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Michael Moore's letter to George W. Bush

  1. Apr 7, 2003 #1
    You know, Michael Moore won an Academy Award for his documentary film, "Bowling for Columbine" (I haven't seen the film).

    See his letter to George W. Bush at:

    http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=15406 [Broken]

    I'm not so much agreed to his US-centered view but like what he's so frank and straight said in the face of a politician who, like other politicians, will turn out to have been a major factor in homo sapiens inevitable soon-to-happen extinction in near future.
     
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  3. Apr 7, 2003 #2
    He speaks with a lot of rage. He makes a lot of good points, but I think they would be better appreciated if "seasoned with salt".
     
  4. Apr 7, 2003 #3

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    *deleted because of Physics Forums Guideline violations*
    Live long and prosper (most of you... ).
     
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  5. Apr 7, 2003 #4

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    thank you for sharing, i enjoyed the letter...
     
  6. Apr 7, 2003 #5
    I like the letter to.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2003 #6
    So you disagree with this "psycho"?
     
  8. Apr 7, 2003 #7
    Interesting, but I personally think most of the members here could write a better and more convicing letter. I don't like michael moore as a start, his phoney movie and his little oscar prank was lame.
     
  9. Apr 7, 2003 #8
    Well thank you (on behalf of those members you were actually refering to):smile: .
     
  10. Apr 7, 2003 #9
    It it was a publicity stunt for Michael Moore's huge self-righteous ego. I'd bet that no one even close to bush has read that letter.
     
  11. Apr 7, 2003 #10
    i have never been a fan of Michael Moore but personally i think his intentions are honorable, although is actions do leave much to be desired. as for Bush reading the letter; i'll bet no one close to Bush even wants him to see it, and i doubt the man sees much aside from what his advisers put in his face.
     
  12. Apr 7, 2003 #11

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    Disagree ? With what ?
    To disagree I need to hear something that
    makes sense. This guy is just full of sh*t
    and he's playing it like a dirty entertainer
    because the more attention such people
    manage to get the more they're worth.
    Look at Monica - "poor" girl's really working
    hard - crying at every lecture. Who wouldn't, if
    it makes your bank account swell so much.

    Live long and prosper.
     
  13. Apr 7, 2003 #12
    well people who do not really care about making their back account swell, duh!
     
  14. Apr 7, 2003 #13
    I think I just might be stupider now having read that then before I did so. Michael Moore is a money driven physco who wouldn't recognize truth if it hit him over the head. I think perhaps a line from Adam Sandlers classic "Billy Madison" best sums up what I like to tell him if I ever had the unfortunate chance of meeting him.
    Man that was a good movie!
     
  15. Apr 7, 2003 #14
    but the guy who said that got his ass kicked!
     
  16. Apr 7, 2003 #15
    Agreed on all of those.
     
  17. Apr 7, 2003 #16
    The principal? No he didn't. At least not that I remember, am I forgetting something. I though Billy's reply to it was just looking up with a shamed look and saying "A simple no would've worked just fine." I don't remember him beating him up or anything.
     
  18. Apr 7, 2003 #17

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    Well... opinions obviously differ. :wink: Needless to say he is a contraversial figure.
     
  19. Apr 7, 2003 #18
    ah, fair enough climbhi; i was thinking of the seen with the science teacher.
     
  20. Apr 7, 2003 #19
    That was actually very stupid. Isn't the public support for the President and the war over 50%? Not 51% either, a considerable amount over it.

    Another point people often use against Bush is he isn't fighting in the war. You must have someone leading the war, and leading the country at all times, wouldn't make sense to have the man leading our country in Iraq fighting a war. And joining the Army has, since the draft, been a free choice, the men and woman that join know there is a chance of a war, and therefore, a chance to go to the war and perhaps give you life, that is the risk of the job, they chose it, I respect their decisions, and I would join the Army too if I could. Anyways, Michael Moore is an idiot
     
  21. Apr 7, 2003 #20
    So? He's the liberal version of Rush Limbaugh, I guess...except he lies alot less.
     
  22. Apr 8, 2003 #21
    GWB will never see that letter, but I bet it made Michael feel better to write it. Millions worldwide protested, and continue to protest, in Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, and the Middle East. Soon we'll be asking Wolfowitz, "So what now?"
    The US has underestimated the enemy, and underestimated the psychological effect of so many dead, and so much destruction. We'll be in Iraq for a long time, at least until the oil is gone.
     
  23. Apr 8, 2003 #22
    Here's one in Johannesberg:
    http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20030405/capt.sge.sih80.050403231527.photo00.default-322x334.jpg [Broken]

    And one from Turkey:

    http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030406/capt.1049637211.turkey_antiwar_iraq_war_ist101.jpg [Broken]

    Note the dead baby on the grim reaper's scithe.
     
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  24. Apr 8, 2003 #23

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    What are you saying - that he's NOT a 100% cowboy?!
     
  25. Apr 9, 2003 #24
    The guy is a moron. His writing is childish. His opinions are unsubstantiated and presented as facts, such statements as, (Quote from Mr. Moore's letter...)"Walk out of the White House and on to any street in America and try to find five people who are passionate about wanting to kill Iraqis." are incomplete at very least. Ask those same five people if they want to put an end to the regime of an evil man (Hussien) who has "killed more Iraqis than anyone else in the world" (paraphrased from Donald Rumsfeld, I think it was him, during a news conference last week) and see what the answer is.

    Does he know nothing about history? Hussien has been compared, and justifiably so, to Hitler. If you let a dictator grow in power he will not just go away or leave you alone.
     
  26. Apr 9, 2003 #25

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    Agreed (Artman too). There wasn nothing particularly compelling about that letter.

    To me this guy is just another hippie searching for a cause. I was going to watch his movie becaue so many people are talking about it, but now I see there is no point.

    Less? I'm no fan of Rush Limbaugh, he's pompus and arrogant, but did you even READ the letter Zero? If anything he avoids lying by simply not dealing with facts.
     
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