Wednesday, November 15, 2006

San Fransico continues it's campaign of hate toward the military killing the JROTC program there. For some who aren't familiar with it, JROTC is a high-school level program that encourages many of the personal values that people admire in the military through after-school sessions and drilling competitions. Good stuff, right?

Favorite quotes:

Mayor Gavin Newsom called severing ties with the JROTC"a bad idea"that penalized students without having any practical effect on the Pentagon's policy on gays in the military.

It's pretty bad when a lefty that tried to short-circuit the system disagrees with you.

The resolution passed says the military's ban on openly gay soldiers violates the school district's equal rights policy for gays.

You can thank Bill Clinton for that policy.

The board's decision was loudly applauded by opponents of the program.

Their position was summed up by a former teacher, Nancy Mancias, who said, "We need to teach a curriculum of peace."

Yes, continue asserting that the real world is like Barney...while it is really more like Jurassic Park. Enjoy the knowlege that you just screwed 1600 kids out of an after school program due to your hate-mongering against the military. Good job...good job.

"I think people should not despair too much," Sanchez said. "I think now the work begins -- to work within the community to develop new programs that will fulfill the needs of our students."

Oh, so you didn't have a plan when you began your war? Obviously, you started it because you're a money grubbing, oil-loving war-monger. Why don't you start a new after school program...or are you too chicken to serve?

Opponents said the armed forces should have no place in public schools, and the military's discriminatory stance on gays makes the presence of JROTC unacceptable.

"We don't want the military ruining our civilian institutions," said Sandra Schwartz of the American Friends Service Committee, an organization actively opposing JROTC nationwide. "In a healthy democracy ... you contain the military. You must contain the military." the third oldest profession in the world, a massive employer, an instiller of discipline and self-pride, a truely color-blind *ruining* our civilian institutions. Containing the military? Like...on base or something? Like a prison or asylum? What are you thinking, you freak? Your hatred clouds your mind... Ruining? Wow...

Opponents acknowledged the program is popular and even helps some students stay in school and out of trouble.

Yet they also said the program exists to lure students to sign up for the armed forces.

"It's basically a branding program, or a recruiting program for the military," Kelly said before the meeting.

Oh, so the students can't make a decision for themselves when they turn 18...I'm glad they have the student's best interests in mind. That whole keeping them off the streets thing isn't worth the chance that one of those poor, 18-year-old adults will make a choice to serve his country and join the military.

What a bunch of delusional freaks. I'm sure the 1600 kids you crushed will thank you later.

Students, parents and school staff from each of the seven high schools converged outside the school board meeting carrying signs and waving at cars, some of which honked in support.

At least 100 cadets edged into Franklin Street waving their signs before being pushed back to the sidewalk by their ROTC instructors.

Yet, in the end, the effort -- one of several rallies in the last several weeks -- fell on deaf ears.

"This is where the kids feel safe, the one place they feel safe," Robert Powell, a JROTC instructor at Lincoln High School and a retired Army lieutenant colonel, said earlier in the evening. "You're going to take that away from them?"

Good job, asses. Good job.

On other matters, the board introduced a resolution that makes race a factor in deciding what school a child will attend starting with the 2008-09 school year. No action was taken.

Oh, the same group that decided that the military is "ruining" civilian institutions, is now actively discriminating and segregating. Wow...

Let me remember what horrible discrimination was going on when I went through boot. Oh, wait, it didn't matter what your race was... My fire team was made up of a Vietnamese, two latinos, and me (japanese-american). Soooooo much racism going on there...


Blogger Anthony said...

such spin.

The very liberal mayor opposed the decision and obviously there is no shortage of parents who support the program. All indications are that the school board acted in a manner contrary to the will of the people. That is what elections are for.

Also, for anyone more interested in facts than mindless bashing of the left, just 10 miles across the bridge in Oakland, Mayr Jerry Brown was one of the prime advocates for the new Oakland Military School.

yes, the same Jerry Brown that rightwingers dismiss as "Governor Moonbeam".

But then we all know right wingers do not rely on facts to form their opinions. How else do you explain that despite the support of the mayor and hundreds of parents, this blog post paints all of San Francisco as anti-military.

In a few weeks, I will be starting to regularly update my own blog on a regular basis to dispel the myths and distortions regularly spouted by right wingers. Hopefully regular updates will be coming by late December. Currently, I have a place holder post to remind right wingers of some fundamental truth about our great nation.

Until then, please be informed that many if not most San Franciscans think the anti-ROTC decision was a bad idea. It will be dealt with.

13 December, 2006 07:46  

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