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That is the only logical conclusion we can draw from this nonsense, sent to us by LC readerjp:

May 4, 2007 | New Rule: Conservatives have to stop rolling their eyes every time they hear the word France. Like just calling something French is the ultimate argument winner. “Aw, you want a healthcare system that covers everybody and costs half as much? You mean like they have in France? What’s there to say about a country that was too stupid to get on board with our wonderfully conceived and brilliantly executed war in Iraq?”

Earlier this year, the Boston Globe got hold of an internal campaign document from GOP contender Mitt Romney, and a recurring strategy was to tie Democrats to the hated French. It said, in the Machiavellian code of the election huckster, “Hillary equals France,” and it envisioned bumper stickers that read, “First, not France.”

We’re beginning to like this candidate, Romney.

Except for one thing: We’re not first. America isn’t ranked anywhere near first in anything except military might and snotty billionaires.

Works for us. Beats being helpless and poor, if you ask us but, then again, we’re not wise Solons like the barely literate weasel, Maher.

The country that is ranked No. 1 in healthcare, for example, is France. The World Health Organization ranks America at 37 in the world — not two, or five — 37, in between Costa Rica and Slovenia, which are both years away from discovering dentistry.

Intrigued by this, we decided to hunt down the source for this claim, seeing as how Maher couldn’t be arsed to back up his claim himself with a link. And, lo and behold, this WHO U.N. study really does say that. And who are we to argue with anything coming out of that fount of wisdom, that most august of bodies, the Almighty UN?

Of course, if you’re even halfway intelligent (or “not Bill Maher”), you’d be interested in just how they “measured” this, and we quite frankly found it quite intriguing. After all, the “health”care system of Cuba ranked only two places lower than us on WHO’s list, and we’d rather like to know how a “health”care system like this one could possibly end up in the same category as our own.

So we dug into the accompanying article, and we had to dig quite a bit. For some weird reason, they didn’t list their criteria up front, rather they buried them way down in the article and we cannot for the life of us imagine why.

WHO’s assessment system was based on five indicators: overall level of population health;

Or “life expectancy” as it is also known. Since that number isn’t all that different if you compare the U.S. to fwance, that couldn’t be it.

health inequalities (or disparities) within the population;

The “unfairness factor.” Unfairness meaning that if you can buy better healthcare, your society is horrible. The lowest level is irrelevant, what’s important is that everybody’s equally miserable. That explains why Cuba is worse than the U.S. in that Fidel Castro, that communist mass murderer, can fly in a private team of surgeons and equipment while everybody else have to pray that they don’t die. The difference between the U.S. and Cuba being, of course, that Fidel isn’t spending his own money on his superior healthcare, he’s spending the money belonging to the teeming masses kicking the bucket in the roach farms that the Democrats, for some reason, refer to as the superior, free Cuban health care system (Hillary-care in Spanish).

By this the WHO’s yardstick, it doesn’t matter if the worst quality healthcare of your country is lightyears ahead of a hellhole like Cuba. What matters is that everybody get treated the same.

overall level of health system responsiveness (a combination of patient satisfaction and how well the system acts);

Or, as it is known in countries with “nationalized health care”, “waiting lists.” I have a fair amount of experience with that, having grown up with and worked in nationalized healthcare, and it means showing up after nine months or more for a critical diagnostic test, only to be told that you could’ve been saved if you’d only had the test eight months ago. But that doesn’t matter to the WHO, all that matters is that everybody gets to die equally for a lack of diagnostic tests. Socialism may be inhumane, brutal and heartless, but at least it’s fair.

distribution of responsiveness within the population (how well people of varying economic status find that they are served by the health system);

Again: Difference is bad. It doesn’t matter if your overall level of responsiveness is better than others, what matters is whether or not everybody is treated equally poorly.

and the distribution of the health system’s financial burden within the population (who pays the costs).

The real criterion: It’s much better, according to the WHO’s “study” if somebody else is paying your hospital bill. Paying for it yourself either privately or through insurance is BAAAAAD, spending somebody else’s money on it is GOOOOOD.

So, to sum it up, quality of care is measured, according to the WHO, by how much everybody else is equally miserable and to what degree you’re able to make somebody else pay for it.

Look at it that way and we ought to be proud of being number 37.

Yet an American politician could not survive if he or she uttered the simple, true statement, “France has a better healthcare system than us, and we should steal it.” Because here, simply dismissing an idea as French passes for an argument. John Kerry? Can’t vote for him — he looks French. Yeah, as opposed to the other guy, who just looked stupid.

Funny, Billy Dumbbell, but we had about a thousand other reasons for not voting for that clown, John Fuckface Kerry. His haughty, snooty, snobbish, fwench ways were just a way of making fun of him, and obviously it struck a chord with you, his faithful followers. Good. That was the intention of it. You still haven’t gotten over it after three years, and we cannot begin to tell you how much that pleases us. Every second of emotional agony we’ve caused in you imbeciles is like the song of angels to us.

