When Trump fans stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, some Kentuckians were caught up in the fervor. Take the two geniuses photographed above. Kentuckian Robert Bauer shared photos on social media, making it easier to be convicted on federal charges. Brilliant! The basic rule of thumb is that attending political rallies is an excellent use of one's First Amendment rights. Deciding to go past barricades and into the U.S. Capitol - just like entering a freshly exploded bank vault under the notion "Well, the door was open!" - is a moronic strategy. Rally = good. Invasion of the Capitol = not so smart. Defense lawyers are expensive and Tyler Perry & Oprah won't pay legal fees for conservatives. Henderson, Kentucky nurse Lori
When Kentuckians make international news, it's not always our best look. Here's today's global item. Someone spray painted graffiti on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's front door at his Louisville home. Congress has been debating another "free money" stimulus package ranging between $600 and $2,000 per person. McConnell has resisted the higher payments. “WERES MY MONEY” 😳 A Kentucky political activist validates the state’s woeful education ranking. pic.twitter.com/70jdQO8Pqz— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) January 3, 2021 The day before Sen. McConnell's house was tagged, a San Francisco home belonging to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was vandalized. The California tagger appeared to spell everything correctly and use proper punctuation. Nancy Pelosi's home vandalized with graffiti, pig head: reports https://t.co/JpBHbWg079 pic.twitter.com/pcMR877vEj— New York Post (@nypost)
Green Bay Packers fans were stunned when the team used its first round 2020 NFL draft pick on Utah State quarterback Jordan Love. Wait...what? The team with Aaron Rodgers, the greatest quarterback in Green Bay's glorious history, opts not to draft an excellent receiver to complement its superstar leader? Yeppers. Packers management decided to prepare for the eventual exit of 37-year-old Rodgers, mindful of age, money, and forward momentum. So Jordan Love is now on the sideline witnessing Rodgers in perhaps his greatest season ever. On Sunday Night Football last night, Rodgers was touted by announcers Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth as the leading MVP candidate again. So what's up with Aaron? Seeing the Packers use their primary draft pick for a young quarterback
Why spend two hours watching the UK vs UofL rivalry game when you can see every critical moment condensed here? Enjoy! “Not many times that you can not play very well and beat Kentucky,” Louisville coach Chris Mack said. “But I thought that’s what happened today.” Louisville Trinity High School phenom David Johnson has been an outstanding boost to the University of Louisville basketball program. “This win is going to give us a big push going forward into the new year.” @davidjohnson13 spoke with @TheAndyKatz after @LouisvilleMBB defeated their in-state rival Kentucky. pic.twitter.com/bJPnkQ9pXA — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) December 26, 2020
There was a time in the 1970s when two of the most famous faces in the world were tied to Louisville. Muhammad Ali and Colonel Harland Sanders remain world famous long after their deaths. Ali's humanitarian work shines in spite of a tumultuous era where he promoted racial segregation with Nation of Islam. The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville educates visitors on the importance of diversity and inclusion. Colonel Sanders launched to superstardom through fried chicken, ultimately franchising his secret recipe all around the world. But this 1960s appearance on What's My Line showcased him as an unknown entrepreneur just about to ascend the ladder of fame.
Matt Damon can't commit to a sensible pronunciation of Louisville. On 30 Rock, no one on the production team reshot this scene where Damon says LOO-uh-ville. Hillbillies say LOO-uh-vul. People with self respect say LOUIE-ville. The city is named after King Louis XI. There is no King LOO-uh. Ville is vill. Villanova. Villain. The Ville. Stop being a poser. If you can muster the energy to correctly pronounce Taylorsville Road and Shelbyville Road then work a little harder to say Louisville with a shred of self respect. And now here are some bloopers from Between Two Ferns. Good night. Let yourself out.
Michael Moore thinks American women underestimate White Male Rage. Managing White Male Rage is like the whole thing we're raised in America to DO.— Obelisk of Wokeness 🍩 (@EBlumberg11) June 14, 2020 2020 brought us the coronavirus pandemic, unprecedented unemployment, a near collapse of the American economy, and worldwide #BLM protests of police brutality that attracted riotous side actors. But white male rage...well, that's been here since Cain and Abel. The phrase found rejuvenated viability from a January SNL bit mocking the film JOKER.
If I post a selfie, I get hundreds of "likes." If I post something of substance, those thumbs stay to themselves. This notion that you'd rather look and not listen is pitiful.— Kristin Pierce (@KPierceTV) June 2, 2020 Selfies are egocentric requests for affirmation. Substantive information is often enlightening insight through one person's personal perspective. A sampling of replies to news anchor Kristin Pierce's tweet: