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May 27, 2010

Ice Cream Truck Visits WLKY!


I noticed when an ice cream truck visits WLKY they go all gaga and take pictures and stuff.

I'm stunned. They didn't cover the last primary mayoral election. They left voters to make up their minds based on the commercials from the best-financed candidates. There were over 30 mayor forums, and they might have made 3.

And now.They want us. To get excited. About their visit from a.
Ice cream truck.
I can't breathe. Check this out for yourself:

LINKY LINK

May 25, 2010

happy tuesday

Some progress on repealing D.A.D.T. reported today in the Washington Post: LINK
Invariably gays will get mad because they'll read the word "compromise" but really it doesn't seem like a compromise at all. It seems like we're going to get the thing repealed and that's pretty cool.

Louisville happenings!:

Tonight:
Public Hearing on the LG &E Cane Run coal ash landfill expansion

Wednesday night:
Marty Meyer for State Senate One Year Anniversary (Greg Fischer, the elitist Democratic nominee for mayor of Louisville will be at one of those two events and I don't have to tell you which one, eh)

Friday night
: Bake Sale during FAT Trolley Hop -Benefits Louisville Youth Group (LYG)- Go. Buy baked goods in front of Fairness Campaign. Do it. Thanks.

May 24, 2010

Walks are IN this Year!

So I'm selling real estate again, figured I needed business cards. This is what I want to put on back, please proof:

Louisville Walk Dates!

Saturday, June 19, 2010: Champions 4 Her Walk to improve the health and financial well-being of women and girls in Kentuckiana. Visit champions4her.com for more info.

Saturday, September 25, 2010: 3rd Annual Race to End Homelessness to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless. Visit racetoendhomelessness.org for more information!

Sunday, September 26, 2010: 17th Annual Louisville AIDS Walk benefiting the lives of the quality of life for individuals affected by the HIV virus. Visit louisvilleaidswalk.org to find out more!

Saturday, October 10, 2010: Komen Louisville Race for the Cure raising funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates survivorship, and honoring those who have lost their battle with the disease. Visit komenlouisville.org to find out more!

Printed on Recycled Paper.
Pretty neat? What should I change? Are there anything in July or August that I should try to fit on this thing? The font size I think is going to be "1".

Good thing I just ran into Judge Katie King on the sidewalk, who has the cutest little gray dog, because she told me about the Champions 4 Her Walk that I was clueless about. BTW- that walk is coming up fast so get out your credit card, it's for a great cause! I have 4 younger sisters, can you tell? Go register now and get it over with: Link that takes your $25

Boomer, who enjoyed the company of Judge King's little dog, wants to remind you that he wants more twitter followers: (Click his name)

Operation Ajax- Reclaimed

When Mohammad Mosaddegh was Democratically-elected the President of Iran in 1951, he took power away from a 40-year line of BP-stooges. His most-courageous achievement was gaining Iran's independence by nationalizing the BP infrastructure and resources within his own country.Mosaddegh pursued this remedy because he didn't believe his country was a slave to be raped and abused for BP's pleasure. Sound familiar?

Two years into Mosaddegh's presidency, at the bequest of British government-controlled BP, President Eisenhower ordered the implementation of Operation Ajax. Mosaddegh was imprisoned for three years and put under house arrest until his death in 1967. He was replaced by the Shah of Iran and we all know how that turned out.

The United States is now faced with what may end up being the worst ecological disaster in history and guess who is responsible? We are proposing nationalizing BP's U.S.-assets and calling this effort Operation Ajax. This solution will:

1) Finance the Gulf oil spill clean-up, and
2) Prevent it from happening again, and finally
3) Send a message to other corporations not to trifle with us

If you support this campaign, join us on facebook: LINK

May 23, 2010

Yarmuth- Just do it.


Great letter in today's Courier Journal from Nick Wilkerson: LINK.

Here's a practical tip we call can do to help get ENDA unstuck! Contact Rep. John Yarmuth and...
"urge him to add his voice to those in Congress requesting the leadership of the House to bring ENDA to a vote prior to the Memorial Day recess." -Wilkerson
I just did. Only took 1 minute.

May 22, 2010

News & Tribune> My favorite paper.

It's my favorite paper, because of the reporting. Here's Braden Lammers keepin' it real with what's really up with the bridges project: LINK

It looks like they selected this Swiss firm from 11 firms, but they're going to be paid on an "hourly basis at rates to be agreed upon." Wasn't their hourly rate a factor in choosing them? Wasn't it even a friggin' factor? I MEAN, didn't you people didn't ask what they'd charge before you selected them? AUGHHHH!

