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. Frank

    I suppose that we're going to see a lot of ignorant fools blog in here to rant against Michael Moore. This is going to be ignorance at it's ugliest! So let's brace ourselves!!!

    March 7, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Let me be the first then: Michael Moore for president he will be our next Abe Lincoln...love him!

      March 7, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Klaatu

      @ Mmmmm

      You mena "squished" in the brain pan?

      March 7, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      @klaatu Its time to oust the pretty boys and roll back to the large boned presidents with the likes of Teddy Roosevelt, William Taft...someone a real lovable porker who can't fit in the bathtub...someone who is not focusing himself for the sake of others the little johns of American rather than the self-centered dapper dans...but I see you like your brains scrambled!

      March 8, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • SOPHIA

      You're probably right!

      March 11, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. personny

    Wow! http://nopolicestate.com

    March 7, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    Before Phunnie boy blogs in here to discredit me for his personal amusement,I want to say that I thank Michael Moore for wising people up. There's already far too much ignorance in this country as it is!!!

    March 7, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Klaatu

      Wising people up?! You mean, his spouting of consipracy theories and rubish? I bet he is one of those who claim the moon landing was a hoax by NASA. The ignorant of this country are those who follow his every word as truth.

      March 7, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      The jig was up already, the conspiricy already was established KLAATU it is the Koch bros. Go research and you will see Walker is bought and paid for by them. The benefits were already agreed upon, its a union busting sdheme. Boycott the billionaire boys club. go on line, to the Bill Gates Foundation and see how broke all the states are to mismanagement of funds.

      March 7, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. DaveL

    Thank you Michael Moore!... Governor Walker is just another Arrogant Republican who has gone to far...The Republicans are doing nothing for the economy except continuing the old and failed trickle-down economic model, attacking a woman very private reproduction rights, and now they want to silence the voice of workers collectively bargaining. Putting Republicans in power always proves a mistake for average Americans. Hopefully with the help of Michael Moore, Jesse Jackson, and others, we can keep this issue out in front for all of America to know what is happening. Thank you again Michael Moore!

    March 7, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      It cannot be a republican / Democrat thing anymore we have to unite against tyranny. We have to find people who want to use the stations of gov. to help the people, not terrorize them.

      March 7, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Good post,DaveL. You said it all.

      March 7, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jrnews

    WISCONSIN you deserve Walker for electing him! That goes for any other state that elected right wing nuts who only look out for big business. Keep doing it and watch your rights AND/OR middle class status slip away, as you become part of, or slide further into, the POVERTY class. This is all a manufactured crisis. The Republican’s goal appears to be to do away with Social Security, Medicare, EPA, Public Education, and ELIMINATE ANY REGULATIONS that control the excesses and abuses of CORPORATE AMERICA, as they continue to give tax breaks to the RICH. This is about the Republicans protecting Corporate America at the expense of the American worker. Quite simply this seems to be an attack on American workers as follows:

    Walker's financial crisis, CREATED. He started with a projected SURPLUS and his first week in office GAVE AWAY $150,000,000 in tax breaks to business cronies. The unions had negotiated with the previous governor and "GIVEN BACK $100,000,000" which was voided by the republican controlled legislature. The GOVERNOR added to the decree that HE would be in charge of the states Medicare. This is about attacking workers, Pure and simple, It has NOTHING to do with budgets. It's about destroying the power of the middle class, and YOU seem to be too uneducated to realize that these states are in a fiscal crisis because of these corporations and fat cats avoiding paying taxes and getting tax cuts, etc. They continue to get richer, outsource jobs to foreign countries, rip you and the state off, then once the fiscal crisis occurs, they tell you that you need to PAY for their GREED and mishandling of the finances, and guess what, many of you seem to be so blinded by stupidity that YOU continue to vote them in office.

