Deaf… And Hard of Hearing

The other day a well-known Deaf woman worldwide names Ella Mae Lentz made a vlog about why do some of the people, as she says especially the leaders of the Deaf community often would use the labels such as Deaf and Hard of Hearing altogether instead of just only using Deaf as a label instead of “Deaf and Hard of Hearing”. Before I get into it, Ella Mae Lentz is known to be one of most vocal activist and she has a solid reputation for advocating the best education for all the Deaf children here in the United States of America. Nobody and nothing will ever take that away from her, she has done a lot of things for the Deaf community in that area and, she is known to be one of vocal when it comes to American Sign Language too along with Bilingual-Bicultural education for the Deaf children. There is several more that can to be added to the list for what she has done, what she does for the Deaf community especially for the Deaf children and so forth – nonetheless, she is a role model to a lot of the Deaf people. As I said earlier, she decided to make a vlog in American Sign Language as she always has done so for several years, about why some people decided to use the labels “Deaf and Hard of Hearing” and that they should only just use “Deaf” instead. That vlog reached all over on social media, especially on both Facebook and YouTube but mostly on Facebook since it had several shares. Her vlog titled is what is “Hard of Hearing”? Her vlog has angered some of the people, also some of the people agreed with what she said in the vlog and her vlog became a controversial overnight.

Donald Trump Is Unfit for Presidency

Past a couple of days, I have seen a few of people who wrote some articles to share their opinions on why Donald Trump isn’t fit to be the President of the United States and shared some few good reasons why they don’t think that Donald Trump isn’t fit to be the President of the United States. Major of them were from bloggers, a few of them were from news outlet such as Washington Post and few of others. I know I have written an article on why I didn’t think Donald Trump should be the President of the United States but I wrote it during the beginning of the election after both parties given their nominees, when the Republican party decided that Donald Trump is the chosen one to be the Republican president that Republican party wants and Democrat party decided Hillary Clinton to be the chosen one to be the Democrat President for the Democratic party. Of course, I did my part as an American, as it’s my rights to vote whomever I think would be more suit to be the President of the United States so I voted Hillary Clinton and in the end Hillary Clinton have won the votes but unfortunately lost the presidency due to electoral votes to Donald Trump. I haven’t written much of anything about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton since the day after the election so that’s over a month ago, since I have written a blog about these presidential candidates. Now that the election is over, Donald Trump have won the electoral votes and Hillary Clinton have won the popular votes but here in the United States when it comes to picking which presidential candidates to win the presidency for the United States is by whichever have the most votes from electors instead of popular. Yes, I mean the United States choose its president by its government in a way and not its Americans and that’s something that a lot of the people here in the United States feels that it’s unfair which I agree because in my opinion that the United States should choose its presidents by the people and not by the government. What I mean by government? Electors are government and the popular is not but it is the constitution law that the president is to be chosen by its electors instead of the popular.

Pike County, Ky is NOT Deaf Friendly

For the Deaf community, we are starting to see some of the places all over here in the United States who finally been educated and is aware of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing people to the point that they started renovating counties or cities themselves to make sure that they are accessible for everybody equally regardless their backgrounds. For several decades, by now almost everywhere in the United States is now accessible for the people who is wheelchair-bound and for the people who is senior citizens but never make the places to be accessible for the people who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Even though Deaf community have been around here for centuries, yet the officials in the counties or cities were aware of the people who is in wheelchair-bounds and senior citizens so they added a section in the Americans with Disabilities Act law that most of the buildings whether it be business, private, public or residential must build an accessible for the people who is in wheelchairs by building ramps along with making it easier for senior citizens to get access to the buildings without having to climb up the stairs. A few decades ago a lot of people looks at them as a disability, respects them and look at them almost equally although I am sure that some of the people who terrorize anyone who is in wheelchair but the major of the people doesn’t. Now as for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, even though we have been here for centuries but most of the people weren’t educated well enough to know that being Deaf or Hard of Hearing means that we have some kinds of problem with our hearing in their eyes until somewhere in the year of 1800s. When they starts to knowledge about Deaf and Hard of Hearing, they were quickly to judge us by calling us Deaf and Dumb.

