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Infectiously toe-tapping song sung by Johnny Cash’s daughter Roseanne, beautiful scenery from national parks and New York, New Orleans, San Francisco, a “Find Your Land of Dreams” message (take that, pre-buttaling Mitt Romney)….what’s not to like about this USA tourism video produced by a “public-private partnership between the travel industry and the U.S. government”?
Maybe the fact that gays canoodle and Muslims shop? Not in my America!
via The Daily What
Visit BagNewsNotes: Today’s Media Images Analyzed
Bag’s Take-Away:Another photo I feel extremely tempted to talk about, but culturally unequipped to — though has the feeling of Western newswire editors (al-Assad as Allah?)playing the mockery card.
(photo: HAITHAM MUSSAWI/AFP/Getty Images caption: Syrian labourers in Lebanon kneel to kiss pictures of their President Bashar al-Assad during a pro-government rally outside the Syrian embassy in Beirut on March 28, 2011 as Assad blamed conspirators for unrest sweeping Syria.
That’s quite an interesting photo. I guess fundamentalists-both Islamic Jihadists and right-wing extremists-would suspect infiltration here.
Seems a greater indicator of peace, by the way, would be police officers praying without all the gear.
(photo: Ann Johansson for The New York Times caption: Two Los Angeles police officers prayed at the Islamic Center of Southern California. from: Police in Los Angeles Step Up Efforts to Gain Muslims’ Trust - NYTimes.com)