Bush

Bush gets polyps removed…

in order to smooth access to his foreign policy generation device. I’m not sure if I’m more concerned with the fact that for a brief period today Dick Cheney was officially president of the US, or that he spent it doing things as mundane as “playing with his dogs” as if it was any other day.

Hmmm….

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Michael Moore

My respect only grows…

If you didn’t see it, Alternet has posted the Michael Moore “interview” with Wolf Blitzer the other night – it’s worth a watch, if only to see someone who’s quite good at media refuse to follow the script. Some might view this as foaming-at-the-mouth anger, but it’s not – Moore knows the drill – letting these guys ask the questions lets them frame the discussion, and that gives the game away from the outset. And he didn’t want that to happen.

Poor Wolfie.

As promised in the interview, Moore has posted corrections to Sanjay Gupta’s “facts” at his website or at Alternet here.

Moore isn’t fat – he’s an engine for a big pair of cajones.

health care, right-wing tomfoolery

Unamerican healthcare…

Tom Tomorrow, in his normal astute way, summarized the right-wing arguments against national socialized healthcare here. To this I might add this little gem I noticed yesterday on Crooks and Liars. Yep, a national health care strategy causes terrorism. Go there and watch the Fux Knows video yourself, you won’t believe it.

I’m still shaking my head.

Google, health care, Michael Moore

Google is Sicko

I have lots of reviews, but haven’t seen the film yet, and it appears Sicko is hitting all the right people in all the right places. One of the more interesting reflexive kicks I’ve seen thus far comes from the fine people (insert winking emoticon) at Google, who have offerred their condolences and even their help to the poor, sorely-treated health care industry.

Yep, in an article that implies Sicko is simply a laundry list of isolated sob stories, it offers its services to the health care industry to “better manage their reputations through ‘Get the Facts’ or issue management campaigns” and to “place text ads, video ads, and rich media ads in paid search results or in relevant websites within our ever-expanding content network”. Of course they’re just in it for the bucks, but it does seem from this article, Moore might well have hit closer to home than some people feel comfortable.

Just reading this raises Michael Moore in my esteem – you can always judge the quality of a man by his choice of enemies. Good on you, Michael – I look forward to seeing the film the first chance I get. (Just as soon as I get my ass off of this boat!)

PS -> Sorry for the paucity of posts lately – I am currently working offshore and haven’t had much time. I’ve got web access and I hope that over the coming days my workload will lighten a bit so that I can return to my old trawling and blogging ways. Stay strong – the Left ain’t dead, it just smells bad.