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Can't find it if already posted: Michael Moore's New Year's Resolutions listed in a letter

My New Year's Resolutions ...from Michael Moore 

Monday, December 31st, 2012 

Friends, 

Happy New Year! Have you made your resolutions for 2013? Here are mine: 



1. Learn the names of the people two doors down from me and invite them over for dinner.



2. Learn how to make dinner. 



3. Buy a gun. Stroke it. Squeeze it. Hold it. Love it. Shoot it! Ahhhh... Buy more guns... Stroke them... My New Year's Resolutions ...from Michael Moore 

Monday, December 31st, 2012 

Shoot it! Ahhhh... Buy more guns... Stroke them... ()



4. Stop saying "I support the troops." I don't. I used to. I understand why so many enlisted after 9/11. Sadly, many of them were then trapped and sent off to invade Iraq. I felt for all of them. I understood those who joined because of a lousy economy. But at some point all individuals must answer for their actions, and now that we know our military leaders do things that have nothing to do with defending our lives, why would anyone sign up for this rogue organization? 



5. Apologize for #4. I have enormous respect for anyone who would offer to sacrifice their life to defend my right to live. Is there any greater gift one can give another? It's not the troops' fault they're sent to invade other countries for dubious reasons and outright lies. It's OUR responsibility to prevent this, to elect representatives who believe in peace, and to only put our troops in harm's way when it's absolutely necessary. My uncle was killed in World War II. Today would have been his 90th birthday. My dad still misses him. Our family has served this country in the military since the Revolutionary War. None of them watch Fox News.



6. Drink more water. 



7. Wear color. 



8. Find the best person who can run for and WIN the governor's chair here in Michigan in 2014. Work every day to win back the Michigan House and Senate from its Republican majority.



9. Read more fiction. Support my local indie bookstore. Help people create Little Free Libraries and put one up in front of our theater in Traverse City. Don't use glowing screens to read books. Write the next one. 



10. Keep walking, dude! 

That's my list. Send me yours via Twitter and Facebook. Click here to join me on the walks. Let's be kind to each other in the coming year.
And let's encourage Obama to ACT, to make history, and to be remembered as one of our greatest presidents. 



Michael Moore
MMFlint@MichaelMoore.com
@MMFlint
MichaelMoore.com

Can't find it if already posted: Michael Moore's New Year's Resolutions listed in a letter

My New Year's Resolutions ...from Michael Moore 

Monday, December 31st, 2012 

Friends, 

Happy New Year! Have you made your resolutions for 2013? Here are mine: 



1. Learn the names of the people two doors down from me and invite them over for dinner.



2. Learn how to make dinner. 



3. Buy a gun. Stroke it. Squeeze it. Hold it. Love it. Shoot it! Ahhhh... Buy more guns... Stroke them... My New Year's Resolutions ...from Michael Moore 

Monday, December 31st, 2012 

Friends, 

Happy New Year! Have you made your resolutions for 2013? Here are mine: 

1. Learn the names of the people two doors down from me and invite them over for dinner. 

2. Learn how to make dinner. 

3. Buy a gun. Stroke it. Squeeze it. Hold it. Love it. Shoot it! Ahhhh... Buy more guns... Stroke them... ()



4. Stop saying "I support the troops." I don't. I used to. I understand why so many enlisted after 9/11. Sadly, many of them were then trapped and sent off to invade Iraq. I felt for all of them. I understood those who joined because of a lousy economy. But at some point all individuals must answer for their actions, and now that we know our military leaders do things that have nothing to do with defending our lives, why would anyone sign up for this rogue organization? 



5. Apologize for #4. I have enormous respect for anyone who would offer to sacrifice their life to defend my right to live. Is there any greater gift one can give another? It's not the troops' fault they're sent to invade other countries for dubious reasons and outright lies. It's OUR responsibility to prevent this, to elect representatives who believe in peace, and to only put our troops in harm's way when it's absolutely necessary. My uncle was killed in World War II. Today would have been his 90th birthday. My dad still misses him. Our family has served this country in the military since the Revolutionary War. None of them watch Fox News.



6. Drink more water. 



7. Wear color. 



8. Find the best person who can run for and WIN the governor's chair here in Michigan in 2014. Work every day to win back the Michigan House and Senate from its Republican majority.



9. Read more fiction. Support my local indie bookstore. Help people create Little Free Libraries and put one up in front of our theater in Traverse City. Don't use glowing screens to read books. Write the next one. 



