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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I have been up since 4:30am catching up on some of the sad news being presented today. Occasionally I bite the bullet and endure the madness; it doesn’t take but a small dose to fill my cup. What about you small dose or fill ‘er up? 

This morning I noticed several issues that well, just struck me as odd. As in what ever happen to common sense? Just a few of the oddities I noticed, what do you think?

Why can our paper monies have the saying “In God we Trust” and yet our courts not be allowed to display the Ten Commandments? I don’t know about you but I would rather have God with me in court than in the bank.

Why do we need a study to determine the effects cell phones have on the brain? Most of us already know the answer, it makes us stupid. Yes we drive and talk. We slow down to a snail pace and expect everyone around us to realize we are on the phone, go around, but wait I need to turn left. What I want to know is what term you use for that arm being frozen in that position? No they are not waving at you; they are trying to figure out how to pick the cell phone back up.

Did you know Kentucky is full of pill popping addicts? Our drug problem has gotten so bad that Florida now outlaws the sale of drugs to us. It has nothing to do with the fact they are trying to make the entire state quit smoking at the same time. I’d stay away for a while if I were you. One way or another the state is going to be experiencing withdraws.

Have you seen the pictures of the sharks gathering along the US coast again this year? These creatures are not stupid. They realize we have been cooped up all winter and are heading for warmth. This reminds me of the crocodile lying in wait for the wildebeest. Remember Nemo, “Sharks don’t eat fish.”

Last I wish to extend my sympathies and prayers to our New Zealand friends. Such a tragedy and I know all our thoughts and prayers would be appreciated. Take a moment for them.

Sad little post here but I’m sleep deprived. Being sleep deprived I should include this disclaimer; No malice was intended in this post. You respectfully have the right to disagree, why you can even include me in your oddity list if you like.

Hump day, half way there.



AlexOngNYC said, 

I take in my news in small doses too. Prayers to those in New Zealand and I hope those Wisconsin teachers can work things out.

Breakfast Every Hour

February 23, 2011 at 7:13 AM  
Kristi said, 

Like you and Alex, I HAVE to take my news in small doses and most days I ignore it completely. Not saying it's right, but when watching, I mostly just think "wow".

Sent some prayers up for New Zealand this morning!

February 23, 2011 at 8:02 AM  
The Blogger Formerly Known As said, 

Oh dear, after reading this, I find myself stuck with the phrase, Kentucky Fried Cold Turkey going round my head.

Hope you manage to catch up with your sleep, Jules :)

February 23, 2011 at 8:19 AM  
Summer Ross said, 

I am not a news person- I a find myself avoiding it often. I tend to know about big things here and there- but really I don't like the news.

February 23, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

The world is falling apart! I think that your little insights are so true! It's crazy how backwards thinking can be.

February 23, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Tracy said, 

Jules, I couldn't agree with you more; especially about the cell phone study...really? we are wasting billions yet unable to afford food for many and education for all!
But don't even get me started on education...it's a mess! Thank God I am nearing my end of teaching because the way things are going, I wouldn't stay if I was a teacher just starting out.
I too have to take the news in small doses an sometimes just can't listen...it is heartbreaking! As is the catastropihic happenings in New Zealand, Egypt, etc...
I hope you got some sleep...deprived motivated, these are still great thoughts!

February 23, 2011 at 10:13 AM  
li said, 

I seldom watch the news if I'm up in the night/early morning. Too depressing at that hour. Which is why I watch infomercials. So loud! So cheery! Everything solved if you just buy this handydandy device! Not available in stores!
Re: cell phones...i suppose you heard that the new ones have chips in them so you can use them to buy, buy, buy more stuff! just wave it in front the item! Does that mean you can accidentally "butt-buy" a car or a trip to Europe like you can "butt-dial" someone?

February 23, 2011 at 10:17 AM  
iZombie said, 

i just hate television and commercials... i am going back to the dark ages "rabbit ears"

February 23, 2011 at 10:31 AM  
Melissa Bradley said, 

Lots of sadness out there, but I try to keep abreast of events because if I don't, I feel disconnected. I am in awe of what is going on in the Middle East. I love it that people are finding the courage to take back their countries and I pray for them. Been sending lots of prayers to NZ as well. So horrible.

February 23, 2011 at 11:00 AM  

Maybe it's pathetic of me, but I get my news from Yahoo as my main page. I read the headlines and that's about it. I loathe the evening news the most (national, not local). They will beat a story to death and I end up just feeling hopeless after watching it.

February 23, 2011 at 11:11 AM  
Ella said, 

Sad news, it isn't just cell phones that make people stupid, I have another theory~Will share in Hart's Ideas of March blogfest~

I am sleep deprived, too...nothing is shaking the cemented feeling of I want to lie like a cinder block n' chill.

I, too feel bad for New Zealand, everyday it is something~

February 23, 2011 at 11:48 AM  
N. R. Williams said, 

The sharks are drawn to smokeless meat. No barbecue for them.

Ugh, I came right to my blog. I don't know what happened in New Zealand. Now I must go find out.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

February 23, 2011 at 12:00 PM  
Blasphemous Aesthete said, 

Even when you are sleep deprived you can write witty posts. And true, we would always want God on our side more in a court than in a bank, though if He can be in both places, it would be an icing on the cake.

