Download Michael Moore's "Slacker Uprising" For Free

Download Michael Moore's "Slacker Uprising" For Free

Michael Moore has decided to make his new film, "Slacker Uprising," available for free to everyone in the United States and Canada. Just go to slackeruprising.com and sign up! This is the first time ever that a major feature-length film is debuting as a free download on the internet - legally. Moore has stated he is doing this for two reasons:

1. Next year it will be 20 years since his first film, "Roger & Me," so he'd like to give those of you who've supported his work over the years a thank you gift in the form of a brand new movie.

2. He hopes the release and wide distribution of this new movie will help to bring out millions of young and new voters on November 4th.

"Slacker Uprising" takes place in the wake of "Fahrenheit 9/11," during the run-up to the 2004 election, as Moore traveled for 42 days across America, visiting 62 cities in a failed attempt to remove George W. Bush from office. The goal was to help turn out a record number of young voters and others who had never voted before. (That part was a success. Young adults voted in greater numbers than in any election since 18-year-olds were given the right to vote. And the youth vote was the only age group that John Kerry won.)

What Moore encountered during the tour and the filming was both inspiring and frightening, so he figured this might make for a funny and enlightening movie! Each night, thousands would show up to volunteer in the Slacker Army against Bush. This drove local Republicans nuts. In one state they tried to have Moore arrested. At two colleges, rich donors offered to donate more money to the college if they would ban him from campus. Nearly a half-dozen universities kept the Slacker Uprising tour off their campuses. But there was no stopping this movement. By the time they got to Florida, 16,000 people a night were showing up.

It was clear that young people were the ones who were going to save the day - just as they are in this year's election.

You can now sign up to stream, download, or burn a DVD of "Slacker Uprising," free of charge. The distribution is being organized by Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films (they're the great people behind "OUTFOXED: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism" and "WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price").

You have blanket permission to share the movie with your friends, to set up screenings in your communities or theaters, to show it on your campuses - all at no charge. You are encouraged to rally voters with it, to raise funds for your favorite candidates, to air it on your local cable access channels or web broadcasts. You can also click here to request a free DVD of "Slacker Uprising" for your school or university library.

The world premiere of "Slacker Uprising" will take place in one of the great slacker capitals of this country, Ann Arbor, Michigan, this Thursday at 5 p.m. at the historic Michigan Theater. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are not part of the "downloadable" generation, a low-cost DVD of "Slacker Uprising" will be available at Amazon, Netflix and your local stores in October.

Featuring artists such as Eddie Vedder, Tom Morello, and R.E.M. amongst others, this does have musical as well as political implications.

Michael Moore's "Slacker Uprising" - Trailer

http://slackeruprising.com/

[Published on: 9/25/08]

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noapollyon star Thu 9/25/2008 12:58PM
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nuke_ticketbastard starstarstarstarstar Thu 9/25/2008 01:06PM
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uhh okay noapollyon... later daze , i am sure we will struggle on without you ! keep the faith brother !

i myself have not seen this yet but it sounds interesting.

simply the fact that they tried to arrest him and or ban him from certain places tells me that he must be doing something right !!!

rock on mikey ! (extra punctuation is a good thing right??) !!!!!!!!

Grateful Fred Thu 9/25/2008 01:09PM
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Grateful Fred

It kills me that people are unable to not click on a link when they see one. Did the headline mislead you into thinking that the link had something to do with music???

For the millionth time...If you don't want to read it...DON'T!!!

gratefullybred starstarstarstarstar Thu 9/25/2008 01:21PM
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gratefullybred

may not have to do with music, but funny how so many musicians want to have something to do with this cause! i know i for one do, time for change!

BGsteveBG Thu 9/25/2008 01:21PM
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BGsteveBG

mehh michael moore is pretty self serving... i believe about 25% of what he says.

