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Living Alone, Watching McCain / Palin on Fox News

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Several months ago I moved into a 3 bedroom 2 bath house in what I consider one of the best neighborhoods in Redding, California.  I’m renting, of course, because my credit will likely not allow me to buy for quite some time.  If you’re new here, I’ll briefly explain why:  when I left the porn business it was impossible to afford the things to which I’d financially obligated myself while making porn money.  Foreclosure, repossession of vehicles and the like now cloud my credit report.

Bad credit is not something that bothers me too much.  Life at peace with God cannot be compared.

This house is near the Sacramento River Trail, which I think of as my personal trail of healing ’cause God and I walk it together each day.  We have some really great conversations.

The original plan was to have my brother and mother live with me, which is why I chose a 3bd/2ba house, but after 6 days they left for San Diego and haven’t returned.  I’ve let them both know that I really like living alone and prefer to keep it this way.

Never being that much into television, I didn’t bother setting up cable or satellite.  In the months I’ve been in this house I’ve had just one channel:  the local ABC station, which almost comes in clearly.    I haven’t missed TV at all.  If I want to watch an NFL football game badly enough I know I can head down to the local Sport’s bar.  When I’ve wanted to catch a Presidential or VP debate I just point my car down the yellow-brick-road to John’s house, or simply catch it on the Internet.  Once in awhile I’ll want to watch CSI, but television isn’t necessary for that because nearly every episode is available online. Hulu.com has quite a few shows and movies available as well.  The Internet is a great source for print news from all around this wide world, and with a broadband connection there is unlimited access to the best of video news as well.  No TV needed there.

One great benefit of not having the distraction of television is the time I am able to put into reading and study.  This is a habit that started early in my life, as my parent’s didn’t allow a television in the house for many years.  During those legalistic times it was seen as a tool of the devil, after all.

But just a few weeks ago my mother informed me that she plans to return soon, and needs to stay here a month or so until an apartment is ready in the area of town she’d like to inhabit.  Mom no longer feels the way she did when I was a child.  Now she really likes television.  A flyer from a Dish Network contractor just happened to appear in my mailbox this past Monday with a great deal on installation for new customers, so  I picked up the phone and placed an order.

My friend David the Die-hard Republican is a Fox News type of guy.  He truly believes their slogan. You know… that they’re Fair and Balanced.  I often rib him about his Fox habit.

When the technician arrived earlier this morning I sent off an email to David.  The subject line was “Fox News” and the message body simply read, “…is just moments away!  The technician is installing my service right now.”

David’s Reply:  “Great Scott!  Your eyes shall soon be opened!   <g> “

Donny:  “Will I be sitting awestruck and unable to move?”

The banter went back and forth, but I have kept my promise to David:  Fox News is on right now, showing McCain and Palin live at a town hall meeting.

Will the lame walk, the deaf hear… my blind eyes see?

They’ll report.  I’ll decide. 🙂

46 thoughts on “Living Alone, Watching McCain / Palin on Fox News

  1. Donny,

    From this day forward, your life shall be changed! No longer shall you crawl in darkness. Henceforth, you shall walk erect in bright light.

    The Fox News Channel shall effectuate this change in you. Your life shall from now on be truly fair and balanced!

    – David

  2. Donny,

    From this day forward, your life shall be changed! No longer shall you crawl in darkness. Henceforth, you shall walk erect in bright light.

    The Fox News Channel shall effectuate this change in you. Your life shall from now on be truly fair and balanced!

    – David

  3. Awesome response, David. I’m chortling uncontrollably! 🙂

  4. Awesome response, David. I’m chortling uncontrollably! 🙂

  5. Donny,

    I do have a complaint with the Fox News Channel: It is not (yet) available in HD. Oddly, the Fox Business Channel is available in HD. I watched the debates on the Fox Business Channel. The difference in video and audio quality is such that it grieved me greatly having to abandon the HD picture and sound and return to the Fox News Channel!

    – David

  6. Donny,

    I do have a complaint with the Fox News Channel: It is not (yet) available in HD. Oddly, the Fox Business Channel is available in HD. I watched the debates on the Fox Business Channel. The difference in video and audio quality is such that it grieved me greatly having to abandon the HD picture and sound and return to the Fox News Channel!

    – David

  7. Donny,

    You now have good reason to chortle merrily! Enjoy your programming!

    – David

  8. Donny,

    You now have good reason to chortle merrily! Enjoy your programming!

    – David

  9. that is so funny you mentioned that, i just watched the coverage of that town hall meeting. that one guy who stood up and said “im angry!” i didnt know what was going to happen. i wish they continued with the coverage instead of going into that other stuff. i wanted to watch that.

