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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:17 AM

im @a Hampton Inn in Oklahoma

We're on a trip with my inlaws visiting towns in north Tx and Oklahoma where 6 generations of doctors have practiced. This morning at the Hampton Inn breakfast area full of people they have Faux News on showing the idiot and Kim with the hosts fawning all over themselves praising DOTUS.After a few minutes i got up & changed the channel to NBC Today. So far no one has changed it back. My small revenge to keep my blood pressure down today 😊

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Reply im @a Hampton Inn in Oklahoma (Original post)
onetexan Jun 2018 OP
Vinca Jun 2018 #1
MariaCSR Jun 2018 #2
Laffy Kat Jun 2018 #3
DownriverDem Jun 2018 #10
onetexan Jun 2018 #15
Maraya1969 Jun 2018 #4
onetexan Jun 2018 #13
shanny Jun 2018 #5
BlueJac Jun 2018 #6
Grammy23 Jun 2018 #7
DeminPennswoods Jun 2018 #9
Grammy23 Jun 2018 #12
Staph Jun 2018 #17
TeamPooka Jun 2018 #20
DeminPennswoods Jun 2018 #22
muntrv Jun 2018 #28
Lochloosa Jun 2018 #38
bdjhawk Jun 2018 #29
onetexan Jun 2018 #11
Grammy23 Jun 2018 #14
onetexan Jun 2018 #23
onetexan Jun 2018 #24
MurrayDelph Jun 2018 #8
onetexan Jun 2018 #27
DemoTex Jun 2018 #16
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2018 #18
kimbutgar Jun 2018 #19
onetexan Jun 2018 #26
bdjhawk Jun 2018 #31
pstokely Jun 2018 #36
kimbutgar Jun 2018 #40
onetexan Jun 2018 #25
pstokely Jun 2018 #37
onetexan Jun 2018 #41
mainstreetonce Jun 2018 #21
Doreen Jun 2018 #30
bdjhawk Jun 2018 #32
Doreen Jun 2018 #33
TeamPooka Jun 2018 #34
MurrayDelph Jun 2018 #35
onetexan Jun 2018 #42
tavernier Jun 2018 #39

Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:20 AM

1. Self preservation. It's a necessity these days. And it's encouraging no one gave you grief.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:21 AM

2. Right on, good for you!

 

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:57 AM

3. Know how you feel. Not only can it ruin your breakfast.

It can ruin your entire trip.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:54 AM

10. And

your life!

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:10 AM

15. in deed

last year on our trip to New Mexico's Taos & Santa Fe we saw Dems out on fiestas struttin' Democratic & LGBTQ pride, with no rethugs in sight. It certainly madde my trip more enjoyable 😊


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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:10 AM

4. Good for you!!! If anyone asks just tell them Fox is anti-American.

If pressed more say it is because they consistently lie and that is not an American value.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:06 AM

13. exactly, lying is unamerican

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:18 AM

5. No objections? Cool.

 

a tiny ray of hope

personally I think the best way to deal with tRump is to paint him as the buffoon he is. Show him as weak, ineffective, stupid. Not the Greatest Deal Maker Evah, just some guy who got taken for a ride by a tinpot dictator, and weakened us along the way.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:32 AM

6. Good for you!

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:32 AM

7. I'm surprised they didn't have a sign on it telling anyone so inclined



NOT to change the channel. Or worse making it impossible to change it.

Good for you. At least those Fox fans in the room were forced to hear THE OTHER SIDE of the story. You know. More like the truth of the matter instead of the puffed up nonsense they’d get from Fox.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:39 AM

9. Receptionist at our

opthomologist's office always had FoxNews on. She was the only person facing the waiting room so she was the only one able to watch the TV. She did put up a sign saying no one was allowed to change the channel after the channel was changed to watch TV Land or some other innocuous channel. Fortunately she retired and now at least HGTV plays in the background these days.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:04 AM

12. At one of our local hospital's out patient diagnostic center


There is a rather large waiting area. It is big enough that they need several TV sets so anyone who wants to watch can see them. They also put on closed captioning. Those TVs are always tuned to HGTV. A good, safe choice so no fist fights break out.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:47 AM

17. When I'm at doctors' appointments at my local hospital,

the television is always tuned to HGTV or the Food Network.

And every time it's the Food Network, I get called in to my appointment just before they get to the details of the recipe!


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Response to Staph (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:07 PM

20. My dog's vet has the Cooking Channel running in the lobby and I always get hungry while waiting.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:20 PM

22. The ortho doc's office also has Food Network

on full time.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:01 PM

28. My hospital has HGTV or Hallmark in the waiting area.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:42 AM

38. I don't know about that. Flip or Flop has me throwing things at the TV every now and then.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:06 PM

29. Dealt with that at my previous orthopedic surgeon's office

but it was the doctor who ordered it not be changed unless a patient strongly requested. The poor receptionist hated it and ended up leaving. I didn't stay with that Dr very long but strongly requested a channel change every time I went.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:03 AM

11. yes that was the intent

so rethugs would be forced to hear the flipside of the argument.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:09 AM

14. Unless their ear lobes folded up and stuffed themselves inside the ears.


Honestly, those people who favor Fox seem unable to handle the “other side”. At least WE can hear it, dissect what they are saying and do a compare and contrast if necessary. A little critical thinking goes a long way. For them, their first instinct is to plug their ears and run screaming from the room. And to think they call us snowflakes.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:41 PM

23. You got it, critical thinking is one thing rethugs are incapable of

which is why trump was able to hijack it.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:52 PM

24. Yes, luckily there was no sign and the remote was on the mantle right below the wall-mounted TV

so i got up, and with a bunch of eyes watching i changed the channel. The hubby said he had my back in the case anybody got up to raise hell but no one did. I happen to think given many of the people having breakfast like us were business travelers from out of town and probably appreciated it.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:35 AM

8. When I travel to a place that includes breakfast

If I can't just pick up the breakfast and take it back to the room, I bring my headphones and tablet so I can drown out any fox-like broadcast with the dulcet tones of Stephanie Miller.

