Because Republican Senators Have Nothing Better to Do With Their time

So the hippy-dippy city council of Berkeley California decides to waste its time declaring a Marine recruiting station “unwelcome” in the town, and in reaponse, “Six Republican senators, led by Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and an Orange County representative on Wednesday introduced companion bills called the Semper Fi Act of 2008 that seek to take away $2.3 million from Berkeley earmarked in the 2008 Omnibus Appropriations bill and give it to the Marine Corps.”

You’re wrestling with a pig, dudes. You both get dirty, and the pig loves it.

Where that money would come from:

  • $243,000 from the Chez Panisse Foundation, which provides 10,000 daily school lunches for Berkeley public schools
  • $243,000 for the Ed Roberts Campus, a project that houses offices for disability organizations
  • $750,000 for water ferry service planned from Berkeley to San Francisco
  • $94,000 for a police and fire emergency communications system
  • $975,000 from UC Berkeley’s Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service, which houses the papers of the late U.S. Rep. Robert Matsui


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