Sunday, February 15, 2009

I Am Going To Stop Watching The News

Summit County, Colorado
Gary Lindstrom

I Am Going To Stop Watching The News

I normally spend Sundays in Boulder visiting my wife who has been in a nursing home for the past nine years. It is not always easy to drive in the Sunday traffic or to put up with the bad weather but it is always a nice change to get out of the county.

I also get away from the TV and the news.

Some days my jaw starts to hurt from grinding my teeth listening to all of the commentaries about the idiots running our banks and government.

I think that one of my mistakes is to get home early enough to watch 60 minutes just long enough to get my blood pressure up. I do like it when they talk to normal people and ask what they think about our problems and ask what they would do to get us out of the mess. Most of the time they say to get the government out of the business and let the people run things using common sense rather than some bureaucracy back east on Wall Street or in Washington DC. Ah, out of the mouths of common citizens. Such wisdom.

Andy Rooney tonight talked about how the new Treasury Secretary can't speak English and how he need to dumb down his speech. Good advice as usual Andy. For an old guy you are a breath of fresh air on a Sunday. g

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