Orchid Madness atLongwood Garden. The Conservatory was covered with thousands of Orchids arranged in clever displays. This was close encounter experience with many exotic species of Orchid that leaves visitors dazzled and smelling like a corsage.
Honestly, I had forgotten about this exhibit and did not have a tripod or the right lenses and flash to really capture the beauty of these flowers. I never saw so many photographers with macro lenses and ring flashes in one place! Nevertheless, I worked with what I had and manged to capture a few intriguing photos.
Photo courtesy of Neocon A beautiful and chilly day for a rally, one that ended in peace and harmony. Today, I saw many new faces mixed with old friends on the steps of the Courthouse and it was an astounding display. I look forward to many more Saturday’s spent in your company.
I want to take the opportunity give a big THANK YOU to those who took the time to email, leave comments or stood with me today in West Chester. Those of you who worked tirelessly to get the message out – your support meant the world to me this past week.
A beautiful day for a rally that turned ugly when a peace protester crossed the line from ugly remarks to violence.
Snarky retorts, name calling and mis characterizations by the CCPM are common place events in my 7 month documentary of this rally. Yesterday crossed the line, when I was struck twice by a peace protester. I can deal with all the above, but will NOT tolerate any form of violence against my person. I am consulting legal advice on this matter.
Saturday’s episode of The Victory Hour, I have the pleasure of chatting with John Hawkins – proprietor of RightWingNews & Conservative Grapevine. John is an insightful writer, brilliant conversationalist and an outstanding gentleman. Yes, he is all that!
Two recent articles posted on RightWingNews caught my attention:
John interviewed prominent female bloggers regarding the unique trials that face women in the blogosphere and questioned them on the keys to success as a blogger.
Does gender affect how the blogger is perceived by the web surfing public? Does the political stance of a female blogger make a difference? Are conservative female bloggers more of a target of hate mail/speech than liberal(progressive) female bloggers?
These are a few questions that I plan to cover and shed light on this topic.
Sound dishy? Tune in and Call in to the Victory Hour this Saturday 5:30 pm EST.
The Iraqi Perspectives Project examines operational and strategic insights and lessons from the perspective of former senior Iraqi decision-makers through the analysis of primary source material such as interviews and captured regime documents.
Michael Yon’s latest dispatch from his freshly redesigned blog:
Terrorists. The ones who have been forcibly evicted from places like Anbar Province, Baghdad and Baqubah by American and Iraqi forces. Terrorists are here now in Mosul. They call themselves al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). AQI cannot win without Baghdad, and cannot survive without Mosul. The Battle for Mosul is evolving into AQI’s last great stand.
Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province is AQI’s last stand. It seems to also be the latest recipient of a funding drive for Code Pink. The last time Code Pink was so beneficent, in December 2004, the organization along with help from Global Exchange delivered $600,000 in cash and humanitarian aid to the ‘other side’ in the then al Qaeda controlled Iraqi city of Fallujah. Now AQI has been pushed out of everywhere in Iraq exceptMosul. Hmmm…I detect a particular pattern of support by Code Pink.
In the white community, the path to a more perfect union means acknowledging that what ails the African-American community does not just exist in the minds of black people; that the legacy of discrimination – and current incidents of discrimination, while less overt than in the past – are real and must be addressed. Not just with words, but with deeds – by investing in our schools and our communities; by enforcing our civil rights laws and ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system; by providing this generation with ladders of opportunity that were unavailable for previous generations.
In a rare expression of linquistic showmanship, Obama manages to not blame Bush for all the ills of society while pimping his memoirs at the same time.
In my first book, Dreams From My Father, I described the experience of my first service at Trinity: