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Monday, January 19, 2009

Good luck Obama

President-elect Obama will be inaugurated tomorrow. We wish him the best of luck.

This is a photograph of the marquee of the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, California. Here is another close-up of the marquee.

According to Wikipedia, the current owner of the has been using part of the marquee to display political messages for the past 20 years, with the support of, and for the great enjoyment of the local community:

"Michaan is known to use his liberal politics as a guide in managing the Grand Lake. In 2004, he publicly announced that the theater would not enforce the R rating of the political documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. The Grand Lake has also received widespread recognition for Michaan's use of the marquee as a political message board. In outrage at the 2000 presidential election, he posted this message on the high-traffic side of the marquee: "This Is America — Every Vote Should Be Counted" Since then, and with much support from the local community, Michaan has regularly used one side of the theater's marquee to display a timely political message. In addition to films, the theater also occasionally hosts talks and events on progressive political issues."

There were some pretty funny messages in the past couple of years. You can see some of them on Flickr.

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Anonymous from cali said...

How funny - I used that same line in an email to SOMEONE! I was gonna write that tomorrow on some blogs also. I swear I hadn't seen your post until now!

10:21 PM  
Blogger claude said...

C'est un grand jour aujourd'hui. Je vais renter tôt du boulot pour ne manquer ça à la télé. Je vais même me l'entregister.

11:59 PM  
Anonymous Anthony said...

Cela fait 2 mois et demi que le president a ete elu, donc, de mon cote, l'excitement associe a l'arrivee d'Obama est un peu descendu. De plus, j'accueille son arrivee en restant sur ma garde au sujet de ce qu'il va accomplir; je fais parti d'un groupe de personnes tres habitue aux deceptions... Je suis joyeux malgre tout; Bush degage enfin!!!

7:19 AM  
Blogger AphotoAday said...

God bless America!
Now I wish I had voted!

6:19 AM  

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