Preserve Lexington Benefit Saturday Night!

Preserve Lexington- give, give give.


On Saturday, May 10 Al’s Bar is hosting a benefit concert in support of Preserve Lexington.

Preserve Lexington, a not for profit organization, is actively working for an alternative to the Webb Co.’s CenterPointe project, proposed for the block bounded by Main, Upper, Vine and Limestone Streets. Preserve Lexington’s goal is a significant development that marries great new architecture with the preservation of the important historic and cultural fabric of this block, and that respects the pedestrian-friendly scale of its surroundings.

The benefit concert will be held on Saturday, May 10 at 8 PM. Al’s Bar is located on the corner of Sixth Street and North Limestone.

The benefit show will feature local bands Club Dub, The Phat Mavericks, Joint Venture and Sans Serif. Cover charge is $5.00.

100% of the proceeds from the door and 50% of the proceeds from the sale of The Phat Mavericks’ new album “Zebra Gazebo” will be donated to Preserve Lexington.

Guess the Senate candidate

Guess which Senate candidate here in KY said this in a fundraising email:

Starting last week, the (opponent’s) campaign unleashed a torrent of negative attacks that have only intensified.

If you guessed Bruce Lunsford, you’d be wrong.

Funny, I don’t see John Yarmuth and Crit Luallen publicly taking Bruce Lunsford to the woodshed for the way he’s run his campaign, do you?

Attention Wal-Mart shoppers

Don’t you just love Wal-Mart? Such a great company.

A company that looks after workers like Debbie Shank.

Though I must say I’m curious if this big shareholder has voiced any grievances over Mrs. Shank to Big Brother Sam, like all good Wal-Mart shareholders should have done?

It’s also good to know that Rep. Larry Clark is on board the Fischer train, but I wonder if Clark’s deception of KFTC members in order to kill the Stream Saver Bill sits well with all the peeps?

But hey, nobody’s perfect.

ABC: Obama passes Clinton in superdelegates

Can you say “woot“?

ABC News’ Karen Travers Reports: For the first time this campaign season, Barack Obama has surpassed Hillary Clinton’s support among superdelegates, according to the ABC News delegate estimate.

Sen. Obama, D-Ill., picked up two superdelegates this morning giving him a new metric to tout in addition to his current commanding leads in pledged delegates, popular votes, states won, and money raised.

Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J., switched his endorsement from Clinton to Obama and Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., endorsed Obama. DeFazio was previously uncommitted.

With these endorsements, Obama has the support of 267 superdelegates and Clinton has 265 superdelegates.

Don’t let it get you down Hillary… you can still win!!!

That Settles It

It’s that time of year again, folks. As soon as January hits, I get antsy with anticipation for baseball season and, perhaps even more so, BBQ season. I hope to enjoy both this weekend. Squee!

Owen Covington at the Messenger-Inquirer reports that neither Sen. Barack Obama nor Sen. Hillary Clinton will be in Owensboro this weekend, though representatives of the campaigns are coming. Unsurprisingly, Sen. Mitch McConnell also has better things to do than hang out at the beer garden in McConnell Plaza. Of course, I don’t suppose he’s ever pretended to be a real “man of the people” or anything. (*cough* elitist *cough*)

Organizers are “working to get the other Republican candidate, Daniel Essek, to attend.” Yeah. The guy who, earlier this year, listed a Tennessee address for his campaign. The Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate who have confirmed so far are Bruce Lunsford, Kenneth Stepp, and Michael Cassaro.

Oh yeah, there’s also the KDP fundraiser tonight in Louisville at the Kentucky International Convention Center. I understand it’s quite a bargain compared to those thousand dollar dinners the GOP has.

(x-posted: DM-KY)

Silver Lining

People are getting absolutely GOUGED at the pumps, as prices have hit an all-time record. It’s hitting people hard.

Yet…. I can’t help but look at this graphic and sense that there is some kind of silver lining to this whole sordid tale of letting oil barons run our government for 7+ years.

I’m one of those lucky people that lives close enough to walk to work and most places I go. Though I have to pay much more than I would if I lived out in the ‘burbs, I feel it’s worth it to save on gas, pollution and that goddamned awful Lexington rush hour traffic.

But I know that many people don’t have that luxury.

(Oh, and if you haven’t seen that photo-op of Hillary pumping gas and getting asked the last time she pumped gas, you should seek that out….)