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Stupid White Men...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation! | [Michael Moore]

Stupid White Men...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!

The polls indicate that 60 percent of Americans are "upset or angry" about this land in which we now live - a land where crooked courts select the president and money rules the day. If you're feeling the same way, here's the book for you. Michael Moore, the award-winning provocateur behind Roger & Me, returns to size up the new century - and that big, ugly special-interest group that's laying waste to the world as we know it: stupid white men.
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Publisher's Summary

The government has been seized by a ne'er-do-well rich boy and his elderly henchmen...Our great economic expansion is unraveling faster than a set of Firestones...Our water is poisoned, the ozone's in shreds, and the SUVs are advancing like a plague of locusts...

Remember when everything was looking up? When the government was running at a surplus, pollution was disappearing, peace was breaking out in the Middle East and Northern Ireland, and the Bridge to the Twenty-First Century was strung with high-speed Internet cable and paved with 401K gold?

Well, so much for the future. Michael Moore, the award-winning provocateur behind Roger & Me and the best seller Downsize This!, now returns to size up the new century - and that big, ugly special-interest group that's laying waste to the world as we know it: stupid white men.

Whether he's calling for United Nations action to overthrow the Bush Family Junta, begging African-Americans to place "whites only" signs over the entrances of unfriendly businesses, or praying that Jesse Helms will get kissed by a man, Stupid White Men is Mike's Manifesto on Malfeasance and Mediocrity. Among his targets:

  • George W.: "'President' of the United States. The Thief-in-Chief. A trespasser on federal land, a squatter in the Oval Office."
  • Bill Clinton: "One of the best Republican presidents we've ever had."
  • The former Yugoslavia: "Bring back Marshall Tito! Nobody in America liked him much when he was alive, but now he looks like Lady Bird Johnson."
  • The idiot nation: "A friggin' stain on a blue dress. That's what captured our attention in the '90s - along with slow-moving Broncos, six-year-old strangled beauty queens, and Hugh Grant's dating habits."
  • Corporate America: "There is no recession, my friends: no downturn, no hard times. The rich are wallowing in loot - and now they want to make sure you don't come a-lookin' for your piece of the pie."

©2001 Michael Moore; (P)2002 New Millennium Audio, All Rights Reserved

What the Critics Say

"The latest appraisal of contemporary American society by a popular and iconoclastic commentator." (Booklist)
"As fulminating and crammed with infuriating facts as any right-wing best seller, as irreverent as The Onion, and as noisily entertaining as a wrestling smackdown." (Amazon.com)

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    Jane Chan New York, NY 07-12-04
    Jane Chan New York, NY 07-12-04 Member Since 2006

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    "Thank you, Michael Moore"

    Excellent work. Finally, we hear truths that are in such short supply. Certainly, I would not go as far as Moore in his contempt for Democrats as well as the obvious Republicans. Getting stuck with George Bush instead of Al Gore has been a tragedy of mind-boggling proportions. Until I can make contributions to countering Republican lies, I thank Michael Moore for speaking the plain truth and for pointing out facts, thereby restoring semblence of sanity to public discourse.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    John Bend, OR, United States 01-08-04
    John Bend, OR, United States 01-08-04
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    "Man's a genius"

    This guy has the bravery to stand up to Bush era big oil concerns and shows us how americans are just standing around with their collective heads in the sand. A good read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John waterford, MI, USA 12-26-03
    John waterford, MI, USA 12-26-03
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    "It's TRUE!"

    Yes it is true either you love him or you hate him but he will stick his neck in CRAP that none of us care to look at! He turns over rocks that most of us are to ignorant or tv brainwashed to believe! It's to bad that there are not more of him to bring evangalistic reality to the masses unlike the networks that offer only what the big wigs pay them to play on our no-brain boxes in every american home! Although I do not agree with everything it rings a little bell in my head..... what if he is right???

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marcus Middletown, RI, United States 06-09-03
    Marcus Middletown, RI, United States 06-09-03
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    "Thank you uncle Ronald..."

