Saturday, October 30, 2004! Bethlehem, Pennsylvania...Lehigh University

Welcome to!: "

Mike answers questions from the press, who all called each other in the morning to coordinate their outfits. (photo/Todd Kaplan) "


America Votes is looking for people to help on the phones, in door to door canvassing and on election day itself.

America Coming Together is mobilizing a big Get Out the Vote Effort in Pennsylvania, so get out and help 'em!

Mosh or Die: Eminem drops his shady act.

Eminem drops his shady act.In 2002, when Eminem declared on The Eminem Show that he was "back/ with a plan to ambush this Bush Administration," most critics decided the rapper was suffering from delusions of grandeur. The political references on The Eminem Show were dismissed as tone-deaf ego-centricism: Who did this punk think he was? Even longtime supporters were disgusted by the comparisons the rapper drew to Islamic terrorists ("There ain't no plane I can't learn to fly"). If Em and his alternate personas Slim Shady and Marshall Mathers were undeniably brilliant—the id, ego, and superego of a 1990s tabloid culture grown fat with cash—they were just as undeniably ill-suited to the gravity of life post-9/11, where bouts of self-righteous paranoia seemed woefully out of place.

Two years later, the tables have turned. Eminem is once again back with a plan to ambush the Bush administration—in the form of "Mosh," a new video for a single to his forthcoming album Encore—and this time everyone is taking him seriously. (Even Moby, whom Eminem gratuitously attacked on The Eminem Show, has posted a link on his Web site, enjoining fans to watch the video.) And they should: The video is a brilliant piece of agitprop. Of course, it's also slyly designed to needle the very liberals who love it so much.

Eminem has long been one of the best musical storytellers around, with a knack for turning his own life into the stuff of enduring caricature. "Mosh"—which is, in fact, animated—puts this talent to good use, capitalizing in part on the fact that reality seems like caricature to so many anti-Bush folks these days. "Mosh" is a pointed assault of the Bush administration and its disastrous handling of the Iraq war;

By Meghan O'Rourke

Friday, October 29, 2004

"Slacker Uprising Tour" Crew Blog: Theft

"Slacker Uprising Tour" Crew Blog: With Election Day approaching, "theft" is a word that many of us who want a fair and just election fear. Some are predicting that Ohio will be this year's Florida, and Republicans have already announced that they will have "monitors" at the polls challenging the legitimacy of voters, especially in Democratic precincts. Today at Youngstown State University in front of an overflow crowd, Mike spoke about how we will not let the Republicans steal the election again, and how he is forming an army of filmmakers to place a spotlight on any shenanigans in this state, as well as Florida and all other battleground states. In Broward County, almost 60,000 absentee ballots that were mailed on October 7 and 8 have not been received. So after the stop in Youngstown, it was off to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to encourage all to vote and do whatever it takes to be heard on November 2nd. Whether it be voting early, which is available in Florida, demanding an absentee ballot, or the just voting at the ballot box on Election Day, all Broward County citizens will make their voices heard, regardless of who their choice is for President.

"Slacker Uprising Tour" Video!

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- Wednesday, October 20th, 2004


Welcome to!: "'FAHRENHEIT 9/11' ON TV AND ONLINE BEFORE ELECTIONS! On November 1st at 8:00 PM, Dish Network (satellite), TVN (cable), and Cinema Now (internet) will broadcast 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' showing their courage to air this film where others refused to do so. More information coming soon..." - News - Michael Moore Rallies Broward Voters - News - Michael Moore Rallies Broward Voters: "FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore rallied a crowd outside the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office Thursday night after thousands of absentee ballots never made it to voters.

Michael Moore rallies a small crowd outside the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office.

Watch What Moore Had To Say

'We are here to stand up for you. Your votes will be counted. You must vote! Everyone must vote,' Moore said to the small but enthusiastic crowd.
Most those in attendance were Democrats, but a few Republicans also stopped by to have their say.
'Oh, I see it's the four more wars crowd,' Moore remarked upon seeing them."

