‘American Sniper’ success prompts Michael Moore to take pot shots at deceased hero Chris Kyle

“American Sniper” is a box office hit. In four days of wide-release, it has pulled in $105 million. Audiences across the country have been moved by the Bradley Cooper’s portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Director Clint Eastwood did a marvelous job showing the kind of selfless service displayed by American war fighters while also not shying away from the psychological toll that combat takes on them and their loved ones. It’s a stellar film about an American hero, which is why Michael Moore and Seth Rogen responded just as the world expects Hollywood liberals to act: like pathetic men who deep down resent the fact that for all their fame and fortune they are still glorified clowns.

Chris Kyle was a real hero, and instead of just dealing with their envy and jealousy in the privacy of their own home, Michael Moore and Seth Rogen lashed out on Twitter so the world could see how truly petty they are.

Michael Moore American SniperUsing Michael Moore’s logic, anyone who uses cover and concealment during the course of battle is a “coward.” Perhaps we should do away with camouflage and just wear bright red jackets with white pants in the middle of open fields, but I digress.
Michael Moore Twitter American SniperOnce negative feedback came rolling in, Michael Moore decided to just make it abundantly clear that whenever he talks about cowards, he is really just projecting his own inner demons.

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Translation: “What are you so upset about? I wasn’t disparaging Chris Kyle with my sniper comments, even though I made them on the very day millions of Americans were talking about him. Where would you get that idea?”

And then there is Seth Rogen, whose main achievement in life is that he made a dumb movie about North Korea (we all know why he didn’t target Iranian mullahs), which forced millions of Americans to confirm: yes, we will defend Hollywood actors’ right to the freedom of expression, even if they are classless imbeciles.

Seth Rogen American SniperSeth Rogen’s tweet proves that he did not see “American Sniper,” or that he is a hate-filled buffoon (perhaps both?). The movie wasn’t a celebration of war or a piece of propaganda similar to faux-Nazi films created by Quentin Tarantino; if anything it was a clarion call to policy makers to think long and hard before sending men like Chris Kyle into war zones. Only a miserable person as defined by John Stuart Mill could watch Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” and think “coward.”

“The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” — John Stuart Mill.

C.S. Lewis, who fought and almost died during World War I, puts it another way in his famous essay, “Why I am not a pacifist”:

“For let us make no mistake. All that we fear from all the kinds of adversity, severally, is collected together in the life of a soldier on active service. Like sickness, it threatens pain and death. Like poverty, it threatens ill lodging, cold, heat, thirst, and hunger. Like slavery, it threatens toil, humiliation, injustice, and arbitrary rule. Like exile, it separates you from all you love. Like the gallies, it imprisons you at close quarters with uncongenial companions. It threatens every temporal evil — every evil except dishonor and final perdition, and those who bear it like it no better than you would like it. On the other side, though it may not be your fault, it is certainly a fact that Pacifism threatens you with almost nothing. Some public opprobrium, yes, from people whose opinion you discount and whose society you do not frequent, soon recompensed by the warm mutual approval which exists, inevitably, in any minority group. For the rest it offers you a continuance of the life you know and love, among the people and in the surroundings you know and love.” — C.S. Lewis

Michael Moore and Seth Rogen are very much like the “miserable creatures” referenced in Mill’s “On Liberty.” On many levels they are not worth writing about; they run in social circles with like-minded fools who would never point out that maybe — just maybe — the dough-like man-boys disparaging Navy SEALs might have a few insecurities hiding in those rolls of skin. However, because of their Hollywood connections, men like Michael Moore and Seth Rogen do affect American culture. The bully pulpit they have access to almost demands that those who can push back against their attempts at character assassination, should.

Congratulations, Michael Moore and Seth Rogen: you’re the type of guys who take shots at deceased Navy SEALs and the creative works that respectfully honor their sacrifice. Try doing that outside Hollywood circles and see how much it endears you to the crowd.

Update: Seth Rogen is now backtracking with the incredibly lame “Apples remind me of oranges,” excuse. Next he’ll say that every once-in-awhile he sits down, bites into a banana, and thinks, “Zucchini.”

