Michael Moore wants limitless Secret Service budget in light of ‘right wing threats’

Actually, the point of that controversial NRA ad that Moore called “disgusting” wasn’t to criticize the president for having armed protection, but for attempting to deny his constituents the same means of protection that he enjoys.

In any case, having a “limitless” budget for the Secret Service certainly sounds like a wish for a lot more people carrying a lot more guns around the White House and President Obama and his family. As we’ve learned from Matt Yglesias and others, the president’s children are more important than our own, and if it takes guns to keep them safe, so be it. The kids invited to read their anti-gun letters to the nation were certainly under armed protection as they shared the stage with the president.

So, what is the right-wing threat to the president’s life that requires a ramp-up in Secret Service staffing? Moore points to an email forwarded by Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal reading,  “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8.” That verse is, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.” The threat, it seems, is in Psalm 109:9, which continues, “May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.” It doesn’t seem as stark a threat as the one posed to the deputy director of AFP-Michigan. Oh, and as The Right Sphere points out, O’Neal’s story is a year old, and he’s no longer in office.

Others called the Bible verse “scary.”

Yeah, how about that “freedom of speech” thingie? It’s right next to the Second Amendment, about the same distance as Psalm 109:8 is to Psalm 109:9. Nothing but trouble, that Constitution.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Drop dead, moore!

    Is that a threat, too?

    • Steve_J

      I think it’s a metaphor.

      • aegean1

        Or a prediction.

        • Grumpa Grumpus

          For all of us, actually.

  • BlueGood

    BlueGood wants Michael Moore to eat more pork, more beef, more junk food, more BIG GULPS, more cookies, more cake, more crow…..

    • Joseph Phillips

      Well, I don’t think you have to wish too hard for any of that to come true… unless Moore goes to NYC and then he’s outta luck on the Big Gulps.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

      i disagree. it is my position that said tub of lard, michael moore, is exceeding his fair share of food, and, therefore, should be put on a strict diet so that the portions that he would have eaten can feed several poor families. mr. moore’s condition is also a threat to the general public in that his overweight condition could lead to him having a heart attack while driving and cause him to run over pedestrians; or, if he is walking he might fall on someone.

      • Adela Wagner

        He talks of the wonderful heath care Cuba has. Put him on a Large Barge…

        • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

          make him swim to cuba

          • orringtonmom (D)

            pollute the oceans?! madness…

      • BlueGood

        Brett, I’m not that cruel, I wish “Mr. Tub of Lard” a natural, peaceful sleep…alone, and stinking in his own excretement, as quietly as possible, so as not to endanger any more than he has already….

      • Frank Drebin

        Proverbs 25:16

        Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

      • JustLikeAnimals

        Nah. Let him eat. He’s a walking heart-attack just looking for a subway platform to happen on. More food for the late Michael “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing” Moore.

        Squeeze those arteries, boy!! Squeeze ’em!!!

  • Danny Wheeler

    Michael Moore needs to be forced to take a vow of silence!

  • Just Another Guy

    Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?

    • http://twitter.com/gak451 Creigh Tompkins

      I’m surprised no one else has caught the reference. Excellent!

  • HARP2

    One day Moore`s head will crack open an a prize will pop out.

    • Adela Wagner

      yeah a booby prize

      • TheOriginalDonald

        no thanks, keep Katy Perry in Michael Moore’s head please

    • marvgoux1

      Or he will burst open like a character in “Alien”.

  • http://twitter.com/samh93 Sam Hunt

    We want less of Moore.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      micheal moore will construe that as a death threat.

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    I’m searching for something to say, but honestly Moore is a career fabricator. He makes his money out of lies, half-truths, and exaggerations. He’s never been able to stand a debate, and he’s been exactly like this since high school. In a toe to toe debate he’s always lost, he’s afraid of them.

  • Garth Haycock

    Every time Moore speaks, he leaves no doubt that he’s a dumbass.

  • Adela Wagner

    To stousee…Yeah that pesky “freedom of speech” clause….I think you must have that mixed up with the oft used “I was only joking” crap, the left CONSTANTLY uses after they spout hate and get called out on it.

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos love to misinterpret the Bible, that is when they’re not mocking it and seeking to hurt Christians.

  • Kevin V Gantnier Sr.

