Archive for May 29th, 2006

Symbolism

After seeing this picture chez Hecate and referenced chez driftglass, the thought occurred to me that this photograph is really quite symbolic. Although the official intent of the flag here is to honor the sacrifice of the dead, it also has the effect of obscuring them from view. Instead of seeing coffins with dead soldiers in them, we see the American flag.

Republicans wave the flag in our face to distract us from looking at the deaths they have caused; of Americans, of Afghans, of Iraqis, of American democracy itself. Let us take this Memorial Day to push the star-spangled curtain aside and mourn all that has been lost.

2 comments May 29th, 2006 at 05:53pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Favorites,Iraq,Media,Politics,Republicans,War

B&W Memorial Day Picnicblogging

Well, since I can’t think of anything particularly original or noteworthy to say for Memorial Day, I’ll just post some photos from the Memorial Day softball picnic yesterday.


This seems… ominous.


Checking for blisters after the Perilous Smoke Exposure.


Water gooood.


Bring the whole family! And, um, your Gary Coleman “BLING BLING” shirt.

May 29th, 2006 at 03:13pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Favorites,People,Photoblogging,Softball


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