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Please Help Puerto Rico

By now, all Americans should know that Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands really got slammed by hurricane Maria. Both of these tropical paradises are in dire need. The problems are many. It is become a fight for survival. They need the basics: food, clothing, shelter. Their infrastructures been devastated.

This foundation was started and is supported by the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians. They’re trying to purchase and ship generators to Puerto Rico. I’m sure that you’ve already donated something to someone or to some organization. But please consider donating some money to this just cause. I appreciate it.

Don’t Look At this Healthcare, Let’s Talk about Race

By now, everyone has heard President Trump’s statement about the NFL and Steph Curry, the NBA superstar. I’m not going to rehash what Trump said. Or what others have said to Trump.

Have you seen the movie, Now You See Me? It is about a group of magicians who suck millions of dollars out of Michael Caine’s bank account and all the while keep one step ahead of him and the authorities. There is a line in the movie that asks if you know the role of the assistant to the magician. Well, it is to distract the audience while the magician is doing the important stuff.

I would ask you to not focus on Trump and his statements. I would suggest that our president is trying to distract us from something else. Maybe the slow moving, always present Russian investigation? Although this investigation is making some news, I don’t think that there is anything really explosive that has come out over the last 48 hours. What about this new ObamaCare killing bill? As more and more information comes out about this piece of garbage it looks worse than the Ryan House bill or the previous versions floated in the Senate. Outrage was beginning to build over this GC (Graham Cassidy, what did you think GC stood for???) bill but now Trump has asked us to argue over race and its role in America.

I don’t know about you but I think that we need save ObamaCare more than we need to talk about race.

Craziest Football Play

I don’t remember seeing anything this crazy in a long time. Louisiana Tech snaps the ball inside their own ten. Mississippi State misses a couple of opportunities to recover the ball. Louisiana Tech finally recovers their own fumble back at their own 7 yard line. This was a loss of over 80 yards. This is a new record for me. I have never seen anyone lose 80 yards on a single play. Wow.