Thursday, February 7, 2008

More Leftist Fascism

The left hates the military. Not little hate -- H-A-T-E. We're talking a hatred more visceral than that held by the Klan against Blacks. So what happened this past week in Berkeley made perfect sense.

Hey-hey, ho-ho, the Marines in Berkeley have got to go.

That's the message from the Berkeley City Council, which voted 6-3, with Gordon Wozniak, Betty Olds and Kriss Worthington dissenting, to tell the Marines that its Shattuck Avenue recruiting station "is not welcome in the city, and if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders."

It also voted 7-2, with Wozniak and Olds dissenting, to explore enforcing its law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation against the Marines and to encourage the women's peace group Code Pink to protest in front of the station.

In a separate item, the council voted 8-1 to give Code Pink a designated parking space in front of the recruiting station once a week for six months and a free sound permit for protesting once a week from noon to 4 p.m.
That's a nice, cozy relationship between the City Council and ultra-leftist moonbat group Code Pink, isn't it? I wonder what kind of reaction there would be in the mainstream media to such coziness between, say, Pocatello, ID and the John Birch Society? Would the story still have the same "neutrality" in its tone? Just asking...

Aren't you glad the freedom-loving City Council of Berzerkly uses that freedom to harass those who are most essential in preserving it?

Ah, but it gets better, because, as of yesterday, the City Council was "reconsidering" their hateful letter to the Marines. It might have upset a couple of people, including their own constituents.
"I think we shouldn't be seen across the country as hating the Marines," said Olds, who voted against last week's proposals. "If you make a mistake, like we did, you should admit it and correct it and move on."
Gee, ya think?

Of course, ultra-leftist (make that U-L-T-R-A, so far left I can't even see them from here) Code Pink is pissed.
"I hope they're not acting out of intimidation," said Code Pink spokeswoman Medea Benjamin. "Berkeley is a city of peace, and a recruiting station does not fit Berkeley's values."
You're right, sweetie. The Marines do NOT fit Berkeley's values. They LOVE America.