While "Sicko" filmmaker Michael Moore is blaming greed and a broken health care system for the inability of Americans to get health-care insurance, it turns out a heavy percentage of those without coverage are illegal aliens.
According to the latest Census Bureau figures, 43.6 percent of non-citizens in the U.S. are without health insurance. In addition, 33.6 percent of those born elsewhere are without coverage.
By contrast, only 13.4 percent of native-born Americans are without health insurance. And 17.9 percent of naturalized citizens are without coverage.
The statistics will be no surprise to health-care providers. Hospital emergency rooms in Florida and California have been forced to close their doors as a result of increased demands by uninsured and under-insured patients – many of them illegal aliens.
Clint Eastwood squinted like Dirty Harry Tuesday night as he took aim at Michael Moore.
“Michael Moore and I actually have a lot in common - we both appreciate living in a country where there’s free expression,” Eastwood told the star-dotted crowd attending the National Board of Review awards dinner at Tavern on the Green, where Eastwood picked up a Special Filmmaking Achievement prize for “Million Dollar Baby.”
Then, the Republican-leaning actor/director advised the lefty filmmaker: “But, Michael, if you ever show up at my front door with a camera - I’ll kill you.”
The audience erupted in laughter, and Eastwood grinned dangerously.
“I mean it,” he added, provoking more guffaws.
Thanks to Adam Rozansky, the Club’s bookkeeper, for the pointer.
I still remember when David Horowitz told me that Michael Moore is a Leninist. Bejamin Shapiro’s column just happens to make the same argument. Excerpt (I highly recomment reading the whole thing):
When war broke out in Europe in 1914, and the czar committed to Russian involvement, Lenin saw his chance: He could seize power by undermining czarism through anti-war activity. "[B]ut for the war," he wrote, "Russia could have gone on living for years and decades without a revolution against the capitalists." Lenin encouraged soldiers "to turn their guns on their officers" and stated that military disaster should be exploited to "hasten the destruction ... of the capitalist class."
Meanwhile, Lenin also labeled colonialism an intrinsic evil of the capitalist system. Lenin said in "Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism" that "imperialist wars are absolutely inevitable under such an economic system ... Capitalism has grown into a world system of colonial oppression and of the financial strangulation of the overwhelming majority of the population of the world by a handful of 'advanced' countries."
Lenin's goals, then, were: 1) to undermine the legitimacy of the ruling czarist system, 2) to do so through anti-war activity, and 3) to undermine capitalism by denouncing it as exploitative.
Lenin had an "excuse" for undermining the czarist system of government – it was dictatorial, even if Lenin and his successors would end up as far more brutal dictators than any of the czars.
Michael Moore has no excuse. America is a republic, and Moore is a threat to the republic.
He appears to pursue Lenin's goals. After dropping out of University of Michigan-Flint to pursue political activism, Moore started the Flint Voice, an alternative newspaper that became the Michigan Voice. Soon, he edited the radical-left Mother Jones magazine, where he was fired, supposedly for backing the communist Sandinista rebels.
While performing in Orange County California, it is being reported that Don Henly was booed for bringing up Linda Ronstadt:
Singer Don Henley was booed at a concert in Orange County, Calif., after mentioning his friendship with Linda Ronstadt, who gained national attention after alienating much of her audience with a song dedication to leftist filmmaker Michael Moore.
Again, the Democrats tried to con us into thinking they are uniters at the Democrat Convention last week…as they embrace Michael Moore. Just another reason why Kerry is getting no bounce from the convention.
The report then details the communists organizations that support the man Daschle hugged at the Washington DC premiere:
Last week, the two most prominent communist organizations in the country – the Stalinist Communist Party USA and the Maoist Revolutionary Communist Party – both lined up in their publications in endorsing "Fahrenheit 9/11."
Jacob Laskin has a revealing column that explains why Hezbollah is a fan of the anti-Semitic Michael Moore, a man Tom Daschle hugged:
Were Moore to make such a film today, all signs indicate it would be a valentine to the Palestinians’ newest terror campaign, the second Intifada. One clue comes from Moore’s book Dude, Where's My Country?, in which Moore contends that Israelis "know they are wrong, and...would be doing just what the Palestinians are doing if the sandal were on the other foot." (In other words, the world would be flooded with Jewish suicide bombers.) Another clue is Moore’s naked contempt for the Jewish state. As Moore told an audience in Liverpool, Israel is part of his personal axis of evil: “It's all part of the same ball of wax, right? The oil companies, Israel, Halliburton.”
The terrorist attacks of September 11 only strengthened Moore’s view of the real enemies. Reflecting on the carnage of the day, Moore first denied al-Qaeda’s responsibility: “Am I being asked to believe that this guy who sleeps in a tent in a desert has been training pilots to fly our most modern, sophisticated jumbo jets...?” Then he thundered against the United States: “We abhor terrorism -- unless we’re the ones doing the terrorizing.” Finally, he screamed racism: “Maybe it’s because the Ay-rabs are much better foils. A key ingredient in getting Americans whipped into a frenzy against a new enemy is the all-important race card.” And that was all on September 12.
Which highlights yet another reason terrorists want more of Moore: he also wants Americans to die. “I’m sorry,” he crowed on his site, “but the majority of Americans supported this war once it began and, sadly, that majority must now sacrifice their children until enough blood has been let that maybe—just maybe—God and the Iraqi people will forgive us in the end.” But if he’s hostile to the American cause, Moore’s heart goes out to the mujahedeen. In the killers of Coalition troops and Iraqi civilians, Moore sees true heroes. "The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not ‘insurgents’ or ‘terrorists’ or ‘The Enemy,’” Moore has fumed. “They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow—and they will win.”
WorldNetDaily now reports this (via the Washington Times):
Michael Moore's strongly anti-Bush film "Fahrenheit 9/11" will be shown at the National Education Association convention today in Washington, D.C., angering Republican members.
On Sunday, union officials distributed 10,000 fliers to individual state caucuses informing them the film would be screened in the main convention hall immediately after a speech by presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, the Washington Times reported.
The AP is reporting that Fahrenheit 9/11 will not be playing in Iowa and Nebraska:
The president of a company that owns movie theaters in Iowa and Nebraska is refusing to show director Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11."
R.L. Fridley, owner of Des Moines-based Fridley Theatres, says the controversial documentary incites terrorism.
Fridley said in an e-mail message to company managers that the company does not "play political propaganda films from either the right or the left."
"Our country is in a war against an enemy who would destroy our way of life, our culture and kill our people," Fridley wrote. "These barbarians have shown through (the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001) and the recent beheadings that they will stop at nothing. I believe this film emboldens them and divides our country even more."