PooDolla Thu 9/25/2008 01:24PM
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evgatch Thu 9/25/2008 01:30PM
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evgatch

he gained a lot of cred from me when he was on cnn and tooled everyone, cnn had their facts wrong and michael moore was right. regardless of his character he spends a lot of time on reseach and has his facts straight

okalrightic Thu 9/25/2008 01:32PM
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ndant703 Thu 9/25/2008 01:40PM
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ndant703

I do have a slight problem w/ this on jambase. yes, it has nothing to do w/ music and yes, I dont have to click the link. But I click all the links. Moore spews leftist propaganda, so unless jambase puts up posts of links to rightest propaganda, then Jambase is becoming biased. I come on to this site for music, not biased political views. btw-vote 3rd party! haha

iwantstogetfunkedup Thu 9/25/2008 01:48PM
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granola Thu 9/25/2008 01:56PM
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Micheal Moore sucks he spins the facts so much its all bullshit

travpf Thu 9/25/2008 02:03PM
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I don't believe this is really the forum for this "advertisement". This is Jam Base which is supposed to be music related information. You can't go anywhere without someone pitching their political opinion and views anymore. I know things are pretty screwed up in this country, but it's nice to get away from it all from time to time. Oh well, I guess it's good to have free speech.

Conjugal Burning starstarstarstarstar Thu 9/25/2008 02:20PM
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Conjugal Burning

The fact that Mr. Moore has allied connections to the Nightwatchmen himself places him in close relation to music news for me. Everything in life has its own spin, kudos for JamBase for filling me in on this.

PooDolla Thu 9/25/2008 02:41PM
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PooDolla

He's a fraud. You have all been had.

Umphreek87 Thu 9/25/2008 02:45PM
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Umphreek87

I APPLAUD JAMBASE FOR HAVING THIS STORY! social awarness goes hand and hand with music. and as far as what noapollyon said, i think the jambase community is much better without you. the trailer wasnt spewing any leftist propaganda. yea some of moore's work is leftist, but he has a shit ton of good documentaries that bring to light relevant issues, not all of which is about politics. GET OUT AND VOTE!

keenan41 star Thu 9/25/2008 02:53PM
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keenan41

I agree with ndat703's comment above. I could care less that this article is on this site. But cover something from every political view. Moore has largely biased views on politics, kinda like this website.

MutilatedLips Thu 9/25/2008 03:09PM
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MutilatedLips

I agree that music and politics can go togethor nicely, and Im all for articles like this on jambase. On the other hand, if people arent open to objective debate than I just dont see the point.

I personaly think Michael Moore is a wolf in sheeps clothing...a disinformer. He's bringing out watered down half truths that are easy for the right to dismiss and get all emotional. In the meantime, he's distracting everyone from real issues and hurting what is sopose to be his cause. It seems like he's got a hidden agenda to me, but thats just my opinion.

Natey starstarstarstarstar Thu 9/25/2008 03:15PM
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Natey

Cover what you want Jambase. If I want fair and unbiased reports, I look to Fox News, DUH!!! For all that are offended by Michael Moore's work, I feel sorry for you. I would also like to think that MOST of the people on this site like music for open minds....not closed minds.

gmoo Thu 9/25/2008 03:18PM
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iwantstogetfunkedup Thu 9/25/2008 03:22PM
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I find it interesting that most people that don't like Michael Moore are from "red" states (i.e. south and midwest) and people that generally like him are from "blue" states (i.e. coastal dwellers, and/or the good places!). just kiddin' but actually not really.

allgoodwithhood Thu 9/25/2008 04:15PM
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anonymous Thu 9/25/2008 04:19PM
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metaltje Thu 9/25/2008 04:34PM
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ann arbor is a slacker capital? more like smug self-satisfied privileged asshole capital. there's good people there, but many are proud of themselves just for being there.

