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Friday, July 30, 2010

Is Michael Moore planning a movie about Arizona’s immigration law SB1070?

Nothing is definite, and as a matter of fact this is only conjecture on my part. But just about every time Michael Moore has become riled, the result has been a caustic documentary that attacks the issue. He is upset with Arizona’s immigration law SB1070, and said so emphatically on the “Larry King Live Show.” You can see the video here.

Presiding in Phoenix on Wednesday, July 28, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton disemboweled the malicious bill just one day before it became law, cutting the two main parts most objectionable to those who respect human rights. Moore said the law is “absolutely disgusting.” He added that something must be done but…”not the bigoted solution Arizona came up with.”

You might remember some of Michael Moore’s documentaries starting with “Roger & Me,” which was about General Motors and its former CEO, Roger Smith. His recent “Bowling for Columbine,” “Fahrenheit 9/11,”Sicko” and “Capitalism: A Love Story” are four of the top nine highest-grossing documentaries of all time.

Judge Bolton put on hold 2 main provisions of SB1070 including stopping local police officers from checking an immigrant’s status when enforcing other laws. Second, she ruled that immigrants do not have to carry their “papers” with them at all times. State Senator Russell Pierce, author of the bill, and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer who signed the bill, have been served their comeuppance. Moore could make that visual.

The question is what kind of wacky moves will they make next, other than the obvious appeal?

Moore went so far as to say to Larry King that he is asking his studio to boycott Arizona with all his films. He also thinks the 2011 All-Star Baseball Game should be yanked from Arizona.

Want to speculate on a title for Michael Moore’s film on Arizona’s debacle? How about ‘Arizona Secedes From Reality?’ And who would play Russell Pierce and Jan Brewer? I see Mel Gibson as Pierce and an aged Lindsay Lohan as Brewer.

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