All the news I wish to print

There are all kinds of stories out there. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry. Some will make you shrug, some will make you scream. Read any daily paper or listen to any newscast and your emotions can go from happy to sad to disbelief to fear to incredulity to horror to anger in very short order.
As we go along, there will be stories, as Paul Harvey used to say, to "wash your ears out with." There will be others that will make you feel like you need to be deloused simply by virtue of have in heard or read them. Some posts will be religious, some secular and for some I expect will defy easy classification in either category. I hope you will join me in this journey and pleas feel free to comment along the way.
For my part I pledge not to remove any posts unless they are vulgar, libelous, threatening or otherwise in violation of the standards of civil discussion. I will not remove any post simply because I disagree with it but I will reserve the right to respond to any challenges that come my way.
God bless you and welome to my blog.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Swine Flu Panic

What is with this widespread panic about swine flu? What makes this outbreak so much more serious than the dozen's of flu viruses that explode on the scene every year? Schools are closed, church's are adjusting services so that people do not have to actually touch each other, parents are keeping their kids home on basis of rumors, usually started by kids who want a day off-what utter nonsense. 
Here are the "reminders" we are being given.

Wash your hands.
If you are sick, stay home. 

If you seriously need to be reminded of these things by the government then perhaps we really do need a nanny state.