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Location: Minnesota, United States

I'm married with one step daughter. We have one dog a Chihuahua/Terrier mix,and we have 2 ferrets. Who have total control of the basement.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Isn't his 15 minutes of fame just about over?

Andy Warhol once said that everyone is famous for 15 minutes. So I'm wondering isn't Micheal Moore's 15 minutes just about up? He's currently working on a new documentary,(and I use the word documentary lightly) about the health care here in the United States it's going to be called Sicko,but first lets talk about his other "documentaries" . His first was called Roger and me,about GM CEO Roger Smith downsizing and the Flint Michigan GM plant,and how it harmed the area. Now Moore is originally from Flint so I'll give him a bit of a break for taking it personally.This is probably his best film,it's a little bit more factual,and not just made up facts from Moore ,However he never did mention the reason that Auto companys here in the States have problems is due to the huge incentive,and retirement packages they are forced to give by the Unions,but that topic is for another place,and time. He then did several several short documentaries,and PBS specials as well as a couple television shows the first called TV Nation which first aired on NBC,after being canceled it moved to Fox. YES FOX Moore worked for Rupert Murdoch a major supporter of the Republican party,and called by many a neo-conservative. But Moore did'nt have a problem cashing his checks. Next came a show called The Awful Truth which is also the name of Moore's website.Another show which was canceled after two seasons. So after the falure of two television shows Moore went back to feature documentaries the first being Bowling for Columbine about guns in America. I'll point out a few,repeat a FEW of his lies in this film.He attacks the N.R.A. with a vengence which would'nt be so bad if he was a little bit factual about things. He takes two seperate clips of Charelton Heston the NRA president and makes them appear as they are from the same speech. He also states that Heston went into Flint Michigan right after a young girl in Mt.Morris Michigan was shot to death so he could hold a big pro-gun rally. It was actually 8 months later,and Moore himself was there two months earlier campaining for Ralph Nader. He also states that the NRA was formed the same year that the KKK became an illegal organization. now while it is true that in 1871 the Klan became a criminal organization with the passing of the Federal Ku Klux Klan act and enforcement act it is also the same year the NRA was formed. Moore tries to link the NRA with the Klan on several ocassions,but does not mention that President Grant was the one who signed the Klan act,and enforcement into law,after leaving the white house Grant was elected the 8th President of the NRA. Grants signing of these acts made him very unpopular with many whites,5000 arrests were made of Klan members after these were made into law. The NRA was formed by former Union officers,the Klan was fromed by former Confederate soldiers,and in the 50's and 60's many blacks formed NRA chapters in the south in order to get surplus military rifles in order to fight off the Klan, and oh yeah Grant was also a Republican. Moore recieved an Academy Award for best Documentary, Which I don't understnd because one fo the Academies rules is that a documentary must be NON-FICTION. I would assume that made up lies should be considered fiction, at his acceptence Moore made his now famous Shame on you President Bush,shame,shame,shame. In which Moore was Loudly booed,and I saw Jack Nicholson say "sit down you fat piece of sh#t" Who would have guessed a year later he would be Hollywoods sweetheart.

Feeding a huge ego

Next he made the hugly succesfull Fahrenheit 9-11 (he's also currently working on Fahrenheit 9-11 1/2 by the way) If you want to find out more of his deceptions I suggest you watch FAHRENHYPE 9-11,but for now lets talk about a couple of them here. His biggest statemnet being that Iraq,and Saddam Hussein have never threatened or attacked an American ever,but here are Saddam's exact words he made in a televised speech, "The Arab people have not so far fulfilled their duties. They are called upon to target U.S. and Zionist interests everywhere and target those who protect these interests." and on the first anniversary of September 11th a weekly newspaper owned by Uday Hussein said that Arabs should "use all means-and they are numerous-against the aggressors...and considering everything American as a military target, including embassies, installations, and American companies, and to create suicide/martyr [fidaiyoon] squads to attack American military and naval bases inside and outside the region, and mine the waterways to prevent the movement of war ships..." More is also currently being sued by a doudle amputee Iraq war veteran named Sgt. Peter Damon 33 for $85 Million .,Moore took footage of an interview Damon did for NBC news in which he talked about a new painkiller the military was useing to help stop phantom limb pain. They took a clip of him on a gurney saying he's feels like he's being crushed in a vice,but they do help take the edge off. His image appears seconds after Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) says, "You know, they say they're not leaving any veterans behind, but they're leaving all kinds of veterans behind." Damon claims that Moore used the footage without his concent,and damaged his reputation by insinuating he did no support the war in Iraq,and was not happy with his treatment by the Military. On a side note the film was originally supposed to be released by Miramax but was dropped because they did not want to produce a politacly biased film so close to election time. What i found funny about that is on one of Moore's old Television show he has a person in a chicken suit he calls crackers confront a suited Mickey Mouse about Disney's unfair labor practices. Miramax films is owned by Disney. So once again it seems Moore can overlook injustice if it puts money in his pocket. So do you really want to see another film in which Moore bashes America,while changing the facts to fit his own needs to fill his greedy little hands with money? Or do you want to try to research things for yourself? His 15 minutes are over,and I think he should marry Cindy Sheehan and maybe then they can both move on with their lives that they've built off the blood of dead Americans. Until next time I'm the Angry American

