Catherine Moy, our Executive Director for Move America Forward, met with City officials today, including representatives of the Berkeley police department about our rally and protest of Berkeley's outrageous resolution condemning our Marines at the Recruiting Center as 'unwanted and uninvited intruders.'
Um, it did not go well.
In fact, some were outwardly HOSTILE towards our patriots. (Surprise!)
Cat Moy suggested that Berkeley just start waterboarding us right now. The police liason was NOT amused.
Among the demands from the bureaucrats is that we provide:
-sign language intrepreters for hearing impaired (how Berzekeley!)
-porta-potties for the disabled.
-shut down our sound system at 5:00 when our rally is scheduled to begin!
-and many other ridiculous demands.
CodePink has preferred parking, free sound permits, and two City Council Members plotting over the weekend to deny us our right to speak at the Council meeting at 7:00 tomorrow night. Oops, did I say 7:00? Now it appears the Council is meeting secretly at 5:00 in the afternoon.
Fascism by Regulation.
It's what Berkeley does best.
May I remind our not-so-esteemed members of the Berkely City Council what our Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guardsmen do for us without thought about any political affiliation?
1. Toys for Tots program
2. Kartina and other domestic hurricane relief
3. Tsunami relief
4. Disaster relief efforts globally without restrictions as to nationality, religious affiliation, governments or political reference.
5. Drug Interdiction along the US borders
6. Safety and security of our Embassies.
I will be there, and I hope you will join me as we stand strong and proud with our military men and women, and especially the USMC.