Monday, January 31, 2005

About the Iraqi Election

Again, again. I want to elaborate that I'm all for free elections in Iraq. I am happy for Iraqis.

It is utterly ridiculous to hear FagPatriot, McCock and Kurzetard to say that I'm against the idea of a free election. And that I should crawl back into wherever the sun does not shine. Please. Get. A. Clue.

First it was 72%. Second, it was 60%. Now, it is 57% for the turnout of voters. Which is why I said to be cautious and skeptical. It does not matter how much percentage it gets to have a free election because after all, it is the first time ever in more than fifty years, the people of Iraq gets to vote. By itself, it is a celebration.

Did Bush promote for the free elections? Initially, no. He did not. In fact, he resisted until Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani organized the protests and demanded the free elections. Check the Informed Comment for further lesson in recent history. In other words, Bush was forced to concede this to Ali Sistani.

If not for Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, Bush would push for Chalabi, now a figure of obscurity in Iraq.

It is interesting to note that some Iraqis claimed to be forced to vote in order to get the food rations. If that is the case, then the whole thing is simply a farce to start with.

Either way, as of this moment, I'm happy for Iraqis. I'm sure Lambykins and I agreed on one thing, the elections *must* occur. It simply must.

Of course, I am irritated with Conservatives, Republicans and X-ians' lies and bashes that we are against the free elections. And I continue to be skeptical and wary of Bush's Agenda, like it or not.


Somebody Give Me The Whiffle Bat!

Mark Lasswell has to be the most ignorant freelance writer. After reading this article, I am amused by what he wrote, but certainly can believe what Mark wrote. Why? Because he is a typical hearie.

Certainly, Mark reserved the right to write whatever he wants to do. Certainly, I reserve the right to derail him as well.

It is evident that Mark himself is hearie. It is evident that Mark did not associate or mingle with Deaf people at all. How can he, as a hearie, pass the decisions for Deaf people how to live their lives? To me, that is patronizing already.

Here is few few comments from Mark's article via Rayni's blog:

The passage is one of many in this book that demand to be read twice so that the full import is clear: A world in which children know the joys of music and birdsong -- and are safer for being able to hear a fire alarm or a car bearing down on them in the street -- is undesirable.

Say again?

The passage is one of many in this book that demand to be read twice so that the full import is clear: A world in which children know the joys of music and birdsong -- and are safer for being able to hear a fire alarm or a car bearing down on them in the street -- is undesirable.

Ahh, no need to repeat this. Very few Deaf persons got hit by cars, trains or died in fires. It is always hearing people. Our hearing loss somewhat resets our other senses to take care of ourselves, much better than the hearing people in general.

You can pick up any local newspapers and find out how many people got killed in these situations and guess what? Deaf people who died in these situation is very sporadic. Hearing people died more often than we do! And it is not matter of 'fair trade' at all.

The protests were only the most visible manifestation of a trend, which began, inevitably, in the 1960s, to establish the deaf as a minority community, with all the good and ill that such a designation entails.

To Mark, it is a trend. Why is it a trend?! When we were sufficiently educated about things in life, we wanted to live our own lives. We wanted to be in control of ourselves. We wanted to be part of our community's progress without anyone's interference. It was inevitable that we had to kick hearies off from the positions that affected our lives. It is more of empowerment and a sense of belonging, not a trend. And Mark, it is only beginning.

But the claims here that it is "equal to" spoken language are likely to be persuasive only to the already persuaded.

Swahili cannot be written but guess what? It is a language. If it can be done like that, why not ASL? ASL breeds a lot of customs and norms to a point where it crafted its own community. Just like Swahili did with its people.

No surprise, then, to find that the 19th-century movement to establish schools for deaf children -- laudable though it might have seemed to the children and their parents -- was actually a segregationist mission to build "an asylum where their bodies are managed and rendered powerless." (The book's preaching-to-the-choir tone includes a breezy mention of "Foucault" -- apparently the postmodern theorist is such a celebrity in this circle that he needs no introduction or first name.)

It is true. Prior to Gallaudet Protests, it was rare to have a Deaf person leading a deaf school, it was ideal for hearing people to control, manipulate, change and decide things for us in terms of education, social et al. When they realized that we learned our stuff, they tried to subjugate our rights. We simply protested to take over what is rightfully ours to decide and live. With Mark's tone, it is as if it is ridiculous theory -- an evidence that he does not live as a Deaf person. He is just a typical hearie, he simply does *not* know.

Certainly many medical advances raise ethical concerns. The case against cochlear implants for children would be a hard sell in almost any quarter, but the implications of mapping the human genome -- and the temptation it raises for meddling with human imperfection -- is one of the vital issues of our day. Ms. Padden and Mr. Humphries unfortunately have missed a chance to make a substantial contribution to a serious debate -- among the Deaf, the deaf and the hearing alike.


Actually, long time in the past, hearing people claimed that if we learn to bark with our voices, we'd stop use ASL and the Deaf Community will dissipate! Then they claimed that with hearing aids, we'll learn to bark with our voices and ASL/Deaf Community will disappear! And guess what? We are still here. Get used to it. Even with cochlear implants, we will be still here. These fad trends comes and go, but ASL and Deaf Community is here to stay for a long time!


A Gallaudetian Who Works in Deaf Archives Wins The Case

By Gods!

I know he's gay but he was married to a female?


Ok, I just bumped my head on the wall. It didn't make me hear anything, really! I should sue MONTEL.

It is interesting to note that the whole article did not bother to mention that Ulf Hedberg is Deaf. He has Usher's Syndrome, a form of visual impairment.

Congratulations, Ulf!


I'm Not Naming Anyone, Really!

A certain close friend of mine confirmed that one of Desperate Housewives character is gay. He claimed that his good friend fucked the up-and-coming actor of Desperate Housewives.

I'm not going to identify anyone but in the first season of Desperate Housewives, this actor played a steamy role as a single, young man engaged love-making activities with married woman in ... how can I say this ... in every room of the house. Yeah, every room of the house, really! IN that show, he has no business of getting in that woman's legs while he was supposed to do his duties around the house, really.

Honest to God, when I first saw him. My gaydar beeped a lot. I had suspicions but thanks to a friend who alerted me that his friend "took care of his ass".

Now I am done.

See? I am not identifying anyone else, really! ;-)

Now, can you guess which one?


A Scandal At Virginia Military Institute

A new scandal emerged out of heavily conservative-backed school in Lexington, Virginia -- the home of Virginia Military Institute (VMI) as well as Washington and Lee University (WLU).

VMI touched bit closer to my heart, mainly because it is 30 miles south of my alma mater in Shenandoah Valley. VMI used to be male-only cadet school and its horny men often flocked to Staunton, seeking the availability of women at Mary Baldwin, the privately-owned college for women. Mary Baldwin is a stone throw from my alma mater and I kid you not. Before you scream that MBC is women-only school and VMI was forced to integrate and that was not fair -- well VMI was state-owned, MBC is not. That is mainly why the VMI had to let women in and I support that policy. VMI and The Citadel resisted until the Supreme Court forced them which they obliged with a grudge.

Kevin Akens' front porch has a view of the campus so at times, when I visit the Akens family, I'd bump in some VMI Cadets chasing after MBC women. A typical boorish conservative at its best when nobody is looking at them.

The Roanoke Times published an article that mentioned about my birthplace, Richmond's having few pictures on its message boards that showed the Cadets at VMI dressing up for Halloween as drag queens, starving African (A caucasian painting their face black) and few Nazis running amok. Feel free to read the article but be sure to read its message board afterwards. I can vouch that it will shock you with the Roanoke readers' hostile attitudes towards gays and others. I love the comments, especially about "Uncle Dad".

Some people will say to lighten up. I disagreed. The Cadets probably will end up at Guantamano Bay or Abu Ghraib or any posts around the world -- their behavior at the Halloween Party implied that they have no respect for the Holocaust, the struggles of others' rights and the groups that were inflicted by natural disasters.

I am also in favor of the VMI Administration to let the student-run judicial board to discipline the Cadets. According to the military rules, to fuck a guy is unbecoming conduct, but to mock or making fun of groups is somewhat OK as long as nobody is looking at you.

Here are the pictures:

I also used to have a fling with a Cadet from VMI. Go figure. He was a gentleman, but again, come to think of this, he was not a gentleman, either. I cannot help it if these Cadets turn me on ... but that was not the point here.

In a world filled with ignorance, hate and volatile fear, the Cadets knew better than that to mock and ridicule the groups. But that is all the Conservatives are capable of -- mocking and ridiculing.


Sunday, January 30, 2005

Mike Piazza Is Now ... Mrs. Piazza!

You know the TV show, Will & Grace, where Karen Walker convinced Jack to marry her servant, Rosario to keep her in the United States. Jack obliged -- then at the wedding, where Jack had to stand next to Rosario. And when the Priest started to do the whole blah blah -- suddenly, Jack's gay friends snickered in the back of the chapel. Jack turned around and laughed with them and said in an effeminate tone, "Stop that! That is not funny!"

That was my first thought when it comes to Mike Piazza, the New York Mets Catcher -- one of the most popular and pretty boy on the team. He is now Mrs. Piazza, after marrying some Playboy Playmate last Saturday.

