Searching for a non-Fox cable provider

Comcast is out.
AT&T supports idiot tea-baggers.
Directv is owned by news corp (fox “news”).

Hmm.
Dish network may be free of right wing lunacy.

But it looks like I’d have to spend $40/month (special price) to get three of the four channels I watch a lot.
And that rate increases after a year.

So I’m skipping Dish.
Thought about going back to AT&T, as it looks like u-verse claims good speeds.
But its not available here.

Earthlink is $60 for roughly twice as fast as my current internet connection.
I don’t need speed that badly.

I changed my mind – I am going to double my download speed for $5 / month more with the tea party supporting ATT.
From there, I drop comcast and save whatever $60/month I’m wasting.

Worst case, I’ll use the extra speed to hook up a second computer to my tv/stereo to keep some background noise going.

Youtube journey

Read the comments of my video.
Its clear this video got 5,000 views because a certain group of people think its something its not.

I even had the explanation there for the curious.
7 different plants (lupines, snapdragons, catnip, red onions and some I’ve forgotten).

My newest video is here.
I’m up to 7 views on that.
Should have zoomed in a lot more.

I checked out an old favorite video.
This storm, the Haboob is imposing.

Saw some neat whirlpool thumbnails, so clicked on one titled “Amazing biggest whirlpool”.

I kind of expected more.

Ended up less than ethusiastic about a bunch of Niagra falls videos, like this one.

Looks cold.
Why would anyone go there in winter?

And then I stumbled across the CN tower, glass floor – lured in by the title “CN Tower Toronto Canada: The Glass Floor (scary!)”.

Another thing I’ve added to my “never do” list.

The elevator ride looks bad enough.

Short youtube journey tonight.

FactCheck.org helps push right-wing anti-Pelosi narrative

With and without PAYGO, the deficit has increased dramatically since Pelosi became speaker, under both Presidents Bush and Obama.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s November monthly budget review contains a chart that shows the deficit steadily climbed from $161 billion in 2007 to $459 billion in 2008, and peaked at $1.4 trillion in 2009. By that year, the deficit represented 10 percent of GDP — the highest level since 1945. It was $1.3 trillion, or 8.9 percent of GDP, in fiscal year 2010 — the second highest since 1945.
As the numbers show, the speaker can take credit for spending more money on education, veterans, small business tax credits and other programs, but she can’t also take credit for “restoring fiscal discipline.”

http://factcheck.org/2010/11/pelosi-pablum-on-fiscal-discipline/

There are several issues with that post.

1. It completely ignores that the BIGGEST elements of the deficit were implemented BEFORE PELOSI became speaker.
– bush tax cuts
– wars (not included in bush’s deficit estimates)
– medicare expansion

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Their “Fact check” seems to want to blame Pelosi for things passed before she was speaker and/or for the recession that began in 2008.
If that is the goal of the “fact check” I would like them please explain which of those policies she forced on GWB that brought about the recession.

2. Bush’s $459 billion estimate for FY 2008 did not include the wars, amt adjustment,etc – it’s a fictional number.

You can learn more here:
Obama Bans Gimmicks, and Deficit Will Rise
The price of more honest bookkeeping: A budget that is $2.7 trillion deeper in the red over the next decade than it would otherwise appear, according to administration officials.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/20/us/politics/20budget.html?_r=2

The yahoo cesspool – yahoo answers is a dung pile

Yahoo.com is literally swamped with dumb people, parroting right wing talking points.
Its the new AOL.

On yahoo answers, we are treated with 90%+ garbage questions, asked repeatedly.
For example, there’s the right’s big 200 million dollar / day lie which ended up on more than half a million websites within a day or two (the right wing lie machine is huge).

These are a portion the questions I bothered to answer, and ALL of these came AFTER the lie had been massively rejected. If you bother to click through to this crap, you’ll notice some of them are basically the same question, from the same person asking.

Propaganda? Probably, what other reason is there to continue repeating a lie.
Yahoo answers supports these lies.
Its a pile of trash.

Are the Obama’s dancing their way through India and laughing at us because they can spend 2 BILLION…?
Why is Obama touring the world with 3000 freeloaders on our dime?
What do Democrats make of Obama’s $200 BILLION a day trip?
Why do libs think Fox News reported Obamas india trip at 200 mill a day first when it was a indian news Source?
Did Bush ever take a trip that cost $200 Million a day?
Why did Fox pull their story about Obamas $200 million per day trip?
How do liberals feel about Obama using 200 million$/day during his trip to India, during these tough times?
If the India trip isnt costing $200 million a day, then why keep the price tag secret?
Why are liberals in denial that Obamas trip to India is costing 200 million a day?
Does Obama really need 34 warships and 200 million dollars a day for his trip to India?
Why is it going to cost 200 million dollars a day for 0-bama to spread “HOPE&CHANGE” to India? Now that?

AT&Tea

AT&T was the top contributor — with a whopping $351,500 — to members of the House Tea Party Caucus, led by the extremist Michele Bachmann, according to July totals from OpenSecrets.org

I will be cancelling my AT&T services.
And Comcast.
No need to give money to corporations attempting to buy our elections.

Unfortunately, that means I won’t have cable television any longer.
And I’ll need to find a new internet provider.

The Event

I’ve tried to care about this show.
Unfortunately, I seem to be falling into the Bourne trap.
Every time I try to watch the Event I end up falling asleep.

I’m not sure why that is, but obviously I haven’t grown attached to the main characters.
good

The pace doesn’t seem fast, but a lot has happened:
– plane disappear
– passengers die
– passengers come back to life
– now dying again

I assume I’m supposed to care.

I lost interest in writing about the event.
If it improves, maybe I’ll finish this.

UPDATE.
I’m starting to care a little bit.
The show must be improving.

Or my standards are rapidly lowering.