I am a headline news reader. I rarely bother to read the whole story unless the headline really, really grabs me. I think I am, sadly, typical. But in my defense, I have to say that the headlines have been screaming doom and devastation for so long that it’s very difficult for me to summon up the courage to look past them, into the actual articles.
Tonight’s headlines on Yahoo! illustrate my point perfectly:
Haiti hit by largest earthquake in over 200 years
AP sources: Employer health mandate may be dropped
AP Exclusive: Obama wants $33 billion more for war
Cold weather and growing sales mock death of fur
Okay, I actually read the article about the earthquake in Haiti. Those poor, poor people! As if their very existence was not suffering enough. My heart goes out to them.
The healthcare thing has begun to sound like a permanent droning in my ears. “Obama” wants this and that (yet they keep showing pictures of Pelosi. . . ewwww) and they keep changing their minds. At first, I was really concerned. Now I’m beginning to think they’re going to carry on for years, and accomplish nothing.
Obama wants more for the war. Of course he does. He totally lied about getting our military home. Change? Yeah. Sure.
Now, the “death of fur” thing is funny to me. All of those self-righteous people who condemned others for wearing fur must have forgotten about how furs were one of the key ingredients to surviving winters all over the globe throughout history. And, when people get really cold, they want what works best.
So, I’ve come to the conclusion, yet again, that the world has gone mad. I just hope everybody else can see it, too. Sometimes it gets a little old being the only one to proclaim that the emperor has no clothes!