361: NPR likes Deaf people
This is the news from NPR:
Morning Edition, October 11, 2006 · Drivers for UPS won a round in court Tuesday when a federal appeals court ruled that the shipping company could not bar the deaf and hearing-impaired from driving delivery trucks.ALRIGHT! I'm sure Ridor's all excited about the hot Deaf truckers already.
And just a reminder: I King Jordan will be on NPR today in a captioned discussion of some kind (I wonder why he doesn't just use SimCom on TV?) And if you want to see how much of an impact has been made by Gallaudet protestors, check this list. But please note that one clear problem is there: the protestors have no message. You guys need a slogan or something. Fernandes is already using "Hell no! I won't go!" Not unless she collects $2 million, any way, as Nathan Kester reports.
I just heard Robert Loeffler was fired from Ridor. I do not know him but he is an interpreter who complained about the Administration opposing the GIS working with protesters. If this is really about money, I hope the people at the top think long and hard about what they're doing to the ties between the Deaf community and its allies. Jordan said yesterday that he cares about the students...
Of course it's about money. What am I saying? It's always about money. Lesson Number One, Deaf Readers, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FUNDS.