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Old 01-24-2006, 09:25 AM   #1
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Michael Moore Statement on Canadian Election



A little late considering elections is over but I'm glad to know that someone cares (though most canadians don't) which party comes in to power.

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/me...dex.php?id=192

Friday, January 20th, 2006
Michael Moore Statement on Canadian Election


Michael Moore is currently in production on his next movie. As an avid lover of all things Canadian, he has issued the following statement regarding Canada's upcoming election on Monday:

Oh, Canada -- you're not really going to elect a Conservative majority on Monday, are you? That's a joke, right? I know you have a great sense of humor, and certainly a well-developed sense of irony, but this is no longer funny. Maybe it's a new form of Canadian irony -- reverse irony! OK, now I get it. First, you have the courage to stand against the war in Iraq -- and then you elect a prime minister who's for it. You declare gay people have equal rights -- and then you elect a man who says they don't. You give your native peoples their own autonomy and their own territory -- and then you vote for a man who wants to cut aid to these poorest of your citizens. Wow, that is intense! Only Canadians could pull off a hat trick of humor like that. My hat's off to you.

Far be it from me, as an American, to suggest what you should do. You already have too many Americans telling you what to do. Well, actually, you've got just one American who keeps telling you to roll over and fetch and sit. I hope you don't feel this appeal of mine is too intrusive but I just couldn't sit by, as your friend, and say nothing. Yes, I agree, the Liberals have some 'splainin' to do. And yes, one party in power for more than a decade gets a little... long. But you have a parliamentary system (I'll bet you didn't know that -- see, that's why you need Americans telling you things!). There are ways at the polls to have your voices heard other than throwing the baby out with the bath water.

These are no ordinary times, and as you go to the polls on Monday, you do so while a man running the nation to the south of you is hoping you can lend him a hand by picking Stephen Harper because he's a man who shares his world view. Do you want to help George Bush by turning Canada into his latest conquest? Is that how you want millions of us down here to see you from now on? The next notch in the cowboy belt? C'mon, where's your Canadian pride? I mean, if you're going to reduce Canada to a cheap download of Bush & Co., then at least don't surrender so easily. Can't you wait until he threatens to bomb Regina? Make him work for it, for Pete's sake.

But seriously, I know you're not going to elect a guy who should really be running for governor of Utah. Whew! I knew it! You almost had me there. Very funny. Don't do that again. God, I love you, you crazy cold wonderful neighbors to my north. Don't ever change.

Michael Moore

(Mr. Moore is not available for interviews because he now needs to address the situation in Azerbaijan. But he could be talked into it for a couple of tickets to a Leaf's game.)
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:28 AM   #2
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u shoulda posted that BEFORE the vote.
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Old 01-25-2006, 03:08 PM   #3
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u shoulda posted that BEFORE the vote.
regardless i voted for liberals...Conservatives have some ****ed up propositions
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Old 01-25-2006, 03:17 PM   #4
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Conservatives have some ****ed up propositions
such as?
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Old 01-25-2006, 03:27 PM   #5
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such as?
Watch it now, you might get burned for questioning one's mighty opinion
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Old 01-25-2006, 04:36 PM   #6
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Watch it now, you might get burned for questioning one's mighty opinion
LOL, True. But I figure if the conservative ideas are so fuc*ed up, there must be a reason why, and who knows, maybe they would be good enough reasons to change even my views, but I highly doubt it.

I figure there must me someone with factual reasons for disliking the conservatives so much, I just really want to find them...unfortunatly no luck so far. Everyone I have talked to (not nessesairly on this board) has only been able to provide random comments from Liberal attack ads, no cold hard facts. (ie. "I hear Harper hates puppies")
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Old 01-26-2006, 12:34 AM   #7
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regardless i voted for liberals...Conservatives have some ****ed up propositions
hahahahahahahah careful wat u say, jstallian and sirex may start an e-fight with you, if your real lucky they'll insult u too.
hahahahahaha
i kill me!
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Old 01-26-2006, 07:35 PM   #8
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hahahahahahahah careful wat u say, jstallian and sirex may start an e-fight with you, if your real lucky they'll insult u too.
hahahahahaha
i kill me!

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Old 01-26-2006, 07:40 PM   #9
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hahahahahahahah careful wat u say, jstallian and sirex may start an e-fight with you, if your real lucky they'll insult u too.
hahahahahaha
i kill me!

i dont even think our posts were directed at you, you just started posting to defend the others... regardles sim not going back to read it as I dont even care anymore.
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Old 01-26-2006, 11:47 PM   #10
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i dont even think our posts were directed at you, you just started posting to defend the others... regardles sim not going back to read it as I dont even care anymore.
Sure that sounds like a plan!
Good Job, and correct me if Im wrong it didnt have anything to do with you either did iT?
Oh well...
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:32 AM   #11
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Michael Moore's opinion means nothing to me. He does not live here.
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He may not live here but he is more educated about our country's politics than a good percentage of people who do live here
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:54 AM   #13
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He may not live here but he is more educated about our country's politics than a good percentage of people who do live here
very true!

and i couldn't agree more with michael moore's statement! can't believe people voted for the conservatives! Harper will change this country dramatically and not in a good way.
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very true!

and i couldn't agree more with michael moore's statement! can't believe people voted for the conservatives! Harper will change this country dramatically and not in a good way.
Please, tell me how?

I'm not a conservative by any means and I really hate defending them, but I can't stand uninformed titheads even more.

Besides the Liberal scare-mongering, can you actually state one thing to back up your statement?

Compare the libs and cons platforms, they're almost identical. Actually, in terms of crime & healthcare, the cons are actually stronger. How is he going to change the country dramatically?
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Please, tell me how?

I'm not a conservative by any means and I really hate defending them, but I can't stand uninformed titheads even more
see this is the problem with this forum as well as many others, people can no longer state their opinion without being insulted! it's my opinion you don't like it.. too bad so sad! sorry mr. i know everything about politics! grow up man
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