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Spending Money On NBA Instead Of Necessities

December 17th, 2010 by jake · 3 Comments

Whaaaat? Louisville is finally leading Nashville with something cool? You don’t say. Nashville might be able to count. But Louisville counted first!  Suck on that, Stephen George! [HuffPo]

Have you given a few dollars to The Healing Place in Louisville? Hope has a name and it needs your help to change lives. [Click Here To Help]

Despite the only thing anyone is saying – no to tolls – the Bridges “Authority” approved tolls to fund the Ohio River Bridges Debacle. Everyone can roll their eyes in unison. [WHAS11]

Something tells me Google isn’t gonna select Louisville to be its 1Gbps fiber test community. [Engadget]

Louisville is apparently the destination of the week for some folks. And, let’s face it, any article that opens with “With a unique blend of East Coast, Midwestern and Southern culture and a pleasant, progressive vibe, Louisville, Ky., is a surprisingly exciting year-round destination.” automatically wins high praise from us all. Though, they definitely only scratch the surface on the food front. [Mother Nature Network]

Congressman John Yarmuth on the Bush tax cut nightmare: “The long-term costs of this bill are far more damaging to our nation than the short-term gains. Borrowing money to give tax cuts to the rich – tax cuts that are more than most families make in a year – is unconscionable. Economics shows this is a dead-end. History proves it would be disastrous. And basic morality dictates that our priorities should focus on making our economy work for everyone – not just the wealthy few.” [Press Release]

With Churchill Downs completing its $138 million purchase of Harlow’s Casino Resort and Hotel in Mississippi, there’s no question they’re ready for full-scale gambling in Kentucky. [H-L]

You can get soup. Delivered to you by bicycle. Really. The few lazy bones (don’t worry, there are 203 non-lazy ones) in our bodies are interested. [Consuming Louisville]

Going to the Nutcracker? The Louisville Orchestra won’t be there and the Ballet says you aren’t getting your money back. This is truly Possibility City. [WAVE3]

We all want Louisville to succeed. But we’ve already spent $60,000 trying to lure an NBA team to town. Now another $29,000? What are you thinking, Metro Councilcritters? There are thousands of hungry kids out there! And have you ever driven on our streets? WTF? [FOX41]

Tags: Bikes · Charity · Churchill Downs · Congress · Dining · Gambling · John Yarmuth · Metro Council · Music · Ohio River Bridges · Oops · Possibility City · Sports · Taxes · Travel

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Roger // Dec 17, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Hopefully, with Churchill getting into the casino business, they’ll learn something about customer service. Right now, they haven’t a clue.

  • 2 Mark Stanton // Dec 17, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Way to go Congressman Yarmuth!

  • 3 James R. // Dec 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    John Yarmuth continues to show he has the guts to speak the truth. I admire this guy.
    Its one thing to pop off about balancing the budget. It is another to try and do it. Giving a huge tax cut to wealtest 39,000 families in America as you give a tax raise to those people making less than 20,000 a year and families making less than 40,000 a year is simply stupid.