Eliot Sumner “Information”
It appears that Sting’s son has the gift of marvelous melody. Nice.
Eliot Sumner “Information”
It appears that Sting’s son has the gift of marvelous melody. Nice.
At the University of Louisville basketball tipoff luncheon, head coach Rick Pitino spoke to a crowd of 1,200 fans excited for the new season, but also nervous about the alleged prostitution scandal swirling about.
FULL TRANSCRIPT OF PITINO REMARKS via Courier-Journal
My October 8 radio conversation with Coach Pitino came up in his address to the crowd.
From WDRB.com – Pitino said that he was not angry at WHAS radio personality Terry Meiners, who began an interview last week by asking Pitino if he had plans to resign.
“Some people thought he blindsided me,” Pitino said. “He probably did … The person who blindsided me is my friend … his job is not to build me up in that moment, his job is get to the truth.”
Terry Meiners didn't pull any punches in Pitino interview. Nice job. And Rick answered every question. Anguish from both.
— Paul Rogers (@paulnrogers1) October 8, 2015
This was all about anguish, not an ambush. Coach Pitino and I are longtime friends. We spoke for 13 minutes the day before the interview and I asked him the resignation question and many more questions that were repeated on the radio. There was also some background info that Coach Pitino gave me to fill in some blind spots.
Like two lawyers, we were doing discovery prior to our public exchange. No specific restrictions were placed on the interview. We were two pros doing our jobs informing the public on the current status of community-wide upheaval.
We both walked away with integrity intact.
What the radio audience heard was a natural extension of our own conversations that are not broadcast. In fact, the last thing I said to Coach Pitino before putting him on HOLD to start radio broadcast feed was, “Let’s talk about all the same things we did yesterday but without the curse words” (most of which were mine).
He laughed. i turned on my microphone and we launched into an insightful back-and-forth that Rick handled with aplomb.
Rick is real. His heart is broken with the notion that someone who worked for him could have violated his trust. When resolution arrives, Pitino will process it, learn from it, and lead with a keener vision.
From Rick Pitino’s remarks, October 13, 2015
“I have a friend (Terry Meiners). Some people thought he blindsided me (in this radio interview). He probably did. Very similar to President Obama being blindsided by Steve Kroft on a recent interview with 60 Minutes. They all said, ‘That was his friend.’ Well, the person who blindsided me is my friend. The first question he asked — and I was going on his show in tough times to be nice — he said, ‘Will you resign? Are you considering resigning?’ I said, ‘Well, hello to you, too, Terry.’ In the end, I have no problem with it. Just like Steve Kroft had a job to do, so does he. His job is not to build me up at that moment. His job is to get to the truth. And that’s not what friends are for when you go on an interview, obviously.”
I have a few questions.
(1) How is air traffic separated for safety?
(2) Since pilots can fly at very young ages, how would a 15-year-old pilot transition to street driver after landing?
(3) If a runway is unnecessary, how is a public space cleared for a landing?
(4) What’s to keep that angry Bullitt County resident from shooting it down like he did to his neighbor’s drone?
Another flying car is the AeroMobil, but it requires a takeoff and landing strip.
However we achieve this goal, let’s get it done. Flying time is quality time.
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is under fire for alleged scandalous behavior between players, recruits, and their adult guardians with prostitutes. Prostitute/madam Katina Powell claims she brought multiple prostitutes into UofL’s Minardi Hall at the request of former director of basketball operations Andre McGee.
The salacious story is told in Powell’s book “Breaking Cardinal Rules.”
Also, CBS Sports quoted an unnamed source saying that Ohio State freshman JaQuan Lyle, a former Louisville recruit, acknowledged to the NCAA “the gist” of allegations of paid escorts.
Pitino had no idea any of this nonsense was going on. I’ve known him for 25 years and can assure you that he would STRANGLE an employee for doing anything of the sort. Nonetheless, people are overanalyzing his radio chat with me, searching for code words or signs of inconsistency.
