I Love Michael Moore

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  1. bek2335

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    Below is something written by someone I admire greatly, Mr. Michael Moore. I know you "conservatives" will all get your panties in a knot over this. Too bad.

    An Open Letter to God, from Michael Moore
    Sunday, August 31st, 2008
    Dear God,
    The other night, the Rev. James Dobson's ministry asked all believers to pray for a storm on Thursday night so that the Obama acceptance speech outdoors in Denver would have to be cancelled.
    I see that You have answered Rev. Dobson's prayers -- except the storm You have sent to earth is not over Denver, but on its way to New Orleans! In fact, You have scheduled it to hit Louisiana at exactly the moment that George W. Bush is to deliver his speech at the Republican National Convention.
    Now, heavenly Father, we all know You have a great sense of humor and impeccable timing. To send a hurricane on the third anniversary of the Katrina disaster AND right at the beginning of the Republican Convention was, at first blush, a stroke of divine irony. I don't blame You, I know You're angry that the Republicans tried to blame YOU for Katrina by calling it an "Act of God" -- when the truth was that the hurricane itself caused few casualties in New Orleans. Over a thousand people died because of the mistakes and neglect caused by humans, not You.
    Some of us tried to help after Katrina hit, while Bush ate cake with McCain and twiddled his thumbs. I closed my office in New York and sent my entire staff down to New Orleans to help. I asked people on my website to contribute to the relief effort I organized -- and I ended up sending over two million dollars in donations, food, water, and supplies (collected from thousands of fans) to New Orleans while Bush's FEMA ice trucks were still driving around Maine three weeks later.
    But this past Thursday night, the Washington Post reported that the Republicans had begun making plans to possibly postpone the convention. The AP had reported that there were no shelters set up in New Orleans for this storm, and that the levee repairs have not been adequate. In other words, as the great Ronald Reagan would say, "There you go again!"
    So the last thing John McCain and the Republicans needed was to have a split-screen on TVs across America: one side with Bush and McCain partying in St. Paul, and on the other side of the screen, live footage of their Republican administration screwing up once again while New Orleans drowns.
    So, yes, You have scared the Jesus, Mary and Joseph out of them, and more than a few million of your followers tip their hats to You.
    But now it appears that You haven't been having just a little fun with Bush & Co. It appears that Hurricane Gustav is truly heading to New Orleans and the Gulf coast. We hear You, O Lord, loud and clear, just as we did when Rev. Falwell said You made 9/11 happen because of all those gays and abortions. We beseech You, O Merciful One, not to punish us again as Pat Robertson said You did by giving us Katrina because of America's "wholesale slaughter of unborn children." His sentiments were echoed by other Republicans in 2005.
    So this is my plea to you: Don't do this to Louisiana again. The Republicans got your message. They are scrambling and doing the best they can to get planes, trains and buses to New Orleans so that everyone can get out. They haven't sent the entire Louisiana National Guard to Iraq this time -- they are already patrolling the city streets. And, in a nod to I don't know what, Bush's head of FEMA has named a man to help manage the federal government's response. His name is W. Michael Moore. I kid you not, heavenly Father. They have sent a man with both my name AND W's to help save the Gulf Coast.
    So please God, let the storm die out at sea. It's done enough damage already. If you do this one favor for me, I promise not to invoke your name again. I'll leave that to the followers of Rev. Dobson and to those gathering this week in St. Paul.
    Your faithful servant and former seminarian,
    Michael Moore
    MMFlint@aol.com
    MichaelMoore.com
    P.S. To all of God's fellow children who are reading this, the city New Orleans has not yet recovered from Katrina. Please click here for a list of things you can do to help our brothers and sisters on the Gulf Coast. And, if you do live along the Gulf Coast, please take all necessary safety precautions immediately.
     
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    Ahh, but in the evangelical's book, Gustav slamming into New Orleans is an act of nature. Raining on Obama would have been an act of God.
     
  4. Deno

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    I don't get what difference this has to a convention in Saint Paul Minn. It's still going on as planed unfortunately. And even if it didn't it wouldn't change much. Good luck to all those that are,"ridin the storm out".
     
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    Wrong. Day one has been scaled back to only what's legally required (yes, there are legalities involved with conventions, even though they have become such political theater). The Monday speeches have also been canceled or postponed.

    Oh yeah, and Michael Moore is a low-life piece of shit, as noted earlier in another thread. :smile:
     
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    You are right...right!! An act of nature and totally unrelated to global warming and man-made carbon in the atmosphere.
     
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    Does anyone wanna fight over Michael Moore?
     
