Abrasive, outspoken conservative columnist, creator of "The O'Reilly Factor," author of the book by the same name and FOX "Talking Points" host Bill O'Reilly, a man despised by the left and not astoundingly popular in the Blogosphere on either side due in part to offensive, pompous and dumb remarks he made a couple of years back that sounded more like they could have come from John Kerry, has written a column titled San Francisco Blues which is too accurate for me to avoid giving its due for its sheer agreement with my own views on San Francisco.
I live here, though I am leaving in three days to return to America, and it's rare to run into such an on-point description of San Francisco, so...
Here are three excerpted paragraphs, to give an idea of what's to come:
It is hard to figure out the mindset of many Americans living in the secular-progressive paradise of San Francisco.
A couple of weeks ago, they voted to oppose military recruiting in the city's public schools, including colleges. In the middle of a vicious war on terror, the City by the Bay says no to the people who volunteer to protect us.
In the recall of former California Gov. Gray Davis, 80 percent of San Franciscans voted to keep him, while the rest of the state voted overwhelmingly to boot him out.
So you could say that not only is San Francisco out of touch with traditional America, it is out of touch with its own liberal state.
It has been said that people get the government they deserve, and in San Francisco's case, that could not be more true. The city's streets are chaotic,
quality of life has deteriorated, and the prevailing wisdom would please Fidel Castro.