Well my timing stunk on that one…

The government program set up to issue two $40 certificates per household for the conversion to digital television maxed out. Latecomers, and I would presume that means me!, will be put on a waiting list.

Ah, America.


  1. HighField says:

    Surely you have cable or satellite service? If so you don’t need a converter.

    Say, I just watched the candidates forum for RNC chair on C-span. (Yes, it’s true; I don’t have a life.) I’m all excited thinking about a new chairman and a new start for the GOP. All the candidates promised to do the things the party obviously needs to do: improve technology, get younger, promote a clear, conservative message. Now I’m running around trying to figure out what to do with all my pumped up energy. I’m not a huge Republican, but I’m a huge conservative and the GOP seems to be the way to get conservative principles out there and head off some of the lunacy I see coming our way. I’m not a youngster myself, but even I can see that the party is being left in the dust. —Ellen

  2. I guess its your tax dollars at work, but don’t you think you should let those certificates go to people who don’t have access to cable television?

  3. Not really. You see, at the cable company’s will, I won’t have access to cable tv at any given time. Should I not plan ahead at all?

  4. Then contract with a satellite company…

  5. The point is you already have the equipment to watch TV, so why do you need to hoard extra boxes?

  6. Actually, we’ve talked about buying a tv that receives digital signals, but haven’t. We’re pretty frugal about stuff like that. If the cable were down, or we chose not to buy it anymore, we wouldn’t have the equipment.

    Why begrudge two cable boxes? Is there a list of those who deserve the $40 certificates and those who don’t?