I heard this KPMG has a standard M.O. They come in, say, "hey, tolls are the answer!" Then they help your embattled impoverished state sell your toll roads to a multi-national corporation, just like they did in Indiana & Texas. Great selection, guys. There's a reason I have a picture of trolls here, btw. It's because: I'm not subtle.

Finally, what's this shit about taking until the end of the year to decide what to do? This sounds like a stall tactic...couldn't we be building the East End bridge NOW instead of sitting around with thumbs in our butts? I'm just sayin'.

May 15, 2010

I invented the ice machine.


If I say, it must be true, right?

These shirts are available for $15 or 2/$25 from local graphic artist Jason Pierce, with mperfectdesign.

May 13, 2010

Courier Journal Caught in a Lie

Their CJ has revised the Endorsement of Greg Fischer to now say "This is the version that appeared in print editions of The Courier-Journal on Sunday." Only it's not. Lookie: LINK

5/13: 11:19 pm Screenshot #1 & #2

Where's "He is unsuited for the job of mayor." It was in print version wasn't it? Yes, it was. Here's a scan of it: LINK

When readers read Tyler's rebuttal letter today and went back to reference the Sunday endorsement of Greg Fischer, they thought they were reading the printed version of the endorsement. They weren't. And now they might think Tyler's rebuttal didn't make sense.
But it did.
"We would have gotten away with it if it hadn't been for you meddling kids."- Every Scooby Doo episode

5/14/2010 12:42 pm Update
It looks like they've fixed it. Finally.

"What is the news walue?"


Seriously, if there was any doubt in your mind before that the CJ...doesn't get it, here you go. Joe Gerth has the audacity on my facebook wall to question the newsworthiness of Tyler Allen having more facebook fans than Greg Fischer (Tyler vs. Greg). Yet how many blue-haired old ladies that still have land-line phones warrant his papers 3rd poll by Survey USA. (No offense to blue-haired old ladies, I'll be one soon, myself.)

This follows the Courier's Sunday endorsement of Greg Fischer, that they could only justify by tearing apart everything they could find on all the other candidates, including referring to Tyler Allen as a "political gladfly." And richly, in their print edition only, suggesting Tyler was, well here's the line:
"He is unsuited for the job of mayor."
Just like Sunday's endorsement of Fischer, Gerth's questioning the news value of social media says a hell of lot more about the author than the subject at hand.

May 11, 2010

Dear The Word - No Thanks

In my race for Jefferson County Judge Executive, it has been brought to my attention that there has been an attempted endorsement of my candidacy that I cannot accept.

It appears on page 13 of the Midwest Edition of the Indianapolis bathhouse tabloid The Word and it's inferred they are supporting my candidacy because I received the endorsement of CFAIR. Their Midwest Edition is distributed at the Louisville gay bar, the Connection as well as Day's Coffee and Expresso.

The Word had something to say of my mayoral candidate, Tyler Allen, as well:
"Tyler Allen, a founder of the 8664 group, is hostile to the fortunes of Louisville and mired in pipe dreams. He deserves a complete drubbing."

The centerfold of same edition in which the endorsement appeared is an advertisement for the Connection, part-owned by Greg Fischer-supporter, George Stinson, who recently co-hosted a fundraiser for Mr. Fischer. It's highly suspect that the Word may not be objective in their endorsement of Fischer.

I did not seek the endorsement of The Word, nor can I accept their endorsement.

Snip from Bi-State Tolling Authority Meeting

Greg Fischer supports the Ohio River Bridges Project as it is.
We need an East-End bridge now. Not this bloated mess.

The unelected Bi-State Authority wants to charge tolls to pay for it. Here's the kind of crap we heard at last week's "Authority" meeting:



Greg Fischer, my friends, supports this project.

GREG FISCHER CAMPAIGN EXPENSE REPORTS

Instead of using their fancy software to submit them, they submitted them manually and so they aren't available online. So much for transparency.

Thank you, Steve Magruder of historyandissues.org, for having the KREF fax them over to you and uploading them:

Here's links to the documents if you want to download:
1/1 to 4/16: http://www.4shared.com/document/FXRv5te6/Greg_Fischer_-_Disbursements_-.html
4/17 to 5/3: http://www.4shared.com/document/4RndiQ_D/Greg_Fischer_-_Disbursements_-.html

Who's running again? ROFLOL