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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sacred Ground UPDATED


The War on Berkeley California is far from over.Yesterday, thousands of Red, White and Blue, Flag waving Patriots ascended on The City of Pink in numbers which overwhelmed the hundreds or so of anti-Americanists than have occupied "Indian Territory".

The video above is a tribute to the Armed Forces members past, present and future that have made it possible for Americans to be as free as they are, to perform random acts of violence, stupidity or reasoned citizens, as they so choose. No other Nation allows for this as the United Sates does.

My son, MJ, approaching 22 years of age, is now serving with the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles, 187th Rakkassans, 3rdBCT, Company B, someplace in Iraq.

He has been wounded twice, the last one nearly sending him to Germany for treatment which would have sent him Stateside. He fought tooth and nail to be treated in Kuwait and "pretended" to be all better. They fitted him with special boots, temporarily, so he could return to his unit. You see, he is the squads' Grenadier. And, Grenadiers kick enemy rear ends. That is his job.

He volunteered to serve, in a time of war, knowing that there would be a chance that he would go to war. My son is a Patriot. He knew the risks and knows the risks and now that he is in Indian Country, that is where he will live until he comes home, come hell or high water, or God forbid, otherwise.

Thousands have gone before him and thousands will follow. I was one that went before him as are many men that I know. My two Godsons have since followed. One is in Korea and the other in AIT. Three of my son's cousins are now serving. One in Germany, one in Afghanistan and one in Iraq.

How dare the theoretical "peace activists" besmirch the very name of the USMC, this country and the men and women buried in Sacred Ground. Yes, they have that right because thousands have died to guarantee that right. They do not have the right to insult them...without suffering the consequences. And, the consequences are those transpiring at this very moment, and we can see who the real American Patriots are in this country...Sen Harry Reid isn't one of them either.

The DeMint Semper Fi Bill, if passed, will strip the City of Berkeley (The Pink City0 of all federal funding as a consequence of the City Councils' actions regardless if they "recant" and say "I, sorry". Assemblyman Guy Houston is also gutting Berkley of transportation funding by the State. Berkeley will learn, finally, that there are indeed limitations to Free Speech due to the consequences thereof. It is called personal and professional accountability and responsibility. They may or may not learn. From what I have seen so far, you can't teach a rat to be a humming bird.

As the day unfolded, we received this email from Melanie Morgan, The Boss at Move America Forward...the organization that rallied the Patriots to trump Ladies(?) in Pink:
Pro-troop demonstration still going strong - but here is my after action report after 15 hours on the frontlines.
If I were a headline writer I would describe the situation as CHAOS AND ANARCHY IN BERKELEY today.
Not by our side - by the Marine haters and American traitors.
The cops were openly hostile toward the people who showed up at 5:00 a.m., never stepping in to protect the patriots from the assaults that took place against elderly folks, Gold Star parents, Blue Star families and Joe and Jane Citizen who were waving the flags and showing their pride in the Marines. The police allowed hundreds of Berkeley High School kids (accompanied by their teachers) to gather with CodePink, receive their mandatory face masks and F_ _Bush t-shirts, and allowed them to mill around our PA where they tried to cut the power cords to the system.
Berkeley police repeatedly allowed Code Pink to violate our permits, and never lifted a finger to stop their crowd from interfering with our activities until the very end, after we screamed blue bloody hell.
When Catherine Moy, the Executive Director of MAF called the police to tell them a riot was erupting in the early hours - THEY HUNG UP ON HER.
Cat called the Highway Patrol, who referred her back to the Berkeley police - WHO HUNG UP ON HER.
It was positively shameful.
Move America Forward's attorney Jim Sweeney took depositions from ten people who were assaulted by Code Pink, International A.N.S.W.E.R. and socialists who showed up en masse.
The City Council has been notified by fax that we are filing a federal lawsuit for deprivation of our civil rights.
We didn't start this fight, but we are damn sure gonna finish it.
The pro-troops demonstration is still going strong at 7:30 p.m. PST, with all streets around the Berkeley City Council closed off as the Code Pinkos continue to receive preferential treatment by the Berkeley PD.
Move America Forward's sound permit was turned off at 5:00 in the afternoon, while the Pinkos were allowed to use their system to sing Kumbaya and other 60's peace chants.
Berkeley, the birthplace of free speech, is now officially the center of intolerant hatred for anyone who sticks up for the men and women who are fighting and dying to protect THEIR rights.
Before our sound system was nearly sabotaged, a young man posing as a pro-troop supporter asked to speak to the crowd. I allowed him to talk (about his family's 'service', when he started spewing obscenities about the 'illegal, immoral, unjust war' . I grabbed the microphone back, and he tried to clobber me with it.
Gold Star Dad Mark Crowley knocked him to the ground, where he found a face full of dirt to keep him company.
Our side sang God Bless America, America the beautiful and other stirring songs that seemed to enrage the elderly commies.
25,000 petitions were collected by Move America Forward with the help of other pro-troops groups like Gathering of Eagles, EaglesUp, Vets for Freedom and others.
There were Eagles EVERYWHERE today.
And Patriot Guard Riders.
And American Legion vets.
And members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
5,000 petition signatures were also collected by an organization in Washington headed by Nicholas Provenzano, who flew out to Berkeley on the red-eye to deliver to the City Council announcing an economic boycott of Berkeley until it reverses it shameful treatment of our Marines.
Red, White and Blue Americans rushed to our side from Atlanta, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Colorado, San Diego, and other parts of the United States.
Our crowds numbered into the thousands throughout the day.
So gratifying. So humbling.
People of all ages, races, and political backgrounds (yes even some incensed liberals) honored our active duty service members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in other parts around the world.
We spoke of the sacrifice and the nobility of the military families who support their sons and daughters, husbands and wives.
And we gave a HOOO-AWW especially to our Marines, who find themselves prevented from speaking while under assault, not from a evil enemy abroad, but from the insurgents here at home.
We should be proud and exhilarated by the turn-out and passion of so many people who set aside their lives, showed up, and spoke out.
I don't know what will happen with the Berkeley City Council, but I would be you that dollars to donuts, they'll issue some mealy-mouthed WE SUPPORT THE TROOPS, JUST NOT THEIR MISSION crap, and then keep in place all the restrictions that make recruiting on Shattuck avenue all but impossible.
I have no idea how the media will portray this historic event - I can only tell you that 3 TV helicopters were overhead almost all day long, every major media outlet in the Bay Area, as well as national TV and print reporters - but OUR people spoke eloquently, passionately, and with conviction about the hateful attitude that the City of Berkeley has displayed toward the USMC.
So, the City of Berkeley not only violated the rights of citizen Marines, they violated the rights of others that happen to disagree with their twisted view on the United States Constitution.

