Friday, November 28, 2008

Global Spirit

Some sneak previews of a series I've been editing are airing very soon on Link TV. If you subscribe to digital cable or satellite, you can tune in. Otherwise Link airs at strange times in certain areas, but it's always interesting programming and every time I edit for them, I learn something new and find myself pondering profound themes of what it means to be alive.

Here's the link. The most stunning episode I believe is the one on forgiveness which follows 5 Vietnam vets with PTSD back to Vietnam for the first time in 40 years.

You can watch clips and trailers on the Global Spirit website now. So check it out!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Harvey Milk yesterday and today

It seems a bit like fate that after the passing of Prop. 8, the film about gay rights leader Harvey Milk is released. Many people think that if it came out (clever pun not intended) before the election, Prop. 8 may have gone down in flames. Hmmm, just like the Bush administration did after Fahrenheit 911?

In any case, however you want to slice it, it seems like this film is going to be phenomenal, and will mobilize people at the time we need them the most.

I've been editing a piece for Eye on the Bay about Harvey Milk's triumphant and tragic story, and his legacy, which airs TONIGHT at 7 pm. You can also catch it online if you're not a Bay Area resident.

Milk the film is screening at the Castro, of course. And from the few clips I've seen, it's not to be missed. More importantly, from what we all lived on November 4th, it's not to be missed.

Friday, November 21, 2008

omigod! fer sure fer sure!

"I'm like, O.K., God, if there is an open door for me somewhere, this is what I always pray, I'm like, don't let me miss the open door," Palin said in an interview with Fox News on Monday. "And if there is an open door in '12 or four years later, and if it is something that is going to be good for my family, for my state, for my nation, an opportunity for me, then I'll plow through that door."

-Sarah Palin, in a Fox News interview on Monday

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

is California the new Ohio... Florida... ?

Like many, I was shocked by the results of the latest election, first for the overwhelming victory of Barack Obama over John McCain, and secondly that Prop. 8 actually passed in California.

Thankfully, law suits have already been filed and protesters are already raising hell, because let's face it. This is a civil rights issue. How it got on the ballot in the first place (thanks to leaders of the Mormon and Catholic faiths, woohoo!) is appalling.

Don't we know by now that those who want to lead a married life should be allowed to do so in the pursuit of happiness? And the Yes on 8's position of "protecting" the "sacred" union between a man and a woman is pure hogwash considering the divorce rate and such stellar examples of heterosexual marriages in today's society like those of Britney Spears.

So now there is wind that California's election was corrupt, given that the computerized voting machines are largely owned by members of the Christian far right.

Then do we really know for sure if Prop 8 passed? Many exit polls show that it would have been defeated. Even though I live in an SF bubble, it still shocked me that the majority of Californians could be so discriminatory.

So the fight begins again. Above is a soon-to-be released poster from Shepherd Fairley that I hope will appear in as many windows as his Obama Hope.

Love Unites.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Election Night of Mayhem

obamaflag2, originally uploaded by ktieche.

I'll let this photo speak for itself.

Taken around 11 pm on Tuesday, November 4th at the corner of 16th and Guerrero where many San Franciscans chose to celebrate in the streets.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

George Clinton was a visionary

Back in '93, it may only have been a funkadelic dream, but now it is proudly our reality! Obama paints the White House Black!

Monday, November 03, 2008

party of intolerance

When I read this opinion piece by Paul Krugman, I kept thinking about how other governments in history became so racist and corrupt that horrific actions became standard policy, if you know what I mean. Krugman says it best at the end of the article that the GOP has become the "party of intolerance."

I truly hope the real Americans take back our country tomorrow.


Have a look at this amazing photo essay about voters waiting in line at polling places around the world on the Daily KOS. I have already voted. I did it at City Hall about a week and a half ago. I had to wait in line, too. I'm so anxious about tomorrow's election that I am about ready to blow up. I have been considering volunteering to monitor the polls in SF, somehow I feel that our city is not so much at risk of voter intimidation. Then again, you really can't predict something like that until it happens.