5.21.2007

An Android Among the Stars #8- More Moore

Michael Moore is at it again.

Moore Receives Cheers at Cannes, Boos From Canadian Crtics
Michael Moore received a standing -- and sustained -- ovation following the screening of his latest documentary, Sicko, at the Cannes Film Festival Saturday. But some critics suggested that in censuring the U.S. health system, Moore was overly generous in his praise of other countries'. At a news conference, Canadian journalists harangued Moore for, as Toronto Star film critic Peter Howell wrote, making "it seem as if Canada's socialized medicine is flawless and that Canadians are satisfied with the status quo." Apparently taken aback by the assault from the Canadian journalists, Moore said, "You Canadians! You used to be so funny! ... You gave us all our best comedians. When did you turn so dark?" Later, he suggested that the U.S. ought to adopt the best parts of other countries' health systems. "We should steal from them," he said.


I think I can tell Comrade Moore when Canadians turned so 'dark' it occurred when the Canadian (so-called) Liberal Government, which he loved so much for staying out of Iraq, slashed the federal government's share of the health care budget from 50% to less than 16%. This sparked a massive exodus of doctors, nurses, and associated health care workers out of Canada to the USA.

When the scandal about conditions at Walter Reed Army Hospital broke out, the average reaction of Canadians was a big fat: "So what?" Because just about every hospital in Canada is in that bad, if not worse, shape.

So Michael Moore, please stop talking about things you know little or nothing about, and quit making up facts to make your lefty-moonbat fanbase think you know something outside of sucking money out of them.

6 comments:

Sekhmet said...

Michael Moore lie to make a point? Say it isn't so!

Lower life expectancy in the US is likely tied to the high infant mortality rate. And the high infant mortality rate in the US is due to both our availability of fertility treatments, which lead to multiple births (and their accompanying prematurity), and the fact that we count any incident where something is born, and it draws a breath, as birth. Moreover, we take steps to see that premature babies survive.

Many nations don't count births before 28 weeks, breath or no. And they certainly don't do much to save the results.

Anonymous said...

Fox News hates Michael Moore and they had this to say about the film:

Filmmaker Michael Moore's brilliant and uplifting new documentary, "Sicko," deals with the failings of the U.S. healthcare system, both real and perceived. But this time around, the controversial documentarian seems to be letting the subject matter do the talking, and in the process shows a new maturity.

Indeed, in "Sicko," Moore criticizes both Democrats and Republicans for their inaction and in some cases their willingness to be bribed by pharmaceutical companies and insurance carriers.

By Rodger Friedman, FOX NEWS.

Sekhmet said...

Yeah, Anon. Moore's a great propagandist. Just like Leni Riefenstahl. Yeah, that's really something to be proud of, there.

Anonymous said...

Not proud of Michael Moore, just giving information.

Wyatt Earp said...

Michael Moore is THE reason you guys need to eradicate the Earth, post haste!

Jay said...

I haven't seen the film, but I do know that when my health was in jeopardy, I was never more grateful to be Canadian. Is our health care system perfect? No. But it's a hell of a lot better than the alternative.