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Wed Dec 16, 2015, 10:06 PM

Michael Moore on Facebook: 'Today I Went and Stood in Front of Trump Tower and Held a Sign...'

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Today I went & stood in front of Trump Tower & held a sign until the police came. Then I went home & wrote Donald a letter. Here it is:

Dear Donald Trump:

You may remember (you do, after all, have a "perfect memory!", that we met back in November of 1998 in the green room of a talk show where we were both scheduled to appear one afternoon. But just before going on, I was pulled aside by a producer from the show who said that you were "nervous" about being on the set with me. She said you didn't want to be "ripped apart" and you wanted to be reassured I wouldn't "go after you."

"Does he think I'm going to tackle him and put him in a choke hold?" I asked, bewildered.

"No," the producer replied, "he just seems all jittery about you."

"Huh. I've never met the guy. There's no reason for him to be scared," I said. "I really don't know much about him other than he seems to like his name on stuff. I'll talk to him if you want me to."

And so, as you may remember, I did. I went up and introduced myself to you. "The producer says you're worried I might say or do something to you during the show. Hey, no offense, but I barely know who you are. I'm from Michigan. Please don't worry -- we're gonna get along just fine!"

You seemed relieved, then leaned in and said to me, "I just didn't want any trouble out there and I just wanted to make sure that, you know, you and I got along. That you weren't going to pick on me for something ridiculous."

"Pick on" you? I thought, where are we, in 3rd grade? I was struck by how you, a self-described tough guy from Queens, seemed like such a fraidey-cat.

You and I went on to do the show. Nothing untoward happened between us. I didn't pull on your hair, didn't put gum on your seat. "What a wuss," was all I remember thinking as I left the set.

And now, here we are in 2015 and, like many other angry white guys, you are frightened by a bogeyman who is out to get you. That bogeyman, in your mind, are all Muslims. Not just the ones who have killed, but ALL MUSLIMS.

Fortunately, Donald, you and your supporters no longer look like what America actually is today. We are not a country of angry white guys. Here's a statistic that is going to make your hair spin: Eighty-one percent of the electorate who will pick the president next year are either female, people of color, or young people between the ages of 18 and 35. In other words, not you. And not the people who want you leading their country.

So, in desperation and insanity, you call for a ban on all Muslims entering this country. I was raised to believe that we are all each other's brother and sister, regardless of race, creed or color. That means if you want to ban Muslims, you are first going to have to ban me. And everyone else.

We are all Muslim.

Just as we are all Mexican, we are all Catholic and Jewish and white and black and every shade in between. We are all children of God (or nature or whatever you believe in), part of the human family, and nothing you say or do can change that fact one iota. If you don't like living by these American rules, then you need to go to the time-out room in any one of your Towers, sit there, and think about what you've said.

And then leave the rest of us alone so we can elect a real president who is both compassionate and strong -- at least strong enough not to be all whiny and scared of some guy in a ballcap from Michigan sitting next to him on a talk show couch. You're not so tough, Donny, and I'm glad I got to see the real you up close and personal all those years ago.

We are all Muslim. Deal with it.

All my best,
Michael Moore

P.S. I'm asking everyone who reads this letter to go here (http://michaelmoore.com/wearellmuslim), and sign the following statement: "WE ARE ALL MUSLIM" -- and then send post a photo of yourself holding a homemade sign saying "WE ARE ALL MUSLIM" on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag ‪#‎WeAreAllMuslim‬. I will post all the photos on my site and send them to you, Mr. Trump. Feel free to join us.

