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(Sun Sentinel)   New law would limit the amount of hours television could be used to babysit children   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 33
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2014-01-29 10:25:09 AM
I was with you until the skim milk. Now we are mortal enemies.
 
2014-01-29 10:26:19 AM

Mangoose: I was with you until the skim milk. Now we are mortal enemies.


www.frolic-through-life.com
 
2014-01-29 10:26:30 AM
Best. Babbysatter. EVAR!

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2014-01-29 10:29:08 AM

Sapper_Topo: Best. Babbysatter. EVAR!

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Steve was real. Steve was great. Yay, STEVE!

/Fark Joe.
 
2014-01-29 10:30:47 AM

Mangoose: I was with you until the skim milk. Now we are mortal enemies.


Youngsters NEED whole milk. Skim is for adults.

/If your kid is overweight, exercise with your kid. And more water, less juice.
 
2014-01-29 10:34:26 AM

mama2tnt: Sapper_Topo: Best. Babbysatter. EVAR!

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Steve was real. Steve was great. Yay, STEVE!

/Fark Joe.


I wish I still had kids young enough to watch Blues Clues. But I would only let them watch Steve episodes. Joe sucks!
 
2014-01-29 10:35:01 AM
I am so happy that Broward County has solved all of its problems with homelessness, uninsured residents, crime, and lack of jobs that it can now spend the time and money to work on this issue.

/Pathetic... only in Florida would they be worried about this...
 
2014-01-29 10:36:33 AM
What is the proposed enforcement mechanism?
 
2014-01-29 10:38:18 AM
When I was a kid, Television was strictly controlled. We had plenty of books and Legos and outdoors to entertain us. As a kid, I was outraged that my mom wouldn't let me plonk down on the sofa after school like all my friends did. We got Saturday morning cartoons, and Walter was always on when dinner was being set up. But otherwise TV was a big no-no.

Now I understand her wisdom. The single channel I get now is all the old Cowboy shows and the crap that came out of the 60's and 70s that everyone seemed to think were so good. They're crap. Utter, unimaginative crap. It's like everyone on TV, especially the shiat that was common in the late 60s and early 70s, all the characters are seriously brain damaged. I look at the last shop I was in, with the super-fundie homeschooled kid I pretty much had to retrain every morning and I see Gilligian, only with less personality.

So I understand the thinking behind this, but I don't think legal incentives are going to do anything. What need to happen is people need to chuck their televisions in the farkin' garbage and go outside.
 
2014-01-29 10:39:12 AM
I second the Almond milk.
 
2014-01-29 10:39:13 AM

mama2tnt: And more water, less juice.

sodapop
 
2014-01-29 10:40:09 AM

Deathfrogg: What need to happen is people need to chuck their televisions in the farkin' garbage and go outside.


This
 
2014-01-29 10:41:41 AM
Keep them home where they'll get a full day's worth of television.
 
2014-01-29 10:46:33 AM
But how will kids ever learn to sit quietly at their desks for 8hours a day.
 
2014-01-29 10:59:23 AM
Came to post my disapproval of skim milk. Glad I'm not alone.
 
2014-01-29 11:03:53 AM
There is the "nap time" thing. According to the article "the children should be more active, get more physical activity, and be more active. Except at nap time". Seriously, that's what it said.
 
2014-01-29 11:07:32 AM
Martin Tupper inconsolable
 
2014-01-29 11:16:03 AM

Deathfrogg: So I understand the thinking behind this, but I don't think legal incentives are going to do anything. What need to happen is people need to chuck their televisions in the farkin' garbage and go outside.


Read the article, this is legal control of daycare not parents. Which is certainly something the government can control.
 
2014-01-29 11:20:00 AM

Fano: But how will kids ever learn to sit quietly at their desks for 8hours a day.


You're winnar
 
2014-01-29 11:20:35 AM
a far friend mother told her boy and step son NO T.V.
found them in the barn comparing "parts"
so i say MORE T.V. !!!
 
