But it gets me into trouble....have a debating background and was raised that way anyway...my parents always taught me to dig deeper into a news story..never trust the source! Not that they were crazy ANTI government or anti anything...it was just think for yourself kind of stuff. So I go on FB or Twitter and someone posts this or that and my mind right away goes...Hold on a minute....is it true? When was this article posted? Who did the reporting? Is it tabloid? Who is the writer? Etc...etc...etc....and then with the issue presented I ALWAYS have a view! I read so many publications a day you would think I was a reporter....it's insane! It gets less and less as the boys get older and stay up later but I am up to 40 a day as of this date. FREAKY eh?
Not really as my Mom taught me how to speed read. I can read the Province in 10 minutes cover to cover including sports. I have not taught my boys as I feel this can lead to ME! Insatiable news junkie....blog junkie...but if they want to know I will teach them. So I can get through most of MY news in 2 hours and learn a HELL of a LOT! And on every subject.
But it also makes me less sensitive sometimes...a clinical approach to news CAN lead to indifference. I can be really insensitive at times in my response to a post. Not to hurt on purpose but to make a point...without thought to the person making it. I debated Muslim clerics for some time about their defence of a young girl at age 9 being married off to a man at age 60..and one pointed out this was 6 hundred years ago and that we have Bountiful...GULP! Talk about eating CROW! Not that I support the Bountiful compound but he sure was right that it still exists today and right here in our own back yard....
So I just wanted to share that I am a VERY political person....I live and breathe it but I am also really fun...according to my friends. I'm sorry if I offend but it never is on purpose...it's just my opinion that comes from a very active and inquisitive mind.
And NO shopping! Hanging tough with that but have a long list and need a day to peruse the thrift stores for it.
Chatter Box Momma love to you all! XO
PS? I think knowledge gives me power...power to think...to decide...to debate...to fight! But remember...I still have those down times....terrible reality TV and now Glee! Love that show...lol...