Category Archives: my film clips

Donald Trump! Footage of a protest outside his hotel today in Washington DC

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The protest (of Donald Trump’s election)  was from high school students in DC schools.  Many were white  (probably 50%) and “upscale”.  Some people were there to chant and demonstrate but others were there to film “The Hunger Games 4” with Trump as President Snow.

There were lots of chants like “Not my president”, “No justice no peace.

There is another rally at George Washington University.  It’s likely I’ll recognize people in that crowd from the LGBT community, Town and Cobalt.

The president-elect should realize that some younger adults who have tweeted very explicit language about his election are people whom he would have respected personally and who would have survived “The Boardroom” had they been on the Apprentice.  I doubt that many of his hires from that show approve of all of his behavior.

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Cannon Power shot videos

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10 People start to climb into the windows or “swing from the chandeliers” as if getting detention!  People did this one time at a middle school when I worked as a sub, contributing to my being banned from the school for not having classroom management.

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12  Again, kids in the window

13  An “upper income” teen climbs the Ben Franklin scuplture

 

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Some more stills”

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Then I went into the Trump Hotel lobby (the “enemy’s lair”)

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(First Posted: 4 PM EST Tuesday, November 15, 2016)

A drive through “Trump” country in Pennsylvania

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I drove yesterday through the countryside NW of Gettysburg, on 394 and 234, and on many named Pennsylvania roads without any route numbers and not on the maps.   There were many roads with no businesses, no signs directing me how to get out of a maze.  I could have passed into the afterlife this way.  I crossed gaps in the “Blue Ridge” three times, finally come out near Catalonia State Park near US 30, east of Chambersburg.

There was a “Gun Shop Road” near one of the ridge tops.  Reminds me of the 2001 movie “Bill’s Gun Shop“.

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Everywhere I saw Trump and Pence signs, and no Clinton signs.  People said to me, they weren’t interested in politics, they just wanted to be left alone.

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(Posted: Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 at 11:30 AM EST)

 

AGLA 35th Anniversary Dinner in Arlington VA clips

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Here are some clips from the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance 35th anniversary celebration at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City in Arlington VA.

1   Opening speaker suggests that sometimes appearing in drag is necessary and morally cleansing

2   T.J. Flavell talks about progress of gay rights in northern VA since 1981

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5  (Democratic VA state senator Ebbin)

6 A transgender assistant Secretary of Defense regarding energy procurement

7  Gavin Grimm, teenage plaintiff in Virginia public school bathroom case before the Supreme Court (4 parts) — ACLU link on litigation.

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(Posted: Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at 2:45 PM EST)

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Exurban northern VA — the lake and river country; women’s suffrage exhibit

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I visited Burke Lake park in southern Fairfax VA.

I found some ducks quite willing to be photographed up close.  These are wild animals that seem to be OK with people.

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Later I found an exhibit in Occoquan Park on the Women’s Suffrage movement in the U.S. starting in Woodrow Wilson’s administration.  Women were put into detention and work camps that looked like military bases.

(Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 at 9:45 AM EDT)

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Marine Corps Marathon 2016: near finish line in Arlington VA, Rosslyn

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I got some footage of the Marine Corps Marathon Sunday, right after noon.  Marines would not allow the non-runners to get closer than about 1000 feet from the finish line near the Iwo Jima Memorial.

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Clip 2:  It’s true, that the night before 9/11, I awoke at 1:30 AM (Minneapolis, CDT) from a dream where Washington had endured a nuclear detonation near Iwo Jima and the Arlington Towers, and where a mushroom cloud was darkening the area.  I said to myself, “glad this was only a dream”.  9/11 would start six hours later.

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It was pretty hot, over 80 F.

A couple other stiils:

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Posted:  Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 at 10:30 AM EDT

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My first “animated film”

This may not be much — my first “animated film”, maybe, from a banner at a renovated building at 18th St and K St NW in Washington DC.

This is where all the lobbyists pimp other people’s causes for a living, but not for real speech. Donald Trump might appreciate this cartoon more than Hillary.

(Posted: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at 12 N EDT)

 

High Heel Race in Washington DC, 17th St, 30th anniversary, pre-Halloween block party

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High Heel Race on 17th St in Washington DC, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 at 9 PM. (30th anniversary). There were lots of signs with variations of Donald Trump’s “Male America Great Again”.

There was a little more gender bending among non-drag queens than usual.

People were checking the World Series on their phones.

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(Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 11:30 PM EDT)

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Transgender presentation and QA at a potluck dinner at an Arlington VA library this evening

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Sunday night, Roxanne Edwards presented “Trans Matters” as a discussion of transgender issues after a potluck for the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance at the Arlington County Library.

Here are some clips from the discussion:

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(Posted: Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at 11:30 PM EDT)

Quick train video in Ellicott City MD, recovering from floods

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Here is some video from Ellicott City, MD today, surrounding the CSX freight train — it seems to be headed south — is that for DC?

Locals tell me that the water (July 30) came to about a foot above the antiques’s shop on the corner across the street from the station and museum — about 6 feet in the street.  The Tiber River runs underneath the city.

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(Posted Oct. 12, 2016 at 9:15 PM EDT)

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