Seth Rogen American Sniper Twitter
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At long last, Michael Moore openly admits he hates the troops

Michael Moore wants you to know he's going to stop saying he "supports the troops" — because he doesn't. It's not really news; most of us knew he never did. (Image: AP)
Michael Moore wants you to know he’s going to stop saying he “supports the troops” — because he doesn’t. It’s not really news; most of us knew he never did. (Image: AP)

In the last remaining hours of 2012, the New York Times enlisted a liberal scholar to finally admit the truth — guys like him want to do away with the Constitution. In the past I’ve tried to say that liberal activists loath the constraints the Constitution places upon their utopian goals, and their defenders have insisted that no, that isn’t the case, and that it’s all just a figment of my radical conservative imagination. Louis Seidman’s willingness to publicly admit his disdain for the document makes my job much easier. I can’t thank him enough.

Likewise, for years I’ve talked about liberal activists who hate our military. Regular readers know that my own conversion to the conservative side of the fence started with leftist professors who said: “Only redneck Republican hicks who are happy to get a free pair of boots join the military.” These likely-tenured academics also gave extra credit to go see Michael Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine,” which dovetails nicely into the filmmaker’s New Year’s confession: He doesn’t support the troops.

Numbers four and five on his “to do” list for 2013 are as follows:

4. Stop saying, “I support the troops.” I don’t. I used to. I understand why so many enlisted after 9/11. Sadly, many of them were then trapped and sent off to invade Iraq. I felt for all of them. I understood those who joined because of a lousy economy. But at some point all individuals must answer for their actions, and now that we know our military leaders do things that have nothing to do with defending our lives, why would anyone sign up for this rogue organization?

5. Apologize for No. 4. I have enormous respect for anyone who would offer to sacrifice their life to defend my right to live. Is there any greater gift one can give another? It’s not the troops’ fault they’re sent to invade other countries for dubious reasons and outright lies. It’s OUR responsibility to prevent this, to elect representatives who believe in peace, and to only put our troops in harm’s way when it’s absolutely necessary. My uncle was killed in World War II. Today would have been his 90th birthday. My dad still misses him. Our family has served this country in the military since the Revolutionary War. None of them watch Fox News.

See what Moore does there? He realizes that he can’t directly come out and say that he hates the troops, so he has to add some mealy-mouthed addendum about his uncle’s military service during World War II.

What Michael Moore says at first is that the servicemen who enlisted well into the Iraq War and up to today knew what the mission was and enlisted anyway because on many levels they believed in the mission. But Michael Moore doesn’t believe in the mission. This puts Moore in the position where he desperately wants to make such soldiers “answer for their actions,” (i.e., invading countries “for dubious reasons” or supporting “outright lies”), but he can’t because he doesn’t want to be known as the guy who would have spit all over returning Vietnam Vets decades ago while screaming “baby killer!” So what does he do? He surreptitiously telegraphs that he absolutely despises guys like Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle and Mark Owen (I won’t use Owen’s real name here), before redirecting attention to a safe target — the civilian leaders who ultimately determine where the U.S. military’s might will be used around the globe.

Michael Moore infamously called al Qaeda in Iraq and former Baathist regime thugs “freedom fighters.” Since many of his supporters adhere to the “one man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist” mentality, it was hard to nail them down and get them to admit that their idol was rooting for dead American soldiers. But with Moore’s 2013 resolution, the wiggle room for sane adults nears zero.

Thank you for finally admitting to the world in 2013 what some of us veterans always knew, Mr. Moore. It’s refreshing to run across a little honesty from you for a change.

Related: Michael Moore: Let’s stand in front of the Obamacare ‘locomotive’ and see what happens

Michael Moore: Let’s stand in front of the Obamacare ‘locomotive’ and see what happens

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that Obamacare is a constitutional tax of the highest order — one imposed on you at birth — Michael Moore is back in the news. One would think the headline would be that liberals are now in the weird position of cheering the defacto Obamacare Birth Tax, all the taxes in between, and the Death Tax … but instead, the Sicko director was given time to discuss the need to go ever further:

“It’s a huge day,” Moore said. “It’s a great victory. Now, as you know, you and I were very critical of the bill that got passed because we thought, you know, it was fairly watered down and not as far as it should go. And it’s going to need to go further in the years to come, obviously. And we all need to keep working toward a true universal health-care system that doesn’t leave 26 million people uninsured, as the current law does now, and as you so wonderfully and eloquently pointed out on your show last night.”

