Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Good times, bad times: Midweek Update

- Many people have become angry about the newest dildo store on Dixie Highway in Shively, saying Shively officials "gave in" to a high-priced attorney's "scare tactics" in granting the store a general business license. Here's the thing: If no one shops there, it will close. That's how you get rid of things like that, so stop going in there. [CJ]

- Ford CEO Alan Mulally was in town last night for GLI's annual meeting. A WHAS11 report says he is "optimistic" about the future of the Louisville Assembly Plant and gives the United Auto Workers union high praise for cooperating with the company. [WHAS11]

Insiders attending the meeting say Mulally then went on to shamelessly promote the awful idea of passing the Korea/US Free Trade Agreement, saying Ford was still unable to compete without the deal. More on the proposed agreement and its effect on U.S. jobs - [Insider Louisville]

- The Local Weekly has a nice story about Mary Lou Rippy of Dixie Florist. Mary Lou was a finalist for the 2010 Epic Award given by the National Association of Women Business Owners’ Louisville Chapter.[The Local Weekly]

- REMINDER: Saturday, March 19,  Councilwoman Vicki Welch hosts her next "Coffee with Your Councilwoman" at First String Family Sports Grill at 5921 New Cut Road. This month's coffee features District 5 school board representative Linda Duncan and gets underway at 9am.

- Valley High School Alumni Association has their regular monthly meeting this Thursday, March 17th, at 6:30 PM in the old TV Science Room. All alumni are welcome to join. Membership dues are $10 per year. Come on out.


  1. Speaking of Ford, it was refreshing to see the pro-union posters in the windows of their vehicles in Saturday's St. Patrick's Parade.
    It caused me to uncontrollably chant "Union!" like Sally Field in Norma Rae. Fortunately, my companions had more to drink than me, so they didn't mind.

  2. Thanks for your support. I mean it.

    There's a story about the first days of the UAW that gives me chills every time I read it. If I can find it, I'll send it to you. Goes like this: After a few unsuccessful attempts at a walk-out, organizers needed everyone to be on board. There ended up being a lone holdout and he was an old man. The company had finally worked this guy to death and after a while, he had enough. The men were all in the same area working when, out of the blue, this one "on-the-fence" guy finally reached his breaking point and threw down his fucking tools and started yelling "STRIKE!!! STRIKE!!! GODDAMN IT, STRIKE!!!"

    Everyone walked out together. They stayed out together. The only thing they gained was the RIGHT to organize and bargain. But that's all they wanted. And that's all we want now.

  3. Shively has MULTIPLE dildo stores? You all must have a lot more sex in the South End!

  4. Yes. Multiple dildo shops. I have no idea why.

  5. Personally, I think highly of Priscilla's..the employees are very helpful & pleasant. The shop is well kept and properly maintained. (Unlike many of the shops you'll pass on Dixie Highway) I don't know why anyone would have such a problem with it, its not like they are posting controversial merchandise in the front window.