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March 3, 2012


Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted

by Andrea O'Connell

The photo challenge this week is to define what “distorted” might look like.

The first thing that came to my mind?  Politicians and supposed “entertainers” like the horrible Rush Limbaugh.  A picture of Rush Limbaugh does embody the word distorted, distort, distortion, like non other I can think of.  But, I have never photographed him, nor would I ever want to.

Limbaugh’s recent on-air comments about a Georgetown law student’s appeal to Congress on the contraception issue, were so twisted, so hateful, and so misogynistic that it baffles the mind. We are in the 21st century, correct?

Limbaugh called Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke “a prostitute and a slut” for arguing that birth control should be covered by insurance at religious workplaces or institutions.   But, more troubling than his sick, sick words?  Some GOP politicians see nothing wrong with what Limbaugh said. I kid you not.

That’s not only distorted, it’s incredibly troubling…..

Anyway, about my entry, I captured this beautiful fellow (the zoo docent said though he’s mighty pretty, he’s a real pest!) at Zoo Miami while he was shaking his lovely plume. I am sorry I cannot recall the name of this bird…. I also don’t recall if he is a pigeon or a dove… I will attempt to find the answer though.

12 Comments Post a comment
  1. columbibueno
    Mar 3 2012

    though I hate zoos (prisons for animals) I agree with your sentiment on the hate speech of mysogynists: really, it should be banned or at the least, prosecuted.

    • Mar 10 2012

      Hi Columbibueno… Yes, I feel the same way about animals as prisoners in zoos – most zoos, anyway. The zoo in Miami doesn’t give the same prison-like feel though. They have been able to create a nice and very large space for all the creatures there – that makes it so much more tolerant for me. And, I do enjoy visiting these glorious creatures… so, I guess I flip flop on this…. Anyway, thanks a bunch commenting.!

  2. Mar 4 2012

    This is a great shot and so much more pleasing to the eye than Rush – imagine the issues he must be dealing with in order to come out with what he does!

  3. Mar 4 2012

    cool…I love the the way you took the bird picture…nice shot

  4. Hi,
    I know I’m a bit late in the day for this – but did anyone tell you the name of this bird.
    If not, I think it looks like a Victoria Crowned Pigeon.

    It’s certainly prettier than the pigeons in Trafalgar Square! 🙂

    • Apr 8 2012

      Hi Alice!!! Yay! I believe you’re right….that IS what it is! 🙂 That’s so sweet of you to come back and let me know!


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