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Friday, 18 August 2017

The Beautiful Land / Edward Sanders: Thermobaric / In the country of the mad king your beautiful monument is the next guy's junkyard car seat

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2017-160 | by biosfear

2017-160. Lake Tahoe, CA.: photo by biosfear, 11 August 2017

The Beautiful Land

Off South Central Avenue | by GC_Dean

Off South Central Avenue. Phoenix, Arizona. photo by Dean Terasaki, 13 June 2017

Off South Central Avenue | by GC_Dean

Off South Central Avenue. Phoenix, Arizona. photo by Dean Terasaki, 13 June 2017

Off South Central Avenue | by GC_Dean

Off South Central Avenue. Phoenix, Arizona. photo by Dean Terasaki, 13 June 2017

Untitled | by el zopilote

Wilcox, Arizona: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, June 2016

Untitled | by el zopilote

Wilcox, Arizona: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, June 2016

Untitled | by el zopilote

Wilcox, Arizona: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, June 2016 

Untitled | by el zopilote

Trinidad, Colorado: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, October 2016

Untitled | by el zopilote

Trinidad, Colorado: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, October 2016

Untitled | by el zopilote

Trinidad, Colorado: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, October 2016

Glasgow Nº 8 | by efo

Glasgow No. 8 [Glasgow, VA]: photo by efo, 2 July 2017

Glasgow Nº 8 | by efo

Glasgow No. 8 [Glasgow, VA]: photo by efo, 2 July 2017

Glasgow Nº 8 | by efo

Glasgow No. 8 [Glasgow, VA]: photo by efo, 2 July 2017

Untitled | by el zopilote

Wilcox, Arizona: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, June 2016

Untitled | by el zopilote

Wilcox, Arizona: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, June 2016

Untitled | by el zopilote

Wilcox, Arizona: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, June 2016

East Oak Street | by GC_Dean

East Oak Street. Phoenix, Arizona.: photo by Dean Terasaki, 23 May 2017

East Oak Street | by GC_Dean

East Oak Street. Phoenix, Arizona.: photo by Dean Terasaki, 23 May 2017

East Oak Street | by GC_Dean

East Oak Street. Phoenix, Arizona.: photo by Dean Terasaki, 23 May 2017

Vangeace Is Mine

Genesis 1:1 at Orange Mound | by ADMurr

Genesis 1:1 at Orange Mound [Memphis, TN]: photo by Andrew Murr, 14 August 2017

New Orleans | by ADMurr

New Orleans: photo by Andrew Murr, 14 August 2017

Fencing | by ADMurr

Fencing [Green River, Utah]: photo by Andrew Murr, 31 July 2017

Time's arrow | by ADMurr

Time's arrow [Clarksdale, MS]: photo by Andrew Murr, 13 August 2017

Fairway and rough | by ADMurr

Fairway and rough [Green River, Utah]: photo by Andrew Murr, 31 May 2017

Fading daquiris, Yazoo City | by ADMurr

Fading daquiris, Yazoo City  [Yazoo City, MS]: photo by Andrew Murr, 12 August 2017

Vacant sanctuary | by ADMurr

Vacant sanctuary [Memphis, TN]: photo by Andrew Murr, 14 August 2017

Northumberland | by ADMurr

Northumberland: photo by Andrew Murr, shot late July 2016, posted 27 August 2016

Dancing on the Beach

Untitled | by patrickjoust

***  [Seton Hill, Baltimore]: photo by Patrick, January 2017

Untitled | by patrickjoust

***  [McCulloh Homes, Baltimore]: photo by Patrick, January 2017

Untitled | by patrickjoust

***  [Madison Park, Baltimore]: photo by Patrick, January 2017

Untitled | by patrickjoust

***  [Mt. Vernon, Baltimore]: photo by Patrick, November 2016

Dancing on the Beach, Margate | by davemason

Dancing on the Beach, Margate: photo by Dave Mason, 1 August 2017

Dancing on the Beach, Margate | by davemason

Dancing on the Beach, Margate: photo by Dave Mason, 1 August 2017

Dancing on the Beach, Margate | by davemason

Dancing on the Beach, Margate: photo by Dave Mason, 1 August 2017
Edward Sanders: Thermobaric

gas 'n go | by Robert Couse-Baker

gas 'n  go. "A caterpillar is a butterfly who never gave up on his dream to fly." -- Matsona Dhiliwayo.: photo by Robert Couse-Baker, 22 July 2017

gas 'n go | by Robert Couse-Baker

gas 'n  go. "A caterpillar is a butterfly who never gave up on his dream to fly." -- Matsona Dhiliwayo.: photo by Robert Couse-Baker, 22 July 2017

gas 'n go | by Robert Couse-Baker

gas 'n  go. "A caterpillar is a butterfly who never gave up on his dream to fly." -- Matsona Dhiliwayo.: photo by Robert Couse-Baker, 22 July 2017

Edward Sanders: Thermobaric

My father in the early ’40s
worked in a defense plant
where they made napalm

He told us how it worked
—a jellied gasoline that clung to your flesh
& burned you to death.

