Delenda Est Carlton

The ancient Romans, if you remember your history, had a few kerfuffles with Carthage, a city-state on the north coast of Africa. Cato the Elder famously–and repeatedly–called for its destruction, thus the lingering phrase, “Delenda est Carthago.” Carthage must be destroyed. I’m not calling for the destruction of Tulare Mayor Carlton Jones. That wouldn’t be […]

Where’s Wardo?

The Valley Voice has been keenly covering the doings at Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) because the hospital is a public–therefore governmental–entity. When board members are sworn in, for instance, they take an oath to preserve and defend both the national and state constitutions. We reported on the seismic realignment with a new medical executive […]

The Three Fusketeers

And now it is revealed that, in a classic dangle, Donald Trump, Jr., his brother in-law, Jared Kushner, and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort accepted a meeting with Russian operatives last year for the expressed purpose of receiving stolen information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations. This has been defended as opposition research–which would […]

Impeachment and Cream

If we take the last year–from last July to the end of June this year, say, as in a fiscal year–I’d have to acknowledge that the ledger is lavishly splashed with red. The blood-red of injury, of loss, and the blood, sweat and tears of emergency. “How do I love thee? [This past year] Let […]

TRMC Tells All

HCCA/Tulare Regional Medical Center does not agree with the survey report that has garnered the majority of the real estate in today’s Visalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-Register.  However, the hospital did offer a plan of correction to that report because it is always seeking to improve its procedures and practices and that plan has been fully accepted […]

MacDonald: “I would not hesitate for myself or my family to have surgery at Tulare’s hospital”

This letter is to notify Visalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-Register that I deny the statement in the ‘teaser’ video (posted online on June 15, 2017) regarding a CDPH report, because it was taken out of context and inaccurately portrayed. Specifically, the inaccurately displayed and pulled out of context statement reads, “The Operating Room Director had stated for […]