Thursday, October 28, 2004 Politics - Fear and Loathing, Campaign 2004 Politics - Fear and Loathing, Campaign 2004: "Armageddon came early for George Bush this year, and he was not ready for it. His long-awaited showdowns with my man John Kerry turned into a series of horrible embarrassments that cracked his nerve and demoralized his closest campaign advisers. They knew he would never recover, no matter how many votes they could steal for him in Florida, where the presidential debates were closely watched and widely celebrated by millions of Kerry supporters who suddenly had reason to feel like winners.
Kerry came into October as a five-point underdog with almost no chance of winning three out of three rigged confrontations with a treacherous little freak like George Bush. But the debates are over now, and the victor was clearly John Kerry every time. He steamrollered Bush and left him for roadkill.
Did you see Bush on TV, trying to debate? Jesus, he talked like a donkey with no brains at all. The tide turned early, in Coral Gables, when Bush went belly up less than halfway through his first bout with Kerry, who hammered poor George into jelly. It was pitiful. . . . I almost felt sorry for him, until I heard someone call him 'Mister President,' and then I felt ashamed.
Karl Rove, the president's political wizard, felt even worse. There is angst in the heart of Texas today, and panic in the bowels of the White House. Rove has a nasty little problem, and its name is George Bush. The president failed miserably from the instant he got onstage with John Kerry. He looked weak and dumb. Kerry beat him like a gong in Coral Gables, then again in St. Louis and Tempe -- and that is Rove's problem: His candidate is a weak-minded frat boy who cracks under pressure in front of 60 million voters."


LA Times: Eminem Swipes at Bush

Eminem Swipes at Bush: "Slim Shady is becoming Citizen Eminem.

Rapper Eminem, who made headlines with the gleefully profane alias Slim Shady, has taken his deepest plunge yet into the political world with 'Mosh,' a new song that, along with its music video, slams President Bush and calls on young America to mobilize against the administration.

The video premiered Monday on the Guerrilla News Network website and was directed by Ian Inaba, a Berkeley-based contributor to the website. It hit MTV on Tuesday, and as of Wednesday afternoon the channel's website listed it as No. 1 on its chart of hot videos.

"Mosh" is Eminem's second single for his upcoming album, "Encore," and follows "Lose It," another music video that grabbed attention with its shots at Michael Jackson. "Encore" arrives in stores Nov. 16.

The Pitt News - At CMU, Michael Moore urges "slackers" to vote

The Pitt News - At CMU, Michael Moore urges "slackers" to vote: "Exactly one week before Election Day, author and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore told a crowd of 1,500 at Carnegie Mellon University that it would take 'hard work' to undermine the President's re-election efforts.
'America is no longer a country that subscribes to [Republican] beliefs,' Moore said, arguing that the majority of Americans are not represented by the Republicans that presently control the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court and a majority of state governorships.
'When President Kerry is inaugurated in January, you Republicans shouldn't worry,' Moore added. 'Even though most in this room consider being a Republican and being conservative as being deviant, don't worry, we will still allow you to get married.' "

Bush campaign site blocks traffic from abroad | CNET

Bush campaign site blocks traffic from abroad | CNET "The folks in charge of the U.S. president's re-election campaign seem to have forgotten that the first two letters of WWW stand for 'world wide.'
Just days before the presidential election, the Bush campaign's official Web site,, is turning away Web traffic from abroad. The virtual blockade began Monday, according to Internet traffic analysis company Netcraft.

The site appears to be rejecting visitors from most points outside the United States, while allowing access from most U.S. locations and Canada, according to Netcraft, which is based in Bath, England. The company monitors Web site response times from numerous locations around the globe, including New York; London; Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Sydney, Australia.
An attempt by a CNET reader in the Netherlands to access the site brought up an 'Error 403 Forbidden' page with the message: 'Access Denied: You don't have permission to access '' on this server.'
Representatives at the Bush campaign office did not immediately return calls for comment. "

LJ: ana clara voog - Bush Finger

ana clara voog -: "

(right click on the link and 'save as') (thanks acrolove)
i need an animated lj user icon of this!
can anyone do it? :)
haha :)
bush is a naughty boy and should be spanked (by a god that does not exist). can i say that? it's a good thing he isn't president anymore!"

