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A letter from Michael Moore...
Michael Moore ^ | 11/5/04 | Michael Moore

Posted on 11/05/2004 11:25:23 AM PST by kiki04

11/5/04

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 MMFlint@aol.com www.michaelmoore.com


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I am surprised he just didn't implode with anger when they announced Bush won...
1 posted on 11/05/2004 11:25:23 AM PST by kiki04
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To: pypo

"We should take that guy and reduce him to 5,000 bars of soap."

Irish Spring



3 posted on 11/05/2004 11:27:24 AM PST by sierrahome (Proud member of the Geo. W. Bush Reelection Team)
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To: kiki04

Haha, Michael Mooron imploding and attaining singularity, is a though I find infinately humorous!


4 posted on 11/05/2004 11:27:33 AM PST by Oblongata
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To: kiki04

I would imagine that it would look like the death star at the end of Star Wars


5 posted on 11/05/2004 11:27:36 AM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: MVP)
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To: kiki04

After Moore helped out Republicans so much I find it unbelievable that any Democrat would take him seriously. This country needs more Michael Moore's. Just imagine how many more states we would have flipped if there were two of them.


6 posted on 11/05/2004 11:28:18 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: kiki04
1. It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again.

Not according to the Leftists. They insist that Bush wasn't elected the first time around. Therefore he has another term he can look forward to! : )

7 posted on 11/05/2004 11:28:18 AM PST by Prime Choice (The Democrats vowed 'no surrender.' It's time to make them wish they had.)
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8 posted on 11/05/2004 11:29:16 AM PST by Prime Choice (The Democrats vowed 'no surrender.' It's time to make them wish they had.)
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To: kiki04

"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.)"

He doesn't understand this? Using his implied logic:

"Gee, I have a splitting headache, maybe I should cut my head off!"

MM is a COMPLETE fool.


9 posted on 11/05/2004 11:30:14 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: kiki04
What a sick son of a gun.... it must be miserable being him!
10 posted on 11/05/2004 11:31:40 AM PST by Die_Hard Conservative Lady (I have left this blank for a reason....)
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To: kiki04
"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!"

More mis-understimation from someone who has no business doing political commentary.

11 posted on 11/05/2004 11:33:34 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: kiki04
" The Republicans will not have a filibuster-proof 60-seat majority in the Senate."

Michael might get hosed on this one. The 60 vote cloture rule can be overturned by a simple majority vote, one the Senate didn't have last time (the Rinos wouldn't go for it.) Let's see if the current crop of republicans have the stones to let the majority actually rule.

12 posted on 11/05/2004 11:33:35 AM PST by tjg
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To: kiki04

"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. "

Nice to see he's proud that Georgia replaced a sane liberal black woman with a crazy, raving anti-semitic liberal black woman. The Democrats are truly blessed!


13 posted on 11/05/2004 11:34:28 AM PST by Moral Hazard
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To: kiki04

Have another doughnut, Mikey


14 posted on 11/05/2004 11:34:44 AM PST by repinwi
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To: kiki04

Fade away, Jabba!


15 posted on 11/05/2004 11:35:24 AM PST by EX52D
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To: Prime Choice

THAT pic is a keeper! THANKS P.C.!

Michael Moore (aka the 'Fat F--- From Flint', you can substitute either the swear word for intimate relations, or just settle for the slang term for flatulence, lol) must be as close to a stroke or heart attack as humanly possible, like all of his fellow hate-Bush/hate-America fellow travelers, he was SO sure that his own egotistical efforts would somehow equate into a win for Kerry, now he has to wonder for the rest of his putrid, obese life whether he might have motivated more BUSH voters to go out and re-elect our President than voters to pull the lever for Kerry.

Hope you enjoyed sitting in the big sky box with the American Traitor from the 70's Mikey (aka Jimmy Carter), that is as good as it is ever going to get for you. It's all downhill from here.

LOOK OUT BELOW!


16 posted on 11/05/2004 11:36:08 AM PST by Mad Mammoth
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To: DouglasKC
Just imagine how many more states we would have flipped if there were two of them.

