Friday, March 7, 2008

Serene

Surrender by =Rockhold-Photography

With all of the political ugliness in the news, I thought this was a serene, ethereal image to view instead.

7 comments:

Ogg the Caveman said...

Mmm, very nice.

Buzz Saw said...

bizz saw wiz heer.

Akubi said...

Sign petition requesting that Hillary Clinton release her 2006 tax returns before another vote is cast.

Akubi said...

Power was rightfully awarded the Pulitzer for her finely written and downright horrifying book "A Problem From Hell" which, in macabre detail, describes the calculated indifference of the Clinton administration when 800,000 Rwandans were being systematically butchered. The red phone rang and rang and rang again. I don't know where Hillary was then. But her husband and his entire experienced foreign policy team - from the brass in the Pentagon to the congenitally feckless Secretary of State Warren Christopher - just let it ring.

And as more than one researcher has amply documented the case, the bloody paralysis of the Clinton administration in the face of the Rwandan genocide owed not at all to a lack of information, but rather to a lack of will. A reviewer of Power's book for The New York Times, perhaps summed it up best, saying that the picture of Clinton that emerges from this reading is that of an "amoral narcissist."

NotAnOptimist said...

'tis pretty.

OT: has anyone used PaperBackSwap.com? I'm considering giving it a go.

Ogg the Caveman said...

Never heard of it.

BTW, I'm generally fed up with Craigslist and Freecycle people. About half the people who responded to my attempts to give away free shit were good. The other half dont' answer their e-mail for days at a time, can't be pinned down on when they can pick up, ask me to deliver to a town hours away, or miss pickup appointments.

I've got a lot of crap that's going to Goodwill tomorrow as a result. Unfortunately, some of what I want to be rid of is furniture and will probably need to be hauled to the dump.

Akubi said...

@notanoptimist,
While I've heard about PaperBackSwap.com I haven't tried it because it seems too cumbersome.
If I just want something to read I can find it locally via friends, family and library sale. Yeah, I succumb to the Amazon crap when I’m overly eager or buying a present though.