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.
Click dates below
for past Rapid Responses
SUNDAY, July 5,
AMERICANS, BE OBSERVANT...AND BEWARE.
DESPERATE. DELUSIONAL. DISINTEGRATING. DEFEAT.
President Trump is an Existential Threat to this gang.
See: "President Trump's Plan To Maintain Presidency" ,by Robert Reich (in The Day June 29, 2020).
THE LOCKDOWN: JUST SO YOU KNOW,
Just use Common Sense, that's all.
TO BELIEVE, OR NOT TO BELIEVE: THAT IS THE QUESTION.
More good news...
The story of Tom Zimmer, prayerful Catholic devotee,who lived in Loreto, Italy....and made prophetic remarks to a friend (Dr.Curran from Mass.) about the future of Donald Trumpas early as 1983 and his role in helping America be more centered on God.You all may have seen this. It is published by Catholic reporters at LifeSite news.Enjoy and share with those who may need to hear it.Hope you also heard President Trump's Mt.Rushmore speech!
President Trump will ‘lead America back to God,’ according to 1983 prophecy
Just Explain This!
Rioters and protesters tore down the monuments to Francis Scott Key,
author of the Star-Spangled Banner, our National Anthem, and the statue
of Father Junipero Serra, founder of the Spanish Missions in
California. The monument to Christopher Columbus in NYC was defaced as
was St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The New York Museum of Natural History
just decided to remove the statue of Teddy Roosevelt, which has stood
at the entrance of the museum since 1940.
seems that young revolutionaries want to rewrite our history, but how
is that possible? You cannot erase history; you can only learn from it.
George Santayana once wrote, “ those who ignore the lessons of history
are condemned to repeat it .” So, I am wondering, if we consciously try
to erase history and rewrite it as we believe it should have been, how
will we ever learn of the mistakes we made in the past so that they
will not be made again? But here's a thought: Why not get back to
teaching history instead of advocacy in schools?
So, if a police officer shoots a criminal after being assaulted by that
criminal, it is the cop’s fault, but if a criminal shoots someone, it’s
the gun’s fault? Help me understand that, please.
I am probably old-fashioned, but it has been my experience that police
typically leave you alone if you are not doing illegal stuff. So here
is another thought: How about teaching our kids to be responsible for
their actions and respect police, adults, and senior citizens? This is
a process that begins in the home.
Does Black Lives Matter (BLM) include aborted black babies, murdered
black police officers, black on black killings, or does BLM respond
only when a white police officer kills a black man or woman?
So, now the classic movie Gone with the Wind has been removed, and high
school students no longer are asked to read the Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain or To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper
Lee.. They are banished from school curricula. That is sad and a
significant loss from an educational perspective.
anyone remember Hattie McDaniel? She was the first black American
actress to win an Oscar for her performance in - wait for it - Gone
with the Wind. Is her name and performance now cast aside and gone
forever because of the new revolutionaries telling us what we can and
cannot read or see?
Rest in Peace Aunt Jemimah (1893-2020) and Uncle Ben (1943-2020). Cause
of death: Liberal Stupidity. Whatever happened to Common Sense?
7. Why would President Barack Hussein Obama have a Presidential Library? What the hell would it contain?
In the last four years, can you name any piece of legislation, any
program that benefited America and Americans coming from the Democrats?
What exactly have they done over the last four years? Come to think of
it, Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate for President and former VP
under Barack Hussein Obama, is an enigma. He has been in government 51
years! What exactly has he done for America and Americans in all those
years? What is his platform?
The Prophet Mohammed was a pedophile, murderer, and slave trader. Why
are there no riots to burn down mosques? How about the Pyramids of
Egypt? Slaves built them. Why are there no riots and efforts to destroy
these? Ditto for The Great Wall of China.
Maybe its just me, but if I have a problem with my faucets, drains, or
showers, I call a plumber to help. If I have a question about taxes, I
call my accountant. If I have a fever or upset stomach, I call my
doctor. But if I want advice on politics or economics or international
relations, I would not be inclined to call Lebron James or any other
athlete. How about you?
I read where Alexandria Ocasio Cortez was laughing, and high-fiving
people for scamming the Trump Rally in Oklahoma and having teens and
others register for advance tickets to it and not show up. Fascinating!
But here’s a question: If these liberal democrats can do this, what
will they do with mail-in voting?
I find it ironic and a bit humorous that the very first thing the
insurrectionist wanna-be tough guys who took over a six square block
segment of Seattle did was - wait for it - build a wall! Why did they
do that? (Don’t answer, I think I figured it out)
I read earlier today that rioters in California tore down the statue of
Ulysses S. Grant, former President and General, who defeated the
Confederacy and wreaked havoc on the KKK in South Carolina. He was
vehemently opposed to slavery.
what he did so wrong as to elicit the ire of the mob? Could it be that
the mob was not so concerned about Blacks but more concerned about
simply tearing down everything to do with America?
you really wonder about just what BLM and Antifa stand for, doesn’t it?
