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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:54 PM
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Did Michael Moore graduate from High school?
..if so, may I have a link. Having a "discussion" with a co-worker who stated that "he didn't even graduate from high school, the radio said so."
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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:56 PM
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1. Yes
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 08:57 PM by Bombtrack
He said in stupid White Men that he ran for school board and later did some college. Maybe only a semester but he certainly graduated High School.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:58 PM
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4. Didn't he get elected to the school board when he was 18

and either still in or just out of high school?
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jono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:57 PM
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2. Not only did he graduate
He ran for the school board and won during his senior year.

Don't have a link about graduating, here's one that mentions him winning the school board election:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0601619/bio
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:57 PM
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3. Well if he didn't he sure has done well... after all bush graduated
college and look how smart he is.
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:03 PM
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5. MICHAEL MOORE BIO from Yahoo
Author, filmmaker, and political activist Michael Moore has developed a trademark style of tackling major issues with a sharp sense of humor while maintaining a regular-guy attitude, an approach that has helped him secure a reputation as both a razor-sharp humorist and one of America's most fearless political commentators. Michael Moore was born in 1954 in Davison, MI, a suburb of Flint, then home to one of General Motors' biggest manufacturing plants, where Moore's father and grandfather both worked. Born to an Irish-Catholic family, Moore attended parochial school until he was 14, when he transferred to Davison High School. Moore soon developed an interest in student politics as well as larger issues: He won a merit badge as an Eagle Scout by creating a slide show exposing environmentally unfriendly businesses in Flint, and in 1972, when 18-year-olds were granted the right to vote, he ran for a seat on the Flint school board, soon becoming one of the youngest people in the United States to win an election for public office.

While Moore was briefly a student at University of Michigan-Flint, he dropped out to focus on activism, and began a career as a journalist by working for the Flint Voice, an alternative weekly newspaper. In time, Moore became the editor, and under his leadership the paper expanded into the Michigan Voice, one of the most respected alternative political publications in the Midwest. Moore's success at the Michigan Voice eventually led to a job offer from Mother Jones magazine, where he became editor in 1986. Moore believed that Mother Jones, a leftist political journal based in San Francisco, had lost its bite, and it was his goal to give the magazine an edgy, populist voice. He often butted heads, however, with Mother Jones' publishers and management, and after less than a year he was fired, reportedly for refusing to run an article critical of the Sandanista rebels in Nicaragua that Moore believed was both inflammatory and inaccurate.

more on Moore ;-) ........

http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hc&id=1800064216&cf=biog...
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:05 PM
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6. in 1972 at age 18 Moore was elected to board of education in Flint!
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:05 PM
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7. Here you go
http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hc&id=1800064216&cf=biog...

...Born to an Irish-Catholic family, Moore attended parochial school until he was 14, when he transferred to Davison High School....in 1972, when 18-year-olds were granted the right to vote, he ran for a seat on the Flint school board, soon becoming one of the youngest people in the United States to win an election for public office.
This doesn't actually say he graduated from high school, but I doubt he could have qualified for a school board seat if he hadn't.

While Moore was briefly a student at the University of Michigan-Flint, he dropped out to focus on activism, and began his career...at the Flint Voice...an alternative weekly newspaper...
But what the Cheney difference would it make if he hadn't finished high school?
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RichV Donating Member (858 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:05 PM
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8. YES, HE DID
And he was elected to the school board four days prior to graduation. How about them apples?
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:07 PM
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9. he graduated High school and then got elected to the
local school board and won! his platform was to fire his ex princple


As a student interested more in drama classes and the debate team than academics, he "stood out far and above anyone in his class in terms of social issues," says Jim Shepherd, a Davison High instructor whose home Moore and schoolmates once toilet-papered.

After brashly winning election to the Davison school board as a long-haired 18-year-old in 1972, "he pushed people's buttons," Shepherd says. "He asked questions nobody asked. He was willing to take the heat." That theme continued after Moore, who briefly attended college, launched the alternative weekly Flint Voice. Ben Hamper, a Voice columnist who also appeared in his films and TV shows, says Moore was "driven, opinionated and always trying to save the world."

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2004-06-20-moo...
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:07 PM
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10. What difference does it make?
If thats the best arguement your friend can come up with you've already won..
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:16 PM
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11. That's what I wanna know!
I did not graduate, but took my GED, served in the military (where I found I have an IQ of 136), and later took college courses. I am interested in so many things that I have trouble completeing things like degress. And then there are people like "uncurious george" who really isn't interested in much except wars, torture, and tax breaks.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:27 PM
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12. Walldude, you're exactly right.
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 09:28 PM by dralston
Everyone needs to be reminded of this fact.

When you let someone send you on a quest to answer an irrelevent question, they've won. They like to use diversion techniques, consciously or unconsciously.

The left has got to stop taking it's marching orders from the right or there isn't any point.

Michael Moore isn't this issue. His education, his weight, the color of his teeth are all irrelevent.

The issue is George W. Bush's job performance. Has he made the right decisions? Has he been honest with the American people? Is he qualified for the job? Can he be trusted to make the right decisions in the future? Are you better off than you were four years ago?

On edit: removed extra lines.
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