Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin joined me on 840WHAS for a wide-ranging interview on: expanded gambling to bolster pensions, sexual harassment among Kentucky legislators, being alone with a woman, was his UofL board of trustees correct in firing Tom Jurich, a potential LouCity FC stadium, Kentucky outpacing Indiana, tax perks, imbibing, and would he consider being a running mate to Mike Pence in 2020.
Jennifer Lawrence did one of her first radio interviews with me in 2009 for the release of the film The Burning Plain. She returned the next year for a chat about Winter’s Bone, which would earn Jen her first Academy Award nomination.
The first time we met, I walked into the WHAS radio studio and Jennifer said “Dude, I’m starstruck. I’ve seen you on TV my whole life!”
She refers to me as her “first celebrity” friend. Last week on WDJX radio, she popped into an interview with singers Linkin Bridge as they prepared to go on Jimmy Kimmel Live, hosted by Jennifer Lawrence.
Thanks for the shoutout, Jen. It gave me a hearty laugh. You rock!
This is a beautiful love letter to Louisville. #IGODOWNTOWN
Well done, Wil Heuser. He did all of the coordination, co-wrote the song, produced and directed the video, and does not appear in it.
Good dude. Here he is.
Of course it is. 97% of the media coronated Hillary Clinton months before the 2016 election. I thought Trump had no shot. He stunned lots of media people but he didn’t shock a majority of voters. Many of them still taunt me for predicting an easy Hillary win.
That’s cool. I don’t play sides. I interview everyone in the arena and let my viewers and listeners decide for themselves what works for them.
Today, media reports are rightfully crushing serial sexual harasser Roy Moore, senate candidate in Alabama. His lecherous behavior with teenagers disqualifies him from serving in public office. But juxtapose today’s fierce media smackdown with this 1999 radio interview with Dan Rather where he is dismissive of Juanita Broderick’s claims that Democrat (HOORAY!) Bill Clinton raped her many years earlier.
If one of today’s leading news voices begged to dismiss claims by Roy Moore’s accusers as being “old news,” that news person’s career would be in ruins in a matter of hours.
WHEN TRUMP WON, MEDIA HEADS EXPLODED
Stop throwing scorn at people who don’t agree with you and listen. Just listen. Their American experiences are just as real as those of any idiot with a column, broadcast, or other high traffic platform.
Mockery of opposing voices only widens the chasm.
You can put on a pussy hat, throw a bench through a drugstore window, and keep being the intolerant, closed-minded, abrasive, emotionally underdeveloped smug Liberal loudmouth that rational people avoid at all costs. But that changes zero minds and leaves a mess for someone else to clean.
If you follow media people on Twitter, key in on those writers and reporters who work for supposedly “objective” newspapers and major broadcast outlets. Their Twitter feeds tell you all you need to know about their biases.
95% Liberals, if not 98%. Abundant proof is available in broadcaster, blogger, and newspaper online archives. For example, check the front pages of major newspapers over the first year in office for Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush. What is the general nature, headline emphasis, tone, and placement of any political story affecting each of these presidents during their opening year?
You already know the answer. Repubs are evil men with nefarious intentions. Conversely, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, JFK, et al are heroes doing great things.
It’s in the newspaper…IT MUST BE TRUE!
This is a parody New York Times front page, but the sarcasm is cut from years of slanted news posing as objectivity. Check the archives.
“You have a baby…in a bar!” Reese Witherspoon in the film Sweet Home Alabama
The other brilliant post election piece is based on angry Liberal customers in an upscale grocery following the election when the song “Sweet Home Alabama” comes on the sound system. Some intolerant Liberals couldn’t even listen to it, demanding that Lynyrd Skynyrd’s anthem be turned off.
That’s the same conundrum facing every intolerant Liberal staring at three more years of Trump, at minimum. No matter how many hateful SNL parodies, Twitter rants, profane Facebook posts, and smug condescension from dominant Liberal voices, they can’t turn off the quiet, often prayerful vision of real America.
