I had just made a trip to my locker at the place where I work, and as I was leaving I passed throught the break room. The TV was on and tuned to CNN. The show and the host were unfamiliar to me--I don't watch CNN that early in the day (or that often, for that matter).
As I walked past the TV on the way to my work area, he started a story with the following words:
"It isn't often that a snowstorm strands thousands of people......"
I stopped dead in my tracks, looked at the screen, and thought, "You've never been in a snowstorm your entire life, have you, you dumb @$!%?"
'It isn't often'??? It happens every winter in all the states that get snow! There are always several really good storms--or "blizzards" (it's not just a treat at Dairy Queen)--in the East and the Midwest and elsewhere that make travel impossible and close airports leaving thousands of people with delayed or cancelled flights. I've got some 'news' for that guy--it really isn't as rare as he seems to think!
Of course, his next 'item' was--of all things--a tweet from the Twitter account of Sarah Palin.
I'm sorry--this is news???? A tweet that probably was written by some staff member of Ms. Palin's? What's next? "We have breaking news! According to a tweet from Ashton Kutcher, "Demi Moore--still hot!"
Geez--stop the freakin' presses!!
Apparently CNN has decided to hire idiots to fill up the on-air hours, and "CNN" now officially stands for "Crappy News Nutjob".
Well, that's enough of a rant for one day. Besides, all this talk about snowstorms is a good excuse to post these photos.......