Westboro Mocks The NOH8 Campaign

This video is NSFW. Freedom of speech protects Westboro Baptist morons and their hate speech.

I made it through seven minutes. I think that’s pretty damn brave considering how inflammatory it is. There are some laugh out loud moments … if you get past the crazy.

Apparently, you are to be trusted if you tell me how to think with a vente cup of coffee in your hand.

Unfortunately, Westboro Baptist Church has brought much of the American Christian bible to its logical conclusions. Should they be blamed for this?

From Youtube:

So this appears to be Fred Phelps’ and his loony band of kool-aid drinkers’ latest efforts to contaminate the public with hate. But not “their” hate, they say. They hide behind a vengeful God. God hates 99.99% of things, don’t you know.

This vid also acts as an interactive FAQ. The cult members answer the most questions/arguments they get on the “picket line.” 19 of the most common misconceptions about the Bible dispelled, they say. Intermixed is their GODH8SCAMPAIGN pictures.

Admission time: cool photographs. Adam Bouska @bouska needs to convert the WBC’s photographer to love. Not likely that will happen, though.


Headshots part deux

Today has been another day of video and photo editing. I was able to wrap up the photo editing on the woman’s shots that I shared the other day.

Here are two that stood out. I like this crossed-arm shot because her fingers are visible.



Obligatory (for universal reasons): Glenn Beck transitioning off TV

End Of An Era of the Day

We are thanking goodness for this upcoming transition for Glenn Beck to make the transition off of TV.

Complete rebloggity blog from The Daily Wh.at:

After much prognostication on the part of the media, the Glenn Beck-backed website The Blaze is officially confirmingreports that the Fox News persona will be “transitioning off” his daily show to focus on developing and producing “a variety of television projects for air on the Fox News Channel as well as content for other platforms including Fox News’ digital properties.”

“Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur and a true success by anybody’s standards,” said Fox News CEO Roger Ailes in a prepared statement. “I look forward to continuing to work with him.”

Despite the release’s insistence that Beck’s show is “consistently the third highest rated program on cable news,” Business Insider reported in January that Glenn Beck has seen a significant slide in ratings, losing 1.8 million viewers — 39% of its total audience — since last year.

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Checking in

Things are busy right now for Tina and me.

This week I’ve been wrapping up the rough cut of an 18-minute video. It’s a very difficult job, and I’m glad to be almost finished with it. I was very happy with how much I got done while in Mexico. But that meant I didn’t get as much R&R while we were down there. Although now that it’s getting close to wrapping up, that means I have to catch up on lots of other work.

We are off to New York City again on Saturday morning for a shoot until Sunday. Did I ever tell you that I LOVE NYC?

A networking friend of Tina’s is going to take Talulah on Saturday to Sunday as our dogsitter. We’ve been boarding T-dog, but this friend would love to have a dog, and I think sitting for Talulah is a way of getting a dog fix.

We are 99% sure to see regular-reader Luis V. and his sweet better half on Saturday night in NYC. That should be a lot of fun.

The week after we get back, I’m headed to Las Vegas with another client to shoot alone. Tina and I just can’t sustain all the travel and juggling pet help. So she’s staying home for this one. I’ll be gone for three days.

As always, thanks for checking in here and seeing what’s going on. I’ve been trying to keep something posted from day to day. It’s not always easy, but you’re worth it. Yes, you. You are so worth it.


Bristol, say it ain’t so

From Think Progress (which probably means it’s a bunch of hooey):

In 2009, Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol joined a teen pregnancy prevention nonprofit called the Candie’s Foundation. Today, the Associated Press reported that the Candie’s Foundation released its 2009 tax information, revealing that Bristol was paid a salary of $262,500.

But a closer examination of the tax form by ThinkProgress shows that the group disbursed only $35,000 in grants to actual teen pregnancy health and counseling clinics: $25,000 to the Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center and $10,000 to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. View a screenshot of Bristol’s exorbitant salary below:



View a screenshot of the Candie’s Foundation charitable disbursements below:



Thus, the nonprofit paid Bristol over seven times what it paid to teen pregnancy prevention groups. In addition, the Candie’s Foundation spent $165,000 on advertising, including this spot with Bristol and “The Situation” of MTV’s Jersey Shore:

Notably, Bristol’s Candie’s Foundation group is run by Neil Cole, an executive at the teenage clothing company Iconix Brand Group. Many critics have pointed out that the Candie’s Foundation appears to be geared towards improving the public image of Cole’s company rather than reducing teen pregnancy.