Moore Hypocrisy in Madison

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Nothing says “leftist hypocrisy” quite so well as when the king of double standards – faux-umentary film-maker Michael Moore – is trotted out to rally the troops. The millionaire director’s “I’m standing up for the working class” act added yet another level of surreal to the bizarre atmosphere in Madison, Wisconsin, as union supporters held another massive rally this weekend. “We’re going to do this together,” Moore told the crowd on Saturday. “Don’t give up. Please don’t give up.” According to an AP story, Moore went on to describe Governor Scott Walker’s attempt to restore some sanity to Wisconsin’s budget in the hackneyed terms of class warfare:

Moore said the wealthy have overreached, first taking the working class’ money and then taking their souls by shutting them up at the bargaining table. The crowd yelled “thank you” before Moore began to speak, and he responded: “All of America thanks you, Wisconsin.

That sort of rhetoric played right to the hearts of the protestors, but there was no substance in it. Teachers, one of the largest constituencies in the union rabble, can hardly be called working class, at least not in the pity-provoking sense that Moore intended: i.e. unskilled and semi-skilled laborers. Nor is anyone trying to destroy organized labor in America. Rather, the governor of Wisconsin is simply trying to rein in out of control public sector unions and create a relationship between the state and its employees that is equivalent to that found in dozens of other states and within the federal government itself.

How long can the left keep this up in the Dairy State? According to reports, signs indicate that the “Wisconsin Fourteen” are starting to crack. The AWOL Democrat senators and Governor Walker spoke over the weekend in an attempt to reach some kind of compromise. They failed to find common ground, which led one of the Democratic senators, Lena Taylor, to make a spectacularly ironic comment:

“I ask the governor, ‘Do your job. Come to the table and speak to Wisconsin workers,”‘ Taylor said. “We agree that fiscally we need to do things differently. We even agree that there are some places where we need to talk about how we negotiate. … However, we refuse to accept in America that we don’t believe that a voice at the table is an option. It is not an option of a leader and it surely is not the Wisconsin way.”

One has to wonder if Taylor is listening to what she’s saying. Unlike Senator Taylor, Governor Walker is actually at his desk in Madison, doing the job he was elected to do. It is Senator Taylor and her thirteen colleagues who refuse to do their jobs. It is Senator Taylor and her thirteen colleagues who refuse to negotiate in the democratic forum of a state legislature, a sacred institution that we hold so dear. Why do they refuse to negotiate and to instead hold the state of Wisconsin hostage? Because they know that they will lose any negotiation. Thus, Taylor and her colleagues aren’t asking Walker and Wisconsin Republicans to reasonably work out a “compromise” deal; they’re rather demanding that the majority submit to minority party blackmail.

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  • Jude

    Moore never paid Union pay or provided Union membership to the American medical students who worked as translators for his film about 9/11. They were studying in Cuba and were told to translate on a documentary by officials at the school. Later they appeared in his film to their horror. Why didn't they get Screen Actor Guild membership? He violated union rules and ripped off those students.

    • Taxpayer1234

      Yep. There are several stories about Moore refusing to use union workers on his films. He's a big fat hypocrite.

  • Astra

    I was going to say he's part of the astro-turf bused in to protest, except he was hauled in on the bed of an 18 wheel rig because he flattened the bus's tires..

  • Taxpayer

    It's a real shame how you righties have been hoodwinked by FoxNews. Although I don't agree with everything Mr. Moore says, his argument about the ridiculous transfer of wealth brought on by the banking meltdown is correct. And now Corporate America wants the rest of us to pay for this rip-off.

    • Gislia Jackson

      This "transfer of wealth" was brought about directly by Obama the Wise. Obama begged Bush to implement the initial transfer before he left office. Don't whine about "transfers of wealth" when it's one of your own who brought it about. By that logic, we ought to give more money to the corporate fat cats, since Obama approves of it. I imagine the huge transfers of wealth from the tax paying citizens of the US to the union coffers via direct paycheck deductions of union dues that go straight to the coffers of the democrat party ought to be something shameful as well, eh? A real shame how you lefties have been hoodwinked by CNN and MSNBC.

      • aspacia

        Thanks Gislia for saving me the effort of flaming the jerk.

