Tag: 1980s

Bowling for Newtown

Seriously, what can I say or type that I haven’t already said or typed? One of my friends told me, “I know what you’ll be posting on Facebook tonight.” I said I don’t think so. I have talked about gun violence until I have nothing left to say. But there is something special about this shooting in Connecticut. Children. 27 people died; 20 of them children. Bowling for Newtown. Before Michael Moore’s documentary, Bowling for Columbine, I was a trauma surgeon in Shreveport, Louisiana. Before I was a trauma surgeon, I was a resident in Shreveport. Almost every night, we would

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Conservative questions – Progressive answers

On a conservative blog I found the following list of questions – So I ask… When did the government begin to try and take over what we eat and what doctor we use? When did that start? When did it become fashionable to make too much money, to work too hard and do really well for your family? When did it become good business sense for the country to own two of the three American auto manufacturers? When did it start making good business sense for the U.S. to hold preferred stock positions in small local banks as the new small business stimulus

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Turn up the hype machine: Lakers versus Celtics

In what is certainly a dream matchup for the NBA, tonight the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Boston Celtics. Here are two storied franchises which tangled in the ’60s, in the ’70s and most recently in the ’80s. Everybody remembers the great teams of the 1980s. With Larry Bird and the Celtics taking on Magic Johnson and the Lakers, the games were epic. For those of us who were really into basketball in the middle ’80s, we still remember these teams extremely fondly. Both teams played tremendous basketball. Both teams had five great starters and one or two outstanding people

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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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