I know, if God had wanted us to learn from the Enlightenment, he wouldn’t have given us Sean Hannity.

Oh no. We’re mortally wounded. Don’t hurt us thusly. Make the torment of your vicious barbs stop or we shall be forced to kill ourself.

And I’m not saying France is better than America. Because I assume you’ve already figured that out by now. I don’t want to be French, I just want to take what’s best from the French.

That shouldn’t take too long. Say, about five seconds.

Stealing, for your own self-interest — Republicans should love this idea.

Because Republicans are just such thieves, aren’t they? Unlike Democrats, who only want to take our money to spend on causes they feel are important. For the common good, of course. That’s why we thieving RepugniKKKans constantly campaign for lower taxes, saying that money belongs in the pockets of those who earned it. We’re such bastards. Speaking of which, why aren’t you, Bill Maher, donating 97% of your grossly inflated income to the poor? You’re not a “thief”, are you?

Taking what’s best from the French: You know who else did that? The Founding Fathers. Hate to sink your toy boat, Fox News, but the Founding Fathers, the ones you say you revere, were children of the French Enlightenment, and fans of it, and they turned it into a musical called the Constitution of the United States.

And, unlike the fwench, they actually made it work.

Imagine that.

And they did a helluva job, so good it has been said that it was written by geniuses so it could be run by idiots. But the current administration is putting that to the test.

Their only mistake was that they didn’t make it impossible for idiots like you to ever get close to voting.

The Founding Fathers were erudite, well-read, European-thinking aristocrats — they would have had nothing in common with, and no use for, an ill-read xenophobic bumpkin like George W. Bush.

How it must sting for idiots like yourself to have been bested for eight long years by an “ill-read xenophobic bumpkin.” Of course, if he really were that stupid, it says rather a lot about the twits he defeated, doesn’t it?

The American ideas of individuality, religious tolerance and freedom of speech came directly out of the French Enlightenment — but, shhh, don’t tell Alabama. Voltaire wrote “men are born equal” before Jefferson was wise enough to steal it.

And, again, we made it work. It’s easy for some clown to pen down an idea, it’s a lot harder for somebody to turn it into a workable system of government. Which is why mentally deficient fools like yourself will have to make do with shouting from the peanut gallery while better men than yourselves (and, granted, it doesn’t take much to qualify) run the world.

Countries are like people — they tend to get smarter as they get older. Noted military genius Donald Rumsfeld famously dismissed France as part of Old Europe, but the French are … what’s the word I’m looking for? Oh yeah, “mature.” We think they’re rude and snobby, but maybe that’s because they’re talking to us.

Or maybe it’s just because they’ve finally realized, though don’t expect them to admit it, that they haven’t had an ounce of relevance since 1815 (and only then because they were ruled by a foreigner), and that all that’s left to them is to be insufferably arrogant. Hey, it beats coming to terms with the fact that the rest of the world quite literally wouldn’t notice if you disappeared from the face of it.

For example, France just had an election, and people over there approach an election differently. They vote. Eighty-five percent turned out. The only thing 85 percent of Americans ever voted on was Sanjaya.

It’s not like the fwench have anything left to convince them that they have any sort of influence on their own lives, now is it?

Maybe the high turnout has something to do with the fact that the French candidates are never asked where they stand on evolution, prayer in school, abortion, stem cell research or gay marriage. And if the candidate knows about a character in a book other than Jesus, it’s not a drawback. There is no Pierre Six-pack who can be fooled by childish wedge issues.

No. They’re mainly focused on which candidate will promise them more of their neighbor’s money.

And the electorate doesn’t vote for the guy they want to have a croissant with. Nor do they care about the candidate’s private lives: In the current race, Ségolène Royal has four kids but never bothered to get married. And she’s a socialist.

So she’s a socialist (believing in the state’s right to expropriate private property and give it to people in order to buy their votes) and, furthermore, a common whore and the mother of four bastards, yet somehow voting for her is supposed to be a virtue?

Now, granted, we’ve seen pictures of you, Bill Maher, so we can certainly see why random sex and rewarding people independent of qualifications might seem like good qualities to you, but still.

In America, if a Democrat even thinks you’re calling him a liberal he immediately grabs an orange vest and a rifle and heads into the woods to kill something.

The conservative candidate is married, but he and his wife live apart and lead separate lives. They aren’t asked about it in the media, and the people are OK with it, for the same reason the people are OK with nude beaches: because they’re not a nation of 6-year-olds who scream and giggle if they see pee-pee parts.

