Sunday, September 11, 2005

Michael Moore wants to speak for you.

Michael Moore's lies are in italics.
My replies are in bold.



On this, the fourth anniversary of 9/11, I'm just curious, how does it feel?

Disappointing that we still haven't captured bin Laden. However, just as proud of my country as ever. Thanks for asking, Mike.

How does it feel to know that the man you elected to lead us after we were attacked went ahead and put a guy in charge of FEMA whose main qualification was that he ran horse shows?

That's right. Horse shows.


Guess that was a mistake. Oh, I forgot, he was approved by Congress. The Democrats and Republicans who approved the appointment are more at fault than Bush.

I really want to know -- and I ask you this in all sincerity and with all due respect -- how do you feel about the utter contempt Mr. Bush has shown for your safety? C'mon, give me just a moment of honesty. Don't start ranting on about how this disaster in New Orleans was the fault of one of the poorest cities in America. Put aside your hatred of Democrats and liberals and anyone with the last name of Clinton. Just look me in the eye and tell me our President did the right thing after 9/11 by naming a horse show runner as the top man to protect us in case of an emergency or catastrophe.

Come on, Mike, with all sincerity, respect and honesty, tell me that you believe Pres. Bush is 100% to blame for the New Orleans catastrophe. Put aside your hate for Republicans and anything dealing with the conservative side of politics. Tell me you do not have any blame for the politicians of New Orleans and Louisiana who failed in their responsibilities with dire consequences. Tell me how it's not their fault that they failed to implement and follow the emergency preparedness plan specifically established for just such a situation as Hurricane Katrina. Tell me how it's Pres. Bush's fault that somehow his actions over the past five years have increased global warming and ruined the levees in New Orleans to cause such a catastrophe. Tell me how the Democrats had eight years to get things straight and they didn't. Tell me, Mike. I want your unbiased input.

I want you to put aside your self-affixed label of Republican / conservative / born-again / capitalist / ditto-head / right-winger and just talk to me as an American, on the common ground we both call America.

Are we safer now than before 9/11? When you learn that behind the horse show runner, the #2 and #3 men in charge of emergency preparedness have zero experience in emergency preparedness, do you think we are safer?

When you look at Michael Chertoff, the head of Homeland Security, a man with little experience in national security, do you feel secure?

When men who never served in the military and have never seen young men die in battle send our young people off to war, do you think they know how to conduct a war? Do they know what it means to have your legs blown off for a threat that was never there?


Ah, so that's it then, Mike? You would be perfectly content with American involvement in Iraq if the president had military experience? I don't recall hearing your big mouth (perhaps it was stuffed with a Big Mac) bellowing with contempt for the presidency when Pres. Clinton sent troops into Mogadishu, bombed Iraq and initiated other military actions which led to the death of many an American boy. Is that all you can stand on, Mike, that Brown and Chertoff have little national security experience? Who does have this kind of experience? Afterall, it's a new foray for America and, from what I see and hear, is linked to your beloved Pres. Clinton. Ever heard of Able Danger, Mikey?

Do you really believe that turning over important government services to private corporations has resulted in better services for the people?

Why do you hate our federal government so much? You have voted for politicians for the past 25 years whose main goal has been to de-fund the federal government. Do you think that cutting federal programs like FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers has been good or bad for America? GOOD OR BAD?


Mikey, you're spreading lies again. Don't forget that Clinton owns eight of those 25 years. According to your accusations, he shares the blame. Let's not forget about the Democratic representation in New Orleans. Yep, over 75% of the New Orleans politicians are Democrats. The mayor of New Orleans? Two for your side, Mike, he's a Democrat and African-American. The governor of Louisiana? Democrat and a female. The Congressional representatives for the New Orleans district? You guessed it, Democrats. I ask you, why do you hate our federal government so much that you malign it in film, print and the Internet? Why is it that you let people like Cindy Sheehan spread their lies and ill-will to a gape-jawed audience too ignorant to see the deceit in her words.

With the nation's debt at an all-time high, do you think tax cuts for the rich are still a good idea? Will you give yours back so hundreds of thousands of homeless in New Orleans can have a home?

