberals: Considering the historical Jesus in light of today’s most controversial social issues. Remember Todd? He’s the heterosexual guy fired by Kentucky Farm Bureau because he didn’t hate the [...]

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Tags: Books · Discrimination · Gays · Religion

It’s Mayoral Poll Position Time

January 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Where will your mayoral candidates appear on the ballot come May? Democrats Greg Fischer Burrel Farnsley David Tandy Lisa Moxley Jim King Shannon White Tyler Allen Connie Marshall Republicans Jonathan Robertson Chris Thieneman Hal Heiner Will these positions have any impact on the outcome?

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Tags: Democrats · Mayor's Race 2010 · Republican Party

Your Friday Morning Dept of Snowpocalypsing?

January 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Maybe? Is there any snow on the ground there in Louisville this morning? Brent Ackerson pulled his sponsorship of mayoral term limits because of concerns over possibly amendments that haven’t yet been vetted. I have reservations and concerns that we may now be rushing items that need detailed and thorough discussion.  Additionally, I am concerned [...]

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Tags: Arena · Congress · John Yarmuth · Metro Council · State Government · Steve Beshear · Taxes · University of Louisville · Weather

John Yarmuth Talks Public Option, SotU

January 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Yes, I know I’ve already mentioned this and have already published it on Page One. But. Rep. John Yarmuth was on The Stephanie Miller Show yesterday and he spoke extensively about the public option and tonight’s State of the Union address:

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Tags: Congress · Health Care · John Yarmuth · Politics · Radio

Obama’s State of the Union Last Night

January 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Watch it? Miss it? Thoughts? (Just keep it civil – I’m traveling and don’t want to check my email filled with all kinds of ridiculous, ignorant remarks) Rep. John Yarmuth on last night’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama: “It has been clear to me for some time that the greatest problem [...]

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Tags: Congress · John Yarmuth · Politics

You Ready For The Next Snowpocalypse???

January 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I’m traveling on a fancy aeroplane all morning/afternoon, so it’ll be a little slow around here for a minute. Remember, if there are any must-see/do thingies in Shreveport? Now’s your chance to give me a yell, ladies and ladydudes. Maybe I’ll bring back some cool gifts for you all. Yesterday Rep. John Yarmuth was on [...]

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Tags: Congress · Dan Mongiardo · Education · Greater Louisville Inc. · Health Care · Jack Conway · JCPS · Jerry Abramson · John Yarmuth · Judges · Neighborhoods · Senate Race · Travel · University of Louisville · WAVE · Weather

Belle of Louisville Wins Photo Award

January 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The National Park Service today named a photo of the Belle of Louisville as winner of the National Historic Landmark photo contest: From the press release: The National Park Service named a photo of the Belle of Louisville as first place winner of the Tenth Annual National Historic Landmarks Photo Contest.  The photograph, which shows the [...]

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Tags: Awards · Photo · Possibility City