Our company keeps hiring them fresh out of kindergarten. (video: December 18, 2010)
Here’s Gracie today.
The Louisville Forum asked former NBA player and Denver Nuggets general manager Dan Issel to offer his thoughts on the NBA2Lou project. I was asked to moderate and throw in my own comments about the potential of snaring an NBA team for the city of Louisville.
Naturally, the subject creates animated opinions from those who are opposed to adding professional sports. Some fear that it would harm the University of Louisville’s athletic pursuits and others worry that taxpayers will be on the hook for various concessions made for team owners.
Issel and his investors have the city’s best interests in mind. Bring it on.
The CJ’s Phillip M. Bailey live-Tweeted the forum. Great audience questions and general enthusiasm for the prospect of bringing the NBA to The Ville.
— Philmonger (@phillipmbailey) May 9, 2018
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
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.
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)
THE BEASMAN cards pounded by miss state
(laffs) I BEEN A-LAUGHIN ALL LAST NIGHT AND TODAY WATCHING U OF SMELL’S DUMPSTER FIRE TURN INTO A INFERNO! GOVERNOR BLEVINS NEEDS TO DEE-CLARE THE U OF SMELL ATHLETICS DEE-PARTMENT A DISASTER AREA. IN CASE YOU DINT GIT THE LICENSE PLATE NUMBER OFF THE TRUCK THAT SMASHED YOUR N.I.T. DREAMS, IT SAID “MISTERSIPPI STATE.” (laffs)
LOOK OUT, CARDINAL BIRDS…HERE COMES ANOTHER SLAM DUNK DOWN ON YOUR POINTY CHEATIN HEADS! LARRY, THE S.E.C. JACKS LITTLE BROTHER’S JAW AND EVERTHANG IS HAP-HA-HAPPY IN BIG BLUE NATION! HOW YOU DOIN, LARRY? I’M SO PROUD OF YOU FOR NOT KILLIN YOURSELF. I FIGGERED LOTS OF CARDINAL CRYBABY FANS WOULD JUMP OFF THE BRIDGE AFTER THAT N.I.T. DISASTER LAST NIGHT BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? I THINK Y’ALL ALL WANNA HANG AROUND TO CHEER AGAINST U UH KAY.
(laffs) AIN’T GONNA DO YOU NO GOOD! THE KENTUCKY WILDCATS IS GONNA WIN IT ALL AND THEN SHOVE THAT TROPHY UP IN YOUR UGLY, SNAGGLE TOOTH CARDINAL FACES. Y’ALL TAKE DOWN A BANNER AND U UH KAY PUTS UP A NEW ONE! I LOVE IT! SERIOUS BIDNIZ, LARRY. DO Y’ALL PINHEAD CARDINAL FANS FINALLY UNDERSTAND THAT THE S.E.C. IS WHERE ALL THE GREAT TEAMS PLAY? THE A.C.C. AIN’T NOTHIN BUT A BUNCH OF SWISHY BOY WILDCAT WANNABES.
LARRY, IT’S FINALLY TIME FOR U OF SMELL TO TAKE A HARD LOOK IN THE MIRROR…THAT IS…IF THE MIRROR AIN’T FILLED WITH COCAINE, AND SAY TO YOURSELF “IS IT TIME TO GIVE UP BASKETBAW FOR GOOD?” I MEAN, THINK ABOUT IT. THE F.B.I. DONE EXPOSED YOU AS SHOE PIMP CHEATERS. THE NC2A DONE EXPOSED YOUR STRIPPER POLE AND GRANDMA PROSTERTUTES. AND SLICK RICK DONE HAD SEX ON A RESTRUNT TABLE.
LARRY, U OF SMELL BASKETBAW IS LIKE TOYS R US. IT’S TIME TO JUST CLOSE IT UP AND GO OUTTA BIDNIZ FOREVER. Y’ALL TRIED. Y’ALL CHEATED…BUT YOU TRIED. AND NOW IT’S OVER.
YOU DON’T GOTTA GO PAY THAT BALD GUY IN CINCINNAPLISS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO MOVE DOWN HERE AND SAVE YOU. U OF SMELL IS BROKE ANYWAY. SAVE YOURSELF THE TROUBLE, THE MONEY, AND THE SHAME AND JUST DO LIKE TOYS R US… SHUT IT ALL DOWN FOR GOOD. YOU GOT NO RECRUITS FOR NEXT YEAR. YOUR PROGRUM IS THE BUTT OF JOKES. SLICK RICK AND TOMMY TURTLENECK BURNT IT DOWN TO THE GROUND SO THE DECENT THING FOR Y’ALL TO DO IS BURY IT AND JUST LET THE WHOLE STATE CHEER FOR KENTUCKY. COME ON…SAY IT WITH ME. AWWWWW C-A-T-S CATS! CATS! CATS!
