August 1, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 12:00 PM ET

Michael Moore tonight!

The Oscar-winning filmmaker is back!  Michael Moore gives us his take on the leaked Afghanistan war documents, the oil spill, politics and more!


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Smith in Oregon   July 27th, 2010 7:07 pm ET

Was Wikileaks disclosure a game changer in Afghanistan? Of course, the open Military Classified documents listing Pakistan's ISI accepting Billions of free American taxpayer dollars, funneling those to the Taliban to murder as many American, NATO, Afghanistan and Indian Soldiers as they can is a wake up signal.

American taxpayers funding both sides of the Afghanistan War under Bush-Cheney, yes that is a problem President Obama and Democratic lawmakers are now quickly running to protect themselves and salvage any hopes of integrity in America's democratic Government.

Micheal Moore, can America's Democratic government salvage it's integrity with the American people after the public exposure that American taxpayer dollars were funneled by the Bush-Cheney administration thru the Pakistani ISI to the Taliban who murdered American, NATO soldiers and Afghanistan civilians?

Smith in Oregon   July 27th, 2010 7:13 pm ET

Micheal Moore, some of the Wikileaks nay sayers have openly accused Wikileaks of placing US Soldiers at further risk by the large and wide scale exposure from US and Afghani Military classified document postings.

I strongly disagree, American and NATO soldiers have lost their lives because US Commanders did not tell the helicopter pilots and their flight crews that Pakistan's ISI had supplied the Taliban with shoulder fired heat seeking missiles. If they had, those pilots and flight crews would have changed their flight plans to minimize the risk which is much different than evading a RPG fired at their craft.

The largest number of single day American and NATO casualty's in Afghanistan have come from Helicopters filled with troops who were not told Pakistan's ISI had supplied the Taliban with heat seeking anti-aircraft missiles and DIED as a result of that silence.

fred   July 27th, 2010 7:17 pm ET

Instead of investigating where the "leak" came from, te powers that be need to be looking into the fact that perhaps WE are funding our own enemies !!!..also if the congress and executive branches were aware of the allegations, why are they still sending billions of our dollars to Pakistan?

Mark Frank   July 27th, 2010 7:20 pm ET

Dear Michael,

I'm a huuuuuge fan. Would you support a clawback initiative, as suggested by Senator Ted Kaufman of Delaware??? Keep up the courage, keep up the fight.

Dodie   July 27th, 2010 7:20 pm ET

The 'Pere Ana' hit and damaged a wellhead resulting in a new gusher of oil near Mud Lake today. Now, another oil mess in the Gulf.

It is always a pleasure to have Michael Moore on LKL. He has clarity of thought and is able to conceptualize the numerous counterproductive issues surrounding the US. My hats off to you, Michael Moore! I love your films. You educate Americans by not allowing them to be Ostridges regardless of their trying to take flight! Thank You!

Acknowledgment to those suffering from the heat-wave. The mid-west including Chicago has record high temperatures. I understand the beaches are closed in Chicago due to the pollution from previous rains. Take care!

Cajazz76:24:8   July 27th, 2010 7:29 pm ET

Michael Moore...

The 'Trojan Horse' of the gulf oil spill is the methyl-mercury that will be amassed throughout the oceans food chains worldwide as bacteria consumes the oil. Burning fossil fuels, as BP has done to process spilled oil, is another way to put it into the food chain and eventually our brains. Consider that minute when the complete picture is revealed.

During WWII the German U-boats contained as much as 60 tons of mercury each, which they used as ballast instead of iron so they could transport it to Japan for use in weapon detonators. When they were sunk in battle, bacteria consumed it and converted it to methyl-mercury..a neuro-toxin. North Sea and Atlantic Ocean fish have evidenced this. It is normally a natural occurring element in the oceans, but it is found in much higher concentrations in rock formations, such as shale, where gas and oil are extracted. When fossil fuels are burned, mercury also converts to methyl-mercury.

Are we a dying planet of our own devices? Survey scientists in the past estimated that ocean concentrations of methyl-mercury will increase by 50% by 2050 and the root cause is contained in the atmosphere due to the burning of fossil fuels. Think about all the automobiles, aircraft and power-generation facilities spewing methyl-mercury out their exhausts continually 24/7.

As of July 26,2010 as much as 170,000,000 gallons of oil (17 Exxon-Valdez spills) has contaminated the gulf and only a fraction of that has been removed. All the oil removed is burned. Has anyone made this a news item in regards to the spill? Just asking. Bon Appetit! caj

Note: BP's reporting of second quarter losses of $17.2 billion dollars are possibly paper losses attributed to the sell-off of junk-assets to acquire an additional $30 billion dollars to cleanup their mess in the gulf. They don't want to fuzzy up the edges on the $121 plus billion dollars they have in secured assets. Tony Hayward will be on his way to Russia to enjoy the borscht and whine about his ill-treatment in the U.S....bon appetit to him also.

David Kaas   July 27th, 2010 7:48 pm ET

Ask Michael if he has any plans to do a documentary on the Grey's located at Dulce New Mexico? Or how about YOU Larry?

Patti Boehl   July 27th, 2010 7:51 pm ET

? for M. Moore-

Should unemployment benefits be provided long term and if so, how can we get this done?

Daniel Gum   July 27th, 2010 7:53 pm ET

My questions is to Michael Moore. What do you think of Alex Jones Infowars mindset on the issue of who is controlling, and puppeting our goverment, the economy, and the United States American people? Is Alex Jones right or wrong when he talks about how onshore, and offshore global banks runs the United States government, the United States American people, and all the other public, and private groups?

Elaine Cimino   July 27th, 2010 7:56 pm ET

After the embarrassing Transport Security Administration (TSA) leak where workers failed to properly redact documents related to screening procedures, three Republican lawmakers want to criminalize whistle blower sites that reposted the document. The question here is, if successful, could that set the stage for other documents such as the leaked ACTA documents? and would it effect other sites like the wiki leaks site?

Marsha   July 27th, 2010 8:04 pm ET

Urgent ~~

Regarding the people who have exhausted their unemployment insurance benefits, the so-called 99-ers (although MUCH less weeks in FL..)

We need assistance now, with the last life-line of being able to pay our mortgages now gone, and we are all but forgotten. In Florida, there are no just jobs available, let alone for management.

Don't forget, this was unemployment insurance; many of us are over 50, and have worked for over 30 years, and have never accepted any type of handout or welfare! It is laughable when clueless politicians call us lazy or spoiled, or spending the $ on drugs.

We need action, and the only people who can help/vote on this have big, nice cushy jobs, in no small part thanks to us voters!

I also feel many businesses are taking advantage of this situation to low ball any job offerings, hoping desperate people will be able to live on minimum wage. Just try it yourself!

What is needed is a new plan, or a new Tier, whatever you want to call it. It should be a moral duty of this so-called compassionate country.

marilyn giovannetti   July 27th, 2010 8:33 pm ET

How about doing a documentary on how americans seem to pay more attention to sports and celebrities instead of focusing on more important issues such as research / development; industrial arts and sciences; innovative ideologies to bring jobs back and be the leaders we once were. This country is reverting to a third
world country due to
the complacent attitudes of being consumers, hence, enriching other coutries economy.

Claire Prideaux   July 27th, 2010 8:48 pm ET

The history of ME/CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) is rife with governmental denial, misuse of allocated funds, and denial by the medical community. The illness and the people who have it continue to be marginalized, and yet, currently, the US government is mulling over whether or not to protect the blood supply from people who have CFS. At a time when half the doctors still don't know about current research or belief that it is an actual illness and other countries have moved to protect their blood supply. The illness ruins lives and may one day ruin entire economies if the world does not get a handle on this illness. Have you ever considered doing an expose on an illness that is more pervasive than AIDS and possibly more financially devastating?

Wade   July 27th, 2010 8:49 pm ET

INDUSTRIAL HEMP is not marijuana! Talk bout how Industrial Hemp could save the country. It has 29,000 applications and would bring 8 to 10 MILLION jobs & add between $80 to $120 BILLION A YEAR to the economy! INDUSTRIAL HEMP! Do your homework! Save the country and stop protecting the chemical & timber companies! Undo the 73 yrs old lie that has destroyed this country!

Smith in Oregon   July 27th, 2010 8:49 pm ET

The Wikileaked classified military documents revealed that a Canadian Family were told their son was killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan, while the military report clearly indicates he was KILLED BY FRIENDLY FIRE.

Shades of Pat Tillman, it is disgraceful for the US and NATO Military to LIE to surviving family members about the death of their own son's and daughters.

This seems to be a pattern under the corrupt Bush-Cheney administration, sweep such terrible actions under the rug and pretend they never happened. Such actions Bush jr., Dick Cheney are utterly disgraceful and lack the honor those fallen soldiers deserve.

Michele Krisko   July 27th, 2010 8:51 pm ET

Michael, I know you have prepared material to discuss on tonight's Larry King Live show. However I would like to ask if you are aware of the new XMRV retro-viral discovery last year and it's danger to the blood supply.
Yesterday and today the FDA Blood Advisory Committee met.
This retro-virus has been linked to Chronic Fatigues Syndrome, Autism, Lymphoma, Prostate caner, A Typical MS and the studies are showing up to 7% of the US blood supply is most likely infected, Also organ dontations
Hillary Johnson has chronicled over 20 yrs of coverups & corruption at he CDC which is still happening.
Many of us will be contacting you. Many have died, and so many of us are as sick as an AIDS patient lying in dark rooms alone waiting for the truth to come out and for treatment to give us our lives back.
Please contact Hillary, The Whittimore Peterson Institue or any of us who you hear from.
This is a true death dealing 20 yr conspiracy and someone like you who is not afraid of the government could make all the difference in the world. This XMRV is also being studied in regards to Gulf War Syndrome Veterans.
Thank you for hearing this plea

angus brown   July 27th, 2010 8:54 pm ET

aquestion for michael moore-in europe there are plans afoot for a one day general strike to counter act the austerity measures,after al l we didn't create this crisis.Would you support similar action in the USA?

Dodie   July 27th, 2010 9:01 pm ET

July 27th, 2010 7:20 pm ET
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The 'Pere Ana' hit and damaged a wellhead resulting in a new gusher of oil near Mud Lake today. Now, another oil mess in the Gulf.

It is always a pleasure to have Michael Moore on LKL. He has clarity of thought and is able to conceptualize the numerous counterproductive issues surrounding the US. My hats off to you, Michael Moore! I love your films. You educate Americans by not allowing them to be Ostriches regardless of their trying to take flight! Thank You!

Acknowledgment to those suffering from the heat-wave. The mid-west including Chicago has record high temperatures. I understand the beaches are closed in Chicago due to the pollution from previous rains. Take care!

Smith in Oregon   July 27th, 2010 9:01 pm ET

Thousands of dead penguins are washing up on the Brazilian shorelines, autopsy's show they starved to death swimming thru South American waters during their annual migration. There was simply not even enough fish in that enormous Ocean to support a penguin.

It appears the Republican led commercial fishing fleets that would normally be filling up their cannery ships in the Gulf of Mexico, went down along the coast of South America and harvested as much seafood as their vessels could hold. Such Republican corporations do not care one iota about 'penguins' nor the 'small people' only their corporate bottom line and their salaries. They don't care about over harvesting the Oceans, polluting the air, water, land and food chain along the way.

