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January 28, 2005

Farenheit 9/11: Enviro Hazard (WuzzaDem)

Via Drudge, an article that uncovers some interesting (and disturbing) facts about Farenheit 9/11 that I hadn't heard before:

Two days after being snubbed when the Oscar nominations were announced, Michael Moore was left off the list Thursday when the Writers Guild of America unveiled nominees for its first documentary writing award for a feature film.

..."Fahrenheit 9/11" also failed to earn an Academy Award nomination this week. In that case, however, he had declined to submit "Fahrenheit" in the documentary category because he planned a TV airing before the Nov. 2 election -- and that disqualified the documentary under Academy rules. "Fahrenheit" was eligible in other categories, and Moore unsuccessfully campaigned for a best picture nomination.

I was aware of this, but then the article goes on to say:
Byproducts from the massive operation resulted in a dung pile measuring 100 feet long, 30 feet high and 50 feet wide that began burning about two months ago and continues to smolder despite Herculean attempts to douse it.

Wow, can you believe that? I've called Farenheit a 'pile of crap' (and worse) myself, but it was just a figure of speech. And listen to this:
While city folks might have trouble imagining a dung pile of such proportions, they are common sites in rural states

I was always under the impression that Moore's 'films' were more popular in metropolitan areas.
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality has informed Dickinson that his smoldering dung pile violates clean-air laws and is working with him to find the best solution to extinguish it, said agency spokesman Rich Webster.

Simply dumping water on the heap is not the answer, Webster said, because of concerns about runoff to any nearby water source.

I'm not sure who this 'Dickinson' guy is, but I have to agree with the NDEQ spokesman - I don't want any Moore runoff in my drinking water. I've got my health to think about.

Finally, another quote from 'Dickinson':

"It's a nuisance, and obviously we are trying to get it resolved," he said. "Everybody's been really patient."

If you ask me, 'Dickinson', Moore's so-called 'documentary' is more than just a nuisance, and we've been more than patient.

UPDATE: Sorry, it looks like I mixed up two different articles. This one and this one. My apologies.

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