From Being Liberal on Facebook.


Milk of Human Kindness - snopes.com reports on policeman with milk meme

And yes, the kind police officer was in fact delivering milk to a family with children that had run out during the Boston bomber manhunt (whether he paid for it with his own money he probably did) and has been identified by snopes.com, see here:


At 7:15pm, the low buzz of a drone was heard overheard. Seconds later, an enormous explosion engulfed the area, destroying the boat and several nearby homes. Sources say 46 Watertown residents were killed in the missile strike, including 12 children.

A hypothetical narration of a drone targeting the Boston Marathon bombing suspect in Watertown by an American Facebook user based in San Francisco, has gone viral amongst Pakistani Facebook users. Within 24 hours the post was shared more than 5000 times and generated hundreds of comments.

What if Watertown was Droned?


Arrest brings relief, and cheers across nation:

Crowds turned police-filled streets into a virtual parade route, as news spread that the second suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 in the Boston Marathon bombing had been caught and taken alive. Along with the earlier death of his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 during a firefight with cops, ended five days of terror sowed by the double bombing at the marathon finish line, which killed three people, wounding 176 and left the city of Boston on edge.

Boston Bombing: What You Aren’t Being Told (MUST WATCH and SHARE)

Our nation needs to stand up and give a large round of applause to all the police officers, swat team, FBI, paramedics, national guard, you name it, anyone who raced to help during this horrific week. These are the ‘helpers’ Mr.Roger’s talked about. They worked day in and day out and finally tonight they can go to bed a little easier.

Don’t mess with America.



…abandoned shacks stand in dejected silence to give testimony of over-optimism and the unwise use of land. Here the legendary “wide open spaces” roll away as far as the eye can see. There is something about the vast expanse that appeals to strangers and holds the scattered inhabitants.

A South Dakota Guide (WPA, 1938)

In June 2011, a friend and I drove out to take pictures of some abandoned buildings in far Western Minnesota and South Dakota.  Shown here is an abandoned farmstead in a grass field in Codington County South Dakota, about 10 miles north of Watertown.  It was incredible to walk around in such a vast, open space, even if we had to trudge through knee high grass (and ticks, we later discovered).  After walking around and photographing the various buildings on site we went inside the main house.  Judging from how decayed and weathered these structures were we guess that they must have been abandoned for at least several decades, maybe longer.

The photos taken at this site worked perfectly for the painting idea I had at the time.  The final result of that work can be seen in the last image of this set:

American Decadence (Codington Co., South Dakota), Oil on Canvas, 24 x 64 inches, 2011

* * *

Nate Burbeck is a State Guide to Minnesota and an At-Large Guide to the Midwest. he curates a few regionally-themed art tumblrs —beyond 9th avenue (Northeastern artists), fly over art (Midwestern artists) and in the new frontier (Western artists) and has himself been named one of “Ten Artists to Watch in 2013” on the Walker Art Center’s mnartists blog. Follow Nate’s work on Tumblr atnburbeck.tumblr.com or on his website.