I imagine any state would flip if there were two of him and they stood on the border...
17 posted on 11/05/2004 11:36:19 AM PST by Dekan
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To: Prime Choice

Hmmmmm...you're right....lets get that info to Moore...Bush/Cheney 08


18 posted on 11/05/2004 11:36:24 AM PST by mystery-ak (This military family thanks America for re-electing our CinC)
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To: kiki04

Here are 17 reasons why Michael Moore shouldn't slit his wrists:


19 posted on 11/05/2004 11:36:28 AM PST by wannabeyank (The official Voice of Reason)
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To: kiki04
20,000 Big Macs..................................$30,000.00

Airfare to NY........................................$750.00

Cabfare to Madison Square Garden.............$50.00

Being used as a Prop for McCain Speech.....Priceless

Pray for W and Our Troops

20 posted on 11/05/2004 11:37:05 AM PST by bray (Nam Vets Rock!!)
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To: kiki04

"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."

Someone explain to me what he means here. Maybe I'm over thinking it. It sounds very racist to me: In 50 years there will be plenty of african-americans around to take care of us in our old age? Mammy is that you?


21 posted on 11/05/2004 11:37:08 AM PST by JanetteS (My heart is as light as a song!)
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To: kiki04

...is it in crayon?



Doogle


22 posted on 11/05/2004 11:37:30 AM PST by Doogle (USAF..4077thTFW...Wolf Pack...408MMS ....Ubon,Thailand in "69" Night Line Delivery.AMMO)
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To: kiki04
It's an American thing, like Pop Tarts.

...and if anyone would be an expert on Pop Tarts...

23 posted on 11/05/2004 11:38:10 AM PST by Ichneumon ("...she might as well have been a space alien." - Bill Clinton, on Hillary, "My Life", p. 182)
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To: kiki04
young adults (Kerry: 54%, Bush: 44%)
I'm proudly part of that 44%.
24 posted on 11/05/2004 11:38:36 AM PST by TexasJones
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To: kiki04

I believe that the hate Moore inspired actually helped to unmask the liberals to many people. Without him, this election may have been closer. I think we owe him a debt of gratitude and a cheer.

Hail Michael full of.. himself


25 posted on 11/05/2004 11:39:01 AM PST by The Brush
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To: kiki04
"someone may whisper in his ear that he should spend these last four years building "a legacy"...."

Bush is not Clinton. He said, "I got some poltical capitol and I intend to spend it." I believe he will.

26 posted on 11/05/2004 11:39:21 AM PST by tjg
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To: kiki04

Wow his bogus movie really changed a lot of minds..... NOT


27 posted on 11/05/2004 11:40:00 AM PST by MeSpikeLibs
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To: kiki04
8. 88% of Bush's support came from white voters. In 50 years, America will no longer have a white majority.

He's got a point here.

28 posted on 11/05/2004 11:41:02 AM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: kiki04

Read between the lines...

It sucks to be MM.


29 posted on 11/05/2004 11:41:50 AM PST by najida (Liberals: Their mama's didn't raise'em right!)
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To: kiki04
Site Meter Hey Mikey...your cereal pantry calleth...
30 posted on 11/05/2004 11:42:25 AM PST by KMC1
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To: kiki04
This guy isn't in the least upset. A second Bush term will be good for a couple more movies. And the morons he's firing up with this letter will all shell out their 10 bucks apiece to watch 'em. Duyba's making slimeball rich.
31 posted on 11/05/2004 11:42:43 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: kiki04
"1. It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again."

No problem.

Amendment XXII

Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President,

According to MM, Bush was 'selected, not elected' in 2000.

or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

According to MM, he did not "act" as President.

32 posted on 11/05/2004 11:43:54 AM PST by WildTurkey
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To: colorado tanker

It's already starting!

http://www.ourfuture.org/


33 posted on 11/05/2004 11:44:32 AM PST by WildTurkey
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To: kiki04

Hey Mikey,

Here's one reason for you to feel good:

The prez possibly gets to appoint several SC justices and lots of federal judges.

Feeling better?


34 posted on 11/05/2004 11:47:28 AM PST by eleni121 (NO more reaching out!)
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To: kiki04
This man writes like an eighth grader. And for accuracy's sake:

May Ohio State pay dearly this Saturday when it faces Michigan.

Ohio State plays Michigan STATE this weekend, not Michigan! Tub-o-Lard cannnot get even the most rudimentary facts straight!

35 posted on 11/05/2004 11:47:44 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: kiki04
17. Finally and most importantly, over 55 million Americans voted for the candidate dubbed "The #1 Liberal in the Senate."

Horse crap...over 55 million Americans voted against Bush...big difference...a portion of these "Anybody but Bush" voters would have voted for Stalin just to defeat Bush.

