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    This is going around on email, didn't see it here........

    This is beautiful. I think I know where I'll be staying the next time I'm in Las Vegas...
    You may recall, the Aladdin Casino in Las Vegas "threw out" Linda
    Ronstadt for her anti American stance while performing. This caused
    Michael Moore to send a strong letter of complaint to the President of
    the Aladddin.



    Here is his letter, and the reply from Mr. Timmins.



    As you most likely know, Michael Moore posted the following letter:
    After the letter, you will find the response...


    PLEASE READ MR. TIMMINS RESPONSE. IT IS EXCELLENT.
    KUDOS TO MR. TIMMINS!





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    July 20, 2004


    Dear Mr. Timmins:

    I understand from the news reports I've read that, after Linda Ronstadt, one
    of America's greatest singers, dedicated a song to me from your stage on
    Saturday night, you instructed your security guards to remove her from the
    Aladdin, which they did.



    What country do you live in? Last time I checked, Las Vegas is still in the
    United States. And in the United States, we have something called
    "The First Amendment." This constitutional right gives everyone here the
    right to say whatever they want to say. All Americans hold this right as sacred.
    Many of our young people put on a uniform and risk their lives to defend it.
    My film Is all about asking the questions that should have been asked before
    those brave soldiers were sent into harms way.



    For you to throw Linda Ronstadt off the premises because she dared to say a
    few words in support of me and my film, is simply stupid and Un-American.

    Frankly, I have never heard of such a thing happening. I read that you
    wouldn't even let her go back up to her room at your hotel! Are you crazy?
    For crying out loud, it was a song DEDICATION! To "Desperado!" Every
    American loves that song! Sure, some people didn't like the dedication,
    and that's their right.



    But neither they nor you have the right to remove her from your building
    when all she did was exercise her AMERICAN right to speak her mind.

    Of all the things that go on in Las Vegas, this is what creates the need for
    serious action? What about the other half of the crowd at the Aladdin who,
    according to the Las Vegas Sun, cheered her when she made her remarks?

    Did you throw them out, too?



    I think you owe Ms. Ronstadt an apology. And I have an idea how you can

    make it up to her -- and to the millions of Americans you have offended.
    Invite her back and I'll join her in singing "America the Beautiful" on your stage.
    Then I will show "Fahrenheit 9/11" free of charge to all your guests and anyone
    else in Las Vegas who wants to see it.



    Mr. Timmins, as the song "Desperado" says -- "Come to your senses!" How
    can you refuse this offer? I await your reply.

    Yours, Michael Moore Director, "Fahrenheit 9/11"


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    Response
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    July 21, 2004



    Attention: Michael Moore,


    In response to your letter dated July 20, 2004:

    You are correct that I had security remove Linda Ronstadt from
    Aladdin Casino and Hotel where the fun never ends and everybody wins.


    How very interesting to learn you are such a fan of Ms. Ronstadt. You
    questioned where I live and surprisingly knew Las Vegas is in the
    United States. You should visit it sometime. There are thousands of
    wonderful 'All You Can Eat' buffets.



    There are also a lot of casinos who's owners don't **** around. I am
    aware of the First Amendment and you have the right to talk about your
    hatred of America but once you are on my property and you are upsetting
    my guests, you will quickly learn about my rights.


    I can't remember if it was Jesus or George W. Bush that said, "Freedom
    is a two-way street." Ms. Ronstadt learned this long before I had her thrown out
    of my casino. You question my actions? If you come onto my property and
    upset my guests, you will receive the same, if not worse, treatment than Ms. Ronstadt
    received. I am sure your mere presence would upset my guests.



    You claim your film, "...is all about asking the questions that should have been
    asked before those brave soldiers were sent into harms way." I think your film
    does nothing but aid the enemy and hurt our troops. You have betrayed our troops,
    our leader and America. I have no respect for you or your vision of what America should be.


    I paid Ms. Ronstadt to entertain my guests, not divide them. The half that did not leave
    probably thought the verse you mentioned, "Why don't you come to your senses" was
    addressed to you. Maybe she should have dedicated her song, 'You're No Good' to you.
    I would have asked her back, had she done that.



    Regarding your request for me to apologize to her, have you and her on my stage
    singing anything about this Country and then playing your piece of **** film is ludicrous!


    One of my workers is currently throwing away every complaint letter from brainless
    followers of you, claiming they will never visit my Casino. I could not be more pleased
    to know my casino and hotel will always be void of the kind of people who support you.
    Meanwhile, my hotel has been quickly booked solid for the rest of the year with true Americans
    who love this Country and support our efforts overseas.



    They will see a framed copy of your letter and my response in the lobby to ensure they
    begin their experience with a laugh.


    Sincerely,


    Bill Timmins President Aladdin Casino and Hotel Las Vegas, NV
     
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