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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 04:15 PM

daytime tv is making my skin crawl and my stomach roll

between Judge Judy telling an 18 yr old defendant that "in America, we do not go to others' houses to beat eachother up" (yeah, right, are we in the Middle East right now? That is exactly what "America" does).....and who cares if Ina Garten makes dinner for the East Hampton fire dept? The median income in that area is over $60k. Next time Ina, serve some poor people in a homeless shelter or soup kitchen. I need to quit watching this crappy daytime crappy tv. Did I say crappy????

on edit: okay, Ina is a Democrat and contributes to Dem candidates, but come on.....

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Reply daytime tv is making my skin crawl and my stomach roll (Original post)
blueamy66 Oct 2012 OP
HappyMe Oct 2012 #1
blueamy66 Oct 2012 #2
HappyMe Oct 2012 #3
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #4
blueamy66 Oct 2012 #5
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #6
femmocrat Oct 2012 #7
Dyedinthewoolliberal Oct 2012 #17
GoCubsGo Oct 2012 #8
blueamy66 Oct 2012 #10
JonLP24 Oct 2012 #12
GoCubsGo Oct 2012 #14
JonLP24 Oct 2012 #23
GoCubsGo Oct 2012 #30
libodem Oct 2012 #9
blueamy66 Oct 2012 #11
Dyedinthewoolliberal Oct 2012 #18
kurtzapril4 Oct 2012 #13
blueamy66 Oct 2012 #15
KamaAina Oct 2012 #16
blueamy66 Oct 2012 #22
KamaAina Oct 2012 #27
blueamy66 Oct 2012 #32
KamaAina Oct 2012 #40
bigwillq Oct 2012 #19
HappyMe Oct 2012 #26
bigwillq Oct 2012 #33
HappyMe Oct 2012 #34
blueamy66 Oct 2012 #36
HappyMe Oct 2012 #38
KamaAina Oct 2012 #28
AngryAmish Oct 2012 #20
becca da bakkah Oct 2012 #21
crunch60 Oct 2012 #25
crunch60 Oct 2012 #24
AngryOldDem Oct 2012 #29
GoCubsGo Oct 2012 #31
AngryOldDem Oct 2012 #39
GoCubsGo Oct 2012 #41
marzipanni Oct 2012 #35
blueamy66 Oct 2012 #37
marzipanni Oct 2012 #42
blueamy66 Oct 2012 #43

Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 04:43 PM

1. I watch Ina for the recipes.

I wasn't aware that Judge Judy was still on!

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 04:47 PM

2. Oh, she's still on

and as condescending and mean as ever....smart as a whip, but a b**ch still the same!

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 04:49 PM

3. I guess that's cool.

I don't watch the judge or Springer type shows.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:28 PM

4. Um, how about turning it off? I did in '82.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:59 PM

5. about ready to

nt

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 07:08 PM

6. I see it at bars. It's just the same shit over and over every ten minutes. It isn't "news".

 

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:00 PM

7. This is one of the reasons I am afraid to retire.

I don't want to be relegated to the ranks of daytime TV watchers! It is really awful, I agree.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:58 PM

17. when you retire

you can volunteer! It'll keep you away from the TV

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:32 PM

8. Loads of great shows on PBS.

Since they went digital, most of them have 3 channels. If you live near a state border, like I do, you might have six channels worth. Many of the networks carry the "Create" channel, which has loads of great cooking, travel, crafts, and home improvement shows, like"This Old House". I just love some of the kids' shows they carry, too, like "Arthur", and "Dinosaur Train", and "Word Girl", which is a hoot. And, "Curious George" is the best. It's funny on a subtle level , and the tone of it is so calming and laid back. I actually feel less stressed out when I watch it.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 10:34 AM

10. I'll have to check this out.

I do try to watch decent shows, but every now and then, the daytime crap finds me.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 10:56 AM

12. Yes!!

I can often catch Frontline in the AM which is a terrific show. My blood was boiling watching that episode on forensic "science" and the one on the cops in New Orleans during Katrina.

I don't want to live in a world without Frontline.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 11:26 AM

14. Yep. They always re-run the evening shows.

They re-run most things several times during the week on one or all of their channels. If you miss it at night, there are plenty of opportunities to watch later in the week.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 03:51 PM

23. I gave Curious George a chance earlier

and it had some legitimately funny scenes.

When George ran into someone who collects movie posters from the theater when they put up new posters, George decided to start collecting street signs.

When he unscrews the sign in front of where they keep the animal at the zoo, one of the customers remarked, "They really make the animals here earn their keep." thinking George was working for the zoo.

Then when he realizes the people are panicking due to the lack of signs, he decides to put signs up but he was just putting up any sign. Like putting the girl's bathroom sign in front of Tiger cage and when the little girl tries to open it, the Tiger jumps up and growls at the window.

Put a sign for bike trail in front of a lake then a bicyclist rides right into it.

It was pretty funny for a kid's cartoon.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #23)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 05:23 PM

30. I love the episodes set in winter.

He wears mittens on his feet instead of boots. LOL! When he has a memory or a thought about himself, they use the George from the books in his thought bubble, rather than the current, updated version of George. BTW, the "Curious George" movie was really good, too Will Ferrell did a great job as voice of the Man in the Yellow Hat. It made it a tad funnier than the TV show.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:15 PM

9. I've had my fill of it

I fought major depression all last year and that contributed. It's mind numbing Horsemitt.

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Response to libodem (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 10:35 AM

11. I'm thinking the same thing.

I need to get off of my butt and do something!

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:59 PM

18. you can volunteer!

It's easy, fun and keeps you busy!

