Friday, September 23, 2011

The Briar Patch: Michael Moore

I know. You don't want to read anything else about the Troy Davis execution. But bear with me.

Everybody's favorite filmmaker -- if by "everybody's" you mean "every idiot's" -- Michael Moore is so upset about the execution that he's calling for a boycott of the state of Georgia.

My first thought was, "Promise?"

But the roly-polier-than-thou holier-than-thou director went one step further. Or two steps. Sort of.

He called for his publisher to pull his book, "Here Comes Trouble," from Georgia bookstores. Then he said he would “donate every dime of every royalty my book makes in Georgia to help defeat the racists and killers who run that state.”

Yes, he said that he doesn't want his book sold in Georgia, meaning no royalties from Georgia, and that he would donate those non-existent royalties to campaign against Georgia political leaders.

Governor Deal's spokesman Brian Robinson issued a response:
"We think it’s cute that he thinks anyone in Georgia would buy his book, but if any Georgian does, I’m happy to double the royalties and buy a pack of gum for a charity of Michael Moore’s choice."
I was never a fan of Nathan Deal. I might have to rethink that.

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