ornament 8 June 2005 ornament

Go Down, Jimmy, Way Down to Cuba–Land

Jimmy Carter is calling on President Bush to let his people go. The former peanut-farmer and president wants the United States to let all the terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay go free:

“The U.S. continues to suffer terrible embarrassment and a blow to our reputation … because of reports concerning abuses of prisoners in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo,” Carter said after a two-day human rights conference at his Atlanta center.

He might well have added that despite the fact that the Carter administration caused the U.S. to suffer terrible embarrassment, he was indeed let go after four years.

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ornament 7 June 2005 ornament

We Named the Dog Indiana

While Star Wars is currently the rage when it comes to all-things-Lucas, there have been rumblings in the background once again about Indiana Jones IV. Christianity Today’s movie website picks up on reports that the film is close to production.

I’ll believe it when I see it. The Indiana Jones trilogy, The Temple of Doom notwithstanding, have long been my favorite movies. While not necessarily the best films I’ve ever seen, they’re still my favorite for a variety of reasons—mostly just because they’re so much fun. I remember following the internet rumors about 10 years ago (take a look at the archives of this website) about a possible fourth installment of Indiana Jones. Back then, it was only a scheduling problem, which seems to be the major hold-up now. One would think that after so many years of speculation, the rumor mills would let this one die.

As a certain fedora-clad archaeologist once said, “It’s not the years, honey. It’s the mileage.”

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ornament 6 June 2005 ornament

While I Was Out…

…much happened, but little was more disappointing than the Senate “compromise” on the filibuster nuclear option. I won’t rehash any of the much-appropriate conservative disdain over Senator McCain and other RINO‘s like him, but I do think that the inaction of these milquetoast moderates is just in keeping with the spirit of the age in Washington.

To say that there is a dearth of courage in the nation’s capital today is an understatement. Those who do occasionally stand upon principle often take a lot of heat, but it is people of courage whom history remembers. Moderates seldom do great things, choosing the comfort of their lukewarm lillypads (or assured re-elections) over the dangerous waters of courage.
When Senator McCain is long in the grave, he’ll be remembered as a hero POW—the fact that he was a moderate Senator will only be a footnote.

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Back In The Saddle

Your beloved editor

If a tree falls in the blogosphere when a blogger is on hiatus, does it make any noise?

After a month of blogging sabbatical, regular posting at TruePravda will now resume. When I wasn’t at the beach taking photos of myself (I’m ever so vain…), I did get a much-needed break. It was both rewarding and frustrating at times during my self-imposed hiatus. There were times when I literally had to pry my fingers away from the keyboard to keep myself from posting.

With my fingers safely stowed away in Chinese finger-locks, it was a good experience for a time to simply listen to the blogosphere. Exercising restraint is tougher than I thought, having tasted and feasted upon the drug that is blogging for the last two years (it’s especially tough considering how difficult it is to escape from those Chinese finger-traps).

Thankfully, I’ve gnawed my fingers free and am ready to go once more. Stay tuned…

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