Monthly Archives: November 2009

Lookie Here: A Liberal Running for Kentucky Office!

Wowsers — a tip o’ the hat to Barefoot & Progressive for highlighting Mike Slaton, one of the very very few Louisville progressives who may have a viable shot at winning elected office in the Commonwealth. Slaton’s aim is the 41st House District, and plans to run against 27-year incumbent (and atavistic Kentucky DINO) Tom […]

Lunchbox: Yummy Leftovers Edition

Kragthorpe gets the boot: U of L men’s football coach Steve Kragthorpe was fired for leading the Cardinals through three losing seasons, and news of his firing has elicited the most reader comments in a Courier-Journal news item since, well, the last time a U of L coach fucked up. Check out LEO’s sports blog, Score, for […]

Michelle Obama’s Guilt Pie

You weren’t planning on enjoying your gluttonous, genocide-centric federal holiday without feeling the slightest bit guilty about it, were you? Because First Lady Michelle Obama wants to totally bum you out: Tomorrow, many of us will gather around the table with family and friends to give thanks over a feast of turkey, mashed potatoes and […]

Weed legalization imminent?

Just don’t tell your parents, kids: A Gallup poll in October found 44 percent of Americans favor full legalization of marijuana — a rise of 13 points since 2000. Gallup said that if public support continues growing at a rate of 1 to 2 percent per year, “the majority of Americans could favor legalization of […]

Obama: “We’re going to show… how cool science can be.”

Your Nerd-in-Chief, Barack Obama, has pledged an end to the medieval approach our nation has taken with regard to science, technology, education, math and anything else that doesn’t involve Jesus. For example, the White House is partnering with the Discovery Channel to indoctrinate our youth on the finer points of geology and particle physics. Here […]

Cost of Obesity: $361 Per Adult

Sorry to interrupt your daily office chair-workout routine, but America’s obesity epidemic isn’t getting any better, as the following data from Executive Healthcare Magazine illustrates: By 2018, obesity will account for more than 21 percent of healthcare spending, with a cost of $1,425 per person, which is a rise from $361 per adult in 2009. […]

Census worker death ruled suicide

The U.S. Census worker found hanging from a tree with the word “fed” scrawled across his chest staged his own death to look like a homicide, state police said. On Sept. 12, the naked body of William E. Sparkman, Jr. was found near a cemetery in Clay County, KY, which ignited a firestorm of media […]

Lunchbox: Louisville or bus!

Youth dead and alive: The family of three teenage boys killed in a tragic police chase while getting a ride home from a youth event last December filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Youth Alive, claiming that members of the youth service organization were negligent when they placed the teens in a stolen vehicle with […]

JCPS Gets Stimulated

Courtesy of that whole Federal stimulus package that smart people say wasn’t enough to begin with, $52.5 million dollars will be funneled into seven Jefferson County schools for maintenance, new additions and other renovations that would’ve taken years under the trickle-down, starve-the-beast domestic spending policy we’ve come to know and love. Here’s a list of the […]

AG asks governor to set three executions

This morning, Attorney General Jack Conway formally asked Gov. Steve Beshear to set execution dates for three Kentucky death row inmates: Ralph Baze, Robert Foley and Gregory Wilson. Explaining that each of the inmates have exhausted their appeals in state and federal courts, Conway says there are no remaining “legal impediments” to prevent these men […]