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Get rid of HBO
Vanity | 3/13/12 | EQAndyBuzz

Posted on 03/13/2012 5:41:12 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz

After seeing what happened to Rush with the Left and how the media, especially HBO treats women, I decided to do something about it.

I got rid of my Time Warner Cable and got AT&T U-Verse package. It saves me over $100.00 per month and I don't have to deal with HBO and their hatred of women.

Today I will write a letter to the editor of my local paper telling them what I did and why. If we can all do the same thing, maybe, just maybe it will make a difference.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cable; hbo; timewarner
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I saved $100 per month by switching from Time Warner Cable to AT&T U-Verse.
1 posted on 03/13/2012 5:41:18 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I would get rid of HBO if it weren’t for “Game of Thrones” and “Boardwalk Empire”.


2 posted on 03/13/2012 5:43:03 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Ya...and those are about the only reasons I keep it.


3 posted on 03/13/2012 5:44:51 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I am saving countless amounts of money because I dumped TV altogether back in 1997. I expected certain changes, but the one I didn’t see coming was the almost complete removal of my family from consumerism now that we are not inundated by ads for stuff we don’t need.


4 posted on 03/13/2012 5:48:25 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Judging by the things they advertise in the subway, they seem like a petty, opportunistic bunch of self-infatuated frat-boys. Nobody would ever mistake it for art, that’s for sure.


5 posted on 03/13/2012 5:53:10 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (There is life after FR.)
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To: cuban leaf

The other day I was reading and for some stupid reason had not turned the Idiot Box off. It was on the cartoon channel where the grands had been watching. A cartoon went off. Commercials came on. And stayed on and stayed on and stayed on and stayed on. When I started counting, they stayed on for SEVEN more minutes. Those commercials had to have stayed on for 9 to 10 minutes!!! Just slamming children with YOU GOTTA HAVE THIS, YOU GOTTA HAVE THAT, TELL MOMMY AND DADDY TO GET YOU THIS. Boom, boom, boom, just slamming them.


6 posted on 03/13/2012 5:58:34 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (God is watching America. He is judging America. He does not like what He is seeing.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
What's the connection between switching to ATT and HBO? U-Verse also carries HBO as a premium package just like Time Warner, don't they? You can opt out of premiums with either carrier.
7 posted on 03/13/2012 6:06:17 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Don’t have and will never have HBO; just not my kind of entertainment.


8 posted on 03/13/2012 6:07:38 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: RetiredArmy

I use the comparison of the “How to boil a frog alive”. We see ourselves as “frogs” that got out of the water in 1997 and afterward realized it was already really hot. Now we dip our toe in when in public places or at relatives. It is absolutely boiling, now.

I think it, coupled with the infestation of internet porn, will be the undoing of western civilization. I think it already IS the undoing...


9 posted on 03/13/2012 6:09:03 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Perdogg
Yeah, this is the problem.

Hollywood has us willingly dangling on a leash because we think we get something in return. I struggle with this every day. By evening I'm so mentally exhausted that all I want to do is be entertained by The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Uncoded, and the like. Simple shows, but they still pay the bills for the Hollywood elite.

The moment we decide to give up television and movies is the day that the left loses its megaphone.

10 posted on 03/13/2012 6:10:24 AM PDT by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: NRA1995

It’s been my experience as a cable TV user that it’s hard NOT to get HBO.

That being said, I don’t pay much attention to them.

Please pardon my ignorance, but what’s HBO’s latest offense against women?


11 posted on 03/13/2012 6:13:45 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: EQAndyBuzz; All

“HBO and their hatred of women.”

What did I miss? Where have they shown a hatred of women?


12 posted on 03/13/2012 6:14:08 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

My Comcast package doesn’t include HBO but I get plenty of other movie channels that I like better. As to HBO’s hatred of women, do a Google search on Bill Maher; they run his show.


13 posted on 03/13/2012 6:17:18 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“GET RID OF HBO”

And BHO as well!


14 posted on 03/13/2012 6:21:04 AM PDT by TheRake
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To: edcoil

““HBO and their hatred of women.””

I think that Maher’s comments indicate HBO’s hatred of women since they did nothing to stop Maher.

If Limbaughs comment about Fluke indicates his hatred of women, there is no reason why Maher’s comments and HBO turning a blind eye towards it is anything different.

The only way to beat the left is to bankrupt them.


15 posted on 03/13/2012 6:21:13 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: edcoil

““HBO and their hatred of women.””

