Second, I kept seeing news stories about some show on TLC (The Learning Channel) called "Jon & Kate Plus 8." Apparently it's a show about two terrible parents who felt that the best way to raise their 8 children was by pimping their everyday lives out on national television for all the world to scrutinize. I guess people tuned in because apparently there are rumors that these people are cheating on each other, which I guess our screwed up country finds entertaining. I don't know what's more embarrassing, the fact that people actually watch this show or the fact that the network that broadcasts this tabloid crap still has the balls to call itself The Learning Channel. This quote from the father was especially mind-blowing:
"I did not sign up for a public scrutiny of everything," said Jon.
Yeah, because that's not what they do on a reality show at all. What an asshole. His kids should be put in foster care for that kind of negligence.
The one piece of positive news I saw today was that some people here on the Kenai Peninsula were celebrating Open Carry Day. In Alaska, you can openly carry a firearm in public (with some limitations), and a group was organizing an event to raise awareness of this privilege and to safely exercise the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It's nice to see a piece of news about guns that doesn't involve controversy or abuse or accidents. Go USA!