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Alaskan Glaciers’ Monday News and Views

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Drew and I stand awkwardly at the foot of the Davidson Glacier

We have returned and ready to get back in the saddle again after our KSR Cruise to gorgeous Alaska. The last week was amazing, as Ryan, Drew Franklin and I toured with KSR fans and 2,000 strangers on a huge cruise ship throughout the great white North (and thanks to Tyler, Ally and John Wilmhoff for holding down KSR and Vanetti, Mike Pratt, Jeremy Jarmon, Jennifer Palumbo, Matthew Mitchell, Briam Milam and Dusty Bonner for holding down the radio show while we were gone). The area received record highs while we were there and thus the drawbacks of Alaska (cold, snow, Sarah Palin, Carlos Boozer, Trajan Langdon, kidnappings of Wayne Turner, the cancellation of “Northern Exposure”, Bridges to Nowhere, insomnia) were nowhere to be found. Instead what we experienced was one of the more fun weeks that I have had in a number of years. The KSR fans on the tour were great (next year we are booking to a warm weather destination and I encourage you to come along), the stories we produced will be radio gold (Ryan Lemond and nudity are involved in one) and it was a great chance to relax and do some minor celebration. While we were there, we found out we finished #1 again in the Lexington ratings (more on that later) and we started to get ourselves energized about football (maybe it was the international waters, but I came close to talking myself into 5 wins). But most memorably, we were amazed by the gorgeous scenery. If you have never been to Alaska, try and make a trip…there is no more beautiful place that I have seen and the sight of stunning landscapes and unfathomable glaciers (the retreats of which made me somewhat sad) was remarkable. It was a great trip and one I hope to do again in the near future.

With that said, it is now time for business. UK Football players reported today and we have a big week ahead with football practice starting and some basketball news potentially breaking…before we get started however, let’s review some things that happened while I was gone, with some comments and pictures that we have backlogged after our week at sea:

1. Harrison Twins and James Young:

Sometimes rumors take on a life of their own and when they do, connections to facts or actual news become beside the point. Remember when we thought Zack Morris had died in a car crash? No matter what anyone would say, there was always one kid in school who insisted he was dead and wouldn’t be deterred. Such is the case with the continued set of rumors surrounding the Harrison Twins and James Young. Buoyed in part by a random tweet from Jerry Meyer of 24/7 Sports, fans continue to worry that James Young and the Twins are to be ruled academically ineligible. Message boards continue to perpetuate the news from “insiders” (in my eight years on the internet, I haven’t found one message board “insider” that wasn’t eventually discredited) and UL fans use Kentucky worry to spread the rumor to fans who are hoping not for the worst. I will repeat what I have said often on radio…from everyone I have spoken with, and these are people that would know, there is not a concern about the Twins and Young being eligible this year. They are expected to be wearing Blue in the fall. Could that change? It is possible…they haven’t been cleared yet by the NCAA, but neither have a couple of other UK players as well…it is simply a process that hasn’t been completed. But they are expected to be on our mega-team next year. If that changes, we will let you know. Until then, tell your worried friend to calm down and your UL friend to (a) buy a new t shirt and (b) shut up.

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Our first picture is a Fan of the Day shot from a family that I like mainly because the kid wearing #23 seems to be in misery at his seat and his three goggle pose. But he is still a trooper

2. Hopefully not the real T Jones teaching them about Kentucky:

I was really disappointed to leave the boat in Skagway and read the story about Terrence Jones allegedly kicking a homeless man and then being arrested. I know no more of the facts than anyone else and like everyone else, I hope that we learn something that doesn’t make this seem as bad as it does on the surface. With that said, I have to admit that I wasn’t shocked by the story. Jones is a nice kid, a smart kid and when focused, someone with a very bright future. But he often made very stupid decisions while in Lexington, a couple of which he was lucky were not bigger deals during his time here. My hope is that this blows over and we find out more information that makes this not end up as bad as it now looks. But the idea of a millionaire college athlete taunting a sleeping (or lying down) homeless person, is pretty low in my book. There are mistakes young people make that showcase a need to mature…we all make those. But then there are mistakes that showcase a need to change one’s attitudes…if this happened, then the Portland instance is the latter and I hope Jones makes the necessary adjustments.

