There’s a first time for everything

And I think this may be the first time I’ve ever agreed with Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).

Why? Here’s the backstory.

Seems San Francisco “city supervisors” voted 8-3 last month to oppose the docking of the retired USS Iowa in SF’s Bay area. Here’s more:

The USS Iowa joined in battles from World War II to Korea to the Persian Gulf. It carried President Franklin Roosevelt home from the Teheran conference of allied leaders, and four decades later, suffered one of the nation’s most deadly military accidents.

Veterans groups and history buffs had hoped that tourists in San Francisco could walk the same teak decks where sailors dodged Japanese machine-gun fire and fired 16-inch guns that helped win battles across the South Pacific.

Instead, it appears that the retired battleship is headed about 80 miles inland, to Stockton, a gritty agricultural port town on the San Joaquin River and home of California’s annual asparagus festival.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., a former San Francisco mayor, helped secure $3 million to tow the Iowa from Rhode Island to the Bay Area in 2001 in hopes of making touristy Fisherman’s Wharf its new home.

But city supervisors voted 8-3 last month to oppose taking in the ship, citing local opposition to the Iraq war and the military’s stance on gays, among other things.

“If I was going to commit any kind of money in recognition of war, then it should be toward peace, given what our war is in Iraq right now,” Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi said.

Sen. Feinstein’s reaction?:

Feinstein called it a “very petty decision.”

“This isn’t the San Francisco that I’ve known and loved and grew up in and was born in,” Feinstein said.

Right on.

Wink: Jason Smith, who has posted a list with those city supervisors’ email addresses if you’re a San Francisco citizen and want to voice your opinion.

(Linking up with Mudville Gazette’s open post)

When you care enough to …

…. cheat on your spouse. Just when you thought you’d seen everything – Cheating spouse greeting cards:

It is a sentiment guaranteed to melt the coldest heart:

“Just when I thought I would never find my true love — you came along …”

It is a greeting card, decorated with a depiction of purple flowers. Inside:

“My soul has been searching for you since I came into this world.

“All my life I have had this emptiness inside, like a part of me was missing and I was incomplete …

“And now I can’t imagine my life without you … Even if I have to share you.”

Even if I have to share you?

This, clearly, is not a card for the wife — not the sender’s wife, at least.

Pssst: I love you. Don’t tell anyone
In fact, it is specifically for anyone but the wife. Called “My Lover” the card is one of 24 in the Secret Lover Collection, published by a former advertising executive in Bethesda, Md., named Cathy Gallagher. If you are having an extramarital affair, Secret Lover cards can make it an affair to remember

Sheesh.

Late afternoon update: Oh, and here’s a site called Philanderers.com. Guess what IT does:

Discreet Extramarital Personal Ads
exclusively for discriminating men
and women seeking an Extramarital Affair

Double ugh.

Hat tip: Betsy Newmark, guestblogging for Michelle Malkin.

Related: La Shawn Barber tells it like it is to the cheaters out there and those who love them knowing they are cheaters.