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Michael Moore's High School

 
 
Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 01:00 am
Linked from Drudge:

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050115/D87KIIO80.html

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DAVISON, Mich. (AP) - Oscar on the shelf or not, Michael Moore is not getting much respect at his old high school. Despite his fame and many honors, the filmmaker has been rejected all four times that he has been nominated for Davison High School's Hall of Fame.

"Would you want him as a role model? Would you want your son or daughter to be like him?" asked Don Hammond, a member of the Hall of Fame selection committee. "I haven't talked to anybody yet who's for him. The word to describe Michael Moore is embarrassing. He embarrasses everybody."

Ryan Eashoo disagrees. The 1997 Davison High graduate has spent 80 hours the last two weeks and $600 of his own money trying to get Moore elected.

"We've been blacklisted," Eashoo, 25, told the Detroit Free Press. "I'm a huge Michael Moore fan. He's a great producer, great filmmaker, always sticking up for minorities. He's kind of an underdog."

So far, Eashoo has 300 signed nominations of Moore. His goal is 2,000 by Feb. 1. The committee meets Feb. 11 to choose its inductees.

Moore's film "Fahrenheit 9/11" attacked President Bush's rationale for the war in Iraq and accused him and his administration of fostering fear for political gain. Moore spent the weeks before the election traveling across the country to urge Americans to vote Bush out of office.

His "Bowling for Columbine" won the Oscar for best documentary in 2003.
 
JustWonders
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 10:13 am
A hate-monger with five chins an embarrassment?

We already knew that Smile
boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 10:24 am
My grandmother grew up down the road from Woody Gutherie in Okemah, Oklahoma though she was quick to point out that Woody was considerably older than she was.

For years Woody was considered an embarrasment, a disgrace and nobody dared to speak his name in the Okemah city limits.

Now they have Woody Gutherie weekend and his portrait hangs in the state capitol.

Just another example of how silly and petty people can be when they think their "values" are threatened.

Induct him or not, hang his picture or not, it doesn't change the fact that he went to school there and he most certainly isn't losing any sleep on whether they hall-of-fame him in the school halls or not.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 10:37 am
good point Boomer, Mr Moore will be longer remembered than Mr Hammond, whose 15 minutes is up, NOW.

Does Moore have a star on the "Walk of Fame yet?"

Should Mr Bush wish to establish his library in Maine, I wont protest, even though books and Bush is an instant answer for "which of these things is not like the otther".

parttisan jealousy about a movie that was mostly all photos of actual events. Like Moore staged that vapid look on Bush's face on 9/11.

In anottheer 20 years theyll be crawling all over themselves to build statues of Michael Moore.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 11:07 am
Heck, in another 30 years they'll reverently but unthinkingly rename it "Moore High" and thereby set up all the stoners to make a fortune selling tee-shirts.
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Greyfan
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 11:12 am
..But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house."

--Matthew 13:57

I am from the Flint area, and familiar with Davison, which is a small town on the eastern side of the county. Moore has been unpopular with a lot of people in the Flint area, ever since his first film, "Roger and Me", which many there took as an attack on their fair city, though, in reality, GM's supposed corporate obligations to the city was the actual target. I disagreed with the premise and still found the movie entertaining, although I was not in the position of having to deal with the negative publicity Flint endured owing to Moore's "exposure" of colorful Flint folks like the lady selling rabbits for pets or meat.

Although I have never met Moore myself, I know people who have, and many of them don't like him much; I also would not rely overmuch on a Moore film for factual detail, or even astute analysis of an issue. But the man has an eye for the telling image, and the ability to present stories that resonate with his audience even when the proof of his contentions is absent or open to other interpretations.

I think what bothers the right the most about him is he plays their game as well as they do.
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paul andrew bourne
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 12:27 pm
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 12:29 pm
Paul, as fascinating as that essay is, do you think you could perhaps explain how it relates to the discussion at hand.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 12:41 pm
To say that Michael Moore is going into the history books on the same page as Judas Iscariat and Pontius Pilate would be an unjustified insult to Iscariat and Pilate. Moore is going into the books on the page which Iscariat and Pilate would have gone onto had they totally failed and been exposed to the world as total idiots and a$$#oles while Jesus lived to the age of 90 and then ascended to heaven directly.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 12:45 pm
Jesus lived to 90.

Fascinating interpretation.

Was he also blonde and blue-eyed?
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 12:48 pm
gungasnake wrote:
To say that Michael Moore is going into the history books on the same page as Judas Iscariat and Pontius Pilate would be an unjustified insult to Iscariat and Pilate. Moore is going into the books on the page which Iscariat and Pilate would have gone onto had they totally failed and been exposed to the world as total idiots and a$$#oles while Jesus lived to the age of 90 and then ascended to heaven directly.


Oh I suspect that people like our current administration and their venomous (no pun intended :wink: ) worshippers will have purged the libraries and rewritten history by then and no one will know that a Michael Moore ever even existed......unless they turn him into a villain that some glorious leader...bush himslef or one of the members of the bush monarchy....slayed in hand to hand combat...... Laughing
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 12:54 pm
Wow.

Michael Moore must be more influential than I ever dreamed to inspire such rabid hate.

Right on!
McGentrix
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 01:01 pm
boomerang wrote:
Wow.

Michael Moore must be more influential than I ever dreamed to inspire such rabid hate.

Right on!


You must think Bush is very influential then.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 01:03 pm
As the president of the USA I would say that Bush is one of the most influential men in the world.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 03:54 pm
ehBeth wrote:
Jesus lived to 90. ..



No, he died around 30. As I understand the English language, I used the subjunctive voice properly in the sentence in question so that any misunderstanding is basically on your part and not mine.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 06:16 pm
http://putupon.smugmug.com/photos/12392914-S.jpg
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 08:45 pm
http://rebelgray.com/liberalismentalis5.gif
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 08:56 pm
Hey, in the first foto. Hes holding a Mcgentrix doll.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 09:53 pm
That animal skin photo has to be a fake. Too skinny...
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Voice asMusic
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jan, 2017 07:30 am
@JustWonders,
Code word we=idiots
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