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I feel like this is a punishment that could have been handed down on a young Drew Franklin

3. Brandon Knight gets a new home:

Knight being traded from the Pistons to the Bucks simply sucks. The Pistons were about to take a big leap forward and Knight could have been part of that turnaround, but instead he ends up in NBA no-man’s land, with the least remarkable franchise in the league. Quick name something about the Milwaukee Bucks….besides Kareem getting traded from there. See you are done. Knight will be on a terrible team, once again being undervalued as his best traits (intelligence, team play, basketball savvy) will be lost on a team of goobers. I think Knight is a better long term option for the Pistons than Brandon Jennings, but time will tell. However for Knight, all it means is that he will likely go under-appreciated in the NBA for a bit longer. Brandon, like Keith Bogans, is destined to be a UK player that never totally gets his due…hopefully I will be wrong but it is hard to see much positive out of his current surroundings.

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Gotta love this picture of Alex Poythress carrying his mama’s bags while she shops…let’s all say AHHHH

4. John Wall Gets Paid and says he is #1

I was very happy to read this week that John Wall got the max deal he was hoping for and signed a $80 million contract with the Washington Wizards. Wall is the guy who got the ball rolling here in the Calipari era and his commitment, and corresponding help in moving UK to the “cool” team category, was maybe the most important moment in building what UK now has. He has had some bad luck early in his NBA career but by the end of last season, he was playing as one of the top 5-7 PGs in the league and had the Wizards on the path of a playoff team. After signing the deal, he said that he believed he was the best point guard in the league, which predictably got him killed by the media. But what did they expect him to say? You have to believe you are the best, and for Wall, those words are more motivational than explanatory. He isn’t the best PG, but in year 4, the great ones make a leap. This is his year to hit the next level and he has the ability to do it. Stars become stars by at least their fourth year…this is Wall (and Boogie’s) year to do it and they know it. I hope for John’s sake it happens and believe it will. He is that talented and a great representative for the BBN.

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This guy sent me this pic because he said he wanted to show what a big fan he was of the Cats…I think he wanted to show that he was able to get six hot women to pose with him…either way it worked. Well played

5. Michael Porter Gets 2 Years in Jail

The less said about this the better, but we have to note that Porter’s jail sentence is the end of maybe the most embarrassing story involving a UK player in a decade. Sex acts with an underage girl (14) while in his role as a youth director at the girl’s church. Just reading the charge makes you sick to your stomach and the only good thing that can be said is now the ordeal has come to an end. Porter likely cements his role as the least liked UK player of the modern era, a title that he held for many (in my opinion at the time, unfairly) for a long while. Well after the events of the past few years, he has made certain to have earned that title without much controversy and to close any debate on the subject for years to come.

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I wish I knew the backstory of this, but I love it

6. UK Football Players Reported Today:

It is officially football season. UK will have Media Day and its first official practice tomorrow as the Stoops era finally officially kicks off. This much anticipation hasn’t awaited a UK coach in a long time and tomorrow will be our first chance to hear from a lot of the players and get a sense of what is going to happen this season. The Freshmen and Quarterbacks will all talk tomorrow and then won’t talk again until the week before the season. So tomorrow is all we have. Get used to it. We will also probably learn about at least one more Freshman who will join Justin Day as a non-qualifier for the team this year from the recruiting class. Day is going to prep school and at least one more may join him before the official roster is set. We will have lots on the radio show and the site tomorrow about Media Day, but for now, some excitement is in order. Stoops has had the best offseason probably in the history of Kentucky football…now it is about turning that into production on the field. It should (finally) be fun.

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With all the problems at North Carolina, everyone may be ready to jump ship and find a new program.

7. Kentucky Gets Another Big Offensive Line Commitment:

The Cats were up for two offensive linemen while we were gone, Brady Taylor and Nick Richardson. Taylor was considered by all to be virtually a UK lock and there was genuine surprise when he picked Virginia Tech. Not only does that say a lot about what Stoops has done (we are surprised a kid picked Virginia Tech…which has played for a national title…over Kentucky), but it also put some pressure on the next day when 4 star Nick Richardson picked the Cats. Richardson was probably the most coveted offensive lineman the Cats wanted in this class and getting him over Vanderbilt was a huge get. This great story in the Herald Leader today showcased how Stoops and company were able to make the connection with Richardson and his commitment kept UK in the #3 spot in the Rivals.com rankings. Going into fall camp, the Cats are now in an enviable (and rare) position of having tons of great commitments and only a few spots left. They are going to continue to recruit their commits (to keep them solid) and then try and pick and choose a few final replacements. Getting Nick Richardson wasn’t the sexiest of the commitments this year, but because of his role as a likely anchor for the UK line for his entire career, it will certainly end up one of the most important.

