Well, there was supposed to be a November 4 demonstration calling to impeach Trump and Pence at Republic Square Park today from 1 – 5 pm, but I was there from 12:45 to about 2:30 and there was pretty much nobody. One guy with a sign, everyone else could have just been there because it was a park. Continue reading
Posted in Austin, Government, History, Police, Politics, Slavery, Society, Violence
Tagged Austin, constitution, gun rights, homeless, Impeach Trump and Pence, militias, November 4 demonstration, opinion, protests, second amendment, slavery, Trump, welfare
This week’s photo challenge is (Extra)Ordinary. So it’s the perfect moment for a reposting of some pictures of the bottom of the Mopac Bridge in Austin, Texas, USA.
I have a thing for the bottoms of bridges, and the Mopac Bridge is one of my favorites. Mopac is actually Highway 1, but in Austin we call it Mopac after the Missouri-Pacific Railroad that runs parallel to it for a while. Continue reading
Weekly photo challenge: Include all the colors of the rainbow in a post.
Shop window on South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas.
An argument you hear often for not helping the homeless is that if you give them money, they just spend it on drugs or alcohol.
First of all, there are plenty of people homeless who aren’t drug addicts or alcoholics. It’s often hard to tell the difference. Continue reading
I’ve got to vent about this police state we live in again. NaPoWriMo kept me happy-happy for a while, but I have no goodbye poem (today’s prompt), so that’s over.
Have you seen this video of a Georgetown cop at a high school football game? Continue reading
Posted in Austin, Emigration / Immigration, Police, Society
Tagged America, Amerika, Amerikaans, Austin, bevoegdheden, emigration, Georgetown, jaywalker, kicking policeman, opinion, police, police brutality, police state, politie, politiestaat, society
From high on the wires
A cool rain shower of sound
sizzles on tarmac
Do you get drunk on green in the spring? I know I do. As a teenager, commuting to school by train, I would lean my face against the window and just drink in as much as I could of the deep May-green pastures rolling by.
Posted in Austin photos
Tagged Austin, emigration, fotografie, green, groen, immigration, nature, natuur, photography, spring, Town Lake, voorjaar