That pussy suit doesn’t welcome opposition entry.
Unless Liberals learn to listen and acknowledge that they can’t shout down or hashtag bully opposition voices into submission, they’ll endure another massive beatdown in 2020.
They can open SNL with another funeral dirge like Kate McKinnon did last year or they can crack a dictionary and embrace the true meaning of the word diversity.
THE BEASMAN more indictments
HEY LARRY, DID ANY OF YOUR U OF SMELL CARDINAL BUDDIES GIT INDICTED TODAY? (laffs) THE DAY AIN’T OVER YET! (laffs) WHY DON’T YOU JUST KILL YOURSELF, LARRY? YOUR CARDINAL PROGRUM IS IN ASHES. THE U OF SMELL DUMPSTER FIRE AIN’T NEVER GONNA GO OUT CUZ THE NC2A IS A-COMIN WITH THE DEATH PENALTY! DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAATH PENALTY! (laffs) I LOVE IT!
I SEEN THEY INDICTED CHUCK PERSON FOR ALL THAT SHOE PIMP MONEY BRIBERY STUFF. AND THEY GOT THAT FANCY SUIT MAN, TOO. YOU AND ALL YOUR CARDINAL BUDDIES IS HOPIN THAT THE SUIT MAN IS GONNA TURN ON HIS CLIENTS CONNECTED TO U UH KAY LIKE THE HARRISON TWINS, TONY ORLANDO ANTIGUA DAWN, AND WORLDWIDE WES.
LARRY, AIN’T NONE OF THEM PEOPLE CONNECTED TO NO SHOE PIMP MONEY. ONLY U OF SMELL RUM DUMMIES IS STOOPID ENOUGH TO SET IN A HO-TEL ROOM AND SQUAWK ABOUT SECRET PAYMENTS WITH A FBI AGENT SETTIN THEIR RECORDIN IT THROUGH HIS LAPEL DAISY. BUT THE U OF SMELL GUY JORDAN FAIR WAS SINGIN LIKE A BIRD ABOUT GITTIN MONEY FOR HIS CARDINAL REE-CRUITS. BUSTED!
YOU’RE FIRED AND SO IS SLICK RICK BUTEENO, A NO COUNT TRAITIOR TURNCOAT, I-TALIAN FRAUD. AND EVEN TOMMY TURTLENECK GOT CAUGHT IN THE BEARTRAP CUZ PAPA JOHN IS CALLIN THE SHOTS AT U OF SMELL AND HE DON’T LIKE NO SLICK RICK OR TURTLENECK SO THEY IS DEAD AND GONE!
PAPA JOHN IS THE NEW U UH KAY HERO SO AS SOON AS RUMP ARENER CAN TEAR UP THAT CONTRACT WITH THE GAS STATION PIZZA COMPANY, WE GONNA PUT PAPA JOHN BACK IN RUMP ARENER.
HIM AND COACH CAL IS GOOD BUDDIES SO PAPA JOHN IS THINKIN ABOUT GITTIN RID OF BOBBY PETRINKO NEXT. HE DONE GOT RID THE LACROSSE LADY CUZ SHE EATS AT PIZZER HUT. COACH CAL – HE GOES TO MASS EVER DAY – HE SAYS HE HOPES U OF SMELL GITS BACK ON TRACK BUT YOU KNOW HE DON’T REALLY MEAN THAT. (laffs) HE WAKES UP LAFFING EVER DAY THINKIN ABOUT HOW U OF SMELL GOT A BOY COACH AND A BUNCH OF WARSHED UP RUM DUMMY ASSISTANTS.
— John Lewis WDRB (@JohnWDRB) November 8, 2017
OH LARRY…Y’ALL BEAT BELLARMINE! WOW! THAT’S A BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT! AND THAT DING DONG DELL DUNK WAS #1 ON THE EXPN TOP TEN! WOW! HE JUMPED ALMOST HALF AS HIGH AS DONNERVAN MITCHELL (WHO WAS SMART ENOUGH TO RUN AWAY FROM U OF HELL). YOU GO, DING DONG DELL!