    This is just another example of Republicans putting SELF INTEREST and their PERSONAL quest for POWER AND WEALTH over the best interests of Americans, and showing that their end game is about ‘winning elections’ and NOT effective and fair governance. They say NO for 2 yrs to proposed Dems AND Repubs legislation that could produce jobs, reduce deficits, and improve healthcare and the economy. They deny 911 heroes healthcare, they want to extend tax cuts to the top 2%, adding BILLIONS to the deficit, etc. If it's not CLEAR that they don’t seem to have YOUR and YOUR FAMILY’S BEST INTEREST at the forefront of their minds, then I think many of you will never GET IT. Keep voting for YOUR WEALTHY MASTERS, as they continue to laugh at YOU on their way to the BANK . . . . . .

    March 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Wisconsin was looking for change. This wasn't the change they were hoping for. Get your signatures ready for recall at 1 year. Make sure they are in order and fillied out properly. Since you have all these people assembled start now. You need someone that is certified to get signatures.

      March 7, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Another good post. Thank you,jrnews.

      March 7, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Becky

      To "jrnews", well stated.....thank you.

      March 8, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  6. DaveL

    Thank you Michael Moore!... Governor Walker is just another Arrogant Republican who has gone to far...The Republicans are doing nothing for the economy except continuing the old and failed trickle-down economic model, attacking a woman's very private reproductiive rights, and now they want to silence the voice of workers collectively bargaining. Putting Republicans in power always proves a mistake for average Americans. Hopefully with the help of Michael Moore, Jesse Jackson, and others, we can keep this issue out in front for all of America to know what is happening. Thank you again Michael Moore!

    March 7, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Klaatu

    Did the microphone in the picture survive? It looks like Mr Moore is about to attack it like its a 1 day old twinkie!

    March 7, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Are twinkies even made in america anymore? I believe you passionate not attack that is passionate is a democrat word, attack is a repulican word.

      March 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Scottish Mama

    Michael Moore for Govenor? At least he wants what is good for the average Joe.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Newsome

      Sure, A ham sandwhich

      March 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    I say we should vote Glen Beck for Governor. He is so smart and witty. Plus he is handsome.

    March 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Mary I am sorry to say he is in and gets his news info from the Koch Bros. He has thanked them on his show so his credibility is shot. But you can get his poster and still admire his physical traits. Me not so much.

      March 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Haven't you heard Mary,that Glen Beck has macular dystrophy and may be going blind? This is nothing to joke about,especially at a man who's only 41 and may have to face the rest of his life without eyesight? As much as I disagree with him,I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy!!!

      March 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      that is the fake mary , i would never elect glen beck to anything

      March 8, 2011 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. Greasy Detroit sandwich truck

    Michael Moore is in Wisconsin now? No wonder business is slow. I'm on my way!

    March 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Newsome

    Wasn't he Larry Mondello in Leave it to Beaver?

    March 7, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • American Idiot

      No. But he ATE Larry Mondello from Leave it to Beaver.

      March 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Newsome

    No? Maybe Fat Basstard in Austin Powers?

    March 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Spiro T.Agnew

    Gee how I hate guys like these who go around wising people up! How are we right-wing thugs to be reelected to office when people begin to know better??? American needs to stay dumbed down!!!

    March 7, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Vern,

    Who cares????

    March 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Patty

    Glen Beck is insane! He would'nt be elected dog catcher!

    We have to recall Walker, Michelle Bachman of Minn and Gov Scott of Florida. Where do I sign! The tea Party people R killing each other off! Watch Sarah P on CNN and Fox attacting Gov Christie of NJ and Bachman. Good I hope the eat each up. W0W Micheal Moore tells the truth. GO MICHEAL!! GO WISCONSON!!
    GOOD Night and GOOD LUCK

    March 7, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      That's what I've been saying all along,Patty. These Tea Partiers are doing a lot of damage to this country. In fact,they keep posting here,too. You can readily tell that by the language they use because that's where all the profanity comes from!!

      March 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
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