Monday, May 25, 2015


1. New U-S Defense Secretary Ash Carter on reports the Iraqi  Army bugged out of Ramadi, as they did Mosul, and later Palmyra:

“They weren’t driven out, they drove out!”

2. U-S network report on Ireland’s national vote on same-sex marriage:”  “In the USA this would be done by 9 votes, in Ireland, it took the whole nation.”

Which is the more democratic way???

I'm just sayin'...

Monday, May 11, 2015


Held an interesting election last week. (One my fave morning Lexington paper ignored…carried NO story on it the next morning at all! Did the following day when we had heard the results. Local broadcast media ignored it also; big mistake too .)

Maybe I’m seeing too much of Wolf Hall but I have a reverence for the Mother Country, even when she screws up. If Henry the 8th hadn’t broken with the Church of Rome, who knows how different our history might have been. (Poor Henry kept blaming Anne and his various wives for not giving him male heirs. Today we know it’s the man who determines a baby’s sex.  A little knowledge can be dangerous.)  BTW, Cromwell lost his head later on, too, just in case you wanted to know…)

Readers of this blog know I am not enamored of election polls.  (The only one that counts is taken after the polls close.) The UK polls, pre-election, all got it very, very wrong. It was another election “too close to all.”  Hoo-HAW! The exit polls (the ones I like the least) got it right—and the Tories (Conservatives) are back in office.

That includes their promise to hold a referendum on Britain’s membership in the European union...a vote that could have major consequences for many nations, including our own.

And those restive Scots (got to luv ‘em, they’re so like our own rebellious colonies of so long ago) may cause the PM many new problems...and probably will.

Unfortunately our news media have cut back on foreign news coverage (see note on Herald-Leader above) a time when we need to know much more about possible new enemies and troubles abroad.

May I make a the BBC World News on KET at 11pm (sometimes delayed due to special programming) It’s the best world news coverage you can see locally, and I strongly recommend it.

I'm just sayin'...

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


1. We have more people registered to vote than ever, and a prediction fewer of them will vote. Something must be done to get more people to the polls. How about penalties for not voting? A fine, taking away your driver’s license (that’ll get the young people out) home incarceration..seriously something MUST be done.

2. with 4 candidates, and a predicted 10% turnout, someone could win the GOP primary with 3% of the vote. Should he become governor (see next) what a truly bad precedent that would be.

3. I said when Conway ran against Rand Paul, the election was his to lose..and he lost it.  I will say again, the governor’s race is his to lose..and we shall see. If state Dems take the position Conway is a shoe in, he isn’t!

4. I thought Comer handled himself well defending himself against the accusations he mistreated his college Girl Friend. He may well get a sympathy vote from those who don’t like this type of politics. He will get nowhere suing the C-J; save your money, Mr. Comer.  The hand of the Crosbies in all this looks very suspicious. Stand by.

5. Will Scott is an enigma to me. Many lawyers strive all their lives to become judges, yet he gave up the high court seat, knowing he was underfunded, probably could not win. Why??? Al Cross implied in a recent column, he was urged into the race by Prince Hal Rogers to drain off E. Kentucky votes from Comer. So Scott then loses twice. What, how does Rogers repay him—if Al is right? Does he clear the way for Scott to run for his seat in Congress? Probably just after Rogers moves to Tennessee, with his Volunteer State wife, and runs for governor down there..which has also been rumored.

Kentucky—where the politics are the damnest!

I'm just sayin'...