While our local news was worring about stories such as:
- "Eco-terrorist" may have caused fire at UW
- Fire at the Speakeasy Cafe
- The warm weather we're having
- Olympia being in Special Session
The netorks were covering:
- Well, the balance of power may be shifting in the Senate, where right Democrats and Republicans each have a 50-50 split. But Vermont Senator Jeffords says he switching parties and will make the announcement tomorrow.
What does it mean? A slap in the face to Bush! and a big boost for Democrats! Why's he doing it? He hasn't said yet, but rest assured it's politically motivated. After all, Bush's policies aren't going over well and he is an extremely ineffective President--least we say 1 term only! Can't blame Jeffords for wanting to switch now while he still can!
- Ford and Firestone's ending a 95 year-old relationship, and both companies are essentially blaming each other for the problem. Firestone says there's a design flaw in the Ford Explorer; Ford disagrees and says the tires are both unsafe and the true cause of the problems.
Why blame each other? Because the Explorer is Ford's best-selling vehicle and Firestone has taken a major "hit" in its financials so far.
The real question: Who should the pubic believe?
- Do cell phones pose a health risk? Well, the jury's still out on this issue, but everyone definitely agrees that more research is necessary. If it should eventually turn-out that they are, then millions and millions of Americans, including your children may be at risk.
- Continuing crisis in the Middle East: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has called upon Arafat to end the violence and has agreed to a cease-fire, but no halt to building of new settlements. Arafat's response: No!
Just shows you that the Palestinians really don't want peace and aren't willing to negotiate! After all, why not agree to the cease-fire? Bottom-line: you can't have it all! but Israel has met you 1/2 way! Wise-up and do the same!