        • Gislia Jackson

          You're welcome. Maybe you can do me a favor and flame that idiot Jim_C. Before I have to go all Mark Twain on him and start referring to him as "Democrat Jim."

      • Taxpayer

        Dear Gislia

        Your logical argument is similar to the one that blames President Clinton for 9/11 and for creating the budget deficit (we had a surplus and a plan to reduce the national debt when Clinton left office). Thanks for the enlightenment of your wisdom.

        • Gislia Jackson

          Post some figures. And–blaming Clinton for 9/11? Please explain that, I am very much confused. I blamed Clinton for the deficit? Please show where I did that. I mean. where did I blame Clinton for the deficit? As Mr. Hand said, are you on dope?

    • GKC

      Here we go. Let's trot out the "fat cats" again(no I don't mean Michael Moore). On second thought….

    • Jim_C

      All anyone has to do is play the footage of the Fox talking heads calling a salary of $250,000/yr "near poverty" alongside the same heads calling teachers making $50,000/yr "greedy" to see what's been going on in this country. Play it over and over again until it sinks in.

      I don't know how anyone with a shred of intellectual honesty can stand for it.

      • Don from Canada

        The difference is that the Fox talking heads are making their money in the private sector. Noone is forcing you to pay their wages.

        Teachers, on the other hand, are making their money from public funds. And you ARE being forced to pay their wages.

        Greed is not defined by keeping the money you earned from your own work, it's taking money from someone who earned theirs just because they have more.

      • Gislia Jackson

        Democrat Jim is a waterhead, and needs to go back to HuffPo where he belongs.

  • akbass

    Taxpayer: "….righties have been hoodwinked by FoxNews." Give it a rest, you moron.

    • Taxpayer

      Akbass (what a clever pseudonym) – you may call me a moron, that is your right. I served 24 years in the Air Force (first Gulf War, in Berlin when the Berlin Wall fell, and in Sarajevo and Kosovo). I served to give you the right to call me a moron.

      • Gislia Jackson

        Taxpayer–sorry for going all "reactionary" on you. You are indeed correct, that there was an unconscionable transfer of wealth vis a vis the banking meltdown. Just saying, although the right is the party normally blamed for such things, it's the left that in this case that is to blame, in my opinion. As for your service to this country–I apologize for attacking a serviceman, even if it was indirectly. You have my apologies, humble and sincere as they may be. God bless you, sir, and god bless anyone who serves this country. And God bless you for protecting my sacred right to freedom of speech–I thank you for that.

  • Chezwick_Mac

    I hope Dick Morris is right.

    I can't help but feel concern over the fickleness of the electorate as reflected in some polls. They obviously endorsed the need for fiscal sanity last November, but now, as we get down to the hard choices necessary to actually implement it, will they bail on us? And sensing they might, will Republicans lose their nerve at the 9th hour, going for only symbolic cuts and proving once again that neither party is equipped for the task at hand?

    Republicans better start preparing the electorate with one simple message: Fiscal reform by its very nature CANNOT be painless.

    Dilly-dallying over what to cut and what not to cut will never do. It's not a case of removing tonsils here or gall-stones there…this is a much bigger operation. Think of it more like an organ transplant. An entire transformation in the way we live is necessary…and the light at the end of the tunnel is the re-introduction of the work ethic and the meritocracy that once made America great and can do so again.

    • aspacia

      Our school district put it to the public vote. I hope most vote to nix administrators because most of them are politicians who do not care about our society, only their $100,000.00+ paycheck.

      Guess what, we are forced to give 50% for 0 zero because it is still an F. Oh, Please. When teachers teach at grade level, we are also told this is too hard because most students are socially promoted–guess what I do not have 1 senior reading at grade level, most are at the 5-6 grade level. Then we are told by pedagogy hot shots not to use novels too much because it takes too long for students to read them, instead use short stories to teach themes, motifs, symbol, etc. Oh, yes, and do not worry about student spelling because most adults misspell too.

      When I responded that the adult are misspelling it is because education has not pushed grammar and spelling since 1971 when the Department of Education, what an oxymoron, was created, the speaker ignored me and when on lecturing.


      • Jim_C

        Administrative costs, test-based political footballs, and retiring employees gaming the system in their final years are probably the biggest markes of waste in education. As for the Dept. of Ed., let them write checks, and little else.

        Waste is one thing; quality of product, another.