10. Keep walking, dude! 

That's my list. Send me yours via Twitter and Facebook. Click here to join me on the walks. Let's be kind to each other in the coming year.
And let's encourage Obama to ACT, to make history, and to be remembered as one of our greatest presidents. 



Michael Moore
MMFlint@MichaelMoore.com
@MMFlint
MichaelMoore.com

GOP-uernica - (with a bow to Picasso)




The story behind Mitt Romney’s loss in the presidential campaign to President Obama

The story behind Mitt Romney’s loss in the presidential campaign to President Obama

By Michael Kranish
The Boston Globe Staff / December 22, 2012


It was two weeks before Election Day when Mitt Romney’s political ­director signed a memo that all but ridiculed the notion that the Republican presidential nominee, with his “better ground game,” could lose the key state of Ohio or the election. The race is “unmistakably moving in Mitt Romney’s direction,” the memo said.
To this day, Romney’s aides wonder how it all went so wrong.
They console each other with claims that the election was much closer than realized, saying that Romney would be president if roughly 370,000 people in swing states had voted differently. Romney himself blamed demographic shifts and Obama’s “gifts”: ­federal largesse targeted to Democratic constituencies.
But a reconstruction by the Globe of how the campaign unfolded shows that Romney’s problems went deeper than is widely understood. His campaign made a series of costly financial, strategic, and political mistakes that, in retrospect, all but assured the candidate’s defeat, given the revolutionary turnout tactics and tactical smarts of President Obama’s operation.

To read the rest of it:
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2012/president/2012/12/23/the-story-behind-mitt-romney-loss-the-presidential-campaign-presidenobe’s Scottt-obama/2QWkUB9pJgVIi1mAcIhQjL/story.html

Michael Kranish can be reached at kranish@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeKranish. He is the coauthor, with the Globe’s Scott Helman, of “The Real Romney.”

HO-HO-HO I ran across Santa at his second job

Am I right when I call this eye candy?

(I'm finally looking over my last Asheville photos and may make my last post with them soon. This is not part of the narrative, so here goes)


You can stop wondering. The answer about Wayne LaPierre and lightbulbs is right here

I might have found a reason to watch MTP this Sunday - Obama is on

Our President is on Meet the Press this Sunday.
Time for Gregory to rise and shine if he at all can.

Just said by Richard Wolff - sitting in for Tweety on Hardball.

edited to say that the little hopeful thing about David Gregory was said by me, not Richard Wolff

I lost track of Mark Fiore for a while - I'm glad he's kept up to date (Gun Bumperstickers galore)

Published on Dec 26, 2012
Shoot-'Em-Up Charlie is back, this time appearing as the spokesman's spokesman for his pals at the NRA. With Wayne LaPierre's recent press conference, it's time to update those pro-gun bumper-stickers! Stay up-to-date with the latest animation! http://tinyurl.com/fiore-update





Al Qaeda Disbands; Says Job of Destroying U.S. Economy Now in Congress’ Hands (Borowitz says)




WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The international terror group known as Al Qaeda announced its dissolution today, saying that “our mission of destroying the American economy is now in the capable hands of the U.S. Congress.”
In an official statement published on the group’s website, the current leader of Al Qaeda said that Congress’s conduct during the so-called “fiscal-cliff” showdown convinced the terrorists that they had been outdone.
“We’ve been working overtime trying to come up with ways to terrorize the American people and wreck their economy,” said the statement from Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. “But even we couldn’t come up with something like this.”
Mr. al-Zawhiri said that the idea of holding the entire nation hostage with a clock ticking down to the end of the year “is completely insane and worthy of a Bond villain.”
“As terrorists, every now and then you have to step back and admire when someone else has beaten you at your own game,” he said. “This is one of those times.”
The Al Qaeda leader was fulsome in his praise for congressional leaders, saying, “We have made many scary videos in our time but none of them were as terrifying as Mitch McConnell.”
As for the future of Al Qaeda, the statement said that it would no longer be a terror network but would become “more of a social network,” offering reviews of new music, movies and video games.
In its first movie review, Al Qaeda gave the film “Zero Dark Thirty” two thumbs down.

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2012/12/al-qaeda-disbands-says-job-of-destroying-us-economy-now-in-congress-hands.html#ixzz2GNPYtWDS

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