Sunday, April 24, 2016

My Comment To The Courier-Journal's "Airbnb Rules Rip Neighbors Apart"

I have included my comment that I posted below but I wanted to add something.  Airbnb doesn't rip neighbors apart.  Neighbors who harass other neighbors can destroy the neighborhood.  The article leaves out the fact that this woman has problems with UofL! That this woman has never added anything to improve the area.  It seems to me at least that she only targets people who invest money into the area.  Old Louisville is a part of the city and like cities it is finally fighting for her own rebirth.  We neighbors live in Old Louisville because we want to be part of the action.  The Universities (yes, plural, more than just UofL in the neighborhood), the architecture, the diversity (economic, racial and religious) and of course Churchill Downs makes Old Louisville a neighborhood where all the action is.  It is perfect for artist and writers and foodies but there is a problem.  People like the woman in the Courier-Journal's article Airbnb Rules Rip Neighbors Apart prefer to have neighbors with no economic power because those people are easy to control.  A half way house or a person renting from a slum lord will do anything she asks but a restaurant, a school or a homeowner who puts money into their property aren't that easy to control.  Empty house after empty house is fine with her but talking in the back yard that you pay for is going to be a problem! Apparently Airbnb is not the only problem she has because she has complained before Airbnb.  She wants her way and only her way.  She doesn't care about the neighborhood, if she did she would open her eyes to the real problems.  Old Louisville is economically mixed.  Very rich lives with the very very poor and it takes money to improve and enrich the neighborhood.  Courier-Journal should have vetted this woman first!

I am over tired y'all.  I went to Thunder Over Louisville last night and it really angers me to have to deal with this.  This blog is supposed to be about happy things but I need to send a message.  Attacking one of the 4 is attacking all of the 4 and I will fight back.  My mother and sisters are all I have.  I don't want or need anything else but of course Bryan, God rest his soul.  I am the sword and the shield.

Courier-Journal's article Airbnb Rules Rip Neighbors Apart
My comment:

Number 1 Question the Courier-Journal should ask itself is if they actually investigated the woman in the article?

Did they know she is personally responsible for shutting down many businesses in Old Louisville by filing false complaints.  She does not have an Airbnb problem she has a Old Louisville business problem.  People who put money into Old Louisville she complains about but she seems to have no problem with the vagrants and empty houses which has been the case for Old Louisville for over 40 years.  

Old Louisville is becoming a better neighborhood and that is partly due to Airbnb.  Houses that once sat empty are now being sold.  When guest stay in Old Louisville they want to buy in Old Louisville.  This woman has done nothing to make her neighborhood better and has made it her mission to keep Old Louisville economically challenged.  If you doubt me ask the owners of the now defunct Carly Rae's. She complained about their karaoke night.  Now Carly Rae's sits empty.  It was once a great place to walk to in the neighborhood and have brunch.  We would sit outside to dine when the weather was nice.  Much of Old Louisville did.  She complained about that.  She complains about people talking in their own back yard.  If her neighbor had his family over every weekend to bbq she would complain about that.  She didn't want to hear any signs of life; Not a woman waiting with her grandmother for an uber and not her neighbor sitting at home in his own back yard or the patrons at a restaurant.  Old Louisville is a growing part of a beautiful CITY! Money, ideas and art are flowing into Old Louisville and we neighbors are no longer content to sit silently next to empty houses.   Restaurants improve neighborhoods and wealthy people have been renting out their property for years and staying at rental properties instead of hotels for years.  Airbnb gives this option to the other 99%.  

FYI the author of this article didn't do any real research.  Everyone knows our family and they know Glenda The Good/Glenda The Golden is our mother!  That is just one of many things this "article" gets wrong! Did you know Richard takes out Holly's trash for her, that is he did, until she started harassing his guest.  Did you know that Richard keeps his house looking in tip top shape.  In fact Airbnb houses usually look better and are cleaner than any other house on the block because they have to be.  Property values go up around Airbnb homes, unlike slum lords who dominated Old Louisville in the past, we care about our property.  We don't earn money with torn down run down property so we put thousands of dollars into our places sometimes monthly!  Complain about the half way houses or the empty house/business but don't destroy Old Louisville because you don't want to hear me talking!  Not yelling but talking!

