What's wrong with fingerspelling Obama??
Simply Saunière I was appalled to see this post forwarded to me by a friend ( [link] for two reasons. The first one is that she says the community has decided on Obama's name sign, and she is notifying him. The community? WHAT? I don't remember being consulted. No one where I live was consulted. No one in MOST of the country/world was consulted before deciding on this name sign. Th...
Sat, Jan 24 2009
Boo Dashboard DeafRead Custom!
Simply Saunière What was wrong with cookies for DeafRead Custom? I understand the argument that TaylerCo is making, but really, why couldn't they have left the cookie option too? That way people would have a choice. I don't appreciate being required to sign up for something, and I avoid it every chance I can. Big Brother, privacy issues, hackable data, and all that...BRING BACK THE C...
Tue, Sep 02 2008
Integrity? Ethics? HA!
Simply Saunière Barry Sewell and his followers talk repeatedly about the need for integrity. Well, remember how Karen Mayes said that she saw something about letters being sent to DE's and Barb DiGi's bosses on DBCFacts.com, but that info disappeared within a few hours? She was telling the truth.A friend sent me this e-mail that contained what was posted on DBCFacts.com Tuesday morni...
Wed, Jul 16 2008
Thank You, Crabs!
Simply Saunière I'm in shock. Patti Durr has left DeafRead. A kind, gentle, and reasonable person that never left her principles has decided to stop blogging because of all the hate in the Deaf Blogosphere.The rhetoric has grown more and more heated and angry. People like Dan are screeching at the top of his lung about DEAFHOOD CULTS. (Dan: a cult is not a person. It is a group/organ...
Tue, Jul 15 2008
Deaf Village - A True Village? Nay!
Simply Saunière Guess what? I have severe doubts about deaf village's (taking a cue from Tony Nicholas) ability to truly include everyone and to be respectful about all perspectives. So I submitted my blog to test their commitment to their mission. I was right. They said no. Here is the e-mail I received:Saunière,The Deaf Village team has reviewed your blog and discussed whether toal...
Tue, Jun 17 2008
The fur's a-flyin'!
Simply Saunière Everybody online seems to be in a major snit about Rachel's blog being ejected from DeafRead. I'm personally glad that that piece of relentless propaganda is off DeafRead, but I don't think the argument for removing the blog is particularly sound. There's something that nobody seems to be blogging about in this whole brouhaha, though.For the record, I think that the d...
Sun, Jun 08 2008
What happened to DeafRead Custom?
Simply Saunière *wail* I've been going through life quite happily not having to pollute my eyes with hate-filled blogs until this afternoon. My cookies for DeafRead Custom were completely wiped out... both on my pager and on my computer. WHAT HAPPENED, DEAFREAD??? Please restore the cookies - stat!
Tue, May 06 2008
More Labels? Cool! Keep 'Em Coming!
Simply Saunière It's hilarious how certain people are willing to hurl more and more outrageous names at people who happen to agree with the Deafhood concept. They've been called militants, extremists, and now depressed people, cultists, or Deafhood priests and priestesses.I, an independent thinker, have read the book and asked around about this concept, discussing it with a variety o...
Sun, May 04 2008
DeafRead, take a stand!!
Simply Saunière Before I begin, I want to announce a one-stop center for people who are upset with the nosedive that DeafRead has taken. You may leave comments here, so the editors can go to one place to hear your/our collective voice instead of going all over the Deaf blog-o-sphere.I'm upset for many reasons. But right now I'm upset because I want to blog about a few interna...
Fri, Feb 08 2008
Where's the respect?
Simply Saunière Melissa, the hearing mom behind Cochlear Implant Online, wrote a comment on Jodi Del Dottore's post here ( [link] which compelled me to respond. I'm not saying she chose wrongly for her children. I'm saying that she seems to hate culturally Deaf people for some reason, and I'm tired of it.(start comment)Jodi, thank you! This is why I like you so much. You are open to...
Mon, Feb 04 2008
Simply Saunière I am LIVID. No, make that BEYOND LIVID. PepsiCo decided to affirm natural signed languages by airing a 60-minute SuperBowl ad (found here: [link] featuring ASL users looking for a friend’s house. I was thrilled to pieces, because there is so much media attention focused on “the miracle of cochlear implants” and on speaking deaf children. I thought to myself, “Finall...
Fri, Feb 01 2008
New National Pastime: Pick on the Bay Area
Simply Saunière The three themes of deaf 2006: 1. We are a divided community. 2. We need to unify through dialogue and reaching out to each other. 3. Let's pick on the Bay Area. Seriously. I'm seeing these three themes repeated all the time, phrased differently, but these appear often in the deaf blogosphere. The first two are ones I love, having believed them to be true for a long [...]
Fri, Dec 29 2006
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