“At the grave of a hero we end, not with sorrow at the inevitable loss, but with the contagion of his courage; and with a kind of desperate joy we go back to the fight.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
And here’s Michael Bane on Memorial Day “The Debts that Cannot Be Repaid”: http://michaelbane.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-debts-that-cannot-be-paid.html
The Senate blocked reauthorization of the Patriot Act early Saturday, and left for Memorial Day recess without a clear plan to reauthorize the bill before it expires May 31.
Senators rejected both a two-month extension of the bill the National Security Agency uses to justify its bulk collection of phone data, and a reform bill that would make phone companies responsible for keeping the data.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul, who is running for president, and largely responsible for preventing the Senate from agreeing to even a 24-hour extension of the bill, lauded the delay. “I am proud to have stood up for the Bill of Rights,” he tweeted Saturday. “But our fight is not over.” (RELATED: Rand Paul Filibuster Ends After Nearly 11 Hours)
Way to go Rand Paul! I Stand with Rand.
Downtown Prescott, Az with the Yavapai Courthouse seen from East Union St. Thumb Butte in the background. Taken from a fairly high relative elevation looking west.
Shot with Sony A6000 and Nikon 12-20mm f/1.4G lens, then some serious Photoshop work.
Walking by the Prescott High School on my regular dog walk route I saw this very nice marquee sign in front of the school. “Congratulations Class of 2015″.
An article from our local paper is here: http://dcourier.com/Main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=145590
When we were at the western art show I came across this great dane and his owner. I asked if the dog’s name was Tiny or Little, and I was told his name is Kong. Kong was very friendly. Look at his tail wagging.
We went to the Phippen Western Art Show on Saturday. The first photo is a 5 image panorama of the show taken from the steps on the north side of the Yavapai County Courthouse.
A couple of items that caught my eye were a pair of javelina statues and a sculpture of a peregrine falcon. Very nice pieces, but way out of my budget range :-(
Here are a couple of works being created at the show.
One of the highlights is the fast draw contest, artists have 1 hour to produce a piece that is sold right there at auction after the contest. Here are some of the contestants at work.
5 image panorama of clouds over Prescott, Az on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. We’re having unusually cool, wet weather. This is the first memorial weekend were there are no fire restrictions for campers in the forest in many years.