Saturday, December 12, 2009

the health care bill

A good medical blogger would have been regularly posting about the health care legisaltion going through congress. Daily, breathless updates about whether it's socialism or compassionate or foolhardy or economically sound or whatever. I'm sick of the whole thing. Just pass something that improves the problems we have. Is that too much to ask?

Of course, that is too much to ask. Democrats and Republicans have one goal- to keep their jobs in congress. So they play one side against another, framing health care questions and polls in ways to inspire their followers to ACTION (i.e.- blocking the other side). And VICTORY can only be attained by WINNING the legislative battle.

So while congress and the president dither around and get their sound bites in, I'll keep trying to prevent heart attacks, strokes, cancer, obesity and kidney failure while keeping my business afloat. My patients will cooperate to varying degrees. And all of us will try as hard as possible to not go broke doing this.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hello, Cleveland!

A few thoughts from tonight's Rockets/Cavaliers game:
1. Suites are nice, but overrated. When they're free- they're underrated.
2. Chuck Hayes is much more valuable than Shaquille O'Neal.
3. I'm really glad no one has told LeBron he is a lousy 3 point shooter.
4. Delonte West is more valuable than Shaquille O'Neal.
5. NBA officiating is very interesting. Both teams got some strange calls. 6 techincals? Really?
6. Anderson Varejao (sp?) is a sneaky, flopping, cry-baby. Who is a danged good rebounder and teammate.
7. The Rockets are glad Shaquille starts ahead of Varejao
The Cavs were beaten in Memphis last night in overtime. I watcheed the game, went to bed, and went to work. I was getting tired near the end of tonight's game. The Cavs came out like they were tired, and they shot and moved like they were tired. Back-to-backs are hard. But they Cleveland front line crashed the boards and stayed in the game with good effort and good bench play. Delonte West bought, sold, rented, and owned Kyle Lowry. Just abused him. But Shaq's interior defense was so brutal- he and Big Z just didn't have the foot speed to be effective in the paint. It'll be interesting to see who they trade the artist formerly known as Shaq to before the deadline.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Back to blogging

I am returning to the blogging world, with an emphasis on the NBA and the Houston Rockets. Eventually, I'll write a book. I will pass on last night's 30 point beatdown the Dallas Mavericks administered. Thank goodness I did not watch.