Dodie   July 27th, 2010 9:06 pm ET

@ angus brown

Greece has always had problems financially. The people demonstrated when I lived there. Hopefully the US will stay out of it, like we did in the 1980s

Cristina Abundiz   July 27th, 2010 9:07 pm ET

Do you know Mr. Moore, how much of an inspiration you are to those of us who feel as though we are shunned for speaking out against injustice?

Dodie   July 27th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Thank You Micheal Moore!!!

The Wikileaks can create dangerous situations for many people. After witnessing this, I would never divulge information to the US. Just too dangerous.

MSJ   July 27th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Ask Michael what he things about the Healthcare direction the government is going and if he things that this is a good way?

J.Leone   July 27th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Mr. Moore: I would like to see you do a documentary about "medaloid" which is the new term for the trend of mainstream journalism being infiltrated by tabloid journalism. It seems journalistic ethics have been thrown out the window for money as sensationalism sells rather than fair, well-research and balanced reporting. One only need to look at the Tiger Woods, Mel Gibson, and Lindsay Lohan stories to see examples of this.

A prime example of the destruction of lives by the media was the destruction of MIchael Jackson. Even after being found not guilty of all charges when he was on trial in 2005, the press never stopped refering to this terrible injustice he was put through for the last 16 years of his life. Never has been said he was the most hunted creature on earth. The press sytematically and methodically set out to destroy him with innuendo and name calling. This must cease!

I believe this is a very important social issue that must be addressed- especially for Mr. Jackson's children who must now bear the brunt of the brutal media and what it did to their father and now to them. No child should have endure the never-ending bashing of their father who never recovered from the trauma he was subjected to when all he ever tried to do was to help children all over the world and to work towards saving our planet. If this is Weird, Wacko, Bizarre behavior, then we all should be so.

shawnda charron   July 27th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Hi Micheal I was just wondering why you don't come up to Canada and speak?I have seen all of your movies and think very highly of you and your causes.Congrats on all of your work and please keep are an inspiration and a voice for many.

Raphael Suda   July 27th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

I was wondering what Michael Moore thought about the "Regulate, Control, and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010"; the litigation in California that would legalize marijuana...

You may post this comment and submit this question to Mr. Moore.

Kathleen Burgess   July 27th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

Larry and Michael,

We're proud of both of you. We need to do what Michael is doing all over the country. How do you suggest we get started?

Smith in Oregon   July 27th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

@ Wade, well said. With the impending fresh water shortages in America's near future, the focus should entirely be shifting from America's dependance and utterly reliance on Cotton Fabrics to Hemp Fabric which is requires far, far less water and zero pesticides. Cotton consumes an enormous amount of fresh water and heavy doses of pesticides which end up in the water table and inside our bodys.

Original blue (can't bust them) 501 jeans were made from HEMP. Hemp fiber is far more stronger than tree fiber and Hemp fiber is far more fire resistant than tree fiber making it ideal for home plywood construction.

Hemp also injects natural fertilizer (nitrogen) into the ground, making the soil better than before the Hemp was grown there. Hemp can be harvested twice a year, where as forested trees are minimal 20 year cycles. Hemp every 6 months or Tree's once every 20 years? Only Republican Wing-Nuts chose Tree's once every 20 years and soak the taxpayers for that LAND non-producing for 19 years.

polleen   July 27th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

so, a person from flint; as u say u are, why in the world did u take ur money up there to the republicans instead of spending it on Detroit, or Flint. oh i get it u get more out the deal right?? Mr. Moore u could have helped us in the ghetto a little dang!!! we have a state theatre in downtown Detroit why didnt you try to do it here??? help us down here we are suffering!! thanks .. how about helping some of our impoverished children get some school clothes and school supplies, I could help you organize it, you always want to show some sort of cover up well dont cover up whats really happening in Michigan

Lylla   July 27th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

Hi I live in DC, Michael is there anything I can do to bring show support for the soldier wh has been arrested for the leaks. I also backed Obama and am disappointed with him.

lynn   July 27th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

was looking forward to seeing michael moore re: traverse city film festival. who do i have to "thank" for the endless commercials that cut into the interview????????????? this is an incredible event in our community, i would have liked to see it recognized in it's entirety.

Beth Cooper   July 27th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

I love your movies and how you try to make people want to act. Wondering when Mr. Moore will make another documentary that "pushes the envelope" like Sicko or Farhenheit 911 did....also I noticed in the credits for Bowling for Columbine it was produced by Salter Street Films isn't this the same production company that was here in my hometown (Halifax Nova Scotia Canada)?

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Dodie   July 27th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

@ Larry,

There is another Oil leak resulting from a boat who rammed the wellhead resulting in a new gusher of oil near Mud Lake today. Good Grief Larry, another leak in the Gulf!!!

Coleen R   July 27th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

What does Michael Moore think about the bailout money disappearing and the banks refusing to help people to avoid foreclosure?

Bud   July 27th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

As a 59 year old unemployed 99'r I spent 40 years building aircraft for everyone including the military but now can't even get anyone to speak to me much less interview me for a job.
Age, over qualified, over skilled in too narrow a career skill set....any of these could be the reasons but the bottom line is...I'm out of funds and out of time and out of patience with politicians using this economic disaster for their political agendas while the people who elected them are losing everything they spent a lifetime saving and building.

dee   July 27th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

so obvious..i don't always agree with MM, however, he has a right to be heard just as much as anyone in this country....or what is left of it

D J   July 27th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

Not a question but a comment for Michael Moore:

I firmly believe that the the servicemember that released the documents, to WikiLeaks, should be charges with HIGH TREASON!!!
Does Michael Moore have Any Comments?

D J Pfab
Iowa City, Ia

Mary Cooke in Canada   July 27th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Why have you SAID ABSOLUTLY NOTHING about the blm exterminating the wild horses & burros & bp having execs. on the board? Why have you not made the connections? Why allow choppers herding horses that JUST HAD FOALS in a week? 3 deaths were foals foals so young run I think it was abt 8 miles in 100 degree heat all done because they were supposed to be thirsty. I am tempted to give up but if you won't help I'll do what little I CAN & KNOW I CAN LIVE WITH MYSELF BECAUSE I DID!!!!

TRACY LENZINI   July 27th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

From TC, MI
We missed some of Mike's interview due to commercial cut ins..aww!!
Thanks Mike for putting our beautiful city on the map. What is the next topic you will be covering with a movie? We know you are championing our city first, of course, but are you and Doug Stanton going to ever collaborate on a documentary?

Wis-badger   July 27th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Michael: in light of the City of Bell fiasco, do you think we will ever have a capitalist society without the greed? The anger is justified, but if we put caps on all incomes, do we lean towards socialism?

William Sabourin   July 27th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

As somebody who has lived in Dubai, UAE for most of my life, one thing I have noticed is the growing anti-American sentiment abroad due to America's involvement in the Middle East, more specifically its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. What difference do you believe pulling out of Afghanistan and Iraq will have to anti-American sentiment when even before these wars started, there already was much anti-Americanism, some of which lead to terrorism?

Dirk Holman   July 27th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

In the long run do you think the Tea Party will help solidify the Democratic Party?

Lori Cook   July 27th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

Please contact me, Michael! I love your work and respect what you say! I have a great idea for a feature length documentary! Please help me. It is my dream and this subject has been my passion for quite some time. I have had an independent film distributor tell me that I need to do this film. I need your help.

Carrie   July 27th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

I disagree with Michael our President already done a lot in a year and a half and I will vote for him again, As to leaking classified martial that possibly harm our solders also disagree this guy is a soldier that vow to protect us, he should be in jail

Dodie   July 27th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

What about the death of hundreds possibly thousands of starving penguins off the coast of south America? Thank you @ Smith in Oregon for this information. What is going on? Have we fished out our oceans in that area? The information leads to absolute starvation.....

larry   July 27th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

Hi Larry King
In order for the president to get bills passed 60% of the house has to aprove the bill. So if they want the president to do his job vote for the democratics in the upcoming election.

Terry Gannon   July 27th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

Micheal Moore/Larry King

What is the reason for the deafening silince from the bush clan on the Gulf Oil Spill.
Are they hiding behind BP or is this disaster an industry wide problem???

Karl Hobs   July 27th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Michael, you made the comment about independent station owners that have nothing to do with BP. It is my understanding that the "BP" station owners signed 20 year contracts where they agree to sell only BP products. –

mike   July 27th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

What BP done to first democracy in iran in order to get oil for almost free

Donna   July 27th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Have you had a chance to talk to any of the Ascension Health nurses about their contract struggles in MI?

Chris in Dearborn MI   July 27th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

What does Mr. Moore think of the price of the $40,000 volt?

Alan Hackert   July 27th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

I was glad to see Mr Moore acknowledge that President Obama is owned by the big companies .He stated the the spill is "unbelievable" and in a later statement said the government is owned by big business.

shadex   July 27th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

I like Michael Moore he has a good mind but he needs to get out of the American box and think bigger than that.

Ali   July 27th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

Pakistan: Mr. Moore Pakistan is paying a heavy price due to so called war on terror in Afghanistan which has ruined the country and image of its people. Any chance that you may make a documentary to present a true picture of Pakistan to people of the world.

Teresa Brasher   July 27th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

I would like to know what Michael Moore thinks o Arizona's new law, SB1070?

Michael B   July 27th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

Michael Moore: I am a teacher in NJ. Recently 2 films about unionized American education (The Cartel and The Lottery) were released this spring and summer. As a film producer who specializes in important social agendas, what is your opinion of both films, if you have viewed them. In your opinion, are they telling a factual story.


Dodie   July 27th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

July 27th, 2010 9:16 pm ET
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@ Larry,

There is another Oil leak resulting from a boat who rammed the wellhead resulting in a new gusher of oil near Mud Lake today. Good Grief Larry, another leak in the Gulf!!!

Richard from Phoenix, AZ   July 27th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

Michael what do you think about Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law that goes into effect this Thursday, July 29th??

Jen   July 27th, 2010 9:31 pm ET


I live outside of Traverse City. If I can only make it to one movie this week at the Festival – which one would you recommend?

Go Traverse City Film Fesival!

Thomas Patrick   July 27th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

I want to know what Michael Moore thinks of Bernie Madoff and Mayor Bloomberg?

Ricardo   July 27th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

I appreciate and value Michael's opinion very much. I will like to ask Michael about his opinion on Puerto Rico becoming a State and although Puertorican's are US Citizens, how does Puerto Rico's situation relates to the immigration issue.

Mark Smith   July 27th, 2010 9:32 pm ET


I have a lot of respect for you and your opinions, but I am deeply saddened to hear you stoop to use such sweeping stereotypes of the British. BP is not a state-owned entity, so none of its faults are the responsibility of the British people, and our Prime Minister, horrific as they are.

My opinion of you has just fallen through the floor...

Dodie   July 27th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Michael Moore...

Continue with your films. You are helping to educate Americans. You are like the mirror to their future... Keep it up!

JOSEPH LEDET   July 27th, 2010 9:32 pm ET


Trish in Arizona   July 27th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Michael, such a disappointment to be boycotting AZ.....come to Arizona and see the problems we face with the illegals. They are sucking the life out of us.

Darlene Kaboni   July 27th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Would you consider lobbying the U.S. and Canada onto signing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples?

