Thorns & Roses: The Best & Worst (5/24)

Grave disappointment (Thorn)

Not that we are shocked, but the Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville has rejected the headstone design submitted by Michael De Leon and Greg Bourke, whose legal case helped lead to the historic Supreme Court ruling that says states must allow gays and lesbians to marry, and must recognize those marriages. Their design for a grave in St. Michael’s Cemetery, of course, was blasphemous and obscene: engravings of wedding bands, and the U.S. Supreme Court building.

A Kentucky Kingdom for a hairpiece (Rose)

In a tour-de-public-relations-force, Kentucky Kingdom challenged presidential perspirant Donald “Double-Crosser” Trump to ride the Storm Chaser roller coaster to “put those ‘hair piece’ rumors to rest …” No word yet whether he accepted.

Absolute power … absolutely (Thorn)

A Franklin Circuit judge ruled Gov. Matt “The Bevinator” Bevin can cut higher-education spending within a budget year. The judge put on hold Bevin’s carte blanche pending the appeal, which Attorney General Andy Beshear, son of Bevin arch-enemy, former Gov. Steve Beshear, said he plans to file. Imagine what would happen if Bevin had free reign over the state budget he already has decimated?

Not just surface deep (Rose)

ReSurfaced, the popular pop-up park and party, resurfaces this summer on a vacant lot at East Liberty and South Shelby streets. It opens June 2 and runs for two weeks, and then it morphs into another phase by fall, including a soccer field, shipping container restaurant and more.

NRA Part Three (Thorn)

Did you know that Hillary Clinton wants to release all violent criminals from prisons? That is what Trump told an apparently gullible crowd at the National Rifle Association meet-up here. Trump makes Sen. Rand Paul seem reasonable. Did we just say that?

The CJ loosens up? (Rose)

We were amused to read a Courier-Journal story about how the new state Boxing and Wrestling Commission appointee was un-appointed for calling Chief Justice John D. Minton on Facebook an “asshole.” An a-s-s-h-o-l-e! Either the CJ has loosened up, or it needs more copy editors.