"Gonna take your mama out all night
Yeah we'll show her what it's all about"
- Scissor Sisters
When the Supreme Court declared a section of the Defense of Marriage Act (commonly referred to as DOMA) unconstitutional, the issue of same sex marriage has normally been...
"Look what's happening out in the streets
Got a revolution
Got to revolution"
Like many revolutions, it started with a simple step.
I wrote a column on Sunday suggesting that Americans boycott the corporate giant Walgreens for looking at the possibility of...
Born down in a dead man's town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
End up like a dog that's been beat too much
Till you spend half your life just covering up
Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the...
"When you're sitting back
In your rose pink Cadillac
Making bets on Kentucky Derby Day"
-Townes Van Zandt
"Not all the 76 million or so Kentucky Colonels could make it to the Derby this year, but many had kept the faith."
-Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, who...
Blue moon of Kentucky
Keep on shining
If Senator Rand Paul becomes President Rand Paul in 2017, he may have Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame inductee Mark Hebert to thank.
Follow my logic here.
In 2002, Kentucky Governor Paul Patton was finishing his second term with...
It's always the same"
"What we have here is a failure to communicate"
-from the movie Cool Hand Luke
A Kentucky professional who owns his own business found that he missed getting the Health Care Tax Credit.
For the past...
"Honesty is hardly ever heard
And mostly what I need from you"
We can blame it all on Judge Ito.
One of the worst moves in American judicial history was Judge Lance Ito's decision to allow the OJ Simpson murder trial in 1995 to be...
"Talking some trash to the secretary
Saying 'Hey now mama, come on over here...'"
Former Kentucky state trooper Joey Stidham runs a high-powered accident reconstruction and investigation firm and posted something on his Facebook page (assumedly after hours) about a recent case that he worked...
Like his first name, lots of words that describe Clay Bigler start with the letter C. Courageous, compassionate, cerebral, counselor, computer-literate, calm. Words like loyal, devoted, detail-oriented, work ethic and integrity don't make the parade of C's, but maintain the basic theme.
He is well-mannered and reserved.
"You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy, when skies are gray"
-- Former Louisiana Governor Jimmy Davis
As Mitch Landrieu won an overwhelming re-election as Mayor of New Orleans, a thought kept running through my head.
Is this the end of the "colorful" Louisiana...
"No matter how close to yours another's steps have grown
In the end there is one dance you'll do alone" -- Jackson Browne
"There are ways of killing yourself without killing yourself." -- Tony Manero (John Travolta) in the movie Saturday Night Fever
It can be argued that Abraham...
"Oh-oh come take my hand
Riding out tonight to case the Promised Land"
The Promised Land for New Jersey-born Jeff Ruby turned out to be Cincinnati. After a horrible childhood, the self-described "tough guy" found himself managing a Holiday Inn near Cincinnati around 1970 after...
"The revolution will put you in the driver's seat.
The revolution will not be televised."
I'm a middle age man with a love/hate affair with telephones. I can't do my work without one, and when I started in business 30 years ago, it was not unusual...
"There's just too much to see
Waiting in front of me
And I know that I just can't go wrong"
-- Jimmy Buffett
Next week will be the last of my syndicated columns. I will remain a Huffington Post contributor but my primary focus will...
"Be young and wild and free/
Like Texas in 1880"
For 20 years, my definition of a true Texan has been James Street. Fun with boundless ambition and the ultimate competitor. The kind of guy who lit up a room with positive energy and inspired everyone...