Bill Maher would love to see pee-pee parts not belonging to himself, just once in his life

.They have weird ideas about privacy. They think it should be private. In France, everyone has a mistress. Even mistresses have mistresses. To not have a lady on the side says to the voters, “I’m no good at multitasking.”

What could possibly be better than adultery? Just look at all the happiness that has resulted from mommies and daddies screwing around like it was going out of style. Nothing says “family values” and “safe and happy upbringing” like “let’s just all get nekkid and screw.”

It’s becoming increasingly clear to us that Bill Maher’s piece of verbal diarrhea is nothing but a cry for help.

Bill wants to have sex, just once in his life, with something that isn’t a helpless barnyard animal or his tube sock.

France has its faults — the country has high unemployment, a nasty immigrant problem and all that ridiculous accordion music. But its healthcare is the best,

According to the WHO, mind you.

it’s not dependent on Mideast oil,

Thanks to nuclear power. Oops.

it has the lowest poverty rate and the lowest income-inequality rate among industrialized nations,

Everybody is equally miserable.

and it’s the greenest, with the lowest carbon dumping and the lowest electricity bill.

It also has an economy smaller than California. But hey, who’s counting?

France has 20,000 miles of railroads that work. We have the trolley at the mall that takes you from Pottery Barn to the Gap. It has bullet trains. We have bullets. France has public intellectuals. We have Dr. Phil. And France invented sex during the day, the ménage à trois, lingerie and the tongue.

Please. Somebody. Give poor Bill Maher a blowjob. Take one for the team. He’s fucking desperate!

And the French are not fat. Can’t we just admit we could learn something from them?

Like, say, the guillotine?

Sure. We could go for that.

58 Responses to “Bill Maher Is A Highly Entertaining Simulacrum of a Sentient Being”
  1. Elijah Comment by Elijah

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    And maybe use that last little invention on Bill himself, ceci ne pas?

  2. Unregistered Pingback by Inoperable Terran » Snail soup

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    […] Maher thinks the French are our superiors, citing UN figures. Misha doesn’t think so. Posted by Ian S. […]

  3. Dick Comment by Dick

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    I used to love reading this guy’s stuff when he wrote for the Weekly Standard.
    Wow, times have changed.
    I really don’t know what to think of him now, bummer.
    Good article Misha. Great linkage.

  4. Unregistered Comment by Greywolf

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    “The conservative candidate is married, but he and his wife live apart and lead separate lives. They aren’t asked about it in the media, and the people are OK with it…”

    Let’s just correct that bit of rhetoric, shall we?

    The Democrat candidate is married, but she and her husband live apart and lead separate lives. They aren’t asked about it in the mainstream media, because the electorate is fully aware of the husband’s appetite for adulterous sexual interludes with willing (or unwilling) females.

    I’m not saying B.J. Clinton isn’t an amoral reprobate, but any guy that could get it up for Hillary must have been recently paroled from a lengthy stay at the “Ironbar Hotel”.
    ( B.J., dude, I understand.)

  5. Unregistered Comment by Greywolf

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    Bill Maher actually questioned why anyone would need hollow-point ammunition. That’s all I needed to hear.

  6. Unregistered Comment by Cheryl

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    Good reading, Misha. Bill Maher would LIKE to be a snotty billionaire. Unfortunately for him, he’s just snotty.

  7. juandos Comment by juandos

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    Rotties! Rotties! Rotties!

    Where does Bill Maher live & breathe?

    Why its L.A. of course…

    Look what passes for noteworthy news from the L.A. Times: Will Fred Thompson’s racist role have political repercussions?

    Ronald Reagan became president even though he worked with chimps in B movies.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger played a murderous robot, and that didn’t keep him from becoming governor.

    So can “Law & Order” actor and former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) become the first presidential candidate with this credit? Thompson played a white supremacist, spewing anti-Semitic comments and fondling an autographed copy of “Mein Kampf” on a television drama 19 years ago.

    His colleagues say that he was just an actor putting everything he had into playing the role of a charismatic racist, named Knox Pooley, in three episodes of CBS’ hit show “Wiseguy” in 1988. “Do you call Tom Cruise a killer because he played one in a movie?” asked show creator and writer Stephen J. Cannell.

    But in the age of YouTube, this performance could raise an intriguing political question: How does a performer eyeing a presidential run deal with a video history that can be downloaded, taken out of context, chopped into embarrassing pieces and then distributed endlessly though cyberspace? Some conservative political blogs are already considering the problem.

    Now I ask you Rotties couldn’t this be at least in part some of the insipid inspiration for some of Maher’s inane questions and statments?

  8. maxxdog Comment by maxxdog

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    Talk about taking one for the team.
    You waded through Billy’s bullshit AND the WHO report!
    I am in awe of your fortitude.
    Billy is such a smug bastard! I hate smug!
    Speaking of the fwench, it looks like Sarkozy will win. I believe the “Seething Youth Syndrome” is about to infest the urban centers again.
    How many cars do they have left?

