Kos has a post on what Bill O’Reilly likes to refer to as “San Francisco values.” As somebody who was born in and raised in and around SF, I’d like to know what these values are. In the meantime, Kos has some ideas of his own.
Since O’Reilly boycotts everything he hates, I look forward to his boycott of all Bay Area-origin products. Same with every conservative who bashes San Francisco and the Bay Area. So no iPods or anything Apple. No HP computers. No Google. No Yahoo. No eBay. Those conservative bloggers using Blogspot, MovableType, or TypePad? Sorry. Those products are Bay Area-based.
Also no Adobe or Macromedia products. No computers, either, since most run on AMD or Intel. No tax preparation using Intuit products. Cancel your Netflix subscription. Cancel your TiVo subscription. Remove your Network Associates or Symantec virus protection software from your computer. Unplug your Netgear wifi router.
Don’t wear Levis (or any kind of jeans), Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, or buy your kids Gymboree. Avoid LeapFrog learning toys. Boycott Pixar movies. Boycott any movie using George Lucas’ ILM special effects shop. Stay away from Treos and other Palm devices. Don’t let Charles Schwab manage your portfolio. Don’t bank at Wells Fargo.
Actually, I’m all for not banking at Wells Fargo, but that’s a story for another thread.
Particularly amusing is O’Reilly’s reference to Nancy Pelosi as a “far-left secular-progressive bomb thrower.” Bomb thrower?
The Media Matters article linked above contains a local angle:
In 1996, Rep. Frank Riggs (R-CA) attacked his Democratic challenger Michela Alioto over her “San Francisco values.” According to a July 18, 1996, Roll Call article, “In one particularly pointed attack, Riggs questioned whether Alioto’s opposition to the bill to ban federal recognition of same-sex marriage represented ‘North Coast values’ or ‘San Francisco values.’ ” Riggs defeated Alioto.