Posts Tagged ‘yes we can’

Once Again, Rec and Park Fails to Honor Donald Trump on Its Annual Christmas Train in Golden Gate Park – But 2008, Well, That was a Different Story

Friday, December 1st, 2017

2017: A hippie-influenced Love Train theme this year:

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The very same train, 2008: An Obamarama, to honor Barack Obama’s election victory the month afore:

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I don’t think we’ll see a Trump either next year, for one reason or another.

And actually, I think the Obama display on public land was remarked upon at the time, by Mssrs. Matier & Ross, for two, and I also think that RPD has enough institutional memory to remember that they administer public land…

President Barack Obama Replaced by Elderly White Man on Rec and Park’s Official Holiday Train

Friday, December 12th, 2014

When President Barack Obama was a more popular,* he made the grade in Golden Gate Park:

It was a thing.

But now, he’s been replaced. As seen in December 2014:

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Oh well.

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Actually, I was surprised to see both Obama and Father Christmas on official gov’mint display in Golden Gate Park.

Who will be honored next year…?

*I remember this at Civic Center. The “Hillary People” had some unkind things to say, but it was a real big deal, a memorable event

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. 

Even More Obama Iconography in Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

What a difference a day makes. It seems Pikachu Pokemon is out and Barack Obama is in on the giant train under the living Christmas Tree at Golden Gate Park’s McLaren Lodge.

Tomorrow’s tree lighting should be more special because of Him.