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Turn of The Last Century Tela Honduras

What an amazing Saturday afternoon treat one of my friends offered me in an email, and I thought I would share it with you. I just adore old photographs. They stir so much wonder and imagination within me. The old photos always stress the fact that pictures are tiny slices of moments out of time, […]

“The streets belong to the revolutionaries”

How's this for revolutionary?  

The Nation’s Loyal Retrievers of 9/11

I know ... One more 9/11 Tenth Anniversary story. One I hadn't thought of, however. I know dogs were brought in from around the nation to search the mountains of rubble and debris for days and weeks after the terror attacks. First looking for survivors ... then retrieving remains. I even remember a story on […]

February 23, 1945: U.S. Marines Raise Two American Flags on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima

It is fitting that there were two US Flags raised that day when you consider the hell our Marines went through in the Pacific Theater of Operation in WWII. The first flagraising atop Mount Suribachi, February 23, 1945. Hank Hansen (without helmet), Boots Thomas (seated), John Bradley (behind Thomas) Phil Ward (hand visible grasping pole), […]

Cigar Mike Meets President Obama

Throughout the years, I have met some interesting folks. I’ve met several famous politicians, governors, senators, congressmen, etc., I have also met some American Presidents as well, George H. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.  Bush the Elder I met when he spoke at my University in 1988.  I met Bill Clinton, the candidate, […]

By Popular Request …

Capital Hill © 2009 by Michael A. Pancier, All Rights Reserved It’s been a while but I am glad to finally announce the debut of my photography website, Michael Pancier Photography.   Folks ask me all the time for prints and for my website. So thanks to fellow contributor and friend Claudia, who was kind enough […]

What About Global Warming?

Well infidels, I have returned. I went to Virginia in mid October to get foliage photos. This is what greeted me yesterday morning....Virginia is not supposed to get snow until November. I was in a winter wonderland out there. Yep, I got my winter shots in October. That's global warming for you. Shot at Shenandoah […]

Thank You TR

Speech by President Teddy Roosevelt made at the Grand Canyon, Arizona, on May 6, 1903: "In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which, so far as I know, is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. I want to ask you to do one thing in connection with it in […]

Autumn in South Florida

© 2009 by Michael A. Pancier, All Rights Reserved Bahia Honda State Park - Florida Keys Enjoy ....

I’ll Take Manhattan

© 2009 by Michael A. Pancier, All Rights Reserved Just taking a break from the daily political crap. Here's a pic I took last week in midtown. Happy Columbus Day. Of course I can't figure out how if his last name was Colon, how the heck did they end up with Columbus?

While Everyone’s Out There Sleeping …

I'm at the beach to shoot the sunrise and an occasional model .... the joys of living in South Florida ....

It All Began Here … In Philadelphia

It's Constitution Day infidels.  The only thing I have sworn allegiance to in my life to protect.  The document which became the backbone for our nation came to life in this Hall, during a scorching summer.  It's brilliance is unmatched. It wasn't perfect; compromises had to be made.  Amendments had to be added.  But it's […]

Oh Happy Day …..

It's Labor Day and the only laboring I will be doing today will be behind a grill as I prepare my world famous brisket and my BBQ chicken (shicken if you're from Louisiana) I'm in a good mood given that we all managed to eliminate one communist thug from the government. Here's a sunrise shot […]

Cigar Mike Discovers America

For a change of pace, here's a photo I took at Meteor Crater Arizona just outside Winslow (such a fine place to be). As large as this crater is, it still isn't big enough to hold all of the bullcrap being spewed from the left today. Ciao Infidels, I'm outta here to smoke some cigars […]

Sunday with the Marlins

Hope you had a good weekend infidels. Spent my Sunday afternoon with the Marlins. Here's a slideshow from yesterday's second game of a Sunday doubleheader. We lost. But in the end, when the game got less interesting, there were cheerleaders, interesting fans, and a lady with a big butt. Enjoy...