In a video which can be seen at Amy Proctor's web site here, a Vietnam War Veteran, nearly in tears said that it was wrong then and it is wrong now, reflecting on his experiences upon coming home from that war.

The purported Main Stream Media has not reported the near riot conditions and a blogger commented that we are close to another Kent State incident, in reverse, in Berkeley. Is this what we want?

In a Q&A with Harry Reid in regards to the Berkeley Incident:
QUESTION: Do you think the statement made by the Berkeley City Council was appropriate? What should the response of the United States Senate be?
REID: To be very honest with you, I don't know what the Berkeley City Council said. I have enough trouble keeping track of the Las Vegas City Council, so I'm sorry...
QUESTION: They said the Marines were not welcome in Berkeley.
REID: Well, if they said that, I'm disappointed. The Marine Corps should be welcome any place in the United States.
I agree with Bryan; for the very first time in years, I can agree with Sen Harry Reid on something. Then, Reid, later in the day, pulled an unprecedented maneuver to delay voting on the DeMint Bill. Reid is back on the Bad Boy list now. Rumor has it that Reid is waiting to see if Berkeley apologizes...don't hold your breathe. Other bloggers have chronicled the violence of the alleged "peace activists".

Earlier in the day yesterday, Brian Faughnan of the Weekly Standard, among other things had this to say about Reid's delaying tactic:
Lost amidst the debate, and the move by Harry Reid to shield Berkeley from Congressional action until they could retract their policy, is this fact: Berkeley isn't about to change anything:
The City of Berkeley will do what they have to do in order to keep their federal funding and state funding; they cannot exist without the hand-outs. We know it and they know it.


I call bullshit!
BERKELEY, Calif. - City councilmembers who were criticized for telling Marine recruiters they don't belong in Berkeley are moderating their position.
They now say they oppose the war in Iraq but support the troops.
Berkeley's City Council voted two weeks ago to send a letter to a downtown recruiting station advising the Marines they were not welcome.
In a session that stretched into early Wednesday, the council said they recognize recruiters' right to be in Berkeley. The council reiterated its opposition to the war but said, "We deeply respect and support the men and women in our armed forces."
The meeting drew hundreds of people on both sides of the issue who rallied all day and into the night outside City Hall.
And I have some ocean property to sell you in Montana...

Fox News is also reporting and here is a link to some photos:

CNN now reporting: (Be nice to the moonbats?)
Berkeley City Council moderates anti-Marine position

The Berkeley City Council voted early Wednesday to rescind a previous vote that said Marine recruiters are "not welcome in this city," but held tight to its anti-war stance. [...]
[...] An American flag was set aflame outside the City Council chambers, damaging a pair of bicycles, police said. [...]
Until the actions of the anti-Americanists are condemned and stopped, we need to keep up the pressure.