Saturday, June 30, 2007

Sicko

Michael Moore's Sicko opened nationwide, which means in limited release in red states, on Friday. Regardless of one's personal opinions about the man, any thinking American will agree that there is a health care crisis in this country and both political parties are to blame: Democrats for not having the conscious and/or spine as well as their inability to bring anything to the table due to their eternity in the minority; and Repuglicans since they have been overrun by Corporatists. Though I am skewing off the topic, I would be remiss if I didn't fire a shot across the bow of the American Taliban and their staunch opposition to Stem Cell Research. Finally, Wednesday night was a microcosm of how completely screwed up our priorities are in the U.S. when Michael Moore was bumped from his interview with Larry King for the just released Paris freakin' Hilton. Indluge me if you will with this little nugget of information taken from the CIA's World Factbook (last updated in June 2007). The U.S. ranks a pitiful 42nd worldwide in Infant Mortality Rate, behind places like South Korea, Cuba, & Malta.

Anyway, enough of my ranting. It's time for a little music, Sicko style. Feel free to make suggestions in the comments below.