State runs over my cable/internet line.. Now I’m Amish.

I just figured out why I haven’t had cable or internet in a couple of days.. Comcast never buried the wire and looks like the state did some cuttin’ – and tossed the evidence in the farmer’s corn.

I haven’t had cable or internet in a couple of days, I figured it was just an outtage because of the rains.. but this week’s story form the tech blogger about Comcast’s “nightmare customer service” led us to making a service call last night.

reference: http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/15/media/comcast-customer-service/

After 30 minutes on hold, Some very sweet sax music and multiple reboots of our devices we were finally told that they had no idea what was wrong.

Did a little investigating myself today. Turns out even though we’ve had service for about a month, they’ve yet to bury the cable from the pole.

When the state came by the other day to do some trimming…

wonder why my cable has been out :0

At least they attempted to hide the evidence…

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Dancin’ Dude Hurt on Dangerous Route One (graphic photos inside)

Local celebrity and joy to many at the beach Seth “Da Highway Dancer” was involved in an accident on route one.. his face book page says he was hit by a box truck and posted the below pictures

from his facebook acct:

Seth told me "Im at beebe im awake an alive tho" (sic)

Here's the report from state police:

"Seth , (dancing sign man) was crossing SR1 from east to west from the Seaside Outlets. A 2006 Hino Box Truck (Capitol Cleaners), operated by Thomas Kearns, 43 of Dover, was southbound in the bus lane preparing to turn right when Bratten, who did not see the box truck due to an SUV blocking his line of sight, darted out into the lane. The box truck swerved to miss him and struck the curb. Bratten then ran into the back of the truck. He sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from BBER. Bratten was cited for Pedestrian Yield the Right of Way to All Vehicles.

I DO NOT know if he was dancing at the time."

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Nobody is banning books on Delmarva.. Contrary to what you MAY have heard.

From the capegazette.com “It’s for a more mature level of student. A sophomore or junior,” said Brittingham.

Board Member Brittingham said no parent would want children of that age, 13 to 14, to be walking around the house using the language used in the book. He said he hadn’t read the book, but in passages found online the F-word was used four or five times, and that didn’t sit well.”

But online commenters are saying… The board is crossing a dangerous line. How so? What’s dangerous about not letting your 13 year old read a book with foul language? Just because you use these words in front of your kids doesn’t mean other kids’ parents do.

http://capegazette.villagesoup.com/p/board-removes-book-from-summer-reading-list/1200621

Anyone using the term ‘banned’ is using it incorrectly and manufacturing controversy at least. At worst misleading people on purpose. Definition: “Banned books are books to which free access is not permitted. The practice of banning books is a form of book censorship, and often has political, religious or moral motivations. ” You still have ‘free access’ to this book. Don’t let people trick you into thinking it’s anything more than the school not endorsing 13 year old children reading multiple versions of the F word. Stop giving a pass on stupid and sheilding it as ‘just opinion’

Just because they’ve chosen not to assign a book doesn’t mean they are banning it.

Here’s a link to moral relativism on wikipedia..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_relativism

“nobody is objectively right or wrong; and normative moral relativism holds that because nobody is right or wrong, we ought to tolerate the behavior of others even when we disagree about the morality of it.”

The board is RIGHT in their decision not to assign a book littered with foul language to children. You’d look at me cock-eyed if I started screaming explitives at your child, why should Cape permit it?

puh-lease.

Or as David says on Facebook: David Vezmar Well, a movie with this language would probably be rated “R” meaning you have to be 17 or with a parent. Should a book be different? Maybe a parent should have to sign an approval for the book?

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Stripped of her title for following the rules?

Amanda Longacre is Miss Delaware.

Is it fair to rip away Miss Delaware’s crown because she’ll be too old for the fine print for Miss America, but she was within the proper age for Miss Delaware?

Delaware 1059 reports: Longacre is 24 and pageant officials say she’s exceeded the age requirement in order to be eligible to compete.

But competition rules show competing girls must be at least 17 and no older than 24. Since she’ll turn 25 before the end of the year, she’s been disqualified.

