Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

A bottomless pit

EDITOR:

Jennifer Forsberg Meyer had a very interesting editorial in the Oct. 28 paper about girls and sex. I have never seen or heard of the program “Girls,” luckily. I can only empathize with her, never having been a female but I, too, can share her perplexity at what is occurring in today’s society.

As an example, I was idly tuning my TV across the hundreds of channels available on my satellite service and I came across a group of programs aimed at the young people of today. These are not porn channels (supposedly) but are channels programmed to appeal to young people. I stopped at one sitcom involving a group of 20 to 25-year-olds discussing a question, of some subject or other, that was not being settled one way or the other. Someone suggested that one of the people not in the discussion be asked his opinion. Someone said that he was in the next room so they all moved into the other room. The camera view in the other room showed a girl bent over a table facing the camera with a blank look on her face. Her skirt was up around her waist and the boy behind her appeared to be involved in what Jennifer described as “the most intimate physical act there is.” The boy looks up at the group entering the room, stops his motions, then answers the question that the group was pondering. The group goes back to the first room and the boy continues his activity.

The girl continued to stare vapidly toward the camera without entering the conversation or a change of expression. Not only was I stunned at this rude display on TV, in the prime time slot, but I questioned, in my mind, what the girl on the table was supposed to be getting out of the encounter. I am also not a prude but fail to see what redeeming value that program had. It was just plain crude.

Television today is a bottomless pit with very little positive value. It is getting even worse with all the personal communicating devices allowing the exchange of this type of material on a personal level. Is it any wonder that we have a monumental problem with our young people with this trash being presented as normal?

There should be a public outcry to the TV industry and a boycotting of any commercial advertisers associated with this programming. I certainly don’t watch or support these channels. I applaud Jennifer for writing about her concerns from her perspective.

BYRON MOBUS
Cameron Park

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Discussion | 17 comments

  • robertdnollOctober 29, 2013 - 6:26 pm

    disturbing

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  • Paddy O'furnitureNovember 25, 2013 - 7:01 am

    I'll leave the public outcry for others while I make my private outcry-dont own a teevee. I started my child rearing days without one 25 years ago. I'd never raise kids in front of one.

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  • Oh BrotherNovember 25, 2013 - 7:51 am

    Yep - don't stick your children, grandchildren and some adults in front of the boob tube...it makes them stupid...they start believing what they are seeing and the drivel they "talk" about.

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  • cookie65November 25, 2013 - 9:16 am

    The election of obama is proof. The American Idol pResident.

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  • cookie65November 25, 2013 - 9:25 am

    Phil, I read last week that the book 50 shades of gray found in local libraries has been tested and they have found traceable amounts of the herpes virus on most every copy they have tested.

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  • cookie65November 25, 2013 - 9:21 am

    The smut peddlers of the American left in hollyweird and the rest of the leftist controlled media complex including FOX, is a direct reflection of the severely limited vision, intellect and imagination. Rome revisited. They called it bread and circuses. It isn't just the audience that pays for what passes for entertainment. It is a little rough on the animals as well. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/feature/

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  • cookie65November 25, 2013 - 9:54 am

    http://www.torontosun.com/2013/11/18/library-copies-of-50-shades-of-grey-contains-herpes-cocaine-tests-find

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  • jesus christNovember 25, 2013 - 10:59 am

    OMG Cookie now I know u get ur info from something crazy! U think they tested books for the herpes virus. What one of ur government agencies does that?

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  • cookie65November 25, 2013 - 12:50 pm

    j. Christ, our government has spent money to study why chimps throw poop. http://moneymorning.com/2012/02/22/why-chimps-throw-poop-and-17-other-examples-of-government-waste/

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 25, 2013 - 1:35 pm

    Cookie, here's an interesting one. ~~~ LINK - Driver Arrested in Ohio for Secret Car Compartment Full of Nothing

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  • cookie65November 25, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    That is priceless stuff Phil. And to think we actually have to try and convince people on this and other sites that our freedoms a systematically being stripped. They prove that freedoms aren't taken, they are relinquished. Did you see the fine assessed against the wind energy farm for killing eagles? $1 million passed on to the rate payers. http://www.myfoxny.com/story/24050658/guilty-plea-in-bird-deaths-at-wind-farms-a-first

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  • Tom GibneyNovember 25, 2013 - 4:57 pm

    Apparently, Jesus here was probably one of the poop throwing monitors and due to being in too close a proximity of the test, has suffered some sort of mental disability. Does Obamacare cover that? Or is the cure watching reruns of Miley Cyrus twerking? Stay tuned for more vacant comments from the Jesus with the Che Guevara T shirt...just saying...

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  • cookie65November 26, 2013 - 10:07 am

    Tom Gibney, being a poop throwing chimp monitor is simple. Just tune into pmsnbc.

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  • rodNovember 25, 2013 - 11:06 am

    Was just reading about the “New State of Jefferson”. A serious attempt by northern CA and Southern OR counties (13 in all) focused on a NEW STATE! And they’re making headway! “ Asked if there was a law in particular passed in Sacramento that spurred them to dream of a new state”. “For me personally it was the transgender bathroom law. That was one of the ones that made me go ‘absolutely ridiculous,’” Brown said. “The child transgender law. I don’t think there are 10 people in almost a million people in the State of Jefferson that agree with that piece of trash,” Baird said. http://fox40.com/2013/11/21/campaign-for-51st-state-has-legs-northern-california/#ixzz2lYP9Qy5b

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  • cookie65November 25, 2013 - 12:46 pm

    Rod, the state of Jefferson goes way back. My great Grandmother was involved in the original push for it.

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  • Robert Van GilderNovember 26, 2013 - 3:41 pm

    I'm no IT guy, that's for sure. But most Televisions have an "on/off" button-switch-plug pull outta wall---things, don't they?

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  • Tom GibneyNovember 26, 2013 - 3:54 pm

    Yes indeed. Unfortunately though, there is a sub par mindset that is unaware of that thing-a-ma-jig. Then there are those who just have to watch a train wreck.

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