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

GNN: ian's blog (Mosh Director)

Guerrilla News Network: "Finish Line
2004-10-25 23:43:56
If you found your way here, you pretty much know whats been in my head for the past 5 weeks. Em’s lyrics, Dre’s beats and lots of amazing artists’ pixels. The delivery service will be here around 3am to pick up the color corrected tape that is going to MTV. Word is they will feature it on TRL tomorrow and start it in ‘medium’ rotation. That is if they can clean a couple of the references in time for broadcast. Honestly, I thought MTV would take a few days to internally battle over whether or not they should play it or ban it. So, if it plays in its entirety tomorrow we will be pretty pleased around the bunker. And if it does get on, I have a feeling the kids are going to pump it up the TRL ladder. Gotta get back to proc amping this mofo to bring the blacks back out of the darkness. Damn where’s Marshall when we need him.

Moshing Through the Marsh
2004-10-24 03:01:20
So the video was supposed to be out by now but we have run into an inordinate amount of obstacles down the supposed home stretch. Everything has been thrown our way from a computer that almost burned down the bunker, a downed render farm in Huntsville, Alabama where the animation is being processed and even a mistaken identity internet gay porn sex scandal.

GNN: Eminem calls for regime change in a controversial new video

Guerrilla News Network: "If anything Marshall Mathers is a master of reinvention. When he first broke into the rap game he was regarded by many purists as one step up from Robert Van Winkle. But his rapid-fire skills, lyrical creativity and enigmatic personality quickly earned him the props of rap�s hardest critics, and the adoration of tens of millions of fans from the mall to the avenue.

This was a man with a story to tell.

He�s sold millions of albums, had best-selling books, even had a critically-acclaimed starring role in an autobiographical film. Along the way, he�s been accused of being everything from a wife-beater, to a sexist, to a racist, to a traitor.

Now on the eve of the most contentious American presidential election in recent history, Eminem is making another bold statement with his song �Mosh,� and its sure to be controversial new music video produced and directed by GNN�s own, Ian Inaba. The video is premiering today here on [see it here].

This is not Eminem�s first political statement. In 2002, GNN�s Stephen Marshall directed the music video for �White America.� The second song on his last album, The Eminem Show, the rapper dealt with race, violence and a corrupt president in his typically provocative manner. The animated GNN video featured, among other images, Eminem urinating on the White House lawn in full view of a puppet president dancing on oil drums, and bloodied teenagers unzipping themselves out of bodybags [See the uncensored version here]. The media maelstrom hit hard and quick. MTV refused to play it, while local news outlets ran stories calling Eminem dangerous. CNN devoted a segment of its show Talkback Live to the complaints of a Columbine victim�s parent who tragically misinterpreted the video as glorifying the school shooters. " - 50 REASONS WHY BUSH HAS TO GO - 50 REASONS WHY BUSH HAS TO GO: "WITH the race to the White House reaching its climax next Tuesday, the campaign to oust President Bush has reached fever pitch.
Former president Bill Clinton has blasted Dubya over Iraq and his anti-terror policies.
A string of Hollywood stars are wearing John Kerry badges, while anti-war activists Bono and Bruce Springsteen have performed for the Democrat candidate.
And rapper Eminem has now got in on the act, launching yet another foul-mouthed tirade at the President in new track Mosh.
But why has George Bush failed to capture so many Americans' hearts and minds?
US writer Judd Legum, of the American Progress Action Fund, has compiled 50 reasons why the Bush administration should no longer be in control of the US...
1 PRESIDENT Bush has spent more than $140billion (�87.5bn) on a highly controversial and unpopular war in Iraq.
2 HE was committed to capturing Osama bin Laden 'dead or alive' then reversed his stance and said: 'I truly am not that concerned about him.'"

