Ever wonder why the media…

Published 10:04 am Thursday, July 3, 2008

Ever wake up in the morning with a chip on your shoulder?

Ever wonder why the media doesn’t ask the right questions?

Apparently, several e-mail friends (six total) did and the result was the following questions after the recent flooding:

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Where are all of the Hollywood celebrities holding telethons asking for help in restoring Iowa and helping the folks affected by the floods?

Where is all the media asking the tough questions about why the federal government hasn’t solved the problem? Asking where the FEMA trucks (and trailers) are?

Why isn’t the Federal Government relocating Iowa people to free hotels in Chicago?

When will Spike Lee say that the Federal Government blew up the levees that failed in Des Moines?

Where are Sean Penn and the Dixie Chicks?

Where are all the looters stealing high-end tennis shoes and big screen television sets?

Where are the people declaring that George Bush hates white, rural people?

How come in two weeks, you will never hear about the Iowa and Mississippi River flooding ever again?

Meanwhile, Austin attracted a trifecta of politicians — a Congressman, a Senator and a governor — in a 72-hour period after Austin “got wet,” and another Senator later.

If police want to keep gawkers away, they should include politicians, too.

Somewhere there’s a politician who will be calling a meeting of minions after the next disaster:

“Get me a plane or a van and let’s cruise around with some reporters and photographers. It will be fun and a front page headline in the local paper. Maybe, a sound byte on the evening news. Reporters in small towns will eat this up.”

If you are planning to go golfing in Montana be forewarned.

The 2008 Montana Golfing Rules were just released.

The Montana State Department of Fish and Wildlife is advising golfers

to take extra precautions and be on the alert for bears while playing

on Gallatin, Helena and Lewis and Clark National Forests Golf Courses.

They advise golfers to wear noise-producing devices such as little bells on their clothing to alert, but not to startle the bears unexpectedly.

They also advise you to carry pepper spray in the case of an encounter with a bear. It is also a good idea to watch for signs of bear activity.

Golfers should be able to recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear droppings on the golf course.

Black bear droppings are smaller and contain berries and possibly squirrel fur.

Grizzly bear droppings have bells, golf-gloves and sunglasses in them and smell like pepper spray.

Consider all Montana golfers warned.

Election Thoughts from Ireland:

“We, in Ireland, can’t figure out why people are even bothering to hold an election in the United States.

“On one side, you had a lawyer, married to a lawyer, who was running against a lawyer who is married to a lawyer. The first lawyer pair won.

“On the other side, you have a war hero, married to a good looking woman who owns a beer distributorship.

“What are you lads thinking over there?” they’re saying in Ireland.

I know a fellow whose wife nagged him to take her to the most expensive place he could imagine for their anniversary.

So he took her to a gas station and filled up the car.

As far as the 23rd annual 2008 Spamtown USA Freedom Fest goes, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

For instance, there’s the Saturday morning Hog Jog at East Side Lake.

Five miles of a flat and fast course will challenge runners.

The good folks at the Austin YMCA are sponsoring the race once again.

This year, they got desperate and wanted a “local celebrity,” as the euphemistically called it, to start the race.

Guess who agreed?

Enjoy Freedom Fest this weekend in Austin.

Happy Independence Day to all!