The empty chairs at the Fox News channel is starting to make the guest speakers seem to have a lack of integrity. The big names that guest speak have not made up their mind on running for president and contracts are not bring renewed. Fox has terminated its contracts with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Senator Rick Santorum after the deadline for them to decide on presidential bids passed on the first of May. This is just another addition to the list of hopefuls as they have been on the fence since early March on if they should run or not. They had not been paid as they mulled presidential runs, but left them the option of returning to the network. The contract end seems that Gingrich is going to be running. We were surprised not to see him in the lineup for the first GOP debate for 2012. The vacant chair pool is further compounded by other fence sitter Mike Huckabee, who is a host of a Fox show, also has not made up his mind about a possible bid. This not out of the realm as Donald Trump is making NBC wait on the renewing of the Apprentice until he decides if he is going to run. Seventeen months to go and gentleman and ladies start your engines
The Big Love series finale was nonstop angst right to the end. When you look back over the five season of this show there was never too many happy moments. The Henrickson never had a moment where their world was not in turmoil even during celebration. We watched as they rode the wave all the way and fought every battle head on. We watched as Bill pushed the envelope time after time and tried to make a new road for polygamy. No matter what road they tried to take for the advancement the old demons always meet them along the way for sabotage. The best part about the series finale was when Bill Henrickson died it was not at the hand of Roman Grant, Albie Grant, Hollis Green, Bud Mayberry, his own wives, Frank Harlow, brother Joey or his wife Wanda, Rhonda Volmer, of the countless politicians, businessman and bankers he rubbed the wrong way. In the end what took Bill Henrickson was a simple dispute between neighbors. We were big fans of the show and often told people it is hard enough to have one wife imagine three. The show was ground breaking and more than likely the reason there can be a reality show sister wives having any interest. The show had run the course and never jumped the shark but there really nowhere to go based on how the fifth season was laid out.
When you can take a shot at CNN it is worth the post. The neilson ratings for the new Piers Morgan’s show are dropping to the obscure. Everyone thought it was going too alright and during the debut show on January 17 there was 2.1 million viewers that show did have Oprah Winfrey. Day two the rating dropped by 50% and before the month closed it dropped another 50% from that. We are going out on limb here but by the middle of next week it could dip below 500 thousand viewers. The lowest rated show so far had a couple of guests that automatically bring viewers and eye traffic of any male that just happens to scan by. The Thursday night show has two Kardashians girls talking about their breasts fake or real and sex tapes, could not bring eyeballs to the screen. We are going to give the show time but wonder how much CNN can hold on. Losing Larry King and his octogenarian following has made a replacement not only difficult but they might have to look at this choice as a loser based on the loss of audience. They thought they could move him right in and Larry King guests and audience would follow along this was a major over estimation.
FX makes the best free television. The only channel that compares is HBO that you pay for. The finale of Sons of Anarchy was the closing finale we had not expected. In past finales they leave a hanger that leaves you wanting more and waiting for a new season. This year was different they closed all the lose ends and delivered it all in a nice bow on top. It was the first finale where the guys actually pull off the perfect plan. The first season finale say them all going to jail, the second say Abel the son kidnapped and disappearing. This finale was a combination of both of those things with a twist. At one point you thought they were all headed back to jail and earlier you thought they lost the son for good. We do not need to spell it out as it was a finale for the ages reminiscent of a Sopranos finale where the people that cause the disruption weather they are righteous or evil pays the ultimate price in the end. This show has lifted itself to must see status to becoming one of the favorite shows around the office. When Rescue Me finishes up next year it will be the best show on free TV.
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Have you heard about the XDMA6630 from Dual Electronics? This is going to take your music pleasure to the next level. Let face it when it comes to listening to music in your car your CD player is so yesterday. Your sound system these days is being carried around in your pocket on your iPhone, iTouch, iPod, or Cell phone; this is where all your current music is stored. The XDMA6630 has high-speed functionality and is Bluetooth ready for connectivity. The front panel has a USB connection that can give you direct access and controls your Apple devices like iPod® and iPhone®. There is also a 3.5mm auxiliary input so any kind of MP3 players that outputs to head phones can be used. There are also 2-RCA preamp outputs so you could connect another device using that functionality. Most of the time this enough but Dual gave the mobile receiver a detachable face which is easy to read and use. If you have not seen it the unit features sleek and subtle contours accentuated by the 2-line black and white LCD. There is a wireless remote control included, and for a couple of bucks more you can add the accessibility of a steering wheel control interface when plugged in with the PAC-SWI-PS adapter. You can increase your cool factor by being the first to own the hot gift of the year. Finally, someone has taken music the way we listen to it back where it belongs in the driving experience. There is nothing better than a good song, open road, and the windows down.
