Greg Fischer Scared, Already Going Negative

You don’t have to take my word for it. Greg Fischer is afraid he’s about to lose to Hal Heiner and he’s already going negative.

The latest from LEO Weekly’s Phillip Bailey:

While Fischer has pledged not to use negative television ads or mailers, sources say his campaign is conducting a poll to question voters about the fact that Heiner opposed the Fairness ordinance, has scoffed at global warming and is a Metro government insider.

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It’s a vote the Fischer campaign is likely to highlight, but Joe Burgan, Heiner’s campaign manager, says that as mayor, Heiner will enforce the [Fairness] ordinance.

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According to political observers, the injection of buzzwords, state politics and Rand Paul into the race this early indicates the Louisville businessman is a bit worried that his GOP opponent could be outpacing him, even though Democrats outnumber registered Republican voters two-to-one in Louisville.

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While Fairness is a big damn deal, so is the bridges debacle. So is fudging reality surrounding a patent that Greg’s daddy bought him. So’s outright lying to the public about an award. So’s going after the livelihood of critics. So’s hiring nothing but family and non-Louisvillians for a campaign. So’s continuing the good old boy network of Jerry Abramson.

Kentuckians Receiving Foodstamps Up In June

The number of people in Kentucky receiving food stamp benefits jumped 1 percent. That means tons more people started receiving benefits in June, up a whopping 8,000 from May.


More people receive food stamps (or SNAP) now than at the start of the recession. 155,000 more than in January 2008, to be specific.

The Sexytime Trial Downtown Is Heating Up

Please don’t forget to make your nominations in the Second Annual Golden Poo Awards. We’ve got three categories live so far. [Page One]

Today at 11:30 A.M. the Fairness Campaign is hosting a ‘Show Me Your Papers’ street demonstration at 4th Street Live. They’ll be there in protest of Arizona’s discriminatory immigration law. [Press Release]

Randy Newman will appear with the Louisville Orchestra on Saturday, September 25. Ticket prices range from $30 to $72. [Press Release]

If you missed it yesterday, Kentucky’s got a brand new U.S. Senate candidate. And he’s about the most Anti-Semitic person on the planet. You’ll throw up. I promise. [More Page One]

A new sprayground opened in Portland. Does anyone miss the days when the city actually operated more than two or three swimming pools? [WFPL]

The Fright Night Film Festival is this weekend. You going? Maybe you’re too skeerd of scary movies? If the festival is anything like its website, you’re likely to go blind or suffer a seizure. [Fright Night]

Wishing on full moons is a new concept. But maybe it’s worth a shot. Seems to make more sense than most anything done in Washington or in Frankfort. [LEO Weekly]

Maybe Rick Pitino is gonna spice things up. Karen Sypher’s attorney is set to question him. [Herald-Leader]

Actually, Rick Pitino told jurors of his sexytime. How scary. [FOX 41]

Very Important: Joe Arnold Wins At Life

Joe Arnold wins at life for this hilarious moment on teevee yesterday, discussing how dirty the courthouse was after testimony about the Karen Sypher-Rick Pitino sexytime scandal:




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Haha. Get it? The courthouse needed a shower after all the juicy, juicy. Not even kidding. Cracked up while watching.

I will send Joe many, many amazing awards for that hilarity.

I’m sure you can find the entire segment on WHAS.com somewhere.

Second Annual Golden Poo Awards: Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of the Second Annual Golden Poo Awards in honor of our third anniversary. Ten lucky winners will receive a fancy pile of golden poo. And you, our terrific readers, are going to help give the awards.

See how great the poo is? Everybody wants it, just because, amen.

Which elected/public officials, candidates, reporters, public figures and so forth are absolutely full of it? Your input is needed!

Each day for the next however (it’s tough to count) many days, we’ll announce a new award category and you’ll submit an unlimited number of nominees.

Previous Categories:

  • Day 1: Person Responsible For Legislation (or Legislation-Related Mess) Requiring the Most Lubricant
  • Day 2: Reporter Most Likely To Make You Kick Your Television, Burn Your Newspaper, Smash Your Radio Or Toss Your Computer

Be sure to nominate someone for those categories.

After all nominations are received for all announced categories, we’ll announce the winners and send the golden piles of magic along to eagerly awaiting recipients. Please remember to make your nomination as scandalous and inappropriate as possible.

Today’s category is:

Most Pee-Worthy Abuse Of Twitter By A Political Figure Acting Like A 12-Year-Old Girl

Submit your nomination – along with your reasoning (this is required) – by CLICKING HERE. Keep it hilarious.

Noticeable Changes At Louisville’s WHAS11

We hear WHAS11’s station manager has moved Jamie Martin to the weekend shift with a take it or leave it offer. Cost-cutting move? That’s exactly what happened with Ken Schultz.

