Posts Tagged ‘Obamanos’

From Obama to Nobama: Official San Francisco Says No to Obama-Themed Christmas Train This Year

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Observe, that at first there was nothing desirable to be seen, for Mclaren Lodge Lawn was without form, and void; it was confusion, and emptiness.

And then, the Pikachu train came on the scene.

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And it was Good.

But not good enough, for then, He arrived. See?

As seen a few years back:

This made national news. (Hey whatever happened to Zoe Stagg, anyway?)

Then it was all like this:

(Artist’s conception, but the window was painted over for a while.)

And then it was all like this*

And now, just before the Great Lighting Ceremony of 2011, there’s no train at all:

Poor Obama!

(I’ll check and see if the Obama train pops up before Christmas. It’s a mystery to me. Of course, this is in Golden Gate Park on public land, as is the Prayer Book Cross and other things. Sometimes, We, those of us way out West, lose track of that nettlesome Bill of Rights.)

*Fear the beard and all. You know, I don’t think certain people, people like MC Hammer, understand that they threw their weight behind the Republican choice** for Mayor, understand that they (blindly?) supported the first choice of just 7% of San Francisco. We’ll see if they do this again. 

**Ed Lee was the only viable candidate on the San Francisco Republican’s Endorsements webpage. 

How Wude! Barack Obama Painted Over in Golden Gate Park – The “Yes We Can Express” Replaced by Giants Fever

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Barack Obama fever has given way to Giants fever, it would seem.

Check it out tonight at 5:00 PM when the Christmas Tree lighting gets going.

From this, a couple years back:

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To this, last week*

To this, currently:

Poor Obama!

*Artist’s conception, but the window was all painted over last weekend

Obama-Themed Tree Lighting Set for Tomorrow in Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Everything is all set for tomorrow’s Christmas Tree lighting at the McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park:

Join the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department for its 79th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting. The 100-foot Monterey cypress at the east end of Golden Gate Park is San Francisco’s official holiday tree. Enjoy live entertainment, refreshments and activities for the entire family, plus, a visit from Santa!

This year’s event will be all the more special in light of Barack Obama’s recent victory. The train underneath the tree features a huge Obama logo along with a few other Obama references.

Obamanos! in front of McLaren Lodge

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All aboard the Obama train. See you there!

Thursday December 4, 2008 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

501 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, California 94117

ObamaNos T-Shirts at CA Democratic Convention – Kaus Nightmare

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Godfather of Blogging and longtime Slatester Mickey Kaus probably wouldn’t want to see this latest pro-Obama T-shirt being sported by attendees at the 2008 Democratic Party State Convention.

Why’s that? Well, because it truncates the northern half of the continental U.S. and associates the southern U.S with Latin America. Kind of an Aztlán thing. That’s why.

Getting into demographics, Barack is doing well with African Americans, of course, as well as enthusiastic white people and Asian Americans, but some of the folks with roots in the areas the t-shirt map purports to show don’t cotton to him all that much so far. Obamanos is a clever phrase designed to help Barack with the latino demo.

 It can’t hurt.

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The entire mise-en-scene, after the jump.

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