Cindy Odlin   July 27th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Michael Moore: I'd like to hear your thoughts on the possibility that corporate America, in the interests of toppling the Democratic majority and, ultimately, defeating President Obama, are manipulating the job market. The agenda of Wall Street and big business could only benefit if the job market fails to recover before November.

Lisa   July 27th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

what does Michael Moore think about fracking for natural gas?

Gary   July 27th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

So he wants to make everyone in Arizona suffer ? the only good thing he said was he wouldn't allow his movies there. good. as for the all star game. exactly which of the ball players or vendors made the law ? what about the store owners, parking lots and all of the other people who depend on the revenue to make a living ?

Dan Lombardo   July 27th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

If you found yourself on an elevator with President Obama what would say to him?

Smith in Oregon   July 27th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Before Congress, H.R. 5741 is currently being argued in the house of representatives. If this bill is passed, H.R. 5741 will give the president the power to require 2 years of compulsory service from every US resident between ages 18 and 42. If this bill passes thru Congress, it would likely be modified by the US Senate. Such a involuntary enlistment law is likely going to happen, thanks entirely to America's enormous Shadow Government that is now pulling the strings and running out of cannon fodder for their future wars.

The bill's sponsor is Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel. The bill does not yet have a co-sponsor. It was introduced on July 15th and is now before the armed services committee.

Is this obvious Republican pandering bill which smacks and smells like it has US Senator John McCain's handy work all over it, simply an attempt by Charlie Rangel to work out an agreement during his ongoing ethics hearing?

As I have mentioned before, McCain-Palin would have already passed this bill or one nearly identical to it into law, filling the US Military with fresh recruits needed for the future Republican led Shadow Government created wars in their future.

Despite US Military recruiters portraying a rosy picture of plenty of new volunteers, the US Military is largely overworked, and largely understaffed by troops that have chosen to leave after multiple back breaking dutys in Iraq or Afghanistan. You think 42 years old is to old to be forced to serve? ROV drivers that fly remote controlled reconn and attack vehicles only need a minimal amount of physical conditioning and would likely be staffed by those of that age group if they were 'lucky'.

Dodie   July 27th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

@ mike

I was really surprised when I read that. BP started in Iran in the early 1900s

Cyndi from Arizona   July 27th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

I was a little disappointed in Michael's views on Arizona. 2 points:
1. Why are you boycotting the state of Arizona when the unelected governor signed the bill with no vote? All this does is hurt the economy of the residents of the state. I for one cannot afford to move out of this state so I am stuck here to tolerate the boycotts!!
2. Maybe Michael should come down to the border and ask the border patrol and residents that live on the border about their experience with illegal immigration. They are shooting, smuggling drugs, trafficing in people,..... all kinds of horrible things are happening on the border. No presidents, present or past have done their job to secure our border. If the federal gov cannot do it, then each state should.

Since Michael is boycotting Arizona is he also boycotting all the states that agree with us or have passed similar laws?

jacob c.   July 27th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

micheal more.

do you think the police state may be taking over america.

cops in here in az, must ask, any colored person, if they are legal, show me ur papers.

can a schoolarly state, or scientific state ever come to be?

p.s. please dont boycott az, you should stay here for an extra long time.

Lisa   July 27th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

Michael – Fracking for natural gas in PA is killing our water supply. Please check out Gasland and do another documentary on this – at least your documentaries make it in to the movie theaters.

rj   July 27th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

I so agree with Michaels take on SB 1070. To me
this latest fuss about illegal immigrants is just a trumped up election year bogus issue…all data shows it is down along with crime also. This is just a racist divisive dirty tricks campaign to draw attention away from economics and other issues…and blame Mexican people for taking jobs? What a joke.Americans are hiring them so Americans are to blame .

Why are we being told by the president and others we need to worry about the millions of people around the world who want to get in line to come here..Why? whoCares ? Are they around the world worrying about setting a place For me an American to go there and live? NO. It’s time to stop this nonsense.

Dodie   July 27th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

Michael Moore...

Continue with your films. You are helping to educate Americans. You are like the mirror to their future... Keep it up!

Linda Perry Barr   July 27th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

@kingsthings @mmflint I have doubts about Adrian Lamo. A hacker, he may have fabricated Manning emails. John Young formerly of WikiLeaks of Cryptome says it's not hard to do. Why are people taking Lamo's word.
Also why is Manning in a Kuwait prison?

Nan   July 27th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

I paid a lot of fees, and took my tests, followed the rules on acquiring my citizenship, Have put in my over 40 yrs of paying taxes and making my living, I do not think it is at all fair that someone can creep illegally into our nation and be allowed to stay and receive amnesty. I have no qualms with those that wish to come here, they are fellow humans and are entitled to the same opportunities that we have here in our nation, but they should have to follow the rules just like all legal citizens, and pay the fees and take the tests etc. for the priveledge of living here in our nation. Following the letter of the law is a sign of good character.
Thank you for the opportunity to express my opinion, Mr. King

Arthur Swidzinski   July 27th, 2010 9:42 pm ET


I am a 22 year old documentary filmmaker right out of Columbia College in Chicago. I have always wanted to make documentaries that will change peoples perspectives. What could you give me as advice. I am motivated and when I have a idea, i think big and follow through.


Cora   July 27th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Please ask Mr. Moore why when to a car is stopped in Arizona for a violation it is discrimination to ask for ID??? When any one in this country is stopped by the police we are asked for identification.
When I go to the airport I am asked for identification and many other places as well? Read the bill and get off Arizona's case for doing what the US government has not done!!!

seatime37   July 27th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

Way to go Michael Moore! Well said! A true Champion for the people!
We need more people like you!

Ray Kalinowski   July 27th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

Mr. Moore, I am a business owner in Michigan for the past 30 years. I also own a business in El Paso, TX (Summit Plastic Molding – we manufacture plastic components for the automotive industry) What a difference in the economy in Texas then in Michigan. I just watched you on CNN and I support everything you said. I would vote for you for President.

Congrats on all your accomplishments, please email me I would enjoy talking to you. Your voice is an inspiration!!

Dodie   July 27th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

A stalker usually is due to their obsessions over the person they are making a "dream" of. No way are stalkers mental! Give me a break!!! They are obsessive... and often living in a dream world...

Joann Sodano   July 27th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

I usually like Michael Moore, but I don't like what He said about Arizona on Larry King. I think AZ has every right to protect their state. Try going into Mexico illegal and see what happens to Ya. Americans should all stick together n this. There probably would be more jobs for the American people.

Jim   July 27th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

I'm a little tired of the boycott on Arizona. I live in Tucson and I disagree with the immigration law. It's not my fault we have a crazy republican governor I didn't vote for her. I live and work in Ariozona and I can't just pack up and move..Boycotting the state hurts me and my business. Tell me what I should do......

Dodie   July 27th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

If the person is a stalker there is an obsession. It depends on the individual... whether they could act out dangerously or not.

Pam   July 27th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

Let me start out by saying how much I admire and appreciation you and your work to make America what it should be. My question is this: How do you keep from getting so frustrated and discouraged with the fact that you have so many answers and so few people seem to want to listen? How do you keep up your enthusiasm? I am glad you do, but i just wondered if you had any secrets you would like to share with a disheartened fellow American.

Lyn   July 27th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

Hi Michael,

I don't believe the common man will ever know what's really going on behind the scenes with political decisions. A former senator recently told me that any president makes decisions based on the information that is fed to him by the committees that are formed for a particular issue. Do presidents become suddenly stupid when they are elected? No, other than the fact that they believe the information the aforementioned committees tell him. The problem is, they only tell him what they want him to know, which is usually a very slanted view. There has to be a better way.

Historically governments only last about 200 years. We are way overdue for an overhaul.

When are you going to look into the education situation in our country? I'm tired of the teacher bashing that is going on by politicians who have not spent any time in a classroom since they were students themselves. Most Charter Schools don't work. Schools that are looking at the bottom line are more concerned about money than the students.

Thank you. You rock Michael!

Doris Zittel   July 27th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

Why isn't anyone talking about strarting up CCC camps like FDR did for
young people. Those camps prepared them for mainstream society as well as training them for leardership. Also, how about also developing a WPA like FDR did? That would take people off unemploymet and train them on jobs to improve our infrastructure. Take it from there.....It worked
back in those years so why not now?

greg stromberg   July 27th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

What can each of us do to help close the gap between the rich and the poor?

Mimi   July 27th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

Michael, thank you for your work. Most of us just sit back and complain while we watch others do the work for us. The City of Bell has taken a stand against corrupt government. Since government corruption, waste and usury is everywhere from local city governments to the US Senate, what can we do to rectify it, but on a grander scale? Is it just a matter of getting organized?

danielle   July 27th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

would Michael Moore ever consider stepping outside of "his" box. In other words all of his movies have a running theme or similar thread.
The subject might be different but the flavor is always the same. would he ever consider doing a movie completely out of character. I'd like to see Michael Moore grow.
A lot of actors/ and movie makers morph and grow.
Look at Tom Hanks from Busom Buddies to Cast Away.

Chuck Dyson   July 27th, 2010 10:14 pm ET

I actually wrote a long response to the Michael Moore interview citing many examples of how acheivement is based upon merit. Then I remembered that he said (paraphrased) that there is so much open land in Kansas that we should not enforce immigration on our borders. Regardless of idealology, that is one of the stupidist utterances of anyone on either side I have ever heard. What are they going to do when they get there? Hey Michael, where do they go when Kansas fill up, and in your fantasy world without business, who will feed them? By the way, I am from Virginia and I have recorder you show tonight. The next documentary you film, I will do all I can to make sure that...oh, forget it, I believe you and your ilk are the problem and vice versa. Peace.

Daniel Dávila-Ramos   July 27th, 2010 10:23 pm ET

Hi Michael,
I would like to know your thoughts about Puerto Rico and other US territories. We can vote on Presidential primaries but not for the president or Congress. It is sad the last I heard of PR in the news was the comparison of the Gulf spill with the size of PR.
Thank you, can't wait on your next film!

bea beaurivage   July 27th, 2010 10:26 pm ET

very disappointed michael didn't seem to know the difference
between legal and illegal–i agree with most of your comments
but this one really surprised me–poor souls waiting in line
for years to come into our country–they all should have walked
in!!!! Isn,t there a green card if you want to come here to work???

John   July 27th, 2010 10:47 pm ET

I have a couple of questions (i.e., both related and unrelated):

1) Re: Afghanistan war documents. Why hasn't our senators, Joint Chief of Staff, et al been removed from office? Who are these people and why are they allowed to continue to do what they do?

2) BP should provide more money than what has already been set aside. Twenty billion dollars barely scratches at the surface for BP's mendacious act of irresponsibility. The livelihood of the year-round and seasonal workers will never see any of that money.

3)politics – Should there be term limits for senators? Before one can be in Congress or the Senate, he/she has to have worked in the "real world". No more lifers.

Why is so much attention given to Sarah Pallin? She's an idiot! Just follow her Tweets(r).

4) Should American businesses who outsource (i.e., off-shore) be taxed at a higher rate to save American jobs?

I've been struggling for the past 2 and half years looking for a decent job ... heck ... any job. Everywhere I turn I see more and more Indians (i.e., not American Indians) who are hired full-time. I'm at my wits end with American companies. How do we save American jobs for American people? Should other States adopt protection laws like Arizona? Is it really all that bad to support Arizona's ideologies?