"Slacker Uprising Tour" Crew Blog

"Slacker Uprising Tour" Crew Blog: "Monday night was another great show in Ohio, this time in Toledo. A member of MoveOn called after and told me they signed up 250 new volunteers (the most they have signed up in one place) to help out down the home stretch. Mike also promised that the first 25 people to sign up to volunteer at Downtown For Democracy's after-party at Gumbo's, would get a free 'Fahrenheit 9/11' DVD (although, after driving by the place after the show and seeing their drink specials, I don't know how much work will get done; they'll just have to get up and get to work first thing tomorrow afternoon).

The official 'Slacker Uprising Tour' T-shirts finally made their debut last night, with one week left before the election�it just wouldn't be the Slacker Tour if they showed up a minute sooner.

I'm sad to report that one technical glitch occurred during the show. As many of you know, at the end of the show, Mike gives out clean underwear and Ramen noodles to slackers who promise to get off the couch and vote this election (on a side note, Toledo is the closest Mike has been to the Michigan border since the Michigan GOP tried to get him locked up for giving out noodles and underwear, so the 'Slacker Security Alert' was elevated to a level of Red). Unfortunately, there were not as many noodles as we had first calculated so a few people went home hungry. This shocked us all because we always pack enough Ramen to give out to every slacker who needs it. I immediately looked in to what went wrong. A source backstage told me that he saw what he described as a 'pony-tailed personal assistant' smuggling packs of Ramen noodles into a room and eating them raw and uncooked. "

Lyrics - ’Mosh’ by Eminem

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America And to the Republic for which it stands One nation under God Indivisible It feels so good to be back..

Screenshot from ’Mosh’ Scrutinize every word, memorize every line I spit it once, refuel, reenergize, and rewind I give sight to the blind, mind sight through the mind I ostracize my right to express when I feel it’s time It’s just all in your mind, what you interpret it as I say to fight you take it as I’m gonna whip someone’s ass If you don’t understand don’t even bother to ask A father who has grown up with a fatherless past Who has blown up now to rap phenomenon that has Or at least shows no difficulty multi task And juggling both, perhaps mastered his craft slash Entrepreneur who has held long too few more rap acts Who has had a few obstacles thrown his way through the last half Of his career typical manure moving past that Mister kiss his ass crack, he’s a class act Rubber band man, yea he just snaps back

B E L L A C I A O - Mosh� for the Masses-The Most Important Protest Song of this Election, Courtesy of Eminem -

Mosh’ for the Masses The Most Important Protest Song of this Election, Courtesy of Eminem by Thomas Bartlett

As previously reported in Salon’s War Room, a song called "Mosh" has been leaked from Eminem’s upcoming record, and it’s a brutal, unflinching obliteration of President Bush and his Iraq war. It could also turn out to be the most important protest song written this year -- and I’ve listened to a lot of them this election season. However impressive the lineup of the Vote for Change concerts, with artists like Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and REM, at this point Eminem sells more records and reaches more ears than any of them. And while I have no facts on this, I’d suspect that Eminem has a larger Republican audience than any other artist who has taken such a strong stand against Bush, save maybe the Dixie Chicks.

It also helps that "Mosh" is so articulate, persuasive and powerful in its criticisms of Bush -- although I wouldn’t expect any less from one of the greatest storytellers in popular music. "Mosh" moves at a slower tempo than most of Eminem’s songs, which was not necessarily a great decision musically -- he’s more thrilling in quicksilver mode, spitting out rhymes faster than most of us can think -- but it ensures that every damning word is heard, and heard clearly. This is not a particularly pleasant song to listen to: There’s nothing catchy about it, and the beat is a clanging, leaden monstrosity made for marching, not dancing. But Eminem is clearly not out to entertain here, and this song, with its ominous monotony, allows him to do what he does best: pure, seething anger.

View ’Mosh’ Here:

MSNBC - Eminem's 'Mosh' video disses Bush

MSNBC - Eminem's 'Mosh' video disses Bush: "A video for Eminem's 'Mosh' has begun a rapid circulation in the internet and, as expected, the video is a pointed, visual criticism of president George W. Bush and the present administration.

'Mosh' was directed by Ian Inaba of the Guerrilla News Network and created with a staff of illustrators, animators and special effects artists. Inaba explained how the video came to be.

