Sunday, January 24, 2016

Weekend Roundup

Of Poisonous Substances

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Mushroom crab = sounds like a menu item

My dad invented things for Monsanto, Firestone, Johnson & Johnson, the U.S. Navy, Dupont, and others. He created many of the plastics and other polymer based ingredients in products that you use everyday.

He was conservative. He was a scientist and avid mediocre golfer.

I thought of him this morning as I was reading about the antics of uncivilized, unqualified crackpots and cretins that the conservative parties have been placing in city, state and national public office.

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Treehouse sidewalk rose

Dad never liked it much when non professional, inexperienced or uneducated people were put in positions of power.

It’s a good thing that he’s not alive today. It would kill him.

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Prickly crowd

One of my favorite political cartoonists is Clay Jones. This Sunday his cartoon deals with the National Review opinions about Trump. It is sort of like unburnt carbon emissions calling the kettle black, (you can see why I am not a clever political cartoonist).

In his blog, Clay Jones explains how Trump and the rest of the right wing crazies are a product of the conservatives themselves;

“The conservative movement has always been kinda racist. You can go back very deep into history but just look toward the 1970’s Nixon strategy, to Reagan’s strategy, to Bush’s strategy. They won elections by telling the white man the black man is taking what belongs to him…so they better make sure the black man never has anything. Now the fear mongering is targeted toward Muslims, Gays, Hispanics, etc. You can’t win elections with that anymore.

After Obama was elected conservatives turned their racism up to a Spinal Tap amp of eleven. They refuse to work with him. They clearly stated their only legislative agenda was to make him a one-term president. They question where he’s born. They question his religion. They call him a communist. Then they say he’s the one being divisive.” - Clay Jones

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Treehouse trees against the western winter sky

Today’s images are from yesterday when we had a bit of a break between storms. They were taken with the Nikon D3300. So far, I think I will keep it. It will compliment the Lumix FZ70 and add an extra dimension to my photo expressions more as I get to know it better.

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Winter leaves

Another nice thing about a new camera is using it to retake all the basic photos that allow me to examine the different qualities of cameras and lenses.

That’s some of my weekend from here at the Treehouse. It looks like there will be 2 or three days of camera friendly sunshine this week.

Today’s Video;

Love Life - It’s A Gift

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