Saturday, February 09, 2008

Weasle Berkeley Mayor Issues Non-Apology

There is a story being bandied about that Berkeley has apologized to the Marine Corps for a letter issued last Tuesday demanding the Marines abandon their recruiting office on Shattuck Street. Let me be very clear - The People's Republic of Berkeley has not issued any apology to any branch of the U.S. military. So far, Berkeley has only apologized to enemy armies. As of today, the Berkeley City Council is only rethinking the matter (see previous post.)

The confusion stems from a statement made by Mayor Tom Bates. The retired Army Captain said, "There's really no correlation between federal funds for schools, water ferries and police communications systems and the council's actions, for God's sake." As long as there is a Constitutional requirement for the Feds to "provide for the common defense" , there will always be a correlation between federal funds and all acts of local government.

He went to say, "We apologize for any offense to any families of anyone who may serve in Iraq. We want them to come home and be safe at home." These are weasle words. Bates is actually saying he's sorry members of the military and their families are offended by the Council's letter to evict the Marine Corps, but tough. It's the victims fault. Blaming the target of abuse is a common ploy of the enlightened liberal elite.

Whatever decision the Berkeley City Council reaches will be done on Tuesday of next week, February 12, the 199 birthday of Abraham Lincoln. Had Lincoln stationed the Union Army in Berkeley, Grant would have received an eviction notice, too. The Berkeley Council has no shame and isn't afraid to demonstrate a lack thereof.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


The Griper said...

a good example of how a socialistic form of government works, the government making decisions for the people.

if the people did not want that recruitment sttion there all they would need to do is ignore it. by ignoring it the Marine Corps would leave voluntarily for lack of recruits.

Indigo Red said...

Good point, Griper. So many things just go away when ignorred.

Berkeley is just a little south of Marin County where John Lindh, the American Taliban grew up. Had the Marine recruitment office been a Taliban recruiter, the City Council and Code Pinko would have had no objection.

You know, the military has a responsibilty to protect America from enemies foreign and domestic. I think the local governments like Berkeley and Toledo, Ohio qualify as domestic enemies.