I like the long shadows. Very atmospheric :).
Thanks for posting the link to the Trumka speech. I hope--irrationally, but what the hell--that the existence of YouTube etc. means it will be more widely circulated than if it had just been a Steelworkers convention address. Probably all but a handful of the white delegates, though they might have voted for Reagan, will vote for Obama this time, but being not only union members but convention delegates makes them doubly atypical; the question is what will their members, and white working-class voters generally, do, and I don't have a clue.
What is up with the lawn jockey with the chain around its ankle? I love the irony of how chaining it so no one will steal it appears at the same time also as chaining a black slave. The real meaning is striking: blacks = property. So much for progress . . . That said, I don't know which is more disturbing: the jockey alone or the jockey plus the American flag ominously hanging behind it on the left. Scary.
Right, for the calm viewer of the photograph the flag may seem ominous. For this photographer, that dog growling and barking four feet away (avid watchers of "Dog Whisperer" will note the unfriendly lay of those hackles) was a bit more menacing.But I'm glad you caught the chain bit. That detail certainly is one of the things that makes me rather fond of this shot.Rootless, based on the NYT report in the Sunday edition, the downturn seems to be turning voters to Obama/Biden. And they need to drive home the lunacy of McCain on taxes, healthcare and fair wages. We'll see. Or maybe the media will take the Ayers catnip/bait, and that will become an issue...
Nice to see that Trumka is getting some mainstream media coverage:http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95591135
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