Day 7: Let’s Talk About Great Public Meltdowns

The Third Annual Golden Poo Awards kicked off last week, so be sure to make nominations for the other categories.

It’s your chance to give back to the folks who “run” this state. You’ve thought long and hard about rewarding them and you know giving them a golden pile of poo is the perfect payback.

Get in on the previous categories here:

  • Most Constipated Politician – For the Candidate Who Campaigned for Something and Was Counted On to Bring It…. But Couldn’t Produce Shit When the Pressure Was On [Day 1]
  • Worst Example Of Total Incompetence From A Local Or State Official In An Appointed Post [Day 2]
  • Most Insincere Moment Of Public Pearl-Clutching [Day 3]
  • Individual In Politics Or Media With The Worst Diarrhea Of The Mouth [Day 4]
  • Positively Vomitous Case Of Of Do As I Say, Not As I Do [Day 5]
  • Politician Most Likely To Be Investigated Or Indicted In The Next 12 Months [Day 6]

Here’s today’s category, so have at it:

Most Entertaining Public Meltdown By A Journalist Or Politician

Where do we even begin?

To nominate someone, please CLICK HERE (it’s easier to corral all comments on one site – your nomination will not be considered if you don’t follow directions). Be sure to detail exactly why they deserve the award. If you can make it funny? Please do so.

Make it happen!

Information From LMAS Animal Cruelty Cases

Here’s an update from Metro Animal Services:

August 10, 2011: A neighbor called LMAS to file a complaint on an address in the 6800 block of Manslick Road. Officers were barely able to approach the property due to flea infestation. A search warrant was executed and three deceased dogs were found in the residence. Kelly Stice is now wanted on three felony counts for torture of a dog and three misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. It is believed the suspect abandoned three dogs in a residence for up to six weeks without any care allegedly causing their death.

August 22, 2011: A caring citizen called LMAS about an injured dog on the 1900 block of Shepherdsville Road. Officers found the grayish/brown pitbull in the bushes in horrendous condition, screaming in pain and unable to walk. Skin was detached from the mouth, paws and legs. Blood was extreme around the dog’s eyes, the lips were torn and there was what appeared to be severe bruising near the back legs. For humane reasons, the pitbull was euthanized. Preliminary Necropsy tests from the University of Kentucky Diagnostic Lab show burns on the front half of the animal.

August 24, 2011: A Good Samaritan brought a brown/white female beagle into LMAS’ Manslick location. The beagle was found on the 4100 block of Greenwood Ave. She had a severely embedded collar duck taped around her neck. No Kill Louisville immediately offered to help by paying the veterinarian bills. Shelby County Humane Society has taken over medical and foster care. Thanks to amazing team-work, the beagle is doing well in foster care.

If you have information leading to the arrest/conviction in any of the three cases, please call Metro Animal Services at 502-574-5399. The Humane Society of the United States is assisting by offering a $2,500 reward for all three cases.

Here’s hoping the HSUS will throw similar amounts of money at LMAS to pay for animal food.

LMAS Same Day Media Alerts Are Just Silly

It’s 10:33 A.M. and Metro Animal Services’ $60,000-per-year communications director just issued a press release.

For an event at 12:00 Noon.

That’s a 1.5 hour lead time. Meaning most television outlets would have to scramble to get there. You’d think someone getting paid so much – with so much experience – would be able to effectively work with the press to make things happen.

The presser is set to discuss “three extremely serious animal abuse and neglect cases in Louisville resulting in the death of numerous dogs.” But no mention of the animal abuse and neglect and killing of thousands of cats and dogs at LMAS facilities.

Show up if you so desire. LMAS, No Kill Louisville, Shelby County Humane Society and HSUS are all apparently involved.

