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I’m blank, and an incredible loser.
I’m delusional in thinking any network will pick up Jericho (it’s more likely the Pope will become Jewish) even though it has been cancelled twice by CBS for bottom-feeder ratings. Saying, “It is my firm belief that this show would be a great ‘fit’ for your station,” means I know nothing about programming, contemporary audiences and demographics; I’m just a rabid fan who believes getting this show back on the air is a misguided Holy mission.
Instead of treasuring the show on DVD, I’m throwing a temper tantrum and will hold my breath until you bring it back. 1 – 2 – 3 . . .
In a fit of egomania and false, magical belief I continue to attempt to force this dead show back on the air for the pleasure of a very small band of fans. Guess that’s why Network Execs snicker when expensive ads are placed in Trades, or tons of food are wasted.
I don’t give money and effort to worthy charitable causes. Instead, I have a false sense of power. Imagine how good I’ll feel when Jericho is revived. All that effort, all that money, all that passion. And still no viewers because Jericho has no brand recognition and would get pulled after a few episodes. I mean, it was an okay drama, but I’ve forgotten that, “It’s only a TV show.”
But the really scoop is Jericho taught me things. Important things about Corporate Greed and fighting against it. You know: real Davy and Goliath stuff. But I really didn’t learn anything from Jericho at all.
I used to be a normal person. Now I’m just a stupid goof.
No Personality, No Hope
May 14 2010, 8:17 AM EDT by
how did this come to be in the first place
I don't see how these factions started. in the event of a major attack, there is a secretive government organization known as the National Program Office. it provides what is known as "continuity of government" in other words, a backup government if our constitution fails. In the situation that Washington is bombed by suprise (known as decapitation) an unnamed person would assume the presidency and IF NESSASARY could dissolve whats left of the congress, declare martial law and appoint all the officals he needs. I beleive that as long as our constitution is in effect (as is implied for the U.S.A), nothing could push the states to session. If under the N.P.O things become to strict, i beleive that american soldiers would have a hard time taking up arms against other Americans and therefore would not follow such orders. I also beleive that the American people would not allow things to get this far.
Apr 3 2008, 4:59 PM EDT by
I'm making a book
I'm currently making a book based on Jericho but I need peoples opinions and/or help on it please!!!! thanks all help is appreciated. My Website I just started so it doesn't have much on it yet but it will including a forums section so please Join up!!!.
Mar 29 2008, 3:03 PM EDT by
PLEASE READ THIS!!!!!! All Jericho Fans
Jun 14 2011, 7:50 PM EDT by
California must follow Texan example and being a republic of its own.
Fight Hard Bears of California.
Mar 27 2008, 9:54 PM EDT by
Must I choose?
In the last episode, Jake states that with Texas shooting down the two ASA fighters, we are in the second Civil War. Isn't that a bit like saying 9/11 was a Second Pearl Harbor? Neither event was something which consumed a huge part of the society.
Yes, the 23 cities destroyed by the atomic weapons was a huge event, all happening at once, and yet the show singles out one perpetrator, a mole, if you will, inside the government. Everything which follows, even Ravenwood, is a reaction to the event. It's a little too early to say that this means the event was coordinated by the corrupt system. The more intelligent response would be, perhaps, revolt. The people of the country had nothing to do with it. It isn't a polarized society, divided between slaveholders (and sharecroppers) and free members of the industrial north (their ranks swelled with immigrants). There are no good wars. A few astute people have envisioned ways in which the Civil War could have been avoided. Jake's "This means war" attitude might well resemble the excitement of the young men at Scarlett O'Hara's barbeque, who whoop and holler that war has started. It's not a mature response. 9/11 set off a train of events which landed us in Iraq, and helped to foment their civil war, or whatever it is. I could not wish that on my country, no matter how corrupt our leaders. People within the ASA boundary lines are simply unlucky enough to be caught in the way of someone's plans. Do you believe "John Smith" - that he wants to take out Cheyenne? Or is he really in bed with Jennings and Rall? Tune in for Season Three. But I really don't think the American people deserve Another Civil War, anymore than, based on 9/11, the Other Pearl Harbor, we deserve WWIII (nor do the Iraqis and Afghans deserve it). War is politics by other means (Clausewitz). We can still do politics in Jericho.
Mar 26 2008, 9:01 AM EDT by
RE: Could Gray Anderson be 'Jon Smith'??
Is it possible that Gray Anderson could be 'Jon Smith', the man on the phone? I mean he is the only one besides Jimmy who knew about Hawkins being an 'FBI Agent'. Gray doesn't seem to have any family in Jericho. Where did he come from? Then he goes to Cheyenne to 'ask questions'. I can't think of anything in Jericho who would be 'tracking' Hawkins.
What about Chavez? Why would he think that Hawkkins could just bring the bomb to Texas with everything going on?
I am already here in Texas and waiting for Chavez. I believe that Texas has all the resources ncessary to be on their own and it also makes sense that Texas would be the likely place to begin the 'reconstruction' of the country, as it is right smack dab in the middle.