        We all know education is not what it once was and we decry the "dumbing down" of our culture (even though WE, and our children, are somehow the intelligent exceptions, right?)

        What we fail to take into account is that our country (and the world) experienced change on a scale unprecedented in history in the last century. There was more change in 100 years than there was in the previous 500. This "compression" of rapid development is not slowing down. Yet our education system is not much changed from the beginning of the last century.

        • aspacia

          I am one of the few teachers who agree that we need Proficiency Testing because teachers are forced to socially promote. Administrators, Teachers, Students and Parents must all be help accountable.

    • Jim_C

      Chezwick, where you and other conservatives have it right: there is no money in the coffers. Ya can't spend what ya don't got. And the forecast calls for pain.

      What you are only partly addressing: who's feeling that pain, and who's going to feel that pain? It's true public employees are somehat "sheltered" during financial hard times, but remember they also don't live too large whan times are good. that's the tradeoff. Be that as it may, the real big question for me is: Who is not feeling pain, who has not felt the pain in decades, and who will not feel the pain through any re-working of the current system?

      When everyday conservatives answer that one honestly, the TEA party and the union stiffs will suddenly recognize they have something in common.

      • aspacia

        Wall Street, Bankers and Government Motors Corporations Union members receive the free ride. All of the above make far more than teachers.

      • Chezwick_Mac


        I think I understand what you're getting at.

        Here is my view in a nutshell:

        At the same time we gut entitlements for the poor and middle class, we've got to end corporate welfare and tax loopholes for the rich. Having said that, we should then CUT individual AND corporate tax rates in order to attract investment and jobs…and make America competitive with our lower-wage-paying rivals abroad.

        Government has confiscatory powers, but does not generate NEW wealth. It is the private sector that is the goose that lays the golden eggs, the source for all the wonderful social programs that liberals love. And yet, liberals are astonishingly indifferent – and sometimes even hostile – to the health and well-being of the private sector. Instead of cultivating it so it will grow, they prefer to shackle it with excessive taxation and regulation.

        High taxes mean high unemployment (look at Europe over the last three decades). Lower taxes attract businesses and investors, creating jobs. It's really not so hard to grasp…economics 101.

  • Kevin Stroup

    Folks, please wake up. We are out of money. Period. It does not matter how you divide up money that you do not have. Michael Moore is a charlatan who cannot conjour money out of thin air. This nation is broke. We have corrupt unions, corrupt corporations, and corrupt government. Why? Because we the people have become corrupt. Union organizers, CEOs, and government bureaucrats are not raised on a special farm somewhere. They went to school with us, shop with us, live next to us. We are a corrupt, debased people, and there is no escaping what is coming. If we start to live within our means now, it will be ugly. But if we wait, it will be a living nightmare. I prefer ugly. What do you prefer?

    • Greg

      You sir are correct. What's funny is, it will be union members that drag Moore out of his house and take what he has while he crys "why me!?!" I prefer ugly to a living nightmare and hungry to starving, so lets get ready.

    • Jim_C

      Well, the states are out of money, and there's a lot of businesses stagnating, but as a nation, we're still incredibly wealthy, it's just that money's not circulating around, except in a very small sector. When we seriously and intellectually honestly ask ourselves what has happened, that's when we start to put this place back together. It's still going to be painful, but I'm with you as far as "ugly now."

  • Steve Chavez

    "SPREAD THE WEALTH? Not mine dummy, yours!"

    UNIONS=MARXIST MAFIAS and Moore proves it!

    "SPREAD THE LOSSES" is what WALKER wanted to do instead of LAYING OFF thousands leaving families with no pay check therefore leading to more unemployment, foreclosures, and misery BUT THAT'S WHAT OBAMA AND MOORE WANT! THEY THEN KNOW THAT THOSE LAYED OFF WORKERS will blame Republicans and they'll SPREAD THE WORD! Their extended families will also blame the Repubicans! THAT'S THE GOAL!!!

    In 2004, the Communist Party USA front, United for Peace and Justice, held a NY rally at the Republican Convention and in their PWW newspaper, they claimed 500,000 protesters. At the head of the march was a large street-wide banner held up by JESSE JACKSON, MEDEA BENJAMIN, DANNY GLOVER, AND MICHAEL MOORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jim_C

      You know rich liberals actually do advocate FOR higher taxes on themselves, right?

