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.
MORE ON EDUCATION AND ON BECOMING AN ADULT. Always More. It's that important. The following articles should be "must reads". 1) "Whither The Vanishing American Adult", by Joan Frawley Desmond, in National Catholic Register Sept. 3, 2017, p2. 2) "Sober Advice To College Freshmen", by Chris Stefanick, in National Catholic Register Sept. 3, 2017, p7. 3) "De Vos Pledges To Restore Due Process", by KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor Jr, in WSJ Sept 8, 2017, Opinion, pA17.
Meanwhile, it would help the nation through the current dangerous rapids if the Democratic Party were to find its "mojo" again. See: "Democrats Have The Green Party Blues", by George Melloan, in WSJ Sept. 7, 2017, Opinion, pA17.
FRIDAY, September 8,
REMEMBER THE THREE TYPES OF PEOPLE? Those who make things happen. Those who watch things happen. Those who are constantly standing around saying "WHA HOPPEN"? Well,
our poor Republicrats are definitely in the last group...including John
McCain - who by his own admission is "a pretty intelligent guy".
YEA, SURE. In this case, President Trump did exactly the right
thing. And he will continue doing it until they regain their
sanity - or until he helps to replace them with true Republicans in the
When I was a kid, I couldn't understand why Eisenhower was so popular. Maybe this will explain why...
General Eisenhower Warned Us.
It is a matter of history that when the Supreme
Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found
the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible
photographs to be taken, and for the German people from
surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even
made to bury the dead. He did this because he said in words to this effect: 'Get
it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses -
because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get
up and say that this never happened' This week, the UK debated
whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum
because it 'offends' the Muslim population which claims it
never occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this is
a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the
world and how easily each country is giving into it. It
is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe
ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory
of the, six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million
Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests Who were 'murdered, raped,
burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated' while
many in the world looked the other way! Now, more than
ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a
myth,' it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.
This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people! Be a
link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around
the world. How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center 'NEVER HAPPENED',
Because it offends some Muslims??? Or some other people whom feel offended? Or decide the past is not "politicaly" correct?
WEDNESDAY, September 6,
DACA. President Trump did the right thing.
let's see what the feckless Congress, especially the Republicans in the
majority, can do. This is the linchpin around which entire Immigration
Reform Can take place.
is almost too perfect. In the 20th century, in perfect conformity with
law in a constitutional republic, a number of states and cities erected
statues to local heroes. These heroes were sometimes Confederate
soldiers. Now, no sane person thinks human slavery was or is anything
but repulsive. But fighting for your neighbors and your friends, well,
that’s something else again. We often put up monuments to war heroes
who do things that in retrospect look bad. Much of the United Kingdom
is dotted with memorials to heroic, super brave Empire flyers whose job
was — to put it plainly — terror bombing of German women and children.
So, monuments sometime go up that turn out to be questionable morally.
the Confederate monuments are up there in accordance with law. The
people who are vandalizing them, tearing them down, urinating on them —
they’re the law breakers. Maybe, in time, under legal procedures, the
memorials to Confederate generals will come down and that’s the way a
democracy works. But to spit on President Trump because he
says,"Obey the law and respect what the law ordained," well, that’s
just anarchy. Why are we so happy about anarchy? It never ends well. And
in the same vein, I see in the newspapers that most of the statues in
question were put up in and around the 1920s. That’s almost a century
ago. Why has it taken so long to get around to desecrating them and
realizing how morally odious they are? Isn’t this just another example
of the mainstream media Trump horror of the day? Who’ll take my bet
that it will soon be forgotten and we’ll pass on to another Trump war
And if it isn’t forgotten, if the struggle to make war on
inanimate objects goes on for a decade, will it raise the math
proficiency scores of Chicago high school students by one percent? Will
tearing down the Gallant Pelham make one black father stay home with
his son? Will sawing off the nose of Jefferson Davis keep one young man
from joining a gang? It’s all just excuses and blame shifting. To read
more of Ben Stein's article, go to The American Spectator.
