Monday, December 18, 2006

Wackos Strike in Chapel Hill

Sorry for the long break......but, we're finally back.

This is not exactly the kind of story that we want to get back rolling on, but here goes.

Support the troops. Not exactly - not in Chapel Hill. Mary Katherine Ham alerts us to the anti-military welcoming of an Army recruiting station.

"Go home," troops that we totally support. You're "not welcome," good men and women of the armed services, whose service we appreciate so sincerely even though we don't necessarily support your mission in Iraq. Riiight. Tell me more about it.

From the News & Observer:
"We thought it was important to not have this recruiting station open quietly," said Emily McFarlane, a UNC-Chapel Hill junior who helped organize the protest at the Army Career Center, 1502 E. Franklin St.

About 30 protesters -- members of Students for a Democratic Society, The Raging Grannies and others -- held signs, walked in a circle and shouted, "Out of Iraq, out of our schools! Out of town, shut the war down!"

They also spray painted their rantings on two government cars parked outside the station.
In addition to the protests, two government cars parked outside the recruiting station were vandalized with spray painted messages, "Go home!" on one and "Not welcome!" on the other.

Well, surely the local Chamber of Commerce showed their support. Not so much.
About 4 p.m., just before the ribbon cutting, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce pulled out of the ceremony. "Because these planned disruptions undermine the purpose of the Chamber's ribbon cuttings and threaten the safety of Chamber staff and volunteers, the Chamber has decided not to participate in this afternoon's ribbon cutting," Executive Director Aaron Nelson wrote.

This is not the first time moonbat artists have struck in Chapel Hill. MKH points us toward a Michelle Malkin flashback.

We our, of course, not surprised when stories like this pop-up. Even so, we are always disgusted when these moonbat wackos arise.

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