Friday, October 01, 2010

My reaction...

...to this story is ... mixed.

Senate votes to turn down volume on TV commercials
Legislation to turn down the volume on those loud TV commercials that send couch potatoes diving for their remote controls looks like it'll soon become law.

The Senate unanimously passed a bill late Wednesday to require television stations and cable companies to keep commercials at the same volume as the programs they interrupt.


Two reactions, both visceral and strong and battling it out. And about equal.

And diametrically opposed.
  • How is it possible that Congressional approval ratings are greater than zero? How can you look at this institution and regard it with anything but contempt? What part of the Constitution is the Congress reading as delegating to them this kind of authority, and where are the grown-ups to say, "this is none of our damned business"?

  • Well, that's far less damaging than most of the things that they do...

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