Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Snapshot: I missed a week

Yep I just wasn’t up to the task last week and it shows. I’ll try to do better.


So what can you get at Seattle’s Coffee Works

Obama Blend!


made with Kenyan and Indonesian coffees, I asked.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday Snapshot: entrance

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Originally uploaded by George Bentley

The carousel in the Bay Pavilion on Seattle's Pier 57

As always more photos can be found on my flickr page.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Anti-Israel Protest: I’m declaring Victory

Once again, no one showed up. And In 5 weeks (I skipped the 4th of July) I have seen only 4 protesters, No banners and only once did I see the yellow signs and she left after about 20 minutes. The event is still listed as a weekly protest with no notes about suspending the event for the summer.  oops there was a note on their website, they moved today's protest to greenlake, So I win, I out lasted the haters. Turns out that Seattle is not the only place where pro terror groups are finding it difficult to gather a crowd.

So what did I do. I took pictures of course.

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Then I took the water taxi to Alki Beach

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Where there be pirates

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Then back to Seattle

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday Snapshot: Everett Dragon

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Originally uploaded by George Bentley
The guy in this costume was resting before the start of the parade, giving me a great snapshot

As always more photos can be found on my flickr page.

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Everett Parade and TEA

A great day and a great way to celebrate the founding of our great nation!

I joined the TEA party folks in their march

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But we had many other great groups in this parade too. The First Cav, The Everett Aquasoxs, and the US Marines just to name a few.

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We  got a great reaction from the crowd

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Some in the crowd even brought their own TEA Party signs

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And now the judging stand. How did we do?

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So here is a collection of sights from the rest of the parade

More parade photos on my Flickr

The TEA Party was held at the Courthouse

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with speeches and music and great people and ideals and a love of freedom and the understanding that all can and will be lost without due diligence.

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Lets not lose what we have inherited from the sacrifice of so many. Lets fight to save liberty and remember, As long as there is freedom anywhere there is hope everywhere.

more photos on Flickr and videos to follow.

Update: First Video

The full text of Patrick Henry’s Famous “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” Speech.

Update: Second Video, highlights

That's it, have fun, I did!

July 4th 2009


“I am apt to believe that this day will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore.”

John Adams

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Not your best ideal

Time travelers Biff and Cal thought their new disguises would be the perfect way to observe the past without being detected until someone at the army live fire training range thought adding surplus robots to the tanks would add a bit more realism to the exercise.



The headline really caught my attention but the one line preview  on Diggs says it best.

Man tries to circumcise himself using nail clippers.

telegraph— A man who gave himself a DIY circumcision using nail clippers was taken to hospital for emergency treatment.