Who’s in town
Comedian Barry Rothbart, seen on “Punk’d” and the “Tonight” show with Jay Leno, performs. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]
Paul Farmer: The physician, medical anthropologist and humanitarian, whose latest book is “Haiti: After the Earthquake,” appears in conversation with Adam Hochschild. Read More
While protesters camping out in San Francisco and Oakland got a visit from Michael Moore, another group of activists took their message to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach this weekend. On Saturday, about 1,000 people used their bodies to spell out “Tax the 1%.” Read More
Filmmaker Michael Moore uttered the following words last week at a rally to preserve “collective bargaining” with respect to benefits for Wisconsin’s state and local government employee unions: “The nation is not broke, my friends. Wisconsin is not broke. The truth is, there’s lots of money to go around. Lots. It’s just that those in charge have diverted that wealth into a deep well that sits on their well-guarded estates.” Read More
"I would say that anyone who lives within driving distance of Madison Wisconsin right now should make their way to the capital," Moore stated on the Rachel Maddow show last night. "This is war. This is class war that has been leveled against working class people in America." Read More
Michael Moore’s new film, “Capitalism: A Love Story,” boldly asserts that capitalism is evil. The film even features several priests that call capitalism anti-Christian for failing to protect the poor. Au contraire: I have spent my whole life as a dedicated member of the church, and I am currently using the power of capitalism to serve the poor.
No stranger to controversy — on the contrary, he courts it like a man possessed — Michael Moore has never minced words in his tirades against targets, including the NRA and America’s private health care providers.
It should come as no surprise, then, that the Michigan-born documentarian, 55, is equally blunt in his assessment of America’s free-market system in his latest offering, “Capitalism: A Love Story,” which opened Friday. Read More