The new Michael Moore film broke single-theater ticket sale records in New York, with at least one theater holding showings all night long to keep up with demand.

Despite a largely disorganized smear campaign, as well as Bush's own exhortations for Moore to "get a real job," Americans seem eager to make up their own minds about the film.

And at least Moore is competent at his job.


Blogger Chicarita said...

Just saw the movie. Moore presents a solid case against the Pilferers of the Presidency in an engaging style that hopefully will resonate with more voters this year.

I was glad to see his film was opening in smaller cities as well as the likely locales.

The movie had me almost to tears at certain points, disheartened in others and at times embarassed for my country. Too often we're sheeple -as my Canadian friend likes to say.

Maybe this film will remind more of us to stop blindly following the herd

June 26, 2004 at 1:14 AM  
Blogger B-Dawg said...

Good or bad, Michael Moore's film should at least make people think about the issues before us. First, we are told Iraq had WMD. There were none. Then, we are told Iraq collaborated with al-Qaida. That wasn't true. Now, we are fighting terrorism, yet terror attacks have risen worldwide.

Maybe if there were a draft, we would have no choice but to weigh these issues more seriously. Until then, thank goodness Moore is forcing these questions.

June 26, 2004 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger theoretical author said...

Hi Bruno

I do visit this blog regularly, though not in a few weeks--thanks for the reminder! This is a most excellent blog.

Anyway, as a side note to the film, I would like to comment that I agree with Congressman Charles Rangel, who said a while back that we should have a mandatory military service in this country--that it would finally level the playing (!) field if rich people's kids were in the service too...yeah, it might be easy for me to say this, being past calling-up age, but notice how the countries who DO have mandatory military service did not want to send troops into Iraq. Coincidence? I think not.

June 29, 2004 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger B-Dawg said...

Absolutely. I've been saying this, too. If war were a possibility for EVERYONE in that age range, we would make it our duty to know what's going on and weigh in with a serious discussion of why we would do such a thing.

June 29, 2004 at 3:05 PM  

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