Oh snap!

It’s September 11th! Wonder what Michael Moore has to say!

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

A Letter to All Who Voted for George W. Bush from Michael Moore

To All My Fellow Americans Who Voted for George W. Bush:

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


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.

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.

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?

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?

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?

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 widow 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!”

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

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

49 thoughts on “Oh snap!

  1. He’s crazy, but good…

    I was really surprised When Bush got re-elected. Not that I would have been really please if either candidate had won, but I just really didn’t expect Bush to win the election by any means…

    How about a little news from Brunei for a change? What’s up with those wacky Princes??

    #1 | Comment by Maxson — September 12, 2005 @ 2:35 am

  2. complete ASS

    i hope he continues to represent the democrats

    #2 | Comment by marsgwar — September 12, 2005 @ 3:37 am

  3. michael moore’s sick..

    #3 | Comment by bigpapie — September 12, 2005 @ 3:49 am

  4. michael moore is a waste of bone marrow.

    here’s a reply to moore’s letter:

    link

    #4 | Comment by alex — September 12, 2005 @ 3:51 am

  5. the hyperlink tags didn’t work, but the reply to moore’s letter is at moorewatch.com

    #5 | Comment by alex — September 12, 2005 @ 3:53 am

  6. I know the whole thing has a lot of bigs words that are hard for red-staters to digest, but which in particular are your biggest problem?

    I’ll give you a headstart and save you some time: arguing that the 1800 American and 150000 Iraqi deaths are acceptable if we find the terrorists doesn’t count.

    #6 | Comment by mary louise — September 12, 2005 @ 4:02 am

  7. If a Democratic president was managing the country this badly, the red-staters would be screaming bloody murder. And the Democrats would be defending him.

    It’s all the same shit.

    Anyone who defends Bush is a fucktard, but the Democrats are just as clueless. In fact, the Democrats are even stupider.

    #7 | Comment by Nerima — September 12, 2005 @ 4:39 am

  8. “bigs words”…lolz…jackoff

    #8 | Comment by turtle — September 12, 2005 @ 4:41 am

  9. Hey, did anyone say Mr. Moore was fat yet?

    Because his weight alone is enough to discredit him. Yes.

    I mean my God. Lay off the twinkies fatty.

    #9 | Comment by Seriously — September 12, 2005 @ 5:14 am

  10. #7 is right

    red/blue
    right/left
    republicans/democrats
    conservative/liberal

    nobody cares, its all a game, get your people(read:tools)into power and fuck over americans in the process

    its been this way for 200 years
    i hate micheal moore and all others like him

    #10 | Comment by Jacked — September 12, 2005 @ 5:24 am

  11. p.s.#9 is also 100% right

    no love for the fatsos of the world

    #11 | Comment by Jacked — September 12, 2005 @ 5:27 am

  12. Quoting Michael Moore to this crowd is like casting pearls before swine.

    #12 | Comment by Bill Clay — September 12, 2005 @ 5:28 am

  13. America is homophobic, thats how George Bush got re-elected.

    #13 | Comment by Clintercourse — September 12, 2005 @ 5:32 am

  14. Both the Republicans and Democrats are corrupt, the only difference is that the Republicans get more money out of their corruption than the Democrats. In other words the Republicans are better crooks then the Democrats. Can you say Haliburton? I knew you could. And can we give Texas back to the Texans?

    #14 | Comment by Dairy — September 12, 2005 @ 7:31 am

  15. he’s so right. bush needs to be put to sleep.

    #15 | Comment by chad — September 12, 2005 @ 7:42 am

  16. Justin, you scalawag!

    #16 | Comment by EndlessMike — September 12, 2005 @ 9:04 am

  17. “We are vulnerable and unsafe because we allow one in eight Americans to live in horrible poverty.”

    Michael Moore is a communist!

    We only allow it, because thats the way they have chose to live their lives. The only way to stop it is to give them more money. Which, is communism.

    #17 | Comment by Hardcore Matty — September 12, 2005 @ 9:06 am

  18. so what’s his idea?

