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TGIF! What a Weird Week It’s Been

February 27th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Something we’d like to know re: SB68 – If this bill is going to either House Judiciary or Health & Welfare, why are we adopting a title amendment making its subject public safety? We know the homosexuals are unsafe and unpredictable.

A moment of complaint: WTF is up with the Herald-Leader’s ridiculous decision to require an account to read CURRENT articles on its website? You’ve gotta provide your actual name, address and other personal information in order to get an account. Then wait 15 minutes. And THEN go through the annoying process of constantly signing in to read stories that you obviously can read at a competitor’s site, for free, without signing up or in. Way to kill potential profits at a time when the newspaper industry is dying, H-L! [The Entire Herald-Leader Site]

That’s right. We still believe City Hall should be reimbursed. Even if it’s less than a dollar. If you’re using public computers to do anything that’s not work-related? You should pay for it. [Examiner]

More from Frank Simon, savior of our white women and your children from the gays and the foreigners: “This bill simply requires that adoptive children not be placed in the home of cohabitating, “live-in” lovers. This has been the traditional and historical policy and the bill simply codifies it. Now, homosexual groups are saying that it’s discrimination. Believe me, It’s NOT about what ADULTS WANT – IT’S ABOUT WHAT CHILDREN NEED!” Wonder if Frank realizes something like 60% of foster parents in Fayette County are carriers of the homo virus, which they transmit to the foster kids? [Email Blast]

Moment of pot meeting kettle. [They Gay Us a Republic]

House Bill 88 is dead. Why couldn’t Greg Stumbo and his crew maybe do something? Too busy in Florida? Too busy violating ethics guidelines? [Bicycling for Louisville]

Beer lobbyist… er… State Rep Larry Clark, of the beer lobby, got state parks to start selling alcohol. We support this legislation, because it’s dumb not to sell alcohol at the parks. But maybe this story could mention that Clark is a beer guy who receives, well, is alleged to make a second living from the beer lobby alone. Just saying. [Bluegrass Politics]

Woah – Gill Holland’s Candy Darling film made both Jezebel and Gothamist. Peep this trailer and check out how scary Andy Warhol is:

Tags: Dan Mongiardo · Discrimination · FEAR! · Frustration · The Gays · Wasted Money

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 TJ // Feb 27, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I love Andy Warhol. I even liked Factory Girl, even though it was a terrible movie.

  • 2 cave dweller // Feb 27, 2009 at 11:56 am

    On the liquor/beer sale in parks post… why is it “dumb” to not have at least one family oriented place in Kentucky where there is not drunks stumbling around … yes, yes, I know there are still drunks at the parks even without the sale option (byob), but when you make it available for sale, the number of drunks increase.. that is just a fact..

  • 3 jake // Feb 27, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    It’s dumb in the sense that it’s lost revenue. Especially in a place with a restaurant, like at Natural Bridge. That joint needs a wine option.

    Of course, there are always going to be parks that aren’t in wet areas, so there definitely will be alcohol-free zones.

  • 4 E // Feb 27, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Liquor sales do not automatically beget drunks stumbling around…just as not having liquor sales does not guarantee there won’t be drunks stumbling around.

  • 5 Republican // Feb 27, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I might point out that the lodge at Natural Bridge is in Powell County, which is dry.

    Part of the park is in Wolfe County, which is wet but doesn’t have by-the-drink sales, only carry-out.

  • 6 anon // Feb 27, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Weird that you’re having this trouble with the Herald -Leader. I read it online every day, don’t have a subscription of any kind, and have never had to create an account or login of any type.

    Just tested several stories on topics from Billy Gillispie’s house to more students taking online classes, no login required.

  • 7 jake // Feb 27, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Maybe I read it way too often? Dunno.

    Received an email from their web team earlier in the day suggesting that maybe I’d reached my limit or some such.

  • 8 Bailey // Feb 28, 2009 at 2:43 am

    Cave Dweller,

    While I am sure that they only want to sell alcohol in State Park Dining areas, you do have to admit that seeing state sponsored beer stands out on walking trails would be…well, kinda’ funny.
    Look, I don’t want my kids playing dodge-the-drunkard at any State Park either…But I think I am fine if someone wants to enjoy a few drinks while gazing out the glass side of the Resort at Troopers Island.

  • 9 bestmid // Feb 28, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    “Here’s to alcohol: the cause of – and solution to – all of life’s problems.” HJS
    I vote YES to wet parks. Maybe it’ll draw more black bears into the state if we liquor up our state park garbage!

    And about who should get to adopt/foster kids… Frank Simon makes it sound like kids witness the sex! Are Christian married heteros doing it in the living room in front of the kids? If not, who cares what’s going on after the kids go to bed?