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August 20, 2009

Capitalism: A Love Story

Looks like a good movie:

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at August 20, 2009 07:09 PM

Hilarious, and apart from the usual funny, my favorite quote from the trailer is:

"This was almost like intelligence operation."

No wonder:

Posted by: N E at August 21, 2009 12:01 AM

Love is blind.

Posted by: Carl at August 21, 2009 02:41 AM

Oh, he's disgusting, he's a pig, he's a big fat millionare in a dirty jacket--but he SAYS IT! He tells, he exposes, he tattles--maybe not smoothly, not always coherently, but somebody has to and he's what we've got. May members of the congress and their bosses in Wall Street be condemned to watch this over and over and then may they rot in hell.

Posted by: Rosemary Molloy at August 21, 2009 07:43 AM

But he's like, fat. Just like Rush Limbaugh.

Posted by: Duncan at August 21, 2009 04:09 PM

But he's like, fat. Just like Rush Limbaugh.

Posted by: Duncan at August 21, 2009 04:17 PM

Thank you, Michael Moore, for once again naming the problem in neon lights-- CAPITALISM.

Plus in an off-topic Quote of the Day from today's NY Times Op/Ed page, wars of aggression/choice lover Richard "Council on Foreign Relation Prez" Haass asks us in his piece "In Afghanistan, the Choice Is Ours" to remember that:

"Wars of choice are not inherently good or bad."

Posted by: Steve in Los Angeles at August 21, 2009 04:46 PM

I'm even fatter, so if anybody else says something I don't like about Michael Moore, I'll sit on you.

Posted by: Jonathan Versen at August 21, 2009 06:42 PM

"It is difficult to be sat on all day, every day, by some other creature, without forming an opinion about them.

On the other hand, it is perfectly possible to sit all day, every day, on top of another creature and not have the slightest thought about them whatsoever. - Douglas Adams"

Michael Moore is in cahoots with Big Sat On.

Posted by: BenP at August 21, 2009 10:32 PM

BenP, undoubtedly that is very clever.

All the same, I tire of people castigating Moore for being fat. I felt like reminding people that some of the other people in cyberspace are also fat, they generally have a devil of a time losing weight and keeping it off, and you are no different from any other person using non-weight related ad hominem attacks when you throw in comments about Moore's weight in a discussion of his work, or even when you behave as if it's somehow obligatory to make some excuse for praising him that involves conceding he's also fat.

Posted by: Jonathan Versen at August 21, 2009 11:22 PM


Shurely shome mishtake; it'll be the other way round if anything. Which party owns and operates the country and which party has always done the owner's bidness?

Posted by: Glenn Condell at August 23, 2009 08:53 AM

I'm betting it features a vignette of 50's-era stock footage, with a voiceover explaining that, once upon a time, there were good capitalists who understood that taking care of their workers would be good for their profits in the long run. Then Reagan got elected, and the good capitalists were all replaced by bad capitalists who cared only for themselves.

Posted by: SteveB at August 23, 2009 12:45 PM