Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Michael Moore Tweets about Osama bin Laden

A collection of tweets from Michael Moore following the death of Osama bin laden:

"The monster we created-yes, WE-in the 1980s by ARMING, FUNDING, &TRAINING him in the art of terror agnst the USSR, finally had 2 b put down"

"10 years, 2 wars, 919,967 deaths, and $1,188,263,000,000 later, we managed to kill one person. (Next time START w/ the Seals 1st)"

"Now that bin Laden's dead, can we put shampoo in our carry on? Can I keep my shoes on? Can we bring all the troops home?"

"Which reporter has the courage to say it? 'American-armed terrorist from the 80s, Osama bin Laden, was killed earlier today by America.'"

"OBL buried at sea according 2 Muslim tradition. Yes most Muslim funerals I've attended, we got in a chopper & tossed the deceased in L. Erie"

"Beloved character actor Osama bin Laden, star of TV's "Fox News", dies age 54"

"From the Book of Ezekiel: "As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people" - Ezekiel 33:11"

"He may be dead, but in a way, he won. We gave up our rights. We passed a PatriotAct. We spent trillions on needless wars. Fear now rules us."


  1. Bin Laden was a horrible person. I'm more concerned with the pragmatic aspects of the killing, like the fact that the price of gasoline has gone up another twenty cents a gallon since he was killed, and how that is going to affect the auto industry like it did in 2008. Whether Mike likes it or not, we will still be dependent on oil for a long time.

  2. I think the effect of the event as revealed by US retail gasoline pricing will be opposite to what it immediately seemed to be. The price of light sweet crude futures (the Brent price, I think) is down $12 (about 11%) in the past two days, and doesn't seem to have leveled off. That price of course is responsive to perceived future risk. Gas prices should drop by a significant amount once that futures price is part of actual costs.

  3. Regarding Mr. Moore...his glass always seems to be at least two-thirds empty. He must like being unhappy.

  4. I heard a theory that Mr. Moore was radicalized by a teacher in Davison named Mrs. Sinclair, the mother of 1960s radical John Sinclair.

  5. This is something really big for the country of America. I hope that this is the new beginning for peace

  6. Who gives a crap what he thinks!!! Just because someone was born near Flint doesn't give him exclusive rights to what the people from Flint think. He's a Moron.

  7. Correct, Anonymous 5:46 AM. Michael Moore has pretended to speak for Flint since the 1970s. I think part of Flint's decline is attributable to Moore making Flint look worse than other areas, and those areas have good PR and have benefitted at Flint's expense. I was first turned off by Moore when I called a talk show he was on and he just talked past my comments, not to me. And what appeared to be a story in the Flint Voice turned out to be a billboard mock up advertising it. Now he has packed his Pied Piper bag and is hoodwinking the people in Traverse City.


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