The ATTACK painting prints

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Now that the court case has been settled, prints are available of this painting.

Last year several people requested how to get a poster of the Confederate painting. It is now on Etsy and the title of the offer is “Tim Desmond designed poster” There is more information there.So, if you know someone who said that they wanted a poster of it, it is now available

The poster is on 24 pound paper and is 24 x 25 inches.

Last week, when this was first advertised, it was up at ETSY as only one print available. There are now twenty [20] prints in stock at ETSY. The site is at:

https://www.etsy.com/search?q=Tim%20Desmond%20designed%20poster

Tim
Timothy J. Desmond
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California Confederate Flag Law Settlement

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It seems a long time since the painting was finished two years ago first shown at the Sorenson Studios & Gallery’s 2015 Black & White show. It was shown there for all of May 2015. For the October 2015 Big Fresno Fair Art exhibit, it was not allowed. That prompted advice from a friend to contact CIR – Center for Individual Rights.
Yesterday, May 2, the settlement and stipulation was finalized with the attorneys at California Department of Justice. Below is the KCRE 3 Sacramento Facebook posting based on the AP release about the case.
AP had requested a photo of the painting from me for their release. There may be another piece released about this.
Here is that May 2 posting below …..

May 2, 2017
“SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —
California’s ban on displaying the Confederate flag doesn’t apply to individuals even if they are on government property, state officials said this week in settling a free speech lawsuit.

Fresno artist Timothy Desmond sued after his painting depicting the flag was barred from the 2015 Big Fresno Fair. His painting shows Confederate soldiers fighting in the 1864 siege of Atlanta, led by a soldier carrying the battle flag.

California’s 2014 law says the state cannot display or sell the Battle Flag of the Confederacy or any similar image unless it appears in a way that serves an educational or historical purpose. Fair officials used that law to ban Desmond’s painting a year later, but they let him display the painting during the 2016 fair.

The settlement signed by the state attorney general’s office on Monday says that the ban applies only to the state government and not to private individuals. Individuals are still free to carry, display or sell the flag on private or government property.

“The First Amendment is clear: the state may not ban the expression of certain points of view simply because some find them distasteful,” Center for Individual Rights President Terry Pell said in a statement Tuesday. “Freedom of speech has costs, whether in the form of hurt feelings of those who are forced to listen or the cost of police necessary to protect against the riots that sometimes result.”

The nonprofit Washington, D.C.-based center represented Desmond in the lawsuit.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office referred requests for comment to the state Department of Food and Agriculture, where the media office was not accepting messages after business hours.

Desmond himself wasn’t commenting on the lawsuit or the settlement, a spokeswoman for the center said. The center’s website describes him as a retired high school science teacher who regularly entered his paintings in local art fairs.

It says his relatives fought for the South during the Civil War, so he became interested in their lives and the battles in which they might have fought. He found that his great-grandfather’s brother may have fought in the battle for Atlanta.”

Tim

Timothy J. Desmond
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March is here

March is here. The two Irish flags in the back are faded and have been flown the most in past years. The other one with the red cross is also an Irish flag. It has been mistaken for the Alabama and Florida state flags, though Florida has a state seal in its center. The Alabama flag, created in early 1890s, was described as “a crimson St. Andrews cross on white field.
In Ireland the coat of arms of the ancient Munster family of Fitzgerald was described as “a red saltire on argent field” or [translated] “a red cross on silver [white].” I suppose that was symbolic of the royal house at the time. The Geraldines were a succession of Earls of Desmond. The Coat of Arms of Desmond is not always displayed as Desmond, probably because it was a place before it was an Irish surname. But, the place was Munster and under the control of Geraldines and called the House of Desmond. The Coat of Arms was “a red saltire on argent ermine.” The black marks are the symbol of the ermine which had black tips to its tail in winter. There is an old ruin of a stone church on the road in Adare, west of the town center. On the stone façade are two Coats of Arms carved in relief. On the left is the saltire cross on a shield shape which is plain on the four fields between the bars. On the left is another shield with a saltire cross, but the four fields between the saltire bars has the ermine marks. Both Coats of Arms on the same building.

Tim

Timothy J. Desmond
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151st Anniversary Battle of Franklin

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THE ATTACK

Today this painting is presented to commemorate the November 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. Buried in history are the stories of so many and their valor on the Carter farm. As this is not meant to be a lengthy history with this posting, here is a poem about it too.

