Tag: 10 months

My Samsung TV update

For those of you who don’t know, my TV is broken. I wrote about it a little while back. Now, there was nothing that I did to break my TV. I simply watched it. It was on a surge protector. Fewer than 10 months into its life, it crapped out. I wasn’t worried because I had double protection. I had the manufacturer’s warranty and I bought an extended warranty from HH Gregg. Cool. I’m covered. The problem is the enormous amount of patience necessary to get this thing done. Companies don’t want to honor their promises or commitments. They want us

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Justice for the Scott Sisters?

I’m not a lawyer, nor am I a judge, but I could smell something rotten from over a mile away. Several weeks ago, I read the story of Jamie and Gladys Scott. Bob Herbert highlighted the sisters in one of his columns. To me, this story screamed of a miscarriage of justice. Briefly, here’s their story: On December 24, 1993, Scott County Sheriff’s Department in Mississippi arrested the sisters for an armed robbery they vehemently deny participation in. In 1994 they were convicted after being implicated in the crime by three young black men who confessed to the robbery in exchange

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Healthcare Debate in a Nutshell

I was reading the Political Animal today. In my opinion, he is one of the best progressive bloggers. In the middle of one of his posts was it… the healthcare debate in a nutshell. From Political Animal: Matt Yglesias responds by noting one of my favorite anecdotes from the entire debate over health care reform. From 10 months ago: [R]ight there in the Cabinet Room, the President put a proposal on the table, according to two people who were present. Obama said he was willing to curb malpractice awards, a move long sought by the Republicans and certain to bring strong opposition from the trial

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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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