  10. that is so funny you mentioned that, i just watched the coverage of that town hall meeting. that one guy who stood up and said “im angry!” i didnt know what was going to happen. i wish they continued with the coverage instead of going into that other stuff. i wanted to watch that.

  11. Fox News is the only news we watch! Happy viewing!

  12. Fox News is the only news we watch! Happy viewing!

  13. By the way, the comments by you and David amused me quite a bit! 😀

  14. By the way, the comments by you and David amused me quite a bit! 😀

  15. Tracy,

    I am running for President of the United States, also, so I understand how important it is for a news service to be fair and balanced.

    – David

  16. Tracy,

    I am running for President of the United States, also, so I understand how important it is for a news service to be fair and balanced.

    – David

  17. Yes, David is indeed running. Perhaps he’ll share the news coverage he’s received. 🙂

  18. Yes, David is indeed running. Perhaps he’ll share the news coverage he’s received. 🙂

  19. Tracy,

    If you wish to see some news coverage of my campaign for President of the United States, you can go to my blog by clicking on my name and go back to Tuesday, or you can view the news directly at
    http://www.tsgnet.com/pres.php?id=370743&altf=Ebwje&altl=Mpvjt1Ibsufs

    – David

  20. Tracy,

    If you wish to see some news coverage of my campaign for President of the United States, you can go to my blog by clicking on my name and go back to Tuesday, or you can view the news directly at
    http://www.tsgnet.com/pres.php?id=370743&altf=Ebwje&altl=Mpvjt1Ibsufs

    – David

  21. That is so awesome!!!!!!!
    I will carefully consider you Mr. David Louis Harter! :DDDDDDDD

  22. That is so awesome!!!!!!!
    I will carefully consider you Mr. David Louis Harter! :DDDDDDDD

  23. hahaha!!!

    cracking up Donny…
    🙂

  24. hahaha!!!

    cracking up Donny…
    🙂

  25. Tracy,

    Thank you. I appreciate your support!

    – David

  26. Tracy,

    Thank you. I appreciate your support!

    – David

  27. So what’s wrong with a little right-leaning Fox News? It balances out the “left wing liberal media”! LOL

  28. So what’s wrong with a little right-leaning Fox News? It balances out the “left wing liberal media”! LOL

  29. Sorry David! I would vote for you, but I must vote for my son-in-law, CARY WALTERS!
    He is taking the country by storm!
    (Tracy, does he know that he’s running for Pres.; ha ha!?)

  30. Sorry David! I would vote for you, but I must vote for my son-in-law, CARY WALTERS!
    He is taking the country by storm!
    (Tracy, does he know that he’s running for Pres.; ha ha!?)

  31. Nancy,

    I understand.

    – David

  32. Nancy,

    I understand.

    – David

  33. Yes, Cary Walters is filled with ideas on how to run the country, and HE IS READY! Come over and bring up the subject, and he’ll give you a speech that will leave you breathless! (Mom, you understand what I mean, yes?)

  34. Yes, Cary Walters is filled with ideas on how to run the country, and HE IS READY! Come over and bring up the subject, and he’ll give you a speech that will leave you breathless! (Mom, you understand what I mean, yes?)

  35. Tracy,

    It appears I have fierce competition!

    Hopefully, my television coverage will give me the much-needed edge. I have purchased a half-hour slot on G4 TV tonight! I trust that undecided voters will be watching! 🙂

    – David

  36. Tracy,

    It appears I have fierce competition!

    Hopefully, my television coverage will give me the much-needed edge. I have purchased a half-hour slot on G4 TV tonight! I trust that undecided voters will be watching! 🙂

    – David

  37. G4 TV? I would love to watch, how can I view this?

  38. G4 TV? I would love to watch, how can I view this?

  39. Cary, of course, needs to get some insight on the competition!

  40. Cary, of course, needs to get some insight on the competition!

  41. I’m in the running too now…………..couldn’t resist.
    I’ll just tell everyone to always be nice to each other and that will solve all the world’s problems!

  42. I’m in the running too now…………..couldn’t resist.
    I’ll just tell everyone to always be nice to each other and that will solve all the world’s problems!

  43. Don’t forget Tertius Sosipiter Livingkoff (sp?)
    He’s jumped into the race as well!!

    Oh, and Idelle Walters!!

  44. Don’t forget Tertius Sosipiter Livingkoff (sp?)
    He’s jumped into the race as well!!

    Oh, and Idelle Walters!!

  45. Anyone watching Fox News as their sole source of information is purposefully oblivious to the world around them. Ignorance is bliss and when it comes to “news” Fox is a pro at helping people remain ignorant.

  46. Anyone watching Fox News as their sole source of information is purposefully oblivious to the world around them. Ignorance is bliss and when it comes to “news” Fox is a pro at helping people remain ignorant.

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