My Latest Blog About FOX News' Dr. Keith Ablow

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First off, what drugs were you on that caused you to pause on Tyra Banks?

But as far as the monogamy crap. The sex is not the crime in a open/or monogamous relationship, the lying is the crime. If two people consent to something then society should stay the fuck out of it. It all amounts to knowing before hand what you are getting into and not lying about what it is you want.

I was monogamous with my wife, but she most certainly did not blow a gasket if I commented on the sexiness of another woman and didn't give a shit if I wacked off over porn. She was secure enough in our relationship, and so was I to know that there is a difference between love and looking.

Monogamy is not a crime by itself, but nor should it be treated as an absolute. That's where our species gets in trouble.

Promising monogamy doesn't prevent affairs nor does it prevent unwanted pregnancies or disease. And it is also false to assume that because a couple swings that they don't have morals or are incapable of caring about the spread of disease.

I think it is up to the couple and both should discuss what they want BEFORE they commit to each other.

Striving for a utopia in anything in life is a sure fire way to drive the car off the cliff.

If I ever date again, which I probably wont, but if I did, the minimum I would want from my other would not to worry about who I look at or what I fantasize about. But I sure would be open to a 3some with condoms and safety involved.

As long as women have parts I like to look at and squeeze one out over, I am going to do such. I don't want a relationship with any woman who cant handle that.

 

 

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Brian37 wrote:First off,

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First off, what drugs were you on that caused you to pause on Tyra Banks?

 

What drugs are you on NOT to pause?

 

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First off, what drugs were you on that caused you to pause on Tyra Banks?

 

What drugs are you on NOT to pause?

 

Masturbation material, yes. . So what? Physical beauty isn't the only thing about a person that matters. Otherwise I could fuck Sarah Palin and I wouldn't fuck her if my life depended on it. I'd rather be fucked up the ass by the Pope with a barb wire condom.

Anyone taking advice from the Trya Banks show is as stupid as anyone listening to Glen Beck on Constitutional issues.

 

 

 

 

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Rich Woods wrote:Hope you

 

Rich,

 

My impression from your piece is that you are taking Dr. Keith's appearance on FOX News rather personal.  He probably wants to make some money and uses this "golden opportunity".   Frankly, I don't see a big difference between your choice to be a swinger and his choice to work with FOX News.  They are all personal choices and I don't see any reason (other than some personal reason) to take them close to heart. 

 

By the way, question:  How much money would you ask for to repeat what Dr. Keith said on FOX News?

 

100%

 

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Thank you for that Rich. You reminded me that there are far more important reasons why I don't have cable than the exorbitant fee which I would have to pay for hundreds of channels that I really don't give a shit about.

 

I think that the current offering is around a dime per channel per month. But that is for all the channels that I will never watch. They could make the same amount of money by charging me a buck per channel that I actually watch plus a buck for a channel that I ask for as a one off deal.

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Thank you for that Rich. You reminded me that there are far more important reasons why I don't have cable than the exorbitant fee which I would have to pay for hundreds of channels that I really don't give a shit about.

 

I think that the current offering is around a dime per channel per month. But that is for all the channels that I will never watch. They could make the same amount of money by charging me a buck per channel that I actually watch plus a buck for a channel that I ask for as a one off deal.

 

 

I get the calls - please sign up for cable TV.  I have cable internet service because that is all that is available in my area unless I want to stick with 128K.  (Yes, that is all that is available through the phone company in my neighborhood in the big city).  And they tell me there is a really great deal where the combined total would be less than buying each separately - and about 1/3 more than I am paying now.  For TV I never watch.  I told them when they offer cafeteria type plans where I get to choose my channels, I might pay - if it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.  The salesman laughed.

 

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Yah, cable does not call me at all but the keep sending me mail, like three times a week. Whatever, I have a computer and I can watch any show that I want to in several ways.

 

Even so, I really wish that people were better at resisting that type of sales pitch. That alone would not fix the economy in general but it would make all of us a bit better off.

 

For example, I have noticed over time that many people will sit at their desk talking on their cell phone. Why do you suppose that they would do that? My guess is that they think they are using their “free minutes” so they just don't care.

 

The only thing is that those minutes are not really free. If they were, there would be only one plan that specified one level of free air time. Since every company has several levels and the more expensive plans get you the most free air time, then you are paying for whatever level of service makes the most sense for your situation. I would bet that the people who sit in easy reach of a regular phone probably have the most expensive contracts.

