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romantico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:04 PM
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Freeper at work gives his assine 2 cents on Michale Moore's win
I'll give you the short version.

Because Michale Moore won, the votes were rigged, The People's Choice is a joke, no one pays attention to the People's Choice awrads & Michael ONLY won because he desperately begged Moveon.org & other extreme liberals to vote numerous times.

However,

When Mel Gibson won it was the voice of the people sending the blue states a message. THAT award was won fair & square & so on & so on.

Nothing but bullies. Our guy won fair & sqaure. If you won than you cheated.
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Bethany Rockafella Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:06 PM
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1. This dope made it official.
Freepers ARE a bunch of idiots.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:10 PM
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7. Sure 'nuff! And welcome to DU!
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:06 PM
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2. Did you show him Gibson's quote about how he liked Moore's film?
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 04:06 PM by ET Awful
:)
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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:16 PM
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8. And that gibson said he was not convinced that we...
are in iraq for any real reason.

I liked that Moore said he saw the passion twice and took his dad to see it.
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:07 PM
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3. Kool-Aid! Yummy!
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 09:19 PM
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42. Normally I'd agree with you but in this case I think it was the crack. n/t
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whodiedandmadeUSgod Donating Member (503 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:08 PM
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4. Was that thought up all on his own
or was it a replay of Rush's latest rant?
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ktowntennesseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:18 PM
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10. Republicans don't know how to think for themselves.
They catch a little news every now and then, from Fox of course, and just listen to O'Reilly and Rush and Robertson and Falwell, et al., to learn just how they are supposed to feel about it.

If they ever had an original thought, it might lead them down a slippery slope to independent thinking and finally, gasp, they might even become liberal!
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:24 PM
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12. First thing that came to mind.
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 04:25 PM by louis-t
One of el dumbo's favorite lines is "nobody takes that seriously, nobody has respect for that, nobody cares about that, nobody pays attention to that". Only he never explains who 'nobody' is.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 09:31 PM
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43. "Nobody goes there anymore because it's always too crowded."
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naryaquid Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:08 PM
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5. It seems to me that the MSM have been very quiet about his Win, too
and it IS a "story" considering how he's routinely bashed (I even heard it on "24" the other night.)and marginalized... x(
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:23 PM
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11. I heard that too on 24!
Not surprising that it's on Faux though. Makes me not want to really watch that show anymore.
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naryaquid Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:58 PM
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14. I never watch Faux, of course, EXCEPT for 24...Maybe we should
email them and complain?...Let's do it...See if we get any response or if they come up with any other RW shit..
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:06 PM
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16. Okay. do you have a contact for them?
I'd like to say something to them about that. I'm bad at remembering details about things I see on TV (rarely watch it except for this show sometimes). Can you refresh my memory on the character's name who said it?
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naryaquid Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:10 PM
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18. It was William Devane, who is playing "Secretary of State, I
believe..(you can just say "the William Devane character" in reference. I don't have a contact now, but I'll get it and send it to you.
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:16 PM
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19. That guy that looks like Paul Lynde?
yeah, if you can post or PM that address, I'll bite on this one.
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naryaquid Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:25 PM
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23. He does look a bit like Lynde, now that I think of it!
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naryaquid Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:22 PM
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21. "24" FANS: Listen Up!...contact Fox.com or Fox.com/24/ to object
to their gratuitous dissing of Michael Moore on their Premier show. They depict their "James Heller" character, actor William Devane, ("Secty of State"?)..Telling his son to "stop acting like some "grade-school Michael Moore"..?!!...Interesting, as that very night, Michael was getting the People's Choice award for best movie!...I was pissed and I - along with at least one other poster here, is emailing them to complain..

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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:30 PM
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28. Here's my letter
Dear Broadcasters,

Generally, I do not watch television. However, I started to watch this season of 24 and enjoyed it up to the point where the character James Heller makes the comment to his son Richard about acting "like a grade-school Michael Moore" because Richard intends to protest actions by the government in which he does not believe. The character's comment reflects the conservative views of Fox that regularly belittle the actions of citizens that do not support the current U.S. Government, including Michael Moore.

Moore researches his opinions and the material he presents in his movies and television work. He consistently exposes the experiences of those on the other side of lobbyist, corporate, and political interests as evidenced by the job losses depicted in Roger and Me, injuries sustained by gun violence in Bowling for Columbine, and the human lives lost and changed negatively by the unreasonable war in Iraq in Fahrenheit 9/11. Moore, despite his opinion, does his homework.

I wish I could say the same for Fox. The last time I watched one of your news broadcasts was before the start of war in 2003 where you superimposed the face of Osama Bin Laden on a map of Iraq, trying to help this administration make the connection with the American people that somehow, Iraq was responsible for the terrorist attacks in 2001. At this point, there was no terrorist connection found between the two entities. This action shows that you don't research your broadcast material and the human cost of your omission is unimaginable.

Please do not berate Michael Moore or those who wish to protest the actions of our government in your programming. Indeed, these are the only people who are making the voices of the rest of America heard, since the corporate media not only won't help them get their message across, but, as shown by Fox, will cut them down for doing it.

Further personal attacks against specific Americans are unwarranted and unsuitable for television media. Please do not do this again.