      Layoffs in Wisconsin? Walker gave his donors tax breaks in order to create jobs. So the laid off workers have nothing to worry about.

  • Kim

    Michael Moore is a fat-cat millionaire hypocrite.
    Where does Moore spread the wealth? Does he donate his millions to the poor in America? No. He sits on his millions and eats his money up in junk food.

    • Jim_C

      I don't know about his money; he obviously donates his time. And time, according to some, is money….

      I always forget that class envy is OK when it's directed at rich liberals.

  • USMCSniper

    Michael Moore, aka" Grungy Glutton" sole purpose is to spread anti-Americanism at home and abroad. His books are routine best-sellers in Europe. This puke bag was even wishing for more American deaths in Iraq and openly saying he hopes we fail there. I wouldn't piss on a guy like Michael Moore if he were on fire. If I evr met him on a dark street at night, he would only see the light of dawn if I allowed it.

  • John

    I have to tell you that I've had to join a couple of unions in the past. Had to. There was no other choice, so from the get-go, I am one that despises them. They might have had a purpose when they began, but today is a different story. However, saying that, I'll admit that I feel a little torn when it comes to police and firemen. These individuals actually risk their lives to protect our society and because of the "danger" aspect of their job, I feel that they should receive some kind of compensation that would motivate them to keep them in the job. I couldn't nor would I want to do that job.

    On another note, this "we're not broke" and "take it from the wealthy" has really gotten old. I've given this some thought and when it comes down to it it is actually nothing more than coveting. You want something that someone else has earned or gotten and are jealous because they have and you don't. I work hard for what I get and I'm sure many of the wealthy have as well. So, Mr. Moore, you and your pal Obama feel free at any time to start dispersing your wealth but I seriously don't think you will. Some kids may have trust funds, etc or live like Paris Hilton, doing absolutely nothing to benefit society with whatever they've been given. But, unless they decide to give their fortune away it will continue to be theirs. But for me, I wouldn't ever want to be them or have the big old hole they continue to attempt to fill and can't. If you read the last of the 10 Commandments, this truly does seem to fit the coveting commandment.

    • Jim_C

      The relative stagnation of middle income wages for the last 30 years and the enormous growth in wealth of the top 2-5% is an economic fact that did not just "happen" because the rich are so "deserving." They paid good money for the lobbyists to make it so. They have effectively redistributed the wealth to themselves. To recognize this fact doesn't make you a communist; it makes a you observant.

      As for jobs you could not or would not want to do, I'd rather sit in a boardroom, crunch numbers in my office, or duff around a golf course all day than have to corral 60 middle school students.

      • GPG

        The Tea Party has long ago found the solution to this problem and it is why you don't hear the concern you think you should. If the government doesn't have the power to grant favors then there if no reason to have lobbyists of any kind. Regulation, no matter how well intended, grants favors to some and not others, the threat of laws limiting freedom for individuals and corporations bring out the big lobbyists in terms of both the union and other special interests.

        If you try to add more laws and regulations to handle that problem it just adds another layer of people that will be lobbied so that unions and industry get what they want and on and on. The only solution is if the government losses a lot of power to make those kinds of decisions. That is what wanting smaller government is all about in the end.

        We want small government which applies the minimum necessary laws equally to all Americans, regardless of race, creed or income.

        • Jim_C

          Your answer reminds me why I sympathize with the everyday people in the TEA party. It's just that what you want, and how to get it, seem about as pie in the sky as those who talk quixotically about starting a new political party. These people who hire these lobbyists are not going to let that happen. Nor is the TEA party going to gain real traction until they start making enemies out of those people. Otherwise–they're just Republicans with a new name.

          In the meantime, you start shrinking government, people start losing services…I'm sorry, I just don't see it.

          So how do we get there? Election reform?

  • dnlchisholm

    "The Obama Misery Index and the Rise of Obamavilles" is the best blog post I've read in a long time. This is why President Obama will be a one-term president!

    I can't recommend this piece highly enough. This will be all the ammo we'll need when talking to other voters during the 2012 general election.

  • QuantumSam

    @John – Don't be torn; police and firemen are exempt from the Wisconsin law.

