This issue can perhaps be understood by thinking of an omelet recipe. You might not like my favourite omelet, but does it make sense for you to question my statement of the ingredients and the steps involved in its production? They are what they are, right?
And btw, I'm of course familiar with the idiom, but I always say you really can't kill time — it's works the other way around. Always to be valued; never to be wasted. On the other hand, the most important things are timeless.
>>far left liberals accuse CNN of being conservative … those on the far right accuse the same station of being liberal
I accuse it of being boring most of the time. The sobering thing is that when a real crisis hits, especially an international one, I go straight to them. Let's hope they can keep right on being boring.