10-22-2016 Tidbits

Hey guys! How are you all doing, I hope that everything is going well over there and as for me I am doing well over here amid a bothersome health issue but I am going to try to not let that stop me from writing another tidbits. But how about that game between Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears two nights ago on Thursday night?! Of course some of you already know that I am a huge fan of Green Bay Packers, I have been a fan of Green Bay Packers at the age four in the year of 1991 which is somewhat irony because as some of you know that Brett Favre’s number was four when he was playing for Green Bay Packers after being traded to Green Bay Packers from Atlanta Falcons in the year of 1992 which is a year after I became a fan of the Green Bay Packers. I very much remember watching Don Majkowski who were Green Bay Packer’s starter quarterback at that time that I became a fan of the team Green Bay Packers, Don Majkowski had played as Packer’s starter quarterback from the years of 1989 to the year of 1992 when he was injured in the game against Cincinnati Bengals and he was replaced by the backup quarterback namely Brett Favre then that became a history from on at that time that we know as gunslinger Brett Favre. That is the birth of Brett Favre, which that is something that I cannot forget and in that year I was 5 years old, one year of being a Packers fan and the succession of Green Bay Packers team is credited to Brett Favre as at that time (Majkowski era) it wasn’t much of a good team so Brett Favre immediately turned the team into a Superbowl contender every years since then the day Don Majkowski was injured. What a teary story I know, especially if you are a fan of Green Bay Packers and thankfully we had a backup quarterback who were studying Brett Favre very closely to know what it needs to keep the team as a Super Bowl contender and you know who we are talking about; none other than Aaron Rodgers who gave us a super bowl win just in 3 years which is sooner than Brett Favre as it took Brett Favre 5 years to win us a Super Bowl.

Deaf Awareness Month: September

I know that lately I have written a few articles that is Deaf and Hard of Hearing related but the reason is the Deaf Awareness Month were to due in the month September which is the current month now. The purpose for Deaf Awareness Month in September is to educate the people about the culture of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, people who is audism are trying so hard to destroy for several decades now. Even though the Deaf community may be a little but it has a strength in holding their place when it comes to anyone that is trying all their best to make sure everybody is not aware that the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has their culture as they want to frame them with the label disability. As I am part in the Deaf community, the battles with audism daily is tiresome and frustrating because one of many reasons is that we never gave the permission to anybody to make any decision for us especially on state or nation’s level. So many of the people thinks that anyone who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing means that there is something wrong with them, hence the label disability but what they don’t realize it is not disability when it is a culture and there is some family who have every generations that happens to be Deaf or Hard of Hearing which is a beautiful thing. That is where the lack of education comes in, the lack of education is due to some organizations such as Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or people who is audism. The label disability is for anyone who is paralyzed, limbs amputation, have limit or none in their movements.

Tidbits 8-31-16

There are going to be a few of topics that I would like to share my opinions, my thoughts and along with some of the things that few of you may not know. As for some of you who checks my blog daily knows by now that the tidbits article intend to be a long reading article but if some of you are new or have just started reading my blog, by definition for the word “tidbits” says; a choice or pleasing bit of anything, as news or gossip. So you should get the picture, that it means there will be a few or many topics and not just one topic for an article and tidbits article are usually more entertaining or interesting to read instead of an article about one topic so to give you something more to read. As for me personally, I like to read articles that discuss on a few topics than just one topic because when it comes to writing or reading an article on one topic only they intends to be too short and as some of you know me, I am very talkative so tidbits article coming from me would be no surprise to some of you. If you are new or unaware that I have written a good numbers of tidbits article, I recommend that you do a search by typing “tidbits” word at the top of the website where you will see the red button saying “Go” beside the search field then you will get a list of few tidbit articles that I have written so more for you to read if you are interested in reading more tidbit articles so that you won’t have to wait impatiently for the new tidbits article thinking that this is the first tidbits article when it is not. Nonetheless I hope that you will enjoy today’s tidbits article as a few topics that I will be writing about or on.