Thursday Morning Roundup

Every summer it gets busy at work. Being a trauma surgeon is busy normally, but during the summer everything really ramps up. So, I’m finding it harder and harder to find time to post anything that is meaningful. I’ll continue to do my best.

* Several days ago, I called for Representative Anthony Wiener to resign. He has lied to his constituents and that’s not tolerable. My position has been consistent. I called for David Vitter to resign (the family-value Senator who was on the DC Madam’s call list). I called for Senator John Ensign to resign. Personally, if you think that you are a playa, that’s fine with me. Just don’t tell me that you have great family values, because you don’t. If you want to send pictures of yourself to college coeds, that’s fine with me, too, but when you get caught don’t lie to me. It’s really that simple.

* The Republicans have successfully confused Americans over the debt ceiling. Just like in the health-care debate, Republicans have successfully blurred the truth, again.

* Remember the nuclear plant that almost melted down or sort of melted down in Japan? The people who’ve been displaced still have nowhere to go.

* A monster fire burns in Arizona. The Texas wildfire appears to be somewhat contained.

* I never understood the war on drugs. I thought we were wasting a lot of money. It turns out that we have been wasting billions of dollars.

* One of these days we are going to get serious about fighting back against OPEC. They’ve decided not to increase production. I don’t think that this is a surprise. When you’re rolling in dough and your biggest supplier is only more dependent upon your oil, why change your habits? One of these days, as a nation, we’re gonna get serious about renewable energy.

* Although there is a large list of very ridiculous politicians in Washington, Rand Paul is one of the most ridiculous.

So what’s on your mind this morning?

0 Responses

  1. I have mixed feelings about Weiner having to resign.  On the one hand he was clearly an idiot and it shows bad character.  On the other hand, Ensign didn’t resign untili he had a gun to his head, Larry Craig with a criminal record didn’t resign and Vitter was actually reelected despite being at least as guilty as Gov. Spitzer.  Double standard like Maddow said).

  2. to me, it’s all about the politician’s relationship with his/her constituents. Sure, there are some Republicans have done some egregious things and have not stepped down. They are morally reprehensible. In my opinion, Representative Anthony Wiener should step down, fix his reputation, fix his relationship with his wife and after some time, if he wants to run for public office again, I think he should. Right now, the ethical thing for him to do is to step down. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think he should step down because he sent pictures of himself to other women, I don’t care. He should sit down because he lied to his constituents.

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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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