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Here's some good newsPosted Thursday, April 22, 2010, at 1:49 PM
Earlier this week, I spent several hours searching the Internet for the significance of April 19 in history.
* April 19, 1775 -- The start of the Revolutionary War,
* April 19, 1993 -- The Branch Davidian Compound is destroyed, and
* April 19, 1995 -- The Oklahoma City, Okla., bombing.
The blog was intended to focus on all the recent political rhetoric -- or in some cases, spectacular vernacular -- shown by politicans and pundits in recent weeks.
An example comes to mind from the mouthpieces that are Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, etc., etc., etc.
The list appears to go on and on.
And it gets tiresome.
From time to time, I get a laugh out of what most of these "pundits" and "politicians" say.
It can be really funny.
A flip of the dial on the car radio can point a driver in the direction of Beck's radio program in the mid-afternoon.
One might deduce the world is coming to an end after listening for five minutes.
Or take Limbaugh's radio program. A quick listen to it might leave one believing in a massive conspiracy.
Or take the examples of Olbermann and Matthews. Just a quick change of the channel during their programs and one would believe there is an aura of "you should never disagree with this president."
To be honest, I'm quite tired of all of this. Although I must admit, I do get a chuckle out of Beck's radio program. He does make me laugh.
But after thinking it over during the past few days, I decided to share some more exciting, feel good news.
The idea came from paying a visit to the Rotary Club of Brazil's weekly meeting Wednesday.
During the meeting, the organization honored the academic top 10 from Northview High School.
While there, I couldn't help but hear some of the comments from Rotary members, who were quick to point out the "negative news" that is printed in papers nationwide. Not just ours, mind you.
I was quick to add I believe our newspaper delivers a fair mix of "negative" and "positive" news.
This is not necessarily news that will hit the newsstands anytime soon, but it's exciting nonetheless.
Come October, there's going to be a "little Moon" running around the abode.
Merry and I are going to be parents.
I just wanted to share with you, my friends, our joy.
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