Louisville basketball team deserves “the death penalty”

By John Ruberry Last week I wrote this in my own blog about a scandal-plagued state university in Kentucky: "Is Louisville a college with an athletic program? Or is it an athletic program that offers some college classes?" Late last month the shadowy and corrupt realm of NCAA men's college basketball, whose players are nominally … Continue reading Louisville basketball team deserves “the death penalty”

The Great American Pension Swindle

By John Ruberry I hate to interrupt your day by veering away from such issues, well, issues to some, such as the Donald Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russia or that nation's reputed hacking of the 2016 presidential election, but there is something more important that the mainstream media is only nibbling at the edges … Continue reading The Great American Pension Swindle

Puerto Rico a dire warning for blue states

By John Ruberry If you believe that states--and commonwealths--cannot declare bankruptcy, you are technically correct. But last week a commonwealth, Puerto Rico, filed for bankruptcy in all but name, utilizing the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in 2016. That bill of course was written for Puerto … Continue reading Puerto Rico a dire warning for blue states

A Christmas gift for Kim Davis in Kentucky

I suspect if the previous governor did this to defuse the whole Kim Davis business a Democrat might still govern the state today. Kentucky's new governor on Tuesday ordered county clerks' names removed from state marriage license forms at the center of a controversy involving Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed after refusing … Continue reading A Christmas gift for Kim Davis in Kentucky

Steve DiNatale smiling in Fitchburg Kim Davis Smiling in Kentucky

Yesterday was election day and there are several stories to tell. On the local level Steve Dinatale left the Massachusetts State Legislature to run for mayor of fitchburg and his choice was rewarded with 74% of the vote in a city that has not been shy about voting for republicans like Scott Brown. I hope Dinatale … Continue reading Steve DiNatale smiling in Fitchburg Kim Davis Smiling in Kentucky

Jonathan H. Adler inadvertently argues for Kim Davis to stand firm

  I am the King's good servant – but God's first. Saint Thomas More's last words before being beheaded Yesterday at the Washington Post Jonathan H. Adler quoted a speech from Justice Scalia from 2002 to make the case that Kim Davis, the elected Democrat County Clerk in Kentucky should resign: [W]hile my views on the … Continue reading Jonathan H. Adler inadvertently argues for Kim Davis to stand firm

March Madness: The Big Dance of Radicals

By John Ruberry Later today a committee will reveal the 68 teams that will participate NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, which is commonly known as the Big Dance or March Madness. All of the games will be televised--and during halftime, public-service ads about the participating teams will air--they will be milquetoast pieces--focusing how each school contributes … Continue reading March Madness: The Big Dance of Radicals

Shades of the Dumpling Paradox in Kentucky

Chinese Waiter: Where's your annoying little friend who thinks he speaks Mandarin? Sheldon Cooper: He's put his needs in front of the collective good. Where he comes from that's punishable by death. Chinese Waiter: I come from Sacramento The Big Bang Theory, The Dumpling Paradox 2007   You know the GOP has done all it … Continue reading Shades of the Dumpling Paradox in Kentucky

Bill Clinton As Billy Kincaid Ends and Means

Lt. Aldo Raine: Y'know... Utivich 'n myself heard that deal you made with the brass. "End the war tonight"?... I'd make that deal. How 'bout you Utivich, you make that deal? Pfc. Smithson Utivich: I'd make that deal Lt. Aldo Raine: I don't blame ya! Damn good deal! And that purty little nest you feathered … Continue reading Bill Clinton As Billy Kincaid Ends and Means

Why Obama is in trouble & Ashley Judd is Dangerous

Two pieces of news came out yesterday that at first glance might seem totally unrelated, first a poll concerning President Obama His approval rating has dropped to the lowest level in more than a year, with more voters now turning thumbs down on his performance than thumbs up, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. The … Continue reading Why Obama is in trouble & Ashley Judd is Dangerous

The Tea Party on the run…except when it’s not Kentucky Edition

King Edward (Longshanks) I: I shall offer a truce and buy him off. Braveheart 1995 Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. Francois de La Rochefoucauld Today the Washington Post is all over a poll showing trouble for Mitch McConnell: Only 17 percent of registered voters in Kentucky say they will vote for him … Continue reading The Tea Party on the run…except when it’s not Kentucky Edition

Hey the Freedom & Liberty conference is tomorrow in Kentucky

It will be two days of information and learning from all these different groups: Take Back Kentucky American Majority Freedom Works The 9/12 Project Restore America Family Foundation Bluegrass Institute Abigail Adams Project 10th Amendment Center Institute for Constitutional Integrity National Center for Constitutional Studies In addition individual performers such as Paul Johnson of GeorgeWashingtonisback … Continue reading Hey the Freedom & Liberty conference is tomorrow in Kentucky