Satellite, Cable and nothing to watch

There was a time a few years ago I ditched Cable TV.  Money was tight and frankly I didn’t watch that much.  I went for about six years with just local channels and blockbuster to keep me going.  It wasn’t bad.  While there wasn’t much on, especially on the weekends I could still catch a football game and the nightly news.  There aren’t that many weekly TV shows I liked so no big deal.  But after a while I wondered about Satellite and after checking the bank account I figured I could afford it and who can turn down 200 channels. 

Now after a few years of Satellite TV I’m ready to quit it all.  It’s too damned expensive for the five channels I actually watch.  Lets face it most of what’s on is pure garbage.  Then to top it off you buy the next package up for what?  Usually one or maybe two more channels you want to see. 

The only reason I have held on the my Dish is the kids programs.  Sometimes I think these are the only people creating interesting shows.  Not all of them of course but more than regular TV.

So my question to anyone willing to answer is, how many channels do you really watch? 

The answer to TV either Cable or Satellite is a la Carte channel selection.  So if I do give up my 200 channels you can bet I won’t be coming back until A la Carte is possible.  Then I choose what I want and no more infomercials, no more TV shopping and no more preaching. 

This might already be here in another medium and that is online.  If I can find the shows I want online I may be gone even sooner.  I’m actually looking at some DVD/internet players and if they work…well… by Satellite.

Ground Zero Mosque

I’m sure it’s legal.  Is it a good decision to build so close to ground zero?  Well first off let me say I believe the placement and decision to build this mosque is planned and not just for worshipers to meet in peace.  There is already a mosque in the area.  I wonder if it’s a very smart move.  Perhaps the “jumping the shark” moment for Radical Islamist in America.  The Jihadist movement has been working it’s way through our system nice and quietly.  While a few protest here and there are occasionally reported for the most part the politically correct have caved in front of the march of the radicals. 

The United States seems to be facing more threats today than ever before.  Most are from within.  The expansion and corruption of government knows no bounds, while the economy continues to stumble and jobs disappear our leaders are nowhere to be found (outside of the golf course).  Our enemies know this and are using it to their advantage. 


Why is congress involved in Baseball

Yesterday my buddy Chuck brought up a good question.  Why is Congress involved in Baseball?  With all the economic issues, the war issues, the corruption in government itself, why has congress felt some great need to pursue baseball?  Perhaps that is precisely why we see such things?

Now we see Rodger Clemens indicted.  Indicted for perjury to congress?  How is that even possible?  Can we indict Congress for perjury?

We see Bonds and Maguire forced to testify, not in court or before the NBL, but congress.  Not that they haven’t gone before those institutions also. 

I suppose it’s no wonder we are in the employment mess we are in. Congress has a strange set of priorities.  Hell they don’t even hide the fact they aren’t interested in this country anymore.

I really don’t care who does what in professional sports.  At today’s prices I don’t see me going to any professional sports in the near future (ok unless someone sends me a free Raider V Bronco game ticket in Denver).