As you know, I’ve gone sensationalistic, political and commentary news-free for quite a while and have been very happy getting the bulk of my information and analysis from written media other than the big TV websites.

(ASIDE: If the 2nd amendment was only intended to apply to muskets, then the 1st amendment was only meant to apply to mechanical printing press output…)

However, the one area I generally have a need to frequent for information is weather sites. Where I live, it is kind of necessary to stay somewhat informed on a day to day basis to avoid a good drenching, or worse.

This is what I saw when I visited the weather channel today:




And the best one, SEE FRIENDS AT RISK!!!!!!

Our daily lives are bordering on the ridiculous, being fed this crap day in and day out.   Our brains and psyches have not evolved to the point where we can tolerate a daily, no…, hourly, diet of constant crisis mode.  If it isn’t weather, it’s the next big super-flu.

No wonder such a large proportion of our population looks to government entities for rules and regulations and “something needs to be done about xyz,” when we are inundated with the idea that every moment is a crisis to be feared.

Over Fearing = the 2013’s replacement for Over Sharing.

So. Tired.

4 Responses to “Over Fearing.”

  1. Katy said:
    January 28, 2013 - 8:15 pm

    Oh I so agree with this. Totally exhausted. After the school shooting I quit all news, cold turkey. I mean no internet news sites either. This has been the first few weeks in a long time that my anxiety and panic levels have been below defcon levels.

    News sources can’t be trusted to deliver anything that isn’t slanted propaganda or an attempt to incite mass hysteria. When everyone flipped the f*** out over the swine flu a few years back? remember that – wall to wall coverage and hysteria? So they pumped out a vaccine for swine flu, gave it to the kids in europe, and the other day when i went to yahoo to check old email account I get hit with the headline “800 kids get narcolepsy from the swine flu vaccine” – holy shit.

    I’m starting to view journalists as one of the horsemen of the Apocalypse.

  2. saintseester said:
    January 28, 2013 - 11:12 pm

    You are certainly on to something. The abject glee with which they seem to promote fear is downright evil. I turned them off forever after they put those little kids on TV to talk about sandy hook. It was so wrong.

  3. Susan said:
    January 29, 2013 - 8:42 am

    I’ll text you with my location for when the twisters roll through this evening!

  4. saintseester said:
    January 29, 2013 - 9:39 am

    Just let me know if you are going to be somewhere other than in your home!

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