Tag: 50s

Big Government Versus Small Government

Okay, we are gonna form two lines – the first line is for all those who want big government. The second line is for all those that want smaller government. Which line are you going to get into? As usual, I can’t go along to get along. I think the question is a false dichotomy. What is a small government going to do? Can a small government pay out adequate Medicare and Medicaid benefits? Can a small government make sure that the children’s health insurance programs cover all kids in need? Can only big government do that? If I get arrested

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Solomon Burke has died

I really wasn’t all that familiar with Solomon Burke. It seems that I needed an education. It appears that he died over the weekend, had been struggling with his health for some time. He was one of a group of musicians that helped kindle/drive rock ‘n roll and R ‘n B  in the ’60s. From Wiki: Solomon Burke (Philadelphia (USA) March 21, 1940 – Schiphol (Netherlands) October 10, 2010) was an American Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter. During the half-century that he performed, he drew from his roots: gospel, soul, and blues, as well as developing his own style at a time when

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Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song

Although Nat King Cole is known as a great singer, he actually broke into the record business has a piano player. His smooth baritone voice became a staple of American music throughout the 50s. Although I do not know the history of the Christmas Song, it will be forever linked with Nat King Cole, at least in my mind. Merry Christmas, everyone!

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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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