Category Archives: utter bullshit

8664 wins ‘Big Idea’ contest

The Greater Louisville Project announced that the grassroots movement 8664 is the winner of its Create Louisville: Your Big Idea project, but the group won’t get a one-on-one sit down with Mayor Greg Fischer as originally promised. The contest was designed to engage citizens, elicit fresh thinking and new ideas about the city, and garnered […]

Karen Sypher: Ex abused daughter

The saga involving Karen Cunagin Sypher and University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino took another ugly turn this week, with self-described “Fertile Myrtle” filing a child abuse report against Pitino and her ex-husband Tim Sypher. The claim involves Karen Sypher’s 5-year-old daughter, who lives with her father and is involved in a nasty […]

Mayor Abramson turns on the lights

The opening of the KFC Yum! Center has the city sprucing itself up and tonight another multi-million dollar makeover of downtown Louisville will be unveiled when Mayor Jerry Abramson “flips the switch” on the Second Street Bridge light display. Earlier today the Mayor’s Office sent out a press release hyping the plaza under the bridge, […]

I want my M(osque) TV

The controversy over building an Islamic community center near Ground Zero has reached a new low with an anti-mosque music video making the rounds across talk radio. It’s unclear what’s worse, the sentiment behind the song or the song itself. The lyrics are so ridiculous it could arguably be satire, but the consensus in our […]

Incentive to discriminate

In this week’s physical manifestation of the entity known as “LEO Weekly,” we tell you about the pro-big business machinations of the multi-tentacled Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation. We forgot to tell you, however, about the dozens of businesses that give Farm Bureau policy-holders product and service discounts — essentially trading financial incentives for tacit support […]

ORBP Job “Data” Figures = A Load of Horseshit

If you’ve been paying any attention to the ongoing (and infinitely ridiculous) Louisville Mayoral Power-Grab 2010 Extravaganza, you may have heard front-runners such as David Tandy tout the economic boon that the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project will be for regional job creation. “Both bridges need to be built now,” they say, “and the […]

Lunchbox: Blame Bunning

Lead blocker: Everything from federal road construction to financial plans for the Ohio River Bridges Project is being blamed on U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning’s stubborn one-man filibuster over extending unemployment benefits. And because of his strained relationship with Republican leadership (read: U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell), Bunning’s obstructionism could cost the GOP, which is already troubled […]

Tolls? We Don’ Need No Stinkin’ Tolls.

That great bastion of populism, Facebook (You were expecting Congress maybe?), now has a group opposing the tolling of any future bridges spanning the Ohio River. While I think it might have something to do with a joint venture between Indiana and Kentucky to waste $4.1 billion on a set of bridges most Louisvillians don’t […]

Violent Republican Runs For Oldham County Magistrate

Earlier today, I had the unique pleasure of reading a press release announcing the candidacy of J.D. Sparks for the office of Oldham County magistrate. It mentioned so many of Mr. Sparks’ accomplishments, works and other politically-empowering deeds that, had I not been personally attacked by him, I’d be inclined to believe that I was […]

KY Senate’s Anti-Choice Abortion Nonsense Bill is Nonsense

Oh, to be white, male and a member of the Kentucky senate. Few institutions outside of the Ku Klux Klan, FOX NEWS and the He-Man Women-Hater’s Club reward this demographic more handsomely than our own state legislature. Although the form of these rewards vary wildly — from good ol’ boy coal funding and golf course […]