“That 30 November Thing”

We’d awakened to
Morning cold Fires
Dried wet wool
Cotton soaked dew

Smoke floated smell
Coffee weak hot
Cartridge issued
Cheered boys well

Night moves true
Rumor we’d heard
Blame went ‘round
Union got through

Smoke floated smell
Coffee weak hot
Cracker issued
Cheered boys well

Officers call told
First Sergeant with me
Plans licked hard
Orders on hold

Smoke floated smell
Coffee weak hot
Cracker issued
Cheered boys well

Columns on road
Division formed
Northeast all day
Cleburne near rode

Smoke floated smell
Company into line
Charge order issued
Cheered boys well

Artillery hot attack
Federal works reached
Orange flashes roar
Into night black

Smoke floated smell
Company at the works
Liquid red issued
Boys fought well

I woke up sickly
Morning fire cold
Dried red wool
Cotton blood sticky

Lieutenant I asked
Company take now
First sergeant killed
Command my last

Cleburne now gone
Generals five others
Gave their all too
Before this dawn

Death bloated smell
Survivors formed up
Marched southwest
Boys not well

They left bloated smell
No coffee now
The field they fled
Called Franklin’s hell

Tim

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Jeremiah Ryan Memorial

SCV - Jerry Ryan Memorial
Camp 1804 genealogist Bill Lee speaking.

This was last Saturday on April 25, at Calvary Cemetery on Belmont Avenue, Fresno, California.
Jerry Ryan and his father were railroad builders in Houston, Texas. Before the Civil War they built the railroad across Cuba. Before the Civil War he married in Texas, and When Texas seceded in 1861, Jerry joined Waul’s Texas Legion. Waul’s became a trans-Mississippi unit in the Army of Tennessee, as did many regiments from Arkansas, Louisiana and other Texas regiments.
Early in the war Jerry was captured at the battle called Shiloh, and sent to Rock Island, the Union prisoner camp, Illinois. He was part of a prisoner exchange and either returned to Texas or returned to another Confederate unit. After the war he continued railroad work, and was working on railroad in Oregon. He came to Fresno to build the railroad there in 1873. Ryan was first section foreman for the Southern Pacific in this locality and by his industry and shrewdness soon accumulated enough money to start him in the hotel business.
In 1874 he ceased the railroad business and remained in Fresno. He was most likely a member of the Price Camp of Confederate Veterans, as other notable members were Doctor Muex, Doctor Henry Hopkins, and others. One other was a Confederate he had met at Rock Island, Illinois and exchanged with him. That was Fresno’s first County Sheriff, J. D. Collins. They became life-long friends and died a year apart, Ryan in 1909, Collins in 1910.
The memorial was hosted by the Sons of Confederate Veterans local General Tyree Harris Bell Camp #1804. General Bell probably knew Collins and Ryan also, as he farmed in what is now Clovis and Sanger, and is buried at Bethel Cemetery in Sanger. The Sons of Confederate Veterans genealogical organization is dedicated to preserving the memory of Confederates and their history.

SCV - Jerry Ryan Memorial marker

Tim
THE DOC ~ Revised Edition
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Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

Triggered Book Study Follow up

Family -Tim Desmond at Captain Tony's

One more piece on numbers and stats, if you will, is on another reference that I happen to come across. If the previous “Triggered Book Study” was of mild or of any interest at all, this next reference is from a more studied source in the industry.

THIS STUDY by Hugh Howey IS DATED AS A YEAR AGO IN February on: February 12, 2014. It is of importance to anyone connected with this business, but I think it has merit and interest for anyone involved education, teaching, teaching reading, and the obvious ….. if you are in retail and wonder how the closing of book stores and markets means something. I’ve saved the study in my own files, but in the interest of “not plagiarizing” I am putting the link here.

Author Earnings by Hugh Howey Study Called: The 7k Report
The link is at: http://authorearnings.com/report/the-report

I found it fascinating.
After reading that, what do you think?

Tim

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Timothy J. Desmond
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Mooney Grove Reenactment

Family - Evan and me - Kearney 2013

This weekend kicks off the Civil War reenactment season for most of California, at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. It is hosted by the oldest reenactment organization in California, the CWRS – Civil War Reenactment Society. CWRS started the Kearney Park event in Fresno. The living history and soldiers camps open to the public at 9 AM both days. There are two battles each day, usually at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM. See you there.

Tim

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Triggered Book Study

This is the title of a new study just begun. Perhaps it should be a different and longer title, like “top books study” or “book marketing study based on success of best sellers.” Both of those would be accurate as it is triggered on the question of what gets books to the top of sales lists?

I recently came across the success of one author, when having a quiet conversation with the author’s relative at a small family gathering. Keeping that author anonymous for now, it raised a renewal of past questions. The questions have revolved around a series of modes – dear gawd, did I just write, “modes” a dreaded statistical term? Yes. That is a statistical term. It is one of my favorites because it was the easiest to understand. In the relationship of “distribution” of scores, it is part of the three central tendencies. These are mean, median, and mode. Mode is simply the number of the same or identical scores. Fear not. My use of mode is the Random House Webster’s Dictionary version of “method.”

