Wednesday, October 01, 2008

oh noes

Day 34 of 365 in the “Marathon of the Dope” . . .

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the sky is falling faster than your stocks!

It’s the Great Depression all over again!

This time it will be worse!

We’re all going to die!

Sound familiar?

Well, I have news for you all . . .

. . . you are going to die.

Surprised?

You shouldn’t be - it’s a biological fact that has taken all of our ancestors before us and will take all of those that follow after.

So get used to it and, for the love of (insert whatever/whomever you want here) stop buying into the fear mongering the news networks are drumming up about the economy.

I am so glad I don’t have TV hookup right now. I heard the most one-sided, stunned and shocking ad for a news network on the radio coming home from work (yes, work - as in most of us still have it and not as the news would lead you to believe) I could imagine.

They were basically advertising that the “Depression” was upon us again and then they had some no-brain Alzheimer’s victim spewing on about how his portfolio was worthless and he would need to start eating dirt and cat food . . .

. . . now I’m no economist (granted) and maybe it is sucking harder than a three stage Hepa filter vacuum set on overload - but the way it’s being presented is driving me nuts.

Remember, way back “over seven years ago now, some of you may not have even been born yet” when some crazies hijacked and flew commercial planes into buildings?

The world was going to end then, wasn’t it?

That’s what the news was spewing at the time.

Guess what?

Look around you.

We are still here.

We are not irradiated dust at the bottom of huge glass craters either.

We still have our fun and our toys, our loves and our joys.

Now, ignore the stupid lopsided news networks and enjoy your privileged and comfortable lives and get on with it.

Nuff said.

Until tomorrow . . . when I report on my tennis with the stars episode.

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