Sunday, February 25, 2007

Welfare isn't working -- increase the funding!

The last few Hollywood movies we've seen in have been pretty awful: expensive, depressing, and narcissistic.

Added to that, even the least preachy seems embarrassingly leftist, in that parochial way that the Bernard Goldberg talks about in Bias (He's talking about the MSM, but I suspect the sociology is the same.) Producers and directors and writers make capitalism and America and the military and Republicans are bad guys because ... well, hey, everyone knows that, don't they?

"How about an obscure, foreign comedy?"

We rented Moartea domnului Lazarescu (2005) -- "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu." The movie, from Romania, revolves around the horror-show of socialized medicine. It's amusing, though you'd have to be Romanian to be rolling in the aisles. Or Canadian, I suppose.

Plus, it offers a chance to practice your receptive Romanian.

American DVD's all come with "Extra Features," and this one included an interview with an American doctor -- it gives his name, but no clue why they picked him or what he does for a living -- for American audiences.

His message? "Well, this wouldn't really happen in America and to improve what we have ... we really need nationalized health care."

You don't need to make this stuff up when you can rent it.


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