I realized some time ago that reading the news just makes me angry. And so each subsequent time after that realization I've read the news, I've promised myself that I wouldn't go back to it. Having broken that promise for the fifteenth time this year, I can't even say what draws me to the news other than hoping "this next story isn't going to piss me off." It's actually a lot like my relationship with candy corn. It's alright at first, but then it quickly devolves into a strange grainy mess that seems desperate to convince me that I've actually put fondant and vomit in my mouth. Fighting the urge to put my own vomit into the mix, I choke down the candy corn and promise myself I'm not going to eat it again. Though I can rest assured that, due to my hopeful nature; the next time I see an unguarded dish of candy corn, I'll get that hopeful idea that perhaps this time I won't regret having taste buds. Really, I'm not sure what's worse about the news. Is it content, or that most major outlets are posting stories online, where people are free to comment on the given events? I get that literally everyone has their own opinion, and I'm not out to prove or disprove anything. Mainly because I'm so aggressively lazy. Two times yesterday I saw news stories posted by friends on my facebook wall that caused my rage switch to flicker. But I knew that while I could put time and energy into pointing out why it wasn't a good reason for Michael Brown to be shot in Ferguson, or spend time answering "20 questions liberals can't answer," I'd much rather do two loads of dishes while wondering; "When I answer those questions, does that mean I'm not a liberal?" Not that I'd readily identify with being either conservative or liberal, but I'd think anyone with common sense and a search engine can answer a list of questions on the internet.