Actor Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas) made headlines a few months ago after threatening to kill Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein for allegedly derailing his daughter’s acting career. Weinstein faces a litany of allegations that he sexually abused, debased, and squelched the careers of women who rebuffed his sexual advances.
Paul Sorvino and his wife Dee Dee appeared on Great Day Live this morning for Friday’s Unbridled Eve gala.
Off the air, Sorvino told me that men praise him every day for validating that dads will go to any length to defend their daughters. We talked about Weinstein’s reign of terror and Sorvino reiterated that he would “kill that mother fucker” (Weinstein) if he had 5 minutes with him.
That’s what dads do.
In the above photo, I asked Sorvino to give me the death stare he used to intimidate Tom Cruise in the film The Firm. He said Cruise was so flustered by the menacing faces of Sorvino and actor Joe Viterelli (the Morolto brothers) that Cruise kept botching his lines. 🎬
Paul Sorvino and his wife Dee Dee are in Louisville for the Unbridled Eve gala on Kentucky Derby Eve.
The Sorvinos have a cookbook with “Pauly’s” favorite dishes. One of the auction items is a dinner prepared by Paul and chef friends for a group at the home of the founder of Angel’s Envy bourbon. Proceeds benefit Blessings in a Backpack.
Great Day Live appearance, May 2, 2018
Merrilee Ehrlich, a Miami area circuit court judge, went off on a defendant in a wheelchair. Social media exploded. The judge resigned.
As you were, people.
At a Michigan high school golf tournament last weekend, one foursome walked into something nearly as bad as a hornet’s nest.
Don’t mess with mama.
Forget eagles and birdies. Just move along.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on the teacher rallies today. “I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them.” pic.twitter.com/Q4PpzFsTt2
— Marcus Green (@MarcusGreenWDRB) April 13, 2018
Bevin was undoubtedly upset that overrides of his vetoes of multiple bills had produced new legislation that he did not like. But to swerve from teacher protests leaving school kids vulnerable to sexual assault, drug use, and inadvertent poisoning sounded cray-cray.
48 hours after the governor’s rant roiled Kentucky and made national news, along came this half-hearted “you must have misunderstood my words” apology. We all know that genuine apologies don’t contain conditions.
A real apology is “I was wrong. I apologize. I am sorry.” Any other words dilute the sincerity of an apology.
Now that the tremors are subsiding, Bevin detractors are recalling a 2014 apology from him stemming from cockfighting comments he made on my radio show.
Don’t be a chicken. Always apologize in the most basic terms.
I am sorry. I apologize.
Oh, and thanks for the shoutout, Jeff Hoover. Am I supposed to send you a picture of my thong?
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin jumped on the radio with me last night for his monthly interview. It became explosive pretty fast.
With a midnight deadline looming, Bevin announced that he had just signed the pension reform bill to stop its financial freefall. Kentucky teachers have been protesting the bill for changes affecting new hires.
Bevin said that the Kentucky Education Association (KEA) leadership had been against it but in recent days had been touting it. Bevin taunted the KEA as “frauds” who don’t have a real sense of what’s best for teachers.
(transcripts via Courier Journal)
Bevin claims the KEA “just wants mayhem”
Replies from the KEA, the Democrat Party, attorney general Andy Beshear, and teachers have been harsh. The AG says he’ll wake up with the roosters to STOP THIS!
“We have just learned that Gov. Bevin has signed SB 151 (pensions). When the courts open tomorrow, we will take action. Stay tuned.” —Attorney General Andy Beshear
— KY Attorney General (@kyoag) April 10, 2018
The KEA is urging teachers who can take a “personal day” this Friday to join a pension bill protest rally in Frankfort.
Well…this is character building. New Louisville basketball coach Chris Mack has already declared that he is way better looking than I. Ouch.
He’s right, you know.
Here’s part 2 of Kent Spencer’s interview with Chris Mack…
and part three. Thanks to Kent Spencer for the videos.
Brothers from different mothers.
