The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months to June 12 — setting the stage for Congress to pass the proposal as early as Tuesday.Boo hoo.
Monday's Senate vote is a big victory for the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress, who have been pushing for a delay amid growing concerns that too many Americans won't be ready for the currently scheduled Feb. 17 changeover.
Obama earlier this month called for the transition date to be postponed after the Commerce Department hit a $1.34 billion funding limit for government coupons that consumers may use to help pay for digital TV converter boxes. The boxes, which generally cost between $40 and $80 each and can be purchased without a coupon, translate digital signals back into analog ones for older TVs.The luddite converter boxes can be purchased ANYWAY! RIGHT NOW! They are in stock! Stop pussyfooting around because people are TOO CHEAP!
Let me repeat Rule #1 for the dumasses in congress - when something is free, the demand will be unlimited.
Cowardly lemmings; all of them: This once-great nation had 4-year's notice to get their own shit together. No one has a right to television, especially not on my (our) dime.