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, November 22,
"IT AIN'T OVER 'TIL IT'S OVER".
It Can't Be.
future of this nation, short-term and long-term, depends upon general
acceptance of the election results by the public...especially by the 73
million who voted for President Trump.
By comparison, this is of
much greater consequence to America than is the COVID-19 Pandemic. And
it is especially true when the possible wholesale abuse of
computerization is in question...still considered a magical tool for
good or for ill by many people.
Be Patient. Be Responsible, whatever the Legitimate Outcome.
THIS STATEMENT - AND PREDICTION - WAS NEVER MORE TRUE.
SATURDAY, November 21,
NOVEMBER 22, 1963: PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY ASSASSINATED.
got the news when everyone else did. I was seeing patients in my new
medical practice. I stepped onto the outdoor porch and just stood
In the years since then, observing carefully how government and their people work, I have come to a conclusion:
believe that President Kennedy was killed by members of our government,
many of whom hated and feared him, with or without help from foreign
governments. He was not killed by Oswald, who was killed in the same
Now read the following article:
"JFK IN TRAUMA ROOM ONE: A WITNESS REMEMBERS", by Joe Goldstrich, M.D. and Randy Dotinga (in MedPage Today, November 18, 2020).
More Trauma for all of us.
Rest in Peace.
TUESDAY through FRIDAY, November 17 through 20,
FORMER GOVERNOR MARIO CUOMO:
"NO WAY YOU COME OUTTA MA' LOINS".
"THE RISE AND FALL OF THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE"...
See: "Catholics Divided As Bishops Examine Biden's Abortion Stance", by David Crary
What a SHAME.
MORE ON NEW INSIGHTS ABOUT COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
1) This article is actually worth studying. It's all about the
Central Role of the Immune System - for good and for ill.
"'Breakthrough Finding' Reveals Why Certain COVID Patients Die", by Liz Szabo (Kaiser Health News, November 15, 2020).
It would have been better for the experts to have realized that in March instead of in July.
2) "How South Korea Avoided A COVID-19 Lockdown",
by Molly Walker, MedPage Today, November 15, 2020. They started much
earlier than did the Western world. And they have a much more compliant
populace. In any case: Good For Them.
3) By contrast, see: "Op-Ed: The Grand Failure Of Managing The COVID Cases",
by Aronoff and Milstein ( MedPage Today, November 15, 2020). They decry
the lack of Central Planning (aka Socialism) vs the Individual
Responsibility and Regionalism that is this country - and that
identified this administration's massive and largely effective approach
to this moving target. "Never Trumpers" never give up. More about that
in another coming RR.
4) And then there is this: "In Health Care, When Is Enough, Enough?", by Rebecca Pieper Esposito, RN (in ctmirror.org, November 19, 2020). Excellent and right on point.
THE ELECTION OF 2020: WHAT JUST HAPPENED (VERY LIKELY) ?
• JOE BIDEN, AFTER 47 LACK-LUSTER YEARS IN WASHINGTON, AND AFTER THREE TRIES, WON!
And all he had to do was to disown what positions he had held in the Past.
How did that happen?
There was the automaton Liberal Democrat vote. No thinking here.
was the Catholic vote, which split 50-50 for Biden and Trump. Shame on
the Biden 50% who disowned the one bed-rock principle of Catholicism
There was the Black vote, always to be
depended upon in their colossal ignorance of their own self-interest.
And, as now the most Racist "group" in the country, they probably
awakened a long-dormant counter-reaction among non-Blacks.
There was (and is) the Leftist / Anarchist / Socialist vote. That's also what you voted for.
There was the STUPID vote, from the current younger two generations - too WOKE to have awakened to Reality yet.
There was the "Never Trump" and the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" patients, who will very soon get their own ICD - 10 code.
There was the RINO'S and the 400 Billionaires - always self-dealing first and foremost.
THEN THERE WERE AND ARE THE 73 MILLION CITIZENS WHO VOTED FOR PRESIDENT
DONALD TRUMP AND FOR REPUBLICAN STATE HOUSES AND AGAINST BIDEN, AGAINST
DEMOCRATIC SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES AND FOR DIVIDED GOVERNMENT /
And why did they vote for Donald Trump?
If you read Anything in toto, read this article which we will try to post completely here:
"TRUMP REMADE HIS PARTY AND THE WORLD", by William A. Galston (in WSJ November 14-15, 2020, Opinion, pA11).
just one term (so far), despite marred by the opposition and treachery
of so many, President Trump has been TRANSFORMATIONAL for this nation.
