Rob Ford…

ImageIncredible the transformation I have witnessed this past month in the perspectives of the highbrow liberal talking heads Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan about the Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford.  Two weeks ago both these CNN evening strongmen were in lockstep, vilifying other more socially conservative press agencies and various lay and even medical opinions regarding poor Mayor Ford and the unfair treatment he received regarding his eccentric, rather innocent yet playful antics – you know, alcohol stupor and smoking crack?.

Now, under closer scrutiny by countless addiction physicians Piers and Anderson have realized the monumental error in their ways and are now practically demanding the deportation of the portly abusive, boisterous, bing drinking, crack smoking addict.  Bill Weir, another very sage CNN spokesman has been laying on abuse of his own, in persistently prodding Ford night after night.  

Leave the drunk to Hell alone.  He lives in Toronto and has been rendered powerless by the council board.  Lord, let him slink off and get treatment in a rehab.  Keep up the pressure and Ford will put a round in his head, or maybe the head of Bill Weir.  Amazing how CNN has changed its tune in so little time, when anyone with half a brain (even Ford) could have identified a man in trouble weeks ago.  Clearly, no brain trust on CNN evenings.

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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