Political Angling

I happen to live in a slice of the country where we get local TV political ads from four states. It has not been easy viewing. The Illinoisans seem to be the hardest knuckled bunch but none are people I’d care to share a duck blind with. IMG_1182

In my home state of Kentucky we have a creel full of local, state and national races. The big one, of course, is for U. S. Senate, where Candidate R apparently thinks President Obama is his opponent and Candidate D can’t seem to do much more than talk about the past evils, failings and shortcomings of Candidate R.

I, for one, would like to have heard some fresh ideas, or at least some general thoughts on how any of the candidates, but especially Kentucky senate Candidate D and Candidate R, plan to deal with any of the long list of challenges facing the country: the economy, environment, ISIS, health care, immigration, crime, minimum wage, education, crumbling bridges and highways, poverty, Ebola . . . as everyone knows, it’s a long list.

The political ads have ranged from befuddled to ridiculous. I can only assume they hit the same lowest common denominator across the country. The price tag: $4 billion.

Please vote Tuesday, even if you have to hold your nose to do so.

Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show

Looking forward to attending the Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show www.kyflyshow.com tomorrow (Feb. 11) in Louisville, Ky. This will be the seventh year for the one-day show, which is hosted by the Derby City Fly Fishers www.derbycityflyfishers.com.

If you have any interest in fly fishing (bluegill to trout; rank novice to full-blown snob) this one is worth your time. It’s a good, low-key show, manned by knowledgable, helpful folks and will also feature a handful of seminars and 35 or so venders. It usually attracts 600 to 700 visitors.

It’ll be at the Fern Valley Hotel and Conference Center, which is located on the south side of the city just off I-65. If you’re in the neighborhood check it out. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time.