    On another subject it is great that Gov Walker has suspended the AWOL Senators' pay. Now the police need to check if those AWOL Senators spent gov funds on their Illinois "vacation" which may be construed as fraud ; also any money taken from other parties to finance their activities could be illegal campaign contributions or constued as bribery.

  • tagalog

    Pets or meat?

  • Questions

    Michael Moore has eaten one cheeseburger too many. He imagines himself to be a documentarian-guerrilla hero of the working man, but in fact knows little of how jobs are created.

    • Jim_C

      And how many jobs did Mr.Bush and the Republican congress help create in his 8 years? I'm just asking, because I am assuming you voted for them. So tell me about their record. What did they know about job creation?

      Oh but that's right…water under the bridge, right?

      • pagegl

        Things may not have been wonderful during Bush's administration but it began as a recession was starting. No, there weren't as many jobs created in his 8 years as there was during Clinton's. Then again, one can probably argue that Clinton and the Democrats buggared the economic climate created by Reagan and Bush the first.

        Even the meager 3 million jobs created during Bush's tenure was huge compared to what Obama is giving us. In fact, it appears that Obama has taken us back to levels last seen during Clinton's tenure:

        • Jim_C

          The last bad recession we had was the one Bush I inherited from Reagan. Now, Clinton didn't bugger the economic climate, and that's why he was re-elected. He stayed out of the way of growth. He also happened to be lucky enough to preside over the country when the internet took off. He also happened to be lucky enough to get out before the bubble burst.

          If the economy recovered at all under Bush II, we'd all be happy and have to think conservatism won (as we did, in effect, under the "New Democrat" Clinton). But in fact we saw people like Greenspan rethinking his own philosophies while we caved into the worst economy since the Great Depression.

          This ain't to tar Bush, but to say look, you'd better be honest if you want to talk economics. Bush's policies did ZERO to help the economy.

      • Questions

        Politicians don't create jobs; inventors, investors and employers do. The policies espoused by people like Michael Moore are job-killers in whatever country they are tried.

        Incidentally, during 2007-08, the period of the job losses, the House of Representatives was Democrat-controlled. But, hey, why let facts get in the way of a good anti-Bush caricature?

        • Jim_C

          Try to be intellectually honest and look at the facts. In essence, you got the policies you wanted–and we still don't have the jobs.

  • Raymond

    As you know, the Homosexual Lobby is moving fast and furious to carry out its anti-family agenda.

    California is now pushing SB 48, innocently called the “Fair, Accountable, Inclusive and Respectful Education Act” or FAIR Act.

    But there is nothing fair, accountable, inclusive or respectful about it!

    If passed, SB 48 would force school boards, teachers, and textbooks to teach all public school children in grades K-12, to regard Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Americans as positive role models.

    Sponsored by a homosexual activist, California State Senator Mark Leno, SB 48 comes on the heels of six other school homosexual indoctrination laws already on the books.

    And teachers would not be allowed to simply remain silent on LGBT role models, nor would parents have the right to exempt their children from the objectionable curriculum.

    Sadly, the radical Homosexual Agenda includes enticing boys and girls — even as young as Kindergarten to embrace the homosexual, bisexual, and transsexual lifestyles as normal and healthy.

    You see, the Homosexual Lobby wants to use the schools to further dull the moral compass of younger generations who will dutifully dismantle our religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, free enterprise, property rights, the Boy Scouts, and everything else you and I hold dear.

    All in the name of fairness, of course.

    Well, I know that you’ve had enough of immorality disguised as fairness.

    These homosexual indoctrination laws are nothing less than an in-your-face violation of our children’s innocence.

    They are an attack on our children’s natural God-given sense of what is good and wholesome.

    Sadly, public schools are no longer a safe place for boys and girls.

    • aspacia

      Raymond, many homosexuals ended in suicide while this behavior was illegal. Turing comes to mind. I do not believe schools should push any type of political agenda, including homosexuality, albeit I do believe disallowing gay marriage discriminates in that many businesses will not allow benefits to be given to any partner unless they are married.

      That said, I do believe you are a religious extremist and possibly as dangerous as any other religious extremist.

      • Raymond

        God's calls homosexuality and lesbianism
        an abomination. Your defending such evil
        says much about you and those who raised you.

        • aspacia

          My mother is a tolerant, but devout Episcopalean, who was married to my father for nearly 60 years before he died. Again, she drug me to church every Sunday for my weekly religious. fix. She survived the bombing of Plymouth during WWII, and my father's tin can, The Roan, was sunk off the coast of Italy during the same time.

