Monday, October 24, 2011

Smoke break

smoke break by danielle_blue
smoke break, a photo by danielle_blue on Flickr.

The Bodgery by Chris Myers

The original uploader of this image to has labelled it as: "BBC Gardeners' World Live 2011 (14th June 2011)", possibly because it is related to the BBC gardeners series. Any way, I love this image! I hope you too like it.

A doll picking out flowers

Ginger lee   by pipjess87
Ginger lee , a photo by pipjess87 on Flickr.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Michele Bachmann, Republican Presidential Candidate

Michele Bachmann

Photo: Michele Bachmann by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Republican Presidential candidate and the United States House of Representatives Member Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) addresses CPAC FL in Orlando, Florida on 23 September 2011.

Republican Prez candidates at Ames Straw Poll

Ames Straw Poll 007 by
Ames Straw Poll 007, a photo by on Flickr.

Republican candidates seeking nomination for contesting the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election at Ames Straw Poll: Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Thaddeus McCotter, Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann, photo dated 12 August 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Convair 240 at Pinal Airpark, Avra Valley

Photo: A Convair 240 aircraft (CV240) parked in a boneyard in Avra Valley, 1996. It was one of the last models produced and delivered to the USAF in November 1954, and spent most of its service life in Europe based at Rhein-Main. In 1975 it was stored at Davis Monthan AFB in the desert of Arizona, where it remained for a few years. It was reportedly sold to a Mexican owner in 1997, but it never went there, as reported in 1999. (Source: R. Leeuw)

The place in the picture, the Avra Valley is a 50 mile/ 80 km long valley bordering the west of Tucson, Arizona with the Tucson Mountains at center-east of the valley. An aircraft storage park (seen in the picture), Marana, and the Pinal Airpark are to the northeast of the valley.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mitt Romney leads in polls

Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore
Mitt Romney, a photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.

According to various reports, opinion polls show that the former of Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is a leading contender for the 2012 U.S. presidential elections. Consistently he has been one of the top three contenders along with Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, but the latter two have decided not to contest. Romney formally announced his candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination on June 2, 2011.

New surveys show that Romney leads over his Republican rivals. Herman Cain, who as the former CEO, was instrumental to rescue Godfather's Pizza from running into red, has come second, and gained more votes than Rick Perry. The other Republican contenders who scored less are Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman.

The two main slogans on which Romney builds up momentum for his campaign are the overall improvement of U.S. economy and fastest creation of job opportunities. The latter is turning out to be his trump card as currently the U.S. unemployment remains very high, above 9.1%, with about 14 million Americans remaining jobless.

Romney ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, won several primaries, but lost out to John McCain.

A pertinent point that comes to mind is, “Can these results be really meaning anything?” In the last elections, Obama was only a second option to Clinton and that seemed the best choice for the Democrats, but at the end everything tilted unexpectedly in favor of Obama.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Callista Gingrich

Callista Gingrich by GingrichProductions
Callista Gingrich, a photo by GingrichProductions on Flickr.

Callista Gingrich (nee Callista Bisek) is married to Newt Gingrich, a former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives who seeks the Republican nomination to run in the 2012 presidential election.

Callista worked from 1988 to 2006 as a staffer in the United States House of Representatives for the House Committee on Agriculture. She married Newt Gingrich, who is 23 years her senior, on 18 August 2000, shortly after he divorced his second wife Marianne Ginther. Callista had been in a romantic relationship with him since 1993, while he was still married to Ginther.

Callista Gingrich is the President of the Washington D.C. based multimedia production company Gingrich Productions and the President of the Gingrich Foundation, a charitable nonprofit corporation.

Newt Gingrich speaking to voters at Des Moines

Newt Gingrich photo by Gage Skidmore
Newt Gingrich, a photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.

Newt Gingrich speaking at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, ahead of the Ames Straw Poll – photo by Gage Skidmore

Newt Gingrich, who served as the 58th Speaker of the House of Representatives (1995-1999), represented the 6th congressional district of Georgia as a Republican member from 1979 to 1999. Gingrich announced in May 2011 that he will seek the Republican nomination to run in the 2012 Presidential Election.

A college professor, historian, and author, Gingrich continues to write on subjects related to the government and other matters and authored of 23 books. He is noted as the head and/or founder of many companies/organizations such as Gingrich Productions and Renewing American Leadership, Center for Health Transformation, American Solutions for Winning the Future, etc.

Gingrich resigned his Speakership and his congressional seat after the 1998 Republican losses in midterm elections.

Newt Gingrich uses social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter effectively for his 2012 presidential campaign. At the time of writing this, he has 1,334,773 followers on Twitter (2,920 Tweets), and 152,565 Facebook Likes, apart from his 'Newt Gingrich 2012 Presidential Election Candidate Headquarters' site at