Was there a law passed at some point that I missed? Where in the world is it written that everyone must use their blog or Live Journal to moan “Poor me! POOR POOR ME!” I have gotten to the point where I am just fed up with reading anyone’s blog. (The irony I am writing this in a blog is not lost on me)
At least I use my blog to vent opinions, there might be an occasional bitch about my life, but lord folks…keep some of this BS to yourselves!
You gotta love the web somedays. Ok, as everyone knows, President Bush was
arrested and convicted of a DUI when he was 30 (proof here).
Flashforward to the present day. Someone showed me this on the Canadian Embassy
website (exact page here):
Persons Who Are Inadmissible to Canada
Persons who have been convicted of a CRIMINAL OFFENCE in ANY COUNTRY may
be INADMISSIBLE TO CANADA as a result of their criminal record. Even persons
who do not require a Visa to enter Canada may still be refused permission
to enter Canada if they are MEMBERS OF AN INADMISSIBLE CLASS.
Members of Inadmissible Classes include those who have been convicted of
MINOR OFFENCES (including shoplifting, theft, assault, dangerous driving,
unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of illegal substances, etc.),
or of INDICTABLE CRIMINAL OFFENCES (including assault with a deadly weapon,
manslaughter, etc.). As well, those who have been convicted of DRIVING WHILE
INTOXICATED (DWI) are considered Members of an Inadmissible Class. Driving
while under the influence of alcohol is regarded as an extremely serious
offence in Canada.
Um….does this mean President Bush could never go on an official visit to
Canada? Would they REALLY say “Sorry Mr. President, but you’ll just have
to turn Air Force One around and go home.” Makes ya wonder!
I’m not sure when it happened, or really how it even happened, but I have come to a realization about myself….My name is Sean and I am a Disney addict.
Now don’t go thinking my house is covered in Mickey Mouse, it’s not. I can no longer deny it though, I truly love the works of Walt Disney and his original Imagineers. The only true sign you will find of my Disney love is some Haunted Mansion ride related items in my house…a few Nightmare Before Christmas statues…a couple of Little Mermaid statues…DVD sets….oh man, I was wrong, Disney *IS* all over my house.
However, all that being said, I now find myself siding with a camp of people against the Disney company. If you have not kept up with what is going on with Roy Disney, you really need to go read SaveDisney.com. (And for those who don’t know who Roy is, he is Walt’s nephew).
Michael Eisner is single handidly destroying what made Disney what it is today. And in turn he is essentially spitting on all the original ideals set forth by Walt himself. To me, the final straw was closing down the feature animation department at the Orlando studios. Apparently Mr. Eisner no longer sees a need for hand drawn animated features in the future of Disney. Excuse me, but no hand drawn animated features from Disney is like saying “We really don’t need Walt.”
I know a lot of people out there are saying “But I hate the Disney company!” and I can’t say as I blame you. All I would ask is that you realize you are actually hating the Michael Eisner version of the Disney company. You would be hard pressed to hate the original vision Walt had for his empire. A vision where it truly was an idealic Happiest Place on Earth. Where if a park bench in the theme park had a paint chip, by the next day the bench was repainted (a budget that Eisner cut several years ago), that children were the most important customer (as opposed to Eisner only being concerned about keeping the shareholder’s happy) and producing some of the most beautiful animation the world has even seen (see above for Eisner’s take on that…and also note I said “some of the most beautiful”, some being the keyword).
So please, take just a moment of your day and check out SaveDisney.com. Thank you.