A. Sprecace M.D.,
J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy
Associates of New
RESPONSE...Daily Commentary on News of the Day
This is a new section.
It will offer
fresh, quick reactions by myself to news and events of the day, day by
day, in this rapid-fire world of ours. Of course, as in military
campaigns, a rapid response in one direction may occasionally have to
be followed by a "strategic withdrawal" in another direction. Charge
that to "the fog of war", and to the necessary flexibility any mental
or military campaign must maintain to be effective. But the mission
will always be the same: common sense, based upon facts and "real
politick", supported by a visceral sense of Justice and a commitment to
be pro-active. That's all I promise.
LET'S TALK ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY; THE PARTY OF DESTRUCTIVE
nation has always benefited from a two-party political system, and has
suffered with aberrant results when third party candidates were part of
the choices. Now the nearly daily - reconstructed Democratic Party
threatens to guarantee that situation for the 2020 election, the most
consequential election in decades.
Read the following recent
articles, all of them directly on point, to understand what's at stake.
They were all published in the WSJ. And they don't even address the
other problem: the identity crisis within the Republican Party, despite
having a party Leader - President Trump- who actually Leads.
Even life-long Democrats are beginning to sustain genetic modifications
under this radioactive barrage.
But "You can't beat something with nothing".
and their Party must unite behind a set of principles that support and
benefit the vast majority of Americans,"Middle-Americans", who have
always been the backbone of this nation - but who have long been poorly
represented - until the cry for help expressed in the 2016 election.
That cry will be even more strident - and consequential - in 2020.
PLEASE STAY TUNED AND INFORMED FROM NOW ON.
No room for the "WHA HOPPEN" crowd any more.
CONTRARY TO THE FEVERED CHARGES OF SOME LEFTISTS,
it is the Left that is using tactics very reminiscent of the early
years of the Nazi regime.
The latest is this, the indoctrination of young children.
WAKE UP, AMERICA.
AS DISCUSSED IN EARLIER COMMENTARIES IN THIS SECTION,
the WASHINGTON "SWAMP" has come to include elements of a new, "Fourth
Branch of Federal Government";
the Bureaucracy, aka the Administrative Services legally under the
is abundant evidence, actively suppressed so far, of the malfeasance of
parts of the FBI, both in recent years and in past decades under
Another example is described by Dan Backer in his
report: "Why Is FEC Stalling On Clinton Scandal?" (in The Day Feb. 17,
2019, Opinion, pB4).
The public advocacy organization Judicial Watch provides more examples,
both past and currently being litigated.
is a direct and flagrant attack on our constitutional form of
government, supported and protected by elements of the same Swamp -
your perpetually re-elected Federal officials.
"IN A DEMOCRACY, THE PEOPLE ALWAYS GET WHAT THEY DESERVE".
But now, the national patient is going from "serious" to "grave"
WAKE UP, FOLKS.
SO, WHERE ARE
WE...AND WHERE ARE WE GOING?
Elci, in his excellent Feb.13, 2019 article in The Day, describes where
we are through President Trump's State of the Union message...and
through the "hostility and partisan sarcasm" and the mocking
expressions with which the President was met by the Leftists
their Democratic fellow-travelers.
"The most disrespectful and regrettable performance came from the Women
in White"..."Shame on them".
now we have a pending guaranteed succession of court actions, very
likely culminating in the USSC. It's just as well. Several Presidents
have challenged the Constitutional Separation of Powers. Time to
Meanwhile, this country is seriously divided. Deep social
division, as Abraham Lincoln is quoted as having said, can lead to
either despotism or anarchy.
We have the coming 2020 elections to
help us all clarify. But for that we must have clear and distinct
choices. The current divided Republican Party will have to provide
those distinct choices, as articulated in a fine article by Peggy
Need To Save Capitalism", WSJ Feb. 16-17, 2019, Opinion,
The Chinese blessing (or curse) is apt here: "MAY YOU LIVE IN
ANYONE DOUBT THAT GOD HAS A HAND TO PLAY, DESPITE HIS GIFT OF FREE
WILL, ANY TIME HE SEES HUMAN NATURE GOING OFF THE TRACKS?
Remember Noah's Ark?
February 11 through 13,
SO MUCH IDIOCY...SO LITTLE TIME.
Herewith, another Pot Pourri that Stinks.
Narcotics, non-medical Marijuana, Vaping. Here comes a new generation
of Victims - and of "dissembling miscreants" pushers, now including
State governments. Meanwhile, tens of millions of legitimate sufferers
of serious pain are having their access to opioids reduced or blocked
by realistically intimidated physicians. CRAZY.
