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Sign language interpreter Lydia Callis upstages New York mayor
yahoo ^ | Oct. 30, 2012 | Matthew Coutts

Posted on 10/30/2012 10:03:21 AM PDT by george76

She is either taking a subversive jab at the mayor of New York or is extremely passionate about the recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy.

Either way, Lydia Callis is now the world's most talked-about sign language interpreter.

Callis has captured countless hearts and minds with her animated translations of press conferences on hurricane Sandy and its fallout, rolling her eyes and puffing out her cheeks as she stands next to the stone-faced Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

She sends the message with her hands. But she tells the story with her face.

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Bloomberg has realized he is at least being upstaged

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; hurricanesandy; michaelbloomberg
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1 posted on 10/30/2012 10:03:22 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76
Garrett Morris wasn't available?


2 posted on 10/30/2012 10:05:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: george76

With respect to the hearing impaired, this is over-the-top political correctness run amok. Most if not all deaf viewers have closed-captioning.

Liberals have them front and center. Christie, on the other hand, just delivered his message and got on with it.


3 posted on 10/30/2012 10:08:07 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: george76

LOL, the look on Bloombergs face says it all.


4 posted on 10/30/2012 10:08:34 AM PDT by angelsonmyside (Someone please send the Loser in Chief a "President For Dummy's" book.)
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To: george76

She’s the only reason we watch a Bloomberg presser.


5 posted on 10/30/2012 10:09:19 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: george76

Sign language interpreters often use extreme facial expression. It’s a part of communication.


6 posted on 10/30/2012 10:10:01 AM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: george76

Cute girl (at least to this old phart).

Quite talented at what she does.

I have wondered why this is done given that most all deaf folks would have closed captioning turned on.


7 posted on 10/30/2012 10:10:51 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: george76

Funny, yesterday I called my wife to the TV to watch her.
She’s as fast as he can talk too. Fascinating.


8 posted on 10/30/2012 10:12:27 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: DallasDeb

Right. I was going to say that.


9 posted on 10/30/2012 10:13:59 AM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: george76

From my experience, deaf people are very, very good at lip reading and hence the reason you see coaches on sidelines with the card in front of their face and catchers and pitchers covering their faces when they talk. I suppose in a large room it may be helpful, but there is no need for the person to be standing right next to the speaker.


10 posted on 10/30/2012 10:15:04 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: mc5cents

Bloomberg has a new girlfriend?


11 posted on 10/30/2012 10:23:09 AM PDT by miserare
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To: george76

12 posted on 10/30/2012 10:24:38 AM PDT by Scoutmaster
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To: mc5cents

If she was in Saudi Arabia doing the interpreting of the Saudi king she’d have to wear a burka which would bring down the expressiveness factor down a few notches.


13 posted on 10/30/2012 10:24:45 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: george76

It is so bizarre to watch these interpreters. Very distracting.


14 posted on 10/30/2012 10:26:09 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: mc5cents




15 posted on 10/30/2012 10:26:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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To: Lazamataz

Well done!

I would too, LOL.


16 posted on 10/30/2012 10:28:19 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: nascarnation

:)


17 posted on 10/30/2012 10:29:49 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL ... back in the day when SNL was funny!


18 posted on 10/30/2012 10:30:28 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: george76

Lending attitude and expression to signing is part of the language. Some speakers and some signers are more expressive than others but it’s not upstaging anyone. Closed captioning is not the same as being spoken to in your language nor is it the same for signing.


19 posted on 10/30/2012 10:32:00 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Scoutmaster

lol

cuter than the Obama ad girl


20 posted on 10/30/2012 10:32:41 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: george76

I’m not sure but I might be in love..:)


21 posted on 10/30/2012 10:33:18 AM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: Scoutmaster
Thanks so much for the visual!

In this case, a picture is worth... well, it's priceless!

22 posted on 10/30/2012 10:36:19 AM PDT by WVKayaker ("Mitt Romney couldn't keep up with lies and spin of Barack Obama" - Sarah Palin 10/24)
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To: Lazamataz

That post should rate an FR Hall of Fame....


23 posted on 10/30/2012 10:36:33 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (If God can send millions of ordinary folks to preserve a chicken store, He can fix this mess.)
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To: george76

Be understanding. She was hyped on caffeine from that super-large soda she’d just bought at 7-11.


24 posted on 10/30/2012 10:36:36 AM PDT by ShasheMac
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To: george76

So that is what she is a sign language “person.” I thought it was someone having a fit.


25 posted on 10/30/2012 10:37:58 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Vinnie
She’s as fast as he can talk too. Fascinating.

It is funny to watch the sign language interpreter try to keep up, especially if the speaker is using lots of words outside of the ASL vocabulary. I saw the Capitol Steps once and they were using a local sign language interpreter who wasn't familiar with their performance, especially the "Lirty Dies" routine where a lot of the humor is switching letters is words so the signer has to spell them out. Part way through the performer stopped, looked at the signer and said something like "I think her fingers just fell off". The crowd laughed and she then had to sign that joke too.

26 posted on 10/30/2012 10:40:21 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Scoutmaster

Thanks for posting a little bit of the video.

I watched the original with the sound off and it is absolutely hilarious. Without the sound, she seems to be describing a sexual experience that went bad.


