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2007-07-12 03:54:13 AM
People who opposed gay marriage in the early 21st century will be remembered exactly like the people who opposed desegregation and the "race-mixing" of interracial couples.

You were on the wrong side of morality and ethics then, and you are now. History will always record your bigotry, although just like racists of times past, you'll pretend you "got better" once society starts rejecting your once-mainstream views in light of a better world.

It will happen. Anti-gay people chose the wrong side, and they will have to apologize or recant their misguided views at some point.
 
2007-07-12 04:25:21 AM
He's already done something close to this before: Michael Moore pwns Fred Phelps (pops, probably NSFW)
 
2007-07-12 06:03:19 AM
Huh huh, "fat gay" more like it, huh huh
 
2007-07-12 06:15:48 AM
Confabulat: People who opposed gay marriage in the early 21st century will be remembered exactly like the people who opposed desegregation and the "race-mixing" of interracial couples.

You were on the wrong side of morality and ethics then, and you are now. History will always record your bigotry, although just like racists of times past, you'll pretend you "got better" once society starts rejecting your once-mainstream views in light of a better world.

It will happen. Anti-gay people chose the wrong side, and they will have to apologize or recant their misguided views at some point.


Quoted for the mothafarking truth.

A quick list of things social conservatives have fought against:

Protestantism
Heliocentricism
Democracy
Women's suffrage
Slavery
Native American rights
Civil rights for blacks

If social conservatives always got what they desired, we never would have left the trees we once climbed around in.
 
2007-07-12 06:32:12 AM
I wonder if Michael will do research by spending a night in a gay bath house after taking a few poppers?
 
2007-07-12 06:35:21 AM
One of the biggest problems with getting past the issues surrounding gay marriage is gays themselves.
 
2007-07-12 06:35:41 AM
Aeonic_Blue: A quick list of things social conservatives have fought against:

Protestantism
Heliocentricism
Democracy
Women's suffrage
Slavery
Native American rights
Civil rights for blacks


I think they were right to fight against Slavery. That is a terrible institution.
And haven't women suffered enough?
 
2007-07-12 06:39:43 AM
He's already done something close to this before: Michael Moore pwns Fred Phelps (pops, probably NSFW)

Friggen genius. Damn was that good! Thanks, Wabash
 
2007-07-12 06:40:44 AM
So that asinine "Wait for it" has been replaced by the equally asinine "Drum roll please"?

Both add nothing but proof of the writer's shiatty writing ability.
 
2007-07-12 06:56:23 AM
Aeonic_Blue wrote,

A quick list of things social conservatives have fought against:

Protestantism
Heliocentricism
Democracy
Women's suffrage
Slavery
Native American rights
Civil rights for blacks



Descartes replied,

I think they were right to fight against Slavery. That is a terrible institution.

I think we can agree that slavery was/is a terrible institution but even though Aeonic_Blue worded the post badly, the sad truth is that conservatives fought to maintain slavery.

I'm sure that's what you were alluding to and that your response to Aeonic_Blue was sarcastic.
 
2007-07-12 07:04:35 AM
Random Reality Check: I'm sure that's what you were alluding to and that your response to Aeonic_Blue was sarcastic.

Totally.
I knew what he meant. I thought it was funny he wrote so much stuff so quickly he didn't double check it.

/I was pretty sure saying "haven't women suffered enough" would give it away... :)
 
2007-07-12 07:13:46 AM
The link isn't working for me but from the comments I'm guessing he is doing a film on gay marriage? Well that's pretty cool actually. The only problem I can see is that the people who already hate him are usually anti-gay marriage, so who can he convince? I can't stand the guy but I think they should legalize gay marriage. I'm just a minority I think.
 
2007-07-12 07:21:55 AM
Malinki: One of the biggest problems with getting past the issues surrounding gay marriage is gays themselves.

The us pray to God that, if he does that, it does NOT make it into the film.

/ Not that there's anything wrong with that
 
2007-07-12 07:24:53 AM
Why doesn't he tackle homophobia in a Islamic rather than Christian groups?

I would have thought that would be more relevant given they actively, oh, I don't know. KILL THEM.
 
2007-07-12 07:25:40 AM
A quick list of things social conservatives have fought against:

Protestantism
Heliocentricism
Democracy
Women's suffrage
Slavery
Native American rights
Civil rights for blacks


I will never forget the guys from the Man Show setting up a table on a busy boardwalk and getting tons of people to sign a petition to end women's suffrage. Many of them were women.

Comedy gold.

This new Moore flick sounds kind of cool. If only for the number of Fundies it will piss off.