Few years ago, there was a rumor circulating in Manhattan that Mike Piazza fancied men. Mike, perhaps out of "gay panic syndrome", called a press conference to announce ... "I am heterosexual."


He had to call a press conference to insist that he is heterosexual despite the fact that he has two homes that is very close to gay communities. That should be a clue enough, though.

Honest to God, any ordinary heterosexual men would say, "No, I'm straight." They would not use the term: "I am heterosexual."

And by the way, the pics of Mike Piazza's wedding ... is so gay.

Either way, congratulations, Mrs. Mike Piazza.


Idiocy Runs Rampant In Conservative Republicans

It is official. Conservative Republicans are *imitating Mrs. C* MENTALLY RETARDED!

Why? The Liberals never said that they are against the Iraqi elections. Even I am not AGAINST the Iraqi elections. The Iraqi elections MUST proceed at all costs, like it or not.

My beef is that GW Bush liberated Iraq for wrong reasons. First, weapons of mass destruction. Second, terrorism! Third, liberty and freedom! Fourth, what next? That is my beef.

And I feel that we were not prepared to deal with Iraq right after the Iraqi War because we attacked the country with NO plans for the post-War reconstruction.

In fact, I was for the War when it first started. But after seeing the Marine putting the United States flag on the statue of Saddam Hussein, I cringed! Even if Bush quickly had it pulled down and replaced with the Iraqi flag, but the first impression is there!

Then there were lootings where the Marines did nothing but watch people ripping the museum that contains the artifacts dated back to the Mesopotamia. How can the Marines allow that? Of course, they are retarded. They did not realize that the priceless artifacts cannot be replaced at all.

In the first six weeks, there were chaos in Iraq that largely made me realize that the Bush Administration was not prepared to handle the reconstruction. The lack of respect for its citizens were noted with the Abu Ghraib scandal and many abuses that occured in Iraq drove some people to sign up for the Insurgents.

If we had a plan -- where we can enact things with dignity and respect for their country -- the insurgents would not happen at all. But we did not pave the path with dignity.

The result is 1,400 Americans are rotting beneath the cold soil. That is the reason why I rail against Bush and his cronies because he did not have a plan right after the reconstruction.

Spewing liberty, freedom, terrorism and patriotism are not going to cut some slacks!

Terrorism will *not* be extinguished! It will show up sporadically over the years, like it or not!

Seeing FagPatriot saying that it is a huge defeat for Democrats and Terrorists. Please don't be delusional, FagPatriot. I think a sensible Democrat would have a better plan for the post-war happenstances than Bush and his cronies.

I'm ALL for Iraqis to have an election. But do not attempt to label Liberals or Democrats as the group against their election.

It is interesting to note that we are fighting for Iraqis' freedom and liberty whereas in this VERY country, Bush is fighting hard to deny me of my freedom and liberty to live my own life.

Not only that, Conservatives think SpongeBob is gay. Says a lot about their intelligence.


Gossip Breeds Reaction

Last night in East Village, Eddie and I arranged to meet at The Cock. It is my first time to be at The Cock in weeks and I hadn't seen Eddie in months. So we had a lengthy conversation to catch up.

You know, typical deaf gossips and all that.

Eddie is about 6'1 tall and very thin like a pencil. When the bar closed at 4 AM, we chatted on the way to the subway station. Eddie pleaded, "Since you went to DC last October, tell me what's happening in DC??"

I yapped on few superficial things to mention -- then I said, "You know Rico?"

Eddie nodded, "That guy from The Netherlands?"

I nodded, "He has a new boyfriend."

Eddie snickered as we walked across the street, "Who?"

I grinned, "Are you sure you want to know?" Eddie slapped my back so hard that I leaped ahead of him and said, "Ben Lewis."

Still in the middle of the intersection, Eddie lost his balance and crashed on the road. Then got up quickly -- "Are you fucking serious?"


Eddie roared with laughter.

I love this stuff -- people's reactions to things. It is hilarious. It is addictive.


Saturday, January 29, 2005

A Point of View by Gay Iraqi

Thanks to Toby of Ramblings On The Matter, I got to read a different perspective of Iraqi Election ... this time, from a nobody who lives in Downtown Baghdad. A gay Iraqi, that is.

Anyone mind telling me why the electricity is *still* going through the blackouts?

*sarcasm mode on*
As long as it protects our freedom, the electric blackouts shall happen all the time.
*sarcasm mode off*



Ann Coulter Is One Ugly Bitch

Remember I told you a while ago that I have her book. After reading the first 16 pages, I could not continue.

She made me sick with her ignorance, hate and misinformation -- but again, you know what they say about dumb blondes.

Nothing you can do to cure a dumb blonde. The book is heading into a trash can. Ann, someone should whack you down and branded you with the hot iron on your forehead "I AM DUMB BLONDE!"


It Is That Time Of The Year

Category: Sports

In Morganton, North Carolina: the North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) hosted the 53rd Mason-Dixon Tournament for Boys Basketball. Virginia exceeded what I did not expect as they opened with a 50-point loss to Tennessee in the first round, 78-28. This sent the undermanned Virginia team to the losers' bracket and played against Eastern North Carolina.

Virginia shocked Eastern North Carolina with a 67-66 overtime upset and advanced to play against Florida for a chance to play for 5th-6th Place out of 11-team tournament. Virginia lost, 43-29.

As always, Mississippi marched straight to the Championship Game but the surprising team of the year should be South Carolina, though.

In Knoxville, Tennessee: Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD) -- where my cousin's daughter, Tori is attending along with my buddy who works there -- David Spillers. TSD is hosting the 28th Annual Mason-Dixon Tournament for Girls Basketball.

Virginia Cardinals, thanks to Kim Fuller's disappearance, did not do well in the first round as they got clobbered by Georgia, 63-22 and was sent to the Losers Bracket. They squared off against the Eastern North Carolina and won, 34-18 to advance against North Carolina.

This morning, they shocked North Carolina, 35-34 to advance to the 5th-6th Place. The game will be played at 3:30 PM.

This marked the first time that Virginia gets to be in the Top Six since 1987, I believe. Good job, Yesi Andersen.


Be Wary of Ricky Vandal

I was alarmed to learn that a person by the name of Ricky Vandal, originally from The Netherlands, is starting a trend that might confuse the Blog readers.

According to the sources, he is a frequent member of The Free Republic, a conservative forum that spews plenty of homophobic comments. In other words, Ricky is conservative, Republican and homophobic to start with.

Apparently, Ricky Vandal created several blogs, impersonating different persons' names including Bill Clinton -- in other words, a fucking Conservative Republican is impersonating as a Democrat trying to turn off the Democrats with its false messages and hopefully, will drive them to be a Conservative Republican in the end.

Ricky Vandal is one pitiful character. But again, I'm appalled that none of conservatives wanted to touch it -- as if it never existed. It is one of their Characteristic traits -- if one of them fucked it up, they reject this person and claim that "he is not conservative, he is someone's group!" then acted as if this particular person never existed.

But that is not the point here. My point is to warn the readers to be wary of people like Ricky Vandal who is Conservative Republican who has nothing better than to attack the Democrats or Liberals for doing what they believed in.

It is ironic that the Conservatives and Republicans claimed that they are all for personal beliefs -- but it is just the words. It is not done by actions -- all they did was bash, twist the lies and used its manipulation skills to fool the masses. It is unbelievable to observe.

Care to defend yourself, my dear conservative ND30? No?


Friday, January 28, 2005

Wojnar Should Check His Penis Out

I stumbled upon an article. And I joked with a friend about this -- maybe Wojnar should check his penis out to make sure that he's OK.

Actually, I find it very somewhat discomforting. There are guys that I cannot spring a boner -- I mean, he's not attractive. I just can't do it. Does that means I'm one of 'em?

I dunno. But this is interesting and amusing -- perhaps, enough for DowntownLad and DefBef to respond to the allegations? ;-)

Have a great evening -- I'm going to host an one-night debauchery here in my palace. Yum! Yum!


This Is Ridiculous

Is it me or that College Republicans, Conservatives and X-ians are getting lame or what?

C'mere. C'mon. Come here. Why did we have Gay Pride Week, Parade, March and/or Festival? It is because we are a minority. Less than 10% of the society are GLBTIWSDCVDSDFWEXCFLKSDFJSDFKSH. Ok, maybe 15%. But it is to be publicly acknowledged that we exist. That there are still struggles to overcome.

As for straight guys and gals who does not face a struggle when it comes to your feelings for the opposite sex, not at all. Why do you feel so threatened by us to a point where the College Republicans decided to host the Straight Pride Week?

Check Pam's blog for pictures.

The College Republicans in UNT also organized the event called, "Seize the Illegal Immigrant Day". First this, and now "Straight Pride Week"?

Honest to God, you straight men lacked the creativity. You had to look at us in order to elevate your egotistic pride.

My little flea-minded Republicans, Conservatives and X-ians: Grow up.


Ridiculous Message

I had a break at work today. Watched the tube in the Community Room. MONTEL was on. Before I could change the channel, I saw the word: deaf popping up on the screen.

Of course, I had to step back and look a little.

It was a show about "What A Miracle!"


