Friday, January 28, 2011

End of week news - Keeping Dr. Berman, Ford in the money and the pledge is un-American

- The Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression has joined the Louisville NAACP, Brent McKim and school board member Linda Duncan to support keeping JCPS Superintendent Sheldon Berman. That makes two groups and two people versus everyone else. No one expects the decision to remove Berman to be reversed. And I mean NO ONE. [CJ]

- The Pledge of Alleigance is/was a socialist plot developed by a Christian Socialist named Francis Bellamy. More on this later. [Camden County Tea Party Patriots]

- Ford Motor Co. will show an $8 billion profit for 2010. Eight Billion Dollars. Profit. And all without having hired one new, single, solitary worker at half the wages. That means they can afford the current wages and benefits of the employees and still make a ton of money. All they have to do is design good cars. Earth to UAW President Bob King: Wake've been had!!  [Insider Louisville]

-What effect, if any, do you think the new Cracker Barrel will have on the locally owned restaurants like Jessie's in Southwest Louisville? After seeing the demise of Mr. Lou's, Wick's and The Pie Pantry, will this help or hurt? Or will people be too busy hogging at the trough to even notice?