Thorn: Amy Is Not Anti Trump!
Amy McGrath, the would-be Mitch McConnell dethroner, *clarified* remarks that many construed as pro tRump. In an interview with WFPL, she said: Im not pro or anti Trump. I want to do whats right for Kentucky. And this is the problem that we have in our politics today. Everybody wants to say, Are you on the red team or the blue team? Ill tell you what: If theres a good idea, I dont care whether it comes from a Democrat or a Republican. tRump has had a good idea?
Thorn: No, You Go Back, Rand
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul told alt-right foghorn Breitbart that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar should go back to Somalia to see how lucky she is to live here. While Im not saying we forcibly send her anywhere, Im willing to contribute to buy her a ticket to go visit Somalia, he said. U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth told the Courier Journal: Its safe to say that Ilhan understands Somalia a lot better than Rand, and hed be better suited just keeping quiet than making foolish and condescending remarks like this one.
Thorn: Kys Tragic Unraveling
Republicans rammed through a pension bill that serves to push people out of... pensions. Gov. Matt Bevin signed the bill and then went to a coal barons fundraising event to supplicate at the knee of tRump.
Rose: Why RBG Is The Og 4Ever
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told NPR that she recalled a senator, I think it was after the pancreatic cancer, who announced with great glee that I was going to be dead within six months. That senator, whose name Ive forgotten, is now himself dead, and I am very much alive. He was Kentuckys Jim Bunning.
Thorn: Farewell Insider Louisville
We are sad to hear Insider Louisville is ceasing. More journalism is better journalism, and the city needs more reporters not fewer. IL fought valiantly to find a niche in an already crowded news media landscape.
Rose: Thank You, Sir, May I Have Another?
A rose for the Courier Journal for running rebuttals of Joe Gerths column Giving Rev. Kevin Cosbys college $9M does not count as reparations. Cosby wrote that it was contemporary white supremacist propaganda.