There was a white wife who told Montel that her husband who has been "hearing impaired" and had been searching for a job in the last 12 years. Then one day, he got a massage from his wife. Then he fainted in the bathroom. His head clunked on the sink, bathtub, toilet bowl or the floor.

Voila! He can hear. What a drama! The husband nodded and sobbed. And said that he finally got the help he needed to get a job, for the first time in 12 years. There were loud applause in the background.

Montel said, "He is not disabled. He is able-bodied now!"

Again, a loud applause. I rolled my eyes, muttered to myself: "I love this. I'll tell my co-workers."

I grinned and walked back to the office, told it to my co-workers who are also Deaf. Their initial reaction was: Are you serious?

I nodded. Samuel shook his head and smiled, "So I guess it is safe to say that the message for millions of hearing mothers who saw that to drop their deaf babies on the floor in hoping to make them hear again, eh?"

I smiled and nodded.

Well said, Samuel.


Thursday, January 27, 2005

Insane Thoughts

It is bitter cold outside. I hate that.

Was on the subway train #1 en route to my home. One vagrant sat down right across from me. He saw the Indian lady next to me. He stared at her, then pulled his sketchbook out. And worked on her looks. It took a lot of me to suppress my laughter to see this Indian woman feeling awkward that a vagrant is drawing of her on his sketchbook.

What made me lose the control of my snickers were the guy *next* to the vagrant who was reading the newspaper. He was cute, he has to be a blogger or a reader of -- he was reading the newspaper then saw the vagrant (probably smell him first) drawing the lady on his sketchbook. The guy discretely puts his newspaper away in his backpack and pulled his tiny digital camera and took the picture of the vagrant drawing without the vagrant knowing.

People around us stared in amazement as I snickered. He turned to see me and put his finger on his mouth as to say, "Sssh!" Then he puts his digital camera back in the backpack. He slipped off on 50th Street.

The vagrant continues to draw and gave it to the Indian woman who was enamored then donated him $10.

I had to look away. It was too "sweet" for me to handle. I like bad things.

Now I wonder whatever will happen to this particular photograph that this guy took of a bum doing the sketchbook? Only time will tell.

Ahh, on another subject, four Britons who were imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay Prison for the last 4 years were interviewed and freed in London. They confirmed that they were subjected to psychologically, physically and sexually tortures.

Listen to me, Republicans, Conservatives -- if we are to be "better" than them, we have to treat them better. With these tortures at Gitmo Bay and Abu Guhraib, you can bet that the hate will increase. The resentment will worsen. The fan of hatred will rocket. We have to stop being arrogant and trample people's dignity or our generations will suffer more problems and hardships.

Don't tell me that they deserved it. Nobody deserved it. Except maybe for Republicans, Conservatives and Christians.

The 60th Anniversary of Auschwitz's Liberation has passed on, and we need to understand the ramifications of hate, ignorance and fear that caused the Holocaust to happen. Both sides (them and us) are inflcting hate, ignorance and fear on each other. And I'm trying to stop both sides -- but the problem is nobody is listening, you may as well as go ahead and build new concentration camps for all I care.

Our beloved Senators confirmed Dr. Rice (who knew about the tortures, of course) to be the Secretary of State. And it is likely that we will confirm Gonzales as the Attorney General ... the same guy who wrote the Memorandum on torture techniques. Small leap for the erosion of our rights, giant leap for the fascists. Republicans, Conservatives and Christians -- you should feel proud of this!

I found this picture -- we have zillions of god-damned squirrels in this country -- how come we train them and send it to the places to stop the Terrorists. At least, they are not covered under the Geneva Conventions!

And here is a message for New York Yankees from Boston Red Sox regarding the upcoming baseball season.

That's it, good nite. I'm outta here.


Few Comments Before I Cook Steak!

For Xanga Users: If you want to privatize your thoughts, WRITE down on the papers, not on the Internet. I hope Xanga will implode eventually. It sucked ... badly.

Fat Guy With Skimpy Shorts: I found this picture -- to some, I may look like him -- but hey, I will not wear that skimpy shorts until I lose some more first. That guy has the guts, for sure -- but I can see why people wanted it to be banned.

Can You Relax Like This? Imagine going to Phuket for a vacation after the heavy devastation of Tsunami last month, can you relax with the debris around you? Certainly not me.

Too weird for me, but certainly did not ruin my appetite to feast on steak!


Odd Tidbits

Missing Cabbie Found Dead. He died of heart attack in his cab just during the Blizzard and nobody knew until the snow melted. What do I think of this? Only in New York, lovers, Only in New York!

Anyone want to reminisce the old times with Savage Creek? I had some interesting memories at Savage Creek. They had rednecks that I drooled when they flexed their bodies. I'm like, "Gross but so cute!" Too bad, this article had to remind me of Savage Creek. Good and bad memories, though.



Who Is Likely To Do This?

If you look at the neighborhoods like Chelsea, Greenwich Village, East Village, DuPont Circle, Capitol Hill et al., who are more likely to invest in the area when it was dubbed as the worst place to live? I mean, who is likely to renovate the homes, clean the neighborhoods, improve the living standards and all that?

Of course, it is Liberals.

Conservatives prefer to live in their delusional suburban world. They preferred the new megasupermassivestore Walmart over a store in the city. And they call themselves the "conservative one".

Kiss my ass.


Suicidal Guy Eligible for Death Penalty

I love this.

In Glendale, California -- a suicidal man changed his mind then got out of his SUV which was parked on the railroad. He walked off and watched the MetroLink train ram into the SUV and subsequently killed 11 people and wounded 180 people.

This suicidal man was arrested for murder and is eligible for Death Penalty.

At least, he got what he wanted. Someone to kill him for him.


Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Sometimes A Picture Defines Who You Are

Cardoza, Head, Harrison and Staley

Gaze at the picture for a second or two. Please observe Tonya Cardoza on your left. She is the one who attempted to rebound the ball but was beaten by another player.

I am a sucker for pictures that have facial expressions, be it sports or real life. This game occured in the National Championship Game in New Orleans '91 which Tennessee won in an overtime by 3.

Many pictures can tell you about yourself or others. The way the picture was taken in a millisecond depicted how they performed with a passion. When I see Tonya Cardoza, I see her in myself. Tonya is a great player in her own right, who is also the most hardworking and ambitious player. If she wants to crash, she will do it. This picture obviously indicated that she did make an effort but sometimes it does not go her way.

Like me. Sometimes things do not go the way I wanted it to but I don't let it stop me. I try to change the directions and see where I go from there.

Do I make any sense?


I Cannot Stand Hearies

Sometimes Hearies really made me sick when they attempted to use English as a weapon to show his "superiority" above the rest.

I'm like, "So fucking what? My first language is American Sign Language -- hell, if you want to compete with me in ASL, I'll ambush you in a blink. Hell, I did sometimes to the interpreters and they walked away trembling!"

When I posted a comment on FagPatriot, Frank IBC attempted to copy my remarks and added (sic) to every line. That really says a lot about Frank IBC's condescending attitudes.

And it is also worth mentioning that his conservative friends said nothing while a Liberal scolded Frank IBC for his condescending smack.

Says a lot about Conservatives.

Fuck you, Frank IBC and NorthDallasThirty, you little dumbfuck hearies!


It Is Stupid

To hear people talking about how important it is to "protect" our freedoms. We should not think like that. We should fight for our freedom, not to protect it! What is the point of having freedom if you have to protect it in the first place?

Freedom, by itself, is the most powerful word -- enough to rattle the tyrannical governments and that we should acknowledge that it is there. Do not protect it. Do not pad it. Do not weaponize the word. Put it on your sleeves and show it.

Frankly, I'm sick of people abusing the word too much lately. It aggravates me to hear Bush and others saying that we have to protect our freedom. It's total pointless if you think about it.


How To Piss Off NYC Commuters?

When the bomb took place at World Trade Center, people looked at this then moved on. When the planes rammed into the Towers, Manhattan was wounded for the time being. The subway stations (Cortland and Rector) were affected but the rest of the subway system were operational.

You really want to piss NYC folks off? Ask a vagrant.

Last Sunday, the vagrant decided to bring his food cart into the subway (how did he manages to get it in the platform?!) and ignite the cart filled with woods to keep himself warm. Suddenly, the fire became out of control and destroyed the system that regulates the C train.

It affected the express and local train, plus forcing hundreds of thousands commuters to use F, V, B, 1, 2, 3 and 9 trains (I use 1, 2, 3 and 9) -- and now I'm annoyed with heavy crowds and some shoves.

And it will take FIVE years to fully repair the system so that the C train can be restored to its service.

That really pissed me off and a lot of commuters.

A vagrant managed to piss me off more than the terrorists did, which is remarkable. Unbelievable. Now I am not quite fond of heavy crowds because of several reasons but now it looks like I will have to contend with it for the time being.

Last night, I watched the vagrant changing his clothes on the train. About six of us stared in anguish as he stripped himself off to his underwear. His underwear is not something I can really describe. It is so disgusting like McCock's underwear, I'm sure. He then walked around asking for a cigarette. I'm like, "No fucking way."

But someone gave him the cigarette but nobody gave him the lighter or a match. He was annoyed then walked to another car with no shoes and t-shirt, just his shorts, perhaps to hunt for a match to lit his cigarette.

