Majoring On The Minor: Turn Down Your TV

From our duly elected senators:

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.

The House has passed similar legislation. Before it can become law, minor differences between the two versions have to be worked out when Congress returns to Washington after the Nov. 2 election.

This is crucially important stuff–not to be confused with extending tax cuts. I’m so glad that we are being watched over by those who care about and for us more than we are capable of caring for ourselves. Without their compassion, how would I be able to get myself out of bed in the morning?