Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Michael Moore kicks wolf blitzer's ass

And it is delicious. I adore this righteously angry man. I am sure the vast realm of wing nuttery will begin to rant about Moore's confrontation of the smug liar Blitzer, but for the moment, this is very fine.

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Anonymous tater said...

Mr. Moore 1, asshats 0. YEEHAW!!! Made my morning, my day, my week! Thanks Belle!

July 10, 2007 9:38 AM  
Blogger Red7Eric said...

For some odd reason, I've been trolling the sites of gay rethuglicans recently, and it's DEPRESSING.

I don't know why I look at that stuff. I might write about it later today if I can stomach it.

July 10, 2007 10:51 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

I love him for absolutely blindsiding Blitzer, who I'm sure was busily tossing out the notecards of softball questions he was prepared to ask at the time during the rant.

I don't necessarily buy into the motivation Michael Moore's grandstanding every single time, but you have to admire someone who can just lay it all out there without blinking an eye. Maybe we need more of that.

July 10, 2007 11:16 AM  
Anonymous lynette said...

erin ~ we need more of that. absolutely.

eric ~ i made the mistake of reading the letters to the editor in sunday's tulsa world. i was despondent. it is so completely depressing. as much as the guy who works for me insisting we "attacked iraq because they attacked us" despite our many, many, many, many, many (did i say MANY!!!) conversations and evidence presented and even a clip of the thug-in-chief saying that he never said 9/11 had anything to do with iraq. god help us.

and tater, yes, it made my day too. happy!

July 10, 2007 11:57 AM  
Blogger LSL said...

I saw this when it originally aired, and you're right - it is delicious. Moore is amazing. Blitzer barely stands up against him with people feeding him answers in his ear.

July 10, 2007 6:23 PM  
Anonymous GRRSteve said...

I loved it.

And what else I loved was the overwhelming number of comments supporting Mr. Moore. Would someone please tell me why there's ALWAYS some troll who'll make a crude attempt at a fat joke?

And what, exactly, are these trolls arguing AGAINST? Unless they're self-medicating or have infinite financial resources, are there ANY Americans who have no questions or concerns about the level of care they can get?

And Eric, my thoughts are with you after your tour of the unfortunate side. It's inexplicable what kind of self-loathing and masochism some people put , isn't it? I can only imagine it's like the kind of queasiness I feel towards this one guy I've seen at the YMCA for years, who always comes by himself and then spends long, leisurely periods in the steam room fondling himself... and then seeing him in my restaurant this afternoon with his wife, mother, and two small children.

July 10, 2007 9:01 PM  
Anonymous GRRSteve said...

On a happier note, check out the HuffPo's chat with Michael Moore tonight (it's on as I'm typing this). Wow. I've never seen that many comments pending at one time on a forum. He's certainly tapped into our righteous anger! Good for him.

July 10, 2007 9:52 PM  
Anonymous lynette said...

steve, i did and i participated. that was amazing. what a treat to "hear" such an outpouring from people. i am inspired and hopeful.

July 10, 2007 9:57 PM  
Anonymous lynette said...

Steve, I just saw Bush on health care at DemocraticUnderground.com.

I am going to actually go to Washington and find that man and just shake the shit out of him the next time I hear "Health Savings Account" come out of his mouth.

He is so far detached from the reality of the average working person, it's simply absurd. "Health Savings Account" wouldn't have helped me a bit when I was spending more than $30,000 out of pocket yearly for more than four years just for the excess costs NOT covered by our superior health plan.

I just didn't have $30K disposable income when my husband was not working at all, and we are reasonably comfortable. It's infuriating to watch him, in his smug arrogance, yapping about this when he knows NOTHING of what's like for the rest of us.

July 10, 2007 10:08 PM  
Anonymous tater said...

He knows nothing period. He is the dullest tool god ever resigned to the shed. If there was truly an Island of misfit toys, he would be the one left behind unrescued. Total Doofus. I hate everything about him, but his chimpy smirk makes me violent. HATE THIS MAN. Health savings plan, which you can then turn over to my rich buddies denying your coverage. ARRRRGGGGHHHHH! Is this country being invaded by the Body Snatchers? Where is reality? Why haven't we impeached this fucker yet?

