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Joel Pett on the Commonwealth upgrades


(Herald-Leader)

Joel Pett is back with another UK-themed cartoon.

Today’s topic: Commonwealth Stadium

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

51 Comments for Joel Pett on the Commonwealth upgrades



  1. SayWhat
    1:03 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t they only use the Chicken Bucket like 16 times a year? How’s that coming along for you guys? SMH!



  2. ktmiln2
    1:04 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Joe Pett is the crying child at the grocery store. He thrives on attention.



  3. Cats
    1:04 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    No taxes are being levied dumbass. It is called bonds! Why doesnt he do a cartoon about the yum center. Hack idiot



  4. chad
    1:05 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Why does anyone still subscribe to the HL?



  5. Alan Adams
    1:09 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Who would ever read the bird cage gazette? More readers saw that cartoon on your website than read it in the paper itself.



  6. BS Stuff
    1:10 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    #4, No dropped it years ago for stuff like this and more. Maybe Joey Pett is Not Jerry Tiptons artistic doppelganger, hummmmmmm?



  7. Joel Pett
    1:11 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Screw you UK fans! I hope that beggar Gary Thompson takes every bit of your UK money! I hate you all!!!

    #L1C4Pett



  8. Joel Pett
    1:12 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    I am irrelevant.



  9. John Ellis
    1:13 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    He definitely has a point, but it’s a point about all sports stadiums, and football in particular. Rupp gets used for many other events obviously.



  10. RealCatsFan
    1:13 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Meh – he needs to direct a little bit of that bile at the YUM Center….



  11. Twin condiments
    1:16 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Yes Joel 6 times a year which is about double the times you get laid or anyone looks at your cartoons.



  12. BC
    1:17 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Of course he neglects the fact that not all 115 million is going to the stadium. It will also go to other sporting updates and venues, as well as educational facilities on UK’s campus.



  13. josh
    1:17 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    thats why we build a new facility that we can play football and basketball in. This would solve all problems. Joke.



  14. Douggercats
    1:19 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    The idiots at the Leader are too stupid to see that he’s taking a swipe at them by calling the paper the “Cheer-Leader”.



  15. SteveA
    1:21 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    So what. Even if it was only used once a year, it is still able to be profitable. Cost < Return = Profit something newspapers & Joel Pett haven't been able to figure out.
    #bankruptcy



  16. Evan
    1:21 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    So, should we not build football stadiums at all? With that mentality all football stadiums are wasted investments because of their infrequent use. What an idiot.



  17. UKGrad83
    1:21 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    The guy obviously doesn’t understand the economic benefits that will affect Lexington for years to come. Sounds like sour grapes to me from a liberal who believes in wealth redistribution. Typical social hack.



  18. Ready 5
    1:21 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    It is morons like pett, merlene the racist Davis and Tipton that causes me to cuss every time the herald leader calls with the audacity asking me to subscribe.



  19. J in Orlando
    1:22 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    This is why there has been a nationwide effort to curb bullying in schools…look at the product of years of bullying…



  20. Musehobo
    1:22 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Apparently his facebook page is public. Have at it.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Joel-Pett/42714878513



  21. Amateur Psychiatrist
    1:24 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Joel Pett must have been the last kid picked for kickball at recess and the kid everyone teased. This is his only way to get any attention.



  22. asdf
    1:26 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Some political cartoonists who cannot draw very well are able to compensate by being clever, but Pett is severely limited in that category as well. He just has no talent for his occupation at all. He cannot draw as well as the average sixth grader, he has no sense of humor, and he seems to be blind to any real political insight.



  23. J in Orlando
    1:28 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    22 He used to be much better…he got lazy after he won a pulitzer



  24. Jate
    1:33 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Dude’s a huge douchebag.. Wish they’d fire him already.



  25. sec tourney tix
    1:33 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    i have 5 books for sale. I buy bama season tix just so i can get them. section 326 row g. $345 per book i can meet you with tix. text me at 8594667277 if interested.



  26. KSR is dumb!
    1:35 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Why post this stupid cartoon on KSR and popularize it even more…For more clicks? Ha, I see it now…



  27. chickabowow
    1:45 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t see a problem with this cartoon. It all is kind of silly, really



  28. MachoMan
    1:47 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    OOOOHHHH YEEEAAHH!! Cartoons are for kids, and so are Trix. I’ll beat am man within an inch of his life if he lays a finger on my Butterfinger. Bart Simpson is a Punk! DIG IT!