Dreaded Diseases Back from The Brink":
Syphilis, Measles, Plague, Scarlet Fever, Mumps, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia,
Whooping Cough, Tuberculosis, Gout. What IDIOCY. What IRRESPONSIBILITY.
Another indictment against the current generations and our presumed
"leaders" for our future!
(See the recent article in http://www.medlinx.com).
The "Speech Police" haven't come for you and me - yet; but it may be
just a matter of time. One of the latest victims to be demoted is Bob
Costas, who had the temerity to draw attention to the thousands of
professional football players who have sustained chronic brain and
other neurologic damage. Just a matter of time, unless we all do
something...beginning with the 2020 elections.
4) Public Education
Politics, the Teachers' Unions and their enabling Democratic Party. The
malign opposition to school choice, to vouchers, to actual
accountability for students and teachers alike beats on...while your
children lose the competition of life at the starting gate. (See "Florida's
Voucher Vindication", Editorial, WSJ, Feb. 9,10, 2019). And
so many of you are doing NOTHING. SHAME.
Here's a "no-brainer" regarding veterans' access to health care - and
why it is being opposed by "the usual suspects" - the Democrats. (See "Veterans
Are Freer To Choose", Editorial, WSJ, Feb. 6, 2019.)
From the Vatican to our neighborhoods, the leaders of the
Catholic Church do not seem to be getting the message: that another
large group of Catholic Faithful, the Laity, the Body of the Church,
are about to leave the Church, at least in form and in participation.
Nothing loud or obvious, but definite and hurtful to all. Where is
representation by the Laity at the coming 4 day conference in Rome?
Where is a meaningful understanding by the Vatican for the position and
initiatives of many American Bishops - instead of a gag order and a
trip to the shed...aka a mandatory meeting of a Vatican official with
"all" American Bishops, which many did not attend? "IS ANYBODY THERE?
DOES ANYBODY CARE?"
Thank you for a fine review of our current American Demography, and of
its political implications.
Of course, its lack of reference to pathophysiology (ie. causation) and
to any judgmental approach is understandable.here.
I have addressed the same subject on numerous occasions on my web site
- in more colorful terms.
There lies "the rest of the story."
WISDOM OF THE AGES.
"In order to be Old and Wise, you must first be Young and Stupid."
"If, when you are young, you are not Liberal, you have no Heart.
If, when you are old, you are not Conservative, you have no Brains."
"Ve get too soon Oldt, und too late Schmardt."
"LOST WORDS FROM OUR
CHILDHOOD"... NOT! "PEPPERIDGE FARMS REMEMBERS".
Even back to the '30's.
Words from our childhood: Mergatroyd!...
you remember that word? Would you believe the email spell checker did
not recognize the word Mergatroyd? Heavens
to Mergatroyd! The
other day a not so elderly (I say 75) lady said something to her son
about driving a Jalopy and he looked at her quizzically and said "What
the heck is a Jalopy?" He
never heard of the word jalopy!! She knew she was old..... but not that
old. Well, I hope you are Hunky Dory after you read this and
a month ago, I illuminated some old expressions that have become
obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology. These
phrases included "Don't touch that dial," "Carbon copy," "You sound
like a broken record" and "Hung out to dry." Back
in the olden days we had a lot of 'moxie.' We'd put on our best 'bib
and tucker' to' straighten up and fly right'. Heavens
to Betsy! Gee whillikers! Jumping Jehoshaphat! Holy moley! We
were 'in like Flynn' and 'living the life of Riley'', and even a
regular guy couldn't accuse us of being a knucklehead, a nincompoop or
a pill. Not for all the tea in China! Back
in the olden days, life used to be swell, but when's the last time
anything was swell? Swell has gone the way of beehives,
and the D.A.; of spats, knickers, fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes
and pedal pushers...AND DON'T FORGET.... Saddle Stitched Pants. Oh,
my aching back! Kilroy was here, but he isn't anymore. We
wake up from what surely has been just a short nap, and before we can
say, Well, I'll be 'a monkey's uncle!' Or, This is a 'fine
of fish'! We discover that the words we grew up with, the words that
seemed omnipresent, as oxygen, have vanished with scarcely a notice
from our tongues and our pens and our keyboards. Poof,
go the words of our youth, the words we've left behind. We blink, and
they're gone. Where
have all those great phrases gone? Let's all go to the beach
gone: Pshaw, The milkman did it. Hey! It's your nickel. Don't forget to
pull the chain. Knee high to a grasshopper. Well,
Fiddlesticks! Going like sixty. I'll see you in the funny papers. Don't
take any wooden nickels. Wake up and smell the roses. It
turns out there are more of these lost words and expressions than
Carter has liver pills. This can be disturbing stuff! ("Carter's Little
Liver Pills" are gone too!) We
of a certain age have been blessed to live in changeable times. For a
child each new word is like a shiny toy, a toy that has no age. We at
the other end of the chronological arc have the advantage of
remembering there are words that once did not exist and there were
words that once strutted their hour upon the earthly stage and now are
heard no more, except in our collective memory. It's one of the
greatest advantages of aging. Leaves
us to wonder where Superman will find a phone booth... See
ya later, alligator! "Okey
Dokey” or “After While Crocodile”. WE
ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE FABULOUS 50'S...NO ONE WILL EVER HAVE THAT
OPPORTUNITY AGAIN...WE WERE GIVEN ONE OF OUR MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS.
