Category Archive 'San Francisco Earthquake'

21 Oct 2008

Saint Obama, Trickster

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Obama novena candles

Mark Steyn posts a reader’s photo from a street fair in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of san Francisco.

Obama seems to become the flavor of the month, not only in leftwing politics, but also in Santeria, the Spanish-language version of voodoo.

Obama is depicted as St. Martin de Porres, who is used to represent the trickster orisha Ellegua (also spelled Eleggua) also known as Legba and Eshu. What could possibly be more appropriate! Just like Obama, Ellegua is, to the say the least, an agent of Change.

17 Apr 2006

San Francisco Earthquake

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Today is the 100th Anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake, which hit at 5:12 AM, April 18, 1906. It is estimated to have hit 8.25 on the Richter scale. A devastating fire followed.

There were more than 3000 deaths, and $400,000,000.00 damages in 1906 dollars, but the city was rapidly rebullt… without federal assistance!


US Geologic Survey

SF Virtual Museum


SF Chronicle Commemorative Series

Panorama of Ruins

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