His legacy is secured even without a second term (now or in 2024).
He has Made America Great Again.
MONDAY, November 16,
FAIR, BALANCED, AND PRESCIENT.
FINALLY SOME GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
After all, isn't that one of the secrets to a good life: making lemonade out of the inevitable lemons?
With imagination and grit, we all can turn the cynical mantra of some Democrats on its head: "NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE".
and the tearing changes they bring with them, can be turned to our
advantage. It's called OPPORTUNITY! This is true for
our work life and for our personal life. The tool for that is
The poison pills for that are FEAR AND DEPRESSION.
My father's approach to life comes to mind here:
"AVANTI": Forward, always forward.
And "Never Retreat. It is marching to the rear".
Now read: "How Covid-19 Will Change Aging And Retirement",
by Anne Tergesen (in WSJ November 16, 2020, Encore, R1). This will help
even the newer generations - who will however have to Awaken from their
Finally, check out the statements offered in the "About" Section of this web site, under the rubric "A PHILOSOPHY FOR LIFE".
ADAM, IF YOU CAN POST ONLY MCCARTHY'S VIDEO COMMENTS - AND NOTHING ELSE, THAT CAN BE THE NEXT RR, WITH MY COMMENT.
...and that is in addition for nearly 73 million citizens - nearly half of all who voted - VOTING FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP!
"Don't Cry For Me, Argentina...."
SUNDAY, November 15,
COVID-19 AND CONSTANTLY SHIFTING SANDS.
See these titles and articles - and then call your doctor in the morning.
...AND THAT MAKES A POLITICIAN A BS ARTIST.
A Russian Jew, was finally allowed to emigrate to Israel.
At Moscow airport, customs found a Lenin statue in his baggage and asked, "What is this?"
man replied, "What is this? Wrong question comrade. You should have
asked : Who is he? This is Comrade Lenin. He laid the foundations of
socialism and created the future and prosperity of the Russian people.
I am taking it with me as a memory of our dear hero."
The Russian customs officer let him go without further inspection.
At Tel Aviv airport, the Israeli customs officer also asked our friend, "What is this?"
replied, "What is this? Wrong question, Sir. You should be asking, 'Who
is this?' This is Lenin, the bastard who caused me, a Jew, to
leave Russia. I take this statue with me so I can curse him every day."
The Israeli customs officer said, "I apologize, Sir, you are cleared to go"
into his new house, he put the statue on a table. To celebrate his
immigration, he invited his friends and relatives to dinner.
One of his friends asked, "Who is this?"
He replied, "My dear friend, 'Who is this' is a wrong question. You should have asked, What is this?
This is ten pounds of solid gold that I managed to bring with me without paying any customs duty and tax."
is when you can tell the same B.S. in different ways to
fool different audiences , and which allows you to look good in
FRIDAY and SATURDAY, November 13 and 14,
REGARDING THE TWO MAIN STORIES NEEDING OUR ATTENTION...
1) THE ELECTION.
was fraud. Whether there was credible fraud of a magnitude to change
the presidential and congressional election results remains to be seen.
But we must wait and see!
Over 73 million citizens who voted for President Trump are waiting. As
noted in a recent WSJ article, we learned a lot about the concept of
"illegitimate" during the last four years from craven Democrats and
prostituted media. Whatever the outcome - if decisive and credible -
the wait will have been worth it if we can avoid four more years of
perceived illegitimacy by 73 million citizens!
Meanwhile, what is
clear is that the "Black Community" remained largely monolithic in its
support for their Democratic overseers. What Saps!
See my Rapid Response report of September 11, 2020.
for the "Latino Vote", that was not monolithic from a people who
actually think for themselves. See the recent WSJ article addressing
"...do not take Latinos for granted".
Then there are all those "suburban" females who voted for Biden based solely on his Abortion stand. Shame!
Then there are the "CINO" Catholics In Name Only, who voted for Biden despite his anti-Catholic stand on Abortion. What Frauds!
And then there are those "Woke" juveniles, from their teens to their fourties, who have yet to awaken to Life.
Welcome to too many of the Other 73 million.
God Save Us.
