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Sunday, August 21, 2005

RE The BB Iowa and San Francisco

I was way behind the curve on this one, but I'm going to make all the noise I can.
My friend Todd over at California Conservative took more timely note and was kind enough to ping us back when he saw my post below.

From California Conservative

Boycott San Francisco
Filed Under:
Liberals, San Francisco
Say no more.
Francisco Board of “Supervisors” has voted against the
USS Iowa from
berthing in the Bay as a museum. It’s beyond a rejection of military, it’s a
rejection of
American history.
Even Sen. Dianne
Feinstein can’t believe it.

S.F. Chronicle
reports: “Sen. Dianne
Feinstein, a former mayor of San Francisco, blasted the city’s Board of
Supervisors for its 8-3 vote against a resolution supporting a bid to move the
historic battleship Iowa to the city as a floating museum
This isn’t the San
Francisco that I’ve known and loved and grew up in and was born
,'’ Feinstein said
Wednesday in Washington.

I was very
,'’ added the
senator, who served as mayor from 1978 to 1989 after eight years as a

Welcome to the jungle.
Just a sign of how low the City has sunken.

“Referring to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and efforts to defend the
country against possible terrorist attacks, she added,
I thought that in view of
what’s going on and in view of the loss of lives of our men and women, it was a
very petty decision
“The supervisors’ Tuesday action made
it much more difficult for those working to bring the 887-foot-long, 45,000-ton
Iowa to San Francisco, said Feinstein. The senator secured $3 million several
years ago to move the decommissioned ship to California. It is now moored in
Suisun Bay, amid a fleet of other old Navy vessels.

Supervisors said their rejection of the Iowa resolution
stemmed from a variety of factors.
Some criticized the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell'’ policy against
service by gays and lesbians
Others said San
Francisco, a bastion of anti-war sentiment, doesn’t want another military
museum. Lukewarm support from Mayor Gavin Newsom and the Port of San Francisco
left them worried the city might be getting into a financial hole it can’t

Board of Supervisors
President Aaron Peskin, who voted against the resolution, reacted to Feinstein’s
criticism by saying, “She’s entitled to her opinions.
But I don’t think they reflect
the sentiments of
a majority of San
… (who) don’t want to see
a warship docked here

Screw you, Peskin. Not that
anyone was asked.

It’s a disgrace.
More reasons to dislike

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UPDATE: (8/21)Native son,
MontereyJohn, questions his love for San Francisco.

I am really starting to build up a head of steam over this!

Your co-conspirator,
ARC: MontereyJohn

BTW, speaking of California Conservative, I'll be posting, along with Desert Rat, occasionally upon their gracious invitation.