The Sideways Locomotive Thread; Your Level of Patriotism, Hot Takes and Overall General Nonsense

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    That second one RollLaugh
     
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    I love talk show memes.

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    This should be interesting.

     
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    Dude should stick to sports.
     
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    What are the cliffs on Matt Jones and Mitch McConnell? I know some of y’all have talked about Jones running for office so what is McConnell doing exactly?
     
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    Jones is a bleeding heart limp wrist who needs to stay out of politics
     
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    Laughing I do like the post game shows. RollLaugh
     
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    Going to be longer than I would like, but a little more makes the context better.

    Jones has been considering running for office for a year or two now. When Amy McGrath was announced as running against McConnell, he realized she had no chance so he said he was thinking about running against her(In July 2019). McGrath's people got him kicked off of his TV Show "Hey Kentucky" since if he is running, it could violate campaign laws(if he is on TV for 1 hour they must let her on there 1 hour or something like that). He was also off the radio show for a short time while IheartRadio decided what to do.

    Fast forward, Matt Jones is STILL "considering" running so he created an exploratory committee to see if he should run(August 2019). While doing that, he is on the Radio show bashing McConnell/Bevin/GOP frequently(can be seen as campaigning). He also got a deal for a book trashing McConnell(which he hasn't written yet). The book Company is paying him to travel to all 120 counties in Ky to talk about how McConnell has hurt them(Can be seen as campaigning).

    The complaint, was NOT filed by McConnell, but by the Republican Party of Ky. is that the TV show AND book company paying him to "campaign" exceeds the corporate donations allowable by federal law. Jones defense is that he isn't even filed so he isn't "running" for office yet, but he has filed a federal "statement of candidacy" with the exploratory committee. He has stated months ago that if he runs he will have to quit the show. So he is either 1. Delaying announcing so he can keep being on the show or 2. Just keeping it a mystery to keep selling books and he has no intention to run this election cycle.


    TL;DR- He trashes Mitch on air and with his book tour while "considering running" for months. So KY GOP followed Democrat McGraths steps and took him off air.

    ps- I like KSR. Not a fan of Jones politics, but I do think he cares about the people of Ky. We just have different ideas on how to fix things.
     
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    Mitch McConnell is and has always been a crook. This is rare moment where Matt Jones (a literal moron and pos) has more integrity than the turtle man himself.
     
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    PPl from Kentucky are weird.

    also, it's funny the ppl in the periscope above, who are talkings about his peanut butter. They are the real heroes. That jar is almost as big as his stove.
     
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    I’ll give my perspective on this in a few days. Getting married in 18 hours. I was actually one of the first people to follow KSR. Know people who know Matt pretty well. Have nothing but respect for the guy. Think he’s playing this perfectly...
     
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    You know what? I can’t sleep.

    First thing to know about Matt Jones is that he posted on Rivals under the name Magloire82 (pretty sure it was 82)..

    At that time he was promoting his blog, KentuckySportsRadio.com. This was around 2006.

    It was apparent pretty soon that he was on to something. Love or hate Matt Jones he’s a case study in how to run a blog. His radio show was amateurish at that time. The blog showed how to use the internet to promote news. It showed how to make alt media credible.

    Recruiting was huge at first. Patrick Patterson’s recruitment in particular was a huge story for KSR. It was to the point where Patrick Patterson could absolutely tell you who Matt Jones is. And as a fan, that was cool.

    Not long after that they got out of recruiting. They even announced that on the blog. They saw it was a competitive industry and became more about entertainment And it worked because Matt Jones was getting good at radio and it was becoming bigger than the blog.

    So who is Matt Jones? He went to Transylvania in Lexington then moved on to Duke law. He was friends at one point to the guy who wrote “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell” Tucker Max. But he’s also a good writer and just a Kentucky guy who is smart.

    What makes him smart is that he applies logical arguments and tends to show the ridiculousness of the established people in a funny way. At one point he ran a voter driven tournament of local sportscasters, which was funny at the time just because it was on the internet and no one would’ve thought of that.

    But he’s also from a relatively very poor area of Kentucky. So he understands rural Kentucky. He is from rural Kentucky.

    There have been multiple times I was also pissed at Matt Jones. He took a picture from Facebook of friends of mine and made them poster boys for Louisville fans. Google “Louisville fans douche bags” and you can find it. He also made fun of St. X where I went to school.

    But I still respect him. He’s one do the few people I’d feel obligated to help win an election because I think he’d be good at it and reflects my generation.
     
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    These guys?

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    Or these?

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    One thing I respect about Matt Jones, is he finished 2nd in his class at Duke Law. Yet he chose to give up his law career for his passion of UK sports.
     
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    #kentuckyeffect
     
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    One of the above
     
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    Congrats and good luck! We'll all be here waiting when you're done . . . you know.

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    This wasn’t a bad post given I was fairly inebriated.
     
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    I thought it was a joke that Matt Jones was entertaining a run for the US senate. Even though it is true, I still think it is a joke.
     
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    I'm loving this b!tch fight between the two.
    It's his choice but, adding politics into his sports endeavors was stupid.
     
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    Care to share why you think planning for property devaluation due to natural disasters is idiocy? This should be good.
     
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    If you believe in global warming, and continue to build and live in low elevation areas that flood and build right on the coast....who should be responsible when disaster strikes?
     
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    When you get sucked off by a large portion of a fanbase, it tends to go to your head.
     
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    What do you mean by this? I’m probably gonna buy a car before Christmas. It’ll be the first time in awhile I’ve done that. Baby coming and I don’t want them riding in my current POS. How are guys like @lurkeraspect84 gonna screw me over?
     
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    I like like you is the difference
     
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    You like like me? I only just like you.

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    I think I picked the wrong quote.
     
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    I have no problem talking onthe phone.
     
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    I remember that.

    So if I walked in with let’s say 25-35% cash as a down payment, a credit score around 800 (supposedly. Per Chase and Credit Karma), and I wanted to haggle down the price what should/could I say/do?

    What I’m probably gonna buy is about 5-7% cheaper in DFW than it is in Midland. That’s pretty a standard % difference for most automobiles when comparing the two places. Do you think I could get the Midland dealership to match the DFW dealership price?
     
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    What is your number again?
     
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    You're going to immediately lose all th money you saved up for a down payment.
     
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    The wife is watching "the morning show" right now, I can't talk right now, if you you want to talk hit me up at 12am.
     

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