2) THE PANDEMIC.
is yet a great deal to learn about this challenge - not a scourge, and
not deserving of Panic - as some would have us think. I have written a
great deal about this, much of which can be found in the "Health
Alerts" section of my web site as well as in this Rapid Response
One of the main lessons relates to its impact on nursing
homes, where nearly 40% of all Covid-19 deaths have occurred. Here I
recommend two articles that appeared in ctmirror.org:
- "COVID-19 Lessons From A Nursing Home Operator: What We Learned, and Must Do Better". by Larry Santilli, November 12, 2020.
- "Data Offer Fullest Picture Yet of COVID-19 Cases Among Connecticut's Nursing Home Workers", by Carlesso and Pananjady, July 2, 2020.
INTERESTING ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS THAT WE NEVER EVEN THOUGHT TO ASK.
TUESDAY through THURSDAY, November 10 through 12,
2020FOLKS, THESE REPORTS ARE EITHER TRUE OR THEY ARE NOT.
Either way, we MUST find out if we are still in a democracy OR NOT.
MONDAY, November 9,
DOES ANYBODY WANT TO SAVE THE PLANET? THEN GET REAL!!
See this informed and informative VIDEO about NUCLEAR ENERGY.
comparison, all of the rest of the talk about "Clean Energy" is a
cynical shell game promoted by the current czars of ENERGY to
save their empires - not the planet - and mindlessly regurgitated by
the WOKE generations.
I have been saying this for decades. Look it up.
"IT AIN'T OVER 'TIL IT'S OVER".
This new RR section will continue until "...it's over."
Find and follow the following headlines:
1) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashes out at Democratic Party.
Just the beginning of a Biden honeymoon.
2) Trump may launch TV network....
3) Georgia officials announce a re-count....
You ain't see nuthin' yet.
4) Wisconsin Officials let clerks "fix" ballots....
I'm back to enjoying this.
IT AIN'T OVER 'TIL IT'S OVER...MORE.
"IT AIN'T OVER 'TIL IT'S OVER" - STILL MORE...
I suggest that you find and listen to Tucker Carlson's show that aired on Monday evening, November 9, 2020 - in its entirety.
This is where we are. This is what's at stake.
Don't be afraid. "The Truth will make you Free".
SUNDAY, November 8,
you want to channel your anxieties and anger regarding this
election - and for our physical and mental health we had better
do that - read at least once the excellent article by John Kass
(Tribune Content Agency) which appeared in The Day on November 7, 2020
entitled: "America Will Not Return to 'Normalcy'".
is a CliffsNotes summary of all of the "Sturm Und Drang" that we have
experienced in the last four years...and more importantly what it
portends for the future of our country.
As much as or more than ever before: "IN GOD WE TRUST".
all of you who have been too busy getting acidita' watching your TV or
your gismos for all the election news, here are some readings that you
may have missed. They go a long way toward answering the question of
"What's It All About, Alfie?"
Strangely, they all come from the WSJ, November 6, 2020.
There! Doesn't that feel better? Facts are much better than free-floating anxiety and anger.
LET'S TALK ABOUT OUR CURRENT KNOWLEDGE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
You can follow all of this in Real Time via the Rapid Response reports which I have posted since late Winter of this year.
"In The Beginning", December 2019 - March 2020, little was known -
except for some Fake News from China, from the World Health
Organization, and from craven politicians like Clinton and Biden while
President Trump took some wise and decisive actions.
from the medical people or from the scientists or from the scientist /
politicians, what we began getting were educated guesses, just-plain
guesses and "projections". Many turned out to be wrong, facilitated by
the traditional worship of too many "experts" at the altar of the
"double-blind / cross-over study" to the exclusion of careful
observation at the bedside, long clinical experience and just plain
Meanwhile, President Trump successfully mobilized a
massive Public / Private effort, truly a War Effort, to provide needed
medical supplies and hospital beds.
3) Of course, by that time the
entire matter was already politicized during the most consequential
national election year in decades.
4) Quite late, the experts
began to "see the light" - highlighted by their "discovery" of the
effectiveness of Dexamethasone, aka Adrenocorticosteroids - which I had
been yelling / writing about since early April. Check it out.
Beginning quite early in this effort, there became obvious a debate
between "fighting the virus" at All Costs through various
forms of isolation and quarantine vs. fighting the virus through common
sense methods while avoiding the destruction of our national and
Personal economy. That tension continues, partly on valid grounds - but
mainly on the nearly total politicization of the issues. What A Shame
that the Democrats and the Never Trumpers and the Trump Derangement
Syndrome victims thereby have caused tens of thousands of unnecessary
deaths - from the disease and from the "treatment".