This is why Germantown, Nulu, Butcher town, highlands, Clifton, Crescent Hill and many other walkable communities have grown & Old Louisville has had stifled growth!

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Why I Love Sleepy Hollow And Ichabbie

July, 4th 2016: It has taken me a while to up date this but I couldn't bring myself to look at my hopes for a show that has been ruined by its writers.  They killed my princess.  They killed all hope of redemption for the awful seasons 2 and 3. They have left their fans united in anger!!!  That is all.

Let me make a few things clear first:

1. I, Love Yascone, am a fan of Sleepy Hollow.  The others in this My Royal Family 4 will watch with me but I dare not include them as a fan.  Technically they barely watch TV.  We as a group love animation, anime and Korean Dramas.  We binge watch Korean dramas and Japanese anime for days.

2. The only reason why I watch FOX & FX is for their animated series (Family Guy, Archer & American Dad (Oops American Dad is now on TBS)).  The only live action show I watch with FOX is Sleepy Hollow.  No I don't watch Empire although I think our friends in Korea would love Empire. I watch mostly the SyFy channel and AMC's The Walking Dead but like I said as a family we don't watch American TV that much. Yes, there are shows that we love but we don't wait for the next week's episode.  We usually watch 5 episodes at a time or totally forget about the show for a year or two.

3. If Sleepy Hollow is not renewed there is absolutely no show on FOX that I am looking forward to seeing next fall.  I never watched FOX shows before.  I have not been a loyal fan of a FOX show ever!  I personally watch a lot of TV.  Oddly I read a lot too but I don't wait for the next week to see what happens on a TV show, not even with Game of Thrones or Walking Dead.  I will watch both shows on key must watch days but I don't feel like missing an episode is a problem.  I can always catch up.

It was the year 2013 and my husband was still alive when Sleepy Hollow premiered.  I was looking forward to this show from the summer promos.  It was the perfect campfire/horror/fairytale story from my childhood.  I wanted to see how they were going to make it modern.  I did not know about Nicole Beharie.  I did not know or care about who the leads were.  I cared about the story.  Watching the show for the first time with the rest of the world I received something better than a good story.  I was watching the beginnings of a awesome duo.  Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie became a modern day Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.  They were "dancing" the hell out of this story.  I was happy.  I was even happier that Sleepy Hollow had a female black lead.  For me, Abbie, was my perfect Fairy Princess, one that could kick ass!  Ichabod was the perfect prince "Sleeping Charming" "Sleeping Handsome"lol.  The chemistry between the two actos was not forced.  Watching Sleepy Hollow I saw two characters who knew that they must protect each other.  They were two equals.

Ichabbie, were great at teasing one another without causing pain or real embarrassment.  They built a relationship out of the most extra ordinary situation that can happen in a story.  Two strangers, from two different times (1770's & 2013) must save the world.  They accepted each other for who they were and there was a genuine love between the two.  There is nothing on TV that is like Sleepy Hollow and the relationship between Ichabod and Abbie.  Remember when you were little and you had that favorite bedtime story that you had to read before you fell asleep? Sleepy Hollow for me has become that story.

When I was little I wanted to be the princess who saved the prince.  Abbie does that.  When I was little I wondered would a prince choose me over the "standard" fairytale princess.  Ichabod chose Abbie over his wife and he owned that choice.  Sleepy Hollow is the story I needed as a kid.  It has a great cast and a great storyline.  Yes, some of the episodes have been weak but even so Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie are always on point! The show could benefit from someone who is 50% a Guillermo del Toro  and 50% William Goldman (S. Morgenstern) but the elements are there! I am sick of seeing the absolute worst of humanity on TV.  Ichabbie are great heroes with an even greater love and respect for each other.  They are the couple who can (if FOX allows the show to continue) live happily ever after kicking demon ass.  This show could be the perfect fantasy/romance/scifi and frankly it is the bedtime story for which we have all been waiting.


Check Out Sleepy Hollow: Pilot on Hulu. Sleepy Hollow  Oh and please tell Hulu that Love Yascone referred you.