Since San Francisco is my destination for today and tomorrow, I thought it would be fitting that I post this item, courtesy of North Dallas Thirty, which updates the deranged SF Board of Supervisors rejecting the docking of the USS Iowa in their fair city.
Why Patience Is A Virtue – North Dallas Thirty (in exile in SF)
Some of you may recall how pissed I was at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for rejecting the mooring of the battleship Iowa for reasons that are, to put it bluntly, stupid.
As the turn of events has revealed, though, karma is far friendlier than one can expect; the oxygen-deprived decision of the BoS has created an even better opportunity.
Vallejo council tosses hat into USS Iowa ring – Examiner.com
The City’s infighting over having a historic naval battleship docked at one of San Francisco piers has been once again muted as Vallejo’s City Council voted last week in support of bringing the USS Iowa to Mare Island.
The Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal to bring the battleship here, citing concerns of costs and placing a military warship in anti-war San Francisco. Supporters rallied state and federal officials in support of docking the Iowa in San Francisco. The debate brought national attention to The City, famous for its anti-war statements.
Vallejo, on the hand, is welcoming the opportunity to incorporate the ship’s military history into its own.
“We’re different [than San Francisco],” Vallejo spokesman Mark Mazzaferro said. “The city has a long naval history, so we think it would be an asset on Mare Island.”
As NDT says,
What better place to put the Iowa than somewhere that would draw tourists away from San Francisco, recognize and reward the long-established naval tradition of a city, be within eyesight of the Board of Supervisors — and be right in the face of the chief anti-military and pro-terrorist harridan who lives nearby?
I don’t know where Vallejo is…. but they can count on my tourist dollar if this historic battleship ends up in their port.
In the meantime, I’m wearing as much RED as I can tomorrow while I troop around the Communist Bay Area.