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Eric Bledsoe repping my baseball team, the hot Atlanta Braves who (going into tonight’s game) are 9-0 since opening a Waffle House at Turner Field. Bert’s Chili has always been quite the good luck charm.

8. Lexington’s Role as a College Town:

Much attention was given this week to the study that put Lexington as the 5th best college town in America, behind Boulder, Austin and a few others. While I don’t dispute Lexington’s high ranking among those cities, I dispute the notion that it is a college town at all. I consider Lexington a small city…it has the horse industry, non-UK businesses and a vibrant culture and community. Like Austin and Boulder, it is more than just UK. A college town (in my view) is a place that only revolves around the college itself. So for me, the top 5 college towns are Charlottesville, Oxford, Ann Arbor, Athens and Chapel Hill. The school is the town. In Lexington, the school is party of the city. I love the accolades for my favorite place in the lower 48, but I think it is a misplaced definition that ran the entire survey.

After all that (2200 words as of now), a couple of quick things. We received the ratings for KSR in the Lexington market and they were amazing. KSR finished #1 in its time slot yet again, making the show #1 for the entirety of the past year. Some of you ask me about ratings and how they work, so here was the Lexington book for us in the last period (Apr-May-June…not exactly high sports time here):

Men 12+ – 9.9 share, #1 in the city – highest M12+ number for KSR in Lex

Men 18-34 – 15.0 share, #1 in the city- highest M18-34 number for KSR in Lex

Men 25-54 – 9.0 share, #1 in the city

Persons 12+ – 7.1 share, #2 behind 98.1 The Bull

Persons 18-34 – 11.4 share, #2 behind 98.1 The Bull

What do those ratings mean? Well they mean we were first in every male demographic in Lexington for our time slot and received a 15.0 share for 18-34 year olds, a mark that is through the roof. For all listeners (including females), we were second behind country music, and still received over a 7 for persons 12+. These ratings are extremely rare for an AM sports talk show, especially those for the 12+ group (which basically means all ages) and females. We thank you guys so much for helping make them possible and having the show succeed in a way we could have never imagined. It isn’t because of us, it is because of the fans and we really do want to thank you.

Tomorrow, we are LIVE at Media Day for KSR Radio and the blog. Check in here beginning at 10 am for everything going on from Media Day and don’t miss recaps and the show all day. It should be fun….just 26 days until a great year in Kentucky athletics begins..get on board.

Article written by Matt Jones

57 Comments for Alaskan Glaciers’ Monday News and Views



  1. Rei
    10:09 pm August 4, 2013 Permalink

    Twins and Young will be ruled eligible when they enroll in classes soon. Can’t play ball at a school you aren’t taking classes at. That’s what the hangup is.



  2. Bobbum man
    10:09 pm August 4, 2013 Permalink

    Thank u for the young twins update, now maybe people will calm down a little bit. Had me rolling with the Zack Morris thing, think I remember a similar one about screech OD’ing??



  3. Ralph
    10:12 pm August 4, 2013 Permalink

    Can we get some football love?



  4. BleedingBlue79
    10:15 pm August 4, 2013 Permalink

    What was the “basketball news potentially breaking” next week that Matt referred to early in this post? Was there nothing else mentioned about that, or did I just overlook it?



  5. BackdoorSlider.com
    10:16 pm August 4, 2013 Permalink

    Glad your back! The last 5 months of 2013 should be fun ones.



  6. kybb
    10:16 pm August 4, 2013 Permalink

    What about Oscar Robertson for the Bucks?

    And I don’t hate Milwaukee for Knight. He should have a bigger role than he did in Detroit, and will have more opportunities to showcase his talents.



