Archive for March, 2004

Hire Them, George!

Thursday, March 11th, 2004

Alright, I need a break from the political bent I’ve been on.

Check this out. It has some serious “cool” potential:

Star Wars: Revelations

You can go about your business. Move along.

Not him again.

Thursday, March 11th, 2004

I noted an article that quotes Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine) as asking “Why are Americans so obsessed with terrorism in the first place? Sept. 11 was horrific. But the typical citizen has almost no chance of encountering terrorists.”

Let’s see… how many people were hit by the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

At least 3,000 or so, obviously and directly.

All of the friends and relatives of all 3,000 or so “direct” victims.

All the people who lost their jobs, or whose company was hurt, or whose stock ownership in those companies were hurt, because their company was blown up. Add all the companies (and employees et al) who were closely associated with those companies.

Then add everyone who lost his or her job when major airlines went bankrupt because people were afraid to fly. Let’s throw in all the people working in tourist areas worldwide who were similarly struck.

Everyone who was hit economically by the trillion or so dollars we lost in a single day, not to mention the billions we have spent since trying to prevent further attacks. Oh, and the additional tax burden on every tax-paying American to pay for all that additional security, attempts to bail out flailing airlines, etc.

Shall we include the fear and disgust in the hearts of everyone who turned on their television in the weeks following? All that beyond the newfound fear of being in the wrong place at the wrong time the next time some subhuman filth decides to indisciminantly murder as many people as he can. Me? I worked across the street from the Sears Tower when 9/11 hit. No, I’m not sitting next to a great big bullseye! Thanks, Michael, for clearing that up for us.

If anyone out there is as sick of this guy as I am, I humbly suggest that you consider boycotting Disney, which is the source of funding for Moore’s next crockumentary, Fahrenheit 911. Write them a nice letter telling them why you’re not going to their latest film, or buying their new DVD, or visiting a certain Orlando theme park.

Addresses for Disney and their subsidiary, Miramax, follow: