Day: 2012-04-22

Galisteo in Black and White

Starting to sort through and process the hundreds of pictures that I took during the last few weeks in the US of A. The following seven shots are part of this set of 23:

All were taken in Galisteo, NM, when we (Shanshan, her parents, and I) were visiting my mom and Philip (my step-dad).

The last shot is a lead-in to tomorrow’s post.

Please do checkout the complete set on flickr. 🙂

Columbian Prostitutes

As someone who isn’t seeking (re)election, and isn’t courting any particular demographic, I’ve got to say I’m disappointed at how the “controversy” involving the Colombian prostitutes is being handled.

I just don’t think that the punishment that these folks are receiving fits the crime (and I’m not sure that any crime was actually committed, since I don’t know the statutes on prostitution in that country).

Perhaps some sort of censure for bad judgement and poor negotiation, but losing a job?

I wonder how many times secret service agents (and others) have covered-up for elected officials that have not only taken place in hotel rooms, but public office spaces.

During my days in the service, there was a reason that “Pubic Bay” was so called (and, mom, I never went there). I’m sure that there are now other destinations now with similar monikers.

If the folks involved were in committed relationships, I think this is between them and their spouses. If they missed reporting for an assignment because of police involvement, then they should be reprimanded for that transgression.