What's Michael Moore been up to?


Locutus
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Michael Moore Recommends Soldiers Punch the Lights Out of People Who Thank Them for Their Service



Michael Moore: Those Who Say 'I Support the Troops' Really Don't
 
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petros
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If ever there were somebody who needed to go sit in a tipi and starve, it's Michael Moore
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

If ever there were somebody who needed to go sit in a tipi and starve, it's Michael Moore


Well, if he's hunger striking with Spence, I wouldn't expect that either would lose an ounce... Quite the contrary really.
 
TeddyBallgame
+1
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

Michael Moore Recommends Soldiers Punch the Lights Out of People Who Thank Them for Their Service



Michael Moore: Those Who Say 'I Support the Troops' Really Don't

- Moore is at least as repellent as Fat Albert Gore when it comes to hypocritically exploting the gullibility and feeble mindedness of the political left for his own personal gain with a litany of lies, half truths and distortions.

- I have no doubt whatsoever that a solid majority of US soldiers given a choice would much prefer to punch out Moore's lights than to punch out the lights of average Americans who do support the troops even though many and [perhaps most average Americans by now are weary of the ME conflicts and willing to acquiesce as Duffer and Commander In Chief Obama withdraws from Iraq and Afghanistan while failing to make a successful or even a serious attempt to consolidate the US strategic gains that were there for the taking.

- Maybe Moore is subconsciously resentful of the troops inasmuch as he knows that any nation which would be reduced to drafting a morbidly obese piece of crap like him is a nation that is facing certain defeat.
 
earth_as_one
+3 / -1
#5
I agree with Moore in that many people who claim they support the troops really don't. They say the words, but fail to back those words up with any action that actually supports the troops.

Besides wearing a poppy on Remembrance Day, Harper doesn't support the troops either:

Disabled veterans, widows slam Harper government ahead of Remembrance Day | Canada | News | National Post

Tories spent more than $750,000 fighting veterans’ pension claim | Canada | News | National Post

If the Harper government seriously supported the troops then they would increase Canadian Forces pay and benefits and give veterans preferential access to jobs, education and health care.
 
Highball
#6
The last I saw of him on TV he must be 300 lbs and getting bigger.
 
Walter
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by Highball View Post

The last I saw of him on TV he must be 300 lbs and getting bigger.

I would say closer to 400 lbs.
 
Ron in Regina
Free Thinker
+2
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Highball View Post

The last I saw of him on TV he must be 300 lbs and getting bigger.

Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

I would say closer to 400 lbs.

Actually, Dude's been getting smaller....

 
gerryh
+4
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

If ever there were somebody who needed to go sit in a tipi and starve, it's Michael Moore

Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Well, if he's hunger striking with Spence, I wouldn't expect that either would lose an ounce... Quite the contrary really.

Quote: Originally Posted by TeddyBallgame View Post

- reduced to drafting a morbidly obese piece of crap like him is a nation that is facing certain defeat.

Quote: Originally Posted by Highball View Post

The last I saw of him on TV he must be 300 lbs and getting bigger.

Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

I would say closer to 400 lbs.


Sure are a lot of shallow, brainless, ignorant a$$holes posting on this board.
 
petros
+2
#10
Welcome aboard.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Sure are a lot of shallow, brainless, ignorant a$$holes posting on this board.

Meaning their opinions don't coincide with yours? -
 
karrie
No Party Affiliation
+7
#12
holy crap. This thread makes me wonder how many of our members are too fat to have opinions on things.

Frankly, I've said almost this exact same thing to members of this forum in the past, RCS and grainfed if I recall correctly, when I pointed out that knowing them is exactly why I am so anti-war, and that being against a war did NOT amount to me being against the soldiers.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
+4
#13
Yup! Shoot the messenger without even reading what he had to say. He is perfectly right. All these bozo who say they support the troops do absolutely nothing but pay lip servic like a bunch of parrots. I support our troops. Bring them home so they don't get killed fighting stupid wars that have nothing to do with defending Canada and everything to do with making the military/industrial complex fat cats richer. You don't have to like Michael, but at least read what he has to say before you flame the guy.
 
petros
+2
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffythebiffyman

You don't have to like Michael, but at least read what he has to say before you flame the guy.

