THE CRANKY OLD MAN
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
SIGN OF THE TIMES
SIGN OF THE TIMES
God help me,
I know I am a jaded prick.Worse than
just cranky, but I can’t help myself.
watching the news conference last week about this horrible train wreck where at least 8
people lost their lives and many more were hurt, some seriously.As I am watching this what goes through my
mind besides prayers for those involved? Why is there someone in the front signing everything the officials
How many deaf people are watching the news on TV?There is no signing on any other stations for other shows.When I am at the gym the TV’s all have running
written commentary on the bottom of the screen for every show.Don’t all deaf people have access to this function
on their TV’s?
Do we really
have to use taxpayer money to have an interpreter for the deaf signing on TV?Do they only sign for train wrecks?
political correctness run amuck?
I hope I haven’t
offended any deaf people that read this crappy blog, but I think if I were deaf
I would be offended that these politician yahoos feel they have to have a
signer report every word from their press conference.Do they think I would be incapable of having
the same TV technology that is at every gym in the country?Do they think if I wanted to find out what was
happening in current events that I would not get my information on the internet
where I could read it?
I'm sorry deaf
people, I don’t mean to offend you, if you need these signers on TV news conferences,
I am happy to have your and my tax money pay for it.It just seems silly to me…but then I am a
And yes, as I watched this I had the image of Garret Morris from the original Saturday Night Live being the signer for the deaf on the SNL news by yelling really loud.