Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Berkeley City Council tell U.S. Marines to Get Out of Town!

News story from San Jose Mercury News:
"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 Tuesday night 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 addition, the council voted to explore enforcing its law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation against the Marines because of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. And it officially encouraged the women's peace group Code Pink to impede the work of the Marines in the city by protesting 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."

To read the rest of the story click on the title for a link. I wonder who these folks will be voting for for President? I bet it's not John McCain or Mitt Romney. Conservatives don't even think about not voting for John McCain if he gets the Republican nomination.The things that divide we Republicans is minor...minor when you look at our oposition. I wonder if any one at CNN will ask the Democratic candidates at tomorrows debate in California if they support the Berkeley City Council. I wouldn't hold your breath.