Sunday, February 10, 2008

Toledo to Marines: Drop Dead! (But Not Here)

Apparently inspired by the Idiotarians running Berkeley, California, who declared the U.S. military not welcome in their nuclear- (and brain-) free zone, the Mayor of downtrodden Toledo, Ohio essentially pulled the same stunt:
The 200 members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., planned to spend their weekend engaged in urban patrol exercises on the streets of downtown as well as inside the mostly vacant Madison Building, 607 Madison Ave.

Toledo police knew days in advance about their plans for a three-day exercise. Yet somehow the memo never made it to Mayor Finkbeiner, who ordered the Marines out yesterday afternoon just minutes before their buses were to arrive.

"The mayor asked them to leave because they frighten people," said Brian Schwartz, the mayor's spokesman.
Gee, they're PAID to frighten people, you moron.

Interestingly, in this version and this one, we're unable to learn hizzoner's party affiliation. Idiotarian, for sure, but what's his real party? Can anybody guess? Try here.

Ohio, particularly northern Ohio, is losing jobs hand over fist, so what does this dope do? Gives his town another black eye. Real smart way to attract new businesses. That haven't already been deterred by Northern Ohio's socialist tax structure. Smart move, dude.

And in case you hit the link, Hizzoner is, of course, a Democrat. Who no doubt supported the troops before he didn't.

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