Thorns & Roses: The Worst, Best And Most Absurd (11/18)

Thorn: …But should we allow him?

U.S. Sen. Mitch “Traitor” McConnell said tRump “is 100% within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options.” He also is within his rights to tweet out lies he hears on FOX, undermine our democracy to the brink of civil war, idolize dictators, pack the White House with swampy sycophants and scar the United States like a case of chronic cystic acne.

Rose: Just let Gov. Andy do his job!

Kentucky’s highest court smacked down state Attorney General Daniel Cameron and other nano-minded Republicans who think Gov. Andy Beshear wrongly saved lives by enacting science-based rules in the pandemic. “The governor’s orders were, and continue to be, necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of all Kentucky citizens,” the court ruled. Meanwhile, we log record numbers of cases.

Rose: Dismiss all protester charges!

All charges now have been dismissed against state Rep. Attica Scott. They stemmed from the night Scott joined protesters, and police said she was in a group that damaged the downtown library. Now, dismiss charges against the other 500 or so peaceful protesters!

Absurd: Extra nonthreatening, please

We wanted to give a rose to new state Democratic Party chairman, Colmon Elridge, who lauded the dismissal of Scott’s charges and wrote: “If America is to truly be great, freedom and justice for all must mean All. Until then, there is no justice, there is no freedom, and there cannot be a lasting peace.” But then Elridge “corrected” his statement to end: “If America is to truly be great, freedom and justice for all must mean All, and we must acknowledge that black lives matter is not merely a movement, but a statement for the dignity our humanity deserves and has been too long denied.”

Thorn: Defund the LMPD? Replace it

The Louisville police Explorer Scout program’s sex scandal worsens. The CJ says “that LMPD concealed at least 738,000 records documenting the sexual abuse of Explorer scouts by two officers — then lied to keep the files from the public.” And now a third cop has pleaded guilty.

Thorn: GOP doesn’t want you to vote

If you liked voting early, too bad. “I can tell you that right now, that the model that was used for this election is not going to be made permanent,” Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, told The CJ.