    I just wanna make sure it is more fun than a horse show…

    #18 | Comment by SheepDog — September 12, 2005 @ 9:38 am

  19. Michael Moore for president!

    #19 | Comment by dex — September 12, 2005 @ 10:00 am

  20. Bush is a shithead, but i guess the moron doesn’t fall far from the tree.

    I worked as hard as I could during the election to get him the hell out of the white house, but none of us counted on the droves of asshole morons that voted for that cumguzzling queen.

    Thats OK though, cuz when China invades us, I’m just going to defect and aid a worthier cause.

    #20 | Comment by Romulus — September 12, 2005 @ 12:22 pm

  21. #9 is a retard.

    #21 | Comment by vince — September 12, 2005 @ 12:38 pm

  22. #20 – And all those nasty Americans who refuse to bow down to their new Masters will be branded “insurgents” and have bunker busters dropped in the middle of their residential neighborhoods.

    #22 | Comment by Bill Clay — September 12, 2005 @ 12:39 pm

  23. TRUE STORY…

    i work with a lady whos son is a real big fan of Michael Moore…he just got out of jail for growing weed in his basement, and wasnt too interested in finding a job…i guess he was strolling around the interweb and found some kinda thing in Hawaii “working” on a organic farm for, and i quote, “food, shelter and experience”…he had called his mom after the first night and told her he ate some bananas, ate some fruit that tasted like bubble gum, and later, the leader of the place was going to take them to the federal building to protest…and this is the type of guy that is looked at as smarter than me because i voted for bush…he didnt graduate highschool, likes to fight other losers, smoke weed all day instead of getting a job, read karl marx, and now, have a “job” picking fruit for free for the “leader”…here is a big word for you…LOSER

    #23 | Comment by pez — September 12, 2005 @ 1:31 pm

  24. A hell of lot safer then when blow job, sell out/ Clinton was partying in the White House.

    #24 | Comment by lee — September 12, 2005 @ 3:38 pm

  25. I miss Big Willie Clinton.

    #25 | Comment by Hardcore Matty — September 12, 2005 @ 3:43 pm

  26. And what has Michael Moore done to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina? Write another whiny letter? This guy has to eat a horse a day to keep his slim girly figure, and he claims to be worried about poor and starving people? Maybe he should empty his fridge and feed the entire South. What a jackass!!!

    #26 | Comment by council24 — September 12, 2005 @ 4:39 pm

  27. George W. Bush is a failure as a president. Which party he is part of is irrelavent. Anyone who defends G.W. Bush is blind to the world around him/her. I don’t care if he is replaced with a Republican, a Democrat or even a fucking chimp in a suit … Bush needs the boot. In most jobs, failures are fired. Why make an exception for the most important job in the country? Ridiculous. Filthy.

    #27 | Comment by JustSumDude — September 12, 2005 @ 5:04 pm

  28. I can’t spell irrelavant. Damb.

    Time to loot a library & get me a dictionary.

    #28 | Comment by JustSumDude — September 12, 2005 @ 5:06 pm

  29. #24 – Yeah, 8 years of PEACE and ECONOMIC PROSPERITY! Damn that Clinton and his wandering dick!

    #29 | Comment by Bill Clay — September 12, 2005 @ 8:16 pm

  30. #26 – See #9.

    #30 | Comment by EndlessMike — September 12, 2005 @ 8:19 pm

  31. And a liberal fatty too boot.

    Fatty fatty fatso fat fat fat.

    Fatty fatty tub-o-lard fat fat fat.

    I mean, if you’re conservative and fat, it’s okay because of ideals you hold.

    If you’re liberal and fat you have a weight problem.

    Fucking fat ass.

    Let us all point out how nobody that has an opinion is helping with any crisises.

    Let’s test this assertion:

    I have an opinion and I am not.

    You have an opinion and you are not.

    It holds!

    Donations do not count. So no saying how you put a dollar in a bucket. It seems to me if you are not actually in Louisiana or housing people from there you are not doing that much more than that fucking fatty.

    Fat fucker.

    #31 | Comment by Seriously — September 12, 2005 @ 9:44 pm

  32. “Crisises” is not a word, dumbass. It is crises.

    Why is it so horrible that Michael Moore is overweight but Dick Cheney can have 15 heart attacks and not lose one single pound?

