My trusty 10 year old LX5 got to the point of not being feasible to repair, so I gave it to one of the hotel staff. Purchased a ZS100 which enables 250 zoom shots and will be much better as I like candid and ocean ones, so many pictures below are from my cell phone. :(
Reel repair time. :)
Looking across at the boy below who took the picture.
Quite good and only 18 calories. Love the soup.
I splurged and bought my most expensive street food, so far at $1.50. (Two meals for me) It was about the best I have ever eaten. I don't relate to the amount being cheap back home, but expensive here.
After a prolonged and heated debate, the Alabama House voted Thursday
to pass a bill that makes it tougher to remove monuments and
historically significant structures from public property.
The Alabama Memorial Preservation Act would make the removal of any
monuments on public land subject to approval by the Committee on Alabama
Monument Protection, a body that the bill would create. The bill passed
the House by a vote of 72-29 after nearly three hours of debate.
On the heels of major shakeups at the Fox News Network, an
alternative conservative network is being actively discussed amongst
conservative fat cats.
A well-placed source close to the proposal tells Mediaite
that serious discussions are underway to create an alternative
conservative cable network on the belief that the Fox News Network
is moving too far to the left. The source, who is engaged in the talks,
says a meeting is planned for today with two prominent high-powered
television executives, some underperforming conservative networks and
people who have an interest and the ability to fund a new network.
President Donald Trump on Friday said he would name one of the most
prominent anti-abortion activists in the country to a top communications
post at HHS.
Charmaine Yoest, tapped to be assistant secretary of public affairs,
is a senior fellow at American Values. She is the former president of
Americans United for Life, which has been instrumental in advancing
anti-abortion legislation at the state level to restrict access to the
In a disturbing video now posted on YouTube, two pro-life teens can
be seen being targeted and harassed by a public high school assistant
principal from Downingtown, Pennsylvania on April 21.
The teens, 16-year-old Conner Haines and his 19-year-old sister
Lauren, triggered the boastfully gay administrator by holding up
pro-life signs on public property, which is perfectly within their
(This is America, not North Korea.) The unraveling official,
Zach Ruff, who serves as STEM Academy's dean of academics and student
life, cursed out the Haines teens, threatened to call the police on them
and even sang loudly over the activists as a small child would when
annoyed by a sibling.
The video clip opens with an already visibly irate Ruff confronting
the teens, telling them not to "harass" his "children" by holding up
their pro-life signs, threatening to call the police on them.
Eusebio Peñalver, on left, jailed and tortured for 28 years by the Castro regime
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu cannot stomach the sight of Robert
E. Lee in his city. So one of the city’s most famous landmarks, the
statue in Lee Circle in downtown New Orleans, will soon be toppled.
Landrieu refers to the towering Lee statue as an “aberration.” Historic
statues of Jefferson Davis and Confederate General PGT Beauregard are
also slated for imminent disgrace and demolition.
first gave vent to his anti-Confederate-monument fetish back in 2015,
declaring the monuments “public nuisances” which necessitated prompt
removal. The majority black city-council voted 6-to-1 in his favor for
removal. (Meanwhile the city’s murder rate soared past Chicago’s and
potholes dating from Hurricane Katrina still cratered many city
Initially lawsuits by historic preservation groups held
up the avenging cranes, bulldozers and jackhammers. But the legal path
has been cleared and soon the hydraulic engines will roar into action
against these intolerable and downright dangerous “public nuisances.”
I have a message for President Trump. Congress will never pay to build the wall.
Democrats will never fund the wall. They no
longer care about either America, or middle class Americans, or American
workers. They couldn’t care less about heroin, or cocaine, or a myriad
of other deadly drugs flooding our nation, killing our children.
They couldn’t care less about Kate Steinle or Sarah Root, two beautiful, precious young American women killed by illegal aliens.
They couldn’t care less about $20 trillion in debt,
fueled by massive government giveaways to millions of illegals flooding
our country. We are bleeding and going bankrupt.
Our streets are flooded with drugs. Our public
schools have been ruined. Our healthcare system is overwhelmed. In
California, dams are ready to burst, threatening millions of citizens.
Our infrastructure is in decay and disrepair from coast to coast.
Democrats don’t care. They desperately need the votes of illegals and
Establishment Republicans will never fund the wall.
Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and their ilk are world class cowards, afraid
of their own shadows. Afraid of being called “racist.” Afraid of losing
Latino votes. Afraid of losing contributions from greedy billion-dollar
multi-national corporations and corrupt lobbyists- all desperately
wanting cheap labor.
The biased liberal media will never allow you to fund the wall.
Mexico will never voluntarily fund the wall. They
want the drugs to keep flowing. Their government is bought and paid for
by drug dealers and human traffickers.
But you can get it funded Mr. President. I have the game plan.
Meet the 3rd generation Politically correct Croat who has much reverence for his own ethnic past but wants to tear ours down. He has no Confederate roots so our history doesn't matter to him just like Nikki Haley who is a second generation Indian Sikh (family only came here in the 1960s) and whom has great reverence for her Sikh ancestry, but none for our Confederate heritage. We have a great leadership crisis in Dixie as so many of our politicians are not of real Southern blood!!
For over a hundred years in Biloxi, immigrants have come to work in the seafood industry, fueled by the notion t...
As part of its "Flags Across the Carolinas" project, the North Carolina Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans has unveiled a massive confederate flag along Interstate 95 in Cumberland County.
The 20-by-30-foot flag, which is on a pole about 90 feet in the air, sits just off the southbound lanes of the highway between mile marker 63 and 64 near Godwin.
Drivers passing the location have honked their horns and stopped to take pictures since it went up on Wednesday.
Josh Hagge was one of the drivers who stopped. He says he's happy to see it.
"It shows people that this is the South. It's a symbol for the South. It's not hatred," Hagge said. "People think it is, but it's not, really.
Benjamin Harrison the Signer was born at Berkely (later called
Harrison’s Landing) in Charles City County, Virginia. He was the son of
Benjamin Harrison and Anne Carter Harrison, daughter of Robert ‘King’
Carter of Corotoman. After education at the College of William and Mary
this Benjamin in 1749 became the fifth in a line of planter/politicians
of the same name to sit in and stolen slaves were returned or replaced.
And when an excise was proposed in place of the Impost he fought against
it as a Yankee plot, and brought to bear upon the struggle all of his
already under growing fire from some in the conservative camps who
think she’s exerting too much influence over dad Donald, is now calling
for the White House to open doors to Syrian refugees.
Conservatives and border control advocates are quite right to be concerned.
soft stance on refugees would seem a direct conflict with President
Donald Trump’s campaign promises to crack down on borders — and
particularly, on the entrance of refugees from terror-tied nations who
could prove a national security danger to American citizens.
The famous first daughter said
in an interview with MSNBC just recently: “I think there is a global
humanitarian crisis that’s happening and we have to come together and we
have to solve it.”
So does that mean open U.S. doors to refugees, Ivanka?
“That has to be part of the discussion,” she said. “But that’s not going to be enough in and or itself.”
a CUNY Prof and vocal supporter of public higher education, I am
appalled that the CUNY teachers union, the PSC, instructed members use
student-paid and taxpayer-subsidized classroom time to teach anti-trump
and anti-trump supporter propaganda. I happen to teach political
science, but this was told to all teachers, from physics to french.
Imagine paying to learn math and getting 30 minutes of the professor's
personal opinions on politics.
Here (above) is a picture of the email
blast that was sent out, a copy of one of the starkly unacademic items
on the "reading list" which claims Trump is worse than Hitler. (Another
claimed his supporters were "armed racists") and my letter to the CUNY
chancellor demanding clarification of whether it meets policy.
Guess what I did last night? I taught the lesson and used it as a
teachable moment to talk about discourse. Frankly speaking, my best
students are those who are liberal, informed and unafraid to come at me
and challenge what I am saying as a conservative. They usually get the
highest grades because of their involvement in the lessons. Diversity
of thought should work two ways. Someone should tell CUNY. I know I am
I know some of my students follow me, perhaps they can chime in on our debates.
Just as I suspected FoFo is another Nikki Haley with reverence for his own Croation culture, but no ties to our honorable Southern culture and he could care less about ours but wants to remember his!
This is no Southern turn coat for his family has only been here for 3 generations so they have no ties to our Confederate past! Instead he is a misinformed, politically correct ladder climbing millionaire politician who has fallen for the race baiter's bait!
