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US filmmaker Michael Moore weighs in on Canada's election
AP ^ | 1/22/06

Posted on 01/22/2006 8:37:46 PM PST by DogBarkTree

Controversial American documentary filmmaker Michael Moore bemoaned an apparent right turn by liberal northern neighbor Canada in its upcoming general election.

"Oh, Canada -- you're not really going to elect a Conservative majority on Monday, are you? That's a joke, right? I know you have a great sense of humor, ... but this is no longer funny," Moore complained in a commentary on his website.

"First, you have the courage to stand against the war in Iraq -- and then you elect a prime minister who's for it. You declare gay people have equal rights -- and then you elect a man who says they don't," Moore moaned.

Conservatives led by Stephen Harper were ahead of Prime Minister Paul Martin's Liberals by a comfortable 10 to 12 points, polls showed Saturday, two days before Canadians go to the polls.

In "Bowling for Columbine," his documentary on gun violence in the United States, Moore heads north to Canada to flee the rise of conservatism on US soil.

"A man running the nation to the south of you is hoping you can lend him a hand by picking Stephen Harper, because he's a man who shares his world view. Do you want to help George Bush by turning Canada into his latest conquest?" Moore asked.

"Far be it from me, as an American, to suggest what you should do," he added. "I hope you don't feel this appeal of mine is too intrusive, but I just couldn't sit by, as your friend, and say nothing."


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atkins; barkingmoonbat; canada; canadianelection; doasearchnexttime; fat; fatmoonbat; michaelmoore; moonbat; obesity; ultraslimfast; waaahhh; weightwatchers
Well yes, Fat Mike. Canada may just do exactly that. And I will be happy to apologize to all conservatice Canadians for ALL my negative remarks of late.
1 posted on 01/22/2006 8:37:48 PM PST by DogBarkTree
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To: DogBarkTree
US filmmaker Michael Moore weighs in on Canada's election

And when Michael Moore weighs in, he breaks the scale.

2 posted on 01/22/2006 8:39:21 PM PST by inkling
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To: DogBarkTree
US filmmaker Michael Moore weighs in on Canada's election

Urp. Pfft. Eh.

3 posted on 01/22/2006 8:39:48 PM PST by TBP
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To: DogBarkTree

Moore is less.


4 posted on 01/22/2006 8:40:35 PM PST by Rocko (Liberals -- filled with a compassion you always hear about, but never witness.)
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To: DogBarkTree
Keep on talking Mikey because every time you do the Conservatives win!!!
5 posted on 01/22/2006 8:41:22 PM PST by msnimje (What’s the deal with all the self-appointed, holier than thou, correcto maniacs on Free Republic??)
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To: DogBarkTree

Michael Moore weighing in on Canada? What're they floating him in, Lake Superior?

*Think Archimedes!


6 posted on 01/22/2006 8:42:36 PM PST by andie74 (Hook 'em Horns!!!!)
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To: DogBarkTree

Michael Moore...WGAF?


7 posted on 01/22/2006 8:45:52 PM PST by lightman (The Office of the Keys should be exercised as some ministry needs to be exorcised.)
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To: DogBarkTree
Well, thank heavens ol' fat boy has weighed in, now the Canadians can head to the polls and make the "RIGHT " decision!
8 posted on 01/22/2006 8:46:22 PM PST by SAMS (Nobody loves a soldier until the enemy is at the gate; Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: DogBarkTree

Michael Mooron is doing to Canada what he did for America! Exposing Commies for who and what they are!

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


9 posted on 01/22/2006 8:50:45 PM PST by bray (President Bush Protects America. The Rats Protect Terrorists.)
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To: SAMS
Mike's next gig.
10 posted on 01/22/2006 8:53:38 PM PST by DogBarkTree
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To: DogBarkTree

I'm beginning to wonder if but what Fat Mike is a blessing in disguise. He's like the weathervane of all that is opposite what is right.


11 posted on 01/22/2006 8:58:07 PM PST by MillerCreek
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To: DogBarkTree

12 posted on 01/22/2006 9:00:02 PM PST by M203M4
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To: MillerCreek
Hmmm. Interesting notion. Kinda like a contra indicator.
13 posted on 01/22/2006 9:00:20 PM PST by DogBarkTree
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To: DogBarkTree

Germany? Canada? You are running out of places to run to Mike! Something tells me you'll always have France though.


14 posted on 01/22/2006 9:00:42 PM PST by uptoolate
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To: MillerCreek

Well put.


