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  •  I bet those in Ohio can't wait till Nov. 7th (4+ / 0-)
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    Ohiodem1, joegee, mungley, Kurt from CMH

    I would not be able to watch TV if I lived in OH.  With the amount of polling done in the state I bet just about everyone has been polled by now too :)

    I would go crazy with ads on tv, ads on the radio, push polls in my phone, pollster on my phone, talylored advertising on the internet, billboard ads on the road and 900 lbs of junk mailers in my box.

    I feel for you Ohio.

    "Dear Mr. President, there are too many states nowadays. Please eliminate three. I am not a crackpot." - Grandpa Simpson

    by ourhispanicvoices on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 02:33:31 PM PDT

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    •  I dumped cable and dish (4+ / 0-)

      I just watch netflix and amazon now. I don't really miss it, either.

      However, with this much money going into local TV stations,  next year's Cable Access channels better start running Game of Thrones ahead of schedule.

      How does the Republican Congress sit down with all the butthurt over taxing the wealthy?

      by athenap on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 02:37:45 PM PDT

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      •  Dumped Dish 12 Months Ago.... (0+ / 0-)

        And haven't looked back yet.  

        Netflix online works just fine... and when the Big Bang Theory bug hits, we just buy the most recent season and finish it off within a couple of days.

        Hulu+ might be worthwhile too, been thinking about it.

        •  AS far as I can tell (0+ / 0-)

          Hulu+ means you just pay to get their commercials on your tv. Unless something changed, whatever's on Hulu can be watched on the computer, free, if the ads don't go away with the sub.

          How does the Republican Congress sit down with all the butthurt over taxing the wealthy?

          by athenap on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 08:41:04 PM PDT

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    •  Saw my first political ads this week (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm on the west coast and seldom watch network television.  Monday night, I tuned in and got hit with a negative ad against Obama and more (also deceptive) against ballot propositions.  It sickened me and made me wonder how anyone in a battleground state has managed to stay sane during this long, long, vicious campaign season.  

      With estimates of as much as $2 Billion (that's Billion with a B)  total spent, some of the pros must be bewailing the law of diminishing returns.  Yet they dare not stop...

      To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men. -Abraham Lincoln

      by Eyesbright on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 02:51:38 PM PDT

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      •  We ignore most of it. Sometimes we laugh at it. (2+ / 0-)
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        Sometimes we donate to the campaign of those being attacked.  But mostly we ignore it, and hope that the dark money folks lose every penny they "invested" in pathetic candidates who don't have an idea of their own and can only attack as a means to garner votes.

        Republicans are like alligators. All mouth and no ears.

        by Ohiodem1 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 03:06:05 PM PDT

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    •  On my 2 block walk to the grocery store (1+ / 0-)
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      I have to pass the house of a gay couple who have a 4 x 6 Rmoney sign (with spot lights), along with smaller signs for Rmoney and Mandel.  They supported the union busting issue last spring also.  I don't know whether they are ignorant, bigots, or both.

    •  You have no idea (0+ / 0-)

      I'm so tired of being inundated on every radio station, every television station, every webpage on the Internet.  Ads, everywhere.  And I like politics, it's fascinating to me, and I'm very involved, and I'm so sick and tired of it.  But for me it may have to do with the fact that I knew five years ago who I was going to vote for in this election (on the condition that the D president won back in 2009).

      I don't care for Ohio all that much, even though I grew up here.  I went to school in Dallas, Texas and love it there.  Although admittedly, my vote feels a bit more important in Ohio than it would in Texas.

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