Category Archives: Media

#LivePD is must watch TV

LivePD TV showWeekend TV is pretty bleak but I now have a new fun show to watch on Friday and Saturday nights. It’s on A&E and is “Live PD“. I’m sure I’m late to party in finding this show. Just in case you haven’t watched it, Dan Abrams and others follow law enforcement officers in several cities/states. Greenville, SC and Phoenix seem to have the weirdest people. What makes this a fun show to watch are the tweets using #LivePD. Some of the comments are hilarious as they comment on people’s clothes or the lack thereof. Flex, one of the K9s, is a superstar of the show. He loves to bite the bad guys and barks continuously when he’s held back. Bad guys are more afraid of Flex than they are of the cops.

It’s a good show to highlight the terrible, disgusting people and things that LEOs have to put up with. So many perps actually fight with the officers for no reason. Often it takes several officers to hold them down to put the cuffs on. Another really disgusting things is when the officers do a pat-down for weapons and drugs. Most druggies hide their stash in or near their genitals. One guy even had a syringe in his rectum, which the LEO had to remove. Some of the women are just as vicious as the men. People that claim “police brutality” are LYING! It’s the perp that starts it. If they didn’t resist, they wouldn’t be manhandled!

The other surprise to me, is the number of folks who have some sort of drug in their cars. The officers may stop them for a broken tail light then find a bunch of drugs or an outstanding warrant or they’re driving on a suspended license. That’s unnerving knowing I’m might be sharing the road with them.

If you want a fun time at 9:00pm on Friday and Saturday nights, I recommend watching the show. People tweet that they watch it with the whole family to have a good laugh at people’s stupidity. Click here to read more about this TV phenom.

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Battling against Time Warner

Cable companies have long been among the “most hated” industries. Based on my experience, I think I know at least one of the reasons for that negative view. My complaint is the ongoing price increases from Time Warner Cable. I have 2 TVs – one is HD, one is analog. When I first joined the cable crowd in late 2012 I got the Starter TV channels, the Standard TV channels, the Preferred TV channels and 2 HD Set-Top boxes. The price was $78.82/mo. Here’s the sequence of price increases I’ve had since:

  • Jan 2013 – $78.82
  • Dec 2013 – $89.22
  • Jun 2014 – $91.05 (I added internet)
  • May 2015 – $113.89
  • Mar 2016 – $122.59
  • Apr 2016 – $138.04

So for 2016 ALONE, I’ve had a 21% increase!!! The TV channels portion of the bill increased $20, 25%. The box price increased 50¢, 4%. The modem increased from $5.99 to $10 – a 67% increase. The broadcast TV/Sports surcharge increased by $3.25, a 59% increase.

By this time, I had had enough! I reviewed the Preferred TV channels to see how many I actually watch. There were only two: NatGeoWild and Smithsonian. So I called TWC to remove the Preferred TV cost. The rep said I could cut the cost of the boxes by using a “Digital Adapter” if I didn’t use OnDemand or StartOver. I don’t use either of those features so I decided to save the $17! I received the two adapters the next day!TWC Digital Adapter

Upon installing the little adapters the instructions said to call TWC for activation. While on the phone with the Rep, he mentioned I could also save money by purchasing my own modem via Amazon. So off to Amazon website I went. They have the exact modem for $48.49! Since TWCs new charge for their modem is $10/mo, I will have MY modem paid for after 5 months! My future bill “should” be $110 – until TWC takes the price up again.modem - router set up

Last year I bought a router to attach to the modem. This allows me to have wifi for my cell phone so I avoid exceeding the ‘data’ portion of Verizon phone bill. It’s not easy but I’m determined to win – or at least minimize – this “war” with the technology companies.

One last warning for TWC – Wowway is now preparing to come into my neighborhood. I’m sure they’ll offer promos for signing up. It would be stupid to think that their promos won’t end and they’ll also have consistent price increases as well.

