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‘One’ Man: In Support Of Angus T. Jones

posted by mattaug

What was the  worst thing Two And A Half Men actor Angus T. Jones said in his so-called religious rant this past week? Probably the truth, because as they say … it hurts. “The enemy” (the devil) is coming to […]

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‘Simpsons’, ‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad’ … All Trash From Same Garbage Can?

posted by mattaug

Clever writing and sarcastic, cutting humor. Those are two qualities that bind the FOX animated comedy hits ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad’. Another is their willingness to mock God and faith, and that’s what makes the shows utterly […]

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I Cast My Ballot For … Jesus!

posted by mattaug

Been there, done that … may even do it again … as early as tonight. That is, wait nervously around the television set for election night results to find out who will lead this great nation. Tonight, it turns out, […]

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Thoughts & Prayers For President, His Family

posted by mattaug

Apologies to those of you who don’t visit the Beliefnet site for politics, as I am going to wade into the subject again. This time to offer my thoughts and prayers for President Obama and his family. Although the president […]

Foxworthy Wears Bible Belt For Game Show

posted by mattaug

It almost makes TOO much sense, it’s strange someone hasn’t thought of it before. On August 23, Game Show Network rolls out “The American Bible Challenge,” a gameshow testing biblical knowledge, hosted by the tasteful but funny comedian Jeff Foxworthy. […]

Did Sanitized Stern Or ‘AGT’ Sell Out?

posted by mattaug

America’s Got Talent has always been one of my favorite shows, especially as an escape from the heat of the summer. I’m not sure if the program will ever be the same for me, however. That’s because of the addition […]

Shame On ABC For GCB

posted by mattaug

We keep pushing the envelope on taste and what’s acceptable in this country so far that even the bloated postal service couldn’t handle it. That may have not been the most clever sentence I have ever written, but it seems […]

Kudos To Classy Kemp Over Braun Matter

posted by mattaug

I can admit when I am wrong about something, and it’s possible I was over the matter of New Jersey flying its flags at half staff following the death of Whitney Houston. As so many people pointed out, the honor […]

Madonna? Puhleez! How About A Christian Rocker Like Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant?

posted by mattaug

There are reasons why I call Sunday’s game the “Stupor Bowl”. I enjoy the NFL and LOVE the New York Giants, but some things that go with the game are pretty ridiculous … like the choice of music acts for […]

Still Tebowing … After All These Games

posted by mattaug

Tim Tebow has had plenty of ups and downs this season with wins and losses, good passes and poor passes, fans and critics alike. Talk about steady and unflappable though … his great attitude keeps Tebow moving forward … quite […]

Colton Burpo: One Inspiring, ‘Heavenly’ Kid

posted by mattaug

I am more than a day late and probably a dollar short on this post, but I still have to write about one SUPER inspiring kid: Colton Burpo. The kid author of Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding […]

No Comment? Not My Readers…lol

posted by mattaug

I recently passed the 300 mark in reader comments, and that’s pretty exciting to me. After all, besides pageviews, there’s no other way to be sure people are ACTUALLY reading this feature/blog than getting comments. It’s fun to hear from […]

Riverhead Students Make Waves Tebowing

posted by mattaug

Leave it to those nutty kids at Riverhead High School on Long Island to cause a stir. Or create a ‘Wave’ as it were … as in the school’s mascot. But even Connor Carroll or Tyler Carroll, two of the […]

Tim Tebow… Nice Guy Finishing First

posted by mattaug

Nice guys don’t HAVE to finish last. Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is certainly proof of that. Somehow, some way he is 7-1 as the Broncos starter. This success comes despite the fact Tebow is not yet a great quarterback. […]

Hey, Alec Baldwin … Grow The Heck Up!

posted by mattaug

Just saw a report that Alec Baldwin was tossed off a plane for refusing to stop playing a game on his cell phone. It’s just another instance of him refusing to play by the rules and behave himself. It’s gotten […]

Five More Things I’m Thankful For On TV

posted by mattaug

I can’t get enough of Thanksgiving … the food or the sentiment. I also realized there were more things to list than I did in my previous feature about five things on television I am thankful for. Such as: Magazine […]

