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Fact or Myth

Fact or Myth

Being a conservative who knows and loves film, music, books, TV, and other facets of culture (pop and otherwise) can be brutal.

I’m not just talking about the “I don’t own a TV” bumpkins on our side who’ve convinced themselves—like B-side barroom bores—that bragging about how stupid they are somehow demonstrates their superior intelligence.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I have a few first hand words to say about the opening premise of this piece.

    • And???

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I was going to make a full blown post of it a bit later today.
        I don’t really disagree with K, and my sentiment is not really “kill your T.V.” but certainly kick your cable service provider to the curb.
        I’m in the final phase of my cord-cutting (down to strictly Intenet only and cellular service) and its opening up a whole new whacky world that I didn’t even know existed.

        • Clink9

          Maybe one day. But I can’t live without the great ski racng and Formula 1 in HD with Bell Fibe. It’s almost my last vice.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          If I could pay for only the cable content I wanted I wouldn’t need to cut the cord.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            What if you could have all the content wanted but your only cost was the Internet itself?
            KODI and ISTREAM are like Plex on steroids.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I’ll have lots of time up north to explore those options.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Drunk, we are in the same page. Pulled out cable in 2009 after we moved as an “experiment”. I think we both fully expected we would reverse our decision within a year. We didn’t. And we are both newshounds! Fact is, most “media content” today quite sucks the biggest dick in Hell, and we don’t miss broadcast TV in the least. There are so many other platforms to explore without scraping the bottom of the media barrel.

  • Spatchcocked

    Did LBJ insert Jumbo into JFKs head wound on Air Force 1 or not ?

    Many people believe he did and that Jackie inadvertently caught him in flagrente delicto….

  • Gary

    Back when Windows had the TELNET program and I had the 57K modem ….I would often use it to go directly to a University Archive service that Students could also access as part of the Course to compose a Paper to be reviewed.

    There are so many archived New Paper stories that have the W5’s from it’s original edition, that I rarely use WiKipedia because when I built my own Website page there was a Text Service program I could join which was WiKipedia .
    This program made it clear that i can Post a story and Edit it while showing the Links for sources.
    But, when the Internet only is used to collect information you end up posting a story based on non-original sources.
    Several Bio’s I have read from newer Sites that deal with Celebrities seem to have a skewed history for what really happened back in the 1930’s-1950’s.

    Every time I deal with a 9/11- Truther or the Global Warming teens , they respond to my challenge for Evidence and just 1 of those 97% Scientists by posting a Link to WiKipedia or 9/11 Conspiracy Site plus comments by Al Gore or the UN .

    SNOPES is now taken as Reality for any subject while some TV shows are used a proof for exposing a myth. One person tried to tell me that i was wrong about a Chemical that was risky to create at home by using a TV show that showed how to build a bomb or Toxic chemical .
    How stupid can these teens be to think that the CRTC or FCC would allow a TV to detail how to build bombs or Chemical weapons. The FBI would have swooped down on them or we would see Muslim websites freely giving lesson for building IED’s.

    sadly , these kids confront reality that they don’t accept by calling you a retard as iof to boast how stupid they are.