Monthly Archives: July 2011

White House declares “victory” on debt ceiling deal

Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell emerged from their smoke-filled back room today with news of a debt ceiling deal. Though it looks like Obama and the Democrats got virtually none of what they asked for — Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) calls it a “sugar-coated Satan sandwich” — it appears that the life of the […]

New WHAS poll shows Beshear ahead of Williams by 24 percent

David Williams attended the Jefferson County Republican Party’s “Louisville Victory Kick Off Rally” at their headquarters today, giving a speech/pep talk to around 30 volunteers, along with fellow GOP candidates John Kemper, Bill Johnson and KC Crosbie. The mood was spirited, until a WHAS reporter informed Williams afterward that their new poll finds him trailing […]

Trey Grayson weighs in on debt ceiling fiasco

Last night, House Speaker John Boehner abruptly pulled the vote on his debt ceiling plan, as Republican tea partiers in the House continued to revolt and withhold their support, making it impossible to pass. Shortly afterward, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., couldn’t help but gloat, releasing this statement: “House leaders tonight were forced to postpone their […]

Despite criticism, Beshear supporting Obama in 2012

Despite telling President Barack Obama to “get of our backs” — and distancing himself as much as possible from him — Governor Steve Beshear is still going to support his reelection next year. After Beshear’s 15-minute speech at the national convention of Young Democrats of America in Louisville last night — that neglected to mention […]

Rand Paul declares solidarity with hobbits

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has definitely been getting his grumpy old man on over the past two days, but not toward his typical targets of Obama and the Democrats. His rage is focused directly at the tea partiers in the House and Senate who are hellbent on letting America default because they want a constitutional […]

Louisville to ‘Let the Eagle Soar’ in September

Screw the Pixies coming to town, here’s the musician you really don’t want to miss: The National Quartet Convention announced today that former U.S. Attorney General, John Ashcroft will be their keynote speaker for their 2011 Convention held in Louisville, KY. Ashcroft will also sing several Gospel songs that he’s written and he will be […]

Damon Thayer joins the Homeless Bluegrass Conspiracy club

It was one thing when tea party secretary of state candidate Bill Johnson starting opining on the national conspiracy by George Soros and ACORN (which doesn’t exist anymore) to gather an army of so-called homeless people and swing Kentucky’s election toward Barack Obama in 2012. This behavior is expected. But now state Sen. Damon Thayer, […]

Even less for the poor…

In the last few days, homeless shelters, food banks and other Louisville social-service providers have learned one of their funding streams has been zeroed out — for the first time in 27 years. John Nevitt of Metro United Way sent an email on Friday alerting various agencies that Jefferson County did not receive any money […]

King strikes out, Wayne smacks the dainty

Yesterday was the 41st annual “World Dainty Championship” in the Schnitzelburg/Germantown neighborhood, which always draws an interesting crowd, including nuns and various Louisville politicos. Former Congressman Ron Mazzoli took his cuts, as did Metro Council President Jim King and state Rep. Jim Wayne. As you can see below, King struck out, and Wayne smacked it. […]

Fischer details effect of potential default on Louisville

We know you’ve all been waiting for Mayor Greg Fischer to weigh in on the debt ceiling debate. No? Well, he did anyway. In a press release this afternoon, Fischer urged “both parties, Democrats and Republicans,” to “put aside partisan differences and seal a deal that addresses the debt ceiling and balances a need for […]