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Lazy Al    Posted 02-14-2004 at 04:24:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
What you seen on here the last few days is a good example of what the whole country is coming too .
Look at the half time show . watch that TV show "friends" I can't get past the advertisement on that one .
there's nothing worth watching on TV at all anymore .
Even the cartoons are nothing but WEIRD.
All the movies have nothing but $ez and violence , Yelling and screaming all the time . But as you see that is what is selling Who's going to clean up the whole country ?
Happy valentines day
Al


steve19438    Posted 02-14-2004 at 08:47:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
have you seen SEABISCUIT? (its a movie)


Ana    Posted 02-14-2004 at 06:53:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree that the off button should be used more often. I have two sons, age 30 and 28, that never watch TV (don't own one). We rarely watch it. The neighbors have a no-TV rule after the news cause they have school-aged children with homework. So who are these people that are watching that garbage?


Alias    Posted 02-14-2004 at 05:48:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
A couple of evenings ago, my wife and I went to visit an Amish Couple at their home just north of Delta Pa. He is a building contractor and she is the traditional stay at home wife. They have three little girls, aged 10, 7 and 5.

We timed our trip to arrive there when the father would be home. So, it was already dark when we drove into the driveway. As we made our way up the walk to the house, we could see the mother and her girls sitting at the kitchen table doing something by the light of a coal oil lamp. When we enter, we found the husband changing the mantles on a gas lamp and when he finished the room was flooded with light. Now, what mom and the girls were doing was making valentines to give to other children at school.

We sat with them and talked for about 2 hours, until we noticed that the man was starting to get heavy eyed. Which was normal, for, he had worked outside all day and the warmth of home makes sleep come easy. Besides that, the Amish are true to the old addage that "Early to bed and early to rise makes people health, wealthy and wise".

As we sat there around their large table, I was, as always, keenly aware of the harmony and genuine love that filled the room. There was nothing that came between us. We were able to talk and enjoy the the company of each other without any interferance from tv or radio. It was truly an enjoyable visit. When we got coated up to go, the youngest of the girls presented my wife and I with a valentine which she had finished crafting. She did an outstanding job for one so young. And, it's something we will keep and treasure. As we drove away, my wife commented that we needed to go there more often. For, as she put it, It rejuvinates the soul. So, dear readers, rest assurred that there is at least one segiment of society that carries on the tradition of family values...........gfp


Gloria    Posted 02-15-2004 at 03:20:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
It sounds wonderful.


AMEN BROTHER    Posted 02-14-2004 at 06:02:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have found it good therapy being around Those Folks,with few exceptions,but,perfection is not perfect.Still, most of Them come close


DOOLITTLE    Posted 02-14-2004 at 05:43:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
THE HISTORY CHANNEL IS MY CHOICE ON TV, ALSO HGTV AND THE FOOD NETWORK,PBS HAS SOME GOOD STUFF. YOU HAVE TO BE SELECTIVE WHEN WATCHING TV. I AGREE IT IS A VAST WASTELAND. I READ MORE THAN WATCH TV.


Yep But    Posted 02-14-2004 at 05:54:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
what bothers Me with tha History Channel Their facts sometimes arn't and betimes are some slanted. The faithful nitpicker.


Michael M    Posted 02-14-2004 at 05:07:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Al,
Well, I figured the best way to clean up my little corner of the country was to turn off the tube. I quit watching network or satellite TV over eight years ago, and I have no cable out here. Can't get a regular signal either.
In our spare time here, we do REALLY weird stuff, like sit and talk to each other about our day, work on projects. The women, my wife and daughter, read, and make craft stuff.
The TV is paid for by the advertisements. If we don't see them, then we aren't influenced to buy the junk. If a majority of folks found the off switch on the idiot box, it would change.
Best to you and yours,
Michael M


Burlgoat    Posted 02-14-2004 at 04:58:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah they are pitiful.They need some of that behind the wood shed education.This old World getting in sad shape with those kind of people.


LesWV    Posted 02-14-2004 at 08:12:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You can not blame the networks for what your kids see on TV.
You can not blame the Fast Fat joints for making your kid fat.
You can not blame the video games for making your kid lazy.

Adults these days want to blame everyone except themselves for the way kids and families are today.

If we were to get rid of the TV. Then we would be forced to communicate with our kids. Get rid of the video games. Then we could find something constructive to do with our hands. Instead of hauling the kids to a Fast Fat joint. Take them on a bike ride or walk in the woods.

Kids today are what we have allowed them to become.

Kids comes home from school.

"Hi Mom, What are the bike for in the living room?"

"Oh your father fixxed them to the TV."

"Why?"

"So now if you want to watch Cartoons all afternoon, You will have to peddle the bike to make the TV work."

"Uh, Mom, Well never mind."

"Yes, See Billy you peddle for awhile and when you get tired Suzy can peddle,"

"I am not peddling that thing to make the TV work!!"

"Good then, You and Billy can help me make make dinner."




Les    Posted 02-14-2004 at 04:39:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pretty pitiful ain't it?


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