Stein is a writer, actor, and lawyer who served as a speechwriter in
the Nixon administration as the Watergate scandal unfolded. He began
his unlikely road to stardom when director John Hughes cast him as the
numbingly dull economics teacher in the urban comedy, "Ferris Bueller's
FUNNY, RIGHT. NOT REALLY... See the following two articles, regarding our emotionally impaired children resulting from this "great technology". 1) "The Smartphone Generation Vs. Free Speech", by Jean M. Twenge, in WSJ Review, Sept. 2-3, 2017, pC3. 2) "The Real Campus Scourge", by Frank Bruni, in NYTimes Sunday Review, Sept. 3, 2017, pSR3. READ IT AND WEEP. THEN REPENT.
WOW. AN ENTIRELY ACCURATE HISTORY OF AMERICA DURING THE LAST 50 YEARS. There hasn't been as much truth collected in one place since the Bible was assembled.
An interesting read from a military lifer about Presidents
will find this interesting. For the non-military oriented, this
man is the retired Chief Master Sergeant OF the Air Force, not IN the
Air Force., whose office was in the Pentagon. That's the single,
highest ranking non-officer in the entire Air Force as indicated by the
very busy area mixed in his stripes.
by George Roof, Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired)
I am a “lifer” in the military, I’ve seen the impact of a president
more than many of you can imagine. I enlisted with LBJ and saw
just what a Democrat clusterflock was all about. I went to
Vietnam and saw how we were constantly and incessantly bombarded with
micromanagement from Washington that got thousands of military people
killed. I sometimes wonder if I’ll get to heaven, but if I go to hell,
I’m sure I’ll still be a few hundred floors above that bastard Robert
McNamara , LB Johnson, John Kerry, Jane Fonda, and yes, even the “hero”
After Johnson “abdicated” rather than having his
ass waxed, I lived through Nixon who was hawkish but allowed the
generals (and there WERE a few real generals back then versus now) run
the show. Nixon was so out of touch that he never knew North
Vietnam was about to surrender when the Paris Accord was presented.
God could help us after Gerald Ford was beaten by Jimmy 'Peanuts'
Carter who’d been funded by Saudi money. The military was turned
into Section 8 and even the Whitehouse suffered the austerity.
the light began to shine and Ronald Reagan swept into the fray.
He not only loved the country and the military, they loved him
back. Esprit d’corps was off the scale during his presidency. The
Liberals were slowly turning into socialists, however, and about this
time all the draft dodgers of the 1960’s who’d been given amnesty by
Jimmy 'Peanuts' were turning out college graduates with degrees in
Bush 1 was an enigma from the CIA and though he never did much either way, he NEVER DID MUCH EITHER WAY.
to Bill Clinton. Clinton spent most of his two terms wagging the
dog and creating the 'Oral' Office, sending a bomber to blow up
Quaddafi’s tent and killing a goat or two, while allowing the UN to set
up the infamous Black Hawk Down situation. He made history by
becoming only the second president to be impeached.
felt sorry for Bush 2. He was doomed to infamy from the
start. He thought most of America was still the rah rah patriots
of WWII when they were 'simply socialists' waiting to feed him to the
Then there came the Manchurian Candidate Obama
with a faked (OK Democrats, let’s say “of questionable origin” to
assuage your PC brains) birth certificate, who’d gotten a free ride
through college under a foreign student exemption, and whose college
records and complete life history had been 'sealed.' (We know
more about Thomas Jefferson’s bastard children than we do about Obama,
Michelle , OR their two faked kids.) From his inaugural address, he
slandered America and within days had begun to encourage dissention of
the races as well as slandering police who “acted stupidly.” That
was mild to the crap that would come in doubling the national debt from
what had been built by ALL THE PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS COMBINED, feeding us
bullshit about how Muslims built this country, and nationalizing
American industries. Fueled by George Soros’ money and using the
Air Force fleet as his personal charters, he appointed malcontents and
traitors into positions of authority. He trashed the Constitution by
installing “czars” (interesting he chose a title like that) to bypass
Congressional authority. By that time, Congress was completely
corrupt on both sides of the aisle. No one had balls to impeach
this charlatan Obama.