'The goal was to make a video that inspired young people to vote because they too often disregard it as a powerless exercise,' he said of 'Mosh.' To show them that political decisions do impact their daily lives and that voting is the most powerful act we all have to voice our opinion and effect change. And to educate and reiterate the point that whether or not people want to accept it, there are forces in play that attempt to suppress the youth and minority vote.'

In the five-minute video, Eminem and the GNN push the creative license to the fullest. Planes fly over schools and explode in the background, meanwhile Eminem, dressed as President Bush, is reading an upside down elementary school book. But, as the story progresses, it depicts Em inside an apartment with walls of newspaper clippings disapproving of the current administration. However, the critique doesn't end with the president. In 'Mosh' a cartoon Lloyd Banks is a victim of profiling, other families fall prey to poverty, and other domestic issues are addressed. In the end, hordes of youth march towards the White House with Eminem leading the fray. "

Eminem Aims at Bush

Eminem Aims at Bush: "Has Eminem--the poster child of American disenchantment--become the new face of activism?
Those who are accustomed to Eminem's gay-bashing, gun-toting antics will hardly believe their eyes, as they watch his new video in which the top-selling rapper and his posse file into the voting booths, the words 'Vote Tuesday, November 2' fading into the screen.

Mosh could well be one of the most overtly political pop music videos ever produced, and is easily the most direct anti-Bush cultural statement since Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11.

Although the video debuted just a week before the election, it could have an unprecedented cultural and political impact, coming from the top-grossing rap star in America, and one of the seminal pop icons of the last decade.

The largely animated video begins with a suited Eminem reading 'My Pet Goat' upside down to a classroom full of children.

Moments later, however, Eminem shifts from his usual mode of sarcastic critique to lyrics reflecting sincere political passion. "

MOBY.COM: Mosh Video

you know that eminem and i have had our differences in the past.
but this video:

is the best thing that i've seen all year.
it's an amazing song and an even more amazing video.
please go watch.

maisonneuve :: Eminem - Mosh

maisonneuve :: eclectic curiosity: "It figures he'd be the one. It figures when we needed someone to crystallize the way we feel, the sense of rage, the building tension and need to lash out that he would come with the right word, at the right time, in the right place.

Think what you want about Eminem, and he may not be as reviled as he was a few years ago, as much of a third rail. He is respected now, his talent undeniable. What Chris Rock said about him is true. He is the best rapper out there. Not the most popular, which, of course, he is, but the best.

But there is a chance that he is also the most vital artist we have today. There may be others out there saying it better, clearer, louder; but we don't know who they are. We aren't aware of what they are doing. There may be more popular artists out there saying things; but they aren't as smart as he is. They don't touch the same nerves.

He is, to me, the most vital artist we have. And if you question that assertion, just watch the video for his latest song "Mosh." "

Observer-Reporter: Michael Moore takes his show to CMU

Observer-Reporter: "PITTSBURGH--Michael Moore brought his 'Slacker Uprising Tour' to the Carnegie Mellon University campus in Pittsburgh Tuesday, but it's not too likely he found many converts.
That's because the crowd that came to see the left-wing filmmaker, author and all-around gadfly at the University Center was pretty much on his side from the get-go. They lapped up the ridicule he directed toward right-wing pundits Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter, Republicans in general and President Bush in particular.
He poked fun at Bush for his demeanor in the first presidential debate and his use of the word 'Internets' in the second debate. But the director of the Bush-skewering documentary 'Fahrenheit 9/11' also insisted that if the president wins a second term next week, college students will be in danger of being conscripted due to America's ongoing presence in Afghanistan and Iraq.
'There's going to be a draft if he gets another four years,' Moore said. 'He's run out of troops. Recruitment is down. Where is he going to get the troops?'
Bush vehemently insisted in the second presidential debate Oct. 8, and in many other forums, that he would maintain an all-volunteer force if re-elected. "

BY BRAD HUNDT, Staff Writer - News -Eminem's Video For Anti-Bush Song 'Mosh' Hits The Internet - News -Eminem's Video For Anti-Bush Song 'Mosh' Hits The Internet: "Michael Moore, the 'Fahrenheit 9/11' filmmaker who tried his hand at directing music videos with Rage Against the Machine, would certainly approve of Eminem's new clip, 'Mosh,' which has just hit the Internet.