Conjugal Burning Thu 9/25/2008 04:42PM
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Conjugal Burning

Yeah Mr. Moore definitly has a hidden agenda, that's why he is giving the movie away for free. Sounds to me like he just wants people to see it and interpret it for themselves. And just for the record i dont eat dead animals, so your metaphore doesnt exactly work micapaw, but a lot of good people like you enjoy meat in their mouths

ceyote Thu 9/25/2008 05:44PM
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are there a lot of fascist bush lovers (bush the "president" that is) that like to comment on jambase? who needs coverage about the "other side" in this situation. just turn on your tv news and thats all you will get! if you want dis or mis information your tube is a good place to start. god bless america!

keenan41 Thu 9/25/2008 06:13PM
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keenan41

I'm from NY, I don't attach myself to any political party and it's tough to get news from any channel now adays because they all have their own agendas and report on news the way they want you to hear it. As is the same way as Michael Moore. I'm as open minded as they come, i just wish some people would realize that there is a hidden agenda to everything in news and politics. For example, for anyone with family members/friends in Iraq/Afghanistan, do you hear different stories than the ones you hear on the news?

daveapaug Thu 9/25/2008 07:06PM
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daveapaug

For all of you that think this guy is the greatest: If you call yourselves objective you must see all sides of the picture. Check out the Documentary Film "Manufacturing Dissent". It is a scathing review of how Michael Moore distorts the facts to achieve his films objectives. This guy is a liar. Just as big a liar as any politician out there. Maybe even bigger than Palin. Educate yourselves before voting this November, Please.

Marcsmall Thu 9/25/2008 07:08PM
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Marcsmall

Moore speaks the truth....He researches and checks his facts 10 times more than blowhards like Rush, Savage, Hannity, etc....Yoou would be hard pressed to point out anything in his films which is not 100% factual....Sometimes people just don't want to hear the truth.

1974morey Thu 9/25/2008 07:11PM
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1974morey

I read some posts above saying that this movie has nothing to do about music. Well, that's true (if you don't count the appearances of Eddie Vedder, Tom Morello, Joan Baez, Steve Earle and R.E.M.). But it does have a lot to do about be open minded and if you like it or not effect you enough to actually get off your lazy ass and let your voice be heard and VOTE!

Marcsmall Thu 9/25/2008 07:11PM
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Marcsmall

Oh, and I'd trust the Nightwatchmen over terrorist para-military groups like Blackwater or the Minutemen any day of the week.

futhepharmer Thu 9/25/2008 07:32PM
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futhepharmer

You guys listen to too much right wing radio. I can't believe the conspiracy theorists on this site. You guys are the ones who need to get a life. You are haters. fuckin' ass bag haters, all of ya! who ya gonna bash on next? The Dalai Lama?

futhepharmer starstarstarstarstar Thu 9/25/2008 07:39PM
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futhepharmer

Oh yeah. Funny how the small percentage of you who aren't with the politics of this site seem to know stuff that 98% of the nation has never heard. proof that you spend long hours alone at night searching the web for shady ass conspiracy websites that give you little nuggets of bullshit that makes you only so happy to share on this site. Yeah, I know you'll rip into me but you, my small minded friends, are the truly pathetic.

Marcsmall Thu 9/25/2008 08:04PM
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Marcsmall

There's a reason they call him "Bill O'Lielly"

SmashySmashy star Thu 9/25/2008 08:35PM
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SmashySmashy

Hmm "small minded" sounds more like inferring that bashing on Michael Moore is like bashing on the Dalai Llama. I wanted to like this guy when Bowling for Columbine came out because I think he makes some great points about our gun love (even though I don't think gun control and government involvement is any sort of realistic solution). But all it takes is a tiny bit of research to see that Michael Moore lies and manipulates as bad or worse than the Bush admin and friends that we all hate so much. So you my friend, are one sick fucking loser for comparing this to Dalai Llama bashing.

As for the shout outs for 3rd party and the sense that a lot of commenters here are sick of BOTH the left and right propaganda, I am truly proud.

Jbsgroove Thu 9/25/2008 09:11PM
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Jbsgroove

Do I agree with everything Michael Moore says....NO. Do I agree with some of what he says, sure. Will I watch a free movie....your damn fuckin right. Watch or not, it's hard to have an opinion about something if you know NOTHING about it. Other than that, I think it's a novel idea, giving a movie away for free in HOPES THAT EVERYONE OF LEGAL AGE WILL VOTE. If nothing else, GO VOTE GO VOTE GO VOTE. no matter who its for, vote for Peter Griffin, I dont' care, just do it. DON'T VOTE...DON'T BITCH, bitch

Deadphishbiscuits Thu 9/25/2008 09:56PM
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Deadphishbiscuits

Heres something to wrap your mind around...do you like jell-o? i sure do.

iwantstogetfunkedup Thu 9/25/2008 10:06PM
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Smashysmashy- "lies as bad as the Bush administration"??? That is the most ridiculous comment I've ever read. And yes, I've researched a lot of what was presented in Fahrenheit 9/11 such as Bush family ties to Bin Laden's family, etc...and Moore is not spinning much. And as quick as you are to dismiss anything that hasn't come from a 3rd party candidate, you seem as mindless as the sheep you are criticizing.

