Tuesday, January 23, 2007

For the remainder of the spring semester...

...I'm changing the name of the blog in a tribute to an all-time great film, Jimmy Stewart's Mr. Smith Goes To Washington.

I used that as a post title last Christmas break when we came down for Suns/Wizards, and after consultation with some advisers, I've decided to go ahead and make the jump from the O' Fun that's been with this site from the beginning in 2002. Of course, changing the title of the blog requires a few prerequisites.

"Just get up off the ground, that's all I ask. Get up there with that lady that's up on top of this Capitol dome, that lady that stands for liberty. Take a look at this country through her eyes if you really want to see something. And you won't just see scenery; you'll see the whole parade of what Man's carved out for himself, after centuries of fighting. Fighting for something better than just jungle law, fighting so's he can stand on his own two feet, free and decent, like he was created, no matter what his race, color, or creed. That's what you'd see. There's no place out there for graft, or greed, or lies, or compromise with human liberties. And, uh, if that's what the grownups have done with this world that was given to them, then we'd better get those boys' camps started fast and see what the kids can do. And it's not too late, because this country is bigger than the Taylors, or you, or me, or anything else. Great principles don't get lost once they come to light. They're right here; you just have to see them again! "

And here's most of the famed filibuster, thanks to the wonderful American Rhetoric site that gives me Bill Pullman's speech from Independence Day every July 4th.

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