Gratuitous Granddaughter Photos – My Inspiration

As you may have noticed, I’ve been posting less lately. There are several reasons for this. The first is that I have been doing some research for a piece that is coming soon from a fellow blogger. Another reason is that the new semester has started at the university I work and teach at…so the day job is crazy right now. That will settle down in a couple of weeks. I’m also in “development” on 3 different documentaries and there has been some movement on the biggest of the three, which means work for me. I also just took on a committee at the university that adds to my already busy schedule, but it’s really cool…coordinating next years summer film, helping pick the script, director (which may be me) and more than likely producing it as well. I’m also teaching the special effects class that I created this semester…oh, and I may be editing a feature film in the next couple of months. How many hours are there in a day? I forget! All fun and exciting stuff, but not leaving much time for my real love, politics.

So please, keep coming back, I will certainly post when I can and I have several folks who said they will help me out with posts. Extreme Liberal’s Blog isn’t going anywhere and as we get into the campaign, you can bet I’ll have a lot to say. The final reason for my lack of posting can be seen in the following photos — the reason why I’m passionate about the future AND why I fight like hell to help elect Democrats who care a lot more about this little girl than ANY Republican. She really loves her grandpa and the feeling is mutual. :)

Photos by Extreme Liberal

President Obama Cares About A Future For Our Children

President Barack Obama talks with Andrew Kline, outgoing Chief of Staff, Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement, in the Oval Office, July 12, 2011. Kline's daughter, Logan, sits atop the Resolute Desk. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A young girl salutes President Barack Obama as he shakes hands along a ropeline with members of the military and their families during the Fourth of July celebration on the South Lawn of the White House, July 4, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Idea totally stolen from Smartypants!

The Debt Ceiling – Someone Wake Me When It’s Over!

How many times are they going to say the same thing over and over on the Republican manufactured crisis and game of chicken they are playing with our economy? I’m tuned out, here are some photos from my iPhone from the last few weeks. Happy Sunday, enjoy the summer while it is still here, I’ve gotten notices of fall semester faculty meetings already. Ugh!

This first one is a panoramic photo of the sky on Thursday night. It is made up of 6 different shots on my phone. Click on it for a larger version.

This next shot is through the screen of a window at a Panavision 35mm film camera, ahhhhhh, real film.

This one is my granddaughter floating in a pool.

Here is another nice sky from last week.

It’s pretty cool working on a college campus, you see things like this on professors doors.

Photos by Extreme Liberal

President Obama At Work – A Role Model For All

President Barack Obama meets with his National Security Staff in the Situation Room of the White House, June 21, 2011. From left, are: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; National Security Advisor Tom Donilon; Chief of Staff Bill Daley; General David Petraeus, Commander, U.S. Central Command; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen; Secretary of Defense Robert Gates; and Vice President Joe Biden. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama talks with Puerto Rican Senator Alejandro Garcia Padilla during a lunch stop at Kasalta, a restaurant in the Ocean Park neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 14, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama fist-bumps Make-a-Wish child Diego Diaz after reading a letter he wrote, during his visit in the Oval Office, June 23, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks backstage with Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett before a reception at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia, Pa., June 30, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama tours Cree, Inc., a manufacturer of LED lighting, in Durham, N.C., June 13, 2011. Taking part in the tour are Chuck Swoboda, CEO and Chairman of Cree, Inc., left, and Jeff Immelt, CEO, General Electric and Jobs Council Chairman, center. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama talks with Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., in the Grand Foyer of the White House following a meeting with the Republican House Conference, June 1, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Need A Break From Politics?

I have been sick to my stomach for the last week over all the crap going on in our political world. I’m serious. It is depressing the hell out of me seeing this “Lord of the Flies” bullshit happening in Washington. I’ve attempted to write about it, but gave up. Here are some lovely photos to heal the wounds. Enjoy!

Photos by Extreme Liberal