Tuesday, September 21, 2004

My evening with Michael Moore (and 6,000 other people)

I went to see Michael Moore last night at the Tweeter Center in Camden. It was GREAT! My friend Mary Kate came with me and before she left the house, her boyfriend asked: "What is he going to do? Sing and dance?" No, he just talked. And that was more than enough. He was great. Here is the link to the article in today's Philadelphia Inquirer:


And here is more from me: Moore began the evening by reading from "My Pet Goat." The whole thing! That is a very weird book. It involves a carjacking! Very odd. I could see how it riveted Bush's attention while the U.S. was being attacked by terrorists.

Moore spoke about how Democrats are a bunch of whiny babies lately and all we do is moan about how Kerry is trailing in the polls and what-if, what-if, what-if Bush wins. Moore's advice? Quit whining and spend our energy on defeating Bush. So true. He talked about how Republicans don't spend their time whining. They are up at 5 a.m. each morning, "wondering who they can oppress today." In other words, we need to shut up, keep the faith and make sure everyone who can actually VOTES.

Moore is not a big Kerry fan. In fact, he supported Nader in 2000 (I still haven't forgiven him for that). His whole mantra was: Bush and Kerry. They both suck. But Kerry sucks less. Amen.

At the end of the evening, Moore played a video of John Ashcroft singing all the verses of that Eagle song. And Moore had the lyrics onscreen - with a bouncing ball - so we could all sing along. Such fun

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