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My luck was so bad
I thought I used up all the luck I had
(Luck I had)
Every time I thought I’d get it on
Someone put me on
There’s been a change

Beautiful and strange
My life’s gone through a changefox-news-graphic-thumb
Somehow I know
(Somehow I know)
Bad luck’s in the past
All good things here at last
So now we’ll grow
(Now we’ll grow)
There’s been a change

Mmm, bad luck no more
No bad luck no more
No bad luck no more
I got news for you (no bad luck no more)
There ain’t no blues (no bad luck no more)msnbc-1
I got news for you (no bad luck no more)
(No bad luck no more)
I got news for you (no bad luck no more)
There ain’t no blues (no bad luck no more)
I got news for you (no bad luck no more)
(No bad luck no more)
I got news for you (no bad luck no more)
There ain’t no blues (no bad luck no more)
I got news for you (no bad luck no more)
(No bad luck no more)

Listen to the voices loud and clear
Come on folks, withstand your fear
Celebrate the joys, it’s yours to choose
Celebrate the news (ooh, come on)
There ain’t no blues (ooh, come on)

“Celebrate the News”- The Beach Boys

With today’s technology I find it easier and easier to find views similar to my own. Whether it be politics or music whatever I like, whatever my view, whatever my position I can find the group to support it. But is that where the wisdom is? If  I always surround myself with those who always support my views exactly, will I ever learn anything. Will I ever be challenged?

I don’t view myself as a conservative or a liberal. I’m somewhere in the middle. I feel as if there is more room for negotiation in the center. But lately, it seems like a lonely place. Is there room for pieces from both sides? Do I have to be right to be happy?

I just saw this clip, “Our Critics Keep Us Honest” on YouTube from a young Pastor named Andy Pliskin. Without a doubt this guy has a great take on this subject. Andy, thanks for the time you took to examine this and keep up the good “works”.

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fox__friendsI spend a lot of time watching the news. Probably too much. I watch CNN,MSNBC,and FOX. Lately my opinion about FOX has changed. When I first began to watch I was impressed by the coverage of the troops during the war and rallied behind their support for the soldiers and their families. Being more of a independent, I understood the importance of having a network that would cover the more conservative slant of the election.

But now, I’m not so sure. With the addition of Glenn Beck and the hiatus of Alan Colmes , things aren’t so” fair and balanced”. There seems to be a lot of fear being broadcasted. That somehow all of us are about lose everything. At some point shouldn’t we be focused on what we want instead of what we don’t want?

Some of you may love the following article and some of you may hate it. I do think that Deepak Chopra’s blogpost gives us pause to think and that is important. Tell the world what you think. Its important ……

From Deepak Chopra.com-

It’s mysterious how swiftly a society can collectively change its mind. As rapidly as the financial markets crashed, so has Fox News’s credibility. What was gospel to an entire segment of voters and viewers just a few months ago has become a desperate flapping in the wind. Some may view this as part of the swing cycle that politics is heir to. But from the Reagan era forward, certain truths were held to be self-evident, and far from inventing anything, Fox News simply put the high gloss of mass media on them.

If you tune in to Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, or the network’s humbler toilers in the vineyard, their tactics haven’t changed. They must be shocked to find themselves stranded, all the more because it seemed to happen overnight.

In the spirit of Emerson’s dictum that evil is the absence of good, it’s worth recalling where good was absent just a year ago. Here are the working beliefs of the Fox News credo.deepak

Article 1: The worst aspects of human nature are actually cherished freedoms.
This is Fox News’s main rallying cry. Hating minorities, despising gays, ridiculing women’s rights, and slandering the ACLU all fall under the rubric of precious liberties.

Article 2: God loves gun owners.
Fox News rabidly seizes the high ground when it comes to law and order, an issue that is seen primarily as a loaded gun under every pillow and a triple-bolted front door.

Article 3: Patriotism is the last refuge of ratings wars.
Here the old axiom that patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels has been updated (but by no means abandoned). Every Fox News commentator earns his battle scars by wrapping himself in the bloody flag, without ever personally endangering his own skin, of course.

Article 4: Ideology is way better than thinking.
Pre-chewed ideas are more easily digested than actual thinking. But ideology goes one better by answering every doubt in advance. Thus Fox News is never in doubt. Truth is as automatic as a gum ball machine.

Article 5: The mind’s primary use is for bellowing.
I advise any prospective guest on Fox News to demand that there be no shouting. This immediately decouples the mind of O’Reilly and Hannity. Their most basic assumption is that any guest, once shouted down, has lost the debate. (I tested this gambit out personally and can vouch for its effectiveness.)

Article 6: Shamelessness is next to godliness.
In other words, you can sin at leisure as long as you keep pointing out other people’s sins. Long a tactic enshrined in the Book of Hypocrisy, Fox News has turned holier-than-thou into a moneymaker.

Article 7: Don’t bother me with the facts. My mind is already closed.
This is really just a corollary to the belief in ideology, but it deserves its own chapter and verse because of the ironical light it casts on the Fox News logo, “Fair and balanced.”

Article 8: The little guy is always mad.
On the whole, Fox News tries to make the little guy feel that he is always right and those pointy-headed educated elitists always wrong. But sometimes the little guy proves tricky, as when he doesn’t like Republican deficits and foreign wars. Luckily, Fox News always has a fallback — the little guy is always blistered about something, and a little kerosene is a marvelous accelerant, as they say in arson investigations.

Article 9: “They” are about to get you — watch out!
The bulk of Fox News’s sanctimony rests on its pledge to look out for everyday working Joes. Since there is no record of the network actually protecting something realistic like clean air, freedom from assault weapons, and safety in the workplace, what is really being safeguarded is the right to be freaking paranoid every minute of the day.

Article 10: If I just said it, it must be right.
Here, as in several other places, Fox News is indistinguishable from a drunken frat party where not only is bellowing a sign of intelligence, but never backing down, however cockeyed your last statement may be, shows that you are a man.

I am not a communicant in this particular creed, so I’m sure I’ve left out some key passages in the gospel. For full knowledge one would have to delve deep into the Old Testament of Fox News (i.e., the minutes of the John Birch Society 1958-date). Daily viewing will keep one abreast of new anathemas (i.e., socialism) and potential saviors (Sarah Palin). Or you could take the easy way out and celebrate the waning of Fox News’s belief system and the cleaner air left behind.

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Tina Fey vs Sarah Palin….CNN says it’s hard to tell the difference. You decide (hey is that Fox News’ Line?). I have to admit …I almost feel sorry for Fey Palin. The debates should make it or break it for her. McCain’s team will probably have her come out swingin’ on Thursday!

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CNN has a “quick vote” poll on its homepage, dealing with the recent bailout fiasco. The quick vote stays on the page for twenty four hours then switches to another topic. Here’s the link and thanks for voting!

http://www.cnn.com

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CNN has a “quick vote” poll on its homepage, dealing with the recent bailout fiasco. The quick vote stays on the page for twenty four hours then switches to another topic. Here’s the link and thanks for voting!

http://www.cnn.com

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Some of you asked me to place another link for another poll. The last was about Sarah Palin . This is the CNN poll on whether the Friday debate should go on. It’s not scientific but worth noting!

Here’s the link http://www.cnn.com/

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