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Friday, January 09, 2009

Oh For Fuck's Sake

Obama Team Seeks Delay In Digital TV Transition

WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama is urging Congress to postpone the Feb. 17 switch from analog to digital television broadcasting, arguing that too many Americans who rely on analog TV sets to pick up over-the-air channels won't be ready.

In a letter to key lawmakers Thursday, Obama transition team co-chair John Podesta said the digital transition needs to be delayed largely because the Commerce Department has run out of money for coupons to subsidize digital TV converter boxes for consumers. People who don't have cable or satellite service or a new TV with a digital tuner will need the converter boxes to keep their older analog sets working.
Good gawd. The fucking idiot is getting his priorities all lined up here I see.

Look PrezElect, the digital conversion bullshit has been in the works for 10+ years, and has been a major focus of the news for around 2 years. Folks who don't have those government subsidized converter boxes are obviously not fucking interested in teevee enough to get one, or they would have already.
Them po' folks you're talking about who can't afford one? Well what did they do with their "Economic Stimulus™" check? Maybe they should have set aside forty lousy, fucking dollars for a converter.

Yeah, I know. You're going to "HOPE!!!" take care "CHANGE!!!" of everyone now that you're in office. Everyone will have enough money, enough food, enough insurance, and by god - enough teevee.

The election is over. You fucking won. You aren't campaigning anymore, so they don't need to see you on television. How about you just shut the fuck up?




Anonymous said...

You have to wonder. Who is he worried about, anyhow? Even up here in the sticks nobody still uses analog sets. Hell, even in Iraq everybody has a dish stuck on their mud shack.

curmudgeon said...

Must be them inner city votes.