Image of the Week
06-20-2020

           

Thorny


Hi All,

For starters Happy Father's Day. I'm enjoying mine. It's a little into the afternoon on Sunday here. I've drunk two cups of coffee, eaten a toasted bagel with cream cheese, read the newspaper, gotten a video call from our grand-daughter and her mom and dad, vanquished the Sudoku puzzles, and dumped the spam in my inbox. I intentionally didn't work on sending out my image-of-the-week yesterday, as I was more than a little curious to see how the rally in Tulsa turned out.

This is another neighborhood macro shot taken with my Panasonic Lumix GX7 macro camera with a 3-D lens and frame sides for phantogram processing. The width of this image was approximately 4 inches. I'm not sure of the name of the species of this cactus, but its colors make for a very good anaglyph image.

At this point in time we shouldn't be in any way surprised by anything Trump and his people say and do. They are a dreadful unwanted gift that keeps on giving. I'm sick of the constant abuse of power, and encouraged that most of the country new seems to be with me on this.

For the sake of saying it, BLACK LIVES MATTER. It's worth repeating too, as well as saying the actual names of bad policing's victims. I'm not anti-cop, but I'm strongly against a culture that allows clearly bad cops to victimize non-whites in the name and protection of "the law." Police work is difficult and dangerous, but their pay and benefits reflect that. They must go to work every day knowing they are hired to protect and serve, and be held accountable to reasonable standards for their conduct.

This week brought good news from the Supreme Court, protecting the civil rights of all citizens regardless of sexual proclivities, refusing to end DACA protections without careful considerations as to why to do so, and opting to keep out of 2nd Amendment issues for the moment.

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! to the many young protesters out there every day. I've only been out there with you when I can do so safely, masked, and distanced. Not very brave on my part I'll grant you, but I'll greatly admire these efforts mostly from the sidelines for now. My age demographic demands that of me.

As to the COVID FEST in Tulsa yesterday, I'm relieved it was relatively peaceful and a complete flop for the Trump campaign. I pulled this from Heather Cox Richardson's daily blog: " ... far fewer than the 19,000 people Tulsa’s BOK Center could hold showed up: the local fire marshal said the number was just under 6,200. Young TikTok users and fans of Korean pop music (so-called “K-Pop stans”), along with Instagram and Snapchat users, had quietly ordered tickets to prank the campaign. The technological savvy of their generation has turned political: they knew that the Trump campaign harvests information from ticket reservations, bombarding applicants with texts and requests for donations. So they set up fake accounts and phone numbers to order the tickets, then deleted the fake accounts. They also deleted their social media posts organizing the plan to keep it from the attention of the Trump campaign."

Way to go youth of America! And don't forget to give your dad a call today.

Barry Rothstein

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