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Old 10-03-2005, 10:13 PM   #31
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Not at all, it is my responsibility to keep an eye on what he's watching and listening to. All I'm suggesting is that it would be great for Sirius to put something in place to help with that. But you're absolutely correct that in the end it's my, and only my, responsibility. No arguement here.

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Ha, that's great!! Even the religious channels may have adult content... I guess if they're broadcasting an exorcism it might happen. Can you imagine the ratings for that show?

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Old 10-04-2005, 03:32 PM   #33
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I really don't think many subscribers would really care to have someone tell them where they might hear "cursing", heaven forbid, but if it really concerns you maybe you should give customer service a call and I'm sure they could tell you.
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So your kid hears a dirty word. Oh my god! If he/she even notices the fact that they just heard a dirty word, just say, "he said a word that you are not to use in my home or in school. Understand?" I think people are WAYYYYYY too uptight about their kids nowadays. OMG, must shield little Johnny from the real world. Can't let him go out and play, he might get kidnapped, or ran over by a car. Can't let him watch TV or listen to the radio, he might hear something bad, even though he hears it at school anyway. I fear that we are raising a generation of little wussy children who have been sheltered their whole youth, and when they grow up they aren't ready for the real world. When I was a kid (and I'm not that old, I'm only 27) it wasn't like that. I never heard of some little kid's head exploding because he heard the word "fuck." I used to hear it all the time. In school, walking down the street, or anywhere. But you bet your sweet ass if I said it in front of my parents, they'd slap the shit out of me. And I'm glad they did.
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Old 10-04-2005, 06:26 PM   #35
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So your kid hears a dirty word. Oh my god! If he/she even notices the fact that they just heard a dirty word, just say, "he said a word that you are not to use in my home or in school. Understand?" I think people are WAYYYYYY too uptight about their kids nowadays. OMG, must shield little Johnny from the real world. Can't let him go out and play, he might get kidnapped, or ran over by a car. Can't let him watch TV or listen to the radio, he might hear something bad, even though he hears it at school anyway. I fear that we are raising a generation of little wussy children who have been sheltered their whole youth, and when they grow up they aren't ready for the real world. When I was a kid (and I'm not that old, I'm only 27) it wasn't like that. I never heard of some little kid's head exploding because he heard the word "fuck." I used to hear it all the time. In school, walking down the street, or anywhere. But you bet your sweet ass if I said it in front of my parents, they'd slap the shit out of me. And I'm glad they did.
When you have a 3 year make sure you tune in so that he can hear FUCK, FUCK, FUCK on the radio.

NO ONE is saying that the channels need to be censored.

All we want is a heads up.

You can listen to Talk Central and not her cursing, then you tune in with your kid in the car and there it is.

I don't understand why you guys get so uptight when someone says that wish that Sirius would add XL to the channel guide so that parents can know before they tune in.

I had no idea those two little letters on the channel guide would make your head explode.

Put XL on the channel guides then it's buyer beware.
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Can't let him go out and play, he might get kidnapped, or ran over by a car. Can't let him watch TV or listen to the radio, he might hear something bad, even though he hears it at school anyway. I fear that we are raising a generation of little wussy children who have been sheltered their whole youth, and when they grow up they aren't ready for the real world. When I was a kid (a
You obviously do not have kids yet. Being a foster parent and a therapist who used to work with teens in adolescent psychitric facilities, I have seen what happens when kids are exposed to too much adult information, too soon.

That being said, no an occasional curse word will not destroy a child. But why, as tx said, can't parents have warnings on the screen so they won't be surprised? Not everyone has a chance to look at a channel guide every time a radio is on.
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So your kid hears a dirty word. Oh my god! If he/she even notices the fact that they just heard a dirty word, just say, "he said a word that you are not to use in my home or in school. Understand?" I think people are WAYYYYYY too uptight about their kids nowadays. OMG, must shield little Johnny from the real world. Can't let him go out and play, he might get kidnapped, or ran over by a car. Can't let him watch TV or listen to the radio, he might hear something bad, even though he hears it at school anyway. I fear that we are raising a generation of little wussy children who have been sheltered their whole youth, and when they grow up they aren't ready for the real world. When I was a kid (and I'm not that old, I'm only 27) it wasn't like that. I never heard of some little kid's head exploding because he heard the word "fuck." I used to hear it all the time. In school, walking down the street, or anywhere. But you bet your sweet ass if I said it in front of my parents, they'd slap the shit out of me. And I'm glad they did.
When you have a 3 year make sure you tune in so that he can hear FUCK, FUCK, FUCK on the radio.