TIME FOR ANOTHER "POT POURRI",
lightly seasoned with references in the interest of time...my time.
Most come from recent editions of The Day.
Of course, some readers will consider the interesting "scents" as
smells. But inhale deeply nevertheless.
Despotic Venezuela is treating its Opposition leader with the usual
efforts of a "Ministry of Propaganda", combining Fake News and Blocked
News. Sound familiar?
Health Care A Right?"
(ctmirror.org). It is only a Right if combined with a Responsibility:
the responsibility to attend to one's own Health. Right now, over 50%
of all health care costs are directly related to life style issues. One
of the most recently reported of these: "Link Between Obesity And
Rising Cancers In Young Adults Suggests Health Crisis".
on their own petard". The Leftists and their Democratic
fellow-travelers are being treated in Virginia to the same trial and
conviction by accusation that they are increasingly applying to all
perceived enemies. Forget "innocent until proven guilty". Forget Due
Trump Will Emerge After The State Of The Union Address?"
(Editorial, The Day). A defensive, knee-jerk reaction to a very good
statement by the President, in substance, in delivery and in reception.
Nothing "Fair and Balanced" there.
'Mr. Rogers' Lamont Will Fleece Your Neighborhood", by Lee
Elci, in The Day recently.
RIGHT (WRITE) ON.
More and more reports about the substantial short-term and long-term
dangers of marijuana use butt up against the governmental and
private salivation for Profit. Guess who wins? (See
Mental Illness, and Violence", by Alex Berenson (in
Imprimis / Hillsdale College, Jan. 2019)
THIS WILL GET
MY KIDS HOWLING.
"A Prayer for
Those Growing Old". NOT I, NATANIA. "Lord,
Thou knowest I am growing older. Keep me from
becoming talkative and possessed with the idea
that I must express myself on every subject. Release
me from the craving to straighten out everyone's
me from the recital of endless detail. Give me
wings to get to the point. Seal
my lips when I am inclined to tell of my aches and
pains. They are increasing with the years and my
love to speak of them grows sweeter as time goes
me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may
be wrong. Make me thoughtful but not nosey; helpful
but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom
and experience it does seem a pity not to use
it all. But Thou knowest, Lord, that I want a few friends
at the end."
Quotes of A Sexual Nature By Famous Folks "There
are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal,
particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 560SL."
*Lynn Lavner "Sex
is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are
might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship." *Sharon
mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch." *Jack
lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never
forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is." *
Barbara Bush (Former US First Lady) "Ah,
yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals
through his wallet." *
Robin Williams "Women
need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place" *Billy
to a new survey, women say they feel more comfortable undressing in
front of men than they do undressing in front of other women. They say
that women are too judgmental, where, of course, men are just
De Niro "There's
a new medical crisis. Doctors are reporting that many men are having
allergic reactions to latex condoms. They say they cause severe
swelling. So what's the problem?"
*Dustin Hoffman "There's
very little advice in men's magazines, because men think, 'I know what
I'm doing. Just show me somebody naked !" *Jerry
the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough
blood to run one at a time." *Robin
been so long since I've had sex, I've forgotten who ties up whom." *Joan
is one of the most wholesome, beautiful and natural experiences money
can buy." *
Steve Martin "
You don't appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older.
Little things like being spanked every day by a middle-aged woman.
