we’re gonna need a bigger trashbag

As the Capitol building reopened following two judges’ orders to stop prohibiting public access to the building, another huge, sign- carrying crowd massed in downtown Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, March 5.

Once again, there was a festive, playful mood. Protesters carried inflatable palm trees in the frigid weather and signs that read: “Fox News Will Lie About This” (a reference to video of union members screaming and shoving at a rally on Fox’s “O’Reilly Factor,” which O’Reilly claimed was from Wisconsin [ no, he did not ], but which clearly showed palm trees and sunshine in the background.)

Capitalism: a love story…….

Capitol Kids, a high-end toy store on the capitol square, was selling bright red t-shirts for kids, with the legend “Teach Me How to Protest,” and the Wisconsin Solidarity sign: a blue fist in the shape of the state of Wisconsin and a white star in the middle.

In addition, the store advertised “a new shipment of noise-makers” “mini-tambourines, train whistles, kazoos and bells which join our very popular vuvuzelas and drums….

Michael Moore took the stage to tell the crowd “I am so proud of you.”

“For three weeks you’ve stood in the cold, slept on the floor, skipped out of town to Illinois. Whatever it took, you did it. And one thing is certain, Madison is only the beginning,” Moore said.

He connected the protests in Wisconsin to the struggle against economic and political inequality nationally and around the world. The movement is “a little bit of Egypt and a little bit of Madison,” he said.

Revving up the crowd, he talked about how a tiny minority of billionaires bought our political process, and torpedoed public spending on things that benefit most people like education, suppressed wages and benefits, and concentrated wealth in a few hands. “But that wasn’t enough for them,” he said. “Now they want your soul. . . . They want your dignity.” Now they are arguing that working people can’t even have a place at the table, Moore said. He described a pilot making $19,000 a year who can’t even negotiate for a few more hours of sleep in his car at the O’Hare parking lot.

He begged reporters to write down a statistic: that 400 people in the United States now have more wealth than half of all Americans combined–155 million people.

“The few who have the most money don’t want to pay their fair share of taxes,” Moore said. Furthermore, “They are the very people who don’t pay their taxes crashed our economic system.”

“The nation is not broke, my friends,” Moore said. “Wisconsin is not broke.There is plenty of money to go around.”

29 Comments!

  1. iD
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 4:23 pm |

    Here comes blubbernuts with his class warfare rhetoric again. As usual, he picks a few outliers to pass off as typical examples. It’s like there’s an “asshole of the century” award and he wants it bad.

  2. Snuffy Smith
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 4:31 pm |

    The left remains scared of the truth, and lying more than ever.

  3. Snuffy Smith
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 4:34 pm |

    Who is paying the bills for the WI legislators who skipped town?

    Under WI law they can accept no contributions while their legislature is in session.

    I wonder why the networks haven’t asked that question…

  4. Posted March 5, 2011 at 4:45 pm |

    Sadly, around half, a little more or less as indicated by the last few elections, of the voters believe that sh#t. It’s why Obama got elected, and it’s why the next presidential election is going to be scary close.

  5. Chris in NC
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 4:58 pm |

    He’s right. This IS just the beginning. The war has begun. They’re starting to get violent out in the open. We have not yet begun to fight. But when we do, that democrat who said get a little bloody in the streets is going to get his wish.

  6. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 5:03 pm |

    That is clearly no lie, Chris.

  7. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 5:09 pm |

    We need a really big trash bag to toss MM into.
    Y’think all that lard will float if we drop him in a river?

  8. dick not quite dead white guy
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm |

    That bag of shit Moore is a double talking hypocrite. He has his millions invested in the market on Big Capital to protect his lifestyle, not in a trust or foundation that assists the downtrodden. I wish he’d just drop dead so we needn’t see or hear him again.

  9. MCPO
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 5:31 pm |

    Commie ratfuck hypocrite.

  10. DoubleU
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 5:33 pm |

    Michael Moore the millionaire that complains about the wealthy. Be sure to say hello to him at the next Halliburton meeting.

  11. Clinically Insane
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 5:38 pm |

    Walt: The 2012 Election will be incredibly close. Just like every election for the past 3 decades. It’s a facade. The dems crank out millions of fake/dead/duplicate voters, but only enough to make things “to close to call”.
    This keeps the drooling masses believing that there is a roughly even divide in the country, and that if the “other party” wins, they won it fairly.
    The only hope is that 2012 will be so incredibly backwards that the traitors will be exposed in the open for what they are. I’m definitely not holding my breath on that one.

    Chris & Melissa: As has been discussed in previous threads/posts, the left is doing everything they can to provoke a violent response from the right.
    Due to this one factor, the only way that “getting bloody” in the streets is going to solve the issue is if the retaliation from the Constitutionally justified Americans is so overwhelming that only the military could stop it.

    Do not forget. The party of treason needs conservative examples of “violence” in order to prove to the drooling masses that their accusations against real Americans are true. This will convince the masses that the conservatives are the enemy. Following that, they will pass laws that will embolden their movements towards genocide. They will then start to point to the belief of the masses, the laws, and any “evidence” they produce or make up, and convince the military that conservatives are the enemy.