Only in New York, kids, only in NEW YORK!


Tuesday, January 25, 2005

John Aravosis Was Right

John Aravosis, the Architect of, predicted that the Conservatives would make a threat on Bush for not pushing to get the Federal Marriage Amendment through the Congress -- if Bush won't, then the Conservatives will turn against Bush when it comes to privatization of Social Security.

When I read John Aravosis talking about it a while ago, I sensed that he could be right. But it turned out that he was right from the start. He knew that either way, the Conservatives will use anything to drive a wedge on a minority to get what they wanted.

I noticed that there are many gay bloggers out there who are Conservatives -- it appears that they are afraid of talking about it in person. So they seemed to hide behind the monitor, spewing its bizarre rhetorics from day one.

I hadn't met a gay Conservative so far in person, that is. Guess they are afraid that I'd wipe 'em off the map in a fast whim conversation. It is my prerogative belief that I'd whip FagPatriot one-on-one if I had the opportunity -- which is why he kept on deleting my comments on his blogsite. When he deleted, it proved that I was right and won the argument -- his only option is to silence me by deleting my comments.

You know, I thought Eric Heckman was insane Conservative and to think of this, I was relieved that there was only *one* Eric Heckman. But after seeing many gay conservative bloggers, I feel there are 100 Eric Heckmans out there! Of course, I am alarmed by their twisted logic at things in life. As of now, several gay conservative bloggers are silent when the pro-family conservatives declared its threat on Bush regarding the FMA and the privatization of Social Security. To me, I am utterly amused by this drama.

Oh, by the way, Robert Redford referred GW Bush as the "barking dog on TV" in NY POST. That was a good punch.


I Say, Sue The Fuckers and Milk Their $$!

A certain dear friend of mine is one of the plaintiffs, I'm glad that she is doing something to put the fear of God in folks who mistreated Deaf patients when they needed the medical help.


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Laurel Hospital Faces Lawsuit
Mistreatment Of Deaf Patients Among Allegations

By Allison Klein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, January 20, 2005; Page GZ21

A federal lawsuit filed last week contends that Laurel Regional Hospital has violated the rights of its deaf patients by not having sign language interpreters available during medical consultations and claims that several deaf patients were harmed by faulty communication with hospital emergency room staff.

"Patients were forced to communicate through cryptic notes or lip-reading," according to the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. "Even the best lip-readers, in an ideal one-to-one situation, have been found to understand only 26 percent of what is said."

The suit says that the hospital violates the Americans With Disabilities Act and asks that it provide sign language interpreters for patients. It also seeks an unspecified amount of money for "humiliation, embarrassment and emotional pain and suffering." Passed in 1990, the ADA requires that owners of public places offer the disabled the same goods and services as the rest of the public.

Through a spokeswoman, hospital officials declined to comment.

The suit contends that deaf patients were not able to get satisfactory answers to their medical questions or fully understand their diagnoses. Laurel Regional Hospital is in Prince George's County, which has a significant deaf population and is the closest suburb to Gallaudet University in Northeast Washington, which serves deaf students. The hospital also serves Howard, Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties, according to its Web site.

The suit alleges that six patients, whose stories were detailed, did not receive adequate medical treatment because hospital staff could not communicate with them. In some cases, the patients were offered a video conferencing technology that provides a sign language interpreter in a remote location. But they found it to be insufficient and confusing, the suit says. In each case, the patient was denied a live interpreter.

One deaf patient, Erin Whitney, who lived in College Park in April, went to the hospital's emergency room when she was vomiting and fainting. Once at the hospital, she laid down on a bed and was mistreated by a hospital worker, according to the suit.

"A member of the hospital staff, who did not know that Ms. Whitney was deaf, became angry with Ms. Whitney for lying on the bed, then hit Ms. Whitney in the knee, twisted her arm and dragged her off the bed," the suit alleges.

A doctor thought she might have had meningitis and performed a spinal tap procedure without her consent, the suit says. After the procedure, patients are generally told to lay flat for several hours to avoid complications.

"In Ms. Whitney's case, shortly after her spinal tap procedure was complete, and absent any instruction to remain still, Ms. Whitney moved," the suit says. "She subsequently experienced, and continues to suffer from, among other problems, headaches, nausea, faintness and imbalance."

Another deaf patient, Elizabeth Gillespie, who lives two miles from the hospital, went to the emergency room in November 2003 with her deaf husband because she had severe abdominal pain and was vomiting. The hospital staff insisted on communicating verbally rather than through written notes, the suit says. A doctor told her she had an enlarged heart and needed a CT scan.

"They did not fully understand the doctor's diagnosis or the medical treatment she was going to receive," according to the suit.

One of the lawyers who filed the suit, E. Elaine Gardner of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, said that live interpreters in hospitals are a fairly new practice.

At least one area hospital, Howard County General, offers on-call live interpreters who can be at the facility within 30 minutes, said hospital spokeswoman Tanya Brown.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Deaflympics 2005 in Melbourne

I just completed watching a movie segment on a particular website.

It is what I suspected all along, the President of CISS, Dr. Donalda Ammons confirmed that the 2005 Deaflympics in Melbourne is the best one in the history of Deaflympics.

Nice to know that they bounce off the worst one in Rome for the best one in Melbourne.

I also learned the sign name for Taipei! The next destination for the Deaflympics are in Taipei, Taiwan in 2009.

When I watched the whole segment, I felt goosebumps. For the last time, congratulations to Aussies for a well done performance!!

Enjoy the movie!


Mom Is Gonna Kill Me

I'm bit bored. Since I occasionally mentioned about my mother's antics, I thought it is necessary to get people to see her face -- to know where I came from.



Mom & Dad

"Let's Kick Ass!"

In Tomatina, Spain, there is a festival that happens every year where thousands of people threw the rotten tomatoes on each other. When they are done with it, they cleaned up the area.

Somewhere in Italy, the villagers once went crazy and threw stones at some important people to their deaths. And then, they celebrated the festival with an annual fight of stoning with each other ... not using the stones but oranges. Sure enough, lots of people got bruises and it is a way to release their tensions. Women, children, men -- all picked up many oranges and threw it on each other.

I thought it was great idea.

Here is a suggestion to have a festival in Washington, DC -- let's set up something in Freedom Plaza and distribute the apples to individuals where we all can throw and bash people's heads off.

How's that?

*picking up the apples and throw it hard on Republicans and conservatives*


Sunday, January 23, 2005

A Vicious Cycle

I was outside watching people digging the snow. I find it very amusing. I'm thankful I do not own a car in Manhattan. It is vicious cycle!!

When the snowplow trucks plowed the excessive snow on the roads onto the cars that parked by the sidewalk, the excessive snow partially buried the cars. That is not even all.

Then the folks digged the snow off the sidewalk, and dumped the snow on the cars.

Then folks needed to use the cars, so they dig the snow OFF their cars back on the road and on the sidwalk ...

Such a vicious cycle.

Sometimes I wish we could have some kind of heated sidewalk but again, that would be too vicious cycle because during the night time, it will freeze and people will fall and knock themselves out in the process. Such is a life in the Wintry Wonderland.



Bush Is Overrated -- So Is Cheney!

Bush is funny man. Each time he bellows his comments, he often made me smile, snicker or roll my eyes.

During his 17-minute inaugural speech, he bellowed "freedom" 27 times and "liberty" 15 times. What a true American Patriot.

But a certain commentator named Calvin pointed the irony which I agreed completely with him:

"The more disturbing part to me at least was rambling on about liberty and freedom in the middle of a 100 square block security bubble, complete with snipers, anti-aircraft batteries, thousands of police and military. Forget irony, has this country lost it's collective fucking mind? The emperor not only has no clothes he is performing some sort of perverted act live on stage and everyone keeps saying how nice it all is."

And it is amusing that the Bush Administration spent millions of dollars to "fortize" the District of Columbia during the Inauguration Day and yet, even with millions of dollars and technological advances cannot stop a simple assault on Cheney's limousine.

Says a lot about our national security, really.


Saturday, January 22, 2005

Who Actually Practices the So-Called “Crab Theory”???

Editor's Note: I got the request from a certain reader who wanted to respond to Kurzetard's lies on her blogsite. So I am posing this for this person.


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“Crab Theory” is quite an interesting topic. In fact, a deaf (small “d”) woman, a formerly Iowa resident who moved away (actually, she “ran away”) to Florida, made a reference of this topic from Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center’s brochure to argue that the crab theory is widely practiced in the Deaf community. As everyone knows, the crab theory is used everywhere – no matter Deaf or hearing!

The irony is that this same woman who cries the “Crab Theory” on the Deaf community actually practices this concept in her blog. She uses her abusive style to make personal attacks and lies on certain individuals for no apparent reasons.

It is apparent (and unfortunate) that she has a such uncontrollable jealous nature that has driven her into obsessive tendency. She had moved away to Florida and she ought to move on, yet she still obsesses over certain Deaf Iowans. Why? “Crab Theory!”

In that brochure, it states that Crab Theory is a “destructive practice of Deaf people pulling and putting down successful Deaf persons. This is done through vicious gossip (back-stabbing), spreading false rumors (slander), sending hateful e-mails, etc.” This deaf woman who now resides in Tampa area harbors resentment toward strong Deaf people just because their parents are Deaf. Many of her statements in her blog have reflected her as being a very angry person with personality problems.

