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ghostsinthemachine

(3,569 posts)
Sat Mar 26, 2016, 09:53 AM Mar 2016

The Bernie bird was cool and all, but nothing compared to

The Double rainbow over the Grateful Dead in Santa Clara last summer.

Thanks to my friend, and extraordinary photographer Beau Rogers who took this amazing image. Some context, this was June 26,2015 the weekend after the SCOTUS decision regarding gay rights and the weekend of Gay pride in SF.

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The Bernie bird was cool and all, but nothing compared to (Original Post) ghostsinthemachine Mar 2016 OP
please don't mitigate the bird event NJCher Mar 2016 #1
Didn't say it was nothing. ghostsinthemachine Mar 2016 #2
Tough crowd, eh? Cursive Mar 2016 #15
Lighten up, Frances. WinkyDink Mar 2016 #4
Absolutely Stryder Mar 2016 #19
What about the bird? fasttense Mar 2016 #7
It was adorable really - link in comments. auntAgonist Mar 2016 #8
Oh, wow fasttense Mar 2016 #12
Yup, exactly :) That little bird sat there for quite a while (in bird minutes lol ) auntAgonist Mar 2016 #13
I saw that as it happened Plucketeer Mar 2016 #18
You are spot on. Thank you for that. auntAgonist Mar 2016 #21
but he didn't give the bird anything to eat, so now it is voting for Hillary snooper2 Mar 2016 #33
OMFG people have absolutely lost their minds snooper2 Mar 2016 #32
Beautiful picture Bjornsdotter Mar 2016 #3
wow marions ghost Mar 2016 #5
It was amazing. I was with some very straight people ghostsinthemachine Mar 2016 #6
Comparing it with the image of the Trump devil marions ghost Mar 2016 #14
Wish I was good with video! Plucketeer Mar 2016 #20
Exactly the vision I had marions ghost Mar 2016 #24
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder... ConsiderThis_2016 Mar 2016 #9
great picture MFM008 Mar 2016 #10
double rainbow all the way!!!!! Enrique Mar 2016 #11
Grea! I don't think I've ever seen a rainbow near sunset. Very different... and cool. FailureToCommunicate Mar 2016 #16
If that bird had landed on the Podium where Trump/Cruz/Rubio was speaking packman Mar 2016 #17
We humans like our symbolism Lazy Daisy Mar 2016 #22
Breathtaking! Surya Gayatri Mar 2016 #23
I have no problem adding a rainbow to the bird logo :) nt TBF Mar 2016 #25
Seeing rainbows at a GD concert is a normal event randr Mar 2016 #26
Whatever...n/t PeoViejo Mar 2016 #27
very pretty, but I thought you were goingto say hollysmom Mar 2016 #28
Oh it was amazing.... no doubt. ghostsinthemachine Mar 2016 #29
well thank you but it is quote beautiful and really has nothing to do with the bird hollysmom Mar 2016 #30
Six proud walkers on the jingle bell rainbow, ghostsinthemachine Mar 2016 #31

NJCher

(36,459 posts)
1. please don't mitigate the bird event
Sat Mar 26, 2016, 10:25 AM
Mar 2016

by saying it was nothing.

There are plenty of words out there. Use them.


Cher

ghostsinthemachine

(3,569 posts)
2. Didn't say it was nothing.
Sat Mar 26, 2016, 10:32 AM
Mar 2016

It is getting so tough to even be here anymore. Just trying to have some fun. Sometimes I forget how funless this place has become.

