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Thousands Pack Convention Center for Cheap Utilities

There are 33 comments on the NBC 4 Washington, DC story from Sep 30, 2008, titled Thousands Pack Convention Center for Cheap Utilities. In it, NBC 4 Washington, DC reports that:

More than 5,000 residents attended the Joint Utility Discount Day at the Washington Convention Center Tuesday to get discounted utility services and help paying their bills.

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DMA from Washington DC

Washington, DC

#27 Oct 1, 2008
fed up with the mess wrote:
The elderly should be in the front of the lines. Everyone else needs to get a job.
True the elderly should get assistance first. You or any of us could loose our jobs at any time and need help paying our bills. I can almost bet a lot of those people were embarrassed to be there but guess what when you have mouths to feed and the income you make with everything going up, you put your pride aside and do what you have to do to survive. But you being so high and mighty would probably go without then to show up to ask for help.
Talking Dogs

United States

#28 Oct 1, 2008
It's called "living within your means." A plasma TV in every room of the house and running the AC set to 60 degrees all summer is going to suck up a lot of electricity. If you're on welfare or even if you have a labor or retail job but it doesn't pay much, then don't expect to live like the millionaire pimps you see on MTV Cribs. Can't pay the water bill, but you paid $2000 for those ridiculous rims on your midnight-purple Escalade. Then you want the taxpayers to pay your utility bills.
Guess What

Washington, DC

#29 Oct 1, 2008
Talking Dogs wrote:
It's called "living within your means." A plasma TV in every room of the house and running the AC set to 60 degrees all summer is going to suck up a lot of electricity. If you're on welfare or even if you have a labor or retail job but it doesn't pay much, then don't expect to live like the millionaire pimps you see on MTV Cribs. Can't pay the water bill, but you paid $2000 for those ridiculous rims on your midnight-purple Escalade. Then you want the taxpayers to pay your utility bills.
So this is how black people live huh? We all have low paying jobs, rims on our escalades and plasma TV's in each room?
Talking Dogs

United States

#30 Oct 1, 2008
Guess What wrote:
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So this is how black people live huh? We all have low paying jobs, rims on our escalades and plasma TV's in each room?
I said nothing about black. I'm black. But I don't try to live above my income level. And, I pay my bills without asking the government for help. It has nothing to do with race. It has to do with responsibility.****, asking for help with the water bill is nothing compared to the $700 billion the rich white bankers are asking for. Same problem - living above their means.
Diplomat

Gaithersburg, MD

#31 Oct 2, 2008
Isn't there a mail-in application system like in civilized jurisdictions?
fed up with the mess

United States

#32 Oct 2, 2008
Jazmine wrote:
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YOU HAVE LOST YOUR Mind.. that is far from the truth.. you are crazy.
you must be black and miserable.
who has expensive cars.. and cant pay utilies?
who?
you were wrong for that..
whites love trialers..and sometimes they cant pay there bills wassup with that..
you are soo wrong.. omg.
Lots of folks live high on the hog and can't pay their bills.
fed up with the mess

United States

#33 Oct 2, 2008
juice wrote:
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shut up you dumb **** bytch.. i hate you..
whites go through mess too...deep mess.
go crawl up in a closet and die
A mind is a terrible thing to waste...what mind? A ghetto mind is useless.
Washington DC

Suitland, MD

#34 Oct 2, 2008
The Obama channel

Channel 73 on the Dish Network is now The Obama Channel.

Obama's media buying strategy has been marked by a willingness to work the angles and to try to pick up a few votes at the margins. The decision to go to everything from extensive radio buys to odd-hour infomercials reflects the fact that the campaign media buyers spend a lot of time thinking about how much persuasion any given dollar can buy, and given a very cheap format late night cable channels that need filler, for instance will settle for a thimblefull of persuasion.

The satellite channel is the latest of these marginal gambits: Three readers from different parts of the country email that Channel 073-00 on the Dish Network is now labeled OBAMA.("What is up with Sen. Obama having his own channel?" asks a St. Louis reader.) The channel plays his two-minute ad laying out his economic plan on a loop, over and over.

The only explanation: The media buyers think they can reach enough people per dollar to make it worth the odd buy.

The channel's appearance has provoked scorn and alarm on conservative blogs, though, and some discussion on a forum for Satellite TV aficionados, where one user writes that a Dish Network executive e-mailed to reassure the user that it "is paid advertising by the Obama campaign and is not an endorsement of Sen. Obama by DISH Network" and will broadcast through Nov. 4.

"DISH Network Channel 73 is paid advertising by the Obama campaign and is not an endorsement of Senator Obama by DISH Network. DISH Network made the same offer to the McCain campaign, an offer that remains open," Dish Network spokesman Parker McConachie emailed Politico.

UPDATE: Thursday, viewers said, the Obama channel started airing a wider variety of Obama content than just his two-minute ad, including other ads and the video that introduced him at the Democratic National Convention.

"Remember this when trying to afford your bills this winter. Money spent to elect politicians is outragious."
I HATEFEDUPSHESUCK S

Gaithersburg, MD

#35 Oct 2, 2008
fed up with the mess wrote:
<quoted text>A mind is a terrible thing to waste...what mind? A ghetto mind is useless.
you would know this...
Joe-Oakton

Woodbridge, VA

#36 Oct 2, 2008
The average DC high school graduate is only literate enough to fill out welfare forms and learn how to scam the system.

The Liberals make them feel better about demanding the handouts by calling them, entitlements.

Like the old saying goes. That which you subsidize, multiplies. It's also how the Demorats buy votes!
Mascara

Gaithersburg, MD

#37 Oct 7, 2008
Joe-Oakton wrote:
The average DC high school graduate is only literate enough to fill out welfare forms and learn how to scam the system.
The Liberals make them feel better about demanding the handouts by calling them, entitlements.
Like the old saying goes. That which you subsidize, multiplies. It's also how the Demorats buy votes!
no true at all..
Joe-Oakton

Woodbridge, VA

#38 Oct 7, 2008
Mascara wrote:
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no true at all..
No True? Gee, Who taught you how to speak and write in english? The DC public school system? LOL
fed up with the mess

United States

#39 Oct 8, 2008
I HATEFEDUPSHESUCKS wrote:
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you would know this...
Talking about you.

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