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He Did Not Win!

The events in Tucson last weekend were horrible. It was scary, terrible, awful and unforgivable. No matter how bad it was though Jared Loughner did not win.  Yes, he shot and killed people. Yes, people suffered and died. But he didn’t win. He didn’t win because there were brave people who stood up to him and stopped him from killing or hurting more than he did. As he tried to reload, one of the victims wounded by gunfire approached him and wrestled the clip away. He didn’t win because two other people tackled him and others sat on him to…


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Politics and People, in Louisville.

I’m terrible at writing introductory posts, so let’s just get down to business, shall we? You may know me from Local Voices or A Bookish Beemer, my personal political, and yes, feminist blog. If you’re web-jumping from there to here, welcome. If you have no idea who I am, that’s alright. If you plan on becoming a regular here, I’m sure we’ll get to know one another. In fact, I’m looking forward to it. Let me just explain my writing style, my ground rules on engaging online, and of course, what I’ll be writing about. I’m a civil kind of…


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A New Beginning

New beginning is what we need now more than ever. Not just this site, but all over the country. With the recent Arizona shootings, I’m reminded once again how much we need to cool the vitriol and heated political rhetoric on all side of politics. Free speech make sour country great, but knowing how to use it wisely seems to have fallen on deaf ears in recent months. Whether the alleged shooter is a right wing nutjob, a liberal wack job or a middle-of-the-roader who just snapped, you can be sure he was somehow, someplace, and a t some time…


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Three Wise Guys Talk it Up at Breakfast

There was plenty of diversity and dialogue at this morning’s Breakfast of Champions. The bi-monthly breakfast drew more than 60 guests to hear what the three newest members of the Metro Council had to say about the future of the city and their districts. David James, the Democrat elected in the 6th District (much of Old Louisville), led off by addressing issues he’s taking on, including the needs of the elderly population living in high rises and the challenges in getting to know all the neighborhood groups. Jerry Miller, the new Council member in Hal Heiner’s East End district, discussed…