Posted by mikeb on April 23, 2007
Honor Troops Like VA Tech Dead – As reported by the Associated Press.
Now honestly, the Sgt. is right! Seems the public can be okay with flying the American flag at half mast for politicians deaths, mass murder on US soil, dignitaries deaths, but when a military service member dies in the line of duty protecting the American people we say, “Wait for Memorial Day” and that is about the only time most people think of our fallen service members. Would be nice for at least military commands to fly half mast for fallen members; not to mention the general public. Maybe it might remind us of exactly what is being done to protect the general public.
Katie Couric – Leaving CBS?
First off let me just say “rarrrr!!!” I don’t know what it is about Katie Couric but at my tender age of 33 I have to say she is a turn on just to watch! Something about a woman with a brain, compassion, thoughtfulness, and wit….heh…not to mention looks though.
Okay anyhow, off that rant! I don’t think she is a flop. Too many were expecting to quick of results from what is a historic moment STILL yet in TV Broadcasting history. Give her time, she WILL shine just because of those traits I listed above. As usual it takes time for an anchor to gain the public’s trust. This is a new type of role for Katie Couric, the audience is also different, not to mention the fact that a lot of the older generation that watched this program before Katie Couric were use to seeing men in this roll for generation after generation. All I have to say is, give her some time. 6 months to 9 months is not enough. 12 – 18 and we shall see what we shall see. Set your sights on the 18 month marker and I bet you’ll start seeing that Nielson rating going up! Sorry folks, demographics for that Evening News segment don’t change a whole lot based on who is in the chair alone.
-=Last but not least!!!=-
$4 GAS PRICES!
*ahem* okay have to do this! HA! I TOLD YOU SO! *ahem* K, done.
Some friends and I had a long debate starting before the turn of the year and my call was that we would push if not exceed $4 a gallon. Everyone told me I was out of my mind…guess I believed them because I didn’t invest in futures the way I should have! lol, all well. It’ll be a roller coaster ride this summer anyhow.
Well I hope my rants caught your attention today. Tired of the same old drivel, needed to add a little more personal thoughts and spin on it all!