Monday's intriguing people
Director Michael Moore addresses protesters Saturday at the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison.
March 7th, 2011
11:21 AM ET

Monday's intriguing people

Michael Moore

The filmmaker behind the Oscar-winning documentary "Bowling for Columbine" appeared before union activists in Wisconsin and praised them for "arousing a sleeping giant," the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Moore addressed at least 30,000 protesters, urging them to continue their demonstrations against Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposals. "America is not broke," he told the crowd, according to the Madison newspaper. "The only thing that's broke is the moral compass of the rulers."

Mark Cuban

The billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner, who runs a television network called HDNet, is in talks with actor Charlie Sheen about a possible show, The Dallas Morning News reported. Cuban, who called Sheen "pretty cool," wouldn't elaborate except to say the partnership posed a "unique opportunity," according to the paper. Cuban also told the Morning News, "We always look for interesting programming featuring interesting people doing interesting things."

John Young

He is identified as the administrator of a website called Cryptome, which, long before WikiLeaks, posted “documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide." On Sunday, the site posted a 17-minute video taken from a police helicopter of the World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001, attacks.

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  1. Patty

    Hey Vern! If U don't care about is going on in our country.
    I happen to have free airline ticket which U can use so U can go to the middle east. By the way its a one way ticket. This airline only caters to ass..... Like U.
    GOOD NIGHT and GOOD Luck!!

    March 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. altalks21

    The states have cut needed programs for the elderly, for the poor and for our children. They have also increased the taxes of the middle class and for small businesses. It is time to make the super rich pay their fair share, so we must now do the same thing that the State of Oregon did and that is to make and pass an iniative equivelant to Measure 66.

    March 7, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. colt

    Worthless unions!!!!!

    March 8, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Steve Swaney

    Hmmmm. Not a peep about Michael Moore's speech last night on network new or CNN. Could Michael be right about the conspiracy of the uberrich wanting to keep us all in the dark?

    March 8, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Newsome

      I think it is more a matter of Michael Moore's credibility.

      March 8, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • RayPacNW

      @Newsome: Did you have something concrete to offer about Michael Moore's credibility? No? Thought not.
      @Steve: You're right. Where are the reports about this important event? If I relied on the news I'd know more about Libya than my own nation. Distractions and schemes.

      March 8, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. colt

    Who cares, I hope this is a trend,and other states take away lazy union rights!!!!!!

    March 8, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Brian

    heh.... today I got a raise from my corporation.... kind of nice to be working for the stockholders.

    March 8, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. seebofubar

    Every once in a while I stop and look at these blogs. It's truely entertaining. Not only are you Liberals the stupidest bunch of morons that ever graced society, you're like the nerds in class that every one is laughing at but don't realize it. I have an Idea, get an education and a job so you don't have to spend your time cloging up the internet with your ignorant spews.

    March 9, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Amused

    I truly find it amusing that so many of you readers are falling for Michael Moores crap. "America is not broke", maybe he should ask our creditors if they thing we are broke. Maybe he should tell the Congress to stop raising the debt limit every time they turn around since we are not broke. We can not afford to continue to pay for benefit packages for state employees that are far rosier than anything in the private sector. Life expectancy has changed while retirment ages have not. You tell me how we continue to fund these benefits but from the public coffers at the expense of tax payers. Michael Moore pretends to be everyman while he made millions making movies movies that were half baked. He begrudges the system that made him a millionaire. Kind of strange don't you think.

    March 9, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Truth

    Michael Moore = Democratic Anne Coulter. They both should be set adrift together.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Earthchild

    I say, let"s start our own middle class revolution!

    March 10, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. i2i

    Curious that this beached whale chooses the Wisconsin protests as a venue to [yet again] demonize the rich (of whom multi-millionaire Moore must count himself), when the core of that debate is "public sector" union demands, and has absolutely "nothing" to do with the private sector or the wealthy. FYI, if he took the time to actually "read" the bill he would have seen it actually "empowers" those public sector employees.

    More curious are the number posts praising Moore as if he's even remotely on "their side" or even slightly in touch with reality. "America is not broke" ? Really??? When 40 cents of every dollar our government spends is borrowed, and the national debt has been more than doubled under Obama then yes Michael, America is indeed "broke".

    Get a clue and get over yourself.

    March 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. B.D.Kuchera

    Way to go Michael! Arlo Guthrie is stirring in his grave that collective bargaining was taken away. It's scary. They've made it a crime to protest and unionize? Woah. Keep screaming, Michael. This just can't happen.

    March 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Pudgy More

    As soon as Moore saves Detroit (the utopian collision between labor, government and big companies), seeks health care in Cuba or contributes his millions to join the proletariat I won't take him seriously. He is articulate, passionate... in a Ronald Mcdonald kind of way.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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