San Francisco greenies devastate foodies

The green religion has scored a small but highly symbolic victory in San Francisco, using the bureaucratic state and courts to vanquish a den of sin, where humans have used part of nature for their own benefit and enjoyment. In the process, two of the Bay Area's most visible subcultures have been set against each other. Red staters can savor the cultural contradictions of America's most liberal metropolis. For as long as anyone can remember, Drake's Bay Oyster Company has been supplying the delicious, fresh, clean bivalves to seafood lovers, accounting for as much as 40% of the state of California's supply. But thanks to a bureaucratic decision by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and federal judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers  ruling that a stay cannot be issued, the oyster farms at Drake's Bay must be removed by March 15, just a few weeks from now. You see, Drake's Bay Oyster Company, which has been operating for four generations, is violating the sacred wilderness state, which...(Read Full Post)