He’s hurt. That’s it: lock, stock, and barrel. This is PTSD stuff for Rick.
National media has not been kind. Sports Illustrated blasted U of L for creating what it claims is a hostile environment for women. A female U of L senior took issue with that characterization in a blog post, although the comments section told at least one story that affirms the S.I. story.
There is a significant difference between a giant media company and a university. Sports Illustrated is a subsidiary of Time Warner, which sells provocative products to earn dividends for stockholders.
The University of Louisville’s mission statement of “research university with a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences and to the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of our diverse communities and citizens” ducks the reality that it also sells sex through the pelvic thrusts of its acclaimed Ladybirds dance team.
So let’s take it down a notch on hating Sports Illustrated. Today’s school mission statement is to find out if prostitution took place on U of L’s campus and to take action to prevent it from happening again.
— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) October 10, 2015
Some fans were not pleased with my radio interview, apparently unaware that Pitino and I talked the day before and I asked him whether he was thinking about resigning and other details that came out during the radio chat. (I mentioned the Wednesday private phone call multiple times on the radio leading up to the Thursday evening interview).
— Harold (@LilHurl) October 9, 2015
— Bob Valvano (@espnVshow) October 9, 2015
Members of the media understood the validity of my questions, and Rick Pitino’s wise choice to publicly stake out his turf (after the Lyle revelation and Ramsey snub).
Rick Pitino to @terrymeiners: "I'm sorry that Dr. Ramsey did not think enough to mention me, but that's something I can't control."
— Joe Sonka (@joesonka) October 9, 2015
My question about about the university president’s omission of support for his coach teed up a perfect response from the Hall of Famer.
Great job by @terrymeiners on the interview with Coach Pitino. Tough to ask the tough questions when you know the person so well.
— Keith Farmer (@KeithFarmer18) October 8, 2015
WHAS radio's @terrymeiners conducted a great interview with Rick Pitino. Asked some really tough questions.
— John Lewis WDRB (@JohnWDRB) October 8, 2015
Rick knows how to effectively deliver his message. He is hurt that someone under his employ would (allegedly) do something so reckless that it endangers the Louisville brand.
These rules are posted in the Cardinals practice facility.
Planners become winners. Don’t get lost in today’s story. Rick has already prepared for tomorrow and the day after while most people are dazzled by today.
Now your day is perfect because you took a few minutes to watch puppies run through piles of leaves.
Watch it again. And again. You’ll get back to work eventually.
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2015 3:57 PM
To: MEINERS, TERRY A
Subject: Louisville idiom [Sent to Clear Channel]
I enjoy listening to your show every day but, as a fifth-generation Louisvillian, I wince when I hear Bobby Ellis talk about a traffic problem on the city’s “west side”. I wonder whether someone could give him some Louisville lessons and tell him that it’s West End here. Same goes for the reporters who talk about the SeelBOCK hotel. Anyway, I enjoy you. Keep up the good work!
From: MEINERS, TERRY A
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2015 6:22 PM
Subject: RE: Louisville idiom [Sent to Clear Channel]
Bobby doesn’t listen to a thing I say. He won the lottery and reports from his own personal helicopter where he laughs at people stuck in traffic.
I wince when I hear professional broadcasters say LOO-uh-vul. It’s disingenuous. They’re hired for elocution skills and certainly don’t apply a phony Southern accent when they pronounce Shively, Highview, PART-lun, or dumb it down with a “Moun WARSH-in-nun” to appease locals. What professional broadcaster goes on the air in other cities and mimics the locals by saying Nawlins, New Yawk, Derm, Noffuk, or Bawstin? Answer? No one (except homespun characters just clowning).
LOO-uh-vul is like Mi-ZOOR-uh. It works when it aligns with the rest of one’s spoken dialect.
If I said LOO-uh-vul then I would need to identify myself as Turree Mah-nurz frum da aff-dur-noon PRO-grum on Dubya H Ay-yess, y’all.
