But I am too blessed to be stressed.
After speaking at the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters annual luncheon on last Friday at noon, I headed further west for a long weekend to decompress from my daily saturation of the news. As a radio talk show host on air five days a week, I have to remain current on the topics and news of the day to share with listeners, to give listeners "the rest of the story", and sometimes the stories themselves that the mainstream media just happen to not report on.
Ever since I recently heard Dr. Ben Carson give a speech emphasizing the importance of managing one's stress, I now plan more long weekends to decompress. Because I'm too blessed to be stressed! I am in my eighth year of being stage IV cancer-free!
While I was away last weekend, I intentionally did not watch, read or listen to any news for four nights and three days. I did this to see how much would change in the news in four days of totally tuning it out.
There's no suspense here because the answer is not much. When I turned on the TV news Tuesday morning, here's what I saw and heard:
- The missing Malaysian airliner is still missing and no definitive debris has been found. The mystery continues.
- The Russian saber-rattling on the Ukrainian border is still producing an intense faceoff between President Obama and President Putin of Russia. The outcome is still totally unpredictable.
- There's nothing new on the IRS targeting scandal or the NSA spying program. The House is still trying to get people involved to tell the truth, but they are still stalling with information that might help resolve the unanswered questions.
- President Obama announced that 7.1 million people had signed up for health insurance on the ObamaCare exchanges as of the March 31 deadline to sign up. This is after the administration spent over $50 million to promote signing up, while ABC, CBS and NBC mentioned ObamaCare or its problems for just 31 minutes combined from January 1 through March 31, according to the Media Research Center.
Meanwhile, the president and his administration did not say how many of the sign-ups had actually paid and received their policies, nor will they answer questions about how many of the 49 million uninsured actually signed up. They saidthis was one of the main purposes of ObamaCare in the first place.
Even if you believe that the 7.1 million number is legitimate, which I don't, then that's less than 15 percent of solving the problem. A Rand Corporation study indicated that only about 2 percent of the uninsured signed up when you take out those that did not actually pay for their plans, and those who were already previously uninsured.
The MSM is not going to share that little news nugget with the public. That's why we do what we do on the Herman Cain Radio Show!
The big breaking news story I saw Tuesday morning was that Tiger Woods will not play in the Master's Golf Tournament due to having already undergone back surgery for pain he has been enduring. His absence will keep TV ratings down somewhat, and for golfing fans like me, some of the excitement of watching the competition will be missing.
However, nothing's going to change about the Herman Cain Radio Show telling people the truth, giving people the rest of the stories, or the stories themselves that the MSM will not tell you. Nor will our commentaries with an attitude change at HermanCain.com.