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Stop the abuse at Guantanamo Bay! Unless the prisoners are doing it,then I guess it's o.k.

We've all read the stories or heard on the news about the abuse the poor prisoners have had to endure at Guantanamo Bay. It was all over the news for days when three prisoners hung themselves a few months ago,according to most news organizations it was because they just could'nt take the abuse anymore. It's also very hard on these enemy combatants to be away from their familys,and they need to be tried by a U.S. Court of law. For some reason we are suppose to try prisoners of war as U.S. citizens or else we are depriving them of their Constitutional rights....What! prisoners of war....Constitutional rights? They are right there is much abuse at Guantanamo Bay,but we aren't hearing about it in the media,according to reports released from the Freedom of Information act between December 2002 and July 2005 that's exactly two,and a half years there were more then 440 reported incidents of detainees attacking gaurds. Now look at those numbers...That means that at least once every other day a guard is attacked at Guantanamo Bay. Including when a detainee tried to gauge out the eye of a gaurd when he was unruly,and they tried to remove him from his cell,he reached under the gaurds face shield,and tried to dig his fingers into the gaurds eye socket. Or during the week leadin up to Christmas of 2004 when guards were frequently spit upon,and on Chritmas eve when an M.P. was stabbed in the hand as he took a detainees tray,the prisoner then vowed to kill the guard. The prisoners are all given things of comfort such as a sink in their cell,meal plates, plastic flip flops,hygene products,hair brushes,and electric fans to help keep them cool....Yes you read it right electric fans. Not to mention new Quran's and prayer rugs when they arrive so they can continue to worship their god . Allmost all of these items have been used as weapons against guards. One of the most serious situations happened when a prisoner attemped suicide while fellow inmates slicked the floor with human feces hoping to over power the guards when they slipped on the floor,they used the grates of the fans as shields, the blades as machetes,and the pole as a battering ram. Incredibly the guards,and prisoners had only minor injuries after the uprising was stopped. Guards now have to wear facial guards to block bodily fluid that is thrown at them on a regular basis. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Mark D. Keen had this to say "Seeing a human being act that way, it's terrifying. And for the guards to continue to walk up and down the block, covered in urine and feces, it's just a bad thing," Yes it is! What do you think would happen to prisoners here in the United States if the treated guards this way? I'll tell you what would happen. They would be thrown into solitary confinment with no religous book or other extra perk,but we can't do that to enemy combatants...that would violate their cival rights. And what do you think would happen to an Ameican citizen if you got put into prison in sayMexico,China,Turkey, or about 20 other countries and they did these things...I can allmost gaurntee you'd never be heard from again,but we treat enemy combatants as if they are in jail for a minor traffic violation,and we allow Congress,and the courts to let them use us. So Amnesty International... SCREW YOU! It's our citizens being abused,not the other way around,and if we defend ourselves the media in this country paints us as the villan. So New York Times....SCREW YOU! And to all the bleeding heart liberals wanting to give war prisoners the rights we are promised as American citizens while our citizens are abused....SCREW YOU!! Until next time I'm the Angry American..."Sorry about the screw you rants at the end,but it's my blog so screw you."