    #32 | Comment by Intintola — September 12, 2005 @ 10:31 pm

  33. I’d seriously like to know just how much a RICH man like Moore has donated to the hurricane victims. Does anyone know? Or is he yet another whining, finger-pointing liberal who just enjoys publicly shedding crocodile tears over the plight of the downtrodden and never actually doing anything to help?

    oh, and…

    “…while the President of the United States fiddles and tells them to eat cake.”

    That’s a historical mixed metaphor you corpulent moronic asshole. Don’t try so hard to be clever, fucktard.

    #33 | Comment by AngelBaby — September 12, 2005 @ 10:41 pm

  34. “I’d seriously like to know just how much a RICH man like Moore has donated to the hurricane victims. Does anyone know? Or is he yet another whining, finger-pointing liberal who just enjoys publicly shedding crocodile tears over the plight of the downtrodden and never actually doing anything to help?”

    http://michaelmoore.com/mustread/covington.php

    But thanks for at least answering my initial question with something specific.

    #34 | Comment by mary louise — September 13, 2005 @ 12:40 am

  35. #33 – Don’t be a hater. Letting political discussions degenerate into name calling is a sign of how weak your position actually is.

    #35 | Comment by Bill Clay — September 13, 2005 @ 2:35 am

  36. #35 – Don’t hate the hater, hate the game.

    #36 | Comment by EndlessMike — September 13, 2005 @ 3:16 am

  37. #35 – I didn’t have a position, I was merely asking a question (which was answered nicely by #34), and stating a couple facts (Moore is obviously obese and a poor writer). Pay closer attention next time…

    #37 | Comment by AngelBaby — September 13, 2005 @ 3:33 am

  38. Get naked!*

    (Just a test to see if this post gets deleted.)

    #38 | Comment by kiko — September 13, 2005 @ 5:37 am

  39. #37 – I must pay closer attention to the brilliant political wit of calling someone a corpulent moronic asshole and fucktard. Well done for a red-stater. Bravo!

    #39 | Comment by Bill Clay — September 13, 2005 @ 5:38 am

  40. Mr. Intintola,

    What about the other 120-odd words in my post?

    I was actually curious about what you thought of those.

    #40 | Comment by Seriously — September 13, 2005 @ 6:20 am

  41. I have an opinion and I am not helping with any crisissings. to bad yep to bad

    #41 | Comment by JustSumDude — September 13, 2005 @ 8:16 am

  42. I am all for the political debate, even I once thpoght pro wrestling was real. As for Micheal Moore, can you say controled opposition? I knew you could. He states have the facts, none of the truely damning ones that prove that 9/11 was as staged as Pearl Harbor, and then we all get to dance around throwinf rotten tomatos. So predictible. If you want to see the film M. Moore was trying to devert your attention from it is called 911 The Road to Tyranny by Alex Jones released 3 months after 911, not 2 years later.
    If Micheal Moore was such a loose cannon truth teller, then how did he get his film in hundreds of theaters?…My point again, Controlled Opposition!

    #42 | Comment by Talibanshe — September 13, 2005 @ 8:05 pm

  43. spell check on last post thought*, “states half* the facts, throwing*, cotroled*….

    #43 | Comment by Talibanshe — September 13, 2005 @ 8:08 pm

  44. Back to the original post asking Why Micheal Chertoff is Homeland Czar?….Simple, in russian chert is “devil” and off is “of”… lets all go lie in the Skull and Bones’ coffin and think about that one

    #44 | Comment by Talibanshe — September 13, 2005 @ 8:20 pm

  45. GRAMMAR EXPLOSION!!

    #45 | Comment by gulliver — September 13, 2005 @ 8:22 pm

  46. #42-44

    Worst. Triple. Post. Evar.

    #46 | Comment by AngelBaby — September 13, 2005 @ 9:26 pm

  47. talibanshe is a fucking moron

    #47 | Comment by marsgwar — September 14, 2005 @ 1:00 am

  48. Funny how much of you can’t argue and/or criticise without saying fuck, shit, moron,….

    #48 | Comment by Harhar — November 20, 2005 @ 12:54 am

  49. Funny how some people can dredge up a 2-month old post with absolutely nothing to add…

    #49 | Comment by AngelBaby — November 20, 2005 @ 1:01 am

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