Thursday, November 29, 2007

CNN, Youtube, Anderson Cooper, and Homophobic Republican Candidates

I know this has nothing to do with wrestling, but if anyone happened to catch the CNN Youtube Debate last night, former Military General Kerr, who served in the military for 43 years, asked the candidates if they believe whether or not the personnel in our military are professional enough to work along with openly gay men and women. Oh course they all stood by their "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, but at the same time admitted that openly gay men and women serve in other countries sucessfully. Apparently they don't think American troops are professional enough (or too homophobic).

But what really got me irrate is that they now say that this gentleman is a Clinton supporter and "should not have been allowed to ask his question." What the fuck? Shouldn't any voter be able to ask ANY candidate any question regardless of who they sway too? Even the closeted anchor, Anderson Cooper, made the statement after "had we known, we probably would not have allowed the question." Here is the email I sent to CNN as a followup to their debate:

"Why are you making a fuss about General Kerr being in favor of Clinton, but asking his question on "Don't ask, don't tell" in the Republican debate? Shouldn't anyone in the U.S. be able to ask ANY presidential candidate a question, regardless of what party they sway toward? After all, they will be OUR president. Even though I detest the homophobia exuded by those Republican candidates, I did watch it as a citizen whose vote counts. And so should anyone's question.

Victor, Virginia"

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Yes, it is indeed expensive to make a film. And doing it as an independent with no financial backing makes it even harder. Aside from travel expensives, which are the biggest cost, you have to pay for music, and what may seem like little things in the film. For instance, this picture of wrestlers at a 1913 Montana county fair that I wanted in the history part of the film cost me $53.79 on ebay. Of course it will zoom out from the wrestlers Ken Burns-style in the documentary, but that will last a mere 5 seconds. $53.79 for 5 seconds. That's why, and I hate to beg, I ask people to buy videos on the site, or watch them on WrestleMen TV. Your purchases help me fund this all-important film. I wish I could share more than a few clips online, but that would spoil it if I did. Believe me, it's amazing! So, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for any purchases you make on the site to help me fund this documentary. SQUEEEEEEEZE, Vic