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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Delayed reaction...

There has been alot to talk about, but unfortunately, my blogging slows down a bit when my daughter gets sick. I've been home with her for several days now and she is still coughing her pretty little head off. I figured it might do me some good to take a break and vent about some of the things I've been seeing in the news.

First, the whole economy thing. People need to back up off of President Obama and let him do his job. Yes, he's spending money, but it is going to take some spending to fix the great big mess that Mr. Bush left behind. Although I was not a huge Obama supporter during the campaign, I am smart enough to realize that he's not just going off on some wild spending extraveganza. He's got a plan and it's going to cost some dollars to put the plan into action. He did warn us that things will get worse before they get better. In my opininon, the best thing we can do is to be thankful for what we have and trust that things will be better over time. There really is no sense in bitching and moaning that he's spending too much money. Unless we work in his office, we can only speculate as to the necessity of the amount being spent. Give him least as much time as we gave the last guy to muck everything up.

Second, I was happy to see Wall-E win an Oscar! This little movie was just great and it really deserved the recognition. I was a little disappointed the Kung Fu Panda didn't win, but if they had to lose, I'm glad it was to Wall-E. On the other side of things, what was with all the panning to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie during Jennifer Aniston's time at the podium? Someone needs to be slapped in the back of the head for being a troublemaker.

Third, this article about degrading lyrics in music and teen sex. Well, this is a big surprise. As I've said before, many times, there really is no need for some of the language that we are hearing in songs that are played on the radio. If it embarrasses me, I damn sure will not be letting my daughter listen to it. Good article if you're interested.

Lastly, the whole cartoon thing. I think that this is just another example of how irresponsible our journalists have become. To have allowed this cartoon to show up in the New York Post is just ridiculously disrespectful. As I said before, I have not been a huge supporter of Obama, but I do respect his opinions and I think he is very capable of turning this country around if the rest of the country will let him. I believe it is time for our news outlets to begin exercising a bit more prudence in their actions. What happened to delivering the news in an unbiased fashion? When I was learning about journalism, way back in high school and wanted to be a journalist, I was told that journalists never take sides. It seems the opposite is now true and I think this is a shame.

Now that I've vented a little, it's time to get back to my daughter. Another trip to the doctor and a couple of more prescriptions later and she'll be good as new.

Until next time...

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