/former fundy
 
2007-07-12 07:30:50 AM
Aeonic_Blue: A quick list of things social conservatives have fought against:

Civil rights for blacks

You may want to check your facts here, buddy. I believe many of the politicians in the south that fought against the civil rights movement were true blue democrats.
 
2007-07-12 07:37:04 AM
Sick Old Farker: Aeonic_Blue: A quick list of things social conservatives have fought against:

Civil rights for blacks
You may want to check your facts here, buddy. I believe many of the politicians in the south that fought against the civil rights movement were true blue democrats.


I was going to mention that... however, the phrase "Social Conservatives" was used, not Democrat or Republican.
 
2007-07-12 07:42:04 AM
OOH, OOH, let's have some fun with this one!!!!!

Confabulat : People who opposed gay marriage ending partial birth abortion in the early 21st century will be remembered exactly like the people who opposed desegregation slavery and the "race-mixing" of interracial couples. ending anti-"race-mixing" laws.

You were on the wrong side of morality and ethics then, and you are now. History will always record your bigotry willingness to kill viable children, although just like racists of times past, you'll pretend you "got better" once society starts rejecting your once-mainstream views in light of a better world.

It will happen. Anti-gay pro-unlimited abortion on demand people chose the wrong side, and they will have to apologize or recant their misguided views at some point.


//Preachy enuf for ya?
 
2007-07-12 08:01:21 AM
Swampthing in Korea: Why doesn't he tackle homophobia in a Islamic rather than Christian groups?

I would have thought that would be more relevant given they actively, oh, I don't know. KILL THEM.


C'mon Moore loves the attention and such, but he doesn't want to be blamed for starting a riot, plus he is probably scared of Muslims, he did go to Iraq and probably saw how batshiat crazy some of them are. And you know that Christianity is the only religion you can question and make fun of.
 
2007-07-12 08:06:23 AM
Sick Old Farker: Aeonic_Blue: A quick list of things social conservatives have fought against:

Civil rights for blacks
You may want to check your facts here, buddy. I believe many of the politicians in the south that fought against the civil rights movement were true blue democrats.


True, but it's also true that Democrats were originally southern socially conservative people. Either way this isn't really a republican or democrat issue; hell it's not even a North vs. South issue. You can be a liberal flag burning hemp wearing hippie and still be homophobic. It's just that they don't institutionalize homophobery at Phish concerts the way they do at Evangelist churches. And as always, and will forever be, the rural areas and small towns of America will be the social anchor holding this country back with their willful ignorance and biggotry.

You can still find restaraunts that will fark with and try to avoid serving black people in central pennsylvania -- gays should really take a number, and black lesbians are REALLY going to have to wait a while. Social change requires generations.
 
2007-07-12 08:13:16 AM
I love Confabulat.

As a Women's Studies major, homophobia is something I encounter both academically and in "real-life" all the time.

I hear such horror stories from class mates and friends, and I'm in Montreal, which is pretty gay-friendly on the Canadian radar, so I can only imaging living somewhere conservative.

I'm not gay myself, but nothing turns me off more then homophobia.

I really hope Moore follows through with this premise.
 
2007-07-12 08:17:22 AM
Onkel Buck: C'mon Moore loves the attention and such, but he doesn't want to be blamed for starting a riot, plus he is probably scared of Muslims, he did go to Iraq and probably saw how batshiat crazy some of them are. And you know that Christianity is the only religion you can question and make fun of.

This.

He knows he'd be killed for going after them, it's safer to rag on the Christians.
 
2007-07-12 08:18:45 AM
Swampthing in Korea

Moore makes movies for America, not the world.

The rest of the world can take care of itself, he has enough on his plate. (tee hee hee!)
 
2007-07-12 08:18:46 AM
Sick Old Farker:

You may want to check your facts here, buddy. I believe many of the politicians in the south that fought against the civil rights movement were true blue democrats.

Try looking up the term "Dixiecrat" for an education.

Let us all know how that works out for you.
 
2007-07-12 08:19:46 AM
"And you know that Christianity is the only religion you can question and make fun of."

Maybe some truth to that. And if you are a Christian, you should stop complaining about it and start taking justifiable pride in it - wearing it as a badge of honor. To the extent that it is true, it indicates that your faith has reached it's post-enlightenment stage of development. To the extent that it is true, it only speaks well of you. When someone makes fun of your faith, and you respond with a tolerant smile and a kind word, you are manifesting the true ethos of the founder of your church.
 