Through WWII, American citizens’ commitment to God and country was nearly universal. On December 8, 1941, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, military recruiting stations were swarming with able bodied young men ready to fight to defend America.
Imagine anything of the sort happening today. Crickets. Students are taught to think globally instead of domestically.
In spite of widespread sublimation of women around the world, plus torture, rape, and murder of women, children, and gay people in foreign nations, today’s American youth embrace global diversity.
In time they hope to change their minds just so long as they’re not accused of being racists meddling into tribal customs.
For the past 70 years, American teenagers have mobilized at times to push back against their parents’ generation on any number of political and social issues.
The recent March for our Lives demonstrations to demand gun reform won’t change much. Law abiding citizens won’t give up their weapons in Louisville where mass shootings (Cole’s Place, Tim Faulkner Gallery), drive-bys, dead-guy-of-the-day news reports, assassinations of police officers, and road rage shootings hardly make news beyond a few days.
But God bless today’s kids for thinking, or rather feeling that they will redirect this violent culture driven by drug dealers and gang bangers vs. law enforcement. The rest of us are caught in the crossfire. But we’re not idiots. We are going to protect ourselves not from tyranny but from our crazy ass neighbors.
Some say that American youth upheaval since the 1950s has been driven mostly by narcissistic emotions. Prior generations pushed the culture forward with structurally sound conformity.
The truth is, they’re both right for their time periods. The larger question: Has logic left the arena of ideas that now stews in personal feelings?
Private gun ownership creates a chasm that divides American culture unlike any other.
That cartoon is hysterically funny, but it is important to note that 99.999999% of gun owners are not glib sociopaths. Effective comedy requires extreme exaggeration and this liberal cartoon nails it.
Author, professor, and journalism fellow Bruce Thornton examines it through a conservative lens.
Will law abiding citizens surrender their weapons while thugs and psychopaths roll on with their arsenals? Teenager, please.
The worst news for today’s snowflakes is that their ideology will sink them into deeper states of dependency. It happened to beatniks, hippies, hipsters, grungers, and all the other cool-for-the-moment people who aged out and had to stumble into menial jobs with very little room for advancement.
Just as happened in previous generations, the emotional, ranting malcontents missed the years of building a solid career path. Many of their more focused peers go off to study law, finance, medicine, engineering, and IT. These people will own their generation, the proverbial one-half-of-one-percent who will rule the nation.
But for now, that curse word filled sign looks cool alongside your multiple neck tattoos. Choices matter. You’ll see once the cloud of emotion settles into the stark reality of living in a world of achievement diversity.
THE BEASMAN cats lose
(cry) I WOULDN’T A-SHOOK THEIR HANDS, NEITHER. BUNCH OF STREET THUG, SCRAPPING, LYIN, CHEATING, BRASS KNUCKLE, CAT O NINE TAILS, BASEBAW BAT SWINGING, PUNK, HIPPIE, SNOWFLAKE, M.M.A., FACE KICKIN, NOBODY, KANSAS WHEAT FIELD TRASH.
(cry) I AIN’T SLEPT A DADGUM WINK, LARRY MINNER. THIS CAINT BE REAL. (cry)
WE IS THE CATS! AIN’T NOBODY POSED TO PUSH US AROUND AND DO ALL THAT BALL SLAPPIN, REACH-IN, SHAWNEE PARK DIRT BOWL, RUMBLIN’, GUN TOTIN, DRIVE-BY SHOOTIN, NECK TATTOO, 8-ON-5, GANG BANG, BRAWLER BALLIN AGAINST THE GOOD AND CLASSY KENTUCKY WILDCATS! WHO DO THEY THINK THEY IS, SOME PRISON PLAYGROUND TEAM?
(cry) THEM REFFERMARIES WAS LETTIN THEM KANSAS STATE THUGS CLAW AWAY AT OUR HANDSOME, GOD-FEARIN, MAMA-LOVIN, PURDY, GRACEFUL, HIGH-STEPPIN, SMOOTH SAILIN, WORLD CLASS KENTUCKY WILDCATS!