    He’s a douchebag who is not in the limelight so He says shit like this………Just another dumb ass.

  • J.N. Ashby

    So we, the people, should fork over as much money as Obama feels he needs so that he feels protected. Just him. Have I read that correctly? Just him. Got it. Next we need to get back Aquitaine from Phillip II no matter how much we need to tax to make it happen!

  • TocksNedlog

    Remember, ALL he cares about is having his ideology win the day. The ends justify the means; and if the means to his desired end involve telling outright lies, then so be it.

    [See how I maintained self-control there? I totally did not descend to the level of making a “the means to Moore’s end involves a six-month polar expedition” joke. I was a model of restraint.]

    • Grumpa Grumpus


      I am impressed!

  • Zach Peterson

    From apollumi.com, there has never been an assassination, successful or otherwise, committed by a right winger… every assassination in the USA, from Lincoln to MLK to even Reagan, has been done by a left wing loon.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Has he beached himself again? Someone be kind enough to roll him back in.

  • http://twitter.com/smilinatitall Alexander Ivan

    How does this pathetic flatulent fat sow continue to get ink? He has no credibility. While being celebrated for his support of the underdog against capitalism, it was learned that he is simply a typical lying unprincipled liberal who quietly took an $800,000 bribe from Michigan to throw Hollywood film crews under the bus and use a Michigan crew for “Capitalism: A Love Story.”

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    and yet he was silent when all the threats against bush/cheney did not give them (until obama changed it) lifetime protection.

    • TheOriginalDonald

      He was stuffing his face with Domino’s Pizza

  • Ken Alan Draper

    looking at the historical president It seems that Obama, or any political figure is more in danger from leftists then the right wingers. from the murder of Lincoln to the shooting of gabby giffords the shooter’s have always been Democrat/ socialist/communist politically.

  • Underwater

    I want to say this about Michael Moore. I disagree with just about everything he says. However, he was on Hannity one time and I found it inspirational that when Hannity introduced him and ran off some pejoritives describing him, the first thing Moore added afterward was “Christian”. I wonder how many conservative talk show hosts would proudly describe themselves as such. So, Michael bro, your wrong on almost everything but here’s to having the guts to making that annotation in this political correct society.

    • Grumpa Grumpus

      I wonder how many would use that as a shield while pushing murder of innocents or while what he claimed were documentaries that gratuitously lie about people he dislikes.

      He knows Hannity’s audience, that much of it is Christian…

      It seems more like ravening wolves in sheep’s summer-suits to me.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    The kids invited to read their anti-gun letters to the nation were certainly under armed protection as they shared the stage with the president.

    I’m not entirely certain they were SS or that they were there for the children’s protection

    Those children seemed more nervous than warranted. Perhaps they were under guard to make sure they read their lines correctly… you know, to make sure that no one’s concentration “slipped” and mommy and daddy didn’t have an “accident” befall due to the inattention caused by the flubbed lines…

    After all, a man who desires that innocents who survive abortions starve to death alone is capable of anything!

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Well at least Moore is consistent in his beliefs. This is just like how he supported the Secret Service after numerous articles and movies about assassinating President Bush during his terms in offic…..he what? He didn’t?

    Sorry, never mind.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    I read that Dingleberry, The Blackhole of Ego, Emperor, has issued an XO that he will have lifetime SS protection. If that’s correct, the next president (assuming there is one) has an easy job to undo it.

    If it passed in an omnibus, it can still be undone. I’m all for setting the cost cost of SS protection against the cost caused by XOs Presidents issue. What’s left (if a positive amount) will be used for protection. A negative amount garnishes the retirement benefits.

    If that law was passed before I do, I’d die a giddy man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/liberals.needhelp Liberals Needhelp

    What an idiot. Does he not realize that every single president faces threats….and yes, they deserve secret service protection for life. I have no issue with that. George W .Bush received death threats, as did Cheney. Heck, they made movies and wrote books, that were hailed as ‘art’ describing (and titled as such) how to kill a sitting CIC. Amazing. There are just as many loons on the left, in the middle, and on the right……the guy who shot up the FRC office (leftie), Giffords shooter (leftie), Colorado shooter (leftie), those people usually use a poltical view as an excuse – they are nuts all the way around.

