Tuesday, September 25, 2007

So, why do we allow San Francisco to remain an American City?

They've done it again. I saw this at Michelle Malkin and I'm just stupefied. Why do we allow San Francisco to remain an American City? Let's just wall it off and let it rot. Read this:

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. “It’s insulting, it’s demeaning. This woman is going to insult these young heroes by just arbitrarily saying, ‘no, you’re not going to film any Marines on California Street,” said Captain Greg Corrales of the SFPD Traffic Bureau.

Captain Greg Corrales commands the police traffic bureau that works with crews shooting commercials, TV shows and movies in the city. He’s also a Marine veteran and his son is serving his third tour of duty in Iraq. He says Film Commission Executive Director Stefanie Coyote would only allow the Marine’s production crew to film on California Street if there were no Marines in the picture. They wound up filming the empty street and will have to superimpose the Marines later.

“Ms. Coyote’s politics blinded her to her duty as the director of the Film Commission and as a responsible citizen,” said Captain Corrales.

And More:

Captain Corrales and several other Marine veterans came to the Film Commission Monday afternoon. They see this as just the latest insult along with the city blocking the USS Iowa from docking here, banning the junior ROTC from high schools, and trying to ban the yearly Blue Angels air show.

“This — a slap in the face of every veteran and every parent of men and women who are doing their duty — is shameful,” said Captain Corrales.

The Marines we spoke with also make the point that the city allows street demonstrations, anti-war protests and other events which snarl traffic, such as Critical Mass. They still don’t understand why the Marines got turned away.

Freaking unbelievable.

H/T Michelle Malkin


Shamalama said...

Stephanie Coyote used to be Stephanie Pleet ... then she married the ultra-leftist and anti-capitalist Peter Coyote. That's right ... a Hollywood left couple.

Oh, she did give the Marines permission to film, just so long as there were not any actual Marines in the video. Nice, huh?

And this Boil On The Butt Of Humanity, a Ms. Stefanie Coyote, will probably get some Lifetime Achievement Award from the KosKids. Any Marine has more honor in one hair follicle than Stefanie has in her entire body over the course of her entire life.

My son served at Marine Barracks Washington, 8th & I, home of the Silent Drill Platoon. Marine Barracks Washington is the home for some of the finest Marines in this country. For a city as San Francisco, and a government employee as Stefanie Coyote, to rebuff them in this way in unconscionable. But then, what do you expect from Moonbats that hate our military and all they do and stand for? San Francisco has just delivered an insult to every man and woman who ever has or who ever will wear the dress blues of a United States Marine.

I say for the federal government to completely pull out of San Francisco, and to prohibit any active duty military personnel from entering San Francisco or the bay, including during times of disaster relief, air shows, quelling riots, Fleet Week, and preventing outside aggression.

(need more blood pressure medicine)

Terrapod said...

We still own SF because no one in their right mind would want the residents or the political scum. If we ever need to test that neutron bomb that does not exist, maybe they will volunteer to host the test.

Anonymous said...

wow, vile comments. the tax payers of the city of san francisco pays taxes just like the rest of you idiots. they fund the military just like everyone else. i think it's just fine if the city of san francisco doesn't want to spend its money supporting marine recruitment during an illegal war of choice. keeping recruitment down keeps the death toll in iraq down. the people of san francisco are saving your kids lives.

i know stephanie pleet. haven't seen her in many years, but i know her and she is a good person.

Anonymous said...

The idiot lib who commented above and insulted the folks who rightly took Pleet to task for denying the US Marines permission to film in Frisco should look in the mirror before insulting others. Then again, what do you expect from a so-called Compassionate Progressive? The anonymous dolt overlooked the fact that Captain Greg Corroles, who commands the city's police traffic bureau strongly disagreed with Pleet, as do I. The leftists who control Frisco hate the military, and no doubt hate Veterans like Captain Corroles, who served in the Marines. I too am a Veteran who served honorably in the Army, and believe that Pleet based her decision on her hatred of the military. I actually had a class with her at Penn State, Fall 1980. Never met her, and after reading of her leftist nature I don't regret the fact that I did not meet her.