I think that Maher’s comments indicate HBO’s hatred of women since they did nothing to stop Maher.

If Limbaughs comment about Fluke indicates his hatred of women, there is no reason why Maher’s comments and HBO turning a blind eye towards it is anything different.

The only way to beat the left is to bankrupt them.


16 posted on 03/13/2012 6:25:25 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: edcoil; EQAndyBuzz; All
"What did I miss? Where have they shown a hatred of women?"

Not HBO per se, but Bill Maher's continual, vile attacks on conservative women.

Maher's big defense is that he "doesn't have sponsors"; but in reality, he does have sponsors...everyone who subscribes to the premium channel is his sponsor.

So, Rush is villified for one offense, Maher does it routinely...the left goes after Rush's sponsors, and Maher skates free.

So I agree - CANCEL HBO - and let them know why you are cancelling it. You don't have to cancel the entire cable or satellite service, just HBO.

Cocky bill maher thinks he's comfortable and protected hiding within the HBO compound, but they need money to operate too, and they have to pay Maher so he can give obama a million bucks.

Cancel HBO today, there are other premium movie channels out there.
17 posted on 03/13/2012 6:25:29 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: NRA1995

Thanks, here’s some further discussion of that:

http://the-american-journal.com/famous-and-well-respected-psychiatrist-says-bill-maher-hates-women-and-has-no-regard-for-life/


18 posted on 03/13/2012 6:26:18 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Comcast gave me free HBO for six months, but I cancelled it after two. I couldn't stand the constant gay agenda bombardment...even at "free", it was a poor value.

I mean, it was just so damn GAY!

19 posted on 03/13/2012 6:27:09 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I got rid of premium channels years ago.


20 posted on 03/13/2012 6:28:20 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Leroy S. Mort

“U-Verse also carries HBO as a premium package just like Time Warner, don’t they?”

HBO for me on Time Warner isn’t a premium. It is part of my basic package. To get rid of HBO I have to get rid of Time Warner.


21 posted on 03/13/2012 6:31:57 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I’m already there ... DirecTV makes you pay quite a lot extra for HBO as it is, so for HBO I don’t shell out. Got me a mid-tier package.


22 posted on 03/13/2012 6:33:05 AM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I canceled HBO.

It would interesting to know how many subscriptions they lost


23 posted on 03/13/2012 6:36:02 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Perdogg

Netflix has the GOT and BW dvds available to rent. I watch all my tv that way.


24 posted on 03/13/2012 6:37:35 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: EQAndyBuzz

HBO is twelve channel of nothing but Bill Maher and God awful rot gut crap movies and pervert shows.

Not only would I not pay for it, I would not watch it if they paid me to.

The same can be said for all premium movie channels, except possibly for Starz, which avoids the lame soft core porn garbage, but still plays nothing but crap movies.

The answer is Netflix.

Why watch someone else’s play list when you can watch your own for so very much cheaper?

Pretty much the same for I-Pod and radio. I make my own music play list, and I do not ever listen to commerical music radio.


25 posted on 03/13/2012 6:37:42 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Perdogg
"I would get rid of HBO if it weren’t for “Game of Thrones” and “Boardwalk Empire”."

I just wait for their interesting looking series to come out on DVD or digital download. I bought season one of "Boardwalk Empire" and was quite dissapointed. It was OK but didn't come close to living up to the hype. JMHO.

26 posted on 03/13/2012 6:37:57 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Perdogg

Got to agree with that — my two favorites, Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire.


27 posted on 03/13/2012 6:46:43 AM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: varina davis

They’re alright, but True Blood is waaaaaaay better.... Seeing Sookie Stackhouse restores my faith in women....


28 posted on 03/13/2012 6:54:13 AM PDT by Schwaeky (The Republic--Shall be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure Society!)
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To: Mich Patriot

I find that TV in general is pushing the gay agenda it seems like every show has to have the funny gay person.


29 posted on 03/13/2012 6:55:18 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing their idiot.)
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To: cuban leaf

We haven’t had TV in our house in about 7 years. Now when I see TV I get a really creepy vibe.


30 posted on 03/13/2012 6:57:37 AM PDT by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: Perdogg

Blu-Rays of both will continue to be released - $42 (or less) if you can delay gratification that long.


31 posted on 03/13/2012 7:02:16 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: logitech

—Now when I see TV I get a really creepy vibe.—

Same here. It is almost like you are watching “evil” blossom. In everything. It’s a foreign culture to me now.