2014-01-29 11:24:39 AM
TV at a daycare? NO. Seriously, no.

I'm not old and curmudgeonly enough to to go on about this, but even when I was little we only had TVs wheeled in on carts for movies. Well, we had projectors and filmstrips as well, but it was not an every day occurrence.
 
2014-01-29 11:25:35 AM

Deathfrogg: When I was a kid, Television was strictly controlled. We had plenty of books and Legos and outdoors to entertain us. As a kid, I was outraged that my mom wouldn't let me plonk down on the sofa after school like all my friends did. We got Saturday morning cartoons, and Walter was always on when dinner was being set up. But otherwise TV was a big no-no.

Now I understand her wisdom. The single channel I get now is all the old Cowboy shows and the crap that came out of the 60's and 70s that everyone seemed to think were so good. They're crap. Utter, unimaginative crap. It's like everyone on TV, especially the shiat that was common in the late 60s and early 70s, all the characters are seriously brain damaged. I look at the last shop I was in, with the super-fundie homeschooled kid I pretty much had to retrain every morning and I see Gilligian, only with less personality.

So I understand the thinking behind this, but I don't think legal incentives are going to do anything. What need to happen is people need to chuck their televisions in the farkin' garbage and go outside.


To be fair, television back in the day wasn't quite the crack it is now.  There was no Nick Jr. or PBS Kids or similar channels that cater exclusively to kids.  At best, out of the dozen or so stations you could get, maybe half of them showed two or three hours of children's programming each day, Saturday morning being the notable exception.

My mom didn't have to limit my television.  I didn't want to watch Merv Griffin or soap operas during the day or the news or All in the Family at night.  The whole family watched The Waltons and The Brady Bunch but more often than not, there wasn't anything on worth watching and too often the reception was wonky anyway.

/had many epic battles with toy soldiers
//built whole universes with Legos.
///rode my bike everywhere
////now get off my lawn
 
2014-01-29 11:43:36 AM
That guy with the dead dog might be outside.
 
2014-01-29 11:56:36 AM
Excessive TV??  This is Florida we are talking about... better than using chloroform.
 
2014-01-29 12:03:22 PM
Save us from ourselves, Floriduh local gummint. You're our only hope.
 
2014-01-29 12:13:27 PM
Enough of this 'law-shiat' .. time to start shooting law-makers.

WE GOT ENOUGH LAWS YOU TURD KNOCKERS
 
2014-01-29 12:15:32 PM

qorkfiend: What is the proposed enforcement mechanism?


Spankings.  In front of the kids.
 
2014-01-29 12:18:38 PM

uncleacid: That guy with the dead dog might be outside.


WORST. THREAD.EVAR
 
2014-01-29 12:55:07 PM

Nick Nostril: Save us from ourselves, Floriduh local gummint. You're our only hope.


I used to live in Las Vegas, and I fought every day care my son was in over the intense length of time they used television as a crutch- I grew tired of hearing 'the 'teachers' need a break, too', and didn't care to be pointed out that most of them *downsized* their staff, which would have taken care of the problem if they'd been left employed.  This is a pretty big beef with many parents who pay a hefty sum for what the day cares call 'enriching environments', so I don't really see a huge problem with someone in 'Floriduh' tackling it.
 
2014-01-29 01:21:37 PM

payattention: I am so happy that Broward County has solved all of its problems with homelessness, uninsured residents, crime, and lack of jobs that it can now spend the time and money to work on this issue.

/Pathetic... only in Florida would they be worried about this...


I bet you're just mad that New York didn't think of this first, aren't you?
 
2014-01-29 01:24:00 PM

sbchamp: Martin Tupper inconsolable


/thread over
 
2014-01-29 01:37:14 PM
It better not be less than 18 years.
 
2014-01-29 01:58:41 PM

Mangoose: I was with you until the skim milk. Now we are mortal enemies.


I was about to type this same sentence. I drink 2% but nothing less than that.

/disdain of skim milk is the only reason i posted in this thread.
 
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