Day: February 6, 2008

Deadly storms

Isn’t it February? February is a time for snow and snow storms. Blizzards in the northeast and sub-zero temperatures around the Great Lakes are normal for this time of year but instead, we got Spring-like tornadoes that torn through Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Georgia. 50 people have died. Hundreds injured. The saddest part of all of this is that we get to the see FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) at work, again. I’m not sure I can stomach, Michael Chertoff lying to us again about how they have everything under control. ——— From NYT: President Bush said Wednesday that he

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Hillary loaned her campaign $5 million

Hillary Clinton loans her campaign $5 million. How is that not a sign that she is in trouble? Again, this is why only the super rich can run for office. You have Romney who can’t raise a dime (overstatement). Now, we have Hillary Clinton. I’m sorry I have a problem with this, do you? ———– From NYT: At her news conference this afternoon, Senator Clinton acknowledged the loan, saying: “I loaned the campaign $5 million from my money. That’s where I got the money. I did it because I believe very strongly in this campaign, and we had a great month

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What is a Super Delegate?

The more that you examine something the uglier it can get. Like this election process. Democracy in action, right? Well, sort of. 80% of the delegates to the Democratic Convention are elected by the people. 20% are not. They are super delegates. With this race being so close the Super Delegates may matter. Josh Marshall from TPM media has an excellent video on what is a super Delegate. I don’t know about you but I’m not sure that I’m liking the fact that someone who was elected to public office 10 or 15 years ago can be a Super Delegate. That

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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