It was only a short time ago, however, that Moore was acknowledging the economic realities of socialized health care:

Moore says the only “things you maybe have to wait for” are a knee replacement surgery or cataracts.

“Things that are not life-threatening,” Moore said on HBO’s “Real Time” with host Bill Maher. “The reason why you have to wait sometimes in those countries is they let everybody in the line. We make 50 million people out of the line so the line is shorter, so sometimes you have to wait as long. If you are a patriotic American, you want every American to be covered the same as you.

Oh what short memories we have, right Michael? That might be a sign of a more serious ailment. You might want to get that checked out.

I do not wish to revisit the laughable claim that only procedures like knee surgery require long waits time when they become “free.” What I will do is once again proudly state that I do not want my fellow Americans to have my health care coverage — because I want them to have the health care coverage that they want. I want them to have the health care that is suited to their lifestyle, their wants and their needs.

I would also like to revisit basic math.

Congressional Budget Office: Updated Budget Projections for Fiscal Years 2012 – 2022 (i.e., The Michael Moore Dream Destroyer Projections for Fiscal Years 2012 – 2022).

Notice anything weird about all of Michael Moore’s interviews (besides the fact that he tries to hide his wealth behind schlubby clothes)? There’s a willful denial of reality; he acts as if we’re not already 16 trillion dollars in debt. He acts as if we’re not broke. He acts as if he has never — even out of sheer morbid curiosity — looked at numbers put out by the Congressional Budget Office. Moore calls Obamacare a “huge locomotive,” and he’s right … if the metaphor involves Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train.’

The U.S. is on a debt train that is heading full-steam ahead towards economic disaster. The honest broker knows that the nation must pull hard on the brakes today or go over a spectacular cliff tomorrow. At some point, the interest on our debt alone will reach a tipping point, and when it does there will be no stopping the pain that will follow. And who will feel it the most? Not Michael Moore. He’ll be cushioned by his riches. A little (or a lot) of inflation to a multimillionaire like him means nothing.

In Michael Moore’s utopia, where endless accounting tricks never run out, retirees who scrimped and saved for decades won’t see their wealth hacked in half due to inflation. Treatment is never rationed. The quality of their care is never diminished while wait times explode. It’s a seductive fantasy to a lot of people, but it’s still a fantasy.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to read up on Michael Moore’s Cuban paradise, where they pay for all that “free” health care with … child prostitution.

Michael Moore Talks Obamacare, Ignores Jowl Replacement Surgery.

Michael Moore was on Real Time with Bill Maher talking Obamcare, and while a negative multiplied by a negative is a positive in mathematics, it isn’t when it comes to bitter, angry socialists.

With that said, sometimes the unexpected happens, like neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light…or Michael Moore admitting that socialized medicine results in longer waits for common procedures:

Moore says the only “things you maybe have to wait for” are a knee replacement surgery or cataracts.

“Things that are not life-threatening,” Moore said on HBO’s “Real Time” with host Bill Maher. “The reason why you have to wait sometimes in those countries is they let everybody in the line. We make 50 million people out of the line so the line is shorter, so sometimes you have to wait as long. If you are a patriotic American, you want every American to be covered the same as you.

It’s actually a win for conservatives that we got Michael Moore of all people to finally admit that when you give someone a good or service for “free” (i.e., shouldering a third party with costs that exist no matter how badly you wish they would go away), they will use it differently than if they were personally connected with the process.

Now that Moore has been forced to acknowledge the economic reality of socialized medicine, he’s prone to saying ridiculous things like “only” knee replacement surgery or cataracts are beholden to supply and demand. Besides the flippant nature of his defense (try telling someone with chronic knee or hip pain to wait a year for relief), anyone who follows his logic will know he’s wrong.

And since Michael Moore seems to think that he alone gets to define what “Patriotic” Americans should want for their neighbors, I hate to break it to him: he’s wrong again.

I don’t want Americans to be covered “the same” as me. I want Americans to be covered the way they want to be covered. I want them to have choice. I want a young college graduate to have a plan that works for his lifestyle and his assessment of his overall health and I want the recent retiree to have the plan that works for her lifestyle and her health needs—each of which will have different overall costs.