It is such a pity that this woman truly resents the fact that those certain Deaf Iowans are successful and are in desirable positions – so much that she felt the need of going to extreme measure (lowering her level) to insult and abuse other people in order to make herself feel good. It is truly fascinating to see all of her unproven theories that explain why many people do not like her. The simple reason that many Deaf people (both from Deaf and hearing parents) do not like this woman is because she is very negative person and we do not like to associate with this type of people.

Deaf Iowans and everyone else, just ignore her as she is without a social class and she will feel worse because she fails to stir up reactions from you. Let her make a fool out of herself with all negative statements in her blog which have already showed true colors of herself as a downright mean-spirited, bitter and malicious person. Unless she comes to accept herself and her serious problems and apologize to certain individuals, she will never be able to put aside her jealousy and obsessive nature. In the end, her character becomes the “Crab Theory” on herself!

Here's Kurzetard

Stuff Tidbits

Fear & Paranoia Breeds Hate: Whose fault was it? When the left-wingers, Liberals and Democrats started to berate the Republicans, conservatives and X-ians in public places such as the ones in DC where there were some people throwing eggs at guests walking into an inaugural ball, and one guy knocked a gal down after lambasting her of supporting a fascist government.

FagPatriot complained that they are horrible. Actually, he got it all wrong. Guess what bred the anger? Paranoia. Fear. Insanity. By who? The Republicans, conservatives and X-ians who kept on harping and spewing many hateful, fearful, ignorant messages and kept on bashing on innocent people. Colloborated with corporations to wage the power over the regular citizens. Manipulated the false information about gay marriage, gay rights, terrorism to drum up the fear and resentment among the people.

The conservatives, Republicans and X-ians knew they *cannot* win the election without creating a lot of misconceptions, divisions and false messages to scare, resent and subjugated the population.

When the people got cheated, they became mad. They expressed different kinds of anger. And suddenly, the wacky conservatives, Republican dumbfucks and demonic X-ians are complaining that we are full of ignorance and hate? Honey, what you sow, you reap the harvest. You harvested the Hate and Ignorance back at you, FagPatriot.

Once in the past, I read a comic book where a villain captured a team (Excalibur, a spinoff team of X-Men for the British Isles) and imprisoned the team in the maze. Then a villain stood at the controls of his personal maze and complained to his personal servant, "This is so boring. I want something exciting."

Suddenly, a mutant girl named Kitty Pryde phased through the wall and said, "You started this because you wanted to have fun with this --"

Kitty Pryde then grabbed the villain and pulled him into the maze, "-- you shall play with us in the maze as well!"

In the maze, Kitty Pryde dumped the villain to defend himself before the sadistic killers that lurked inside the maze. Same concept with the Republicans, conservatives and X-ians -- they chose to play fire with fire, and we shall not extinguish but to make sure that YOU ARE IN IT WITH US!

FagPatriot, I pray to The Fates that one day, someone will whack you out of anger to make you see things -- but again, you will discern the facts to marginalize others as well.

Abraham Lincoln Would ...: It is no secret that Abraham Lincoln was Republican. And gay. If Abraham Lincoln somehow shows up in our century, it is likely that Abraham would be horrified with the Republicans' antics to a point where he would denounce his party affilitation. His beliefs are not in the same wavelength with the Republicans and conservatives by any means.

Kurzetard: You once mentioned that you had a mild brain damage from the carbon monoxide poisoning, perhaps that is the intelligence and emotional part of your brain damage. Common sense dictated that if I live near the railroad tracks, I will *never* take a field trip with my students to my place! Why? To reduce the risks. Teenagers are unpredictable and full of curiosities -- but you cannot say that he is 15 years old! Your brother-in-law is responsible for the safety of field trip, and he botched it by allowing a kid to be killed. Therefore, stop blaming others for your family's fucked-up common sense.

One gal cracked a funny line about how often she noticed that people always approached you and assumed you to be Emily and discovered that you're not her. Perhaps, she mentioned that, it is because Emily is well-liked and you do not have friends.

Of course, I am doing the classic crab's thery on you, my dear Kurzetard -- I did this to give you your own medicine -- you badmouth others, I badmouth you. I would not have started this at all unless you did stupid things to others. And you did.

Jaime Lugo, Where Are You? Few weeks ago, I saw the guy who looked like Jaime, my pledge brother from Corpus Christi, Texas. He was so funny and mysterious. Where the heck is he? He once told me one bizarre story that today, I still wondered about it. He said, "Listen, remember this particular date (I forgot the date) and it happened in Downtown Corpus Christi and something happened and today, people still do not know why it happened but I caused it." Of course, I was curious and pleaded, pressured and persisted him to tell me -- he never did.

Today, I still wonder if he was pulling my leg or what?

Small Gathering: The gathering was simple and wonderful to catch up old tidbits with friends. You know how it goes with stuff when it comes to gatherings, really.

Funny quote: "Who cares about me? I am history! I am mythology! I don't care what I am! I'm free!" Genie babbling to Aladdin and others when he left the kingdom after Aladdin freed him of his prison. Sounds like me, eh?


Happy Snow Day!

I pulled the window blinks open so that I can enjoy the falling of snowflakes, it made me dizzy. It makes me want to grab a living person next to me and rub myself on the person (no women, thank you very much!).

I have few things to entertain you but that can wait until my "high" from staring at snow recedes -- and I can think.

Want to see how I deal with the aftermath of snow -- which I had to contend with wet, slushy and disgusting melting of snow few days afterward? Here is a good picture that I can think of.


Friday, January 21, 2005

Remember the Nativity Orgy?

Remember the New Year's Eve Party that my friends freaked out in Norristown, Penn? Here are the pics. Enjoy.



FagPatriot: You amuse me. I had been reading your blog for some weeks and man, I absolutely hated the misinformation and its rhetoric rants on Liberals. Conservatives has nothing better than to bash, accuse and insult people who disagreed, criticized or doubted the sincerity of the government, especially with the Bush Administration.

Frankly, I am sick of conservatives, Republicans and Christians who often said that if we disagreed, we should get the hell out of country. Well, excuse me, you little fuck, it is *my* country -- it is you that I wanted to get the fuck out of my country.

I noticed that FagPatriot and his partner FagPatriotWest tends to write a commentary then close with an accusation on Liberals, left-wing or stuff like that. I got tired of that. It was inappropriate thing to do. After all, this is supposed to be the United States of America where everyone's opinions mattered -- not only the conservatives, but hey, stop putting the Liberals down all the time.

I came up with the plan ... to ridicule, sneer and mock at the Conservatives, Republicans and Christians. It worked beautifully. It worked beautifully to a point where FagPatriot secretly wrote me an email, babbled about this, that and there. I pointed out a lot of stuff -- and he thought he was that "smart" to let me know that his blog is not public domain. I shot back that did he sees me complain that he infringed on my "freedom of speech"? No, I didn't -- because I understood the Freedom of Speech.

Apparently, FagPatriot wailed that I tossed him out into the trash can just like that. He wailed to a point where he went on his blogsite and claimed that I wrote him an email laced with expletives, which is not true at all.

FagPatriot, WAAAH. You lost, you had to do something about it -- because you lost the challenge. Good riddance, my little cheap trollop.

As for FagPatriotWest, I thought he was sincere but perhaps I was wrong.

To Kurzetard: Once a pathological liar, always a pathological liar. Remember that.


Here It Is

Well, I tried my best. I don't know if this is going to make so ... gay.

Here is the picture.

Perlis and I will host a gathering at my Palace tonight. Should be fun. I just hope that we will behave ... somehow.


Thursday, January 20, 2005

Favorite 80s Movies of All-Time

My favorite 80s films happened to be some kind of scavenger hunt of its sort.

Midnight Madness, which featured some familiar actors like Michael J. Fox as a teenager, was made in 1980 -- 25 years ago. Aw cripes! That makes me feel so old.

What happened in the film is that there were five groups (red, green, blue, yellow and white) who had to find a clue at different locations throughout the night 'til the early morning which one of the groups would win the hunt with honor or money -- I need to watch the movie again to refresh my mind.

Now ... as for my second favorite film of all-time ... is none other than The Goonies.

It is self-explanatory, really. Today, I still laughed at the whole she-bang drama. Hell, Karlin Hummel looked like the ever-adorable Sloth! No offense, Karlin!

I must admit that lots of snappy comments that I learned came from these films where everyone else was brutally honest with each other. It's fun that way.



Notice of Revocation of Independence


by Basil Fawlty

Fawlty Towers, Torquay, Devon


To the citizens of the United States of America:

In the light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today. Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except Utah, which she does not fancy.

Your new prime minister (The Right Honourable Tony Blair, MP for the 97.85% of you who have until now been unaware that there is a world outside your borders) will appoint a minister for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire will be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

1. You should look up revocation in the Oxford English Dictionary. Then look up aluminium". Check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it. The letter U will be reinstated in words such as favour and neighbour", skipping the letter U is nothing more than laziness on your part.