It appears Longacre’s age was prominently displayed on all paperwork so it’s unclear why NOW her title is now being revoked.

from facebook.com

Hear it in Amanda’s words as she spoke to me earlier today:

http://www.delaware1059.com/podcast_download.php?id=87358

Listeners React:

Donna: They changed the rules the deadline use to be different!! The directors failed her !! So many sad things with this issue !! She is out thousands of $$$ Brittany missed her crowning moment and now who ever would have been 5th runner up is now out also just pathetic they had a job to do and didn’t do it accurately !!

Sharon: No! That should be one of the first things that they check… Will the contestant be under age — by the date of the Miss America pageant. I don’t care if she turns that age the next day. As long as the night of the

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Why is the Attorney General still investigating the St Patrick’s Day Outdoor Sexcapade?

A couple of months ago a picture of a Newark couple coupling in public went ‘viral’ — You remember, even though it was several days prior to St. Patrick’s Day, it was labeled a St Patrick’s Day sex romp.

The story and the couple came, went and disappeared. So why now is the Attorney General’s office subpoenaing an online commenter who commented and joked about the picture on a local web forum?

From techdirt (full attribution below) “[User] un1cornbl00d received notice from Reddit that the Delaware DOJ had served a subpoena demanding the platform turn over his personal information, along with “all posts, responses and their content” related to the original submission.”

Apparently, he joked that one of the participants was ‘his sister’ – according to other users of the Web site.

So a joke becomes an investigation, raising the question for Delawareans… Why is Delaware still so concerned about this couple from months ago? I doubt they are hard up for other cases to investigate.

Waste of tax payers money and state resources if you ask me. Probably someone in a position of influence connected to this story in way or another. Otherwise Delaware Would Not Care.

From imgur.com

Here’s an article further expanding on the issue from techdirt:

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140623/04094727654/delaware-attorney-general-throws-subpoeana-reddit-over-comment-photo-two-people-having-sex-behind-dumpster.shtml

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Did NOAH miss the mark?

Did NOAH miss the mark? Matthew Faraci from www.faithdrivenconsumer.com (Podcast Exclusive)

http://www.delaware1059.com/features/040214-noah.mp3

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When She Pulled The Trigger Her Life Changed Forever

Normally I don’t have too much of an emotional reaction to an interview but tonight was a different story.

Perhaps because of today’s conversation with Leigh Ann Bryant http://www.leighannbryant.com was different.

I’ve known guys like this. I’ve known people who suffer from Bi-Polar. I’ve known women who can’t get out of a bad situation.

I’ve never known one with a story like Leigh Ann.

Her book “In My Defense” http://www.amazon.com/In-Defense-Leigh-Ann-Bryant-ebook/dp/B00H27MVL0 is a painful story about a woman and a man who got into a bad situation and it was made worse.

There’s a faith aspect to this story about who God can heal a broken heart and her life changed because of that, but it’s also a story about helping others in the same situation.

In this blog, I’m not going to reveal too much about the true story, but I hope you listen to this audio, it might be the most profound interview I’ve ever done. In turn, check out her book.

Maybe more than her life and Vincent’s life can be changed.

Audio Podcast Exclusive Interview Leigh Ann Bryant: http://www.delaware1059.com/features/030714-leigh.mp3

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Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South – Author & Disney Historian Jim Korkis

A few weeks ago there was another Disney hit peice making the rounds, Actor Meryl Streep, at an awards gala, decided it was time to tell the world how evil and backwards a man who’s been gone for 50 years was; Walt Disney. She (according to CBS News) referred to ‘him as a “gender bigot” and a person who “supported an anti-Semitic industry lobbying group.” ‘

Is any of that true? Was Walt Disney a Racist? Well, he must have been, you’ve heard about the racist movie he made in the 1940s “The Song of the South”, right?

I’ve seen two bootleg copies of the film and it, like a lot of Disney features, shows us a different time in America. But, is it racist? Well, when you go looking for things, you can always find them.

A few month ago I found on the Amazon store a book by a guy, Jim Korkis, called “Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South, and Other Forbidden Disney Stories” – I started reading it for two reasons. A:) I’m fascinated by the Stephen Foster world of reconstruction south B:) I just don’t want it to be true about Walt!