That would be a stretch, but I do like to say “tumped over” and “DOOM-en-eel” Street.
84 WHAS Afternoon Host
WHAS-11 Great Day Live Co-Host
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Surely you have heard that the University of Louisville basketball program is mired in an alleged sex scandal. A prostitute claims that she was paid by team staff member Andre McGee to provide female escorts for players, recruits, and sometimes the fathers of recruits.
If true, and if the prostitute’s claims that her own underage daughters were sometimes involved, massive federal charges related to sex trafficking on a public university campus would send the sports world into a Penn State Sandusky fervor and forever stain the careers of many prominent University of Louisville leaders.
Early speculation is that head coach Rick Pitino will keep his job. (I’ve known Pitino for 25 years and my best guess is that he would murder any member of his staff who would jeopardize the team’s work and integrity).
Other pundits think this could signal the end for Pitino’s Hall of Fame career.
Until more evidence comes forward, let’s examine tangible evidence in hand. Alleged professional pimp (of her own underage daughters) Katina Powell’s unlawful transactions are published in #BreakingCardinalRules. Is the publisher of this profit seeking book complicit in exploitation of underage sex workers regardless of whether those claims are verified? How long until the IRS investigates Katina Powell for failure to pay taxes on alleged cash transactions? Will the LMPD & UofL police chiefs investigate if the “cops” entries are legitimate? Who gave Andre McGee thousands of dollars in discretionary income to allegedly solicit prostitutes? What college or high school star athlete needs assistance finding female companions? What high school kid doesn’t use social media to brag about aberrant behavior at UofL or any other place? That’s how all of those cradle-robbing teachers are discovered. There have been zero social media references by recruits or student athletes related to misdeeds at Minardi Hall. And look at the ledger posted above. How many people keep sporadic logged entries over 4 years yet they’re uniformly lined with the exact same handwriting size as though they were all written at once with the same writing implement? Just asking.
Meanwhile, the taunts continue. All Louisville fans can do is wait out the multiple investigations underway.
With that, here are the radio scripts for aggressive UK zealot The Beasman, who lives to taunt “U of Smell” and promote all things “U uh Kay.”
#1 BEASMAN scandal
HEY LARRY, NOW WE FINALLY UNDERSTAND WHY U OF SMELL JERSEYS IS RED. SO THEY MATCH THE COLOR OF THE BASKETBAW DARM FRONT PORCH LIGHT. THIS STORY IS SO BIG THAT THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS CHANGED IT’S NAME TO CARDINAL TOWN. HEY LARRY, DID YOU NEED AN ESCORT TO GIT TO WORK?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>HEY LARRY, WHAT DOES A U OF SMELL RECRUIT ORDER IN A FRENCH RESTAURANT? ESCORT-TO-GO! (laffs) GIT IT? SNAILS! ESCORT-TO-GO! COME ON, LARRY, QUIT ACTING LIKE THESE AINT FUNNY JOKES. I BEEN SETTIN HERE PACIN BACK AND FORTH WAITIN FOR YOUR STUPID SNAGGLE TOOTH WEASEL VOICE TO COME ON THE LECTRIC RADIO SO I CAN MOCK YOU AND YOUR BOYFRIEND SLICK RICK AND SHOUT “IT’S OVER!” IT’S ALL CRUMBLIN DOWN ON U OF SMELL AND US GOOD CLASSY CAT FANS IS LOVIN EVER MINUTE OF IT!
SLICK RICK HAS GOT TO RE-SIGN, LARRY MINNER. HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs! LARRY, AIN’T NO WAY YOUR GAY BOYFRIEND IS GONNA SLICK TAWK HIS WAY OUT OF THIS ONE. THE NC2A IS SENDING SO MANY INVERSTERGATERS IT LOOKS LIKE THE REFUGEES SWARMIN EUROPE. AND HOW DO YOU LIKE THE LADY WHO WROTE THE BOOK? SHE SELLS HER OWN DAUGHTERS LIKE TWO DOLLAR SAMMICHES. AND OF CARSE THEY IS ALL U OF SMELL FANS. HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs!
