Watch this Berkeley city council in action and hear “Marines are trained killers!” “They are nothing but the Presidents own gangsters!” from the elected leaders of that waste of a city.
Meanwhile the bill to transfer 2 million dollars in hidden earmarks slated to go to the city to the Marines instead is moving forward. Wonder of wonders, the council is now walking backwards on their statement:
As six Republican senators devised a plan to yank $2.3 million in federal funding for Berkeley programs, the mayor of the famously liberal city apologized Wednesday for his hard stance against a Marine recruiting center.
Two City Council members vowed to soften their stance as well. At their Tuesday council meeting, leaders will discuss scrapping a letter that might be perceived as targeting the center or the Marines. The letter said that the recruiting center was not welcome on Shattuck Avenue and that the Marines were uninvited and unwelcome intruders.
“That letter will probably be pulled back and maybe more moderate language will be put in place which is appropriate I think,” said Berkeley mayor Tom Bates. “Subtly stated in the resolution is perhaps an impugning of the soldiers fighting for us in Iraq and other places,” Berkeley City Councilman Laurie Capitelli. “And that was never the intention but that really needs to be cleared up. As I walked to my car that night I realized I regretted it and I had made a mistake.”
What? Not the intention. They are on record, on video stating that the Marines are nothing but the President’s own gangsters and hired killers! That was not the intention!
Mayor – Tom Bates
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