Archive | December 10, 2010

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filibernie

My desktop, 3:15pm PST.
[Ed note: re-edited to read in forward chronological sequence. I’m not so used to incessantly updating a post with breaking news stuff; sorry.]
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Senator Bernie Sanders gives representative democracy a swift kick in the pants by mounting an EIGHT INTO NINE HOUR, AS OF THIS WRITING (3:15pm, PST), ol’ school — yes, he’s talkin’ it the whole way — filibuster in protest of Obama’s planned give-away to the Republicans and the richest 2% of Americans.

[Ed note: finally clocked in at 8 hrs 37 minutes when he finally took his seat.]

Live C-SPAN coverage can be found on Senator Sanders’ web page. You can follow the spirited engagement and support on Twitter (the hashtag: #filibernie) here. But that’s just via #filibernie. #Bernie Sanders and #filibuster are also trending. I hope engagement in the democratic process and spirited resistance to a political system skewed to the richest 2% are also trending.

I love this guy. More for every minute he stays standing — eight into nine hours and counting, people, eight into nine hours and counting: he is 69 years old and I defy most of us to stay on our feet for eight nine hours doing ANYTHING. Receiving a friggin’ neck and shoulder massage the whole time, man. I love this guy.

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lo-mobplayground

Playground afternoon, Berkeley, CA.

Yeah, I got the Lo-Mob app dealie and started to fiddle around with wayward archival pictures on the iPhone. If I were a bona fide professional photographer, I don’t know what I’d be doing over the ease with which the untutored masses are approximating visual effects which once took me hours of tinkering (upon years of technical mastery) to realize. Mebbe I’d be pulling my hair out in tufts, lamenting on what a massive scale the pearls — my pearls! mine! — are being cast before any ol’ iPhone-toting swine. Or mebbe I’d be going, “Cool! Wish’t I’d-a thought of that!”

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