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.
AMERICA HAS ALWAYS BEEN A MELTING POT. AND THE FLAME THAT HAS KEPT IT
GOING HAS ALWAYS BEEN OUR JUDEO-CHRISTIAN HERITAGE.
A Good Laugh before bedtime is better than even...NOTHING.
Every . . .
single . . . word this man says is right on the money.
And, women would benefit far more from using their brains as men do
than vice versa. Sure, being able to emote more is a good
thing, but the way men think (relative to women) is FAR more efficient
and FAR less stressful.
An apt word for the comments authored in the article posted below.
That's why we have physician "burn-out", and physician suicide at twice
the general rate, and physicians leaving the Profession decades before
their time. It's the result of the callow up-bringing and "culture" of
the recent generations that manifest in so many other ways...and in
this case (being a Physician) changing a silk purse into a sow's ear.
And SHAME on those already - arrived physicians who denigrate the
ideals that may still motivate newer classes of medical students
despite their surroundings.
Being a Physician is a Calling and a Vocation that has been under siege
for decades by stupid, cynical, craven people, some of whom are also
non-practising "physicians" seeking only money and power and status
among their own.
And it can only be saved for the hundreds of millions of good people
who need them by staying independent, by choosing the field
of battle, and by Fighting Like Hell for their patients and for
themselves. It can still be done...but not with an 8 hour day, or a 40
hour week, or by referring to Mrs. Jones as "the one in bed 4-B".
After 61 years as a practising physician, I still work a 40 hour week
(1/2 time for me), I take all patients who will do their part in the
relationship - and I look forward to all of it as a Privilege...while
fighting like Hell against the mounting forces that may destroy it all.
I'll leave it only in a pine box...a closed pine box so that no one
will be sure that I've Left.
I think this is why the
aircraft was invented. - P
The Karakoram Highway (a must see)
If you like curves on mountain roads, this would be the road to try……………
So, you think we know something about construction - think again!
I’m certainly glad to see this road from this perspective because I
sure as hell wouldn’t want to drive it …. and I’m doubly sure I
couldn’t ride it with someone else driving …..
The Karakoram Highway, extending from Pakistan to China, is fast
becoming recognized as the 8th man-made wonder of the world.
Known informally as the KKH, it is the highest paved international road
in the world. At its peak, near the China/Pakistan border, it
is one of the world's hardest alpine climbs. The Karakorum Highway
connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain Range, via
the Khunjerab Pass.
NOW HEAR THIS!
If an established Asthmatic is not treated with an accurate and
complete diagnosis, with effective environmental control - especially
involving pets, with an effective (and not excessive) program of
anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory medications, with prompt on-call
and effective treatment of superimposed respiratory tract infections,
and WITH ALLERGY IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR UNAVOIDABLE ALLERGENS, he or she, at
whatever age, is BEING POORLY TREATED.
And that is also true - and possibly especially so - for the many
patients, undiagnosed by their Pulmonologists, who continue to miss
combined Bronchial Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis, mis-labled as "COPD",
Everybody so affected, whether, parent or patient or primary care
physician or pulmonologist:
EITHER LEARN, OR GET TO A CERTIFIED ALLERGIST, OR
GET OUT OF THE BUSINESS
George A. Sprecace., M.D., F.A.C.P, J.D. asthma.drsprecace.com
"ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK" and "ESCAPE FROM LA". - NOT THOSE
This will be the Real Thing.
Originally set in the 1990's, the next Escape from New York will be the
real thing, as the island amputates itself from the rest of America
with its incessant traffic snarls, its gross air pollution, its vile
living conditions for all but the super rich, its ungovernable Leftists
- cum - Socialists / Communists. It will become the next Brazilian
barrio at its worst. Soon, everyone who has something to offer society,
who is willing to work for themselves and families, and who is willing
to fight for their rights will have moved: to the suburbs, to the
country, AWAY. The same will be true of LA and perhaps a few other
Then America will be Great Again.
Is that what it will take? We are on that path.
and THURSDAY, December 5 and 6,
ABOUT PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH...ONE FINAL THOUGHT.
Although I would not ordinarily publish the statement noted below, out
of respect and out of a lack of personal recollection regarding his
four years a Republican President, I absolutely reject the assertion
broadly expressed that President Bush 41 was responsible for the
dissolution of the Soviet Union.
ABSOLUTELY WRONG; and that I do remember.
The dissolution of the Soviet Union was the direct and entire result of
the actions of President Reagan and of Pope John Paul ll throughout the
To allege otherwise does disrespect to each of these three good leaders.
George H.W. Bush Obituary You Won't Read In The New York Times (Part
Two), by Richard Viguerle, December 5, 2018.
THE PURCHASE AND SALE OF OUR GOVERNMENT. A SLOW-GROWING CANCER THAT HAS
See the article: "Democrats
Taking Key Leadership Jobs Have Pocketed Millions From Pharma".
by Emmarie Huettleman, December 2, 2018.
