Comments: Berkeley Marine Nonsense UPDATE

I don't like the idea of cutting off federal funding. They expressed a viewpoint, they didn't pass a law kicking out the marines.

Berkeleyites pay their federal taxes and should benefit just like anyone else, regardless of the political viewpoints or how they express them.

Posted by paul at February 5, 2008 10:03 PM

It's the recruiters...not the military. If people want to join the military, they know where they can find it.

Posted by mudkitty at February 7, 2008 12:07 AM

Those photos show a protest at some distance. However, if you haven;t seen this video already, do so. This goes beyod the pale. The protestors are not simply harassing, but denying people their right to enter the location. They are using physical force -- i.e. their bodies as a barrier and refusing to budge.

Click here for the VIDEO

Posted by softwareNerd at February 7, 2008 05:38 PM

Paul, the Boy Scouts are under constant fire and have even been denied funding from the United Way for standing up for their beliefs. Why should they suffer and Berkley get a pass? (I mean other than you agree with Berkley and disagree with the Scouts.)

Posted by Toad at February 13, 2008 12:23 PM

Kitty, the Marines are like anyone else - they open a shop to do business, not solely to piss off Berkeley. There must be some people at Berkeley who want to join the Marines, or they wouldn't be there. So what is it that bothers you more - that you hate the Marines or that you can't FORCE people to act how YOU want them to?

Liberals, as usual, think that freedom of speech and freedom to dissent is their private personal property ONLY, not for the rest of us.

Posted by Toad at February 13, 2008 12:29 PM