  9. Unregistered Comment by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant

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    Personally, I don’t think I’d give two shits for any list conjured up by anyone or anything even remotely related to the (*hack, spit*) UN (*hack, spit*)

    But that’s just me.

  10. Unregistered Comment by Cheryl

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    Look what passes for noteworthy news from the L.A. Times: Will Fred Thompson’s racist role have political repercussions?

    Only confirms what I’ve suspected all along: that these jerks are incapable of distinguishing what they see on TV and in the movies from reality. That’s why it’s called “acting,” morons!

    Conversely, that may also explain the reason vapid actors, singers, talk show hosts, etc. see themselves as experts on virtually any subject. :wallbash_tb: :dunce_tb:

  11. Unregistered Comment by mindy1

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    I agree that healthcare is something that could be improved, I don’t see how bill is anymore of an expert than myself. I do not think national health care is the best answer, but getting people more access could not hurt. what do you think :question_ee:

  12. LC Mrs. M-ITT™ Comment by LC Mrs. M-ITT™

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    I never take any male (he for damn sure isn’t a real man) seriously who has to wear more pancake makeup than Tammy Faye Baker in order to hide his pasty wrinkles and sun spots.

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    Could that fool Maher be taking some of his cues from that murdering, alcoholic windbag Ted Kennedy?

    How much do the inane actions and rank hypocrisy on the part of Kennedy like legislatures affect medical care in this country?

    Ted Kennedy on HMOs: Then and Now

  14. LC Moriarty Comment by LC Moriarty

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    The country that is ranked No. 1 in healthcare, for example, is France.

    Which is why Prince Charles, Prime Minister Berlusconi, King Kahlid, the Emir of Kuwait and King Hussein of Jordan all went to France to receive their health care.

    Oh wait. They didn’t.

  15. Unregistered Comment by qsilver

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    …they would have had nothing in common with, and no use for, an ill-read xenophobic bumpkin like George W. Bush.

    Have you ever noticed that they LOVE to call Bush a moron? Hmmm… Interesting… So a stupid bumpkin totally fooled Bill’s goddess, Hillary into supporting a war. WOW! He’s THAT stupid but he fooled her 100%. So… who’s stupider?

    The stupidest man to run for the Presidency (according to the Dems) is smart enough to fool the so called smartest woman to ever run for the office. Guess that tells us how smart they think women are, eh?

    Or maybe they really don’t think that she’s that stupid, but instead knew everything that was going on and CHOSE to support the war. And now they’re hoping her supporters are even more stupid than they think GWB is and will put her in the White House. All because of course that she wouldn’t have gone to war if she wasn’t fooled by that evil GWB.

  16. Princess Natasha Comment by Princess Natasha

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    Were health care really subject to free market competition, the prices would go down. The costs are driven up by certain segments of society who think somebody owes them health care simply because they are too lazy to take care of themselves. All these welfare-sucking assholes skipping out on their bills in the ER; the crack whores spawning 25 offspring just for the money; the junkies; the fat pigs who would rather whine about how unfair life is than walk half a block. Add to this numerous idiotic government regulations, as well as the exorbitant amounts of money doctors have to pay for malpractice insurance…
    Nationalization is not the answer, because the above-mentioned problems will only be aggravated.
    Health care is a commodity. A doctor’s skill is a commodity. As such, they should receive market price for their work. Otherwise, it is nothing but slavery.
    Slightly OT, but I always pay out of pocket for my health care. Remarkably, I always get it, and my bills are usually lower than initially quoted.

  17. Princess Natasha Comment by Princess Natasha

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    Mindy, you are absolutely right about improving access to health care. The only way to do it is to let doctors decide what to charge for their services. Let medical care be not more tightly controlled, but more market-oriented. A doc who has a steady stream of well-paying patients will not begrudge a price break to somebody who is financially strained. But that doc has to be free to negotiate the price of his services. Medical treatment is not a right. It is a commodity. It is a product of someone else’s labor. We have a right to choose our doctors. We have a right to trade with them or not. But we have absolutely no right to demand that they treat us at the point of a government gun.

  18. LC Moriarty Comment by LC Moriarty

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    Were health care really subject to free market competition, the prices would go down.

    Unquestionably.

    (”But,” comes the bleat, “the cost of health care is so high no one could afford it if we had a free market system! This is crisis! Only the government can solve it!”)

    When someone uses the phrase “health care crisis” it does well to remind them that prior to 1965, there was no health care crisis in the United States. (’65 is when Medicare was enacted as part of LBJ’s “Great Society” welfare state. How’s that one working out, Lyndon?)

