Saturday, January 30, 2010

Chortle of the Day

Filmmaker Michael Moore may receive a Michigan state tax credit for "Capitalism: A Love Story," which flopped at the box office.

(via Carpe Diem)


Assistant Village Idiot said...

Moore did receive his yearly shipment of irony on January 1, but he ate it by mistake. What is obvious to everyone observing will never occur to him.

MaxedOutMama said...

Well, it was economic activity.

I do not think government is very good at picking winners or creating a climate of economic growth.

MaxedOutMama said...

"Crony Governmentalism, A Love Story"

Why is it that almost all liberals reflexively describe Limbaugh as fat or obese or the like every time he is mentioned, whereas such weighty topics never come up when Michael Moore's name is bruited about?

O Bloody Hell said...

> I do not think government is very good at picking winners or creating a climate of economic growth.

They're good at creating winners of the Governmental Lottery and spurring tax growth.

Carl said...

Agreed on all counts. Leftists revere Moore as an intellectual pathfinder, yet he's a college dropout who is crammed with hypocrisy, says David Swindle:

"Moore is so dense that he doesn’t realize that his very life is a refutation of everything in which he claims to believe. Moore's open about his dislike for capitalism. As Horowitz’s Discover the Networks points out:

One of Moore's most strongly held convictions is that, as he declared on the CNN program Crossfire in 2002, 'Capitalism is a sin. This is an evil system.' In his 2003 book Dude, Where’s My Country? Moore wrote: 'Horatio Alger must die! We're addicted to this happy myth . . . that anyone can make it in America, and make it big. . . . Listen, friends, you have to face the truth: You are never going to be rich. . . . The system is rigged in favor of the few, and your name is not among them, not now and not ever.'

An ad hominem argument is when one attacks the speaker in an attempt to discredit his ideas. Am I doing that here? I don’t think there’s anything illegitimate about this argument. I’m just pointing out something indisputable: By his own actions Moore doesn’t believe his ideas himself."

Hence the tax credit. Which supports M_O_M's point: in attempting to pick winners, government most often rewards losers.

Thai said...



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