LET BIG BLUE NATION PAINT YOUR CHICKEN BUCKET SO THAT A NICE N.B.A. TEAM FILLED WITH FORMER WILDCATS CAN COME IN HERE AND SHOW Y’ALL WHAT REAL BASKETBAW LOOKS LIKE. (laffs) AND YOU NEED TO REE-TIRE AND LET MATT JONES HAVE YOUR RADIO SHOW SO US GOOD AND CLASSY CAT FANS CAN GIT ON ALL DAY AND TAWK ABOUT COACH CAL AND HOW HE DON’T CHEAT AND HOW ALL THESE SUPERSTARS COME TO U UH KAY WITHOUT NO SHOE MONEY CUZ THEY JUST LOVE THE CATS. WELL, EXCEPT FOR BAM. HE GOT $48,000 BUT COACH CAL DINT KNOW ABOUT IT. AND NERLENS NOEL ONLY GOT $4,400. THAT’S LUNCH MONEY FOR A N.B.A. STAR LIKE HIM. AND KEVIN KNOX JUST GOT A SAMWICH AND A YOOHOO DRINK. EVERBODY ELSE LIKE JOHN WALL, BOOGIE, ANTHONY DAVIS, KARL ANTHONY TOWNS, AND JULIUS RANDLE…THEY ALL COME HERE FOR FREE CUZ THEY LOVE THE BIG BLUE.
COACH CAL – HE GOES TO MASS EVER DAY – HE WENT TO CHURCH TWICE THIS MARNIN TO THANK THE LARD FOR MAKIN LOSERVILLE DIE A PAINFUL DEATH. COACH CAL TODE GOD TO SMITE U OF SMELL FOR BEIN SINNERS AND GOD DONE WHAT COACH CAL SAID. AND SO COACH CAL GONNA GO TO MASS AGAIN TONIGHT TO TELL GOD TO MAKE SURE THAT CRANKY OLD NUN SISTER JEAN GOTTA LOSE ON THURSDEE. IF U UH KAY AND THAT NUN BOTH ADVANCE TO SAIRDEE, COACH CAL DON’T WANT THAT ROTTEN NUN TO PULL RANK AND GIT GOD TO FIX THE GAME FOR HER.
SO CAT FANS…SET BACK, RELAX, AND BE SURE TO MAWK ALL THEM U OF SMELL SAGGY PANTS, RAP MUSIC, NECK TATTOO, WELFARE QUEEN, FOULMOUTH, MOUTHBREATHER, DRIVE BY SHOOTIN, SPINELESS, TOOTHLESS, CROSS-EYED, G.E.D. FLUNKIN, MAKIN BABIES OUT OF WEDLOCK, GODLESS, BRAINLESS, BEER BREATH CARDINAL CONVICT FANS. TELL ‘EM BLUE GITS IN AND RED IS DEAD. BLUE GITS IN AND RED IS DEAD. BLUE GITS IN AND RED IS DEAD! GO CATS! GO BLUE! AWWWW C-A-T-S CATS! CATS! CATS!
Former Marine Lt. Colonel Amy McGrath is an outsider in the Democratic primary race for Kentucky’s 6th congressional district. The Democrats have all but ignored her, opting instead to back Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.
The primary winner will run against incumbent Republican Andy Barr this November.
Amy McGrath popped by my radio studio today to talk about her vision for the sixth district, the Second Amendment, arming school teachers, government funding for health care, Governor Matt Bevin’s Medicaid waiver, violence, and her military service.
Amy’s web site: amymcgrathforcongress.com
Amy McGrath likens Donald Trump to the central figure in “The Emperor’s New Clothes”
Join L.A. Rams (and former UofL football) ⭐️ offensive tackle Jamon Brown & many sports celebs for an April 9 🏌🏾♂️golf tourney at Lake Forest Country Club. Jamon was once homeless, thus all proceeds go to the Louisville Coalition for the Homeless. Get details at jbrownfoundation.com
📻 Here is our radio chat:
#TheCreekRises #FernCreekHigh #Louisville #NFL
Jamon Brown at work