MutilatedLips Thu 9/25/2008 10:13PM
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If Moore researches anything, its for more ways to misguide all the sheeple that take his word for it. According to Bowling for Columbine, Canada is a utopia where no one has to lock their doors. From spending time in Canada and knowing people that live there it is not hard to see the lies behind that. The crime rate is lower than the US but not perfect by any means in Vancouver or Toronto(that I know of for sure).

I am not in any way a neo-conservative bush loving christian fascist. I am a registered green party voter who expresses some libertarian views when I have to, but an anarchist when in all comes down to it. Michael Moore is a shill who is working for the new world order, he is no different from Bill O'Reilly(except for not coming off as a total dick). The right and the left is nothing more than a game of good cop bad cop. Ofcourse I could be wrong, Im just one man and it really doesnt matter what I think. Its just in my instinct that people like Moore are deviders, rather than uniters, just like his rightwing critics.

Its really sad to read some of these comments from the sheeple who just want everyone to agree with them and are afraid of critical discusion. At this point you might as well choose between scientology and the southern evangelical church....bahhhhbahhhbahhh

MutilatedLips Thu 9/25/2008 10:27PM
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MutilatedLips

Im not trying to personly bash anyone on here by the way. I respect everyones views in the jambase community, and not neccesarily trying to change them, but to challenge. Just rockin' the boat a little bit and maybe provoke some thought.

Umphreek87 Fri 9/26/2008 03:58AM
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Umphreek87

1/4 of americans are retarded. (as said by south park). but 3/4 of jambase is FUCKIN RETARDED. in my message earlier in this post i said "get out and vote" and got a thumbs down. u people are fuckin retarded. our future is screwed.

SmashySmashy Fri 9/26/2008 05:23AM
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SmashySmashy

Love or hate Michael Moore.. but it really hurts when someone who comments "Michael Moore for president" calls me mindless. Can you please enlighten me oh sheepless one?

OhJustMe Fri 9/26/2008 05:42AM
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Can anyone PLEASE tell me where I can actually download this free video? I have found many places to view online, but I want to download it. Not being a cheap-scape, but the only download I have found comes with a fee.

DonnieOutofHisElement Fri 9/26/2008 06:09AM
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How can a link to a free piece of entertainment be so offensive to people? Agree with his personal politics or not, Moore admitingly makes films for entertainment purposes (most of them are very funny IMO)and essentially to raise awareness and piss off, not only "conservatives," but any ignorant individual who takes him too seriously. He may come from the left but his films raise enough awareness and/or doubt about their subject matter, that it forces people to go out and research the facts on their own. I don't see how this can possibly be a negative, causing people to think for themselves and develop their own arguements... oh wait, I forgot, we need our respective bias news channels to create our arguments and issues for us these days.

And come on, Jambase should put up media from both sides and remain bias... blah, blah, blah. The problem is there is nothing FREE coming from the other side to give away to the community first off and certainly not anything most of the musicians covered on this website are involved with. Should they also take down the article about The Dead reuniting for Obama (again), sounds a little bias to me. Or perhaps they can put up a link to the Pat Boone and Friends reunion show "Fear Change and Sway Slowly" for McCain, so they are objective.

