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    Quote Originally Posted by speedbump
    Actually, he was a feature in the book, it was not about him. Blew the dust off my trusty copy of Stupid White Men. Moore targets Bush, Cheney and the corporate elite. Clinton is a side note in the scheme of the book.
    My bad, I was thinking about Greg Palast and his talking about Clinton's relations with Suharto (the corrupt ex president of Indonesia).

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    2 Kucinich Score: 63%
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    1 Kucinich Score: 86%

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    2 Kerry Score: 80%

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    Never any shortage of folks that hate and love Michael Moore.

    Although I haven't seen the movie, I plan on buying it on DVD when it comes out.

    I like what someone said earlier in this thread about he will pretty much tell you nothing new if you follow politics closely (like me and that's pretty much what I expected). My main interest for seeing the movie was seeing how much he got right.

    Although from what I understand (as far as what other people have said) (and I found this to be true for Bowling for Columbine) he has some facts, and some OMG facts but doesn't always follow through to the natural progression these facts lead to and doesn't always present them in a logical format.

    Truth or lies - I'm hoping it will inspire people to find out for themselves exactly what is going on with Bush, the Saudis, and what really happened on 9/11 (I believe Moore is incorrect regarding 9/11).

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    Quote Originally Posted by anitavacation
    Truth or lies - I'm hoping it will inspire people to find out for themselves exactly what is going on with Bush, the Saudis, and what really happened on 9/11.
    Well said, Anita. I think anything that will help engage the American public's attention and get them to think critically about what's going on politically is a good thing, even if people's opinions will ultimately differ from mine.

    I, for one, immediately registered to volunteer for the Kerry/Edwards campaign right after I left the theater.
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    I love the presidential matchup questionaire. My results are:

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    2 Kerry Score: 74%

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    3 Bush Score: 13%

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    Interesting. I'm going to recommend the website to others. Thanks for the link, Broadway.
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    'Fahrenheit 9/11' Making GOP Nervous
    By MIKE GLOVER

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republicans initially dismissed ``Fahrenheit 9/11'' as a cinematic screed that would play mostly to inveterate Bush bashers. Four weeks and $94 million later, the film is still pulling in moviegoers at 2,000 theaters around the country, making Republicans nervous as it settles into the American mainstream.

    ``I'm not sure if it moves voters,'' GOP consultant Scott Reed said, ``but if it moves 3 or 4 percent it's been a success.''

    Two senior Republicans closely tied to the White House said the movie from director Michael Moore is seen as a political headache because it has reached beyond the Democratic base. Independents and GOP-leaning voters are likely to be found sitting beside those set to revel in its depiction of a clueless president with questionable ties to the oil industry.

    ``If you are a naive, uncommitted voter and wander into a theater, you aren't going to come away with a good impression of the president,'' Republican operative Joe Gaylord said. ``It's a problem only if a lot of people see it.''


    Based on a record-breaking gross of $94 million through last weekend, theaters already have sold an estimated 12 million tickets to ``Fahrenheit 9/11.'' A Gallup survey conducted July 8-11 said 8 percent of American adults had seen the film at that time, but that 18 percent still planned to see it at a theater and another 30 percent plan to see it on video.


    More than a third of Republicans and nearly two-thirds of independents told Gallup they had seen or expected to see the film at theaters or on video.


    ``Fahrenheit 9/11'' opened in June mainly in locally owned arts theaters that specialize in obscure films and tiny audiences. Drawn in part by the buzz surrounding the film, people packed the theaters and formed long lines for tickets. Within a week, it was appearing in chain-owned theaters along with ``Spider-Man 2,'' ``The Notebook'' and other big summer attractions.


    When he sat down to watch the film at the Varsity Theater in Des Moines last weekend, Rob Sheesley didn't harbor anti-Bush feelings. Two hours later, he left with conflicted emotions.


    ``You want to respect the president,'' Sheesley said. ``It raised a lot of questions.''


    Bush's leadership in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks had impressed retired teacher Lavone Mann, another Des Moines moviegoer. After watching the film, Mann wanted to know more about its claims.


    ``I guess that I think it makes me want to pursue how much of it is accurate and not just get carried away with one film,'' she said. ``I don't hear Bush and (Vice President Dick) Cheney saying that this is incorrect.''


    Retired college professor Dennis O'Brien, a Bush voter in 2000 and a movie buff who has seen other Moore films, said ``Fahrenheit 9/11'' hasn't changed his view of Bush but may well serve a larger purpose by sparking debate.


    ``Moore forces you to think about the role of oil in the politics of American life,'' O'Brien said. ``This goes back a long way.''


    In GOP-strong Columbia, S.C., watching the movie last week at the Columbiana Grande tipped 26-year-old David Wood's support more to the left.


    ``I don't consider myself a Republican or a Democrat. I just vote for whoever is right for the job,'' the University of South Carolina student said. ``I think most people don't bother to really research, and all they need is something popular to sway them.''


    Others at the screening in Columbia were put off by what they saw as the film's biased approach to examining Bush and the reasons he took the country to war. For Scott Campbell, 19, the movie reinforced his apathy toward politics.


    ``We didn't even stay to see the whole thing,'' Campbell said. ``It was one-sided.''


    Former Iowa Republican Chairman Michael Mahaffey said the movie's impact could be dulled over time. ``It's July,'' he said. ``Conventional wisdom will change completely every four or five weeks.''


    Still, ``Fahrenheit 9/11'' is likely to gain an even wider audience when it's released on home video in the weeks before Election Day. The Gallup survey found that nearly half of the Republicans and independents who expect to see the film said they were likely to view it on video.


    ``In all honesty, in a very close election, who knows what will sway the public?'' Mahaffey said.

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    Watching F 9/11 really gave me an insight....
    As for MM twisting of the truth vs. the obvious...
    This inspired me to FINALLY register myself to vote for this upcoming elections. I haven't when I moved to CA from back home in 1998.


    I was listening to KGO and the topic was MM and this one caller claims that F 9/11 is a movie and NOT a docu-movie. What The?!?! I see it as a doc movie despite the negative aspect but the scence that really touched me was...


    *BRIEF SPOILER FROM MOVIE*



    The mother who could not come to grips that she lost her son....
    Then later she is at the white house and talking w/ this lady. Then this other a-hole woman jumps in. I wished the mother smacked her.....
    Then she's walking and just loses it....


    That scence really moved me....






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    Does this guy get $10,000 from Michael Moore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anitavacation
    exactly what is going on with Bush, the Saudis, and what really happened on 9/11 (I believe Moore is incorrect regarding 9/11).
    Everything you ever wanted to know about the Terrorist Attack on the United States:

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    Everything you ever wanted to know about Michael Moore:

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