P.P.S. - To sign my statement for #WeAreAllMuslim, go here on my website: http://michaelmoore.com/weareallmuslim

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Hissyspit Dec 2015 OP
cal04 Dec 2015 #1
Hissyspit Dec 2015 #3
Hissyspit Dec 2015 #5
madamesilverspurs Dec 2015 #9
Hissyspit Dec 2015 #18
madamesilverspurs Dec 2015 #20
brer cat Dec 2015 #22
passiveporcupine Dec 2015 #43
brer cat Dec 2015 #47
niyad Dec 2015 #2
Hoppy Dec 2015 #4
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2015 #12
MADem Dec 2015 #52
babylonsister Dec 2015 #6
Lifelong Protester Dec 2015 #7
saturnsring Dec 2015 #8
oldandhappy Dec 2015 #10
IsItJustMe Dec 2015 #11
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2015 #13
IsItJustMe Dec 2015 #15
zentrum Dec 2015 #14
L. Coyote Dec 2015 #16
FrodosPet Dec 2015 #24
Maedhros Dec 2015 #31
trumad Dec 2015 #32
roguevalley Dec 2015 #39
FrodosPet Dec 2015 #50
FrodosPet Dec 2015 #46
Maedhros Dec 2015 #54
FrodosPet Dec 2015 #55
tblue37 Dec 2015 #45
Hal Bent Dec 2015 #17
Hissyspit Dec 2015 #19
HughBeaumont Dec 2015 #21
2naSalit Dec 2015 #26
HughBeaumont Dec 2015 #28
2naSalit Dec 2015 #29
roguevalley Dec 2015 #40
2naSalit Dec 2015 #44
malaise Dec 2015 #23
libdem4life Dec 2015 #25
erronis Dec 2015 #37
libdem4life Dec 2015 #41
Buzz Clik Dec 2015 #27
mgmaggiemg Dec 2015 #30
spanone Dec 2015 #33
bvar22 Dec 2015 #34
red dog 1 Dec 2015 #35
red dog 1 Dec 2015 #36
erronis Dec 2015 #38
libdem4life Dec 2015 #42
red dog 1 Dec 2015 #49
WillyT Dec 2015 #48
Skittles Dec 2015 #51
NoMoreRepugs Dec 2015 #53

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 10:14 PM

1. Pic of Michael Moore in front of Trump Tower


Went to Trump Tower & held a sign til the cops came. Then wrote Trump a letter.
https://twitter.com/MMFlint

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Response to cal04 (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 10:20 PM

3. Photobucket is not letting me upload for some reason. Thanks.

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Response to cal04 (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 10:28 PM

5. Fixed it. Nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 11:32 PM

9. off topic, but

photobucket has been giving me fits, all of a sudden not letting me upload anything? May I ask how you "fixed it"? Thanks!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 01:43 AM

18. It

stopped the loading on my phone, then said it was waiting for Wi-Fi. I left the app, went to do something else, and when I opened it again, it had loaded the image. So the true answer is I don't know.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 02:30 AM

20. Lucky you.

I think I need to hire a 9-year-old, they always manage to fix stuff while engaging in some very impressive eye-rolling. Oh, well. Whatever it takes, eh?

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #20)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 10:11 AM

22. So true! lol nt

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Response to brer cat (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 05:52 PM

43. I've just gotten hooked up on Library2go with a laptop

to read library books in bed. I need an e-reader, not a laptop. Last night I was reading and one of my cats jumped right on the keyboard and poof the page was gone.

I was reminded by your gif. I wish my cats would be that 'delicate' about it.

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Response to passiveporcupine (Reply #43)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 08:07 PM

47. What would be the point of being a cat

if you couldn't go anywhere you wanted to?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 10:14 PM

2. so, dear old donny boy is a sniveling, whining coward. geez, what a surprise.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 10:24 PM

4. Why should Moore have been willing to move when the police came?

 

There is no charge against picketing. Charges against loitering were declared "unconstitutionally vague" years ago.

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Response to Hoppy (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 11:48 PM

12. Trump opened himself for 1st Amendment protected protest when he declared....

 

These wannabe tyrants don't get that they're supposed to be public SERVANTS.

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Response to Hoppy (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 09:12 PM

52. Many of those big buildings "own" a portion of the sidewalk, and standing on them can

be regarded as trespassing. Then, when you move to the part of the sidewalk which is not owned by the building, you're "blocking pedestrian traffic."

I don't know if this is the case in this circumstance, but it might have been the rationale used.