To think politics and music are not connected means you only listen to popular radio :) Just kidding, but what I mean is, "jam music," "Psychadelic Rock," etc was born out of a generation rebeling against a political and social climate they did not agree with. Now this trustfundafarian, "who's got my pharmies," $50 tie-dye t-shirt generation has the same opportunity... and damn jambase for thinking its readers/headline surfers might actually be the right breed to appeal too.

patchworkslave Fri 9/26/2008 06:18AM
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obviously the haters on here have never just watched an interview with the guy or you would know that he is here to entertain and bring to light some of the issues.he has said before that he does edit his films to bring his point across. i myself see nothing wrong with that.i also take everything he says with a grain of salt, after all there is very little truth in the world of politics. but at least he is doing something to make people think, and to try to get people out there to vote, what are all you moore bashers doing to make a difference?

phishinpanic Fri 9/26/2008 07:18AM
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phishinpanic

How does it turn out that 90% of jamband music lovers are liberals? Maybe it's just the younger fans (I don't know). I hope the Trey show in Nashville this weekend doesn't turn into some little mini Obama rally. Be warned: If you try to shove propaganda at me when I'm walking to the show, I'm gonna hurl semi-digested shooms on your head. Just shut up and dance monkey boy.

Lawson Fri 9/26/2008 07:19AM
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This is the last place I wanted to run into this screwball

MutilatedLips Fri 9/26/2008 07:33AM
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MutilatedLips

For anyone interested in a different perspective, here ya go!:p http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy2QYoT4LWw

acomma Fri 9/26/2008 07:49AM
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anonymous Fri 9/26/2008 08:08AM
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fine and good that some of you making excuses for michael moore's films as being "edited" to make his point, showing 1/2 truths to "initiate discussion" are able to see it for what it is............but the problem i have with him is that he doesn't advertise these as that at all........he promotes these as if they are gospel (as many obviously believe here from the comments).....if they (his movies) were advertised truthfully i doubt he'd be getting such negative feedback from some, but then his movies wouldn't have the impact that he hopes to achieve either

nuke_ticketbastard Fri 9/26/2008 08:15AM
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mfgoof Fri 9/26/2008 08:34AM
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phishinpanic Fri 9/26/2008 08:45AM
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Conjugal Burning Fri 9/26/2008 08:51AM
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SmashySmashy Fri 9/26/2008 09:18AM
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Conjugal... Sure, the republicans escalated the mess we are in right now. So tell me, how is your candidate going to fix it? What changes are you talking about? Sure Obama is well spoken, a real person and I would much rather sit down and have a beer with him... but what is he going to do? Can someone please tell me? I would love to believe in him. So please, just convince me. I am completely open to voting for Obama, but I have yet to hear just one plan that is a real plan. Not a redistribution of our troops in the middle east and not a redistribution of power and money wasted from our federal government. You know, like real change. Anyone?

SmashySmashy Fri 9/26/2008 09:28AM
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micapawgroove made a really good point yet you give thumbs down. I don't get it. I mean, I think Mr. Moore's objectives are good. By using cutting, editing, statistical manipulations, and flat out lies even just 20% of the time, it makes it so easy for equally close minded neo-conservatives to blow it off as junk. But he makes some good points! So why lie and use propaganda? That's why he didn't have any effect from farh 911 on the last election, because anyone who watched the movie already made up their mind about who to vote for. Why do you have to stoop to the Bush admin's level, be it for a potentially good cause? Anyone?

Smittea star Fri 9/26/2008 09:39AM
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Smittea

A little creative editing can do wonders to one's facts.... kind of like PhotoShop. Michael Moore has raised some very interesting issues over the years, but he tends to present them - edited - and in that, meanings are altered to support his conclusions. He tends to go out with his conclusions already made and then films clips to support his "facts". This is not journalism and is certainly not good documentary making.

moemoe6434 star Fri 9/26/2008 09:46AM
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"But there was no stopping this movement." Correct me if I am wrong but Bush was re-elected right? So... He was stopped.

phishinpanic Fri 9/26/2008 09:48AM
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phishinpanic

How exactly did the republicans get us into this? Please enlighten me smart guy. And Crazy Legs blows...

Natey Fri 9/26/2008 09:50AM
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For those that can think, propaganda and lies should not be offensive nor in question.....we see it everyday, all day long. It is those that can not decipher between information to which we are exposed (skewed inevitably) that we should be fearful. I have never voted for somebody with whom I have COMPLETELY agreed....or had a PERFECT plan, but instead have voted AGAINST those that I disagree with more. Change will come if we choose. Argue for the positive, not for the negative.

