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Michael Moore: "Gustav is proof that there is a God in Heaven"

Direct quote:

I was just thinking that, uh, this Gustav is proof that there is a God in Heaven -- that it would actually be on its way to New Orleans on Day One of the Republican Convention in the Twin Cities at the top of the Mississippi River.

Sick, demented, deranged, son of a bitch. And the Democrats love this guy. The mainstream media welcomes him. Just imagine if someone like Sean Hannity had said the same thing on Fox News about an avalanche heading towards Denver before the Democratic Convention.

Watch the video, and keep a vomit bag handy:

This disgusting viewpoint is being offered by more than just the sleazebag that is Michael Moore. Watch this video, too:

Commenters at Daily Kos are gloating, too. One DUmmie is using Gustav to laugh about Larry Craig. Another DUmmie is blaming GOPers -- surprise surprise -- for Katrina and Gustav.

New Orleans is under mandatory evacuation this morning. And yet all Democrats can do is gloat about the hurricane hitting at the same time as the RNC. But somehow, it's right-wingers who are hate-filled, Republicans who loathe New Orleans. Not liberals. Not Democrats. But I'm pretty sure it's only Democrats gloating about the destruction soon to hit Louisiana. Only Democrats using a natural disaster that no one could create or prevent as a political weapon.

And yet they want us to believe that they care about the people of New Orleans. They care about those living in poverty. Is this what they consider support?

Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin


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Just heard Nagin state that... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Just heard Nagin state that if you choose to stay, you are on your own.


How come no one mentioned that in 1995, when instead, everyone blamed Bush because they chose to stick around til their welfare checks showed up.

Yup, more lib hypocrisy.

Its wierd that after the "e... (Below threshold)
Ironic but not god:

Its wierd that after the "evangelicals" were praying that it would rain on Obama's acceptance speech, we get this storm on the day of the republican convention. I guess Karma is a bitch.

Its wierd that aft... (Below threshold)
Its wierd that after the "evangelicals" were praying that it would rain on Obama's acceptance speech

That's because there's a difference between getting rained upon during your over-top ego driven stadium acceptance speech and a major hurricane ripping through a city where lives/buildings/houses could be lost.

And what "evangelicals" do you speak of that were praying for rain?

Ironic-Your deligh... (Below threshold)
SarahConnor2:

Ironic-

Your delight in the soon to be suffering of your fellow Americans is pathetic.

Let Democrats and their fam... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Let Democrats and their familiars be seen gloating, giggling, dancing and celebrating in glee at this approaching natural disaster. The prideful seldom see the approach of their own downfall.

For the record, and though ... (Below threshold)
Parthenon:

For the record, and though I don't speak for everybody 'on the left,' "we" like Mike's movies and his books, acknowledging that they don't always get all their facts straight but still agree with the thrust of the policy positions he takes in them (it is possible to argue a policy position without knowing all the facts, as any fan of any talk radio host can attest). We don't agree with and defend every time he tries to be funny in an interview and fails.

Mac, unfortunately I lost the previous thread where you wrote back to me the excellent response regarding ANWR, but in short I wasn't mocking pro-drilling folks by calling it the 'Paris Hilton' plan. I read a piece after she did the rebuttal ad that quoted a few experts saying that the plan she articulates in the ad makes some sense. I found that somewhat amusing; that's all I meant.

Imagine if someone suggeste... (Below threshold)

Imagine if someone suggested that it was God's way of telling us NOT to rebuild New Orleans!

Barf bag indeed. It's diff... (Below threshold)

Barf bag indeed. It's difficult to watch Olbermann treat Moore with the sobriety and reverence he does.

ironic says (ironically):<b... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

ironic says (ironically):

I guess Karma is a bitch.

I had no knowledge of this group praying for it to rain on Obama's speech, probably because I wasn't paying attention to a non-issue. Viewing this disaster as a karmic action against innocent people who had nothing to do with said evangelicals is just plain silly. You really need to straighten up and get your reasoning priorities in order.

"......rolly polly..eatin' ... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

"......rolly polly..eatin' corn and taters..
rolly polly..daddy's little fatty...."

"... Bet he's gonna be a ma... (Below threshold)
Mike:

"... Bet he's gonna be a man some day."

Unfortunately, that day has yet to come for Michael Moore.

