Unlike many of the folks who post here, I'm retired. I use to have a hour or so commute to work and then a full day of working outside placing or removing telephone cables, poles and assorted other tasks. If I wasn't working the weekend, I was fixing the cars or fixing the house. Now life is a lot slower and chores are spread out, I have more time than I need to bang on the keyboard and watch the news. I've noticed that with so many issues that are of importance to all of us such as the price of gasoline, heating oil and the 12 to 20 million undocumented illegal immigrants in our country, news programs seem to spend a lot of time on small items. I guess human interest stories such as what happened to Drew Peterson's last two wives get a lot of attention and always will, but they distract from national issues. I'm not suggesting these stories are not worthy of coverage, but maybe they could be limited to weekly updates or newsbreaks. I'd rather see all those news reporters cornering our legislators and pressuring them to do something about the rising cost of oil and everything it impacts. I'd rather those news anchors stop repeating the same forensic information from three weeks ago and demand our borders be secured and the situation with illegals resolved. I'm sure I must sound nutty to you folks who are busy making a living and raising little ones, but if you ever have the time to notice what's going on it makes you think!
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The Distraction of America