Natey Fri 9/26/2008 09:54AM
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p.s phishinpanic......you need more than enlightenment, you just used the word "stupidest".

SmashySmashy Fri 9/26/2008 09:59AM
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phishinpanic, if that was directed at me: both parties got us into this mess. They both have been expanding the power of the federal government. They both create money out of thin air and spend it on programs, wars, etc. that do not work. They both believe that a strong military presence in the middle east is the best way to fight terrorism. They are both paid and manipulated by lobbying. Those are a few of the many. I would love to hear what you think the democrats did wrong but what the republicans did right to get us in any such mess we are in today? They both seem the same to me smart guy

Road To Shambala Fri 9/26/2008 10:02AM
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Road To Shambala

Looks like a ploy to get people to actually watch his movies. The shark was jumped years ago for this tool. If I had the time in my life to cut and paste new footage I could make Michael Moore seem as smooth as George Clooney but I don't thank god. His pic should be next to fraud in Webster's.

phishinpanic Fri 9/26/2008 10:02AM
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phishinpanic

Oh you too Natey? What exactly is wrong with the word stupidest?

futhepharmer Fri 9/26/2008 10:04AM
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futhepharmer

Comparing Michael Moore to Bill O'Reilly????? I don't understand the dislike for this man. When has he ever tried to put one over on America? What, did he totally dupe me into seeing or buying his entertaining /informative movies about the tragic events that led to Colombine (a tragedy which affected us all, the 911 scenario (which affeced us all), the healthcare industry (which affects us all)? No, I went because I wanted to and gladly handed over my money for his informative entertainment. Was I aware that he embelished here and there and made some editing cuts to make his point more succinct? Yes, and I did not care as the basic stories that he covers are well known to everyone, he doesn't make this shit up people. The facts on evry story are out there. He makes some conclusions that he acknowledges are his own opinion. the narrative always is said in a questioning tone:"Did Bush really know about such and such?". He doesn't present it as fact, rather allows the viewer to make their own conclusions.

Someone tell me exactly WHAT they think Michael Moore is trying to get over on this country. He makes movies. You either want to see them or you don't. no one has a gun up to your head.

SmashySmashy Fri 9/26/2008 10:04AM
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Natey, I like your thinking... but I think "Change will come if we choose. Argue for the positive, not for the negative" contradicts the fact that you vote for the lessor of two evils. I know a non-republicrat will not win this election. I know. But if everyone who is sick of the two parties voted for someone 3rd party, it WOULD make a statement. The attitude will slowly change that 3rd party is a waste of a vote. Hopefully Obama would win and we would be ready for some REAL change in 2012.

Broesau Fri 9/26/2008 10:07AM
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Smashysmashy

www.barackobama.com. You can see all of his plans, real plans. Click on the "issues" link. covers his plans for everything from civil rights, defense to education, the economy and the environment. Also see obama's "Blueprint for America". My question to you is, where does mccain stand on these issues, since he seems to change his mind at the drop of a hat over the past few months, not much of a maverick if you ask me.

Phishinpanic,

are you serious? I'll give just a few examples

1.) invading iraq under known false pretenses, i.e., lying to americans, which has resulted in a costly and long war

2.) not sure if you watch the news, but the recent economic crisis was caused by typical republican lack of oversight and the trickle down economic theory toted by bush which has failed miserably.

Marcsmall Fri 9/26/2008 10:07AM
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Marcsmall

I had no idea that so many people on this site were brainwashed, programmed right wing robots with the inability to think for themselves....Downright Scary!

SmashySmashy Fri 9/26/2008 10:08AM
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futhepharmer - But wouldn't his movies be so much more persuasive if he was just 100% honest? Why is that so much more to ask for? Maybe he would change someone's views. But he doesn't. Why not? I don't really know, and that is why I don't trust him farther than I can throw my dick.

SmashySmashy Fri 9/26/2008 10:11AM
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Denverguy, READ. I don't support McCain. Obama and McCain = same.

phishinpanic Fri 9/26/2008 10:12AM
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phishinpanic

No smashy, my comments were not directed at you...and I agree with you.