My own Dad got a lot of joy... (Below threshold)
Mike:

My own Dad got a lot of joy out of singing that song to me when I was just a wee spriggins of a lad.

Fat jokes. In the face of s... (Below threshold)
Parthenon:

Fat jokes. In the face of such rhetorical genius, it's clear the Democratic party is finished.

And yet they want us to ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

And yet they want us to believe that they care about the people of New Orleans. They care about those living in poverty. Is this what they consider support?

They love the poor in abstract and make much of how they care, but in reality? Not so much.

I am a Democrat and Michael... (Below threshold)
Linda:

I am a Democrat and Michael Moore should not be allowed on TV ever again. Keith should have scolded him on air and shamed him. This sickened me and Moore doesn't represent anything that the party I support stands for. May God watch over everyone who must endure this hurricane.

Yes, God hates the GOP. Wh... (Below threshold)
cirby:

Yes, God hates the GOP. Which is why he's thrown hurricanes at a predominantly-Democrat city run by a Democratic Mayor...

So, instead of (for example) having an early cold front (or a heavy weather system of any kind) hit the actual city where the Republicans are having their convention, God decided to, er, be really subtle. Right?

Just imagine if someone ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Just imagine if someone like Sean Hannity had said the same thing on Fox News about an avalanche heading towards Denver before the Democratic Convention.
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Your delight in the soon to be suffering of your fellow Americans is pathetic.
...
Let Democrats and their familiars be seen gloating, giggling, dancing and celebrating in glee at this approaching natural disaster.

We don't have to imagine. When McCain's chief advisor said that Benazir Bhutto's assassination "helped us" and that another terrorist attack on US soil would be a "big advantage", where were any of you calling him a sick, demented, deranged, son of a bitch then?

And that guy's a chief campaign official! Michael Moore's just a loudmouth with no official capacity!

Where is the outrage about the chief advisor to your candidate calling the death and suffering of thousands of Americans an "advantage"?

Oh, I forgot. IOKIYAR.

Michael Moore must have rea... (Below threshold)
Jo:

Michael Moore must have really seen how damaging this was because he's already come out with a statement saying he didn't mean it like that. Sure Michael. We got you on video. Nice try.

And as far as the DNC chair? Chuckling? That will play well.

These guys are toast. And so is their party as far as getting Obama elected.

Lyin' BrianDo you ... (Below threshold)
MichaelC:

Lyin' Brian

Do you have a source for that or did you just make it up as is often your style.

And the fact that Fat-face ... (Below threshold)
Son of a Pig and a Monkey:

And the fact that Fat-face Moore exists, and that there are idiots who belive his bloviations, must surely prove that there is a Debil and he is waiting for Fatso to meet his expiry date, so that Hell can have one fine B-
B-Q.

Lyin' BrianDo you... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Lyin' Brian
Do you have a source for that or did you just make it up as is often your style.

First of all, "MichaelC", to come out of nowhere to accuse me of lying "as is often my style" without a single point of evidence is just laughably lame, even for here.

Secondly, aside from your obvious inability to use Google, the source was a link right there in my comment, you moronic putz.

Oh, here's another one:... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Oh, here's another one:

"As long as we properly handle the Gustavication of the convention, it may be a positive," said one GOP operative.

Oh, what a a sick, demented, deranged, son of a bitch!

Fowler is sorry if you were... (Below threshold)
KBDaBear:

Fowler is sorry if you were offended!

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/08/ex-dem-chair-ap.html


Ex-Dem Chair Apologizes for Hurricane Remark
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ABC News' Teddy Davis Reports: Former DNC Chairman Don Fowler apologized on Sunday for joking in a private conversation that the timing of Hurricane Gustav demonstrates that God is on the side of the Democrats.

"If this offended anybody, I personally apologize," Fowler told ABC News. "It was a mistake, and it was a satirical statement made in jest. And one that I clearly don't believe."

This is typical PR boilerplate as in, "I'm not sorry I said it, I'm sorry that it put a bug up your ass" and of course the Frankenesque "humor" angle, as in "Can't you dorks take a JOKE? Even if nobody but me laughed at it?"


Fowler was secretly recorded by the person sitting behind him while flying from Denver, Colo., to Charlotte, N.C., following the Democratic National Convention. His conversation with Rep. John Spratt, D-S.C., was anonymously posted to YouTube and highlighted by RedState.com, a conservative blog.