    Prior to then, fee-for-service, private insurance and charity were the norm. (My older colleagues tell me that the latter was also a reason that physicians were held in such high esteem, and generally less subject to lawsuits.) The very thing condemned today, a lack of regulation and governmental involvement, is what kept high quality health care within reach.

    Retorts to this often center on the high cost of new technologies and R&D for new drugs. It usually does no good to point out that while desktop computers have plummeted in price since their introduction, things like MRIs and angioplasty remain extremely expensive and haven’t gotten much cheaper with time.

    Not to side with the pharmaceutical companies, but it now requires some 12 years to bring a new drug to market at a cost estimated at between $403 and $802 million. Patents generally run for 17 years from the time of discovery of the substance. In the ’70s, the time to approval was about six years.

    The numbers can be debated, but the lesson should be clear. Increasing regulation and interference has driven up the cost of health care, likely decreased the quality and, from my observations, is keeping “the best and brightest” from the field. (Doc Russia excluded, of course…)

    Memo to Government from Medicine:

    Get your fucking boots off our necks and you’ll actually get something that is better, cheaper and faster.

    We have a right to trade with them or not.

    I see you also read Ayn Rand’s essay.

    Good show.

  19. LC Ranger 6 Comment by LC Ranger 6

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    America isn’t ranked anywhere near first in anything except military might and snotty billionaires.

    It cracks me up when moonbats throw out an insult that comes across as a shining compliment. You have to actually try to lose a debate with these idiots.

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    maxxdog:

    Talk about taking one for the team.
    You waded through Billy’s bullshit AND the WHO report!
    I am in awe of your fortitude.
    Billy is such a smug bastard! I hate smug!

    You ain’t kidding. I figure that if Bill Maher visited the set of “30 Rock,” the close proximity of Bill, Alec Baldwin, and Tina Fey would result in a smugness vortex that would encompass Earth and destroy us all.

    This is some truly dreadful stuff. I gave up reading Maher’s comments shortly after the fold (”Jeeze, how much more of this shit is there?”) and limited myself soley to Misha’s fisking thereafter. Come to think of it, that’s pretty much what I do upon encountering any leftist blather as I have done so since the 2004 election.

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    Why thats funny!

    Let us see, I have had access to the world’s best health care since being a kid, I have had 11 operations by the world’s top surgeon’s..

    In fact, my past nerurosyrgeon was fred epstein rated #1 spine and brain surgeon in the world.

    My surgeon in LA that gave me my hearing implant and 2 other surgery’s is #1 in the world, in fact the past king of jordan flew in to be operated by him..

    I just had 2 sets of MRI’s and a CAT scan after a 5 minute wait..

    I am geting surgery this wednsday and the wednsday after..

    I have had the best healthcare in the world and access to any medication or treatment I ever needed.

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    oh I forgot to mention that I get 4 sets of MRI’s yearly.

  23. ACLPoo Comment by ACLPoo

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    Here in Canadastan we DO have socialized health care. For the most part, I believe in it. I’ve been able to have 2 major surgeries on my arm after breaking it in 6 places, about 3 other broken bones, an appendectomy, many trips to the ER for things like stitches, 2 pneumonias, etc…you get the picture.
    This isn’t “free”, I pay for it in taxes. I also believe that it’s something everyone should have. As his Rottieness has said, the wait times can often be laughable - but not worrying about having to pay for it outside of taxes is something I support.
    Good point about the quality, though. My grandfather had the opportunity to become quite wealthy, and thanks his trips to the Mayo Clinic in Connecticut for keeping him alive the last 20 years of his life.
    Socialized medical care is a godsend for some, and we DO have some of the best specialists in the world, but there are serious benefits to privatized healthcare. We’re going to be moving to a 2-tiered system here in the next decade or so, we’ll see how that works.
    Our system actually works, but it’s not getting the attention it deserves.
    It comes down to money - the best of the best doctors are going to opt for living in California for $1 million a year, instead of living in Toronto for $400K per year.
    Just rambling.

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    Hate to sink your toy boat, Fox News, but the Founding Fathers, the ones you say you revere, were children of the French Enlightenment, and fans of it, and they turned it into a musical called the Constitution of the United States.

    hate to sink your toy blow up segolene royal doll bill, actually…it was the AMERICAN revolution and Constitution that inspired the French to rise up and overthrow the Bourbons…not the other way around.

    France has public intellectuals.

    and we have bill maher…..

  25. Mope, Imperial Gun Museum Operator Comment by Mope, Imperial Gun Museum Operator

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    Wow. What a Smackdown. Hope he paid up his hospitalization policy, ’cause that’s gunna leave a mark.

    For example, France just had an election, and people over there approach an election differently. They vote. Eighty-five percent turned out.

    It was more like 75%, but who’s counting? They have a choice between a Socialist and a CINO.

