Well, hello there again.
I have been driven to distraction in a number of different ways these last several weeks, thus the serious lack of posting. First and foremost, I have been absolutely compelled by the heated political situation here in Wisconsin. Many of my friends and family members protested at the state capitol and have attended rallies against the actions of Governor Walker and his posse of low-blow Republican senators. (I wish that I could have been there.) It’s no secret that I stand on the side of the people, of democracy, of unions. Here are a few links to fascinating videos and astounding photography/graphics, as well as one interesting piece about how religion comes into play. When possible, view in full-screen mode.
- Tax the Rich: Madison Protest Time-Lapse — Wow. WOW. Four minutes of your time WELL SPENT, plus it is set to a song by Radiohead.
- Wisconsin — This is what democracy looks like, and it makes me cry every time.
- Madison Capitol Protests — This site features some 360 degree photographs set to the ambient sounds of the picture. Please view in HD.
- Roll on Wisconsin Unions! — This one makes me cry too.
- Scott Walker Believes He is Following Orders from the Lord – This is a written piece. The title is self-explanatory.
- Anti-Walker Graphics — Anti-Walker graphics! Get your Anti-Walker graphics here!!
- Stand With Wisconsin — I printed out a few of these to hang in my windows.
There are no words. Here are a few links:
- Matt — This is a friend of mine that lives in Japan with his family. There is some info on his blog, but look the link (on the most recent post) to his Facebook page, where there is a lot of frequently-updated information.
- For Japan with Love
- The Big Picture
- American Red Cross: Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief