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LISTEN: Matt Jones and Chris Tomlin talk “Mitch Please!” with Terry Meiners

Matt Jones took his talents to a different iHeart Radio studio Thursday afternoon and he brought a friend with him.

Matt and Chris Tomlin spent more than 15 minutes discussing their new book “Mitch Please! How Mitch McConnell Sold Out Kentucky (and America Too)” with Terry Meiners on 840 WHAS.

Stories from the road are shared and they give you a better idea what the book will be about when it’s published March 31st. Give it a listen.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

31 Comments for LISTEN: Matt Jones and Chris Tomlin talk “Mitch Please!” with Terry Meiners

  1. Blue Wildcat
    10:16 am January 3, 2020 Permalink

    Our only hope is that Matt, and others like him decide to stay out of politics. Congrats Mitch on a wonderful career.

    • 4everUKBlue
      10:48 am January 3, 2020 Permalink

      I want whatever you’ve been smoking.

    • Han
      3:11 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

      Getting elected a bunch of times, obstructing the proper functioning of government, and making money for rich people shouldn’t be a wonderful career for a politician. Unfortunately, his voters have been brainwashed into thinking it is.

    • 4everUKBlue
      3:52 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

      Careful Han that maybe too much truth for Blue Wildcat, his head might explode, either that or he’ll just smoke more.

    • ksrbluesbrother
      4:12 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

      Han…read your post. Couple of things…something tells me you wouldn’t understand the “proper functioning of government” even if it kicked you in the tail. Using the term “rich people” is dumb because it’s a relative term. You should hope people have the “opportunity” to work hard and work smart to become rich in this country Han. Rich people make a rich country Han and that rising tide lifts all boats, including yours and mine. But seriously Han, who the hell is “brainwashed” here? If I’m brainwashed, does that make you perfectly rational and well-informed? I would venture to say that your Daddy and Granddaddy were Democrats but I will guarantee you they weren’t Socialists. My whole family were Democrats…in fact, yesterday’s Democrat is today’s Republican. You don’t have to believe me, watch and listen to old video of them repeating exactly everything Republicans say today. Listening to and voting for today’s Democrats makes you a Socialist because that’s who they are, so you best not speak of the proper function of US government unless you understand it and to call others “brainwashed”…well, stay away from the mirror Han.

  2. dave1964
    10:23 am January 3, 2020 Permalink

    Matt hey take your BS somewhere else.

    • 4everUKBlue
      3:52 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

      dave hey, he owns this site so like it or not he can do whatever he wants.

    • 4everUKBlue
      4:14 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

      Not that owning it makes it right.

  3. UK_fac_boi
    10:43 am January 3, 2020 Permalink

    Ditch Mitch and his climate denouncers. You fools will destroy the planet for “clean coal” which is not a thing. Save your breath before coming at me with some B.S., if it releases carbon into the air it’s not clean-burning, and all coal does. You people are trashing the planet, I only wish you would live long enough to see what your awful government and generation has allowed. Thanks for trying Matt but these rednecks just don’t care about corruption as long as it hypothetically helps them.

    • ksrbluesbrother
      11:54 am January 3, 2020 Permalink

      Boi…Not gonna come at you with BS…you’re too stupid to engage in reasonable conversation. Waste of my time.

      As for you Jones…you are truly a piece of excrement. I have always thought of you as the turd in the UK punchbowl. You put hard work into building the KSR brand only to willingly divide your patrons with your personal political opinions while you laugh at comments such as this one you’re reading now. The sad thing is that your opinion of your devoted slurping patrons is that you have zero respect for them as individuals who can think freely and form their own opinions but rather you will depend on them as you cultivate political support from these same poor schmucks as you contemplate your political future. You will be the perfect politician, one who is corrupt to the core, willing to lie for any reason and disrespect those to whom they claim to represent in an honest way. You and yours hate Trump because he’s plowing up the DC playground where you hope to torch the people of KY someday and yourself become wealthy on the backs of Kentuckians. Politicians go to DC to get filthy rich…look at ANY DEMOCRAT. Democrats need their constituents to be as uninformed as possible. See Boi’s comments above. He’s a perfect example of your kind of constituent. Keep lying to him, he’s your Boi.

