Dripping, Dripping, Dripping

Ever since yesterday, that’s what the sky has been doing. Sometimes it would get a little heavier and other times it would almost completely stop. It’s been a gloomy day. Tonight isn’t supposed to be any better. Tomorrow has thunderbolts shooting out of the clouds. At least that will break the monotony a little.

In spite of the weather, my nurse friend came over as planned. My shot is usually on Monday but since I was otherwise occupied yesterday, we agreed to do it today. She said maybe we should look at shooting me in the legs so my arms won’t get lumpy. I told her I’m not out to win any beauty contests.

After she left, I got busy on the rest of my day. There’s been nothing noteworthy. Just routine stuff, mostly.

My sister and I did email back and forth about tomorrow night’s debate. CNBC has made it very clear that there will be no one watching that doesn’t have a subscription to a paid service. “Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate” is effectively shutting out a large portion of potential viewers. Since I choose not to spend my money on satellite TV (the only thing available here), I can’t watch. That is, I can’t watch unless I opt for CNBC Pro‘s free trial and cancel before the week is up. Or I can hope someone uploads the debate to youtube so I can watch it after the fact.

Our other sister has the Dish so she’ll be able to watch if she so desires. She hasn’t weighed in either way so I don’t know how much interest she has in it. With 10 candidates, I’m sure there will be somewhat of a free-for-all (except for the viewers).

I posted this on Facebook and I’d like to ask anyone reading this to participate.

For all you CordCutters (and people who know us) out there, tell CNBC we should be given access to the debate tomorrow night. Click on http://cnbcllca.custhelp.com/app/ask, then after filling in your info, select CNBC Watch Live as the category, then Provide Feedback/Suggestions for the sub-category. Make the argument a good one for people who aren’t subscribers to one of the services they require to Watch Live during the debate. It should be free for everyone. CNN listened the second time around.

I was supposed to get a reply within 24 hours but I guess no one’s listening. Maybe if we yell loudly enough…

Cuz hasn’t felt good today. She took the van to the shop and found that the problem was only a couple of loose wires. I hope she wasn’t charged. She said I’ve spoiled the Catz. They won’t eat out of a communal pan any more. She has containers lined up and puts food in each one. It does make it more interesting.

The day is done and so am I. I had pasta with marinara sauce for supper and I’m not sure that was a good choice.

4 Responses to Dripping, Dripping, Dripping

  1. Lila October 28, 2015 at 8:57 am #

    I did as you suggested and let CNBC have my opinion that I feel they are discriminating, and that those who can watch the debate are not the only ones entitled to vote.

    I wonder how they are able to do this? Do they buy the rights to air the debate? Think I’ll pose that question on Google and see what comes up.

    • Tommie October 28, 2015 at 11:42 am #

      Thanks for letting them know how you feel.

      CNBC is a subscription service so they can do what they want. They aren’t beholden to anyone.

  2. Mary Jane October 28, 2015 at 8:40 pm #

    That channel is not included in the cheapest package, which is the one the sister has!

    • Tommie October 28, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

      That’s strange. One of CNBC’s arguments was that it is included in all of the packages offered. Hmmmmmmm.

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