AllyCat
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naryaquid Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:40 PM
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29. Excellent letter, Ally cat...It says it all,
and in a reasonable way...Way to go :toast:
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 05:00 PM
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36. hmmm, I would have left out that " I do not watch television" line
just my unsolicited $.02
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 09:16 PM
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41. Probably
I think I was going for the fact that this one show is why I have tuned into THEIR NETWORK...but I missed that in the final makeup.

Not that they'll read it anyway.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:56 PM
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31. I didn't get too worked up over that scene on 24
I took it like something that the character might say than anything else. It's a drama after all with different types of characters. They made the son a left wing stereotype and the interrogator the right wing stereotype.

Kind of lazy, but nothing to get all worked up about, in my humble opinion.
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naryaquid Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 02:05 PM
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32. I actually considered that interpretive possibility too,
Edited on Wed Jan-12-05 02:05 PM by naryaquid
but, unlike his son, it seems he's NOT being played as a stereoteype, and since he's Jack's boss, and, it would seem, a major character, I thought they might be trying for an "Everyman" with him..
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 03:34 PM
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33. Ya, but it WAS an interrogation
and he was probably being an ass on purpose in an attempt to intimidate.

I don't like reading TOO much into television dramas though, they are just entertainment after all. And I do find 24 the only entertaining drama on TV and the only one I regularly tivo.
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naryaquid Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 04:57 PM
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34. As I remember the remark,
it wasn't made during the interrogation...James Heller made it to his son.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 08:58 PM
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40. Ah, you may be correct
I may be confused a bit. I thought it was during the interrogation when the dude was being interrogated and was arguing with his interrogator.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 10:03 PM
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Gay Ranger Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-05 03:40 PM
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46. I think...
Michael Moore is being given too much credit. He produced the highest grossing documetary of all time, that cannot be disputed. He put our mesage up there for all to see, but it was mostly preaching to the choir. Of the few conservatives that did go to see it, the went with blinders on. We saw it, saw some affirmation of our beliefs but I sincerely doubt that Moore's piece caused millions to come over to our side. The millions of dollars that that movie made came from us. People who basically lean that anyway.

Rush is the same way. He galvanizes people who share his beliefs and turns off those that don't.

I wish "F-9/11" had opened some eyes and caused many a light bulb (dim as it may be) to come on above a freeper's head. Sadly, I think it just caused the wingnuts to just further entrench themselves in their own beliefs.

He is our spokesman, a great motivator for us, but he is as divisive to the right and left as Hillary is. If we win any rightwingers over to our side, it won't be because of Michael Moore.
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:09 PM
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6. Tell him to "get over it". -nt-
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illflem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:16 PM
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9. Freeper I know said
MM won because the "Hollywood homos" wanted revenge on bush for winning the election.
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romantico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:19 PM
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20. Yes, he mentioned something like that as well
Will & Grace won! Ellen Won! Michael Moore won! He saw a conspiracy. I think Ellen rocks. I LOVE Will & Grace! I think everyone here would be proiud on how I put this guy in his place. I didn't change his mind or anything but he'll know when I'm around & he talks like that we're gonna have a debate. I did a good job on himbut it was very easy. He had NO comebacks for my responses. NONE.He would wait til my back was turned & whisper a comment to others. When I'd turn around & ask him to repeat it louder he'd just laugh, shake his head & walk away. When I'd turn my back & move away he do it again. You know the nervous laughs? thats what he had. ALL DAY!
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naryaquid Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:23 PM
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22. Maybe you shouldn't even know this Freeper...sounds Neanderthal!
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greyfox Donating Member (692 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:24 PM
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13. I am glad...
for BOTH wins myself! Yep. I loved both films.
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jrthin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:05 PM
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15. It obvious, let's
admit it: republicanism is an undiagnosed form of mental illness.
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jdj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:09 PM
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17. Did you ask him to consider the possibility that
Jesus came into people's hearts and controlled the voting, letting Mel win and then giving 9/11 the win as well to warn people everywhere that George Bush is the anti-Christ?
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Geek_Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:06 PM
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24. LOL
Thanks for the laugh }(
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samtob Donating Member (253 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:11 PM
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25. I wonder, if Moore
had not sent out mass email (with link to vote) if the results would have been the same?

I could care less who won what, but he was pandering for votes no?
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:48 PM
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26. Wow, John Kerry emailed me and asked for my vote
last year.

Was he "Pandering" for votes too?

RL
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 05:03 PM
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37. "Pandering" for votes?
And you probably meant to say "couldn't care less"....
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samtob Donating Member (253 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-05 03:14 PM
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45. Actually
I meant to say "could not care less", I erroneously omitted one word. But thank you for the grammar check ;)
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:51 PM
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27. one of the fundie groups got their people to vote for Passion
what's the difference?

stupid assed freepers

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Dawgs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:48 PM
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30. "Gibson is right-wing", from freeper I work with...
Actually he is just ignorant... not really so much a freeper. He couldn't believe it when I said Gibson supported Moore.

It was great!!
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 05:00 PM
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35. Wow, what a maroon
I can't believe he didn't see anything wrong w/ his reasoning. Well, actually, I can.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 05:12 PM
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38. It sounds rather typical to me
Clinton lied no one dies Impeach him, Bushie lied people died make excuses for it. This pattern goes on and on.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 05:19 PM
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39. You couldn't vote more than once.
When I tried to go back in to change a vote on another category, it knew I had already voted. Yes, there was a campaign to get people to vote, but the system wouldn't let you vote multiple times (on the same computer, I assume).
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