Politics

Carl Spackler
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Re: Politics

Postby Carl Spackler » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:22 pm

Agreed.

Are you getting all your news from WJAC TV? Loyalty! :D
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PittGradPSUMad
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Re: Politics

Postby PittGradPSUMad » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:48 pm

That makes me smile. The last time I watched WJAC TV news, I was shocked at the "youthiness" of the on air talent. They look like babies. I rarely watch local news here in Harrisburg. I have no interest. And I'm trying not to watch cable/national news because it depresses the hell out of me.
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Carl Spackler
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Re: Politics

Postby Carl Spackler » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:31 pm

PittGradPSUMad wrote:That makes me smile. The last time I watched WJAC TV news, I was shocked at the "youthiness" of the on air talent. They look like babies. I rarely watch local news here in Harrisburg. I have no interest. And I'm trying not to watch cable/national news because it depresses the hell out of me.


Almost forgot you reside in H-burg, one of my former residences.

Oh the days of Ron Stephenson and Bill Wilson. The Marty "Brillo Head" Radavonic with the weather. It had to happen, youth, the scourge of tradition. I'd enjoy hearing an old show with the original folks I grew up watching but they are either passed on or retired, like us.

If I was imprisoned and force-fed Hannity I'd off myself. He is a three trick pony, has three talking points and repeats them, in order, incessantly, can't stand it. I haven't heard him in quite a while but doubt he changed anything. Is he worse than Madcow or the Collusion News Network? A three-way tie in my book. For the reason you note I avoid all local news (Cleveland arghh!) and national propaganda. If I do listen its the "hard news" not opinion shows which are gasoline to the match type shows. It infuriates me or depresses me, either doesn't help the blood pressure. Actually, it's been very nice to avoid most of the propaganda, I wouldn't mind news but rarely find any, talking points, opinion, slanted and partisan reporting. I think they should have to cite in-kind contributions to political campaigns with the partisan, slants tripe they spew every four years. We are all better off ignoring them and their garbage.

Watching H-burg news must be depressing, it was when we lived there. The weather was decent. I had one of the men speak at a professional meeting and we heckled him, a little, he was a good sport knowing we lived and died on their forecasts. As I noted before, when my wife retires we are thinking of moving back to PA, in the greater Lancaster area to be closer to our daughter and grandchildren, maybe in a retirement community. We have a friend who bought into one of them near Lititz recently and is thrilled. Not knowing the cost is concerning but it is a thought. We want to have a tie into long term care if necessary in the community agreement. Plus my specialists are more likely to be in the greater Lancaster area or Harrisburg which would be an easy trip up 281, if I'm correct on the route number.

So we may be neighbors, sort of, in the future, possibly six years plus or minus. Lots of renovation and fixing up at our current home to prepare to sell. I'm no longer able to do it so it is $$$$. A slow process along with paying down the mortgage early, hope to do so in the next four-plus year, six years ahead on a 15-year loan. Many things to do before returning to PA and leaving butteye land.

So, politics and the news are something I've focused on avoiding for over a year. Results, pleasant.
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Re: Politics

Postby PittGradPSUMad » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:05 pm

Lancaster would be a great choice. Not sure but I believe housing prices are higher in Lancaster compared to Harrisburg. BTW, brillo head was fired two years ago. Last I heard, he was selling cars.
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Carl Spackler
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Re: Politics

Postby Carl Spackler » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:24 am

Hate to see people fired, generally. Brillo had to be closing in on retirement age and certainly was in the age range to be targeted for a replacement to reduce costs, etc. along with his accumulated baggage of generations of service (how many bosses he offended or was on their $hIT list for meaningless offenses attributed to him over a long period of time yada yada yada.

I haven't watch a second of WJAC in 15 years, on visits back to the homeland. My parents are gone, mother passed in 1991, father in 1980. Once the parents pass the family moves to the next generation and often is not held closely together by the bond of mutual parents living and providing a fulcrum to balance the children. There are no trips back unless there is a wedding or a funeral. Had two funerals last Jan. Mother in law (father in law passed in 2003) so we lost both sides of the equation. No one has room to keep us so we end up in hotels. It costs us a $100 in tolls and fuel plus food and lodging, a $400+ trip to "visit" so we do a 10 hr. driving day turnaround. Drive to in the a.m. prior to an event, attend, visit a bit and excuse ourselves to hit the road home for a very long day with Mrs. Spackler doing the driving and me navigating. They all say they miss us but usually when things happen we find out months to years to never and the road seems to go only one way, their way. Not that we want invasions of visitors (which happened when we moved, always does, each move requires an "inspection" of the new home) then, nothing, for years or even decades. I'm sure we've spent close to $5000+ over the years (more likely double that plus) to visit and attend family events, the rest living there spent $50 for the same, gasoline costs. Obviously its a pet peeve for us, out of sight - out of mind. I'll stop before I get into the juicy and disgusting issues we face living away from the main family, blood pressure and all concerned!

I think the most aggravating part is driving five hours to attend an event and waiting for a relative, living next door, to show up, always LATE. We got up before dawn and drove in the dark to get there on time while they slept in and drug their @$$'es across the yard an hour late, consistently.

Maybe I should move this to pet peeve designation.

I'm sure you have done the trip back although your drive is somewhat shorter than ourse. What is the time from Hburg to Jtown? Turnpike to Bedford, 220 to 56 to Jtown or to Somerset and 219 North?
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PSUgrower
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Re: Politics

Postby PSUgrower » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:46 pm

IMO, Lancaster is one of the great areas in all the world!

and it is route 283 ;)

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Re: Politics

Postby PittGradPSUMad » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:51 pm

Turnpike to Bedford to Jtown 2:45 unless Young Mad drives. Then it's something like 58 minutes. If YM is behind the wheel, I usually take a very large horse tranquilizer before take off.
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Re: Politics

Postby Carl Spackler » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:40 pm

Grower, missed by a safety. I remembered the 28 part by missed on the single digit. Thanks for the correct number. It does sound familiar.

Mad, I spent many visits to Bedford south on 220 and 56 at the Cessna Seven Gables restaurant toward Jtown for my brother's orthodontia adjustments dentist. Due to politics my father visited Bedford many times, he was born in Mann Choice. I was all over that area as a child. We visited the Richland Mall several times too in your direction.

Thinking back on our Hburg days I believe it took a bit over 2 hours to hit Breezewood and the Turnpike to Carlisle, I-81 N to an exit I do not recall, roughly the 2nd exit north after crossing the river. Getting older sure does erase some of the quick recall I used to take for granted.

You gentlemen have a good day.
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Re: Politics

Postby Blue&White » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:46 am

I saw that Trump's team plans to put out a rebuttal to the released (and heavily redacted) Mueller report within a day or so of it coming out. Why would you have to rebut something that completely exonerates him? Wouldn't you just hold up the document and say "HA!"? I mean, if it completely exonerates you wouldn't that be what you did?

I'm confused......
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Re: Politics

Postby Blue&White » Thu May 30, 2019 2:29 pm

Anyone else see the story that the Department of Energy is now calling natural gas "Freedom Gas" and the gas we export are being called "molecules of US freedom"?

It's not just me, right? That really is both Orwellian and really creepy, right?
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