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    Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

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    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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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    I need a poll with ticky boxes, as I can't decide between "pass" and "tie them down and make them listen to 'Crazy Train'".
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Even though I agree that congress should be spending their time on figuring out how to get our spending under control and other more important subjects, I'm VERY glad I won't have to turn my tv up and down for the commercials since the asshats like to have the shows really low and the commercials really high.

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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?

    Discussion?

    Article is here.

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    Did you click the link to get to the poll?
    Man, I'm all for that one. I keep the remote in my hand, just to turn down the volume on commercials.----Back in the stone age, when cable first came out, the selling point was "No commercials" Seems they forgot that part.
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    The economy would improve if Congress spent more time on stuff like this.
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Probably cost four million dollars to turn that knob marked "volume"
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    I'm in favor of it though from my experience it is only the broadcast channels and those related to them that have the problem of being loud. Of course now since they general service the Senior Citizens you have to get their attention and sell that Pollodent (TM)
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Congresspeople have to get their kicks somehow, right?

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    I'm in favor of it though from my experience it is only the broadcast channels and those related to them that have the problem of being loud. Of course now since they general service the Senior Citizens you have to get their attention and sell that Pollodent (TM)
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    What am I supposed to do when I hear a loud commercial or a telephone solicitor ignores the "do not call" list? Call the police? Stop wasting time making all these unnecessary laws. Push the mute button or fast forward the commercials or don't watch television.
    Last edited by Tsunami; 12-27-09 at 08:28 AM.
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