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Friday Afternoon News Roundup

Friday Afternoon News Roundup You remember how the gun industry whipped up fears that the Obama administration was going to steal everybody’s guns? That translated into a huge windfall for them. Projected path of hurricane (tropical storm) Isaac seems to be taking a more westerly direction away from central Florida. Take your time and sit down and enjoy this great article in the Atlantic by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Shooting outside of the Empire State building has left at least two dead. Lance Armstrong has thrown in the towel and will not fight doping charges any longer. I believe that Lance Armstrong is a competitor.

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Newt Gingrich is not a serious candidate

When this whole presidential hoopla started, more than a year ago, I was surprised when Newt Gingrich announced that he was running for president. I figured that his time had passed. He had been out of Washington for more than a decade, during which time he started multiple enterprises. All of his enterprises seem to be tied into his former political life as a US Congressman and Speaker of the House. Upon further reflection, all of these enterprises seem to require rich businessmen handing money over to Newt Gingrich, because, and this is important, he still had access to power. These

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Santorum: Out of a job? I got nothing for ya

Candidates practice questions all of the time for these “debates.” There is almost no question which these guys haven’t seen and answered. Getting a question about jobs should be a lay-up. Let’s see how Republican candidate,  Rick Santorum, dribbles this one off his foot and watch the ball roll out of bounds. From TPM: At the Huckabee forum a voter asks Santorum what as President he could do to help people like her, and goes on to outline her situation. Four years ago her husband lost his job. They’ve run through their IRA. They’ve run through most of their 401k. They

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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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