Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston




Several conservative bloggers have been repeating this misinformation (which they probably read on other rightwing blogs and news sites):

"We do know from every media source that three representatives from the White House will attend Brown's funeral tomorrow. I think that at least one of those representatives went to school with Michael Brown's mother back in high school.

In contrast, there was not a single representative from the Obama administration at the recent burial of Major General Greene at Arlington National Cemetery."

The above claim is TOTALLY WRONG. This is what happens in the right wing blog sphere. They read a false claim and it spreads like wildfire.

The fact is that President Obama's cabinet officer, Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel attended Major General Greene's funeral.

Will the right wing blogs and news sites retract their abominable lie?

Of course not.

"Right-wing media outlets criticized the Obama administration over news that three administration officials planned to attend shooting victim Michael Brown's funeral, citing the myth that the White House failed to send representation to the funeral of Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, who was killed in Afghanistan -- In reality, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel attended the two star general's service."

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Day After Nemo, Boston, Mass.

Paul Revere statue, The Prado, North End, Boston

Fun on a snow pile, Hanover St., Boston

Hanover Street, Boston.  No cars.  People enjoying the day after.

Nemo through the window.

Seen at Christopher Columbus Park, North End Boston, Feb. 8, 2013. I say, Neigh, neigh!


S.W. Anderson said...

Some more terrific photos. You're good with a camera. I'm so glad you didn't lose power. That's bad anytime, but especially in cold weather, as I know from bitter experience.

Shaw Kenawe said...

I'm glad we didn't lose power, too, since all I'd have to keep warm are sweaters and down comforters!

And some cabernet sauvignon.

S.W. Anderson said...

Ah, a nice cabernet sounds good whatever the power situation. :)

Here's a link to a humorous post (or rant, if you will) that I did a few years ago in the depths of an extremely hard winter. I think you might get a kick out of it.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Ooops. Link does not work.

FreeThinke said...

You must be feeling well to have found the energy and ambition to go out and take all these intriguing pictures, Ms Shaw. Good for you! I feel relieved.

I am surprised to see in your pictures -- and a few from Providence -- that very little snow appears to have collected on trees and rooftops. Perhaps the high winds blew it all away as it drifted down?

I've seen reports of wind velocity from Connecticut to Maine measured as high as 85 mph, yet the cityscape looks serene for all the immense piling of snow.

A world without automobiles can be refreshing, as I know from past experience. The effect only lasts for a couple of days, however, then we begin to miss the relative ease and convenience of our mechanized existence.

So glad you got well in time to enjoy the aftermath of the great storm!

KP said...

Great shots! Love the unusual one at the end. There is a ton of energy and that is always good! Cheers.

S.W. Anderson said...

OK, testing the theory things happen in threes, let me try this yet again.

My humorous post from a few years ago (he wrote while gritting his teeth).

Hmm. In the comment preview is inserting "" at the front of the URL. That's a new wrinkle. So, (he wrote, uttering low curses under his breath while tapping his foot and gritting his teeth) let's do it this way and see what can go wrong. Grrr.


Infidel753 said...

SWA, is this what you want?

Always On Watch said...

Great photos!

Shaw, are you familiar with John Greenleaf Whittier's Snowbound? I couldn't pick a favorite excerpt therefrom, but perhaps you can.

In a way, it's a pity that "civilization" isn't snowbound more often.

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Ducky's here said...

Really like that deep shot down Hanover, Shaw.

The storm's over, take a run to Mike's.

Ducky's here said...

@AOW ---
In a way, it's a pity that "civilization" isn't snowbound more often.
We do find community in these times. A sense of community that we often lose sight of. Pity that.

Shaw Kenawe said...

FT, I've tried to get out each day, even if it's for a walk only to the corner of my street and back. Saturday morning was a great time to be out and to enjoy the neighborhood without the cars and trucks, and to chat with the folks walking on Hanover St.

SWA, thanks for that link. I enjoyed the post very much.

AOW, you brought back many memories by referring to that poem. I remember reading it and loving it when I was in junior high school. Yes, it is perfect for a snowbound weekend.

Ducky, I've already been on a run to Mike's for some of those deliriously delicious pistachio macaroon cookies, and a tiramisu cake for a grandson's birthday celebration today!

Believe it or not, there was a restaurant open on Hanover the night of the blizzard: Bricco's. And I understand it was packed!

S.W. Anderson said...

Infidel753, I know what the URL should be, including encoded as a link. The second fail was my screw-up; I left the post number out. The third time, either or FireFox inserted "" at the beginning of the link I created and I had no way to edit it out. I don't know what's going on with that.