Environmental Insanity Featuring McConnell

Famed Olmstead Parks Conservancy will present Mitch McConnell with its top award on Friday, October 26 during the Roaring 20s Gala at the Henry Clay in Louisville. He’ll be receiving the Frederick Law Olmsted Award for Distinguished Leadership for his “contribution towards advancing our mission to restore, preserve and enhance Louisville’s Olmsted parks and parkways.”

Anyone else rolling their eyes at this laughable irony?

McConnell– the man who consistently receives a 0% rating from the League of Conservation Voters— is receiving an award from one of the most prominent parks and preservation organizations in the world.

Anti-McConnell groups have organized a demonstration to take place on Friday 10/26 from 5:00 – 8:30 P.M. at 3rd & Chestnut in Louisville.

Way to go Olmstead for drawing negative attention. We’re betting an entire bushel of apples that your membership could have come up with a much more deserving recipient of the award.

Humoring GLI’s Controversy

Remember Louisville’s controversy-stirring Brand Aid from a few weeks ago? Greater Louisville Inc’s strangely conceived attempt at a branding campaign dogged other metro areas and caused many of Louisville’s city leaders a bit of understandable embarrassment.

In a funny turn of events a group called Push for Cheese Films has produced two hilarious spots that take on the campaign from the perspectives of Southern Indiana and San Francisco.

Take a look:

Kudos, cheesy guys!

Gubernatorial Debate – Scary Gay Highlights

Most of the gubernatorial debate last evening was a rehash of the Paducah debate last Friday. Rather than post the same spin again, we thought it’d be nice to focus on Ernie Fletcher’s inability to get over his fear of the gays.

When Steve Beshear and Ernie Fletcher were asked if they support allowing universities to offer domestic partner benefits Fletcher harped on and on about costing the taxpayers money. Beshear, though, offered the truth by making it clear that domestic partner benefits do not cost taxpayers anything.

That’s not the end of it. Ernie went on to again complain about Steve Beshear’s love of the big, scary gay money. When will the ignorance end? When will Fletcher’s own tight-knit group of gays ask him to give it a rest? What are they afraid of?

Oh– lest anyone assume Steve Beshear supports gay marriage? He voted for the marriage amendment in 2004 and his running mate Sen. Dan Mongiardo championed the anti-gay legislation.

Watch the full debate here.

Source: Davis Under Investigation

It’s no secret that Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY4) has strong ties to disgraced Jack Abramoff, Bob Ney and Tom DeLay. He has taken $30,000 from DeLay’s ARMPAC, $4,000 from Ney and $11,000 from Duke Cunningham. It’s also no surprise that he’s been a strong supporter of weakened House ethics rules.

So is it surprising to learn that Davis is currently involved in an investigation for possibly accepting laundered campaign contributions?

An impeccable source close to the federal investigation tells us that while Rep. Davis hasn’t officially been accused of any wrongdoing, it “doesn’t look pretty.”

We haven’t been able to get anyone to speak on the record. What we did get, however, is a big fat “there’s no way we’ll discuss an ongoing investigation.”

Dept. of Sodomites Taking Over

Truth Isn’t Pretty Dept. The AP lays it on Stan Lee. “He has no prosecutorial experience, and his general law practice includes defending insurers, other companies and individuals in civil cases.” [AP/H-L]

Getting to the point. Our candidates are still unable to answer simple questions in a straightforward manner. Seriously. When will they begin answering questions without spinning things fifteen ways from Sunday? [Richmond Register]

In case they’ve forgotten. Labor is out in full force all across the state. Taking issue with the elimination of collective bargaining rights, weakening of mine safety, threatening teachers’ insurance plans, violations of state merit laws. All of five people are out across the state damning people for loving gay money. [News-Enterprise]

Fallen from grace. Member of the Rotary Club of Louisville? Let us know if Heather French Henry– the wife of disgraced Steve Henry– attempts to parade around as a congressional candidate when she speaks this Thursday at the Galt House. She’s been telling people she and her husband have been “campaigning” for several weeks. Most recently on October 2 in Northern Kentucky. [C-J]

The horrible gays. Ernie Fletcher can’t let his fascination with all things homosexual die. Unfortunately for him, his hatred of the very people who work for him has resulted in a backlash. Keep hating the gays, folks, as the rest of the world progresses. David Hawpe gets that gay hating is a desperate ploy. Even if he somehow strays on to discuss preservation. Weird. [H-L, C-J]

Worst Person in the World. Keith Olbermann’s worst person in the world gets it wrong on SCHIP. Funny how time never makes it easier for some to learn the facts. Morgan Wilkins continues to spin along with reckless abandon. [C-J]

Losing battle. Even Stu Rothenberg thinks the Republican-led battle over SCHIP is a losing one. Guess it says something when Republicans are divided over an issue that actually matters, right? [RPR]