March 24, 2003

This Ain't Your Mama's Oscars

Keith Boykin gives us a list of his Oscar picks:

Best Animation: Michael Moore animated the crowd last night with his acceptance speech at the Academy Awards for his film Bowling for Columbine. Moore said, "We like nonfiction and we live in fictitious times. We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons. Whether it's the fiction of duct tape or fiction of orange alerts we are against this war, Mr. Bush. Shame on you, Mr. Bush, shame on you. And any time you got the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is up. Thank you very much."

Posted by ronn at March 24, 2003 11:22 AM

I thought it in bad taste to vent political rhetoric there. At least it provided some entertainment of sorts. Posted by: PatCH on March 24, 2003 03:11 PM
PatCH: I understand and respect your opinion. But I remember years ago this important quote from newsman Roger Grimsby: You can tell how biased someone is by what they don't say. The sentiment, "I support our troops," essentially means I hope they kill before they're killed. This war on Iraq is unjust, avaricious and immoral. While Moore went overboard (it would have been better to leave out the personal ish and the presidential election of 2000), I don't fault him for using the Oscars as a platform. It's no worst than a pre-emptive blacklisting of those that might make anti-war statements. Peace & God Bless Everyone Posted by: ronn on March 24, 2003 06:12 PM
i loved it! Posted by: kevinrscott on March 27, 2003 06:21 PM
When are you going to stop by Keith's Message Board]? Your presence is sorely missed and desperately being requested! *LOL!* Posted by: Donald on March 28, 2003 11:18 AM