    I respect those of you here who think that the military in this country would not turn on it’s own people, but I disagree. They will first be made to believe that conservatives are terrorists, then they will be told to kill.

    When I consider all that has happened in this last 2 years, the fact that there hasn’t been a military coup or attempt at one only goes to show, in my opinion, that our military is already riddled in the upper ranks with individuals who are members of the Traitor party.

    The Judicial system is heavily weighted to the left. The federal government, the state governments, and the local governments are loaded heavily to the left in most cases. The ghettos are weighted to the left. The blue collar workers are weighted heavily to the left due to Unions. The illegal immigrants are pretty much ALL on the left. Most people below “poverty line” are left leaning.
    And the middle class is sitting on it’s ass, eyes glued to the boob tube watching the latest retard reality show or American Idol spinoff, and letting the evening news tell them what to think.

    Every last one of the people listed above will buy the “conservatives are terrorists” line when the media shoves it down their throats.
    Half of them would turn you in if it meant a free Big Mac.
    50million of them think this is their country (the illegals)
    And out of the whole mess, a whole shit ton of them would not think twice about killing you, raping your children, and stealing everything you have.
    These people are *evil*. Without reserve, they will willingly stand by and let some half assed, half black, jackboot, shitfaced moron so-called “leader” murder half of America for not believing in global warming.

    This shit is not the movies folks. It’s real, and it’s our country it’s happening in.

  12. Andouille
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm |

    This is what Benjamin Franklin meant when he replyed to the woman asking what form of gubmint had been provided, “A Republic, Madam, if you can keep it.”

    Past time for The Restoration to begin. Let’s keep it.

  13. TomR, armed in Texas
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm |

    Who is this pilot making only $19,000 a year?

  14. geezerette
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 6:50 pm |

    I don’t think when the judge said the doors should be open for the public he meant for them to come in and trash the place– altho — what could have been said was they are open but if you do come in and trash the place you will be arrested— I’m afraid what you’re all saying is true– when I’m any where in public I look around and ask myself –look at all of these people I’ll bet not a one of them has any idea of what is going on in this country or cares—if asked all they know is the Democrats are for the poor and the Republicans are for the rich– and the rich should pay– MM looks like all of them– so they relate to him– think he does that on purpose?—

  15. Henri Claude
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 7:01 pm |

    …isn’t Moore one of those richest 400 he is
    blathering on about??

  16. The Emir
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm |

    He now has the script for his new multi million dollar movie

  17. Melissa In Texas
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 7:41 pm |

    Amen Andouille!

  18. mech
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 8:03 pm |

    Not trash bags.

    We’re gonna need a bigger fire.

    Actually, when I was in the dorms at school they taught us resident advisors to subdue crazy or violent residents by taking the twin mattress from the bed and push them into a corner till help arrived.

    How about a few truckloads of mattresses with which to corral them in?

  19. Justin Credible
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm |

    Here are some more of those evil rich – that Mikey probably doesn’t want us to mention:

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/04/union-bosses-make-hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars-annually-new-report-shows/

  20. Claire, Ideologically Stubborn Heatist Ruralite
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 9:24 pm |

    wow. so according to FatMikey, there, all we need to do is go out and kill those 400, take their bags of money they have in their vaults [cuz that's where rich people keep their your money, donchanooo] and everything will be swell, eh?

    Teh Noo Civility™

  21. SondraK, Lympian Slayer
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 9:36 pm |

    …taking the twin mattress from the bed and push them into a corner till help arrived…

    That’s freaking awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. ZZMike
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 9:37 pm |

    Moore: ““For three weeks you’ve stood in the cold, slept on the floor…”

    I’ll give somebody a dollar for every minute Moore slept on a floor, in the cold.

  23. Lucius Severus Pertinax
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 10:57 pm |

    Hot Damn! I’m In!!;)

  24. Lucius Severus Pertinax
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 11:01 pm |

    I’m waiting for RoundBoy to up and infarct all over the damn place any time now..

  25. SherryM
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 12:20 am |

    Michael Moreon is in the same class of people as The Rev. Jessey Jackson and Al Sharpton, media sluts that can make even a march to fight cancer a joke. If there is justes in this world Moore will be bankrupt by the end of the year and then he can go sleep on the cold floor.

  26. geezerette
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 6:53 am |

    I heard while Michael Iwantmoore– was there he donated his evil money to help pay for the clean up of the capital building—NOT— not even what he got paid to go there and walk in the cold?

  27. DoubleU
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 7:41 am |

    A leftist is someone who enjoys spending your money while investing and creating more wealth for themselves with theirs.

  28. Merovign
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 11:05 am |

    You really want a bandit state, Mikey? You go first! Give all your wealth to the poor, we’ll see how it works out before we go any farther.

  29. bigviking
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm |

    Is Mikey taking a dump in his pant? It looks like it.

    “Conservatives think every day is the 4th of July, Liberals thing every day is April 15th.”