Watch it HERE.

"One doesn't anticipate that one's private conversation will be surreptitiously taped by some right-wing nutcase," said Fowler. "But that's the nature of what we're dealing with."

AHHH, the dreaded VRWC strikes again!!! And true to the playbook, "I'm the VICTIM here!!"

Fowler, a superdelegate who endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2007, was caught on tape saying: "The hurricane's going to hit New Orleans about the time they start. The timing is -- at least it appears now that it'll be there Monday. That just demonstrates that God's on our side. [Laughter] Everything's cool."

McCain and RNC officials announced on Sunday that they will suspend most of the convention program for Monday, including speeches by President Bush and Vice President Cheney. Republicans will only take up essential business when their convention gets underway on Monday and will not hear primetime speeches.

Fowler said his remark was "facetious" and a "satirical comment" on the late Rev. Jerry Falwell.

Again, by the playbook "WAHHH! They did it first!"

Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Falwell told "The 700 Club," "I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen.'"

Falwell, who later apologized, said he viewed the attacks as God's judgment on America for "throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools. The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked."

Fowler sought to contrast his religious views with those expressed by the late Rev. Falwell before his death.

"I believe in a benevolent God," said Fowler. "I'm a religious person. It was a facetious statement, some might even say satirical, play off of what Falwell said."

"If it offended anybody. I'm sorry for that," said Fowler. "I don't think anybody in America wishes for something bad to happen to New Orleans. I certainly don't."

After the video surfaced on RedState.com, Fowler, the former DNC chairman and Spratt, the South Carolina Democratic congressman with whom he was talking, were pilloried by the chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party.

"The outrageous behavior of two of the Obama campaign's highest profile supporters in the south is despicable, a cynical politicization of life and death," said Katon Dawson, the chairman of the South Carolina G.O.P. "I call on Barack Obama to immediately denounce Fowler and Spratt and demand sincere apologies from these members of the Democratic leadership."

Fowler was unnerved by the experience but he said that he does not think that people should be prohibited from taping such conversations.

"I have to say that I am a free speech advocate and would not suggest that people should be prohibited from taping such conversations," said Fowler. "But nevertheless it seems to be a bit extreme to tape a private conversation like that."

Uh huh. So Fowler said it p... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Uh huh. So Fowler said it privately and it was overheard. Charlie Black made his remarks on the record to Fortune magazine. Oh, and he's "sorry", too.

<a href="http://www.moorewa... (Below threshold)
JimK:

My wife just put this up. Apparently he's now reading the mind of God and presuming to advise him.

Brian, that McCain advisor ... (Below threshold)

Brian, that McCain advisor was Charlie Black. And yes, even Sen. McCain himself said it was a very inappropriate comment. And, have you heard from Mr. Black again? No. And FTR, I think that Mr. Black's comments WERE stupid. We live in an age in which people think that they can say what they want and no one will notice. And, when they are caught, they make a LAME excuse. Mr. Black did and so did Mr. Fowler. Hey, better off just admitting you were stupid and should keep your mouth shut. And that is my one bipartisan slam o' the day!

When the only reply you get... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

When the only reply you get is negative votes, Brian, keep it up. Harshing the buzz of wingnuts in the midst of a comically hypocritical feeding frenzy makes Zeus smile.

Once again Michael Moore of... (Below threshold)

Once again Michael Moore offers a less than helpful comment. I actually believe that the opposite is true of what Moore thinks here. Many Republican office seekers including John McCain will benefit more by Bush and Cheney not giving a nationally covered speech from the convention. At least 10% of many major Republican officeholders including Senator Gordon Smith from my state of Oregon deliberately stayed away from this convention because they wish to demonstrate their independence from the policies of Bush and Cheney.

McCain hardly needs Bush and Cheney's endorsements to the American public claiming that he is just like them if he really intends to win. Nothing could be more damaging to McCain than this. If anything, McCain's election hopes were saved by the storm cancelling the damning praise of the Bush and Cheney endorsements.

DO YOU AGREE WITH THIS????<... (Below threshold)
Jade:
Brain, you may wish to actu... (Below threshold)
Jules:

Brain, you may wish to actually read the source you are quoting rather than just the headline. The "big advantage" is how McCain handled the situation and was able to talk about it not the assassination itself. Sorry to rain on your parade.




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