Thursday, September 25, 2008

TV Review

This poll is designed to make you think about the public or semi-private places you visit that have televisions which are tuned to Fox News.

If you can't see the poll below, then visit
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Do you believe people actually watch this garbage and nothing else for the majority of their information? Over and over again I hear of people in Springfield, Illinois not watching anything but Fox News. Disgusting pigs.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Demand that the Bailout Legislation Be Rejected

Demand that the Bailout Legislation Be Rejected

We are witnessing a bankers' coup d’etat. In the name of saving the economy from a crisis created by their own greed and immense profits, the biggest bankers have taken a country and a people hostage.

“Give us your money and tear up what’s left of your Constitution or we will sink your economy,” is the message from Wall Street and the Bush Administration. “Give us the power and money we demand or you will be left jobless from a new economic depression."

Under the pretext of the banking crisis, the Bush Administration is changing the way this country operates. This is not simply taking trillions of dollars from the people and giving it to the richest bankers to do with as they see fit.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Worst Phone in the world?

I only had two phones in my life, but I never imagined that I would have this kind of problem. My Sony Ericsson W580i cannot withstand humidity above 90%.

I was a Sprint customer for a couple of years until I lost my phone. Terrified that it had been stolen I tried to contact Sprint Customer Service to have my phone shut off, but they told me that they were switching to a new billing system and they couldn't shut off my service for at least two days. After that I switched to AT&T.

From the kettle into the fire.

I paid a lot for my new phone and service through AT&T. Not long after I started having the problems featured in the YouTube Video:

To see the fully annotated version of the video, you must actually go to YouTube to view it.

I bought my phone at the AT&T store next to Best Buy out on Veterans Parkway.

The first time I took the phone in to show them what was wrong, it mysteriously stopped malfunctioning and worked normally.

The second time I told them about the problem they told me to try and let it dry out, so I left it alone for a few days, and sure enough, it started working normally, but since then I had to keep it in a plastic bag so it would stay dry.

The final time it malfunctioned because the humidity was above ninety percent, and by then the warranty had expired. The clerk only gave me the 800 number for AT&T customer service and I have to wait for a new replacement, and pay for it. If I have the same problem again, I don't know what to do but avoid the worst of the cell phone manufacturers and service providers. Any comments?

Friday, September 12, 2008

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Monday, September 08, 2008

RE: Report: 'Monumental' problems among city's African-American students

This is in response to the following story in the Illinois State Journal-Register.

Report: 'Monumental' problems among city's African-American students

Once upon a time there was a single breadwinner in the family and the other parent stayed home and took care of the children.

Well folks, times have changed since you retired. If both parents are around at all, they both have to work to make ends meet.

If you keep voting like it was the 1950's and "Father Knows Best" is the standard under which you assume everyone is living, things are going to continue to get worse.

It's time you looked up from what ever senior special your eating at Old Country Buffet and looked around, because if you don't you'll soon have to choose between higher fences around your gated communities, or more prisons.