Mar 15 2008, 12:20 AM EDT by
Allied States of America: a subsidary of Jennings & Rall
I think as the episodes keep coming, is it becoming obvious that the Allied States of America is not a nation in the classic sense. It would appear that the ASA is nothing more than a corporate state, owned and operated by J&R.. Everybody knows that corporations aren't democracies. They are businesses and nothing else. The attacks were setup by J&R to create a takeover of America. I tend to also think that not only Valente and Tormachio are invloved, there are people at the very top of J&R who are the ones who are calling the shots. Valente is just the man who organized the whole plot. Tormachio is only there for window dressing. A figurehead. What better way to control a country and it's masses by engineering a terrorist attack.
Maybe I am conveying the obvious here but anybody who is convinced that the ASA is nothing but a corporate state?
Mar 6 2008, 8:15 PM EST by
Is the ASA an extreme but fictionalized example of the Shock Doctrine?
Is the ASA an extreme but fictionalized example of the Shock Doctrine? You know, the policy in which corporations and the governments associted with them take advantage of a natural or human-made disaster in order to reshape a community or even a nation to a form more to their liking?
Mar 5 2008, 11:07 AM EST by
While I've never served myself, I do believe that every member of the US armed forces swears an oath to the uphold the us constitution. With that in mind the only legitimate government after the attacks would be the one led by the next in line for the Presidency of the United States. The constitution is very clear on the order of succession. In addition, there are protocols in place for the replacement of the legislative branch members killed in such a disaster. While there would be some delay, it wouldn't take very long for the true "President" to be identified as well as the surviving other members of congress and the Supreme court.
With all the above in mind and my first comment about the oath and duty of our service men and women, wouldn't it be treason for any of them to support the effort to create the Allied States of America? Now there has to be some assumption that there are some generals involved in the plot but I can't believe that all military units west of the Mississippi would just fall in lock step with the Allied government. Are they just following orders and assuming their generals know the correct course of action? Not to mention I don't believe the Secret Service would support it. This is the only part of the storyline that has been bugging me.
Well that and the EMP that went off in season one weeks after the initial explosion without an explanation or question from the townspeople as to the cause of the EMP.
Okay one other thing. When the missiles were launched against Korea and Iran, who had the codes? is it conceivable that there were 2 sets in the hands of both Presidents? Or was it the president of the US who initiated. I don't think local commanders could initiate a launch sequence.
Okay so if anyone has some good theories on the above, I would like to hear them
Feb 29 2008, 12:57 AM EST by
Alaska and hawaii
what about Alaska and hawaii and all of the us territories?
Incorrect "blue line"
The mississippi river is on the west side of Illinois which should put Illinois and Wisconsin in the OSA and not the ASA.
Feb 27 2008, 2:25 PM EST by
Well, it was pretty obvious to me after episode 18 who had orchestrated the bombs and for what reason they did it. It was a group of people who created the conspiracy of a 'terrorist attack' in order to shove the government into disarray. They used that confusion to fill a power vacuum that had been created in the aftermath of the bomb detonations (did you simply think it was coincidence that the EMP went off right before a representative of the USA, not the ASA, was about to address the nation?, the ASA government didn't want the people to have the information that the USA was going to give them). Anyway, the unfortunate thing is that most people, who are starving and freezing, simply want an end to their suffering. Most of the time it doesn't matter what history book they read or what their constitution says. It seems to me that this new government, the ASA is an ultra-conservative, militant, aggressive, imperialist, authoritarian regime. Although Classical Liberalism has it's flaws as well, I'd have to say that I'd stick it out with the old regime as best as possible. Another problem comes with the ASA military believing the lies that the government tells them...and as Beck says "[He] has the power to make this stick!"
on my birth certificate i was born at Lackland AFB, in San Antonio and currently i'm living in tennessee. That poses an interesting question about whether i would or should or considering that tennessee is in the United States and Texas has reverted back to a Republic. Also I have read on the pages about the United States that it has less guns than the Allied States but the United States on the map has alot of what I would consider the traditional south such as Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, etc.
Feb 22 2008, 5:48 PM EST by
Our debts are not wiped out, the ASA is still being born. The people living in the Eastern Block or the United States still have to pay those debts. Are you all so blind to see that President Tomarchio is actually trying convince the American People to join him, by giving food, water, supplies, and telling them they are free of debt. It's all part of the plot, that's the reason why Mr. Mayor didn't care about the Text Book...
Feb 20 2008, 5:53 PM EST by
Forgiveness of our Debt
At least we know one good thing. The new Presdient said our debts was forgiven by the the world other nation. But you know must of the world country hold there reserve in dollors)they would either be gone or nearly worthless now). I know we have not talked much about the world outside of the USA. But there a very good chance. That the destruction of the US. Has driven the world into a worldwide recession or maybe even Depression (that would make the one from the 1930's look tame). The USA is only 5% of the world population but is the world ecomnical engine that drive the global markets!!
Feb 20 2008, 9:07 AM EST by
The first show was bad....last's nights show was awesone. Once again Jericho is my favorite show....Jericho rocks
Feb 20 2008, 8:31 AM EST by
During WWII the "boxcar" was the B-29 (I think). It was used to drop the atomic bomb over Japan. Does anyone think this is a reference to bombing the new East USA's capital
Feb 20 2008, 12:53 AM EST by
I'm joining the United States!
I refuse to join the Allied States of America, I am an American and I am against any nation that wants to change our flag, rights, and our way of life.
God Bless the United States of America!
Feb 18 2008, 11:59 AM EST by