Jacinto   July 27th, 2010 10:47 pm ET

Interviewing to Michael Moore is What a serious way to rescue our FREE PRESS, we are doomed by commercial and by corporation to see a fantasy world instead of real world, we need to be realistic. USA need to stop giving money to ISRAEL another issue where combine religoius-MONEY.

Congratulation to CNN for interviewing real PEOPLE of this wonderful country.

Chuck Dyson   July 27th, 2010 10:50 pm ET

Comments to Greg Stromberg: Hi Greg, some will take the various available opportunities to better themselves with education, mechanical skills, writing ability, technical skills, art, music, sport, etc. People will be sucessful based upon desire, skill, education, hard work and sometimes just being in the right place at the right time...or winning the lottery. If you do not believe that acheivements or money make you happy, then don't excel or make money, and be happy! But don't want to require the ones that want to acheive in whatever walk of life to "redistribute" to those who don't. Define your own life, even if that includes listeneing to the Michael Moore's of the world who are only promoting mediorocity!

Mel Martinez   July 27th, 2010 11:00 pm ET

Rare Times like this, I wish I had cable...

Kassy Fatooh   July 27th, 2010 11:08 pm ET

Hello, Mr. Moore and Mr. King;

The Canadian government has decided that retrovirus XMRV is a serious enough threat that blood donations should not be accepted from people with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, called in the US by its CDC name "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome"). Why aren't US health agencies moving to protect our blood supply from another horror like the "tainted blood" HIV debacle?

Two US government agencies came out with conflicting papers: one by NIH and FDA researchers confirming the strong connection of retrovirus XMRV with ME/cfs, and the other by CDC researchers unable to find an association. I should say AGAIN unable because they were historically unable to duplicate findings by eminent research scientists in association with this disease. Supposedly because of concern over the discrepancy (a thing that usually works itself out in the wash, with scientific publications) the NIH/FDA paper was held back from publication while the CDC paper was released.

The CDC keeps killing research on the disease, to the extent of diverting funds that have been earmarked for CFS research by Congress and lying on public record about everything from the allocation of funds to the number of personnel assigned to the disease.

The latest chapter looks like a repeat, and the whole thing looks almost like a conspiracy, especially considering that CFS has been linked with Gulf War Syndrome. I don't want to be alarmist but if the CDC don't want us to be alarmed, they should stop behaving in such alarming ways.

Please call upon our government health agencies to come clean, and keep the blood supply clean.

Kassy Fatooh

TexasCoast   July 27th, 2010 11:23 pm ET

I heard Rick Sanchez say their is no oil in the Gulf. I live here and I know better.

Doc Nina Borg   July 27th, 2010 11:40 pm ET

Michael Moore:

Thanks again for answering my question regarding your bravery in completing your first film. Thanks for telling me what the driving force behind your bravery was with knowing how controversial your material was- yet still moving forward with the project.

I have now been inspired to publish a book I have been working on since 2002 titled; 'Black Kings in America'. Many predictions within it have come to pass, others are happening as we speak, and some are still to come.

Thanks for your honesty, thank you CNN, and thanks Larry King of Larry King Live for providing a forum through which I was able to build up the courage to ask Michael this ever so important question.

After having done so, I am proud to announce that I am now ready to talk to my editor and will go to publish. Black Kings in America- Kingdom Lost. It's about time someone heard my faint voice. Thanks for the motivation Michael. My life is now changed forever!

Thanks again!

Doc Nina Borg

TexasCoast   July 27th, 2010 11:42 pm ET

Thanks for at least posting that truth of the oil. I do have pictures if Rick needs proof.
Sorry to hassle but it gets frustrating when real truth is garbled into nothing.
Sincerely Thanks

Joseph Miller   July 28th, 2010 12:05 am ET

Hey Mike,

Did you see a movie called "Fuel". It's a biography about the stanglehold of Oil and some of the solutions that we have available to fix it. Do you think that after this BP oil spill, that more people will open their eyes on how bad this oil situation is, and how oil companies are controlling our country?

jack   July 28th, 2010 12:08 am ET

@Wade @Smith in Oregon

That makes a whole lot of sense concerning hemp. If special interests, instead of rationality, didn't rule the day we could have a better country and a healthier environment.

Jim   July 28th, 2010 12:10 am ET

Why is nobody talking about the MILLION gallons of oil that leaked into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan yesterday?! This should be a headline. Something needs to be done with all these recent disasters.

Joseph Miller   July 28th, 2010 12:11 am ET

I meant documentary not biography lol*

Jackie   July 28th, 2010 12:14 am ET

Micheal Moore-You seem to be on top of the United States government and what their "intended" plans are. I am interested in hearing your side of the "Obama Deception." Do you feel that Obama and presidents before him have purposely tried to bankrupt the United States in order to create a Global Bank? Do you feel that those higher up are also involved?

Nini   July 28th, 2010 12:16 am ET

Interesting! CNN reception is terrible tonight.
You wonder if fear is taking over in the republican party to do this. I remember this days back in the eighties in the military regime in Argentina. They where doing the same with the TV or Radio Programs. Very sad to see this country going back in time Instead of moving forward. Very sad ....

Tom M   July 28th, 2010 12:16 am ET

Hello Larry and Michael,
and to Michael,kudos to your award moment on stage when you
Told the truth about the war and the bush family involvment,
And double thank you to U2,for standing up for you and not being cowards as with the other actors and corperate heads that tried to put you down,
but to not go on what do we as people do to help our country more than just moving money out of banks emailing congress and the senate,
It"s getting as bad as the civil war on the streets with friends and family disputing who is wrong and who should be held to task for the wrongs commited,Which is mostly caused by info from Fox nonn news. i could go on but this will be enough for now,.

Barbara Nelson   July 28th, 2010 12:20 am ET

Will Obama win another term? Will there be a third party candidate?

TexasCoast   July 28th, 2010 12:21 am ET

I just watched the LKL re-run. I know now why Michael comments got cut by Time-Warner commercials at the earlier live show. It sucks to see that people can't speak without censorship of some sort. The truth hurts but it is what it is. Why cover it up?
We need to know how our young men and women are being sacrificed and lets not forget the real Afgan people who are stuck with no escape. Bad guys are bad guys. Good people are having to live and die for what?
I'll shut up and hope all of the senseless deaths stop. Not just in other countries but right here in the good old USA. Alot of people don't have a job just to live paycheck to paycheck. Who's going to pay taxes when they don't have a job or means to do so?We need help from somewhere. The rich are doing ok. Everyone else is suffering. What more is there to say?
God Bless America....we need it.

jack   July 28th, 2010 12:23 am ET

Dodie....July 27th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

You are so right. Most all stalkers are harmless people who become obsessed with someone. To paint them all with the same brush, as being violent is absurd, and does not bode well for civil rights in America. There are already laws on the books. Those rare stalkers who become violent or show a predilection toward violence by breaking laws of trespass etc. can be dealt with by existing laws.

Terry   July 28th, 2010 12:24 am ET

What is you reaction to the fact that Bush handled Katrina 1000 times better than Obama handled the oil spill.

BriankBC   July 28th, 2010 12:25 am ET

America is not a democracy. America is a corpratocracy.

Terry   July 28th, 2010 12:25 am ET

Why should anyone care what you think of how business should be run when you have never created anything in your life?

Terry   July 28th, 2010 12:27 am ET

Do you deny that social security and medicare are going bankrupt? What have you learned from the fact that the European countries cannot afford that policies that we are just starting. Shouldn't we learn from them?

Jill- from Canada   July 28th, 2010 12:28 am ET


Please come live in Canada.!....I know you are committed to helping your counrty, but sometimes you just have to go where you belong...come on are more than welcome!

Brandon Gilgert   July 28th, 2010 12:28 am ET

What are your thoughts about SB 1070. Jan Brewer was confronted by CBS news and asked her about the Correction Corp. of America lobbyists that surround her and she didn't even comment on that, what do you think?

jack   July 28th, 2010 12:29 am ET

Terry..."What is you reaction to the fact that Bush handled Katrina 1000 times better than Obama handled the oil spill."


Mario   July 28th, 2010 12:30 am ET

Micheal Moore for President. I am serious we need somebody like him in office. Somebody that cares about the average person and is not afraid of the Right Wing Nazis. People of the US the real communist are the Republicans and their corporate buddies they own and run this country. God would not want us to be selfish like republicans and corporations. God would not want us to deny our brothers and sisters health care coverage. God would not want us to destroy the earth he created in the name of greed and money.

Terry   July 28th, 2010 12:30 am ET

Please boycott Florida from all your films.

Michael Zimmerman   July 28th, 2010 12:30 am ET

Has either larry or michael heard yet of the TWELVE VISIONS PARTY coming up in the next presidential elecetion. Check them out if you havnt at TVPNC org Thanks Guys you kick ass

Terry   July 28th, 2010 12:31 am ET

Don't Democrats have more donations from wall street and the oil industries? Please tell the truth.

Dodie   July 28th, 2010 12:33 am ET

@ jack

well stated. Yes, most stalkers are harmless even though they can certainly unnerve the person they are stalking. They stalk because they enjoy watching and usually have enough common sense not to trespass unless they lose touch with reality and are absorbed by their obsessions... Many stalkers know the person they are stalking. It is usually not random; therefore, the general public is not at threat. Most stalkers know exactly what they are doing and justify it in their mind for it to be acceptable. I do not condone the behavior; however, it usually is harmless.

LuCinda Douglas   July 28th, 2010 12:37 am ET

I watched tonight and I always enjoy Michael Moore. When Larry King said that most of us got here the "legal" way, by the ways of the "white man" law, that may be fact, but I still see the slaves been brought here should have been illegal on all parties involved. The Africans that sold their own people and the Europeans for buying them. So in my eyes that was not legal at all. It was a great shame in American History!

colleen   July 28th, 2010 12:40 am ET


jack   July 28th, 2010 12:41 am ET

@ Dodie

Yes, I just don't like to see more and more laws put on the books , where laws already exist. Another example are hate crime laws. Just prosecute when there are laws broken. No need to add a zillion redunant laws to the books. That is idiocy and brings us closer to the police state that is getting bigger due to this type of thing. We already have more people in jail than anywhere else. We could get rid of a lot of laws such as for victmless crimes , that have served our country ill.

Dodie   July 28th, 2010 12:41 am ET

Yes, most stalkers are in a dream love with the person. It is not real as the stalker has a dream of what they think the person is like and want to ruminate on that dream. As long as the stalker does not break boundaries by getting to close physically. Stalking is very common on the internet! More than anyone could ever realize!

Emilio Cano   July 28th, 2010 12:41 am ET

Larry, your family came to the United States because they were presecuted by an antimigrant regime... and regarding your comments, did Pilgrims came legally to the US, can you show their papers from the genuine owners?

LuCinda Douglas   July 28th, 2010 12:47 am ET

Jack you have to be kidding right?!! Ok the oil spill was horrible and The White house should have exposed BP for what they are and inforced clean up better but get real! Bush and Rice left people on ruff tops for weeks to die while one was shopping the other was on vacation and God forbid Bush come off vacation for the poor folks in Louisiana!!

