Stop The Freakin' Madness

My 9 year old son Wesley doesn’t like watching the local news; as he thinks it’s “nothing but negative and scary.”  The local news is supposed to be a snapshot of our local area, our surroundings, our world…  As I was watching the news, thinking, praying and listening;  I was reminded that my son has a point and it was motivation to post this ranting run-on sentence; I apologize in advance:

I am sick and tired of all of the negativity, as I was watching a totally false negative campaign ad against a personal friend of mine, who in my opinion happens to be one of Oklahoma’s top politicians, I just shook my head, then I listened to the story about the young girl who was kidnapped and found with help of the amber alert, then the story of the prison warden’s wife who ran off with an escaped inmate for more than 10 years, he said this she said that, voter fraud and then one of my twitter buddies said the deaths of Jennifer Hudson’s family being murdered is all over the news in Chicago, the people are buying up guns because the fear of their gun rights being negatively affected, people are hanging a look-a-like dummy of V.P. Candidate Sarah Palin suspended with a noose around her neck and calling it Halloween art, the bail-out, and this truck driver allegedly saw a little girl bound and gagged riding down the street, and these guys were caught planning the assassination of Presidential Candidate Barack Obama and a thief runs over a Lowe’s security guard, OU’s defense is not any good, the Governor allegedly gave over the limit in campaign contributions, he said this-she said that, this ignorant person dropped the “n-word” in addition to saying everyone should “own one” and to top it all off, Joe the Plumber aint even a freakin’ plumber… 

Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me…  Stop The Freakin’ Madness!  

I see why an innocent 9 year old or 40 year old for that matter can thin the news is “negative and scary.”  This Madness is not just happening because we are a week away from Nov. 4th although it ‘s heightened.  {Ugh}

A small silver lining: The stock market is up nearly 900 pts., gas is as cheap as it has been in a long time ($1.95) and the Oklahoma City Thunder kick off their inaugural season tonight.

The Real Silver Lining: God is Good… All The Time!    Praying…

  • 1.95 – really? Gas here is like um, 3.00 a gallon still.

  • wow! scott, you just went off. lol… but all so true.

  • ugh! this is exactly why i don’t watch the news. i stay informed by browsing news stories online–at least i can click on the next story if i start getting depressed!

    but hey, you’re right…

    and all the time, God is good!

    🙂

  • No joke! Makes you want to crawl in a hole. Thank God there’s God!

  • …..and God is STILL on His Throne!

    BTW, gas is $2.05 in Broken Arrow as of this morning at QT. Can’t seem to get any of the sub $2/gal love over this way yet.

  • The Real Silver Lining: God is Good… All The Time! Praying…
    —echoing your thoughts—

  • Yeah… but they do it that way because that type of news gets ratings…

    Here is another thought…

    Have you noticed that when people see a police car on the road side with someone pulled over, they slow way down, and rubber-neck, sometimes even stopping traffic for miles…

    But when they see a guy stranded on the side of the road, the speed doesn’t even change…in fact if you watch, most people will look away because they have a small feeling of guilt for not stopping to help…

    We talk about being positive, and helpful, but we are the worst practitioners of it… even though in our minds we are great at it…

    The news is as you say, not just a reflection of what peaks our interest, but also what lurks deep inside of us all, who are drawn to darkness…

    I stopped watching a lot of news, all it served to do was piss me off or depress me… now I like to go outside,with a cup of coffee and listen to the wind… and watch the birds…

    I highly recommend it! Plus it helps you to think clearly about life, instead of filling your mind with someone else’s negativity…

    Ultimately, its better to stop traffic to help someone out than to stop it because your afraid you might get caught being naughty, or because you enjoy seeing the action of someone else being naughty!

  • Scott Williams

    Thanks for the comments and enduring my rant!

  • Mike

    Here’s what I try to remember when reading all the awful news stories:

    The Bible basically says that the world will be going into a tailspin until God does away with it. All the horrible events must mean Jesus’ return is near. Come quickly Lord!

    p.s. I also wouldn’t be surprised if the Church in America begins to start really feeling the heat of persecution. Quite honestly, I think we need it.

  • Good news: those Dawgs are getting it together and the church is seeing changed lives.

    Oh, and God is still on the throne.

  • jimmy paravane

    We watch the national news, and that’s enough bad news. We only watch the weather and sports on the local news. (grin)

Designed by EightDay Studio. Powered by the Standard Theme. Developed by Milk Engine.