Likewise, you will learn to spell doughnut without skipping half the letters. You will end your love affair with the letter Z (pronounced zed not zee) and the suffix -ize will be replaced by the suffix -ise". You will learn that the suffix burgh is pronounced burra e.g. Edinburgh. You are welcome to respell Pittsburgh as Pittsberg if you cant cope with correct pronunciation. Generally, you should raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. Look up vocabulary". Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as like and you know is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. Look up interspersed".

There will be no more bleeps in the Jerry Springer show. If youre not old enough to cope with bad language then you shouldnt have chat shows. When you learn to develop your vocabulary then you wont have to use bad language as often.

2. There is no such thing as US English". We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take account of the reinstated letter U and the elimination of -ize".

3. You should learn to distinguish the English and Australian accents. It really isnt that hard. English accents are not limited to cockney, upper-class twit or Mancunian (Daphne in Frasier). You will also have to learn how to understand regional accents--Scottish dramas such as Taggart will no longer be broadcast with subtitles.

While were talking about regions, you must learn that there is no such place as Devonshire in England. The name of the county is Devon". If you persist in calling it Devonshire, all American States will become shires e.g. Texasshire, Floridashire, Louisianashire.

4. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as the good guys. Hollywood will be required to cast English actors to play English characters. British sit-coms such as Men Behaving Badly or Red Dwarf will not be re-cast and watered down for a wishy-washy American audience who cant cope with the humour of occasional political incorrectness.

5. You should relearn your original national anthem, God Save The Queen", but only after fully carrying out task 1. We would not want you to get confused and give up halfway through.

6. You should stop playing American football". There is only one kind of football. What you refer to as American football is not a very good game. The 2.15% of you who are aware that there is a world outside your borders may have noticed that no one else plays American football". You will no longer be allowed to play it, and should instead play proper football. Initially, it would be best if you played with the girls. It is a difficult game.

Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby, which is similar to American football", but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like nancies. We are hoping to get together at least a US Rugby sevens side by 2005.

You should stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.15% of you are aware that there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. Instead of baseball, you will be allowed to play a girls game called rounders which is baseball without fancy team strip, oversized gloves, collector cards or hotdogs.

7. You will no longer be allowed to own or carry guns. You will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous in public than a vegetable peeler. Because we dont believe you are sensible enough to handle potentially dangerous items, you will require a permit if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

8. July 4th is no longer a public holiday. November 2nd will be a new national holiday, but only in England. It will be called Indecisive Day".

9. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and it is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean. All road intersections will be replaced with roundabouts. You will start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

10. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call french fries are not real chips. Fries aren't even French, they are Belgian, though 97.85% of you (including the guy who discovered fries while in Europe) are not aware of a country called Belgium. Those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps". Real chips are thick cut and fried in animal fat.

The traditional accompaniment to chips is beer which should be served warm and flat.

Waitresses will be trained to be more aggressive with customers.

11. As a sign of penance 5 grams of sea salt per cup will be added to all tea made within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this quantity to be doubled for tea made within the city of Boston itself.

12. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all, it is lager. From November 1st only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer", and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as lager". The substances formerly known as American Beer will henceforth be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnats Urine", with the exception of the product of the American Budweiser company whose product will be referred to as Weak Near-Frozen Gnats Urine". This will allow true Budweiser (as manufactured for the last 1000 years in Pilsen, Czech Republic) to be sold without risk of confusion.

13. From November 10th the UK will harmonise petrol (or gasoline as you will be permitted to keep calling it until April 1st 2005) prices with the former USA. The UK will harmonise its prices to those of the former USA and the former USA will, in return, adopt UK petrol prices (roughly $6US/gallon--get used to it).

14. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that youre not adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults. If youre not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then youre not grown up enough to handle a gun.

15. Please tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us crazy.

16. Tax collectors from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all revenues due (backdated to 1776).

Last but not the least, and for heavens sake its pronounced nu-kleer as in clear NOT nuk-u-lar".

Thank you for your co-operation and have a great day.

(John Cleese)

Today is the Inauguration?

Oh, it is the Inauguration Day? Well, I walked to the subway station, rode the train and stopped by the restaurant. Observed many people walking on the street as if there was no event that Bush was gonna inaugurate today. The truth is that nobody cares.

It indicated that nobody has an iota of respect for the liar who is occupying the office in White House.

It is interesting to note that today in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the Muslim is having the annual Hajj pilgrimmage to stone the "devil".

Perhaps, the devil is Bush.

I'm glad to be in New York where I do not see any image or television that showed the face of Bush smiling its rotten teeth during the Inauguration Day. It is such a good life to be in New York.

The reports are saying that there will be lots of snow this coming weekend. I'm happy. I love watching snow doing its job but I hate the aftermath of snow. I just wish that the temperature would shoot from 20 to 100 in few hours just to melt it when I'm done with it!

I love the cold weather, but I hate the bitter cold. There are two different things in these types of weather. Brr.

I'll find a way to get a picture of my head so that the world can see what I look ... so gay.


Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Stumbling Upon An Article

I stumbled upon an article written by David Spillers, a friend of mine from Arkansas. It was an article about his "Coming Out of the Closet" experiences -- which I played in a brief but pivotal role, just enough to jolt him to think harder in handling the situations in an effective manner.

Suffice to say, Spillers and I am still good friends today.

Oh, by the way, Knoxville sucks. And let me guess, the Sunsphere is still closed, eh?


Blue vs. Red -- Blue Wins (As Always)

It is rare that I get to laugh reading the transcript of a radio interview. Here is what happened, Micheael Signorile, as gay columnist and radio talk show host which many conservatives, Republicans and "red-staters" labelled him as a "liberal".

Which does not matter or suits Signorile just fine.

Signorile got in touch with Sheriff Holcomb of Marshall County, Alabama, mainly because the sheriff posted his opinion of homosexuality on a website, indicating that homosexuality is an "abomination".

Suffice to say, Signorile interviewed Sheriff Holcomb and can you guess who ended up being a typical fool out of Blue-Red turf? Of course it is Red. Signorile is a great guy, never lambasted the other for being "conservative", for being "racist", for being ...

But on the other side, Holcomb is the typical white trash southerner who complained that the Liberals are out to get them. Guys, this guy is delusional and he is the Sheriff! Only in Alabama, the land of conservative wackos.

Holcomb, thanks for being a good representative of Christian, conservative and Republican -- just a typical prick as I always believed.


Drama at Taco Bell

After work today, it was starting to snow as I took the subway train home. I walked by Taco Bell, I thought of grabbing some Supreme Tacos so that I can have a diarrhea to send over to McCock or Bush to express my feelings.

The truth is that I like to eat Taco Bell sometimes but the pain in the ass is that it often made me shit so fast and sloppy. So I went ahead and walked in. There was many people waiting for their orders. I stood behind a Russian and waited patiently for the food to be ready to be taken out. My patience turns to impatience after 10 minutes of waiting.

The Russian was about a foot taller than I am, he bended down to kiss his kid which I smiled -- suddenly, I was startled by the Russian's sudden change as he slammed his hand on the counter and screamed at the top of his lungs at the Taco Bell workers.

I was right next to him as he kept on slamming his hands on the counter then used his left hand to flip the cash machine around -- then he tossed it towards the area where the food are being made but the wiring just pulled the cash machine back to the counter as it rattled on the counter.

I stepped back and stared in horror as the Russian kept on yelling the workers to do something. Slammed his hands on the counter and tossed the bowl of straws onto the floor and the manager of Taco Bell tried to callm him down but he was having none of it -- finally, my food came and I fled the scene.


Sometimes I hate being me because I seemed to be in the places that the drama ensued. it is getting tiresome.

But it was interesting.

It is interesting to note that Wal-Mart pays its employees very low and less hours, so that they had to apply for Medicaid (one of their strategies are to avoid the full-time job position to avoid providing the health insurance) and Medicare. Wal-Mart is so greed that it won't pay more than the 5.25 to the workers but are hosting a lavish party for the Repbublicans in the District.

Americans, that is Corporate America for you -- where Bush are all for it and you fell for it. Wal-Mart do NOT care about your welfare beings, they care about power, prestige and profits. 3 Ps.

McCock, write your own entry about something else. Babbling about me and my opinions make you unattractive. I can make fun of anyone else I wanted to -- there is nothing you can do about it. Good luck with your dying blog.


The Highlight Of My Day

It is frigid in New York. Let's make it wet, slushy and frigid on Inauguration Day and hope Bush will rant on for hours like William Henry Harrison. Know what happened to William Heny Harrison? He talked for 4 hours, I believe, in cold rain. He caught the pneumonia then died a month after taking the office.

Last night, after work, I decided to do something about my appearance -- more specifically, my hairdo. I walked by the salon and looked at the folks to make sure that I came to the right place. The folks seemed to be so gay.

Asked for some information. Then I said out of joking manner, "Doc, can you do something about my looks? it's not gay any longer. I am gay and I need to make myself so gay. I need to look beautiful and to separate from these disgusting straight men."

Carlos said, "Baby, you came to the right place."

Apparently, the place was ready to be closed when I came in and I insisted that I want to have this done *now*, not through an appointment. I realized that they had to close the salon so that they can allow someone to do the photo shoot with a couple of guys.

It was eye candy for me as Carlos took care of my hairdo. I watched the photographer ordering him to do every deed possible. It was fun watching others spraying the water on him to make him look "glisten". Then the pants had to go. My eyes widened as Carlos said to remain still. Nice bod.