          You should be ashamed of personally attacking my parents. Both often took me to Europe, I sailed on both the QEI and Queen Mary when I was ten, and never left me alone with baby sitters. Purchased books for me, and one was delivered, to me as part of my book club membership, and I never saw either drink until I was 16. I bet you cannot make similar claims regarding your children.

      • Raymond

        I tried to put up some verses from God's word which
        shows that God condemns such evil by this website
        blocked it.

        • aspacia

          LOL, I use to win Bibles when young; I am now much older, more educated and wiser. There is much intolerance in most faiths.


          A Deist

          • Raymond

            16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

          • aspacia

            Thou shalt not suffer a woman to teach. Do I really have to pull in the huge amount of violence and intolerance in the New Testament as well as the Torah.

            Take comfort in your faith, enjoy it, but your preaching will not work with this Deist. I do not try to convince you of the benefits of atheism, agnosticism, deism, or any other belief, please give me the same courtesy.

          • Raymond

            If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Leviticus 20:13

            Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts oftheir own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them upunto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. Romans 1: 24, 25, 26, 27.

            The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: forall that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God. Deuteronomy 22:5.

            Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner,giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forthfor an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Jude 7

            Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, noridolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. 1 Corinthians 6: 9.

            Knowing this, that the law is not madefor a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and forsinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselveswith mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine. 1 Timothy 1:9,10.

            And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put todeath: and ye shall slay the beast. And if a woman approach unto any beast,and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surelybe put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Lev 20: 15, 16.

            Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. Leviticus 18: 22, 23.


  • Raymond

    A lawyer phoned the governor’s mansion shortly
    after midnight. “I need to talk to the governor, it’s
    an emergency!” exclaimed the lawyer.

    After some cajoling, the governor’s assistant
    agreed to wake him up. “So, what is it that’s
    so important that it can’t wait until morning?”
    grumbled the governor.

    “Judge Pierson just died, and I want to take his
    place,” begged the attorney.

    “Well, it’s OK with me if it’s OK with the
    funeral home,” replied the governor as
    he hung up the phone.

  • marlee stanley

    I know for a fact that Michael Moore is a very generous person.
    People have no idea how much money he gives to communities, the arts, and organizations.
    He indeed puts his money where his mouth is!

    • Raymond

      Michael Moore is an evil person.

    • Gislia Jackson

      I'm curious–what organizations does he donate to? I have read that he lives a fairly spartan life, and his only excess is food. Where does he donate his money? I'd honestly like to know, I'm not trying to be mean or argumentative.

  • ApolloSpeaks


    Dear Michael Moore,

    Finally, thanks to you sir, my luck's about change. Finally this homeless, crack addicted, low life bum is about to have a home and place to party in, crash and stay: your millionaire's estate. It's my happy day. In your interview with GRIT TV you thrilled me when you said that America's not broke like the Tea Party says. That the wealth of the rich and famous was a "national resource" for all to share with enough to go around from coast to coast; that their money and riches were really "our wealth," the people's wealth, the property of all including me. What a great philosophy. Sounds like true Christianity.


  • ApolloSpeaks

    What's mine is yours, what's yours is mine. Fair is fair it's so sublime. Humanity is one and indivisible, and what belongs to one is owned by all and vise versa. Everything is everyone's. All property is public rich and poor. As the private realm's abolished in your mind (and your home's no different from a public square) I know I'm not misreading you that your interview was a welcome sign for me to come and live with you. Right now I'm on my way hitching rides across the fruited plains with every doper from Skid Row and decaying, smelly hobo.

    See you soon,


    To see a picture of Jimbo click my name

  • Still Smiling

    In the early 50's, I remember my father saying "the unions will eventually destroy this country." I knew he was a smart man then, but I had no idea how smart! He was not a rich man but lived by the theory that if he was worth more than he was being paid, he was free to go elsewhere.

  • voted against carter

    I live in the metro Detroit aria. Have been indirectly and directly involved with ALL three car companies since 1983.

    Unions AND management are BOTH responsible for their demise.

    Of the "big Three" Ford has all ways been the most hostile to the UNIONS.

