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10/01/2002 Entry: "forward"

this is a repost from Michael Moores list:

October 1, 2002
"YOU ARE EITHER WITH US, OR YOU ARE FIRED!"

Dear Friends,

I was going to write you a letter about what a pathetic liar George W, Bush
is -- but then I figured, hey, why waste your time telling you something
you already know!

You already know that his planned invasion of Iraq is a ruse meant to
distract the public from the real issues, those issues being the following:
1. The number of people unemployed since he "took" office has risen by 35%.
2. We had a federal SURPLUS of $281 billion when he was inaugurated; today
we have a DEFICIT of $157 billion.
3. TWO MILLION jobs have been eliminated since Bush began his occupation of
the Oval Office.
4. The stock market is down 34% since January of 2001.
5. Another 1.4 million people now have NO health insurance, making it a
total of over 41 million Americans who can't afford to get sick.
6. Only 13 corporate crooks out of HUNDREDS have been indicted, and none of
them have been the close personal friends of Mr. Bush.

THOSE are the real issues facing us, not some phony excuse for a war.

But, like I said, you already know that. You know that Bush is lying
through his smirk when he says Iraq has "weapons of mass destruction." He
has not offered one shred of evidence to prove this. Not one! You know he
is lying when he says that there is a "connection" between Saddam and bin
Laden. Even members of his own administration have admitted that is not
true. It's just one lie after another, and I applaud those three
congressmen who went to Iraq this week and told it like it is -- and
demanded that the sanctions which have already killed a half-million Iraqi
children be ended. Sen. Trent Lott said "they should come home and keep
their mouths shut." I say, we need more damn Democrats with that kind of
courage and with mouths like that!

Which brings me to the real point of this letter. The Democrats.

I have never seen a more lame bunch of cowards and appeasers in my life.
They are ready to bow down before Bush and give him what he wants to wage
war against Iraq. This pathetic excuse of a party is an embarrassment to us
all. The fact that they let Robert Torricelli run for re-election in New
Jersey, knowing how dirty he was, shows just how capable they are of
handing the Senate over to Bush and the Republicans come November. They
have blown it over and over again, and lots of good people I know who keep
putting their faith in the Democrats are just giving up -- and that is the
worst thing to happen in a free society.

What are we going to do? Left to their own devices, the Democrats will not
only hand both the House and the Senate to the Republicans in November,
they will guarantee that Bush gets his second undeserved term in 2004. We
must not let that happen. This year's election was theirs for the taking.
Just look at the state of the union Bush gave us: Bush cronies caught
stealing from the corporate till, Bush and Cheney caught breaking the law
in the '90s, the economy in the toilet, and Bush failing to do the only
real job he had to do since 9/11: Get bin Laden! What a disgrace! Yet the
Democrats could not even find enough candidates to offer a REAL challenge
to the Republicans in nearly 200 House districts for the November 5th
elections. What an appalling excuse of a party.

OK, I know, there is not much we can do about this now. But we all need to
get busy and ensure that this whole rotten system is rocked by the
disgruntled millions come election day 2004. Otherwise, we have no right to
complain.

In the meantime, we must stop the Bush attack on Iraq. We must find out
now, as W says, "who is wid us and who is agin us." I am asking each of you
to please sign the petition I have posted here
(http://www.michaelmoore.com/petitions/peacepledge/index.php) and on my
website (www.michaelmoore.com) informing the Democrats that whoever amongst
them votes for this war, we pledge NEVER to vote for them again. I will
personally see that your on-line signatures are delivered to every member
of Congress. I guarantee your voice will be heard loud and clear.

Go to http://www.michaelmoore.com/petitions/peacepledge/index.php and sign
the petition to the Democrats: "You're Either With Us Or You're Fired."
Then let's figure out together what we can do to turn things around by
2004.

Thanks for taking the time to do this. We have no other choice.

Yours,
Michael Moore

P.S. The wonderful, heartfelt letters sent to me regarding my mom's passing
continue to fill my mailbox from so many of you. Thank you very much -- you
don't know what it has meant to me. I am sorry I have not been able to be
very active or public in the past couple of months, so please accept my
apologies and my thanks for your understanding. Next week, I have to get
back to work -- it is time for my film to bust its way into theaters across
America. I will tell you all about it next Monday...

Replies: 4 people with an opinion

Nothing amuses me more than hearing some idiot who undoutably voted for and supported Bill Clinton, now calling George Bush a liar. Bill Clinton wrote the book on llying, but forgot to study the book on how to get away with it, or did he? Maybe his lying and antics in office were nothing more than an elaborate smoke screen to cover up his real agenda, which was of course bringing China and North Korea up to speed on ther nucular weapons programs. Right now, GW is paying the price for the Clinton 8 year mismanagement of America. You liberals all seem to forget what Al Gore and Bill Clinton did for the North Korean/Communist China nucular weapon development machine. When America goes poof in a mushroom cloud, you liberals will still have your heads in your butts and will undoubtably blame the Bush's for that too.

Posted by Wynn Bag @ 10/29/2002 03:00 PM PST

No more cowboy tactics. Let's work with the international community or suffer dire consequences!

Posted by Betty Jane Wilhoit @ 10/10/2002 11:15 AM PST

keep p the good work michael

Posted by maria smith @ 10/08/2002 03:11 PM PST

You are the liar Mr. Moore. In 1938 you would have been up there calling for apeasing Hitler. Welcome to the real world Mike. There are bad people out there. How many of those corporate crooks were friends of Slick Willy (noted and convicted liar that he is)? 2 million jobs eliminated? Who eliminated them? When did the economic downturn happen? I am going to explain this in simple terms so that you can understand it. You see, people pay taxes out of their paychecks. These taxes are what funds the government. Are you with me so far? If there are less people working then there will be less money in the treasury. Keep up because this is where it gets tricky. Now, instead of slowing spending and keeping a surplus we actually increase federal spending every year. Understand?

Posted by MJ @ 10/04/2002 09:24 AM PST

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