Let Them Eat Cake

Do we see and hear when people are hurting?


Do we pay attention or look away?


Do we even care?


Do we do anything about it?


As queen Marie-Antoinette said when told that her people were starving and had no bread, what did she say?ย 


Let them eat cake!ย ย 

 

Pray that we are better than that.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Seeing Red!

I can’t help but see red.


Red is the color of an apple and a strawberry


Red is the color of blood and fire.


Red is when you unfortunately lose money or go broke.ย 


Red is a can of Coke and the planet Mars.


Red means you got something wrong on the paper or exam.


Red sneakers, that’s okay too.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Lipstick On A Dog

Interesting business card for Dog Walkers.ย 


Not sure what they mean by:

Not just a lipstick visit


I’ve heard of lipstick on a pig, but never on a dog!ย 


Playing dress up with a dog?ย 


As they say, only in America. ๐Ÿ˜‰


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Peace To All Mankind!

Today is Tisha B’Av.


It’s a solemn day on the Jewish calendar when we commemorate so many terrible events that happened in our history.


We have to remember the lows, but also pray for G-d to bring us ever back to the highs.


Peace, health, prosperity, and happiness.


It all comes from the One Above!ย 


May G-d have mercy on us and bestow only blessings for good times to come. ๐Ÿ˜‰


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Controversy, Yet Agreement

In these great times of strife and controversy in this country…

One thing that we can probably all agree on:

Make Falafel Not War

Words to live by.

And to eat by.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

C Stands For Couch

What a cool design for a recreational space.

C stands for Couch.

And a big red one one it is.

Some blue chairs on the periphery.

And a little dot coffee table in the center.

The fake greenery on the wall is kludgy, but we know what they were trying to say.

Overall, a nice welcoming space.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Freedom USA!

Nothing says freedom in the USA like a nice Three Wheeler Motorcycle.ย 

Vroom Vroom!


Super fun and a perhaps little more stability for your butt.ย 


If the air is clear and the road empty, you can let the wind blow through your hair and the whole world go by.ย 


F*** everything!ย 


Life was made for living.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰


(Credit Photo: Dossy and Andy Blumenthal)

Party Balloons!

Now those are some party balloons!


Really, they are part of an exhibit from the Hirshhorn Museum.


But boy do they make a statement.


Big, pink, and with polka dots.


They are the king of the party. ๐Ÿ˜‰


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Assange, A Rat

Apparently, people will protest anything.


Here they are protesting against the extradition of Julian Assange of Wikileaks.


Assange allegedly published loads of classified documents stolen from this country.


That is NOT journalism or freedom of speech.


It is spreading stolen materials, endangering the nation, and maybe even espionage!


Freedom of speech is calling out a possible rat when we see one and having him brought to face justice. ๐Ÿ˜‰


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

How Are These Unlivable “Living Conditions” Allowed To Persist?

Continued to be appalled at the unlivable “living conditions” of the homeless in the Capital.ย 


Makeshift tents line up and down under the train tracks to Union Station.ย 


Spikes overhead make this an extra frightening looking arrangement.ย 


People walking by and to/from work–after a while, is there a mixture of acceptance and indifference?


It’s freezing outside and this is NO WAY for any human being to have to live.ย 


Can we put partisan politics aside for any period of time to deal with the very harsh problems facing real people?ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)