Stuff you pay good money for in later life." *
Elmo Phillips "
Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same." *Oscar Wilde " It
isn't premarital sex if you have no intention of getting married." *George
February 5 and 6,
THE STATE OF
THE UNION SPEECH.
watched it, you know. If you
didn't, now you know.
you will also
know blind opposition if you continue to see it. React accordingly.
HERE IS A COMMON-SENSE PIECE OF PROPOSED FEDERAL LEGISLATION...
THAT WE NEVER HEARD OF. WHY?
The Proposed EL CHAPO Act
By Ben Marquis
arts expert Chuck Norris has never been known to back away from a
fight. But he just endorsed a solution to end the stalemate
between the Trump White House and congressional Democrats over funding
for a border wall.
With the partial shutdown of the
federal government having entered its third week, some members of
Congress have grown increasingly anxious to find a compromise solution
to end the current stalemate over a funding request for border security
and border wall construction.
Negotiations have stalled as
neither side has shown any indication they will waver, with President
Donald Trump continuing to demand roughly $5.7 billion to fulfill his
primary campaign promise while Democrats insist they will refuse to
provide even a single dime of taxpayer money to construct any sort of
physical border barrier.
However, there may be an
acceptable solution already on the table that would provide funding for
border wall construction without the use of taxpayer money — while also
fulfilling Trump’s promise that “Mexico will pay for the
And that potential solution just received a huge boost of support from
actor, author, and martial arts expert Chuck Norris, in a commentary
piece for WND.
Norris drew attention to a piece of
legislation that was just re-introduced into the Senate by Republican
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz that would use the seized funds of convicted drug
cartel overlords for border security and border wall construction.
cleverly named his bill the “Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden
Assets to Provide Order Act — or EL CHAPO Act — named for the arrested
kingpin of the Mexico-based Sinaloa drug cartel, Joaquin Archivaldo “El
Chapo” Guzman, from whom roughly $14 billion has been seized and would
be forfeited if El Chapo is convicted.
In a recent media
release, Cruz noted that Congress had a mandate to secure the border
and build a wall, and said, “Ensuring the safety and security of Texans
is one of my top priorities. Indeed, I have long called for
building a wall as a necessary step in defending our border.
billion dollars will go a long way to secure our southern border and
hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals.
leveraging any criminally forfeited assets of El Chapo and other
murderous drug lords, we can offset the cost of securing our border and
make meaningful progress toward delivering on the promises made to the
American people,” Cruz added.
In his column supporting Cruz’s idea, Norris wrote:
you didn’t know, El Chapo is almost entirely responsible for the
majority of drugs that come up through the U.S. southern
As the co-founder and head of the Sinaloa Cartel, he has been the #1
supplier of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines into the
U.S. If you or your loved ones have ever tried or been
to illegal drugs, odds are they originated from the Sinaloa Cartel.”
proceeded to cite several examples of how widely the Sinaloa’s drug
trafficking network operated inside the U.S., as well as the vast
accumulation of wealth the cartel has received from illicit drug money,
and how the estimated $14 billion that would be forfeited upon El
Chapo’s conviction would be more than enough to cover the construction
of a border wall where necessary.
“Is Sen. Cruz’s EL CHAPO
Act not a brilliant idea to fund the border wall between the U.S. and
Mexico? And guess what? A Mexican pays for it after
one evil individual who has repeatedly raped America’s communities and
the souls of millions through narcotics and other criminal acts for the
past three decades,” wrote Norris.
“Think of the impact
passing the EL CHAPO Act could have,” he continued. “First, El Chapo’s
drug monies could probably fund the completion of the entire U.S.
southern border wall without a single dime more from the federal
government or American taxpayers.
the majority of El Chapo’s own drug trafficking cartel into our country
would be greatly diminished using his own money.”
“Third, president Trump could fulfill his primary campaign promise.
“Fourth, the Democrats would be able to open the government the same
day the EL CHAPO Act passed,” Norris suggested.
added, “Let it be clear: Passing that single bill could be the
compromise they all are looking for, and it is the best win-win-win-win
solution the Congress and president could ever enact!”
is absolutely right in that this could very well be the best solution
to end the current impasse between congressional Democrats and the
Trump White House, as it allows both sides of the debate to emerge
“victorious” without having backed down from the face-off.
would obviously be the winner as he would achieve his oft-promised
border wall — and at the expense of Mexican criminals to boot — while
Democrats could claim victory in that they held fast on preventing
American taxpayer money from going toward Trump’s wall.
the American citizens would “win” by virtue of a much more secure
border with fewer illegal immigrants and drug smugglers successfully
crossing, protecting lower income jobs for Americans, and making the
entire nation safer and more prosperous.
reintroduced the bill on January 3, 2019. I'm sure that the main stream
media will never mention it, and I'm sure that it terrifies the
Democrats because it would paint them into an inescapable corner trying
to explain why they would not support it.