Mysteriously, the lone outspoken
conservative Supreme Court Justice Scalia suddenly dies in his sleep at
an Obama pal’s hunting lodge and the Supreme Court is evenly
split. Finally, Congress shows some balls and rejects Obama’s
Supreme Court Justice nomination. The Libertards aren’t worried
because the fix is in. Soros 'has paid' demonstrators to cause turmoil
at 'all the Republican gatherings.' Obama concedes that illegal
aliens should vote as they won’t be prosecuted, and Soros-manufactured
voting machines are caught switching votes in certain precincts.
Hillary has cheated her way to the nomination and her lies are
completely ignored by the brainwashed minions of sycophants who follow
But a shocking thing happened on the way to the forum. Middle
America had had enough and although the pollsters and the pipers tried
to convince middle America not even to bother to vote, they were fed up
with the denizens of the swamp. It was time. Florida was
designated a “swing” state ignoring that all those old retirees living
in St. Petersburg, and the fed up Cuban Americans of Miami weren’t
interested in their platform. Ohio and Pennsylvania , where coal
production was blacklisted and where Obama had ridiculed them for
“clinging to their Bibles and their guns,” lay awaiting this supposed
“landslide” Hillary vote,.... and creamed it.
world of the Democratic Party disintegrated. An American who
expressed unbridled love of country and respect for police, firemen,
and military steamrolled across the heartland and the liberals realized
their scheme was trashed. A CONSTITUTIONALIST would be nominated to the
Supreme Court and if the old hag Ginsburg who’d claimed to retire if
Trump were elected would actually retire and leave, the Supreme Court
would have a massive majority of CONSTITUTIONALISTS for the next 40-50
Now, the same party who’d ridiculed Trump on his
comments about the election being rigged, started screaming that the
election 'was' rigged. They even advocated having the election
repeated. They created mobs that burned and pillaged, stopped
traffic, threatened murder, battery and rape of Trump supporters, and
became the anarchists that the socialist dream thrives upon. They
run like castrated pigs for safe zones and use diaper pins as their
This is exactly what happens when political
correctness takes over and participation trophies are awarded to
everyone. They can’t conceive how disgusting and subservient they
have become. Donald Trump may NOT be the best person for the job, but
he’s such a welcome respite from the candy-assed whimps who’ve been
running the swamp that it’s refreshing to see. At the very least,
Donald Trump derailed the Socialist train and bought us precious
time. If he only does half of what he’s promised, we’ll still be
legions ahead of where Obama has dragged us. Already countries
who held us in contempt are lining up to be found in the favor of
America. Donald Trump has done more in his short time in the
public eye...he prevented Hillary Clinton from becoming president! So
for you liberal lurkers and you half-assed fence-sitters, Tough
Shit! You had your big hurrah and now your party is over.
For you staunch Republicans in office, don’t gloat so much
yourselves. You’ve been put on notice by the American people that
we’re fed up with ALL YOU BASTARDS and if you don’t start putting
America first, you do so at your own peril. You might want to buy
a copy of George McGovern’s autobiography and see how shocking and
humbling it can be for a professional politician to have to try to find
legitimate work once he falls from grace.
This election was
pure, unadulterated AMERICAN. Hillary got beaten and AMERICA WON
THE ELECTION. You can claim he’s not “your president” all you want, but
unless you 'forfeit' your American citizenship, ......
