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Thread: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Here's a poll for you.


    Meanwhile, a bill has passed the House, making it illegal for stations and networks to "pump up the volume" on commercials. At first blush, this seems like a good law to pass, since is pisses me off to no end to get my ears literally blown off by loud commercials, when I am attempting to watch a TV show. However, don't you think there are more important things our Congresscritters could be doing in Washington? Namely, attempt to get spending under control?

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    Glad to see they are addressing the issues of the utmost importance and that their priorities are right where they should be!


    I agree on all points. It does piss me off too that I have to crank up the volume to hear a program I'm watching, only to have my eardrums explode when a commercial airs.

    Really though... how important was this?
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    You can do less important things while working on important things. I don't really think it is either or.
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Glad to see they are addressing the issues of the utmost importance and that their priorities are right where they should be!


    I agree on all points. It does piss me off too that I have to crank up the volume to hear a program I'm watching, only to have my eardrums explode when a commercial airs.

    Really though... how important was this?
    People spend a lot of time watching TV in America. It will improve that mundane experience so they can relax and enjoy. It might also actually help the advertisers in the long run. People will be less likely to turn off the commercials I think.

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    People spend a lot of time watching TV in America. It will improve that mundane experience so they can relax and enjoy. It might also actually help the advertisers in the long run. People will be less likely to turn off the commercials I think.
    I think the DVR or TiVO fast forward may not be used quite as much and it will be nice not to have my ears shoot blood every time an advertisement airs.

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    Matters not if they work on stupid things or more pressing things; if one thing remains the same, it's that congressmen tend to waste a lot of time and a ton of our money - period.
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Boo Radley -

    Matters not if they work on stupid things or more pressing things; if one thing remains the same, it's that congressmen tend to waste a lot of time and a ton of our money - period.
    Maybe. Want to be a congressman?

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Ever wonder what would happen, if nobody voted??---I mean nobody. think they would get the message that they are less than worthless, they are expensive.
    "Don't be particular bout nothin, but the company you keep"

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    they'd vote for themselves, and then we have to have a tie breaker. It would go to court. The SCOTUS would have to rule. It would take months. It would have the 24 hour news cycle going nuts. There would be conspiracy theories. Acorn would have been charged with trying to slip Micky mouse in with the democratic nominee. Counter charges of republicans tricking people into not knowing where the polls were.


    No, let's just vote for someone deserving and try to give them some support. It has to be easier.

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    "someone deserving"---now that is the rub isn't it?
    "Don't be particular bout nothin, but the company you keep"

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    "someone deserving"---now that is the rub isn't it?
    I believe they are there. I believe they are there. I believe . . . .

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I believe they are there. I believe they are there. I believe . . . .
    I also keep my fingers crossed.
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