Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Exhausted

Sorry. Will blog more later.

Drove home from San Diego Comic-con Sunday in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Took a brief nap, then rushed off to UCLA to see Ian McKellen's one man show A Knight Out in LA. Utterly fantastic. Then rushed home to be picked up by Mark for my awesome b-day present, Clerks 2 plus a Kevin Smith Q & A. Then last night I saw Gnarls Barkley and Peeping Tom with Heidi.

It's been very fun, but tiring. May be recovering the rest of the week.

However, can't get this announcement off my mind. Richard Donner and Mark McLure on the Superman panel were livid about this bullshit, and so am I.

All the Reeves fought for, gone.


8 comments:

Lynne said...

I am sickened at the veto.



should we expect less of a drunken frat boy?

Meg said...

Still can't believe the stem cell veto, especially when his own party supported it.

...and in other depressing news, my good old home state upheld the gay marriage ban today.

What enlightened times.

Kid Sis said...

ACKKKKK!!!!!

I'm pulling my hair out.

Bill Cunningham said...

And yet, there is hope as Governator Arnold allocates funding for stem cell research here in California.

To paraphrase John Rogers:

Those of us who want to live in the 21st century over here. Those of you who want to live in the 18th century over there - hope that works for ya. Don't call us.

MIM said...

I thought I told you to sleep for three days? ;-)

MIM

ronnie said...

All they worked for is not gone, hon, just delayed. Which is inexcusable, but not the end of hope.

Don't despair. The research will be Federally publically funded in other countries and, eventually, in the US again. People will be helped - eventually.

How we explain this to the ones who die or suffer needlessly in the interim, I do not know.

ronnie

MIM said...

With all the recent articles on stem cell research, gay marriage, the Israeli/ Lebanese violence, instability in Iraq, alternative energy development, etc., I was reminded of a scene from Season 4 of The West Wing.

Toby, the White House Communications Director, and Josh, the Deputy Chief of Staff, are discussing campaign strategy to re-elect the Democratic President:

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Toby: If our job teaches us anything, it's that we don't know what the next President's gonna face.

And if we choose someone with vision, someone with guts, someone with gravitas, who's connected to other people's lives, and cares about making them better... if we choose someone to inspire us, then we'll be able to face what comes our way and achieve things... we can't imagine yet.

Instead of telling people who's the most qualified, instead of telling people who's got the better ideas, let's make it obvious. It's going to be hard.

Josh: Then we'll do what's hard.
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Mid-term congressional elections are barely three months away.

Time to do what's hard.

MIM

Lynda said...

It will go back to congress, and if it gets voted with 2/3 majority, it will pass no matter what the pres thinks.

However, I don't think all they fought for is lost. Their foundation still exists and will still fight for what they believe in.

Even Chris and Dana knew there would be roadblocks and potholes along the way.