Although restrictions on campaign donations may have been prohibited by
the USSC, we must enact TERM LIMITS ON ALL ELECTED OFFICES, FEDERAL AND
No more 10-20-30-40 year tenures. It is the only way to restore America
to a nation ...of the People, by the People and for the People....".
"Is anybody there? Does anybody care".
and TUESDAY, December 3 and 4,
ANOTHER EDITION OF "STUPIDO, STUPIDO, STUPIDO".
Check out an article by Gwynne Watkins:
Reasons Why 'A Christmas Story' Is Actually A Terrible Christmas Movie".
What a developmentally stunted, cheerless, self-important person. Here
I describe the entire tribe of "Leftists", on and off their Hollywood
I could offer more insight. But i actually took and adhere to the
original Oath of Hippocrates.
GREAT. THIS IS THE KIND OF PERSON WHO POPULATES THE VAST MAJORITY OF
THIS GREAT AMERICAN NATION.
And these are the Americans, quiet, responsible, moral and committed,
who - after the Trump administration electoral wins in 2020 - and if
thereafter the current Leftist treachery does not cease - will FIGHT
RATHER THAN SWITCH.
HEAR THIS! "SHOULD WE
This may be the most important message you receive this year. EXCELLENT.
And also check out two books referred to:
Retirement", by Tamara Erickson;
Money After The Big 5-0", by Larry Burkett and Ron Blue.
some of you may remember this.
a couple of occasions, your mother and I drove to Central Ct. State
University to attend a Polish Center seminar. On the first occasion, we
heard and thereafter were within personal contact distance with Lech
Walesa. On the second occasion, we heard Pres. George H.W. Bush. But,
before the lecture we were in a common area. There we met and spoke
briefly with the President - and we have a great photo to
it. Do you have it? Do you want it?
A Fine Man - Old School.
always thought he could have been more effective throughout his career
if he had been more "Real Politic" and less "New World Order". But
REST IN PEACE.
ABOUT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH: THE CLERGY AND THE LAITY.
comment is prompted by a recent article by William A. Donohue, PhD,
President and Publisher of "Catalyst", the organ of the Journal of the
Catholic League For Religious And Civil Rights.
Since the launching of my web site (asthma.drsprecace.com),
I have maintained a Link to the Catholic League, to accompany my many
years-long subscription. Professor Donohue has long performed a vital
and effective service in defending our Church from constant and often
That is why I consider an article he published
in the December, 2018 issue of the Catalyst to be a misfire, in tone
and to some extent in substance.
Beware Of Some Lay Catholics" (p3).
The tone is harsh, judgmental and dismissive.
substance paints with a broad brush that fails to give credence to the
role of the Laity ("the Body of the Church") as clearly defined in the
Catechism of the Catholic Church and as commonly preached from the
pulpit. The Laity never subscribed to the "Pray, Pay and Obey" dictum
emanating from some quarters in the past.
To this must now be
added the alleged and also proven misfeasance and malfeasance of too
many of our Clergy during recent decades.
The Laity must therefore
now take a more direct role in stabilizing this listing Ship. That role
must be on an individual basis and perhaps also on an organized basis.
See my efforts, going back decades, to discharge my personal duty in
this regard (the web site Category entitled "The Catholic Church", now
encompassing about 200 personal articles).
As we practiced in Typing Class:
"Now is the time for all men to come to the aid of their country"
LEADERSHIP OF THE FBI, AND PERHAPS OF THE ENTIRE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,
REPRESENT THE "WATERGATE" OF TODAY.
There will be consequences, as soon as Mueller's investigation has
concluded. President Trump will see to that.
MORE, ON THE STATE OF THE
STATE OF CONNECTICUT.
As any reader
will know, I am not a
fan either of those governing this State or of those voters constantly
in the same mistakes.
recent articles, appearing
Day or in CT Mirror
justify my position.
About School Desegregation In Connecticut." A lot of data, none of it
Take Leading Role In Fighting Teen Suicide." Where are the parents?
Mental Health To Stop Mass Killings" (a fine Letter to the Editor by
Chelsea Santos"). It occurs to me that psychiatrists have long taken
approach condemned in medical practice: putting a band-aid on cancer;
faced with a multitude of acute patients - taking the sickest patient
hours of care while others die for lack of a timely tracheostomy (aka
Second Effort To Sound A Fiscal Alarm In Connecticut".
Panel's Formula for Revitalizing CT Provokes Democratic Resistance."
The "Yea, But's" are out in force.
"You can't make a poor man rich by making a rich man poor". -
November 26 through 30,
I have been saying for a long time: This is War. The rest of Americans
had better get engaged and deployed Now, in this War, if they don't
want themselves and their children engaged and deployed in a true Civil
War. WAKE UP!