IOTD …. “✨ Images of the Day, Very Special Edition …. ‘Much Ado about a Desecrated Sacred Mountain’ ✨ … “!!

~~July 10, 2020~~



I was somewhat aware of this mountain carved with the likeness of four American presidents. I have to admit that I didn’t know much.

I surely became aware of some of the history when a certain someone insisted on desecrating even more the essence of this site.


Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a massive sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. Completed in 1941 under the direction of Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln, the sculpture’s roughly 60-ft.-high granite faces depict U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln



Mt. Rushmore improvement!! Hope identification is accurate …

Chief Red Cloud, Chief Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph and Chief Three Eagles

The way it should be.

They were there first, that’s their land!!


“The story behind Mt. Rushmore”

The Six Grandfathers (Tȟuŋkášila Šákpe) was named by Lakota medicine man Nicolas Black Elk after a vision.

“The vision was of the six sacred directions: west, east, north, south, above, and below. The directions were said to represent kindness and love, full of years and wisdom, like human grandfathers.”

The granite bluff that towered above the Hills remained carved only by the wind and the rain until 1927 when Gutzon Borglum began his assault on the mountain.”

~Red Cloud was a chief of the Oglala Lakota tribe ~

He is best known for his success in confrontations with the U.S. government.

Lakota Chief Red Cloud was an important figure in the 19th-century land battle between Native Americans and the U.S. government. He successfully resisted developments of the Bozeman trail through Montana territory and led the opposition against the development of a road through Wyoming and Montana for two years – a period that came to be known as Red Cloud’s War

~Sitting Bull was a Teton Dakota Indian Chief~

Sitting Bull was a Teton Dakota Indian chief under whom the Sioux tribes united in their struggle for survival on the North American Great Plains.

Sitting Bull joined his first war party at 14 and soon gained a reputation for bravery in battle. In 1868, the Sioux accepted peace with the U.S. government, but when gold was discovered in the Black Hills in the mid-1870s, a rush of white prospectors invaded Sioux lands. Sitting Bull responded but could only win battles, not the war. He was arrested and killed in 1890.

~Chief Joseph, Nez Perce Chief~

Chief Joseph was a Nez Perce chief who, faced with settlement by whites of tribal lands in Oregon, led his followers in a dramatic effort to escape to Canada.

When the United States attempted to force the Nez Perce to move to a reservation in 1877, Chief Joseph reluctantly agreed. Following the killing of a group of white settlers, tensions erupted again, and Chief Joseph tried to lead his people to Canada, in what is considered one of the great retreats in military history.

~Chief Three Eagles, Nez Perce Tribe Warrior, 1910~

The Nez Perce are a tribe of Native Americans who live in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The Nez Perce’s name for themselves is Nimíipuu, which means simply “the people”, or “we the people”.

The name “Nez Percé”, meaning “pierced nose”, is derived from the French, a name inspired by nose pendants some of them wore, although this practice was more common among tribes downriver.

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Corona Cages …

Precise analogy of ‘kids in cages!! I’m aware that family separation is still happening … “Trump doesn’t want schools to reopen because we’re ready or it’s best for the community you’re in. And you’re a special kind of stupid if you believe he actually cares for your children. The only reason Trump wants the schools to reopen is so people can feel like things are going back to normal. It’s another way to practice denial about the extent of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s a distraction to help reelect Trump.” … dammit!!



You know that famous quotation written by Martin Niemöller, a German who initially welcomed Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich…then turned against it when he realized what was coming. His quotation goes:

“First they came for the socialists and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Well, guess what. Now, they’re coming for you. Or at the very least, they’re coming for your kids.

If you did not speak out when the Trump administration started separating families as a policy of cruelty to deter illegal immigration, except to say “yay,” shame on you. You assumed…

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Way Down South …

Yeah, CAN”T FIX STUPID!! … “This pandemic has shone a spotlight on the those morons in the Deep South that never believe science.”

In Saner Thought

This pandemic has shone a spotlight on the those morons in the Deep South that never believe science.

I read a couple of these idiots and their views about the virus and the wearing of masks…..

First in Alabama an elected official had this to say…..(Maybe Kim, can give us the rest of them story)……..

Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh suggested that he wanted more people to get coronavirus — because he thinks America would develop “herd immunity” and reduce the spread enough to protect more vulnerable populations.

