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Garbage in 104 degree heat

Garbage in 104 degree heat

Marty’s photo of the day #2246: Good morning from Nampa, Idaho. Last night Deb and I saw a great outdoor concert with X, Blondie, and Garbage. Although we came primarily for Garbage, Blondie was great as well. After John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X did a short acoustic show, Garbage took the stage. At […]

Queensland cave

Queensland cave

Marty’s photo of the day #2245: I took this photo in Queensland, Australia. I am deep inside a cave, looking up at the ceiling.

Tropical Berg, Ronald F’ing Reagan

Tropical Berg, Ronald F’ing Reagan

Marty’s photo of the day #2244: Today’s photo is dedicated to the 2,239 square mile iceberg that broke off of Antarctica earlier this week. Scientists have named the iceberg A68, but since global warming is melting Antarctica at an alarming rate, I suggest that we start naming giant icebergs after those who have contributed the […]

Are all politicians equally dishonest?

Are all politicians equally dishonest?

Here’s a little something to remember the next time someone tells you that Republicans and Democrats are equally dishonest: When Donald Trump Jr. was offered unsolicited dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russians, he promptly wrote back “I love it” and set up a meeting. When Al Gore was preparing for his presidential candidate debate, […]

If . . . (part 11)

If . . . (part 11)

If Donald Trump Jr. doesn’t have to go to jail for colluding with the Russians, can we at least send him back to Africa until he eats every last piece of the leopard and elephant he killed to get his rocks off?

Oh, just go with the penguins!

Oh, just go with the penguins!

Marty’s photo of the day #2243: Most mornings I have no idea what I’m going to post until I start opening the photo files on my hard drive. Sometimes I find a photo that inspires me. Sometimes I find a photo that I had completely forgotten I even took. Sometimes I see a previously rejected […]

An octopus in hand . . .

An octopus in hand . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2242: In this photo Deb is holding one of the octopuses we spent time with in the Sea of Cortez. When underwater, octopuses look more substantial than they do above water, where their lack of bones becomes more evident.

If . . . (part 10)

If . . . (part 10)

If you like Trump’s idea of teaming up with Putin to form an “impenetrable Cyber Security unit,” you’ll love his idea for a new restaurant franchise: Donald, Donner, & Dahmer’s.

Stop calling Trump a bird brain!

Stop calling Trump a bird brain!

Marty’s photo of the day #2241: “Now that Donald Trump has tweeted, ‘Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded,’ can we all now agree that calling the man a ‘bird brain’ is a horrible insult to creatures like myself? Now […]

Tidepools

Tidepools

Marty’s photo of the day #2240: I love tide pools and sometimes spend hours exploring them. This photo is from a tide pool along the Oregon coast.

What happened when Trump met Putin?

What happened when Trump met Putin?

The media made a big deal about Donald Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin lasting for 2 hours and 16 minutes, despite being scheduled for only 35 minutes. We may never know what happened behind closed doors. That’s bad. Conversely, no one can prove me wrong, when I guess what happened: Trump: “My handlers say I […]

The Belén District of Iquitos, Peru,

The Belén District of Iquitos, Peru,

Marty’s photo of the day #2239: I stood on the roof of a house, in the Belén District of Iquitos, Peru, to take this photo. This is the poor section of town, as it is on the Amazon River floodplain. Just to the left is the Amazon River.

Galah

Galah

Marty’s photo of the day #2238: I photographed this galah (also known as a rose-breasted cockatoo) in Queensland, Australia.

The Cult of Republicanism

The Cult of Republicanism

A cult is a group of people that shuts out conflicting information and rejects facts in favor of an alternative reality. It’s time to call today’s Republican Party what it is: a cult. The Republican Party hasn’t always been a cult, but you can trace its conversion to one to the late 1980s and the […]

Crab Art

Crab Art

Marty’s photo of the day #2237: Crab art, photographed along the Baja Peninsula.

If . . . (part 9)

If . . . (part 9)

If you get more upset about cops being unfairly criticized for the actions of a few than you do about black men being unfairly shot by cops for the actions of a few, you really need to reboot your humanity.

Photo-shy impalas

Photo-shy impalas

Marty’s photo of the day #2236: I saw tons of impala in Zimbabwe, but never did get a good photo of them. It was as if they knew the limitations of my lens and then backed off 20 feet from there. This photo was about as good as it got.

If . . . (part 8)

If . . . (part 8)

If you think open carrying a gun on city streets makes you a big man, you really need to look down more often.

If . . . (part 7)

If . . . (part 7)

If Republicans can claim global warming is a hoax, I can claim the Second Amendment is a hoax.

Why did the elephant cross the road?

Why did the elephant cross the road?

Marty’s photo of the day #2235: Why did the elephant cross the road? (Photographed on the island of Borneo).

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