The only thing more entertaining than lamenting the very loud roar of the Blue Angels is the hate you earn for doing so.
On Friday, we penned a diatribe
against the "seagulls from hell" interrupting newsroom activity at the SF Weekly
office from our front-row seat of the deafening Fleet Week air show over the bay.
Turns out, many of our readers don't just tolerate the annoying show, they actually like it. Over the weekend, we were bombarded with patriotic vitriol from Blue Angel defenders who bluntly called us a bunch of Commie weenies.
Here's a sampling of the amazing ammo blasted our way:
"Oh shut up you weenies. Fighter jets are cool."
"Uncle Sam," while a bit lacking in the spelling department, had some fighting words:
Too bad that voicemail box delete button doesn't work on whiney liberal assholes such as yourself. If you can't handle five days of the Blue Angles, how have you made this far in life? Lastly, if you don't like the representation of what allows you to sleep soundly at night, pack your bags and move to China. Liberal doosh."
"AP" stood up for the children of San Francisco against pinko party-poopers like us:
"In my experience, being a Blue Angel hater is highly correlated with being a carpetbagging transplant ... you have no right to come here and force your self-indulgent NIMBY-ism on us. The Blue Angels are a true SF tradition, and no matter how much you hate US military imperialism (I hate it too!), stop trying to deprive SF's younger generations of one of the coolest aspects of growing up here."
Then Adam Quandt shamed us back to the coffee machine:
"I bet you would all change your minds if you got up out of your cubicles and serverd your country. There are some people who are sleeping in fox holes tonight and you have the audacity to complain about jet noise! Well at least you can still have a warm cup of coffee. Enjoy!"
After another sip of Peet's brew, I'll leave you with my personal favorite:
"put on some ear muffs you sallys!!!!"
Touche. You can be my wingman anytime.
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