36 posted on 11/05/2004 11:47:47 AM PST by in the Arena (James Wayne Herrick, Jr. Captain/US Air Force - MIA - Laos - 27 October 1969)
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To: WildTurkey

unfortunately for the MSM they cant spin the county voting paths. The only people who voted for Kerry up here are the people in areas that are full of african americans and are cities. Its onyl a matter of time before the suburbs defeat these cities in the likes of NJ, Michigan, and PA!


37 posted on 11/05/2004 11:48:18 AM PST by NYURepublican
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To: kiki04

young adults (Kerry: 54%, Bush: 44%)

It's the 44% of young adults who espouse and support family values that will have kids and raise them right to believe and vote along the same lines while the other 55% age in their selfish, single, bitter, "enlightened" self-centered utopias.

So, in 50 years, there should be more people like us, not fewer.


39 posted on 11/05/2004 11:49:47 AM PST by osboy
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To: kiki04
1. It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again.

Hey Mickey! In your own words, in 2000 Mr. Bush was selected not elected. So that one doesn't count and we can vote for him again in 2008.
40 posted on 11/05/2004 11:50:15 AM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: kiki04
"..over 55 million Americans voted for the candidate dubbed "The #1 Liberal in the Senate."

That's even scarier than the fact that Toon got 2 terms.

41 posted on 11/05/2004 11:50:48 AM PST by trickyricky
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To: kiki04
FEEL BAD Democrats:

Since 1970 only two democrats (total 12 years, 3 terms) have dominated the Presidency, compared to 20 years + 4 more for the Republicans, oh yeah, I see M.M, things are really looking up - but also, the Republicans have a strangle hold now on the Senate a house...ahahahahahaha
42 posted on 11/05/2004 11:51:23 AM PST by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Thank you America)
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To: kiki04

We must all work diligently in the coming months to convince “progressives” that the Democratic Party has let them down. They must abandon the party. Their only recourse is to join and work for the Green Party moving forward. I may even register as a Green Party member to swell their voter registration rolls. Divide and conquer.


43 posted on 11/05/2004 11:52:05 AM PST by schaketo (http://www.gp.org/ Convince progressives to join the Green Party Divide and conquer)
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To: kiki04
May Ohio State pay dearly this Saturday when it faces Michigan.

Proving again what a moron he is. Ohio State plays Michigan State this Saturday. The OSU vs. University of Michigan isn't for another two weeks. Anyone that knows anything about college football knows this game is ALWAYS the last game of the year. (UM's Hawaii trip a couple of years ago not withstanding).
44 posted on 11/05/2004 11:54:30 AM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: kiki04

Who? Michael Moore? Never heard of him!


45 posted on 11/05/2004 11:54:38 AM PST by hawkiye
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To: sierrahome
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.
46 posted on 11/05/2004 11:56:15 AM PST by nathanbedford (Attack, repeat, attack...Bull Halsey)
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To: kiki04

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.

= = = = =

Don't count on it lard butt.


47 posted on 11/05/2004 11:56:32 AM PST by BushisTheMan
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To: Sir Gawain

8. 88% of Bush's support came from white voters. In 50 years, America will no longer have a white majority.

He's got a point here.

Meh, not to worry. The white voter base will be replaced by the Hispanic voter base. As more Latinos become midddle-class citizens and establish themselves in the economy, their concerns for lower-class problems such as welfare and minimum-wage laws, which scare them into voting Democrat, will be replaced by their concern for family values and the future of their children and grandchildren. I think that is something to look forward to. Socially, Hispanics are very conservative, very religious, very family-oriented.


48 posted on 11/05/2004 11:56:52 AM PST by osboy
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To: kiki04

Note to democrat leadership. " Please put this guy in charge of your party for the 08 elections."

yours truely
the republican party


49 posted on 11/05/2004 11:57:03 AM PST by kempo
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To: Prime Choice
"Finally and most importantly, over 55 million Americans voted for the candidate dubbed "The #1 Liberal in the Senate."

Classic Bolshevik double speak.

Moore blithely ignores that fact that Kerry did the best he could to hide his Senate record and his media flacks denied that liberal charge. His voters were probably about evenly split between those cynical liberals who knew the truth but endorsed the false campaign, and those who were fooled into thinking Kerry was really someone who "defended his country as a young man."

50 posted on 11/05/2004 11:57:58 AM PST by BenLurkin
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