    Every President needs armed security. Period. No issue. That ain’t the point Mikey.

    The point is that Obama, like members of Congress, like so many stars, like chubby, well, fat, multi-millionaire filmmakers and fake documentary makers, have armed security at school for their children….. But, when the NRA, among other groups, brings up that we should have that, or at least discuss the option of, have armed security at all schools…it’s a threat! Oh no!

    The point is that the same people demanding we remove the 2nd Amendment rights & skirt Congress to do so……are very often the same people who demand to live in gated, armed guard communities, send their kids to school w/ armed security & security plans in place, & travel w/ security.

    Much like Al Gore telling us all to conserve and use less, as he flies around the world over & over in a jet w/ jet fuel blowing away, and lives in multiple homes w/ massive square footage and using huge amounts of energy…..or Kerry spouting off about gas guzzlers, as he drives up in a huge SUV again.

    Feinstein for years, w/ reason considering her political and city connections to SF and a violent history there, has had a concealed weapons permit. But, most people in No. Cal. cannot get the same.

  • http://www.facebook.com/liberals.needhelp Liberals Needhelp

    Actually, that’s a reason for the residents of that lawmakers state to send him packing to the retirement home. That is an idiotic thing to do. I wouldn’t argue w/ that. Free speech, and that guy used it to prove he’s a public official moron.

    He was forced to APOLOGIZE Mikey. Which he did. One can hope he is either voted out of office or finds his brain.

    However, Keith Ellison could do well to dig up a few comments of the left towards Bush or Reagan or others……..or Palin …..or Rice….that called for similar fates. It won’t be hard to do. Easily done. The left was on a different planet during the Bush years, and ugly, yes, even violent, comments & threats were made regularly, and laughed off…..

    I do not consider every lefty to be an ignorant, blowhard, brain challenged idiot like Moore…..really, I think most are considerate people who happen to be wrong.

    Just as I don’t think a Kansas lawmaker we’ve never heard of is reflective of all the right….and the right as a whole should tell him to grow up, stop it, & do his job or leave office w/o the stupid commentary.