And then in the newsreels 
in the Blue Springs movie theater those years
there was footage of U.S. soldiers
flame-throwing Japanese in caves
in the Pacific—
horribile visu
& now 2017
a Russian company has come up w/ a “TOS-1A 
heavy Thermobaric Flamethrower” system

hurling rockets for a couple of miles
which then disperse a cloud of flammable liquid
around a target
      which then ignites

& sizzles & destroys
things such as people hidden in caves or bunkers

The TOS-1A’s developers
call these “the most devastating explosive weapons
    short of tactical nuclear weapons around.”

Ugh!
No napalm.   No flamethrower.
No “Thermobaric Flamethrower”
No more Nagasakis.


8-9-17
Nagasaki Day


the last picture show | by Robert Couse-Baker

the last picture show. "It all goes away. Eventually everything goes away." -- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (2006): photo by Robert Couse-Baker, 12 August 2017

the last picture show | by Robert Couse-Baker

the last picture show. "It all goes away. Eventually everything goes away." -- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (2006): photo by Robert Couse-Baker, 12 August 2017

the last picture show | by Robert Couse-Baker

the last picture show. "It all goes away. Eventually everything goes away." -- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (2006): photo by Robert Couse-Baker, 12 August 2017
A Dream?
 
A Dream? | by _Joris Dewe_

A Dream? [Knokke, Belgium]: photo by _Joris Dewe_, 5 February 2017

A Dream? | by _Joris Dewe_

A Dream? [Knokke, Belgium]: photo by _Joris Dewe_, 5 February 2017

A Dream? | by _Joris Dewe_

A Dream? [Knokke, Belgium]: photo by _Joris Dewe_, 5 February 2017

Still Proud | by _Joris Dewe_

Still Proud
:
photo by _Joris Dewe_, 19 June 2017

Still Proud | by _Joris Dewe_

Still Proud
:
photo by _Joris Dewe_, 19 June 2017

Still Proud | by _Joris Dewe_

Still Proud
:
photo by _Joris Dewe_, 19 June 2017

My thoughts are forbitten for the dead | by _Joris Dewe_

My thoughts are forbitten for the dead: photo by _Joris Dewe_, 31 October 2016

My thoughts are forbitten for the dead | by _Joris Dewe_

My thoughts are forbitten for the dead: photo by _Joris Dewe_, 31 October 2016

My thoughts are forbitten for the dead | by _Joris Dewe_

My thoughts are forbitten for the dead: photo by _Joris Dewe_, 31 October 2016

FAST FORWARD | by _Joris Dewe_

FAST FORWARD [Miami Beach]
:
photo by _Joris Dewe_, 12 August 2017

FAST FORWARD | by _Joris Dewe_

FAST FORWARD [Miami Beach]
:
photo by _Joris Dewe_, 12 August 2017

FAST FORWARD | by _Joris Dewe_

FAST FORWARD [Miami Beach]
:
photo by _Joris Dewe_, 12 August 2017

Do What They Told Ya | by _Joris Dewe_

Do What They Told Ya: photo by _Joris Dewe_, 12 August 2017

Do What They Told Ya | by _Joris Dewe_

Do What They Told Ya: photo by _Joris Dewe_, 12 August 2017

Do What They Told Ya | by _Joris Dewe_

Do What They Told Ya: photo by _Joris Dewe_, 12 August 2017

The drunken sailorman | by _Joris Dewe_

The drunken sailorman: photo by _Joris Dewe_, 12 August 2017

The drunken sailorman | by _Joris Dewe_

The drunken sailorman: photo by _Joris Dewe_, 12 August 2017

The drunken sailorman | by _Joris Dewe_

The drunken sailorman: photo by _Joris Dewe_, 12 August 2017
In the land of the mad king your beautiful monument is the next guy's junkyard car seat


Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway monument tarred and feathered: image via FOX 10 Phoenix @FOX10Phoenix, 17 August 2017


The best Civil War monument is the one President Trump had made to commemorate a battle that he completely made up.: image via Scott Bixby @scottbix, 17 August 2017