Broesau Fri 9/26/2008 10:16AM
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Smashysmashy

you fucking READ, they're not the same, look at the website, stop being so fucking cynical, and vote for christ sake. You may be right about third party candidates, but right now, that's about as relevant as arguing that the sky should be red, its the way it is now, and yeah, it sucks, but you still have an obligation as an american to vote in this election, and I hope you find out about the two candidates that are actually running and choose one.

SmashySmashy Fri 9/26/2008 10:18AM
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phish.. ooops sorry... Denverguy - I just read Obama's plan, or lack there of for foreign policy. I would like to know how that little snippet is a plan. "I want to use all elements of American power to keep us safe, and prosperous, and free. Instead of alienating ourselves from the world, I want America – once again – to lead" Ok sounds great... But how? Ya I am not seeing any solutions on his site. Perhaps you could find them and paraphrase for me? That would be swell.

Broesau Fri 9/26/2008 10:21AM
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six minutes passed from your last post, so you obviously don't care enough to actually read with a critical mind, whatever. Keep bitching dude, i can't help you.

SmashySmashy Fri 9/26/2008 10:28AM
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SmashySmashy

I have read his stance on his site many times or lack there of. I watch most/all of his speeches. I want to believe in someone. I want to vote for Obama. So I checked his site again and looked at a couple of my favorite issues. That took six minutes because he only gives little snippets, and I think I made my point. And I think everyone who is reading this post is getting sick of my posts, so I will leave it up to you to read and give me your favorite plan and convince me why I should vote for your hero. Ok?

Broesau Fri 9/26/2008 10:38AM
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I'm not trying to convince you to vote for obama. As I said in my previous post, "you still have an obligation as an american to vote in this election, and I hope you find out about the two candidates that are actually running and choose one".

But you seem to be too caught up in bashing the two party system. You're the same type of person who will be out drinking tonight instead of watching the debate. Wise up, deal with reality, and choose the candidate you agree with most based on the issues, its that simple. And maybe work for changing the two party system for the next election instead of just bitching about it. For now, you have a responsibilty, and dismissing the race because both candidates are the "same" is just wrong, they're not the same, you're just too lazy to find the differences.

Natey Fri 9/26/2008 10:54AM
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SmashySmashy....I have voted twice for Nader then voted for Gore, not making much a difference in California...I IDEALLY agree with voting for a third party. You speak of PLANS. Do you honestly think electing a third party candidate would work? I am sure it would be tough to get ANYTHING done (planned or not)...it would be complete gridlock. DUH. That is beyond the point. It just seems apathetic, making excuses why both suck plus that isn't a valid argument. That is why I say find positives to argue, not multiple negatives. Vote for third party, make an idealistic statement....I just think we are in to big of a hole right now to make points.

Broesau Fri 9/26/2008 10:55AM
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^what he said.

anonymous Fri 9/26/2008 11:18AM
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marcsmall1- i had every idea that so many people on this site were brainwashed, programmed left wing robots with the inability to think for themselves...... downright scary

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and all of you that say voting third party is a waste of a vote are the cause of the continuation of this problem with the 2 current political parties......of course a third party is not going to just suddenly get a majority of votes, i doubt one single person voting third party actually thinks their candidates have a chance in hell of winning this election, but it has to start somewhere and be consistent over several consecutive eletions gaining more and more support ....then and only then will a 3rd party have a chance, but it takes time, it takes foresight, and it takes not being brainwashed by the current political system that a vote for 3rd party is a wasted vote (and BOTH parties spread THAT lie to their voters)

Jbsgroove Fri 9/26/2008 12:35PM
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PhishnPanic, let me know what your to find you at the Ryman on Saturday and I'll be sure to Give you a big beautiful OBAMA '08 sticker for you to fuzz out on and hopefully re digest your mushrooms.-younger voters don't relate with old men with more houses than they remember and governors who have less experience with world travel then they have.

that and this country is going down the shitter faster than you will be after eating those mushrooms--change is good, it just happens to be a democrats turn this time (people thought we needed change in 2000 too...remember?)