If you have any doubt
about the veracity of this bill all you have to do is google El Chapo
Act. Why hasn't this gotten any attention or traction in the
PLEASE READ THESE TWO STATEMENTS, ONE FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE
OTHER FROM SAINT PAUL.
Then consider ABORTION.
A reading from the Book of the
The word of the LORD came to me, saying:
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I dedicated you,
a prophet to the nations I appointed you.
But do you gird your loins;
stand up and tell them
all that I command you.
Be not crushed on their account,
as though I would leave you crushed before them;
for it is I this day
who have made you a fortified city,
a pillar of iron, a wall of brass,
against the whole land:
against Judah's kings and princes,
against its priests and people.
They will fight against you but not prevail over you,
for I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.
A reading from the first
Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians
Brothers and sisters:
Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.
But I shall show you a still more excellent way.
If I speak in human and angelic tongues,
but do not have love,
I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal.
And if I have the gift of prophecy,
and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge;
if I have all faith so as to move mountains,
but do not have love, I am nothing.
If I give away everything I own,
and if I hand my body over so that I may boast,
but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind.
It is not jealous, it is not pompous,
It is not inflated, it is not rude,
it does not seek its own interests,
it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury,
it does not rejoice over wrongdoing
but rejoices with the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.
If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing;
if tongues, they will cease;
if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing.
For we know partially and we prophesy partially,
but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
When I was a child, I used to talk as a child,
think as a child, reason as a child;
when I became a man, I put aside childish things.
At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror,
but then face to face.
At present I know partially;
then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.
So faith, hope, love remain, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.
If this man can continue to be the Catholic Cardinal of the world's
most important city, then the author is correct in his description of
"the ransacked, decaying basilica that is American Catholicism...."
AMERICA NEEDS TO BE "GREAT AGAIN". IT'S NOT!
Our country is now run by "Idiots" who entirely fulfill the related
definition by Albert Einstein.
the attached article about the demise of our INTERNET security,
affecting our business security, our electrical grid, our
communications system, our system of elections and our national
Meanwhile, our "Intelligence Leaders" are embracing and
fighting the last wars, incapable of or unwilling to even explore more
effective means of dealing with our adversaries and our enemies, as
President Trump is attempting. This also is Idiocy - or crass
The Internet, the World Wide Web and their progeny
have become obsolete and dangerous. A totally new system of
communications must be devised to replace these systems which were
invented specifically to be "open source" and which cannot be rendered
secure. Are our "Intelligence Leaders" working on that??
And are the
Democratic and Rino cretins in Washington doing anything other than
flailing about trying to bring this duly elected President down?
All Americans will pay a heavy price for all of this.
OF COURSE THIS NEWSLETTER SOURCE IS BIASED IN ONE DIRECTION. BUT THE
FACTS ARE NOT.
Bullying and intimidation have become S.O.P. with the Leftists. That
makes us all vulnerable.
If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who
were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had
syphilis, would you recommend that she have an abortion?
Read the next question before looking at the response for this one
It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts.
Here are the facts about the three candidates. Who would you vote for?
Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologist
He's had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10
martinis a day.
He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used
college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.
He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an
occasional beer and never cheated on his wife.
Which of these candidates would be our choice?
Decide first... no peeking, then scroll down for the response.
Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Candidate B is Winston Churchill.
Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.
And, by the way, on your answer to the abortion question:
If you said YES, you just killed Beethoven.
Pretty interesting isn't it? Makes a person think before judging
Wait till you see the end of this note! Keep reading..
Never be afraid to try something new.
Amateurs...built the ark.
Professionals...built the Titanic
And Finally, can you imagine working for a company that has a little
than 500 employees and has the following statistics:
* 29 have been accused of spousal abuse
* 7 have been arrested for fraud
* 19 have been accused of writing bad checks
* 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
* 3 have done time for assault
* 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
* 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
* 8 have been arrested for shoplifting
* 21 are currently defendants in lawsuits
* 84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year...
Can you guess which organization this is?
Give up yet?
It's the 535 members of the United States Congress.
The same group that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed
keep the rest of us in line.
Heaven has a wall, a gate and a strict immigration policy. Hell has