On Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 48

On Haiti
Thoughts and prayers go to those suffering from the recent earthquake. It’s tough to imagine how such a poor country copes from such devastation. I encourage everyone to donate to the charity of your choice to help with the relief effort.

As for Pat Robertson’s comment, the one thing I find more troubling than the comment of one man is that there are so many people believing the same thing.

On the Bank Loans
The banks are unquestionably goofy and losing the trust of many. Although (in principle) I supported the bailout because the financial system is the foundation for so much in our life, the too many in the banking sector have abused the system. Yes, some banks voluntarily paid back the money, but I support President Obama’s claim that the people deserve payback of every dime. Well, plus interest! Of course getting Washington to call in their marker is another story.

On More Sex
CNN’s health specialist, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, reported last weekend about the benefits of sex that the Journal of Sexual Medicine recently published. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the actual report. In its place, here are several links: a different CNN videoa CNN article, and an article from WebMD.

On the American Girth
As a whole, we Americans are an obese society – but wait – a recent report says the obesity rate is leveling off. This picture (and accompanying post) is a must see/read. What a hoot!

On My Open Letter
This weekend I hope to submit my open letter to Congressman John Boehner through the Cincinnati Enquirer. The paper printing it will be the first hurdle, and Mr. Boehner answering is another.

On an Different All-American College Football Team
Since the BCS schools typically dominate the All-American roster, here’s an interesting list that excludes the BCS players.

Have a great and safe weekend! Enjoy this short introductory clip from the past. Oh the memories.