Christopher Francis 
Member since May 27, 2009

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Updated on May 27, 2009 at 12:47 PM



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Re: “Electricity...How Does It Work?

"Electricity is a mystery. No one has ever observed it or heard it or felt it. We can see and hear and feel only what electricity does."

Then I guess nobody has ever seen lightning or heard thunder... or been electrocuted.

Now there's a mystery.

Posted by Christopher Francis on 09/20/2011 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Media Watch

I've tried listening to the oldies format on 97.1-2 in HD, but my radio is not tuning in the HD signal -- either that or it's not being broadcast in HD, period. On a similar note, KWFM-AM used to broadcast in HD on AM, but I'm not hearing that anymore, either, at least not at night. It's a shame. HD makes AM sound so much better. I don't care what DX audiophiles say about the hiss from the digital stream getting in the way of their listening to some station 300 miles away.

But the dirty little secret is that many stations that used to broadcast in HD aren't doing so anymore -- KHYT, KSTR ("Bob FM"), and KLPX all used to have HD signals, but they have turned them off. I am told many stations are doing this because of the royalties demanded by iBiquity to broadcast in HD format.

Posted by Christopher Francis on 02/03/2011 at 12:38 AM

Re: “New Daily Show Star: Puppet John McCain

Wow... who's grumpy NOW?

Posted by Christopher Francis on 01/07/2011 at 9:46 AM

Re: “SB 1070 Debate at the Arizona Inn

How can you honestly debate the effectiveness of a law that's mostly on hold in the courts?

Posted by Christopher Francis on 01/01/2011 at 8:22 PM

Re: “Danehy

Dear Tom,

Independent voters -- like your humble servant -- are not spineless. They have their stands, but those stands don't fit neatly into either of the big two parties. (Note I didn't mention the libertarians, which haven't figured out that concept of playing to win. Come on, is running a TV ad so hard?)

As you allude to above, American voters are a constant metronome, running back and forth between Republicans and Democrats depending on who messed them over last. People stampeded to the Democrats after George W. Bush. Now they're jogging back to the Republicans after two years of Barack Obama. And in this nation's polarized political climate, there's no room for moderates. Indeed, they are the pariahs of the body politic, insulted and spat upon... except when somebody remembers they're the swing vote. Then the love fest begins, and we're asked to overlook what was said during the primaries while the wanna-bes were wooing the faithful.

I won't lie to you. I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate partisan politics. Hate its divisive nature. Hate its hypocrisy. Hate the way it becomes a false god to people. Hate its castigation of those deemed ideologically impure. Hate the fact that you can't run for office anymore on a major level without tapping party money, unless you're filthy rich to begin with.

George Washington thought political parties were a bad idea. We should've listened to him. I realize they provide a convenient shorthand for people who don't, can't, or won't study up on the issues, but this is the kind of shorthand I can live without.

Your Humble Servant,

Posted by Christopher Francis on 11/11/2010 at 1:11 AM

Re: “Danehy

Dr. Seuss probably made up more words than Shakespeare, something critics of The Man Formally Known As Ted Geisel like to point out.

Posted by Christopher Francis on 08/19/2010 at 1:53 AM

Re: “"The Nation" on McCain's Last Stand

Perhaps the sadder story is that, according to state registration figures, people are abandoning both major parties in droves but no reasonable independent candidate has a reasonable chance. So much for clean elections.

Posted by Christopher Francis on 08/01/2010 at 8:20 PM

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