Renee   July 28th, 2010 12:49 am ET

Hi Larry, Mr. Moore has given up on President Obama already in 18 months in office. I just don't understand why the president is not getting any credit for all he has been able to do so far. It seems that Obama was elected to do one and that was to fix the money.
I hope the president thinks long and hard about running again, one can only tolerate so much disrespect. Anybody who ends up in his place will have to do much more than President Obama by having a plan that will first fix the recession, then end two wars, clean of the gulf, reverse all the reforms that have been passed, cut taxes, stop spending and most of all get everybody working and IT MUST BE DONE in less than 18 months in office to be considered a better plan. God bless who follows President Obama.

janine   July 28th, 2010 12:54 am ET

i'm a lifetime democrat & agree with michael moore 110%, except on immigration. anyone that believes slack should be cut for illegals from ANYWHERE should lose their health insurance & have to sit for 8+ hours, even a series of days, to be seen at a clinic!

sue   July 28th, 2010 12:55 am ET

Is someone a stalker if its someone you work with and the are always trying to be around you and they try to find out about you from other sources? Is someone a stalker if they follow a famous band around the country but never try to contact them personally.

Wes Donaghy   July 28th, 2010 12:59 am ET

Michael Moore/CNN

With the recent afghan war outleak, to me it raises more attention to how the government handles foreign affairs and how they tell it to us. It is a huge disappointment to watch the troops fight for their lives while their own goverment cannot provide decent intel to support them. It raises the question is the goverment supporting our troops as much as we are? I think it would be a good question to look into this deeper and crack down on these issues because if something like that leaked, what else are they hiding?

James   July 28th, 2010 1:01 am ET

Hypocrisy has poisoned Washington. Republicans support tax cuts for the richest Americans in defense of small business while they block bills in Congress giving them tax cuts.. Who’s telling the truth during these hard times?

sue   July 28th, 2010 1:03 am ET

How does an individual prove they are actually being stalked by someone?

Cajazz76:24:8   July 28th, 2010 1:21 am ET


Mike   July 28th, 2010 1:28 am ET

When Moore mentioned "corporate government", he's right.. Lockheed Martin runs welfare in Texas.. how the heck does that happen? Like they really have "the people's interests" in mind. I'm in Canada, and I cringe the day we sell out like that! And as hemp for fuel.. it's what Henry Ford ran HIS motors on 😉 .. and so what if it IS marijuana.. pot was legal for 10,000 years before Nixon's "war on drugs".. but "corporate America" can't put a patent on it.. otherwise, it would STILL be legal :p.

Mike, Vancouver, B.C.

Smith in Oregon   July 28th, 2010 2:59 am ET

@ Dodie, yes autopsy's on the body's of the penguins washing up on Brazil's beautiful shoreline showed they all died from utter starvation. By all reports there are only 1 million penguins now among the Falkland Islands near Argentina, South America where in 1982 there had been 6 Million! A whopping 5 Million penguins gone.

Researchers from Chile have timed and closely determined the average time it takes Penguins to procure enough seafood to survive is a whopping over 34 HOURS! Relatively poor and improvised Chile has set aside a portion off their coast just for Penguins and installed a non-fishing zone for them. In a very short period of time, Penguins in that area off Chile's coastline in protected waters can procure their food needs in 14 Hours, less than half the time it takes them off the Falkland Islands.

It appears heavy commercial fishing fleets have over harvested the coastal waters off Argentina, and around the Falkland Islands of fish and squid which the penguins need to survive. It is said that a relatively rich country like the UK doesn't appear to give a damn about 5 Million penguins dieing because they turned their back on them, while a poor improvised Chile steps up to help as many of the quickly disappearing penguins at least have a chance of surviving.

Let's see, Uk left ten's of thousands of unexploded landmines on the Falkland Islands, BP fouls up the Gulf of Mexico, Commercial fishing fleets over-harvest the waters around the Falkland Islands leaving 5 Million penguins dead. It seems the Empire is Still striking back!

For more in-depth coverage, I highly recommend my fellow bloggers check Falklands dot Net to see more about this subject.

Adam T   July 28th, 2010 3:22 am ET


After watching your movie "Capitalism: A Love Affair" I wanted to know what your thoughts were, if any, about the Venus Project?

Smith in Oregon   July 28th, 2010 5:12 am ET

Shame on the leakers for alerting the American Public and India that Pakistan has been funneling Billions of American taxpayer dollars from Bush-Cheney to the Pakistani ISI who used those free funds as outlined in reams of ISI and Afghanistan military documents to recruit, train and release suicide bombers against American and NATO troops.

Shame on the leakers for showing reams of documents detailing that American taxpayers were funding both sides of the War in Afghanistan. Place the leakers in prison, how dare America be shown those military intelligence reports. How dare pilots learn about heat seeking missiles fired at them, throw the leakers into prison. How dare American taxpayers learn their money is being used in the most depraved possible way to fund Taliban suicide bombers against American and NATO troops, throw the leaker in prison.

Oh Shame on the leakers for telling American troops that the Pakistani ISI had supplied the Taliban with Heat Seeking shoulder fired missiles so American and NATO pilots and their crews can update their flight plans to help protect them from that unknown threat that had been killing their fellow pilots because US Commanders didn't tell them.

brian young   July 28th, 2010 6:09 am ET

hi larry and micheal
my name is brian young and i live in falkirk Scotland.

please ask what micheal what he thinks of the smeers and lies that the tea party and other whak job republicans are saying about president obama being a secret muslim?.
Is it them being racist or just wicked!
why cant thay see he is just a family man who is comander in chief and not the bogie man!

HOLLYROCK   July 28th, 2010 6:10 am ET


Amy   July 28th, 2010 6:16 am ET

Always good to hear from Michael Moore.Too bad we couldn't see it in its entirety – seems malicious to cut so many commercials in...haven't seen that with any other interviews.

Johanna, Sweden   July 28th, 2010 6:34 am ET

Question to Michael Moore: What information do you think that the world and the global media are closing their eyes to the most at this moment? What can we do to once and for all stop false propaganda and misinforming governments?

Jim   July 28th, 2010 8:02 am ET

Great to see Micheal on Larry King. A relaxed guy with a down to earth
reply to questions.

Celebrity & Fame: You grow up and it happens... Somehow you become a celebrity and even famous in varying degrees. And then you thank God.

You think the world Loves you because you have so much attention. Guess it vary s too with different people. And then you find out people "BOTH" you. Excessively.. And you may start to question in your mind if
the life o an ordinary person if better... But the amount of attention,
being a whole host of things is just to tempting and it opens up a world that just thrills you. And so you except it. You feel this was meant to be. And then you go through all of those things like being stoked by people such as described in the show. The laws if they are
made tougher will help but it won't be the end cure. Seems like it was never easy even back in the 60's and things have changed so much in 2010. Perhaps people willing to work together more may help.
These reality shows that follow these stars around every minute and twittering your every thought.. "What has this world come too.".
The answer is not going to come from the Celebs them selves. It an come from a bunch of responsible adults like heads of state, school teachers, politicians, teachers, etc sitting down and discussing the issue in depth.. Realizing you have a society that is fueled by celebrity
worship. They guy the movies, pay to see the movies/concerts and so on and so it is an industry that brings in money to the state. And so they are like little outlets these celebs and so it very important that they are treated properly.

About what Micheal said about President Obama's white house caving into the other side. He is the first none white President in office. Of course it's not going to be easy and he has quite a balancing act to up hold. What it does show for good & bad is that he is willing to work with the other side. So sad to hear about all the terrible things people go through losing their business and all of that.
I hope through all of this somehow things will improve. Think positive,
That's all you have.

I'm going to miss Larry... I never seen a Larry King show that I did not like.

a.l. ortiz   July 28th, 2010 8:24 am ET

Man of the People? Not! So disappointing to hear Michael approve of illegal immigration by saying this country is so large. The point is, illegal is illegal, there's no statute of limitations on the law and most importantly illegal immigration hurts and negatively impacts EVERY aspect of American citizen life: jobs, schools, hospitals, jails, social services, welfare, tax revenues, drug/human smuggling, identity theft, violence, health (whooping cough and virulent TB traced to illegals reintroducing them), the environment and most importantly our very SOVEREIGNTY! Latino/Hispanic citizen students who graduate at 50% or less are being thrown under the bus and being forced to compete with illegals for low skilled/undereducated jobs.

Michael's attitude seems to be let's open up American to all the people who might want to immigrate here. No rules, just come! That would spell the end of America as we know it. Get E-verify going, close the borders, get a biometric card, contract workers to come, work, then go home, no chain migration, no anchor babies, no DREAM act (hurts colleges and universities whose out of state revenues are already down), fine and imprison employers for hiring illegals and enforce the laws already on the books.

A country without laws and people who're willing to enforce them is a country bound for chaos. 17 million illegals and 5-10 of their relatives coming with low skills will NEVER contribute what they will take out in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other entitlement programs. Check out the stats for yourselves on the impact of illegals in this country.

Adios, Michael! You're no longer my hero or stand for the American Common Man when illegals seem to take priority and precedence over the interests, cares, concerns and welfare of your fellow countrymen.

Stella   July 28th, 2010 12:26 pm ET

Michael Moore: "babble babble babble babble."

LEARN TO SPEAK do so much media you'd think you would stop using "UH's and UM's". Frustrating as a listener. I stop listening.

wendy wolff   July 28th, 2010 1:58 pm ET

When Michael Moore was asked what he thought about Arizona's new law for illegal immigrants, in spite of his simple opinion that I believe was only a reflection of his kindheartedness, I was glad that he eventually did stress the "main point" of this issue that I agreed with: This new Arizona law is a harsh extremity that does not solve the problems of illegal immigration that exists today.

Won't anyone else please say that this new Arizona law is not about solving "illegal aliens". But rather, it is now just an Arizona law; and laws pertain to EVERYONE (including children), who are in the state of Arizona. This Arizona statute is a lawful requirement for everyone to abide. That means, that EVERYONE -including children, will now have to carry around with them all the time, a "birth certificate", or a passport, or legal identification document that proves they are a legal resident or citizen of the US -just in case a police officer stops and questions them for this.

I'd like to ask this question: Will John McCain or Sarah Palin or any other inconsiderate republican who voted for this intimidating law that passed, also have to all the time, carry around their birth certificate?
I mean, this law IS for every one isn't it? And ANYONE can be an "illegal alien" -not just Hispanics, right?

In other words, how is it at all possible for a police officer to be able to tell with their simple opinion, or by judging someone's "looks" know whether a person is legally in Arizona or the USA -or not?
So, unless you have a birth certificate always with you, in order to prove your status, I don't believe that a police officer -or anyone else for that matter, can tell... And that's why this law is unconstitutional -got it Republicans? It's an unpatriotic, unAmerican law -or are you gonna still make-up some other stupid excuse for it? Keep it up and we're never gonna solve any of America's problems...

Vasilisa C. Hamilton   July 28th, 2010 3:02 pm ET

Question for Mr. Moore:

I, like many Americans, am more concerned with working to make America better, rather than just complaining about certain negative elements in the Republican and Tea parties and some of the FOX news employees.

Besides volunteering in my church and community, encouraging others to become involved in the political process, and donating time and money to the causes and organizations that are working to improve lives, what else can I do?

Vasilisa C. Hamilton   July 28th, 2010 3:03 pm ET

P.S. In my previous comment, I forgot to mention how much I enjoyed Friday night's show featuring Judge Craig Mathis and others who support prison reform. That's an example of a program that's helping to make America better.

Either we deal with prisoners now, or deal with them once they return to society, for better or worse.

Ed   July 28th, 2010 3:29 pm ET


what's your opinion on Oliver Stone's latest comments about how the Jewish media caused the holocaust?

