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Michael Moore's thoughts on the election

Discussion in 'News' started by CIPHER_one, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. CIPHER_one

    CIPHER_one Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2000 Messages: 2,300 Likes Received: 0
    Friday, November 5th, 2004
    17 Reasons Not to Slit Your Wrists...by Michael Moore

    Dear Friends,

    Ok, it sucks. Really sucks. But before you go and cash it all in, let's, in the words of Monty Python, “always look on the bright side of life!” There IS some good news from Tuesday's election.

    Here are 17 reasons not to slit your wrists:

    1. It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again.

    2. Bush's victory was the NARROWEST win for a sitting president since Woodrow Wilson in 1916.

    3. The only age group in which the majority voted for Kerry was young adults (Kerry: 54%, Bush: 44%), proving once again that your parents are always wrong and you should never listen to them.

    4. In spite of Bush's win, the majority of Americans still think the country is headed in the wrong direction (56%), think the war wasn't worth fighting (51%), and don’t approve of the job George W. Bush is doing (52%). (Note to foreigners: Don't try to figure this one out. It's an American thing, like Pop Tarts.)

    5. The Republicans will not have a filibuster-proof 60-seat majority in the Senate. If the Democrats do their job, Bush won't be able to pack the Supreme Court with right-wing ideologues. Did I say "if the Democrats do their job?" Um, maybe better to scratch this one.

    6. Michigan voted for Kerry! So did the entire Northeast, the birthplace of our democracy. So did 6 of the 8 Great Lakes States. And the whole West Coast! Plus Hawaii. Ok, that's a start. We've got most of the fresh water, all of Broadway, and Mt. St. Helens. We can dehydrate them or bury them in lava. And no more show tunes!

    7. Once again we are reminded that the buckeye is a nut, and not just any old nut -- a poisonous nut. A great nation was felled by a poisonous nut. May Ohio State pay dearly this Saturday when it faces Michigan.

    8. 88% of Bush's support came from white voters. In 50 years, America will no longer have a white majority. Hey, 50 years isn't such a long time! If you're ten years old and reading this, your golden years will be truly golden and you will be well cared for in your old age.

    9. Gays, thanks to the ballot measures passed on Tuesday, cannot get married in 11 new states. Thank God. Just think of all those wedding gifts we won't have to buy now.

    10. Five more African Americans were elected as members of Congress, including the return of Cynthia McKinney of Georgia. It's always good to have more blacks in there fighting for us and doing the job our candidates can't.

    11. The CEO of Coors was defeated for Senate in Colorado. Drink up!

    12. Admit it: We like the Bush twins and we don't want them to go away.

    13. At the state legislative level, Democrats picked up a net of at least 3 chambers in Tuesday's elections. Of the 98 partisan-controlled state legislative chambers (house/assembly and senate), Democrats went into the 2004 elections in control of 44 chambers, Republicans controlled 53 chambers, and 1 chamber was tied. After Tuesday, Democrats now control 47 chambers, Republicans control 49 chambers, 1 chamber is tied and 1 chamber (Montana House) is still undecided.

    14. Bush is now a lame duck president. He will have no greater moment than the one he's having this week. It's all downhill for him from here on out -- and, more significantly, he's just not going to want to do all the hard work that will be expected of him. It'll be like everyone's last month in 12th grade -- you've already made it, so it's party time! Perhaps he'll treat the next four years like a permanent Friday, spending even more time at the ranch or in Kennebunkport. And why shouldn't he? He's already proved his point, avenged his father and kicked our ass.

    15. Should Bush decide to show up to work and take this country down a very dark road, it is also just as likely that either of the following two scenarios will happen: a) Now that he doesn't ever need to pander to the Christian conservatives again to get elected, someone may whisper in his ear that he should spend these last four years building "a legacy" so that history will render a kinder verdict on him and thus he will not push for too aggressive a right-wing agenda; or b) He will become so cocky and arrogant -- and thus, reckless -- that he will commit a blunder of such major proportions that even his own party will have to remove him from office.

