It’s Five O’clock- Do you Know Where Your President is?

RDP Tuesday: Curfew

Ahead of Trump Bible photo op 6-1-2020

This is how ” BunkerBitch ” readied the stage for his Photo Op where he was photographed standing in front of a Church he doesn’t attend, whose tenets he does not hold to waving around book he doesn’t read.

Rev. Gini Gerbasi

This is the Reverend Gini Gerbasi, she was one of the people who had every right to be where they were and they had every right to do what they were doing when BunkerBitch ordered the military to attack US citizens who were in the midst of a peaceful protest BEFORE curfew.

Not only did we witness the ” President ” aka BunkerBitch attack US Citizens so that he could get a campaign ad queued up- what he did on that day can only be best described by a former Bush Advisor:

Trump’s Bible walk to church was an act of ‘sacrilege,’ says former Bush advisor

Among the pictures fires and looting this picture of Trump should always and I mean forever and always be connected with the worst aspects and behaviors that the destructive individuals brought to what are peaceful protests for a George Floyd whose life was taken from him in the most brutal of ways.

Further Reading:

Trump WALKS to vandalized St. John’s Church as riot police face off with protesters in US capital (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

President Trump’s Big Moment in Front of a Church Shows He Has Missed the Point of the Protests

After Trump’s Photo-Op, Outraged Church Leader Says, “I Am Now a Force to Be Reckoned With”

Biden slams Trump’s response to George Floyd protests: ‘More interested in power than principle’

Can You Read The Sign?

RDP Sunday — FOR OUR GOOD

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Reading signs and following directions is for our own good. Reading signs and following directions keeps us safe.

And sometimes reading signs and following directions isn’t for our own good.

Sometimes what is written on the sign isn’t what the sign is actually saying.

Question them.

Always.

amm

SLS- Not So Sweet

Spice it Up

Today I was inspired by Jim’s prompt ” Spice it up ” to choose a song that is a little more earthy, a little bit darker then songs about sweet, warm and inviting spices.

Hellhound by Robert Johnson is a song about a man who is being chased by demons- one way to ward them off ( for a little while ) was to sprinkle hot foot powder at his door.

Hot foot powder consisted of chili powder, pepper, salt and chili flakes and this mixture was suppose to keep evil from crossing into your home.

It certainly sounds like it could do the trick and you can actually buy hot foot powder on line.

But like most folklore, a lot of these stories, have roots in reality. Like this song, though not in the way you might assume.

Recently I saw a documentary about Robert Johnson on Netflix and one of the stories they told about this song was to keep this in mind: Robert Johnson’s stepfather was lynched and that this song, when looked at through that lens tells a truly hellacious tale.

This song is a song about the fear of being chase into an endless night by a lynch mob and bloodhounds.

One side note I heard in the documentary was that sometimes peppers and chili powder were used in the hope of throwing the bloodhounds off of your scent.

So I would recommend listening to this song and letting the references about Hellhounds and a tortured soul chasing each through a cemetery, maybe a forest play across your mind. It’s going to be very Halloween-ish and safe.

But if you dare, imagine for just a few minutes you are Robert Johnson recording this song in Texas in 1937- and what images he had in mind as he sang it.

[Verse 1]
I got to keep movin’, I got to keep movin
Blues fallin’ down like hail, blues fallin’ down like hail
Umm mmm mmm mmm
Blues fallin’ down like hail, blues fallin’ down like hail
And the days keeps on worryin’ me
There’s a hellhound on my trail, hellhound on my trail
Hellhound on my trail

[Verse 2]
If today was Christmas Eve, if today was Christmas Eve
And tomorrow was Christmas Day
If today was Christmas Eve and tomorrow was Christmas Day
Aw, wouldn’t we have a time, baby?
All I would need my little sweet rider
Just to pass the time away, huh huh, to pass the time away

[Verse 3]
You sprinkled hot foot powder, mmm mmm, around my door
All around my door
You sprinkled hot foot powder all around your daddy’s door, hmm hmm hmm
It keep me with ramblin’ mind, rider every old place I go
Every old place I go

[Verse 4]
I can tell the wind is risin’ the leaves tremblin’ on the tree
Tremblin’ on the tree
I can tell the wind is risin’, leaves tremblin’ on the tree
Hmm hmm hmm mmm
All I need’s my little sweet woman and to keep my company, hey hey hey hey
My company

FURTHER READING:

They Lynching Blues: Robert Johnson’s Hellhound On My Trail As a Lynching Ballad

Welcome Back To The Loop

Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Like a Circle in a Spiral


Do you know what I was looking forward to when my LEAST favorite month of the year ( well, I hate July and I despise August too, but I digress ) rolled in back in 2019?

I was super excited because October was only four months away and then WINTER would show up.

Oh those were simpler times.

This year I’m super excited because our stay at home order expires on May 31st and it’s not going to be extended.

Of course, it doesn’t really change anything because the Virus is still out there and things are going to slowly open up but I hate shopping – so I don’t care about that but some people will get back to work so it isn’t a bad or meaningless thing at all.

I just wish I was as excited for October as I normally am.

I guess I’ll have to find other ways to cheer my favorite month on.

Hell, I’m suppose to be creative so I guess I better hop to it- right? I mean, it’s not like Autumn can be cancelled. Can it?

Friday Fun

Here’s a fun prompt from Sandmanjazz’s blog-

Answer each category with a song TITLE. No repeats and do not use the internet (it’s tempting but try not to). Go with the first song that comes to mind or fill in your favourites. Copy/paste then change the answers to your own and repost.

I changed this up a little and posted youtube clips to the songs instead of just listing the titles.

Something to Wear-

Something to Drink –

A Place –

A Food –

A Colour

A Girl’s Name –

A Boy’s Name –

A Profession –

Home –

Flowers –

Day of the Week –

Vehicle –

In Dog I Trust

RDP Friday – Leadership

Photo A.M. Moscoso
Hamish Macbeth 2014

A few years ago I was taking some photos at a cemetery.

The cemetery was- as most are- open to the public. People go to cemeteries to mourn, to remember, to walk their dogs ( not all allow dogs ) to reconnect with the past.

To contemplate.

So as I was taking my pictures and people were around me doing what people do at cemeteries, a police car drove by and then he doubled back, pulled up to the curb got out and made a bee-line for my son and his father.

He asked them how it was going, where they were from and why were they visiting the cemetery that day?

My son was polite. He said his Mom was taking pictures for her blog and how are you today officer?

My son pointed to me and the officer started to raise his hand toward me and put it down. It was a small almost imperceptible gesture. I stood there with my camera in hand and watched this highly unusual situation ( where graveyards are concerned ) play out.

Nothing about my family stood out- unless you count the fact that my son and his father are Latino and not exactly what you would call little guys. But they were dressed like all the other midwestern suburbanites strolling around the cemetery and no they weren’t sitting on headstones or dancing on graves.

They were just not white guys in a place where everyone else was.

Leadership- when there is a lack of it people make things up as they go along- they are overly suspicious of the people and things they don’t understand.

Like the Officer was in the cemetery that day.

In dog I blindly trust, but I think I’m going to keep a sharp eye on the humans around me.

Photo A.M. Moscoso
Hamish Macbeth 2019