Let's not bury the lede. The largest stimulus bill in American history was passed by the Senate, then the House, and signed by President Donald Trump today. It was an honor to join @POTUS at the White House today for the signing of the CARES Act. The American people needed this rescue package. They needed it quickly. And the Senate delivered, 96-0. It's a proud moment for our country. pic.twitter.com/jk33y5D5lg— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) March 27, 2020 Now for the rocky road to get here. America is in a freefall from the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus called COVID-19. Surely every elected official will jump in to craft a plan for recovery! Not quite. But Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, and
President Trump: "We must try hydroxychloroquine & azithromycin."The Media: "That's false hope! It's not approved for use yet!"New York Gov. Cuomo: "We must try hydroxychloroquine & azithromycin."The Media: "This is real leadership! What a fantastic idea!"— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) March 23, 2020 And that's a summary of America's messaging during COVID-19. But wait! Where's Fauci! Where is he? Trump had him killed for second guessing him! Trump is a monster! Trump is a dictator! Trump is....oh wait...never mind, America. But thanks for the clicks on our websites! That raises advertising revenue! Dr. Fauci Reemerges After Absence From Monday's WH Briefing, Denies Rift With Trump Amid Reports of Tension https://t.co/QBwwcGxHyR— Mediaite (@Mediaite) March 24, 2020 Conservative website newsbusters.org is
Rep. John Yarmuth joined me on the phone from his self-quarantine to discuss his recent coronavirus test, a necessary step after being in close contact with Brown Forman heir Christy Brown who had just tested positive. The radio interview spilled into whether U.S. health officials should trust health assessments released by Chinese officials, and whether American consumers should be subjected to taking medications manufactured in China. We also discussed COVID-19 challenges for workers at both Louisville area Ford plants. Over 13,000 workers are employed at Ford alone, with thousands more clustered at other factories and Amazon distribution centers. Here’s @RepJohnYarmuth on his brush with #COVID19, possible shutdowns @ford, who’d receive free govt 💰, trusting Chinese medications, & doubting that @realDonaldTrump actually took a
University of Louisville athletics director Vince Tyra did an extensive interview with me on 840WHAS regarding the complete shutdown of sports during the global coronavirus pandemic. Vince had a lot to say about the financial challenges his department faces, how to keep student athletes engaged during the down time, responsibilities for coaches, and a message for fans left hanging in limbo. Here’s @vincetyra on responsibilities for UofL student athletes and coaches during #COVID19 shutdown, financial challenges going forward, more 🏀🏈⚾️ @840WHAS audio https://t.co/zOQTbjSdnM @theacc @ncaa pic.twitter.com/hFScKsHNOk— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) March 17, 2020 I also asked Tyra for comment on Rick Pitino's new statement that he "deserved to be fired" by the University of Louisville. Pitino said it on New York radio
Now that Super Tuesday 3 is in the books, the numbers are ominous for Senator Bernie Sanders. There is really no path to victory now that former Vice President Joe Biden has roared through another big Democratic primary sweep. From DailyMail.com Louisville's second most popular music star Jim James of My Morning Jacket (yes, Jack Harlow is now a bigger deal) did his best to stoke the #FeelTheBern crowd by appearing at an online rally. America is sequestered during a coronavirus pandemic so all musicians are practicing "social distancing" onstage as viewers watch online. Louisville's MMJ star @jimjames joined @neilyoung and his mermaid to help @BernieSanders on the eve of #SuperTuesday3. It led to a bad day at the polls and now
After talking about my Christmas shopping panic on my radio show in 1992, a man called me and said he could help me get the one Power Ranger doll that my kid wanted from Santa Claus. I met the listener in a mall parking lot where he sold me the doll for triple its retail price. I wanted to walk away but I thought of my kid's Christmas morning joy and took the hit. But I will never forget the skeezy smile on that old man's face as he took my money. A prick like that would get his karma some day, some way, somehow. But a Merry Christmas to everyone else, I thought. Simon loved his toy and my
“When is the draft? When is the combine? … Will there even be a draft?”—@UKCoachCalipari on preparing his players for the NBA Draft amid uncertainty pic.twitter.com/bVIZHxNTNZ— ESPN (@espn) March 12, 2020 THE BEASMAN blue don’t git in (cry) I AIN’T BEEN ABLE TO GIT OUTTA BED, LARRY MINNER. (cry) NAWWW, I AIN’T GOT THE CRONY VIRUS LIKE ALL THE OTHER OLD PEOPLE. (cry) SOME MILLENNIAL PUNK SEEN ME LIMPIN OUT TO THE MAILBOX AND SHOUTED: “K. O., BOOMER!” (cry) BUT I AIN’T GOIN DOWN TO NO CRONY VIRUS LIKE SOME CITY SISSY. (cry) BUT I COULD CROAK FROM A BROKEN HEART. MY BIG BLUE NATION GOT SHUT DOWN AT TOURNEYMINT TIME, DADGUMMIT! I’M JUST SO TORE UP ABOUT THE KENTUCKY WILDCATS
The "Remarkable Mouth" radio station commercials from 1980 were the most talked about TV ads during my entire career. Beautiful women lip-synced a station aircheck with machine gun precision. The announcer would say "You have a remarkable mouth." The woman would respond "(featured station) is a remarkable radio station." Clean. Effective. Memorable. Here's the Louisville version that was used in the late 90s by hip hop giant B96. Cincinnati album rock station WEBN was in early on the concept in the 80s. Almost every major city in America had a local radio station using the syndicated concept. Eventually, of course, the women were asked to go shirtless. Even Canada jumped in, you hosers. More than 25 years after the Remarkable Mouth series first aired, stations started bringing
Plus they are masters of climate science, immigration, finance, philosophy, and history. #SJW #allhatnocattle Impartial, nonpartisan traditional media weighing in We are not ready for the consequences of the #coronavirus Trump has endangered the lives of countless Americans who will be exposed. We are NOT ready. WE NEED CORONAVIRUS CARE CENTERS.— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) March 9, 2020 An actual doctor on Facebook: Abdu Sharkawy March 5 at 10:45 PM I'm a doctor and an Infectious Diseases Specialist. I've been at this for more than 20 years seeing sick patients on a daily basis. I have worked in inner city hospitals and in the poorest slums of Africa. HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis,TB, SARS, Measles, Shingles, Whooping cough, Diphtheria...there is little I haven't been exposed to in my profession.
It's been exactly three years since President Donald Trump's top confidant Kellyanne Conway jumped on the radio with me and the electricity was evident. Here's the audio link. Now that we are into the 2020 election season, has the daily drama slowed? Kellyanne didn't like me pointing out that most Americans just want to live their daily lives without governmental drama from loud, abrasive tweets and verbal jousts. Let's see how the rest of the campaign plays out. One thing is for sure, Americans miss the placid days before Twitter turned people into electronic snipers.