I am writing this letter in response to Bill Wright’s column. This week, he chose to vilify Michael Reagan while defending poor “independent” Michael Moore. It is too bad that once again a liberal has chosen to pipe up without having the facts straight. It has become the norm for those of you “Bush Haters” to regurgitate information based on hear-say. It is columnist like Mr. Wright who have lost all integrity in presenting their arguments as to why there should be a change in the White House. Let me help you with some of the facts Mr. Wright.
First off, Michael Moore is a registered Democrat. In fact he is actively registered to vote in two states both in Michigan and in New York. In 1992 in New York he registered as a Democrat. Since the state of Michigan does not ask you to register your affiliation, he could not have registered as an Independent there either. I have attached a copy of his voter registration so that you may confirm both of these facts. It took me 5 minutes to find this information and I am not even a journalist.
The second fact is that his movie Fahrenheit 9/11 is not a documentary but in his own words is an op-ed piece. In a June 20, 2004 interview with ABC’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos, Moore said “Well, it’s an op-ed piece. It’s my opinion about the last four years of the Bush administration. And that’s what I call it. I’m not trying to pretend that this is some sort of, you know, fair and balanced work of journalism, even though those who use the words ‘fair and balanced’ often aren’t that, but-.”
It is a work of fiction! It is aimed solely at having President Bush voted out of office. If you do not believe me, then follow this link to the ABC news web page and check out the excerpts of his interview http://abcnews.go.com/sections/ThisWeek/Entertainment/michael_moore040620-1.html.
Finally, let me clue you in on something. Michael Moore’s entire career has been a lie. He has now had three movies called documentary’s and yet he has never made one that could stand on that platform when the true facts come out.
My advice to you would be this; before you choose to try and discredit a respected member of the media for stating a fact based opinion, do your research.
I’m writing in an effort to get through the thick attitudes of some of the residents of Cherokee Hills Subdivision. I am currently a resident there, but am moving out, on to greener pastures if you will.
While in Cherokee Hills, I enjoyed the ability to move around the subdivision with ease and confidence that my house, kids and belongings would not be bothered. The neighborhood was pleasant and we had fantastic neighbors for the most part. The subdivision is for the most part very comfortable to look at, and for this day and age, very safe.
Recently the new self-proclaimed watchers of the subdivision, The Cherokee Hills Neighborhood Association, have been preaching we need to do some things to keep our property values up. Two of those things are unrealistic. Getting rid of the racing facilities that sit along some property lines on the front of the subdivision, and second, to stop the kids from playing throughout the subdivision.
I know the latter will get their attention. The fifteen or sixteen people that attend the meetings will point at themselves and say that it is not the intention of the association to do that.
We have some kids that ride their bike, mini bikes, scooters, four wheelers, golf carts, skateboards and other items around on the streets. Some of these kids have been harassed by residents, had the police called on them and are discussed at almost every meeting. Perhaps the association would rather the kids go around breaking windows, tagging property, breaking into open garage doors, killing animals, and some of the other things that happen in the bigger cities.
If the new self-appointed association was as concerned with the safety of the children as they are their property values, they would see that Cherokee Hills offers these kids something that you can’t get almost anywhere else, the safety to do the things that keep them out of trouble.
We live in a society that has become so afraid of themselves; the blinders that they wear won’t let them see the forest for the trees.
If you want Cherokee Hills to be a retirement facility, just say so, maybe the families that enjoy the atmosphere of safety and fellowship will move out and leave all you precious property values down way low. Think about it.
Robert and Pamela Buckholz