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Clean Sweep

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 9 August 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

A bin of brooms and sweepers for sale, out in front of a specialty story on the streets of Sarasota, FL. Voters might want to apply them (or this concept) to the election this Fall.

NIKON COOLPIX S3000 1/200 second F/3.2 ISO 400 5 mm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

A great still life.
I hope that America votes for common sense and a President who´s is trying to look after all levels of society and not just the well off ie. too finally get a health service that´s free for all...

9 Aug 2012 9:17am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Appreciate your thoughts; one truth we've come to learn in the USA is that there is no such thing as a "free" lunch. That includes anything the government provides - health service - etc. Taxpayers are the ones who provide what is "free" by having their salaries taxed away. Don't believe anything you see or hear in American media. No news provider is without a pretty strong bias of one kind or another - CNN, FOX, NBC, and every major newspaper and magazine. Our news is managed, one way or another. It must all be taken with many a grain of salt.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

It would be refreshing to see the voters clean up their electoral system and get government back to working for them! Keep the faith Glenn! ;-)

9 Aug 2012 11:19am

@Eric Cousineau: I'm with you, Eric. Party partisanship on both sides of the aisle here has gotten so bad, it feels like the only thing that will fix things is a clean sweep. Plus the population and the media might benefit from a little bit of soul-searching and an attitude adjustment toward themselves and those with whom they may disagree.

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Great detail of an everyday items, nicely done

9 Aug 2012 1:24pm

@Jen: Thank you Jen.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

A clean sweep ... what a great idea, but who on earth can we get into office? You're so right about our media being biased; it's nearly impossible to get any pure information. And "free lunch" ... that is certainly a joke, which makes the health system issue a dinosaur!

9 Aug 2012 1:33pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: "Who on earth... indeed." That is the problem - extracting the selfish and the power-minded ones and replacing them with people who are looking out for the "folks" and aren't all about perpetuating themselves in public office. We need statesmen and stateswomen, not party hacks. But who will step up? And worse, who will believe in and vote for them if they do? It has to happen at a local level, district by district. Seems almost too big a task - but it's possible... even if unlikely. So we gotta work within the system we've got and do our best to elect the good guys and gals.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

PS: That is one very sharp image!

9 Aug 2012 1:34pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thanks!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Yes, anyone who smells of tea bags should get swept.

9 Aug 2012 11:47pm

1/200 second
ISO 400
5 mm