A scathing indictment of President Bush and the war in Iraq, the animated video begins with the jarring image of a commercial airliner flying over a school and then exploding offscreen. The point of view then zooms into the school, where Eminem is reading a children's book to a class in a scene reminiscent of the minutes following the 9-11 attacks, when Bush was at a Florida elementary school reading to second graders. Eminem is holding his book upside down.

From there, 'Mosh' moves to Eminem's apartment, where the walls are covered with articles critical of the Bush administration and its policies. Filled with anger, he puts on gloves and dons a hooded jacket. Clips of Em rapping the track are then interspersed with scenes of domestic problems facing the country, such as racial profiling (an animated Lloyd Banks is harassed by police) and poverty (an inner-city family receives an eviction notice as their TV set shows Bush promising tax cuts for the wealthy)."

See Mosh Video

WTOL-TV Toledo, OH: Michael Moore Comes to Toledo

WTOL-TV Toledo, OH: Michael Moore Comes to Toledo: "TOLEDO -- With eight days until election day, Democrats and Republicans area hitting the campaign trail hard. Internationally-known filmmaker Michael Moore rallied voters to vote President Bush out of office.

It was the sound of a political revolution, as filmmaker Michael Moore was welcomed by thousands inside Toledo's Seagate center. This is the 45th stop on Moore's Slacker Uprising tour. Moore spoke with the press before going onstage. 'We're here to invite, those of you who have not voted in the past, to give voting a try. You hold the power in your hands, you are the largest political power in the country,' said Moore.

People couldn't wait to see Moore. There were Bush bashers, liberals, and diehard Democrats. Jonathan Bartholomew said, 'He's reinvigorated the left, given us something more to fight about.' Lafayette Williams, an ONU law student said, 'We feel he has a philosophy that's very supportive of the liberal philosophy, the democratic philosophy.' Helen Anderson said, 'I think it's wonderful, it's a great turnout for Toledo.' "

A sea of "Slackers" gets pumped up to get out the vote at the Seagate Center in Toledo, Ohio.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

"Slacker Uprising Tour" Crew Blog : The Battleground of All Battlegrounds

"Slacker Uprising Tour" Crew Blog: "After more than 40 cities, the Slacker Uprising Tour finally made its way to the Battleground of all Battlegrounds: Ohio. No Republican has ever won the White House without winning Ohio, and the 6,000 strong at Kent State seemed intent on making sure Ohio turns blue next week.

Mike brought along a few friends tonight for what was a spectacular show. Roseanne returned to the tour making a surprise appearance. She discussed how hearing diverse viewpoints is what has made her as informed as she is: 'I don't just take George W. Bush for his word. I also listen to Fox News to hear the other side of things.'

Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine and AudioSlave also made a surprise appearance in his return to the tour. 'The Nightwatchman' performed a few songs including 'No One Left' which is on the new CD Songs and Artists that Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11."

The Carnegie Pulse: Events > An Afternoon With Michael Moore

The Carnegie Pulse: Events > An Afternoon With Michael Moore: "An Afternoon With Michael Moore Rescheduled for Oct. 26 Michael Moore, the director of controversial films 'Bowling for Columbine' and 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and New York Times best-selling author of 'Dude, Where's My Country?' will discuss youth votership, today's political climate and other current issues at Carnegie Mellon at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the University Center's Wiegand Gymnasium. Lines will begin forming at the gym no earlier than 4 p.m. No bags will be allowed in the gym and no flash photography will be permitted after the first five minutes. His lecture will also be broadcast on cmu-TV, Channel 17. Moore was scheduled to appear at Carnegie Mellon on Oct. 6, but the lecture was postponed due to illness."