MORE ON THE CRAZY CLAIM OF JAMES CLAPPER. See: "When The Truth Is Crazy", by Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., WSJ Sept. 2-3, 2017, Opinion, pA13. "Trump
is diagnosed with a severe case of conformity-resistance syndrome...A
columnist of a more polemical bent might even make reference to the
Soviet-era practice of condemning citizens to mental institutions for
questioning the lies of the state."
"PLEASE SIR, MAY I HAVE SOME MORE?" (More Pot Pourri, that is).
"Historians Warn Against Rushing To Take Down Statues", by Colleen Long, The Day August 26, 2017.
Even Think About Being Evil", by Heather MacDonald, in WSJ August 15,
2017, Opinion, pA15. "Corporate America has managed to make
higher education look like an open marketplace of ideas". Think Google.
Goal: Revenge And Restoration", by Leon Aron, in WSJ August 9, 2017,
Opinion, pA15. Putin is an old-style Soviet Premier with a
better-toned body and a less shabby suit. Get used to it...again.
From Harvey: The Folly Of Building Sand Castles", by Steve Fagan, in
The Day Sept. 2, 2017. A lesson that will not be learned...again.
Civil Right We Don't Think About", by Joseph J. Fins, M.D., in NYTimes
August 27, 2017, Sunday Review, p10. Getting back to Humanity and
to God's two main Commandments, this is a highly informed and very
sensitive exposition on "minimally conscious state", very different
from "vegetative state". A welcome change.
SATURDAY, September 2,
LET'S GET OUT OF THE TRUMP - LEFTIST VORTEX FOR A WHILE. Here is a POT POURRI of topics, with general references.
1) Not often ashamed of my Federal Government, but: "Forgotten
Allies, Broken Promises: Afghan and Iraqi Interpreters For The U.S. Are
Caught In A Deadly Immigration Waiting Game", ABA Journal, Sept. 2017. 2) The Far East: The Middle East On Steroids. See articles in WSJ Aug. 23 and 29 hinging around Pakistan, a detonator for that bomb. 3) More, always more, on Public Education Politics: America's most sordid story after the abomination of Abortion. See: "Test Scores Don't Lie: Charter Schools Are Transformative", WSJ Aug. 24, 2017. 4) The American Public, Cyber-Babes in Toyland. See "The Disturbing Inevitability Of Cyberattacks", WSJ Aug. 22, 2017. See also the fig-leaf of "personal privacy" that is falling between our legs. WSJ, Aug. 29, 2017. 5) The Tort Bar and the "National Medical Lottery". See: "Talcum Tort Stick-Up", WSJ Editorial, Aug. 26-27, 2017. 6) And another "Stick-Up": Our "liberal" / despotic College campuses. Finally backlash. See: "Mizzou Pays A Price For Appeasing The Left", WSJ Aug 21, 2017. 7) The Left: The True "Racists". See: "Why The Left Can't Let Go Of Racism", by Shelby Steele, WSJ Aug. 28, 2017. 8) The Left: always tearing down...never building up. See: Modern Liberalism's False Obsession With Civil War Monuments", by Jason Riley, WSJ Aug. 30, 2017. 9)
What's all this about "LGBT"? Let's not go back to the future, the
1970's when the biologic reality of Homosexuality, beginning in the
womb, was understandably demonized by the "public baths" and scores of
sexual contacts per individuals that were made known to the public,
together with the terrible AIDS epidemic of the 1980's and 1990's - a
direct result of those activities. The "LGBT Community" is at risk of
making the same mistake by hyping their situation into a plight and a
blight. See the article by Julia Werth in ctmirror.org, Aug. 27, 2017. 10)
The Opioid Crisis. Once again the Government operates with a bludgeon
instead of with a scalpel. In the 1990's physicians were severely taken
to task for "not taking care of Pain". The vast majority responded
responsibly. The vast majority of physicians had nothing to do with the
subsequent diversion of opioids to criminal use. So now physicians are
effectively being driven out of prescribing narcotics with the often
draconian regulations that put their medical licenses at risk. The
maxim "First Do No Harm" ("Primum Non Nocere") does not necessarily
include a requirement for me to put myself at serious personal risk. See the Editorial in The Day, August 31, 2017. See also the article by Kyle Constable in ctmirror.org., Aug. 31, 2017.
