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belladonna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:12 PM
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Has anyone else made a pact with themselves to ignore the news channels for the next few days?
I just cannot stomach all the giddiness over the upcoming hanging of Saddam. Yeah, he deserves punishment for the bad things he did and he was certainly not a good person and perhaps not deserving of anyone's sympathy. But jeebus, these assholes are creaming themselves in anticipation :puke:

I just wonder if any of them will bother to connect the dots when things get even worse in Iraq than they already are.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:13 PM
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1. the news channels are why i gave up cable
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:02 PM
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10. They're one of the main reasons I turned in my cable box n/t
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:16 PM
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2. Yes. It's a rollover arrangement I renew every few days
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:17 PM
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3. Unless the office or BBC comedy is on, I ignore tv. Except for Spike.
I need my mindless man-tv drivel.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:19 PM
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4. Right you are, Ken.
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 04:19 PM by MrCoffee
i do miss my MXC
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:19 PM
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5. Yep. I am thinking of gorging myself on "Fairly Oddparents"
If I had "The Simpsons" DVD collection, I would watch that.

I'll avoid TV most of the weekend, anyway, but I'm disgusted at all of these folks getting a hard on for his hanging. It's vile. Vile and disgusting. :puke:
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:20 PM
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6. I last broke that rule in the middle of the night as Katrina was making landfall
That mess of speculation, outdated information and outright falsehood reminded me why I don't watch TV news. So I won't watch any over the next few days, because I never do. That stuff will rot your brain.
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:21 PM
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7. Um, there are news channels? They'd better not interfere with my Meerkat Manor n/t
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belladonna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:28 PM
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8. Heh, I've had Animal Planet on all day here
Much better than watching the media whores salivate over Saddam getting hung.
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:42 PM
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9. Really, though I sometimes find Matt Gallant as annoying as certain talking heads - but
the funny animal videos make it worth whatching him heheh.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:28 PM
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11. Me. I can't stand it. At least in the discussion forum one is removed
from the immediacy of the whole hanging. I hope.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:57 PM
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12. I never watch the major news channels anyways...
This death lust over Saddam is making me sick.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:58 PM
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13. What news channels?
:shrug:
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