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 11:13 AM

13. TV is as bad or good as what one chooses to watch

If I turn on the TV during the day, I have no problem finding interesting and educational TV. Also, I've got no damn problem with someone cooking meal for firefighters.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 12:19 PM

15. Don't you change channels?

So I happened upon some bad tv and I posted about it.

I really don't have an issue with her cooking a huge meal for firefighters in the East Hamptons....okay, maybe I do....why not drive her Beemer into a poorer area and cook them dinner? That was my point.

no need for the snarkiness.....

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:51 PM

16. She'd be putting quite a few miles on the Beemer

the nearest genuinely poor area I can think of is Islip, about halfway back across Long Island toward NYC.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 03:45 PM

22. funny

How's Hawaii??

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #22)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 04:16 PM

27. I'll tell you in December

I moved up to San Jose in between presidential elections, so they don't let you change your name.

I am, however, going back at the end of the year, after just over three years.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #27)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 10:30 PM

32. San Jose is quite beautiful too!

I'm jealous!

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #32)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:40 PM

40. Not to mention pretty liberal

How do you survive down there??

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 02:01 PM

19. I like watching Ina.

Her voice is so soothing, and she makes some pretty good dishes.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 04:13 PM

26. I have made several of her dishes.

Really good, not complicated or expensive ingredients.
I think she used to work for the State Department or something.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #26)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:15 AM

33. My sister makes a lot of hers too

and has said the same thing.

Same with Rachael Ray. Many don't like her, but her dishes are inexpensive and not complicated. Plus, I feel she makes cooking seem fun! YUMMO!

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #33)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:52 AM

34. I have made some Rachael Ray

recipes. Pretty damn good.

Oh, and Ina Garten was a White House nuclear analyst. Her husband Jeffrey works for the State Department.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #34)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:31 PM

36. I thought he chaired a dept at a University...

will have to look into it....

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #36)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:36 PM

38. Oh, maybe he is doing that now,

and no longer works for the State Dept.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 04:17 PM

28. The only issue I have with her is that she is neither barefoot nor a contessa.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 02:33 PM

20. Get a book, go for a walk, anything but watch tv in the daytime

But first, Maury is gonna tell me who the father is...




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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 03:15 PM

21. Watch Free Speech TV----Thom Hartmann's Show

Informative, fun.....a great oasis for progressives, and a big relief from the Faux Noise lies and propaganda. If you don't have cable/satellite, listen online.....at Thom Hartmann.com A much more constructive use of your time than soaps or other contrived hysteria.

I especially like it when he debates right-wingers and tea party types. He usually puts their A** in the dirt!

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Response to becca da bakkah (Reply #21)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 03:56 PM

25. Thanks, I just bookmarket his show.

 

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 03:53 PM

24. Got rid of my Tee Vee seven years ago, very happy since, not paying to watch garbage..

 

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 04:22 PM

29. Well, there's always Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil

One's a fearmonger (everything will GIVE YOU CANCER) and the other, a shameless hack who profits off the mental and physical distress of others.

Daytime TV **is** a cesspool. I have taken to listening to podcasts of NPR shows, Rachel Maddow, and other broadcasts in the afternoons, sitting in my favorite rocking chair, just relaxing.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #29)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 05:30 PM

31. I'll add The Doctors to that list.

They like to push fad medicine, health and fitness crazes, such as "the 17 Day Diet". They're way worse than Dr. Oz in that regard. They are produced by Dr. Phil's wife, so no surprise they engage in the same sorts of hackery. I also have no respect for doctors who refer to genitalia as "down there". Just because your audience are a bunch of ninnies when it comes to anatomy and sex, doesn't mean you need to be one, as well.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #31)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:36 PM

39. You might get a kick out of this site.

http://www.ihatedroz.com/doctor-oz

In my city, The Doctors has been moved to the sister channel of the CBS affiliate, and is now on during early evening news, so I think the ratings for that here are bottom-feeding, at best.

I hate ALL shows of this ilk. Since they can't give specific diagnoses, EVERYTHING has the potential to be fatal. I like the teasers that hint that problems that are minor are most likely the signs of some rare disease that will kill you in six months (or less).

I fight hypochondria, so obviously I have no use for these kinds of shows. But evidently there's a morbid streak in a lot of people since these shows seem to increase exponentially with every new TV season.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #39)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:48 PM

41. LOL!

I actually don't mind Dr. Oz. I take him with a grain of salt. And, I also research his claims, especially when it comes to things like weight loss and stress reduction, since those subjects are important to me. It helps that I have a scientific background, so I can pick through the bullshit. But, I can see how he can scare the shit out of people who don't really know any better. He wouldn't be so bad if he didn't sensationalize things so much.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:26 AM

35. But you should watch Ann rMoney on the View this a.m.

Mittens chickened out, or changed his mind!

In September, leaked footage from a fundraiser showed Romney referring to the show as “high risk” because of what he called some of the “sharp-tongued” co-hosts. Following the leak, the campaign said at the time that Romney would be willing to appear on the show in October.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, one of the co-hosts who is the known conservative of the five, said that she had reached out to the campaign after the remarks and they had confirmed that the Romneys would “love to once more join the sharp-tongued chatter in October.”
Co-host Sherri Shepherd said at the time that she wasn’t sure how Romney could be able to “handle the country” if he can’t “handle four sharp-tongued women.”


http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/mitt-romney-wont-face-sharp-tongued-women-of-the-view/

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Response to marzipanni (Reply #35)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:32 PM

37. plan on watching this

hope they bbq her

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #37)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:59 PM

42. Ooops, Candy Crowley on today, Ann on tomorrow. n/t

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Response to marzipanni (Reply #42)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 01:04 PM

43. thx for the heads up

I'll watch tomorrow!

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