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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Throughout a 40 minute conversation we spoke with Moore about Trump's odds of reelection, Bob Dylan, George W. Bush, Stanley Kubrick and why he really wishes he never lost touch with one particular ex-girlfriend.

Who are your heroes?
Any of a number of artists that march to their own drummer: Salvador Dali, Bob Dylan, Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain, the Marx Brothers, Kubrick. People who are willing to invent something, take it to the edge.

What was your favorite book as a child and what does it say about you?
Well, in grade school my favorite books were all the Sherlock Holmes books. I loved the idea of a character who was a little deranged, but used his brain to solve a problem. In high school, I would say Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown. It was really the definitive history of Native Americans.

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What advice do you wish you could give yourself at age 21? Oh my God ... um ... Call Lynn Sharon and go out with her more. That's spelled L-y-n-n S-h-a-r-o-n ...

Publicist: Are you sure that's not off the record?

No. I don't care. What does it matter at this age?

- Is there anything about Donald Trump that you admire?

[Long Pause] I am pausing to think because he's a human being and I am trying to see if there is some place where I can give him the benefit of the doubt. Every human deserves that. Having thought about it, no.

- Imagine you're talking to an unemployed factory worker in Michigan and he says, "I love Trump. He speaks his mind. He understands my anger. He's shaking things up. I don't care things aren't getting through Congress. My life didn't get better under Bill Clinton, George W. Bush or Barack Obama. I wanted something completely different and I don't regret it."

Message delivered. You got your message through. Everybody has heard you loud and clear. You threw a Molotov Cocktail into the system and now he is in the process of blowing everything up. So congratulations, you have succeeded.

But now what are we going to do? Because you really don't want him to take away your healthcare, do you? And you really don't want him to take away your pension or your Medicare when you are old. You don't want any of that to happen.

So now everybody has got the message, let's fix this. Let's figure out what we can do because you know he's not the answer. You know he's not actually fixing anything. You have [been] done in by the system and you have a right to be angry.

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"You didn't say the person was white, but it was implied. I'd also say that you have been abused by the system. You have a right to be angry.

Do you think African Americans have also been abused by the system? Do you think Hispanics have been abused by the system?

They don't go in the voting booth and say, "I want to vote for the hater. I'm going to vote for the bigot, that's how I am going to get my anger out."

They go in and in large number vote for the candidate that stands for love and peace and understanding and tolerance. They do that even though they have had the crap kicked out of them.

You need to raise your bar and aspire to that level of what Blacks and Hispanics have been able to do. To say, "I'm still going to go in there and still going to try to vote for the right person even though the whole system is rigged against me."

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-18 08:27 PM | Reply

I would have given the same answer on favorite books as kid; all of Conan Doyle and later in high school Dee Brown... with Jack London and Ian Fleming in-between, though I might not have mentioned all those books by different ghostwriters under the pseudonym "Franklin W. Dixon", lol.

mentalfloss.com

But we're about the same age, so I guess it's not that unusual.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-18 11:03 PM | Reply

Who gives a crap what moore - on says about trump. moore - on is a far far left anti center or right individual who will trash and flame anyone who is right of him.

#3 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-11-19 12:08 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Great argument... or was that just caricature?

Pretty obvious, huh.
*not a question

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-19 12:13 AM | Reply

"Trump was smarter than the entire DNC. Smarter than the Clinton campaign. Smarter than Nate Silver. Smarter than all of them.

The Democratic Party establishment is going to lead us to more losses. People reading this need to understand that the only people who are going to save us are us. People reading this have to run for office. People reading this have to find someone to run in their district that is going to win. Run an Iraq War veteran who is a good progressive Democrat. Run a woman. Run a beloved government teacher. If you keep listening to the New York Times, if you keep listening to the DNC, we will get the same results. We have got to think way outside the box now. We have to think way way outside the box. Also, please tattoo on your forearm, "Bush got two terms." Look at that every day. "Bush got two terms."

#5 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-11-19 12:23 AM | Reply

Run an Iraq War veteran who is a good progressive Democrat.

LOL...

#6 | Posted by boaz at 2017-11-20 12:07 PM | Reply

#6

"One ad for a 2018 congressional candidate shows him wearing a T-shirt with an unofficial Marine Corps motto, "Pain is weakness leaving the body." Another ad shows a candidate boasting, "I was the first woman Marine to fly in an F-18 in combat. And I got to land on aircraft carriers."

But neither candidate is a Republican, the traditional party in favor of a muscular military. Instead, they're part of a cohort of at least 20 military veterans running under the banner of an increasingly liberal Democratic party in the 2018 midterm elections."

www.npr.org

Laugh is on you, Pvt. Boaz.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-20 05:35 PM | Reply

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