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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:50 PM

Michael Moore tweet: Police now pepper spraying the crowd

https://twitter.com/MMFlint

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Reply Michael Moore tweet: Police now pepper spraying the crowd (Original post)
antigop Dec 2012 OP
riderinthestorm Dec 2012 #1
kelliekat44 Dec 2012 #16
99th_Monkey Dec 2012 #39
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #2
progressoid Dec 2012 #7
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #18
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #19
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #25
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #23
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #26
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #42
xmas74 Dec 2012 #40
Coyotl Dec 2012 #49
HughBeaumont Dec 2012 #3
msongs Dec 2012 #4
Berlum Dec 2012 #5
Marr Dec 2012 #6
progressoid Dec 2012 #8
FarCenter Dec 2012 #14
llmart Dec 2012 #37
FarCenter Dec 2012 #41
llmart Dec 2012 #43
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #21
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #24
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2012 #27
Jackpine Radical Dec 2012 #31
Fantastic Anarchist Dec 2012 #47
Coyotl Dec 2012 #50
99Forever Dec 2012 #9
marmar Dec 2012 #10
CanonRay Dec 2012 #11
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #12
Dawson Leery Dec 2012 #13
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2012 #28
malaise Dec 2012 #15
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2012 #29
freshwest Dec 2012 #46
woo me with science Dec 2012 #17
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #22
woo me with science Dec 2012 #33
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #44
Whovian Dec 2012 #20
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #30
blackspade Dec 2012 #32
flamingdem Dec 2012 #34
santamargarita Dec 2012 #35
woo me with science Dec 2012 #36
JDPriestly Dec 2012 #38
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #45
woo me with science Dec 2012 #48
staffjam Dec 2012 #51
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #52
woo me with science Dec 2012 #53
tpsbmam Dec 2012 #54

Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:58 PM

1. Wow!! K&R. nt

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:53 PM

16. and so the governer uses chemical weapons on his own people. headline for tomorrow...?

Don't hold your breath. It will hardly get a mention in any media.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:55 PM

39. Obama should invade and Occupy Michigan

"Local ruler uses chemical weapons against his own people"

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:58 PM

2. He has some great tweets on twitter about this 'right to work' bill:

Michael Moore ‏@MMFlint
My production co is repped by 4 unions. I don't give a damn what illegal shit the Repubs do in Lansing - I will not obey this law.


Michael Moore ‏@MMFlint
You want the "right" not to join the union? Fine. Then I want u to cancel your health ins, work every wknd and reduce your pay to $5 an hour

7 Dec Michael Moore ‏@MMFlint
Let's be clear: You do NOT have the right to enjoy the great pay & benefits the union fought for unless u join the friggin' union.


7 Dec Michael Moore ‏@MMFlint
Repubs gerrymandered our state like political serial killers. Their goal was 2 snuff out the will of the people. Did the Dems sue 2 stop it?


7 Dec Michael Moore ‏@MMFlint
Obama won Michigan by TEN points. So why are Repubs running the show in Lansing? Cause WE failed to run the right candidates to defeat them.

7 Dec Michael Moore ‏@MMFlint
Still enraged by actions of Republican shock troops in the lame duck MI legislature yesterday. Revolt, anyone? http://shar.es/6EXO8

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:14 PM

7. +1 ^this^

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:05 PM

18. Thanks for posting. Do you notice how certain well known DU posters shy away from threads

like this? Seems to me that they are afraid to commit themselves unless Pres Obama has shown a clear position.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:10 PM

19. I never expect particular DUers in threads that deal with these issues.

But I am thrilled to see Progressives across the country now uniting in a huge and growing Coalition with other groups, the Unions eg, and advocacy groups for the elderly, to stop the destruction of the Middle Class and to support Labor.

For a while, Progressives were being marginalized in this party, but they are no longer willing to be pushed aside and have said so. There is strength in numbers and I always felt if people united, WE would be in control of our own party, rather than the Third Way/DLC and Corporations.

I think this is now beginning to happen.

I'm sure the anti-Labor people hate MM. And I'm sure he cares about that hatred as much as he cares what George Bush thinks of him.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:29 PM

25. I agree. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:21 PM

23. Lighten up Francis

What, do I need to add little blue links for you?



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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #23)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:31 PM

26. I didnt mention names.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #23)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:18 PM

42. ...

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:00 PM

40. I tend to shy away

because I don't even know where to begin. I'm extremely pro-union and from a union family, yet live in an anti-union area. What's the difference? Income-wise, about $7.00 an hour less than what a union job makes.

I have the stats from the job I was just laid off from-our non union plant made about $14.00 an hour to start while a union plant with the same company in another state made nearly $21.00 an hour to start. I've just learned not to argue it around my town because it'll either a) fall on deaf ears or b) start an even bigger argument about how the union is evil.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:07 PM

49. The hashtag to follow is #righttowork

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:59 PM

3. Well . . guess it's no longer a mystery as to why U.S. workers' situations will never, EVER change.

Beatdowns by Corporate America's Army of Thugs send messages much louder than "life's not fair", apparently.

And a conservaGov laughs his ass off before signing this worker-screwing piece of garbage into law.

Turn your fucking badges in and wear your corporate logos PROUDLY.

