Tag: anger

A Few Words on the Attack on Paris

Warning: this video contents plenty of cussing!!! John Oliver says what I am thinking. From Salon.com: Ah, the advantages of premium cable to express immense anger and frustration. Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight,” featured John Oliver’s profanity-laced tirade that George Carlin would be proud of. From SNL’s solidarity, to Colbert’s shaky voice of concern, to even Bill Maher’s anger, comedians have spent the weekend trying to help the world come to grips with yet another tragedy. Oliver went another route, and instead completely lost his shit. “Sadly, we must begin with a few words about France which, on Friday, suffered the deadliest attack on

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Newtown – What’s Next? (Update)

The pain of this tragedy is almost unbearable. I have dealt with the issue of gun violence for more than 20 years. As a trauma surgeon, I have wallowed in this issue. I’ve seen gun violence from every angle. I’ve seen these weapons used for combat. I’ve seen these weapons used in self defense. I’ve seen these weapons used in anger. I’ve seen these weapons accidentally discharged, maiming or killing a loved one. I’ve even seen an unfortunate gentleman accidentally shoot himself with a gun that was held together with duct tape as he was trying to kill dinner. I think

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Standing up for their actions – GOP need to own up to their ending Medicare vote

If you vote for a plan that really ends Medicare, you should be able to stand up and defend your vote. Republicans have never liked Medicare. From DK: This is unbelievably rich. House Republican freshmen admit that their so-called “MediScare” attacks on Democrats helped them win a big majority in 2010. Democrats had voted for the health care law, which included $500 billion in “cuts” to Medicare—primarily slashing overpayments to private insurers—and Republican challengers never let them forget it.Now, they say, it’s time to let bygones be bygones…. On Tuesday, Kinzinger and 41 of his colleagues sent a letter to President Obama, asking

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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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