Most mornings I scroll through the news websites while getting my caffeine fix. The news wears me down. If politicians aren't fussing about one thing, they are fussing about another. None of which makes any sense to me any more. They pretty much spend their time blaming one another for what is wrong and spend no time working together to fix the problems. They would rather call each other names and throw tantrums. I have seen better behavior on a playground full of toddlers.
I have pretty much given up on the news. It isn't really news, after all. It is finding 'causes' to use as ammunition to fire at the opposing political party. This weeks 'breaking news' will be next weeks bird cage liner.
So this morning I finally had enough of the posturing, political points gathering and useless rhetoric. I found an alternative to the insanity.
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Remember that TV cartoon show from the early 60's? It featured a moose and a flying squirrel and was full of silly puns and satire and was just plain funny. My Dad loved it. The jokes appealed to his wry sense of humor. My favorite part is the 'Fractured Fairy Tales.'
The news is no longer news. It is propaganda. At least Bullwinkle and company don't make my blood pressure rise. They make me laugh. We need as much laughter as we can manage these days.
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