And may they leave the sharks in peace, and in single piece.

Blasphemous Aesthete

February 23, 2011 at 12:07 PM  
Kindros said, 

I loved this post. I feel you are correct on a good number of points in here.

Being American, I see society falling rapidly as well. When the odds of you being elected into office is how much money your campaign has raised, we are in trouble. I want to move to Canada, they have their stuff together, at least more that we do.

February 23, 2011 at 12:22 PM  
Amy said, 

Although I can see the usefulness of wanting God in the court room, I'm not sure I'd be so quick to give up God at the bank. I've had some pretty close calls where I've prayed a deposit would come in before a check bounced :)
Great post! You make some great points!

February 23, 2011 at 12:56 PM  
KarenG said, 

Which is why I don't watch the news or read the paper. If something big happens I figure I'll hear about it through the internet.

February 23, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

Small dose for me, for sure! Sad news is super hard on me too. Way too much senseless death on the news last night AGAIN!!
After getting worked up about that judge who ruined kids lives & that heartbroken mother was interviewed on CNN ~ my youngest son told me that I was Not allowed to watch stories like that anymore. He said he can literally see my blood pressure so up!!! Hummm... I'm sure he can. :-(

Hang in there, Jules!!! Love ya friend!! Hugs ~ Coreen xoxoxo

February 23, 2011 at 1:28 PM  

Good insight about having God with you in court. Of course, there is no law about lawyers bringing the devil in with them.

And when driving through Kentucky, make sure you have a full tank of gas so you can drive straight through without stopping!

February 23, 2011 at 1:29 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

An excellent post Jules, I could see where you were going.
The Christchurch news was awful and it puts our own lives into perpective.
Hope you get some sleep

February 23, 2011 at 1:46 PM  
Tiger85 said, 

I usually avoid the news. It always seems something terrible is always happening. Just the other night I was watching the news and saw that a family of five were killed in a car accident on a street that I drive often. It was a real reality check for me. You have to always drive defensively. My prayers are with those in New Zealand.


February 23, 2011 at 5:15 PM  
Paula said, 

I prefer small doses yet my preference not always gets acknowledged. Without PC and TV I have to check what happens around the world. And you decided now to post 3 times a week. I will get into a state of with drawl too then. And I am not even in Kentucky. Love and hugs

February 23, 2011 at 5:18 PM  
Tammy said, 

Prayers to those in New Zealand from me as well. But as for the rest, I laughed so hard, I had trouble scrolling down.

February 23, 2011 at 5:49 PM  
The Words Crafter said, 

Ugh, I never watch the news. Too much sensationalism! I read it online.

Still, you have a witty way of dispensing sad stuff and I caught myself smiling....

Very tragic about New Zealand. Yep, thoughts and prayers for them....

I just posted a sad item myself...

It's really been a tough year!

Hope your week gets much better.

February 23, 2011 at 9:50 PM  
Arlee Bird said, 

Some things are so sad that they're funny cause they're true. We live in a great country but we're still crazy like everyone else--just in our own different way.

Tossing It Out

February 23, 2011 at 9:53 PM  
floweringmama said, 

Sleep deprivation can be dangerous to bloggers!

Sorry I haven't been around much I just feel like I've bit off too much this semester.

February 23, 2011 at 10:21 PM  
Holly said, 

Fish are FRIENDS... NOT FOOD... stick to the human buffet! ;p

Definitely sad about NZ!!

GREAT minds, indeed... ANNOYED by stupid drivers that risk the lives of everyone around them and think nothing of it. Grr...

Maybe a bit similar elsewhere, too... Lack of sleep anyway... Sick AGAIN, to boot... I'll be gone for a week and a half and will probably not have much internet access... A few preposts set up, though. (((HUGS))) and send them on to the others!

February 24, 2011 at 1:24 AM  
Amie Kaufman said, 

The news from NZ just keeps getting worse and worse. My heart's with them as well.

February 24, 2011 at 4:32 AM  
Mary Vaughn said, 

I take the news in very small doses.
As for you, I imagine you've been on the odd list from your beginning. It's okay because we love you that way.

February 24, 2011 at 11:30 AM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

Small doses. A lot of news is just too much--too much to absorb and it's depressing to learn all the awful things happening around the world. But I still like to know what's happening.

I hope you get plenty of sleep.

February 24, 2011 at 2:30 PM  
Olivia J. Herrell said, 

Very small doses if at all. Thanks for the updates, they're easier to take filtered.

Hope sleep finds you.

Happy Thursday, that rebel, Olivia

February 24, 2011 at 4:51 PM  
Suzanne said, 

And you posted this a couple weeks ago, before the whole Charlie Sheen train-wreck. Just what could you have added about that whole subject? Stupid, stupid.

I don't get anything depressing from your post -- you sound more incredulous. If things didn't shock us, we'd be dead.

March 3, 2011 at 4:40 PM  
Suze said, 

I just love the picture of the Muppet.

May 11, 2011 at 10:06 AM  
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