    And funny how that worked out for them in the long run as they are the only
    one of "the Big Three" that is viable financially and STILL A PRIVATE company.

    Having said that,…

    Union Dues are nothing more that LEGAL EXTORTION.

    If you want a JOB you HAVE to join the UNION,.. AND you HAVE to PAY DUES.

    WI legislature is making dues optional.

    It IS one of the things the UNIONS are trying to stop.

    When I was in Unions If I could have NOT payed dues I wouldn't have payed it.

    I HATE UNIONS. You want UNIONS??


    Go get a job in DETROIT. Oh,.. wait you can't.


    AND THE REST OF AMERICA pretty soon too.


    UNIONS are Destroying America.

    Look at Detroit MI to see what the UNION's AND the DemocRAT party have planned for America.

    BY the DemocRAT Party and their UNION masters.

    WAY to go AFL-CIO, UAW, AFT,TUA, WGA and SEIU.

    This IS what they WILL do to YOUR town if you LET them.

  • Jim_C

    What Ford has done–finally–is provide the consumer what they actually want. People seriously consider Fords now when they go out to buy. That's awesome. Their new cars actually look like they belong in the current decade. If they can just make them 10% less grandpa-looking and tighten up the steering, I'll buy one.

    Detroit went down for the reason a lot of midwest, rust belt, and plains cities have gone down–the jobs went elsewehere. I believe Ross Perot said something about that, once…

    The "Big 3" have been putting out sub-par quality grandpa-worthy clunkers for years (big exception: their trucks). Now I grant that lack of quality build might be due to unions–I don't know that for a fact but I can see how costs might have contributed to low quality. But it's not like their engineers and design team wanted to put out fuel-efficient, modern-looking, stylish vehicles while the unions held them to the homely, inelegant, inefficient designs they're infamous for. Even when they went for "innovative" design they often looked like old guys trying too hard to look young.

    • Gislia Jackson

      Your arguments are so–like an old guy trying to look young, Democrat Jim. Go back to Huffingtonpost, and hang around with your own kind. I get the impression people here don't like your posts; and, frankly, I think they are disingenuous at best, idiotic at the least. Why do you, perversely, insist on hanging around people with ideological views that are diametrically opposed to yours? You are never going to convince any of us that your libtard views are acceptable, and neither are we going to convince you that the constitution is sacred. So why not just part company with this comment section, Democrat Jim? Just go away, go back to HuffPo and hang out with your own kind. Call it voluntary desegregation, if you will.

  • Raymond

    Homosexuals prey on children.
    33% of homosexuals ADMIT to minor/adult sex (7).
    There is a notable homosexual group, consisting of thousands of members, known as the North American Man and Boy Love Association ( NAMBLA). This is a child molesting homosexual group whose cry is "SEX BEFORE 8 BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE." This group can be seen marching in most major homosexual parades across the United States.
    Homosexuals commit more than 33% of all reported child molestations in the United States, which, assuming homosexuals make up 2% of the population, means that 1 in 20 homosexuals is a child molestor, while 1 in 490 heterosexuals is a child molestor (19).
    73% of all homosexuals have had sex with boys under 19 years of age (9).
    Many homosexuals admit that they are pedophiles: "The love between men and boys is at the foundation of homosexuality" (22).
    Because homosexuals can't reproduce naturally, they resort to recruiting children. Homosexuals can be heard chanting "TEN PERCENT IS NOT ENOUGH, RECRUIT, RECRUIT, RECRUIT" in their homosexual parades. A group called the "Lesbian Avengers" prides itself on trying to recruit young girls. They print "WE RECRUIT" on their literature. Some other homosexuals aren't as overt about this, but rather try to infiltrate society and get into positions where they will have access to the malleable minds of young children (e.g., the clergy, teachers, Boy Scout leaders, etc.) (8). See the DC Lesbian Avengers web page, and DC Lesbian Avengers Press Release, where they threaten to recruit little boys and girls. Also, see AFA Action Alert.


    Any reasonably intelligent person can easily see through this man, for the liar and distorter of facts, truth, and morality! He is a typical blowhard who preys upon the uneducated, fomenting them up into a seething caludron of nothinness!
    When this fraud begins to give away all the millions he has gotten through chicanery, lying, and distortion, to the very "working class" he so sobbingly claims to represent, then and only then, maybe he will elicit some sort of credibility.