Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bill's Bogus Journey to the Center of the Universe

Bill O'Reilly has been off his shit lately about an Atheist holiday sign in the Washington State Capitol. In a recent jeremiad, he chooses to blame this on, besides Chris Gregoire, the city of Seattle. He takes pot shots at our housing of the homeless, our schools' willingness to teach children that Americans have done bad things before, and for some reason he also seems to blame us for the entire state's choice to allow death with dignity and free contraception.

But most bothersome to me, he took a jab at my current home neighborhood of Fremont while trying to insinuate that there is something wrong with our naked cyclists and statue of Lenin: he calls Fremont a suburb!

Fremont is a neighborhood of Seattle. It is completely within the boundaries of the city proper; indeed, it is smack in the middle of the city. There is nothing remotely suburban about Fremont's relationship to Seattle. Bothell is a Seattle suburb. Tukwila is a Seattle suburb. Shoreline and Burien and Mountlake Terrace and Kirkland, those are Seattle suburbs. Fremont is a neighborhood. MY neighborhood. Fuck off O'Reilly, or the naked cyclists will feed you to the Troll.