  7. UK
    10:21 pm August 4, 2013 Permalink

    The brunette girl who looks like she’s touching the dude’s crotch is a babe



  8. BigBossCard
    10:24 pm August 4, 2013 Permalink

    Here is the text, or you can click on my name (it links to a PDF with all the info):

    Kingston Man Makes DemandBight To The PointMotorists along the New York-to-Albany State highway havebeen getting considerable of asnicker out of a signboard whichstands on the outskirts of Kings-ton. It is a huge sign, sometwenty feet high and twenty-fourfeet in width, and emblazoned onit in big red letters is the follow-ing warning:”Notice is hereby served onHerman Rossa nnd His WholeDamn Family to Keep Off MyProperty.W. W. Van Keuren,Kingston. N. Y.Now the secret of the sign, it de-veloped Monday, is as follows:W. W. Van Keuren is a widow-er, some seventy or seventy-liveyears of age, who owns tlie prop-erty on which the sign stands. Itis property fronting on the high-way, and directly across this arethe West Shore railroad tracks.Herman Rossa is the watchmanat tlie railroad crossing just infront of the Van Keuren property,and Herman’s son, Charles, is arailroad detective.Relations between Van Keurenand the Rossas were amicableenough until about a month agowhen Charles accused the elderlyland owner of trespassing on rail-road property. Then Van Keurencaught Herman Rossa cuttingacross his property in a hurry toget to the bedside of a sick friend.Next morning Herman, reportingat his crossing shanty for duty,was confronted by the big sign,and there the matter stands-much to the amusement of thethousands of passing motorists.



  9. Steve Fitts
    10:27 pm August 4, 2013 Permalink

    “In Lexington, the school is PARTY of the city.” Matt, that is a GREAT Freudian slip!



  10. My2Cents
    10:28 pm August 4, 2013 Permalink

    Lots of chatter that the Celtics still considering a trade that would send Rondo to the Pistons and Jennings would now be part of the deal. Would re-unite Rondo w his Oak Hill teammate Josh Smith.



  11. Chaz
    10:54 pm August 4, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome back home to all the KSR staff from your well earned vacation/junket. BTW, Matt, don’t be too sad about the glaciers. To quote Al McGuire, “They had it before you, they had it during you, they’ll have it when you’re gone”. Perhaps the glacier weeps for you.



  12. BleedingBlue79
    11:06 pm August 4, 2013 Permalink

    #12) You just referred to Michael Porter as someone UK fans “loved and worshiped.” You, along w/ any comment(s) from you, officially have zero credibility, as you are obviously ignorant beyond belief. You are awarded no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.



  13. rightone
    11:26 pm August 4, 2013 Permalink

    Sarah Palin is the best thing about Alaska



  14. robuk
    11:32 pm August 4, 2013 Permalink

    I quit reading after the Sarah Palin dig. you libs love to hate.



  15. brian
    11:43 pm August 4, 2013 Permalink

    I like Poythress’ US Soccer shirt.



  16. Sarah Palin
    11:44 pm August 4, 2013 Permalink

    I quit my job as Governor mid-term because I’m an imcompetnent banshee.

    I deserve any and all jokes and criticism. Stupid is as stupid does regardless of party affiliation.



  17. Bruce Pearl
    12:16 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    #7 – I’d stuff every chick in the pic



  18. Evil Shmatz
    12:16 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Been on a cruise to Alaska and yes it is beautiful, but I’ve been to Jasper/Banff/ New Zealand, Patagonia and the Norwegian Fjords and they all have Alaska beat hands down.



  19. Elvishasenteredthebuilding
    12:19 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome Home, Matt! Thanks for the well balanced post about football AND basketball! Especially, the basketball. The news on the basketball front has been lacking.



  20. I Say
    12:47 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Ramon Harris is also from Alaska



  21. Nailin' Palin
    12:58 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Matt, could you see Russia from the glacier like I could?

    Never gets old.



  22. Nailin' Palin
    12:59 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Did you get to hunt any moose with a helicopter while you were up here?



  23. Nailin' Palin
    12:59 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry meant elk



  24. Hey # 21-23
    1:13 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    U been to all 56 states like the president?

    Never gets old either.



  25. Carolina Blue is past tense for CAROLINA BLOWS
    1:41 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Message Board Rumors: It was a few years back when I visited the UofL boards to ask a simple question. Living in AZ I dropped in to ask if they had heard any rumblings about the FBI and investigators interviewing Rick about something that would break in the next couple of days. The Mods deleted my entry and warned that I was trying to stir the pot and start rumors about Rick. Sure enough, two days later it was out that Rick liked locking up after he eats. I went back to the board and to my my surprise, received a message from the Mod apologizing for deleting my post and bashing me. I have not been back since but wanted to point out that insiders on boards are sometimes right–just not about Twins and Young.



