Mr. Social Media Mayor/Whistleblower Firing Mayor/Animal Ignorance Mayor/Drunk Driving Supporting Mayor is getting into a fight on the Twitter machine just in time for the Derby Festival (don’t want to scare meemaw and poppop with the homeless and hippies):
Correction – we meant Chris Poynter, as that’s who often Tweets for Fischer.
Morrison hit the nail on the head. Here’s the article in question:
Chris Poynter, a spokesman for the mayor, said the park has “in essence become a homeless camp.” He added that the city has received complaints from citizens and businesses in the area, and that about $7,000 in damage has been caused to the grass.
Activist Curtis Morrison, who has been part of the Occupy movement from the beginning and is running for the Kentucky State Senate in District 35, said he thinks the administration is trying to get rid of the encampment before Kentucky Derby events begin.
“Scattering the homeless is hiding the symptom, not treating the disease,” Morrison said. “Hiding us won’t make our problems go away. It’s frustrating (Fischer) doesn’t get that.”
Really? $7,000 worth of grass damage? HAHA.
While we absolutely roll our eyes at the “occupy” movement here in Louisville – because it’s the same old people who protest everything – Morrison is right about why they’re kicking folks out.
Can’t have tourists seeing homeless or less than attractive people when they come into town for the Kentucky Derby. Those are the only two weeks a year when Louisville looks clean and colorful. Let’s get real.
And a pro-tip to Greg: blocking us from your Twitter account doesn’t prevent us from seeing your public feed.