2007-07-12 08:35:24 AM
jso2897: "And you know that Christianity is the only religion you can question and make fun of."

Maybe some truth to that. And if you are a Christian, you should stop complaining about it and start taking justifiable pride in it - wearing it as a badge of honor. To the extent that it is true, it indicates that your faith has reached it's post-enlightenment stage of development. To the extent that it is true, it only speaks well of you. When someone makes fun of your faith, and you respond with a tolerant smile and a kind word, you are manifesting the true ethos of the founder of your church.


Mod +1 Insightful
 
2007-07-12 08:39:51 AM
So, that fat socialist weasel is finally going to make himself useful?
 
2007-07-12 08:45:29 AM
Bored Horde

But if he was truly concerned about oppressions of homosexuality, he would focus on places where homosexuals are being actively oppressed, arrested and murdered.

Egypt, for example:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairo_52

Saudi Arabia:

http://www.sodomylaws.org/world/saudi_arabia/saudinews02.html

Honestly, I doubt Moore gives a crap about gay people. He is attacking Christianity in America because it is safe, and it fits his own agenda.
 
2007-07-12 08:46:37 AM
Confabulat: People who opposed gay marriage in the early 21st century will be remembered exactly like the people who opposed desegregation and the "race-mixing" of interracial couples.

Yes, because there isn't any different whatsoever between the marriage between two different races and two different sexes, because they both can create children with each oth...

Wait a minute....
 
2007-07-12 08:47:43 AM
xkristinx: I'm not gay myself, but nothing turns me off more then homophobia.

What's the point of doing women's studies if you're not gay yourself?

BTW "women's studies" is a singularly USian concept. Never heard of such a thing here in Europe. At first I thought it meant cooking and housekeeping classes; turns out to be much more useless.
 
2007-07-12 08:49:47 AM
Swampthing in Korea: But if he was truly concerned about oppressions of homosexuality, he would focus on places where homosexuals are being actively oppressed, arrested and murdered.

I hear some people are dying of hunger in Africa, so let's just all stop breathing and whatever we're doing until it's fixed.
 
2007-07-12 08:51:11 AM
nictamer

What the hell as that got to do it?
 
2007-07-12 08:52:23 AM
Swampthing in Korea: Bored Horde

Honestly, I doubt Moore gives a crap about gay people. He is attacking Christianity in America because it is safe, and it fits his own agenda.


He is a practicing catholic. The Catholic church is usually considered a christian denomination, at least outside of the confederacy.
 
2007-07-12 08:55:26 AM
Swampthing in Korea: What the hell as that got to do it?

Just pushing your fallacious argument to the extreme.

First of all, just because it's worse elsewhere doesn't mean that it shouldn't be fixed here.

Second, all of Michael Moore's work so far has been centred on exposing problems in the US society in the hope of fixing it. Why would he do now what an egyptian filmmaker would be more apt to do?
 
2007-07-12 09:01:15 AM
Ripping Michael is like ripping Peyton Manning. So many people have done it, it's become part of the pop culture landscape, and it's ridiculous. And it's not original. It's a cliche for people who know jack shiat about documentaries. News flash...Micahel Moore is very good.

Michael Moore might be the most talented documentarian since Reifenstahl, Ophus, Furtado, or Tredwell. She will, most likely, have a ton of hits. Fans like to beat up on him because he is good, or famous, or rich, or fat or whatever. He rubs people the wrong way.

Just looking at numbers...You know, actual analysis, I have decided that Moore is an absolutely epic film maker. His documentaries might belong in the pantheon, next to "Zapruder", "Grizzly Man", "The Bridge", and "The Blair Witch Project".

Now, we can talk about acting, or heart, or grit, or completely irrelevant things. We can even talk about camera angels, which show that Moore is not as "bad a cinematographer" as you would like to believe. We can even disregard sample sizes, which are the single most important thing when judging documentaries.

Michael Moore is an immortal talent. His message bears this out. Gay jokes and "I'm a Yankees fan so I know" comments, and other silliness mean nothing. The guy is off the charts good.
 
2007-07-12 09:01:34 AM
nictamer

Because it's about human rights. Its safe and easy to criticize the attitudes of Christianity in the West.

So many people are doing it, especially in regards to homosexuality. Moore is contributing nothing to the debate. If he were concerned about it, there are more important places to focus.
 
2007-07-12 09:02:59 AM
GimpyNip:

Oh not this again.
 
2007-07-12 09:03:06 AM
Michael Moore isn't perfect, by any means, but at least he's out there trying to get some information to the people that the mainstream media is not allowed to give us. But it's easy to see why people hate him. Nobody ever likes to have it suggested that they don't have the whole picture.
 
