Cheat-Seeking Missles

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Rant On!

How would you feel if your local city council took $10,000 of public tax revenues and flushed it down the toilet?

That's what Berkeley's set up to do, spending $10K to put an initiative on this fall's ballot calling for the impeachment of the president and vice president. Of course, it's worthless since Berkeley has no such authority. More important, it's meaningless, because all it does is confirm to the rest of the nation that Berkeley is, indeed, as crazy as we all thought it was.

How crazy? This crazy:

The measure says the administration violated the Constitution with illegal domestic spying, justified the Iraq war with fraudulent claims and illegally tortured citizens.

The first point is debatable but ultimately false. The second one is so tired it makes Anna Nicole Smith's ex-husband look youthful and vital. But "illegally tortured citizens?" Are they talking about American citizens? That's new and pretty far out, man. If not, where's the proof of any illegally tortured non-citizens? More Anna Nicole stuff.

Speaking for the whackos in order to nail down the "we really are crazy" platform of the current city council is Dona (that's with one 'n') Spring (who's smiling rather trippingly at you there on the right ... probably the first time anyone's ever said "on the right" and her name in one sentence):

The whole idea is to start a grass fire surging up on this issue. We hope other cities put this on the ballot as well. Just in the Bay Area we could get 2 or 3 million votes, which would be a very powerful statement.

Some people never left the 60s.

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