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I hope that nothing was lost in the copy and pasting. Because. This man is brilliant.

Monday, March 17, 2003

A Letter from Michael Moore to George W. Bush on the Eve of War

George W. Bush
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC

Dear Governor Bush:

So today is what you call "the moment of truth," the day that "France
and the rest of world have to show their cards on the table." I'm glad to
hear that this day has finally arrived. Because, I gotta tell ya, having
survived 440 days of your lying and conniving, I wasn't sure if I could take much
more. So I'm glad to hear that today is Truth Day, 'cause I got a few
truths I would like to share with you:

1. There is virtually NO ONE in America (talk radio nutters and Fox News
aside) who is gung-ho to go to war. Trust me on this one. Walk out of
the White House and on to any street in America and try to find five people
who are PASSIONATE about wanting to kill Iraqis. YOU WON'T FIND THEM! Why?
'Cause NO Iraqis have ever come here and killed any of us! No Iraqi has
even threatened to do that. You see, this is how we average Americans think:
If a certain so-and-so is not perceived as a threat to our lives, then,
believe it or not, we don't want to kill him! Funny how that works!

2. The majority of Americans -- the ones who never elected you -- are
not fooled by your weapons of mass distraction. We know what the real issues
are that affect our daily lives -- and none of them begin with I or end in
Q. Here's what threatens us: two and a half million jobs lost since you
took office, the stock market having become a cruel joke, no one knowing if
their retirement funds are going to be there, gas now costs almost two
dollars -- the list goes on and on. Bombing Iraq will not make any of this go away.
Only you need to go away for things to improve.

3. As Bill Maher said last week, how bad do you have to suck to lose a
popularity contest with Saddam Hussein? The whole world is against you,
Mr. Bush. Count your fellow Americans among them.

4. The Pope has said this war is wrong, that it is a SIN. The Pope! But
even worse, the Dixie Chicks have now come out against you! How bad does it
have to get before you realize that you are an army of one on this war? Of
course, this is a war you personally won't have to fight. Just like when
you went AWOL while the poor were shipped to Vietnam in your place.

5. Of the 535 members of Congress, only ONE (Sen. Johnson of South
Dakota) has an enlisted son or daughter in the armed forces! If you really want
to stand up for America, please send your twin daughters over to Kuwait
right now and let them don their chemical warfare suits. And let's see every
member of Congress with a child of military age also sacrifice their
kids for this war effort. What's that you say? You don't THINK so? Well, hey,
guess what -- we don't think so either!

6. Finally, we love France. Yes, they have pulled some royal screw-ups.
Yes, some of them can be pretty damn annoying. But have you forgotten we
wouldn't even have this country known as America if it weren't for the French?
That it was their help in the Revolutionary War that won it for us? That our
greatest thinkers and founding fathers -- Thomas Jefferson, Ben
Franklin, etc. -- spent many years in Paris where they refined the concepts that
lead to our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution? That it was
France who gave us our Statue of Liberty, a Frenchman who built the Chevrolet,
and a pair of French brothers who invented the movies? And now they are
doing what only a good friend can do -- tell you the truth about yourself,
straight, no b.s. Quit pissing on the French and thank them for getting
it right for once. You know, you really should have traveled more (like
before you took over. Your ignorance of the world has not only made you
look stupid, it has painted you into a corner you can't get out of.

Well, cheer up -- there IS good news. If you do go through with this
war, more than likely it will be over soon because I'm guessing there aren't
a lot of Iraqis willing to lay down their lives to protect Saddam Hussein.
After you "win" the war, you will enjoy a huge bump in the popularity
polls as everyone loves a winner -- and who doesn't like to see a good
ass-whoopin' every now and then (especially when it 's some third world
ass!). So try your best to ride this victory all the way to next year's
election. Of course, that's still a long ways away, so we'll all get to
have a good hardy-har-har while we watch the economy sink even further down
the toilet!

But, hey, who knows -- maybe you'll find Osama a few days before the
election! See, start thinking like THAT! Keep hope alive! Kill Iraqis --
they got our oil!!


Michael Moore


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Because sometimes. Sometimes. It just isn't worth fighting anymore.

Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling,
From glen to glen and down the mountain side;
The summer's gone, and all the leaves are falling;
'Tis ye, 'tis ye must go, and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow,
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow;
'Til I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow;
Danny boy, Oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And when ye come and all the flowers are dying,
If I am dead, as dead I well may be.
Ye'll come and find the place where I am lying,
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, 'though soft ye tread around me,
And all my grave shall linger sweeter be,
Then ye will bend and tell me that ye love me,
And I shall sleep in peace until ye come to me.

Some things. I guess. Just aren't as important. In the grand scheme of things.

I'll live. I'll survive. I do that.

It'd be wonderful if it were easier, non?
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Edmonton Jazz City International Festival 2003
Line-up so far:

Fri 06/06/03 Ruthie Foster

Sat 06/07/03 Cyd Cassone
Sat 06/07/03 Ruthie Foster

Thu 06/19/03 Little Feat

Fri 06/20/03 Medeski Martin and Wood Francis Winspear Centre For Music

Mon 06/23/03 Patricia Barber
Mon 06/23/03 Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Tue 06/24/03 Joshua Redman

Wed 06/25/03 E.S.T.

Can you say - OH MY GOD. I want to go to every one of these gigs. *dies of utter bliss*

But. That means I'm probably going to have to skip the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Because. I really can't afford both.

What do y'all think about that?

Performers 2003
Here are artists already booked for Festival 2003. More names will be confirmed as they are known.
Solomon Burke
Taj Mahal
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
Eric Bibb
Ricky Skaggs
Mary Gauthier
Dar Williams
The Cottars
Kathleen Edwards
Bill Bourne
Pieta Brown wth Bo Ramsey
The Duhks
Dan Bern
Melissa Ferrick
Bembeya Jazz
Lucky Dube

ACK! I'm going insane. How can I choose?

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Okay. I think that tonight, and over the next week or so, I'm going to revamp my webpage and use it to actually host my fic. Woo!

Until it's done, I'm going to post things here.

This is the March Challenge that I posted today for JuC Day.

And yes, for those of you who don't know yet, I write Joshtin. JC/Justin Nsync slashfic. Because. So pretty.

This fic isn't formatted properly. It needs some italics added. but I'm at work and lazy.

So, here's the fic.Collapse )

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Okay. Quickly clearing things up on the subject of the Billeh-graph. Alas, I didn't get to meet him. I was sick in bed with the flu for the days he was here in town... couldn't-get-out-of-bed-on-my-own sick. But my boss met Billeh at a party at the film festival, and she gave him my card and had him sign an autograph for me. So, here's me, still wanting to meet him.. but this is still supercool. :)