Much has been going on the last week or so and I have fallen behind. A short explanation is a simple one. Family always comes first for me and always will. Right now my wife is going through an illness we hope will be over soon and we added a new puppy last week only to find out he has a major upper respiratory infection he got at the Humane Society where we adopted him. Of course that means major meds and force feeding so he doesn't starve.
We named him Zeus for a reason and we are confident he will be fine.
Between overtime at the night job, caring for my wife, and our new addition, I had to give up some writing time.
Don't worry all should be good by early next week (hopefully) and I will be right back on track. Trust me you will love what's coming.
In the meantime just a couple of things:
Newly elected District 6 Councilman David James was sworn in last night and will take office immediately. District 6 should be proud. James has a clear track record over the years in public service with LMPD, as well as across the Commonwealth with the KBI, and will bring a fresh approach to the problems plaguing not only District 6 but all of Louisville as well.
Good luck David and congratulations.
Many have been wondering why the lawsuit against Mayor elect Greg Fischer has not been filed yet. A fair question to say the least.
Unfortunately, I just have not had time to finish it yet with everything going on. Most of you know I always follow through, as I have a record of such, and I will in this case too. Hopefully, if things clear up with my family by early next week I can get back to finishing it and filing it right after Thanksgiving.
Sunday night the U of L Yearling series post election analysis was held at the Yearling's Club and as you know I was a guest analyst. I have to say I had a blast. It was a packed house and representative Reggie Meeks did a wonderful job presenting the panel. Of course it got heated once or twice, sorry Reggie, but the crowd was awesome and very informed.
It was an honor to be asked to do the event and I hope the audience got some great feedback.
There was one interesting question raised to the panel that asked if we should extend the Bush tax cuts. I was quite surprised to hear Democratic Chairman Tim Longmeyer say he agreed they should. Democrats typically have supported letting the cuts expire. Longmeyer did specify it was his personal opinion but it was an interesting one.
Republican Vice Chair Cordell Lawrence did spend some time talking about working together basically in a bi partisan way to address the problems we all face and honestly that was refreshing in itself. So many times we get lost in the partisan politics during elections that to hear one side actually speak candidly about bi partisanship and giving examples of how we could get there was a good thing.
Kudos to Cordell.
Finally, what can be said about LEO's Phillip Bailey? Phillip was part of the panel as well and I have to admit he made me more of a fan than I already am. Though we disagree on many things Phillip brings knowledge to the plate and a refreshing perspective when he speaks candidly. I thorougly enjoyed the discussion.
That's it for now folks.
I will be really light on here for the next several days because of my family situation but rest assured I will catch up quick :-)
Thanks for hanging in there.........