Wednesday, June 29, 2005
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Apparently gays need not apply
Because America is the land of opportunity where matters of color, creed, and the like should not keep you from pursuing the so-called American dream, I was shocked and appalled when M to the DI told me about this
The Texas House of Representatives passed a bill on to their Senate that bars homosexuals from having foster children. But... Oh wait, one more thing. Upon filling out a questionaire and going through all the rigamarole, Texas Child Sevices can still investigate the validity of your answers. If it turns out you did lie, about your private relationships they will take the child away.
So wait. Which country are we living in again?
-originally posted by "Scotty C"
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
New message board and stuff
In an attempt to make it more hospitable for feedback we have launched our new message board:Go here.
We are going to revamp the site hopefully by tomorrow to add the link to the main page and we will also be getting rid of the issues blog by combining it with the EA production blog under a new title. The online store link will also be on the "Suppurt the show" page. So stay tuned.
Friday, June 24, 2005
Maybe some communication would be in order
So Veep Cheney last week in response to a question about the public's growing discontent with the Iraq war wanted to assure America that this whole mess was almost over, "the insurgency is in its last throes", he proclaimed. Whew, I mean I was really worried things were stalled, but if Cheney says not to worry then I can sleep better tonight. Wait...what's that, the top military Commanders were in front of Congress today to give their take. Read here.
They say not only is the insurgency still strong but that and I'm quoting "their strength remains undiminished and there are actually more foreign fighters coming into Iraq today then there were six months ago". So I'm confused now, are the White House and the Commanders in Iraq not communitcating, we do have phones and radios and the internet and technology like that right? They have to be talking right? I mean how are those two statements so contradictory, Cheney wouldn't just pull something out of his ass based on no facts like "the insurgency is in its last throes" just to quiet the rumble would he? I'll let you be the judge of that. Top military officials have not been very quiet about contradicting the Vice President's statements either. Are we seeing a rift between the White House and the military? Are our commanders getting tired of the rosey optimism back here in the states when what they really need is more money, more troops, more actual success, not the make believe kind.
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Here come the feds for the weed
You knew this was next after the Supreme Court ruled two weeks ago that federal law overrules state law when it comes to medical marijuana provisions. Read here.
The Bush Justice Department has been fighting for this in the courts since they took office back in 2001. Once again, the White House thinking it knows better than doctors who prescribe marijuana to patients who have chronic pain. I mean there's a whole argument on aren't all drugs addicting, don't we all have vices? Caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, viagra, or whatever else over and under the counter drugs the pharmaceutical industry kicks out. Don't we all fall back on some drug to help us relax, take the edge off, whatever the case and aren't they all a little addicting. Granted each has differences in long term side effects, but as we've seen with cigarettes, if the public knows the dangers then it's okay. I say this as the White House decided last week to settle a suit with Phillip Morris for way, way less than originally
proposed. So we know it's not the White House looking out for the well being of its citizens. But, as we all know, this has nothing to do with medical treatment. The administration has seen the groups who want the total legalization of the natural herb being spearheaded on the successfully medicinal purpose push across the states, and where in 10 states the measure had passed and become law. So what is the purpose? Is it Corporate America not wanting a lethargic work force, they need the blue collar working class to be fully productive so the white collar class has more money to buy...oh I don't know, weed. I really don't know what the reasoning is, that's just my guess. I mean they don't believe in scientists and doctors so the reasoning can't be based on medical facts. Anyways, for all those patients who use medical marijuana to help with the chronic pains of cancer
, hope you enjoy prison. Because the DEA has your files from doctors who prescribed it. Of course in court, it might be tricky convicting people who one day were smoking legally under state law, and the next their in handcuffs because of a change of rules. Might get sticky.
Monday, June 20, 2005
CNN...to do real news....what!?!?!
This is an unbelievable story
about CNN Prez Jonathan Klein saying now that Jacko's trial is over they are going to stop trying to compete with Fox by focusing on sensational stories i.e. Jacko trial, Martha Stewart trial, Robert Blake trial, Scott Peterson trial, Runaway bride, Afternoon police car chases, etc... and actually focus on hard hitting in depth journalism. Can you believe it? Finally! Of course what does it say about where we are at as a country today where we have to applaud a news network for doing....NEWS. Also Klein talks about scrapping Crossfire and Inside Politics which were just shows for surrogates to come on and spew their talking points. And mixing up their morning shows which played like local news rather than frickin CNN. I think CNN finally realized their audience isn't Fox's audience, their audience is educated and wanted news. I don't know how many emails I sent CNN asking them to spend more than 30 seconds covering an important news story. Apparently others did too and they finally listened. It is a must read story, of course I found this on MSNBC in the Newsweek section. Very strange. Read here.
Saturday, June 18, 2005
EA story in the City Weekly
The Omaha City Weekly has a very sweet write up about our show in its new issue. A nice, big two page spread with lots of pics and everything. It's by far the best article written about the show yet, and probably about any of my films ever. Scotty and I have a lot to live up to now because the story really makes the show seem really good. Big thanks to Mike Krainak at the Weekly, he's a very thorough and solid writer and he did a great job. He worked in an Emerson quote for the love of God, and did it beautifully.
Anyways, pick up a copy and enjoy!
Friday, June 17, 2005
EvansAmerica Season 1 Volume 1 DVD now available
Our store is now up and for those of you wanting to help support the show or just get your hands on a uncompressed version of EvansAmerica may do so. Just go here
. The volume 1 DVD has the umcompressed high quality version of the pilot webisode, series trailer and all six character shorts. There is also a cast and crew commentary track for the pilot, 5 behind the scenes videos, recommended reading and hidden videos. A must have for your DVD collection or just because you're nice and want to help the show out. All proceeds will either go to my drinking habit or into the budget of future webisodes, I haven't made up my mind yet. Either way, don't let that stop you from ordering now. We should have other merchandise up next week too. God why does this feel like a sellout post?