June 11, 2007
If you don't like it, move to flyover country!
If San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly gets his way, the Blue Angels would be banned from flying over San Francisco:
SAN FRANCISCO (Map, News) - The annual aerial show by the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels -- a San Francisco tradition dating back to 1981 that pumps millions into the local economy -- is running into opposition from three local peace advocacy groups that are calling for a permanent halt to the popular Fleet Week flyover.In what's probably an indication that even local San Franciscans are furious, Daly seems to be backing down -- for now:
A resolution that would call for a permanent halt to the Blue Angels annual Fleet Week flyovers won't be introduced to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, according to its potential sponsor.Daly now says he is "going to introduce it some other time."
How dare the SF Examiner interfere with this man's agenda by causing him to be flooded with inquiries?
This is of course all very predictable coming from someone like Chris Daly -- a man I think epitomizes smug trendiness, who refused to allow the U.S.S. Iowa in San Francisco's maritime museum, and who of course hates the military with every bone in his body.
He's also a no-growth progressive, who opposes development, but whose policies encourage sprawl:
...fulfillment of the no-growth imperative that brought some of them to office is the greatest legacy of the current, progressive Board of Supervisors. And it's the greatest delight of real estate speculators and other property owners who see their equity increasing in response to a building shortage, and of anti-development lawyers, turf-hungry public-welfare charities, and nonprofit developers adept at gaming the building-approval process.Leftist city policies actually encourage sprawl?
I never really thought about it, but it makes a lot of sense.
Chasing away the Blue Angels will probably have a similar effect.
"Get out of our smug and trendy city!"
posted by Eric on 06.11.07 at 02:06 PM
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