November 3, 2011 - 9:20am
Foreclosed
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has stated that he will "not support any settlement of the robo signing mortgage foreclosure case that would give expanded civil or criminal immunity to banks or their executives." Details of the settlement that may be announced as soon as next week are starting to leak. If the leaks are accurate, Mr. Conway and a tiny handful of like minded attorneys general may soon be heroes to the cause of fighting the Wall Street influence.
The likely terms of the imminent foreclosure abuse settlement between banks, the federal government and the state attorneys general are beginning to leak out. If the leaks are accurate, we're about to see another huge government give away to the biggest of the big banks, at the expense of...
November 2, 2011 - 6:23pm
The Good Book
"He's sitting down there with his legs crossed participating in Hindu prayers, with a dot on his forehead, with incense burning around him."
A lot of folks are under the impression that the First Amendment to our constitution requires a “wall of separation” between church and state, when, in reality, the law has never been quite that clear.  Sure, the government is prohibited from establishing a state religion, but it...
November 7, 2011 - 3:45pm
Monday morning, on my way to protest John Boehner, Hell suddenly broke loose all around me. I was momentarily surrounded by blaring sirens, arrays of red and blue strobe lights the like of which could have sent every epileptic in the Ohio River Valley into seizures, and a line of long, black, bullet proof SUV's. The guest of honor of our protest, Speaker of the House John Boehner, had arrived.
Toward the end of the cold war, we learned that a deep resentment was percolating through Muscovites. After years of failing to ensure adequate transportation infrastructure for the city, a fast growing phalanx of frustrated Communist Party apparatchiks made the motorcade the city's status...
August 16, 2012 - 2:07pm
Louisville's Big Four Bridge
When no one from the mammoth railroad company appeared at the hearing, I ordered it condemned and demolished. The problem, of course, was that my agency didn't have anywhere near the amount of money it would have cost to demolish the bridge.
On Tuesday, Jeffersonville city workers started demolishing vacant homes at the southwest corner of Chestnut and Pearl streets, to make way for the new Big Four Bridge ramp to be built along with a new downtown canal and hotel.  The ramp on the Louisville end of the bridge is now complete, and...
November 1, 2011 - 5:48pm
A Bridge Too Far?
This legislation was an innovative way to address our transportation infrastructure in Kentucky, and would have enabled us to repair our bridges and roads without adding to our deficit.
This morning, the U.S. Senate voted on an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2012 Appropriations bill offered by Kentucky’s junior senator, Republican Rand Paul, that would fund construction efforts on America's most high-priority infrastructure needs without adding to our national debt.
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