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.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The sky is falling, the sky is falling...

"Mike, I think you better get up and see this," my wife called from inside. So I get up and go in the living room where my wife was watching wall to wall coverage of the latest snowstorm to hit our area. It didn't take long to be convinced we were having the worst snowstorm in history and if it didn't let up soon we were all going to die icy deaths. I mean, they even canceled all the afternoon soap operas so reporters could constantly and breathlessly pontificate of the novel phenomenon of snow in February. Now, I know some areas got hit really hard by this storm and my prayers are with the people in those areas affected by this storm but New York City really got off easy. New Yorkers have endured far more severe storms than what hit us today. I am tempted to point out that this wall to wall coverage of snow falling in the wintertime gave the various news organizations something they have not had much of recently-viewers-but that would be cynical.

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