But now there is new and documented information on which to base personal and State and National decisions.
a) The delayed but now implemented treatment modalities Work, producing a fatality rate (ie. dying From, not dying With Covid-19) of 0.06%!!
b) Active Immunity resulting from having had the infection does produce lasting personal protection.
c) Passive Immunity - resulting antibodies - can be effective as a treatment modality for others.
The coming vaccines, coming soon, will be effective - they drawing upon
experience derived from vaccine formulation for earlier other Corona
e) Well over 98% of persons who are infected with the virus remain asymptomatic(!).
NOW HEAR THIS.
Common Sense: Social Distancing (6+feet); an effective Mask when that
is not possible or when in doubt; effective Hand Washing frequently;
AVOID CROWDS!!! For, given the immaturity and self-centeredness
of so many of the recent generations - you will always find some of
them in crowds.
The Rest is Politics.
AND AFTER ALL OF THAT, HOW ABOUT A LITTLE LIGHT READING...
I am also saving - for now - the blaring Headline in the NYTimes, November 8, 2020: "BIDEN BEATS TRUMP".
Remember "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN"?
SATURDAY, November 7,
2020PLEASE RE-READ MY RAPID RESPONSE OFFERING DATED NOVEMBER 6 AT 7:41 PM AND ENTITLED: THE 2020 ELECTION - AN INTERIM REPORT.
reaction and plan of President Trump, quoted here, is absolutely
necessary for the political health of this nation...now and in the
future...for the reasons I outlined.
Meanwhile, remember the following:
In any case, whatever happens -
particularly including Biden as President - this election experience
will have finally have informed and convinced over 60 million people
who supported President Trump as to what has been going on during the
last four years...and as to what's at stake for them and for the
nation. If the legal challenges result in no evidence of fraud and thus
a valid result, they will finally pay attention for the next four
years. If the legal challenges result in evidence of real fraud and a
stolen result without recourse, we may well see a revolt.
election season began on the day after Trump was elected in 2016 with
unceasing and unfounded attacks by all the dissembling miscreants on
the Left and by their prostituted mouthpieces in the main media;
President Trump has accomplished much more in one term than many past
Presidents were able to accomplish in two terms;
- fully one -
half of Americans, nearly 60 million citizens, voted for President
Trump, even before the necessary investigations. They are watching
closely; and they are not going away.
- Without full
realization at that time, the prediction I made in 1968 that we would
have to survive two coming generations ("horse's ass" "son of horse's
ass"), has come to pass.
WEDNESDAY through FRIDAY, November 4 through 6,
VIEW THIS ENTIRE VIDEO.
Then look in the mirror and see whom you see.
Then WAKE UP!
THE 2020 ELECTION: AN INTERIM REPORT.
That's what this is, because this is certainly not over.
This is not only the most important national election in decades for
the nation. It is an election wherein the election procedures have been
widely altered while having to deal with a historic turnout.
the opportunities for fraud have multiplied as the will to remove
President Trump reached a peak after all of the other frauds over the
last four years failed.
2) The perception among all the people
that the election results are Fair, especially where the nation has not
been so divided since 1860, will be critical to maintaining a peaceful
3) Thus, court challenges to suspected actions and results are not only desirable - they are vital!
As the stakes could not be higher, responsible jurists - including the
U.S. Supreme Court - will of course require the usual elements for a
a "case or controversy"; a "prima facie case" of minimal but
adequate evidence presented by the plaintiff; thereafter, the burden of
proof resting with the plaintiff - unless under proper circumstances
the Court transfers the burden of proof to the defendant; and
ultimately the decision of the Court, balancing the evidence with the
"equities" and with "fundamental fairness".
5) Here, all of the
elements are present...including justification for the Court to
transfer the burden of proof to the defendant - here regarding the
entire electoral procedure and actual implementation - to show that the
procedures applied were not negligently or fraudulently applied, so as
to assure a Fair result.
This is what we need and should expect. This is what we should Demand.
HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF "PRIMA FACIA EVIDENCE".
