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Monday, May 27, 2013

I THINK THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT I AM LOSING MY MIND. EITHER THAT OR THIS WORLD IS GOING TO HELL IN A HAND BASKET. WHAT DOES THAT EXPRESSION MEAN?????

I READ YESTERDAY ABOUT HOW THE PATRIOT MOTORCYCLE RIDERS HAD TO APPEAR FOR THE FUNERAL OF A 9 YEAR OLD CHILD THAT WAS BEING BURIED AFTER HE DIED IN THE OKLAHOMA CITY TORNADO. PROTESTERS WERE THREATENING THE FAMILY ON THE DAY OF THE FUNERAL. WHAT COULD A 9 YEAR OLD CHILD HAVE EVER DONE TO DESERVE SUCH TREATMENT? DIDN'T THAT ENTIRE AREA AND EVERYONE IN IT SUFFER ENOUGH WITHOUT SOME MAN-INSTILLED HATRED DRIVING THEM TO SUCH INSANE ACTION?

AND THEN I DECIDED TO TURN ON THE TV AS THEY WERE SHOWING A PREVIEW OF THE SUMMER REPLACEMENT SHOWS WE WOULD BE SEEING THIS UPCOMING MONTH. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? ONES OF THEM IS CALLED "MISTRESSES". THIS IS ABOUT 4 BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMEN THAT MAKE THERE LIVING SLEEPING AROUND. I KNOW I REALLY WANT TO WATCH THAT SHOW! NOT! AND THEN THERE ARE TWO NEW GAY/LESBIAN SHOWS THAT SHOW THEM AS TOTALLY NORMAL FAMILIES. ONE IS A SITCOM. THE OTHER IS NOT. BOTH INVOLVE CHILDREN AND HOW THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH SAME SEX PARENTS. THE SITCOM SHOWS THE CHILD AS BEING TOTALLY WELL ADJUSTED WHILE THE OTHER DOES NOT AND SHOWS THE CHILD TO BE EXTREMELY DISTURBED BY THE PEER PRESSURE ABOUT HIS SAME SEX PARENTS. THIS ONE HITS VERY CLOSE TO HOME FOR ME AS I HAVE THIS EXACT SITUATION IN MY OWN FAMILY WITH ONE OF MY CHILDREN.

AND THEN THERE ARE THE EVER MORE GRAPHIC COP SHOWS THAT SHOW YOU EXACTLY HOW TO GO ABOUT KILLING SOMEONE OR HOW TO MAKE EXPLOSIVE DEVICES.
AND THEN WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT HOMELAND SECURITY? WHY? WE ARE SHOWING THEM EXACTLY HOW TO DO IT!

LAST NIGHT, ON 60 MINUTES, THEY FEATURED ONE OF THE NAVY SEALS THAT WAS INVOLVED IN THE KILLING OF BIN LADEN. HE HAS HAD TO HAVE ALL HIS FACIAL FEATURES CHANGED TO PROTECT HIM FROM HOME-GROWN TERRORISTS THAT WOULD TRY TO TAKE HIS LIFE. AND THEN HE WRITES A BOOK ABOUT IT AND APPEARS ON NATIONAL TELEVISION? WHAT IS HE THINKING? DOES HE NOT THINK THAT TERRORISTS WATCH TV TOO? WHO WILL PROTECT HIM NOW? THE OTHER SEALS HAVE REMAINED IN A MORE PRIVATE AND RECLUSIVE LIFESTYLE. SOME ARE STILL IN THE SERVICE. APPARENTLY, THIS MAN EITHER FEELS THE PUBLIC DESERVES TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY OR HE WANTED THE NOTORIETY AND MONEY THAT THE BOOK AND SHOW WILL PRODUCE FOR HIM. HE DID GIVE TREMENDOUS CREDIT TO THE PILOTS AND PLANNERS OF THE MISSION. BUT I STILL THINK THAT THE BOOK SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN WRITTEN NOR SHOULD HE HAVE APPEARED ON TV. IT MADE NATIONAL NEWS WHEN BIN LADEN WAS TAKEN AND THE NIGHTMARE FOR MANY OF THE FAMILIES INVOLVED IN 9/11 ENDED THERE. OR MAYBE NOT. IT ISN'T FOR ME TO SAY.

