Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I don’t need them

I know things are bad these days for a lot of people and down right desperate for some. I worry about the same things many people are worried about today, but damn it I do not need air filled talking heads on TV telling me what I should worry about and why.

I don’t need the “gang” on Morning Joe (MSNBC) yelling and screaming about what a failure President Obama has been or what he needs to do. I don’t need CNBC yelling and screaming about the horrible state of Wall Street, because, if I recall correctly, they were cheerleaders for what was happening these last few years. I sure as hell don’t need to hear Glenn Beck (FOX) spelling out his horrid worse case scenarios of doom and gloom. As for Hannity, Rush and Bill O’Reilly, who the hell listens to them to begin with?

Nope, I’m no dummy. I can see and hear for myself what’s going on in our country and around the world. And since I can do that for myself, instead of wasting time listening to the messengers of doom, I have more time to enjoy my simple life with my husband, my cat, my dog, my backyard and the beauties of the changing seasons. As long as I still have those things, life isn’t as bad as some say it should be. I would rather listen to the songs of the birds than the drones of doom and gloom.


Blogger FranIAm said...

And who has been around longer?

And who will be around longer?

The birds singing sweetly will always win. I stopped watching/listening to that stuff last year, it was killing me.

March 10, 2009 3:20 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

I'm with you! Maybe if their ratings get bad enough, they will hire some fact-based commentators

March 10, 2009 5:04 AM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

It's called a soap box & everyone likes to get on it.

March 10, 2009 5:20 AM  
Blogger Matty Boy said...

I watch Olbermann if I'm not working when he is on, and Jon Stewart if I stay up that late. I can find news sources online. I can't stand either Scarborough or Matthews, and Faux News is simply not an option.

March 10, 2009 6:00 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

I stopped watchiing all types of news a long time ago! Gets one too depressed, I always say when the sky falls you will KNOW it!

March 10, 2009 6:10 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

What's a news?

March 10, 2009 8:18 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

What if they threw a Recession and nobody came? What if we all just stop kvetching about stuff and get on with business and ignore the guys in suits jumping up and down and shouting numbers and waving their hands?

I don't have cable. I don't watch TV - in fact, I thought they were going to make my TV obsolete so I wouldn't have to worry about it anymore. This would be one reason why I didn't bother to go get a "box".

March 10, 2009 9:01 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

i watch maddow and olbermann. the others have morphed even further into gleeful ghouls.

i don't get any real news from them so why waste time?

March 10, 2009 10:06 AM  
Blogger Dean Wormer said...

Plus- their analysis sucks.

March 10, 2009 12:40 PM  
Blogger dogs eye view said...

this is pretty interesting about how many people are not watching them (most news and cable shriekers). Think they have overplayed their hand.

Have learned that you can watch or listen to Olbermann and Maddow the following day, online. Without commercials too; just the segments, and you can skip through any that do not appeal. A real time saver.

Allegedly, Maddow's show is only up for a day; don't know if that's fact or urban rumor.

Best to Fred and Martini.

March 10, 2009 12:43 PM  
Blogger Bertha said...

The authors of the New Testament told us long ago what we should worry about. The Lord gave us invitro to amass a great army of Christian soldiers. Throw your feet in the air and get implanted with God's Army, sister!

March 10, 2009 1:44 PM  
Blogger two crows said...

Rachel's great. I love her sense of humor.
And Colbert is a hoot!

If I paid attention to all the nay-sayers, I might as well commit suicide-- and that would be no fun.

Meanwhile, the birds sing sweetly no matter what wall street is doing.

March 10, 2009 1:49 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Joey Scarebear is really working up toward when his manifesto/book comes out on how to save conservatism.

i may have to go back to fox and friends in the morning just for the humor factor

March 10, 2009 6:35 PM  
Blogger The CultureGhost said...

We cut the cable/satellite link nearly years ago and feel ever so much better for it. We listen to the SIRIUS Radio all the time (classical & jazz).

When I got my cancer diagnosis, one of the first things I did was eliminate all my Internet bookmarks pertaining to the news (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, Yahoo,etc) as I would scan/scroll through them every two hours. Too toxic for me-I need healthy stuff right now, so bye-bye mainstream media. I now look at NASA's image of the day...find entertaining YouTubes of silly stuff and animals. To hell with the rest of it.

March 10, 2009 9:39 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I've given it up, especially in the a.m. I overdosed, I think. Now I listen to music on Fuse with my kids. It's a great way to start the morning, actually. If I want screaming and yelling, I can just tell the kids to go clean something.

March 11, 2009 5:44 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

I try to listen to NPR sometimes, but it's like they just play the same damned broadcast every morning: 1. bombing in Iraq/Afghanistan/Israel, 2. economy sucks and getting worse, 3. Obama spoke about the economy, 4. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Why bother? I'd rather listen to Miles Davis. He never brings me down.

March 11, 2009 7:07 AM  
Blogger Pop Art Diva! said...

We have even more in common that Martinis and Yorkies - we both hate the talking heads!

You might enjoy reading my Brat in the Hat blog - I frequently rant about the media and their street walking antics. You might enjoy this post in particular

Pixel sends a Bow Wow Martini to Martini!

March 11, 2009 11:46 AM  
Blogger Cujo359 said...

I'm amazed that those people have any audience at all. When I used to do a lot of traveling, the hotels would often have one or the other morning show on in the lobby or the restaurant. The vapid nonsense was what I found depressing. I haven't had cable at home for several years, and probably never will again.

March 11, 2009 7:41 PM  
Blogger TaraDharma said...

omgosh...visiting my folks recently: they had FAUX NEWS on all day!! Blather blather blather. And hateful angry blather at that.

Like you, I find myself spending more time with my family, my sweet pets, sitting in the backyard gazing at the hawks flying low over the oak trees.

I just posted on 'happiness.' We all need more of it in this world.

March 14, 2009 10:38 PM  

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