True enough by why is he saying what he says?

We all know war is sh*t, we all know soldiers don't start wars, we all know soldiers are humans who love and are loved, we all know that soldiers aren't politicians, we all know soldiers risk their limbs and lives to protect us and the people of the nations they are sent to defend or rebuild.

So when it comes to saying it's lip service he's up his azz because the respect is there in our hearts if not always on our lips.

So what's his point other than self-promotion?

If you want to be rotten to the Corp be rotten to the Corp but why the fluff and bullsh*t claiming people don't care enough?
Last edited by petros; Jan 7th, 2013 at 02:12 AM..
 
damngrumpy
No Party Affiliation
+2
#15
Actually whether or not one agrees with him he has provided a forum for discussion.
Is that not the intent of a documentary?
There was some serious positions take some I totally agreed with and other not so much.
In any case he provided thought provoking discussion and gave some the ability to
engage in their daily quota of creative insults
What more can you ask for
 
petros
+1
#16
I don't have a quota.
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
+2
#17
Honestly I skimmed the article - as in just read the basic points - and yet what little I did read, I did have to agree with to a point. It's one thing to say "I support our troops!"; it's another to actually DO something with those words (I'll read it over again later).

If what he said at the end is true, and he's making a point of hiring ex military to work for him, then he is, in effect, supporting the troops more than a lot of other people are. That he's trying to get other business' to do the same is also supporting them.

For myself, I've family in the military and if they ever needed anything, I'd bend over backwards to help them. Same with the friends I have that are in, too. If I were given a choice about where my tax dollars was to go, a large chunk of it would be to the military (just wish we had that choice).

Yet he does make a point; am I really that supportive if I'm not doing anything right now to help, whatever I can to help? How is that "supporting the troops"?

It's great people talk the talk, but very few walk the walk and I think that was his point and a good point it is.

Honestly, if all you can do is childishly make fun of his weight instead of something intelligent to what he said, why not just give your fingers a rest and not post at all? At least you would save yourselves from looking like schoolyard girlie-groups who have to cluck, cluck over someone's look.
 
Nuggler
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Sure are a lot of shallow, brainless, ignorant a$$holes posting on this board.

Nice to see you Gerry.

"
So what's his point other than self-promotion?"

Bingo, Petros.

The docs he did got people talking and perhaps thinking...........
 
Praxius
Free Thinker
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in Regina View Post

Actually, Dude's been getting smaller....



JABA JU WEEBE DA CONOZ DUR'GARBA SICKO, PRINCESS LICKY LICKY, GABA JU'DEEBA, DOCUMENTARY PORNO!!!!
 
SLM
No Party Affiliation
+5
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by karrie View Post

holy crap. This thread makes me wonder how many of our members are too fat to have opinions on things.

I think it has far less to do with the size of his waistline and far more to do with his political leanings that earn him all the vitriol. Those with more right leaning views will always take pot shots at him the same way that those with more left leaning views will always take shots at Rush Limbaugh. And the 'shots' are never restricted to just shooting down their opinions.

I'll be honest, I have a darker and often times inappropriate sense of humour. I chuckled at the first one or two posts, and I'm hardly a size two. After that it just kinda got old.

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

True enough by why is he saying what he says?

Why does anyone say what they say?

Quote:

We all know war is sh*t, we all know soldiers don't start wars, we all know soldiers are humans who love and are loved, we all know that soldiers aren't politicians, we all know soldiers risk their limbs and lives to protect us and the people of the nations they are sent to defend or rebuild.

So when it comes to saying it's lip service he's up his azz because the respect is there in our hearts if not always on our lips.

So what's his point other than self-promotion?

If you want to be rotten to the Corp be rotten to the Corp but why the fluff and bullsh*t claiming people don't care enough?

We all know it and yet there are still homeless vets that slip through the cracks in the system that we ignore, there are still aging vets in homes who don't get visits, etc. So nothing he said is untrue per se.