BUT I DO THINK THAT CHRISTIANS NEED TO START SPEAKING UP ABOUT WHAT IS BEING SHOWN ON PRIME-TIME TV. EVEN SOME OF THE TV COMMERCIALS SHOW CHILDREN KNOWING THINGS THAT ARE WAY BEYOND THEIR YEARS. WHY? WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS. WILL WE BUY MORE INSURANCE FROM THE COMPANY THAT HAS A CHILD TALKING ABOUT BEING BITTEN BY A WEREWOLF? I THINK NOT.

AND THEN THERE IS ALWAYS THE OTHER POSSIBILITY. I COULD BE BECOMING A CRABBY, PATIENTLESS OLD CURMUDGEON THAT STILL EXPECTS SOME COMMON SENSE STANDARDS TO BE APPLIED IN THIS WORLD THAT IS SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL. AN UNBELIEVABLE EXPECTATION I FEAR.

ERIN
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DSPURLOCK4569 7/5/2013 12:16AM

    I have a step-son who will be 15 in July, and depending on what is portrayed in a movie, tv show, etc. Determines if he gets to watch it or not. We do not go by the set guidelines in this household because a PG-13 movie can still have overtones of to much sex or drugs, and a show that might TV-14 or rated even lower, has drugs, violence, or family values that as a Christian I do not promote. So we do not watch those shows or introduce them to our children, I have always monitored the shows my children watched way before V chips were installed in TVs. I believe that parents are the ones who should be involved in deciding what their child is watching and if more parents sat down and did this and understood what went on in a child's mind they would be a lot more careful about what they let they watch and that TV programming would change to reflect this. I also believe that the rating system hurt families more than it helped them, because parents rely on that system instead of watching the program with the child to see if it is appropriate. Sometimes just taking the time to vet a program can save you and your child a lot of problems down the road.

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DSPURLOCK4569 7/5/2013 12:16AM

    I have a step-son who will be 15 in July, and depending on what is portrayed in a movie, tv show, etc. Determines if he gets to watch it or not. We do not go by the set guidelines in this household because a PG-13 movie can still have overtones of to much sex or drugs, and a show that might TV-14 or rated even lower, has drugs, violence, or family values that as a Christian I do not promote. So we do not watch those shows or introduce them to our children, I have always monitored the shows my children watched way before V chips were installed in TVs. I believe that parents are the ones who should be involved in deciding what their child is watching and if more parents sat down and did this and understood what went on in a child's mind they would be a lot more careful about what they let they watch and that TV programming would change to reflect this. I also believe that the rating system hurt families more than it helped them, because parents rely on that system instead of watching the program with the child to see if it is appropriate. Sometimes just taking the time to vet a program can save you and your child a lot of problems down the road.

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CINDYCHARLENE 6/17/2013 8:51PM

    Is this my Erin Robin Porath? Have I found you once again? LOL I hope so. I saw all your angels and saw your name somewhere, cannot remember. My hairs are still all grey. Love you girl. And yes, most TV is worthless.


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NPA4LOSS 6/15/2013 12:31AM

    With being away so much I had lost touch but have been thinking of you and hope that you are feeling better. emoticon

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EATVEGAN 6/12/2013 12:30AM

    I have watched almost no TV in the last 10 years. When I occasionally spot an ad for a show it floors me. I can't think how our kids are to have any idea of decency and morality now. I somehow don't think it will turn out well. Unless we have a great awakening in this land...

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BELDONDOG1 6/11/2013 11:33PM

    Girl, we miss you!!! Where have you been? (hugs) Noel

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RURAL3 6/1/2013 4:58PM

    I'm with you you old curmudgeon. I watch hardly any TV. emoticon

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1FARMER 5/31/2013 5:05PM

    I agree with you blog. TV is a waste of time. emoticon Jeanne

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TAGSUIT2 5/28/2013 11:24AM

    I agree with you, TV is the work of the devil, to lure you in, we have a lot of weak mind peoples in this world so beware and keep praying.

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MILLISMA 5/27/2013 7:44PM

    ERIN, YOU MAKE SOME VERY GOOD POINTS AND ARE RIGHT ON THE MONEY. I SAW THE PREVIEW FOR THE SHOW "MISTRESSES" AND WAS FLOORED. REALLY MAKES YOU WONDER ABOUT SOME OF THE SHOWS. THE SCARY PART IS....PEOPLE WATCH THEM AND SOME TRY TO EMULATE THEM. NO WONDER OUR KIDS ARE SO CONFUSED.

HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL.

HUGS....MARY ANNE

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