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Aint no party like the San Francisco values party!
May 24, 2008 8:44 PM   Subscribe

Beware the San Francisco values!

(A little detail and Barnes' response.)
posted by serazin (46 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
I was amazed at the Barnes response ad - I've privately described plenty of politicians as pathetic, but I can't remember ever seeing that word in a campaign ad.
posted by facetious at 8:56 PM on May 24, 2008


IF YOU VOTE DEMOCRAT THEN GAY MEN AND SLUTTY WOMEN WEARING SLEEVELESS TOPS WILL TOAST CHAMPAGNE AND DANCE QUIETLY IN PLACE DO YOU WANT THAT AMERICA?!?!?!?!?!?11/1//1/1//1
posted by Avenger at 9:01 PM on May 24, 2008 [6 favorites]


whoa! Sam Graves and Kay Barnes are both running for congress in Missouri! where are those totally scandalizing Saint Louis values we've heard so much about on the O'Reilly Factor radio programme?!
posted by parmanparman at 9:03 PM on May 24, 2008


considering this is fodder, I'm going to just leave a hearty LOL. That was hilarious. Thanks for posting, made my night.
posted by hellslinger at 9:09 PM on May 24, 2008


A black man dancing with a white women??? That makes me bitter! Why isn't that white women dancing with working, hard-working Americans, white Americans?
posted by orthogonality at 9:12 PM on May 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


That's funny and heartening. I hope the "pathetic" ad signals a new direction for the Democratic party. John Kerry would have responded by putting on a hunting hat and saying he had been to San Fransisco once in the 70s but he now deeply regretted it.

Seems like they're taking on the bullshit head-on these days. After the recent special election results in MS and LA, a lot of GOP congressional candidates seem to be getting very desperate.
posted by drjimmy11 at 9:14 PM on May 24, 2008 [7 favorites]


“This idiotic ad from GOP congressman Sam Graves, whose seat is being challenged by former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes, is a lowbrow racist and homophobic attempt to smear Barnes by calling her out on her ‘San Francisco Values’.

Pathetic anti-gay scare tactics are all Graves has left, apparently. Barnes' response to the ad is on the right.

The Graves campaign refuses to apologize for the ad, and additionally trying to connect Barnes with the California same-sex marriage ruling. They told the local FOX affiliate: ‘The same week Kay Barnes was in San Francisco for a fundraiser, the California Supreme Court issues the most sweeping liberal, activist, pro-gay marriage ruling in the nation.’” *
posted by ericb at 9:18 PM on May 24, 2008


"San Fransciso Values" would be an excellent name for a professional soccer team.
posted by Kibbutz at 9:21 PM on May 24, 2008 [12 favorites]


Apparently everything Sam Graves knows about San Francisco he learned from background extras in 80s John Hughes movies. I expected the camera to pan to Anthony Michael Hall awkwardly hitting on Molly Ringwald.
posted by lore at 9:33 PM on May 24, 2008 [2 favorites]


I think a good theme for the Democratic Party's campaigns this year would be "It's time for the grownups to take over now."
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:35 PM on May 24, 2008 [7 favorites]


Wow. At first I thought this was a comment on the fact that Mitt Romney just bought a house in California, with some wondering about Arnold leaving office in 2010 because of term limits.
posted by etaoin at 9:38 PM on May 24, 2008


DAMN IT! So I'm sitting here, in St. Louis, with my scandalizing Saint Louis values, thinking that I get to vote against this clown. BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOO! He's from the other side of the state and all I ever get to do is elect a dead man instead of John Ashcroft.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 9:43 PM on May 24, 2008


Hilarious response from Kay Barnes. Awesome. Hope to see more like that in response to the litany of Evil SF Values ads that are going to proliferate in the next six months.

