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The Return of “Sicko”

That, and other news, in today’s Roundup and Recap.

On his Website, Michael Moore is promoting the fact that Organizing for America’s Kauai chapter has scheduled a number of screenings of his movie “Sicko,” his 2007 documentary on the troubles in the healthcare system.

Meanwhile, tables are turning. Following the disruption of a number of town halls in recent weeks from those opposed to reform plans making their way through Congress, the more aggressive effort to respond in kind has been met with complaints from Republicans who claim that they are being unfairly labeled “un-American.”

Palin Pullback: Sarah Palin is now urging restraint in the discourse over healthcare. She writes on her Facebook page, “There are many disturbing details in the current bill that Washington
is trying to rush through Congress, but we must stick to a discussion
of the issues and not get sidetracked by tactics that can be accused of
leading to intimidation or harassment.  Such tactics
diminish our nation’s civil discourse which we need now more than ever
because the fine print in this outrageous health care proposal must be
understood clearly and not get lost in conscientious voters’ passion to
want to make elected officials hear what we are saying. Let’s not give
the proponents of nationalized health care any reason to criticize us.” She warned of Obama “death panels” in a Facebook entry on Friday.

Don’t Be Blue: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich adopts a new image: Elvis impersonator.

Quotable: Michael Moore, in the new Rolling Stone, offers his take on the most disappointing aspect of Obama’s term so far: “Appointing Rahm Emanuel as his chief of staff. Rahm’s brother is my agent, and I can’t get him to return my calls anymore. He spends his day talking to his brother, trying to run the world. That’s my personal beef — I can’t get my agent on the phone!”

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