  29. beanie weanies for breakfast
    2:02 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    You folks are way too thin skinned! We will laugh last….. 😉



  30. Clever
    2:03 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Hopefully the homeless will find a construction job or something while the stadium is being built, or maybe a job as a concessionaire when it is complete and then they can afford housing like the rest of us.



  31. asdf
    2:08 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    23, To be honest, I think the Pulitzer people must have just felt sorry for him.



  32. UKBlue
    2:11 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Joe Pett is like mostly liberal talking heads; have absolutely no clue what they are talking about. The Econ Dept at UK Business school should allow Pett to audit some econ classes.



  33. bluegrassjimmy
    2:11 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Ok BBN time for US to close down HL. Let them publish a paper in louseyville. I just dropped their A– tell everyone you know to do the same. Let’s put joel out of work! Let him go kiss louisville’s a–.



  34. KyKid
    2:34 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    I hate Joel Pett



  35. Chicago Chris
    2:55 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Lets face it, those of you who hate him do so because he’s critical of UK. Like it or not, that’s his job to do that on occasion. When you just lambaste him as “liberal” or use it as an excuse to make fun of the Herald-Leader/print media, then your counter argument must be pretty weak (ie. “Yeah, well you’re stupid/ugly.” I never thought he was that brilliant but the message isn’t my problem, it’s the execution.



  36. Joel Pett
    2:55 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    I’m salty



  37. Jim
    3:02 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Dropped that liberal rag years ago, even pulled that stupid blue box in the front yard up ………….



  38. Your momma!



  39. Heisenberg
    3:20 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    #35, you do not understand. I dont like the cartoon, not because he is critical of UK, its his entire cartoon is filled with ignorance. First, the UK athletic department is funding the entire thing, not tax payers. Secondly, the entire amount is not going to Commonwealth stadium, some of this renovation will occur on the academia side of things. This cartoon is just flat out ridiculous and pathetic. Im not even going to touch the problems the YUM center is having.



  40. Kentucky Chris
    3:25 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    35) I don’t like him because Pett’s constant spew of hatred. He has tastlessly portrayed everything from 9/11 to the Sandy Hook shooting! So you sir are the one with the weak counter argument! I think it pretty clear you are a card carring liberal who thinks its your job to change the world! Pett and your message is wrong and out of touch with what most people believe!



  41. jc
    3:31 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Yum center spent my tax dollars. This does not. The end.



  42. Kentucky Chris
    3:35 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Pete Thamell is the love child of a tryst between Pett and Tipton!!!!! Nnnnnnn



  43. Jonbiz
    3:39 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    What are those things they are holding?



  44. The Legend
    4:23 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    #26 KSR is dumb if that’s how u really feel then why are guys
    Like you always on here reading then? Just wondering. I know if
    I didn’t like something I wouldn’t be on it reading it. But keep giving
    Matt and the gang your hits I know they appreciate it.



  45. Raazoul
    4:41 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    LOL, Pett is such a troll. Normally I don’t hope for things like this, but I CANNOT WAIT for that worthless rag to shut it’s doors and for guys like Pett to doodle on the walls of the unemployment office. It’s not IF, it’s WHEN.



  46. Raazoul
    4:44 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    39 you forgot something, Commonwealth stadium puts more money into that school and into our city and state in one season than some hack like Pett has his entire life. Those cartoons are so pathetic and sad. What year is this? Get that crap off my planet already.



  47. stacy
    4:47 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Wonder if Joel Pett has an extra room at home that he only uses occasionaly for company?I’m sure someone from the street would enjoy the room even if he had to put up with Pett to live there…



  48. Marlene Davis Blows
    4:51 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    The LHL stopped being a news publication years ago and is a Politico news letter! So take anything Pett does with a grain of salt! If UK would pull the LHL media credentials the political publication would be gone with in a month!
    Between Pett, and Marlene Davis I feel that I’m being personally attacked everyday. Davis is raving raciest who should never be aloud to spew her hate of the Caucasian race. Racism is WRONG directed towards any race or culture!



  49. dave
    5:07 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    whoa… a guy who doesnt understand profits, returns, etc also works at a newspaper. no way.



  50. quickie
    10:14 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Joel Pett doesn’t even get there is a difference between federal, state and local governments. The only funny thing in this cartoon is the number of pages which seem to make up the newspaper. This yellow rag has been a complete waste for several years.



  51. student
    10:43 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    I wish Joel would draw a cartoon about Merlene’s articles… But the 115 million is being used for stadium renovation, the other facilities are in addition to that. And it’s all university funds so it would be more appropriate if instead of complaining about homeless taxes he mentioned the rising tuition costs.