This makes me feel a whole lot better about buying a fancy coffee once a week ...
From July 2008 Parents Magazine
“The Children and Media Research Advancement (CAMRA) act would authorize $95 million to support research into the effects of TV, computer games, and other media on children. First introduced in 2004 by Senators Joe Lieberman, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sam Brownback, the measure has made little progress so far. But its sponsors say there’s a chance that an updated proposal will be considered this year. Show your support by contacting your elected officials.”
Duh. I don’t even have a 4-year college degree and I could tell you that less TV and more activity will make healthier kids, both physically and mentally.
Now, last time I checked, the USA was in DEBT. Where are we getting $95 million for such a stupid thing when our health care needs a tune-up, people are sucking money out of the welfare, disability and unemployment systems and kids are going hungry?
Man, it’s crap like this that REALLY makes me want to throw an Adult Content rating on this blog and go to town with the F-word!
But no. I am working on going Zen or Buddhist or some other kind of thing where I am a more calm person. Wish me luck. Or pray for me. Or whatever.
Updated 4/17/12: Michelle Obama's anti-obesity program for kids, anyone?