Thursday, January 31, 2008

Code Pink to face Marines

And no, this isn't from Scrappleface or the Onion:
BERKELEY — Hey-hey, ho-ho, the Marines in Berkeley have got to go.

That's the message from the Berkeley City Council, which voted 8-1 to tell the U.S. 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."

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.
Well, we knew it was bad out there, but who knew it was this bad? Shameful and idiotic goes without saying. Other than the thought of a possible faceoff between the Marines and these pink dingbats the only redeeming part was the reaction of a local business owner, who:
said Wednesday the elderly Code Pink protesters are aggressive, take up parking spaces, block the sidewalk with their yoga moves, smoke in the doorways, and are noisy. "Most of the people around here think they're a joke," the woman said.
Proving that regular people who daily slave away at their businesses trying to earn the American dream don't mean a damn thing to those council nutballs. Maybe they were trying to compete with the hippies in Vermont who recently voted to arrest Cheney and Bush as to which group could stray the furthest from their jurisdiction.

Notice the woman businessperson quoted above didn't give her name. Who can blame her? She's afraid she'll be next. Maybe over some global warming infraction or for eating too many Krispy Kremes.

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