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Free access to dancing docs is a human right

Fortunately, I missed most of the Olympics opening ceremony.

Reader Matt sent this link to the BBC with the request “Please tell me this will get a post!!:

AP also is running this photo and explanation:

Actors lying on beds meant to represent Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics

My response to Matt was – “send me the video and it will be” — but there doesn’t appear to be a video of this segment available.

The IOC is sending copyright notices to take down YouTube videos:

I did manage to find this video, however:

If anyone finds a video of the dancing docs segment, post the link in the comments.

Update: Via The Blaze (h/t Patricia):


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LukeHandCool | July 28, 2012 at 2:10 pm

The NHS is to the Olympics as something is to whatever.

The Israeli athletes murdered in 1972 are … not to the Olympics … not for a minute.

Regarding the last video, how would you like to be the one to take David’s phone call every day.

How could you live with yourself? How would you end the conversation every day?

“Sorry, David. Your request is refused again today. You are condemned to death. Is there anything else I may help you with today? Have a nice day!!”

The NHS makes me sick.

    Not to mention he’s wasting his last days on the phone with bureaucrats.

      TrooperJohnSmith in reply to mikehinton. | July 28, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      [Monty Python Lady Voice]
      “Oh, ‘ello! You’ve reached the NHS ‘elp line! Pleeeeese! Don’t ‘hang up. We will answer your call w’en we do! Listen to the following selections and touch the button when I speak your choice. If I don’t, ‘hang up and call your MP!

      “Press 1, if you ain’t well and need to see a doctor.

      “Press 2, if you still ain’t well and want to complain!

      “Press 3, if you are dyin’ and would like to leave your things to the NHS ‘Footballers for Day Care’ fun fund! I mean, it’s not like you can take it with you, an’ them bloody kids, they’ll just drink it up and bet it away.

      “Press 4, just for the ‘ell of it. Seriously, lighten up. You might live longer!

      “Press 5, if you vote Conservative and we will disconnect your call.

      “Press 6, if you would ‘have been naughty and need to see a visiting nurse! Nod nod, wink wink. Say no more!

      “Press 7, for the latest Premier League scores.

      “Press 8, to ‘ear the latest HNS jingles.

      “Press 9, to repeat these selections.

      “Press 0, and we’ll send NHS to recover your body, but to speed this, you must ‘ave your NHS form 5105 completed”


      Coming to a Hospital near you…. SOON!

    Cassandra Lite in reply to LukeHandCool. | July 28, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Not a chance in the world–zero.chance.–that Danny Boyle, who produced that extravagant ode to socialism with, of course, “other people’s money,” gets his healthcare from an NHS doc.

novfrommyporch | July 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm

My husband and I were at a grill/bar last night for dinner and the opening ceremonies of the Olympics were on – without sound, of course. It was very enlightening watching the proceedings without sound inasmuch as the “progressive” undertones were soooo obvious…and they say the Olympics are apolitical. It seemed to me that the whole program aimed at showing the “struggle” of the “workers” as in workers of the world unite. What a sad situation the world has come to portray.

LukeHandCool | July 28, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Imagine David watching the “dancing doctors” on the telly.

I can just see the small headline to a short blurb in the local newspaper:

“Man goes berserk. Throws TV set through living room window.”

A Day in the Life.

TrooperJohnSmith | July 28, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Yeah, I didn’t see any of the people that die in unchanged beds, covered in their own filth, dehydrated. And I have HD TV, too.

As for the man dying of cancer, he should rob a bank. After all, what more can they do to him?

LukeHandCool | July 28, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I liked how the NBC hosts said that all the people in the show were volunteers and had spent countless hours practicing.

Then they cheerfully announced that all the NHS dancing doctors were “real doctors.” All of them real doctors.

Fancy that! And fancy having a loved one deprived of care and having to watch dancing doctors who’ve spent countless hours perfecting their dance steps for the leftist director’s ego-trip gift to the world viewing audience.

The British have their dancing docs and we have our acting docs. Neither has sufficient talent to deceive all of the people all of the time.

“How should we most fairly share out our finite resources… No one has come up with an overarching solution.”

It’s called the free market, you jackass.

The NHS is for the working class. The elite, such as BBC employees, have private health insurance and a private healthcare system.