U OF SMELL IS SO STUPID THAT THEY DON’T KNOW THAT STAR ATH-A-LETES CAN GIT ALL THE GIRLS THEY WANT. THEY DON’T GOT TO HAVE SOME GRAD ASS-SIS-TENT IDIOT TO GO FETCH EM SOME GIRLS. WHAT TIME IS SLICK RICK ANNOUNCING HIS RETIREMENT? YOU KNOW COACH CAL GOES TO MASS EVER DAY BECAUSE HE’S A HOLY MAN. HE DON’T COMMIT NO SEX SINS LIKE ALL THE LOSERVILLE COACHES AND PLAYERS AND RECRUITS. COACH CAL JUST GOES TO MASS, HAS LUNCH WITH THE POPE, THEN COMES BACK TO LEXINUN TO GO FARDY & OH WHILE LOSERVILLE GOES HOs BEFORE PROs!
LARRY, I TAPED MATT JONES SHOW BECAUSE HE LOVES TEARIN INTO SLICK RICK AND THE MEDIA SUCKUPS LIKE YOU WHO DON’T GOT THE GUTS TO CALL FOR HIS RESSER-NATION. MATT JONES ASTS HARD QUESTIONS TO COACH CAL BUT HE DON’T SIN SO THERE AIN’T NOTHIN TO GIT HIM ON. HOW COME YOU DON’T GIT SLICK RICK ON THE RADIO TODAY AND AST HIM HOW ANDRE MCGEE COME UP WITH ALL THAT MONEY? LOSERVILLE HAVIN PROSTITUTES AIN’T NO BIG NEWS BECAUSE ALL LOSERVILLE WOMEN GOT TO PROSTITUTE THEIRSELFS TO ACT LIKE THEY CAN CHEER FOR THEM DIRTY BIRDS.
BUT IT’S THE MONEY QUESTION THAT THE NC2A GONNA BE SNOOPIN AROUND TO FIND OUT. WHO PAID THE MONEY TO THE MAMA PIMP AND HER TRASHY DAUGHTERS? IT’S OVER FOR SLICK RICK AND TOMMY TURTLENECK. LACK OF INSTITUTIONAL CONTROL. DEATH PENALTY! DEATH PENALTY! DEATH PENALTY! HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs! AND GIT RID OF YOUR SINFUL FOOTBAW COACH, TOO. Y’ALL HAVE BECOME THE UNIVERSITY OF SEX SCANDALS. YOU IS A LAUGHINGSTOCK IN COLLEGE SPARTS. AS SOON AS INVESTIGATORS FIGGER OUT WHICH CRIMINAL GIVE ANDRE MCGEE THE MONEY, THE NC2A WILL FINALLY CHOP OFF THE HEAD OF THE EVIL LOSERVILLE SNAKE ONCE AND FOR ALL.
U OF SMELL ATH-A-LETICS IS GOIN OUT OF BIDNIZ SO THE SCHOOL CAN GO BACK TO GIVIN OUT PHONEY DIPLOMAS AND SNIFFIN OUT EMBEZZLIN’ PROFESSORS. THEY DON’T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT HOW MANY MINORITIES THEY GOT ON THE SCHOOL BOARD. ALL YOUR SINFUL COACHES AND PLAYERS IS SEX ADDICTS, AND THAT MAKES THEM A MINORITY WHEN SEPARATED FROM GOOD AND CLASSY COACHES LIKE U UH KAY GOT. PACK YOUR BAGS, SLICK RICK.
