Backpedaling Part 2
aslECOUTERlanguage Handwaving....Governor Arnold (sorry, I am not in the mood to try to spell his last name) vetoed on AB2072 - not necessarily in our favor nonetheless - for financial reasons.Candy (Gina Sutton) and Mike McConnell verbally supported this bill saying parents should have full access to information but yet were perfectly okay with the original bill minimizing the informa...
Thu, Sep 30 2010
Growth from Karma?
aslECOUTERlanguage Several v/bloggers gleefully posted about the most hated vlogger's misfortune of getting arrested recently. I checked and found him in the Lundbergh Correctional Facility in Virginia. They do not reveal information on what charge he was arrested for - only where he is in their facility. His release date is May 2011. The time frame does appear to be a probation viola...
Mon, Sep 13 2010
Eh? Ahem. Megan Malzkuhn?
aslECOUTERlanguage Megan Malzkuhn is a wonderful advocate for the deaf and a staunch activist in opposing the AB 2072. She has vlogged on this issue several times. I am impressed with how she presented information in her vlogs.My problem with Megan? I cam across this blog with a link to an article that Megan wrote and was published by a publication which apparently have afflictions with...
Tue, Aug 24 2010
Why Was That Shocking? Moms Exerragate Children's Speaking...
aslECOUTERlanguage Mike McConnell posted that he was bewildered about a mother's refusal to share email or phone contact for her son whose speaking-on-the-phone abilities were bragged to him upon which McConnell wondered whether she exaggerated and wanted to find out for himself. As many of us know, SOME profoundly deaf can speak on the phone that has the volume control feature and mos...
Tue, Aug 03 2010
DeafNation World Expo: Thumb Down
aslECOUTERlanguage I went to Las Vegas to attend the DeafNation World Expo thinking it would be an awesome experience. Thousands of deaf people converged to one place from all over the world. It'd be one huge party.The reality:The expo itself was just the same as all the local city expos that DeafNation travels to every year. There was nothing special about it with exception that Purpl...
Mon, Jul 26 2010
My God. That's Going Too Far.
aslECOUTERlanguage Mike McConnell posted an entry claiming that Deafhood is classified as an extremist group and lumped it with the likes of Church of Scientology according to Wikipedia, an internet source where anyone can enter a post on a topic or make revisions, hence often unreliable as a source.Linda decided to play detective. Here is what she found:Editing to "Extremist Groups" Wi...
Mon, Jun 28 2010
Rogue Bloggers Backpedaling On AB2072
aslECOUTERlanguage Sheesh! The rogue bloggers are trying hard to put wool over our eyes AGAIN. They claim that the opponents of AB2072 didn't win because they wanted the bill KILLED and that did not happen therefore there is no victory.Any logic in this??The opponents has always been about biases in this bill and the source of information being from audiologist. Senator Mendoza, THEIR ...
Fri, Jun 25 2010
AB2072: Clarification - It Passed for OUR Side.
aslECOUTERlanguage The rogue group of bloggers who are celebrating prematurely on the passage of AB2072 in the committee is misinformed or is giving misleading information that they won against us.Watch Karina Pederson, who gave a wonderful recap on today's hearing, in her vlog.Yes, AB2072 passed, BUT the 3 demands were AMENDED! FOR US. Audiologist goes out as first source of informat...
Thu, Jun 24 2010
Are You A Broken Record, McConnell?
aslECOUTERlanguage This blogger has been harping repeatedly on how good AB2072 is, insisting that this bill offers a broad of range of options, including ASL, for the parents of newly identified deaf babies.Number one. Options are only ONE part of this bill that is worrisome. It offer physical resources for all other options except ASL - it only offers online information. Is that balanc...
Wed, Jun 23 2010
WHO Will or Should Stand Before the AB2072 Hearing??
aslECOUTERlanguage The AB2072 blogsite recently announced that there will be a hearing on June 23rd at 1:30, and only four people are allowed two minutes each to stand before the hearing to speak in favor and in opposition to the bill.With so many people writing in opposition to the bill, it would be a challenge to select just two. WHO should be selected to speak before the hearing?? I...
Mon, Jun 21 2010
Polling Rule: Impartiality!
aslECOUTERlanguage A blogsite offered a poll on AB2072. It is no brainer. Most of the commenters will poll in favor for it because the blog owner is in favor of AB2072.The rule of the site hosting a poll is IMPARTIALITY! The site has to be neutral on the issue, the bill, the commenters, and so on. This blogsite is decidedly not neutral.Hence the poll is nullified due to the lack of impa...
Sun, Jun 20 2010
AB 2072 is GOOD! Are We Betrayed By Our Own??
aslECOUTERlanguage It's been going around that we poor deafies can't properly read and understand AB2072 because English evidently is not our first language. It's been going around that AB2072 is actually GOOD. To quote one individual, "it is an opportunity for ASL to grow." Anyone care to elaborate on that??Audiologists are known to discourage ASL and are supporters of speech and aural...
Thu, Jun 17 2010
Candy: We Are NOT Stupid! Thank You.
aslECOUTERlanguage You keep harping on how stupid deaf people are for being unable to read the AB 2072. We understand the bill perfectly fine. It is YOU who don't get it or refuse to accept what it is all about. YOU always have been all about the medicinal perspective of deafness. All about SPEECH, ORALISM, HEARING LOSS, CI, and so on. We do expect you to stand in support for AB 2072...
Tue, Jun 15 2010
Mainstreamed Deaf Adults: Quality of Classroom Learning
aslECOUTERlanguage I am collecting data on the quality of education which deaf adults who were mainstreamed as children in public schools. With visible shrinkage of enrollments at the schools for the deaf across the country, it is clear that most deaf children are now mainstreamed - possibly 90% in some states.My focus is the quality of education the said students received in the class...
Thu, May 06 2010
Welcome to aslECOUTERlanguage
aslECOUTERlanguage Ecouter is a French word for 'precious' by definition which means 'valuable.' 'Cheri' is French for precious also but its definition is 'endeared,' thus not an appropriate word to fit the meaning of my blog title. ASL is a valuable language. That is what my blog will be all about.My career has been in teaching and am about to embark in research. My intention is usin...
Tue, May 04 2010
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