You can be sure the VIPs, for whom special exclusive car lanes have been installed in London, wouldn’t dream of receiving treatment in your typical filthy NHS facility.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Hockey Bum. | July 28, 2012 at 3:32 pm


    Here in Houston, we see all kinds of Euro-elites coming to the Texas Medical Center for treatment, especially MD Anderson and Hermann TIRR. All of it is on their nations’ dime. Why them? Remember, the standard of care is, what is your worth to society; how many productive years can we get out of you; and what ‘cultural’ significance to you play in our society?

    Based on that, the elites come here for treatment and the rest of the unwashed masses… die.

    Oh, the greatest Irony? The two hospitals above, as well as the rest of the 40+ Texas Medical Center hospitals are private, not for profit institutions. Yes, built with the output of CAPITALISM!

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to TrooperJohnSmith. | July 28, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      Yadda yadda, yadda. What I want to know is…..who built the roads and bridges going to those NON-PROFIT institutions? 😉

Midwest Rhino | July 28, 2012 at 3:23 pm

It seems the dance depicts problems. Two kids per bed, and doctors dancing around aimlessly.

TrooperJohnSmith | July 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Were this a German Olympics, how would those ‘nurses’ be dressed?

Sorry, I went there.

LukeHandCool | July 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm

NBC host:

“They feel so strongly about their healthcare system …”

You can interpret that in more ways than one.

I’m sure poor David feels very, very strongly about it.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to LukeHandCool. | July 28, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    It’s a great system until you need it. Then, metaphorically, the bill comes due. Unfortunately, it’s all too often the butcher’s bill.

I only watched bits and pieces of the opening ceremonies last night because I found them, quite frankly, odd. I have no idea what the purpose was of the paean to the National Health Service and how it plays into the Olympic sports theme, unless it’s enjoy life while you can, because you won’t live long here in Britain. Who would have thought that a once great empire that gave us the likes of Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Isaac Newton, Horatio Nelson, Robert Livingston, Ernest Shackleton, Churchill and Thatcher et al would descend into this maelstrom of pithiness.

    Tamminator in reply to PoliticalWoman. | July 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Well said.

    Great Britain is dead. Most of the inhabitants live on the dole, and it isn’t long before their economy collapses.

    This is what democracy looks like!!(i.e. socialism)

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to PoliticalWoman. | July 28, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    It really is just so pitiful to see the decline of such a great country. And it’s all self-inflicted. The Brits are – or, were – such a fine, fine people, and the whole debacle of what has happened there just makes me want to cry.

    The opening ceremony was horrible – a train wreck. At least it appears so according to snippets, comments, and analyses. We’re not watching at all because of the banishment of the Greek runner for her non-racist twitter observation about the African contingent.

    The NHS and the Olympics? WTF?

The more marxist a country is, the more they need big set pieces of propaganda to keep the grumbling down and make people believe everybody supports the regime. The Soviets loved doing this kind of crowd art.

The IOC is sending copyright notices to take down YouTube videos

If anything should be in the public domain, I would think, it’s the International Olympic Games. Listen to the rhetoric of the transnational do-good establishment and then see the reality of their actions.

SOPA has been defeated but the forces behind it continue to pursue their agendas. Few of their reasons are legitimate and few of their motives are good.

DesertViking | July 28, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I saw that the National Healthcare System turned into a nightmare for the children. Nailed it right on the head, I figure.

Saw about the first hour of the ceremonies, which included the NHS fiasco and the “queen” parachuting in.

Truly one of the worst presentations I’ve ever seen. “Jersey Wives” is probably more intelligent than the drivel the UK foisted on us last night.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | July 28, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Since none of us are able to grasp why it is relevant to have government paid doctors and nurses dance and prance around at the opening ceremonies to the world’s premiere sporting event, it can only mean that the guy who organized and choreographed this exposition is communicating in dog whistle-ease.

Only liberals and Mitt Romney are fluent in dog whistle, so we need to find us a liberal or a Mitt Romney to help us understand what coded dog whistle messages are being sent to us by prancing nurses.

I bet it’s racist.

That whirring sound you hear is Churchill spinning in his grave (and Margaret Thatcher, spinning pre-grave). 🙁

NHS runs so smoothly that Docs and nurses can spend untold hours rehearsing and performing some lame skit

If anyone actually suffered through the opening and this NHS “tribute”, note that literally a swarm of nannies, Mary Poppinses, swoop down to save “the children” from the random badness of muggles or Captain Hook or whoever. The irony of celebrating their nanny state was rich and I expect missed by the chucklehead announcers. If that was pro NHS, it was hysterical. Ending with some monstrosity of a disambiguated gargantuan newborn, it made me think of the recent stories of expectant mothers left to give birth in the hallways of NHS hospitals.

