Well, the Guardian has published excerpts from Michael Moore's new book Dude, Where's My Country? dealing with how to covert so-called "neo-conservatives" to liberalism. Most of it is fairly obvious sophistry based on the condescending liberal canards that people turn to conservatism out of fear and that conservatives (and libertarians) don't care about anyone but themselves, and there's plenty of the politics of envy (re: Marxist class warfare) in there for good measure, as well as a straw-man God claiming He supports abortion. As long as you keep in mind the libertarian truisms that "more liberty means less government" (not counting neccessary military spending to defend freedom against the bad guys that would take it away from us) and that "the forced redistribution of one's earnings to government by coercion is inherently unjust" when you read it, I have no qualms about giving the link... trust me, it's not nearly as convincing as the usual liberal Bush-haters in the RottenTomatoes.com "Off Topic Discussion" forum think it is. (Also, Moore seems blissfully unaware that certainly most libertarians and also many conservatives, including the editors of National Review, already oppose the War on Drugs for the exact reasons Moore gives. Don't claim the Conservative case against the War on Drugs as your own idea... it's not.)
However, Michael Moore does get brownie points, or at least a brownie, from me for, at long last, admitting that Mumia Abu-Jamal is a guilty, guilty, guilty cop-killer.
Mumia [the campaigning Pennsylvania journalist who was sentenced for the shooting of a police officer and has been on death row since 1982] probably killed that guy. There, I said it. That does not mean he should be denied a fair trial or that he should be put to death. But because we don't want to see him or anyone executed, the efforts to defend him may have overlooked the fact that he did indeed kill that cop. This takes nothing away from the eloquence of his writings or commentary, or the important place he now holds on the international political stage. But he probably did kill that guy.
So, add Michael Moore to the list of "Notorious Liberals Whom at Least Admit that Mumia's Guilty" which also includes This Modern World artist Dan Perkins a.k.a. "Tom Tomorrow".
Also, while I'm doing a Mumia update, I just thought I'd also point out this hilarious recent Philadelphia Weekly spoof piece by Sara Kelly, which presents various wacky alternate explanations and conspiracy theories for the death of Officer Daniel Faulkner, making fun of the absurdity of the case that Mumia's current lawyers are presenting, that a black hitman named Arnold Beverly killed Officer Faulkner because he was hired by crooked police officers who needed to get rid of Faulkner because he knew about their collusion with drug dealers.