BBC World lines up Michael Moore for election coverage

Threads2: "LONDON - BBC World, the BBC's global commercial service, has unveiled details of its US election coverage. ~SNIP~ BBC World will also broadcast a special edition of 'Question Time' featuring film-maker and author Michael Moore, columnist Richard Littlejohn and former Bill Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal. Other discussion programmes feature guests such as Madeleine Albright, George Soros and former CIA director James Woolsey. " Michael Moore brings message to city "Michael Moore, the Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and harsh critic of the Bush administration, was in Toledo last night with a simple message: 'Kerry good. Bush gone. That's good.'
He said he came with a promise for George W. Bush when he loses the election. 'I'm offering to George W. Bush, I'm going to pay for the U-Haul,' he said.
Mr. Moore was at downtown's SeaGate Centre as part of his 'Slacker Uprising' tour hitting 60 cities nationwide. The tour's goal is to encourage people who usually do not vote to cast their ballot on Nov. 2.
He was joined last night by feminist and Toledo native Gloria Steinem as well as comedian Roseanne Barr and Tom Morello of the band Audioslave and formerly of Rage Against the Machine.
The tour stop by the maker of Fahrenheit 9/11, the first documentary movie to break $100 million at the box office, was a mix of rock concert and get-out-the-vote pep rally."

Monday, October 25, 2004

Green Bay Press-Gazette - Moore heats things up at UWGB

Green Bay Press-Gazette - Moore heats things up at UWGBPolitical theater was in full flower Saturday night at the Weidner Center, inside and out.

Inside, Michael Moore — filmmaker, liberal activist and George W. Bush opponent — held forth on Republicans, Bush, the war in Iraq and the importance of young people turning out to vote.

“(Republicans) control the White House. They control the Senate and the House of Representatives. They have the Supreme Court and the majority of governorships, yet they don’t represent the majority thinking in the United States,” Moore said, standing in front of a photo of the White House with a moving van in front of it.

His presentation, a cross between George Carlin-esque vocal impersonations and soap-box preaching, brought the sell-out crowd to its feet several times. In what appeared to be a predetermined protest to Moore’s presence, a portion of the audience got to its feet and kept going, walking out about 20 minutes into the program.

Outside, Bush-supporting protesters, who were the first to show up Saturday, stood in a blocked-off area on one side of the entranceway canopy chanting and engaging in a shout-out with a much smaller group of Kerry supporters.

“I just feel Michael Moore is too far to the left. He just doesn’t have any idea of what’s going on, especially in Iraq,” said Harold Grimes of Allouez, a Korean War and Vietnam veteran.

Debbie Hendriks of Appleton shouted “John Kerry for president of France,” successfully combining two insults in only six words.

Mike at Temple University Thursday October 21

Michael Moore cuts no slack in Kent

Michael Moore cuts no slack in KentKent- Michael Moore, the laughing liberal with that serious edge, has sold out.

He sold out Sunday night in Kent and reportedly has been selling out regularly.

Not his principles. Not his Bush-bashing iconoclasm.

Just the halls where people have been coming to hear him on his 30-day, 60-city "Slacker Uprising" tour through 20 battleground states in the Nov. 2 presidential election.

Decades ago it could be said that no one could pack a hall with liberals the way conservative pundit William F. Buckley could on a speaking tour.

Moore stands that on its head, because he is drawing what appears to be a larger pro-Kerry audience, if the Kent State University crowd is an indicator.

There was a passionate Republican presence, but their number appeared to be outnumbered by the grim-looking security men in dark suits who protected Moore on stage.

The Republicans, in turn, outnumbered the noisy middle swarm of Nader supporters.

The audience got the unexpected dividend of comedian Roseanne Barr, who did her own riff on the Bush administration.

But the star was Moore, known for his film documentaries that ask hard questions.

Abdul Henderson, Michael Moore, Roseanne Barr, and Tom Morello

Bumper Crop: Massive reader turnout for political bumper sticker contest

Bumper Crop: Massive reader turnout for political bumper sticker contest: "

Monday, October 25, 2004
Bumper Crop: Massive reader turnout for political bumper sticker contest
We were almost speechless when we saw the stacks of mail that arrived for our first ever political bumper sticker contest. We thought we'd get maybe 50 entries. The final tally -- 568 -- blew us away. (And that doesn't include another 50 or so that arrived after the deadline! Sorry late birds, we simply couldn't consider any more submissions at that point.)"

