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I haven't blogged here since 2012. Why am I making a stab at it again?

I realized two things about social media I wanted to get away from. First was that I was often using it as a journal, which is boring and maybe TMI for those platforms. Secondly I was using it too much for my taste, so that I felt like a tool for marketers rather than using social media as a tool for my ends.




Saturday, June 20, 2009

Proof Positive



Another politician in an infidelity, from the 'family values' sect, or rather party. Big deal. Why did he own up rather than spouting obvious denials and attacking the victim like a good republican? Maybe some shred of decency buried out of plain view, or because the facts were about to come out in a big way? And, who cares? Of course, with Fox shouting a denial so loud we now know they gave the senator warning.

Kind of funny. It wasn't a thought process. I saw the headline and automatically knew it to be a blatant falsehood. Simply because I've followed their claims in the past, and this is totally consistent with their other lies, and in no way resembles statements they make which are truthful. (Anyone notice the wsj is beginning to sound like a few wheels have come off their wagon too?)

Speaking of MSM, I heard a discussion on NPR about the GLBT community beginning to come out in China. They talked of fighting aids and how msm's are becoming an accepted part of the prevention dialog. Huh? Then I heard them say it stood for "Men who have Sex with Men." We've known for ages there is not really a liberal media in this country. Maher summed it up nicely saying we have a center right party and a crazy party. I'd say the media is similar, except I'd describe it is being far right, with fox representing the batshit violent crazy ass fringe. Kind of puts a wry twist on the GOP being in bed with MSM.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I Did It Again

The right whines. Always, even when they were in charge of the house (not anymore), the white house (not anymore), and the media (still being run by cons for the rich by the rich, and they are still denying that truth). They bitch about political correctness when they are called on their flat out lies, racial slurs or other hate speech, including when they repeatedly incite violence. When their inciting gets people killed or discriminated against they go through an unfunny version of the Monty Python "Wink, wink, nudge, nudge..." routine for their base, while trying to deny they could have influenced their base into doing what they vehemently suggested by shouting from the rooftops.

Palin is providing a small case study. She repeatedly lied about opponents in the election, and simply repeated the lies more often when the facts came out, trying to surmount them. Now she pretends she misunderstood Letterman, a lie in action and words. I know the right tries to mock intelligence, but who is actually dense enough to think Letterman wasn't referring to Bristol? What daughter was already knocked up by a jock (under her parent's roof, implying they blessed the sleepovers)? Which daughter is now an adult public figure open to tasteless barbs, and promoting abstinence she couldn't be bothered with? Who even remembered the younger daughter before the witless Sarah intentionally put her in the spotlight in a slimy way in a bizarre battle of wits?

Sarah, decent people consider it vilely abusive to use their children in this disingenuous manner. Now, wouldn't it be something if Bristol skipped attending the game with the fam for a little action with the steroid king? Of course that didn't happen, we're not blessed with instant karma.

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2144 Goldstream
Here's another shot from Goldstream Provincial Park, and a couple processed versions. This was a 3.2 second exposure, and I had to clean up a couple spots. Not sure where they are coming from, somewhere on/in the telephoto lens. It was taking these shots, that I finally figured I needed to turn off the Image Stabilization when using the tripod, particularly in low light. It is great for reducing blur in normal hand held shots, but not for tripod work.

2144 Sea Of Japan Story
This processing reminds me vaguely of the Asian paintings/drawings of stormy seas. I think I like it better in lower resolutions.

2144 Windy
I thought this processing was cool. It feels like a cool day, and to my taste it is also cool in a neat way.