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:00 PM

27. the one nice thing about Hampton Inn is they have to-go breakfast bags at the front desk

for travelers who don't have time to get breakfast there. Plus they have full size suites with king beds which are a big bonus, especially if you travel with kids. You can just ask for a tow-away bed and another kid can bunk on the sofa. Also has fridge and microwave as well for the late night snacking.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:16 AM

16. As a frequent stayer at Hampton Inns (Hilton Diamond status) ..

I have changed many a breakfast room TV channel from Faux News. The only place I ever caught any grief was at the Hampton Inn in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Management came out, switched it back to Faux, and informed me that Faux News was the default news channel for that particular Hampton Inn.
"Fine," I sez. "Next time through Vicksburg, I'll be staying at the La Quinta."

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:05 PM

18. A very smart move, my dear DemoTex!

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:06 PM

19. I've stayed at many La Quinta that had faux on in the breakfast room

Asked manager to change, he said it was company policy. Upon return home sent email complaining and got an email back saying la Quinta is proud to have faux news on, from that point on any email I got was marked as spam and never stayed at one again. I stay at Best Westerns now which only has local news on. Once a guy asked the server to change to faux and the woman said “no only local news” is our company policy.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:56 PM

26. Good to know about La Quinta

had no idea as we've stayed there a few times before . Well next time another better-deserved chain will have my business as well. Thanks for letting me know!

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:11 PM

31. Wow! Glad to know LaQuinta is such an unpatriotic company,

supporting the Russian takeover of the US (that is how I always address these people when I mention it to them)--we will never stay at one. It practically ruins my trip whenever I stay at a place that automatically starts the TV on FAUX Noise. Had that happen not too long ago at a Hampton Inn in Janesville WI (home of Eddie Munster lookalike), no surprise.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:43 AM

36. most hotels are franchises like Taco Bell or McDonalds

did you try complaining to La Quinta corporate?

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Response to pstokely (Reply #36)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:42 AM

40. Did you read what I wrote?

I emailed corporate and the response I got back was that it was company policy to have fox on in the breakfast room. My sister in law stayed at a La Quinta recently and told me faux was on the tv. I told her my story about emailing corporate. She said she couldn’t stand faux and that she took her food back to her room and after talking with me no longer will go to La Quinta.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:54 PM

25. Serves 'em right, glad you showed them

would have been better had they had HGTV or a movie channel on rather than a RW propaganda spewing station.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:47 AM

37. did you complain to Hilton Honors customer service?

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although isn't Hilton a repuke corp?

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Response to pstokely (Reply #37)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:19 PM

41. no my mother in law is the member

i didnt want to bother her by asking her to file a complaint with them as she's not into politics.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:16 PM

21. I am so glad

That you were able to change the channel.

Thanks.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:07 PM

30. So now when looking for a hotel to book into

you need to ask if they are faux news free along with asking if they offer breakfast and a spa room. Glad to know this in case I can ever afford to stay in a hotel.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #30)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:20 PM

32. A great idea you mentioned

Good to call in advance to ask so they know if you end up staying there that they would have lost your business if on a FAUX Noise default on public and room TVs. And if they answer with FAUX support that they lost a potential customer directly for that reason.

I recently walked out of a McDonald's in Orlando. When I was standing in line to order, I noticed all of the numerous TV's were on FAUX and before I ordered, asked if FAUX was always on and the girl said yes, so I said "You just lost a customer" and walked out.

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Response to bdjhawk (Reply #32)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:28 PM

33. So far the fast food restaraunts were I live do not have tv in them.

I do not eat a McDonald's anyway. Even I live in a red county we do not have faux news playing in public places..yet. I would not worry to much about faux new because if things keep going the way they are it will all be trump tv. No news, movies, or tv programs unless he and his evil ilk like it.

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Response to bdjhawk (Reply #32)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:33 PM

34. counter girl doesn't care. You have to ask for the manager and tell them.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:35 AM

35. One of my favorite Christmas presents two Christmases ago

was a Sonic Screwdriver universal remote. It had one setting that would turn off any TV (it would scan all frequencies until it found the one that turned off the TV in question). Once repairs on my house are completed and I can find it, I'm going to have to start travelling with it.

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #35)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:21 PM

42. lol good one

that will solve it for sure

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:55 AM

39. Fox News is anti American.

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat.

Republicans have great success repeating bullshit, and this is something we must learn to do with the truth.

Fox News is Anti American. Everyone make it a point to pass that on three times today and it will start to stick. Then six times tomorrow!

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