  • Panamajax

    May someone find any of my outside looking in of some value because I’m a born and raised gringo but haven’t been back in 14 years, and it’s no overstatement that if you get all your information from U.S. sources you are either getting only slanted truth, none of it or selective truth that is designed to twist you up so that you’ll arrive at their predetermined ‘opinion’. The overwhelming majority of what you read in a newspaper in my America (Central & South) would convince a curious space alien that somehow two planets somehow exist in the same orb. Roger and Me is the only film mr. ‘morbidly obese’ (medical description) stinkin fat pig (my description) I’ve seen and I think it’s great. I’ve started watching a couple or three others and when I started twitching or the hallucinations became too vivid or I just puked up a perfectly nice meal I was forced to run away. So I’m no expert and have only been able to take short clips of his political ‘wisdom’. That said, and assuming that most other posters here don’t have the ability or opportunity to experience what is only theoretically spoken of in the theme park called the U.S., what is called ‘reality’ out here. I’ve read they even have shows that are known to be scripted entertainment but billed as ‘reality’ shows for example. And in the two newspapers I read daily from the two countries I spend most of my time would, and I only slightly overstate this, read like science fiction to anyone that identifies with either of the duopoly wings of the One Party. A dog and pony show to keep you pointing fingers at each other shouting “IT’s ALL YOUR FAULT!” when it’s everyones fault for believing them. The U.S. section, larger than the ‘world’ sections of most non U.S. American papers don’t even mention the D or R words unless it’s ‘selection’ time and you are now officially agreed to be a full out police state now world wide with different opinions as to whether you’re all in some trance state or if you’re all fully involved and /or supporting of the depraved policies that never change regardless who’s in the drivers seat of the various armored personal carriers that once were called the ‘branches of government’. Myself I describe as far right wing…on economics, and far left wing concerning liberty and civil rights. Neither of my positions are currently represented by anyone in Washington and the corruption and criminal decay is now complete including for the most part the judicial branches top group, the Supremes. I’m rambling I know but there’s a point coming along any time now, so please bear with me. Ahhh…it’s going to be a bunch of little snips of facts….make what sense of them ya can…has anyone seen or read of the some thousands of military grenades that are blowing up all kinds of things in Mexico that were in 18 wheelers of military grade weapons Holder calls ‘fast and furious’? How about the other two suspects I myself saw on film from the Connecticut shootings and the fact that there was no rifle of any kind involved there, how and is that part of the discussion up there? In Europe especially but everywhere really, that is the big news. Cause, and I’ve seen this in German, Italian and British news, printed and video both and lots of ‘perfect example of Gladio operations’ That means that everyone says it smells so bad it must be. Stuff about some ‘memorial page’ that was set up like 3 days before it happened, actors posing as victims families and all kinds of strange stuff. Same as everything they feed you and the rest of the world goes “Huh? Say what!?” example: The WH completely changes stories on the big ‘Odroner gets Osama’ show and the U.S. news can’t hardly ignore it so all the ‘journalist’ wannabes argue and ‘debate’ which of the four scripts released by the WH is the right one but the whole rest of the world dismisses them all cause they all have such huge holes in them and since everyone within the immediate area say bullsbit, how dumb do you have to be to believe that guy was ever here? And even the BBC had a documentary about it. Osama didn’t ‘get’ anyone cause high officials from both sides in the U.S. long ago said the dude died of Marfans syndrome (whatever that is) in Dec. 01. And well, does anyone up there still believe the 19 coke snorting, whiskey drinking lapdance fans, the ‘devout Muslims’ story that six of the ten 911 commissioners have now announced is a coverup, a couple of em wrote books when the ‘official story’ fell completely apart, (mea culpa in my opinion…or CYA if Latin is too vague) How big a story is that? Ya’d think, since you’re nearing 2 million dead bodies and enough war crimes to reopen Nuremberg and start collecting rope and all but from what little I scan of ‘news’ up there seem like ‘gay marriage’ is what’s on everyones ‘minds’ (gotta use that word loosely) I’m probably way over some word limit but I could go on for another couple of hours. One last little thing though….how much reporting is there about how DHS and TSA were from the start nothing about the 100% phony ‘war on terror’ but are specifically all about war on you, with emphasis on ‘veterans, libertarians, constitutional ‘radicals’, Christian ‘extremists’ and some others but that’s what all us other 96% of the humans on this rock are being told and by huge majority believe. And it just gets worse if you can imagine that. If not too many of you call me names to support whatever the 18 point something BILLION dollars the USSA government’s spent since 2002 or the 1.2 billion just in 2010 alone to plant lines in sit-coms and dramas to make you feel good about the first president in history to have aliases, usually listed as A.K.A. if it’s on a wanted posters I’d just love to continue this reality check it must be close to impossible to discuss up there if there’s no ‘Free speech zone’ close enough. The worst is yet to come and the bigger problem is that it’s coming real real soon. Have they told you about Germany wanting their gold they foolishly let the FED store for them and they won’t even let them see or inspect it? And when Germany asked England for the 400 or so tons they had it came out it’d been sold, is that in the head lines? Because there’s a line of countries repatriating gold stores (sure sign of major havoc coming down the track) and the line starts at the NY FED. And I’m not just repeating the news we get, I’ve double and triple checked everything. I’ve tried to be humorous but besides the fact that I’m no comedian, there’s really nothing funny about any of it. So the Bush/Cheney regime starts it’s fourth act (or the Clinton/Gore regime starts it’s 6th run for the money) I’m so angry I’ve got no room left for the terror I feel for you and the whole world but sincerely, Pura vida and good luck, cause we all need it even though it’s not enough to change much. I wish I believed in miracles cause that’s what it’s going to take.

    PS: Anyone got an idea what the 1.6 BILLION .40 caliber hollow points are for? Anyone asking? Cause I have an update for you on that, it’s even more and that doesn’t include all the 7.62×51(.308cal.) or the gazillion or so 5.56x .something(.223)

  • Michael Rice

    There were numerous threats of violence against Romney and Ryan, as well as their families. Flat out “I’ll kill them” type of stuff that was, of course, ignored my Moore and his ilk.

  • Michael Rice

    Let’s see, The PResident hasd 24/7 protection from trained personnel, for his family, too. Moore wants the budget for that to be endless….meanwhile, he also wants us common folk to not evne own a gun…I guess us serfs are never attacked by anyone..