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
NBC's Saturday Night Live skewered Kentuckians (clueless, inaccurate accents, Wal-Mart clothing) for supporting insincerely coal-conscious President Donald Trump. The positioning is that Kentuckians voted against their own interests by electing a leader who uses their lack of understanding to boost his own political scorecard. Of course Trump won in Democrat-heavy states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio but SNL gets better laughs torching Kentucky. If the Kentucky sketch was a misdirection that ignores heavy Trump resistance in Louisville, Lexington, and Northern Kentucky, the parody of a New York cable news host was on point. SNL offered a brilliant takedown of embattled Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. Saturday Night Live tossed Alec Baldwin n the dual role of both Trump and O'Reilly.
by Terry Meiners Kentucky’s unseemly annual political spectacle Fancy Farm leads to a morning after walk of shame. Is this church sponsored hate parade really the best venue for Kentucky leaders to advance ideas? Words matter. Stupid words not so much. People expect to hear and read shrewd, sometimes rude, political jabs from professional talk show hosts, media writers, bloggers, cartoonists, and comedians. That’s the gig, a gig of gags. Politicos are rarely mistaken for standup comedians. They’re gasbags. On one Saturday a year, their gas turns to flat gags and suddenly news reports about Fancy Farm validate America’s suspicion that Kentuckians are a living Dukes of Hazzard script. (And not one of the good ones where Daisy bends over to pick up her MCAT