  26. Ridge Runner
    1:41 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome back and sounds like an awesome trip.

    Braves won the 10th in a row as well. Go Bravo’s! Keuren sign is awesome.



  27. Matt Jones has ruined KSR........
    1:56 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    ….Quit all the damn politics. If Matt Jones is as smart as he thinks then why is he a bleeding heart liberal. No mention about Obama trying to take our freedoms and give money to the bottom %10 (2/3 of which are government dependent). Trying to get news about the big blue, and I have to read about some idiot’s political opinions, about the inferior school down 64 or about Crean making out with his kid. More UK sports, less of your uninformed political opinions.



  28. SeaCat
    3:11 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    I only care about: Randle, Harrison, Lee, Young,
    Harrison, Johnson, Poythress and WCS!!
    News! Please!! Something? Anything! Pick up games!
    What is the deal?
    The greatest class in history and we hear next to
    nothing all summer…
    Why is there a total news blackout about these
    guys??



  29. Wildcatsteeler
    3:15 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Funny how this site bends over backwards to defend Cousins and his numerous indiscretions but throws Jones under the bus. Guess he didn’t buddy up to Matt like Cousins did to “earn” that defense.



  30. SeaCat
    3:16 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Thank goodness Wiltjer left. Otherwise, he would
    be the only topic next summer.



  31. SeaCat
    3:26 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    29) some guy wrote a book about the NBA
    and he said 70% of NBA players have been
    convicted of crimes, not merely arrested–convicted!
    So, with all these Cats in the pro’s, we
    will unfortunately hear more and more of
    these stories.
    I fear Cousins will make the front page soon…



  32. Yahoo who
    6:40 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    So glad this is the beginning of the end of hearing about QBs. Interview someone else, please!



  33. kentuckyjoe
    7:00 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, are the Harrisons and Young in Lex and working out with the rest of the guys? And secondly, and more importantly, is that Kristin Geil front left.



  34. Blue monday
    7:03 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t forget your shoes Matt



  35. Winston Brown
    7:08 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Can you post a football depth chart Matt, so we can follow your show?



  36. True
    7:20 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Matt’s little political agenda he tries sneaking in seemingly more often lately is dumb and annoying. The President is a complete failure, and that fact likely eats MJ up inside, so he over-compensates…

    Pretty sad, really.



  37. Al/in/Indy
    7:36 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Just read this morning that Johnny Manziel and Texas A M could be in a little trouble.



  38. Wear your shoes
    7:52 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Just an FYI Matt. The players think you being barefoot is plain stupid and not a bit funny. They will be wearing suits to games because this is a business and you walk around barefoot. C’mon, this isn’t Louisville!



  39. Roofus Howls
    7:56 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Terrence Jones is either 21 or 22 years old and should be preparing for his senior year in college. He did something insensitive and stupid after leaving a bar. He’s not the first person his age to do something insensitive and stupid after leaving a bar and I’d be shocked if he’s the last. It doesn’t make him a terrible person, it makes him human – he made a mistake.



  40. Rickey
    7:57 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Check and see if any of little brother’s incoming players are cleared. I bet they are not.



  41. Beatle Bum
    8:29 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Wow. Demonstrate the ridiculousness of KSR claiming that their “insiders” are better than other “insiders” and get moderated. Seems this site has become a bit thin-skinned. KSR “insiders” say everything is OKAY, unless that changes. Stay TUNED so Matt and his crew can take more cruises!!



  42. tom
    8:29 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    growing weary of the snide political remarks by writers. Uncalled for.



  43. The Brow
    8:41 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    A couple of insiders on another uk site are saying the Harrison’s are fine Young is a serious concern.



  44. SaratogaCatsFan
    8:57 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Shouldnt a lawyer know better than to comment on a case before all the details are out?



  45. Referee
    9:01 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    AP steps on the baseline again.



  46. schmowzow
    9:07 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Hey roofus would you have the same compassion if it were a UofL player. Didn’t think so.



