Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Looking for beauty in the world? Have you checked your back yard lately?

Some photographers travel all over the world in search of the perfect image.

But when retired Miami Herald photographer and Vero Beach resident Joe Rimkus Jr. wants to find the perfect shot, all he does is open his back door and step into what he calls his "water garden."

Joe says that some of the tiny frogs in the photos below are no bigger than a thumbnail. 

Follow Joe on Twitter to see more of his incredible work. @joejrpix

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All images Copyright © by Joe Rimkus Jr.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Here are some photos of Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine posing with things

Now that the election is over, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine has lots more time on his hands now that he's not appearing on cable news channels telling everyone in America that #ImWithHer.

The mayor is back, hard at work at Job #1: making Miami Beach great again.

Today was a very busy day for Hizonner.

And Levine's personal photographer tagged along with the mayor, getting some great shots of the mayor doing stuff that mayors do.

Enjoy them, Miami Beach paid for this crap with your tax dollars.
Mayor Levine poses with his giant-sized, city-issued
Ribbon Cutting Scissors.
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Mayor Levine stares blankly into space while standing next to
a large color photo of a Reuben sandwich.

Mayor Levine and a frozen turkey. Write your own punchline.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This morning, Donald Trump sent out his most frightening tweet, ever

A tweet Donald Trump sent out this morning just may be his most frightening ever.

This from a guy who spent the past year and a half spewing hate speech at every campaign stop, and who used Twitter to insult everyone and everything. 

After Vice president-elect Pence attended the play "Hamilton" last night in New York, a cast member took the time to address him in very respectful terms.

And this was Trump's response on Twitter this morning:

 Here's what Trump calls "harassment":

Via the Washington Post: “You know, we have a guest in the audience this evening,” he said to audience laughter. “And Vice President-elect Pence, I see you walking out, but I hope you will hear us just a few more moments. There’s nothing to boo here, ladies and gentlemen. There’s nothing to boo here. We’re all here sharing a story of love. We have a message for you, sir. We hope that you will hear us out.”

As he pulled a small piece of paper from his pocket, Dixon encouraged people to record and share what he was about to say “because this message needs to be spread far and wide.”

“Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at ‘Hamilton: An American Musical.’ We really do,” Dixon said to further applause. “We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us. All of us. Again, we truly thank you truly for seeing this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations.”

Yes, folks, America will swear in a new Commander in Chief this January who apparently has no understanding of the First Amendment.

At least until someone reminds him what it is.... via Look on the bright side, it only took Donald Trump 9 hours to understand the first amendment

Friday, November 18, 2016

Someone needs to take away David Sanguesa's computer

David Sanguesa

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for a few days, you've no doubt heard of David Sanguesa.

He's the man, who on Wednesday, "was captured on video angrily yelling Trump!' and 'I voted for Trump!' at a barista at a Coral Gables Starbucks when he felt he didn’t get his tall vanilla latte quickly enough because he is white. Then he demanded his money back, calling her trash' and 'garbage.'"

Sanguesa blamed his outburst on the fact that he hadn't taken his meds that day.

But it appears that there are many days when Sanguesa forgets to take his meds. 

A Miami Herald story posted yesterday says that ....
Over the years he’s sent several reporters at the Herald angry emails often directed at Obama, women and Cuban- Americans.

In one email sent this month, he said Obama has caused 95 million people to lose their jobs by “pushing a sick, left wing agenda of not working... living off the government... trying to get rid of Jesus Christ, abortion, homosexuality, lesbians, transgender... Hollywood trash... we are Miami destroyed... by people who hate the USA.”

Four days earlier he had sent an email about the coverage of the death of former Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boating accident. “I hate Cubans.... all pieces of s--- including Jose Fernandez.”

He ended the email: “Viva Fidel Castro!!”

This morning, one Herald reporter posted on Facebook an email he recently received from Sanguesa.
"f**k you N****r shit....I own a Company in Miami for 15 years....what do you do N****r???

write for the Cuban Newspaper....your a worthless piece of sh*t n****r that is poor and a dreamer....I am a graduate of Texas A&M with a Masters and run one of the biggest Architecture firms in Miami you fucking N****r piece of sh*t!!!!

I live in Coral Gables and you make nothing compared to me you piece of sh*t n****r.,

Go f**k yourself because I am richer than you and your a f**king Obama n****r lover like Leonard N****r Pitts. F*ck you and your party!!!!"

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Remember those Trump campaign events that resembled 1930s Nazi party rallies?

Guess what? He wants to bring them back.


Tucked in the middle of a story in today's New York Times on Donald Trump that talks about his fondness for waking up in his own bed at Trump Tower in New York, is this revelation: He apparently misses the "instant gratification and adulation" that he received on the campaign trail from his adoring followers.

