Give me strength

I’ve been real good at not shouting at the TV lately, until
this morning. The wife likes to watch the morning “news” shows,
I do not. The reason I began to yell at the talking head giving
his opinion of the news is what he called a poll.

Said poll, which covered the screen, announced 81% of
Americans cannot agree on basic facts. What? Wait a minute. The
talking head did not elaborate on what type of facts but did
say this disagreement went along political party lines.

Let’s go out on a limb and say I’m a conservative and my
listener is a liberal. That means whatever fact comes out of
mouth would instantly be disputed by a said listener because
of their political party? If so we are all surely going to hell
in a hand basket in the express lane.

We are a divided nation and this is part of the reason why.
One could condone not accepting someone else s opinion, but I just
cannot wrap my brain around the idea that people can’t agree on
facts.

Have so many lies been told so many times, and with a straight
face, that people are believing them? As of now I will not be
watching any “news” programs on TV. Enjoy our Sunday for
tomorrow begins a new week.
Comments are always welcome.

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5 Responses to Give me strength

  1. Brittius says:

    Yeah, I bellow at the television in the barroom. Happening more and more. Then I look around and notice that usually, I am the oldest person in the bar. When I was young(er), I used to look at the “old guys” doing that, and say to myself, “Crazy old bastard”.

  2. Ron Walker says:

    I thought the same thing Brittius when I was young. I think the major problem, is we have raised a crop of mindless people that are easily brainwashed by reality shows, wrestling and other garbage. They believe anything now, so they tend to accept anything from the talking heads as gospel.

  3. cruisin2 says:

    Brittius,
    things have gotten crazier than they were were younger and I don’t
    think all the changes are for the better.

    Ron Walker,
    I think you’re right. You can’t change stupid.

  4. Nitrous55 says:

    I’m questioning if we are a divided nation. It is just Barbara Streisand to get us to watch shows or buy stuff.

  5. cruisin2 says:

    Nitrous55,
    I agree but don’t watch enough TV to know what anyone is selling.

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