Lisa Mason's Morning News (9-11-13) We don't plan on forgetting.
by Lisa Mason
posted Sep 11 2013 8:27AM
Remembering the attacks of September 11, 2001 today. And let us not forget the 9-11 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya last year that saw the murder of four Americans, including our ambassador. The White House is still asking questions about Benghazi, the most prominent being, “Where is that on a map?” No matter how divided we are, no matter how fed up with the state of things, this Patriot’s Day we should remember how after America was attacked … we were all united. It didn’t matter if you were a Dem and she was a Rep, nor did we care if he was for Auburn and the other guy was for Alabama… we all shook our heads and quoted Twisted Sister. It was Us and Them and we had each other’s backs. Other nations may call us stupid, fat and lazy and then we beat the crap out of them in the Olympics. If nothing else on 9-11, let’s remember how that day we were all proud to be Americans. We sit at the “cool kids’s table” in the lunchroom of the world.
President “Airstrike” Obama says it’s time for diplomacy. Glad Putin stepped up to bring that option to the table, eh? Mr. Obama says the US will go along with Russia’s plan to make Syria turn over it’s chemical weapons, but also admits he doesn’t know if that plan is viable. Because what the world needs now is a custody battle over a chemical weapons stockpile. “Lunch Thursday? I’d love to but that’s the day I have custody of the weapons. Well ... I guess I could bring the weapons with me if we go eat someplace that’s weapons friendly. How about Chuck-e-Cheese?”
All this talk about a possible war in Syria makes me yearn for the 2016 presidential race to heat up. Can you imagine an MSNBC interview of the same bores that ran last time? I can't wait for Rachel Maddow to ask the tough, hard-hitting questions like "Boxers or briefs?" Or “Mary Ann or Ginger?”
The FDA is requiring stronger warning labels on prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin. Great, because nothing stops people who want to get high like a label telling them how powerful the drug is.
Two Colorado Democrats who provided crucial support for tough gun-control laws were voted out of office yesterday in a recall vote. Proof that you can push your agenda on the American public … and they can push you right out the door of that cushy taxpayer funded office suite.
The new iPhones have been unveiled! The iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5c. Some are already suggesting the C in the latter model stands for cheap, as it starts at 99 dollars. That sound you hear is your phone becoming obsolete.
And a few things you need to know…
On this date in 1777, General George Washington suffered a defeat against the British Army. Just think if the British had won the Revolutionary War, then all three judges on "American Idol" would sound like Simon Cowell. Come to think of it, so would we all.
On this date in 1853, the electric telegraph was used for the very first time. It had actually been invented years before, but the owner was a guy and refused to read the instructions. It was the earliest form of Twitter.
Fashion Week continues today in New York. So it’s not unusual to walk by a restaurant with 8 models at a table splitting a blueberry.
The James Bond Lotus Esprit "submarine car" from "The Spy Who Loved Me," sold at an auction in London this week for $865,000. Remember that film? Coast Guard officials pulled over the submarine car and didn't believe James Bond when he told them he’d only had 2-Martinis and that Ted Kennedy had called 911.
Bear Bryant would have been 100 years old today! The Bryant Museum in T-Town is offering free admission for the festivities. I wonder what Bear would think of the state of football today? Saban’s obsession with winning, Johnny Football acting like an a$$ during games, paid players, Auburn’s drug problem… Oh. You didn’t hear about Auburn’s drug problem? They keep getting drug up and down the field.
And … 6-lost cave explorers in New York State burned money from a wallet they found to stay warm for 2-days until they were finally rescued. Amazing! Helpless, hopelessly lost and in the dark, burning money that isn't theirs ... these guys aren't cave explorers, they’re in Congress!