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  1. #1
    Distressed American

    Micheal Moore Saves Moore Critic's Website

    Wonder if it made this guy feel all dirty?

    "He buddy, I just saved you sorry ass from your own medical bills! Have a nice day!" :waving:

    :laughing:


    Why Michael Moore Helped Save Enemy Site - Newsweek Entertainment - MSNBC.com

    Poor No Moore

    When the founder of the Web’s most popular anti-Michael Moore Web site ran into financial trouble because of medical bills, a very unlikely guardian angel came to the rescue.

    June 8, 2007 - Jim Kenefick, 36, is the founder of Moorewatch.com, one of the Web's most visited anti-Michael Moore sites. So imagine Kenefick's surprise when he received a friendly voice mail last month—from Moore himself, calling from the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his agitprop documentary “Sicko.” The lefty filmmaker had two things to tell his cybercritic. First, he wanted Kenefick to know that he and his Web site appear prominently (albeit anonymously) in “Sicko,” his soon-to-be-released attack on the American health-care industry. In the film, Moore shows several of Kenefick’s blog posts where he pleads for money to keep MooreWatch.com alive because his wife's medical bills (Kenefick says she has a neurological disorder) have almost bankrupted him. He is saved at the last minute when a mysterious donor sends a $12,000 check, enough to keep the site going and pay insurance premiums for a year—which brought Moore to his second point. Before the world found out from his film, the filmmaker wanted his nemesis to know: he was Kenefick’s guardian angel. Kenefick spoke to NEWSWEEK’s Tony Dokoupil about his unwitting stardom and new opinion of Michael Moore. Excerpts:

    NEWSWEEK: Have you seen the film?
    Jim Kenefick:
    I’ve only seen some promotional stills and the clips, but I plan to see it.

    How were you approached about the $12,000 gift?
    On May 1, 2006, I received an anonymous e-mail from a “Nora Lavelle”—who is absolutely a Google ghost ... I can’t verify her existence anywhere online, so who knows if she’s real—and the e-mail said: “I know an Angel who wants to pay for at least some of your wife’s care so that the site doesn’t go down.” I was skeptical, of course. But I also thought you never know. I joked with her that I’ve always wanted a guardian angel.

    Then what happened?
    The person wrote back to clarify how much my [health-insurance] premiums were. A month or so later a checklike document for $12,000 arrives from one of those anonymous third-party check companies. My first thought was that this was some kind of scam—the kind where you cash the check and then suddenly the person calls asking for like $8,000 back. But the check cleared, and I felt this immense wave of relief.

    Where is Michael Moore in your mind at that moment?
    Nowhere. At first, I thought it was a well-heeled friend of mine, but not Michael Moore. Then some things started clicking. I happened to notice the bank that guaranteed the funds had like five locations around Moore’s Dog Eat Dog headquarters, several more locations around his New York apartment and then still more around his hometown in Michigan. All this was obvious from Google Maps, which I clicked on innocently after searching the bank name online. I still wasn’t jumping to any conclusions.

    --------

    But has the gift changed your life?
    Oh, yes. Let me clear about this. I’m grateful to Michael Moore. I’ve said this about nine times on my Web site: "Thank you Michael Moore." Your gift took a huge burden off my shoulders. But I still don’t like your style.


    CLASSIC!

  2. #2
    Idletime

    Re: Micheal Moore Saves Moore Critic's Website

    Now, if this dufus had lived in a country with national healthcare, he would not have had this problem at all, and yet this idiot oppose it.

    Wow, talk about dumb.

  3. #3
    TenGig

    Re: Micheal Moore Saves Moore Critic's Website

    that is pretty funny actually

  4. #4
    Niviasar

    Re: Micheal Moore Saves Moore Critic's Website

    Quote Originally Posted by Idletime View Post
    Now, if this dufus had lived in a country with national healthcare, he would not have had this problem at all, and yet this idiot oppose it.

