Thanks, nopales, for the kind words. Of course, you understand that I was joking about the inconvenience of my missing my bourgeois pastimes of drinking espresso while watching the morning news on the satellite in a place (Chiapas) where so many locals have no electricity or toilets much less a Shaw satellite feed out of Canada. As I believe you may have surmised, I was also having some fun with the middle class values of the Americans and Canadians living in Ajijic hillside enclaves who were so pleased to see Hurricane Jova bearing down on Jalisco since the rain, after the wind had done its job destroying the coastal areas, would be beneficial for Lake Chapala.
You are right about all the crap that comes into our living room in the morning not only from NOB on the satelllite but on the morning news programs out of Guadalajara and Tuxtla Gurierrez. After watching the Guadalajara news segment called Historias de La Noche which recaps all the overnight violence and terrible nighttime traffic accidents in Metro Guadalajara, I´ve actually been grateful to not be ruining my morning coffee break with that all bleak news every morning. Maybe you´re right and I should find another way to entertain myself in the morning such as doing this, for instance.