These Next Few Days…

Campaign season is in high gear and over the next few days both sides will be going 100 miles per hour.

So, if you notice any hijinks or shady crap – Democratic or Republican – be sure to contact us at our Tips address. Photos, videos, whatever you’ve got. The same also applies if you see anything super-positive or heart warming.

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Part Of That GLI Story The Paper Withheld

LEO Weekly has taken a look at part of the GLI story that A Kentucky Newspaper has withheld, for whatever reason.

Here’s a bit:

Over the last decade, Louisville’s job market has been bleeding, with little real aid. And critics point to lethargy in Greater Louisville Inc., as the leading culprit.


[S]ome in the business community think the city’s chamber of commerce, Greater Louisville Inc., and their unwillingness to change or challenge regulations integral to business expansion is to blame for the sustained hemorrhaging, and could stand in the way of the next mayor’s lofty goals.

“Nobody wants to address this, including the Kentucky chamber of commerce and GLI,” says Bill Stone, owner of Louisville Plate Glass and member of GLI’s governmental affairs steering committee. “I think they’re concerned about pissing off the existing office holders who may get re-elected or stick around, and that is the problem. In order for a chamber of commerce … to be successful, there has to be a level of adversarial relationship with government. They have no adversarial relationship with government. None.”


“I think GLI is concerned that what they’ll do will upset the Mayor’s Office,” Stone continues. “And I think that’s more of a GLI perception than any desire of the Mayor’s Office. But I think their board is very concerned, their executives are very concerned to not upset the city, because if they do, then they will receive less money and the labor unions will be angry. So what?”


“I was comfortable with what (GLI was) doing,” Downard says. ”And I was comfortable with the way they were doing it and the efforts that were made. But I noticed the same thing that’s being said: The mayor got involved at the end for the press conference instead of being on the front-end saying (to companies) ‘You need to come here, you need to be in Louisville, and here’s why.’ That’s my observation.”

Nothing earth-shattering, but be sure to read the rest.

Seems the old Abramson guard and the new Fischer crew – the same people – are just complacent.

The Two Jackie Greens Must Hate Each Other

Jackie Green is now using his campaign – actual resources that have value – to push Greg Fischer.

Here’s his latest anti-Heiner email blast:

Subject: Still undecided?

Here are six things to consider….

1) The organizations and individuals that surround Fischer are more progressive than Heiner’s advisers. It is those organizations and persons who will influence the next administration.

2) Fischer views the central business district as of greater importance than does Heiner. The heart of a city must be healthy.

3) Fischer’s perspective on social issues is more fitting for the twenty-first century.

4) ‘Sustainability’ as an important indicator of our city’s health is on Fischer’s radar. (Heiner’s campaign has mistakenly made much over that Office.)

5) Heiner’s southern Indiana commercial concerns will influence his prioritizing an east end bridge over public transit.

6) Fischer is better connected to the establishment that will be needed to change Louisville’s course. If Louisville is to change course, those connections will be important.

Seems like it was just yesterday Jackie was saying the opposite. Oh, wait…

Here’s betting Jackie has no clue his campaign will need to be paid by the Fischer camp for the use of his email distribution list or he’ll need to in-kind it to the campaign. And that he thinks anyone will take him seriously now that he’s sold out for a seat at the table and made an about face on everything he’s said the past year.

Fairness Leader Pushes Heiner Hit Piece

By now, you’re all aware that the Fairness Campaign has spent ample time attacking Hal Heiner’s ignorant and stupid position on the actual Fairness Ordinance – something of which he’d have no control over as mayor and has promised to support and leave in place.

But here’s the latest:

Fairness leader Chris Hartman promoting the hit piece. Rather than focus on a race that matters – like that of John Yarmuth – or any number of legislative races on the state level? That’s what Fairness does. I’d ask them why they’re promoting something so disgusting and slanted, but I’m sure he’d blow it off like they did with required paid-for-by language on Fairness campaign materials and videos until I informed them that a complaint was in the works from Republicans unless the disclaimer situation was remedied. An unprofessional embarrassment the gays just didn’t need.

Sadly, half the gays in this city who are just beginning to vote believe that if Fairness says it, it must be true. And you wonder why I’m skeptical about 50% of the time when that organization is involved.

Gays complaining that I don’t drink enough of the carb-laden Fairness Kool-Aid in 3, 2…

P.S. Why does Greg Fischer refuse to post the Fairness/C-FAIR endorsement on his campaign website?

Greg Fischer On Crime & Such In Louisville

Interesting flashbacks today. Since Greg and his executive pals at A Kentucky Newspaper are so keen on taking everything out of context and ignoring reality, here you go.

Greg Fischer’s seemingly autobiographic comments about money and buying anything you want – if you have enough money:

Greg Fischer on crime:

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Support Louisville Youth Orchestra This Weekend

Seriously. Go do it. Support the Louisville Youth Orchestra this weekend by seeing the My Morning Jacket show at the arena.

They’re donating a $1 from every ticket directly to LYO – literally investing their own money in Louisville’s youngest musicians.

You know you’ve got some change to spare. And if you can’t go? Visit LYO’s site to make a contribution.