May 29, 2012 by Marj Hatzell
I don’t watch the news much on television these days, mostly because I don’t like it on when my kids are around for the evening news and I sure as heck ain’t staying up until ten or eleven o’clock. I attempt to read it online but finding unbiased news sources is just about impossible. Currently, the more popular “news” sites think reporting mundane celebrity events is news, not to mention the fact that they think we CARE. Plus, the media tends to get fixated on a certain subject and then that certain subject gets blamed for EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS for the next few months.
Hurricane _____ (insert latest catastrophe here)
Now, to be fair, sometimes those events DO cause other bad things to happen. I get it, truly. But every freaking thing that happens? No.
The weather is bad. OH MY GAH WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE IT IS FROM SMART PHONES
There was a forest fire. PEOPLE WEAR TRENCH COATS AND WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY! THE HORROR!
But the new favorite obsession? Move over pseudoephedrine, there’s a new drug in town.
No! For realz! BATH SALTS.
Apparently, someone has figured out that you can turn them into drugs. I sh*t you not.
And this weekend I read on several sites that bath salts were the cause of every ill. Teen mobs. Killing sprees. Car crashes.
I’m totally carrying a chainsaw around now.