I eat right. I exercise. I get adequate sleep. I don’t smoke and rarely drink. I should not have to pay for a massive health care plan, a one-size-fits all package that blankets the slovenly guy who wears a moo-moo. And neither should you. But Michael Moore tends to think otherwise…for reasons that might be closer to home than a respectable blog post can go into.

Note to overweight socialists: if you’re ever wondering what the wait lines are for jowl replacement surgery, ease your troubled midsection: If Herman Cain takes it all the way to the White House the stress will melt it right off!

Why might Michael Moore be sympathetic to the one size fits all health care plan the federal government would force you and the moo moo clad Homer Simpsons of the world to take? I wonder...

Cuban Zombie Flick More Accurate than Michael Moore Movies.

Michael Moore isn’t going to be happy with his Cuban filmmaker counterparts. The self-made millionaire who laments capitalism and the astute observer of freedom who said that it seems Cuba has “a doctor on every block” now might end up having to watch as a Cuban zombie flick sheds more light on life in Fidel’s “paradise” than Sicko ever did. The building that collapses at the end of the Juan of the Dead trailer even looks like the “showcase hospital” Moore was taken to during his tour of the country!

How sad is it that American kids will probably have to watch this Cuban horror movie parody to get a better education on the real Cuba than by attending classes in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, or Chicago? Perhaps the editor at Topless Robot put it best:

Unlike regular zombie flicks or even Shaun [of the Dead], Juan and his pals don’t seem to be afraid of zombies at all — it appears that given all the other [crap] that happens in Cuba on regular basis, zombies end up pretty unremarkable as a crisis. In fact, it looks like Juan immediately seizes the invasion of the living dead as a business opportunity. That’s pretty outstanding. Here’s hoping it makes it to U.S. theaters, or at least a domestic DVD release.

As The Heritage Foundation and Marco Rubio have already noted, Cuba has no problem creating zombies in the form of sex trade victims. Why should Cuban government thugs care about scarred children shuffling around when it’s part of a 2 billion dollar tourism industry for Fidel and Raul? Perhaps a more accurate assessment of Moore’s “there seems to be doctor on every block” claim can be attributed to staff treating the STD’s and psychological damage to young girls thrust into human trafficking. That is, unless Fidel Castro says otherwise:

There are no women forced to sell themselves to a man, to a foreigner, to a tourist…Those who do so do it on their own, voluntarily and without any need for it. We can say that they are highly educated hookers and quite healthy.

In the Juan of the Dead trailer, the government blames the zombie outbreak on “dissident groups paid for by the U.S. government.” Anyone who’s listened to Michael Moore, Sean Penn, Keith Olbermann, Janeane Garofalo and the rest of the left knows they would be the first to take the state run media’s account and run with it. When the real zombie apocalypse hits the one silver lining will be the entertainment provided by our nation’s useful idiot survivors.

If Juan of the Dead is a success the sequel should be Venezuela. Why? Because like Cuba, they’re also into sex trafficking. 40,000 – 50,000 child prostitutes in the socialist wonderland and counting. It’s a ready-made allegory for life under Sean Penn’s ideological hero.

Congratulations to the director of Juan of the Dead, Alejandro Brugues; your work of fiction is more accurate than a Michael Moore documentary and you weren’t even trying. If you get stateside distribution, I’m there.

Michael Moore: Why Fight Terrorism When I Need to Fight Dandruff?

According to Michael Moore, terrorism begins and ends with one man. Michael, stop projecting your narcissism. It's not healthy.

If you had to guess what narcissistic Hollywood leftists would say in the immediate aftermath of Osama Bin Laden’s death, what would it be? Would you think about the “mother lode” of intelligence that was to be had from taking down the world’s most wanted terrorist? Would you think of all the terrorist plots that have been thwarted since 9/11? Would you think of the national catharsis that would occur for every single person who remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing when the Towers were hit?

Of course not. Because the first thing that happens when you think the world revolves you is to start applying it elsewhere. Exhibit A: Michael Moore (or was that Exhibit XXL?) Regardless, in less time than it takes a man to scarf down a Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Michael Moore was demonstrating just how clueless the hard left is when it comes to world-wide terrorism:

Now that bin Laden’s dead, can we put shampoo in our carry on? Can I keep my shoes on? Can we bring all the troops home?

