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[Comments] (9) Michael Moore: I went to go see Michael Moore at USC yesterday. It was very interesting, amusing and in some parts sad. He tossed out ramen to people who didn’t vote in the last election who pledge vote in this one, warning about the danger of thinking California is a blue sate anyway, so one doesn’t have to bother to vote—“remember the mess you ended up with last year,” showed 30 seconds ads that were parodies of the swift boat ads (“58,000 Americans died in Vietnam. John Kerry wasn’t one of them. If he truly loved America, he would have died. Vote Bush.”), and invited the protestors to sign up for the army (“they don’t want to go? of course not! They’d rather send the kids three blocks south of here!”) There were a bunch of Bushies there with signs and air horns, very obnoxious and particularly disrespectful while a guest speaker was talking about his brother who died in Iraq—at least I think, I couldn’t hear much over the air horn. Anyway, I’m sure most conservatives are polite &c and not like that at all, so I would hate to think I’m making some generalizing statement about conservatives being rude and disrespectful. But, as Michael Moore said, at least we distracted them for three hours when they should have been out knocking on doors and making phone calls. It’s more Bush himself I am worried about. The idea of what he could do with four more years of presidency (the Bushies’ chant of “four more years” can be easily morphed into “four more wars”) that terrifies me. I’m thinking of going to Las Vegas next week with a busload of students to campaign for Kerry.

I’m not trying to start yet another political debate here, I’m just talking about what’s going on in my life. Which is what this weblog is about—my life. I really, really don’t want to deal with getting buried under an avalanche of angry or snarky comments from conservatives, and if I knew how to run comments off for the entry I would. So please, if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.


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