 

Not me. I am on prepay. Every call costs money, not much but even so, if there is a regular phone nearby, I use that. Simply by keeping my phone use under control, I have had a few times when my yearly payments have been less than lots of people pay for a single month.

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Thank you for that Rich. You reminded me that there are far more important reasons why I don't have cable than the exorbitant fee which I would have to pay for hundreds of channels that I really don't give a shit about.

 

I think that the current offering is around a dime per channel per month. But that is for all the channels that I will never watch. They could make the same amount of money by charging me a buck per channel that I actually watch plus a buck for a channel that I ask for as a one off deal.

 

Cable, like everything else IS over priced. The market isn't a free market or a fair market, and while the buyer is to blame for some of it, beyond a certain point, they cannot be blamed for the monopolies. That is a product of money equaling power and ending up writing the anti competitive laws that allow the monopolies.

I like your idea of paying only for the channels you watch and want. I hate most of the crap on tv. I just want MSNBC, Comedy Central, NGC, and my local networks for news and the channel that carries the Redskins game. I have NO interest in the rest of the garbage on tv.

 

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Oh, and the last time I went

Oh, and the last time I went up to the DC area where I used to live, I wanted to use the LAND PHONE where my relatives lived. When I used to live there the local calls were unlimited. But now the phone company created a monopoly there and the calls EVEN ON A FUCKING LAND PHONE were per call and length of call.

There is no free market, the monopolies the big companies have created are anti-competitive and gouge the public.

 

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Brian37 wrote:Oh, and the

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Oh, and the last time I went up to the DC area where I used to live, I wanted to use the LAND PHONE where my relatives lived. When I used to live there the local calls were unlimited. But now the phone company created a monopoly there and the calls EVEN ON A FUCKING LAND PHONE were per call and length of call.

There is no free market, the monopolies the big companies have created are anti-competitive and gouge the public.

 

 

What do you expect when your around the left wing bastion that is DC? I'll bet you there is a book of regulations that effectively limits which companies can have land line networks... most areas do for phone service and other utilities. Between the regulations and the prohibitive costs in building the infrastructure, it is rare to have true competition in utilities. Which is why I think the coop model is generally superior for the customer in rural areas.

 

Cell phone service is quite competitive. You can choose from a wide variety of packages or go the prepaid route like AIGS depending on your phone usage. Apparently, many people prefer to simply buy the top package so they don't have to worry about their minutes. Who cares? It is their choice to pay extra for that convenience. I suspect that as our economy continues to crumble, more people will go down to cheaper limited plans. At least, I would think it would be an obvious place to cut expenses if your budget is tight. 

 

As for the cable channels, yeah the cable companies better modernize fast if they want to compete. Their main obstacles are the content providers who insist on contracts that force all their channels to be included in the packages and the paranoia in trying to protect their intellectual property. The movie, tv, and music industries have been slow to use the internet to their advantage because of the sheer number of parties involved in the contracts that prevent moves like offering every show on every channel "on demand" or available on a website without the consent of everyone down the line. I believe that companies like Netflix will eventually force that change. Either cable companies will change, or they will lose business and potentially go bankrupt. Their choice. 

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I enjoyed

I enjoyed the blog, Rich. Like AIGS said, just proves to me that tv is all about ratings and talk shows are the biggest whores of all. They sell their opinions to the highest bidder and rating bringer. When I want a movie, I catch it off Netflix or rent it. I use television to watch the news and that is about it. And I don't believe half of what I hear on the news. I think my favorite segment on the news, is the weather report.

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Great feedback gang... I

Great feedback gang... I really appreciate it.... even the not so flattering stuff Smiling

 

I guess the parrallel I'm trying to draw is that a Psychiatrist is like a scientist in that they are inseperable from their integrity. If a climate scientist went on air and denounced climate change after having touting the evidence of it in the past, we'd have every right to call him a shill.... Ablow is basically the same...

 

In my world, there are few "self help relationship experts" who don't regurgitate warmed over platitudes presented via their own clever catch phrases....and who don't adhere to the "Vanilla" marital achetype.... Ablow was a rare breed before he drank the Kool Aid... I guess I am mourning his loss to the dark side.