Monthly Archives: April 2008

Madeleine Albright will stump for Clinton at IUS

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will be at Indiana University Southeast tomorrow to campaign for Hillary Clinton. Albright, who served in President Bill Clinton’s cabinet, is scheduled to speak at 3:30 in the Ogle Center. IUS is at 4201 Grant Line Road in New Albany. LEO has seen Ms. Albright in action before — […]

Chandler to endorse Obama

U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, a Democrat from Kentucky’s 6th District, will endorse Sen. Barack Obama for president this morning, according to Carolyn Tandy, who runs Obama’s KY campaign. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-3, the only of the state’s eight superdelegates to endorse Obama, will be on hand for the announcement, this morning at 11:30 at Jefferson […]

How pedestrian-friendly is this?

(This photo was taken around 1:45 p.m. today by David Morse, who posted more photos here.) Wonder why the bleachers are blocking nearly the full width of the sidewalk along East Broadway? The Kentucky Derby Festival’s parade is coming up later this week, which is why you’ll see bleachers set up along Broadway. But it’s […]

War Emblem can’t get it up

Strange story from today’s New York Times: seems 2002 Derby winner War Emblem is having a little male trouble. The unintentional comedy is through the roof, too. War Emblem is “in therapy,” the Times reports, and is uninterested in mares, even though he is some kind of pimp, surrounded by them and able to screw […]

War Emblem can’t get it up

Strange story from today’s New York Times: seems 2002 Derby winner War Emblem is having a little male trouble. The unintentional comedy is through the roof, too. War Emblem is “in therapy,” the Times reports, and is uninterested in mares, even though he is some kind of pimp, surrounded by them and able to screw […]

A message for home-owners

That Twain quote about wanting to die in Kentucky because everything happens later here may be marginally pertinent when it comes to discussing housing prices in Louisville. Don’t worry — that is the message being preached today by some folks who work in and around these things. Tony Lindauer, the Property Valuation Adminstrator; Chuck Kavanaugh […]

Fossil fools

Mother Jones this week gives us its Top 10 Fossil Fools in Congress, those who are standing in the way of progressive energy policy in America. Kentucky’s junior senator, Republican Jim Bunning, makes the list for his prominent leg-humping of coal-to-liquid technology. And, in case you’ve forgotten, Bunning co-sponsored a CTL bill with — yep, […]

Scenes from an Obama rally

The Barack Obama town hall meeting in New Albany came and went like a late snow. Even if there was a distinct perfunctory quality, however, the people do love to drink from the campaign fountain. It’s exciting to go see presidential candidates, and rare for Hoosiers to get to do so before the general (although, […]

Live from IUS

The activities building at Indiana University Southeast is filling up and the crowd is patiently waiting for Barack Obama. So far, no loud music is blaring, no local pols are yammering onstage, and it’s pretty much hurry up and wait. It looks like they can fit more people in, if you’re interested in coming. Better […]

Are you hungry for test-tube meat?

As an imvbemwifflitarian (I’m mostly vegetarian but eat meat when I fucking feel like it), I’m not sure how I feel about test-tube meat. But however you feel about it, it’s coming to a plate near you – probably within the next 5-10 years. Test tube, or in vitro, meat is grown in labs from […]