San Francisco ~
Ah! City of love, tolerance and diversity!
Unless you wear a military uniform.
AN FRANCISCO, Sep. 24, 2007 (KGO) – New York said “yes,” but we said “no.” Why were the U.S. Marines denied permission to film a recruiting commercial on the streets of San Francisco?
San Francisco is, once again, the center of a controversy over how city leaders treat the U.S. military. This time, it involves an elite group of Marines who wanted to film a recruitment commercial in San Francisco on the anniversary of 9/11.
The tension has been building in the two weeks since the city turned away members of the Silent Drill Platoon, and it boiled over Monday afternoon at a meeting of the San Francisco Film Commission.
The U.S. Marine Silent Drill Platoon performed Monday morning in New York’s Times Square. They filmed part of a recruitment commercial through the start of the morning rush hour — something they could not do in San Francisco on the anniversary of 9/11…
Read the rest here. Be sure to watch the video there.
Go Captain Greg Corrales!!
And they sited “traffic concerns” as being their reason.
I notice that they have no problem with the monthly event known as “Critical Mass, where hundreds of bicyclists tie up traffic at commute time to enlighten motorists about the evils of automobiles, or something. Or demonstration, especially against the war.
But no Marines!
Of course, this is nothing new for San Francisco.
Remember these, posted at Michele Malkin:
Yep, a lot of love, tolerance and diversity happening there…
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