Friday, February 01, 2008


This could only happen in NorCal...I don't even know what to say about this. I'm not surprised because this is how those liberal wackos think, but to actually take it to this level?? I'm glad I'm a midwesterner now...that's all I can say.

Berkeley to Marine Corps: You're Not Welcome
Thursday, January 31, 2008

BERKELEY, Calif. — Local officials in this liberal city say it's time for the U.S. Marines to move out.

The City Council has voted to tell the Marines their downtown recruiting station is not welcome and "if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome guests."

The measure passed this week by a vote of 8-1.

The council also voted to explore enforcing a city anti-discrimination law, focusing on the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

In a separate item, the council voted, also 8-1, to give protest group Code Pink a parking space in front of the recruiting office once a week for six months and a free sound permit for protesting once a week.

Marine Capt. Richard Lund of the recruiting office declined comment on the council action.

The recruiting office opened in Berkeley about a year ago, operating quietly until about four months ago when Code Pink began regular sidewalk protests.

"I believe in the Code Pink cause. The Marines don't belong here, they shouldn't have come here, and they should leave," said Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates.

Code Pink is circulating petitions to get a measure on the ballot in November making it more difficult to open military recruiting offices in Berkeley if they are near homes, parks, schools, churches, libraries or health clinics.

Some employees and business owners aren't happy with the weekly protests.

"My husband's business is right upstairs, and this (protesting) is bordering on harassment," Dori Schmidt told the council. "I hope this stops."


suezque said...

How dumb!
Wouldn't you just like for the Marines to say , "Okay then we'll be sure and take you off the list of cities to be defended against warfare/terrorism acts, etc..."???
Why the contempt for the Marines there???

Davi said...

yah, stuff like that makes me want to move to the midwest too. My sister lives in the midwest too-- her husband is in the airforce, and I totally appreciate all their sacrifices. People can be so clueless, it's startling.
The workers at harware stores are really nice in the midwest:)

Sally said...

Suez - Berkeley is just a really liberal town, just think UC Berkeley, hippie, free love kinda thing. They don't realize that they have their freedoms b/c Marines fought for them.

Davi - I miss all the people from CA, but I really love the family values and general goodness of the people out here. Of course, Bako is night and day from Berkeley, but it's smack dab in the middle of all the rest.

Chelf said...

My aunt used to live in Anaheim. She was SO HAPPY to move away from CA.

Dad used to see bumper stickers in CO: "Don't Californicate Colorado!"

Liberal wackos are everywhere, but they are seriously taking over a lot of CA.

Terri said...

that is just ridiculous! I can't believe it.

Love Bears All Things said...

I was surprised to see your name on my email. You haven't visited in a while.Welcome!!

Do these people live in America?
My son is an Army recruiter, he shares an office with a recruiter from the other branches of the armed forces. They call it a career center. He served a tour in Iraq. I wish people who gripe about the action there would not blast the soldiers. Don't get me started!
Thanks for sharing this,
Mama Bear

Love Bears All Things said...

Okay, I'm semi caught up on you. I'm sorry about your grandpa, glad you made it home and had a good time with cousins. All that food, I am trying to diet, here.
Mama Bear