Tonight: There's No Such Thing as El Chupacabra!, Raising the Retirement Age?, Obama to Cause Parents to Freak Out Again, and more…
From local wildlife to hard-hitting national issues, tonight’s show from 7-9 promises to be another jam-packed Mel Gibson-action-movie-style thriller.
At 7:05: Following the shooting death of what some believed to be El Chupacabra in Hood County, Bud Kennedy at the Star Telegram writes that the Mexican “goat suckers” can’t be found anywhere! Bud will join me.
It’s interesting to me that when we posted the story here on krld.com, many of our listeners/readers felt we shouldn’t run the story and others got into a hot debate over whether the animal control officers were justified in using deadly force when killing the beast.
At 7:35: Both political parties seem to be able to agree on two things:
1. The retirement age may need to be raised so that Social Security can continue.
2. It’s too difficult a subject to have an open and honest debate about it.
This is something that has to be addressed soon. Many have said that Social Security is unsustainable, but that’s only true if it’s continued in its current form. Republican Analyst Jim McGrath will join me to talk about it.
At 8:05: Parents all across America are fully expected to freak out once again as President Obama addresses kids returning to school. Education expert and veteran of the Department of Education Terry Abbott will join me.
The president is once again expected to tell kids a whole host of controversial things including:
- Stay in school.
- Work hard.
- Do your homework.
- Listen to your teachers.
The nerve. Last year when the president did this, there were all kinds of conspiracy theories leading up to the speech, most notably some conservatives pushed the idea that Mister Obama would use the speech to indoctrinate children and get them on board with his legislative agenda. You may remember some school districts in North Texas, like Lewisville, ended up not showing the address to students and later had to do damage control. In districts where the address was shown, some parents actually took their kids out of class for the day.
Interestingly, when President George H. W. Bush addressed schoolchildren back in 1991, a Democratic congressman wanted answers about why he was doing it and how much it cost.