President Obama delivered a great speech on our senseless, tragic US gun epidemic. He said the right things and teared up as if on cue.
I’m not faulting him for that. It was what the nation needed to see and hear — but I wish this speech had come a few years ago.
Sadly, President Obama has come to the realization that we won’t get meaningful legislation aimed at disarming the gun nuts and returning this nation to a safer, saner society.
I loved that his tears flowed freely, as have mine. Unfortunately, the need to do something legislatively to stem the killings is still there, even stronger. It’s now in our hands, and our biggest move can only be made at the ballot box!
Today on the show, we dealt with that reality with a couple of interviews in the second hour of today’s show. First, I spoke with Igor Volsky of Think Progress about his brilliant use of Twitter in response to politicians Tweeting their “thoughts and prayers” to the victims and their families. He found the dollar amounts each of those prayerful politics had taken from the NRA in the previous year and outed them.
Then I was joined by Chicago-based attorney Billy Joe Mills, co-counsel for Tamir Rice’s family in the wake of a Cleveland Grand Jury returning no indictment for the cops who killed the 12-year old playing with a toy gun.
To be continued…
In the first hour, as it’s Wednesday, Deborah Newell Tornello returned for another look inside the Oy FloriDUH files. After we spoke at length about the gun issue, we got to a few FloriDUH stories including
And now I’m off for more computer troubleshooting… radio or not!