September 21, 2004


Plastic turkey sightings have been scarce recently. Left-wing opinion columns -- the rare birdís native habitat -- no longer contain the nutritious anti-Bush triumphalism needed to maintain turkey viability. But just as I was about to call the World Wildlife Fund (polymer division) to demand an endangered-species listing, Michael Moore has launched a turkey revival program:

Had Bush bothered to show up when he was in the "service" he might have somewhat of a clue as to how to recognize an immoral war that cannot be "won." All he has delivered to Iraq was that plasticized turkey last Thanksgiving.

Kudos to Moore for ignoring the New York Timesí premature extinction announcement. And good luck with Mooreís other project -- keeping the myth of Devastating Dan alive:

Later today (Wed.), the Boston Globe, the A.P. and Dan Rather all present new and damning information about how George W. Bush got moved to the front of the line to get in the Texas Air National Guard, and how he then went AWOL. I am putting every ounce of trust I have in my fellow Americans that a majority of them get this, get the injustice of it all, and get the sad, sick twisted irony of how it relates very, very much to our precious Election 2004.

Thatís still the current entry (one of only three) at Mooreís blog. He updates it every time his body mass index drops below 100.

(Via reader dc)

Posted by Tim Blair at September 21, 2004 02:58 PM

The media just can't help themselves. Don't they know they're flogging a dead horse!

Posted by: Lofty at September 21, 2004 at 03:09 PM

Yes, but is it a plastic dead horse?

Posted by: PW at September 21, 2004 at 03:34 PM


Has anyone thanked you for sending us Rupert Murdock today?

Big hug my Aussie friend.
Thank you

Let go now (i'm starting to feel a little funny)

Posted by: Papertiger at September 21, 2004 at 04:07 PM

Mikey's stubby little fingers managed to type the following:

The polls are wrong. They are all over the map like diarrhea.

I really don't want to know what he's been doing with his maps.

Also, that message seems to convey Mikey's confidence that Kerry will win come November. Well, I gots two worde for the corpulent one:

Payback. Tuesday

Posted by: Sean M. at September 21, 2004 at 04:30 PM

Sorry, "worde" should've been "words."

Posted by: Sean M. at September 21, 2004 at 04:31 PM

MM is willing to rally the troops for the Dems: "Enough of the handwringing! Enough of the doomsaying!... Stop with all the defeatism, OK?"

But not for the country: "(The job we're doing) has descended into the third level of a hell we used to call Vietnam. There is no way out. It is a full-blown mess of a quagmire and the body bags will sadly only mount higher."

Posted by: c at September 21, 2004 at 04:57 PM

Just had a look at Mikey's site.

Most. Pathetic. Blog. Ever.

Posted by: PeterB at September 21, 2004 at 05:18 PM

At 6' 1" Mike Mooron's weight would need to drop below 758 lbs to register a BMI of less than 100. Unlikely IMHO.

Posted by: Splotnick at September 21, 2004 at 05:52 PM

I've said it once, I'll say it again. Moore is nowhere near as smart or witty as he thinks he is.

Posted by: Quentin George at September 21, 2004 at 06:11 PM

Michael Moore...What A/V nerds become, when they use their smarts and wits, to hit the big money, crapping on the country that protected them from the jocks, motor-heads and stoners who hated them and wanted to subject them all to swirlies and wedgies.

Posted by: Thomas at September 21, 2004 at 06:47 PM

"If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it's true." I've done a lot of looking, but haven't yet found a single one of the claims by the DNC to be true. Even this "jumped ahead of 150 others" is BS.

Posted by: Mike at September 21, 2004 at 10:55 PM

Notice, though that he says a "plasticized" turkey-- in other words, a REAL turkey that has been shellaced. Which in fact is not so far from the heavily glazed and prepped item Bush displayed, although I would guess that an egg glaze rather than plastic was involved. Slowly, the Left moves toward the truth....

Posted by: Mike G at September 21, 2004 at 11:15 PM

Who was the blogger that nailed that "our precious election line"?

"Our PRECIOUSSSSS election.... They STOLE it from usss, they did! We HATES the Republicanses, we HATES them.... precioussss...."


Posted by: Andrew X at September 21, 2004 at 11:15 PM

Itís time to start sending secret plastic turkey memos to Dan.

We here at CBS News have received new evidence in the form of secret military communications that the turkey which President Bush paraded around Baghdad last year was in fact made of a low-grade industrial plastic....

Posted by: ForNow at September 22, 2004 at 12:33 AM

Thomas ó Speaking as a former A/V nerd, on behalf of A/V Nerds for Truth I resent that... you don't get a build like Moore's pushing those movie projectors up and down the school halls...

Posted by: richard mcenroe at September 22, 2004 at 01:44 AM

richard mcenroe,

I agree! As I am also a former A/V nerd, I resent the association that was made with MM. He was most likely the type that even the nerds knocked his books out of his hands and changed the lock on his locker....

Posted by: Crusader at September 22, 2004 at 01:54 AM

Mike G. -

That's exactly what I was thinking - "plasticized" versus "plastic". See, folks? It's false but accurate.

BTW - if anyone asks the term has ALWAYS been "plasticized", just as Oceania has ALWAYS been at war with Eastasia. And Bush is double-plus ungood.


Posted by: zonker at September 22, 2004 at 04:17 AM

I confess that I too was an A/V nerd (although of low ranking).

Projection on my part maybe?

Pun intended.


Posted by: Thomas at September 22, 2004 at 07:15 AM