Sunday, May 8, 2011


If the president wants to know how he’s doing among the real people, he should check out the flat screens at Gene’s Bar & Grill in Roseau, Minnesota. Gene’s is a nice cozy sports bar on the edge of town. Three large TVs on the walls are enough for everyone to have a good view. Since the place opened 15 years ago those TVs have been tuned to Fox News. The sound is muted, but there’s enough verbiage on the screen to put a person in the know. The news is generally bad which puts the clients in a drinking mood. But the day Obama was elected, someone changed the channel to CNN. How long is this going to last, I wondered. I wish I wrote down the date they went back to Fox. It was probably during the Health Care debate. That was an ugly time, I admit. Even I closed my eyes. When I opened them last Monday morning, CNN was back at Gene’s and Osama was dead. That’s Osama with an s.


Wannaskawriter said...

I had to go back in CJB to 2009 to find my own blog, I knew I had one someplace...

The toy factory where I work has TVs in all the break areas--and all tuned to FOX. Gag me. It just goes to show what they think of their employees overall intelligence capabilities--that and using the theme from "The Flintstones" for a assembly line 'help' signal.

One other comment would include how the seemingly prevalent use of the words 'these ones' by American Public Media/CBC 'As It Happens' radio personalities and anyone with a high school education just grates on my sensitivities.
Thank you for having me on your show.
I'll take my answer off the air.

Chairman Joe said...

It should be, "these here ones." Your welcome.