Saturday, August 16, 2008

Update: The Battle of Berkeley

Operation Yellow Elephant salutes Code Pink of the San Francisco Bay Area, and its founder, Medea Benjamin, for ensuring that the United States Marine Corps will maintain its Officer Selection Office right in the middle of Berkeley, California, for many decades to come.

That's right: Not only have Code Pink's every-Wednesday protests failed to persuade the Marine Corps to move its Officer Selection Office, but Captain Richard Lund and his team made their mission for the recently concluded academic year and are hard at work on the next one.

We recently received a nice letter from Captain Lund, thanking us for our letter of support that we sent at the height of the controversey. His "Open Letter to Code Pink" remains a classic.

OYE Comment:

Thanks to Code Pink, the United States Marine Corps will never close its Berkeley Officer Selection Office, which serves the northern Bay Area of California.

This convenient location to Cal-Berkeley will also help a President Obama [if nominated and elected] to call upon his strongest supporters there to Be A Man! Enlist!

That is, if they really want to Support Our President.


At 16 August, 2008 21:10, Blogger Matt said...

Probably the only thing Code Pink does well is help bridge the gap between conservatives and liberals. They are so stupid and embarassing to everyone committed to progressive policies, they make you have sympathy by analogy for all the reasonable conservatives out there who have to put up with white supremacists, survival nuts, and warmongering neo-cons on their side.

At 17 August, 2008 17:43, Anonymous Leigh Wolf - SFSU CRs said...

Code Pink: The gift that keeps on giving.

At 19 August, 2008 18:50, Blogger Icarus said...

Even a broke ass clock is right twice a day.

At 19 August, 2008 22:47, Blogger robash141 said...

Just curious Leigh,
but why on earth, would you jock your membership in the sfsu college republicans over your service in the Marine Corps?

Seems like a real cherry move to me.

When I joined the eighty-second airborne I certainly didn't go around bragging about being a Sea Scout

At 20 August, 2008 20:07, Anonymous Leigh Wolf - Sea Scout said...

You were a sea scout too?

At 20 August, 2008 21:20, Blogger robash141 said...

I know that you only go to a state school Leigh, but I'm sure you learned to read English at some point.

Answer my question first.

At 25 August, 2008 17:50, Blogger Groenhagen said...

Ignore him, Leigh. Robash never spent a day in uniform.

At 25 August, 2008 23:39, Blogger robash141 said...

Oh puuullleeeze!

Groeney, if you really believe that I have misrepresented my service record

Then dare should you write
some letters to the editors of my local newspapers. Saying just that.

I've written some very unapologetic anti Iraq war and anti Bush commentary in both of these papers.
So they already know me.


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