Gray Flannel Dwarf

4/23/2004

Fired Shots, Fired Photographers

You fasten the triggers
For the others to fire
Then you set back and watch
When the death count gets higher
You hide in your mansion
As young people’s blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud

–Bob Dylan, “Masters of War”

MSNBC: Woman fired for photo of flag-draped coffins

I can’t say I expected this, but it doesn’t surprise me, either, anymore. Information has been stifled for the past four years regarding Iraqi intentions and outcomes, why stop now?

From the article:

John Molino, the deputy undersecretary of defense for military community and family policy, denied that the no-photos policy was intended to prevent the public from seeing the human toll of combat, saying it instead “reflects what we believe the families desire.”

What’s this? From all I’ve heard, families of those soldiers killed have found the pictures to be both respectful and honourable. I guess they just don’t help re-election efforts.

It’s okay, I’m sure this woman will find plenty of good work, elsewhere. Karma has its place in life.


Tags: , , — cswiii @ 11:59 am

Late bloomers?

…well, maybe compared to Jess, seeing as he’s down in the Peach State, and things have been coming up roses since February. Things have only started to bloom here in the past month or so.

Luckily, I finally got to take some pictures this morning, before heading to work. Hopefully there will be a few more before the summertime sizzle makes everything wilt away.

As always, click the images below to see full version.





It wasn’t quite so sunny this morning, so the colours didn’t really shine through, but I suppose these are okay images.


cswiii @ 9:58 am