THAT’S SOME BIGTIME STUFF CONSIDERIN THE ONLY OTHER SPART ON LAST NIGHT WAS HARSESHOES AND PING PONG.
Y’ALL AIN’T ALL GLOOM AND DOOM LARRY…WELL, UNLESS THE FBI SHOWS UP ON SLICK RICK’S PARCH TONIGHT WITH ANOTHER INDICTMENT! (laffs) IS WE SAD THAT U UH KAY LOST THAT FOOTBAW GAME? NOPE! IT’S STILL FUN THINKIN ABOUT U OF SMELL’S MELTDOWN.
BASKETBAW GOIN OUT OF BIDNIZ. YOUR HEISHMAN TROPHY WINNER RACKS UP A THOUSAND YARDS EVER GAME BUT YOU STILL LOSE BY 30 POINTS! WHO DOES THAT? (laffs) EVER DAY IS ZIPITY DO DAH HAP, HAP, HAPPY TIMES IN WILDCAT COUNTRY! WE GOIN TO BOWL GAME AND U OF SMELL GOIN TO NC2A PRISON. (knock knock sound on your microphone) OH LARRY! IS SOMEBODY AT THE DOOR? I BETCHA THAT’S THE FBI BRINGIN YOU A INDICTMENT FOR BEIN A FRAUD RADIO GUNOUNCER, TWO-BIT, TRAITOR TURNCOAT, BOOTLICKIN SLICK RICK APOLOGIST. (laffs)
LARRY, DON’T LET EM TAKE YOU ALIVE! GO DUNK YOUR HEAD IN THE KITCHEN SINK AND JUST KEEP YOUR HEAD UNDERWATER TIL YOU STOP WIGGLIN. THAT’S THE ONLY HONORABLE THING TO DO…AND THEN FINALLY WE CAN GIT MATT JONES TO BE THE AFTERNOON SUPERSTAR ON WH&S WHERE HE TAWKS ABOUT WILDCAT GREATNESS INSTEAD OF U OF SMELL CRIMES. COME ON, DEATH PENALTY! GIT HERE! THIS WILL BE THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS EVER…THEY GONNA YANK DOWN THAT FAKE NEWS CHAMPERCHIP BANNER AND PUT IN A SHREDDER SO WE CAN ALL MAKE CHRISTMAS TREE TINSEL OUT OF IT! HO, HO, HO! I AIN’T HO HO HO’ING ABOUT CHRISTMAS…I WAS JUST SAYIN HI TO ALL THEM SKANKY U OF SMELL STRIPPERS! HAVE A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS IN PRISON, CARDINALS! AWWWWWW C-A-T-S CATS! CATS! CATS! GO BIG BLUE! GO CATS! FARDY & OH! FARDY & OH! FARDY & OH!
radio sketch, Monday, November 6, 2017
SHUT YER SNAGGLE TOOTH MOUTH, LARRY MINNER. DON’T MATTER IF U UH KAY BLOWED THAT FOOTBAW GAME WITH 5 SECONDS LEFT. DON’T MATTER IF OUR PUNTER GOT ARRESTED FOR D.U.I. DON’T MATTER IF COACH CAL DON’T WIN IT ALL EVER MARCH MADNESS. ALL US GOOD CLASSY CAT FANS IS STILL ENJOYIN U OF SMELL HELL.
AS LONG AS THE NC2A IS COMIN WITH THE CARDINAL DEATH PENALTY, AIN’T NOTHIN BUT LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IN THE AIR FOR KENTUCKY WILDCAT FANS! (laffs) EVER DAY IS ANOTHER U OF SMELL TRAGEDY. Y’ALL TRYIN TO ACT LIKE IT’S ALL GOOD NOW AND Y’ALL JUST GONNA ZIPPITY DO DAH ALONG LIKE YOU AIN’T GOT NO TROUBLES BUT YOU AIN’T FOOLIN ME. YOU MAKE ME SICK, LARRY MINNER. WHEN IS YOU GONNA REE-TAR AND LET MATT JONES HAVE THE AFTERNOON SHOW ON WH&S?
