The Rev. Dickie yesterday “broke” the “leaked” design for the new Mississippi state flag, which will no longer contain the Confederate battle jack. Lots of people saw the post but almost nobody reacted, leading me to suspect many may have missed his snark. Read more
Monthly Archives: June 2020
Both houses of the Mississippi legislature yesterday voted to remove the Confederate battle jack from the state’s flag. Gov. Tate Reeves has said he will sign the bill.
In anticipation of this move a team of artists and historians have spent the past week working on a new flag design. An anonymous source shared the proposed new flag with Lullaby Pit early this morning. Read more
As I noted the other day, America has a Mt. Rushmore problem. So what if we dynamited the thing, found a new rock and started over? What would Rushmore mk2 look like were we to begin anew, informed by our current values as a society?
Here’s a proposal. Read more
Let’s have a look at the current residents of South Dakota’s most famous mountain.
The first was a rich white guy who owned more than 100 slaves, and wasn’t known as the best master, at that.
The second guy – also wealthy – owned more than 700 slaves during his life.
In addition to being one of my favorite macro photographers Denny Wilkins is one of my favorite landscape photographers.
Each year, after he finishes grading papers, he packs up the camera and heads west, into the deserts of Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, and wherever else the spirit calls him. This year’s expedition struck me as especially vibrant. Read more
All of a sudden protesting racism by promising to kneel during the national anthem is a thing in the NFL. Read more
Independence Day is nearly upon us, and at this time of year a lot of us begin breaking out our patriotic music so as to honor the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave®.
Last year I put together a little best of the 4th playlist on Spotify and am in the process of updating it for a new era in the pursuit of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Read more
I’ll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one. – Robert Reich
HAH! No, just kidding.
To summarize: Read more
Some people have noticed – and commented on – the fact that sometimes I’ll ask if they know X when I could look it up myself.
They’re right – this is something I do. Routinely. Sometimes they respond with impatience, asking me if I know there’s a small mobile device I can use to access the sum total of human knowledge and that I have one in my pocket, or on the table in front of me, or maybe even in my hand. There’s even a snarky Web site for those who want to take the derision a little further.
So, am I that fucking lazy? Read more
Found this on Facebook:
In other words, US police are literally allowed to do things to non-violent citizens protesting peacefully that international law doesn’t allow in a full-out shooting war. Read more
Three new floral lightbox abstracts in my Dead Flower series…
I’m a big fan of Dan Ryan’s. He sees the streets and he loves the people he finds there. And in him they obviously recognize something they can trust.
As a result he’s able to capture a frankness, an honesty, a whimsy that I think the rest of us miss entirely. Maybe we can’t see it, or maybe we’re afraid to.
Dan recently took his camera to the George Floyd Matters rally in San Francisco’s Mission District and came away with a visual record of a tough community that has seen plenty, and has now seen enough. But not so much they’ll forsake their values.
NASCAR this week announced they’re banning the Confederate battle jack from all properties and events. Ray Ciccarelli, who was in witness protection on the truck circuit, immediately announced he was quitting in protest. The drama continued this morning as Jimmie Johnson, Bubba Wallace, Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch said they were severing their relationships with a helmet designer who decided to double down on heritage racism. Read more