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Election '04 Hinges on Turnout

Election '04 Hinges on TurnoutIt's becoming increasingly clear that turnout will decide the 2004 election. While one candidate could still seize the momentum in the campaign's closing week, the election is so close in 12 states that the nominee with the better political machine could come close to sweeping those battlegrounds. Barring a catastrophic collapse by President George Bush or Democrat John Kerry, 38 states are already decided.

Eminem gives Bush a rap -

Eminem gives Bush a rap - "LOS ANGELES: Rap star Eminem is the latest entry into the Bush-bashing brigade, with the release of his latest album slamming the US president and his war in Iraq.

In the song track Mosh that is part of his new album Encore, Eminem raps: 'Maybe we can reach Al Qaeda through my speech/ Let the president answer on higher anarchy/Strap him with an AK-47 let him go fight his own war/Let him impress Daddy that way... no more blood for oil,' reported

The song goes on: 'They tell us 'no', we say 'yeah', they tell us 'stop', we say 'go'/ Rebel with a rebel yell, raise hell, we gonna let him know/Stomp, push, shove, mush, f*** Bush/Until they bring our troops home/Come on.'

The track, being floated on the Internet barely two weeks before the elections, is also available as part of Eminem's fusion DJ Green Lantern." - Rap battleground Michigan: Eminem to vote for 1st time "'Bush is definitely not my homie,' the rap superstar said in an interview with Rolling Stone, parts of which were posted Thursday on the magazine's Web site. 'But I'm still undecided. Kerry has been known to say some things that's caught my attention, made a few statements I've liked, but I don't know. Whatever my decision, I would like to see Bush out of office.' (Related site: Rolling Stone)
The 32-year old rapper includes an angry and profanity-laced denunciation of Bush and the war in Iraq on his new album, Encore, which will be released next month. "

Eminem's music video, Just Lose It, is number one on Launch Dot Com.

The controversial Michigan rapper's CD, Encore, arrives in stores November 16.

Marshfield News Herald - Vote, Moore urges 'slackers' Controversial filmmaker st

Marshfield News Herald - Vote, Moore urges 'slackers' Controversial filmmaker stAbout 30 people at Michael Moore's "Slacker Uprising" Saturday were actually slackers when it comes to voting, but others in the audience used his tour stop as a way to continue their political activity.

In the days leading up to the election, Moore is touring the country, stopping in 60 cities to rally those who don't usually vote - the slackers, he calls them, saying many are found on college campuses everywhere. Moore said with the tour half over, he is optimistic for a Democratic win in November but is concerned by the polls showing Wisconsin as a Bush state.

"What the hell's going on in Wisconsin?" he asked. "We'll do whatever we can do to make sure Wisconsin is the state that throws George W. Bush out of office."
About 2,850 tickets of the 4,500 available to see the filmmaker at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point were sold. People were not asked their political preferences before entering, which allowed a few Bush supporters to hear Moore's speech. There were about 15 protesters who opted to stay outside, according to UWSP event staff.

A fan of Moore's books and films, Wai Yu Lam went just to listen. The 25-year-old is a UWSP student, but she is a Hong Kong resident and ineligible to vote. She said that if she could vote, it would not be for Bush.

"I don't like George W. Bush," she said. "My parents and everyone else in Hong Kong do not like him."
People waited a couple of hours in the Multi-Activity Center at the university without having chairs to sit in. Moore was late; he asked what he could do to make it up to people, offering one woman a chair because she had been standing for a long time holding her four-month-old child and donating copies of his film "Fahrenheit 9/11" and books to some audience members.

The "slackers" in the audience, who admitted by raising their hands that they had not voted, received Raman noodles and new underwear if they promised to vote this year.

Ryan Langlois, a 21-year-old UWSP student from Minneapolis, likes to think of himself as a slacker and a political activist because he does vote. He attended the event with a group of friends to be more informed.

"I don't understand how Americans can let others vote uninformed," Langlois said in response to Moore's speech.