IKHAN   July 28th, 2010 5:24 pm ET

Larry, I hope Mr.moore would be a regular on this show even after you leave on retirement. Though we all want you to stay on

@ Ed

wake up guys.
Some topics are off limits in this free country of ours. You can bring this taboo subject up at the cost of your job,career or liberty.

Smith in Oregon   July 28th, 2010 7:42 pm ET

@ Mike, you make a good and valid point for re-legalizing Hemp in America once again rather than force American and Canadian citizens to pay China Billions of dollars for their child slave laborer's in China to sell them Hemp Cloth, Hemp clothing, Hemp furniture, Bird Seeds containing hemp seeds, Hemp oils, Hemp twine, Hemp rope and Hemp paper.

It seems however Henry Ford initially viewed moonshine, grain alcohol, ethanol as a fuel for his early internal combustion engines. All the cities across America had small to large Alcohol stills in them. That was before the big Oil boom where ten's of thousands of Oil derricks and wells were dug like pin's into pin cushions across America as the fuel for America's future.

Bio-diesel from Hemp plants run fine in a Diesel engine which was originally built to run on coconut oil and although they spew out copious amounts of carbon specifically because the heavy fuel they burn (vegetable oils, mineral oils, diesel fuel) ALL contain much larger Carbon Chains in them.

The Diesel Engine is and was a wonderful, very innovative invention and motor, however the fuel regardless if its bio-diesel or not, is filled with long heavy carbon chains which are spewed out when burned. The only plus of bio-diesel is it is carbon neutral meaning the plant material draws that same amount of Carbon out of the Air that it spews into the atmosphere when it is burned. But it Spews loads of Carbon into the atmosphere none the less.

Alcohol with a much smaller carbon based molecule burns much cleaner, as does natural gas. However and most importantly, the internal combustion engine regardless if it's primarily gasoline or a diesel fueled engine is inherently inefficient at 17% at best. Off the shelf electrical motors are 95% efficient with power in to power to the wheels making them far and above the direction and motor for America's future.

Jason   July 28th, 2010 11:54 pm ET

Michael Moore did a great job on Bowling for Columbine. Most of his documentary films are controversial, however, he is known for making films that confront social issues.

Cyberstalking has been a problem since the mid 90's. While celebrity stalking is common, celebrities understand the risks of being famous. That's what makes writing safer.

Billy from Michigan   July 29th, 2010 2:39 am ET

Larry King has aged..keep in good health Mr King, you have 2 sons to for M Moore.."chanting" in the background? RUDE,,where was Traverse City & the cherry pies...keep it up Mr Moore ! on the View..Pres. Obama..hope E Hasselbeck is NOT RUDE !...

Anne Shelley   July 29th, 2010 9:20 am ET

Hey Larry
Cant wait for LKL to wrap up and for you to get back to doing what you do best .... great interviews with interesting people – one on one for the full hour instead of these tedious panels of very opinionated people all talking over the top of one another ... difficult to listen to and boring viewing!
Good luck and bring back vintage Larry King!!

Neal Rowan   July 30th, 2010 3:32 am ET

Why are you on the North side of the fence Mickey ? 55 percent of Americans want the laws inforced. Arizonia should just be the starting point for a mass return of those without proper doccumentation. My wife has to carry her green card. It's the law.!
we can not support more border jumpers. $$$$$$$$ Neal

Cajazz76:24:8   August 1st, 2010 6:58 pm ET

Racists in the U.S. assault the moral fabric of the immigrant because of his language...when the the racist turns his back, the immigrant slanders him in English... with much kinder words...caj

Cajazz76:24:8   August 1st, 2010 7:10 pm ET

To be a U.S. citizen makes us fortunate and outspoken...and an immigrant hated and avoiding distinction..caj

Cajazz76:24:8   August 1st, 2010 7:32 pm ET

If Arizona's S.B. 1070 denies Hispanics an opportunity for legal immigration with the excuse that the border's must first be secured, then history, pre-dating 1846, has already provided the politicians with a visa granted for their ignorance.

Cajazz76:24:8   August 1st, 2010 7:46 pm ET

Give a poor immigrant an opportunity to possess a small plot of land in the desert and in weeks, he will grow it into a bountiful garden. Give a Citizen the Garden of Eden, and in the time it take the immigrant to become a citizen..the Citizen will have turned his Eden into a desert...and the immigrant, his desert to gold...caj

Cajazz76:24:8   August 1st, 2010 8:05 pm ET

Immigration Laws weren't written to protect the Citizen's MANY opportunities..they were written to provide the immigrant ONE..caj

Scott Wells   August 1st, 2010 8:31 pm ET


I teach economics at Long Beach City College.

According to Fred Ross and Rhonda Britton, both featured in "Roger and Me", you offered each of them only $100 for their parts in the film and told them that if they refused to sign a release, you would not allow them to ride in your limo to the premiere. Is this true, and is it also true that Fred Ross took you to court and won an undisclosed amount?

Smith in Oregon   August 1st, 2010 8:39 pm ET

If the American Government stops pouring Billions of taxpayer dollars to Pakistan, a huge decrease of Taliban fighters are going to be immediately seen. If the American Government point-blank orders Pakistan to stop sending it's Pakistan Taliban fighters out of Waziristan into Afghanistan to weaken and topple the Karzai Government or America will enter into Waziristan and lay waste to the Taliban Islamic Emeritae therein. The war in Afghanistan between Pakistan's Taliban and India's Pustun fighters would almost entirely cease.

Cajazz76:24:8   August 1st, 2010 8:52 pm ET

Provide an immigrant child an education and they will teach your children piety and virtues, neither your Declaration of Independence, nor your Constitution express..caj

IKHAN   August 1st, 2010 9:05 pm ET

Hi Larry,
good to have Mr.Moore back. May you both continue doing what you do best in good health.

That Afghan war is going badly is a given now. That it could become a complete disaster is not hard to surmise.
With many players playing high stakes in that region, India,Pakistan,Russia, Iran & China & spy agencies from four corners of the world, that is no place for us to be.
Withdraw now & save face & precious American lives. Strive for a political solution, let the Afghan neighbors bear the burden of getting to a solution. It is in the interest of those countries bordering Afghanistan.
Mr. Moore & Larry pl let the viewers have your take on a matter of vital importance to this nation
Efforts are being made by those who call themselves our closest allies & their sympathizers on the Hill, Neo-Cons , their backers in the movements like the Tea Party etc to somehow drag America into a full scale war against Iran.
A resolution is being prepared to be pushed thru the House by Republicans forcing America to militarily support an attack on Iran by Israel.
We all know what the consequences of that folly would be.
After expanding thousands of American lives, a trillion dollars & tens of thousands of civilian lives in Iraq.And the same scenario now playing out in Afghanistan, those who pose as loyal to America are now scheming to lead us down another disaster.
Your thoughts?

Jim   August 1st, 2010 9:06 pm ET

I would like to know if you (Michal Moore) are moving forward on the revitalization of the Vogue Theater in Manistee, MI

Michelle Lewis   August 1st, 2010 9:07 pm ET

Love him or hate Mr. Moore has adressed and brought to light some of the most pressing social issues of our time. I would like to know if any positive progress has been made because of His films. For the record I think He is brilliant.

erichwwk   August 1st, 2010 9:07 pm ET

Is it possible to claim that one is for relying less on nuclear weapons at the same time one is proposing an all time record increase in spending on nuclear weapons?

Luiz Castro   August 1st, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Question to Michael Moore :

I want to know why you wrote on Time about President Lula of Brazil, just amazing things, and did not do any mention to the several corruption cases involving his administration in Brazil and how the judicial system keep block prosecution? Are you blind for the leftist administration?

Betty Smith   August 1st, 2010 9:13 pm ET

Hi Michael,
Thank you for telling the sad story of the soldier who has now been arrested for leaking (letting others know) the truth about what happens over there.

I too am VERY dissapointed with O'Bama for being untruthful with us – I thought he had more character than that. God, we need an honest man, or woman to lead our country.

Again, thank you,
Betty Smith
Huntley, Illinois

Doctor Al   August 1st, 2010 9:14 pm ET

For Michael, what can be done about truth in advertising on TV

Steve   August 1st, 2010 9:14 pm ET

How does Michael Moore feel about the traitor that leaked this info when Iraqi people that was helping this country protect it's people and now they are in fear of their life

Madison   August 1st, 2010 9:18 pm ET

Do you plan to ever do a documentary or get involved with the growing issue of waste management? I have heard a very large majority of what is separated in recycling bins actually ends up in landfills and would like to know if this is true.This is a very frightening subject in how it will effect the future of our world. I think it would be interesting to see, from start to finish, the process of all waste management and where it actually ends up. This includes, of course, top secret waste like what is being removed from the Gulf currently. If anything, people do need to become more educated on how they recycle in their homes and businesses.. But, perhaps more importantly, understand the consequences if they do not recycle or handle waste safely. This especially applies to waste management companies.

Thank you for reading

Laura   August 1st, 2010 9:18 pm ET

Michael Moore is a complete moron! So, is it ok to leak the war documents, endangering the live of our soldiers and innocent Afgan people? They are risking their lives everyday for our freedom. If PFC Manning doesn't like whats going on in Afganistan, he shouldn't have enlisted. He should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

JIM CARROLL   August 1st, 2010 9:22 pm ET

When will the News Media discuss this important issue? NATIONAL DEBT IS NOT YOURS OR YOUR CHILDREN OR YOUR GRANDCHILDREN
The Republican Party would be dead in the water if it didn't have this dead horse to beat. See full article internetfreepress.

Don   August 1st, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Michael, I agree that the big multinationals are running the show. Do you think the minerals to be found in Afganistan valued in the TRILLIONS of dollars is the reason we are still there? I doubt we are going to let the Chineese get those minerals.

Delilah Rodriguez   August 1st, 2010 9:31 pm ET

I coincidentally just watched Capitalism: a Love Story and it was great! You say that we all need to help, how does one get involved and help bring these CEO's, corporations, banks, politicians down? I feel so helpless and want to do something like you but dont know where to begin.

Side Bar: Laura who posted at 9:18pm is a moron. You can enlist in something and not realize the full dynamics of what you have involved yourself with until its too late. To say that he should have not enlisted is ignorant becaue obviously did not know what he was getting into. My brother is a Marine and there are so many things going on that he would have never expected so do I blame him for America lying to him, the logical (also smart) answer would be NO!

Jesy   August 1st, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Does he still believing in President Obama and what does he think of Pres. Obama's term so far?

Ben Garcia   August 1st, 2010 9:34 pm ET

I would like to add to Mr. Moores comments, not only native americans are native to america, but also many mexican decendants should be considered native to this land, after all most of the southern United States was Mexico at one time.

Gareth Jenkins   August 1st, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Why did Michael just reference 1812 in regard to BP? Like the anti-French/anti-war confusion of 2003, why through racism is he confusing anti-British racism with anti-large corporatism? Are US corporates so much better than others?
Separately, why did GM get in trouble? Because they produced inferior cars at higher cost for many years compared with their Japanese/German peers.

Smith in Oregon   August 1st, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Kudo's to Michael Moore total Boycott of the racist and apartheid State of Arizona. Banning his movies from being shown to that racist State. Encouraging as many entertainers as possible to boycott that racist State.

