Saturday, March 06, 2010

Coffee Party USA - Wake Up and Stand Up

A new movement is brewing.

In response to the utter silliness of the "Tea Parties" or "Tea Baggers" or whatever that was last summer, people are coming together over something new  and something civil called the Coffee Party. It is spreading like a rash all over these United States, and there is a call out for folks to gather in support. It is being called "Coffee Party Day" and it is on March 13. Here's the mission statement from the site

MISSION: The Coffee Party Movement gives voice to Americans who want to see cooperation in government. We recognize that the federal government is not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order to address the challenges that we face as Americans. As voters and grassroots volunteers, we will support leaders who work toward positive solutions, and hold accountable those who obstruct them.

As fast as this thing is growing, one could say it looks to be the new independent political movement of the 21st Century. Or it could flame out spectacularly (once the "establishment" gets its greedy little mitts on it) and end up like the Reform Party. Who knows?

If you are interested, there is a meeting planned here in Louisville on March 13. Click HERE to see the when and where. There is a facebook group as well.  More to come....

Friday, March 05, 2010

Weekend Happenings

- Coffee with Your Councilwoman is tomorrow morning, March 6 at 9am at First String Family Grill & Pub, just behind Wendy's at Outer Loop & New Cut Rd. Two MSD reps will be there along with Congressman John Yarmuth and his District Representative Marty Meyer. Come for a relaxed conversation and some great FREE coffee! Homemade breakfast if you care to purchase.

- May Be Good News: According to this Courier Journal article, General Motors is reinstating 600 auto dealerships out of the 1100 slated to be cut by the automaker. I'm waiting to speak with Steve Montgomery of Bob Montgomery Chevrolet on the status of the Dixie Highway Chevy dealer. The Southwest Dream Team has been circulating a petition to save the dealership, which had received notice that GM was pulling out.

- There are only 57 days until Derby Day, the sun is shining and we are in for a nice weekend weather-wise. Please, please, please be careful on the roads and watch out for motorcycles. Outdoor conditions have been terrible, and with improving weather many bikers are hitting the streets.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Come Out For Coffee Today

- Mayoral candidate Tyler Allen brings his weekly webcast to Southwest Louisville today at 12:30pm. He will be at Sister Bean's Coffee House, 4956 Manslick Road, or you can watch via his USTREAM channel HERE.

Many thanks to Tyler Allen for supporting local, independent businesses and lending an ear to citizens in Southwest Louisville. We aren't much used to that.

- Mayor Abramson wants the city or state to buy LG&E from E.On, the German-based company that owns our electrical utility. That is, if it is really for sale. [CJ]

- The Courier-Journal picked up on the PRP Skate Zone story.  Click HERE for hours and admission prices.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Bunning Sucks...And Other News

- I have avoided writing on this humiliating Jim Bunning mess with hopes that it would disappear. Last night on my way home from work I heard a report on the story by the BBC. I realized the story had made it around the world in short order, partly because of the sadness of it all.  The saddest part: Democrats had a lead of 60 to 40 in the Senate and couldn't get a damn thing passed.  Evidently all you need is one (1) doddering old man with a burr up his ass to stop progress on anything.

- Question for the mayoral candidates: How do you feel about Jim Bunning?

- WHAS11 says a New York Times report states LG&E is up for sale. Can WE buy it?

- A new Southwest Library? I'll believe it when I see it. HERE is the mayor's official release.