Author Archives: D. Posnett MD

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Fancy Fundraiser

A note from Eileen Duffy (LetsVisitLeeZeldin) Today, Lee Zeldin and Donald Trump will lunch, again, in Southampton at an in-person fundraiser where seats go for $50,000 EACH! While Trump and Zeldin are at their fancy fundraiser, we will organize to … Continue reading

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Who’s Funding @RepLeeZeldin ?

From JewKidsontheBlock @jewkidsotb Twitter Jul 17 Who’s funding@RepLeeZeldin? It’s not women. It’s not organized labor. It’s not the constituents in his district. #FollowTheMoney _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________

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Notes from a Covid Doc

by Norbert Goldfield MD (August 3rd 2020)   Still Working with Patients with After Effects: My COVID experiences this week in part revolve around helping one of my patients now permanently disabled from the after-effects of COVID; large numbers of … Continue reading

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Irresponsible!

Just in case Lee Zeldin and company forget how irresponsible they are, see our prior post about Zeldin in Tulsa, at the Trump rally, and Zeldin on Airforce One without a mask. And now we are seeing the direct consequence: … Continue reading

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Changing her mind on Medicare for All

https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/507348-how-i-changed-my-mind-on-medicare-for-all Dr. Li Tso, opinion contributor July 14, 2020 I know most of the arguments against “Medicare for All.” I’ve been making them for most of my professional life as a physician: 1) We don’t need it; our current mix … Continue reading

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Unity Party 2020

This is a 1.5 hour video. Just in case you missed the event. Featuring (in order of appearance) Alice Tepper Marlin, Sylvia Overby, Alec Baldwin, Diane Saatchi, Perry Gershon, David Posnett, Bridget Fleming, Rich Schaffer, David Calone, Nancy Goroff, Shoshana … Continue reading

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Stepien or Parscale? The Corona virus does not care.

WaPo reports that  “Trump replaces campaign manager as polls show him trailing Joe Biden in 2020 race”. President Trump announced on Facebook Wednesday evening that Bill Stepien would become his campaign manager, replacing Brad Parscale,… Recent national and swing-state polls … Continue reading

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They Live in this Country. God Help Us.

Submitted by Rita Wasserman.   Here is the problem:

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Out of His Depth

From: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/winston-churchill-cigar   Letter published in the East Hampton Star July 9th 2020 To the Editor, France declared war on Germany shortly after the German invasion of Poland in September of 1939. By June of the following year, Hitler’s armored … Continue reading

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Complete Lee Zeldin Environmental Voting Record

Lee Zeldin’s League of Conservation Voters (LCV) score for 2019 was 28%. This seems like an improvement from his scores from prior years, which hovered around 10%, but to put things in perspective: The average Member of Congress score in … Continue reading

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The Scale of Testing Compared to the Scale of the Outbreak

Fox News, Trump (and Zeldin) are blaming the current resurgence of Covid-19 cases on increased testing.  So let’s have a look at the data!  I highly recommend this website: https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-testing. The following graphs come from this site which has data … Continue reading

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Lee Zeldin Promoting Massive COVID Super-spreader Event

The reelection campaign for U.S. President Donald Trump required attendees reserving tickets for a June 20, 2020, rally in Tulsa to agree they will not sue the campaign or event organizers should they be exposed to COVID-19 at the event. … Continue reading

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Early Voting in Suffolk County, NY

Useful info from the Board Of Elections website for the Democratic Primary Election: https://suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/BOE/Early-Voting-Sites-6-23-2020 I strongly urge either early voting or mailing in your absentee ballot.  This is because they are expecting a huge turn out: about 40,000 voters compared … Continue reading

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Voting for Delegates

We received our mail-in ballots.  I asked whether we should vote for all 6 delegate candidates. It is confusing for many of us.  For example, under Biden’s name, there are 6 candidate delegates listed, see above. I had received different … Continue reading

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Lee Zeldin’s Record

No matter where you live — Montauk or Manorville, Smithtown or Shirley, Patchogue or Port Jefferson — we all want our communities to thrive. To do that, we need a representative who puts our needs first: safe drinking water and … Continue reading

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Lowe’s or Home Depot? Your call.

Marvin Ellison, is the CEO of Lowe’s Lowe’s announced Wednesday that it would assist minority-owned businesses with $25 million in grants to support efforts to relaunch the American economy. Lowe’s is dishing out the funds to help small businesses, especially home … Continue reading

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Huge Crowd in Bridgehampton: Justice for Floyd

This was easily the largest rally I have ever seen on the South Fork or in Suffolk County.  Official estimate according to the Patch.com about 1000 people.  Just imagine Main street (Rte 27) filled on both sides and on the … Continue reading

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Recipe for Fundamental Social Change (from Judith Hope)

Everybody is missing the key element of this challenge.  Fundamental social change will not happen at the national level. (Although courageous and coherent national leadership would be really helpful.). It must come from the grassroots up. It must begin in … Continue reading

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Protesting the Callous Murder of George Floyd right here in Bridgehampton

PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY We are moved to action after the vicious and callous murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters all over the country who demand an … Continue reading

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George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper

The contract between society and black America, explained by Trevor Noah.  Great stuff:   Click on the image and listen to the YouTube video – it is well worth your while.    

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