May 8, 2013

What A Week

Louisville’s Weekly Zeitgeist Radar

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Greater Louisville Inc. released a summary of their study examining the viability of an NBA franchise in Louisville, finding that while Louisville would have a strong fan base of basketball junkies, it lacks a sufficient caliber of corporate support willing to throw away large amounts of money on sponsorships. GLI refused to release the full study, likely because they didn’t want to disturb the Hellmouth underneath the Yum! Center.

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Though a U.S. district court ruling righteously called out the Obama administration for their political and arbitrary refusal to allow anyone under 18 to purchase Plan B emergency contraception over the counter, the administration filed an appeal, once again bucking the FDA and science. It’s all part of Obama’s plan to bring teenage unintended pregnancies to full term and celebrate the opening of the George W. Bush presidential library, we guess.

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes declared at Churchill Downs last week that she would not be bullied by the McConnell smear machine when deciding whether to run against him next year, then blasted Mitch as everything that is wrong with Washington. In response, McConnell’s campaign leaked oppo research that Grimes spoke too loudly at her victory speech two years ago. Yes, Team Mitch really, really misses Judd.

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In another tragic chapter of America’s disturbing gun-fetish culture, a 5-year-old in Burkesville, Ky., shot and killed his 2-year-old sister with his gun marketed specifically to children. A New York Times reporter was subsequently threatened with being shot by a local when covering the story, and a cameraman from Germany was assaulted. The NRA subsequently moved their headquarters to Burkesville.

World-classness: -15