Maybe he moved along because he had made his point--he got his picture taken, he wrote his piece, he got out the story that Trump was a wuss. Maybe his feet hurt--he's not a young man anymore. Who is?

Why make the story "Michael Moore Gets Arrested" when the thing he wants to get out is "Trump is a Chickenshit?"

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 10:41 PM

6. Fabulous! This

I also love!

Fortunately, Donald, you and your supporters no longer look like what America actually is today. We are not a country of angry white guys. Here's a statistic that is going to make your hair spin: Eighty-one percent of the electorate who will pick the president next year are either female, people of color, or young people between the ages of 18 and 35. In other words, not you. And not the people who want you leading their country.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 11:06 PM

7. Hope you signed!

I did.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 11:17 PM

8. mister "i know great people.i can get things done" just lost his 3rd lawsuit

 

Ronald McDonald, what a clown

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 11:34 PM

10. I do not know how to do the photo thing, but I gave you a rec.

Hope that is good enough.



and will sign at the second link.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 11:46 PM

11. I love this guy. He should of called me.

I was in Manhattan once and walked by the Fox News building. You will have to use your imagination from there.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 11:50 PM

13. Don't tell ME to do that....

 

I picture someone laying a couple of Lincoln Logs behind the curvy couch.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 12:29 AM

15. LOL

No, but If I could have found a private location, who knows.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 12:28 AM

14. Signed!

Can't wait to see Michael's new movie about the American Dream, coming soon.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 12:35 AM

16. Count me too! ‪#‎WeAreAllMuslim‬ #WeAreAllOneFamily

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 11:26 AM

24. We all believe there is only one God - Allah - and Muhammad is the messenger of God

We've all declared the Shahada, right?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahada

From my understanding, if you haven't, you are not a Muslim.

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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 01:45 PM

31. I do believe that Moore is making a larger point about inclusiveness.

 

Sort of like when JFK said "Ich bin ein Berliner" - he, obviously, was not from Berlin, but was speaking metaphorically as a way to express support for the beleaguered Germans in Berlin. Moore is using the same rhetorical device.

But you probably knew that.

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #31)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 01:49 PM

32. Probably did not know that...

 

Some aren't so deep around here.

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Response to trumad (Reply #32)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 05:14 PM

39. I watched a documentary on Anne Frank last night. Wherever the Muslims

go if it ever came to that, I'm going too. I am not going to wait for them to come for me too, the fucking fascists. I will go with the Muslims.

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Response to roguevalley (Reply #39)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 09:05 PM

50. The good, peaceful, liberal Muslims I would hope

And not the ones who execute apostates, gays, and rape victims.

Religion sucks. Right Wing Christianity, Judaism, or Islam... they are all a curse on this world.

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #31)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 08:06 PM

46. Yes, I did understand that

I am still not a Muslim, just like I am not a Christian, I am not Jewish, I am not a Hindu or Buddhist or Taoist or Sikh.

I support peaceful people who believe in religion. But I will not claim to be a member of any religion just to prove a point that should be made in other ways. If some people consider that position to be shallow, I guess I just gotta live with that.

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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #46)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 02:53 AM

54. The point.

 

It has been missed. Likely intentionally.

/Bye.

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #54)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 08:20 AM

55. Have a good one!

Yes, intentionally.

I love and respect people a whole hell of a lot more than I do groups.

Particularly groups that use fear, traditions, and social control to get their members to hate and kill "others".

/Hate me if you must, but I will never hate you.

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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 07:33 PM

45. "I am Spartacus!". nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 12:40 AM

17. Yes, Trump is the Man We Need to Take On Putin!

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 01:47 AM

19. Good Night Kick nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 06:44 AM

21. I don't understand "until the cops came".

Is the First Amendment now illegal?

"We are all Muslim" . . . I don't know, is that meant to incite a riot?

What harm is caused, product solicited or crime committed by holding a posterboard with words on it?

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 12:25 PM

26. Is the First Amendment now illegal?

According to some it is.... those who have no clue what it is.