    • 4everUKBlue
      3:58 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

      bluesbrother, you had me until you started talking like there’s any difference in integrity between the Democrats and the Republicans. It’s all an illusion to make you think you have a choice when in the end the agendas are all the same. There is not one tiny sliver of integrity between both parties and that includes Trump, the Clintons, the Obamas or the Bush’s. All the mainstream media and entertainment is owned by just five corporations, try doing some research outside those sources.

    • 4everUKBlue
      4:03 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

      The sooner everyone wakes up and realizes it’s all about divide and conquer the better.

    • ksrbluesbrother
      4:25 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

      4ever…You won’t get an argument from me on the point of your post. The only thing that I will say is that we can’t ignore this shit storm in which we/country finds itself. We have to vote for the least corrupt. Right now, the choice is Capitalism or Socialism. Democrats are admitted Socialists at this point, so that fact make the decision easy for me. If you want to split hairs regarding corruption in both parties, I won’t argue the point and admit that most if not all are not engaged in the interest of public service but rather self service. I can understand it though. A person will always look out for theirs/families own self interest. Problem is that doing so in the public service realm means that taxpayer gets shafted. The only point I want to make is that there’s a choice to be made FIRST, Capitalism or Socialism. The corruption in both parties is real, I won’t argue but what I will argue is that it’s exponentially worse in the Democratic Party…hands down.

  4. panicpat
    11:00 am January 3, 2020 Permalink

    Well Uk fav boi, I’m one of these eastern Kentucky rednecks you seem to be referring to. Myself, and many in my family have survived on coal for decades. You are the reason this democrat will continue to vote republican. Keep talking down to us like hillary did and see how that works.

    • Han
      3:19 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

      Trump and Mitch been bringing back those coal jobs like Trump promised throughout his campaign? Did he do anything to help ya when he and the party had full control of Congress for two years?

  5. UK_fac_boi
    11:10 am January 3, 2020 Permalink

    I’m am also from southeast Kentucky. I choose to see the writings on the wall and not hide from them. But hey why build new infrastructures and train people from out area for bigger and better things than coal. I know we have more in us than just mining. We just have to be brave enough to demand for it.

    • Corder
      11:21 am January 3, 2020 Permalink

      UK boi. You sure are fool of your self. So apparently in your mind Redneck is a bad thing or you seem to look down at rednecks yet say you grew up around them. Where you as our spoken to those Rednecks you grew up around as you are now talking behind a fake name. I love people that complain about climate change and how horrible we are treating the earth yet don’t mind driving your cars, using electricity, buying smart phones as well as other products that in order to build or manufacture them are killing or trashing this earth as you like to say. People like you can look down at whoever you want to but people like us are the ones that make your life so damn easy to sit there and complain from the comfort of your own home that I’m sure was built with materials like wood that destroyed forests that you so love to want to protect but never will ever do anything about it but sit there and whine and cry about. Have a great day you hypocrite hope you don’t fall off that tall tower you stand upon to look down on all of us rednecks.

  6. CrystalBall
    12:12 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

    KSR should be for sports only. If Matt desires to be publicly political, he should start a new and exclusive web site for it.

    • ksrbluesbrother
      12:57 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

