What a Week: The City's Weekly Zeitgeist Radar

May 28, 2008 at 2:12 am


Hillary Clinton’s huge Kentucky win set off a healthy discussion about race in the commonwealth. Twenty-one percent of voters polled said race was an important factor in their vote, and 80 percent of them voted for Clinton. While journalists danced cautiously around the issue of race, Eastern Kentucky voters came right out and said on camera they would never vote for an N-word. Obama’s elitist black half was appalled but not one bit surprised, while his elitist white half was shocked and embarrassed that racism exists in Kentucky.


In other primary election results, ersatz Democrat Bruce Lunsford defeated Greg Fisher and will face Mitch McConnell in the battle of the creepy patronizing American Satanic power-mongers in November. Voters also kicked library-hater Chris Thieneman to the curb and chose Anne Northup to face John Yarmuth in a reprise of their 2006 smackdown of the rich and scratchy-voiced.


While the city blathered on about racism, friends and family celebrated the life of civil rights champion Alice Wade, who worked with the Braden Center and the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Wade, who fought against industrial pollution and social injustice, and took the truth to Valhalla Golf Club

in the ’90s, died after a battle with pancreatic cancer.


Cynics and snake-oil salesmen might’ve killed Louisville’s library expansion plans, but it won’t stop a new “cyber-library” from coming to Newburg. Mayor Abramson announced the new library would be built adjacent to the Newburg Community Center at Indian Trail and Exeter Avenue. The library will cost $1 million, and even the anti-tax weenies agree it’s a good plan.