No More Loud Commercials

@mldsmd (39)
United States
October 1, 2010 8:06am CST
So the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act has been passed. Yesterday the Senate approved this legislation, that is similar to the version the House passed last December. Now after the elections in November it will go back to the House to approve the Senate's revisions for final approval to be sent to the President. No more loud commercials!! Finally some good comes out of Washington. I mean why waste time with the ecomony and job creations, let's work on how we watch TV. That's why we pay all our taxes to our legislative process, so they can fix the TV. Still, millions are looking for jobs! Wrote a longer article on my blog, but since I can't paste I couldn't submit the entire thing from my own blog. If you have time...take a look. Let me know what you think. politicsstink.com
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11 responses
@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
1 Oct 10
While I agree that this was not necessarily a concern for the government to handle, (should have been up to the FCC), loud commercials are becomming more and more of a problem. They are very annoying. There is one TV channel in my area that especially abuses this, so much so that I rarely watch it anymore. We need to stop looking to the government to solve all of our problems and start using some common sense.
@mldsmd (39)
• United States
1 Oct 10
great point, but LOL, sadly it's doesn't seem as if common sense is so common now-a-days. That would be wonderful though, just imagine if we could actually "police" ourselves without big brother stepping in. Well we can dream right?
@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
1 Oct 10
Well, I am glad that the government has its priorities in order. I think that it boils down to them spending time as we approach election season on the things that are easy to fix. Job creation and the economy? I'm not sure that the people that we've elected have any of the right answers to the things that require real creative solutions but then again we elect them over and over again. So, who here is stupid, us or them?
@mldsmd (39)
• United States
1 Oct 10
All of the above that is my answer. We all are stupid! Sadly it's the uneducated (by uneducated I mean people that don't pay attention to politics and such) and great unwashed masses that elect these idiots. Sadly I don't see a change. Leaders should be appointed and not elected. It shouldn't be a "career" it should be an appointment to serve.
@thorgrym (677)
• United States
1 Oct 10
I am pleased that the loud commercials will be volume corrected. I think it is sad, however, that the government saw the need to regulate it. There are far more important things for our overpaid politicians to be voting on than if the commercials are too loud. Ah well, at least they got something right with this one...
@mldsmd (39)
• United States
1 Oct 10
my thoughts exactly thorg...it's great that they worked on something that Americans actually agree with...however much more important work is out there to be done!
@K46620 (1996)
• United States
5 Oct 10
LOL Congress is always sticking it's nose in places it does not belong.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
3 Oct 10
If this passes, how are they going to regulate it?
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
2 Oct 10
When I was a kid there was a ruling passed, not by the Government, but by the folks who ran the airwaves, that it was against the rules to make commercials louder than the shows. This was back when there was more show than commercial...lol No one ever paid a bit of attention to the ruling...obviously. Do you really think this will last? It may for awhile and then the volume will slowly creep back up. Power and Money rule our world. No one cares about anything or anyone. People either need to accept this or figure a way to change it. Good luck with that since they live that way too. Shalom~Adoniah
• United States
2 Oct 10
How was this even on their schedule of things to vote on? I mean come on...they can't bother to make a budget this year (which is congress's primary job function)but they can waste their time on this? How was this even important with all the other important issues going on (like jobs, our budget deficits, national debt and economy)? This is just like when congress wasted their time on baseball steriod use. How was that congresses job? Sure it was an important issue...but not their issue to deal with. Look like congress is good at doing everything BUT their jobs. And we wonder why the country is in the shape that it is in. Or why their approval ratings are so low. This is why. Tell me again why we should re-elect any of them?
@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
1 Oct 10
So, more pointless regulation. Some TVs already have this capability. Good to know how our tax dollars are being spent in this lame duck session.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
1 Oct 10
Americans are too stupid to find truth on their own, so we must watch and read what the President and his admin tell us we should watch and read. (Thankfully it's not law...yet) Americans are too stupid to regulate their salt, fat, cholesterol and carb intake, so we must eat only what government tells us we should eat. (Thankfully it's not law...yet) Americans are too stupid to press the - button on their remote controls to turn the television down, so government must level out the volume. I wonder if anyone will campaign on this. "Unfortunately, no - we couldn't fix the job situation. Oh, about Obamacare actually driving healthcare costs up and the full rush of hypothetical benefits not coming until the 9th season of Dexter - sorry about that. Yes, we're still spending out of control, too, but it's not really money; it's debt. So there's no need to worry. But, on the bright side, we finally fixed those annoying commercials!" Like Leno is always waiting for that headline, "psychic wins lottery," the only legislation I'm hoping to see out of Congress is, "politicians take paycuts." FFS. My barber is more deserving of a politician's salary and benefits than a politician, primarily because he actually works.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
1 Oct 10
Loud commerciala are such a turn off to me., i am glad that something is finally being done about it. There's no need to scream your product at me so that i will buy it.
@SilverKing (1021)
• Canada
1 Oct 10
Yeah i really thought that it was annoying to leave the room and hear the tv blaring and come in turn it down and when the commercials were over you had to turn it up again.I think that it is great that they are getting rid of the load commercials as it just was annoying and it has being going on for every.I really hope that it goes into affect soon as it is really getting on my nerves.