    Maybe we should appease the Mooselimbs. Note to Osama: You can have Iraq back, temporarily, but you must take France, too. That’s my offer, take it or leave it. And to sweeten the deal, we’ll even toss in Bill Maher.

    Four bastard children? I wonder what size rocks the Muslims would use on Sarkozy.

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    Bill wants to have sex, just once in his life, with something that isn’t a helpless barnyard animal or his tube sock.

    Bwahahahahahahaha!!! I have learned not to read this site with liquids in reach, let alone drinking from them, otherwise I would be in trouble.

  27. Muzzy Comment by Muzzy

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    How it must sting for idiots like yourself to have been bested for eight long years by an “ill-read xenophobic bumpkin.” Of course, if he really were that stupid, it says rather a lot about the twits he defeated, doesn’t it?

    Well…it says a lot about the power of stupid people in large groups…

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    Soooo … if france is so wonderful, why do they hate themselves more than anyone else hates them?

    Steal from the french. Well, why not? Everyone else does. Even the Germans finally figured out that you don’t even need an army to steal from them.

    “Helmut, ist das somesing from france zaat you are carryink?”

    “Ja, I yust valked in und picked it up.”

    “Did no vun try to schtop you?”

    “Nein, I yust said I vas from der government, und zey valked avay mumblink.”

    “Fantastisch! I’m goink to france right avay!”

  29. jaybear Comment by jaybear

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    the oh so enlightened muzzy sez:

    Well…it says a lot about the power of stupid people in large groups…

    It’s called a majority muzzy, a term completely unnaceptable to socialist twits like you and that loser segolene royal right? Oh, that the masses were “educated” enough to see the errors of their ways and buy into the utopia that you offer. How happy we’d all be in our workers paradise…..

  30. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    The French are realizing the bill of goods socialism has sold them, somewhat akin to a bridge in Brooklyn. Socialism has, is, and will continue to fail. Whcih brings to to the point of mentioning how they threaten violence if they lose. Let them. Pople like that remain why I support amendment two above all others, to guarantee all others, human nature being what it is. That and the four guns we have here at home…….for the left can rant, demean and scream to their heart’s content….but can they shoot? It all boils down to armed conflict.

  31. Princess Natasha Comment by Princess Natasha

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    Socialists… A bunch of spoiled, whiny, bitchy, envious children who have never done productive work in their entire lives. It is not a coincidence that all their “protests” look like giant temper tantrums.

  32. LC Ranger 6 Comment by LC Ranger 6

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    Well…it says a lot about the power of stupid people in large groups…

    Careful muzzbutt. If you keep banging that sippy cup so hard on your high chair you’ll break it.

  33. LC MoMinuteMan Comment by LC MoMinuteMan

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    Muzzy Sez:

    Well…it says a lot about the power of stupid people in large groups…

    Case in point, the people who put Pelosi and crew in power.

    “100 hours”??? It’s been well over 100 DAYS and they have yet to accomplish anything other than surrendering to our enemies and pissing on our Troops…

  34. LC JackBoot IC/A-OBR Comment by LC JackBoot IC/A-OBR

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    Dangit Jaybear #29-

    And here I was getting towards the end of the comment thread and The Muzzled Penile Plagarist spews again. But nooo, a fellow Rott already whomped him.

    It’s called a majority muzzy, a term completely unnaceptable to socialist twits like you and that loser segolene royal right?

    Well doesn’t his two votes (his own and his pet colon-spelunking gerbil) count more than us idjits? You know the omnipotent elitist, that recognize only they can grasp governance for the common good?

    Brilliant smack-down Boss !!!

  35. Muzzy Comment by Muzzy

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    Jackboot wrote:

    Well doesn’t his two votes (his own and his pet colon-spelunking gerbil) count more than us idjits? You know the omnipotent elitist, that recognize only they can grasp governance for the common good?

    Jaybear wrote:

    Oh, that the masses were “educated” enough to see the errors of their ways and buy into the utopia that you offer. How happy we’d all be in our workers paradise…..

    This is great. Hate to burst your hermetically sealed, hyperbaric, happy-gas filled bubbles but I can assure you, I can absolutely positively guarantee you, that I’m more fiscally conservative than you are. That’s an absolute promise. But carry on with your laughable online character analysis. The inane observations of know-nothing idiots on the other side of the internet rarely fail to amuse me.

  36. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Comment by Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur

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    Muzzy,
    the stupdity of the large groups you so flippantly refer to includes that consensus of ’scientists’ you feverenly cling to in support of al-ja-Gora and his church of carbon offest shakedowns. A fiscal conservative would see right through the hype and call it what it is, a scam, right after hearing it uttered, thus demonstrating the power of stupid in groups of one, too.