The problem here is Disney has made it very difficult for you to watch the film. What’s the truth about it, Was is it so hated, Who’s afraid of the Song of the South?

In honor of Black History Month, I thought it would be an interesting conversation to have, so tonight – as an exclusive – I spoke with Korkis. Listen to the interview, check out the book, and above all..  find out for yourself before you repeat ‘what you’ve heard’.

Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South – Author & Disney Historian Jim Korkis (podcast exclusive)

Exclusive Audio: http://www.delaware1059.com/features/022514-korkis.mp3

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The WWE Network just changed everything

So firstly, I’m super cheap. I hate spending money on entertainment like TV and DVDs. I do (mostly Disney stuff as mentioned in the last blog) But, I love You Tube because of all the archived video. I spend most of my old TV watching time watching youtube. (read: the time I used to spend watching ‘traditional tv’) I go to bed listening to it. Secondly, Enjoy it while it lasts because the WWE just changed things for you.

The WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) has launched a new streaming service (think Netflix meets justin.tv) on their own. They’ve done it w/o the support of a major media partner. Why should you care? Let me ecplain what it is first, It’s a 24/7 streaming service w/ access to not only live new programming, free montly “pay per views” (they’ll have to change the names of those) and over 1000 hours of archived video, including every past WWE, WCW and ECW pay per view.

Again, you don’t watch wrestling… So why do you care? I’ve been saying forever that we’re in the midst of a major shift in the wayh people consume media. WWE is at the foreground with their network. They’ve bypassed traditional cable and sat distribution. Causing some traditional providers to be so angry they’ve pulled the rest of the company’s pay per views from their line-ups.

But, I think this is the start the a la carte cable we’ve all been waiting for. Truth be told, I only have cable at my house to watch a few things, WWE is one of them. They’re only charging $9.99 a month for the service. My cable is like $140. I watch exactly 3 programs and I’m paying $140 a month.

In my last blog I talked about Disney… How much do you think they could charge for a monthly service that includes that kind of access? They probably wouldn’t because they own too many cable networks, but Cable needs to wake up and catch up or they will be lost in the dust.

So that brings us to youtube. WWE is rumored to be removing all of their unofficaly content from youtube.. closing what’s available for free out there.. but, the Network is such a good deal, even a big time cheap skate like me got it.

I have Netflix, Youtube, Hulu and now WWE Network. There’s not much need for ‘traditional TV’ — How long before everyone bypasses these ‘traditional’ means? Sooner rather than later.

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The Rising Price of Disney Tickets

here’s a story about prices raises at Disney..

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/24/travel/disney-magic-kingdom-price-increase/index.html?sr=tw022414magickingdom210p

What the article doesn’t tell you is that it’s really reasonable if you get multiday passes. You can go for 6 days for like $46 a day or something. The problem with these articles is people get scared away when they hear $99 a day! but they’re not considering that the price drops down when you get more days..

here’s the actual pricing scale: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/tickets/ – if you got for 10 days, the ticket is only $354

The reason why I think this is newsworthy.. you have competing media organizations running stories like these and they fail to mention that Disney is a competitor.

I have a radio buddy who had always wanted to take his kids and wife to Disney but was so confused and misled by stories like these he felt it was unaffordable. When I explained him the sliding price scale he thought I was full of it.

We just went for 6 days in December and stayed in the park… and that’s all on a Market 140 something afternoon talk show host’s salary.

This isn’t an advertisement for Disney.. but, I love Disney World and it makes me sad that people in the media purposefully mislead people. Because, seriously, who goes to Disney for only one day?

Tomorrow night, check the podcast section of this web site, I’m going to do a Podcast Exclusive interview with Jim Korkis (author of Who’s Afraid of Song of the South) http://www.amazon.com/Afraid-South-Forbidden-Disney-Stories-ebook/dp/B00AG6G250

You’ve probably heard that the Disney movie “Song of the South” from the 1940s is racist, we’ll find out from Jim tomorrow night the truth for Black History Month.

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