It's an opinion piece, is anyone really shocked that he offered his opinion in it?

The way I look at it is that I use the same grain of salt when watching some of his films as I do watching CBC or reading Sun News, everybody, and I do mean everybody, is putting forth their information with a slant. There are times when I view his films and acknowledge a basic truth that I agree with and there are times when I roll my eyes at his theatrics, just like I do with Ezra or any of the other drama queens (many of them right here on this forum too.)
 
Locutus
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nuggler View Post

The docs he did got people talking and perhaps thinking...........

And made a sh!t ton of cash.
 
SLM
No Party Affiliation
+2
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Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

And made a sh!t ton of cash.

So what? Dozens of folks, if not more, make a sh!t ton of cash off their opinions. And they all give us water cooler gossipers something to yammer about.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post


Honestly, if all you can do is childishly make fun of his weight instead of something intelligent to what he said, why not just give your fingers a rest and not post at all? At least you would save yourselves from looking like schoolyard girlie-groups who have to cluck, cluck over someone's look.

Hey, he's a public figure, and when you take on that role you accept whatever comes with it, even Jack Benny and Bob Hope took ribbing and every president since Big George, including Old George and young George. I suppose Moore gets more than his fair share but that happens when you act like a goof!
 
Locutus
+1
#24
A one percenter in a cheap occupy suit.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

I think it has far less to do with the size of his waistline and far more to do with his political leanings that earn him all the vitriol.

Much of it has to do with the irony of the stunt (read: hunger strike to also highlight the struggle for necessities like food) and the fact that neither individual appears to have had any issues with hunger.

Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

It's an opinion piece, is anyone really shocked that he offered his opinion in it?

Opinion is one thing, but promoting violence within that opinion is quite another thing
 
Nuggler
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

So what? Dozens of folks, if not more, make a sh!t ton of cash off their opinions. And they all give us water cooler gossipers something to yammer about.


Hokay, so let's you and me start the SLM-NUGG blog and get rich beyond the dreams of avarice. Make docs decrying everything. Get &^&^(&(& rich. hahahahahahahah

What with our cool, common sense approach to world affairs, we're bound to succeed...........................mebee
 
Machjo
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

Michael Moore Recommends Soldiers Punch the Lights Out of People Who Thank Them for Their Service



Michael Moore: Those Who Say 'I Support the Troops' Really Don't

Hmmm... so because Mr. Moore believes that those troops were sent to war to commit illegitimate acts of violence, they should therefore now commit more such acts?

Do I have that right, or did I miss something here?
 
karrie
No Party Affiliation
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Much of it has to do with the irony of the stunt (read: hunger strike to also highlight the struggle for necessities like food) and the fact that neither individual appears to have had any issues with hunger.



Opinion is one thing, but promoting violence within that opinion is quite another thing

lol... if you take a quote out of context he's promoting violence. If you actually read it... no.

Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

Hmmm... so because Mr. Moore believes that those troops were sent to war to commit illegitimate acts of violence, they should therefore now commit more such acts?

Do I have that right, or did I miss something here?

The part where he says he's being figurative.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
+1
#29
I like Moore; he's feisty and accurate.
CNN Gets Blitzed by Michael Moore - YouTube

His comments about medicare, the Iraq war, the economy ae spot on.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by karrie View Post

lol... if you take a quote out of context he's promoting violence. If you actually read it... no.


Yeah... I saw that non-promotion of violence in the statement:

"And please, next time some "supporter of the troops" says to you with that concerned look on their face, "I thank you for your service," you have my permission to punch their lights out (figuratively speaking, of course)."

So, I'm guessing that this is the 'quote out of context' to which you refer?.. The one that has the disclaimer at the end that his lawyer probably demanded that he include?

So, please tell me o wise one... How does one provide permission to punch their lights out in an 'out of context' sense?

Does Moore believe that those with his expressed permission, the antagonist will mime their actions and thoughts?

Perhaps they'll simply state it verbally and quickly add-in that this is not to be construed as a threat of physical violence but as anecdotal commentary on their 'lack of support'.
 

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