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    Arlen Specter: bought and paid for by Comcast
    Posted by Kevin on Feb 1, 2008 @ 19:22
    Specter�s Super Bowl Spoiler?

    It�s just two days before Superbowl Sunday, but Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Arlen Specter held a press conference today to rail against National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell. Specter is criticizing the NFL�s investigation of the New England Patriots after it was discovered early this season that they�d taped the Jets� defensive signals during games.

    Is the recession over already? How else can one explain a U.S. Senator injecting himself into Super Bowl week to stir up an alleged controversy that the 4,500+ credentialed members of the press somehow missed. Spygate is old news. What happened to the tape is even more obscure news. Nary a word about the fate of the spygate tape was raised this week, until today.

    This isn�t just another shameless pol looking for free pub. This isn�t about a bitter Philadelphia Eagles fan still smarting over the Pats Superbowl victory a couple years back. No, this is all about the NFL�s battle with the cable companies over the NFL Network. Specter chose today, the day of the NFL Commissioner�s annual state of the league press conference. That is no coincidence. Specter is trying to publicly browbeat the commish on this Pats issue to gain concessions for his big campaign contributers from Comcast.

    It�s not often that a Washington politician is so brazen in their efforts to do the bidding of special interests. Usually, they just add some language in a bill before anyone notices. That�s how the game has been played in Washington for years. Arlen Specter raised, or lowered depending on your perspective, the bar for shamless pandering today.

    Does he really think people will believe this is about spygate? I think old Arlen has been drinking too much of that Comcast Kool-Aid, he�s under the impression that the public will be fooled. Not everyone is as slow as The Slowsky�s
    ARLEN SPECTER (R-PA) Top Contributors

    1) Blank Rome LLP: $258,550

    2) Comcast Corp: $101,750

    I wonder if somebody at Comcast already has another check in the mail?

     
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    "I know, I'm paying $6 extra a month for it.� So, if Specter is goingafter Goodell to make MORE money for Comcast, then he's barking up theWRONG tree.

    So what concessions is he trying to gain?"

    Yes, you're paying 6 bucks for it. The NFL doesn't want you to have to pay extra for it. They want it part of the basic tier. You pay stupid amounts per channel for dumb stuff like lifetime and other channels you don't watch. I don't have the breakdown here in front of me, but I've seen it. The NFL channel costs less per subscriber than channels on your basic tier cost that you'll never watch.



     
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    The NFL Network used to be on the basic tier (free). Then Comcast moved it to the sports tier. The NFL wants it brought back to being on the basic tier (free). You really are not very informed, are you?

    That's what the whole battle is about. Google it, and read up, if you're so out of the loop, which I guess you are.
     
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    Oh, and lower the freaking font size. You look like some monkey who doesn't kow how to use the internet.
     
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    We're talking about sports here. Put down the scotch and go to bed.
     
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    It's a typo jackas*. Get over yourself. We're Patriots fans.... supposed to be on the same side here.
     
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    You're a rare breed of ####. Cheers! You take the cake. Not only do you not have a knowledge of what you are talking about in this discussion, you've pulled out the last resort of internet banter: spelling and grammar! Because when you just seem like an #### who knows nothing: at least you can point out a missing comma, or mistaken keystroke! Way to go!
     
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    The ### were meant to read dooshbag (phonetic) and azz (phonetic) respectively.
     
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    "Just so you know, spelling and grammar are important: they can be thedifference between getting a project funded or not having it funded by,say, the NIH.� A lot of the medications you take are funded in part bythe NIH at one time or other."

    Well if that's the case: why have you mispelled the word "imply" and the pronoun "Giants"?

     
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    Yes, go ahead. Edit your posts and clean it all up. Like it never happened! What an a** you are.
     
  11. You have chosen to ignore posts from ebuddha. Show ebuddha's posts

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    But you know you did it. So, why the animosity? Just admit you're an uniformed sh**t disturber, and go surf some porn.
     
  12. You have chosen to ignore posts from ebuddha. Show ebuddha's posts

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    Game, set, match. I've hit the nerve. G'night, princess.
     
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    You're just an uniformed blowhard! Come with ONE FACT! JUST ONE!!!!!! Whatever you're drinking, I'll take two.
     
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    Actually I think I've got it. You're a republican diehard. Which is fine, I'm independant and vote republican on occasion. But really, just because he's Republican, doesn't mean he needs defending. Especially when you really are dead wrong. He is a Comcast sympathizer. Get over it.
     
  15. You have chosen to ignore posts from ebuddha. Show ebuddha's posts

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    Yes, I want some quotes. Some context even! Just a little! Paraphrasing maybe? SOMETHING!
     
  16. You have chosen to ignore posts from ebuddha. Show ebuddha's posts

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    Qualifying myself here.....


    Me: IT, 125k+. (depending on bonuses)
    Wife: School teacher, 48k.

    Homeowners, parents (2 kids).

    Me: 35
    Wife: 37
     
  17. You have chosen to ignore posts from ebuddha. Show ebuddha's posts

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    Well, since you think I'm living at home with my mother: Just thought I'd let you know I'm an average guy who loves his sports and is well informed. Not somebody living in Mom's basement.
     
  18. You have chosen to ignore posts from ebuddha. Show ebuddha's posts

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    Yea. Painfully average. Sadly.
     
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    Out of curiosity, what were you and the Mrs. pulling down on your mid thirties?
     
  20. You have chosen to ignore posts from ebuddha. Show ebuddha's posts

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    Oh that's right, you're on a second marriage? Less than ten years with a grand child. Seems things didn't work out so well first time around?
     
  21. You have chosen to ignore posts from ebuddha. Show ebuddha's posts

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    Well it depends, can you beat a 180k or so a year joint income that's on the rise? If yes, I'll trade.
     
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    Did you not say earlier your wife of less than ten years was in California visting a grandchild or something?
     
  23. You have chosen to ignore posts from ebuddha. Show ebuddha's posts

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    Guess you haven't reaped much from all those equations you've committed to memory you're so proud of. Maybe you should've spent more time playing with computers like me.
     
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    "Which is exactly why you are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO uninformed, myoriginal point about you.� You know obviously nothing of molecularmodeling."

    About as much as you know about pu**y, it seems.

     
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    I actually have a masters in English lit! What a waste of money it was. I ended up falling into IT. It was too much money to pass up. I could have been a school teacher, like my wife, whom I met in the Masters program. Or continued to the PhD and grinded that out. I chose happiness and money!
     
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