The Watchdog Slaps the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in the Face - And gets a job at a real paper Coming soon, to the Dallas Morning News. Stay tuned.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Years of reading a small town newspaper of high quality, like the Skagit Valley Herald, may have contributed to my bad reaction to much of what I read in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram upon first exposure.
Example, back some time in the 1990s, a legit entity, which makes those ranking type lists, named Mount Vernon as the #1 Small City in America.
CNN showed up. There was no city-wide celebration. The Skagit Valley Herald did not opine that being #1 on this list was making other cities, far and wide, green with envy.
Meanwhile, a bogus Washington, D.C. lobbying group, supporting the Urban Village concept, named Fort Worth one of the most livable cities in America. Neither CNN or any other legit news source showed up. Fort Worth had a city-wide celebration and the Star-Telegram opined that other cities, far and wide, were green with envy.
Back to the subject of voting in an online poll. The question was "When do you start holiday shopping?"
The choices were, "About now", "I start early", "Last minute" and "I don't shop for the holidays".
As you can see via the chart above, I voted "I don't shop for the holidays".
Apparently, according to the voting, I am not alone in being a Scrooge. Maybe it has something to do with the Skagit Valley that made me into such a bah humbug sort this time of year.
Today, rather than going walking at any of my regular walking haunts I decided to go to Walmart and get my endorphin inducing aerobic stimulation via pushing a loaded shopping cart whilst pretending to be a Holiday Shopper.
It was exhilarating and did not cost me a single penny.
Except for the almost $20 spent on stuff that had nothing to do with Holiday Shopping.