I KNOW THEY CALLED 30 FOULS ON THEM BUT THEY SHOULDA CALLED A HUNDERD THIRTY FOULS ON ‘EM…IN THE FIRST HALF! (cry) AND NOW IT’S ALL OVER. I BET CBS IS GONNA CANCEL THE REST OF THE TOURNEYMINT CUZ AIN’T NOBODY GONNA WATCH WITHOUT NO KENTUCKY WILDCATS PLAYIN IN IT. MARCH MADNESS IS NOW LESS POP-A-LAR THAN WATCHING PING PONG ON EXPN AT 3 O’CLOCK IN THE MARNIN. RATINGS GO IN THE TARLIT.
CAT FANS IS ALL DRIVIN HOME FROM CATLANTA ON FLOODED HIGHWAYS FILLED WITH TEARS OF CAT FANS ROLLIN OUT OF THE PICKUP TRUCKS AND RUSTY R.V.s. (cry) WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN A WORLD LIKE ISS? COACH CAL IS A FAILURE AGAIN.
HE GITS THE #1 RECRUITIN CLASS YEAR AFTER YEAR AND ALL WE DO IS FIZZLE OUT COME MARCH MADNESS! COACH CAL SHOULDA HAD 9 CHAMPERCHIPS BY NOW, BUT ALL HE GOT IS A MEASLY ONE AND THE F.B.I. IS MAKIN THAT ONE LOOK SHAKY. (cry)
I GUESS COACH CAL IS THE LINDSEY VONN OF COACHES. HE LOOKS GOOD COMIN OUT THERE BUT THEN HE WINDS UP SNAPPIN HIS LEG LIKE A PRETZEL ONCE THE GAME GITS STARTED. HE DON’T KNOW HOW TO COACH! THAT MUST BE WHY HE GOES TO MASS EVER DAY – TO ASK GOD TO TEACH HIM HOW TO COACH.
AND NOW YOU KNOW GOD IS GONNA SEE TO IT THAT SMART ALECK OLD NUN IS GONNA WIN IT ALL. I SEEN HER ON THERE GRINNIN ALL NIGHT WHILE U UH KAY WAS LOSIN. HER ONLY JOB IS TO PRAY ALL DAY SO NATURALLY GOD GONNA BUTTER HER BISCUIT MORE THAN COACH CAL. THEY TELL ME HE GOES TO MASS EVER DAY BUT I HEARD HE SLEEPS THROUGH MOST OF IT. WELL NOW ALL US CAT FANS AIN’T GONNA SLEEP NO MORE TIL NEXT SEASON GITS HERE AND WE GIT TRICKED BY COACH CAL’S FOOL’S GOLD ONE MORE TIME. (cry) I KNOWED IT WAS A BAD SIGN WHEN RICHIE FARMER GOT ARRESTED ON U UH KAY’S GAME DAY.
THEN ASHLEY JUGGS SHOWED UP AND BROUGHT HER BAD MOJO. SHE AIN’T HAD A HIT MOVIE SINCE THAT SHARK ATE HER RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING OF “JAWS.” WE GOT TO CHANGE IT ALL UP, CAT FANS. LET’S GIT RID OF COACH CAL, HIRE KINNY SKY WALKER, GIT RID OF THEM DUMB CHECKERBOARD UNI-FARMS, AND WHEN THESE SHOE COMPANIES GIVE OUR PLAYERS’ FAMILIES A HUNDERD THOUSAND, MAKE ‘EM SIGN A CONTRACT TO PLAY AT LEAST THREE YEARS FOR THE CATS….AT A HUNDERD THOUSAND A YEAR, OF COURSE! (cry)
AND DADGUMMIT, DON’T TAKE NO TIME OFF. GIT OUT THERE AND TAKE A HUNDERD THOUSAND PRACTICE FREE THROWS, YOU BUNCH OF NITWITS! (cry)