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What’s the Big Deal about a Little Cold

Have you watched our national news lately? It is hard for me to imagine the entire news scene being occupied about a little cold spell hitting the United States.

I am a 75-year-old physician who grew up in Northwestern North Dakota in the town of Williston. I would like you to know that in all the years I attended school prior to graduation from Williston High School in 1961, not once was school called off for cold weather or snow. Granted, we had cold weather all winter long and if we started picking days to be off for cold and snow, our school officials would probably have had to shut the school down from November to March. It would have been hard to pick out a single day to be off. As I recall, one of the biggest controversies while in high school was whether the girls, young ladies if you prefer, could wear jeans to school instead of the usual school attire consisting of skirts.

Can you imagine something like this even coming up today? Today everyone dresses in whatever seems comfortable or fashionable to them regardless of what is appropriate. In today’s age, young ladies seem to bare whatever amount of skin seems fashionable, presentable or marketable regardless of the temperatures. It is hard to think back to the controversies over skirts.

In looking at some old North Dakota weather records I found 75 percent of the state had experienced temperatures of -42F below zero or lower. In other words, the weather today is not much to talk about, but this goes to show you what the news people do when they have nothing else worthwhile to write about. It is amazing to me that they don’t just put out a little fake news about the little unknown, non-existent, town in North Dakota that had wind chills of -200 degrees Fahrenheit. It would go on to say, all the people in town could be seen standing still in the street, frozen in place. Breathtaking to see all these people without breath.

For as our liberal newspapers like to say, people don’t want the truth. They want to read dirt, as people do not care about reading the truth.

A young journalist from the Austin American Statesman asked me for an interview a while ago after printing an article which seemed to be created from the fabric of his imagination. I asked if the newspaper is going to print the truth regarding the good about me, to which the young journalist from the Liberal Austin, Texas Newspaper, the Austin American Statesman replied, “No, we print dirt. Dirt is what the people like to read.”

Sad commentary on our society of today. However, keep in mind that there remains hope for our society. Most journalists involved in this kind of writing today are bottom feeders. They don’t feed with the beautiful fish in the rest of our fishbowl. They will always be relegated to the bottom. I personally am anxious to see how this young journalist performs in the court room. Will he continue to be self-serving or try to save himself or his newspaper, The Austin American Statesman.

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