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Old 01-15-2005, 06:46 PM   #16
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where is his hometown? he has a horrible accent
this coming from a southerner who can't stand yankee accents.
Odd...I don't even hear his accent, but I can understand your dislike. I'm often disappointed when a great looking guy opens his mouth...only to have a southern drawl. Ah, well, there are always speech lessons.
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Yeah, U2dem, when you're representing Virginia in the Senate in D.C. you'll get alot of support and friends!
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I'll be happy to admit that Michael Moore pushed documentary films deep into the mainstream. For whatever reason, his school is ashamed of him - could be that he's too radical, who knows a better reason. He probably doesn't care. He's won awards given by Hollywood for his work, and I bet he can care less.
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Yeah, if I had an Oscar, I don't think I'd be too upset about my high school.
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I'll be happy to admit that Michael Moore pushed documentary films deep into the mainstream. For whatever reason, his school is ashamed of him - could be that he's too radical, who knows a better reason. He probably doesn't care. He's won awards given by Hollywood for his work, and I bet he can care less.
i agree w this.

from what i heard he was a smartalec in hi school 20 yrs ago and has continued to be even a larger smartalec and this is why his hometown is not proud of him.

the
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instigations and other tactics that he has employed in his fim-making and character have cost him honor among his own.

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the
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Sound like president material to me.l
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I assume you're talking about Bush, Nixon and Clinton
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Didn't I hear he was a high school dropout? I could be wrong, and correct me if I am, but perhaps that would be a valid reason to why he didn't make the school hall of fame.
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So what? I agree, HS sucks. I think it makes them look bad that they won't recognize his accomplishments, whether or not they like him or his politics.

HS "halls of fame" are just as silly as popularity contests when you're in HS. I'm sure he wasn't popular in HS either, but that counts for squat in the "real world".

Btw I have a Yankee accent
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We must acknowledge that committees that typically choose Hall of Fame recipients are members of the status quo; something Moore is adamently against. There's your controversy! There's your problem!

On paper, Michael Moore deserves to be in a small town's Hall of Fame...unless every other resident has won the Nobel Prize...I mean what are the odds that's his accomplishments are less stellar than the other inductees?
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Odd...I don't even hear his accent, but I can understand your dislike. I'm often disappointed when a great looking guy opens his mouth...only to have a southern drawl. Ah, well, there are always speech lessons.
But wait now... the corny joke is...


What is the diffenernce between southern guys and northern guys....

A northern guy walks up and puts "it" in... a southern guy puts "it" in and walks up.

Who cares what they sound like!!
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Because we live in an age where reality is so absurd that nobody wants to believe it. We reject more complicated realities and replace them with self-serving ones. At least Moore speakes the truth to the best of his ability. If Moore telling truth is an embarrassment, where does that leave GW? And who did Don Hammond vote for? That could be equally embarrassing.

Myself, I don't care how he gets the point across, as long as its valid and reliable. I encourage those worrying about Moore's manners to worry about his habits less and more about the substance of what he is saying....unless that's not important to you. I also hope these people are at least consistent and as critical of mouthpieces like O'Reilly and co.

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P.S. In social sciences and liberal arts, 'radical' means at "the root" of. That's where I'd like to be if I were looking at problems. Calling somebody "too radical" is ad-hominem and ignores the possibility that they may be right. It would be difficult to argue that an educational institution that does not encourage free and original thought can be considered a real educational institution.

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Michael Moore may be right?

I chose the word "radical" for a description because even quite a few of the lefties think he's a nut.
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He is certainly forceful, but is he more of a nut than Bush? Cheney? O'Reilly? and all the loud right wing mouthpieces?

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