Because what better way to recharge your batteries after a stressful week in Washington than holding a good old-fashioned Nazi party rally attended by thousands of fanatical party members?

His aides say he has also expressed interest in continuing to hold the large rallies that were a staple of his candidacy. He likes the instant gratification and adulation that the cheering crowds provide, and his aides are discussing how they might accommodate his demand.

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“I think Trump has discovered that these rallies are tremendous opportunities for him to get his message out,” said Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax Media, a conservative website. “It’s actually sort of old-fashioned, that you want to actually meet people and press the flesh with him.”


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

An 'incompetent monster'

Novedades de Quintana Roo, Cancún, Mexico.
"Hate and racism win"

I turned off the TV last night before 9 and got election updates on Twitter.

So I wake up this morning to find that a blissfully ignorant sexual predator - or  "incompetent monster" as someone has called him - will soon be in charge of our country.

And because I didn't watch any TV, I'm just now hearing for the first time that He Who Shall Not be Named said this: "Now it's time for America to bind the wounds of division — have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people."

Wow. After a year and half of ripping at the fabric of our democracy you say that?

After a year and half of dividing the country with your vile hate speech, you suddenly want to "unite" us?

That's chutzpah.

Make no mistake...his candidacy was not about a successful businessman deciding that at age 70 it was time to give back to his country, or make it "great again."

This was about a racist sociopath who has spent his entire life exacting revenge from people he feels have disrespected him.

And when Barack Obama - the nation's first Black president - mocked and humiliated this hollow shell of a man at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner, he decided to get his revenge. He decided to run for president.

And for a year and a half after he announced he was running, he did nothing but spew hatred, lies and ignorance.

He insulted his way through the Republican debates where he offered no ideas or solutions.

When asked by journalists what made him qualified to be president he said "I've built great companies," before changing the subject and pointing out that he "wrote" a best selling book or that he had a highly-rated TV show.

In January, this con man and sideshow freak will move into the White House - the same White House once occupied by Abraham Lincoln, FDR, JFK, and most recently Barack Obama.

Nothing good will come from this, Nothing. 

God help us all.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Here's a video of a baby iguana trying to outrun a bunch of sea snakes

Here's the video from the BBC's Planet Earth II series that's got the Internet talking.

It just may be the greatest chase scene ever filmed.


Monday, November 07, 2016

Sir David Attenborough spent three years filming 'Planet Earth II'

Planet Earth II involved 117 filming trips in 40 countries [over the course of three years], and the latest UHD and HDR formats were used in tandem with ultra-lightweight cameras and drones. All this kit enabled the crew to capture wildlife in a more crisp and immediate way than ever.

“Visually, where Planet Earth took an almost God-like perspective and said ‘Let’s look down on the Earth and see the scale of the planet’, what Planet Earth II is doing is saying ‘Let’s get ourselves into the lives of the animals, and see it from their perspective,’” producer Mike Gunton said.

“The visual signature of the series is that you feel like the camera is with the animals. It’s very fluid, very active. For example, you might see this wonderful lemur leaping through the forest. Normally when we’d film that, we’d be standing back observing it, but here the lemur almost jumps over your shoulder and as it’s jumping over your shoulder, you’re with it - the camera is running with it!” [via]

Sunday, November 06, 2016

President Obama just mocked Donald Trump for having his Twitter privileges revoked

Donald Trump's handlers and surrogates have spent the better part of a year and a half trying to convince Americans that Donald Trump is fit to be President.

But late this morning the New York Times posted a story that revealed his campaign team has revoked his Twitter privileges.
Several advisers warned him that he risked becoming like a wild animal chasing its prey so zealously that it raced over a cliff — a reminder that he could pursue his grievances and his eagerness to fling insults, but that the cost would be a plunge into an electoral abyss.

Taking away Twitter turned out to be an essential move by his press team, which deprived him of a previously unfiltered channel for his aggressions.

Well it didn't take long for the news to reach Barack Obama who was campaigning in Florida today....
"Apparently his campaign has taken away his Twitter."

"In the last two days, they had so little confidence in his self control, they said: 'We're just going to take away your Twitter.' Now, if somebody cant handle a Twitter account, they can't handle the nuclear code."

"If somebody starts tweeting at three in the morning because SNL made fun of you, then you can't handle the nuclear codes."

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

People are losing their minds over the green coffee cups at Starbucks which means Christmas is just around the corner

Via Adweek: "Heading into the holiday season, Starbucks wants Americans to feel united again after a brutal election season. But Americans clearly just aren't ready for that. They want to fight—over the color of a cup."



But a Facebook user has this to say about the controversy, "If your biggest complaint is the cup your fancy coffee is served in, I want your life."