Beethoven Called Ear Doctors Crazy!
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations Happy 239th Birthday Anniversary! Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)Painting in oil Copyright: by Jean BoutcherBrief Summary:(Nota bene: A followup will be completed some time next week.)Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1770. A record shows that he was baptised on the 17th of December 1770, so he may have been born a day before the 17th. He died on t...
Wed, Dec 16 2009
Demand the Official Apology from the ICED!
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations Demand the ICED's Official Apology Now!It will have been 130 overdue years by 2010 when the 1880 Milan (Italy) Conference made a resolution to forbid sign language in all schools for the deaf around the world and to fire all deaf teachers and deaf administrators, including superintendents. Therefore, we, deaf people around the world must demand the official apology fr...
Mon, Nov 23 2009
ICED Is Still Neutral about ASL
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations At this writing, I am disappointed that ICED (International Congress on the Education of the Deaf) is still neutral even though they had admitted that the resolution in the 1880 Milan Conference was a mistake. The comments, shared from FACEBOOK, are self-explanatory.Jean Boutcher, BloggerThursday, November 18, --- Ridor's vlog "It Is Time" [link] "This vlog talks a...
Wed, Nov 18 2009
Making Fun of Marlee Matlin's Deaf Voice
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations Someone's mention of Marlee Marlee's voice on Facebook prompted me to do the search engine on Google. It is reported that people's making fun of Marlee Matlin's "deaf" or speaking voice has been controversial since she was on Fox's Fanily Guy (Seth McFarlane and Alex), last Sunday night at 9. To which Marlee Matlin has been reported to have responded, "Lighten up!" an...
Tue, Nov 10 2009
Deaf People Are Not Intellectually Inferior!
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations Something unprecedented and very exciting has happened at Gallaudet today is none other than Deaf Studies Digital Journal (DSDJ). Ryan Commerson, who notified me via the Facebook email today, said of DSDJ: "A powerful resource with academic references for all to utilize... researches, articles, art, film, and so on. Activists, advocates, and the like... those who wish...
Thu, Nov 05 2009
Dr. Lawrence Flesicher
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations I am shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Dr. Lawrence Fleischer on Sunday, the first of November of 2009. The loss of Dr. Fleischer has deeply saddened the deaf community.My deepest condolences go out to his family. Requiescet in paca.Ella Mae Lentz has made the latest video about Dr. Fleischer on [link] Lawrence Fleischer -30-
Mon, Nov 02 2009
Dr. Bergman: a Holocaust Survivor
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations Prof. Dr. Eugene "Gene" Bergman,a Holocaust Survivor,the author ofSurvival Artist:A Memoir of the HolocaustNOVEMBER 1 & 8Montgomery County Public LibrariesandDistrict of Columbia Public Librariescooperatively presentAUTHOR TALK IN SIGN LANGUAGE:SURVIVAL ARTIST: A MEMOIR OF THE HOLOCAUSTWith voice interpretationAuthor Eugene Bergman, retired professor of Gallaudet ...
Sun, Nov 01 2009
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations I have herein enclosed a part of the blurb about the BoT and Dr. Hurwitz. The blurb is self-explanatory as to why the BoT had four finalists instead of three finalists.For further reading of the blurb, I have provided the link below.... After 40 years at NTID, Alan Hurwitz wasn't looking for a new job. "I had planned to make this actually my last position," says Hurwi...
Sat, Oct 24 2009
It is of utmost importance that you do survey on the four...
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations FOUR FINALISTS' PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS [link] BoT will select one of the four finalists in about two-three weeks. Before they do so, they would appreciate it if you would do the survey. Your name and email address will not be shown.Click the survey link below: [link]
Fri, Oct 02 2009
Journee Mondiale Sourds in Paris, Sept. 2009
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations "JMS 2009 à Paris" by Belle Ange JMS is short for Journee Mondiale Sourds in French for The International Day of the DeafMany deaf people observed JMS in other cities in France.Vive la JMS!
Tue, Sep 29 2009
Poets: Panara, Bragg, Graybill, Ella Mae Lentz, Clayton...
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations I have received Bernard Bragg's permission to post the following.Jean BoutcherFrom: firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject: Fwd: [deafmediagroup] New Documentary on ASL Poetry ReleasedTo: email@example.comDate: Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 8:44 PM-----Original Message-----From: captioningman To: firstname.lastname@example.orgSent: Wed, Aug 19, 2009 3:06 pmSubject: [deafmediagroup]...
Thu, Sep 24 2009
Are You Racist? Are You Audist? Are You Visist?
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations The broad headline in this week's issue of NEWSWEEK (Sept. 14, 2009) in Union Station caught my eye and it should catch the eye of all of you who read DeafRed as well. What does the headline say is:IS YOUR BABY RACIST? In no time flat out did I buy the copy and thrust it into my backpack. I raced to catch the Red Line subway straight to my home in Cleveland Park. What...