      That is exactly what he should do…in fact, many who patronize KSR have made the same request for YEARS. He refuses and bristles at the suggestion that he do so, saying that it’s his site and he will do with it what he wants. He will and he does. The reason he will not separate the two (UK Sports and his Politics) is because a Matt Jones Political Site would die a quick death and he knows it. So his only alternative is to use a UK Sports venue to cultivate the uninformed into future political votes that will propel him into political office where he will (with his Duke law degree) feed at the political trough the rest of his life. He needs name recognition statewide (see KSR) and a willing voter who has been properly indoctrinated to his views to pave his way to DC. The dishonesty is in that he ultimately uses KSR under false pretense while his real reason to indoctrinate his slurping admirers. If he was honest, he would take his political view to a separate site (honoring the requests of KSR patron and common sense) and allow people to either support that site or not. He knows it would not survive, because of his ridiculous political views. So the only way he can attempt to successfully cultivate future political votes from the uninformed is to shove his politics down their/our throats using KSR, where we all come to celebrate UK, not listen to his left-wing musings. He hopes to continue to lead the uninformed down the same path as his democrat DC overseers while he hopes to one day gain a political seat in Washington. Again, Jones is a TURD in UK’s punch bowl and certainly NOT qualified as a US Senator. Only his arrogance and ignorance could lead him to believe he’s qualified. But in his defense, we all know there are plenty of TURDS in the US Congress and public office nationally. Just look at those places where government has or is failing. Those places have liberal written all over them. Why would anyone want government to fail? They wouldn’t unless they sell their government/country down the road for their own profit. See Quid Pro Joe as the most recent blatant example and every corrupt democrat defends him…wonder why?

    • 4everUKBlue
      4:00 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

      CrystalBall is right, as I said he owns this site so he can do whatever he wants but that doesn’t make it right.

  7. UKfanforlife
    12:39 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

    Why would anyone want to vote for the democrat party? The dem party is the party that started the KKK, they voted against desegregation and against allowing women to vote. The dem party is the party for open borders, full term abortions, gun confiscation, sanctuary cities for illegal aliens who rape and murder US citizens, and socialism. It surprises me that there are still yellow dog democrats, that refuse to see that the dem party of JFK has not been that party in a very, very, long time. If JFK were alive today, he would be a republican.

    I support Mitch.

    Go Cats. I support Matt, when he is focused on UK sports. When he takes a left turn and thinks the UK fan base will follow his leftists ideals, he is sadly mistaken.

    • Han
      3:34 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

      If Jesus returned tomorrow, Republicans would call him a brown liberal socialist Democrat, despite being the party of “Christian Values.”

      The problem is people talk about leftist ideals like they’re evil when “left” policies got us a 5-day work week, minimum wage, Child Labor laws, recovery from the Great Depression via the New Deal, Social Security and Medicare for the elderly, and on and on. The “left” also wants to restore the progressive tax rate we used to have, appropriately taxing those who disproportionately benefit financially, so that it’s more like it was during some of our most prosperous decades as a nation (post WWII), but the Republican Party of today screams that it’s socialism to do that. It’s not “socialism.” It’s American. Unchecked Capitalism brought us the Great Depression and the recent Recession.

      And if you think the Democrats and Republicans are exactly the same as they were 60+ years ago, you haven’t been paying attention. Nothing about the Republican Party today makes me think they’d have supported a man like Abraham Lincoln, and you’re lying if you try to make that case. The name may be the same but the Republican Party of today is all about big business and “small government,” aka cutting out regulation to make more money.

      Also, all that illegal alien rape and murder that FOX News and the President scream about happens at a far lesser percentage/degree than among US Citizens. Those illegal immigrants tend to be less violent because they don’t want to get deported. It’s almost like it’s a lie designed to get poor Americans to be angry at someone else instead of paying attention to the people profiting off their misfortune.

      The Dem party isn’t for open borders, full term abortions, complete gun confiscation, sanctuary cities, or full socialism. The only people who claim that are lying or haven’t bothered to learn anything real about any of those subjects. Repeating the lies over and over still hasn’t made them true, but the truth is just Fake News anyway, right? Anything bad about your political team has to be a lie because you’d feel stupid for defending liars and thieves, right? Right?

    • 4everUKBlue
      4:09 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

      Like I said, it’s all about distraction, divide and conquer. Anyone ever wonder what they’re really up to while we’re fighting amongst ourselves? Weapons of mass destruction so let’s bomb Iraq then award Halliburton the restoration contract, which is owned by Dick Cheney? Make tax payers pay for the troops to guard the poppy fields so more heroin can be produced? Ever notice that every time there’s a major event like 911, we lose more of our rights? Don’t take my word, do your own research.