“I’m not as concerned so much as the number of cases. In fact, quite honestly, I want to see more people, because we start reaching an immunity the more people have it and get through it,” said Marsh. “I don’t want any deaths, as few as possible, say, I get it, but those people who are susceptible to the…

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Goya Foods boycott takes off after its CEO praises Trump

#BoycottGoya … Oh, oh, you don’t mess with Latinos!! … “The hashtag #Goyaway was trending on social media Friday after Robert Unanue, CEO of Goya Foods, appeared in the White House Rose Garden Thursday afternoon and praised Trump.”

Repeating Islands

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A report by David Goldman for CNN.

The hashtag #Goyaway was trending on social media Friday after Robert Unanue, CEO of Goya Foods, appeared in the White House Rose Garden Thursday afternoon and praised President Donald Trump.

“We are all truly blessed … to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder,” Unanue said during the Rose Garden speech. “We have an incredible builder, and we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president.”
The fact that Unanue would associate with Trump was sufficient to anger some of America’s most prominent Hispanic leaders. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested in a tweet that she’d boycott Goya.
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro acknowledged Goya’s “staple” status in Latino households, but he encouraged people to reconsider buying Goya after Unanue’s White House appearance.
President Trump is unpopular among Hispanic Americans. Hispanics favor Vice President Joe…

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Walking. In Search of my Spirit Bird.

You take me where you go!! … “My eyes hungry for any bit of inspiration, and here they come. Mama and her brood, little ones scooching behind her. Heaviness lifts for a moment as I watch them swim away. – Rebecca Solnit wasn’t telling me anything that I hadn’t known. “In the experience of walking, each step is a thought. You can’t escape yourself.”

Live & Learn

4:25 am. I’m out the door. Dark Sky app recap: 74° F, 100% humidity, cloud cover 89%.

It’s dark. A wafer thin haze hangs below the street lamps.

I walk.

A firefly flickers, gets caught up in a light wind gust, and disappears. And at that moment, unexplainable so, I felt Small, Little, against the backdrop of the World. This flickering, illuminating, little miracle. “What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” (Crowfoot, the Blackfoot warrior, 1890)

Me and Crowfoot?  Crowfoot and me? Crowfoot and I? Oh, for God Sake, let it go.

I walk.

Same route. 5-mile loop. Since May 5th, daily, without interruption. Same camera bag sling, slung over my right shoulder, camera affixed with strap to…

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Friday Fun Fact, #3 …. “🤔 Did You Know? 🤔 …. “!!

~~July 10, 2020~~


I’m not the cook in the house. I can fend for myself if needed. I can pick up after MJ cooks and we eat.

This is totally new for me!

What about you?



~Staying Alive is Not Enough Facebook Page~

#FridayFunFact #3 #DidYouKnow #SkilletHandle #SpoonHolder #TotallyNewForMe #IDontCook #IHelpCleanUp #StayingAliveIsNotEnough #FacebookPage

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

Something to Think About …. “ 🦠 ‘Flori-duh and COVID-19’ 🦠 …. “!!

~~July 10, 2020~~


I’ve lived in Flori-duh since 1999. I must’ve been a fool or so ignorant about the history of this state. I gotta say, my Dad (back then) did warn me. He always told me to be careful.

I lived through the ‘reign’ of Rick Scott (of Medicare fraud fame) and now through #RonTheVirus incompetent, Trump ass-kissing disastrous governing.

Gawd help us all!!


#SomethingToThinkAbout #Florida #Floriduh #CoronaVirus #COVID19 #RonDeSantis #RonTheVirus #DeSantisFailedFlorida #TrumpKillsFlorida #UpdatedNumbers #ConfirmedCases #ConfirmedDeaths #AreTheyReliable

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

Friday Fun Fact, #2 …. “🍹 ‘Baby Yodarita’ 🍹 …. “!!

~~July 10, 2020~~


It’s Friday. It would normally be a day when we go out to our local bar, hang out and have a few drinks. A Margarita could be one of them. But we can’t .. because of COVID-19. It’s OK.

I’m not blaming COVID.



#FridayFunFact #2 #FridayNight #Margarita #BabyYodarita #LocalBar #HangOut #EveningOutCancelled #COVID19 #BlameDrumpf #ItsOK

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

Friday Fun Fact. #1 …. “🦝 ‘Sharing a Post’ 🦝 …. “!!

~~July 10, 2020~~


Hope it makes you smile too. We need all the humor and smiles we can get.



~Fans of Animal Rights Facebook Page~

#FridayFunFact #1 #ThisIsASharedPost #FiveRaccons #MakesMeSmile #HumorMakesTheDay #HopeYouSmileToo #FansOfAnimalRights #FacebookPage

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress