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Entries from September 2010

Social Justice Is Important & Most Know That

September 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments

This Sunday, several social justice groups will host an event to connect voters with the democratic process and their candidates. Those involved: Kentucky Jobs with Justice, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, the Fairness Campaign, the Anne Braden Institute For Social Justice Research of [...]

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Tags: Mayor's Race 2010 · Oops · Politics · Republican Party

Those Folks Should Be Tossed Out A Moving Car

September 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

More than 100 were arrested in Washington, D.C. on Monday as they demanded an end to mountaintop removal. [KFTC] Yesterday Hal Heiner received the endorsement of Louisville Corrections FOP Lodge 77. President Tony Harris said, “Hal Heiner is the one candidate we trust to provide a fresh start for Metro government, and the only candidate [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Bikes · Downtown · Festival · Mayor's Race 2010 · Metro Council · Senate Race

The Board of Education Acted Unanimously

September 28th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Can you believe? After months upon months of infighting and public bickering, the Board of Education decided unanimously to hire an outside consultant. For what, you may be wondering? To review the Jefferson County Public Schools assignment plan. Folks in Sheldon Berman’s office tell me he’s furious.

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Tags: Education · JCPS

Greg Fischer’s Not-New Transparency Plan

September 28th, 2010 · 21 Comments

Today Greg Fischer announced a four-point plan for transparency: Create Louisville Statistics, or LouieStat – a program that will publicize statistics online so citizens can see exactly how tax dollars are being spent and when services are coming to their neighborhood. Citizens could log onto LouieStat to know when their street is scheduled for repaving; [...]

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

A Deeper Look At Todd Lally’s Jobs Spot

September 28th, 2010 · 8 Comments

You know in Todd Lally’s television spot where he blamed John Yarmuth for the closure of the factory he (Lally) allegedly worked in as a kid? It’s the old Ehrler’s, which sold years before Yarmuth was elected to office. Here’s a look: I have no reason to believe Lally didn’t work there, but to blame [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Congress · Economy · John Yarmuth · Republican Party

Todd Lally’s Defending The Mega Rich Again

September 28th, 2010 · 9 Comments

Yesterday we shared Todd Lally’s first semi-positive ad of the campaign season. And here’s his negative spot: Nice defense of the super-rich. Lallybots will foam at the mouth in 3, 2…

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Tags: Congress · John Yarmuth · Republican Party · Video

Woah, Frankfort Avenue Is Now Crazy Excited

September 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Do you need a temporary job the last week of October? These guys need a driver for a super-secret project. [Paulick Report] It’s a shame Hal Heiner wouldn’t answer questions about whether he’d veto domestic partner benefits as mayor. Last night’s “debate” was awful on all fronts and it proved the city has no solid [...]

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Tags: Bikes · Business · Concerts · Congress · Dining · Discrimination · Frankfort Ave. · Gays · Greg Fischer · Mayor's Race 2010 · Metro Government · Movies · Music · Oops · Radio · University of Louisville

SUSA: Fischer Leads Heiner, Gains Momentum

September 27th, 2010 · 23 Comments

The last SurveyUSA poll had Greg Fischer at 47% and Hal Heiner at 45%. But here are today’s numbers: Greg Fischer: 48% Hal Heiner: 42% Jackie Green: 3% The MOE is 4 points. But Fischer’s definitely seeing movement. Maybe Hal Heiner’s campaign folks will finally start realizing he needs stronger support from women? And maybe [...]

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Mayor's Race 2010 · Politics · Polls

World’s Largest Halloween Party At The Zoo

September 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments

The World’s Largest Halloween Party starts in just over a week at the Louisville Zoo: CLICK TO VISIT Runs October 8 through October 30 (with a few exceptions) and admission is cheap. So if you’re looking for a safe, kid-focused Halloween event? Get ready.

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Tags: Possibility City · Youth

Lally Blames Yarmuth For Economic Woes In Ad

September 27th, 2010 · 25 Comments

Todd Lally has released his first ad of the general election and he’s blaming John Yarmuth for our economic woes: Did you know? John Yarmuth is also responsible for: the problems with JCPS, your obesity, the problems in the Middle East, the way you feel after listening to talk radio, the gays, Nobama and the [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Congress · Economy · Hype · John Yarmuth