Wake up and milk the chickens

Why the heck is there more outrage in the media over a cook using racial slurs 30 years ago than there has been over a President who has stood up more for our enemies than he has for the Constitution he took an oath to Protect and Defend? Priorities people, obviously ours are wrong.

This morning Matt Laure (?) on one of the morning shows was grilling (pun intended) Paula Dean about her usage of “The N word”. Why is this news, why is this a bigger story than the continuous drone strikes we are using to assassinate terrorists and everyone within a hundred yards from them. Why is the news focused more on Paula Dean’s stupidity than on an Administration that wants to open negotiations with the Taliban? And why, oh why, is the media focused on the usage of “the N word” when women and children in so many parts of the world are sold into slavery in the sex trade.
The media is using this, and other irrelevant stories to keep people distracted from what is going on in the world. If we focus on celebrity mistakes we won’t pay attention to stuff that matters. It is a distraction, and the media uses it well. And sadly we just keep on letting them do it because we keep paying attention to it.

Is racism of any kind wrong, absolutely? Is there a place for racism in today’s world absolutely not? Should this be a story that leads off a news report, sorry no.

Please people wake up; it is time to milk the chickens

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About wyldewoody

I am a scholar and a preacher. I am a father, husband and friend. I have served my country and cussed my government and will continue to do both. I enjoy writing and you never know what you might find here in my posts. I will write about everything from my biblical opinion to scientific musings potentially bad stories to editorials about public policy and international affairs. I suppose that is blogging in general, if you like it great, if you don’t go somewhere else, if you disagree with me, great I love a good discussion. Hell might just find me ranting to the shadows in the corner. Kinda like I think I am doing now. And if my punctuation irritates you, that makes me happy.

3 responses to “Wake up and milk the chickens”

  1. AR Neal says :

    First off, you had me at the title of the post…love it!

    Second, I completely agree! I was no fan of Ms. Deen before this, but now I’m rather tired of seeing her on every channel. And the end result of all this is that she’s probably more popular than she was before (her cruises have booked more passengers, so said the squawkbox this morning–a cook with a cruise line?! Really?!).

    There is a “wag the dog” quality to the world right about now, don’t you think? Barry Levinson should get a Nobel Prize or something for predicting the future…

    • wyldewoody says :

      I have learned more about Paula Deen in the last week than I ever cared to know. And I would say we have jumped beyond wagging the dog I think we may be shaking the kennel. Glad you liked the title.

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