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Good Beach Reading. Impeach! Reason: Treason.

September 24th, 2007 · No Comments

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A few years ago I read an article about a progressive-minded taxi driver from San Francisco named Brad Newsham. His quest was simple. Through an organization that he founded called Backpack Nation, he desired “To transform the West’s 2-3 million independent travelers into an army of global ambassadors, emissaries of peace, a roving force for good, and thereby help to save our world.” I’m game!

Travel Betty Beach

Unfortunately, this altruistic goal proved to be easier said than done, and although $26,000 was raised, Backpack Nation was put to bed after a three-year run. But that wasn’t the end of Brad Newsham and his desire to change the world.

LL Beach

Cut to Saturday October 15, 2007. It’s me, my friend LL, and about 800+ people lying down on a pricker-filled Chrissy Field allowing helicopters to hover above our heads and shoot at us. Well, okay, I’m being overly melodramatic since they were shooting with video cameras, not bullets. Why? For Beach Impeach, of course. Brad’s latest effort is to take on the treasonous Bush Administration and get their asses thrown out of office. Again, I’m game!

Beach Read Beach Relax

You can watch the video below to see how it turned out. I tell you, I love living in a city where people like Brad (just average citizens who are fed up!) not only feel inspired to come up with ideas like this, but actually take action to make them happen. Congrats Brad! Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your vision.

If you’re interested in getting down and dirty with Brad and a surprise special guest for the next event, Beach Impeach 4 is scheduled for October 7 at 11am in Berkeley.

If you’re interested in keeping Bush & Co. in the White House, but still want to make the world a better place (something akin to Jumbo Shrimp), check out Brad’s inspiring book:

Take Me with You

Take Me with You

Other Betties blogging about Brad and Beach Impeach:

The Rag Blog: Kick out Nancy Pelosi too
The MPJC Video Project
Vagabonding: Brad Newsham on why you should be “in the moment” when you travel

Tags: California · Northern California · Pop Culture · USA

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