Mon, Sep 14 2009
Thus Spake Dr. Hurwitz
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations As a 2009 commencement speaker at the Maryland School for the Deaf at Frederick, Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz, one of the four finalists for presidency of Gallaudet University, taught to the graduates the moral values which he has practised all his life -- vide infra: HONESTYgave my customers confidence in my abilities to do business with them. PUNCTUALITY allowed my custome...
Fri, Sep 11 2009
"Shocking Results on CI Stats," says Aguabo
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations Michelle Aguabo's research on CI reveals something shocking at DVTV's link: [link] under the title as follows:“FDA: Shocking Results on Cochlear Implant Stats”The videoclip also appears on the youtube: [link] she says: "Here are shocking truths on success rate for all Deaf people who use Cochlear Implants... Our search for answer is far from over! "Jean Bou...
Mon, Sep 07 2009
Bernard Bragg's View on ASL and Language
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations Bernard Bragg was very kind to let me post his message which contains his poem and writings on my blogsite. Before you read his writings about his "View on ASL and Language," please read his poem. I have known Dr. Bragg since we were formally introduced by my music professor in 1989. In our subsquent correspondence, I found his view on ASL and language similar to mi...
Tue, Aug 18 2009
A European Government Sentenced for Discrimiation!
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations I have received the permission to post the following from a deaf Frenchman. I will also post some more from another European educator some time this evening.(Nota bene: "Flemish" means "Belgian".)Flemish Government sentenced for discriminating against deaf pupils. Press release about the sentence in English.www.fevlado.beSource: www.fevlado.be and [link] tuned for m...
Mon, Aug 03 2009
"Cowboy" (based on Dr. Garretson's "The Best Whiskey in the...
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 02:33:16 -0500From: JEAN BOUTCHERTo: Sign Language List (Linguistics)The Best Whiskey in the West (poem) was passed on manually by Gallaudetians for a number of years in 1940s before Dr. Mervin D. Garretson signed it at the Maryland School for the Deaf at Frederick which I attended. The following poem was epistled by the poster (Jean Boutcher) f...
Wed, Jul 29 2009
Video: More Accurately Explained about FBI on VRS
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations To understand what FBI's charges against VRS agencies are all about, you can view at Elizabeth Bonni's videoclip. She explains the FBI investigation on FACEBOOK much more clearly and concisely. She says that VRS agencies have created the deaf community "Enron". Click the link below: [link] of FBI charges against VRS company" by Elizabeth BonniFBI filed on 6/24/09 wi...
Tue, Jul 14 2009
Dianrez Says It Best!
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations "Parents will find out as their child grows that it's more important to nurture his intellect and his talents than to worry about his hearing and that it's not all that hard to do so." DianrezSource: [link] said! Clean and pure and simple! I hope that parents will come into full realisation and second Dianrez wholeheartedly.
Fri, Jun 26 2009
"Evict stereotypes," he said.
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations Not only did many statesmen and scholars around the world find President Obama's conduct in his trip in the Middle East last week very presidential and respectful, but also they were awed by his being a man of high learning. That is something that the former president George W. Bush lacked thereof. They were equally awed by Obama's speech at Cairo University in Egypt ...
Tue, Jun 09 2009
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What is quite eye-catching in tomorrow's Washington Post's...
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations What is quite eye-catching in tomorrow's Washington Post's supplement, Parade, is the title of an article: What People Earn: Our Annual Report. When you turn on page 6, the first blurb of the article that stares at you is something that you will not like. Are you ready? On the blurb is Speech Therapists as amongst the Bright Spots in the Job Market. It cites:Speech...
Sun, Apr 12 2009
Aristotle the First Audist
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations Audism does NOT mean "against hearing and speaking."Audism means "the superior attiutude of some hearing people towards deaf people, especially those who use sign language. In Latin, audire means "to hear"People with the attitude of audism are called audists. Some audistic teachers and parents influence some of oralists negatively about sign language. In turn, oralis...
Wed, Apr 01 2009
Careful! Wikipedia Is NOT an Authorative Encyclopedia.
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations It is quite taxing to see more and more college-educated deaf people in DeafRead use the information from Wikipedia. A university professor would give an F on a student's term paper if the information was cited or quoted from Wikipedia.Wikipedia is NOT an authoriative encyclopedia.To learn more about the unauthoriativeness of Wikipedia in general as well as about the...
Sat, Mar 28 2009
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Birthright of children
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations For deaf children's birthright, please sign the petition www.dbcusa.orgIt is wrong to be neutral.Meaning what? You agree to sign the petition If you disagree, you can be perfectly free to set up a petition, declaring that deaf children virtually have no birthright.
Thu, Mar 12 2009
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations LCCF Edward Miner Gallaudet Award, for recognition of national or international leaders for promoting the well-being of deaf people--Dr. Paddy Ladd (United Kingdom) Paddy is a senior lecturer and director of research programs at the University of Bristol in England. His primary work has been developing a formal framework for new concepts of deafhood and deaf culture. ...
