A Pledge from Michael Moore

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    by Granny Doc
    Tue Nov 14, 2006 at 08:12:06 AM PST
    I am sending this intact note from Michael Moore, as he has requested.


    A Liberal's Pledge to Disheartened Conservatives

    November 14th, 2006

    To My Conservative Brothers and Sisters,

    I know you are dismayed and disheartened at the results of last week's election. You're worried that the country is heading toward a very bad place you don't want it to go. Your 12-year Republican Revolution has ended with so much yet to do, so many promises left unfulfilled. You are in a funk, and I understand.

    Well, cheer up, my friends! Do not despair. I have good news for you. I, and the millions of others who are now in charge with our Democratic Congress, have a pledge we would like to make to you, a list of promises that we offer you because we value you as our fellow Americans. You deserve to know what we plan to do with our newfound power -- and, to be specific, what we will do to you and for you.

    Thus, here is our Liberal's Pledge to Disheartened Conservatives:


    Join me below to read what that "far-left, nut bar", Michael says to enumerate our Consititutional values.

    Granny Doc's diary :: ::

    Dear Conservatives and Republicans,

    I, and my fellow signatories, hereby make these promises to you:

    1. We will always respect you for your conservative beliefs. We will never, ever, call you "unpatriotic" simply because you disagree with us. In fact, we encourage you to dissent and disagree with us.

    2. We will let you marry whomever you want, even when some of us consider your behavior to be "different" or "immoral." Who you marry is none of our business. Love and be in love -- it's a wonderful gift.

    3. We will not spend your grandchildren's money on our personal whims or to enrich our friends. It's your checkbook, too, and we will balance it for you.

    4. When we soon bring our sons and daughters home from Iraq, we will bring your sons and daughters home, too. They deserve to live. We promise never to send your kids off to war based on either a mistake or a lie.

    5. When we make America the last Western democracy to have universal health coverage, and all Americans are able to get help when they fall ill, we promise that you, too, will be able to see a doctor, regardless of your ability to pay. And when stem cell research delivers treatments and cures for diseases that affect you and your loved ones, we'll make sure those advances are available to you and your family, too.

    6. Even though you have opposed environmental regulation, when we clean up our air and water, we, the Democratic majority, will let you, too, breathe the cleaner air and drink the purer water.

    7. Should a mass murderer ever kill 3,000 people on our soil, we will devote every single resource to tracking him down and bringing him to justice. Immediately. We will protect you.

    8. We will never stick our nose in your bedroom or your womb. What you do there as consenting adults is your business. We will continue to count your age from the moment you were born, not the moment you were conceived.

    9. We will not take away your hunting guns. If you need an automatic weapon or a handgun to kill a bird or a deer, then you really aren't much of a hunter and you should, perhaps, pick up another sport. We will make our streets and schools as free as we can from these weapons and we will protect your children just as we would protect ours.

    10. When we raise the minimum wage, we will pay you -- and your employees -- that new wage, too. When women are finally paid what men make, we will pay conservative women that wage, too.

    11. We will respect your religious beliefs, even when you don't put those beliefs into practice. In fact, we will actively seek to promote your most radical religious beliefs ("Blessed are the poor," "Blessed are the peacemakers," "Love your enemies," "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God," and "Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."). We will let people in other countries know that God doesn't just bless America, he blesses everyone. We will discourage religious intolerance and fanaticism -- starting with the fanaticism here at home, thus setting a good example for the rest of the world.

    12. We will not tolerate politicians who are corrupt and who are bought and paid for by the rich. We will go after any elected leader who puts him or herself ahead of the people. And we promise you we will go after the corrupt politicians on our side FIRST. If we fail to do this, we need you to call us on it. Simply because we are in power does not give
    us the right to turn our heads the other way when our party goes astray. Please perform this important duty as the loyal opposition.

