From The Courier-Journal Higher ed is a "bought-off industry” Simon Meiners 11:58 a.m. EDT May 30, 2015 Fielding criticism about his bonus payments, University of Louisville President James Ramsey recently warned that if the school's board of trustees absorbs the U of L Foundation then “political appointees” will seize control of its $1.1 billion in assets. But how would that make things any more agenda-driven than they already are? An economist by training, Ramsey already shills for an ideology that serves him and few others. The U of L business school just announced a $6 million gift-backed “free market economics institute” whose stated mission is to trace the pattern between free market policies and gains in individual well-being. That mission itself is blatantly partisan.
A primer on how NASA scientists delivered an information gathering vehicle to the surface of Mars
"Don't drive slowly in the left lane." - nightly sign off by 840WHAS sports anchor Lachlan McLean Apparently, Indiana lawmakers were listening. Lachlan McClean moved to Charlotte but will continue working on Louisville's iHeartMedia stations from a North Carolina studio. Kurt Darling joins me for afternoon sports reports on 840WHAS and Mandy Connell now fills the 6-8 pm slot with a Louisville-oriented political show.
PRESS RELEASE: Zayat Stables' Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah breezed four furlongs in :48 on a fast track under Martin Garcia at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Ky. The Bob Baffert-trained 3-year-old will attempt to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner - and first since Affirmed in 1978 - in the 147th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (Grade I) on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Belmont Park. Splits for the workout were :12.20, :24 and :35.80. He galloped out five furlongs in 1:00.40 and three-quarters of a mile in 1:13.20. Credit: Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography Do you think horses mind when everyone else watches them bathe? Go Pharoah!
Are America's recent race riots caused by 19th century slavery? Do some people of color -- Jay Z -- use them for personal financial or political gain? Or are people using select police actions to create unchecked mayhem? Will there be backlash or progress? Meanwhile, African Americans keep killing each other in staggering numbers (when compared to other races in percentage of overall population). Noted African American scholar Thomas Sowell: "You cannot exempt people, of any color, from the requirements of civilization — including work, behavioral standards and personal responsibility — without ruinous consequences to them and to society at large." The Rev. Louis Farrakhan preaches about a race war following Ferguson riots over alleged white police abuse toward African Americans.
Concealed carry should make these episodes more interesting.
Every Michael Jackson grunt is recorded here. Shum on. Tea..tea...teacher's gonna show you how to get an A. BONUS: Silent Phil
Great piece on Cassius Clay's early years leading toward becoming one of the most popular people in the world. Muhammad Ali's launch from Louisville brought him full circle to settle back home 50 years after his Olympics victory. Today? Floyd Mayweather claims that he is a better boxer than Muhammad Ali or Sugar Ray Robinson were in their prime fighting years. I'll stand by Ali.