The national debt will always be there. What is the solution you propose? All you ever do, Mikey, is spit words of anger and contempt.

Do you believe in Jesus? Really? Didn't he say that we would be judged by how we treat the least among us? Hurricane Katrina came in and blew off the facade that we were a nation with liberty and justice for all. The wind howled and the water rose and what was revealed was that the poor in America shall be left to suffer and die while the President of the United States fiddles and tells them to eat cake.

That's not a joke. The day the hurricane hit and the levees broke, Mr. Bush, John McCain and their rich pals were stuffing themselves with cake. A full day after the levees broke (the same levees whose repair funding he had cut), Mr. Bush was playing a guitar some country singer gave him. All this while New Orleans sank under water.

It would take ANOTHER day before the President would do a flyover in his jumbo jet, peeking out the window at the misery 2500 feet below him as he flew back to his second home in DC. It would then be TWO MORE DAYS before a trickle of federal aid and troops would arrive. This was no seven minutes in a sitting trance while children read "My Pet Goat" to him. This was FOUR DAYS of doing nothing other than saying "Brownie (FEMA director Michael Brown), you're doing a heck of a job!"


Nope, I do not. At least in the sense you're attempting to discuss. It seems to me that Pres. Bush, though he shoulders some blame, was more than likely advised that the politicians of Louisiana felt they had the situation under control. Perhaps it was assumed that these highly qualified individuals elected by the people of Louisiana would have the skill and knowledge to enact the aforementioned emergency preparedness plan. Let me know if you need a copy of that, Mike. It's readily available to anyone who cares to review it. It seems that Nagin and Blanco didn't give a hoot owl's shit as to what happened. They had four to five days to get the people of New Orleans out of harms way. Hell, even now law enforcement has to resort to the use of force to get any stragglers out. Do you really think it would have been easy to force all of those people out ahead of time? Come on, Mikey, move your supersized Diet Coke to the side and brush the crumbs from your Freedom Fries off the keyboard. It's all right here in black and white. Let me know when you'd like to learn the truth.

My Republican friends, does it bother you that we are the laughing stock of the world?

Surprisingly, Mike, I'm a registered Democrat. And, we'll always be the laughing stock of the world. Anytime you're the best there is, others will do whatever they can to knock you off the pedistal.

And on this sacred day of remembrance, do you think we honor or shame those who died on 9/11/01? If we learned nothing and find ourselves today every bit as vulnerable and unprepared as we were on that bright sunny morning, then did the 3,000 die in vain?

Our vulnerability is not just about dealing with terrorists or natural disasters. We are vulnerable and unsafe because we allow one in eight Americans to live in horrible poverty. We accept an education system where one in six children never graduate and most of those who do can't string a coherent sentence together. The middle class can't pay the mortgage or the hospital bills and 45 million have no health coverage whatsoever.

Are we safe? Do you really feel safe? You can only move so far out and build so many gated communities before the fruit of what you've sown will be crashing through your walls and demanding retribution. Do you really want to wait until that happens? Or is it your hope that if they are left alone long enough to soil themselves and shoot themselves and drown in the filth that fills the street that maybe the problem will somehow go away?

I know you know better. You gave the country and the world a man who wasn't up for the job and all he does is hire people who aren't up for the job. You did this to us, to the world, to the people of New Orleans. Please fix it. Bush is yours. And you know, for our peace and safety and security, this has to be fixed. What do you propose?

I have an idea, and it isn't a horse show.

Yours,

Michael Moore


I think we honor those who lost their lives the morning of September 11, 2001. What did you do today, Mike? Did you lower your American flag to half-staff? Do you own an American flag and fly it on a daily basis? Did you bow your head in a moment of remeberance or have you spent the day coming up with more lies to tell the populace? Get over it, Mike. You've made your millions off of the catastrophes and deaths of others. When can we expect your next big movie? Will it be on Hurricane Katrina? Will you continue to use the suffering of others to make your millions?

Of course, this is all in my humble opinion.

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