Shootings: The police officers killed in cold blood this last week were and are being memorialized in their communities and it is right that they be honored. As a result of the shooting, those communities have largely rallied their support for the families of the officers and while their deaths are tragic and deplorable, people are starting to see just how dangerous the work of law enforcement can be and hopefully, are seeing how important a part of our society they are. I know that I make sure that I stop and thank them whenever I see them for putting their lives on the line every day for people like you and me.
RNC: Yes, it has been a circus and a series of mistakes and silly behavior, but we had the opportunity to meet the Trump family and get to know them just a little better. So far, Donald's son has stolen the show and won the hearts of the GOP faithful. See? That's good news! Oklahoma's Governor Mary Fallin will also get a chance to shine for a few minutes before The Donald's speech tomorrow evening as well, and let's face it; our Governor is a media darling.
New 9 Street View (or something): News 9 was showing off their new digital gadgetry for their helicopter today and to be honest, it's pretty cool. As the camera man pans across the land, the streets and businesses show up superimposed on the area itself. Imagine a see-through Google map overlay of the terrain and then, you will understand. It is a big deal for law enforcement and for first responders who are chasing a bag guy, that's for sure It is also going to come in handy on their storm chasing weather moments. Plus, Oklahoma City is the first city to have such wizardry.
Maybe I'm getting old or sentimental, but like the song goes, "we're all in this together," and political party doesn't matter where lives are at stake. We all know better. Let me leave you with this:
It could always be worse.