Updated: Here's where Confederate monuments are coming down across the U.S.: image via The New York Times @nytimes, 17 August 2017

Eikonoklastes II



The man who murdered Heather Heyer being taken into custody in Charlottesville: image via It's Going Down, 16 August 2017


 

Toppled Conferderate Ikon in Durham, North Carolina: image via It's Going Down, 16 August 2017


   
Toppled Confederate monument in Durham, North Carolina: image via It's Going Down, 16 August 2017



This is why.: image via It's Going Down, 16 August 2017



Demonstrators in Atlanta on Sunday, August 13.: image via It's Going Down, 16 August 2017

Back in the Saddle


Liberals want to burn this beautiful painting of #JeffersonDavis. Don't let them win. #AntiAntifa: image via Alex B Clark @iamalexbclark, 17 August 2017 

"Alt-left thugs" who battled Nazis: image via John Hendrickson @JohnGHendy,15 August 2017


Nazis and Klansmen on the street. This is the picture that needs to go viral. Not jokes about Tiki torches.: image via Barry Corindia @barry_corindia, 16 August 2017


Compelling @jbmoore pic illustrating stubborn Trump @politico article. Blinders. Tunnel vision.: image via Reading The Pictures @ReadingThePix, 16 August 2017


#KevinDurant Parade in Seat Pleasant, MD this Thursday, 8/17, 10am. Team Hawkins will be there to celebrate with our locally grown hero!: image via Calvin Hawkins @Hawkins4PGC, 14 August 2017

“I don’t agree with what [Trump] agrees with... He’s definitely driving it... I feel ever since he’s got into office, or since he ran for the presidency, our country has been so divided and it’s not a coincidence. When [Barack] Obama was in office, things were looking up. We had so much hope in our communities where I come from because we had a black president, and that was a first.

“So, to see that, and to be where we are now, it just felt like we took a turn for the worse, man. It all comes from who is in the administration. It comes from the top –- leadership trickles down to the rest of us. So, you know, if we have someone in office that doesn’t care about all people, then we won’t go anywhere as a country. In my opinion, until we get him out of here, we won’t see any progress.”

-- Kevin Durant, 17 August 2017



Visuals of #Trump grow more fragmented still. This, w NYT op-ed this am, dark shadow and 1 white hand, on stage. @ReutersBarria #WVa: image via Reading The Pictures @ReadingThePix, 16 August 2017
 

God bless the family and the memory of Johnny Cash: image via Jake Tapper @jaketapper, 16 August 2017


The presence of absence. (And little stubborn white dog.) Photo Mark Wilson @Getty Former Roger Taney #statue, Dred Scott Justice #Baltimore: image via Reading The Pictures @ReadingThePix, 16 August 2017 


Anti-Trump protestors gather at the White House and Trump Tower after a violent weekend: image via Getty Images News @GettyImagesNews, 14 August 2017

Anti-Trump protestors gather at the White House and Trump Tower after a violent weekend: image via Getty Images News @GettyImagesNews, 14 August 2017

Between hand and gun, thought? Shadow of doubt? Nah. Gun obviates all. Murica.

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Anyone recall Trump's tortured #Gettysburg visit? @EvanVucci's tortured shot btw ominous agent/hand, rifle and ranger.: image via Reading The Pictures @ReadingThePix, 16 August 2017


#trump and the klan on newest cover @Economist (UK): image via coverjunkie @coverjunkie, 16 August 2017


First visual we've seen making us think Trump near end of his presidency. Captures his thorough incorrigibility. And how he's blowing it up.: image via Reading The Pictures @ReadingThePix, 16 August 2017 


With a judge's robe vibe? (And every other thing happening in our name, but out of view.): image via Reading The Pictures @ReadingThePix, 16 August 2017


Amazing @jdawsey1 + @nancook graph on what triggers Trump's anger.: image via Ashley Parker @AshleyRParker, 16 August 2017


These are the talking points the White House sent out to Republicans in Congress tonight: "The President was entirely correct.": image via Molly Ball @mollyesque, 15 August 2017


Bannon says he wants a cultural war. Looks like he and Trump got it.: image via David Nakamura DavidNakamura, 17 August 2017

On Course (The wind in their sails blows right through us)


“President Trump’s weak pushback to hate groups—as if he was trying not to alienate them as voters—compelled me to take up my pen,” David Plunkert, the artist behind next week’s issue, said. Plunkert seldom takes on political subject matter, but felt moved to do so in light of Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville. “A picture does a better job showing my thoughts than words do; it can have a light touch on a subject that’s extremely scary.”: image via The New Yorker, 17 August 2017