I support the total boycott of the racist and apartheid State of Arizona, it's Tourism, Conventions, State and Private Business's. Boycott the racist and apartheid State of Arizona to total bankruptcy. Bankrupt the State and Bankrupt Arizona's business's.

Don   August 1st, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Michael, How about commenting on how BP got its foot in the door by buying out Standard Oil of Ohio (SOHIO) when Sohio ran itself into bankrupcy trying to build the Alaska Pipeline in the 1970's. SOHIO wasn't too big to fail.

Smith in Oregon   August 1st, 2010 9:42 pm ET

@ Don, sorry to pierce your bubble. Under the depraved and utterly corrupt Republican administration of Bush-Cheney, they already brokered the huge Copper mineral deposits in Afghanistan to China for mere pennys on the leases. I suspect Bush-Cheney also did the same with the multi-Trillion dollar Lithium mineral deposits in Afghanistan to China for mere pennys also but that information has not been released to the public. Perhaps America will learn about that thru Wikileaks.

America gave thousands of lives, blood, sweat and tears in Iraq and Bush-Cheney brokered the multi-Trillion dollar Iraqi Oil field leases to China for mere pennys.

America gave thousands of lives, blood, sweat, tears and nearly 1 Trillion dollars in Afghanistan and Bush-Cheney brokered the enormous Copper mineral leases to China for mere pennys.

That took place years ago Don, the American public were kept in the dark about Afghanistan's mineral resources for well over FOUR years.

Justin Barrett   August 1st, 2010 9:45 pm ET

What exactly is your political affliliation because I find your views very interesting and it makes a lot of sense?

Cajazz76:24:8   August 1st, 2010 9:47 pm ET


You are always concise and to the point of reality..How are you doing tonight?

Politicians reading about the war in Afghanistan cannot fully understand the severity it is having on this nation, until it is their children coming off the aircraft at Dover AFB, Maryland beneath the star and stripes. Maybe we should have the draft re-instituted so their children have equal opportunity, as do those who volunteer and are sent off to fight an unjust conflict. STOP THE UNJUST WAR IN AFGHANISTAN...It not only takes the lives of innocents, but other living well.

Myron   August 1st, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Micheal, what are some of the dangers that America face now that big corporations call all the shots?

Krista   August 1st, 2010 9:52 pm ET

Regarding stalking in California: I was being harrassed and stalked in California. The police would NOT help me. The stalker had been leaving me messages, aggressively insisting that I turn over my address, and someone (possibly him) came to my house dressed as a police officer and informed my roommate that they would come back every day until I contacted him. I tried to report all of this to the police but they wouldn't even take a report because I had no real evidence. I told them I was in fear of my life and the someone was impersonating an officer. I had to call 9 times to get them to document a report. I hope you share this story to encourage police to take stalking reports seriously.

Lynn Krol   August 1st, 2010 9:55 pm ET

Michael, I usually agree with you on most everything, but I strongly dissagree with you on immigration reform. We can not let everyone who wants to come in this If we let everyone in, we would soon become a third world country. If we have no borders, we have no country. Why should Mexicans be allowed to come in illegally, stay and then be granted citizenship. I think its wrong. My ancestors, like Larry's , came in legally.
I support Arizona in its effort to bring some sensibility to the awful influx of Mexicans to our country. The Feds have done nothing, and now to try to stop Arizona is rediculous. Come on, we have immigration laws for a reason.
Should be change our immigration laws and let everyone in???

Michael, you are wrong on this one!!!


Jeff   August 1st, 2010 9:55 pm ET


On an unrelated subject, when are you going to do a movie on the UFO government cover-up

Darlene Kardos   August 1st, 2010 10:06 pm ET

Hello from Canada: Please ask Michael if he believes there is a plan to put a new world order in place to better allow the rich elite to have greater control (possibly total control) on the world overall. As example the EC and now the idea to standardize currency of Canada, U.S. and Mexico?
What is suggested as being called "Amero"

What is the best way to start reversing the trend toward corporate control? Thank you!

noe alvarado   August 1st, 2010 10:09 pm ET

Larry just because your gandparents came through Elis Island they
were still immigrants and gave you a better life in this country. It appauls me how little the white man forgets that this is not their land and this country was made by immigrants. Immigrants work for u, fight in ur military, and just because a few are criminals you want to jugde all. Every race has its criminals and last because its to long to go into detail this is not what the Native Americans wanted for immigrants of any country legally or not to come to their lands.

Smith in Oregon   August 1st, 2010 10:30 pm ET

America's immense Shadow Government created by the utterly depraved and corrupt Republican led administration of Bush-Cheney under the guise of a new secretive 4th. branch of Government known simply as the Dept. of Homeland Security, DHS is entirely composed of NON-elected officials.

Under the Republican led administration of Reagan-Bush sr., Oly North among others crafted an emergency succession of America's democratically elected government in certain conditions. Unlike the normal and constitutional transition of democratically elected government during emergency conditions, the emergency succession places DHS managers into those positions. Men that are utterly unknown and utterly unelected into lording over America.

The Republican Potty'ticians have been pushing to enact a National Security Issue with Mexico's drug violence in imposing martial law under the 'guise' of a National Security issue to Close the Border to Mexico. That is a yellow flag that is simply the tip of the iceberg of what Republican Potty'ticians are trying to actually accomplish. As Republican Potty'ticians are being pushed out of more public offices, more pressure is being placed upon entirely sweeping America's elected democracy out of ruling over America.

America's Shadow Government greatly increases the threat of war and violence upon American citizens and upon America's elected government.

mohamed ahmed   August 2nd, 2010 12:06 am ET

dear mr , moore hows does feel being the underdog in the movie world , but also known as one of the few whose message gets across.

Jonesy in Missouri   August 2nd, 2010 12:14 am ET

I viewed some of David Icke on YouTube today and he has some strong political views. How do you feel about his beliefs?

Steven Couch   August 2nd, 2010 12:16 am ET

Michael Moore seems to have conviently forgotten that WE were attacked on Sept 11 2001 and as far as the individual that leaked classified documents is a traitor pure and simple he has put american lives as well as those of our allies in great danger. If we sit back and do nothing against those who not only sponsor terror but wholey support it we will be attacked again and people like Mr. Moore would have us put our heads in the sand and do nothing. Wake up and realise we were the one who were attacked not the other way around.

Treavor   August 2nd, 2010 12:26 am ET

are they going to clean all of the oil up or will they sell out to another company to avoid cleaning up their mess?

Carlos   August 2nd, 2010 12:28 am ET

With you strong liberal views on gun control, health care, etc., what is your stance on the wars in Iraq, and Afghanistan, and the looming war in Pakistan? What do you believe we should or shouldn't be doing? Also, what we should and shouldn't be doing on the issue of the environment. Climate change, acid rain, etc?

Cornelius Fernandez   August 2nd, 2010 12:28 am ET

What's your next movie going to be, Michael Moore?

David Watson   August 2nd, 2010 12:29 am ET

Coming up on twenty years since the The Gulf War, anybody remember us? Still sick and the VA says PTSD. Any new information Mr. Moore?

Cornelius Fernandez   August 2nd, 2010 12:29 am ET

Would you make a movie about gay marriage, Michael Moore, please?

Carlos   August 2nd, 2010 12:31 am ET

What is your stance on Marijuana legalization? Do you believe it should be legalized or Democrats should man up and try to actually pass the law even though it is political suicide? The fact is it does no harm to your body except short-term memory loss.

Peter J Pilkington   August 2nd, 2010 12:33 am ET

Question for Michael.
As the father of a man killed in the illegal inspection of an oil well in the gulf of mexico should you ever like to investigate the real problem let me know. I have spent 14 years attempting to bring attention to the subject with little help.

ruby   August 2nd, 2010 12:41 am ET

How will we, as Americans, ever be able to get out of the stronghold of the politicians of this country. Its all an agenda vs the people. I am so sad that they are all about what they can get verses what can be done for the people of our country. Whether Republican or Democrat, they can not get past this. Terribly upsetting and want these politicians who are to help us who do nothing and not support the people but their party. A total shame.

Gretchen Koehler   August 2nd, 2010 12:43 am ET

What do you think of the Tea Party and what do you think the rest of us Americans who are frustrated with the Democratic Party can do to get the Dems back on the rails?


Hugo   August 2nd, 2010 12:52 am ET

This is a question for Larry King, I was watching the interview with you and Michael, Michael's comment was, we were all here as immigrants and Larry replied, saying no, most of us came here legally because they jumped on a ship and registered. My question to you is; registered with who? did they register with the American Natives or Mexicans when California was Mexico, the immigrants that registered and I'm sure your probably talking about England, made it OK to jump on the boat and take the American Natives land? I have never heard anyone say what you said on Michael's interview, no one has ever said yes we were here legally. If we were here legally what would you call Mexicans and American Natives that were already here? immigrants?

ruth   August 2nd, 2010 12:56 am ET

Since this whole BP thing started I have wanted to recommend a Chevron executive who should have been called in immediately an oil person with integrity and ingenuity the innovator of an oil industry program called TASC at the Richmond oil refinery. He was my supervisor for about two years and totally and completely an oil expert.

Before that I contracted with Chevron as a legal document analyst through Pillsbury Madison and Sutro, during the litigation late 70s to
80. I processed all the pertinent depositions and exhibitsp
Believe me this man has a lot of practical knowledge. Without his permission I will not name on the internet. Please contact me and let me know the implications of volunteering his name.

He can if willing. provide significant insights I am sure.

Natasha K   August 2nd, 2010 12:58 am ET

Hello Michael,
You bring truth to people across the globe. Have you ever run into problems with getting your movies out to the public, in terms of more "powerful" figures trying to "quiet" you?

Chris   August 2nd, 2010 1:13 am ET

Larry, you said your ancestors came to this country legaly through Elis Island. Let me remind you that if that is the way they came, they came ilegaly and receive proper documentation at the island to regularize their status. Today the ilegals that arrive in this country do not have a place to go and regularize their status. If they show up anywhere that has an imigration office, most likely they will be arrested and deported.
You should accept the fact that at one point in your roots someone had to come here ilegaly to make your life in this country possible.

Barbara   August 2nd, 2010 1:23 am ET

In the 50th or 60th, NBC or ABC TV did a documentary on plastic, It was said that we should not use it because it have cancer causing agents Now all you hear about is cancer like u hear about the flu epidemic and everything we buy is in plastic container What is wrong with this picture?

Cajazz76:24:8   August 2nd, 2010 1:45 am ET

Gretchen Koehler

It is right wing media and stalwart Republicans in Congress doing nothing to further the economy, that is still suffering from near mortal fracture, who have put our futures on the rails of near collapse. Watch them live in action everyday on network TV and it becomes quite evident where the emphasis needs to be on November 2. I have always viewed the Republican Congress as big business constituents and Democrats as servants of the masses. Maybe I have been wrong all these years, but nothing I see changes my perceptions. Nothing I hear from them is more than intangible rhetoric...and substance devoid of action.

Natasha K   August 2nd, 2010 1:53 am ET

To Laura , July 31 post:

You are not looking at the whole picture regarding your comment about the leaked documents regarding the soldier that expressed his voice, which I want to remind you- is a HUMAN RIGHT. He did NOT know that he was going to see fellow American soldiers acting out in the ways that he has described in his document- to express what he has expressed is doing America a favour- people need to know that they can still trust that their military and government. This young soldier has shown that there are still people out there with morals.

