Lunchbox: Get yr green on

Bluegrass going green: Gov. Beshear’s office announced this morning that the state has joined The Climate Registry, a nonprofit group trying to normalize the measuring of greenhouse gases. According to the agreement, which Page One has here, the state will help develop a common method for measuring the harmful emissions and submit KY’s emissions regularly to the registry. The move comes shortly before the Governor’s office is expected to unveil a new energy policy, which a spokesman told me this morning will be the first-ever in KY to include a diverse energy portfolio that’s not totally centered on coal. 

David Williams is a douche: KY so badly needs Senate leader David Williams to go away if we expect to make any forward progress as a state. Not only has he now accused Gov. Beshear of inflating the budget shortfall to fwd his own agenda, he’s basically refusing to raise taxes for anything short of catastrophe. He says a $294 million revenue shortfall does not qualify as such a thing. What does, Sen. Williams? 

Velocity name change to come?: Our friends at the Nashville Scene are reporting that the Gannett faux alt-weekly in their city, All the Rage, is changing its name to Metromix, in a move to further integrate the latest Gannett listings animal with the dead-tree version. We’ve been hearing rumors for weeks of a major change coming at Velocity — a few months ago, Gannett moved Metromix into Louisville, which has tended to signal these sorts of changes in other markets. Meanwhile, Velocity’s page count has been getting smaller. 

Generation O: Does Barack Obama’s election mean the end of Baby Boomer politics? Or is it just a fashion statement from the tech generation? Let’s hope the former. 

Good strategy: Obama plans to close the prison camp on Guantanamo Bay, and to hold trials (finally) for those there. Discuss.


  1. EyeOnTrends
    Posted November 10, 2008 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Interesting post and blog. Re. GenO and Boomers: many prominent experts and publications have pointed out that Obama is part of Generation Jones, born 1954-1965, between the Boomers and GenXers.
    This link takes you to a page you may find interesting: it has, among other things, excerpts from publications like Newsweek and the New York Times, and videos with over 25 top pundits, all talking specifically about Obama’s identity as a GenJoneser:

  2. thebutcher
    Posted November 10, 2008 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    It is refreshing to see that President Elect Obama is dedicated to the premise that we should adhere to the Constitution of the United States of America…no matter how unsavory the folks with whom we are dealing appear to be before they are granted the right to a FAIR and SPEEDY trial.

  3. sgeorge
    Posted November 10, 2008 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    Here’s some more pretty interesting stuff about Obama’s approach to foreign policy and rule of law.