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  •  Thanks! I can live without... (3+ / 0-)

    ... more meaningless "debates" where all candidates say essentially the same things, sometimes using the same phrases.

    I can also live without films about Hillary.  I turned off my TV a few months ago, and I know where to avoid seeing any of that rot online..., so I won't be watching any films about her.  [Really, she's not that interesting a person.  Why bother to make a film about her three years from election day...?  Horrible idea!!!]

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 10:04:22 AM PDT

    •  We can indeed live without them, but it will be (8+ / 0-)

      a sad loss of entertainment.  I mean, remember getting to watch candidate after candidate flame out until only Romney was left?  It was so much fun watching each of those idiots become their new savior, only to have him shown up for the stupid fool he was in the next debate.  God, that part was sweet.

      •  I didn't watch them (0+ / 0-)

        :-D

        Not my idea of "entertainment."  I loathe the ads for 'reality TV' shows, too, so never watched any of them.  The same people ended up on morning chitter-chatter shows so I couldn't get away from them.

        I have an exceedingly low threshold of boredom and I couldn't tolerate more than 60 seconds of a recap of each political candidate saying essentially the same thing.  Ditto when the Dem candidates did the same (esp. in '08 - Ugh!).

        Anyway, if anyone said anything remotely, almost, interesting, I knew there would be a video and/or quote on DK the same night or the next morning.

        I saved myself the boredom and did more interesting and intellectually challenging things, or slept.

        I turned off my TV permanently a few months ago.  I watch Stewart and Colbert on Hulu, two summer shows [total of three hours per week television for the summer, if none of those are pre-empted].  In the winter, it's Stewart, Colbert, and I think the shows I liked last season are back (except for one or two), so there might be up to four shows to watch, so a total of five hours per week.  Hulu comes in handy for shorter ad times and I can watch the shows at my convenience.

        I'm old, and we didn't have TV when I was a child, didn't get one until the late '50s.  Too much background noise pollution irritates me, so I do quite well with contemplative silence, or maybe soft music.

        Poli-speak is easily deconstructed in my head, so I find that listening to too many politicians and cross-talking pundits just grates on my last shredded nerve, so I can only deal with that nonsense on a limited basis.

        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 10:52:23 AM PDT

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      •  Well if you want to be entertained (3+ / 0-)
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        you still HAVE that option.  Just hold your nose and turn on Fox.  It's not as if they're getting NO coverage, just fairly unbalanced coverage.

        And besides, the real flameout moments will be fodder for Jon Stewart, Colbert, Maher, et al.  Not to mention YouTube.  So be of good cheer, there's no need to fret for your entertainment.

        I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

        by mojo11 on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 11:09:33 AM PDT

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