ETA: Apparently this would include a number of LEOs.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #26)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 12:27 PM

28. Like the GOP Front-runner, for instance.

Or his out-to-lunch supporters.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #28)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 12:28 PM

29. Them too. nt

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #29)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 05:16 PM

40. we are all Muslims is a statement about if one falls we all do

given that no one stood for the Jews, it would be the same thing. If the Muslims can be harmed, how are any of us safe from it? We ARE all Muslims.

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Response to roguevalley (Reply #40)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 06:08 PM

44. I get that...

Not sure what you saw in my post that would prompt your comment...

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 10:31 AM

23. I love Michael Moore

K & R

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 12:16 PM

25. We are all children, grandchildren, great grandchildren of immigrants.

 

My family changed our surname to an English spelling and pronunciation. My grandparents lost land when they built the Berlin Wall, or so I was told.

The only true Americans are those who were here before our European huddled masses arrived. And there are damn few of them left.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #25)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 04:49 PM

37. Good points. Who knows the original settlers of any place on this planet

Taking Palestine, as an example that has been fought over before there were Abrahamic cults.

Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas are all fields of conquest and subjugation - whether by earlier species or by tribes of the current dominant one. And of course, we should include all living creatures in this pattern of shaping the world in our own interests.

My surname goes back in Europe for a thousand years and along the way it has been changed several times to match the "custom" of the time. (Either go along or die.)

I think it's always harder for the more recent generations that realize that their heritage was forced to fit in an imposed landscape.

Pretty soon (100+ years) the dominant whites of the USofA will start to get used to the fact that other ethnicities, origins are now in control. I hope the new ones do it better than the current ones...

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Response to erronis (Reply #37)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 05:25 PM

41. ..and the wheel just keeps on turning.

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 12:25 PM

27. +1

 

Thanks for posting this.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 01:21 PM

30. I love MM

action echoes the american captive soldier who stood up to german captor...when he said "jews...step forward" this soldier responded "we are all jewish....don't all the rwnj's to stir up state persecution against peaceful american citizens who happen to be muslim....resist hate... maggie

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 01:51 PM

33. K&R...

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 02:15 PM

34. Love MM.

AS far as I can remember, MM is the only private American citizen who has been attacked by a sitting President during a State of the Union Address.
It was the year MM released Fahrenheit 9-11, and MM was in the audience that night when George Bush attacked a private citizen from the podium. The cameras knew where he was sitting, and after he was attacked, the cameras found him in the crowd for about 10 seconds of International Face Time.

Bush's ill advised attack on a Private Citizen for expressing his opinion had great Blowback for MM, and he picked up an extra gold star from me that night.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #34)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 04:19 PM

35. In "Fahenheit 9-11" there's a scene where MM politely tried to ask Bush a question,

and Bush yelled back at him: "Get a job!"

(I guess documentary film producer isn't "a job"

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 04:28 PM

36. K&R!

I. too, love Michael Moore.

"Fahrenheit 9-11" was a masterpiece!

And I've seen his 2nd film, "The Big One" at least 40 times.

If Al Franken can run for the U.S. Senate & win, why can't Michael?

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #36)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 04:52 PM

38. Please no! Please let Michael Moore continue to poke at the soft underbelly of the establishment. nt

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #36)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 05:32 PM

42. See that's the thing with our heroes...Elizabeth Warren, MM, et al. They have found their niche

 

and play it well. Put them someplace else, and they might not have the edge.

Edit: Just thought of something...maybe he is getting ready to do a spoof on Trump I'd pay a lot to see that. I mean who has given such a rich volume of insanity and publicity...that in which MM is in his best element.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #42)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 08:30 PM

49. Good point!

I hope he is planning on doing a film about Trump....I, too, would pay to see that.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 08:17 PM

48. K & R !!!

 


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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 09:09 PM

51. thank you Mr. Moore

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 11:23 PM

53. "Eighty-one percent of the electorate who will pick the president next year

are either female, people of color, or young people between the ages of 18 and 35."

This is the make it or break it election for Repugs if that number is accurate

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