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Monday, November 14, 2005

What a loon

More on that O'Reilly/San Fran incident:

Fox's O'Reilly Supports Al-Qaida Attack On SF For Opposing Gay Military Ban

It's obvious now, but I somehow managed to completely overlook the city's reason for discouraging recruiters.

Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly is under fire for suggesting that al-Qaida should "blow up" Coit Tower, one of the San Francisco's most famous landmarks, because voters backed a resolution discouraging military recruiters on public high school and college campuses.

The proposition passed by a healthy majority last Tuesday. It does not ban recruiters, but it does urge schools to reject them.

The proposition is not binding but its let the Pentagon know how the city feels about 'don't ask, don't tell' the military's ban on gays serving openly.


and

In September, Supervisors voted 8 - 3 to reject a plan to berth the USS Iowa on the city's historic waterfront and turn it into a museum and tourist attraction. The Supervisors cited the military's ban on gays serving in the armed forces for their rejection of the proposal.


I hope someone calls O'Reilly on this one. He's gone far enough.

I mean, let's consider: we live in a country where we have to pay taxes and can be asked to die for the country, and yet we (1) can't marry and (2) have to hide who we are in the army. That's ridiculous. That's awful.

And O'Reilly's only making this injustice worse with his stupid, thoughtless and uneducated rants.

And the worse part? O'Reilly thinks this isn't his fault. He thinks he's being slimed. Learn to accept accountability, you jack ass.

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