27 posted on 10/30/2012 10:41:51 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: Senator Goldwater
With respect to the hearing impaired, this is over-the-top political correctness run amok. Most if not all deaf viewers have closed-captioning.

It's just a stupid politically-correct gesture. Just put a text crawl on the screen in case the watcher does not have closed captioning.

28 posted on 10/30/2012 10:49:27 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: george76
The legal recognition of sign languages is one of the major concerns of the international Deaf community. There is no standard way in which such a recognition can be formally or legally extended; every country has its own interpretation. In some countries, the national sign language is an official state language, whereas in others it has a protected status in certain areas such as education. However, symbolic recognition is no guarantee for an effective improvement of the life of sign language users. Sarah Batterbury has argued that sign languages should be recognized and supported not merely as an accommodation for the disabled, but as the communication medium of language communities

For the uninitiated (Sign Language) as a recognized language.

29 posted on 10/30/2012 10:54:07 AM PDT by yoe (Vote for the Real American whose love for his country has NEVER been in question.)
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To: NELSON111

Are you kidding? The true comedy starts when Bloomberg commits felonious assault on the Spanish language.


30 posted on 10/30/2012 10:56:01 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: george76

There was a very funny scene in Spin City where something similar happened:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO3c6_BT3HM


31 posted on 10/30/2012 10:56:02 AM PDT by samson1097
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To: All

This woman is great, but let’s face it...a potted plant could upstage Doomberg.


32 posted on 10/30/2012 10:58:11 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Lazamataz

I don’t know sign language, but going by the poster’s name I believe I know what he is saying.


33 posted on 10/30/2012 11:01:00 AM PDT by toast
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To: Vinnie
"I Love New York"...


34 posted on 10/30/2012 11:05:30 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: wideawake

Whenever Doomberg tries to be soooo PC and murder the Spanish language, I just go “La-la-la-la-la” loud enough to drown him out until the danger is over. It’s the English stuff he blathers that is the true danger, however. He really thinks he has some sort of corner on the brains market. He actually (I am NOT kidding) initially expected NYC employees, if they could not get to their regular job place, to go somewhere else to “see if they could help.” Yeah, I was gonna be the first in line to kiss Doomberg butt and endanger my life getting to a place to do scutwork which could wait for safer conditions. We didn’t hear about this nonsense again once the imbecile finally absorbed the true danger of the storm.


35 posted on 10/30/2012 11:06:52 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: george76

This is almost as funny as the recent Neil Young clip on You Tube. It’s of Young performing at a concert and there is a woman signing to the audience the lyrics to the song that is being played.


36 posted on 10/30/2012 11:15:59 AM PDT by JimC214
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To: george76

She’s got boinkability . . .
¡caliente!


37 posted on 10/30/2012 11:16:06 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: george76

She’s got boinkability . . .
¡caliente!


38 posted on 10/30/2012 11:18:28 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: george76

I saw her with Bloomie last night. She was good!!


39 posted on 10/30/2012 11:25:00 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: george76

Glad I’m not the only one to notice this - I sorta felt bad last night watching this bcuz I was in tears laughing so hard.. my wife walked in wondering what was so funny and I said it looks like she’s making fun of him!


40 posted on 10/30/2012 11:54:21 AM PDT by acw011 (Great Goooogly Mooogly!)
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To: Lazamataz

Baaahahaha!! Me too, if Mrs. Colonel was dead.


41 posted on 10/30/2012 11:58:32 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: KarlInOhio

Jeff Dunham and Peanut have a bit on having had an ASL interpreter at a performance. One of the funniest bits I have ever seen - gasping on the floor funny.


42 posted on 10/30/2012 12:00:34 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: wideawake
>>>Are you kidding? The true comedy starts when Bloomberg commits felonious assault on the Spanish language.

THAT's true. BeuNOS DIas POR FAver. We had to flip at that point. I was too embarrassed for him....painful to watch...I mean es doloroso ver...

43 posted on 10/30/2012 12:03:58 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Scoutmaster

Ha! Priceless.


44 posted on 10/30/2012 12:13:15 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: george76

She’s got good moves.

Hollywood will be calling soon.


45 posted on 10/30/2012 12:22:21 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: Senator Goldwater

The number of hearing impaired people is small in any population and I can’t imagine anyone with a hearing problem not making use of the closed captioning systems that are available on just about any TV set sold in the last 10 years. The need for sign language interpreters in these situations is over blown. Here in the Midwest tornado and severe weather warnings are always broadcast with captioning and not sign language interpreters.


46 posted on 10/30/2012 12:23:55 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: george76

She’s got them moves like Jagger.

I was LOL watching her last night.

She looked like a third base coach on steroids giving out signs to steal all four bases.

Secretly, I was hoping she was telling the deaf folks what a complete putz Bloomberg was.


47 posted on 10/30/2012 12:33:24 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Albion Wilde

Only if it was done by Lydia, though.....


48 posted on 10/30/2012 12:37:35 PM PDT by onona (If it is to be, it begins with me.)
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To: george76; Larry Lucido; Gamecock

She’s awesome! Can I borrow her?

I need her for a party tomorrow night.


49 posted on 10/30/2012 1:25:01 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: JohnG45
Love for her to talk dirty to me in sign language.
50 posted on 10/30/2012 1:25:15 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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