Wednesday, January 03, 2007


DREAM: No genius required to interpret this one: I’m underwater, wrestling a giant optopus, have just managed to get the tips of all its many tentacles gathered into my left hand, and am frantically pondering my next move when I snap awake... and instantly recognize the morphing of my current life: helicopter, insurance, event permit, photographers, credit card, 300-foot tape measures, 1,200 people, newspapers, radio stations, weather forecasts... Yes, and Onward!

THE CROWD: As we close in on 600 registrants (584 just now), I'm fully confident of a capacity crowd. People ask what we'll do if we get too few or too many people. Here’s the figuring: Our “IMPEACH!” will be 100 feet tall, with lettering ten feet thick. Each prone person will (on average) occupy a spot six feet tall and two and a half feet wide. A “mere” 700 bodies will fill the message “loosely” -- but adequately, I think, for our photographic purposes. 940 will fill it “solidly” (it is “designed” for 940). And we can easily squeeze in 1,200. If we get a true overflow, we've got options: add an underline, add a border, or all or some of us can just sit up or even stand up. More than you wanted to know? Don’t worry – it’ll all work. People at the beach Saturday morning will be directing attendees and handing out fliers with this information and more. Also, I’ll have a bullhorn.

MEDIA: News organizations often decide in the last 24 hours whether or not to cover something. I once spent ten years working on something I thought important (and imagining much media interest), but it wasn’t until the last two weeks that media came calling -- and then it was a landslide. The best I’ve gotten from the SF Chronicle’s assignment editor is, “I’m not sure if we’re going to cover it…” The Chronicle photo desk is undecided. The first media interest is from Canada -- but the distance may work in our favor. I’m scheduled to be interviewed Thursday afternoon or early Friday by a Montreal station which is part of the Pacifica Radio network, and when one outlet cracks the door, the entire media swarm often barges right through. So, we’ll see… tick, tick, tick… But it’s hard to imagine that 1,000-some people will gather in the Speaker of the House’s backyard two days after she takes center stage and no one, not even the local paper, will cover it. In any case, we’ve got our OWN helicopter, and on our beloved internet OUR photographer’s photos will go as far and wide as we feel like sending them on our .

All for now -- see you Saturday… First, let me check our tally… ah, I love this: 607!



Blogger dave said...

Hey there - howzabout putting that big "IMPEACH" photo on some t-shirt, coffee mugs, buttons, etc at Cafe Press or Lulu or Zazzle or...

I'd love one, and I'm sure I'm not the only one!

5:41 PM  
Blogger soundn said...

I wish I could have been there! Kudos to all who were involved.


6:42 PM  
Blogger joewo said...

There's the video on it.
If you want the actual file let me know
joewo at hotmail dot com

10:30 PM  
Blogger joewo said...

and another video on the big event!!

11:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From sea to shining...

...hey New York!!!

How about an "ImpeachBeach" echo!!!

Great work Brad and your crew!!!

What a fantastic image.

It is currently the top article on

Check it out and make some comments about it there. Ping!!!

12:06 AM  
Blogger Radiant Times said...

Your message is old. Bush is a lame duck president anyways. Wouldn't you be better off earning more money to donate to the presidential candidate of your choice, or campaigning for him/her.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Radiant Times said...

apologies if I posted twice.

5:39 PM  
Blogger The Dr. said...

What a total yawner. Are liberals really this un-creative? (and unemployed)

We saw 'Peace' with naked (hairy) women a couple of years ago.

We saw a naked bike-ride protest.

I mean really, people, you just make yourselves look ridiculous with these one line jokes.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Impeach-Bush said...

Seen at:
Americans should have the right to have a judge rule on the 35 impeachment articles as one of Americans safeguards of liberty.
The America news media and political leaders fear the truth if impeachment proceedings are started against President Bush. The truth of that statement is obvious if one even does a quick reading of only one of U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich 35 count resolution to impeach President Bush.

Political Trust is a luxury that Americans can’t afford?
The fact that the news media has not written Editorials about Dennis Kucinich 35 count impeach resolution tells me accepting hypocrites is just part of being an American. Barack Obama appears to be no exception.
Politicians expect to table the resolution by referring it to the Judiciary Committee, where they expect it to die.
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) suggested yesterday that engaging in a lengthy debate over impeaching Bush in the waning days of his administration is not a productive use of the House's time. !! In my opinion the Justice Dept. has an obligation to explain to citizens of the U.S. and the world to why or why not charges will or won’t be brought against the President.
Many of Dennis Kucinich’s 35 count resolution to impeach President Bush cost the U.S. its own safety due to war, cost tens of thousands of voters their votes in a crucial state in the last presidential election.

I think Americans should at least have the same rights as Guantanamo prisoners.,0,2676802.story,,
I think students and the politicians should debate the truthfulness of U.S. Representative Kucinich’s 35 articles of impeachment. It appears to me that the politicians don’t think its worth their time to hold the President accountable for mistakes and or lies/cover-ups that have killed and hurt ten’s of thousands of people worldwide.
Americans should have the right to have a judge rule on the 35 impeachment articles as one of Americans safeguards of liberty.
I write those above statements thinking the people of American will do nothing based on the book “The Age of American Unreason” by Susan Jacoby, copyright 2008.

12:05 PM  

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