Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Aren't We Getting a Little Too Sensitive?!?

Boy it sure seems that a Country(U.S.A.) that prides itself on free speech is really having a hard time lately. It could be just a paranoid press that has nothing exciting to report and heaven forbid they report the good things happening around us. But it just seems to me that people are becoming increasingly more offended over silly things(team mascots for instance), and since Janet Jackson worries from the media over fines from Federal Communications Commission(FCC).
Case in point, a Kentucky radio station had canceled Garrison Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac", and here is the reasons why:

Recent poems had included words such as "breast" and the phrase "get high." Another included suggestive sexual content, according to WUKY General Manager Tom Goddell.


WOW! Forget the FCC, I'm writing my congressman(who's actually a woman), better yet let's go to Minnesota and that Lake Whatever it is and lynch the guy, burn him at the stake if we have to.

Well insecure Tom has changed his mind and put the show back on the air thanks to listener support. But why can't Tom admit that he is a paranoid idiot and made a mistake and apologize instead. Just might help ease the paranoia elsewhere.

Here is what I'm getting at. Life is too short(it may be even precious, I haven't decided yet) for this kind of stuff. Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano that could blow at any moment wiping out 3/4 of the U.S., Permafrost is melting(probably an oxymoron then) in Siberia and Canada releasing tons of methane allowing the progression of global warming, and don't forget the terrorists still don't like us and could attack at any moment and that would suck. At any rate something could happen instantly that actually makes survival essential, and then maybe things like breasts would less offensive, or whether that guy drove 35mph in a 25 zone or what a team sports mascot name would be. Heck if all those nasty things happened all at once, Florida State could name themselves the Turds and would it really matter?

Nasty stuff is going on, but good stuff is going on too, and if you can't tell if the glass is half full or half empty, get a new glass(or least put it in the dish washer!). I'm not even paranoid of the nasty stuff happening, I realized a long time ago that at any time, moment, and in an instant the gig is up! And at the moment you have to look at your life and determine, was I a player or a complainer? I'm been kind of an observer, and I'm not quite sure how I feel about that!

That's all I have for now,
Have a wonderful Day,
PAC
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