Finally, I was able to catch up with Bill Scher from Liberal Oasis and Campaign for America’s Future for this podcast. (Please read Bill’s must-read post on how to get jobs back on the table.)Bill is one of the fabulous progressives. We discuss the fact that President Barack Obama appears to be holding the winning hand with debt ceiling negotiations coming up. We talk about Benghazi. Every time the Republicans try to make a big deal out of Benghazi, it seems to blow up in their faces. Such was the case with Mitt Romney and, most recently, Charles Krauthammer, who stated that Hillary Clinton had a case of Benghazi allergy, which is why she didn’t testify in front of Congress. Bill correctly points out that Benghazi is not a scandal. Instead, it shows the difficulty in balancing what an Embassy is supposed to do – security versus being with the people. One of the things that seems to be overlooked is that President Barack Obama is now promoting a foreign-policy that is fostering democracy in many countries that once were dictatorships. (I wonder why Fox News isn’t talking about this.) Listen to this podcast. It is extremely entertaining.
I would like to thank Bill Scher for being on the show and I’d also like to thank my co-host Vonciel for tolerating my Bogarting the microphone.
Sadly, Blake Butler has left Local Edge Radio. Vonciel is holding down the fort. She asked me to co-host. I invited a couple of my friends to call in. I’m ecstatic that Greg Dworkin, pediatrician and Newtown, Connecticut resident, called in. We talked about gun violence. We talked about how gun violence is different in rural communities, where the violence is mainly suicides, versus urban communities, which suffer from homicide gun violence. One of the things that Greg stressed was that we need to begin to seriously address the problems with registration of guns. He mentioned that even cars are registered. Even if you buy a car from a private person, that car is registered by the state. Why can’t we do the same for guns? This is the question of gun control. We need to have a thoughtful, intelligent conversation that respects the rights of hunters and gun owners, yet recognizes that we have a problem. We need to write our senators. We need to keep the pressure on.
I would like to thank Greg Dworkin, MD for coming on Local Edge Radio on such short notice.
As you know by now, Michelle Obama was on the View this week. She wore a Black and White dress that was perfect for the occasion. The dress can be found off the rack at your local store. Well, that isn’t completely true. It is off the rack but the dresses have been flying off the rack. Your local store is probably sold out.
Here’s what I like. As the Republicans are going to try to paint Barack and Michelle Obama as elitist while she is wearing a $148 dress. It is very hard to call any one elite when they are wearing off the rack closes. Sweet!
Donna Ricco has been a successful fashion designer for a long time — but it took Michelle Obama to make her famous.
On Wednesday, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama took a turn as co-host of TV talkfest “The View.” When the show’s audience saw her breezy, black-and-white, high-waisted print dress designed by Ricco, they had to have it. Virtually overnight, the dress all but sold out at the White House/Black Market boutiques that sell it for an affordable $148. (more…)