I'm like, "Am I lucky?"

In midst of dyeing my hair, one of the guys offered a slice of pizza. I'm like, "I'm inhaling the chemicals and you offer me this? No thanks." It was nice, courteous and friendly atmosphere. I was bit intimidated because everyone looked so good.

Carlos highlighted my hairdo as well as trimmed my eyebrows, goatee and cleaned the areas that most typical straight men tends to ignore. When Carlos was done with me, I emerged as a gay man, not as a straight man. I look and feel so gay. I was impressed. Now I need to be effeminate just to aggravate Jeff Carlson -- nah, I won't be. But when I looked at the mirror, bit speechless at Carlos' miracle work, this nude model walked with his dick dangling back and forth -- he said, "I like your hairdo. You look great!"

I was unsure what to say, though. I said, "Ok, thanks."

Ahh, interesting, isn't it?

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

One Negative In Melbourne

I was alarmed to learn that the night before the Closing Ceremony, Deaf South Koreans were attacked by hearing men right outside of the hotel after the Deaf folks refused to give the money when the hearing men demanded them to.

The hearing guys retaliated and bashed one elderly Deaf man who was sent to the hospital after sustained a bleeding within his brain. The incident ended up in a brawl between 15 to 20 Deaf guys versus 4 hearing guys.

What the fuck is "bucks" in Australia term? Anyone else? There is a nice editorial by the paper condemning the acts of hearing fools.

But coming from hearing men who prey on Deaf people on almost everything, I ain't surprised about what happened. It is common that hearing men targeted Deaf people because they perceived us to be easy, passive or unassertive. But I congratulate South Koreans for pushing 'em back. Fuck 'em. Stoopid hearies, always find a way to ruin our solidarity.


My Beau, Colin Farrell

I was reading the local gay magazine and it mentioned that Colin Farrell went ahead to act as Alexander the Great basically because he was inspired by his gay brother.

What the fuck? He has a gay brother?

Yum. Damn, the future is bright, at least for us who craved for Colin Farrell's flesh.

On another subject, Richard Hatch was the gay nudist that I cannot stand in the first year of "Survivor" edition. I often rooted against him during the competition. But unfortunately, he won the competition.

But apparently, fortunately for me, I won the competition in the end because the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) busted him for failing to file the $1 million prize and $320,000 payment from Boston radio station.

Richard, you know what goes up always comes down. Now, try to be nude when you are in the prison and honey, don't forget to write a letter.

Hasta la vista!


Gang Signs

Last night, I watched the local news which explored the rapid growth of Mexican gangs, they kept on showing the guys using its symbol signs. Each time, they signed it -- I snickered. Am I the only person that laughed at their attempts to use the signs? They made a fool of themselves, trying to sign something that does not even make a blimp on the universal gestures.

It is like watching Kurzetard trying to talk about the vital issues, really!

You know, I had a lunch date with Susie today. I told her that what really amused me the most about Deaf people in this country is that they had the gall to say that they "do not like the gossips and think we are awful at that, but anyway I heard about this guy named [insert the name] ... he cheated on his girlfriend with a rotweiler dog."

Susie snickered as I said, "I'm like, 'Hello, you just talked about someone else -- that is gossip!'" But I often said nothing but inside my mind, I snickered at the irony itself.

I also mentioned to Susie that one person by the name of Doug Ridloff once remarked to my face that he disliked me because his friends said that I am one of these gossip-mongers. I quickly mentioned to Doug that since he and his friends talked about me, it ain't make him better than me because it still constituted the legitimacy of his gossips. Doug insisted that it was not his point.

Whatever he says, really.

I'm still amused that McCock still talked about me. Thanks for elevating me to a new level. Kurzetard, did your Mom teach you not to make up stories? Especially with your invisible manuscripts? Oops, I kept on forgetting that your Mom isn't there to discipline your behavior any longer.

At least, I'm being honest that I do gossip from time to time -- but again, so do you guys. Deal with it.

Happy gossipin'!


Monday, January 17, 2005

Social, Political, Religious, Economic Tensions

Political Tension: The Iraqi Election may not be the best one the Iraqis have but they will vote. I personally thought it was wrong of Bush to endorse Allawi in the Iraqi elections. It sends a message to the millions of Iraqis that Allawi is his personal puppet. To engage in a true democracy, Bush should shut up and back off. Of course, he won't back off.

Religious Tension: McCock and Kurzetard are incredibly ignorant of religion conflicts that pitted the religions against each other. I do not see McCock and Kurzetard complain about the X-ians trying to adopt 300 Muslim kids out of Tsunami-stricken areas nor trying to rebuild a community with a Christian Church in the center of the village in India -- that is wrong approach. It only will create more tensions.

Yes, I heard about the Jersey City murders that could be considered as Hate Crime. If the reports are correct, then so be it. What the Muslims did were wrong, they had no right to murder the others. But it does NOT mean that all Muslims behave like one. It is like a Deaf person murdered one, then all Deaf are murderers. Don't you get it, McCock and Kurzetard?

Primarily, Muslims and Jews, over the years, are sick of X-ians trying to proselytize them, telling that their way is wrong, theirs are right! By doing that, you rub the salt on their struggles. Stop it. Stop it all. That's why I can't wait for the day where religions are a thing of the past.

Besides this, McCock, what happened in Jersey City is merely a speculation. You chose to use which is a tabloid often running on hearsay and exaggerated information, owned by Murdoch, the Republican who also owned the FOX NEWS. They are not honest but opinionated. I suggest you, McCock, to read this.

Economic Tension: What the fuck? Airbus A380? Why do we need it? The companies complained about low fares, demands for pay raises, high gas prices and low profits and now they got the world's largest passenger jet? Why do we need it in the first place? The reality is that we do not need them. It is pointless.

Social Tension: The Bush Inauguration, ugh. Bush already privatized Pennsylvania Avenue with his donors, supporters and loyalists pre-approved by the inaugural committee. Charged $125 for the viewing seat and $150 to enter one of nine balls. Basically, the whole she-bang inauguration week is filled with wealthy Republicans whose the Bush Administration chose to surround himself with, ignoring the true Americans who could not afford to be part of the festivities.

Am I surprised? No. I was never surprised. Ahh, typical Republican.


Thanks For Everything, Aussies!

You guys rock! I am completely jealous of people who went to Melbourne for 2005 Deaflympics. I hadn't heard a complaint out of Melbourne (which I did from Rome on the first day of the 2-week events! and the pictures indicated that it went very well.

Congratulations, mates!

I finally found the picture I wanted -- yahoo! And a picture of Australians as well!


Sunday, January 16, 2005

Bizarre Stuff

I was reading an article on, Matt Leinart mentioned that he got $950 stipend per month at Southern Cal. $950 just to practice and play football? I remembered a friend of mine who had a wrestling scholarship at a prominent Big 10 school, he said he got a monthly stipend, scholarship for tutition and room & board and in addition to free shoes, uniforms, practice clothes and so on.

That makes me think a little. Our use of SSI is justified, in some ways. That is, for college students. It is much better than to do the dishwashing at some McDonalds, really.

Speaking of Southern Cal, I once visited Southern Cal to check out its film school for graduate study. It is located in a shabby area near Downtown Los Angeles. When I entered the campus, I noticed something striking similar between Gallaudet and Southern Cal. Both has a fence around its campus, to imprison us (or as the administration would say, "to protect us") from the outside. I thought it was interesting, though.

I also scourged some interesting information -- in Melbourne, Australia during the Men's Basketball semi-final game between USA and Australia, USA romped past Australia, 131-78. The large margin was unnecessary, to be honest with you. And Jamal Bradley had 68 points for USA. What are they trying to improve? The walls around the gymnasium? Not only that, all games except for Lithuania were NOT even close, why 50 to 60-points blowouts? Australia is the host, where is the respect to minimize the blowout? Pathetic score and Carl, you can tell that to David Hamilton!

UPDATE!! One basketball loyalist paged me to inform me that Jamal Bradley did not score 68, the scorebook was incorrect. Perhaps, in time, I shall find out what's going on. UPDATE!! A reliable source pinged me: he did indeed score 68. Ah, the drama that is sports!

In addition to new information that I thought was very strange and bizarre but at least, it proved something dramatic.

Read this:

"In the third period, everything seemed to take a turn. The referees called on a Slovakia player traveling the ball, and their team insulted one of the referees. She threw two Slovakian players out of the game for disorderly conduct and one tried to get back into the game but she banned him again. Right after the referee threw the players out, a spectator passed out in the stands and had to be escorted away. Some USA players got slightly injured and Robert Haney bumped heads with a Slovenia player, causing the other player's nose to bleed. The game got held up numerous times because of those incidents, plus countless fouls on top of it."

Definitely odd thing.

Now on other thing, I was browsing through the pictures and I was surprised to see Anbo in one of these pictures! That boy needs to get a life of his own! How can he go to Melbourne?! I heard that he totally drained his parents' finances out to meet his demands to a point where his parents are truly broke. Anbo, get a fucking job and stop living off your parents' incomes, you little irresponsible prick!


What Am I?


The political description that
fits you best is...


