Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wednesday digest

- 9/11 "truther" Michael Moore is now peddling the idea of socialized health care - where the government is not only the exclusive purchaser but also the exclusive supplier of the the same product - as "Christianized" health care, because according to Moore, that's how Jesus would want it.

Leaving the guy's obvious arrogance aside, I would normally expect all of the left-wing atheists and ACLU types out there to start sqwaking about the separation of church and state and grumbling about shoving agendas down people's throats, but since it's one of their their heroes sermonizing here, they probably won't.

More advance press on "Sicko", here.

- How about the members of Toronto city council, including Mayor David Miller, who are on record as supporting the removal of "Support Our Troops" decals from city vehicles? Apparently it's because keeping them would be akin to an endorsement of war. Well, if we don't like war, we ought to just hold hands, sing "Imagine" and wind down the entire Canadian Armed Forces, because, well, they fight wars, and we're against that, right?

- The underground economy is growing quite nicely in Hugo Chavez' socialist paradise of Venezuela. Is anyone surprised?

- Cementing his reputation as the worst ex-president ever, Jimmy Carter is now pointing fingers at the US, Israel and the EU as the cause of the Palestinian civil war now raging there. I would have blamed terrorist exploitation, but hey, I don't have a Nobel Prize on my C.V. Instead, all I have to offer is the following joke:

What happens when a fly falls into a coffee cup?

The Englishman - throws the cup and walks away.

The American - takes out the fly, and drinks the coffee.

The Chinese - eats the fly and throws away the coffee.

The Japanese - drinks the coffee with the fly, since it was extra with no charge.

The Israeli - sells the coffee to the American, the fly to the Chinese, and buys himself a new cup of coffee.

The Palestinian - blames the Israeli for the violent act of putting the fly in his coffee, asks the UN for aid, takes a loan from the European Union to buy a new cup of coffee, uses the money to purchase explosives and then blows up the coffee house where the Englishman, the American, the Chinese, the Japanese all try to explain to the Israeli that he was too aggressive.


At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Brian said...

Did you read the latest MacLeans about Moore in London? Larisa Gerow, (she built tires with me and got hit by a truck four years ago and has lost all motor function) had a sign saying that London health care saved her life, and all she had to do was pay for parking! (Vintage Larisa). He ushered her on the red carpet and she got a front row seat. She was interviewed briefly. I almost fell over.

Great story, and my heart feels for Larisa, but we're not even close around here with the longest waiting times in the province for total replacements and 1 in 10 people without a GP. That's over 35 000 people.

Convenient for Moore but not even close to reality which, like his other films is what irks me about the guy.

I see the strains of this system everyday, not to mention how it's affected our family.

I read that 30% of ticket sales from 911 and Columbine came from Canada. I wonder how his credibility may change now that he's painted our system so rosey when Canadians know better.


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