June 22, 2006

Talking Moore

Via InstaPundit, we hear thoughts about a man we don't hear too much of these days, Michael Moore:

With all the uproar over what rating the movie "Facing the Giants" will get, surely Moore would be offering some thoughts?

After all, when "Fahrenheit 9/11" was given an R rating, Moore told teenagers to disregard authority: "I encourage all teenagers to come see my movie, by any means necessary. If you need me to sneak you in, let me know." Moore said, "There is nothing in the film in terms of violence that we didn't see on TV every night at the dinner hour during the Vietnam War."

Speaking of Michael Moore and wars and small screen violence, a frontline Iraqi interpreter named "Hoss" at Pat Dollard's has a few words (Quicktime, NSFW) for Mr. Moore in his latest Young Americans teaser. I didn't catch all of it, but I think he compared him to poison ivy.


At least, I think he called him a "little itch." I might be missing something in translation.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 22, 2006 05:29 PM | TrackBack

Not able to pull your trailers, but Moore is obviously a target for right wingers. Yes, Moore gets carried away oftentimes, but his prior movie has unfortunately proven to contain more truth than many would care to admit. I use the word "unfortunately" because as much as I am disliking the current administration, I do hope for the best possible outcome given the mess our current leadership has put us in...I think Jack Cafferty said it best when he stated..."North Korea and Iran are building nuclear weapons, and we are in Iraq". We jump to Iraq, but now we must use diplomatic caution with somebody who undisputedly has an nuke! Face the cold hard truth. We are in Iraq for the oil, nothing but. If Somalia had oil, we'd be over there so fast helping poor people, you couldn't blink. What a mess. Before everyone attacks. I watch Fox news more than I do CNN. Not too long before the Reps get a correction in November. As Bill O'Reilly (The Factor is my favorite) said it...If Reps don't fix our influx of immigrants, that will be their Waterloo, the final straw for abandoned "true" conservatives. Though prices of services are low because of their work, our healthcare and other social services are skyrocketing. Amazing how all we hear is talk about security, but any Tom, Dick, and Harry (should I say Pedro, who could pass as a Muslim extremist) can cross our boarder. Oh...except prescription drugs. That would be unsafe to get drugs from Canada. Corporate America and the American Medical Association own our current congress and administration. What a joke, and the conservative middle class keeps falling for the same song and dance every time. Keep your eyes out for polarizing legislation in the fall, like gay marriage. It's coming! See where it gets you. Nowhere.

Posted by: Johnny at June 22, 2006 06:09 PM

Your tinfoil hat is too tight. It is cutting off the flow of blood to your brain.

Posted by: David Gillies at June 22, 2006 06:20 PM


Jack Cafferty says nothing "best."

You need to take some quality Brawny Academy time. Think of it not so much as 'reeducation' camp but as doubleplus good right learning time

Posted by: BumperStickerist at June 22, 2006 06:26 PM

As I suspected...nothing with any substance...a lot of manly man anti-liberal BS.

Posted by: Johnny at June 22, 2006 06:37 PM

Folks let's keep the comments PG, please.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at June 22, 2006 07:24 PM

But Johnny, you have to win elections to make laws. Slight problem there for the past 12 years, and it look like you'll blow this next opportunity in typical fashion.

Posted by: murtha abscam okinawa at June 22, 2006 07:39 PM

OK, Johnny, we'll invade North Korea and Iran next. Happy now?

Posted by: Anon E. Mouse at June 22, 2006 07:46 PM

Liberal: "conspiracy theories and sophistry, repeating talking points without intellectual examination."
Conservative: mockery
Liberal, with haughty tone: "As I suspected...nothing with any substance."

Yeah. Go play the game somewhere else.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 22, 2006 07:48 PM

"If Somalia had oil, we'd be over there so fast helping poor people, you couldn't blink."

There are substantial oil deposits in Darfur, so according to your theory, we should have gotten there "so fast you couldn't blink".

Why aren't we?

Posted by: Robert Crawford at June 22, 2006 08:50 PM

Why aren't we?

Good question.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 22, 2006 09:08 PM

Uh, because Murtha talked Clinton into pulling out in '93?

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at June 22, 2006 09:12 PM

Wait a minute... If we're robbing all of Iraq's oil, why did I just pay 2.69 a gallon 15 minutes ago? Where is all this ill-gotten oil being stored? Rove's ass? That is the biggest straw man bullsh*t argument against the war yet, but that wont stop the Democrats from banging that drum all the way to yet another defeat.

Posted by: The Drizzle at June 22, 2006 09:18 PM

Why aren't we in Somalia?

CY beat me to it. We WERE in Somalia. But the left considered the warlords not the real enemy, Somalia not a threat to us and decided to get out before we lost anyone else "for no good reason."

Bin Laden spicifically mentiond our retreat there as a reason he thought 911 would suceed.

Posted by: monkeyboy at June 23, 2006 05:52 AM

I highly recommend the documentary "Michael Moore Hates America" by Michael Wilson. There is a segment with Sgt.Peter Damon, who lost both his arms in Iraq, talking about how Moore used NBC footage of him in the VA hospital in "Fahrenheit 9/11" without his consent. Sgt.Damon has since filed a lawsuit against Michael Moore.

Posted by: Tom TB at June 23, 2006 08:22 AM

We were in Somalia. Murtha demanded we leave.

Posted by: drjohn at June 23, 2006 10:00 AM

Michael Moore Hates America is a very good movie. I do wish the title were different so that some of my liberal friends would be open to seeing it --- maybe a title like Chickenhawk 2017 ---. This documentary exposes Moore and his style of documenting "facts."

Posted by: Greg at June 23, 2006 11:45 AM


Yeah, the damn conservative middle class can be so easily bought off with a phone in the pocket, broadband internet, and 100 channel cable TV (and Hi-Def). They're being bought off by 'the man' and they don't even know it.

On the other hand, maybe you (and Bruce Springsteen) think you're a character in the Grapes of Wrath. In the 30s the poor worried about their next meal. In the 'oughts' the poor have obesity problems. You want to help the poor then help elect law and order mayors for the cities. Because that's where our lives diverge the most - order and security.


Posted by: Sweetie at June 23, 2006 02:42 PM

Venezuela is a pain, and they have oil. Why aren't we there?

We have troops in South Korea, which helps contain NoKo.

We have troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, which helps (a little) with the whackjobs in Iran.

Before 9/11, we didn't have troops in Iraq or Afghanistan.

In war, as in real estate; location, location, location.

Posted by: sulla at June 23, 2006 04:16 PM