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Entries from November 2010

John Yarmuth On Wealth Disparity & Taxes

November 18th, 2010 · 9 Comments

Have you seen this video of John Yarmuth discussing wealth disparities and tax cuts for the richest one percent of Americans?

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Tags: Congress · Economy · John Yarmuth · Taxes · Video

John Timmons Again Begging For Help

November 18th, 2010 · 35 Comments

ear X-tacy owner John Timmons has released yet another video plea for help: I love the store. I buy merchandise there on occasion. But until ear X and other retailers have a product that’s as simple to use as iTunes, I don’t know many of my friends who will shop there. Sure, you can buy [...]

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Tags: Business · Economy · Music

What Questions Do You Have For State Legislators?

November 18th, 2010 · 8 Comments

If you love the Louisville Palace, this story about its rich history is terrific. [LEO Weekly] The Ali Center is celebrating an important milestone. [FOX 41] How many accidents have to happen in a single mine before Steve Beshear’s administration will take action? How many people have to die? Yet all you Democrats in Louisville [...]

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Tags: Ali Center · Bad Behavior · Charity · Concerts · Dining · Possibility City · Smoking Ban · State Government · Steve Beshear · University of Louisville

Is This The Guy You Want Leading On Bridges?

November 17th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Really? Is Steve Schultz the guy you want leading on the Ohio River Bridges Debacle? He’s currently the executive director of the bridges “authority” but has, ahem, a problem or two. He was vice president and general counsel of Irwin Union Bank when it went belly-up, costing taxpayers $850 million. Here: Columbus-based Irwin Financial Corp. [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Ohio River Bridges · Oops · Possibility City

We Made The Bridges Commercial Better

November 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

That new bridges ad we showed you earlier sucked. So we made it better. Sure, anything could make it better. But we chose to use “Expert Chef” from Crudbump’s NA$TYJAM$ album, available here. You are welcome.

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Tags: 8664 · Bad Behavior · Criticism · Ohio River Bridges · Video

Finally Ridding Ourselves Of Judges-Executive?

November 17th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Hopefully. Check this from Phillip Bailey: The debate over the utility of the Jefferson County judge-executive post may reignite now that state Rep. Bill Farmer, R-Lexington, has pre-filed a measure to eliminate the position for merged governments. “Now that we have one government in Lexington, why do we need this position that draws a paycheck, [...]

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Tags: LEO · Metro Government · State Government

New Bridges Project Ad To Make You Mad

November 17th, 2010 · 11 Comments

The Ohio River Bridges Project and the “authority” created to push the death of Waterfront Park is at it again. Check this new (we first spotted it yesterday – so sorry if it’s not so new to you) spin-filled ad: Wow. As if it wasn’t enough for the website to call 8664 an “ugly rumor.”

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Tags: Ohio River Bridges · Oops · TV · Video

New Speed School Billboard Is Kinda Hilarious

November 17th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Yesterday was awesome. If any of you readers saw me puking into a trash can at the airport, please accept this as my apology. And if anyone caught it on tape, I will pay you hush money. [Deep Airport Thoughts] Can you believe it? Aaron Ramey, the oft-detested former news director at WHAS11 has found [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Bad Behavior · Health Care · Jack Conway · Jerry Abramson · Ohio River Bridges · State Government · Steve Beshear · Travel · University of Louisville · WHAS

Forget Politics & Media For A Fun Moment…

November 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Since I have been stricken with some sort of hell bug (how’s barfing in a trash can at the airport strike ya? No Flagstaff for me this week!), here is some fancy time wasting stuff for you to help plan outings your kids will enjoy and that you can afford. The holiday season is already [...]

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Tags: Contests · Possibility City · Youth

David James Getting Sworn In Tomorrow

November 16th, 2010 · Comments Off

That was fast. Check this Metro Council press release: Louisville – David James will take the oath of office for Councilman of the Metro Council’s Sixth District on Wednesday, November 17th. The Jefferson County Board of Elections has certified the November 2nd results of the special election and according to state law; James could begin [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Metro Council