15 posted on 01/22/2006 9:01:01 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: DogBarkTree

Michael Moore weighed in? Sometimes the punchlines write themselves!


16 posted on 01/22/2006 9:01:40 PM PST by JRios1968 ("Cogito, ergo FReep": I think, therefore I FReep.)
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To: DogBarkTree
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1562225/posts
17 posted on 01/22/2006 9:13:38 PM PST by NapkinUser ("Our troops have become the enemy." -Representative John P. Murtha, modern day Benedict Arnold.)
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To: DogBarkTree
Hey liberals in Canada this fat slovenly American is telling you who to vote for!
18 posted on 01/22/2006 9:15:07 PM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: DogBarkTree

Someone please tell me why I should give a rat's a$$ what Moore thinks about anything?


19 posted on 01/22/2006 9:16:03 PM PST by rfreedom4u (Native Texan)
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To: DogBarkTree

What an arrogant man.


20 posted on 01/22/2006 9:16:44 PM PST by gsrinok
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To: DogBarkTree

I wonder how many Canadians threatened to move to the US if the conservatives win.


21 posted on 01/22/2006 9:17:21 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: DogBarkTree

Poor Mr. Moore, so deluded about how important his opinion is to Canada. I hope the outcomes irks Alec Baldwin's brother Daniel no end, although not enough to move back from Canada to the U.S.


22 posted on 01/22/2006 9:19:00 PM PST by skr ("That book [Bible], sir, is the rock on which our republic rests."--Andrew Jackson)
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To: DogBarkTree

Yo, Mikey Moore:

I am responding to your blatant inept attempt at intrusion into Canadian politics, as exemplified by the following quote attributed to you -

"Far be it from me, as an American, to suggest what you should do. I hope you don't feel this appeal of mine is too intrusive, but I just couldn't sit by, as your friend, and say nothing."

Please let me comment - if you won't, I'll do it anyway.

No, I don't "feel" that your appeal is too intrusive - I damn well THINK and KNOW that it is!

And please refrain from any reference to yourself as my "friend" - with friends like you, no one needs enemies!

But to reciprocate with a friendly bit of advice - stick to producing crockumentaries!


23 posted on 01/22/2006 9:20:18 PM PST by Information Friendly (A person who stands for nothing will fall for anything!)
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To: inkling; DogBarkTree

He probably breaks wind too.


24 posted on 01/22/2006 9:20:57 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Happy New Year!)
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To: rfreedom4u

Michael Moore is too stupid to realize how stupid he is!


25 posted on 01/22/2006 9:21:29 PM PST by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: inkling

I just remember the scene in Team America: World Police where the leader of Team America says the mountain was blown up by a "socialist asshole" or something like that after the Michael Moore puppet did a suicide bombing there. This makes me laugh as that did.


26 posted on 01/22/2006 9:33:09 PM PST by lmr (Merry Christmas!)
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To: REDWOOD99
I wonder how many Canadians threatened to move to the US if the conservatives win.

How does this compare to the number who have been quietly moving to the US while the liberals have been in power?

27 posted on 01/22/2006 9:36:47 PM PST by DrDavid (Is this a rhetorical question?)
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28 posted on 01/22/2006 9:37:14 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: DogBarkTree

Well, now that's a real heavy-weight. More like a liberal fat-arse.


29 posted on 01/22/2006 9:41:26 PM PST by BlackjackPershing ("Americans should select and prefer Christians as their rulers." John Jay)
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To: REDWOOD99

Now that would be funny. Conservative Canucks queueing up to immigrate to escape the spectre of rampant liberalism. Come on in, ye tired and huddled masses!


30 posted on 01/22/2006 9:42:07 PM PST by Sender (As water has no constant form, there are in war no constant conditions. -Sun Tzu)
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To: DogBarkTree


Interesting how Canada is turning right after all those lefties ran north after the 2000/2004 elections...


31 posted on 01/22/2006 9:51:20 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: uptoolate
There's always North Korea.


But the N. Koreans might resent someone's arrival in their county who eats the equivalent of the yearly national food production at one meal.
32 posted on 01/22/2006 10:12:10 PM PST by RedMonqey (People who don't who stand for something, will fall for anything.)
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To: M203M4
Great pic M.


33 posted on 01/22/2006 10:45:35 PM PST by caveat emptor
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To: DogBarkTree

Exactly.


34 posted on 01/22/2006 11:09:59 PM PST by MillerCreek
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To: DogBarkTree

The thing that tickles me the most about this, is that it must absolute confound the American dolts who "fled" to Canada to escape the conervative majority here at home.