I HEARED YOU TAWKIN TO TOMMY TURTLENECK LAST WEEK. “OH TOMMY. YOU IS THE WALT DISNEY OF LOSERVILLE.” NEWSFLASH! WALT DISNEY IS DEAD AND TOMMY AIN’T COMIN BACK TO U OF SMELL, LARRY MINNER. FACE IT, YOU AIN’T GOT NO FRIENDS IN CHEATERVILLE NOW THAT YOUR GAY BOYFRIEND SLICK RICK AND TOMMY TURTLENECK DONE GOT RUN OFF AND SO NOW THEY’S UP ON BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. QUIT YOUR JOB SO WE CAN HEAR MATT JONES.
YOU CAN BE THE POOL BOY FOR SLICK AND TOMMY WHILE THEY SET AROUND COUNTIN HOW MUCH MONEY THEY STOLE FROM U OF SMELL. YOU’RE SUCH A SUCKER, LARRY. HERE YOU GOT TOMMY TURTLENECK ON THE RADIO WITH YOU AND HE SAID LOTS OF OTHER SCHOOLS WAS CHECKIN TO SEE IF HE IS INNERESTED. HOW COME YOU DINT AST HIM TO NAME THE SCHOOLS? CUZ YOU AND ME BOTH KNOW HE’S A-LYIN. AIN’T NO HONORABLE SCHOOL WANTS TOMMY TURTLENECK, SLICK RICK, OR BOBBY PETRINKO.
HOW LONG TIL THE NEW SHERIFF OF CARDINAL COUNTRY RUNS OFF YOUR CHEATIN FOOTBAW COACH? YOU KNOW IT’S COMIN, LARRY. PAPA JOHN RUNS U OF SMELL AND HE IS GREAT FRIENDS WITH COACH CAL SO I BETCHA COACH CAL WAS BEHIND GITTIN RID OF SLICK RICK JUST FOR LAUGHS. I LOVE IT!
COACH CAL IS STILL THE KING OF COLLEGE BASKETBAW WHILE SLICK RICK JUST GOTTA SET HOME AND FILL OUT UNEMPLOYMENT FORMS. WHAT KIND OF JOB CAN HE GIT…AS THE HOST OF THAT TV SHOW CALLED CHEATERS? THAT’S THE ONLY PLACE THAT’LL HAVE HIM!
AND DON’T THINK Y’ALL GONNA GIT BRIAN BOWEN TO COME PLAY NOW THAT THE FBI SAYS THEY AIN’T INVESTERGATIN HIM. THE NC2A AIN’T GONNA LET Y’ALL HAVE HIM. HIS DADDY DONE PIMPED HIM OUT FOR A HUNDERD THOUSAND! DADGUMMIT, ALL WE DID IN MY DAY WAS HUNDERD DOLLAR HANDSHAKES BUT U OF SMELL GOES A HUNDERD THOUSAND DEEP FOR B-LEVEL PLAYERS. Y’ALL AIN’T VERY GOOD WITH MONEY, LARRY! BUT YOU SAGGY PANTS, RAP MUSIC, GHETTO SPRAYPAINT, STREET MURDERIN, NECK TATTOO, FOULMOUTH, STINKBREATH, GENDER BENDER, OBAMA LOVIN, DOPE SMOKIN, TARC BUS ROBBIN, GRAMPA PUNCHIN U OF SMELL THUGS CAN KEEP PRETENDING LIKE YOUR DUMPSTER FIRE IS ALL OVER NOW.
