I stopped watching the morning news a long time ago because it put me in a foul mood watching a lot of current events go down. In fact, I got up one morning and started unhooking the bedroom television in a fit of rage. I couldn't take it off the arm so I had to wait for Robby to do that and he did so quickly knowing I was fed up with the ridiculous noise squawking from the damn thing every morning.
I went for almost a year without a television in the bedroom.
When Hulu Live TV started, we got rid of cable finally (we had to get it again at the level where The Robinator could watch his games because he realized he didn't want to live without his beloved Ravens) but on the day "This Is Us" returned, we realized that Hulu Live TV didn't show NBC Live and there was a scramble to get a television up and running with an antennae where I could watch.
I drove that word train all around the track to basically say...we have a television in our bedroom again and I have been slowly adding morning news, ON OCCASION, back into my diet.
This morning was one of them.
I watched a segment of Roy Moore, Republican Senate candidate who molested 14 and 15 year old girls so much so that a local mall BANNED HIM FROM THE DAMN MALL FOR SEXUALLY HARASSING KIDS. He was giving a speech in a Baptist church last night. He was standing at the pulpit and out of his mouth came words like "protecting our conservative values" and "God wants..." blah, blah, blah...
Moore walked up to the pulpit with a bible in his hand. He opened the bible and started speaking. He spoke of his soul being tried and the soul of the nation being tried. He praised that dude in our White House and he called upon his work as "God's work." He disparaged gays, etc. He spoke to applause. A church filled with applause. The pastor of the church got up and said that it is ILLEGAL to interrupt a worship service and that hecklers would be turned over to the police who were waiting outside. Moore leaned HEAVILY on the Christians in the church. Christians he considers, JUST.LIKE.HIM.
To me, he represented evil. Pure, sick evil. Holding the bible. Quoting scripture. Standing at the pulpit of a Baptist church PRAYING. Knowing he'd PREYED upon those girls.
That church is DIRTY for that. Dirty, dirty, dirty.
The very next segment showed a nationwide manhunt, which started in Florida, for 27-year-old, Rian Rodriguez who appears to be traveling with 17-year-old Caitland Friscina. There is footage of him in a pawn shop in NC and they think they are headed to Canada. Authorities are asking Rodriguez to turn himself in and the pundits are expecting Rodriguez to be caught within the week.
You know...cuz he's not running for Senate.
And his last name is Rodriguez.
He won't be invited to speak at the church house.
SIP: They might shoot his azz...
Queue the music folks! "O'er the laaaaaaand of the freeeeeeeeeeee and the hoooooooome of the braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaave!"