Ha ha ha, losers.


35 posted on 01/22/2006 11:10:15 PM PST by agooga (So, there.)
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To: inkling

"when he weighs in , he breaks the scale"===
I'm glad I've learned to scroll down a bit and
read some of the first replies, because that is exactly
what I was going to type in, give or take. GMTA>


36 posted on 01/22/2006 11:17:00 PM PST by willyboyishere (""The unlived life is not worth examining" ---willyboyishere)
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To: uptoolate

"you'll always have France, though.......
I don't know, things change.....before you know it, degree by degree, France also may find some kind of new rapprochement with the USA. I certainly have NO idea what diplomacy may be going on in the overarching game of geopolitics, but stranger things have happened. Consider the positive developments in Germany, with Merkel. Things DO change. We will get closer to France, as they get closer to us. We will never be very much like France, culturally, but people like the new Iranian poseur can only help to push the process along.


37 posted on 01/22/2006 11:22:27 PM PST by willyboyishere (""The unlived life is not worth examining" ---willyboyishere)
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To: DogBarkTree

Canadians make up their own minds. Mikey's head explodes. Film at 11.


38 posted on 01/22/2006 11:25:13 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (The Democratic Party-Jackass symbol, jackass leaders, jackass supporters.)
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To: lmr

"Team America" was one of the funniest things I have ever seen. No one will ever dare to make as pointed a poltical lampoon as that again. Even a woman I know who has an important position in public health in Phoenix with AIDS patients cracked up over the faux-Broadway Musical spoof of RENT --- the production number with the whole cast singing "Everybody has AIDS! EVERYBODY HAS AIDS!!!!!!"
i guess she appreciated the anti-PC edge to it.


39 posted on 01/22/2006 11:29:57 PM PST by willyboyishere (""The unlived life is not worth examining" ---willyboyishere)
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To: DogBarkTree

"US filmmaker Michael Moore weighs in on Canada's election"

He must have weighed in on cattle scales.


40 posted on 01/22/2006 11:48:26 PM PST by billhilly
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To: agooga
The thing that tickles me the most about this, is that it must absolute confound the American dolts who "fled" to Canada to escape the conervative majority here at home.

Ha ha ha, losers.


LOL. "Now hear this all commie losers-there's no escape,you can't run and you can't hide from the great tsunami of conservatism sweeping the western hemisphere-tomorrow,the world! BWAAAAHAAAAHAAAA!"
41 posted on 01/23/2006 3:03:22 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: rfreedom4u

Because like the nazi's he is a master of propaganda.
He can do a good job of selling uneducated folks on lies. He does a great job of putting his insane view of life to film.
Also he is considered a prime mover in democrat circles.

Personally I think he belongs in Chatahoochie state mental institution, Florids mental facility.


42 posted on 01/23/2006 3:06:51 AM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Joe Boucher

I have been following the Canadian election and on political boards up there even the Liberal supporters were telling him to f**k off.


43 posted on 01/23/2006 3:11:56 AM PST by Heatseeker (Never underestimate the left's tendency to underestimate us.)
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To: andie74
"What're they floating him in, Lake Superior?"

I thought it was a giant floating turd, but you might be right. But then, it would still be a giant floating turd.

44 posted on 01/23/2006 3:13:36 AM PST by RushLake (The Democratic party--Mary Jo Kopechne is unavailable for comment.)
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To: Heatseeker

Are you saying that Canadas liberals have more smarts then the U.S. liberals?
See I thought liberals were equally stupid everywhere. Guess I'll have to readjust my thinking. Thanks.


45 posted on 01/23/2006 3:29:37 AM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Joe Boucher

Nah, not really, it's just that their anti-Americanism trumps their leftism. ;)


46 posted on 01/23/2006 4:00:34 AM PST by Heatseeker (Never underestimate the left's tendency to underestimate us.)
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To: DogBarkTree
In other news, astrophysicists claim that Michael Moore is beginning to influence the tides. Film at 11:00...
47 posted on 01/23/2006 4:03:03 AM PST by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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To: Heatseeker

Look at what is happening in Europe. Germany just voted a conservative in. I see signs of a growing conservative trend in Europe.


48 posted on 01/23/2006 7:35:16 AM PST by outofhere2
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To: DogBarkTree
"And I will be happy to apologize to all conservatice Canadians for ALL my negative remarks of late."

Make that both of us.

49 posted on 01/23/2006 9:32:54 AM PST by lormand (...the wrong person came out of the water that fateful night in Chappaquiddick)
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