MAYBE Y’ALL NEED TO FIRE ALL YOUR COACHES AND HIRE THE KARDASHIANS’ MAMA TO REPLACE JURICH. AT LEAST SHE KNOWS HOW TO MANAGE WHORES FOR PROFIT. HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs! NOW THE NC2A GONNA ESCORT Y’ALL TO THE DEATH PENALTY! YOU CAINT GIT OUTTA THAT BY SLIDING DOWN A STRIPPER POLE! STICK A FARK IN THE DIRTY BIRDS! IT’S OVER! HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs!
#2 BEASMAN scandal
OH LARRY, WHAT A FUN WEEKEND. DID YOU AND YOUR BOYFRIEND SLICK RICK GO ON THE SLUT WALK OUT IN CALFORNIA? SOUNDS LIKE ALL YOUR FRIENDS WOULD BE THERE AT A THING CALLED THE SLUT WALK. COME ON, LARRY, CAINT TAKE A JOKE?
MATT JONES SAID HE LOOKED IN YOUR RADIO STUDIO ON FRIDEE AFTERNOON WHEN SLICK RICK WAS FIBBIN TO THE MEDIA AND MATT SAID YOU JUST LAID YOUR HEAD DOWN AND CRIED BECAUSE YOUR TRAITOR TURNCOAT DREAMS WAS ALL OVER. YOU AND SLICK RICK STABBED U UH KAY IN THE BACK AND NOW LOOK AT Y’ALL…FAILED AND MISERABLE CARDINAL HAS BEENS WHILE U UH KAY IS DOMMERATING THE WORLD. IT WAS GREAT THAT U UH KAY BEAT EASTERN IN OVERTIME AND COACH CAL GOT US ANOTHER 5-STAR MACDONALD ALL-AMERICAN, BUT THAT’S JUST EVERDAY BIG BLUE GREATNESS.
THE FUNNEST PART OF THE WEEKEND WAS LAFFIN AT ALL YOU SAGGY PANTS, SNAGGLE TOOTH, NECK TATTOO, IDIOT U OF SMELL FANS WHO FINALLY GOT TO ADMIT THAT YOUR PROGRUM AINT NOTHIN BUT A BIG WHORE HOUSE. WHO KNEW THAT EVER LOSERVILLE LETTER OF INTENT IS WROTE ON A PAIR OF GIRL’S UNDERWEAR? LOSERVILLE AIN’T GOT NO MORALS BECAUSE THEIR COACHES AIN’T GOT NO MORALS SO THEIR PLAYERS DON’T KNOW NO BETTER BUT TO IMMERTATE THEIR LEADERS. COACH CAL GOES TO MASS EVER DAY AND LIVES A RIGHTEOUS LIFE OF PRAYER AND SUCCESS.
THE ONLY OTHER WOMAN COACH CAL HAS EVER BEEN SEEN WITH IS KIM DAVIS. BOTH OF ‘EM GOT TO GO UP AND SHOOT THE BREEZE WITH THE POPE BUT YOU NOTICE SLICK RICK OR BOBBY PETRINKO DINT GIT INVITED TO COME UP FOR POPE SEEIN’. THAT’S BECAUSE EVEN THE POPE’S MIRACLES CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH. SLICK RICK AND BOBBY IS HOPELESS CAUSES.
I LIKE HOW SLICK RICK SAYS HE DON’T KNOW NOTHIN ABOUT NO ANDRE MCGEE GITTIN NO PROSTITUTES WHEN SLICK RICK KNOWS EM ALL BY NAME. SLICK RICK CALLS OUT THEIR NAMES LIKE SANTA’S REINDEER. ON BUBBLES, ON TRIXIE, ON GINGER, ON PIXIE! TO THE TOP OF POLE, TO THE TOP OF THE BAR! YOU KNOW WHY SLICK RICK DON’T HOST KIDS FOR SUMMER DRILLS NO MORE? BECAUSE HE’S TOO BUSY RUNNING A TRAMP STAMP CAMP. I LOVE IT.
