Thursday, January 28, 2010

Runaway Toyotas!!

They say the cover-up is always worse than the crime, and this case seems to be no exception. But that is what you get for buying a Toyota. Company loyalists and spin doctors are all over the news doing damage control but the cold, hard facts remain. Here are some articles on the "runaway Toyota" accelerator problem.  One of them is from 2007.  Keep in mind that federal investigators have conducted six (6) separate investigations into this matter since 2003 regarding the same complaint and that, to date, there is no solution to the problem. Park your Toyota.  Or better yet, trade it in for an American car.

- ABC News (2009)

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- (2007)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Gray Sky Blues

What a rotten way to start this new year. I had such high hopes. The sun hasn't been out in what seems like weeks, and the dark, sullen populace in Louisville looks to be showing signs of cracking under the pressure with murders and robberies skyrocketing in the last 24 hours.  What the hell is going on?  Can we get some sunlight around here before we all turn to rabid zombies?  No. There's going to be cold air and snow blowing in by Friday.  But so what?  This is January.  The weather is supposed to be terrible and we are supposed to be hiding from the elements by hunkering down underneath many blankets with good gin and interesting people.

Please try and keep your wits.  Spring is coming.  Soon.
Now the news:

- Ed Springston is officially in the race for Kentucky's 28th District House of Representatives seat.  Ed is running as a Republican.[Louisville News & Politics][WLKY32]

- Louisville Metro Government is jacking up fees for liquor licenses, and while they are at it, are making up laws as they go along. Yes, I know....what else is new? [C-J]

- A formal announcement is expected Tuesday on the future of Ford's Louisville Assembly Plant and the Ford Explorer. If it is good news, will the mayor try to take the credit?  Will the Governor? Or will someone remind these fools that the employees made all the sacrifices? [WAVE3]

Monday, January 25, 2010

District 13 Now Featuring "Coffee With Your Councilwoman"

Good news...District 13 residents now have extended access to their Councilperson thanks to Vicki Aubrey Welch and this new initiative.  Special Thanks to Councilwoman Welch for bringing government to the people.
Metro Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is extending an invitation to residents of District 13 to come out and have some “Coffee with your Councilwoman” as part of her continued effort to bring Metro Government to the people.

“This is a chance, in an informal setting, to come out and learn about key issues facing our District,” says Welch. “Once a month, we plan to have a local government leader or official be available to talk about what is important to you.”

Metro Council President Tom Owen (D-8) will help Welch kick off the first event on Saturday, February 6th at the First String Family Sports Grill and Pub, 5921 New Cut Road just off from the Outer Loop. It runs from 9:00am to 11:00am.

“There are many times during a busy week that people just do not have the time to come downtown to Metro Hall to voice a concern or ask a question,” says Welch. “I hope this will be an easier and more relaxed way for someone to come and meet with us.”

Welch plans to hold “Coffee with your Councilwoman,” on the first Saturday of every month and will invite department heads from MSD, LMPD and others to talk about issues.

For more information about District 13’s “Coffee with your Councilwoman,” contact Councilwoman Welch’s office at 574-1113.

Mayor's Community Conversation Tonight

- Jerry Abramson hosts the January "Community Conversation" tonight kicking off 2010, his last year as Metro Mayor. Tonight's meeting is being held at Newburg Middle School's Gym, located at 4901 Exeter Avenue. The meeting begins at 6:30.