Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good evening, everyone. In tonight's news, The Eitoap Press is reporting that a deaf political organization is now threatening the National Football League (NFL) with a lawsuit claiming discrimination. According to court papers filed last Thursday, former waterboy, Oral I. Tust, is claiming charges of audism based on the decreasing use of hand-signals [...
Mon, Apr 28 2008
Sweet Nothing In My Ear: A Message To Leave Children Out of...
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good afternoon, everybody! I hope you had a great and safe weekend! I saw last night's television program, Sweet Nothing In My Ear, and I was truly impressed with Marlee Matlin! Now we know why deaf actors and actresses do not get many roles as deaf people in films - because deaf people [...]
Mon, Apr 21 2008
English and ASL: A Student’s Letter
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good evening, everybody! I hope your week is going excitingly! I also hope you paid your taxes because your taxes are what pays for wealthy politicians to do what they do best: lie! HaHa! I'm just messin' with all ya'll. Can ya dig it? Ya'know what I'm saying? Somebody out on the blogosphere published a letter [...]
Thu, Apr 17 2008
SSDI Information on Rebates - Deadline Tuesday
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good morning, everybody! I hope you had a great weekend. Today's article offers you a reminder to file your tax returns by tomorrow, Tuesday, April 15. For those of you who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you may be eligible to receive an economic stimulus rebate - even if you did [...]
Mon, Apr 14 2008 · Moved from DeafRead Extra
Deaf Youth Minister Arrested: Indecent Behavior
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - A deaf youth minister in Louisiana has been arrested and taken into custody for indecent behavior with a student at the Louisiana School for the Deaf. WAFB Channel 9 in Baton Rouge reported that Joey Eugene Thomas was arrested Tuesday after police interviewed him through an interpreter. Thomas is the 5th person in [...]
Sat, Apr 12 2008
I am Kathleen: A Fight Against Neo-McCarthyism
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good afternoon, everybody! I hope your week is going well! I caught an article on DeafRead that interested me, and in doing a little extra web-crawling, I found out lots more. Amazingly, there are militant groups within the autism community. And! Plus! The militant group has made death threats against people who disagree [...]
Thu, Apr 10 2008 · Moved from DeafRead Extra
UFC Fight Night 13: Match-up Heaven for MMA Fans
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good morning, everybody! Today is the day many of you mixed martial arts (MMA) fans have been waiting a long time for: UFC Fight Night on SpikeTV! Deaf light-heavyweight fighter, Matt Hamill, faces a tough test tonight - but you can still meet him after the fight! Stay tuned for more information [...]
Wed, Apr 02 2008
Cold Case: Andy in C Minor - A Revue
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good evening, everybody! I hope all ya'll have been doing well! April is here and that means the IRS wants to help you this year! All you have to do is buy your way into more debt with government-sponsored “stimulus packages!” And! Plus! I saw the recent CBS television show, Cold Case, the [...]
Tue, Apr 01 2008
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good afternoon, everybody! I hope your week went well and your weekend is going swimmingly smooth! Tonight is a night of BIG news events happening! Something BIG will become BIG news tomorrow! People will forget how BIG the BIG news was by Tuesday! Barbara Walters may even give an eulogy - at her [...]
Sat, Mar 29 2008 · Moved from DeafRead Extra
Random Moment of Quiet
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good evening, everybody! I hope you had a safe and great Easter holiday weekend! I bet some of all ya'll spent time with your families and had great and hearty meals. I am also pretty sure a lot of you went to church and did what church-going people do best: judge! HaHa! I'm just [...]
Tue, Mar 25 2008 · Moved from DeafRead Extra
Tweaker, Tweaker! Please Run Far!
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good morning! Last night's dinner went great! We had a great time at a fancy restaurant celebrating the Squirrel that Run Up the Tree over steak, french fries (my favorite!) and drinks. In fact, we even talked about Marlee Matlin's dancing with the stars, as well as the small crowd of tweakers standing [...]
Thu, Mar 20 2008 · Moved from DeafRead Extra
Marlee Matlin and Deaf Crossings
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good evening, everybody! I caught sight of the latest questions involving the famous actress, Marlee Matlin, and her voice being dubbed-over during a recent episode of Dancing with The Stars. I am outraged! I am appalled! I am grossly and greatly gentrified by that fact! Why wasn't Marlee Matlin's voice used!? I demand [...]
Tue, Mar 18 2008
Happy St. Patrick’s Day - 2008!
