Saturday, June 26, 2004


Jeff Jarvis-you da man! And no, I don't say that only to suck up. JJ found and linked to a collection of anti-American quotes from Michael "Can I have another triple cheeseburger" Moore, assembled by David Brooks.

The quote JJ tossed onto his site reads:

For example, it was during an interview with the British paper The Mirror that Moore unfurled what is perhaps the central insight of his oeuvre, that Americans are kind of crappy.

"They are possibly the dumbest people on the planet . . . in thrall to conniving, thieving smug [pieces of the human anatomy]," Moore intoned. "We Americans suffer from an enforced ignorance. We don't know about anything that's happening outside our country. Our stupidity is embarrassing."

Somehow his following continues to grow, despite these vapid and insulting comments (yes, these comments are also directed at those of you who find Moore credible. Perhaps his ultimate goal is to spew countless tirades of nonsense, documenting their acceptance, and one day come out with a movie highlighting the true lack of fact included in his "documentaries" to prove that we are all gullible?).

Here's another passage I like:

In an open letter to the German people in Die Zeit, Moore asked, "Should such an ignorant people lead the world?" Then he began to reflect on things economic. His central insight here is that the American economy, like its people, is pretty crappy, too: "Don't go the American way when it comes to economics, jobs and services for the poor and immigrants. It is the wrong way."

Huh. He thinks the American economy and the people are crappy? I wonder if he's ever heard the saying: don't bite the hand that feeds you? Let's see what the crappy economy and crappy (and stupid/gullible) people have provided Mikey:

He’s been known to refer to his house on 10 acres of Torch Lake frontage as a cabin, as if it were a place with four walls, a roof, an outhouse and a stack of cordwood to beat back the chill in winter.

Technically, it is a log cabin. Two stories. According to Antrim County records, the home is worth $1.2 million.
From Moorewatch

And he's a multi-millionaire.

I'll try to add more to this later, but I need to get off my stupid laptop and go do something outside (good timing. It just started raining)

An article in USA Today

Jack Shafer rocks

I think the people putting together this petition need to take a harder look at the Chunkster's opinion on this country and her people. I hope it's only a joke petition...

Pass the ranch dressing and extra large fries you nincompoop

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