Many of these have been blogged about before by many of you or others, so many of you blog analysts of the past ten or fifteen years may say, “that has all been done before.” But here goes. The series of modes being a part of this are: genre v. main stream, Create Space v. Lightening Source, Amazon v. Ingram’s, Big Houses v. Small houses, Social sites v. media interviews, Self publishing v. publisher.

Ignored for the moment are such things “cover” and “title.” Not because they are not important, they are, but because they are more of a subjective thing and not easily measured or quantified. Also set aside for the moment is ebook v. print book.

Is ebook v. print book fair? Or valid? Perhaps it is only fair to compare sales of the same title means anything. And here is where any study can be thrown out. Actual sales figures are not readily available.
The main method is a brief study of lists themselves. So, That’s the beginning. More in the next
Assuming one thing in common: All the books were well written.

If you have more, or a thought, contact me.

Tim

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Reed’s Tire Painting in Pink Show

Art - Reed's Tires - 2014 -cropped copy
REED’S TIRE SERVICE – Ripperdan September 2014

This painting of Reed’s Tire Service at Ripperdan, will be at the Chris Sorenson Studio’s Pink Show on Thursday January 8, 2015, and there through January 30. This show donates funds to the Craycroft Center for Children’s Cancers at Valley Children’s Hospital.

If you have questions, contact me or comment.

Tim

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Carbon Hoax

In 1974 I sat in a college class on Human Ecology. It was a required course for the degree. One of the concerns of the text’s author, and the prof who lectured, was the increase of carbon in the atmosphere. It was something that was there, but not alarming to these students as they had lived through the 1971 Zero Population Growth book popularity by Stanford’s Paul Erlich. Many accepted Erlich’s premise and college men went for sterilization and girls went for the IUDs instead of the birth control pills. The consideration that birth control is “anti-life” seemed not to matter. Since then, there have been many changes. Many starvations around the world, that may or may not have been due to over population, were more likely due to the regional political upheavals.

Bringing the time up to 2006, there appeared in the news the increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide as the main culprit in global warming. And so the next new wave of doom which we all have to work to avoid was on. But, it was apparent to me that this was another “anti-life” like Erlich’s ZPG theory, and I sent a short letter to the local paper, which printed it, but received no comments nor counter letters.
Scientists and Universities have been on this for decades.

It was amazing how quickly the globe jumped on this theory. Prince Charles elected to fly to the “States” in a commercial jet, instead of the private jet, in order to “reduce his carbon footprint” in the atmosphere. Amazing.

Legislation and federal law
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/03/world/americas/03iht-scotus.1.5124385.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_v._Environmental_Protection_Agency

US Supreme Court: https://www.dieselnet.com/news/2007/04epa.php
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ddoniger/climate_smack-down_court_uphol.html

EPA: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards
There is a detailed carbon dioxide discussion titled, “Is CO2 a Pollutant” at: http://www.skepticalscience.com/co2-pollutant-advanced.htm
It is astonishing the growth of the energy business – solar and wind – energy companies new and older power companies financing wind and solar. Do you get calls from and for solar installation?
A cap and trade story Sunday, November 16 – called Carbon Costs, McClatchy article by Dan Walters laments the undisclosed costs to Californians . Buried on page A16 in Fresno Bee’s Sunday issue, Dan Walter itemized a few California finance unknown answers. Some of those were ……. Carbon, cap and trade, renewable energy.

Climate Confusion [Encounter Books, New York, 2008] by climatologist author and warming skeptic Roy Spenser, PhD has been denounced on several websites as a “crank” and his latest paper as “failed to prove his point.” Read his site at: http://www.drroyspencer.com/
But, that reminds me something my editor said once. One of my book’s characters wrote a paper a paper on government control and exposed a domestic black ops unit. I was informed that my premise was not credible because retired CIA consultants had said the author would be denounced, discredited and to be shown to be quite a fool and a crank. Sound familiar? Exactly how Roy Spencer is being treated.
President Eisenhower warned President Kennedy about the “military-industrial complex.” Roy Spenser warned, beware of the “political-media” complex.
If you have answers, contact me or comment.

Tim

Timothy J. Desmond
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The Doc page and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
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THE DOC ~ Revised Edition
Copyright © 2014 by Tim Desmond
Cover Design by Jackson Cover Design
All cover art copyright © 2014
All Rights Reserved
Print ISBN: 978-1-626941-44-1