It's amusing that Sam Graves seems to think that Nancy Pelosi spends any actual time in the stereotypical San Francisco depicted in his ad (i.e., time anywhere other than the neighborhood where her mansion is, in Pacific Heights, which is quite a different neighborhood from the Castro) other than to do photo ops, cut ribbons, shake hands, smile stiffly, and raise campaign cash, which is in itself probably more time than he ever spends in Kansas City.
posted by blucevalo at 9:46 PM on May 24, 2008


sorry, but what are the scandalizing saint louis values, anyway?
posted by parmanparman at 9:53 PM on May 24, 2008


It's probably a good thing for right-wing politicians that right-wing voters are so hilariously stupid: only a self-loathing, child-molesting high-school dropout who forwards "Obama is the Antichrist" emails could take a look at Barnes's ad and think "that's the feller for me!"
posted by Optimus Chyme at 10:00 PM on May 24, 2008 [2 favorites]


sorry, but what are the scandalizing saint louis values, anyway?

"St. Louis is a gateway city, seemingly harmless but it will lead to stronger stuff," Maxwelton said archly.
posted by maxwelton at 10:00 PM on May 24, 2008 [29 favorites]


My dad went to college in StL and had a basement apartment which flooded every spring, so he never had any problem with where to put his lit cigarettes.
posted by parmanparman at 10:06 PM on May 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


I wait for the real fallout from the nationwide exposure of this ad. You just know there's some male hooker out there saying, "Wait, that clean-cut guy at the end, that's my best customer, that's Sammy the Sledgehammer!"
posted by tula at 10:13 PM on May 24, 2008


OH MY GOD LOOK OUT FOR THE WEST COAST LIBERALS.

Hey, Bible Belt? You could always just let us secede. It's a total win-win situation. You won't be allowed to bitch about us godless heathens any more, and we won't be allowed to bitch about how you spend all those taxes we send you.

Just be ready to pay a lot more for everything from avocados and almonds to DVDs and computers. Besides the new export tariffs, I'm pretty sure the first thing that the Economic Co-prosperity Sphere of Greater Pacifica will do is sanction the hell out you guys for being a theocratic dictatorship.


Seattle? Toronto? Portland? You guys in? Alaska can come, too.
posted by loquacious at 10:13 PM on May 24, 2008 [19 favorites]


More please. The GOP's flame-out tickles my schadenfreude to no end. I can't wait for November.
posted by Weebot at 10:55 PM on May 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Lest we forget.
posted by phaedon at 11:32 PM on May 24, 2008


a) Toronto is kinda a long haul to be in Pacifica. But I'm sure the Canadian government would be happy to annex WA, OR and CA. Removing the cap on H-1B visas alone would sell it. Corporate tax rate, not so much.

b) This is a horrific SLYT post which is also LocalElectionFilter. The horrors of long weekends descend upon us.
posted by GuyZero at 11:51 PM on May 24, 2008


"San Fransciso Values" would be an excellent name for a professional soccer team.

this is like one of those times when someone says "(previously used turn of phrase) would be an excellent band name" only it almost never is. except this is hilariously awesome. although i'm not exactly sure where "San Fransciso" is -- is that what they call the Typo District?

i humbly submit another suggestion for the appelation of our franchise: The San Francisco Treat.
posted by Hat Maui at 11:57 PM on May 24, 2008


Oh my god! Nancy Pelosi wants to send us back to the EIGHTIES! OH NOES!

Hey, wait. That means zombie Reagan will be president again. How can that be bad?
posted by qvantamon at 1:50 AM on May 25, 2008


It was kind of weird to have the phrase "SHAMEFUL ATTACK AD" pasted across the dancing group because they looked so fucking happy, not ashamed.
posted by beerbajay at 2:13 AM on May 25, 2008


My Grandma is from St. Louis. I'm sure I'll get an email with this video from her soon.

Along with a list of Jeff Foxworthy Quotes.

I'll send her the rebuttal video and some quotes from Bill Hicks.
posted by chillmost at 2:38 AM on May 25, 2008


I'm really confused. The ad attacks the "San Francisco" value of same-sex marriage. And the image they use to illustrate it is a man dancing between two women. Yeah, his hat looks a little gay, but he's bumping his butt against the trashy chick next to him. That looks more like Stockton values to me. (Oh yeah, and he's black and one of the girls is white. But they can't outright say that.)
posted by Nelson at 7:29 AM on May 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


"Shameful Attack Ad"?

