The government has been seized by a ne'er-do-well rich boy and his elderly henchmen...Our great economic expansion is unraveling faster than a set of Firestones...Our water is poisoned, the ozone's in shreds, and the SUVs are advancing like a plague of locusts...
Remember when everything was looking up? When the government was running at a surplus, pollution was disappearing, peace was breaking out in the Middle East and Northern Ireland, and the Bridge to the Twenty-First Century was strung with high-speed Internet cable and paved with 401K gold?
Well, so much for the future. Michael Moore, the award-winning provocateur behind Roger & Me and the best seller Downsize This!, now returns to size up the new century - and that big, ugly special-interest group that's laying waste to the world as we know it: stupid white men.
Whether he's calling for United Nations action to overthrow the Bush Family Junta, begging African-Americans to place "whites only" signs over the entrances of unfriendly businesses, or praying that Jesse Helms will get kissed by a man, Stupid White Men is Mike's Manifesto on Malfeasance and Mediocrity. Among his targets:
George W.: "'President' of the United States. The Thief-in-Chief. A trespasser on federal land, a squatter in the Oval Office."
Bill Clinton: "One of the best Republican presidents we've ever had."
The former Yugoslavia: "Bring back Marshall Tito! Nobody in America liked him much when he was alive, but now he looks like Lady Bird Johnson."
The idiot nation: "A friggin' stain on a blue dress. That's what captured our attention in the '90s - along with slow-moving Broncos, six-year-old strangled beauty queens, and Hugh Grant's dating habits."
Corporate America: "There is no recession, my friends: no downturn, no hard times. The rich are wallowing in loot - and now they want to make sure you don't come a-lookin' for your piece of the pie."
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Oh no! A liberal?!
One difference I have noticed between right wingers and left wingers is that the right has no problem spewing their opinions before informing themselves about what is going on. There's nothing wrong with having a dissenting opinion about a book when you have actually read (or listened) to it. However, it is mighty ignorant of someone (liberals or conservatives) to automatically declare something as evil before examining it. You rarely see an informed liberal commenting on Ann Coulters books without reading it, or at least knowing the claims that she is making in that particular book. (Though, I have, and it is a mixture of lies mixed with arrogance). I liked this book a lot. Sure, it's a little biased, but it is based on truth. Give Michael Moore a chance before condemning him....and do your friggin' research you bible thumping morons!
One of the best books Ive ever read
Micheal Moore is a genius! I have had many of my friends read this book and when they return it they look at me in astonishment when they find out the state of the country. This book is entertaining and interesting and informative. The audiobook seems long but its worth it for a plane ride, long trip or on your way to work.
THE TRUTH HURTS
Inform yourself about American history(your history) and buy this or the book.Micheal Moore has more heart than any "celebrity" on TV and speaks the truth. No.. this won't be talked about on CNN or MTV but thats what makes it so important to seek the TRUTH about US history......and religion but that's another issue.