West End Getting Some Water Main Break Love

Yesterday marked the 118th day Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman Steve Robertson questioned Jack Conway over his involvement in his brother’s drug scandal: “If justice is supposed to be blind, why is our Attorney General using his prosecutorial powers to punish his political opponents and spare his friends and family?” said Robertson. “You expect this kind of chicanery in places like Chicago, but now political thuggery has come to Kentucky.” [Press Release]

The hospital merger? It’s going to happen. Steve Beshear and Jack Conway will make certain. [C-J/AKN]

The Federal Trade Commission is definitely on board with the merger and Democrats will stand behind that. [WAVE3]

Jack Conway could get beat. Aison Grimes, Adam Edelen and Jamie Comer all might lose their races. At least, that’s according to the latest polling from PPP. [Page One]

Tom Van De Rostyne announced yesterday that he will run for Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney in the Democratic Primary next year. [Press Release]

Judy Green is super-corrupt and keen on taking in as many of your tax dollars as possible. She’s ignoring a subpoena and now the charging committee is seeking immediate removal. [WFPL]

Redevelopment of the Red Mile race track might include instant racing. [H-L]

Jump into the Third Annual Golden Poo Awards nomination posts. There are six categories of fun so far. [Page One]

Every other part of town got to experience a water main break this summer. Now the West End is getting its turn. [FOX41]

And just like that, local Ford workers decided to call a strike if discussions fail. [C-J/AKN]

Why Quilts Matter will premier on KET on September 5. [Consuming Louisville]

Miller Trailways launched “low-fare” bus service to Frankfort and Lexington. [Business First]

The Engine Ten fire station on Ashland Avenue in Beechmont has reopened after renovation. [WHAS11]

Day 6: Who’ll Get Indicted Or Investigated Next?

The Third Annual Golden Poo Awards kicked off last week, so be sure to make nominations for the other categories.

It’s your chance to give back to the folks who “run” this state. You’ve thought long and hard about rewarding them and you know giving them a golden pile of poo is the perfect payback.

Get in on the previous categories here:

  • Most Constipated Politician – For the Candidate Who Campaigned for Something and Was Counted On to Bring It…. But Couldn’t Produce Shit When the Pressure Was On [Day 1]
  • Worst Example Of Total Incompetence From A Local Or State Official In An Appointed Post [Day 2]
  • Most Insincere Moment Of Public Pearl-Clutching [Day 3]
  • Individual In Politics Or Media With The Worst Diarrhea Of The Mouth [Day 4]
  • Positively Vomitous Case Of Of Do As I Say, Not As I Do [Day 5]

Here’s today’s category, so have at it:

Politician Most Likely To Be Investigated Or Indicted In The Next 12 Months

Good luck narrowing that one down to just a single individual. In Kentucky.

To nominate someone, please CLICK HERE (it’s easier to corral all comments on one site – your nomination will not be considered if you don’t follow directions). Be sure to detail exactly why they deserve the award. If you can make it funny? Please do so.

Make it happen!

New LMAS Spin Tactics Are Getting Underway

On Sunday at 10:00 A.M., Metro Animal Services’ $60,000-pear-year communications director sent out a release announcing a press event to occur at 1:00 P.M. that afternoon. On a Sunday. Yep.

Justin Scally was set to appear with Alley Cat Advocates (the head of the group is one of the top Meloche/Zelinsky apologists and continues to spin to this day) to “celebrate the sterilization of its 20,000 cat.”

Scally said in the release, “We are pleased to partner with Alley Cat Advocates,” said Director of Animal Services Justin Scally. “The Trap-Neuter-Return Program is a key component in reducing the number of homeless cats in our community that will likely end up in our shelter. It’s a tremendous savings to taxpayers and ultimately a lifesaver. We will continue to partner with ACA to make improvements for cats throughout Jefferson County.”

Meanwhile, LMAS kills every feral cat it gets its hands on every single day – rather than spaying/neutering and releasing them. Catch and kill, catch and kill.

Alley Cat Advocates certainly does great work. But it’s bizarre to watch them play around with a press event designed to allow Metro Animal Services take credit for something it didn’t have a hand in.

And now we know how this is going to work. Fischer’s M.O. was to get people into place who can spin non-stop with the media.