I would have shown the dancing clip with the words, "Seriously? This is ridiculous. Sam Graves is a tool."
posted by Solon and Thanks at 7:32 AM on May 25, 2008


"San Francisco style values" is a cowboy-hat-wearing black guy dancing with chunky, spiked-mullet women? If only they were riding a tractor.

I think someone might have confused polygamy and bad taste with gay and liberal.

Oh wait, the ad at 0:22 cuts to the dancers on the line "...not ours [values]." Apparently these weird, Breakfast Club, 1980s, tractor pull people are representative of Sam Graves' local voters. Carry on.
posted by lothar at 8:21 AM on May 25, 2008


I hope someone makes the still at .10 into a poster for same sex marriage. It's too bizarre & non-linear not to be on some college kid's wall...
posted by mdn at 8:40 AM on May 25, 2008


sorry, but what are the scandalizing saint louis values, anyway?

Provolone on pizza.
posted by pieoverdone at 9:15 AM on May 25, 2008


Anyway, Grave's sixth district is all the way on the other side of the state from here. It'd probably be more accurate to say he's against scandalizing KC values.

The Sixth Congressional District in Missouri covers most of northwest and north-central Missouri, stretching from the Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas borders to North Kansas City and Eastern Jackson County. The district generally runs north along the Missouri River from the Kansas border to the Cooper County line east of Boonville.


Boonville. That should pretty much tell you what the sixth district is like.
posted by pieoverdone at 9:18 AM on May 25, 2008


Come to our San Francisco Sale this weekend! There are San Francisco values all over the store!
posted by dirigibleman at 11:24 AM on May 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Kay Barnes is plotting with effeminate Negroes to take over your barn dances! Do you want that? Cats and dogs lying together! ANARCHY!
posted by [expletive deleted] at 11:24 AM on May 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


It's always telling which Youtube videos have the comments disabled. Basically, you're in trouble if the Youtube comments against your video will make your video look bad instead of making the Youtube commenters look bad as is the norm.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 11:36 AM on May 25, 2008


Wow. If San Francisco is that much fun, I've been totally missing out. Screw moving away, I'm STAYING!!!
*Proceeds to boogie down with a drunken black guy in a cowboy hat*

Woooooooo hooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by miss lynnster at 11:39 AM on May 25, 2008


Apparently Sam Graves also hates...goths! According to his Wikipedia entry he spent more than $100,000 on "curbing gothic subculture in Blue Springs, Missouri".
posted by w0mbat at 12:42 PM on May 25, 2008


Video has been removed from first link, found another one here.
posted by idiotfactory at 2:33 PM on May 25, 2008


Marijuana San Francisco is the flame, heroin Berkeley is the fuse and LSD Hollyweird is the bomb . . . so don't you try to equate liquor St. Louis with marijuana San Francisco mister, not with me.
posted by Kibbutz at 3:27 PM on May 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


Kibbutz, that is some pure, freebase crazy right there.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 4:08 PM on May 25, 2008


Thanks--it only took me about two and a half hours to put together.
posted by Kibbutz at 6:05 PM on May 25, 2008


Gothic subculture? Blue Springs Missouri? $100,000?

What did he do, pay for them both to go to MIT?
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 10:43 PM on May 25, 2008 [3 favorites]


YouTube took the attack ad down -- anyone know of a working link?
posted by Drexen at 6:28 AM on May 26, 2008


Drexen - idiotfactory's comment above has a working link.
posted by MrMustard at 10:34 AM on May 26, 2008


Here.
posted by aqhong at 10:49 AM on May 26, 2008


IF YOU VOTE DEMOCRAT THEN GAY MEN AND SLUTTY WOMEN WEARING SLEEVELESS TOPS WILL TOAST CHAMPAGNE AND DANCE QUIETLY IN PLACE DO YOU WANT THAT AMERICA?!?!?!?!?!?11/1//1/1//1

Is this a trick question?
posted by deborah at 11:45 PM on May 27, 2008


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