Local news for Aug. 1, 2011
Plans for the skyscraper have been scrapped.
"Make no mistake about it, what we're witnessing here is a catastrophe on multiple levels. It is, of course, a political catastrophe for Democrats, who just a few weeks ago seemed to have Republicans on the run over their plan to dismantle Medicare; now Mr. Obama has thrown all that away."
"Senate Democrats are now holding up compromise on the debt ceiling not over how much to raise it, and not over what or where to cut. They are holding up the debt ceiling simply because they will not agree to a Balanced Budget Amendment."
Folks with even a passing familiarity with Newton's First Law of Thermodynamics know that Councilwoman Ward-Pugh's big yellow lawnmower will do precious little to reduce carbon emissions or otherwise save our "fragile" planet. What we have here is five grand's worth of spectacle and symbolism.
"Rather than come up with a bill that can pass, they've been busy ginning up opposition to everything else. Now it's time for them to act. I eagerly await the Majority Leader's plan for preventing this crisis."
Unemployment rose in the Metro area from 9.9 percent in May, to 10.3 percent in June. In a local labor force of 379,568, there are 39,111 out of work.
Local news for July 29, 2011
The Fat Friday Trolley Hop gets underway with another entertaining round of featured stops along Louisville's Historic Frankfort Avenue. It's expected to be a hot one, with heat indices hanging out around 100F.
If you haven't already heard, there's been a recent outcry by many to adopt the, 'No Kids Allowed' movement. What that means is that establishments will have the ability to ban kids. What do you think?
Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers, 27, was killed in Afghanistan on July 14.
"I call on the President to stop threatening Americans with the possibility of defaulting on our debt. We have enough money coming in to keep paying out Social Security checks and the interest on our debt. Political scare tactics and smoke-and-mirror 'deals' won't solve our debt problem."