Politics and Footballs, and Political Football

Yes, there was a “light dusting” of snow. And JCPS didn’t call off classes.

Packers-Steelers: Count me among those disappointed in the outcome of yesterday’s games, as I was hoping for a Bears-Jets SB XLV. The big game is two weeks away in Dallas. No local angle, really,  unless you count ex-Cards Jason Spitz of Green Bay and William Gay for Pittsburgh. Both teams, though, have huge local fan bases. I’ll be surprised if any local reporters cover it. I’m looking forward to the commercials. Speaking of which, how about those NFL TV ratings, which all may be ending after this off-season, as Eric Crawford explained Sunday.

Politics of Being Nice: Mitch McConnell and John Yarmuth are participating in a forum at U of L today, ““Do Words Matter in Political Discourse?” It’s at Noon, moderated by Mark Hebert.  Why? Because some idiot shot a Congresswoman in Arizona.

Another in for Governor: I wonder who’s advising Jefferson County Clerk Bobbi Holsclaw that she has a chance to win the Republican nomination for governor.  She’s got little name recognition locally, and zero out in the state,  and picked an unknown high school history teacher as a running mate. And of course there’s the high-profile David Williams/Richie Farmer ticket.

Wayne’s World: It’s Week 2 of Wayne Perkey’s TV show, and his guests this week include actor William Mapother, along with Matt Jamie of Bourbon Barrel Foods and Mary Moseley, who runs the Galt House. So if you can find it (WKYI, Insight 138, Indiana 9), it’s worth watching. First airing is tonite at 10.

Local Government's PowerPoint presentation

Suggestion – PowerPoint Lessons: Did you see that Metro Government released a PowerPoint last week offering up results of a survey of Metro supervisors? It offered 82 suggestions, all pretty vague, sounding a lot like Mayor Fischer’s big-idea campaign promises. High on ideals, low on actual stuff to do. Like this great one –  developing a 10-yuear plan to make Louisville a world-class city. My idea – start with showing whoever’s doing the media how to make it so the wordsdon’talljamtogether.

Watch This Space:  U of L plans a big announcement this morning about its success in the area of sustainability. LouisvilleKY.com’s Kirk Kandle will have the news early today.

Jocks and Jail: Former UK QB Mike Hartline heads to court today on charges that he was being drunk and stupid in December, which cost him a chance to play in that awful UK bowl game loss to Pitt.

Did Anyone Use ThinkIndie?: Gabe Bullard has the story on Ear-x-tacy‘s latest setback, though I’m not sure anyone will notice that its download service is no longer available. Good for John Timmons for focusing on hosting concerts and experiences.

Deadline: If you’re thinking about running for Governor, or any other state office this year, the deadline is tomorrow.

Week 3: Can it be only 3 weeks? We just launched LouisvilleKY.com 2 Mondays ago, and I’m very interested in what you think. I’m continuing to talk with writers and come up with ideas to make your experience here worthwhile. So please spread the word, make a comment and tell your friends. Better yet, check out our new Advertising page and inquire about reaching our growing audience.