Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Boring Current Events

If you're anything like me, you're bored with a goodly portion of the news of the day.

The important topics don't get nearly enough coverage, thanks to our presidential groupies media.  Americans have got national debt building at the speed of light, our troops still in harm's way, terrorists on the brink of being released into suburbia, a healthcare system about to be socialized into mediocrity, and government bailouts dragging our grandchildren into tax hell.  There are plenty more serious issues, but that's a fair start.

I don't think we can spare another minute of air or print devoted to any of the following tired, lightweight, blown-out stories:

1.  Miss California.  Enough of her answer, enough of the questioner's profanity, enough of the white bikini video clip.  She's "keeping her crown," let's turn the page, shall we?

2.  Elizabeth Edwards.  She's had many tough breaks in her life, to put it mildly, so I won't comment on her or her book.  But since John Edwards is completely finished in politics, how is this story important?

3.  The White House Correspondents Dinner.  Some of it was funny, some of it was hateful, some of it was stupid.  Everyone has their own opinion of what part was which, and we'll never agree on the analysis, so let's retire the video and move on.

4.  Bo, the First Dog.  Don't get me wrong.  I love dogs.  I have my own.  But they're not news.

5.  Michelle.  Oh well.  MSM has lots of words to tell, their Michelle.  But personally, I don't care about her vegetable garden, her sneakers, her upper arms, or even her personal assistants  and  chief of staff--although bragging about her staff certainly would have resulted in a different tone and type of news bonanza if Laura Bush had said it.