September 12, 2003

... In Palestine, In Berkeley ...

I guess everything is just fine in Berkeley, since the City Council is spending all its time on solving the problems of the Middle East:

Middle Eastern politics dominated Tuesday’s Berkeley City Council meeting as audience and Council polarized over two competing resolutions calling for Congressional investigations of deaths in the Israeli-Palestinean conflict. When the dust settled four hours later, the council had narrowly passed one of the motions, with the second back on the agenda for the elected officials’ next session on the Sept. 16.

The failed “all American deaths inquiry” resolution was the competing measure to the successful “Rachel Corrie death Congressional inquiry” resolution recommended to Council by the Council’s Peace and Justice Commission and adopted by the council on a 5-4 vote.

The results of the two votes divided the audience as much as it did the Council, leaving half walking out in angry disappointment and the other half cheering and waving signs.

This report comes to us from the Berkeley Daily Planet. Well, I guess we all already knew they were living in a different world than we are.

Posted by Charles Austin at September 12, 2003 10:00 PM

One slight correction. It should be the Berkeley Daily Worker. If it were the Daily Planet, then they would stand for truth, justice and the American way. Clearly all of those sentiments are totally foreign to Berkeley.

Posted by: Richard Nieporent at 12:19 AM

You know I might be tempted to pay good money to see that kind of self taught stupidity. What a bunch of whackjobs. Bwwaahahahahahahahahaha!!!

Posted by: Harry at 01:08 AM