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March 30, 2003

You go, Michael Moore!

For those who were actually surprised by Michael Moore's comments at the Oscars (and especially for those who thought he was actually booed by fellow actors), he has recently explained his comments.

"And, as I walked up to the stage, I was still thinking about the lessons that morning at Mass. About how silence, when you observe wrongs being committed, is the same as committing those wrongs yourself. And so I followed my conscience and my heart."

Funny thing is, I was hoping he would say just what he said. I had read his comments just the day before, from another awards ceremony (I think it was the SAG awards.) I had waited through a lot of other syrupy speeches. When he won, I thought, "Finally! If Michael Moore doesn't say something, no one will."

Posted by Chris at March 30, 2003 10:40 AM


Exactly. When Michael Moore's film was announced as the winner, my partner and I both sat up straighter and leaned towards the tv, saying, "this is gonna be good." He's the voice of us all. I just wish it goaded more of us into action.

All in all, however, it was quite an eventful night at the Oscars!

Posted by: debby at March 30, 2003 10:58 AM

"The Democrats Have Made Lying Their Norm"

Posted by Gordon Bloyer

A Democrat claims that the economy is the worst since Herbert Hoover. No reporter says to that Democrat, ''That's not true.'' Why?

Reporters today have no background in history and they do no research. They seem to think when a Democrat says something it is an opinion, or just a point of view. It never crosses their mind that the Democrat is lying.

The Democrats running for president get away with saying that the president lied about the war, that we are in a recession, that unemployment is out of control, that we have the largest budget deficit in history, that budgets for safety-net programs have been cut, and that the election in 2000 was stolen. None of these statements are true--not even close--but reporters just let them slide.

Senator Joe Biden (D), Senator Joe Lieberman (D) and Senator Evan Bayh (D) have all said on national television that the president did NOT lie about the war. Why don’t reporters confront the other Democrats with their statements?

The fact is that the economy has been growing for months. A recession is when the economy is negative for three months in a row.

Bill Clinton was president from 1993 thru 2000. Unemployment was higher than the current rate in five out of the eight Clinton years. It was over 6% in three of those years. If the Democrats told the truth, they would say that we have the worst economy since Clinton. The fact is in the last six months of the Clinton years, the economy was headed down and continued that way for several months into the Bush Administration.

The deficit in dollars is the largest in history. That is meaningless. My debt is higher than ever, but it is smaller in relation to my income. It is the same for the deficit. The deficit in relation to the budget is not close to being the largest in history.

No programs have been cut. All programs have increases in their budget, just not as big as the Democrats want or dream about. Life is hard.

All recounts in Florida, including the newspaper statewide recounts, had Bush winning the election. In the Al Gore lawsuit, he never asked for a statewide recount. In the places where Gore asked for a recount the newspaper recount proved that Bush won. How did Bush steal the election?

Let me add these facts for the reporters. In 1980, the last year of Jimmy Carter, inflation was 13.5%, interest rates were over 18%, and unemployment was 5.8% and headed up. How is that for the worst economy since Herbert Hoover? The unemployment rate under Franklin Roosevelt was 24.9% in 1933, 21.7% in 1934, 20.1% in 1935, 16.9% in 1936, 14.3% in 1937, 19% in 1938 and 17.2% in 1939. All of these rates were higher than three out of four of the Hoover years. World War II came along and everyone went to work.

One more thing: President Bush was NEVER AWOL. Get over it.

The truth about all of the above is available by doing research. Why don’t reporters do it? They have allowed the Democratic lies to become the norm.

Gordon Bloyer

Posted by: mark at December 25, 2003 05:20 AM

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