Stryder

(450 posts)
19. Absolutely
Sat Mar 26, 2016, 12:36 PM
Mar 2016

You took the words right out of my brain.
And yes, the Fee-Fees sure are getting delicate around here.

auntAgonist

(17,253 posts)
13. Yup, exactly :) That little bird sat there for quite a while (in bird minutes lol )
Sat Mar 26, 2016, 11:49 AM
Mar 2016

He knew he was safe there. I think he did have a message of peace for us. Well, hey I can dream right?


aA

 

Plucketeer

(12,882 posts)
18. I saw that as it happened
Sat Mar 26, 2016, 12:34 PM
Mar 2016

Brought tears to my eyes to watch it. All of the comments I've seen have been in concert with Bernie's speculation. But I - not having a religious bone in my body - immediately thought of the passage "Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God." I may well have it interpreted wrong, but that says to me that even the lowliest of us is important.
This says to me that under a Sanders administration, even the most disadvantaged of us won't be forgotten. And in response to that, I'd like to ask the HRC community to point out when their contender has even ever SEEN a homeless person - let alone addressed their plight.
So yeah - the sparrow knew who he could trust - and he chose to create a moment of magic to spur Bernie's mojo along!

ghostsinthemachine

(3,569 posts)
6. It was amazing. I was with some very straight people
Sat Mar 26, 2016, 11:18 AM
Mar 2016

In every sense of the word, and they compared this to a religious moment. "Like seeing God" and did a lot to soften their stance on gay rights.(Catholics through and through).

marions ghost

(19,841 posts)
14. Comparing it with the image of the Trump devil
Sat Mar 26, 2016, 11:55 AM
Mar 2016

vomiting hate and slime from his podium....

Glad to hear your friends got a religious experience, a good old zen slap out of it! Thanks for telling--I love it when instant insights occur.

The Good vs Evil theme in this election year just got a big boost....

I'm With Birdie!

 

Plucketeer

(12,882 posts)
20. Wish I was good with video!
Sat Mar 26, 2016, 12:38 PM
Mar 2016

I'd love to do a video of Trump at a podium with his head spinning around and spewing green slime like the girl in "The Exorcist". All the while with his words of hate playing in the background!

 

packman

(16,296 posts)
17. If that bird had landed on the Podium where Trump/Cruz/Rubio was speaking
Sat Mar 26, 2016, 12:33 PM
Mar 2016

the frog-tongue would have come out and eaten it

 

Lazy Daisy

(928 posts)
22. We humans like our symbolism
Sat Mar 26, 2016, 12:42 PM
Mar 2016

That's why religion is so popular. But I gotta give you this one. Double rainbow, with this band, at that time.
A total thumbs up.

hollysmom

(5,946 posts)
28. very pretty, but I thought you were goingto say
Sat Mar 26, 2016, 01:01 PM
Mar 2016

naming a boat boaty McBoatface.

I think that bird had impeccable timing though, not as beautiful as a rainbow but placed in the right place at the right time. Like when my previous dog just gave up on barking at me and started to learn english to communicate. hard to beat a moment like that. (note, of course a boarder collie)

hollysmom

(5,946 posts)
30. well thank you but it is quote beautiful and really has nothing to do with the bird
Sat Mar 26, 2016, 05:35 PM
Mar 2016

it is beautiful in its own right.

ghostsinthemachine

(3,569 posts)
31. Six proud walkers on the jingle bell rainbow,
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:55 PM
Mar 2016

"The Eleven"

High green chilly winds and windy vines
In loops around the twisted shafts of lavender,
They're crawling to the sun.

Underfoot the ground is patched
With arms of ivy wrapped around the manzanita,
Stark and shiny in the breeze.

Wonder who will water all the children of the garden
When they sigh about the barren lack of rain and
Droop so hungry neath the sky.

William Tell has stretched his bow till it won't stretch
No furthermore and/or it may require a change that hasn't come before.

No more time to tell how, this is the season of what,
Now is the time of returning with our thought
Jewels polished and gleaming.
Now is the time past believing the child has relinquished the rein,
Now is the test of the boomerang tossed in the night of redeeming.

Seven faced marble eyed transitory dream doll,
Six proud walkers on the jingle bell rainbow,
Five men writing with fingers of gold,
Four men tracking down the great white sperm whale,
Three girls waiting in a foreign dominion
Riding in the whalebelly, fade away in moonlight,
Sink beneath the waters to the coral sands below.

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