April 22, 2010

He. Lied.


Kudo's to the 'Ville Voice for exposing Greg Fischer for misrepresenting his past. Turns out, Greg Fischer wasn't the 1990 Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year. See the unfortunate revelation here:

http://thevillevoice.com/2010/04/22/fischer-says-he-was-entrepreneur-of-the-year/

April 21, 2010

Mayor Race Gets Real

At today's Louisville Forum Mayoral Debate, Greg Fischer acknowledged that he understands that his bloated 2-bridge + 23-lane spaghetti junction boondoggle of a solution includes tolls. Well, specifically, he said:
"If tolls are required, I want them to be as small as possible.”
No word on what "small" means relative to the price of his new Audi. Greg, I hate to be the one to tell you this, because you think you're qualified to be the Borg leader and all, but if a bridges project is scaled down to the actual needs of a community, tolls aren't necessary. Great big tolls or little bitty tolls.

It's not about the size of the tolls, it's that you are even considering tolls for our community, that demonstrates to us how precisely you are a non-leader.

Ladies and gentleman, I give you a leader:



Here's a link to the whole Louisville Forum debate: WFPL
Here's pretty good coverage by the Courier-Journal's Dan Klepal: LINK
Oh, update, coverage from WHAS:

April 20, 2010

Considering Louisville's Future

This is why Greg Fischer, David Tandy, nor Jim King can be our next mayor.

WHY CAN'T LOUISVILLE BUSINESSES RECYCLE?

Here's a freebie for any candidate that wants to get elected this year. Advocate mandatory recycling for businesses. This picture was taken behind Cumberland Brews at 1576 Bardstown Rd.

April 16, 2010

Asthma and Pollution and Louisville


Asthma and Pollution are related. And thanks in part to the the New Albany, Indiana, Gallagher Station, owned by Duke Energy, we have some huge pollution problems in Louisville.(link)

What drives me nuts, in addition to not being able to breathe, is that when I go looking for information on today's air quality, I find shit I don't understand: LINK How about making this easy to read for humans?

April 8, 2010

Where were the OTHER candidates this morning?


Only one Democratic mayoral candidate took the time to attend the Bi-State Tolling Authority Meeting this morning. That candidate was Tyler N. Allen.

Why, would only one candidate be making a stand at the monthly meeting of the most important issue facing our community? What the heck is up with that? We're not saying that candidates have to actually take a real courageous stand like Tyler, how about just showing up...too much to ask? Pictured here is Tyler with 8664 co-founder J.C. Stites at this mornings meeting. Pictured up top, well, we don't have to tell you who those cats are.

Louisville needs a mayor that will stand up to powerful interests, and not just another scaredy-cat.

Check out what the media is saying:
WAVE
Fox 41
Courier Journal
Louisville Business First
WFPL
Immediately following the Authority meeting, Tyler was in the live audience of the WFPL State of Affairs show on West Louisville:
"What West Louisville needs, we need Renaissance. And we need vision in our leadership. Only Tyler Allen & Burrell Farnsley are here today!" - Martina Kunnecke, speaking on the air.

April 6, 2010

Girl Power!


I checked with Holly, and boys can come, too!

C-FAIR Endorsements Released!

C-FAIR announced their endorsements today. For more info about their Endorsements, check out their blog: LINK, but here's the list of candidates they are standing behind:

Councilman David Tandy – Mayor of Louisville, Democratic Primary
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh – Metro Council District 9, Democratic Primary
William Cohen – Metro Council District 17, Democratic Primary
Mike Slaton – Kentucky House of Representatives District 41, Democratic Primary
Mike O’Connell – Jefferson County Attorney
Stephanie Pearce Burke – District Court Judge Division 14
Mark Abrams – County Judge Executive, Republican Primary
Curt Morrison – County Judge Executive, Democratic Primary

While I don't agree with their mayor pick, I definitely give them kudo's for their hard work in interviewing and evaluating the candidates. They were in a tight spot this year, so I think we should cut them some slack.

Besides, when Tyler Allen wins, he's still going to be committed to LGBT-issues regardless. I know this guy and he has a fundamental respect for all people. He'll still be going to Frankfort to testify to the state in favor of statewide fairness, just as he was there supporting us at this year's Statewide Fairness Rally. He's still going to be walking in the Louisville AIDS WALK, just as he was the only candidate that did in 2009. He's still going to take an interest in HIV/AIDS, KADAP funding & the Wing's Clinic. And if gay marriage pops up on the city's radar, he'll have our back on that, too. If you want to get to know Tyler better or show him your support, join us this Friday, April 9th, at a fundraiser at the home of Ken Cordle and Chris Hart in Old Louisville. Email me, curt@tyler4mayor, for more information, or rsvp on facebook: LINK

Also, where CFAIR notes that I'll be using the "bully pulpit," what they meant is that I will be actively lobbying the state for statewide fairness. A perk of this position would allow me access to the other 119 County Judge/Executives through my membership in the Kentucky County Judge Association. While the "bully pulpit" is technically correct, I wanted to clarify I'm about winning the hearts and minds of new allies, not bullying them. You guys should know by now, I only bully existing allies. :-P BTW- You can become my fan below:Curtis Morrison for Jefferson County Judge/Executive

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April 1, 2010

MLWPC endorses Mike Slaton & Tina Ward-Pugh!


The Metropolitan Louisville Women’s Political Caucus (www.mlwpc.org) announced its endorsements of local candidates in the May 18 primary elections today at a news conference in front of Louisville Metro Hall. Some of the slate of candidates endorsed include:
Jefferson County Attorney – Mike O’Connell
Jefferson County Coroner – Barbara Weakley-Jones
Kentucky House of Representatives – District 41 – Mike Slaton
Jefferson District Court Div. 14 - Stephanie P. Burke
Metro Council District 1 - Judy Green
Metro Council District 5 - Cheri Bryant Hamilton
Metro Council District 9 - Tina Ward Pugh
Metro Council District 13 - Vicki A. Welch
Metro Council District 17 - William Cohen
Mayor of Shively – Sherry Conner
The Metropolitan Louisville Women’s Political Caucus works to increase women’s participation in the political process and to identify, recruit, train and support feminist women for election and appointment to public office. They claim to be the only local group to endorse candidates based on their support of equality for women and minority groups, reproductive freedom, and other progressive issues. (BUT I KINDA THINK C-FAIR DOES THAT TOO.)

“Choosing candidates to endorse was a careful, judicious process,” said Caucus President Angela Wallace. “These individuals represent the ideals we promote — elevating women’s status in the political arena and society as a whole. We’re thrilled to give our support to their campaigns and help see them through to victory in November.”