Lynn started the show off with another interesting obituary and was starting to get into the meaning of working across the isle topic before we hit a technical problem and halted the show for a few minutes, but she is back and continuing on.
"You sort of numb up. I think a lot of us are in that state. Exhausted by the pandemic, exhausted of being afraid. Exhausted by being afraid of so many things: the lives of our loved ones, the survival of our country, the horror of the climate crisis which we see play out at alarming regularity." - Lynn on the burnout many of us are feeling
Lynn is talking about Fox News personality Ainsley Earhardts' comment about the Fox News Channel headquarters Christmas Tree being set on fire. Earhardt said that the man arrested for allegedly burning down the Christmas tree in New York was attacking, among other things, Hanukkah.
"She was born in the Soviet Union and consequently even though she's got the skills, the qualities, the smarts, she cannot serve because she cannot be trusted." - Lynn on Saule Omarova's nomination for the banking regulator position being removed
“He was teaching a class called Contemporary Issues. He taught it for ten years, not a single complaint. Then he made the mistake of telling his all white class that white privilege is a fact.” – Lynn on the firing of a Tennessee teacher over teaching about race
“You may say, ‘there it is, there’s the media being a neutral body just as they should be.’ No, because one of these men is an actual functioning working president. The other is a white nationalist grifter, intent on destroying our democracy.” – Lynn on a study that finds the media coverage of Joe Biden has been just as negative as coverage of Trump
"'These same justices who are so concerned, in yesterday’s arguments, with the life of an unborn fetus, not so much concerned with the life of a grown viable woman. Yet this is a court that is overwhelmingly pro-gun, pro-death. In a country that is ravaged by the damage that guns cause. - Lynn on the Supreme Court considering overturning Roe v. Wade"
"'There were armed officers on hand and they arrived in five minutes. That’s a very quick response time. Just five minutes after the shooting started. But with the firearms available to children in this country, you can kill a lot of people in five minutes.' – Lynn on yesterday's shooting in a Michigan high school"
"'Closing boarders seems to be a fool’s errand to me. It’s like taking your shoes off at the airport. It makes people feel like the authorities are doing something to protect us from the frightening unknown, but it’s ludicrous.' – Lynn on the new Omicron variant of Coronavirus"
"Lynn does not want to live in a E.coli jello house. Lynn is talking about a new material ink made from E. coli and the authors suggest that the ink could be a crucial renewable building material, able to grow and heal itself and ideal for constructing sustainable homes on Earth and in space."
"'When I see these men, mostly, these Rittenhouse types, I see Brown Shirts in late ‘20s early ‘30s Germany. I see the thugs, through intimidation and action, starting to terrorize parts of the populace, while making other parts of the populace feel safer. Doing the job that police are supposed to do. This is your America now.' – Lynn on Kyle Rittenhouse being acquitted."
"To not see that white people, rich people, have an entirely different reception in court than do black people, and poor people, and brown people, and people that the powers of court don't see as part of their tribe." Lynn is discussing the trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and the men who shot Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.
Lynn is discussing the Pittsburgh Penguins possible sale and a Texas woman who recently moved to Pittsburgh's question on Next Door App about needs for surviving a Pittsburgh winter. Plus Lynn discusses Polish forces at the border with Belarus used water cannons and tear gas against migrants trying to cross the border.
"Lynn thinks this is one of her best shows ever. Give it a listen. Even though we had some technical difficulties this morning, Lynn is talking about the election results from yesterday and she is feeling a sense of calm about taking more control about who is getting into her head, especially when it comes to the media."
"Lynn is joined by Susan this morning and they are discussing the Judge ruling that the three men Kyle Rittenhouse shot during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin can be labeled rioters, looters or arsonists, but they shouldn't be called victims."
"'People need to realize that you can’t compartmentalize a human being into a program. Everybody needs to loosen up.' - Lynn Cullen while talking about the non-traditional path that, Pittsburgh born, Joshua Angrist, took before winning Nobel Prize."