2007-07-12 09:04:03 AM
Swampthing in Korea: He is attacking Christianity in America because it is safe, and it fits his own agenda.


Um, actually, Moore is a practicing Catholic. It doesn't mean too much this day and age but it sure means he's not going to attack his own religion.
 
2007-07-12 09:05:39 AM
Damn, Nictamer beat me to it.
 
2007-07-12 09:07:04 AM
The Billdozer: Yes, because there isn't any different whatsoever between the marriage between two different races and two different sexes, because they both can create children with each oth...

Yes, because marriage is considered annulled if the couple does not produce children.

Wait a minute...
 
2007-07-12 09:07:16 AM
Okay, criticizing aspects of Christian belief then. Wrong choice of words.

He can do that and get away with it. He will be lauded a visionary for something people do everyday.

Try that in Pakistan. Most likely he will be murdered.

Smells like the easy option to me.
 
2007-07-12 09:10:24 AM
Its safe and easy to criticize the attitudes of Christianity in the West.

It's so safe that political candidates feel no compulsion to go to churches and pander to people using code-words like "sanctity of marriage". In fact, it's so safe that the congress is packed full of openly declared atheists, and Christmas isn't even a national holiday anymore; purchasing gifts for that holiday has been strictly banned, following the decisive victory of the anti-Christian Alliance in the Third War on Christmas of 2007.
 
2007-07-12 09:10:30 AM
I am no fan of Mr. Moore; his tactics seem to have much more with sensationalism than with actual facts. None of his "documentaries" make an attempt to show both sides and provide very little objectivity.

I am afraid that this will likely be no different. While I agree that there is still work to be done in North America, there are still many countries in the world where being gay is illegal and still about 10 where people can be executed for it. This should not be ignored and I am fairly sure it will be (pure speculation).
 
2007-07-12 09:12:28 AM
Aeonic_Blue: Confabulat: People who opposed gay marriage in the early 21st century will be remembered exactly like the people who opposed desegregation and the "race-mixing" of interracial couples.

You were on the wrong side of morality and ethics then, and you are now. History will always record your bigotry, although just like racists of times past, you'll pretend you "got better" once society starts rejecting your once-mainstream views in light of a better world.

It will happen. Anti-gay people chose the wrong side, and they will have to apologize or recant their misguided views at some point.

Quoted for the mothafarking truth.

A quick list of things social conservatives have fought against:

Protestantism
Heliocentricism
Democracy
Women's suffrage
Slavery
Native American rights
Civil rights for blacks

If social conservatives always got what they desired, we never would have left the trees we once climbed around in.


that's garbage and a broad assumption.

anyone becomes a conservative when they stand up for what they believe in because they want to conserve their way of thinking and living.

now the thing with moore's new "pay me $9.50 to watch my 'documentary'" documentary is he's claiming that God doesn't oppose homosexuality.

debate all day if homosexuals/bisexuals/etc... should be allowed to marry, but don't say God says it's ok when he clearly doesn't support that lifestyle in the Bible.
 
2007-07-12 09:14:07 AM
Sick Old Farker: Aeonic_Blue: A quick list of things social conservatives have fought against:

Civil rights for blacks
You may want to check your facts here, buddy. I believe many of the politicians in the south that fought against the civil rights movement were true blue democrats.


They were democrats, but obviously the parties are not the same as they were in the 1800's. Lincoln was Republican. Thats why Aeonic Blue uses the term conservative, not Democrat or Republican.
 
2007-07-12 09:14:44 AM
ColdFusion

Yeah, Athiests are dragged into the street and shot.

Christian clergy whip their congregations into a frothing madness and then go out and lynch gay people, and the states applauds it.

" purchasing gifts for that holiday has been strictly banned, following the decisive victory of the anti-Christian Alliance in the Third War on Christmas of 2007."

That makes no farking sense.

And what's wrong with Christmas being a national holiday? Methinks some bigotry is shining through here,
 
2007-07-12 09:15:39 AM
Tat'dGreaser: GimpyNip:

Oh not this again.


Hey, Liguo Dead wrote the original Text HERE. (new window). Because of all the "mights" and "mays" I figured you could pretty much apply it to anything.
 
2007-07-12 09:16:33 AM
Err, I ment, HERE (new window)
 
2007-07-12 09:16:51 AM
Malinki: One of the biggest problems with getting past the issues surrounding gay marriage is gays themselves.

that's because men, gay or straight, often fear the commitment.
 
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