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Filmmaker Denies He Is Part of Targeted 1%
A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 5 Nov 2011 | John Semmens

Posted on 11/05/2011 12:26:52 PM PDT by John Semmens

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore says he fully supports the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and rejected suggestions that his vast fortune makes him a member of the 1% targeted by the protesters.

“The 1% is the capitalist pigs who grow rich off of exploiting other people’s needs,” Moore contended. “Using a person’s need for food and shelter to make money is the type of crime the occupiers are protesting. None of the money I’ve made has been so coarsely acquired. People wouldn’t starve or suffer if they didn’t see my films. I am not exploiting their basic survival needs. The money I get is freely given. There’s no duress.”

Moore dismissed the idea that his lavish lifestyle might be unseemly given the more meager conditions under which the 99% lives. “Do I feel guilty?” Moore responded. “Not one bit. I earned every dollar I’ve got. No one’s got a legitimate beef with me. Besides, the money I spend helps provide jobs for people like my chauffer.”

Pulling down capitalism—one of the demands of the occupiers—wouldn’t bother Moore. “I’m not a capitalist,” the multimillionaire insisted. “I am a tribune for the truth. Progressives around the globe recognize the importance of the role I play. I’m confident that I will be comfortable in a post-capitalist America.”

President Obama lent credence to Moore’s optimism, calling him “a truly great American who hasn’t shirked from speaking out against the abuses of the rich, business, and other rightwing opponents of social justice.”

In related news, the Oakland, California “occupier” protest turned violent this past week—rampaging through the community breaking windows and vandalizing property. Mayor Jean Quan who had given city employees the day off to join the protest said she is hopeful that the protesters’ demand for “death to capitalism” can be moderated. “I would be more comfortable with a ‘regulate capitalism’ slogan, or if we must have pithy wording, I think ‘hamstring capitalism’ would be more palatable with most of my constituents,” Quan said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Humor; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hypocrisy; michaelmoore; oakland; obama; occupywallstreet; satire; socialism

1 posted on 11/05/2011 12:26:55 PM PDT by John Semmens
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2 posted on 11/05/2011 12:28:33 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
"“The 1% is the capitalist pigs who grow rich off of exploiting other people’s needs,”"

Isn't that what his "movies" are about?

3 posted on 11/05/2011 12:30:44 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: John Semmens

“The 1% is the capitalist pigs who grow rich off of exploiting other people’s needs,”

If I were Moore I think I would avoid calling others a “pig”


4 posted on 11/05/2011 12:31:59 PM PDT by Leep
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To: John Semmens

Put that pig in a three piece suit and you have the stereotype of the 1%.


5 posted on 11/05/2011 12:33:43 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: John Semmens

Fatso is worth 50 million and dodges taxes too. Oh and don’t forget about all that stock he has in Halliburton too. It’s disgusting to see Fatso make money being a complete hypocrit.


6 posted on 11/05/2011 12:34:58 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: John Semmens
he's fat enough to be the 1% all by himself...

7 posted on 11/05/2011 12:38:37 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: John Semmens
As Moore walked away, he was heard to ask a nearby protester, "Now, where's the Spaghetti Bolognese I heard so much about?"

-PJ

8 posted on 11/05/2011 12:39:26 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: John Semmens
So, Mikey's thoeory is that people who produce things we don't need, like his films, should be allowed to get rich. The people who produce things we do need, like food, should work for free.

And Obama thinks this guy is a genius.

CWII is starting to look more and more inevitable.

9 posted on 11/05/2011 12:43:32 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic

I seriously question whether Michael Moore cares about any of his socialist rantings. I read a short biography of him one time and got the impression that he is really an actor playing the part of a socialist to enrich himself. People who knew him years ago said he was devoid of honesty or any form of character. He always did what it took to make the most money. Sort of like Al Gore.


10 posted on 11/05/2011 12:53:52 PM PDT by ElectronVolt
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To: John Semmens

These FAT cats are happy the “system” worked for them, but don’t believe others should prosper.

Moore accepted that he was in the fortunate 1%, but objected to the assertion he had $50 Million.

People like him are the elites that won’t condemn the Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelick, Jon Corzine, and Barney Franks, type crony capitalists, who are actually cheating the system, by making both the rules and the loopholes, from which they profit.