Pro-Life News Report
- President Trump: “I Wont Stop Fighting. This is About the Integrity of Our Election Process”
- Trump Campaign: “The Election is Not Over.” Will Challenge “Phony” Claim Joe Biden Won
- Georgia Secretary of State Announces Recount of Incredibly Close Presidential Race
- Michigan County Used Software That Gave 3,000 Votes to Biden. 47 Other Counties Also Used It
More Pro-Life News
- Georgia Senate Runoff Candidate Raphael Warnock Thinks Killing Babies in Abortions is Biblical
- Joe Biden Flops With Catholic Voters, Fails to Get Majority Because He’s Pro-Abortion
- Judge Orders Pennsylvania Elections Officials to Segregate Possible Double-Counted Ballots
- Pennsylvania Lawsuit Alleges 21,000 Dead People Still On Voter Rolls
- Scroll Down for Several More Pro-Life News Stories
TUESDAY, November 3,
Whoever you voted for, the 2020 election will be yet more evidence for the world as to which is the Greatest Democracy.
the massive turnout. At 6 AM this morning I arrived at my polling place
to find a line requiring 40 minutes to navigate before voting. Great!
"The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd".
But that is not the whole story. Let's look at the Why and How of the
ELECTORAL COLLEGE. Please view this excellent video, eight years old but really over 270 years old.
Whoever wins, BE PROUD.
MONDAY, November 2,
FOR MY CHRISTIAN READERS, 3 ITEMS
Why go to Church?
I think this is fantastic, I just love the guy's answer and the interpretation of the BIBLE. Enjoy and pass on.
If you're spiritually alive, you're going to love this.
If you're spiritually curious, there is still hope!
A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday.
wrote: "I've gone for 30 years now, and in that time I have heard
something like 3,000 sermons, but for the life of me, I can't remember
a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time, the preachers
and priests are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all".
This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column.
Much to the delight of the editor, it went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:
been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked
some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the
entire menu for a single one of those meals.
But I do know
this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to
do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be
physically dead today.
Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!"
When you are DOWN to nothing, God is UP to something!
Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible & receives the impossible!
Thank God for our physical and our spiritual nourishment!
IF YOU CANNOT SEE GOD IN ALL, YOU CANNOT SEE GOD AT ALL!
B. I. B L. E. simply means: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth!
An atheist bookie was at the races playing the ponies and losing his shirt.
noticed a Priest step out onto the track and blessed the forehead of
one of the horses lining up for the 4th race. Lo and behold, that
horse - a long shot - won the race
Next race, as the horses lined up, the Priest stepped onto the track.
Sure enough, he blessed one of the horses.
bookie made a beeline for a betting window and placed a small bet on
the horse. Again, even though it was another long shot, the horse
won the race.
He collected his winnings and anxiously waited to see
which horse the Priest would bless next. He bet big on it, and it
As the races continued the Priest kept blessing horses, and each one ended up winning.
bookie was elated. He made a quick dash to the ATM, withdrew all
his savings, and waited for the Priest's blessing that would tell him
which horse to bet on.
True to his pattern, the Priest stepped onto
the track for the last race and blessed the forehead of an old nag that
was 100/1. This time the priest blessed the eyes, ears, and hooves of
the old nag. The bookie knew he had a winner and bet every cent
he owned on the old nag.
He watched dumbfounded as the old nag
pulled up and couldn't even finish the race. In a state of shock,
he went to the track area where the Priest was.
Confronting him, he
demanded, 'Father! What happened? All day long you blessed
horses and they all won. Then in the last race, the horse you blessed
never even had a chance. Now, thanks to you, I've lost every cent
of my savings!'
The Priest nodded wisely and with sympathy.
"You are not Catholic are you my son?"
"No, I'm an atheist"
"That's the problem", said the Priest,
"you couldn't tell the difference between a blessing and last rites".
By a 15-year-old school kid who got an A+ for this entry
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd
If scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now
Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice
For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the State.
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong.
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.
It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!
This is precisely why the left is desperately trying to game the system with fraudulent elections.
ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINES: "THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY".
SUNDAY, November 1,
IN MY OPINION,
THIS WILL TURN OUT TO BE THE MOST FLAGRANT AND IMPORTANT FACT / STORY TO HAVE BEEN SUPPRESSED BY THE MAIN MEDIA.
If so, this should result in the loss or at least mitigation of their First Amendment Rights for at least a year.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING TESTING FOR COVID-19 - AND RECOMMENDED ASSOCIATED ACTIONS.
These four authoritative articles are too lengthy to reproduce here - but are posted IN TOTO in the "Health Alerts" section of this web site.
THIS IS NOT ONLY FOR MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL,
BUT FOR ALL OF US.
We all have to live with this challenge for a long time, following
common sense instructions. And yes, a few of us will die. But the vast
majority of us know that's NOT THE END. I'm very sorry for those who
don't - or won't - believe that.
THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION SHOULD BE A RESOUNDING
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