Tag: tuesday afternoon

Tuesday Afternoon News Roundup – The Mitt Romney addition

I would like to go back to the gift that keeps on giving, Mitt Romney‘s secret video of one of his fundraisers. This was originally posted on the Mother Jones website about a month ago. In that video Mitt Romney said, “my dad, you know, was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company, but he was born in Mexico. And had he been born of Mexican parents I’d had a better shot at winning this, but he was unfortunately born of Americans living in Mexico.” Isn’t that just the knee slapper? Although Mitt Romney would like

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Tuesday Afternoon News Roundup (Update)

On Sunday, Texas Governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry had a big prayer rally in Houston, Texas. The governor’s prayer rally drew somewhere around 30,000 people. Interestingly, just blocks away at the convention center in Houston, they were giving away free school supplies. How may people turned up for free school supplies? Over 100,000! School supplies as a rule aren’t that expensive. Yet with one fifth of Houston residents living below the poverty level, many are desperate. Ongoing riots in London. On the good-bad scale this is bad. Very bad. Update:  No significant violence so far tonight in London. Manchester has had an

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Look, up in the sky

What is this? Nobody seems to know. From CNN.com: The Pentagon is unable to explain images of what witnesses took to be a high-altitude rocket launched off the coast of southern California at sunset Monday, officials said. But John Pike, a defense expert who is director of GlobalSecurity.org, said he believes he has solved the mystery. “It’s clearly an airplane contrail,” Pike said Tuesday afternoon. “It’s an optical illusion that looks like it’s going up, whereas in reality it’s going towards the camera. The tip of the contrail is moving far too slowly to be a rocket. When it’s illuminated by

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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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