Posts Tagged ‘reconquista’

New Signage for Japantown for 2011: Here It Is

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

I guess the hated concrete Peace Pagoda is getting honored here:

I won’t tell you which particular sign I notice.

BTW, the empty corner space at Webster and Post is going to be a large dentist’s office (boy, won’t that draw people to J-Town!) instead of the bustling coffee shop that almost went in six years ago…

Oh well…

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.

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