Get the popcorn, chips & booze ready …

Are you ready for Thursday night? The first GOP debates will be on Fox News. The TOP 10 contenders in an average of national polls will be in a debate beginning at 8:50pm. The remaining 7 contenders will debate earlier beginning at 5:00pm.

Since The Donald is apt to dominate the Top 10 debate, the earlier 5:00 debate could actually be more informative. It “may” include Governor Rick Perry, Governor Bobby Jindal and Carly Fiorina … all three are strong candidates.

The Top 10 group will be the most fun as we wait to see whether Trump throws grenades at other candidates, or behaves as a Presidential candidate should. I’ve heard there are “drinking games” being planned for whenever Trump says he’s rich. Whether he actually gets into the specifics of his plans – versus just one-liners – we’ll have to wait and see.

 I’ll be listening for their positions are three issues:

  1. Uphold The Constitution (Supreme Court appointees, repeal Obama’s illegal EO’s, religious freedom, 1st and 2nd Amendments, State’s rights)
  2. National Security (Iran nuke deal, fighting ISIS, border security, deportations)
  3. Economy (repeal ObamaCare, income tax reduction, regulations that deter businesses, reduce size of government & freebies)

What I DON’T WANT to hear are personal attacks by Trump aimed at others on the stage.  I’m picking someone with the stature to be a President, not a reality show star!

What’s Happening to Patriotism?

I’m really bothered about an unpatriotic trend against our Flag, Old Glory. The Pledge of Allegiance has already been decimated. This week the UC Irvine campus has a small group of students who want the American Flag removed because it might offend students from other countries. I’ll withhold my thoughts on that!!!!!

Last weekend, the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s march across the Selma bridge was televised. On Twitter, a number of people spotted an important difference to MLK’s march to this year’s march. Two photos were tweeted and retweeted as they quickly spread throughout the Twittersphere.

Here are the two photos. Can you spot what the difference is that riled up Tweeps???

MLK’s Selma March – American Flags

MLK's Selma

Obama’s Selma March – No Flags

Obama's Selma

What a difference 50 years made!

Hollywood is irrelevant

I seldom watch the Oscars because I just don’t find the show very interesting and it’s WAY too long. What other industry or profession makes such a big deal to reward themselves for ‘doing their job’!  I’m also not a movie-goer so there’s that.

I didn’t watch last night but was interested in knowing whether the loony liberals would give any awards to American Sniper. It was a movie that I did bother to see like millions of other patriots. I thought it was outstanding and Bradley Cooper’s performance was amazing!

AmericanSniper
Hollywood likes money so one would think that the record-setting $320 million receipts would have been rewarded. I heard this morning that the movie grossed more than the other 7 movies combined that were nominated for Best Picture.

However, Hollywood proved once again that they’re irrelevant by totally snubbing a non-lib movie, only awarding it one Oscar for “sound”. Let’s be honest … the movie was snubbed because it was about George W’s war and because Clint Eastwood did that very funny ‘chair routine’ at the Republican Convention.

There is some payback. Oscar viewership was a 6-year low with a 16% drop in viewers versus 2014. So Hollywood not only favors movies that people don’t want to watch, they also reward themselves at a show America doesn’t want to watch either.
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Did America give Obama a mandate?

I often hear Obama and the Dems say that “Obama got a mandate from Americans” via the 2012 election. They usually say this when they’re trying to push through an unpopular policy.

I decided to Google the actual count of potential voters versus those that actually voted for Obama. Because the data comes from a couple of sources, the numbers don’t exactly match but they’re close.

  • 215 million people were eligible to vote
  • 153 million were registered to vote
  • 132 million votes were actually cast
  • 62 million voted for Obama
  • 59 million voted for Romney

That means that Obama was chosen by only 29% of eligible voters or 41% of registered voters. Thus, the data doesn’t support the Dems claims of “Americans gave Obama a mandate”. Remember that the next time you hear the Dems’ rhetoric.

No mandate for Obama

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