    Wow, talk about dumb.
    You mean like Cuba? In that case he wouldn't have had a website and no one would be able to read of his troubles. Sort of like down in Cuba. With national health care. And he's a "dufus" for what? Disagreeing with Moore, having a sick wife or being born in the US?

    Anyway, kudos to Michael Moore for his gift. I know that it was for publicity, but if the end result is a positive, then so be it.

    I do like the part of SiCKO where Moore goes to Gitmo on a boat with three 9-11 survivors asking if they'll give the survivors the free medical treatment they need. You know, the treatment given to Gitmo detainees.

  5. #5
    Vitiate

    Re: Micheal Moore Saves Moore Critic's Website

    Quote Originally Posted by Idletime View Post
    Now, if this dufus had lived in a country with national healthcare, he would not have had this problem at all, and yet this idiot oppose it.

    Wow, talk about dumb.
    Actually he probably would have. Countries with nationalized healthcare don't cover a multitude of services because of costs. Just one of the great drawbacks of socialized healthcare :whistling:

  6. #6
    chu chu rocket

    Re: Micheal Moore Saves Moore Critic's Website

    So Moore gives a Moore-hater some dollars, and gets to confront him with it, gets the story through the grapevine, all in perfect timing with his new documentary, or rather; entertainment mix-up with bias documentation. I guess that makes him a really good person, then. :whistling:

  7. #7
    Sparta

    Re: Micheal Moore Saves Moore Critic's Website

    Quote Originally Posted by chu chu rocket View Post
    So Moore gives a Moore-hater some dollars, and gets to confront him with it, gets the story through the grapevine, all in perfect timing with his new documentary, or rather; entertainment mix-up with bias documentation. I guess that makes him a really good person, then. :whistling:
    Pretty much, yeah. What a guy.

  8. #8
    Idletime

    Re: Micheal Moore Saves Moore Critic's Website

    Quote Originally Posted by Niviasar View Post
    You mean like Cuba? In that case he wouldn't have had a website and no one would be able to read of his troubles. Sort of like down in Cuba. With national health care. And he's a "dufus" for what? Disagreeing with Moore, having a sick wife or being born in the US?

    Anyway, kudos to Michael Moore for his gift. I know that it was for publicity, but if the end result is a positive, then so be it.

    I do like the part of SiCKO where Moore goes to Gitmo on a boat with three 9-11 survivors asking if they'll give the survivors the free medical treatment they need. You know, the treatment given to Gitmo detainees.
    *sigh*

    Is it too much to ask that you actually have some clue about the topic.

    Let me tell you how national health care functions:

    1. Over the taxes you pay let's say 6% in health care tax
    2. The government runs some hospitals
    3. Most hospitals are privately owned.
    4. All doctors are selfemployed
    5. There are negotiated prices on all work, including on drugs
    6. You pay a small copayment, typically around $10-20

    What is it that you don't like with this?

  9. #9
    Distressed American

    Re: Micheal Moore Saves Moore Critic's Website

    Quote Originally Posted by chu chu rocket View Post
    So Moore gives a Moore-hater some dollars, and gets to confront him with it, gets the story through the grapevine, all in perfect timing with his new documentary, or rather; entertainment mix-up with bias documentation. I guess that makes him a really good person, then. :whistling:

    No, just sarcasticly hysterical.

    I bet that guy had to go take a shower and scrub, scrub, scrub.

    :laughing:

    Of course, if he had any integrity, he would have returned the money. Doesn't sound like he is planning on it now does it?

    Both funny and exposing a total sell-out hypocrite.

  10. #10
    freckles

    Re: Micheal Moore Saves Moore Critic's Website

    Quote Originally Posted by Idletime View Post
    *sigh*

    Is it too much to ask that you actually have some clue about the topic.

    Let me tell you how national health care functions:

    1. Over the taxes you pay let's say 6% in health care tax
    2. The government runs some hospitals
    3. Most hospitals are privately owned.
    4. All doctors are selfemployed
    5. There are negotiated prices on all work, including on drugs
    6. You pay a small copayment, typically around $10-20

    What is it that you don't like with this?
    I thought Cuba wouldn't allow private owned?

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