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    Michael Moore resolves to stop saying 'I support the troops' in 2013

    Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore took to his Huffington Post blog to announce 10 of his 2013 New Year's resolutions.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michae...b_2390024.html

    The fourth and fifth resolutions in particular, in which he criticizes American citizens for joining the armed forces, have sparked particular controversy. The fourth reads:

    4. Stop saying, "I support the troops." I don't. I used to. I understand why so many enlisted after 9/11. Sadly, many of them were then trapped and sent off to invade Iraq. I felt for all of them. I understood those who joined because of a lousy economy. But at some point all individuals must answer for their actions, and now that we know our military leaders do things that have nothing to do with defending our lives, why would anyone sign up for this rogue organization?

    Moore then followed with resolution No. 5:

    5. Apologize for No. 4. I have enormous respect for anyone who would offer to sacrifice their life to defend my right to live. Is there any greater gift one can give another? It's not the troops' fault they're sent to invade other countries for dubious reasons and outright lies. It's OUR responsibility to prevent this, to elect representatives who believe in peace, and to only put our troops in harm's way when it's absolutely necessary. My uncle was killed in World War II. Today would have been his 90th birthday. My dad still misses him. Our family has served this country in the military since the Revolutionary War. None of them watch Fox News.

    In the comments following the blog post, a Huffington Post Community Moderator defended Moore's article:

    "Michael is a controversial guy and that means he's doing things right," the moderator wrote.

    Other readers' comments were mixed, with some finding fault with Moore's logic.

    "Sometimes he is right and sometimes he isn't. Controversy doesn't however mean right. Some things in society really shouldn't be controversial," one wrote. Another added: "How about you lose some weight, so that the now socialized medical system in the country, that you fought so hard for, doesn't have to spend millions trying to keep an obese lazy millionaire healthy."

    Many others on Huffington Post supported Moore's stance.

    "Love the soldiers, hate the wars is how I've always felt. I never did hate the soldiers coming back from Vietnam like some people did," one wrote. "But I do hate these useless wars."

    But Moore's article sparked widespread outrage in social media:

    "Michael Moore's Resolution: "Stop saying, “I support the troops.” I don't." -This is about as low as pitiful as someone can be. #disgusting" one tweeted.

    "Michael Moore is done feeling sorry for the poor saps who enlisted in the Armed Forces of the United States. He has withdrawn his support. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah. You couldn’t possibly make this stuff up.," another wrote.
    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” -- Gen. George S. Patton

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    His resolutions should be, in no order:

    A) Lose fucking weight

    B) Quit looking like a slob all the time

    C) Stop being stupid

    He does make good points at times, but they are far outweighed by some of his just unexplainably ignorant comments.
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    If I ever see him on TV I just turn the channel. I really don't care to hear anything that he has to say.

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    I enjoyed Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit but the rest of his stuff is pandering nonsense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    I enjoyed Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit but the rest of his stuff is pandering nonsense
    Columbine was a fantastic film. I also thought Sicko (while sometimes a little short on facts) was a good film. He's a skilled a movie maker. He's also one of the few people in the world who can say something that I completely agree with but say it in a way that I'm not sure I agree with it anymore.

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    He's a propagandist of epic porportions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    His resolutions should be, in no order:

    A) Lose fucking weight

    B) Quit looking like a slob all the time

    C) Stop being stupid

    He does make good points at times, but they are far outweighed by some of his just unexplainably ignorant comments.
    You forgot one:

    D) Continue to exploit the US system of capitalism and become even more of a multi millionaire by making movies and books that attack the capitalism and multi millionaires.

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    I bet he smells of toe jam and BO.

    Seriously I bet they would find the unedited versions of Star Wars underneath his FUPA.

    Somebody needs to do the world a favor and ship him and the Westboro Church group over to Afghanistan with about 20 slabs of ribs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    I bet he smells of toe jam and BO.

    Seriously I bet they would find the unedited versions of Star Wars underneath his FUPA.

    Somebody needs to do the world a favor and ship him and the Westboro Church group over to Afghanistan with about 20 slabs of ribs.
    If you're packaging that all together, you will only end up with Michael Moore and the Westboro Church arriving.

    He's such a useless fuck.
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    I can't say that I think he does or says anything that involves real analysis. He has what seems to be an emotional reaction to things, then comes up with reasons to support that reaction. His films typically make half-assed assertions or connections to support him, and often lie by omission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    He's such a useless fuck.
    THAT PART

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    I can't say that I think he does or says anything that involves real analysis. He has what seems to be an emotional reaction to things, then comes up with reasons to support that reaction. His films typically make half-assed assertions or connections to support him, and often lie by omission.

    He's more entertainer that educator. The films needed to be taken in that context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    He's more entertainer that educator.
    Nope. Wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    He's more entertainer that educator. The films needed to be taken in that context.
    More like a left wing blow hard.

 

 

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