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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Ordinary day at Ocean Beach / Jour Ordinaire à la Plage de l'Ocean

This post is dedicated to Michael S., in Paris.
Ce billet est dédié à Michael S., à Paris.

Photograph from the San Francisco Chronicle


What do you know, the minute you turn your back, something is going on in San Francisco! Today, it was a political statement. And usually, when San Francisco makes a political statement, it isn't in Bush's favor. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, today "about 1,200 peace activists lay in the sand to spell out 'IMPEACH!' in 100-foot tall letters on San Francisco's Ocean Beach."

Comme toujours, dès qu'on tourne le dos il se passe quelque chose à San Francisco! Aujourd'hui, c'était politique. Et d'habitude, quand San Francisco s'exprime politiquement, c'est pas pour faire plaisir à Bush. D'après le San Francisco Chronicle, aujourd'hui "à peu près 1200 pacifistes se sont allongés sur le sable sur la Plage de l'Océan pour écrire 'Empêchement' avec leurs corps, en lettres de 30 mètres de haut."

Photograph from the San Francisco Chronicle


These 1,200 people might have had great fun doing that, but I'd be willing to bet that they're all having warm soup, right now, as I type. As many of you already know, Ocean Beach isn't the warmest place to be in our great City!

Ces 1200 personnes ont dû passer un après-midi bien sympa à faire ça, mais je suis prête à parier qu'ils sont tous assis devant un bon bol de soupe bien chaude au moment ou je publie ce billet! Car, certains d'entre vous le savent déjà, la la Plage de l'Océan à San Francisco n'est pas l'endroit le plus chaud de notre belle ville!

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Resources
This photograph from www.beachimpeach.org


Everything you want to know about the project at www.beachimpeach.org including superb aerial photographs of San Francisco (without fog!).

Tout ce que vous voulez savoir sur le project à www.beachimpeach.org avec une selection de photos aériennes superbes de San Francisco (sans brouillard!).

Entire San Francisco Chronicle article is here, and their additional photographs are here.

Cliquez ici pour l'article complet du San Francisco Chronicle (en Anglais), et par ici pour voir leurs photos supplémentaires.

13 Comments:

Blogger Michael said...

LOL Tomate! Not sure if you meant this Michael S. in Paris, but I'll take the blame.

I came across this video as well that some of your readers might enjoy. Caution: some profanity included (what did you expect given the subject?!)...

11:33 PM  
Blogger Tomate Farcie said...

That's OK, Michael, no worries. :) Anyway, I think everybody IN THE WORLD knows the Clinton story by now...

French readers might have some difficulty with the translation of that video though, so if you can help, that'd be great ;-)

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Otir said...

Chouette projet ! Les New-Yorkais devraient faire ça avec leurs voitures sur les plages de Long Island !

Et pour la vidéo, même sans traduction c'est très clair !

6:30 AM  
Blogger AphotoAday said...

Thanks for passing on the spectacular photos... And to impeachment I would also add "remove from office"... You know, I am against the death penalty, and I probably shouldn't say this (the Man might come knocking) but I personally think that Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld should have been in line right behind Saddam... Enough said...

10:26 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Well, I don't want to stir things up too much Tomate, and again, feel free to delete - but this just came into my email this morning and I knew the perfect place to post it...

HERE

8:38 PM  
Anonymous angelina said...

Zoom sur le vétéran du Viet-Nam arrivé tôt sur la plage pour être le premier sur les lettres, bas du I.
J'adore!

10:22 PM  
Blogger lynn said...

This is a great idea; one we should adopt more often!

1:59 AM  
Anonymous Édouard said...

Excellent billet, TF — vous les San-Franciscains êtes toujours dans l'avant-garde !

1:46 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

Thanks a lot Tomate for sharing these great aerial pictures of a massive gathering to spell out this message. Excellent.
Alex

6:41 PM  
Blogger Cristina said...

Wow, amazing post! How incredible it must have felt to have been a part of this. I read your comment on Aphotoaday--it made me smile.
And an aside note: I clicked on one of Michael's links--I should have known better--it was NASTY! But I appreciated the message about what a certain person is doing to this country.

7:24 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

I hoe I didn't offend you Cristina. Was it really that nasty? Anyway, it's a shame what we are willing to impeach someone for his personal misgivings that affect a small number of people and not a president who has affected millions.

9:50 PM  
Blogger barbara said...

michael, that video is priceless, THANKS !!! it will be making the rounds :)

and all i can say in reaction to it is ....HELLLOOO ????

4:38 PM  
Blogger barbara said...

et bonjour mme. tomate, merci a vous aussi :)

4:40 PM  

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