Aaron’s Halloween costume
Borat Trick or Treating
Got to see Hillary speak in Boston this month. She was awesome; smart,
experienced, caring, but also tough when necessary. She would not only make
history, she would make a great president.
10 Reasons To Support Hillary Clinton for President and help make history.
1. To end the war in Iraq
2. To achieve universal, affordable health care
3. To create good jobs for middle-class Americans with the right investments in modern infrastructure and in new clean, energy-efficient technologies that reduce our dependence on foreign oil and combat global warming
4. To provide world-class education, from universal pre-kindergarten to affordable college for all
5. To promote 21st Century scientific innovation, including stem cell research
6. To return to fiscal responsibility, move back toward a balanced budge, and safeguard Social Security and Medicare for future generations
7. To restore competence and end cronyism in government, with a President who cares about and works for Americans who have been invisible to this Administration
8. To combat terrorism, strengthen our military, and care for our veterans
9. To restore America’s standing in the world and repair our alliances
10. To build a more tolerant, united America, working to achieve big goals again, with a President who’s Ready for Change and Ready to Lead from day one.
On the Lot is a new Fox reality TV show. It’s pretty much a bad clone of American idol, except the contestants are movie directors, rather than singers. The show has the same setup with the three judges and then the audience picks the winners. My son Aaron is very into movie making, so I’ve been watching the show with him. The movie making aspect is interesting and I would like to see more of the technical side of film making.
However, last weeks winner was very disturbing. The winning video titled “Getta Rhoom” was clearly insulting and offensive to people with developmental disabilities. The director claims that the individual portrayed in the film was just a nerd. Sorry, but a director who doesn’t know the difference between a nerd and a person with a disability has his own mental challenges.
When the film was first shown, all three judges found the movie offensive, and rightly so. But the audience disagreed and not only liked the film, but voted it #1! The fact that this film was voted #1 makes it clear that we have a long way to go before people with disabilities are accepted by our society.
Even worse, after the vote, judge Carrie Fisher (Star Wars’ Princess Leia) who was shocked by the insensitivity of the film, caved into public opinion after the vote, saying, “I was wrong”. Carrie, you were not wrong, you were right on target with your initial reaction. Never underestimate the ignorance of the American people.
Here’s the video, judge for yourself, nerd or person with a disability?