And who the hell oversees these well-orchestrated riots?
see, a mob has a leader, so who is the leader? George Soros? Barack
Hussein Obama and OFA? Someone is calling the shots to undermine our
way of life. I’d really like to know. Wouldn’t you? And how about
Robert Byrd who was a grand wizard in the KKK and a Democrat Senator
for 40 years- and nobody mentions that!
Sometimes I find myself wondering why we are so obsessed with trying to
find intelligent life on other planets when we can’t seem to find
intelligent life right here on Mother Earth?
Someone needs to explain to me why the Centers for Disease Control
(CDC) reports 57,000 COVID-19 deaths, and the media reports over
120,000 deaths. Why the disparity?
Equally, I would like to know the distinction between those who died from COVID-19 and those who died with COVID-19.
Am I just not smart enough to understand these things?
But here is what I do understand and for which I need no explanation:
Americans live in the greatest country on planet earth, and I have been all over this world so I can make that statement.
We the People have the most excellent medical care in the world.
We the People earned more Nobel Prizes than any nation earth by a factor of ten.
We the People have pioneered the exploration of space and are innovators in technology.
the People have accumulated more wealth and prosperity than any other
country on the globe and have the highest standard of living known to
the People have abolished slavery, prevailed in two World Wars, and
saved Europe twice in the 20th century. Instead of reaping the spoils
of war, we invested in rebuilding Europe and Japan in the aftermath of
the devastation of WWII. And we did all of this in 244 years as
compared to other nations whose histories go back millennia!
is a free country and, if you don’t like it here, you don’t need to
destroy other people’s property and businesses to satisfy your primal,
uncontrolled emotions, nor do you have to tear down our historical
monuments. You can pack up and leave.
I'm just guessing about this, but I bet if I looked carefully, I would not see any anchors on your ass keeping you here.
will be celebrating Independence Day, the Birthday of our Nation. It is
a golden opportunity to put aside personal differences and salute the
fact that we all wake up every day as free men and women thanks to
those who paid the ultimate price for that privilege.
Happy Birthday, America!
SATURDAY, July 4,
What is Love?
What Love means to 4-8 year old kids...
Slow down for three minutes to read this.
A group of professional people
posed this question
to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds ,
'What does love mean?'
The answers they got were broader, deeper,
and more profound than anyone could have ever imagined !
See what you think:
'When my grandmother
got arthritis , she couldn't bend over and paint
her toenails anymore.. So my
grandfather does it for her all the time , even
when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.'
Rebecca- age 8
'When someone loves you , the
way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name
is safe in their mouth.'
Billy - age 4
'Love is when a girl puts on perfume
and a boy puts on shaving cologne
and they go out and smell each other.'
Karl - age 5
'Love is when you go out to eat
and give somebody most of your French fries
without making them give you any of theirs.'
Chrissy - age 6
'Love is what makes you smile
when you're tired.'
Terri -age 4
'Love is when my
mommy makes coffee for my daddy and
she takes a sip before giving it to him , to
make sure the taste is OK.'
Danny - age 8
'Love is what's in the room with
you at Christmas if you stop opening presents
and just listen.'
Bobby - age 7
'If you want to learn to love better ,
you should start with a friend who you hate. '
Nikka - age 6
(we need a few million more Nikka's on
'Love is when
you tell a guy you like his shirt,
then he wears it everyday.'
Noelle- age 7
'Love is like a little
old woman and a little old man who are still
friends even after they know each other so well.'
Tommy - age 6
'During my piano recital , I was
on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the
people watching me and saw my daddy waving and
He was the only one doing that.
I wasn't scared anymore.'
Cindy - age 8
'My mommy loves me
more than anybody
You don't see anyone else
kissing me to sleep at night.'
Clare - age 6
'Love is when Mommy
gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.'
'Love is when Mommy
sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and
still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.'
Chris - age 7
'Love is when your puppy licks
your face even after you left him
alone all day.'
Mary Ann - age 4
'I know my older sister loves me
because she gives me all her old clothes
and has to go out and buy new ones.'
Lauren - age 4
'When you love somebody , your
eyelashes go up and down and little
stars come out of you.' (what an image)
Karen - age 7
'Love is when Mommy
sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think
Mark - age 6
'You really shouldn't say
'I love you' unless you mean it.
But if you mean it,
you should say it a lot. People forget.'
Jessica - age 8
And the final one:
The winner was a four year old child
whose next door neighbor was an
elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.
Upon seeing the man cry , the
little boy went into the old
gentleman's yard , climbed onto his
lap , and just sat there.
Mother asked what he had said to the
neighbor , the little boy said ,
'Nothing , I just helped him cry'
AMERICA AND RUSSIA AND "BOUNTIES".
are the facts, which we all should recall, and which hypocritical
Democrats and fellow-travelers choose to ignore while feeding their
"Trump Derangement Syndrome".
See: "Russia Denies Paying Bounties, But Some Say The U.S. Had it Coming", by Higgins and Kramer (in NTimes July 4, 2020).
reality is that America and Russia will continue to inhabit this Earth
as long as there is an Earth, generally as adversaries and competitors
and occasionally as allies when mutually advantageous. That reality
Requires interaction at all times, at some level. Those who deny that
are cynics or fools, or both. And then there is the Military-Industrial
Complex, alive and well.