CENTRISTS espouse a "middle ground" regarding government control of the economy and personal behavior. Depending on the issue, they sometimes favor government intervention and sometimes support individual freedom of choice. Centrists pride themselves on keeping an open mind, tend to oppose "political extremes," and emphasize what they describe as "practical" solutions to problems.

The RED DOT on the Chart shows where you fit on the political map.

See? I'm not that extreme Liberal but I'll defend Liberals when Conservatives demonized them frequently.

Saturday, January 15, 2005


Today, I shopped.

All right, don't be so melodramatic. I know you guys are gasping and fainting. I hate shopping. Never liked it. I hope to find a companion who loves to shop and leave it to him to take care of it for me. But since I'm single, I had to shop. I bought many necessities for my bedroom and the total is only $38. Such a bargain. Most of 'em are simple stuff that I needed to make my bedroom cozy for me, mentally and spiritually.

And it looked so much better. The last thing I needed the most is ... a desk. A small desk. I'll hunt for it all over the world for a small but accessible desk for myself.

I'm bit bored and lethargic today. So I decided to open some old files with my favorite pictures. One of 'em is Mordru, my favorite villain. He's da bomb. He kicks ass. He rules! This issue marked the birth of Mordru, though.


Third Time Is Not The Charm

The information out of Melbourne, Australia is skeptical at its best. I really cannot understand the international boxscores. But here it goes.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: No contest there. USA won the Gold, 108-78 over Slovenia.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The Fates continued to favor the Deaf USA Women's Basketball team as they spoiled Sweden's hopes to unseat the USA's hold on the Gold for many decades as USA ran away with a 89-75 win. In the first quarter, the US outscored 23-9 and expanded the lead to 22, 44-22 at the half. Sorry, Touria, Therese and Cecelia.

HANDBALL: Croatia spoiled the USA's chance to win the first Gold Medal in the sport as they rolled to a 43-26 rout. The cinderella run to the Silver Medal is duly noted. Congratulations, boys.

Tomorrow is the last day of two-week celebration of Deaflympics. Up next in 2009 is Taipei, Taiwan. That is if the mainland China decided not to attack before then.

On another subject -- I am fuming about the loss to Duke last night. ARGH!

And apparently, the removed the color fonts!

Are they trying to antagonize me today?


Friday, January 14, 2005

I Heart Matt Leinart

I personally cannot stand Southern Cal. I personally thought Matt Leinart was too much of a pretty boi -- a little of everything: athletic, condescending and all that. Reading the papers for months about how good Southern Cal is, blah, blah, blah makes me root for anyone else to beat Leinart & Co.

Pete Carroll did a great job of bringing Southern Cal back to the national prominence. I will admit that. After watching them destroying Oklahoma Sooners 55-19, I stopped watching after the third quarter when the game was completely out of reach for the Sooners and the Southern Cal was too dominant. I stopped watching not because Southern Cal was too dominant, but how the players responded to its opponents each time after the play. For instance, when USC tackled a player, then quickly stood up above the player and intimidated him and with his hands open as to say, "C'mon, can you do that on me?"

That was a turn off.

You know how it is in today's professional sports. The lucrative contracts for millions of dollars are irresistible. Especially to college students who are always short on its end. So we routinely observed more and more players leaving college for the professional sports. Money now, don't worry about the future. That was the theme among the players.

Matt Leinart is the Quarterback of Southern Cal, a Heisman winner and a pretty boi. *barf* He led USC to its second consecutive national championship. He has a good arm. Many scouts said that if he left USC for a professional team, he'll be worth millions of dollars because he still has a good arm. If he chose to stay in college for one more year (he is third-year student at Southern Cal majoring in Sociology with 2.96 GPA), he could get injured and anything can happen and his lucrative contracts can disappear just like that.

So Matt had a tough decision.

Today, he announced that he is staying at USC because he enjoys his time at USC. And he wanted to cherish the moments of being a college student. He is doing this not for money, but for his love of the sport and school.

That moment when I heard the announcement, I heart Matt Leinart.


It Sucks

In the last few days, few folks from my alma mater tracked me down and talked with me via the IM. It was a nice surprise to get an unexpected IM from whoever it is.

One of them was my childhood classmate who left the school when she got pregnant. Never knew she moved to an urban area. She is from a tiny town in the Appalachian mountains. Married an interpreter. Ahh. Her son had a brain tumor when he was a kid, that was awful.

Then I got another IM from a student who dropped out of the same school where I attended. He got out of jail last year, asked him why -- he said he was impersonating a cop. I asked him would he do that?

"I was just playing. I was bored."

Dumb, dumb, dumb.

And I got the heartbreaking news from the same person that a certain fellow named Brian is losing his vision and will attend the Helen Keller National Center in Long Island. Brian has Parkinson Disease at 26, and it progressed quickly for him as he cannot control his nerves. My sister mentioned that in a short time, he'll have to secure his head with something to prevent him from jerking around. I was bit stunned because I did not know that Parkinson Disease could play a role in causing someone's vision to disappear. But again, eyes runs on nervous system. I really felt bad for him. As soon as Brian is at HKNC, I'm off to Long Island to visit him. To show that I cared. Brian was simply a goofy, horny and funny man.

If not for Brian, my life at VSDB would be so boring.


Preview of Women's Basketball Finals In Deaflympics

The finals of Women's Basketball has to be the most anticipated games of the Deaflympics. Sweden is hoping that third time is the charm as they are gunning to hand the USA Women's Basketball team's first loss in the history of the Deaflympics.

The last two tries did not favor Sweden as the USA managed to thwart and won the Gold Medal. Back in 2001, Sweden's Touria Ouahid missed the game-tying layup at the buzzer as the USA escaped with a 60-58 triumph. At that time, USA relied on many players to keep its players going, Sweden had only 3 excellent players in Therese Rollven, Cecelia Ferm and Touria Ouahid.

This time, Sweden added the fourth weapon in order to gain the firepower with Hanna Sejlitz who averaged 12.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game after 4 games.

Cecelia Ferm seems to be on the top of her game as she averaged 28 points and 19 rebounds per game.

I know that Ouahid, Ferm and Rollven wanted nothing more than the Gold Medal and to be the part of history to hand the USA its first loss ever.

As for the USA, the team is led none other than Ida Dotson who played at Marshall University. The team is pretty much balanced about 5 players averaged between 8 to 10 points per game.

Throughout the Pools and Tournament, Sweden averaged 92.5 points per game and allowed 35 points. USA averaged 72.3 and allowec 35.

Who will win? Only time will tell.

Will the third time be a charm for Sweden?


Deaflympics, Deaflympics, Deaflympics ...

Handball:Whoa! For the first time in ages, the USA gets a chance to win the Gold Medal in Handball. Handball is very popular sport in Europe and the USA, for a while, had struggled to win something in that sport. Apparently, the country of Australia has been good to US Handball team as they shocked Germany 24-22 to enter the Gold Medal game versus Croatia.

Women's Volleyball: USA won the Bronze Medal after beating Italy 3-0.

Women's Soccer: USA 3, Great Britain 0

Here are some fierce pictures of US-Germany in action.

Ty Kovacs (He gained a lot, did he?!) and Jesse Woosley

German Attacks In Midst of Joey Kolcun, Kelvin Etkie and Donald Tropp

Stefan Bergan The Persistent

After the scuffle with the Germans, Stefan Still Attacks

Yes! We Are In!

Thursday, January 13, 2005


When I grew up, I heard the stories that Philadelphia has a large Deaf Community who also had a sharp comments for each other. In other words, they were excessively blunt with each other. They will insult anyone to ensure that their message is noted. Often with each other. But they seemed to be cordial towards hearing people, for some reasons unknown to me.

Until one woman.

My friend who was raised in Philadelphia told me a story about this woman. She was 5'0 and heavy. Let's call her ... Ms. C. She had a deaf son who went to a nearby deaf school at Mt. Airy. However, there was a special event at a local deaf club -- a play sponsored by hearing group who wanted to entertain the Deaf people of all ages. A play that was set up inside the club on a stage.

Ms. C had a seat up in the front, along with her husband and others. It was packed.

This happened in 1950s or 1960s, I'm not certain the exact decade. However, Deaf people also paid for the admission as well.

The play was, suffice to say, corny. It was silly. It was not for adults. It was as if the hearing persons thought the audience were dumb to figure out the complex of a simple story. At one point, my friend saw a hearing actor who sprayed the watergun onto the audience. It sprayed onto Ms. C.

Fatal mistake.

Ms. C was calm and calculating. She waited.

When the play ended, a polite applause ensued. The director who is hearing but able to sign very well, came on the stage to thank for the support and asked for any feedbacks in order to improve the play.

Ms. C was quick to raise her hand to a point where everyone else was startled by her hand in the air.

The director acknowledged Ms. C, she stood and said:


Ms. C then sat down. The director was stunned and said, "What?"

Ms. C stood quickly and blasted her to smithereens that her play is good for mentally retarded people! Lots of Deaf people were stunned at her approach with the woman. The director sobbed and fled the stage. Some scolded her for her abrasive comments, she shrugged and said, "Sometimes they needed it!"

Very true.

Today, her son is the Superintendent of a deaf school and has a doctorate degree.

Smart woman.