Category Archives: Politics

First You “Meat” and then You Greet

Thanks to everybody that braved the cold temperatures on Sunday to attend Scott Degeneffe’s “Meat” and Greet and he continues to pursue election to the office of City Councilman for Boone Ward 5.

Here are a few photos from the event:
















































The event was a huge success! Attracting people as diverse as people that work on Republican campaigns to the most ardent backyard chicken activists.

Remember that you (if you live in Ward 5) can, should, and must vote for Scott Degeneffe on November 7th!


PAID FOR BY NOBODY – CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT IS NOT FOR SALE

“Meat” and Greet

This is your 3 Day out reminder about your chance to knock down some high quality BGR barbecue and meet City Council Candidate for Ward 5 on Sunday. 12-2. Herman Park.




The food is free and delicious! I’ll be there manning a table about voter registration or something like that. Scott may even reveal his position on the Boone’s big chicken controversy. Who know? Anything could happen!

I mean if my Uncle Terry likes him…




Then you can rest assured that Scott is good people.

See you there!

All Politics is Local

Stand by for NEWS!!!

For the first time in (well I’m sure it has been a really long time) I am using the full power of this blog (COUGH! COUGH!) to endorse a political candidate for public office.

That man: Scott Degeneffe
That political office: Boone City Council – Ward 5

Take a look at his flyer:






You may be asking yourself, “Do I live in Ward 5? I want to vote for Scott Degeneffe RIGHT NOW!!!!”

While I agree that he is a person, a candidate, that is worthy of such passion, but you only live in Ward 5 if you live West of Division Street, North of Park Avenue, East of Montana, and South of 9th Street.

But just don’t take my endorsement. Come to the “Meat” and Greet next Sunday from 12-2 to meet the man. Take him around the block. Kick the tires. Look him in the eyes. Then go make plans to vote for him on November 7.

Scott Degeneffe.
Independent.
Boone City Council.
Ward 5.
Growth.
Change.
Partnerships.

Don’t worry, this won’t be the last time you’ll be hearing about this… And I’ll see you at the Herman Park Pavilion next Sunday!

Special thanks to Michelle Haupt for snazzing up the flyer.

11-08-07

Some experimental photos of flowers and a picture of guy that’s criminal incompetence endangered and probably cost the lives of at least 200 firefighters on 9/11 and then turned around and exploited their heroism to increase his national standing afterwards. Despite lying to them about the dangers of the air quality at the Ground Zero site. Then some experimental photography.


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Probably thinking about the time he falsely claimed he spent more time at Ground Zero than the workers.

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These pictures allowed me to “restore” this blog:

EXPERIMENT


Next week’s walk down memory lane will involve more Iowa State football!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 102 – HATE

Participation rates took a pretty good hit for the theme of HATE. I was expecting this, but I think it will rebound this week.

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates. You came to see the submissions:


WEEK 102 - HATE - ANGIE DEWAARD 1
Angie DeWaard 1

WEEK 102 - HATE - ANGIE DEWAARD 2
Angie DeWaard 2

WEEK 102 - HATE - ANGIE DEWAARD 3
Angie DeWaard 3

WEEK 102 - HATE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 102 - HATE - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 102 - HATE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 102 - HATE -
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 102 - HATE - SHERI FAKHOURI
Sheri Fakhouri

WEEK 102 - HATE - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson

A good solid week of hateful submissions!

But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:


WEEK 103 - RUINS
RUINS!


RUINS! What a great theme!! This has been a theme every year of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. So I don’t really need to define it more than to say it is the remains of something that was once in great shape and has been abandoned to the ravages of time.

I can’t wait to see everybody’s interpretations!

HOUSEKEEPING

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 RULES DIVISION

1. The picture has to be taken the week of the theme. This isn’t a curate your pictures challenge. This is a get your butt off the couch (my personal experience) and put your camera in your hands challenge. Don’t send me a picture of you next to the Eiffel Tower, when I know you were in Iowa all week. I will point out that I have let that slide some in the past. I will not in the future. Since it is literally about the only rule.

2. Your submission needs to be emailed to bennett@photography139.com by 11 AM on the Monday of the challenge. It should be pointed out that this blog auto-publishes at 12:01 on Mondays. So it wouldn’t hurt to get your picture in earlier.

That is it, them’s the rules.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION

Great news people! Sheri Fakhouri is the latest and greatest person to show taste, class, and sophistication by signing up for an email subscription to this here blog. Sheri has known me all my life and I’ve known her since I was able to start having memories as she is one of my eldest sister’s best friends. She also has excellent taste in tenderloins. If you see Sheri out and about walking the mean streets of Ankeny, feel free to giver her a knowing glance and show her the super secret Photography 139 handshake.

Want your own Photography 139 email subscription? Call, email, or text me and I’ll get you the hook up.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 GALLERY DIVISION

Sometimes people send me descriptions of their photos. I’ve never done anything with that information in the past. However, if you send me a description in the future, I will add it to your image in the Weekly Photo Challenge Gallery that houses all the submissions.

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That’s all I got for today, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will commune right here again next Monday. Hopefully it will be a very ruinous Monday!

A PHOTO JOURNAL – HENRY CARROLL – PAGE 10

Since I have a very large backlog currently, I’m going to post an entry to AN ARTIST’S NOTEBOOK on Sundays until that backlog gets cleaned up quite a bit.

This picture is the latest entry into the THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT.

This time there was no photo assistant. Just me and one of my cameras and Honey Creek.


Photo Journal - Page 10
Page 10 – Take a Political Picture of Nature

This underwater photo reminds me that I need to find a volunteer, somebody with long hair, to pose for another underwater photo. Interested parties may volunteer in the comments section of this here post.

Next time we take a look at THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT we will be looking at expressing feelings through light. Sounds like a hoot!

Every City, Every Hood, We Need to Rise Up

This is the final photo from the Women’s March back in January that I’m going to post individually. However, I think this is my absolute favorite sign from that day:


I Support It!

Sometime soon, I’ll do a post of the best of the rest.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: Sony SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 18mm
APERTURE: f/8
DATE: 02-21-2017 – 12:49
LATITUDE: 41.59004°
LONGITUDE: -93.60513°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Jen, Sara, Shawn, Evie, Layla, and Gretchen
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: MY SHOT by The Roots featuring Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz and Nate Ruess from The Hamilton Mixtape

Progress

I have two more photos from the Women’s March that I want to share individually before I do a big post of the best of the rest. Here is one of them:


Not Far Enough

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 35mm
APERTURE: f/7.1
EXPOSURE: 1/100
DATE: 01/21/2017 – 13:30
LATITUDE: 41.59233°
LONGITUDE: -93.60254°
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Jen, Sara, Shawn, Evie, Layla, & Gretchen
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Coca-cola Cowboy” by Mel Tillis from EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE SOUNDTRACK

Early Morning, April Four

Today is kind of a weird day. It is both the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. It is also Equal Pay Day.

I don’t have a recent picture that really encompasses the importance of MLK. However, I do have a picture that can “celebrate” Equal Pay Day.


Women Matter

For those that don’t know, Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 500
FOCAL LENGTH: 300mm
APERTURE: f/5.6
EXPOSURE: 1/500
DATE: 01-21-2017 – 12:07
LATITUDE: 41.59081°
LONGITUDE: -93.60524°
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Gretchen, Layla, Evie, Shawn, Sara, and Jen
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Money” by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings from I LEARNED THE HARD WAY