."..And if Al Qaeda 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." (link)
he had more to say on a San Francisco radio program recently. (via ThinkProgress) He doesn't even know what 'fascist' means.
First of all he said on the radio, "We’re in World War III and San Francisco votes against military recruiting in schools," as if the US invading and occupying a sovereign nation is WWIII. Perhaps our actions will ignite WWIII, but I don't know what the rush is.
Then he went on to leave out the fact that Long Islanders who joined the military after 9/11 wanted to kill the bad guys in Afghanistan. Not Iraq. "And you know, I’m from New York. There are dozens of people from my neighborhood on Long Island are now dead because of 9/11, and you people are telling me you’re not going to allow recruiting out there?" Well if he had his facts straight, he would know that the war in Iraq has to do with corporate profits, not 9/11.
O'Reilly goes on to using projection, a common tool used by the wingnuts, and says, "You know, this is the hallmark of the left: Cheap shot everybody. Come out with the most insane things you can. Convince your Kool-Aid drinking crowd to follow you."
This next quote exemplifies O'Reilly's talking out of his asshole."I’m sitting here and I’m looking at a city that has absolutely no clue of what the world is. None. You know, if you had been hit on 9/11 instead of New York, believe me, you would not have voted against military recruting. Yet the left-wing, selfish, Land of Oz philosophy that the media and the city politicians have embraced out there is an absolute intellectual disgrace."
It's interesting that NY was hit on 9/11. NY isn't bush's base. SF isn't bush's base. Why do the terrorists want to hit cities who don't support this administration? It simply doesn't make sense. Makes you wonder who the real terrorists are, doesn't it? BTW, 14 LI soldiers and Marines were killed in Iraq so far.
The idiot thinks that banning military recruitment in schools is fascist. It means that parents don't want their kids to die for a cause that our leaders wouldn't send their own kids to die for, let alone themselves. Perhaps he ought to consult a history book or a dictionary and look up fascism, "I don’t think these people like the country. They feel that we’re the problem, we’re the evildoers, that al Qaeda is created because of us. That’s the hallmark of the radical left. It’s always America’s fault. We’re the bad country, and the enlightened citizens of San Francisco, we’re not going to be a part of it. We’re gonna separate out. We’re gonna ban military recruiting. Number one, that’s a fascist act. I mean, you’re making a decision that your citizens can’t hear of an opportunity they may want to hear about."
How ludicrous is that statement? We hate him and his stupidity. We hate that our country treats those who sacrifice for our country like shit. And what opportunity? An opportunity to be blown up by a roadside bomb right out of high school?
You know, if this is such a great war, why aren't the statesmen enlisting? Why aren't their children enlisting? Back in the day, the leaders and statesmen joined the military and went off to war. There would be more support of the war if our leaders would put their money where their mouths are.
There is an action up at Daily Kos for you all to take a look at.
We must work together to get that ranting liar off the radio at once.
I gleaned some emails of the sponsors of O'Reilly's radio program from the comments there. You must, if you value democracy, write letters telling the advertisers that you will not use their products since they sponsor a radio program that supports terrorism against one of the US' greatest cities.
Westwood One syndicates O'Reilly's radio program. Do write to them.
Shane Coppola, President: email@example.com
Paul Gregrey, Advertising Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Hillman, General Counsel: email@example.com
UPDATE: Mother Jones has a take on this story, plus adds that now O'Reilly calls non-Judeo-Christians "crazy" for seeking recognition of their religious holidays
"And to have these radical changes because somebody walks in and says, 'Look, I want a holiday because I'm a Buddhist, or I practice Shintoism. ... [W]hat are you, crazy?' "