NO ONE is saying that the channels need to be censored.

All we want is a heads up.

You can listen to Talk Central and not her cursing, then you tune in with your kid in the car and there it is.

I don't understand why you guys get so uptight when someone says that wish that Sirius would add XL to the channel guide so that parents can know before they tune in.

I had no idea those two little letters on the channel guide would make your head explode.

Put XL on the channel guides then it's buyer beware.
Oh, Tex, I don't have a problem with putting XL on the channels, or having a rating system, or anything like that. You missed my point. I just believe that some of these parents are over the top in their protectiveness. You can't raise your children in a cucoon. A three year old wouldn't know about that word anyway. Unless you yourself said it all the time around them (not YOU personally TX, I know you don't cuss) then it wouldn't mean anything to them if they did hear it. When I refer to all these over-protective parents, I'm talking about the ones whose kids are school age, and they seem to think that kids don't go out on the playground and say bad words to try to shock each other. If your kids are 6 and up, they know those words and probably use them when you're not around, so acting all crazy about it isn't gonna change anything. Sure, if your kid comes home from school and says "that bitch teacher gave me a damn F" beat his ass, but don't blame it on radio and TV. They get that from their peers. I guess I'm blessed with a good memory(I remember stuff from when I was 2, and vividly too) so I remember what it was like when I was in school, and it's probably much of the same now, only with more uptightness about it.

How's that for long-winded?
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First of all, Jay Thomas does not swear all the time. In fact, he makes a point to encourage his staff not to swear.

However, he does occasionally swear when it fits the context of the conversation.

If he was swearing every 5 minutes, you must have tuned in on a rare day.

Having said all that, Jay Thomas has the right to swear as much as he wants... this is a PAY service.

Suggesting that he or any other show should be censored in some way completely defeats what Sirius/satellite radio is all about!

The Jay Thomas Show is NOT a show for children. So any rational parent will not listen to the show while there child is also listening. Just as they would not allow their children to watch certain tv shows or movies, the same applies to the Jay Thomas show.

As others have mentioned, if you do not feel the Jay Thomas show is appropriate for you... CHANGE THE CHANNEL!!!
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I have not seen one person in this post call for ANY form of censorship! I have both of Howards channels set as presets and can't wait for something to finally come through these channels. Is it cendorship to simply label the channel with something that tells people there can be inappropriate language for everyone? TX suggested the letters XL be displayed next to the channel name. No change to the programming.

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Old 10-05-2005, 01:57 PM   #40
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TX suggested the letters XL be displayed next to the channel name. No change to the programming.

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The devil is in the details.

Wouldn't the XL lose its meaning if its applied to every channel that may have swearing on it at some point in time? Shouldn't there be a minimum setting on the fuck-o-meter before putting the XL label on a channel?
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Wouldn't the XL lose its meaning if its applied to every channel that may have swearing on it at some point in time? Shouldn't there be a minimum setting on the fuck-o-meter before putting the XL label on a channel?
Absolutely, I was just using XL as an example. I can think of 4 ratings without giving much thought to them... kid friendly, parental guidance, obsenity, and downright nasty.

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Mods will you please lock this thread? It's just turning into yet another "what about the children" thread. If the OP would have actually done a search, she would have seen that there's already an abundance of threads to post this "concern" of hers in.
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Edit-screw it. I didn't like the way that post came out. Never mind.
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I have not seen one person in this post call for ANY form of censorship! ...

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I'm sure if you asked one of those fundamentalists trying to get "Harry Potter" pulled from public libraries for advocating witchcraft -- they too would innocently claim they are not promoting "censorship" either. That seems to be a unifying blindspot shared by bluenoses. Indeed, a goodly number of their speeches tend to start with some variation of: "Now, I'm not advocating censorship, but ... "

Isn't irony ironic?
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