San Francisco turns a tolerant eye toward all sorts of behavior, all the while patting itself on the back for its virtue. NAMBLA used to march down Market Street in the Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade until the PR cost became too high and the group was banned by the parade's organizers.
But even San Francisco tolerance has its limits. It turns out that the United States Marine Corps is too hot for the city. KGO Television reports:
The U.S. Marine Silent Drill Platoon performed Monday morning in New York's Times Square. They filmed part of a recruitment commercial through the start of the morning rush hour -- something they could not do in San Francisco on the anniversary of 9/11.
"It's insulting, it's demeaning. This woman is going to insult these young heroes by just arbitrarily saying, 'no, you're not going to film any Marines on California Street," said Captain Greg Corrales of the SFPD Traffic Bureau.
Captain Greg Corrales commands the police traffic bureau that works with crews shooting commercials, TV shows and movies in the city. He's also a Marine veteran and his son is serving his third tour of duty in Iraq.
He says Film Commission Executive Director Stefanie Coyote would only allow the Marine's production crew to film on California Street if there were no Marines in the picture. They wound up filming the empty street and will have to superimpose the Marines later.
"Ms. Coyote's politics blinded her to her duty as the director of the Film Commission and as a responsible citizen," said Captain Corrales.
I wonder if Ms. Coyote is the wife of Peter Coyote, the left wing actor? This website lists his wife's name as "Stefanie Pleet." Whoever Ms. Coyote is, she is a disgrace.Hat tip: Byron Hood, Moonbattery