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Secession: Can We make it a Two Way Street?

As a Staten Island boy, I’m all too familiar with the idea of throwing up your arms, rolling your eyes, and saying “this just isn’t worth it!” After the abortion of the Dinkins administration, we were fed up with getting shitted on by the rest of the city; being on our own was an almightyling enticing idea. If not for Shelly “The Shitheel” and Rudy, I think we would be a separate city. We didn’t need NYC, and the other four boroughs certaintly didn’t give a fuck about us.

But what if the reverse is true? What if the rest of America, looking upon an absolute loony bin community, decided: “Y’know something? Fuck you!”
These people should be in jail

The demonstrators snapped their locks shut at 7 a.m. and spent the next 7 1/2 hours blocking the door, waving and chanting as hundreds of cars driving by honked in support. Finally, at 2:30 p.m., police snipped the chains and arrested them.

Two of the three were cited for blocking a business and released, and the third was booked into jail on an unrelated traffic warrant, police said.

The demonstrators promptly said they will keep protesting outside the recruiting station at 64 Shattuck Square until the Marines leave Berkeley – which is what the City Council advised the service to do in a vote Tuesday night that called the Marines “unwelcome intruders.”

The council also voted to allow members of Code Pink, the protest group that helped organize Friday’s blockade, to park at a designated space in front of the recruiting office every Wednesday afternoon and operate a loudspeaker.

The council’s action apparently made Berkeley the first city in the nation to call for the ouster of a military recruiting station from its borders.

Why did it take so long for the cops to remove these people? What rationalization allows a City Council to grant a protest group parking and loudspeaker usage rights at their target’s front door, allowing them easier access to protest against an absolutely law-abiding enterprise?

Asks Danny Collins:

You know, I wonder what the left-wing blogosphere would be saying if it were an abortion clinic, or, say, the offices of the San Francisco Chronicle. Do you suppose under that circumstance, the cops would have taken 7 1/2 hours to deal with it, and issued only citations in two of the three cases?

You don’t like the military? Fine, knock yourself out. But when the local public officials agree to, and enact, tactics meant to undermine something intrinsic to this nation’s defence, then in my eyes they should forfeit any and all national economic largesse.

We should boot Berkeley’s ass right out of the goddamn union.

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