If your son came home one day and told you that he saw something that he thought was upsetting (to the extent that this soldier did) and risked his entire career to express this in order to see positive change, what would YOU do- send him to JAIL????!!
Where are people's moral conscious these days?

Sounds like ignorance is bliss to you, Laura.

richard   August 2nd, 2010 3:45 am ET


i just dont agree with most of what you have to say, about anything, for example, AZ bill 1070 is basically a duplicate of fed law. yet all that oppose such as yourself, never spoke out against it. surely, you need to realize people such as you will be the demize of our couintry. slowly killing what our founding fathers created becausae we dont want to hurt someones feelings

nickeica   August 2nd, 2010 3:51 am ET

Why did Michael call BP British Petroleum like americans are stupid and will believe it's a 100% evil British company out to get the US, and then start talking about the war of 1812? What's the British got to do with this...the guys an idiot. The reality is, BP is 40% British and 39 % American, employing twice as many Americans than Brits.

Smith in Oregon   August 2nd, 2010 5:37 am ET

The ultra conservative war drumming government now in effect in Israel on Sunday approved new residency criteria that would result in the deportations of hundreds of infant children of migrant workers.

Under the goose stepping thugs in charge, only children of migrants whose parents entered Israel legally could remain IF they are enrolled in school, speak Hebrew and have been in Israel longer than five years.

The Hotline for Israeli Migrant Workers, estimates 700 of 1,200 school-age children are at risk of deportation, along with their parents.

It is likely no mere coincidence that Republican Potty'ticians are also pushing for the deportation of infants born in America by illegal immigrants from Mexico and dumping them on the Mexican border. Although those children are officially American citizens and that Republican goal and platform of proposed legislation is entirely unconstitutional.

It is also entirely unconstitutional to implement the emergency succession plan which Reagan-Bush sr. put together and was put into place by Bush-Cheney where America's Shadow Government of DHS managers would in an 'emergency' replace the President, Vice President and entire cabinet with unelected DHS managers!

Yemi oketola   August 2nd, 2010 5:38 am ET

Hi larry,
some minutes ago. you said all initial imigrants came to america legally. o larry how wrong you were when you said that. WHEN YOU BUY A HUMAN BEIGN THROUGH SLAVERY AND FORCE THAT SLAVE TO GO AND WORK FOR YOU EVEN IF YOU HAD TO FILL PAPERS TO LET THE SLAVE IN TO AMERICA. IN THE FIRST INSTANT IS ILLEGAL. NICE DAY SIR

Jo Anne K.   August 2nd, 2010 8:28 am ET

I did like Michael Moore,now I'm not sure.Felt like I lost a friend and a kick in the gut when I heard him talk on LKL.MM may not like the wars,me either.I have family serving in one of them.The soldiers were ordered to go,so they went.They don't deserve to have their lives put at risk because of an idiot like Pvt Manning.I hope he's prosecuted to the fullest.M Moore should come to AZ and really see and hear what's going on before he boycotts AZ because of S1070.The law could be worded better,but it's a much needed law.MM come to the Az/Mexico border and talk to ranchers and others who know what the real deal is.MM needs to know the real facts before he gives his opinion on national tv or makes movies.MM needs to do more research and less talking.Larry,instead of talking to MM,why don't you talk to the returning soldiers from Afghanistan/Iraq and their families.You'd be amazed at what you'd learn.GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Nana Brown   August 2nd, 2010 11:01 am ET

Please ask Michael if he has any plans to do a documentary about what Mark Braverman is talking about? When will Larry King have Mark Braverman and Helen Thomson on his show? If not why? After all Larry had the white house gate crasher the Salahi's [ trashy publicity seekers] and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the President of Iran and Gaddafi all very controversial people.

Don   August 2nd, 2010 11:10 am ET

This is long, I am sorry. My question is how illegal immigration is allowed to run rampant in the face of the law? What do you think of this arguement?

Legal Fiction of the Federal District Court's Ruling on Arizona's SB 1070
Appellants, the State of Texas, in Pyler vs. Doe, (1982) argued before the United States Supreme Court that undocumented aliens, because of their immigration status, not"persons as provided for in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States .
The Fourteenth Amendment provides that n]o State shall . . . deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

The State of Texas argued that an illegal alien does not qualify as a “Person” within the jurisdiction of the State of Texas and that they, because of their status as an illegal alien, therefore, have no right to the equal protection of ...Texas law.

Please be informed that the United States Supreme Court in Pyler erred in their decision. This decision is capable of being over turned because Law is a Reflection of Human Experience and the justices of that day did not have the benefit of considering in their decision the current invasion of our country by illegal aliens which has created a social and economic crisis, one that threatens our existence as a nation. The Federal Government has a duty to protect the States and "we the People" against Invasion. They have failed us in that duty and as a result of that failure they have violated: Article IV, Section 4, of the United States Constitution, "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; . . . Continuously they have neglected and/or intentionally breached this duty, a duty that was forthcoming because they took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. Because of their prolonged nature of disregarding this duty this malfeason has reached the level of treasonous acts and it is time that “We the People” by virtue of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment (please read) demand that all government actors, who after taking an oath to uphold the Constitution, chose to wantonly usurp it, immediately resign their office in lieu of being tried for Treason.

Furthermore, the Supreme Court in Pyler utilized a fallacious argument, and in this particular case, one known as a Legal Fiction, defined as, “the presumption of facts arrived based on the circumstantial evidence or situation prevailing in that case, with an objective to achieve justice.”

The The Texas Court claimed that an illegal person was not included as person as defined in the 5th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The Texas Court was correct in their conclusion because if the United States (the Federal Government) had lived up to their duties to protect the States from invasion, even friendly invasions, then the illegal alien would not be present in the United States to claim that he/she is a person. Therefore, that illegal person does not have the same rights as a citizen or a resident alien legally present in the United States.

Also, read Article I, Section 10, paragraph three of the US Constitution, " No State shall engage in war. . . unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger... of delay ... " The State of Arizona has been invaded by more than one million illegal aliens.
This section gives the States and/other People an exception to the Federal Government's use of the Supremacy Clause (Article VI, Paragraph two) to preempt the Powers of the States, . The States can use this exception when the Federal Government fails to protect the States because the Federal Government's failure to protect constitutes an implied waiver to claim that addressing immigration is an exclusive right that preempts the States.

Furthermore, the 10th Amendment provides for a tripartite power structure: The Federal Government, the State Government and “We the People” If the Federal Government does not protect the States, they forfeit that power, and the power then passes to the State and or the People.

I shall compose a thorough legal argument, one that is capable of overcoming the Legal Fiction that has put the survival of the United States at risk. Our Sovereignty is at stake.
END of 1st Draft by Frankie Frith
-Thank you Mr. Frith

IKHAN   August 2nd, 2010 12:15 pm ET

Hi Larry,
Mr.Moore was his usual candid self. Some may not agree with everything that he says but the man comes across as sincere & unlike most politicians feels for his country. More power to him. Bring on more like him Larry.

thanks for your kind comments. Hope you are doing well.

Emotions are running high on the Immigration issue & the nation stands divided which does not augur well for this country.
On one hand we are sinking deeper into the quagmires of Iraq & Afghanistan with no prospects of extricating our selves from these disasters , on the other some elements in this country are trying to sow seeds of dissent, racism & hate
on our soil.
We need rational Immigration Reforms. But that would only happen if politicians rise above politics & that folks, would be wishful thinking.

We need to get us out of Iraq & Afghanistan & that would happen only if politicians stop prostrating themselves before lobbies & special interest. That too folks would be wishful thinking. To the contrary specter of a third war is looming on the horizon.
So what do we Americans do? Leave everything to destiny & fate?

Or we wake up , take notice, stand up for American spirit & values. Forget these ethnic, religious ,racial differences Let our voices be heard on the Hill & corridors of power and strive to get this nation united for America & Americans only.

Steven Mandel   August 2nd, 2010 12:44 pm ET

So great to see Michael Moore speaking truth to power. Thank you Larry for having the courage to host him.


Steven Mandel

Stacey LaCour   August 2nd, 2010 1:18 pm ET

August 2nd, 2010 1:07 pm ET
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I am only a Central Louisiana resident. No expert on any subject. I have not even been into the southern Gulf areas since the oil leak. I feel that this is what is referred to in the bible as God, turning the waters of the earth into blood. I am no religon expert, not even someone who goes around yelling to people to repent. But there are so many areas being affected, and now there is another oil leak in a lake in the northern US area. It is killing fish, and water life, plants, etc. If everyone will go into their bible and read what is to come, the things are stacking up. The fires in Russia, the continued move that Iran is making on the rest of us. The temprature rising all over the planet. Heat waves killing people, Wars in areas and rumors of wars. People, it is like buying health insurance before you get sick. Pray for us all, each other, and our earth and we are just purchasing insurance for our eternity.
Please yall, start to pray, daily, hourly if you can remember to. It can only help. The non believers can pray, just to cover all bases. What can it hurt? And those of us who believe, we know the good that can come from it. The ladies from Garabandal, Spain, Medjughore, etc are bringing messages that tell us over and over to get right. To pray, to behave. Why not make an experiment out of it. Let's all just try to pray for each other and our government officials and see what happens

Random Guy   August 2nd, 2010 1:33 pm ET

Are you going to make a movie about the BLACK TIDE?

KINDA FISHY dont yah think?

Random Guy   August 2nd, 2010 1:34 pm ET

Are you going to expose the truth about the BLACK TIDE?

KINDA FISHY dont yah think?

Mr. V   August 2nd, 2010 4:58 pm ET

I could not believe my ears when I heard Mike actually attempting to protect these traders.. The soldier, And the editor of Wikileaks. They put peoples lives on the line..Many people are going to die because of their recklessness. If this situation had happened during any other war..They would take this young, dumb ass soldier out and shoot him..If he had a problem with what was going on in Afghanistan, And Iraq there were much better choices he could have made. I like to see you explain this to the families you put in jeopardy..And Michael please stick to the movies!!

Nana Brown   August 2nd, 2010 5:20 pm ET

Will Michael Moore ever think of working with Mark Braverman to expose some truth? Truth sets Helen Thomson free and but also got her fired/retirement as it's often not politically correct to speak out against the "chosen people" yet the same Media CEO's molly coddles Glenn Beck and that loathsome man Rush Limbaugh who is nothing more than a pathological lying spitting out sewer be asked to resign ? Helen and Michael Moore both have razor sharp mind that can become a dangerous combination. Does Michael Moore ever see himself getting into a situation like Helen Thomson ?

GEORGE   August 3rd, 2010 12:13 am ET


IKHAN   August 3rd, 2010 1:56 pm ET

Hi Larry,
I would have Michael Moore any time than a politician faking his or her concern for this country or Americans or celebrities airing their dirty laundry on air waves.
Keep it up Mr.Moore

you got it all so wrong. People putting the lives of our boys & girls at risk in lands thousands of miles away are those who got us into the Iraq &Afghanistan disasters in the first place.
In Iraq thousands of precious American lives lost,thousands wounded & maimed for life, a trillion dollar mess – a place where we had no business to be.
The same scenario playing out in Afghanistan, casualties mounting , suicide rate among American soldiers spiking, billions being spent. You think because of Wikileaks?
These people & politicians who would like us to be there for 50 yrs or forever with no clue to what they are talking about are the people who should be hauled up & tried.

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