Passion = Truth? How Jeffrey James Francis Ircink Sees The World? I love when people are passionate about something. That surging of emotion is the one honest measure of what truth is. It's a truthful display of how a person really feels about something or someone at that particular moment. That passion IS truth.

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Greendale, Wisconsin, United States
Ex-producer of THE REALLY FUNNY HORNY GOAT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, playwright, actor, singer, outdoorsman, blogger, amateur photog, observer & bitcher, Beach Boys groupie, Brett Favre fanatic, lover of everything Celtic and forever a member in the Tribe of HAIR. Spent most of my life in the Village of Waterford, a small town just outside of the Milwaukee suburbs. After 12 years in North Hollywood, Bel Air and Culver City, Cali, I moved back to Wisconsin in September 2009. No regrets - of moving to LA OR moving back to WI. Have traveled to Belfast, Ireland, Dayton (OH), Manhattan, Seattle, Cedar Rapids, New York, Miami and Sydney, Australia with my plays. Moved back into the Village of Greendale where I was born. Life is good.


Monday, October 27, 2008

California's Prop 8 Initiative: Misleading Ad Campaign is Obsolutely Unacceptable!

Proposition 8 is an initiative measure on the 2008 California General Election ballot titled Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry. If passed, the proposition would "change the California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in California." Here's a condensed version of the title and summary:

ELIMINATES RIGHT OF SAME-SEX COUPLES TO MARRY. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Changes the California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in California. Provides that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California. Fiscal Impact: Over next few years, potential revenue loss, mainly sales taxes, totaling in the several tens of millions of dollars, to state and local governments. In the long run, likely little fiscal impact on state and local governments.

Forget about whether you're for or against this imitative (I'm against it by the way). My immediate concern is with the advertising campaign IN FAVOR of Prop 8. While watching football yesterday, I saw an ad discussing the "errors" of teaching same-sex unions in our schools and I sent a text to my Republican cousin, Scott, saying I'm voting against it. Watch the ad here.

The basic Prop 8 initiative that will be on the ballot has NOTHING to do with the issue of teaching traditional or same-sex marriages. As you read above, it's about whether or not California will recognize same-sex unions as legal marriages. The fact that proponents of Prop 8 are running advertisements shifting the focus to teaching our children in the school system is a misrepresentation of the basic initiative; it's disgraceful. It's misleading. It should be illegal. Why don't Prop 8 proponents start running ads that say your property values will go down once a gay couple moves in next door? Or that this will encourage gay couples to adopt more children, thus, poisoning the minds of more young children?

I don't like to be lied to. I'm disgusted. I need to bitch at someone.

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