Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fox vs. Obama, Cheney vs. Biden, Catholic Church: political or religious organization, and sleeping too much?

Quick Hits for October 31, 2009

* I have to admit I haven't really paid that much attention to the "war" between Fox News and the Obama Administration. After all, isn't it pretty obvious that Fox is a GOP "news" source? Heck, even my Republican friends admit that. It is kinda like saying "the sun rises in the east and sets in the west," everyone knows it so much so that no one has to say it or prove it anymore. It sounds more like Fox blowing it up because they need more attention to drive ratings. For what it is worth, Jon Stewart takes on the subject for about eleven minutes on a show and pretty much nails the topic. Take a look.

* When asked about Dick Cheney, Vice President Biden admitted he doesn't really like Cheney personally and doesn't care about what Dick Cheney says. It is about time that someone told Cheney he lost his relevance when he left office. Heck, until President Bush put him on the ticket, he had lost his relevance for the previous eight years after he put the plan in place to cut the defense budget that he later blamed President Clinton for.

* The Catholic Church has decided to speak politically against the health care reform bill because it allows people to have abortions even though it refuses to use federal funds for abortion. What I would like to know is when the IRS will start talking to the Catholic Church about their tax exempt status now that they are a political organization rather than a religious one. Talking about religion is one thing and must be protected, but when you openly start to campaign for or against legislation, and hand out fliers, you become a political, not a religious organization, and your tax exempt status should reflect that.

* CNN asks, "is too much sleep making you tired?" They report that people sleeping less than 5-6 hours or more than 10 hours often find themselves feeling lethargic and tired. My thought was "duh." The lack of sleep being a problem is well documented, and occasionally, having a long sleep day to rest is good, but if it happens a lot, of course you are feeling tired or lethargic. You are unmotivated, feel like you don't have a purpose to get up, and may very well be feeling depressed as a result. People need sleep but they also need purpose to feel like there is a reason to get out of bed. That is why we have motivational speakers everywhere or books like "The Purpose Driven Life" are so popular, we need to have a purpose and to feel motivated to act, and when we don't, we fall into that lethargic trap.


william said...

Here's another glass of Kool-aide for you Tony.

Tony K. said...

I prefer gatorade, but thanks :-)