Now we should all go out for a breath of fresh air.
WHY AM I NOT SURPRISED? Especially about "educational deficiencies":
many of these "graduates" are just plain STUPID,
thanks to their "public education" at the hands of the Teachers' Unions. What a Shame!
IN A NUTSHELL. "In a democracy the people always get what they deserve".
Be sure to Read the Poem at the end. Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel... He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN. Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.
is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article
below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican nor democrat.
Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the
nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final
analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact
each one of us every day.
It's a relatively short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!
545 vs. 300,000,000 People- by Charlie Reese
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations.
The House of Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme
Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are
directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the
domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the
members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created
by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to
provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists
for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability
to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one
cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1
million dollars in cash.
The politician has the power to
accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the
legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.
545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what
they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con
regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a
normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human
being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the
President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a
budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole
responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and
approving appropriations and taxes.
Who is the speaker of
the House now? He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow
House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If
the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300
million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present
facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a
single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545
people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise
the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what
exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair. If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.
the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they
want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ... If they do not receive social
security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the
people, it's because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire
and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice
they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate
and from whom they can take this power.
Above all, do not
let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical
forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them
from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They,
and they alone, have the power. They, and they alone, should be held
accountable by the people who are their bosses, provided the voters
have the gumption to manage their own employees...
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren't so true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end: Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table, at which he's fed. Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes are the rule. Tax his work, Tax his pay, he works for peanuts anyway! Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat. Tax his ties, Tax his shirt, Tax his work, Tax his dirt. Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he tries to think. Tax his cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries tax his tears. Tax his car, Tax his gas, Find other ways to tax his ass. Tax all he has, then let him know that you won't be done till he has no dough. When he screams and hollers;then tax him some more, tax him till he's good and sore. Then tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod into which he's laid... Put these words upon his tomb, "Taxes drove me to my doom..." When he's gone, do not relax, it’s time to apply, the Inheritance tax. Accounts Receivable Tax Building Permit Tax CDL license Tax Cigarette Tax Corporate Income Tax Dog License Tax Excise Taxes Federal Income Tax Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Fishing License Tax Food License Tax Fuel Permit Tax Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon) Gross Receipts Tax Hunting License Tax Inheritance Tax Inventory Tax IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax) Liquor Tax Luxury Taxes Marriage License Tax Medicare Tax Personal Property Tax Property Tax Real Estate Tax Service Charge Tax Social Security Tax Road Usage Tax Recreational Vehicle Tax Sales Tax School Tax State Income Tax State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) Telephone Federal Excise Tax Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax Telephone State and Local Tax Telephone Usage Charge Tax Utility Taxes Vehicle License Registration Tax Vehicle Sales Tax Watercraft Registration Tax Well Permit Tax Workers Compensation Tax
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the
world, and Mom, if agreed, stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
I STRONGLY SUPPORT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ACTIONS TO DATE, both domestic and international...
I have been in favor of the "Dream Act" from the outset under Obama,
and I do not support possible imminent action by Trump to rescind that
program - certainly not as it applies to those who have already come
here as children. Whether Speaker Ryan and Senator Hatch can deliver on
"immigration reform" is another matter.
IN SAN FRANCISCO: THAT'S "PRIOR RESTRAINT".
It's unconstitutional, it's illegal, it's another example of failure of
We are getting closer and closer to Germany of the 1930's, of course
from the Left.
I don’t think this could
have been said any better and it definitely is about time someone said
it. Hopefully, this will go out over EVERY computer in the
U.S. and maybe, just maybe, these sports people will get the message of
just how ridiculous they are to disrespect our flag, and how little
what they do in sports compare to what our great military has done for
NFL protesting the flag -
Ret. Marine Col. Jeffery Powers wrote to the NFL
commissioners the following:
Commissioners, I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale
Bowl and the Giants Stadium.