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good afternoon, everybody! I hope you had a great and safe weekend! I spent most of the weekend entrapped by raging snowstorms! Travel was impossible! Snowdrifts were piled as high as second-story windows! Winds raged with fierce hurricane-like power at night! Food became scarce as communications broke down! Heating finally became the [...]
Tue, Mar 18 2008 · Moved from DeafRead Extra
Seek Geo - The True, Sexy, Deaf Warrior!
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good morning, everybody! I hope you're doing good these days! Seek Geo is one of the most popular v/bloggers that I've come across in my brief time as a blogger. Not only is he Deaf and has excellent ASL and English skills, he is also sexy! True story! And! Plus! If you make [...]
Thu, Mar 13 2008
Canadian Deaf Schools Sexually and Physically Abused...
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - A reader of Paotie's blog sent in an email regarding a planned class-action lawsuit involving tens of thousands of deaf students, charges of physical and sexual abuse, and the deprivation of American Sign Language (ASL) for deaf students in Canadian deaf residential schools. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Edmonton - against the Alberta [...]
Wed, Mar 12 2008
Sexy and Fun-Lovin’ Women on DeafRead
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good afternoon, everybody! I hope you're having a great weekend so far! Those of you living in snowed out areas - please email me your snow! Anyway, I came across a couple blogs over the weekend that made me smile! And want to become a sex-crazed alcoholic! And in Italy! With Muggles, too! HaHa! I'm [...]
Sun, Mar 09 2008
AP Report: Military Developing “Hearing Pill”
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good evening. I hope you had a good week and are ready for the weekend. I just caught an Associated Press (AP) news story regarding an epidemic of American troops returning home with significant hearing loss. The military is also developing a “hearing pill” to combat hearing damage and losses among US troops. “The [...]
Fri, Mar 07 2008
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Quick Review
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good afternoon, everybody! I hope you had a great and safe weekend! I see another cochlear implant “controversy” brewing in some people's minds, too! I noticed on DeafRead the ever on-going validation of people's valiantly vague valuation of vanishing and vast vexes of vestibules of vapidly venting .. snails! Gawrsh! I'm just mes...
Mon, Mar 03 2008 · Moved from DeafRead Extra
Oaksterdam U: Marijuana and Higher Education
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good morning, everybody! As we all know, Deaf education is by far and away one of the most controversial issues on the Deaf Planet. Some people demand ASL-only educational approaches disguised as “bi/bi” educational methods. Other people blatantly demand ASL-only for all people who do not utilize sounds. And of course, some people [...]
Tue, Feb 26 2008
Blarp! Uno, You Know! Blarp!
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Hello, everybody! I hope you're having a great week! Today's article is about the fallaciously felonious and feral French fries I had last night! I picked up a take-out dinner that included lots of French fries, chili beans and cheese and also watched a documentary! Flatulently rife with federally-funded flea markets in Peru, [...]
Wed, Feb 20 2008
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Today's article is for Paotie's Valentine. What an amazing woman! What a terrific friend! What a fantastic human being she is, too! Today is Valentine's Day, and I get to write about the very special person in Paotie's life - Paotie's Valentine! She is quite the person and in fact, everybody who knows [...]
Thu, Feb 14 2008 · Moved from DeafRead Extra
Fee Fi Fo Fum!
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good afternoon, everybody! I hope you're having a great week this far and are excited for the weekend, too! But, lately, there's been some confusion on the part of some vloggers who feel that subtitling is a crime against ASL! Blasphemy! And! Plus! Subtitling is now a crime against Deafhood because Paddy Ladd's [...]
Wed, Feb 13 2008
Paotie’s Pink Boa
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good evening, everybody! I hope you had a great and safe weekend protesting and boycotting. In fact, I hope some of you at least got fortunate, if you know what I mean. Well, as always, I love a good protest because there's always a hot, blonde chick somewhere! And the best way to [...]
Mon, Feb 11 2008
LET’S PROTEST! LET’S BOYCOTT! GO NAD! GO NAD!
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Good morning, everybody! I have decided to join in on all the fun against AG Bell Foundation's battle against the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). And I want to boycott because I am outraged! I am appalled! I am mortified! I am calcified! I also thought the NAD's response to AG Bell [...]