LARRY, WHY DON’T Y’ALL JUST GO AHEAD AND SHUT DOWN THE U OF SMELL ATH-A-LETICS PROGRUM AND TURN THE YUM YUM CENTER INTO A HOME FOR WAYWARD GIRLS? HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs! I GOT A MILLION OF EM, LITTLE BUDDY. WE SHOULD HAVE NOTICED SOMETHIN WAS UP WHEN ALL THE U OF SMELL COACHES STARTED DRIVIN FORD ESCORTS. THERE’S SOME GOOD NEWS FOR Y’ALL CUZ YOU PICKED UP TWO NEW SPONSORS: A CONDOM COMPANY AND THAT DRUGSTORE PREGNANCY TEST.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>AND HERE’S ANOTHER POSITIVE NOTE: THE MOTHER WHO SELLS HER THREE DAUGHTERS FOR PROSITUTION HAS BEEN NAMED U OF SMELL’S ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR. BUY SEASON TICKETS AT THE GARDEN STORE AND THEY’LL THROW IN A FREE HO. AND FYI LARRY, WHEN Y’ALL GIT STRIPPED OF YOUR TITLE, THAT WON’T BE PERFORMED BY A NAKED STRIPPER.
AND I SEEN YOUR PITCHER ON THE TWITTER MACHINE WHERE YOU IS HOLDIN UP THE U OF SMELL NATIONAL CHAMPIONCHIPS TROPHY Y’ALL GONNA HAVE TO GIVE BACK. SO I SUGGEST YOU REPLACE IT WITH A PITCHER OF YOU HOLDIN UP A PROSTITUTE INSTEAD! HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs! COME ON, NC2A. SHUT ‘EM DOWN! STOP LOSERVILLE BEFORE THEY BRING PROSTITUTION AND DEBAUCHERY TO THE REST OF MORAL AMERICA. WE NEED TO GIT DONALD TRUMP TO BUILD A BIG WALL AROUND LOSERVILLE SO THEM IMMORAL COACHES AND THEIR PROSTITUTE FRIENDS CAINT EXCAPE TO SIN IN OTHER GOOD CLASSY COLLEGE TOWNS LIKE LEXINUN.
IT AIN’T LIKE U OF SMELL FANS SHOULD BE SURPRISED. THEY BEEN GETTING SCREWED FOR YEARS BY OVERPRICED TICKETS FOR N.I.T. LEVEL TALENT. PARENTS OF COLLEGE KIDS WORRY ABOUT LOSING THEIR SHIRTS BUT U OF SMELL RECRUITS GOTTA WORRY ABOUT LOSIN THEIR PANTS. HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs! LET’S SEE Y’ALL BUXPLAIN HOW ANDRE MCGEE GOT $10,000 CASH TO PAY THEM SEX WORKERS. IT’S U OF SMELL’S YEAR OF THE FAN, BUT IT ALSO MUST BE YEAR OF THE TRICK. HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs! HOs BEFORE PROs!
The Southern Poverty Law Center now lists Staver’s firm as a hate group.
Every day brings a new chapter. Davis told ABC News “Just knowing the pope is on track with what we’re doing and agreeing, you know, kind of validates everything.”
But there was no agreement or validation.
An official Vatican statement clarified that Davis was one of dozens invited by the Vatican ambassador, but that the only actual audience Pope Francis granted was to one of his former students, an openly gay man (and his family and partner of 19 years).
It appears that a controversial archbishop is at the center of this story, and that Pope Francis was likely unaware of Kim Davis’s story.
The fact that so many people are bamboozled by Davis’ lying lawyer is indeed a news story. UK law school grad Mat Staver built an implausible tale and now that the truth is known, some people don’t want to accept it. They enjoyed the lies.
Barry Lynn, executive director of the group Americans United for Separation of Church and State, opines that Staver’s canonization of Kim Davis is a cultural cancer. “When you make heroes out of people who refuse to accept the rule of law and who fail to acknowledge the dignity of other human beings, you are on a very dangerous path.”
To quote the Bible: the truth shall set you free. (John 8:32)