I never thought that someone could temporarily take away my pride of being a fan of Michigan football but I stand corrected.
The fact the Michael Moore acts like a Michigan football fan made me reconsider, though just for a second, my allegiance to the greatest college football program in the United States.
In a recent Mike's Message, Moore encourages his readers not to commit suicide because of Bush's win for 17 reasons one of which is:
"7. Once again we are reminded that the buckeye is a nut, and not just any old nut -- a poisonous nut. A great nation was felled by a poisonous nut. May Ohio State pay dearly this Saturday when it faces Michigan."
For one I don't know why that's a reason but regardless. Second, too bad for the Doofus of State - Michigan doesn't play Ohio State until November 20th. Maybe he was referring to Michigan State who lost to the Buckeyes on November 6. His obvious ignorance of when Michigan plays the dreaded rival (every true-blue Michigan fan knows it is the last game of season) is evidence enough for me to believe that Moore isn't on actual "real" fan.
Another reason from Moore "10. Five more African Americans were elected as members of Congress, including the return of Cynthia McKinney of Georgia. It's always good to have more blacks in there fighting for us and doing the job our candidates can't."
Our candidates? Which candidates is he referring to? Overweight, ultra-liberal, rude, incredibly rich yet still masquerading as average guys, deceptive, white candidates? He seems to be drawing a line between black candidates and "our" candidates.
I've been debating with myself for a while, and I've still yet to come to a conclusion, about whether Michael Moore is a very smart deceptive man who says and does things to intentionally mislead Americans and enjoys pandering to the small percentage of Americans too ignorant or lazy to understand and investigate his ridiculous claims or if he is a complete idiot who actually believes what he says. His writings are often so horribly bad and stupid it is hard to believe that some one who is a deceptive genius would right this garbage but then again it's the kind of writing the Michael Moore-Howard Dean-BushLiedTroopsDied-WarForOil part of the country loves.
Check out Dave Kopel's Fifty-Nine Deceits in Fahrenheit 9-11 and his review of Moore's Bowling for Columbine to help you decide.