People who live in fat houses shouldn't throw their weight around. Former fatty Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has some fun with Michael Moore's ample girth as "an example of why the health care system costs so much in this country." As a recovering weight-challenged American ourselves, we couldn't agree more. Above, Babe strategizes over the latest iteration of our first Cold Turkey Cookbook recipe, Steamed Haddock with Leeks served last night with a bed of Orzo Salad left over from our Fourth of July extravaganza. The groaning board that keeps on giving.
"I gotta believe that, even though I know you're very much for the individual determining his own destiny, you also have a heart," lardman Michael Moore told John Stossel [via Blue Crab Boulevard] recently during an interview for a forthcoming "20/20" special on health care, unwittingly revealing the black hole at the heart of the leftist world view. Stossel explains:
In Moore's mind, someone who favors individual freedom doesn't care about his fellow human beings. If I have a heart, it's in spite of my belief in freedom and autonomy for everyone . . .
He told me that government should provide "food care" as well as health care and that big government would work if only the right people were in charge.
Baby (above) and Tiny (just out of the picture to the right) took their "déjeuner sur l'herbe" this afternoon. With apologies to Emile Zola, "Photographers, and especially Sissy Willis, do not share the pussycats' obsession with the supper: to them, the supper is only a pretext to take pictures of the cats, whereas for the cats only the supper exists."
Shades of Bill "what if you spend YOUR money wrong" and Hill "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good" Clinton. We've blogged about Moore's totalitarian proclivities before. Like his common-good fellow travelers in politics, journalism and the arts, he knows better than we do what's best for us, and because his heart is in the right place, we should trust him and do as he says, if not always as he does. The Invisible Hand and its All-American companion, cooperation for mutual advantage, need not apply. As we wrote during the last Presidential election cycle:
Looking back at the post-9/11 Moore mouthings, in the wake of the damage his demagoguery has done to the administration's and the nation's credibility among the weakest-minded of our own citizens and leftist fellow travelers around the world -- not to mention Osama's adoption of Moorish rhetoric in his latest Bush-bashing tape -- we realize that Michael Moore is right up there with George Soros trying to undermine our democracy. We, the citizens, are too stupid to figure things out for ourselves, of course. Moore is, in fact, telling all who will listen that Americans are "the stupidest people in the world."
We're so stupid we never realized that CNN is a shill for the Bush Administration. John Amato of Crooks and Liars has the delicious details:
Michael Moore went off on Wolfie and CNN for a hit piece they aired about “Sicko” right before he came on. He was hot! He slapped the beard around pretty good . . . and said that everything he said about the Iraq war did come to pass:
Moore: Why don’t you tell the truth to the American people? I mean I wish that CNN and the other mainstream media would just for once tell the truth . . . You fudged the facts about this issue -- about the war and I’m just curious. When are you going to apologize to the American people for not bringing the truth to them that isn’t sponsored by some major corporation?
Michael Moore knows all about fudging facts. Too bad he never took Fred Thompson's advice: "Mental institution, Michael. It might be something you should think about."
Update: The right people are in charge at Steve's Friday Ark #147, now boarding.