These are the poverty pimps who demand home ownership from the financially unqualified, and then place themselves in a position to profit from either “regulating” or trading in the securities that underwrite these loans.
They belong in jail!


11 posted on 11/05/2011 1:03:42 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: John Semmens
Hey John, great one! I absolutely cannot tell where the satire starts!

(There is some satire in there, right?)

12 posted on 11/05/2011 1:04:09 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: ElectronVolt

It’s pretty obvious the Flint Fartmachine subscribes to the old theory that no publicity is bad publicity.


13 posted on 11/05/2011 1:07:23 PM PDT by Walrus (Big government is the natural enemy of liberty)
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14 posted on 11/05/2011 1:20:27 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: John Semmens

Another good one John. Thanks for the ping.


15 posted on 11/05/2011 1:28:51 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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16 posted on 11/05/2011 1:55:24 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: John Semmens

You disgusting, vomitous ilk.

The rancid smell of bacon fat just emanates from your name, you lying piece of dung.

Thought you went to fat camp- or am I just fantasizing? Don’t know if you have seen the video, but it seems that the OWS people saw through you, hard as that may seem, you blob of unctiousness. Perhaps it is your wardrobe. The sweatshirt screams ‘reliving my days as a frat boy wannabe’ but the hat has a certain je ne sais quoi.

Oh, by the way, LOVED you on Southpark. The hanging stomach flap was spot on!!


17 posted on 11/05/2011 2:32:29 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Chode; Lazamataz

Word on the street is that Laz’s twin sister wouldn’t even hit Mr. Moore...


18 posted on 11/05/2011 2:36:10 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: ErnBatavia
Moore's baby picture...

19 posted on 11/05/2011 2:59:48 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

DANCING

!!!Caution Wide Load!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J659hiXiUbM&feature=related


20 posted on 11/05/2011 3:06:13 PM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: Lees Swrd
OMG, my eyes... my eyes!!!
21 posted on 11/05/2011 3:16:24 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: John Semmens
Feinstein predicted. “The government’s ability to suppress resistance to legitimate authority and other criminal behavior would be enhanced. A new dawn of humane and civil intercourse between Americans would be at hand.”

It is not accurate to call this "satire".

.

.

It's more like..."channeling", n'est ce pas?

(Nice work, John, on another fine column.)

.

22 posted on 11/05/2011 3:54:27 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: John Semmens

I knew it was about him before the page opened. Without having to read it I know it’s brilliant.


23 posted on 11/05/2011 4:04:32 PM PDT by wastedyears (11/11/11 is National Metal Day.)
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To: Lees Swrd; Chode

What has been cannot be unseen, which I refuse to click on the link.


24 posted on 11/05/2011 4:10:30 PM PDT by wastedyears (11/11/11 is National Metal Day.)
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To: wastedyears
i now wish i didn't...
25 posted on 11/05/2011 4:15:01 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: John Semmens

Liberal’s hypocrisy knows no bounds.


26 posted on 11/05/2011 4:18:48 PM PDT by BigAl13
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To: Chode; wastedyears

I looked once and went from 20+20 to blind lmao!

My stomach was bouncing around like his belly...


27 posted on 11/05/2011 6:24:45 PM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: Lees Swrd
that video is just wrong...
28 posted on 11/05/2011 6:27:59 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: John Semmens

” In Post Capitalist America, redistribution will be enforced by Occupy Zombies , get used to it “ Moore added


29 posted on 11/05/2011 7:17:11 PM PDT by KTM rider ( with citizenship you get indentured servitude)
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To: John Semmens

Where’s the before/after photos of Businessman’s Warehouse? lol

(actually it would appear that fatboy is getting away with very close to what you describe).


30 posted on 11/05/2011 7:18:24 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: tacticalogic
So, Mikey's theory is that people who produce things we don't need, like his films, should be allowed to get rich. The people who produce things we do need, like food, should work for free.

Good one, tacticalogic... you called it.

31 posted on 11/06/2011 7:27:22 AM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: John Semmens

Heh heh heh


32 posted on 11/06/2011 8:11:14 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Lees Swrd

BWA HAA HAA!


33 posted on 11/06/2011 8:14:13 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: John Semmens

Tard.


34 posted on 11/06/2011 12:38:43 PM PST by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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