I have said it before. I have even gone so for as to quote the bible on it. Well here it is in cartoon form.
There isn’t any thing new under the sun.
This cartoon was in the Chicago Tribune in 1934.
If they had meeting for such things I would have to stand up and say.
“Hello, my name is Gary, and I am a News Junkie.”
I am sure we don’t have group meetings yet because Dr. Phil hasn’t thought up a proper name for us yet.
Thank goodness for the small things in life.
One thing as a news junkie I have noticed. Nothing seems to happen much on the weekend. Yes, I know storms and floods and the such don’t take the weekend off. The Mississippi flooding as I write speaks to that.
No, what I am talking about is man-made news. The last time any thing really world shaking happen on a weekend that I am aware of was the attack on Pearl Harbor. If you think about it. That was a brilliant move by the Japanese. I didn’t say I liked it. I simply think they were smart to do it on a Sunday.
There is not much happening on the weekends because everyone who is anybody is off work. That only leaves a skeleton crew back at the office to start wars and such. These few guys and girls aren’t into any thing that takes a lot of time and energy. They are mad that they had to work instead of cooking out or going swimming with their friends.
Thank for a second about Pearl Harbor. All the big shots were either in church, nursing a hang over or simply sleeping late. Then there was that one Top Sargent laying on the beach with his CO’s wife. There was no one to make an instant decision. The private, the Buck Sargent and the first Lt. that were the only ones on duty. They certainly wasn’t going to start pushing buttons. I don’t blame them either. How would you like it to go down in history that you pvt. Such and Such screwed the whole war effort up.
You are most likely wondering were all this is going. After thinking about this for the last fifteen minutes. I have decided we the people of the world should give all the decision makers a thirty-day paid vacation.
We would save billions a day and Death for the most part could truly take a holiday.
Just something to think about this Monday morning.
I love the news. I watch it at 6:00 PM when I am at home and then again at 10:00. I normally eat a bagel and have a cup of tea with Robin and George each morning. The first thing I do is read the Drudge when I get to work. I don’t know but I may be addicted to news.
Now my question for myself as well as you my wonderful readers. Do I need to know all this?
Is it necessary for me to see a pool of blood from a dead gang member and then see his mother screaming about her baby before going to bed at night.
Does it do me any good to know that the price of oil is going through the roof. After all I will find out on my own at the pump within a few days. By knowing before then I simply add a few more days to the frustration.
Does it help me to know that the world is a cruel place were children and animals are beaten molested and killed daily. Does it help that I hear about these horrid detail everyday by some person on TV or read about it on the computer.
As for as that goes do I need to know that a storm just set down one block from my house but is now going the other direction.
What about that the snow that stopped ten miles from my house and we aren’t going to get a flake.
Finally, do I really need to know that Michele Obama had spare ribs the other day.
In all honesty, I love fat and don’t always do everything I advice other people to do either.
The bottom line, does the news do us more good or more harm.
It does not make any difference for me. I am addicted and I don’t think I can kick the habit.