Mitch McConnell

In Jtown, protestors showed up to greet Mitch McConnell.

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: From Tailspin to a Turtle’s Appearance, and on to the Gravy Cup,

Much was focused this week on Mitch McConnell’s appearance at a luncheon sponsored by the Jeffersontown Chamber. Plenty of protesters showed up at the Marriott, but none were able to get anywhere close to the Senator, who took only a few questions from the audience, mostly about healthcare. Of course, Mitch and his colleagues don’t like talking about a topic for which they don’t have an answer. But let’s move on to more pleasant topics, like how I’m never going to lose any weight with this kind of schedule. It all started Saturday at the Tailspin Ale Fest at Bowman…


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Another Day, Another Local Rally Against Trump’s Immigration Order

The group Indivisible KY held a rally on Tuesday in front of the Gene Snyder Federal Building in downtown Louisville. The focus of the rally was Kentucky’s senior Senator Mitch McConnell. Indvisible KY, a new statewide activist organization, complained that McConnell refused to listen to those urging Congress to “stop the ban on Muslim refugees entering the U.S. and to stop the planning of the construction of a wall on the Mexico border.” An estimated 250 participants attended the event, many holding telephones and signs asking McConnell to call them, a reference to the senator’s lack of communication with constituents about…


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National Anti-Mitch McConnell ad campaign launches in Louisville

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Pro-life group Personhood USA has launched a nationwide campaign centered in Louisville, Kentucky calling out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his role in funding abortion giant Planned Parenthood. The new campaign ads include billboards that state “247,755 Taxpayer Funded Abortions Since Mitch Became Majority Leader” and “#ObamasWallet.” Along with this new campaign, Personhood USA is developing plans with their grassroots volunteers to keep the new Speaker of the House aware that Republicans and conservative voters do not want even one dollar of funding directed to Planned Parenthood. Jennifer Mason, Personhood USA Spokesperson: “By…


Our Journal: On Voting in Kentucky

We apologize for the short break – Luke and I are back to journaling: LUKE: 11/5/2014 Wednesday. This is the day after elections so that’s all everyone wants to talk about. After an election of some kind people really like talking about politics in general. I am a fairly liberal person and people in my class are fairly well divided, with extremes on both sides. One guy is all the way to where he doesn’t think global warming is a thing, abortions are wrong, religion very important etc. and then you have some who are the exact opposite, which is…


Cultural Differences, and Plentiful Options, in the ‘Ville

Among the reasons I really enjoy doing the Rusty Satellite Show is the opportunity to learn a little about a lot of things from the rich roster of guests I have been able to convince to spend 15 minutes talking about themselves. In every case, I learn something form the conversation, and I hope you do too.



Rusty #5: Nick Weis and Perry Clark on MovieMaking and Marijuana

Again, an action-packed week of stuff going on. I convinced Nick Weis to come by the Louisville.am studios in the Highlands to talk about his documentary called “World’s Greatest Extra”. Nick, at 27, has figured out a way to make a living as a freelance film editor while spending the rest of his time working on this pet project. It’s worth contributing, quickly, to his Kickstarter fund-raising effort. To get my interview with Perry Clark, I went out to his New Cut Road home, where the day before he’d hosted a rally of sorts to promote the passage of a…


Occupy Louisville sets Sights on Mitch McConnell

The Louisville Metro Council is still in the process of finalizing a new permit for Occupy Louisville’s continued presence at their Founder’s Square stomping-grounds, but the Derby City’s own Occupy Wall St-alligned “99%-ers” are already moving on to the next matter of business. The group is organizing a special protest titled “Occupy Mitch McConnell”, to be held outside the Senate Majority Leader’s office at the Gene Snyder Federal Courthouse this Friday (February 3rd) at noon. Senator McConnell has earned a personal day of protest as part of a nationwide ‘call to action’ against the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed into…


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Louisville Shocks #24 West Virginia, 38-35

Who needs the Big 12? Charlie Strong secured the biggest win of his coaching career Saturday with a wild win in Morgantown. The Cardinal defense was able to make a few key plays in the second half to give Louisville the edge. Although the Mountaineers put up 533 total yards, two fumbles and a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown blew it for WVU. Freshman Andrew Johnson was able to run back the blocked kick 82 yards for the touchdown. Leaving Morgantown silent as Louisville celebrated. The turning point in the game came with Coach Charlie Strong electing to…


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Louisville’s Big 12 Hopes Aren’t Dead Yet

What  a difference 24 hours can make. In what has been the most dramatic episode yet in the Conference Realignment drama; the New York Times reported today that West Virginia University’s bid to the Big 12 has been put “on hold.” This all comes the day after everyone was saying that the Mountaineers were guaranteed to replace fleeing Missouri, and Louisville would be out in the cold. The brightest spot for Cards fans: West Virginia officials, who called the deal “solid” late Tuesday afternoon, declined comment Wednesday. “I think it’s 50-50 right now between West Virginia and Louisville,” one of the people…