Greenpoint, October, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Signs of the Times - Southern Edition

Two photographs in today's Times, neither in the news section, say a lot about this summer and America's changing social mores.

ArtsBeat reports that the TV Land network has cancelled reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard. According to the Times, "The spokesman for the network would not confirm why the show was withdrawn, but the move follows last week's decision by Warner Bros. to halt production on toys of the General Lee [above], the famous car in the show that prominently displays a Confederate battle flag."
(Photo: Michael Stravato, The New York Times)
A story the Business Day section, describes how ExxonMobil has begun, after years of resistance, to publicly support its L.G.B.T. employees. A interesting as the ExxonMobil marchers and banners in the photo from the Houston L.G.B.T. parade above, is the Fox Network (!) convertible celebrating its "Divas" Whitney and Reba and providing a vehicle for divas of the drag persuasion.

Too bad Daisy Dukes couldn't be on the right side of history as well . . .

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