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How Obama Got His Groove Back, And Other Debate Takeaways

Since you are so fond of tangential facts that are totally irrelevant, OCB, here's another one for you: You are five years older than you were when you supposedly donated in 2007. I suppose you feel the President is to blame for that FACT, as well...

Fact - Just because you preface your litany of phrases the word FACT in front of them does not make them accurate or anything other than your opinion!

October 18, 2012 at 3:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How Obama Got His Groove Back, And Other Debate Takeaways

Interesting observations, OCB, although your statements belie your self-designation as undecided.

If you had done your research, you would have known that the questions came directly from the citizens who were selected to appear. Ms. Crowley probably did have some knowledge about the general topics the questions would cover, but characterizing the debate as "rigged" or some grand conspiracy on the part of the reporter and CNN is ludicrous. As the saying goes, if your primary complaint is about the moderator - or the mythical main-stream media as a scapegoat - then it means your guy lost the debate.

Lastly, Mrs. Obama's clapping is telling, but it tells us that you are seeing imaginary conspiracies where none exist. What loving spouse would not applaud his/her partner's solid performance? Get real - it is an act that indicates caring and support, just as you would demonstrate for any family member or close friend.

October 17, 2012 at 1:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What Happens If The Affordable Health Care Act Is Overturned?

On the whole, I have always enjoyed and largely shared Chris Van Gorder's thoughts on healthcare and its economics. However, one aspect of healthcare costs that I have never heard him or any other pundit address are the costs associated with what I consider the enormous increase in the middle-management ranks of healthcare institutions, such as Scripps. For example, back in 1987 there were probably 3 layers of management between an healthcare technologist and the CEO of a hospital - nowadays, there are at least twice that many layers, if not more, and none of those people directly interact with patients. I contend that much of the exorbitant costs associated with inpatient hospitalization and the increased day-to-day costs of running a large organization like Scripps are directly attributable to the bloat of managers and administrators now found in those hierarchies.

April 2, 2012 at 1:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )