Tuesday, January 14, 2020

RUMBLE #9


Please Let Me Rob You, I'm Woke (feat. Anand Giridharadas)



While the majority of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck and one emergency away from financial peril, a new study shows that the 500 richest people in the world gained a combined $1.2 trillion in wealth in 2019. In the U.S., the richest 0.1% now control a bigger share of the pie than at any time since the beginning of the Great Depression.

But what happens when the very people hoarding this wealth at the expense of democracy, the environment and an equitable society, re-brand themselves as the people who will fix society's problems? What happens when the arsonists pose as the firefighters?

Anand Giridharadas has been studying these questions and he joins Michael Moore to name names and discuss what to do about it.

Rumble Reads:

Anand's book, "Winners Take All" is here:

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/bo...

Follow Anand here:

https://twitter.com/AnandWrites

The Jamie Dimon "60 Minutes" episode that Michael and Anand ridicule is here:

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/jamie-d...

The new survey about the wealthiest people in the world is here :

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...
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Monday, January 13, 2020

Rumble #8




Since the economic crash of 2008, polling has consistently showed that young Americans are embracing socialism more than capitalism. Media outlets like Jacobin and organizations like DSA have emerged and they are mobilizing and informing new generations of political thinkers.

In this episode of "RUMBLE with Michael Moore," Michael is joined by Alex Press, an editor and writer at Jacobin, a labor organizer and a DSA member. She and Michael discuss the movement behind the Bernie Sanders campaign, health care, the Wizard of Oz, suicide, labor and more.

Rumble Reads:

You can read and subscribe to Jacobin Magazine here:

https://www.jacobinmag.com/

You can follow Alex Press here:

https://twitter.com/alexnpress

The laughable New York Times story from 2015 that Michael mentioned is here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/us...

The media and organizing project that Alex mentioned, Labor Notes, is here:

https://www.labornotes.org/
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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Rumble #7
from X-mas eve




Join Michael Moore for a RUMBLE Christmas sing-along! The lyrics are below and are slightly altered to match the times we live in.

Merry Christmas!

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1. Rudy, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudy, the red nosed lawyer

Had a very shiny nose

That’s cause of where he put it

Right up in, well, you know.

All of the other Trumpsters

Used to roll their eyes and sneer

As Rudy hung out in Ukraine

Hoping to deliver a smear.

Then one foggy winter’s day

Donald came to say

Rudy with your nose so bright

Won’t you tell more lies tonight

Then all the Trumpsters loved him

And they shouted out with glee —

“Rudy the red-nosed lawyer

You’ll go down in infamy!“

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2. Nancy Pelosi Is Coming to Town

Oh, you better watch out

You better not cry

You better not pout

I’m telling you why

Nancy Pelosi is coming to town!

She’s making a list

Checking it twice

Gonna find out who’s working for ICE

Nancy Pelosi is coming to town.

She sees you when you’re sleeping

She knows when you’re awake

She knows what else is in that server —

And she knows you're on the take!

You better watch out

You better not try

To hold a fake trial

I’m telling you why —

Nancy will kick your ass!



3. Silent Night

Silent Night!

Holy Night!

Fox is gone.

Murdoch’s left town.

Tucker and Hannity —

Nobody cares.

Fox and Friends

Are lost in Times Square

Sleep in heavenly peace!

Trump will be joining you soon!
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4. White Christmas

I’m dreaming of a White Owner

Just like the owners we’ve known before

Where they fire Colin Kaepernick

For taking a knee

Cause he didn’t like cops shooting black kids in the snow.

I’m dreaming of a White Owner

With every Christmas card I write.

May Colin’s days be merry and bright —

And may all you owners take flight.

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5. Jared the No-Man

Jared the No-man

He brought peace to the Middle East!

He brought happiness to all the world

And he never even said a peep!

Jared the No-man

He fixed climate change!

With a wink and a nod and a twitch of his eye

The entire earth was saved!

But then one day his father-in-law called

And told him to stay away -

Ivanka would now run the world!

“Pack your bags, she’s mine today!”

Jared the No-man knew he had no choice that day —

So he waved goodbye,

Saying “don't you cry,

I’ll be fine in East LA.!”

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6. Joy to the World

Joy to the world!

The Trump is impeached!

And soon we’ll get Pence too!

What will Mitch McConnell do?!

What will Stephen Miller do?!

Run and hide then go to jail?

Run and hide then go to jail?

Run and hide then go to jail?

Run and hide, run and hide

Then go to jail!

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Rumble #6




"Joker" Director Todd Phillips joins Michael Moore for a wide-ranging conversation about how movies get made, Joker, and the responsibility of artists during times of chaos.

From this episode:

Michael's Facebook post on "Joker"

https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/post...

Todd Phillips' unreleased HBO doc "Frat House"

https://youtu.be/eezwzDKqBbw

Friday, January 10, 2020

Rumble #5




Michael has always enjoyed talking politics with his dentist, so he decided to record an episode right from his dentist's chair. The show includes novocaine, drilling and some Medicare For All talk.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Rumble #4




Michael Moore sits down with acting legend Robert De Niro. The conversation, recorded in De Niro's office in Lower Manhattan, was raw, unfiltered and provocative. De Niro said he's never listened to a podcast and has never appeared on one, until now.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Rumble #3




Ep. 3: Last Train Out of DC... Reflections From The Front Row of An Impeachment, As Recorded on the Late Night Amtrak

Recorded late last night on the last train out of Washington D.C., Michael Moore reflects on his impromptu trip to the Capitol and his front row seat in the U.S. House to witness the impeachment of Donald J. Trump.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Rumble #2





On the eve of Donald Trump's impeachment by the U.S House of Representatives, Michael is joined by a man who's bravery in exposing the lies about the Vietnam War led to him being personally targeted by President Nixon...leading directly to Nixon's impeachment and resignation.

Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers whistleblower, who Nixon National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger called "the most dangerous man in America," reflects on Nixon's resignation and why Trump must go.
From this episode:

The film Michael called "my favorite documentary of all-time"
Hearts and Minds
https://youtu.be/v0DTs6edZjs

The scene we aired:
"We Are The Wrong Side"
https://youtu.be/STySb33rkUo
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Monday, January 6, 2020

Happy New Year?


Let's start with Michael Moore's podcast....

This started about three weeks ago, but every night I will post the next episode until we are up to the day.

It's a great weekly series that so far has been almost daily as he's getting his bearings, I think it's always an incredible listen.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019