SmashySmashy Fri 9/26/2008 12:58PM
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Natey, ya I agree that if a Ron Paul or a Nader was elected '08 or '12 they wouldn't be able to do a damn thing if the senate and the house don't also evolve. I would hope that in the unlikely event that one of the Paul/Nader minded candidates won the presidential election, we would also start voting out the old school demo/repub congress members. Then you have to worry about the Supreme Court. Daunting? Yes. Unrealistic? For now. But bitching about how the two parties suck is EXACTLY what we need to do. I do not think it is apathetic in the least bit. It is the opposite really. I will not settle for the lessor of two shits for my country. My plan is definitely long term and seemingly unrealistic right now, but at least I have one. I know Obamamama is more comforting than McCain. I know that foreign citizens will think of us as less of a joke if he is elected. But the way he will run this country is essentially the same. Things will just be moved around, not changed. I don't think Obama voters are apathetic because you are voting for him for the right reasons. He just does not have the answers. And if you believe that, like I do, but are still voting for Obama because you have this attitude that we will never be able to shake the system.. then that is apathy. There is no invisible barrier preventing us from voting for new politicians who really serve the people. All you have to do is vote for them. It is this attitude.. this belief that it is hopeless that will keep the same generic republicans and democrats in office. So I will keep on asking: why are you voting for the same old tenured democrats/republicans that essentially wont change a damn thing about how we run our country?

iwantstogetfunkedup Fri 9/26/2008 01:16PM
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Denverguy- I plan on drinking AND watching the debate simultaneously. I find debates in total sobriety are less interesting. But I will listen attentively and I will be voting...

Broesau Fri 9/26/2008 02:44PM
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^Yeah, I guess that'll work funk

Smashy, I really do see your point, and I'll concede that your long term plan is probably better, but for now, we gotta deal with what we got. Peace everyone.

timmyp starstarstarstarstar Fri 9/26/2008 05:16PM
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timmyp

did kizzy1 say he likes golden showers?

futhepharmer Sat 9/27/2008 09:57AM
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yo oh intellectual ones....this article is about Michael Moore. NOT a political debate. "thanks for your attention in this matter"....Dob Bylan

nuke_ticketbastard Mon 9/29/2008 06:41AM
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no timmyp - that is not what i said , but congrats on your outstanding attempt at humor!

Q: what is the difference between a pit bull and a soccer mom?

A#1: even the republicans aren't dumb enough to nominate a pit bull.

A#2: the pit bull doesn't make me want to puke.

A#3: the pit bull is more reliable.

headySetList Mon 9/29/2008 08:14AM
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headySetList

this movie sums up the tech industry

AintNoFreedom starstarstarstarstar Mon 9/29/2008 08:37AM
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AintNoFreedom

Reality has a liberal bias.

phuc Mon 9/29/2008 12:27PM
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mr.bungle starstarstar Mon 9/29/2008 01:10PM
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mr.bungle

Vote Nader or Barr

The only candidates to promise full amnesty to all non-violent drug offenders.

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks starstarstarstarstar Tue 9/30/2008 11:03AM
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MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks

Packers / Vikings, Red Sox / Yankees, Christian / Jew, Democrat / Republican, blah blah blah. Your "Team" is gonna win rah rah rah.

Your team sucks.

RambleOnShelbyRose Wed 10/1/2008 01:57PM
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Maybe this guy is giving solutions to things like the lack of health care in our country (SICKO) from a left point of view, yes that is true, but i think the fact that he's willing to acknowledge that something needs to be done is what separates him from his right wing counterparts. He realizes that its our people that are being hurt by these policies i don't see bill o'reiley really caring too much about all these people dying, people that don't get simple things treated until its too late. As for this movie i think that getting more people to vote is a non partisan thing, and admirable to have people complete their obligation as a citizen of this free nation, maybe he would've gotten more credibility if it wasn't so blatantly anti right wing. Bowling for Columbine and SICKO i beleive brought up two of the greatest points that need to be brought up; when your friend admits to you that he has a condition that wont let him live long past 30 then and that friend can't even afford a doctor then i think you'll see the values of what this guy preaches