Radical Islam does not begin and end with one man. In fact, it begins and ends with millions of men. Terrorist organizations like al Qaeda are like long, never ending sodium-bicarbonate black snake fireworks kids use on the 4th of July. Chop off the head (minus the religious fanaticism and the Allah Akbars) and it just keeps growing and twisting and leaving its blacken ash all over the surroundings.

No, Michael Moore, you can not keep your shoes on because guys like Richard Reid use them to try and detonate planes over the Atlantic. And no, Michael Moore, you can not bring your shampoo on board because guys like Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab are looking to find creative ways to bring down jetliners on Christmas day (or burn their genitals off trying). And no, Michael Moore, we can not bring the troops home, because we face an enemy that will even employ child bombers while guys like you want to play Patty Caliphate.

Being as May is Protect America Month, someone should sit down with Michael Moore and explain to him that with Bin Laden gone, Ayman al-Zawahiri probably assumes command . And after him there will be another wannabe Captain Jihad. Just as liberals fail to understand that there will always be a bottom 20% of wage earners, they fail to understand that there will always be a top tier to world-wide terrorist networks.

But Michael is not alone. He should take comfort, in that great minds like Snoop Dogg are on the same wavelength. Because nothing says you love the troops like quixotic public policy proposals setting the stage for large-scale civilian death.

I will agree with Snoop on one thing. Murder was the case they gave…Osama Bin Laden. Guilty as charged. I heard the bottom of the ocean is lovely this time of year.

Michael Moore, Duck Tales, and The American Dream.

Michael Moore apparently never gets sick of blasting the system that made him Scrooge McDuck swimming in gold coins rich. Similarly, his “freedom fighters” in Iraq never tire of blowing innocent civilians up.

But sadly, for Michael Moore, life isn’t one big episode of Duck Dales, whereas Huey, Dewey, and Louie regularly forgive Scrooge for being a Grade A jerk. If it was, people like me would forgive him for Fahrenheit 9/11 dictator-thug propaganda cinema shots that would have made Baghdad Bob jizz in his pants,

I’ve never really understood how self-righteous, self-made millionaires can get up on a platform and say, “Through hard work and dedication my American Dream came true, but your dream?…it’s hopeless.”

I spent three years in an infantry unit in the US Army. I saved almost every penny from every paycheck because I wanted to one day make indie movies like a young Robert Rodriguez (It looks silly now, but El Mariachi was made for $7000.) When I got out and wanted to enroll in classes at USC my GI Bill covered…one year’s worth of tuition. I worked the overnight shift at Target and went to class during the day at a community college in the suburbs of Chicago to save money. In less than two years I found myself attending classes in Southern California as a Trojan. Fast forward through a lot of hard-work and more schooling and my American Dream has been realized.

Do I tell the students I talk to they should throw in the towel and give up because the system is stacked against them? No, because it’s not. And Moneybags “capitalism did nothing for me” Moore should know better. His problem, like most liberals, is that he wants equal outcomes instead of equal opportunity. I’d expand on this, but I think it’s time to watch Fellowship 9/11.

Save Polar Bears: Have American Babies.

Want to save the polar bears? (that don’t really need saving…)Want to have a cleaner world? Then have babies. Lots of them. More specifically, I think Americans should have babies.

Whereas liberals debate whether conservation or a Sentinel sized federal government is the proper way to care for the environment, the conservative position should be self-evident: Free countries and free people can unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of their citizens to overcome almost any obstacle.  Want a renewable natural resource? Human creativity is a well that never runs dry.  You can tap into the human spirit again and again and never come up empty.

The problem is, liberals tend not to trust the population to provide answers to the world’s problems because they’re under the impression it’s filled with racist, bigoted, redneck hicks. And sometimes, people who claim to be of the conservative world view really aren’t. Which is weird because liberal politicians and those who agree with the notion that only mama government can cure what ails you often are rock solid examples of what the human body and human imagination are capable of.

Why is it that liberal self-made millionaires bash the system that made them rich? Why do self-righteous hypocritical filmmakers believe technology and capitalism are great for making 3D movies, but inconsistent with being good stewards of the environment?

Conservatives need to make the case that the way to a “greener” world is by having free people make money -more specifically dollars- and by having their children grow up to be the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates instead of the next Harry Reid.