  37. jaybear Comment by jaybear

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    muzzy self righteous sez:

    I can absolutely positively guarantee you, that I’m more fiscally conservative than you are.

    yep…most chronically unemployed people are muzzy

  38. Muzzy Comment by Muzzy

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    Jaybear.

    yep…most chronically unemployed people are muzzy

    When come back, bring coherence.

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    When come back, bring coherence.

    yes kimosabe

  40. Ten-Ten Comment by Ten-Ten

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    “What’s that Lassie!?….Timmy fell in the well?!”

  41. LCBrendan Comment by LCBrendan

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    France has great healthcare?

    It also has a major issue with what is now….176 no go areas?? controlled by muslim extremists???

    The French are cowards.
    They have always been cowards
    They will always be cowards.

    Of course they have great healthcare…it’s to treat all those cases of anal lead poisoning.

    Of course they have great healthcare…when one uses a bedsheet as a white flag, one wants said flag to be whiter than white, so that the act of surrender can be pure and unblemished.

    France and Spain share the same health care standards,(i.e they have great white flag material) both are mewling cowards, both are beneath contempt.

    I have hopes for Sarkozy..I am expecting to see him cave in and back off.

    Nothing will change.

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    Bill Maher is a short, pock-marked, misogynistic, smug snot. He is always saying nasty things about women, and always makes sure he has some model type on his arm - who’s ALWAYS taller than him.

    You just KNOW that he went into “show biz” so he could get laid. You know, like the really ugly guys who go into a rock band to get chicks. And for a tiny percentage, it works. The rest have to use their guitar picks.

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    overall level of population health;
    health inequalities (or disparities) within the population;
    overall level of health system responsiveness (a combination of patient satisfaction and how well the system acts);
    distribution of responsiveness within the population (how well people of varying economic status find that they are served by the health system);
    and the distribution of the health system’s financial burden within the population (who pays the costs).

    So let me get this straight. Of the criteria of the World Health Organization for determining the overall healthcare ranking of a nation, four of the five are simply measures of how socialist the country is?

    The World “Health” Organization should release, for shits and giggles, projections of where defunct countries would rank if they still existed today. By these projections, the only country better than France would be the Soviet Union, and maybe Sparta.

    I have an idea. Why don’t we ask French people- biased more against all things American than we are against things French- what they think of their healthcare system?

    Better yet, why don’t we cut to the chase and pull our military out of Europe so they can stop trying to embarass us with comparative studies on our welfare systems? What asshelmets like Maher can’t seem to grasp is that these “healthcare income redistribution systems” are possible because the United States discounts Europe’s defense budget by roughly 100%.

    We pay for the French, Swiss, and Germans to have expensive welfare toys because Europeans can’t be trusted with militaries. But the rising frequency of these calls for “healthcare reforms” suggest that it’s time to remove the curtain behind which the real, insolvent Europe is hiding before we end up paying for two continent’s welfare.

  44. hitnrun Comment by hitnrun

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    Three of the five, not four of the five, excuse me.

    So America is- we can safely presume- number 1 in responsiveness and in the top 5 in overall health, and very low on the other three, producing an overall ranking of 37.

    You’re right Emp. We should be proud.

  45. Unregistered Comment by Rachel Corrie's Flatmate

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    LC Brendan
    repeat after me:

    AS LONG AS WE BEAT NEW ZEALAND

  46. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Comment by Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur

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    Of course they have great healthcare…it’s to treat all those cases of anal lead poisoning.

    You owe me a new keyboard Brendan. :roflmao_wp:

  47. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    Yet when the finest specialists and equipment is sought….they come here. I’m fifty-four, I remember seeing the first CAT scanners, then PET, now with the MRI’s….and I was awed by the equipment seen. Yes, I know what it means and how they are used. When my daughter had to face a floroscope, I stood with her. Told to stand behind the leaded glass, seeing the screen lit in front of her. She swallowed the barium solution. Then…then, this still gets to me…..my eyes locked on the sight of her beating heart……thinking my daughter is out there…, radiation and all. Glancing at the big electrical panels with the GE logo blazoned on the doors…….the tech smiled, told me it was the best around. I’ve been through the medical system, once years ago bankrupted by bills insurance would not cover and I could not pay, hundreds of thousands. Society helped me, to be more precise helped my wife and daughter. So let me say this….IT WAS A GIFT, NOT AN ENTITLEMENT! This equipment designed by those following a dream, and building a business. I will always view it as a gift, grateful and doing my part to pass it on. I also have better insurance than before…..the despair one faces as your wife on full life support for a week racks up four grand a day in bills to be paid by your thousand a month job……..the same medical system that fought in vain to save my sons life. But I remain grateful to those following their dreams, and quite literally keeping mine alive……

  48. juandos Comment by juandos

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    When come back, bring coherence

    Hey muzzle_toff, when you come back bring a working knowledge of English, please… :wink_wp:

  49. DдrтH бдкфи Comment by DдrтH бдкфи

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    Here’s what cracks me up about the breathtakingly dishonest proponents of socialized healthcare-

    First, they are apparently completely comfortable using simple anecdotes as actual evidence- my experience was good, so the system is good. No mention of the people who die while waiting.

