In case you missed it, three morons chained themselves to the Marine Corps recruiting station in Berkeley, and our liberal media and the liberals in the blogosphere are silent in the face of this grave threat to our nation:
The demonstrators promptly said they will keep protesting outside the recruiting station at 64 Shattuck Square until the Marines leave Berkeley – which is what the City Council advised the service to do in a vote Tuesday night that called the Marines “unwelcome intruders.”
The council also voted to allow members of Code Pink, the protest group that helped organize Friday’s blockade, to park at a designated space in front of the recruiting office every Wednesday afternoon and operate a loudspeaker.
The council’s action apparently made Berkeley the first city in the nation to call for the ouster of a military recruiting station from its borders.
“We made really great statements by blocking the door,” said one of the three blockaders, 64-year-old Mary Ann Thomas of Oakland. “It’s time we became more articulate about what we’re doing.”
Fortunately, conservative bloggers and Sen. Jim DeMint are springing to the aid of the downtrodden Marines:
Conservative bloggers and Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., also believe more articulation is necessary – from the opposite side of the political spectrum.
DeMint began drafting legislation Friday to cut $2.1 million in federal funding to Berkeley in a current congressional budget bill and transfer the money to the Marine Corps. The funding would include $750,000 for prospective ferry service, $87,000 for the Berkeley Unified School District nutrition education fund and $243,000 for the Chez Panisse Foundation, which promotes nutritional awareness in school lunch programs.
“The First Amendment gives the city of Berkeley the right to be idiotic, but from now on they should do it with their own money,” DeMint said in a statement.
He called the council’s vote “a slap in the face to all brave servicemen and women and their families.”
Conservative blogs blasted the council and Berkeley in general all day with comments such as one on “Gathering of Eagles”: “These cretins disgust me.”
It is always heartening to watch our right-wing friends stick up for the little guy- the USMC and the federal government. Without their help, these three old people chained to the door of a recruiting station might get us all killed by Islamofascists.