The Canada Press reports that when Sarah Palin goes on a book-signing tour in Canada, no one is allowed to ask her any questions. But someone named Mary Walsh nonetheless asked a Palin for a comment. Here’s what she got:
Palin strolled over, looking down on Walsh and her crew to tell them that “Canada needs to dismantle its public health-care system and allow private enterprise to get involved and turn a profit.”
“Basically, she said government should stop doing the work that private enterprise should do,” Walsh said.
And Palin’s new book is full of strange claims, according to Andrew Sullivan.
We’re about to spend hundreds of thousands of American dollars incarcerating a Canadian who was busted for selling marijuana seeds. He never set foot in the United States, but he’s being extradited. Who did he hurt?
“There isn’t a single victim in my case, no one who can stand up and say, ‘I was hurt by Marc Emery.’ No one.”
Here’s the conclusion of an article by Ian Mulgrew of the Vancouver Sun:
Emery is facing more jail time than corporate criminals who defraud widows and orphans and longer incarceration than violent offenders who leave their victims dead or in wheelchairs. Whatever else you may think of him — and I know he rankles many — what is happening to him today mocks our independence and our ideal of justice.
Emery’s crime is so incredibly serious that he would have spent an entire month in a Canadian prison for his crime. But, apparently, we have nothing better to do with American tax dollars than incarcerating people who sell marijuana seeds to people who want to buy them.
From Daily Kos, here’s a long list of words you’ll never hear in the Canadian health care system. They include:
“Out of network”
Additional note via Open Left:
By an overwhelming margin, Canadians prefer the Canadian health care system to the American one. Overall, 82% said they preferred the Canadian system, fully ten times the number who said the American system is superior (8%).
And consider this challenge to the GOP by Rep Anthony Weiner (via Michael Moore):
Would you like to learn the unvarnished story about oil sands, an often highly-touted source of fuel?
The March issue of National Geographic has a detailed article on oil sands, focusing on a production facility in Alberta Canada: “Scraping Bottom.” It’s an already profitable environment-unfriendly carbon-irresponsible way to feed America’s often-wasteful craving for fuel.
I sleep with a lot of books near my bed so that I can learn by osmosis, I joke. Now, check out this surreal statement by Sarah Palin on why Alaska’s proximity to Russian and Canada bolsters her foreign policy credentials. And notice another reference to the impending attack on the U.S. by Russia. Such [...]
How many times have you heard that there is an immense amount of oil shale, from which we can extract lots and lots of oil? I’ve heard this claim dozens of times, yet the people uttering this claim never know anything at all about what it takes to make oil out of oil shale. Consider [...]
According to this article by Newsweek, 3,301 U.S. active-duty soldiers deserted the Army in 2006. Jeffry House is a defense lawyer representing many of these soldiers. Newsweek asked House why so many soldiers were deserting. According to House, The common idea is that the war in Iraq is going nowhere, and it’s bogus, as I’ve [...]