It looks like the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing the first RIAA file sharing case. We hope that when the docket is set for the next session, the so-called “innocent infringer” case will be heard. The copyright infringement case pending before the justices was over the February decision ordering a university student to pay the RIAA $27,750for sharing 37 tracks at $750 a track when she was a high school cheerleader. There have been an estimated 20,000 individuals the RIAA has sued for file-sharing music. The petition to review the appellate court ruling challenge weighs whether the innocent-infringer defense to the Copyright Act’s minimum charge of $750 per track fine may apply to online file sharing. If you did not know the innocent infringer is someone who does not know she or he is committing copyright infringement. The chances are slim as the high court usually grants less than one percent of petitions sent to it. We think it is pretty hard to think that a person who is stealing music in the first place, does not know they are haring with others. We hate the RIAA for the way they went about crushing the little people to make a statement.
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Now that fall season approaches you have to have a Tivo. We want to let you know about TiVo Premiere, along with the new TiVo Slide remote, makes discovering this fall TV season’s best entertainment easier than ever. Not just Fall TV but show like Modern Family or Mad Men, the exclusive TiVo Search and TiVo Collections features can catch you up in a matter of clicks. Find upcoming episodes and entire previous seasons on Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand or Blockbuster On Demand*. You need to take back your TV time and this is the best way to do it. Everyone needs to control the time they watch TV and not let TV control their time. Right now you can Enter to Win a new TiVo Slide in the “30 Slides in 30 Days” Sweepstakes as TiVo is not just a DVR! Use TiVo search to find your favorite TV programs, movies and Web video wherever it is. Hurry because the sweepstakes ends on 9/22/10. Have you seen the Facebook Fan Page check it out and become a fan of TiVo on Facebook. We use TiVo for crazy Monday nights we like Rules of Engagment, the wire likes Dancing with the Starts and kids love Gossip Girl. We need to record two and watch one without Tivo we would be lost.
The Tea512 gang went to Slash at the House of Blues and to say it was a blast is an understatement. If you had ever seen Guns N Roses back in the day it was also a full throttle high octane show. There were a lot of moving parts and plenty to see. Looking back on that now the greatness of Slash might have been lost. This is not the case for the Slash solo show he tore it up and loud. The two hour set contained songs from the new solo album, Slash’s Snakepit, Velvet Revolver and GNR classics. Halfway through the set he stood on the stage by himself and ripped up an ear splitting guitar solo with the trademark Godfather theme. To say it was the best show we have seen in years is not saying much as we have not seen any rock and roll bands. We say that because when you see a guy like Slash you realize what rock and roll used to be and what we are pretending it is today. If you get a chance to see Slash do not miss it, this is a show that when you wake up the next morning you were really glad you were there because it was everything rock and roll is supposed to be.
The best part of fall is Football. Today we get a full slate of NFL games, including a night tilt with America’s Team the Dallas Cowboys. We also can enjoy a double header tomorrow night on Monday night. This will include media darling’s fresh of hard knocks the New York Football Jets. We do not write much about sports unless some ridiculous happens. We know we probably could find something everyday but we pick and choose. We woke in a great mood just knowing they were going to lace them up today. It is great to see football return as it is also a sign to get to work. This is the time of year kids are back in school, vacations are over, and winter is staring us cold so hard work can begin. This means most of the work force is sitting back at the office and projects both capital and smaller can be planned. This might be the final piece that pushes the economy, stock market, and maybe even the job market. Spend the day in front of your TV and enjoy Americas true past time, college football Saturday and Professional football Sunday. We do not have to tell you we are ready for the football and let the games begin.