  47. palin
    10:14 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    if you seriously still think I’m awesome, please consider never having kids and you might as well go ahead and get that education you always dreamed about.



  48. Teachable Mo'
    11:30 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    @36

    The Republicans, in order to prevent any economic progress, have committed far more “treasonous” actions than Edward Snowden or Bradley Manning. Failing to pass the kind of legislation that they’d pass in a heart beat if a Republican were in the White House? Unprecedented. And — considering the consequences — really evil. I wish modern Americans had the same awareness of what political actions actually do as, say, an ordinary citizen in the 19th century.

    re: Alaska

    Fantastic vacation spot. A cruise there is an unbelievable pleasure.



  49. Caliparian Slip
    11:40 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    “the idea of a millionaire college athlete” – Nice use of words Matty. I’m sure it was just an accident, right?



  50. millwooded
    11:54 am August 5, 2013 Permalink

    29. The dude stomped a homeless man! Yes, ksr is pro cousins to a fault sometimes , but his meltdowns have always occured on the basketball court
    Jones: stomps innocent homeless man on theb street
    Cousins: forearm to a deserving swopshire
    I will take the latter .



  51. @48- Unteachable Liberal Mo
    12:55 pm August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Obama is our worst president in the last 50 years, and it isn’t even close. 4 scandals and coverups all at the same time? The only way you like that Socialist is if you are trying to get a free ride, and the Republicans are stopping our country from being handed to the dregs. Form your own opinions, please don’t listen to any news media outlet and spout that bs! Fact of the matter is that like most liberals, they are seeing that the bill of goods they were sold by Hussain Obama was complete bs, and most liberals are incapable of saying they were wrong, or they are too high to form that sentence.



  52. @48- Unteachable Liberal Mo
    12:59 pm August 5, 2013 Permalink

    I hate posting political views on a Big Blue site, but Matt has forced my hand. In realizing his president and party are a complete sham and a bad thing for America, he sadly uses his platform the wrong way, losing many already and more to come. Remember Matt and Drew, BBN extends outside the state, and most alumni that make any money at all want to keep our freedoms and money (hence they are Republican) I have talked to at least 5 people who no longer read KSR because of this bs. Quit the politics or lose viewers. You will keep the TPT, but that won’t fund much……….



  53. lexslamman
    1:27 pm August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Hooboy, some of you have a case of ‘crap don’t stank.’ Obama is not a strong or effective president, but to pretend his political failures are anywhere near the level of Ford, Bush II or Coolidge, his budgetary/economic problems anywhere near the level of Reagan, Bush I or Hoover or his scandals anywhere near as awful as Taft, Grant or Harding are in denial.

    Can anyone tell me what the 9 presidents above, largely considered the worst and most ineffective in US history, have in common?



  54. me
    1:33 pm August 5, 2013 Permalink

    #53 – Great points, but you left out Carter there in the Economic problems list.

    All you guys with the political ranting are idiots. Matt can throw in a little jab at Palin if he wants – pretty much every entertainer since 2008 has. The glaciers ARE retreating, and that makes some people sad. If that is a reason for you to go into a rabid rage and say you’ll quit participating in KSR because of this, please do so. I’m tired of wading through your drivel.



  55. CatBlue in LR
    1:36 pm August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t buy the Global Warming hype, Matt Jones. Those glaciers are not retreating. How can you tell? Could you see them melting, or you just taking Al Gore’s word for it?



  56. libby lexslammin
    1:45 pm August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Lefty- great job going back 150 years for the Republican scandals to equal the Liberals scandals in the last 50 years. Here goes another liberal spouting back 150 years about scandals- WOW! Reagan was our BEST president in years for his economic policies and it wasn’t even close. George W wasn’t a great public speaker, which was ultimately his downfall, and that is Hussain’s saving grace (also the only thing he is good at). You want scandals that aren’t from the 1800’s or early 1900’s(ie Taft Grant and Harding), how about Slick Willie CLINTON, JFK and Hussain OBAMA?) Obama is targeting an entire class of people (you know, the middle class who works hard and pays their bills but doesn’t want to pay for the pieces of s&#$ that are government dependent!), but that is ok with you weak ass bleeding hearts since we aren’t a whining minority class.



  57. me
    2:48 pm August 5, 2013 Permalink

    Does anyone else find #56’s statement of “we aren’t a whining minority class” ironic?