    • ksrbluesbrother
      4:45 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

      So Han…since you admit to admiring Socialism, ever heard of Venezuela? …and every other failed Socialist experiment in earth? The only reason the socialist programs you mention that are so wonderful, in your mind, is because the backbone of Capitalism is strong enough to “allow” them the exist, while Capitalism “PAYS” for them. To transform this country into a Socialist hell-hole would kill the very programs you say you admire. Your problem is that if you can’t thrive in Capitalism, you don’t want anyone else to thrive. You’re classic in your anger and envy. Grow some wit and wisdom use your skills and talent to get ahead. This is the only country on earth where you can still do it. You seem to just want to complain and expect others/government to provide for you. That is TODAY’S Democrat. Yesterdays Democrat sucked it up and went to work without complaint.

    5:04 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

    I’m buying two copies of Matt’s book; one to poop on, and one to cover it up with!

    – MAGA

    • UKfanforlife
      10:15 am January 4, 2020 Permalink

      I sure won’t be buying any lefty political books.

      Won’t buy anything with Nike on it either. UK will likely keep Nike as their shoe sponsor. I don’t like it. Won’t boycott my alma mater and favorite team, just won’t buy anything nike.

      Because the NFL didn’t enforce the rules they already had in place and let Kapernick , (the secretly nike funded at the end of his career QB ),make a mockery of our national anthem, their bottom line suffered immensely, not only in stadium attendance, but also in tv ratings.

      Matt came up with the idea of KSR and made it happen. One of the coolest things that has ever happened for UK sports fans, outside of the actual games. KSR is at its apex in popularity. Kentucky fans don’t currently have an alternative. NFL junkies can still watch college football. Inserting politics into a fan site can create an opportunity for the next big thing to come around and knock the king off his throne. Go Cats! Go KSR sans politics!

  9. RealCatsFan
    6:08 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

    Anyone who says KSR should stick to sports is crazy. After all, politics IS the new National Sport. It’s all MY TEAM vs THEIR TEAM. Left vs Right. Americans are playing right into their hands. THEY want it this way. That allows them to point their fingers at the other “team” and blame them for everything that is not “right”.

    True politics vanished from this country about a quarter century ago. Probably longer. Until we get some truly independent thinkers in office who are not whoring themselves out to special interests, this country is going to continue to go in the crapper – unless you are in that elite 1/10th of one percent of the population. We need capitalism – yes. But it can’t be totally unfettered. There has to be checks and balances on it, just like there needs to be checks and balances on our government.

    4everukblue is one of the few commentators on this thread who is really making any sense.

  10. UKCatAttack
    6:30 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

    I’m a registered Democrat and I can’t stand the National Democratic Party. I agree today’s Democratic Party is not consistent with what the party has stood for historically. Mitch McConnell is a tool but Nancy Pelosi is equally reprehensible. At the end of the day I hate 90% of politicians, Matt Jones might’ve been a good one. He seems sensible but spend a couple of months in the swamp and I’m sure he’d just be another worthless politician.

  11. dbake
    7:10 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

    You know, I like sports, like it a lot and Kentucky just so happens to be my favorite team. Basketball, football, anything UK i’m in. With that being said politics is a part of life, it’s there we can’t hide from it. I say all this to say, sports is a get away for me, as I’m sure it is to others. It lets us set aside troubles, disagreements, and enjoy a game. Politics have no place in sports, and this should site should be the same. Pretty sure its called Kentucky Sports Radio, not Kentucky Politics Radio. It should be represented as such. We don’t need to know anything about what Matt thinks of Mitch on here. There is enough division in this country as it is and some of us want a place to go and turn a deaf ear to politics for just even a few minutes. That is what this site needs to be. Kentucky SPORTS Radio!!

    • CrystalBall
      7:42 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

      dbake. Excellent comment. And to RealCatsFan, I am not crazy, and politics is NOT the new national sport. This is a great site
      for promoting UK sports and giving fans the opportunity to make comments. To use it for political purposes is distasteful.

  12. railcat
    9:16 pm January 3, 2020 Permalink

    I turn to sports to get a breather from the ever present $hit show that is politics. Sports should be fun, entertaining and a relatively non-stressful outlet to relax. Please don’t taint it by introducing divisive topics like the very one some of us are trying to forget about for a few minutes each day.