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Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore, 2009)

Old 08-20-09, 03:28 PM
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Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore, 2009)

Michael Moore's new "documentary" (in quotes for you naysayers) hits theaters on October 2nd. This time, our intrepid pudgy do-gooder is taking on the recent government bailouts amongst other issues concerning the disparity of wealth.

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Old 08-20-09, 04:37 PM
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Re: Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore, 2009)


He's still fat.
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He's still fat.
And stupid.
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Re: Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore, 2009)

The trailer on CNN makes it look like a glib, buffoonish rendition of the PBS Frontline episodes "Breaking the Bank" and "Inside the Meltdown" along with some salt of the earth class warfare schtuff sprinkled in for effect.
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Re: Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore, 2009)

Speaking of comparisons between Moore and PBS/Frontline, the 2009 Frontline episode "Sick Around America" is much better than Sicko.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl...damerica/view/
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Re: Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore, 2009)

Just a guess, but I am willing to bet he blames a lot of things, tells what the problem is, ignores it, and then goes and harrasses Charlton Heston's grave.

I wonder if Obama gets a pass.
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Re: Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore, 2009)

If I am assured that Charlton Heston's grave will be harassed, I'll watch this opening day.

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If I am assured that Charlton Heston's grave will be harassed, I'll watch this opening day.

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Re: Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore, 2009)

That attempted insult doesn't even make sense; try to stay ontopic, hoss.

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Re: Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore, 2009)

I thought Michael Moore supposedly lost a ton of weight. Was that just a rumor or what? Dude is still huge?
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That attempted insult doesn't even make sense; try to stay ontopic, hoss.

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It does to everyone else, don't worry.
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I thought Michael Moore supposedly lost a ton of weight. Was that just a rumor or what? Dude is still huge?
was that supposed to be taken literally?
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Re: Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore, 2009)

That has to be the worst trailer ever.
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That has to be the worst trailer ever.
I agree. I've updated it with the full trailer now.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson View Post
I thought Michael Moore supposedly lost a ton of weight. Was that just a rumor or what? Dude is still huge?
You're confusing Moore with Peter Jackson.
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You should take any documentary with a grain of salt. I'm sure there will be a few interesting talking points here and there, but typically... his strongest points are the ones he glosses over.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson View Post
I thought Michael Moore supposedly lost a ton of weight. Was that just a rumor or what? Dude is still huge?
You've got him confused with Peter Jackson.
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Re: Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore, 2009)

Saw this tonight but don't really want to get into any debates about Moore's weight, etc.

I will note that there's some vintage newreel footage of Franklin Roosevelt in this film that has supposedly never been seen by American eyes since it was recorded not long before his death, nor was it ever screened at the time, despite his specific request that it be filmed (I believe it was the "second part" of one of his last addresses, which he gave over the radio because he was too sick to do it any other way). Fascinating to realize how close you folks came to actually having most, if not all, of the benefits we enjoy—yes, enjoy! despite our own system's flaws—up here along with folks in virtually every other industrialized nation today, including the two defeated nations where Roosevelt's key ideas were put into effect by the U.S. after the war: Germany and Japan, two countries who, in time, helped to seal the fate of the U.S. auto industry several decades later.
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Re: Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore, 2009)

Roosevelt was a Socialist!

Why would I want to spend a damned dime on some other dirty rotten so-and-so...especially those damned illegals!?!

Good luck getting quality healthcare in those countries!!!


Does that about cover it?
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Why would I want to spend a damned dime on some other dirty rotten so-and-so...especially those damned illegals!?!
And so the legals keep on suffering?

Considering how many of you go broke paying for health care, or the health care of loved ones, when you DO finally need it, it's kinda sad that that age-old distortion is the still the best defense. I'm not fond of paying for illegals up here (although we get a lot less of 'em than you, we still get 'em) to have the same or similar benefits as I do, but as long as I have those benefits that's what matters the most. The illegals suck, but they aren't a majority here. Maybe down south, perhaps.

Good luck getting quality healthcare in those countries!!!
I know people who do, in both countries. Natives to both countries, and one person who achieved dual citizenship through the usual channels and says the health care is pretty damned good. Hardly a consensus, I know, but it's something.

Guess that about covers it.
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I was being a tad ironic.
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"And pizzas with double extra cheese should be supplied by the government, because extra cheese is a Constitutional right, dammit! Double extra cheese is doubly so!"
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Saw this tonight but don't really want to get into any debates about Moore's weight, etc.

I will note that there's some vintage newreel footage of Franklin Roosevelt in this film that has supposedly never been seen by American eyes since it was recorded not long before his death, nor was it ever screened at the time, despite his specific request that it be filmed (I believe it was the "second part" of one of his last addresses, which he gave over the radio because he was too sick to do it any other way). Fascinating to realize how close you folks came to actually having most, if not all, of the benefits we enjoy—yes, enjoy! despite our own system's flaws—up here along with folks in virtually every other industrialized nation today, including the two defeated nations where Roosevelt's key ideas were put into effect by the U.S. after the war: Germany and Japan, two countries who, in time, helped to seal the fate of the U.S. auto industry several decades later.
Yes but you are typing this while waiting in line to see a doctor, aren't you? Aren't you?
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A line? What's that?
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"And pizzas with double extra cheese should be supplied by the government, because extra cheese is a Constitutional right, dammit! Double extra cheese is doubly so!"
i don't know why i have diabetes, but the goverment should pay to fix it
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