Posted by | February 1, 2008 12:30 | Filed under: Top Stories

Berkeley’s City Council wants the recruiters out of their city. But it’s not because they hate the military.

“We’re not condemning the men and women who serve, we are condemning the U.S. policy that is teaching the Marines and other military people to torture, oust other countries’ political leaders and do other evil things.”

But South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint got angry and decided he would try to rip funding from Berkeley.

“If the city can’t show respect for the Marines that have fought, bled and died for their freedom, Berkeley should not be receiving special taxpayer-funded handouts,” he added.

But who gets punished here?

– $243,000 for the Chez Panisse Foundation, for a school lunch initiative to integrate lessons about wellness, sustainability and nutrition into the academic curriculum.

– $94,000 for a Berkeley public safety interoperability program.

– $87,000 for the Berkeley Unified School District, nutrition education program.

So, let’s strip away nutrition and wellness programs that benefit children because Berkeley doesn’t like Bush’s policies. Nice.

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