Sunday, March 14, 2004

In Memory

Madrid, Spain. March 11, 2004.

Saturday, March 06, 2004


He says the President, I'm thinking maybe it's him. Okay, first of all, I don't really listen to talk radio, so I don't know anything about Stern. But from reading the article I was struck by a flaw in his purpose. He says, "I'm about to be served up my head on a platter because all I wanted to do was make people laugh." You want to make people laugh about politics? Sure, there's a time for that, but it also sounds like he wants people to take him very seriously. So which is more important, making people laugh or dedicating yourself to the truth (or what he thinks is truth) behind politics. And if it's the former, how much will he twist the latter to get his precious laughs?

People whose goal in life are to make others laugh are not bad people, but you'd better know them well, or they might become careless with topics, issues, and the truth just to make you laugh.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Through the Wardrobe

It's nice to see the Chorincles of Narnia getting a movie break; if other fantasy movies made in the last few years are any precedent, it should be good. I do wish Peter Jackson and Weta were working on it, but can we always have our way? Let's keep our fingers crossed for The Hobbit.

Lord of the Oscars

I had to ask, on Sunday, why the Oscar Orchestra bothered to learn any other music besides the Gondor theme?

Kudos, Peter Jackson, cast and crew. You deserved every little golden man you won.

Finally, someone following the laws

It's refreshing to see someone who follows the laws, what with the disaster in San Francisco. Plan and simple, people, regardless of how you feel on the subject, law is law. If I don't agree that I should have a license for my gun, that doesn't mean I can keep one without registration. That's not civil disobedience. Nor is this. I may not agree with Spitzer's personal views, but I admire him for upholding the law in the face of the public loud mouths.

I was slighted by Sen. Russell Feingold's (D) comment about this being a divisionary tactic. If so, than it's of the Democrat's devise, no? If I recall correctly, the President only took a stand after the wave of illegal activity began. Here's the thing that my dad's been pointing out: this issue is becoming increasingly demanding of the American people. You are going to have to make a decision whether or not you support this behavior. If you don't, you agree with the President, and I hope you will live out your beliefs in the vote. If you do, then you're more inclined toward the Democratic platform. If you don't do anything, then you're voting pro-gay marriage. It's not just that Republicans are pro-heterosexuality. It's that Demoracts are pro-homosexuality.

I encourage you, before you push that button or pull that lever, to think hard about where your convinctions are on this issue, and to vote according, because it's one or the other. There is no inbetween.

Proof that the guys in my class will never grow up...

I thought it might stop after college... But then again, you just want to giggle when you read this.