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This is a really short diary, consisting of a single photograph that I snapped on the street yesterday. It's just one of those "worth a thousand words" things, I guess. Take  a look after the fancy orange squiggle!

Game Change

That's it. Nothing more, nothing less.

I hope this was just a random event, and that young girl isn't consciously reaching for Palin, as if acknowledging her future leader.

I hope the girl's mother quickly grabbed her hand away, and said something motherly, like, "Now, honey, nice girls don't consciously embrace fascism, DO THEY?" Something like that.

Anyhoo, just a short midafternoon diversion. Back to work!

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  •  Clearly... (3+ / 0-)
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    janmtairy, darthburger, tacet

    She thought it was a new Tina Fey comedy.

  •  The pic is funny but I feel a little hesitant (2+ / 0-)
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    janmtairy, Catte Nappe

    about having a young child's photo put on the web without the express permission of her parent.  Maybe it's just me, but maybe you could blur the young girl's face?

    •  Nope, sorry. No reasonable right to privacy (0+ / 0-)

      in public. No need to ask permission, no permission needed for publication as news or editorial commentary. I highly doubt there's a compelling risk that would warrant me altering the photograph (which is against my practice anyway). Thanks for the advice, though!

      Also, why'd you assume that I didn't have express permission? :D

      •  There's what is legal (1+ / 0-)
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        Which often is a lower bar than what would be right, or kind. I hope you did have permission, because many parents are extremely disturbed by this sort of thing.

        from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

        by Catte Nappe on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 01:37:22 PM PDT

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        •  That's false. (0+ / 0-)

          My posting of the picture is neither wrong, nor unkind. Any potential parental disturbance is an issue for the potentially disturbed parents, not for me. A truly worried parent could keep their kids at home, or make them wear a potato sack: reasonable parents who take their kids in public recognize this sort of thing happens, and that it's harmless. No harm could come to the child, and it's unlikely her identity would be revealed. And if it were, that's not really for me to worry about when engaging in my 1st Amendment rights.

          If it were, then you'd see vastly different laws relating to the 1st Amendment and its covering of street photography, or not. That child was potentially photographed by thousands of cameras, not just mine. That child was definitely photographed by thousands more security, surveillance, and police cameras. If taking pictures of children is an issue (and it's not, but if it were), then it's not mine alone.

          Guess I didn't expect this level of concern trolling.

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