Thu, Mar 05 2009
A Demonstration in France!
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations Eric Lawin of France) has kindly permitted me to post two links of a videoclip of the demonstration for the bilingual education rights for deaf French children. In the clip, you will see deaf French children sign in LSF (French Sign Language) not only in the demonstration but also in an interview in LSF! [link]
Mon, Mar 02 2009
Dr. Rosyln Rosen Says:
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations Dr. Rosyln Rosen says: On deaf children’s language rights:"Nowadays my stance on pediatric cochlear implants as well as the NAD’s has changed. My position now is that technological advances may be formidable but these are not ultimate panaceas. Paramount is the deaf child’s birthright and human right to language, i.e., ASL and English. To deny that right is tantamount...
Wed, Dec 17 2008
In Responce to MZ's Blog Post
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations MZ,In your blog entry, Against ASL and Deaf Culture, you say,"If someone is fluent in ASL, how can using the language show the person biased? I would think if one is against ASL, the person won’t be using this language at all. Would that make more sense?"If I follow your logic (vid.supra), you claim that Alexander Graham Bell (AGB) was not biased against ASL and Deaf ...
Mon, Nov 24 2008
Two AGB Conferences in the Summer of 2009
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations "Save the Date! AG Bell 2009 Listening and Spoken Language SymposiumFrom July 23 to 25, 2009, AG Bell will host its 2009 Listening and Spoken Language Symposium at the Union Station Marriott in St. Louis, Mo.AG Bell’s Listening and Spoken Language Symposium highlights cutting-edge topics in the field of deaf education and research, and offers listening and spoken lang...
Thu, Nov 20 2008
Most Feared by the American Deaf
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations George W. VeditzDr. Jack R. Gannon quotes what Veditz says aboutAlexander Graham Bell:____George W. Veditz, a deaf teacher, called Alexander Graham Bell the Americanmost feared by deaf people, saying"...he comes in the guise of a friend, and [is], therefore, the most to be feared enemy of the American deaf, past and present. "__________________________________________...
Thu, Nov 20 2008
Thus Spake Alexander Graham Bell
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations Alexander Graham Bell_________Then again people do not understand the mental condition of a person who cannot speak and who thinks in gestures. He is sometimes looked upon as a sort of monstrosity, to be stared at and avoided.________________________The segregation of deaf-mutes, the use of the sign language, and the employment of deaf teachers produce an environment ...
Wed, Nov 19 2008
"I am tired of teachers who cannot...."
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations Dr. George DetmoldDean of CASGallaudet University________________________I am tired of meeting teachers of the deaf who do not now how to sign and who cannot understand what their students are saying. If I were preparing to teach in a German school, I would want to be sure I know German!Dr. George Detmold*Dean of CASGannon (1981), 403__________________________________...
Mon, Nov 17 2008
The First Liberator of Deaf Europeans
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations L'Abbé Charles Michel de l'Épée©by Jean Boutcher __ L'Abbé de l'ÉpéewasThe First Liberator of the Education for the Deafin Europe in 1700s.__He founded a school for the deaf in Paris,affectionately known as St. Jacques', five blocks from The Sorbonne, one of the world's oldest universities. The French Sign Language (FSL) was the language the deaf students used in the...
Fri, Nov 14 2008
Unprofessional, ineffective, and a violation....
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations President Merrill and a Maryland Legislator Conferring a BA Degree to Jean Boutcher President Edward C. Merrill withSociologist Margaret Mead__________________________________ Following his retirement from presidency at Gallaudet, Dr. Edward C. Merrill, Jr. faithfully remained in contact with the Gallaudet College community. Prior to the DPN, he urged the Board of Tru...
Tue, Nov 11 2008
Overzealous and poorly informed groups....
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations Overzealous and poorly informed groups have determined that the least restrictive educational environment for deaf children lies in wholesale mainstreaming in the regular public school system. We need to come to grips with this problem of naivete at the unique communication barrier improved by hearing loss. We need to work on amendments which will clarify the intent o...
Tue, Nov 11 2008
Laurent Clerc Says....
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations Laurent Clerc Visiting the Promised Land ©by Jean Boutcher ...other institutions may, therefore, be established until at last, not a deaf and dumb adult in the US may remain uneducated.Laurent Clerc Source: Jack R. Gannon (1981)
Sun, Nov 09 2008
Why does this assumption dominate the society?
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations It is presumed that teaching (deaf) people how to sign will influence speech negatively. Our data do not support this assumption. Yet this assumption still dominates the educational approach of many older teachers and it still inhibits the practice of manual communication in teacher training establishments.Of course the earth is flat -- we can believe our own eyes, ca...
Sat, Nov 08 2008
Quotation of Veditz
Jean Boutcher's Collection of Quotations They are facing not a theory but a condition, for they are first, last, and all the time the people of the eye. George W. Veditz, NAD President, 1910Visit the vlog of the day :: Only if Bathroom Walls Could Sign
Sat, Nov 08 2008
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