SERIOUSLY, WTF??? “Torch-wielding protesters rally at Confederate statue in Virginia” – NY Daily News

Okay, it’s just not funny any more.

Torch-wielding white supremacists rallied around a Robert E. Lee statue slated for removal and chanted “Russia is our friend” in Virginia Saturday night.

I realize they’re just trying to get people upset, but this is just downright weird.

I’m not going any further. I support free speech, so go ahead. But, the torches, the message, together could it not represent a “clear and present danger” legal situation?

Source: Torch-wielding protesters rally at Confederate statue in Virginia – NY Daily News

Painted columns along a sidewalk, Venice, Calif., ca. 1973

Painted columns along a sidewalk, Venice, Calif., ca. 1973
Painted columns along a sidewalk, Venice, Calif., ca. 1973

Searching the USC digital archives for photos of Venice, I found this in the collection called “Robin Dunitz Slides of Los Angeles Murals, 1925-2002.”

It’s a great view from in front of what’s now Menotti’s Cafe on Windward. Based on the striped column, it looks like there was once a barber shop there.

What’s now Collage Cafe once had a sign labelled “Flea Market.” I remember when Bank of Venice was a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. It’s hard to believe that back then it was a health food store.

Source: Painted columns along a sidewalk, Venice, Calif., ca. 1973 :: Robin Dunitz Slides of Los Angeles Murals, 1925-2002