Envelope Please: Turkey of the Year is Michael Moore?
This year, we continue a cherished Thanksgiving tradition at Ringside Politics by bestowing our annual “Turkey of the Year” award to the most deserving politician or media personality.
This is always a very spirited competition because there are so many turkeys to consider. Previous winners have included former House Speaker Nancy “Botox Buffoon” Pelosi and former New Orleans politicians Mayor Ray “School Bus” Nagin and Congressman William “Dollar Bill” Jefferson.
To win this special award, the honoree has to best emulate our favorite Thanksgiving bird, the turkey. In other words, the winner must strut around acting as stupid as possible. A turkey’s brain is smaller than a walnut, among the tiniest in the animal kingdom. The turkey, while delicious to eat, possesses fewer brain cells than a cockroach. It qualifies for true bird brain status, which is why this holiday treat reminds us of so many people in the news today.
Although the competition was tough this year, Moore was the clear winner and not just because he looks remarkably like a stuffed turkey. For several months, Moore has been the poster child for the Occupy Wall Street movement. He has met with the protesters and encouraged them to expand their demonstrators across the country. He has provided the group key moral and financial support. In return, occupiers have been littering, committing crimes and defecating on police cars. What a great role model he has been for these protesters!
The occupiers claim that they represent the 99 percent of Americans who are getting screwed by the wealthiest 1 percent of the country who are not paying their fair share of taxes. Of course, among the top 1 percent of Americans is the bloated blowhard Michael Moore. In a recent interview with Piers Morgan on CNN, Moore denied the obvious and said he did not belong to the supposedly evil group. While Morgan asked Moore to “sit here and say, I’m in the 1 percent” the multi-millionaire refused and only admitted to being “blessed.”
Moore makes his money on the backs of the blue collar people he supposedly represents and then lies to them about his own wealth. While decrying corporate greed, Moore lives in a 10,000 square foot mansion on Torch Lake in Traverse City, Michigan. He also owns a multi-million dollar apartment in New York City. Overall, it’s not a bad existence for an occupy leader with an axe to grind.
Ironically, Moore does not see the blatant hypocrisy of his partnership with the Occupy Wall Street crowd. He continually vilifies greed, yet his vast wealth symbolizes a distinct greed for money, fame and power. Moore is among the elite in this country and his followers would be wise to stop feeding his phenomenal ego.