Thursday, September 18, 2008

Temple - Machu Picchu
Temple- Machu Picchu, originally uploaded by Will Brasil.

The author of the photo adds:

They used it to make human sacrifices (virgins) on this 3 temples.

The Intiwatana is located at the top of the sacred hill. It was used as a sacred stone and also as a tool to measure time. This stone is the most important to measure the beginning and end of agricultural campaigns but also there are signs that this stone had been used as an altar.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Barack and Michelle Obama

Barack and Michelle Obama
Barack and Michelle Obama, originally uploaded by Wa-J.

June 3rd, 2008. Democratic nominee Barack Obama gave his victory speech in St. Paul, Minnesota - the site of the Republican Convention in September.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Yorker Cover Remix: Obama's with McCain

New Yorker Cover Remix: Obama's with McCain Thought Bubble

Kevin Drum At Washington Monthly suggested, and I just drew it up remixing Barry Blitt's New Yorker Illustration. It is much funnier with the thought bubble and McCain. Satire full force. See the original at:

Sarah Palin is my reason to wake up

The original author's note follows:

This morning I was lying in bed unable to wake up, and NPR came on with Sarah Palin's shrill voice berating democrats and "community organizers"...

I happen to be a "community organizer", and I work over 80 hours a week and i have a HUGE amount of responsibility, and people who count on me every day. I used to be a procrastinator, but at this job I don't even have time to procrastinate, because there is always some deadline and people who will be let down if I don't do my part.

And I know Barack Obama's job as a community organizer had MUCH MORE responsibility than mine, he was working with large groups of people, different organizations within the community: churches, unions, neighborhood groups, unemployed workers, factories cutting jobs, blacks, whites, latinos, etc....

I challenge Sarah Palin to work for 102 days in a row 13+ hours a day, because that is what my current job as a "community organizer" is. I do not have a day off until after the election. No weekends. No nothing.

So anyway, hearing her obnoxious voice made me so angry I was wide awake and ready to jump out of bed and start my work for the day!

I decided her smiling face would be good motivation for us here at the office. This is what we will get if we don't work hard enough -- Someone who thinks the idea of organizing diverse groups and trying to come to a consensus about how to deal with unemployment and social unrest is a completely laughable occupation.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Take that step today!" is taped to my laptop.

The work we do here will save us from leaders like McCain/Palin. They claim to be "regular people", yet Palin makes fun of community organizers and is married to oil wealth, and McCain come from a long line of rich Navy men and also married into wealth, and doesn't even know how many houses he has.

There is nothing wrong with their life stories or their wealth OTHER THAN the fact that they continually claim to be "just like regular Americans", and make fun of a Democrat who actually grew up in poverty raised by a single mother, and devoted his early career to helping a troubled community on the South Side of Chicago. I don't understand how the Republicans try to brand Obama as "elitist" and McCain as "just a regular guy", considering their backgrounds.

And though Palin may have been a reformer in her own state, her addition to the national stage made her decide that community organizing -- volunteering for a campaign, working at a homeless shelter, or any other community-based occupation -- is completely laughable.

Republicans say they want to get rid of big government and let people work things out on their own -- pull yourself up by your bootstraps, deal with your own problems, be responsible for yourself and your family rather than counting on government handouts. Fine. Great. I'm all for it. But someone like Obama who chose a low-paying and difficult job to improve the lives of ordinary Chicagoins -- that is somehow not ok either, event though he was not part of government at that time.

So what IS ok? No government.. No community organizers. What are we -- as a community or as individuals -- supposed to do about our problems? Pray that they will go away? Stop trying to work out solutions and retreat to our bunkers with our guns and hope that we never have a problem that is too big for us to figure out on our own? Hope that we never need the help of our elected government or our community or our neighbors? Because apparently that is the world that Sarah Palin wants to live in. God bless her.


Cindi McCain in Fairfax

Cindi McCain in Fairfax
Cindi McCain, originally uploaded by rhilton4u.

Cindi McCain speaks at McCain campaign rally in Fairfax, Virginia on September 10, 2008.

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin attends a campaign rally in Fairfax, Virginia
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, originally uploaded by rhilton4u.

Vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin attends a campaign rally in Fairfax, Virginia on September 10, 2008.

We love Sarah Palin

We love Sarah Palin - a campaigner holds a board in support of Sarah Palin
We Heart Sarah Palin, originally uploaded by kshalott.

Sheridan Glacier and Sheridan River

Sheridan Glacier and Sheridan River, Cordova, Alaska shot from Copper River Highway, Cordova, Alaska.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

McCain - Global Warming

This is a cartoon found on Flickr, uploaded by MaynardClark on 9 Sep 08, 2.22PM PDT. It shows a TV program in which McCain speaks on Global Warming and climate change.

Obama t-shirt

'Black man running and it ain't from the police' t-shirt: Funny Barack Obama t-shirt I saw at an outdoor concert in July. The front had a picture of Barack, but I didn't get a picture. Uploaded by kittyz202 on 28 Aug 08, 2.46PM PDT.

Obama Parade Gals

Obama Parade Gals
ObamaParadeGals, originally uploaded by Barack Obama.

Kids for Obama

Kids for Obama
KIDS FOR OBAMA, originally uploaded by Barack Obama.

USA 2008 Presidential Election Prediction

Monday, September 8, 2008

Michelle Obama with daughters

Michelle Obama with daughters Sasha and Malia
USA-POLITICS/, originally uploaded by pegnsatx.

Michelle Obama with daughters Sasha (R) and Malia (L) leave the stage at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado August 25, 2008. U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) is expected to accept the Democratic presidential nomination at the convention on August 28. REUTERS/Chris Wattie (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)

Oprah Is Afraid of Palin

Oprah Is Afraid of Palin
Oprah Is Afraid of Palin, originally uploaded by torontojrfan.

Oprah's contradictory statement:

OPRAH’S STATEMENT: “... At the beginning of this Presidential campaign when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates.....”

But she gave Obama a platform!!!!! Oprah's full of it.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Real McCain

The Real McCain
The Real McCain, originally uploaded by sloomis08.

The Real McCain - Less Jobs, More Wars, from
For some of the funniest pictures, not really photos but some digitally manipulated or animated images of McCain, go to

John McCain aware of Voice-Over Internet Traditions

Ladies' Home Journal

Ladies' Home Journal, magazine cover
ladies, originally uploaded by sloomis08.

Sarah Palin

McCain: Revenge of the Green Screen

Note added to the original post by its author: Republican presidential candidate John McCain gestures to the convention as he stands on stage to accept his party's nomination at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)

Barack Obama in Kenya with Somali herdsmen

Barack Obama in Kenya with Somali herdsmen
Obama-africa, originally uploaded by Gashaamo.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Barack Obama made out of US flags

Barack Obama made out of US flags
Barack Obama made out of US flags, originally uploaded by tsevis.

The original author adds:
Experimental mosaic portrait of Senator Barack Obama made out of American State flags.
Original photo taken by BarackObamaDotCom Flickr photo stream and could be seen here.

Created with Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop and Apple QuickTime Pro with custom developed scripts and tools.

The American Scene

The one country that always fascinated me is the United States of America, and the Americas in general. That includes all the countries in North America and South America. I have a lot of collected materials, photos, information, etc., from various sources, but mainly from my friends in USA. I will be posting them in this journal. I look forward to contacting more friends from America. Thanks! Keeping visiting and posting comments.