The liberal City Council of Berkeley, CA 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 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, they want to sue them for sexual harassment.
This same council also voted (once again 8-1) to give the 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.
"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.
I just wonder who they think is protecting their bleeding heart, liberal, pacifist, whining behinds. How many Marine's have shed their blood in order for them to have the freedom to cast their votes. THIS REALLY TICKS ME OFF!