November 29, 2012

Wednesday's KACo speeches

12/01/12: Update: Recap I wrote on this day of speeches and how they may affect the 2013 General Assembly was published on Insider Louisville:

Local Investments for Transformation’ debate gets real: Curtis Morrison previews 2013 Kentucky General Assembly

I know. Most wonkish headline ever. Something I struggle with, obviously.
My initial less clever comments and original entry is still up here after the jump:

On feminism...

From the Facebook page I am choice.
I've never attended Freshman Orientation at the University of Louisville, but I searched the website for "Don't rape" and this is what came up:

November 25, 2012

'Light up Louisville' now includes shooting, fights

What the living holy hell. There were shots fired at 4th Street Live last night following the Light up Louisville ceremony. Rumor has it that Cordish lost control of the situation. Surprise.

November 24, 2012

If you were foreclosed on in Kentucky, check this out

If you lost your home to foreclosure between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2011, you deserve a second chance.

And if you ran to represent Kentucky in the US Senate, but didn't make it,  maybe you deserve a 2nd chance, too.

November 21, 2012

Donnelly sends out 'Save the date'

My extremely modest contribution to Joe Donnelly's election to the US Senate has resulted in an invitation to his swearing-in festivities on Thursday, January 3, 2013 in Washington, D.C. 

I probably won't be able to afford that trip, but it feels good to know there's a US Senator who hasn't forgotten about the 'little people.' Very, very exciting for Indiana. 

November 19, 2012

Also, I'm writing again

Pensions and ObamaCare: Curtis Morrison previews the post-Doomsday session of the Kentucky General Assembly

The tricky thing about announcing a piece is part 1 of a 3-part series is it's necessary to write a part 2 and 3 and not get distracted. 

Update 11/20/12: ZOMG. Go read this> 

Overall, Munnell's main message is probably that, in her words, we should "dispense with some of the hysteria" over public pensions. The issues confronting state and local pensions, while not trivial, are manageable. Well, maybe not in every case. In Illinois and possibly Kentucky, she says, "they should be hysterical."

Boomer has passed on

More on that, and suggestions for expressions of sympathy here:

November 12, 2012

UPS does the right thing

A couple weeks ago I wrote about how UPS was being pressured to pull donations to the Boy Scouts of America because the BSA refuses to come into the 21st century and respect gay men and lesbians as equals. (UPS needs to 'Aim high in steering')

Well, good news. Per the Courage Campaign, UPS is doing the right thing. The Boy Scouts of America is no longer eligible for grant funding from the UPS Foundation because of the BSA ban on gay scouts and leaders.

Some folks want Kentucky to secede

Not sure how succession would work, exactly, but on Saturday someone identified as "Wesley C."  started a petition on the website for Kentucky to succede from the Union. And it's topped 4,700 signatures:

I'm back, and things I'm working on...

Here's my activist agenda for those keeping tabs on me:
1) Continuing my investigation into Kentucky's relationship with fracking. I notice the C-J's Bruggers recognition of the Kentucky earthquake failed to mention what is causing earthquakes these days. So is anyone else out there, (journalist, activist, legislator or other) working on fracking and it's relationship to Kentucky? If so, we need to chat.

2) Targeting Senator Mitch McConnell for retirement. Pleased to know I'm not alone in this endeavor, but very interested to know what other people are doing and how I can help.

3) Interested in pursuing a ban on puppy mill puppy sales within Louisville city limits. Haven't got a chance to lobby Metro Council members or the mayor yet, but if you think this is a good idea, let's talk. 
My contact info now: Curtis Morrison / 502-403-9498

November 9, 2012

Headed back to Louisville

I'm leaving today, as soon as I get a hold of a couple more boxes and load up the Jeep.

See you this weekend, Louisville.