Tag: name of the game

My Love for AT&T Grows

For those of you who’ve been following my blog, I don’t need to explain my love for big corporations like AT&T. For those of you who just started following my blog or stumbled upon it in some Google-crazed click-a-thon, let me explain. In my opinion, large corporations are designed to efficiently suck money out of your pocket. That’s it. They do not exist to provide service. They do not exist to produce a product. The name of the game is relieving you from as much money as possible. So, my local telephone carrier is AT&T. On Sunday I had a dial

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What if the Tea Party were Black?

I think that this is a legitimate question. Hell, with Beck’s craziness, Hannity almost sounds sane. (JJP had a nice piece on this yesterday.) Now, let’s see what Tim Wise had to say about this. This gets good: Let’s play a game, shall we? The name of the game is called “Imagine.” The way it’s played is simple: we’ll envision recent happenings in the news, but then change them up a bit. Instead of envisioning white people as the main actors in the scenes we’ll conjure – the ones who are driving the action – we’ll envision black folks or other people of

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Let's keep our eyes on the ball

Today the Senate should vote on the economic stimulus package. The bill isn’t close to everything that we need, but it is something. I wrote the following for a local journal. ———- As I was growing up, in Texas, I began taking tennis lessons that a local tennis court. I remember the tennis pro saying over and over again, “keep your eye on the ball.” He was right. I tended to look away from the ball before I made contact. As we continue to debate this economic stimulus package, I would humbly suggest that we keep our eyes on the ball. The purpose of this

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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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