Sometimes we get behind. (Okay, we’re always behind.) And sometimes there’s so much going on it can’t all get the time it deserves. We’ve been busy, sorry. So… let’s fly through some stuff:
Ryan Alessi got the exclusive story of Mitt Romney’s recent campaign fundraiser… at which Jorts and Demarcus Cousins shared a stage with Mittens and gave the silvering fox a white UK cap. The event was organized by Romney’s KY finance chair, Mr. Joe Craft, who once told a crowd of people that everyone he went to high school with aspired only to drop out and live off the government but that he, Joe Craft, had a different dream… which was apparently to blow up mountains and rip off the people he grew up with. But that has less to do with Harrelson and Cousins showing up for Mitt. Or does it?
Continuing with basketball, if you follow the team, you must already know that Saturday’s game against a JoePa-less Penn State team is viewably only via this internet and only then if you have the correct internet provider. A lot of people are freaked out by this. What I find surprising is that they’ve never encountered this before. As a roving UK fan, I have crammed myself into all manner of places in order to find a game on a big(ger) screen and have seen many, many times, the internet-only ESPN3 games funneled through a series of tubes into regular televisions… most particularly at Jack Dempsey’s, the UK alumni bar in NYC. The HL article on this conundrum is sad mostly because a series of bars and restaurants have no idea what to do and only Pazzo’s has taken the time to figure out what is really really simple. So… Pazzo’s is going to be crazy tomorrow and every place else has about 24 hours to figure out how to connect the teevee to the internet.
And… continuing with basketball!… it appears Richie Farmer has blown one more thing handily — in the waning days of his failed run at Lt. Governor alongside (outgoing) State Senate President David Williams, Farmer hired his girlfriend at $5,000 a month. I would’ve dated Richie for $2,000 a month but perhaps I don’t have all the qualifications for the job Richie was trying to create.
Less basketbally (sorry, really), the LFUCG approved of the Gray/Fischer Lexi/ville “Super Region.” Which was a super surprising move on their part and an all-round super decision. Our council members are super. Super leaders, really. But seriously, this is super (really).
And somewhat less basketbally (like, if you want to consider this story in context of the Rupp Area development, then it’s kinda basketbally), the Distillery District public meeting went down last night. I was hoping to get there but, sadly, was/am a bit under the weather and failed. So I can’t tell you any more than what this article can and, really, it tells you a lot. (One has to wonder whether Mr. Kegley enjoys the escape of covering a story like this or if he spent the whole time wondering what killer crime stories he was missing… like the next Lexington Spiderman.) In brief, plans are coming along, though slowly (or, in the parlance of such things, deliberately) and there may be a plan of some sort by Spring 2012 but it may take longer and in all, includes streetscapes, walkways, etc etc. I’ll try to get more information because obviously this ties into that larger saga down the street but for the time being, Kegley take it away.
Rand Paul is leading the charge to end the Iraq War (while the rest of the Republican Party tries to crap all over President Obama for bringing all the troops home). But how do you end a war that was never started? Bush didn’t declare it and Congress never approved it as such, the Clintons, Kerrys and Edwards of the world just voted to okay invasion and then kept paying for it, but no one made the declarative statement. Here’s a question for a Friday: Is Rand’s move most similar to me declaring that America should land on the moon, or me asking Rand Paul when he stopped beating his wife? Feel free to discuss. Other hypotheticals accepted.
Okay. That was easy. A morning’s worth of news just breezes on by. G-d bless you all and G-d bless Kentucky.