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Chief Whitewasher Heading “Compassion” Stunt

November 14th, 2011 by jake · 9 Comments

On November 7, Greg Fischer gave this speech about making Louisville a more compassionate city.

Puppies and rainbows, right?

Yep, until you visit the Compassionate City website:


And read this:

Pursuing his goal of making Louisville an even more compassionate city, Mayor Greg Fischer has signed a resolution adopting the international “Charter for Compassion” – making Louisville the largest city behind Seattle to take this action. Louisville will also embark on a 10-year campaign for compassion which will be implemented by a new local group, the Partnership for a Compassionate Louisville. The Partnership will be co-chaired by Louisville attorney Tom Williams and Sadiqa Reynolds, Mayor Fischer’s chief of community building.

Mmmm hmmm. Putting Sadiqa Reynolds in charge of making Louisville compassionate.

“Compassion,” indeed. HAHAHA.

Let’s take a look at Sadiqa’s history of “compassion”…

  • Fischer Administration Try To Silence LMAS Mess [January 20]
  • LMAS Over-Compensating On At Least One Front [February 22]
  • Some LMAS Folks Need To Be Immediately Fired [April 22]
  • Metro Animal Services Is Still Out Of Control [April 25]
  • Greg Fischer’s Had A Year To Do Something Big [April 29]
  • Greg Fischer Announced LMAS Review Findings [May 12]
  • OH MY GOD: Greg Fischer’s People Are Totally Lost [June 16]
  • Greg Fischer: No-Kill Louisville Head Speaks Out [June 27]
  • Director Of “Community Building” Part Of Problem? [July 25]
  • Greg Fischer’s LMAS Inaction Tells Us Everything [July 26]
  • The Metro Animal Services Madness Never Ends [August 5]
  • An Area For Improvement At Metro Animal Services [August 9]
  • Rant: Enough’s Enough At Metro Animal Services [August 17]
  • LMAS White Wash Under Way, Upset Employees [October 6]
  • Metro Animal Services Has Huge $500,000 Deficit [November 4]
  • Questions For Greg Fischer & Sadiqa Reynolds [November 4]
  • Remember The Woman Sadiqa Said Was Unfit? [November 7]

Absolutely hilarious that Greg put the woman who threatens Metro employees for telling the truth in charge of “compassion.” Even more hilarious is that this is the same woman who loves to trash and threaten ME for daring to shine a light on Metro Animal Services.

A few things are for certain: Greg is “compassionate” toward corrupt staffers until there’s an unbelievably embarrassing scandal, he’s “compassionate” when it comes to allowing the director of EMS to never show up for work and he’s even more “compassionate” about allowing the Parks director to drive his city-owned vehicle while drunk and on the taxpayer time… while getting to keep his job.

Being compassionate in Louisville does not include compassion for animals or Metro Animal Services employees. But does include a hot mess of hypocrisy.

Tags: Bad Behavior · Greg Fischer · Hype · Metro Government · Oops

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ScottP // Nov 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    She doesn’t limit her absence of compassion to MAS staff or animals. Staff in her other departments are treated horribly too

  • 2 Roger // Nov 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    “…making Louisville the largest city behind Seattle to take this action.”

    At the risk of sounding less than compassionate… whoa, that’s some crappy writing.

  • 3 Bonnie L // Nov 14, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    How much longer are people going to allow this f***ing charade to continue. How fortunate for Mayor Carp Kentucky doesn’t give the citizens the right to recall elected officials.

  • 4 Chris // Nov 14, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    There comes a point where you just have to laugh.

    The Possibility City, where almost anything of any merit, from serviceable bridges to benevolent treatment of abandoned animals remains just that, a possibility. Where reams of unrealized pronouncements and forgotten City Council resolutions fill file cabinets in the basement of city hall. Where we now are called upon to celebrate the newest, shiny, astounding declaration: that we together embark on a ten-year mission to pursue the prestigious international Charter for Compassion, led by our visionary mayor and supervised by his trusted, caring and solicitous comrade…

    Okay, this is where you can really laugh. I mean, ROFL laugh. Laugh until your face turns scarlet and you are unable to gulp even the tiniest bit of air.

    Honestly, for comedic purposes, the only better choice would have been “Uncle Joe” Stalin, only he’s dead and doesn’t work for Greg.

  • 5 jake // Nov 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Um.

    I’m publishing this during peak traffic on the front page tomorrow, Chris.

    HAHAHA.

  • 6 blowin' in the wind // Nov 14, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    To mention Seattle and Louisville in the same breath is an insult to Seattle. They actually
    DO something there–see Sustainable Seattle.

  • 7 Chris // Nov 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    You are right, Jake. Now that I re-read that closing bit I have to agree that it was in bad taste, and I apologize for it. But doggone it, it’s just exasperating and exhausting confronting and then mentally processing all of the unbelievable stuff you report here. I think, strongly, that everyone who calls Louisville home deserves and has every right to expect a lot more — exponentially more — from the folks currently in positions of power, elected or otherwise.

  • 8 jake // Nov 14, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Why are you apologizing?

    It was spot-on!

  • 9 Novena // Nov 15, 2011 at 7:46 am

    “Compassion Makes Every Day Like Christmas”

    Greg on compassion: “Citizens of Louisville need not be taught to be compassionate in any organized way. They have it in abundance–from how we treat our welfare queens on the West End, to how UofL makes us proud to foster sportsmanship even amid countless scandals, to how the Yum Yum Center makes compassion seem like an edible force for good. Our compassion charter will necessitate a 10-year campaign, but I think we can finish that job before then if we all stick together and chant ‘COMPASSION’ before going to bed and as we rise in the morning. We must visualize compassion throughout each and every day to make it truly ingrained in our collective psyche. If we do that, we can beat the hell out of Seattle.”

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