32 posted on 03/13/2012 7:03:17 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

kill the Tv. I haven’t had outside tv in over 5 years. Miss my football a bit, but overall, it is a better living environment and I have more time on my hands.


33 posted on 03/13/2012 7:38:22 AM PDT by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
http://www.parentstv.org/ptc/cable/main.asp

There was a push for the politicians to not side with the entertainment lobbyist, but rather families, and allow people to be able to choose the channels they want and pay for only them. I think it's caught up in court. The the left and right don't want the steady flow of money from the media lobbyist to stop. I have seen so many politicians “talk” about the anti-family and anti-christian tv, but don't do anything about it. The media corrupts our children's minds and yet so many conservatives say the economy is most important issue. Not what their children are being taught in school or on TV.... I was lambasted for saying there ARE things more important than money. Our children heart and soul.

34 posted on 03/13/2012 7:39:07 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Durus

kill the tv


35 posted on 03/13/2012 7:39:07 AM PDT by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
HBO for me on Time Warner isn’t a premium. It is part of my basic package. To get rid of HBO I have to get rid of Time Warner.

Hmm. Interesting. Most every price sheet I've seen from TW has HBO (and all other premiums) at $15 extra per month. In what market do they include it in basic? Just curious.

36 posted on 03/13/2012 7:40:43 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: RoadGumby
I only watch about 5 shows on a semi-regular basis (I dvr stuff and watch it while eating dinner). Why kill it?
37 posted on 03/13/2012 7:45:05 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I never get to participate in these boycotts, because I’m never a subscriber to the things we are supposed to stop subscribing to.

I only have HBO occasionally, when they make a free 3-month offer. They haven’t done that recently.


38 posted on 03/13/2012 7:47:43 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Schwaeky

Read the books! They are so much better than the horrible TV adaption you will never watch it again.


39 posted on 03/13/2012 7:49:42 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Schwaeky

I think the woman who plays the US Atty on Boardwalk Empire is kind of hot. Maybe she will be featured more next season since Paz De La Huerta was cut loose.


40 posted on 03/13/2012 7:53:14 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Durus

Why HAVE it? Most of the programming is nothing but trash anyway. The cost for satellite or cable is overblown. The time spent in front of the idiot box is better spent in other activities.

The positives of a tv-less life far outweigh any illusory ‘positives’ of what passes for entertainment today.


41 posted on 03/13/2012 8:17:39 AM PDT by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: Mich Patriot
Comcast gave me free HBO for six months, but I cancelled it after two. I couldn't stand the constant gay agenda bombardment...even at "free", it was a poor value.

When we first got cable in the 80s, we had HBO, Cinemax and Showtime.

HBO had movies, Cinemax had softcore porn and Showtime was all gay all day.

42 posted on 03/13/2012 8:36:40 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Didn’t HBO fund and show first “The Sopranos”???
Talk abt a misogynist show...
though I’m sure some guys didn’t mind it, the way women were treated in that show, whether it was “real life” or not, was disgusting...


43 posted on 03/13/2012 8:50:06 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I dropped HBO 6 months ago.


44 posted on 03/13/2012 9:00:24 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Perdogg; Durus; LoveUSA
I would get rid of HBO if it weren’t for “Game of Thrones” and “Boardwalk Empire”.

There's always teh Torrentz.

45 posted on 03/13/2012 9:00:24 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

We’ve all been conned and hoodwinked.

Remember pay TV, commercial free we were all told about 30 years ago?

You’re now paying to watch endless commercials on television, which have already been paid for.


46 posted on 03/13/2012 9:03:58 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: kingu

Time Warner/HBO still gets a vig.


47 posted on 03/13/2012 9:12:08 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I’ll bet HBO is on both packages soooo....not sure it matters other then you saved money. congrats.

My vanity:

If “you” spend money on cable and yet cant at least match that as a contribution to a charity or church...then decide which is more edifying and pick one payment each month. If you are going above and beyond then my warmest regards to you.


48 posted on 03/13/2012 10:40:28 AM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Yes, you have a point about “hating women”. Rome was a great series but they used the C word so many times, my wife refused to watch it with me.


49 posted on 03/13/2012 11:21:04 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Durus
I only watch about 5 shows on a semi-regular basis (I dvr stuff and watch it while eating dinner). Why kill it?

I agree. I enjoy the History Channel, Discovery ID, the Military Channel and the Sportsman Channel.

50 posted on 03/13/2012 11:28:04 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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