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    happiness to me, would be Rush Limbaugh and Michael Moore running desperately to the buffet table and smashing into each other, and becoming so entangled they could not separate...after that, they would be taken, and placed into that strange space triangle/prison,(the phantom zone)

    http://homepage.mac.com/johnwirzbicki/iblog/CTBlue/C949557696/E20051229094429/Media/PDVD_396.jpg


    that Marlon Brando as Jor-El in Superman, put General Zod and his thugs into on Krypton after they were found guilty of being general douchebags.

    so Rush and Michael Moore would be trapped together in the very cramped quarters of the phantom zone for eons floating through space, and then after many millenia, an errant space rocket will accidentally shatter the phantom zone, freeing Limbaugh and Moore, which will allow them to escape to a far away planet, where they will receive comparable powers to what Superman and General Zod received on earth.

    there, Moore and Limbaugh, will do battle amongst the creatures of that planet, until they kill each other and with their dying breaths, each summon all their stupid, gullible, sheep-like, partisan minions who race across the galaxy from earth, where all together, far right and far left, are killed in a massive conflagration of galactic stupidity.

    and the rest of us are left in peace and quiet.
     
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    Your plots are unnecessarily convoluted.

    They will meet at the buffet and overeat to death.

    Sorry, I am a man a few words.
     
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    He is only fighting the good fight. He does not do anything to harm people, he only tries to bring out in the open what people refuse to realize. His movement against health care and the environment is to be admired. If Oprah likes the guy and his opinion then he can't be all that wrong. His point of view on her show was well received and he put this women from a health insurance organization in her spot, at times she didn't even know what to say.

    It was stupid to open the convention on the Labor Day holiday anyway.
     
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    Deno, you are a wise man. And thanks for the support.
     
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    Eehhhhhhh, he does a lot of film editing b.s., won't let himself be challenged and so on.

    There's been some good out of what he's done, I just wish he'd be legitimate and honest in his filmmaking.

    There's a documentary on Moore called Manufacturing Dissent. It's an ok piece, but exposes Moore (a la the Charlton Heston b.s. with the camera shots and so forth).
     
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    Michael Moore occasionally hits the spot but more times comes across as self-indulgent agitprop.

    A lot of The Awful Truth and his rants against GWB were tiresome, so anything worthwhile didn't seem worth scouring the programs to see because they were so irritatingly delivered.

    As an outsider to the US but with the interest of family who live out there, seeing what he did on Bowling for Columbine was kind of interesting though - particularly the statistics on gun ownership vs fucked up headcases who want to take themselves and other unfortunates down in a hail of bullets and infamy whereas the neighbours north of the US border own more guns per head of capita but have fewer problems with people using them so irresponsibly. My sister's partner does ER shifts in Washington from time to time and it's rare that a shift goes by without him treating a gunshot admission.

    But I guess MM chose his interviewees carefully - the Canadians he chose professed not to be too concerned about locking doors when they go out or getting shot by nervous hotheads with itchy trigger fingers where some of the Canadians posting on here have said well d'uh if you leave your doors open you can expect to be robbed, same as most places in the world. The level of fear and paranoia was much greater in the US contributors than the Canadian ones and this does seem to be borne out by the posters on here. You only have to look at all the ways of saying am I gay if? -and the kind of answers you get, is this level of nudity wrong/inappropriate?, is this kind of appearance issue right? etc, to see how many levels of little issues seem to affect some cultures to make life itself into one big problem and where the bulk of these issues geographically come from (even allowing that the majority here are indeed from the USA); whereas others seem to be a lot more laid back and say "so the problem is??".

    Hurrah for the number of level headed posters from all parts of the world on this forum though.:smile:
     
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    I did see Roger and Me, Sicko and Fahrenheit 911.

    He tackles important subjects and exposes deep flaws in our society.

    His self-deprecating sense of humor helps.

    However, his screamingly obvious bias, his unwillingness to even entertain a counterpoint make even mainstream liberal media shun him.

    ...and please, get on a treadmill once in awhile man!
     
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    the saddest thing about Moore, is his utter douchebaggery, overshadows when he makes some very legitimate points, that all folks could likely agree on.

    everytime i watched Columbine, or 9/11, i would see something and say, "he makes a good point, this should be addressed"...and then he would follow it with three utter lies, misstatements, or overblown B.S. and cutesy editing or language that was just sickening

    even my mother dislikes him, and she has voted democrat since 1960...including Carter, Mondale, and even Dukakis

    the saddest thing about him, is that there is plenty about this government and certainly George W, and the right wing that you can criticize them for *ON THE FACTS ALONE*...when you resort to cheap tactics, lies, innuendo, qualified language and bullshit, you demean and devalue the message, even when it happens to be correct.

    he cannot get out of the way of his own ass...probably because it is so large.
     
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    Sicko is a very eye-opening film...everyone should see it.

    (See? Not difficult, and only took a few seconds.)
     
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    thanks Hgod!
     
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