Just like Nikki Haley-------Thank God, Trump moved her bigoted ass out of Dixie! However there is no excuse for Benedict Arnold Bentley, as shamefully, his Southern roots go deep, all the way back to Confederate ancestors!
House Democrats are going to extreme lengths to conceal a report on the party’s problems.
After nearly five months, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.)
presented his investigative report to lawmakers during a members-only
gathering at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
headquarters Thursday night.
Only about two-dozen lawmakers showed up for the presentation, which
sources described as "dense but thorough." But members were not allowed
to have copies of the report and may view it only under the watchful
eyes of DCCC staff.
The presentation didn't focus on Democratic messaging and instead was
heavily skewed towards money -- how much the DCCC brings in, from where
and how those funds are spent.
The U.S. National
Security Agency said on Friday it had stopped a form of surveillance
that allowed it to collect without a warrant the digital communications
of Americans who mentioned a foreign intelligence target in their
messages, marking an unexpected triumph for privacy advocates long
critical of the practice.
decision to stop the once-secret activity, which involved messages sent
to or received from people believed to be living overseas, came despite
the insistence of U.S. officials in recent years that it was both
lawful and vital to national security.
halt is among the most substantial changes to U.S. surveillance policy
in years and comes as digital privacy remains a contentious issue across
the globe following the 2013 disclosures of broad NSA spying activity
by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
A federal appeals court gave the Trump administration a major victory
Friday by placing a case on hold regarding former President Barack
Obama's landmark climate change regulation.
The decision means the court will not issue a ruling before the Trump
administration has time to propose repealing the Clean Power Plan, the
centerpiece of Obama's climate agenda.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals had been reviewing the case since
the fall. The hold on the case gives the Environmental Protection Agency
time to conduct a review that ultimately will lead to the repeal of the
Clean Power Plan.
On the heels of Ann Coulter's canceled lecture at the University of
California, Berkeley, Congressman Sean Duffy, R-Wis., is asking
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for a list of actions her department can
take to address the problems caused by recent free speech controversies
on taxpayer-funded college campuses.
In a new letter sent from Duffy to DeVos on Friday morning, a copy of which was obtained by the Washington Examiner,
the Wisconsin Republican says he is "deeply concerned" by UC Berkeley's
decision to "suppress free speech" by canceling Coulter's lecture.
"If university officials feel that it is their priority to keep
students safe," Duffy wrote, "they should do so by addressing the
culture of violence that accompanies these lawless riots, not by
suppressing the constitutional rights of everyday American citizens."
"By canceling the original event," he continued, "UC Berkeley has sent a clear and disturbing message to protesters everywhere: continue the violence and you will win."
“Many people were surprised by Ivanka Trump’s performance in Berlin.
Contrary to the stereotype, the daughter of the US President made a
sophisticated and level-headed impression at the panel discussion with
Chancellor Angela Merkel, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, and head of
the IMF, Christine Lagarde. The glamorous White House ambassador also
cleverly handled a controversial issue,” the paper reports.
“US media, however, are focusing on something else: they claim that Ivanka was booed and sneered at.”
President Trump signed an executive order Friday that could lead to
the expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, saying it
will reverse his predecessor's Arctic leasing ban and create "great jobs
and great wealth" for the country.
Trump said the executive order, titled "Implementing
an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy," will direct a "review of the
locations available for off-shore oil and gas exploration" and related
"Today we're unleashing American energy and clearing
the way for thousands and thousands of high-paying American energy
jobs," Trump said in his announcement.
You would think that by the time a person becomes the Director of
the CIA, he would have a correct understanding of the Constitution,
which is the founding document of the federal government, which the CIA
is part of. This should be especially true when the CIA Director is a
former member of Congress, a graduate of West Point, and the holder of a
law degree from Harvard.
Embarrassingly, such is not the case
with CIA Director and former U.S. Congressman Mike Pompeo. In a speech
delivered at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in
Washington, D.C., Pompeo demonstrated a woeful lack of understanding of
the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, specifically the First
Referring to his belief that WikiLeaks official Julian
Assange, who is a citizen of Australia, should be indicted and
prosecuted by the U.S. government for revealing secrets of the U.S.
national-security establishment, Pompeo stated: