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4/25/2017 7:42:44 PM
Posted: 10/17/2001 1:32:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2001 1:26:13 PM EDT by Smeghead]
The Communist Chinese have a foothold in our own country, someone needs to liberate Berekely from the commies!
Berkeley narrowly passes anti-war measure BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The left-wing bastion of Berkeley, Calif., narrowly voted Tuesday night to condemn U.S. military action in Afghanistan and not before the addition of an amendment denouncing the terrorist "mass murder" of thousands of Americans on Sept. 11. The resolution, which passed on a 5-4 vote, was believed to be the first official statement by a U.S. city critical of the U.S. military response to the destruction of the World Trade Center and the damage to the Pentagon. Although public opinion polls show the American public in favor of the military response by an unprecedented margin, former city council member Ying Lee Kelley urged the panel to "continue to honor Berkeley's tradition of opposition to brute force to solve profoundly difficult social problems." Berkeley, home of the University of California at Berkeley campus, was the birthplace of the free speech movement in the 1960s with Mario Salvo and has been a hotbed of peace protests since the Vietnam War. The San Francisco Chronicle said a recent poll of Berkeley students showed 65 percent were opposed to the U.S.-led bombing of Afghanistan. While the Chronicle Wednesday described the council's makeup as split between leftist and centrists, there were a number of residents at Tuesday's meeting urging the resolution be defeated. "War does solve something," said Kelso Barnett, the head of a conservative student group at the university. "Ask the people of Europe who were liberated after World War II." The council passed the measure, however not before changing the wording to call for the bombing to end "as quickly as possible" rather than immediately. At an Afghan restaurant in the "Little Kabul" district of nearby Fremont, home to the largest U.S. population of Afghan people, a couple who appeared to be in their 70s and had attended Berkeley, told United Press International that they had organized a group of 10-20 -- similar to the much larger group of 300 or so anti-war types in nearby Palo Alto -- that hold daily protests against the bombings and were gaining support from passersby. "We get a lot of car horns honking and only an occasional call of 'traitor,'" said the woman, who declined to give her name, noting that the reception was encouraging given Fremont's overall conservative attitudes. "Smart bombs are not smart," she said, echoing the sentiment on the sign she holds up for Fremont traffic.
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Link Posted: 10/17/2001 1:36:22 PM EDT
Wow, it's like, we kind of saw this one coming.
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 1:38:47 PM EDT
Don't get mad we have to love everybody,we should air drop them some pot.
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 1:38:53 PM EDT
For anyone with any knowledge of Berkley, Ca. this is no big surprise, all the resisdents there live in fantasy land. Just like usual the rest of the civilized world can go back to ignoring their ignorance again.
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 1:44:05 PM EDT
Why am I not surprised?
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 2:01:59 PM EDT
An open message to the citizens of Berkeley, PRC- "In the [Leftist] society the number of pacifists will either be large enough to cripple the state as a belligerent, or not.... If it is large enough, then you have handed over the state which does tolerate pacifists to its totalitarian neighbor who does not. Pacifism of this kind is taking the straight road to a world in which there will be no pacifists." --C.S. Lewis
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 2:03:43 PM EDT
We should send the CIA new targeting info for possible terrorist camp. Berekely, CA.
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 2:33:08 PM EDT
what crazycolt said. Berkley has never been 'normal'!
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 2:55:30 PM EDT
One of the drawbacks of the pluralistic society that we call the United States is that it calls for the tolerance of these wingnuts. I just want to make it clear to the rest of the country that not ALL Californians are traitors and cowards. I think there are those of us in the more conservative areas of California that would be happy to see Berkeley secede from the state. Or perhaps the country.
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 2:59:19 PM EDT
What PYamasaki said.
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 4:11:07 PM EDT
these are exactly the people why California is so %@&^@ 'ed up. The ever present lines of bread and circus seems to be so mired in that area that people starve from intelligence and sense. (sick and tired of people coming to the US and taking advatage of the freedoms while denouncing what it stands for . . .GRR)
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 4:14:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kaimeara: The ever present lines of bread and circus seems to be so mired in that area that people starve from intelligence and sense.
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GREAT reference!!! Gotta love the Romans... Don Out
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 4:20:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By a2carbine: Don't get mad we have to love everybody,we should air drop them some pot.
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LOL!!
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 4:24:18 PM EDT
"The San Francisco Chronicle said a recent poll of Berkeley students showed 65 percent were opposed to the U.S.-led bombing of Afghanistan." So 35% are for bombing Afghanistan or don't care either way. Pretty good for Berkeley.
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 4:29:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2001 4:24:35 PM EDT by resqman_2398]
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 4:51:13 PM EDT
If it wasn't for all the little college hotties, that city would have absolutely nothing going for it.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 3:25:30 AM EDT
Don't worry about Berkeley. They're not part of USA anyways.
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