March Down Mission and other stuff

by RhodesTer on May 6, 2010

in Humor/Satire, Passionate PICS

May 1st march down Mission

Protestors protesting

I’d make a terrible photojournalist.

That’s because the pics in this post were taken on May 1st, and here it is late in the afternoon on May 6th that I’m finally posting them.

In my defense, this is because I finally found time last night to play around with my Picassa account and the software they let you download, then I discovered that if you host pics on Picassa you can make slide shows.

So that’s what I did.

I also discovered that I can transfer pics from the Canon camera we recently obtained into my Picassa program and then upload them to my online account.

This is good news, considering that my blog host recently dumped several folders of hundreds of pics that are embedded in past posts.


Gone Forever.


So new pics are hosted at my Picassa account from now on, and backed up on my drive.

That being said, here’s the first slide show of many to come.


On Saturday May 1st, I heard a noise outside the door.

A really LOUD noise.

After peeking out the window, I grabbed the camera and stepped out onto the sidewalk.

Thousands of people were marching to city hall to protest Arizona’s new immigration laws, fearing that it’s an indication of things to come and that California will follow suit.

I guess they had to march, since the buses weren’t running up and down Mission due to the.. march..

Hey, wait.

It was all quite noisy.

Later that evening a bunch of cops suddenly showed up and closed off our block.

It had nothing to do with the march earlier that day. There’s an abandoned school midway down the block that’s chained off with a fence.

Some group tried to break-in and “occupy” it in protest and make it into a homeless shelter. The problem was that they did it illegally, by not obtaining permits or asking anyone. They just showed up and broke in.

That’s never a good idea, as you can see, because hundreds of cops show up in riot gear and take you away.

It sure is entertaining to watch, though.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Raymond May 7, 2010 at 9:59 am

Oh heck with the marchers, I want more pics of Rosco!


2 RhodesTer May 7, 2010 at 10:29 am

Yeah, he’s a cutie but his mom’s kind of nuts. I have to be careful, she reads this blog now that her baby’s pic is on it :-)


3 Raymond May 7, 2010 at 10:35 am

You just called her “Nuts” and you are worried about whether or not her dog’s photo is posted. Man that is nuts! Still, I like Rosco, he looks like a police dog in a bullet proof doggie vest.


4 RhodesTer May 7, 2010 at 10:41 am

You may be deceived by perspective, beings how you’ve never seen Rosco in person – or in dog – and there’s not a human or at least a foot with leg attached to be seen in the photo because I cropped it.

Rosco is only about 8 inches high, if that. So Police-dogging may not be an option, unless they’re out to break up a gang of midget burglars.

You called me nuts. Thank you! Now I know you love me.

Sorry.. “Little-people burglars.”


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