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:59 PM

4. police are exempt from this bill and showing their gratitude nt

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:59 PM

5. Les Miserables - MichiGangnam Style

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:01 PM

6. Two things fascinate me about this nation-wide assault on labor.

1. How obviously coordinated it is. The efforts of various governors around the country on this issue are practically choreographed.

2. How doggedly the leadership of our own party ignores it. Yes, they might offer a remark here or there if pressed, but I've seen not a glimpse of those infamous "comfortable shoes".

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Response to Marr (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:15 PM

8. #2

Exactly! Where are they?

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Response to Marr (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:50 PM

14. Michigan state Senator's web site -- doesn't mention unions?

http://www.senatedems.com/my-senator

Most of the typical Democrat causes in education, health care, disabled, environment, job creation, small business, fiscal responsibility, fairer taxes, better cities, etc. but no mention of support for unions.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:40 PM

37. I'm a real stickler for this.....

but the correct word to use is "Democratic" not Democrat. The RWingers coined that term and it my opinion it is meant to be derogatory.

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Response to llmart (Reply #37)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:37 PM

41. Their web site is "michigansenatedemocrats"

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #41)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:47 PM

43. I'm not getting your point.

What does the website name have to do with what I just wrote? I'm not trying to be difficult here, just trying to understand your answer to my post.

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Response to Marr (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:15 PM

21. Not only that, but even when we win a majority, as in the Washington State Senate, two Blue Dogs

decided to caucus with the Republicans in order to, as they said, 'keep things balanced'.

See here: 2 Blue Dogs causus with Republicans handing Washington Senate to the GOP

Are they traitors to the Party, or are they just doing their job?

As George Carlin said and now I get it: It's all Bullshit!

It's a club and we ain't in it.

So now that we know that, it's past time to form our own club. And I do believe that is beginning to happen at last.

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Response to Marr (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:29 PM

24. +100.

 

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Response to Marr (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:37 PM

27. I would add a third...

how gullible the people are that think this is a good thing.

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Response to Marr (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:51 PM

31. Choreographed? What are you, some kinda

smart ALEC?

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Response to Marr (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:28 AM

47. We don't have a Labor party.

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Response to Marr (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:13 PM

50. The source of this fascism is ALEC

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:20 PM

9. Any bets on whether Obama will stand up for the people this time around?

How about any of the other top of the line "Democrats" in the House or Senate?


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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:21 PM

10. Eventually, some of them will get tired of being gangsters for the corporate state.


Hopefully, that day will come soon.


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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:27 PM

11. Those cops should be ashamed of themselves.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:39 PM

12. Shame implies guilt. Guilt only exists if there are consequences for your actions

Police are above the law, ergo no guilt, ergo no shame.

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:41 PM

13. The uniform protects the powerful.

That is, the uniform protects a small group which hold the power. If you are not in that elite group, the uniform does not serve you.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:38 PM

28. And what the cops fail to realize is...

that their union will be the next one busted.

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:51 PM

15. Why isn't this receiving live coverage on TV? n/t

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Response to malaise (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:39 PM

29. Because TV news...

is owned by major corporations who want unions busted.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:47 AM

46. +1,000.

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:01 PM

17. The police state at work.

And just where are our elected "representatives" on this violence?

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:21 PM

22. Same place they were when the violence was directed at OWS, holding conference calls maybe

across the country in anticipation of more civil unrest so they can be 'prepared' for it?

The only thing they fear, the corrupt Global Corps, is that the people will rise up en masse against their draconian policies, they expect it, they are prepared for it, they demonstrated it all over the Globe on OWS testing out for the time when the crowds are in the streets all over the world so they can be crushed.

The people need better strategy. Eg, since THEY went Global, now the people need to unite Globally and plan events like this in individual places and focus all the energy with protestors from around the world if possible, in one place and make it so big they cannot crush it and it scares them to death.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:09 PM

33. I think

you are right.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:28 PM

44. This is a class war. Our Congress-critters either belong to or represent the 1%.

There are a few exceptions.

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:13 PM

20. I hate what this country is becoming. n/t

 

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:40 PM

30. k/r

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:51 PM

32. Government by the corps for the corps

How much clearer does it need to be for the working classes?

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:11 PM

34. Photo of Lansing now

:large

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:17 PM

35. Chicken shit bastards.

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:22 PM

36. So, are pepper spray assaults now the default response

when Americans choose to protest in this country?

Has our President commented on that yet?

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:51 PM

38. Michael Moore should run for governor of Michigan.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #38)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:01 PM

45. He should. Although I think he manages to do more good doing what he is doing.

He is singularly responsible for the awakening of untold numbers of Americans to the way their government works, on Health Care, on War, on Wall Street. I have even met Republicans who have told me they had to admit, after watching his documentaries, especially on HC and Wall St, they were stunned at what they did not know.

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:06 PM

48. Kick

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:23 PM

51. Really quite unbelievable

 

disgusting that this hasn't received more coverage. How is it not news?

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Response to staffjam (Reply #51)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:10 PM

52. Welcome to DU and I hope you enjoy the site.

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:59 PM

53. Kick.

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Response to antigop (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:58 PM

54. I posted video of this -- post, as usual, got totally ignored, but a 6-word celebrity tweet gets

recs, tweets, blah, blah, blah. This is why I don't come to DU much anymore.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021967778



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