    I promise all of the above to you because this is your country, too. You are every bit as American as we are. We are all in this together. We sink or swim as one. Thank you for your years of service to this country and for giving us the opportunity to see if we can make things a bit better for our 300 million fellow Americans -- and for the rest
    of the world.

    Signed,

    Michael Moore
    mmflint@aol.com


    Click here to sign the pledge

    You can contact Michael at www.michaelmoore.com


    P.S. Please feel free to pass this on.

    This is MY kind of Liberal. My kind of Democrat. My kind of Patriot!

    Shame on all of those who have spent time and money trying to paint Mr. Moore as a lunatic!:food1:
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/11/14/11126/546
     
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    The Witch (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-14-06 05:29 PM
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    You guys are getting me all riled up about this Michael Moore business.
    Just for a refresher:
    (Mine is in the order I originally presented it; Moore's is taken from here and there in his piece.)

    Moore: A Liberal's Pledge to Disheartened Conservatives
    Me: Dear dismayed conservatives:

    Moore: I, and my fellow signatories, hereby make these promises to you:
    Me: I hereby make these promises to you.

    Moore: Should a mass murderer ever kill 3,000 people on our soil, we will devote every single resource to tracking him down and bringing him to justice. Immediately. We will protect you.
    Me: We will protect your lives and livelihoods.

    Moore: We will always respect you for your conservative beliefs.
    Me: We will listen to and respect your beliefs.

    Moore: We will respect your religious beliefs, even when you don't put those beliefs into practice. // We will let you marry whomever you want, even when some of us consider your behavior to be "different" or "immoral."
    Me: We will never try to force you to change your religion, sexual orientation, or first language.

    Moore: We will never stick our nose in your bedroom or your womb. What you do there as consenting adults is your business. We will continue to count your age from the moment you were born, not the moment you were conceived.
    Me: We will do our best to reduce the number of abortions in our country.

    Moore: We will not tolerate politicians who are corrupt and who are bought and paid for by the rich.
    Me: We will have no tolerance for corruption and cronyism, even in our own party.

    Moore: And we promise you we will go after the corrupt politicians on our side FIRST.
    Me: ESPECIALLY in our own party.

    Moore:We will never, ever, call you "unpatriotic" simply because you disagree with us. In fact, we encourage you to dissent and disagree with us.
    Me: We will never tell you that you are unpatriotic. We will never tell you that your opinion doesn't count.

    Moore: When we soon bring our sons and daughters home from Iraq, we will bring your sons and daughters home, too. They deserve to live. We promise never to send your kids off to war based on either a mistake or a lie.
    Me: We will never waste your lives for power.

    Moore: We will go after any elected leader who puts him or herself ahead of the people.
    Me: We will hold our leaders to a high ethical standard and when they succumb to lust for power, WE WILL HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE.

    Moore: If we fail to do this, we need you to call us on it.
    Me: If we forget this, please, please, please, remind us.

    Moore: You are every bit as American as we are.
    Me: We need you to do this. You are America as much as we are. Let's go.

    --

    I know that this will be buried in the archives in a few days but....

    Michael Moore's homepage
    My blog, with post

    Just in case anyone wants to do any comparison. I am really torn as to what to do. Quite frankly, if he were to just say "I saw this list on the Web and thought I'd flesh it out a bit, thanks Witch," that'd finish the whole thing for me... but ... as it is, I'm just... nervous.

    (No, I have no interest in trying to squeeze money from Moore.)
    Advice?


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    I thought that was funny.
     
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    Poor Mike Moore/ so fat and such a boor.:nine:
     
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    Hey, your a poet, did you know it.....:laugh:


    This is all over the Internet...I'm finding it rather amusing...
    Their in a real pickle over at the DU, about what to do about it..
     
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    Bah, Moore is a cock juggling thunder ****. He really sucks.

    He's on my list of annoying/boorish pundits which also includes Her Royal Coultergeist, as so many have lovingly called her.
     

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