It's not often that the U.S. government goes all out to entertain its citizens, but that's more or less what happened over the weekend when the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels zoomed over the Golden Gate as part of Fleet Week.
The squadron doesn't go into combat -- individual pilots might when on other assignments -- and the Navy considers the show part of its recruitment efforts.
Many Californians love the aerial display, judging from tweets like this one by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom:
Beautiful day for Blue Angels and the Americas Cup. Bay Area....how lucky are we?
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) October 6, 2012
On the other hand, so many people hate the booming and roaring of the jets that the outgoing message of the information line for the event starts by inviting people to leave noise complaints.