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Old 07-26-2012, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Norfolk, Va., caught in crossfire of campaign attack ads - latimes.com

A strange way to make the point the writer was trying to make, but I do agree, both candidates are liars,and I don't want to vote for anyone.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:47 PM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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Our FIOS service messed up on Friday and Verizon didn't get it fixed until today. The TV's came back on and within just ten minutes, up came political ads. That's when I realized we didn't know how lucky we've been not having to listen to the ads. It's going to be a LONG time till the election!
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I visited Norfolk a few weeks ago and was really struck by two things on TV there:

1. Non-stop political ads, every commercial break. I couldn't believe it! From both sides. I feel bad for you battleground state folks! NJ is not a contest so I'd be surprised if we see a single ad before October.
2. The local news channel broke into programming to spend 10 minutes talking about a thundershower, including minute-by-minute estimations of when each and every subdivision would start seeing raindrops. It was mind-numbing.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:51 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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I visited Norfolk a few weeks ago and was really struck by two things on TV there:

1. Non-stop political ads, every commercial break. I couldn't believe it! From both sides. I feel bad for you battleground state folks! NJ is not a contest so I'd be surprised if we see a single ad before October.
2. The local news channel broke into programming to spend 10 minutes talking about a thundershower, including minute-by-minute estimations of when each and every subdivision would start seeing raindrops. It was mind-numbing.
Yep, if it's not politics, it's weather forecasts. Some variety, right? Hope you enjoyed your visit in spite of the TV programming!
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:17 AM
 
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I visited Norfolk a few weeks ago and was really struck by two things on TV there:

1. Non-stop political ads, every commercial break. I couldn't believe it! From both sides. I feel bad for you battleground state folks! NJ is not a contest so I'd be surprised if we see a single ad before October.
2. The local news channel broke into programming to spend 10 minutes talking about a thundershower, including minute-by-minute estimations of when each and every subdivision would start seeing raindrops. It was mind-numbing.
I know the weather reporting is insane. WAVY TV 10 is the worst for cutting in with the weather. They try to hype it up, and make it sound terrifying. It all a ratings game.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I look at it this way: I despise the political ads, but I'm glad to see our local media getting revenue in a time when a lot of newspapers, local radio stations, etc. are going belly up. The ads may be a nuisance, but when you live in a swing state one good thing is the candidates will bend over backwards to win your vote, and that can mean a lot of good things for your community. So they can bombard us with ads all they like--who cares, I've got a mute button and maybe it'll encourage more people to go outside and exercise.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:33 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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I look at it this way: I despise the political ads, but I'm glad to see our local media getting revenue in a time when a lot of newspapers, local radio stations, etc. are going belly up. The ads may be a nuisance, but when you live in a swing state one good thing is the candidates will bend over backwards to win your vote, and that can mean a lot of good things for your community. So they can bombard us with ads all they like--who cares, I've got a mute button and maybe it'll encourage more people to go outside and exercise.
Oh, I do like the way you look at things!

Mute buttons are wonderful, aren't they? So is that button called on/off. As for more time outside, I loook forward to cooler weather for that very reason. I enjoy spending time outside in my garden, or doing yardwork or just kicking back and relaxing. I'm ready.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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I haven't listened to commercials in years- literally. I always mute them. I had one too many car commercials YELLING at me to handle listening to them any more. The same thing with radio... I switched to satellite in 2007 and haven't looked back.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:28 AM
 
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I read the exact same article in the San Francisco Chronicle too. And they're right - it's too much. I'd rather see Lowell "The Hammer" Stanley yell "CASH!!" five times in a row than see back-to-back political ads.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:26 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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I read the exact same article in the San Francisco Chronicle too. And they're right - it's too much. I'd rather see Lowell "The Hammer" Stanley yell "CASH!!" five times in a row than see back-to-back political ads.
Ugh... that commercial really grates on me.

I love my MUTE button!
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