Welcome to Friday’s Random Thought.
NEXT ON THE HIT REALITY TV SHOW, THE UNITED STATES: UNHINGED!
Yeah…whether we want to admit it or not, MSM or main stream media, has become this new, cross network television series. Daily we can watch all this fun stuff with perspectives like, ‘this has never happened before’ or ‘here’s something that obviously has been going on for decades but you should outrage about it now…and forget that it has been happening for decades because we are not fake news’.
The sheer number of ‘news’ stories being done on main stream media to ‘help us understand the truth’ about where fake news comes from makes one understand that MSM is fake news and has been for decades. The blatant damage control is insulting to the public’s collective intelligence.
I want no part in this farce anymore. I just refuse to visit MSM websites and/or watch their channels on TV anymore.
So, if you are abandoning main stream media, how do you get the news that’s important to you? I’m figuring that one out but for now I will just do things the old fashion way, with my brain.
Want the weather report? Step outside and see if a cool weather or rain weather coat is in need. Need more information? Turn your car radio to the AM radio band and tune to the static between the radio stations. Hear some scrambling pops in the static, that’s a lightning discharge in the area, go back inside the house and get an umbrella. Hear a lot of those same pops, expect a strong to severe thunderstorm and be ready for high winds and possible tornadoes.
Need a traffic report? Here’s a truth for you. It’s backed up where it’s usually backed up. We all know this and yet many of us are surprised at encountering others during our daily commute. Pro tip here, later today, it will all head in the opposite direction as people head home and yes, you will see congestion.
Main stream media is going the way of the fax machine and postal mail for receiving and paying bills for many people. At least the postal service is useful for things like that delivery of potential packing materials for shipping.
You know, all those circular flyers for stores that you never clip the coupons out from or those ads for furnace cleaning and what not. That stuff makes create packing material if you need to ship something. Better yet, collect it and take it to the local recycling center and chat up others that there at the center. Catch up on the local gossip. You’ll find out more about local events than you ever thought possible.
Still find yourself needing some news? Read that local free paper that gets tossed at the end of your driveway each week. You can find a lot of useful stuff in there and unlike MSM, they are not trying to be first with a ‘news’ story or using click bait to fund their operations.
Put that DVR you have at home to good use and record CSPAN. Yup, that’s what I said, record CSPAN. It’s mostly commercial free and you can hear all the fun stuff direct from the politicians mouths. No opinion panel tell you ‘the truth’ about what you just saw. While you are at it, record the NASA channel too and for some more variety, a kids channel with lots of cartoons.
Yes, cartoons. You are never too old for cartoons especially in this day and age. We all need to laugh more. While your at it, go read more too. Books and more books. Visit your local library and enjoy something that we are all missing, some QUIET!
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!