Fri, Feb 08 2008
1 to three for 5
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Now that the b/vlogging awards are over and people can get back to b/vlogging about their favorite sodas and telephone companies, it's time Paotie's Green Couch does the same, too. And since AGBad shoved their own foot deep inside their arse, I have one thing to say about the whole fuss - [...]
Tue, Feb 05 2008
Studying Ewe Deaf
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Today begins the second installment of my 3-part series regarding DeafRead's ambiguously vague guidelines. In doing my research, I came across a fascinating group of people, called, “The Ewe.” (click the link to learn more) The Ewe live in and around Nigeria, and have a fascinating culture that perhaps some of you might [...]
Fri, Feb 01 2008
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Later today, I will be out snowboarding somewhere in the central Rockies in Colorado. And like golf, snowboarding is one way that I can “level the playing field” without needing to hire attorneys, protest, hire advocacies or whatever else. In fact, there is no more honest way to determine your skills than snowboarding [...]
Thu, Jan 31 2008
Research on DeafRead Begins
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - This is an announcement! While not an explosive announcement, today's announcement will be something that is still equally as readable as my previously copious announcements announcing what I'd already announced. After further consideration and deliberation - and especially geographical imputation - I have decided that I must reconsider what I wa...
Wed, Jan 30 2008
Paotie To DeafRead: Que Pasa?
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - After much serious consideration and deliberation, along with some importation, I have come to a decision regarding this blog and DeafRead's readers. With much soul-searching that included time spent in an Alaskan igloo that I made in the backyard after the last snowstorm here in Colorado, I have realized that things are not [...]
Tue, Jan 29 2008
Paotie to 2007 DeafRead Awards: No, Thanks.
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - This is an announcement regarding the 2007 DeafRead Blog/Vlog Awards, which voting ends later tonight. After witnessing an increase in the number of complaints regarding DeafRead editors being included in the nominations and voting, the increasing perception that DeafRead purposely discriminates and “censors,” and the fact the categories themselve...
Sun, Jan 27 2008
47: Reading Lips and Being Caught Lip-Reading
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Now that we've explained the differences between real research and National Enquirer tabloid articles, let's get on with the business of everyday living. Yesterday morning, I found myself talking to a beautiful woman with sexy, luscious lips - and it all started when I was caught staring at her too much. I had been [...]
Sat, Jan 26 2008
Cochlear Implants - Oh Susanna!
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - HEY YOU! Yes, you on DeafRead. Right - you. You've been browsing up and down DeafRead and discovered my article! And now I'm talking to you. YOU. No, no, no .. don't need to look up or down at other blogs right now - we can do that later. Right now, though, your [...]
Thu, Jan 24 2008
Stupid Hearing People on Deaf Phones
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Normally, I could care less about people using cellphones but there's one thing I don't like - when hearing people drive and talk on cellphones. But - there's another thing that really makes me angry - people who type on TDD's whilst driving. I mean .. hearing people using TDD's whilst they fly [...]
Fri, Jan 11 2008
Bill Richardson: The Guv Who Would Be a King
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - New Mexicans finally sighed a breath of relief today as reports began circulating that Governor Bill Richardson was stepping down from the 2008 Presidential election. The Guv, as he's known, was never a realistic candidate for lots of reasons, but the primary cause of his demise was simply himself. What the national media might [...]
Thu, Jan 10 2008 · Moved from DeafRead Extra
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - DeafRead ain't neutral. Never was and has never been, and by all signs, never will be, either. I mean, that is, unless DeafRead changes its guidelines, which are as clear as the fog in San Fransisco on a foggy day. I'm not bashing anyone and I'm not personally attacking anyone - just pointing [...]
Tue, Jan 08 2008
I Hope You D.I.E.
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - In the last week, we've seen discussions surrounding DeafRead's neutrality and other issues related to people wanting to appear more professional than they really are. I've got nothing left to say about a certain political group, so that issue is dead - at least until someone else wants to address those issues. D.I.E. and [...]
Sat, Jan 05 2008
Paotie's Green Couch Denver - Ever since I left a very famous and succinct comment at a DBC leader's blog, a number of people have been up in arms regarding both the comment and myself. Additionally, there seems to be a large number of people who are misunderstanding what I meant when I left the famous message, which [...]
Thu, Jan 03 2008
Oralism Causes Deaf Man to be Hospitalized
Paotie's Green Couch Colorado Springs - The Eitoap Press has reported that a Deaf man near Ft. Worth, Texas has been hospitalized after being attacked by a hearing woman. Authorities are not sure yet as to the cause of the incident, but witnesses have stated that the attack was based on the fact the man was deaf. [...]