July 10, 2007 11:27 PM  
Anonymous GRRSteve said...

Lynette and tater, what I fear more is that Bush and his cronies DO GET IT, but just don't care. They'll say whatever they think the mainstream press will pick up on a few seconds of some catchphrase or partial thought. Then they'll say it again. And again. And again, each time barely able to mask their contempt at the "little" people they seem to wholly abhor and believe that they own.

Those in the Bush administration, as well as a significant number of supporters, are the arrogant, middle-school bullies who figured out they actually could push their way to getting whatever they wanted. So now, they've got theirs, all wrapped in a flag, and screw the rest of us.

And I'd like to discuss this more at a later and more appropriate time, but I'm not convinced that the Bush administration will reliquish the White House in 2009. Really. All that needs to happen is an "attack" on, or "threat" to, Americans to materialize before a state of national emergency would be declared. And should (or should I say when) our military's directed to hit inside Iran... anything's possible. Just sayin'.

(Please forgive the grammar. It's early here and I'm only on my second cup of coffee. THX.)

July 11, 2007 6:57 AM  
Anonymous lynette said...

tater, gore says that bush IS smart, that the frightening thing about him (so many things) and the reason he seems so detached from and out of step with the American people is that he is so far right wing as to be unrecognizable by the majority of us. the lunatic right wing crap we've seen from him is apparently only scratching the surface (and surely is, given the extreme secrecy of this administration, the lunacy has been hidden behind smoke and mirrors). i hate him so much i want to think he's an idiot, a fool, a cretin.

bush, the man who continues his bicycle ride while England's attacked by terrorists, urges health and fitness for all of us. but having fought my weight all of my life, there's a direct correlation between unbearable stress and weight gain and, surely, other bad habits. he implies that we all just need to get healthy and we'll not need any healthcare. and that is true, in part, but how much healthier might we all be if the unrelenting stress of having to stay in miserable jobs for health benefits, of having to worry about whether we can afford that premium this month, whether we can afford to get sick at all? it's bad for me and my finances are good. what must it be like for a young family stretched to the limit on bills and suddenly faced with an unexpected surgery or ER visit.

Steve, I have the same feeling. Blackwater scares me to death and as I write that i think "you have degenerated into a conspiracy theorist." but just because conspiracy theorist is a crazy thing to be doesn't mean there's no conspiracy.

his power grab has been so extreme that i have no doubt he will at the very least have a struggle giving it up. i think, in part, he is holding fast on iraq because he wants to dump the mess on his successor so he can say "see? see what pulling has done?"

i am wanting impeachment NOW because i fear what they can do in 18 months. everyone says "it's only 18 months," but that's long enough to attack iran, to start a 3d world war, to further wreck this world on every level. i despise him.

in Assault on Reason, Gore recounts an instance in which Cheney was discussing the absurd idea of cutting taxes for the rich while launching a war. someone in the meeting said "we really can't cut taxes, this will benefit the higher income brackets" or something like that. Cheney said we will. "It is our due."

Our due. People like him. It is his due ~ this rape of the treasury, the destruction of our country. It is his due. And for what? Because he and his neocon thug cronies are . . . what? richer? smarter? how could it possibly be their due when there are 300 million people living in this land? Those are the words of a would-be fascist dictator and it scares me.

July 11, 2007 8:13 AM  
Anonymous Joe / Kusala said...

I love Michael Moore and agree with him almost always, but I don't think he did any favors for himself with the big chunks of the population who thinks he's his own kind of self-absorbed wingnut (he didn't need to screech that many times about wanting CNN to apologize to him).

I also was ticked off when I heard him on NPR when NPR was pointing out some inconsistencies/ innacurracies in SiCKO. He said, "Oh, you guys at NPR need to cave in and look like you're fair and balanced by attacking me." He has a persecution complex -- anyone who calls out any of his errors is branded an enemy, or "in bed with" Corporate America, or whatever.

Like I said, I love him, but he's definitely wearing his own brand of blinders. I'll still take a left-wingnut over a right-wingnut anyday.

July 11, 2007 5:52 PM  

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