Martin has been at the station for about five years and was allegedly making more than fellow meteorologist Ben Pine, who has been there for just a couple years.

If moves like this with semi-newbies are constantly going down… we can’t help but wonder if the few remaining veterans at the station are safe.

Sent emails requesting comment but received no response. Interestingly, emails sent discussing something random received responses.

Louisville’s Apparently The Center Of The Universe

HEY! YOU! Don’t forget to nominate someone for yesterday’s Golden Poo Awards category! [Page One]

Yesterday, Governor Steve Beshear and the White House announced that Kentucky was named a finalist for the Race to the Top educational award. Obviously, we will lose again, because why not. [Press Release]

AT&T activated a new 3G cell site in Louisville! Everybody jump up and down in excitement! [Business First]

Interestingly, this GE jet engine has a super Louisville connection. Feel free to play a guessing game. [Wonkette]

I think HullabaLOU was too expensive. But do you? Maybe the high price of entry was to keep the riff-raff out?  [Loueyville]

Independent Councilman Deonte Hollowell will file papers to run for his council seat today at 12:30. [Press Release]

You know, we really do get some awesome comments. Especially about the mayoral race. [The ‘Ville Voice]

Millions and millions of people are being called to testify in the Karen Sypher – Rick Pitino sexytime trial. [WFPL]

How does a heat wave affect your use of public space? You hide inside with the air conditioning and eschew public space. That’s how. [Broken Sidewalk]

In Jackie Green’s latest email blast, he says he’s hosting a party at Molly Malone’s on Baxter Avenue. Tomorrow. 7:00 P.M. What he didn’t indicate was that his campaign paid for the email

This Fits Todd Lally Like A Fancy Glove

Don’t you think?

Five years ago, Washington Democrats said the war in Afghanistan was worth fighting because there really were terrorists there. Five years later, the Democrat in chief is still saying that, even though we now know that 1) most of the al Qaeda types are in Pakistan, 2) Hamid Karzai has largely given up on the war we’re fighting in his name, and 3) our superpower status is seriously threatened by debt. Five years ago, Republicans said the war in Afghanistan was worth fighting because the “Islamofascists” were today’s version of the Nazis and communists. Five years later, al Qaeda still hasn’t pulled off another attack anywhere in the world (let alone in the U.S.) even close to 9/11, and yet to listen to the GOP, ceding Marja to the Taliban remains the equivalent of letting Hitler have Paris. With the exception of Vice President Joe Biden, whose patience with Karzai seems to have run out, it’s hard to find a prominent Washington politician willing to allow new information to displace old dogma.

On the tax cuts, it’s much the same. During the Bush years, Republicans mostly insisted, in Dick Cheney’s famous words, that “deficits don’t matter.” Now they say deficits are virtually all that matters. Their rhetoric has shifted radically, but their policy prescriptions haven’t changed one bit. You might think that people terrified of deficits would be concerned about permanently extending tax cuts that will add at least $2 trillion to the national debt over the next decade. Nope. The Republicans were for cutting taxes when they didn’t care about deficits and they are for cutting taxes when they do care about deficits, which is another way of saying that they don’t really care about deficits. For their part, most Democrats are as adamantly opposed to upper-bracket tax cuts as they were in the Bush years, even though if you really believe in Keynesian economics, as the Democrats supposedly do, raising taxes during a recession makes a lot less sense than raising them when times are good.

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John Yarmuth has his share of hypocrisies, but this is full-on Lallyism.

Second Annual Golden Poo Awards: Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of the Second Annual Golden Poo Awards in honor of our third anniversary. Ten lucky winners will receive a fancy pile of golden poo. And you, our terrific readers, are going to help give the awards.

See how great the poo is? Everybody wants it, just because, amen.

Which elected/public officials, candidates, reporters, public figures and so forth are absolutely full of it? Your input is needed!

Each day for the next however (it’s tough to count) many days, we’ll announce a new award category and you’ll submit an unlimited number of nominees. Yesterday’s category was Person Responsible For Legislation (or Legislation-Related Mess) Requiring the Most Lubricant. Click here to nominate someone for yesterday’s category.

After all nominations are received for all announced categories, we’ll announce the winners and send the golden piles of magic along to eagerly awaiting recipients. Please remember to make your nomination as scandalous and inappropriate as possible.

Today’s category is:

Reporter Most Likely To Make You Kick Your Television, Burn Your Newspaper, Smash Your Radio Or Toss Your Computer

Submit your nomination – along with your reasoning (this is required) – in the comments. Keep it hilarious.

Submit your nomination — along with your reasoning (this is required) — by CLICKING HERE. Keep it hilarious!