Incredible, to say the least…

Piers Morgan & Anderson Cooper 3

It amazed me early last week when Piers Morgan and to a lesser extent Anderson Cooper had a bit of tongue in cheek making snide comments, not about Rob Ford, but about the reporting of Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, who has admitted to smoking crack “during one of my drunken stupors.”  It was as if Piers and Anderson were pooh poohing the whole affair, believing that in today’s society one should be able to do as one chooses (except own guns of course), and, like, what’s the big deal anyway?, people do crazy things when they are falling down drunk.  Hello?

It is amazing to me this stuff would be fodder for levity.  First, this guy is the Mayor, of a large Canadian city.  He is responsible for the administration of at least twenty major departments including the police, the Canadian urban version of homeland security, public works, and the City’s treasury.  If Piers and Anderson in their circles think that having a frequent black out on alcohol and an occasional snort of coke or smoke of crack is acceptable, even humorous, great for them.  I hope they are chauffeured wherever they go.  For the rest of us sane citizens, the slow meltdown of Rob Ford should be coupled with strong calls for his removal from office to protect Toronto from possibly very bad decisions, and encouragement for Rob to seek what he really needs, a long trip to rehab.

Later in the week, I am again amazed as tapes emerge, attesting to the fact that the mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, has deep problems and Piers and Anderson are finally expressing concern.  Well, golly gee.  No longer is the mayor a source of their light snickering amusement, like Otis on Andy of Mayberry.  Why has it taken a week, and a denial, an acknowledgement, another confession, and two videotapes for Piers and Anderson to finally sober up?  Liberalism at its finest.

Botton line is, the Piers and Anderson, having done a superb job with certain topics, to their credit, have missed this topic so incredibly badly, I cannot understand how CNN can continue to employ these two addiction morons.  Such can only be financially motivated.

These two handsome vacant buffoons should have known long before now that this mayor is an extremely troubled man.  Google him up and a recent history of domestic disturbances and drunkenness abound, while he has been mayor.  how do Piers and Anderson prep for their programming?  It took me two minutes to find at least three indictable actions committed by Mayor Ford this past year.  Snicker about that one Piers and Anderson!

About Dr. Michael J. O'Connell, New Hampshire
Dr. Michael J. O'Connell of Barrington, New Hampshire, has forged a distinguished career spanning over three decades, as entrepreneur, physician, businessman, philanthropist and healthcare consultant. As former owner, administrator and CEO of a 225+ employee multi-specialty medical practice, Dr. O'Connell has dedicated his entire professional life to helping patients with family medicine and especially those experiencing chronic pain and all aspects of addiction. Since selling his family of healthcare businesses, he has never once contemplated retirement despite his rich and fulfilling journey, but instead has turned his focus to consulting in an industry starved for courage and creativity. Having weathered many political, technological and legal challenges, there is hardly a storm he has not confronted, a tempest he has not quelled, an urgent need he has not met. While the talking heads and self-proclaimed experts in the field have assumed the conventions and standards of the times, Dr. O'Connell does not believe in merely reflecting the herd mentality, but rather in leading the charge. Eschewing political correctness, Dr. O'Connell says and does what needs saying and doing, and not what the mindless masses expect. In addition to the continual education afforded by his variegated life experiences, Dr O'Connell earned his BS in Biochemistry at the University of NH in 1975, his Medical Degree from Dartmouth College in 1981, interned at Walter Reed Medical Center in 1982, Residency/Fellowship at UCSF in1986, and finished his Masters in Healthcare Administration at UNH in 1995. Dr. O’Connell enjoys many outdoor activities, including rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking, and golf. Through the decades Dr. O'Connell has supported many non-profit charities to include the St. Charles Home in Rochester NH, the Tri City VNA and Hospice, Hyder House, and Cocheco Valley Humane Society. To the latter organization alone Dr. O'Connell has donated over $180,000 and pledged another $250,000 in the “Bring-Us-Home” campaign for a new building. His “Matching Donations Christmas drive” has generated over $175,000 in charitable giving from the community. In addition Dr. O'Connell has participated in many dozens of other volunteer and donation efforts locally as well as in Africa and the Dominican Republic. For a listing of how I gave back to the community during my career and continue to do see:

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