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Michael Moore: Not Liking the First Amendment Much Either

Eugene Volokh has a look at Moore’s latest statement suggesting that Standard and Poors be thrown in jail for downgrading the federal government. It’s kind of amazing how weird the left is getting lately. It wasn’t apparent eventually we were going to max out the credit card?

9 Responses to “Michael Moore: Not Liking the First Amendment Much Either”

  1. Harry Schell says:

    The left’s time in the sun is under threat, and life as “they know it” is going away to some extent. They cannot have factual discussions and win, so they emote. It is a measure of their intellectual and moral bankruptcy, combined with unrealistic self-esteem, all this blather.

    What would a liberal do if a welfare recipient got a job and became independent in managing his own life?

  2. Harry Schell says:

    The left’s time in the sun is under threat, and life as “they know it” is going away to some extent. They cannot have factual discussions and win, so they emote. It is a measure of their intellectual and moral bankruptcy, combined with unrealistic self-esteem, all this blather.

    What would a liberal do if a welfare recipient got a job and became independent in managing his own life?

  3. DirtCrashr says:

    The basic, fascist, totalitarian impulse behind the Left is showing through.

  4. Nick L. EMT-P says:

    Ok, so I follow the link to Volokh’s site, where I read this:

    From Michael Moore:

    Pres Obama, show some guts & arrest the CEO of Standard & Poors. These criminals brought down the economy in 2008& now they will do it again.

    Hmmm. Ok, so let’s read the actual text from Mr. Moore:

    Pres Obama, show some guts & arrest the CEO of Standard & Poors. These criminals brought down the economy in 2008& now they will do it again

    Doesn’t say anything about arresting them because of their speech. Maybe it’s because the S&P rated the majority sub-prime mortgage backed securities as AAA? Maybe the S&P was part of the problem?

    I don’t like Micheal Moore or his half-truth movies. But what I dislike even more is coming to blog that I thought I used to like and seeing more drivel like this posted.

    Can we keep is “firearms policy and politics related” just like your header reads?

  5. Sebastian says:

    Sorry to disappoint, Nick. When firearms news is a bit slow, as it is now with both the PA General Assembly and Congress on recess, I sometimes wander off to other topics.

    But on the topic at hand, it’s hard for me to see how a group of people offering their opinions on the viability of publicly traded securities isn’t a First Amendment issue. I’m not sure why it would then be “drivel”

    Keep in mind I don’t’ get paid to do the blog. In fact, this blog costs me money in electricity, internet and time to operate. So I tend to blog about things that interest me when the news is slow. If that displeases you, my apologies, but that’s the way it’s going to be around here.

  6. Chas says:

    Given Michael Moore’s timing, and his singling out of S&P exclusively, it is blatantly obvious that the proximate cause of Michael Moore calling for Obama to arrest of the CEO of S&P was their downgrade of the US credit rating on Obama’s watch.

    That first time ever in the history of the US downgrade is a indelible stain on Obama’s presidency that will not come out in the wash. Ever. It’s going to be in the history books for the rest of eternity. That drives Obama’s more rabid supporters crazy, because they will never be able to make that go away. It will be an irk that will be irksome to them forever. Isn’t that right, President Urkel?

  7. Harry Schell says:

    The First and Second Amendments are intertwined, deeply.

    S+P is plying a legal business, which requires them to opine publicly and freely about their opinions. Good, bad or indifferent in quality they may be, but they have the absolute right to express them.

    Such repression of the First Amendment cannot but be followed quickly by similar suppression of the Second. And whether Sebastian had a slow day or not, fascists such as Moore and their bloviations are not irrelevant to this site or our interests in firearms. In my not so humble opinion.

    It isn’t the main mission of this blog, but I think it is important to be fully informed of what savants like Moore think, at Sebastian’s option.

  8. Nick L. EMT-P says:

    But on the topic at hand, it’s hard for me to see how a group of people offering their opinions on the viability of publicly traded securities isn’t a First Amendment issue. I’m not sure why it would then be “drivel”

    Because it’s a sensationalist title to a story that has tenuous ties to real first amendment issues. Micheal “Douche” Moore as spouting nonsense about the S&P’s actions in 2008, i.e., their criminality. I find the the dots you’re connecting with 1A a bit if a stretch and I’m only complaining as I would like to continue seeing high quality posts, that matter, on the blog.

    Keep in mind I don’t’ get paid to do the blog. In fact, this blog costs me money in electricity, internet and time to operate. So I tend to blog about things that interest me when the news is slow. If that displeases you, my apologies, but that’s the way it’s going to be around here.

    Is there a donate button somewhere? I don’t see one… Do you take article suggestions from your readers?

  9. Sebastian says:

    No donate button. I do have plans to start monetizing the blog, but I’ve always been a little reluctant to put out a tip jar. No real good reason for that, just my reasons for doing this have never been monetary. When they are monetary, I might consider it.

    I do take suggestions on articles. People e-mail me stuff fairly regularly. I don’t always use everything people send me, but I always do appreciate it. I’ve gotten some very good articles I never would have otherwise seen from readers.

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