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Melting Pot

With the current events one pauses to look at what’s out there on the street. NYC has been a melting pot and about anything goes. Pigs don’t fly. This one has been there for years. I’ve never been in the bar. It doesn’t appeal. But, it’s still in business. And then there are the Halal guys. Anywhere else? They just blend into the New York street scene. Imagine? Where are the Nazis? You don’t see any. I can’t find any. I’m not looking. But there is no hate on the street. It’s just not there. Do they come out at night? Freedom of speech, statues, plaques, it’s complicated. So many questions, so few answers. It seems there is a “yes” for every “no.”

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James Buchanon

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According to an editorial in the NYT, James is the most unpopular president residing at eh bottom of the popularity list for the past 150 years. His supporters are ecstatic. donnie may take his spot. How can that be!? I like it when I’m around to see someone break records. Did I spell his name right?


Who’s Who

In the same booth of political memorabilia were the four men depicted here. Interesting one and all. Three were presidents. If you need to known who they were, then you are too young to remember. Goldwater ran for the office but never was elected president. He was considered way to radical in his day. Sadly, he’d not be considered too radical here and now.

No! Scary!


Ready, set…

Before I belt in I have my camera on my lap. You never know. Gotcha! Yeah, you can get some interesting shots. Arresting. Be careful or you might be….arrested. But clouds never obscure your view of the sunrise or sunset. However, sometimes the clouds will help to make things more dramatic. You can’t get the shot if the camera is not in your hand. It’s ain’t photo lessons. It’s opportunity.


Scene

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Among the observers on the sideline were these too kids. Aren’t homonyms confusing? It certainly is a confusing time for many. We keep talking about the future. What will it be like for our children and our grandchildren? Can you think that far down the road? Well, here in this picture is the now and they are the future. Go with it as you will. They are watching.


Not Everyone

Not everyone agrees. I suppose this was the opposition feeling when Obama was President. I never cared much for “W.” But on this I am certain. A lot of people marched on the day after the inauguration of DT. They’d have done it sooner but it was banned on inauguration day. We didn’t go to Washington. (Traffic) I’d have gone but was vetoed. It was peaceful. No arrests. No violence. Millions! I saw a small part of it. I’m glad to have been there.


Elvis

He lives! We saw him in concert. He’s a bit heavier. But all in leather, it was a blast. I kept thinking “Hokey.”


SNL

http://www.theverge.com/2016/12/4/13832894/donald-trump-tweeting-saturday-night-live

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You know my politics. I’m an old guy and I don’t twitter or facebook. So I may only reach out to a limited audience. But, by way of news, see this! You may find humor in tragedy. No! Don’t click the arrow here. Click on the website, silly! They have the best thing going. A single vote does not matter in the scheme of things. But four years of non stop humor might provide a bit of salve to the nutcase who got elected under our noses. Of course, there are 59 million + who disagree with me. But I’m perfectly happy to be on my side. Sometimes the side of light and right trumps darkness.


Schacht Spindle Company

We took a tour of a factory. Schacht Spindle Company started making spindles and are since famous for their weaving products of which they make well known and well regarded looms and spinning wheels. Barry, the President cordially met us when we showed up unannounced. He personally gave us a tour. The hand made products are made and assembled with highest regard to quality. Improvements are constantly being made. It’s a fine operation. There’s something nice about watching the care and craftsmanship so abundantly on hand as we toured. The sheep were photographed, reproduced and later painted from a trip to Scotland many years ago. Many thanks Barry; we were so impressed.


Clever

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Blow yourself up. Not literally. Recent years have had an explosion of yard balloons that inflate and decorate your lawn. Purpose? …dunno. Now you can be the first on your block to blow yourself up. Yeah!

Finally! Someone with cleverness and wit, it’s not a prerequisite of the parade. But I get it. Brilliant! Yes, there were a few Harry Potters too. But Magritte? Great!