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Battle of the blockbusters

The Barista expects there'll be quite a mob scene at the Clairidge on Friday with the opening of "Fahrenheit 9/11." Despite the fact that there will be eight screenings, we expect -- with all the bruhaha -- that it will be a hard show to get in.

Oh the fuss! The thrills! The film gets an "R" rating. Michael Moore urges teenagers to sneak in anyway! Moveon.org encourages liberals to support the movie! The principal of Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota says Bush didn't seem as dumb as he looks in the film! Oh the e-mails! Oh the passion!

Passion? Did we say Passion? Why yes, that's what it reminds us of, all the hoopla over that previous blockbuster, "The Passion of the Christ." And, just so you can keep score, the Barista put together this nifty crib sheet.


June 23, 2004 in Film | Permalink


Why do so many people continue to swoon over Jabba The Hut and his "documentaries"? He stretches truth further than his fat stretches his skin!

Posted by: Bloomfielder | Jun 24, 2004 12:48:32 PM

Hee, that's hilarious.

Posted by: Jo | Jun 24, 2004 7:38:16 PM

"Bush didn't seem as dumb as he looks in the film."

Sadly enough, that sounds like high praise for this particular president.

Hilarious post, Debbie.

Posted by: Debbie | Jun 24, 2004 9:27:44 PM

Can someone please explain to me WHY the demorats keep saying Bush is an idiot? I need a better answer than "he just is."

Posted by: Bloomfielder | Jun 25, 2004 6:22:29 AM

They call him an idiot because they can't think of anything else. Ever notice that liberals are the most closed minded, intolerant people you ever meet?

F 9/11 - Two tons of fun!

Posted by: Johnny D | Jun 25, 2004 2:28:10 PM

You are precisely the people who need to go see that movie.

Posted by: Flaming Liberal | Jun 26, 2004 9:54:08 PM

See it why? It's all BS. Like typical Moore moviemaking, take an irrelevant fact and surround it with innuendos and lies to twist it all around.


Posted by: Bloomfielder | Jun 27, 2004 8:34:52 AM

See it then judge it...

Posted by: cloudboy | Jun 27, 2004 3:20:29 PM

BTW...SOME reasons why people think George Bush is a little slow on the uptake can be found here:


A lot of is sourced AND they have a lot audio records as well.

Posted by: cloudboy | Jun 27, 2004 8:04:50 PM

Moore-on forgot to get the real story once again. This is right from Associated Press:
Sarasota principal defends Bush from "Fahrenheit 9/11" portrayal
By Associated Press
June 24, 2004

SARASOTA — Michael Moore's film "Fahrenheit 9/11" criticizes President Bush for listening to Sarasota second-graders read a story for nearly seven minutes after learning the nation was under attack on Sept. 11, 2001.

But Gwendolyn Tose'-Rigell, the principal at Emma E. Booker Elementary School, says Bush handled himself properly.

"I don't think anyone could have handled it better," Tose'-Rigell told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in a story published Wednesday. "What would it have served if he had jumped out of his chair and ran out of the room?"

"Fahrenheit 9/11," which won the top honor at last month's Cannes Film Festival, portrays the White House as asleep at the wheel before the Sept. 11 attacks. Moore accuses Bush of fanning fears of future terrorism to win public support for the Iraq war.

Bush told the federal 9/11 Commission, which released its report last week, that he remained in the classroom because he felt it was "important to project strength and calm until he could better understand what was happening." Moore says Bush failed to take charge.

Tose'-Rigell, who was at Bush's side, did not hear what White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card whispered when he squeezed past her to tell the president of the attacks, but "I knew it was something serious."

"The president bit his lip and clenched his jaw," she said. "I didn't know what happened, whether it was something with his wife or children or something with the nation. I remember praying that God would watch over our school and protect our children."

She said the video doesn't convey all that was going on in the classroom, but Bush's presence had a calming effect and "helped us get through a very difficult day."

Tose'-Rigell said she plans to publish her account of the morning of Sept. 11 from pages she wrote in her journal following the attack. The principal said she didn't vote for Bush. "But that day I would have voted for him."

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