Remember Davey and Goliath?

posted by mattaug

Remember Davey and Goliath? Now that, my friends, WAS a cartoon! Ok..credit for this post goes to a high school alumnae of mine, JoAnne, who mentioned Davy and Goliath and The Little Rascals were two shows she just couldn’t shut […]

Uptight, Upset About What’s On TV

posted by mattaug

An old family friend wrote in the other day “man, you are tight, lol”. He was referring to my recent feature on ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine in which I knocked the former Mets manager for using the expression “baseball gods”, […]

Be ‘Bristol’ Clear Bobby V: Only One God!

posted by mattaug

I know Bobby Valentine’s voice drives some people crazy, and others didn’t like him when he was manager of the New York Mets. But I think the ESPN analyst is pretty good … and he did a fine job leading […]

MSNBC’s Al Sharpton … Angry, But Dull

posted by mattaug

It’s almost funny on those rare occasions I watch MSNBC seeing the hosts rip into Republicans and the Republican party. Ummm folks one small problem … it’s Democrats that control both the Senate and the White House. The channel’s latest […]

Warning! Christian TV programming ahead

posted by mattaug

ABC Family deserves credit for airing 700 Club. Let’s start with that point. However, there is a “warning” that airs before and after the program that the show “doesn’t necessarily reflect the views of ABC Family”. I know … gosh […]

Republican Presidential Hopeful Rick Perry So Very Telegenic

posted by mattaug

It’s too early to call him President Rick Perry. Or even Republican nominee for President Rick Perry. But the Texan took to the airwaves Saturday afternoon and ran roughshod over everything in his path. In a good way … for […]

Changing Channels Hits Century Mark … In Posts

posted by mattaug

“I call ’em like I see ’em”. The refrain of the baseball umpire is similar to how I go about my business here for the Changing Channels TV blog. And I have done so 100 times already for Beliefnet since […]

Leave ‘Come To Jesus Moments’ To Jesus

posted by mattaug

People have a clever relatively new expression they are throwing around these days. They call it a “come to Jesus moment”. They think it’s clever, but when you think about it, it’s very disrespectful to what Christ does. Christians believe […]

He ‘Ames’ To Please … Bachelorette Ashley Not Impressed

posted by mattaug

The Bachelorette is full of heartache and heartbreak. And those are just my feelings on the ABC series. Seriously, from the little I watched it appeared Ames, booted by Ashley in Monday night’s showdown of four remaining bachelors, was a […]

Dr. Drew Worries As Charlie Sheen’s Ex Battles Addiction

posted by mattaug

I have changed my mind about Dr. Drew over the years. As portrayed on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab, Dr. Drew shows he really does care about the people he’s trying to help. Dr. Drew indicated he is troubled that Brooke Mueller, […]

Not ‘Charmed’ By ‘Angel’ In The Morning, TNT

posted by mattaug

Last week I credited television for the fact some quality shows like Cosby and Home Improvement can be seen during the day in recent years. Some television programmers, like TNT, also should be slammed, however, for allowing shows like Charmed […]

The 700 Club Still Has It … After All These Years

posted by mattaug

When I was a kid growing up I noticed a neighbor of mine used to watch The 700 Club. It was a little odd in that I thought “church stuff” like that was just for Sunday mornings. I couldn’t see […]

Oprah Often Missed Mark On Show, In Finale

posted by mattaug

First for the good part. Oprah has done alot of good things through the years by building schools in Africa, bringing awareness to many worthy causes and changing the lives of ordinary folks through her giveaways. Oprah’s finale Wednesday lacked […]

Congrats, Scotty … But Time To End American Idol-izing

posted by mattaug

“I want to thank the Lord, for he got me here,” said Scotty McCreery after winning this season’s American Idol. Good for him, giving props where they should go in the opinion of many … to the Lord. His fans […]

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Daymond John Is One Cool 'Shark'
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On Thin Ice: Are NHL Owners Bargaining In Good Faith With Players?
I'm a strange 'cat', I'll admit it. Just ab0ut completely broke all the time, yet I am as conservative as the day is long. And I always will be. In a similar way, I have always been among the working middle class, or poor, lol, but tend ...

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