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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Admin, May 12, 2005.

  1. Admin

    Admin Staff Member Administrator Moderator NES Member

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    Should deaf be allowed to vote for American Idol?

    "A statement issued Wednesday by Fox read, "the producers and network apologize to our hearing-impaired viewers for any confusion, and the situation was immediately corrected for our tape-delayed West Coast broadcast."

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/05/12/idol.ap/index.html

    I mean it is a singing contest. Kinda like having brail buttons at the drive up ATM machines.

    ETA: I know all of them may not be totally deaf. :D
     

  2. TonyD

    TonyD One Shot One Maggie's Drawers

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    Or the blind voting for Miss America. However, it would be un-PC to exclude these individuals. [roll]
     
  3. cdkayak

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    Considering what I've heard about American Idol, how could it hurt?
     
  4. SgtUSMC8541

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    I think American Idol is GREAT! When the list the number of total votes we find out the number of idiots with a tv and a cell phone in America!

    Just because they are hearing impaired, lets let the vote of those idiots count too!
     
  5. Lynne

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    I could never figure that one out. :D
     
  6. Len-2A Training

    Len-2A Training Instructor Instructor NES Life Member NES Member

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    Hey let's not discriminate!

    We let the deaf and dumb write and pass legislation in this country.

    Equality for all! [roll]
     
  7. KMaurer

    KMaurer Moderator NES Member

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    I can't remember right off who the nominee and senator were, but I recall a Supreme Court nominee who, during the confirmation hearings, was pretty well established as having a mediocre record. One senator, in a valiant attempt to support the nominee started that there were a lot constituants who were mediocre as well, and they certainly deserved some representation. [roll] It didn't help either the nominee or the senator.

    Ken
     

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