1/17/2013 9:11:00 AM
In case you missed it, because you like me feel overloaded with the press conferences by our great leader, here is President Obama talking about his 23 executive orders. (On a side note, I loved the atmosphere, having the little children around him, nice touch.) Most of them really seem pointless, but he still went out there to make it look like he was doing something. Chris Wallace said to Jamie on the air today that with all of these shootings, our government leaders have to do something. Do they? That seems a bit reactionary to me, which in my experience only leads to poor decisions. And if you really want to do something does grabbing at the low hanging fruit really seem like the best option. There are so many reasons that these shootings are happening. Jamie has mentioned countless times how it’s a mental health thing, it’s cultural, it’s a family issue, and I could go on and on. To just choose to go after guns is short sighted.
I think this shows an overall issue with our culture at large. Instead of actually facing the tough questions and really being honest, we would rather go for the easy fix to make ourselves feel better. We would rather blame the guns then actually deal with what is going on culturally. We want our leaders to pass laws on guns instead of speaking out that hey, where was Adam Lanza’s father? Where were any of these sicko’s families? Why are we as a culture so obsessed with death? We would rather legislate the hell out of everyone’s actions then admit that maybe as a culture we need to change our attitude and hold people accountable. We don’t need more legislation, we need to stop whitewashing behavior, call a spade a spade and admit that some things are wrong.
Music from Today’s Show:
US Navy Band- The Star Spangled Banner
5:22- Foo Fighters- My Hero
5:37- Pearl Jam- Faithful
5:48- Dodos- Walking
6:37- Trinity FM- S.O.S
6:48- Incubus- Stellar
7:37- Vampire Weekend- Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
7:48- Micachu & the Shapes- Golden Phone
8:22- Tanlines- All of Me
8:37- Art Blakey- Moanin’
8:48- Depeche Mode- Enjoy the Silence