LARRY, IT’S JUST STARTIN. THE NC2A IS COMIN TO GIVE Y’ALL THE DEATH PENALTY! DEATH PENALTY! TAKE DOWN THAT FAKE NEWS BANNER! TAKE IT DOWN! TAKE IT DOWN! TAKE IT DOWN! THE FBI AIN’T FINISHED INVESTERGATIN SLICK RICK OR JORDAN FAIRY OR THAT KENNY WHAT’S-HIS-NAME. THEY IS ALL GUILTY AS SIN CUZ THEY KNOWED THIS HERE BRIAN BOWEN WOULDN’T JUST DROP OUT OF THE SKY. NONE OF ‘EM AST QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW COME HE SUDDENLY WANTED TO BE A CARDINAL BIRD? CUZ THEY WAS CHEATIN. U OF SMELL FOOTBAW CAINT BEAT NOBODY NO MORE. AND THE PRO SOCCER TEAM IS THE BIG STAR IN TOWN NOW SO U OF SMELL IS OLD NEWS.
THANKSGIVIN MEANS STICK A FARK IN THE CARDINAL BIRD CUZ HIS GOOSE IS COOKED. Y’ALL IS LITTLE BROTHER AGAIN, LARRY. SAY HI TO THE SMALL TIME CUZ THAT’S WHERE Y’ALL GONNA SPEND THE NEXT DECADE. N.I.T. N.I.T. N.I.T. SEE YOU IN MARCH MADNESS…BUT ONLY IF U OF SMELL PLAYERS BY A TICKET CUZ THEY AIN’T PLAYIN IN IT!
Eight indictments have been filed in the FBI investigation into the funneling of shoe company money to financial advisors and AAU basketball coaches who benefit from student athletes. More indictments are expected later in the week.
Among those indicted by a federal grand jury is suspended Auburn coach Chuck Person, and Rashan Michel, a high end Atlanta clothier. Person is accused of taking bribe money to steer basketball players toward certain financial advisors. Michel is involved with various seedy characters who swarm around recruits and AAU leagues.
Michel has been loosely connected to former University of Kentucky personal like assistant coach Orlando Antigua, UK stars Andrew and Aaron Harrison, and Friend-of-Cal William “WorldWide Wes” Wesley. There’s probably nothing to it but UK always draws the spotlight.
The University of Louisville was fingered right away when assistant coach Jordan Fair was recorded in a Vegas hotel room acknowledging awareness of adidas routing money to the father of 5-star recruit Brian Bowen. Discussions about payments to the family of another UofL recruit also took place in the room.
Fair has been fired along with head basketball coach Rick Pitino and athletics director Tom Jurich. Nonetheless, no arrests or indictments have been issued for any UofL personal.
An attorney for Brian Bowen claims “investigation impediments” have been cleared so that UofL can now decide whether to reinstate him to the roster.
Meanwhile, the University of Louisville basketball season has launched. Here’s a Courier Journal photographer’s tweet from tonight’s exhibition game vs. Bellarmine.
Metro Councilwoman Jessica Green joined me on 840WHAS to vent about her colleagues voting to retain Dan Johnson. We also touched on racial disparity involving taxpayers covering Johnson’s legal fees but not the fees accrued by two African American council members in previous trials. Councilwoman Green worries about security for women working near Johnson.
Former University of Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich visited my radio show to talk about his firing, the callous termination letter, UofL’s financial stability, FBI investigation, NCAA appeal, supervision of Rick Pitino, Mark Jurich’s career, adidas contract, and more.
Following our interview, news broke that the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office released “investigative impediments” on Brian Bowen, setting up a potential return to the UofL basketball team. The university would have to conduct its own investigation to clear Bowen, but if the FBI can’t see a path where the player was aware of his father getting money from adidas, it is hard to imagine that UofL’s investigation could drill down further than federal authorities.
If Bowen is reinstated, it strengthens legal standings for both Tom Jurich and Rick Pitino if they file wrongful termination lawsuits.