    Next, is this garbage about “Single Tier” systems- what a farce! Anyone who knows the first thing about socialized healthcare knows that about the only thing they accomplish is the creation of a legally-enforced, multi-tiered system:

    The bottom tier is the largest, and is comprised of the people who play along, and wait their turn. The next tier consists of the people, who bu virtue of being louder or more insistent, are able to weasel their way to the front of the line. Finally, the very top tier consists of people who, realizing their money entitles them to do so, come to America and get what they want, when they want it.

  50. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    Egalitarianism remains a myth, a victim of human nature. Which is why our Constitution proved so durable and wise. The founding fathers knew this, as witnessed by the second amendment. All socialists I have known seem to feel they are entitled to special treatment by virtue of their alleged superior education and knowledge. Neither belief I have found to be true. And none of them have the wisdom God gave a drunk pissant. Considering the twelve countries on five continents I have visited, and some I never want to visit again, I have never seen a socialist system that treats people equally. You think a high ranking official in the communist party had to wait to get a toothache handled? I fear the idea of socialised medicine, for here it would be those poor downtrodded sponges we call illegals and such getting treated first. Hell, they already are! For a socialist equal is for everybody else……

  51. Serious Sean Comment by Serious Sean

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    France’s healthcare the best in the world? Misha blew that one out of the water.
    If France is so good at everything Bill, why is it the US that is the major cultural and political power in the world today?
    Oh yes, and Europeans are now just as fat as Americans are.

  52. Xystus Comment by Xystus

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    Gut gefisken, mein Kaiser!

  53. juandos Comment by juandos

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    Well you folks might find DeRoy Murdock’s Stethoscope socialism (Washington Times - September 5, 2006) take on socialized medicine interesting:

    It would be bad enough if national health care merely offered patients low-quality treatment. Even worse, Ms. Ridenour finds, it kills them.
    • Breast cancer is fatal to 25 percent of its American victims. In Great Britain and New Zealand, both socialized-medicine havens, breast cancer kills 46 percent of women it strikes.
    • Prostate cancer proves fatal to 19 percent of its American sufferers. In single-payer Canada, the National Center for Policy Analysis reports, this ailment kills 25 percent of such men and eradicates 57 percent of their British counterparts.
    • After major surgery, a 2003 British study found, 2.5 percent of American patients died in the hospital versus nearly 10 percent of similar Britons. Seriously ill U.S. hospital patients die at one-seventh the pace of those in the U.K.
    • “In usual circumstances, people over age 75 should not be accepted” for treatment of end-state renal failure, according to New Zealand’s official guidelines. Unfortunately, for older Kiwis, government controls kidney dialysis.
    • According to a Populus survey, 98 percent of Britons want to reduce the time between diagnosis and treatment.

  54. LC NCLivingBrit Comment by LC NCLivingBrit

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    In the current race, Ségolène Royal has four kids but never bothered to get married. And she’s a socialist.

    And despite the much vaunted objectivity and lack of interest in her personal of the French people, she lost. Which works just fine for me, nice to see that even the French didn’t want some roundheels Commie skank in charge.

    I’m from a country with socialised medicine and most of what it leads to is waste, delays that exacerbate your problem and a lower standard of care. When it came time to have some moderately serious surgery done, I went across the Channel to France, paid my $$ and got the finest care I’ve ever had (and some of the most attractive nursing staff I’ve ever seen too!)

  55. juandos Comment by juandos

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    Consider DeRoy Murdock’s Stethoscope socialism

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    An excellent fisk, your Rottiness.

    One of your better efforts.

  57. LC FIAR Comment by LC FIAR

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    France has 20,000 miles of railroads that work. We have the trolley at the mall that takes you from Pottery Barn to the Gap. It has bullet trains. We have bullets. France has public intellectuals. We have Dr. Phil. And France invented sex during the day, the ménage à trois, lingerie and the tongue.

    Wow! France gave us all that?! You don’t say! Guess what, Dickneck? America gave us:

    Bifocals, Cotton Gin, Self Propelled Amphibious vehicle, Profile Lathe, Sewing Machine, Revolver, Power tools, Refrigerator, Passenger Elevator, Oil Well, Repeating Rifle, Roller skates, Hearing aid, telephone, incandescent light, electric fan, camera, air conditioner, airplane, assembly line, television, nylon, defibrillator, Microwave, atom bomb, calculator, artificial heart.

    And that’s just a partial list.

    Choke to death on your breakfast tomorrow, M’kay.