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Due to the inhumane prison conditions he is forced to endure Guido is suffering from more than ten serious illnesses: oral infection with bleeding sores on his gums and tongue, hypertension, renal and duodenal cysts, chronic gastritis and migraines, dilatation of the aorta, partial loss of vision, inflamed prostate, premature aging, excessive weight loss, difficulty in ambulation, dehydration, thrombosed hemorrhoids with one surgical intervention and more planned.br> Alas, that would have undermined that Bash-America-First theme of Sicko .
Some conservatives are worried that Sicko will move us in the direction of socialized medicine. I doubt it. While Sicko may inform the health care debate in this country for the next month or so, it will probably have about as much impact on our health care system as Fahrenheit 9/11 had on the 2004 election — which is to say, not much. Through contacts in the film industry, conservative author Byron York discovered that Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 had outperformed expectations in “Blue America” areas like San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City, but underperformed in “Red America” areas like the Midwest. Chances are, Moore’s new love affair with big government will suffer a similar fate. Furthermore, its timing leaves something to be desired, being released over a year before the next presidential election, when it might have had a much bigger effect.
Besides, with the exception of some folks on the left, most Americans probably realize by now that Moore is not really a documentary maker. He’s just a propagandist.
David Hogberg is a Washington writer and host of the website Health Hog.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online