Former Giants superstar Plaxico Burress broke into tears Tuesday as a judge sentenced him to two years prison for accidentally shooting himself in the thigh last year at a Manhattan nightclub. I can’t blame him. Facing two years in jail has to be a dreadful thing to look forward to. Here is an incredibly talented young man who was in a downward spiral and it all came to this. Very sad.
In 1st Corinthians chapter three, St. Paul writes about feeding the people ‘milk’ instead of solid food because they are still babies in the faith. Interesting to note, that his main contention that the people were still infants in the faith was because of the divisions they had amongst themselves. He saw this kind of conflict, among Christians, as a sign of great spiritual immaturity. This is an interesting, troubling, and compelling point that really does need to be reflected on by all of us.
For people who live in the Louisville metro area, the issue of health care and health care rationing has become an issue because of the festering conflict between Norton Healthcare and Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Those of us who have Blue Cross/Blue Shield from a different, out of state, company, are still impacted and are most directly impacted when our primary care physicians are part of Norton. Norton, having moved us out of network, by breaking the contract with Anthem, has resulted, essentially, in the rationing of health care and prompting many people to change their primary care providers. Additionally, the new rulings, by Norton, concerning, Kosair, have raised the stakes considerably.
The people of Anthem and Norton who are in the key leadership positions,, no matter what else they say, ought to bow their heads in shame for their not negotiating during this time period. Their lack of negotiations have put the entire area in a majorly difficult and painful situation.
The people it impacts are patients and their care, and the primary care physicians and the average people working for Norton. To be perfectly blunt, how the CEO of Anthem and Norton still have their jobs is a slam against the Board of Directors of both companies. This entire debate has been disgraceful.
Perhaps health care reform can begin when the people in charge of some of the health care and some insurance corporations learn to grow up and behave like responsible adults.
I wouldn’t make any long term real estate deals if I was Wade Phillips, Jack Del Rio, Jim Zorn, or Norv Turner....
Mackenzie Phillips, new autobiography, High on Arrival, sounds like it has a very appropriate title. If what she is saying about her father, John Phillips, I cannot even fathom how she is even alive today. Very sad story about her life.
ACORN's leaders must have missed a major lesson in life. To point a finger at powerful interests one needs clean hands. To attack someone on the issue of character, one must actually have good character. Newt Gingrich learned this lesson when he helped lead the impeachment charges against Bill Clinton while having an affair himself. ACORN has pointed fingers at major power interests while themselves having dirty hands. Character does matter.
It is interesting to note that Jesus preached, consistently, about not judging others. It is probably one of the most consistently ignored teachings of Jesus and the validity of his warning keeps showing itself time and time again...
My recommendation is that Moammar Gadhafi' make his trip to the United Nations a day trip and not stay overnight in the United States. His welcoming of the bomber released from a Scottish prison disturbs me greatly and I don’t feel like a welcome mat needs to be laid out for him.
Speaking of such things, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can stay if he brings three lost hikers with him...
My new found losing of sarcasm and focusing on politics is causing me physical pain, but I am being diligent about it. I’m tired of hate talk and I refuse to engage in it any longer.