    I understand they try to get low risk pregnant women to give birth at home. Actually, it’s not just the NHS, much of Europe is like that.
    My 5-year-old watched that segment and asked “Are the kids sick, for real?” Danny Boyle couldn’t think of anything else to say about his country.

NHS … bah. Better they should have used this very British take off by Michael Gambon … 🙂

The four final things are Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell. We are all going to die. I have a cousin who has boat loads of money, and all of her money and insurance didn’t save her from cancer. However, there is a monstrous between the insurance company one selected and paid premiums to telling one we have run out of options, and a government bureaucrat saying the same thing. Since I choose my insurance, and my coverage and my premiums, I got what I paid for. The government bureaucrat, how do we know they just didn’t give a rip that day?

Now Americans are not as docile as the Brits. Are there American men out there who will not be content to call every day to hear “You’re going to die sucker, live with it.”?

Is this another attempt by British lefties to influence the American elections? No more letter writing campaigns, we’ve got a proper budget this time!

So this is ObamaCare in a couple of years? Where is the outrage here?

I could only shake my head when I heard from a friend while online during the broadcast that Mr. Bean was in it. I guess when all you have left is your BBC media programs to sell, might as well go whole hog.

I didn’t say much when the dental hygenist who was cleaning my teeth yesterday morning said she and her husband watch every four years.

When in London last year, a few weeks after the riots I came across a box on the street where you could “bin that knife”. Its their new anti knife crime campaign. Just toss away your evil knife. If I recall correctly, the British olympic shooting team has had to practice outside of the bleeding country. Ol’ Blighty is sunk.

I keep hearing claims that the average citizen of Great Britain loves their healthcare system which is usually countered by someone saying only those who have not been seriously sick like it. It would be great if one of the polling companies ran a poll there, seperating folks into 2 groups, those who have been seriously sick, and those who have not. The results would tell the tale.

Britain had lost its way. They don’t seem to know their history, and if they need to explain why their country is great, they scramble to come up with NHS (morphing into Goth children’s lit) and pop culture. Seriously, a long drawn out segment with their little pop songs, sanitized for the occasion? But only a nod to Churchill and Shakespeare? And they say Americans are dumb.

theduchessofkitty | July 29, 2012 at 1:01 am

While we watch their glorification of socialized medicine, NBC denies its U.S. viewers the chance to see the UK’s tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack on the London Tube on July 7, 2005. Why?

1. It reminds people of yet another Islamo-terrorist attack – a big no-no for the PC Police.
2. It includes Abide With Me, a very beautiful Christian hymn – another big no-no for the PC Police here.

(Via Jawa.)

All the lefties I know were swooning about the opening ceremonies. I guess it wasn’t so great.

As someone else said above, this has a very Soviet feel to it. Right down to censoring the video of it. Spooky and more than a little frightening.

That said, it’s time to abolish all of this trans-national hogwash: UN, Olympics, all of it. Evil uses these things to call the shots and score propaganda points, but force the rest of us, under threat of Alinsky-style attacks, to shut up and acquiesce in the name of “civility.” As defined by them, of course.

P.S. I think in the long run, this is “free world” Socialism jumping the shark.

BannedbytheGuardian | July 29, 2012 at 4:05 am

Haha. I am avoiding all things British for a few weeks.

But old you they love their health system . You did not believe me .

BannedbytheGuardian | July 29, 2012 at 4:33 am

But I told you…..

But they can do what they like -it’s their ooening ceremony & their NHS.

By the percentage of debt to gdp now & proposed to 2016 GB is slightly better than USA.

If the crunch comes -both health systems will need be tightened considerably or adapt in other ways..

Not everyone involved is in the tank for sub-standard medical care. Note that they choose the theme from the Exorcist. A warning, perhaps, that the NHS is the devil’s handiwork.

I watched the entire opening ceremony, it was like a tribute to the 99%… chimney sweeps, smokestacks spewing, people that looked like potato farmers that came in from rooting around in dirt and picked up Cheesehead Socialist drumbeats just like up in Wisconsin Capitol Bldg.

The Socialized Medicine tribute just left you shaking your head, and Matt Lauer, NBC hosts with their canned leftist commentary was enough to make you want to puke.