I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines
in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the
American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation
with one of them, Sgt. Garrett Mongrella was about how our Giants were
going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.
Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or
for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped
over their coffins.
Now I watch multi-millionaire athletes who never did anything in their
lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died
for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of
real men, men who have actually done something for this country besides
playing with a ball and believing they’re something special! They’re
not! My Marines and Soldiers were!
You are complicit in this! You’ll fine players for large and small
infractions but you lack the moral courage and respect for our nation
and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this. Yes, I know, it’s
their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner.
What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs
I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end
zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the
flag and our National Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn’t it his 1st
Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in the end zone?
Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is OK? You fine
players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the
sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They
are so deprived with their multi-million dollar contracts for playing a
You condone it all by your refusal to act. You’re just as bad and
disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who
supports that rabble you call the NFL I hope they turn off the TV when
any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on
the sidelines. I applaud those who have not
Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and
They make minimum wage and spend months and years away from their
families. They don’t do it for an hour on Sunday. They do it 24/7 often
with lead, not footballs, coming in their direction. They watch their
brothers carted off in pieces not on a gurney to get their knee iced.
They don’t even have ice! Many don’t have legs or arms.
Some wear blue and risk their lives daily on the streets of America.
They wear fire helmets and go upstairs into the fire rather than down
to safety. On 9-11, hundreds vanished They are the heroes.
I hope that your high paid protesting pretty boys and you look in that
mirror when you shave tomorrow and see what you really are, legends in
your own minds. You need to hit the road and take those worms with you!
Time to change the channel
Powers originally sent his letter to former Florida congressman Allen
West. West then posted the letter on his news website.
As of last week, at least 18 NFL player had protested the anthem by
either kneeling during the anthem or raising their fists, according to
USA Today Sports.
A MONUMENTAL MISTAKE IN PROGRESS.
Consider carefully these voices of reason amidst the hysteria.
ON THE PRESIDENTIAL PARDON OF SHERIFF ARPAIO.
See the article by Robert Robb, in the Arizona Republic on August 25,
In nearly the entire article, Mr. Robb outlines Arpaio's actions in
support of both Federal and State Law...and the Courts' suspiciously
politicized orders that he not enforce those laws.
Then, in the last few sentences, Robb gives vent either to an
involuntary tic or he consciously places a fig leaf over his article -
probably to protect is job.
Meanwhile, back in the Republicrat Party, the likes of former Senator
Danforth and Senator McCain pile on with their Leftist Democratic
colleagues against their President...OUR PRESIDENT.
This state of dis-union will continue until 2018, when I predict that a
number of incumbent Republicans will be defeated by primaries whose
challengers will then go on to win more seats for the Republican Party.
Meanwhile, the President will continue to implement as much
as possible the actions he promised to the American People, regardless
of the hysteria and bad faith of his opponents.
"NEVER GIVE IN. NEVER GIVE IN. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER...,"
REAL NEWS, NOT FAKE.
"Israeli And Arab Cooperation Opportunities Have Never Been Greater".
This is the title of an article by David Ignatius (Washington Post)
that appears in The Day edition, August 26 (Opinion, pA6).
Trump administration seems to envision an "outside-in" strategy for
breaking the Palestinian-Israeli stalemate...Trump's unusually close
relations with both Israel and the Gulf Arabs are part of this
and FRIDAY, August 24 and 25,
We had our press Photo Op at Race Rock this afternoon.
Both tours for the weekend sold out within hours!
DERSHOWITZ AND "A TALE OF TWO HANDS".
This learned man could not be two-handed or two-faced if he tried.
ON THE ONE HAND: Read the first half of his article, below.
ON THE OTHER HAND: Read the second half of his article.
