Bag’s Take-Away:

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

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Tags #Discover America    #Tourism    #Culture    #Gays    #Gay Rights    #Muslims    #Islam    #Muslims in America   

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.

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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.

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Tags #al-Assad    #Syria    #Muslims   

Bag’s Take-Away:
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)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

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.

(photoAnn Johansson for The New York Times captionTwo Los Angeles police officers prayed at the Islamic Center of Southern California. fromPolice in Los Angeles Step Up Efforts to Gain Muslims’ Trust - NYTimes.com)

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