    The truth hurts deep...makes you think, where do we go from here ??
    I'll be waiting for "Bill Bennet's - wasn't me" and "Moore's - of course not"!!
    Who needs proof when you have the facts in your face, it's public records, you just have to check..!!
    But hurry...they move in misterious ways..!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Fred Indiana, PA, USA 03-15-03
    Fred Indiana, PA, USA 03-15-03 Member Since 2014
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    "The truth, about time!"

    I loved this book, it told it like it happened and I agree with many of the points in the book. Not all of them, but I really loved the humor, the honesty of this book. Yes, a stupid white RICH guy was appointed president and we now really see how stupid this guy is. The economy is in the tank, he wants war so bad it hurts, N. Korea is the threat and most of the world now thinks the USA is a terrorist country. I too wish Mr. Moore would have read the book but I think Mr. Johnson does a fair job of giving us the punch line. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to hear the truth about our appointed president.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    K. Mckenna 02-25-04
    K. Mckenna 02-25-04

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    "1 star reviews...Just like the Nazis used to give."

    I love reading the one star reviews. It's quite obvious that these people didn't read this book. They are just knee-jerking per the standard conservative reaction to anyone who questions the legitmacy of the Bush administration.
    I'm a pretty open minded person but having read both "Treason" and "Who's watching out for you", I've gotta say that the lack of sustainable fact and the over-abundance of hersey and hot air by conservative writers is astonishing.
    Granted, Michael Moore and Al Franken aren't very sensible some of the time but the facts and numbers they provide are indisputible.

    If you think otherwise, just wait a few years. History will see this time for what it is...the darkest days of America.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Hamtramck, MI, USA 10-07-04
    Christopher Hamtramck, MI, USA 10-07-04
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    "Just like his movies..."

    Michael Moore is vitally important to this country, whether you agree with him or not. He is one of the few voices that have risen up loud enough to compete with the slant of the Limbaughs and O'Reillys. This book is loaded, and it packed with the kind of humor we have come to expect from him.

    Not impressed? Just look at how many people he has irritated enough to write a review. I would venture to guess that the same percentage of people who berated his movie but never actually saw it is reflected in the people writing reviews here who never listened to the book.

    13 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Kristi Rome, GA, USA 03-02-03
    Kristi Rome, GA, USA 03-02-03
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    "Right, Wrong- Who Cares? it was funny"

    This book was hilarious and I totally enjoyed it. It made me laugh even though I didn't agree with all the politics, but I never do.

    I too really thought he had some incredibly interesting points about the election. What was with that anyway?

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Trevor Los Angeles, CA, USA 05-05-04
    Trevor Los Angeles, CA, USA 05-05-04
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    "No Reservations"

    Moore takes no reservations when it comes to criticism of the sad state of our government--and Dubya himself. Unfortunately, his relentless potshots paint him as an immature smartass. It makes for a but-gusting listen, though. That is, if you voted for Gore or Nader.

    To that end, the Narrator couldn't be more perfect. I usually tend to stay away from audiobooks in which the Author him- or herself hasn't narrated it, but the exception I made in this case was well-rewarded. Not only do I have any reservations about recommending this book, but I also can now see why it was such a huge best-seller for so long.

    Enjoy!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Razi Feltham, N/A, United Kingdom 07-16-03
    Razi Feltham, N/A, United Kingdom 07-16-03
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    "The truth shall set ye free (and laughing)"

    If you ever buy one book, buy this one (and you'd really hate it if you are a One Book Man). If he is wrong then why don't they prove hime wrong, if he is right then why are they still suffering in silence? This book raises questions, more questions than we would like to face and it shows the true picture of our contemporary society where greed and stupidity rule supreme. Michael Moore is single handedly bringing about a revolution and his international stature has turned local American issues (greed, corruption, inequility and the absence of social justice) into international issues. We Londoners can relate to him as much as any disgrunted kid in his home town of Flint, Michigan, would do. Nothing escapes his eyes and if he is wrong, then come ahead and prove him wrong. Wish I could give him six stars out of five!

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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