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Democratic Club (of Sun City AZ) October 2014 News

Updated on October 27, 2014

Join Us at the Holiday Party!

Shirley McAllister will be accepting dues for the 2015 year and dinner reservations for the Gala Holiday party. Please contact Shirley McAllister at sunmacaz@cox.net or 623-556-6777to make reservations. Or send reservations and checks to Shirley McAl
Shirley McAllister will be accepting dues for the 2015 year and dinner reservations for the Gala Holiday party. Please contact Shirley McAllister at sunmacaz@cox.net or 623-556-6777to make reservations. Or send reservations and checks to Shirley McAl | Source
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Holiday Party Reservations.....

Shirley McAllister will be accepting dues for the 2015 year and dinner reservations for the Gala Holiday party. Please contact Shirley McAllister at sunmacaz@cox.net or 623-556-6777to make reservations. Or send reservations and checks to Shirley McAllister at 9520 W. Greenway Road, Sun City, AZ85351. Be sure to state dinner preference.

VOTE!

November Meeting

There will be a regular November meeting of the Sun City Democratic Party at Fairway on Thursday, November 6. Come for the social half hour at 6 pm. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm

We will be electing officers for 2015.

Would you like to serve? You are needed to help serve the Sun City Democratic Club. This is an excellent chance to help the truth and our values spread in Arizona. This is an admirable thing to do with your retirement; Make the world better!

Other general business will be discussed. Bring ideas for programs that you would like to see at future meetings. And, oh yes, welcome back Snow Birds!


Meeting Topics

There will be no specific speaker at the meeting. There will be selected topics to discuss.

We will also cover the election in November. Who won and what won will be reviewed. Bring your thoughts on how the vote will effect the country.


President Obama's Current Address

Political Advert Season Particularly Soul Sucking this Year

So, how many of you are sick and tired of the outrageous political advertising on television this year? We are becoming experts at muting our television. We have quit watching news some nights. On the positive side we discovered that we like the PBS News Hour at 10 pm.

I have also sent notices to each station via their Facebook pages regarding our discontent with the advertisements. Yes, I called those political hate advertisements soul sucking. To the credit of Channel 5, they answered me. They were the only station to respond. Channel 5 also has let the comment remain on the page and that has caused many other people to agree they are sickened by these hateful ads. They (channel 5) answered that the news room has no control over advertisement content.

You too may contact the stations regarding these advertisements. The audience is all important to the ratings of these stations.

The stations are in a peculiar business paradoxical place. They are making a great deal of money from the unbridled political hate buys. They are taking a great deal of complaints from the public who may (or may not) be just tuning out. More money but lessening audience? When the audience lessens the value of advertising dwindles.

The stations are riding a wave that is by its nature helping in the death of network television as it now exists.

Younger people are NOT watching commercial television like the generations before them did. They are streaming on their computer now. So, they are not inclined to watch network and local television anyway. Broadcast television needs to handle this situation. I don't think broadcast television will face up to nor make a plan to handle this problem anytime soon but their loss of audience numbers is looming due to streaming of content and the younger demographic's proclivity to stream and buy particular content. Interesting place for them to be in....

So, until the hate advertisement season is over, we are streaming Amazon.com, Netflix, HULU, Crackle and have over a thousand choices of content in the streaming world. We are finding delightful content that is devoid of political advertisements. We are beginning to understand why younger people are turning their backs on local, network, and satellite/cable television sources.

Who would have ever thought we would look forward to the return of the car lot commercials? No bull.

~Susan


P.S. AARP magazine has an excellent article on streaming this month. Here is a link to an article regarding streaming at a tipping point: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/streaming-entertainment-gets-serious-online-221000905.html;_ylt=AwrSbndWrU1UYXcAA2lXNyoA

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