THURSDAY and FRIDAY, July 2 and 3,
THIS IS TOTALLY WRONG, ON MANY LEVELS.
And I certainly believe the Nurses over the Suits in this story.
To All Patients And Potential Patients...which means all of us:
delivery of Health Care at all levels had changed even before the
Pandemic. Any patient now needs to be a very active Advocate for him-or
herself...or needs to have an effective Advocate - who will rattle the
cage if necessary - to be heard and to be treated properly. Do not
defer to the "higher authority" when you suspect or Know that you are
not being properly considered.
This is not a conspiracy. It's just
the way it is now, for many inter-related reasons. But don't tolerate
it. Your health and life may be at risk.
POWERFUL AND TRUE.
BEAUTIFUL...AND TOTALLY REMEMBERED.
A very special age group
Born in the 1930s to the mid-40s, we exist as a very special age group.
We are the smallest group of children born since the early 1900s.
are the last generation, climbing out of the depression, who can
remember the winds of war and the impact of a world at war that rattled
the structure of our daily lives for years.
We are the last to remember ration books for everything from gas to sugar to shoes to stoves.
We saved tin foil and poured fat into tin cans.
We saw cars up on blocks because tires weren't available.
We can remember milk being delivered to our house early in the morning and placed in the “milk box” on the porch.
We are the last to see the gold stars in the front windows of our grieving neighbors whose sons died in the War.
We saw the 'boys' home from the war, build their little houses.
We are the last generation who spent childhood without television; instead, we imagined what we heard on the radio.
As we all like to brag, with no TV, we spent our childhood "playing outside”.
There was no little league.
There was no city playground for kids.
lack of television in our early years meant, for most of us, that we
had little real understanding of what the world was like.
On Saturday afternoons, the movies gave us newsreels sandwiched in between westerns and cartoons.
Telephones were one to a house, often shared (party lines) and hung on the wall in the kitchen (no cares about privacy).
were called calculators, they were hand cranked; typewriters were
driven by pounding fingers, throwing the carriage, and changing the
The 'INTERNET’ and ‘GOOGLE’ were words that did not exist.
and magazines were written for adults and the news was broadcast on our
radio in the evening by Gabriel Heatter and later Paul Harvey.
As we grew up, the country was exploding with growth.
The G.I. Bill gave returning veterans the means to get an education and spurred colleges to grow.
VA loans fanned a housing boom.
Pent up demand coupled with new installment payment plans opened many factories for work.
New highways would bring jobs and mobility.
The veterans joined civic clubs and became active in politics.
The radio network expanded from 3 stations to thousands.
parents were suddenly free from the confines of the depression and the
war, and they threw themselves into exploring opportunities they had
We weren't neglected, but we weren't today's all-consuming family focus.
They were glad we played by ourselves until the street lights came on.
They were busy discovering the post war world.
entered a world of overflowing plenty and opportunity; a world where we
were welcomed, enjoyed ourselves and felt secure in our future though
depression poverty was deeply remembered.
Polio was still a crippler.
We came of age in the 50s and 60s.
Korean War was a dark passage in the early 50s and by mid-decade
school children were ducking under desks for Air-Raid training.
Russia built the “Iron Curtain” and China became Red China ..
are the last generation to experience an interlude when there were no
threats to our homeland. The war was over and the cold war,
terrorism, “global warming”, and perpetual economic insecurity
had yet to haunt life with unease.
our generation can remember both a time of great war, and a time
when our world was secure and full of bright promise and plenty. lived
We grew up at the best possible time, a time when the world was getting better....
We are "The Last Ones". More than 99 % of us are either retired or deceased, and we feel privileged to have “lived in the best of times"!
"TRUE, TRUE, AND RELATED".
apart from common sense actions like social distancing, masks when
within contact and avoidance of unnecessary group gatherings...
HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH YET?
THIS IS LEADERSHIP...NOT CRAVEN POLITICS.
That's the Italian word for "Enough"!
that's my decision, at least for now, regarding spoon-feeding my
readers with the many excellent articles and editorials that appear
regularly in the Wall Street Journal. Indeed, the WSJ has long
effectively taken the title "newspaper of record" from the
journalisticly abandoned New York Times.
So, if you want to leave the realm of the "great unwashed" and unknowing, Please Read The Wall Street Journal for yourself.
only exception I will make to providing articles in this section from
that source will be relating to the Covid -19 Pandemic, about which I
have been writing since early March. That is not only a political
hot-spot, unfortunately, but it is also in my field of medical
Thus, I offer now two articles on this subject:
1) "The Coronavirus Credibility Gap", by Joseph A. Ladapo ( in WSJ July 2, 2020, Opinion, pA17);
2) "An Old Vaccine May Help Against Covid", by Gallo and Arbess (in WSJ July 1, 2020, Opinioin, pA17).
Please. It won't hurt.
WEDNESDAY, July 1,
2020COVID-19, AN INFLAMMATORY SYSTEM OUT OF CONTROL, AND STEROIDS: FINALLY.
It should have been a "no-brainer" a long time ago.
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