    16. There are nearly 300 million Americans -- 200 million of them of voting age. We only lost by three and a half million! That's not a landslide -- it means we're almost there. Imagine losing by 20 million. If you had 58 yards to go before you reached the goal line and then you barreled down 55 of those yards, would you stop on the three yard line, pick up the ball and go home crying -- especially when you get to start the next down on the three yard line? Of course not! Buck up! Have hope! More sports analogies are coming!!!

    17. Finally and most importantly, over 55 million Americans voted for the candidate dubbed "The #1 Liberal in the Senate." That's more than the total number of voters who voted for either Reagan, Bush I, Clinton or Gore. Again, more people voted for Kerry than Reagan. If the media are looking for a trend it should be this -- that so many Americans were, for the first time since Kennedy, willing to vote for an out-and-out liberal. The country has always been filled with evangelicals -- that is not news. What IS news is that so many people have shifted toward a Massachusetts liberal. In fact, that's BIG news. Which means, don't expect the mainstream media, the ones who brought you the Iraq War, to ever report the real truth about November 2, 2004. In fact, it's better that they don't. We'll need the element of surprise in 2008.

    Feeling better? I hope so. As my friend Mort wrote me yesterday, "My Romanian grandfather used to say to me, 'Remember, Morton, this is such a wonderful country -- it doesn't even need a president!'"

    But it needs us. Rest up, I'll write you again tomorrow.

    Yours,

    Michael Moore
    [email protected]
    www.michaelmoore.com
     
  2. HATEBREEDER

    HATEBREEDER Member

    Joined: Sep 3, 2004 Messages: 448 Likes Received: 0
    seems like its cool not to like the guy these days.

    homeboy is dope, regarless of how melodramatic/
    at times pretenseful/ one sided he is. hes in peoples
    faces, and what i most respect is he NAMES NAMES.
     
  3. HATEBREEDER

    HATEBREEDER Member

    Joined: Sep 3, 2004 Messages: 448 Likes Received: 0
    regardless. typing is rusty

    on topic ill say fuck slitting my wrists.
    judgement day comes ill dose 5 quads
    of acid and watch the fireworks.
     
  4. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    nope.. not a good enough reason for me not to
     
  5. well, i cant help it but imagine that a list with the top 17 reasons on WHY YOU SHOULD CUT YOUR WRISTS would be much more effective....
     
  6. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    The FBI began an investigation of Halliburton. If anyone can put Bush down now, it's the intelligence community. Either that or fucking revolution.
     
  7. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 234
    what are they investigating?

    im really having very little hope in anything these days. if it doesnt involve killing rich white people, i dont think it will have an effect.

    i'm eating peach cobbler.
     
  8. CIPHER_one

    CIPHER_one Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2000 Messages: 2,300 Likes Received: 0
    Yeah I'm losing hope as well Seeking, but it seems as though when everyone starts losing hope is when people start to do their jobs.

    Or maybe that's just me being hypocritical and being hopeful
     
  9. slave_one

    slave_one Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2003 Messages: 2,745 Likes Received: 2
    this is probably a dumb question, but why don't people like him?

    (other than for all the obvious reasons of course)
     
  10. 23578

    23578 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 2, 2000 Messages: 2,521 Likes Received: 0
    another no-bid contract award.

    yeah, i had pie and ice cream yesterday, it was good.
     
  11. POLACK82

    POLACK82 New Jack

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 72 Likes Received: 0
    the reason people don't like michael moore or are sick of seeing his face is because the media tells them to be sick of him.
    that's the truth ruth, other than that they have no idea why, only that they know they see his face too much (media) and are told that he is "annoying" and not worth listining too, because of the subtle comments made about him from the news and jay leno of course.
    peace
     
  12. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 9,016 Likes Received: 117

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=The+F...G=Google+Search
     
  13. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 9
    The FBI's looking into Haliburton? At least it's not the CIA.. but I imagine there are ties anyway.

    Yay. Criminals trying the guilty.
     
  14. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    Moore's better when he writes. I got over the whole helpless/hopeless/depressed thing by 10 AM thursday, y'all are wallowing way too much.
     
  15. MistaBernz

    MistaBernz Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 22, 2002 Messages: 138 Likes Received: 0
    Fuck that fat fucking pussie moore. Straight up bitch made.
     
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