Thu, Dec 20 2007
Deficit Thinking - Paralysis by Analysis
Paotie's Green Couch Colorado Springs - The latest furor within the Deaf community now involves yours truly. I have been called every name in the book, from a sicko towards being a jerk. And, many people are jumping into the flaming bandwagon that's called, “deficit thinkers,” in Deaf culture, and inserting their own definitions of the concept. When John [...]
Tue, Dec 18 2007
Paotie's Green Couch Colorado Springs - ATTENTION! LATE-BREAKING STORY! There appears to be a feud brewing between two bloggers over DeafRead.com and the blogs and vlogs it publishes. John Egbert has issued a first strike against people he calls, “deficit thinkers.” His shocking demand includes banishing people he doesn't like from DeafRead.com, a world-wide famous deaf/...
Sun, Dec 16 2007
Report: SuperBug Caused by Oralism
Paotie's Green Couch Colorado Springs - A disturbing report released yesterday has shocked scientists and Deaf people all over the world: the much-feared “superbug” virus has been identified as being caused by oralism. Medical researchers are frantically trying to find a cure, but experts are not sure when a vaccine will be available to the Deaf public. Even more [...]
Tue, Dec 11 2007
Breast Implants: A Threat to Deaf Education
Paotie's Green Couch Colorado Springs - Breaking news: the One-Eyed People cult has officially contacted Paotie! They sent an email to me late last night, complaining about my previous article, “Jesus Hates Deaf People,” and asked me to be nicer. In fact, I will publish this amazing email for you readers: Dear Paotie, We only seek to help Deaf culture [...]
Sat, Dec 08 2007
Jesus Hates Deaf People
Paotie's Green Couch Colorado Springs - In the deaf community across the country, and primarily on the east coast near Washington, D.C., there exists a small, but powerful cult of Deaf people. These Deaf people worship all things Deaf - from Deaf toilet paper to Deaf penile implants. They reject any and all things related to the hearing [...]
Thu, Dec 06 2007
Deaf Culture Hypocrisy and Jane Fernandes
Paotie's Green Couch Colorado Springs - According to a couple of Deaf political leaders, there is no room for consideration of other deaf or hard of hearing people into Deaf culture. And there is no longer a simple requirement that people must only be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) to gain entrance into a purportedly exclusive country [...]
Sat, Dec 01 2007
Emma Agnew: A Beautiful Butterfly
Paotie's Green Couch Colorado Springs - I confess to having never been to New Zealand, and my experience with the island is mostly through popular television shows and movies. That and the fact that I've always wanted to play at the famed Kauri Cliffs golf course. But this isn't an article about golf or popular culture. In the land [...]
Wed, Nov 28 2007
A Deaf Education
Paotie's Green Couch Colorado Springs - The first day of first grade found me fleeing the playgrounds of my school and heading for an exit that lay ahead directly across a baseball field. I ran - fueled by a mixture of fear and excitement - from a woman and her son. It had been just moments before that the [...]
Tue, Nov 27 2007
Anarchy: Democracy in Action
Paotie's Green Couch Colorado Springs - I received an email from a reader who asked me to explain the difference between democracy and anarchy as it relates to the Deaf community. The reader also asked, “If we live in a democracy and people are adamant about their views being the correct one, won't that lead to anarchy?” So, let's [...]
Thu, Nov 15 2007
Are Blogs Academic Journals?
Paotie's Green Couch Colorado Springs - Over the past week, I've seen a number of my blogs being dissected by an increasingly large number of Deaf people who seem to believe I “hate” them. And the leader of the current charges that I promote hate is none other than a published author and leader of a Deaf political [...]
Tue, Nov 06 2007
The Dichotomy of Being Deaf
Paotie's Green Couch Colorado Springs - I received another email last night from a friend, who also sent a link for me to check out regarding Deaf culture. As I read the article, I couldn't help but notice a few things relating to how Deaf culture is defined. Below is the definition of a Deaf culture given by the [...]
Thu, Oct 25 2007
Paotie's Green Couch Colorado Springs - I got yet another email from a friend who sent me links relating to deafness that I found to be interesting and downright absurdly stupid. If there's a moral to this article, it's this: people are stupid. First, from Scotland comes word that an 82-year-old man - who is blind in one eye [...]
Tue, Oct 23 2007
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