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Saturday, November 12, 2005

BREAKING: O'Reilly remains a pompous blowhard; initiates pissing contest with SF blowhard

And the bar for reasoned political discourse falls even lower. Sheesh.

KRON: "O'Reilly Blasted for Coit Tower Comments"

O'Reilly reacted to San Franciscans' approval of Proposition I, which discourages military recruiters on public high school and college campuses.

He advised President George W. Bush to react by withdrawing any military protection for the city. "...If al-Qaida comes in here and blows you up, we're not going to do anything about it. We're going to say, look, every other place in America is off limits to you, except San Francisco. You want to blow up the Coit Tower? Go ahead," O'Reilly said.

[San Fran Supervisor Chris] Daly responded on the KRON 4 Morning News, "Coit Tower's a monument to San Francisco's firefighters. They put out the fires in San Francisco after the great quake. American heroes -- they were there on Sept. 11 and now you want al-Qaida to blow up Coit Tower? Give us a break. You are out of line."

Thanks, Bill. Thanks, Daly. Thank you KRON San Fransisco. Thanks for nothing. There's no argument here. No position to defend. This is just hot air.

"Forget 'em!" screams O'Reilly. "Let 'em die!"

"How dare you!" screams Daly. "Think of the firemen!"

Here is my (admittedly sharp) criticism of Measure I which does NOT pine for the destruction of SF landmarks, and does NOT invoke emotionalism over the deaths of dedicated public servants.

What it boils down to (and I know I'm generalizing, 40% voted against this toothless, assinine gesture) SF wants out of the responsabilities of citizenship, but still want to collect other people's tax money.

This is why I will never live in blue state. The rank hypochrisy is staggering. And the irony is that whenever a hard-core, bullhorn-toting, anti-war protester breaks his stated creed and does the opposite of what he preaches?

It improves the quality of life for him and his family because the loudly shouted, moral code he thinks everyone should live by is so flawed he won't even hold himself to the same standard.

What SF has declared, essentially, is, "If it weren't for the fact that the all-volunteer military does such a good job of protecting my prosperous lifestyle, I'd outlaw the military in accordance with my hatred of the very system which gave me the opportunity be so prosperous!"

Because war is icky. SF wants a playground where the icky stuff is illegal.

/rant off

If any rational person wants to disagree with me in a pointed but civil way, without calling for terrorist attacks or kneejerk emotional pleas, feel free to drop your views into the comments. Let's show them how it's done.

(Via DRUDGE, linked at Wizbang!)

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