And THAT is what President Trump referred to in his comments...and what
I and all other fair-minded observers refer to.
then comes James Clapper (former Head of the CIA)...and another nominee
for early Alzheimer' Disease. Since we have no Siberian Gulag in
America, Mr. Clapper suggests that we relegate President Trump to an
insane asylum. Doesn't that approach sound familiar?
DERSHOWITZ AND "A TALE OF TWO HANDS".
This learned man could not be two-handed or two-faced if he tried.
ON THE ONE HAND: Read the first half of his article, below.
ON THE OTHER HAND: Read the second half of his article.
And THAT is what President Trump referred to in his comments...and what
I and all other fair-minded observers refer to.
And then comes James Clapper (former Head of the CIA)...and another
nominee for early Alzheimer' Disease. Since we have no Siberian Gulag
in America, Mr. Clapper suggests that we relegate President Trump to an
insane asylum. Doesn't that approach sound familiar?
AHAH! I WAS RIGHT.
Except for the work of Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum, Tucker Carlson and
a couple of others, the tone from Fox News has definitely changed. The
commentaries regarding many things Trump have become from weak to snide
to outright negative.
See the news report posted below. This reminds me of a scene in "Smokey
and the Bandit", when Smokey, frustrated with his feckless son, decides
to go home to "question" his wife. "They's no way you came outta ma
Fox CEO Murdoch Slams Trump,
James Murdoch, the CEO of Fox News' parent company, has been slammed by
conservatives for harshly criticizing President Donald Trump and
suggesting he had backed Nazi sympathizers.
Earlier this week, Murdoch, who heads 21st Century Fox, wrote "What we
watched this last week in Charlottesville and the reaction to it by the
president of the United States concern all of us as Americans and free
Murdoch pledged $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League to fight hate
crimes and prejudice, he said.
"The presence of hate in our society was appallingly laid bare as we
watched swastikas brandished on the streets of Charlottesville and acts
of brutal terrorism and violence perpetrated by a racist mob," Murdoch
"I can't even believe I have to write this: Standing up to Nazis is
essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists."
Trump did condemn white supremacists and Nazi sympathizers, including
the person who murdered a young protester.
But, in an angry exchange with reporters in New York on Tuesday,
President Trump reiterated his initial comments that "there is blame on
both sides" in the melee over the removal of Confederate Gen. Robert E.
Lee's statue from a downtown Charlottesville park.
However, Trump's defiance drew praise from many conservatives,
including commentator Ann Coulter, who tweeted Tuesday: "We got our
Radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham added that the president "made some
points that were factually right."
"There was violence on both sides in that event Saturday," she said.
"Anyone who watched the video could see it."
News of Murdoch's criticism of Trump drew sharp blowback from some
A Breitbart News story on the Murdoch letter drew over 2,500 comments
from angry readers, most supportive of Trump and critical of Fox News.
Here are some examples:
• "James Murdoch and his ilk destroyed
Fox and is a traitor to the people who made Fox News number 1."
• "It's amazing how the leftist business
leaders think it's ok to take these publicly funded businesses into
failure by alienating their Conservative customers."
• "If Trump was saying and doing the
things that the dishonest press 'reports,' I would agree that he is
badly hurting the country. The fact that the dishonest press is
distorting and smearing him puts the onus on the dishonest press for
badly hurting the country. When do fake journalists have to answer for
LEFTIST BODY POLITIC IS INFECTED WITH A NEW DISEASE. IT IS "TRUMP HATE".
Far beyond the symptoms (great objection to his stated policies),
far beyond the visceral reaction to his selection by the American
people, this body's Immune System has gone into overdrive against a
perceived existential threat - an gross overreaction well-known in
Medicine as Sepsis, the outcome of which is often the demise of the
organism which the System is designed to protect. The latest reflection
of this is to be found in the Sunday NYTimes (August 20, 2017),
specifically the Sunday Review. The obscenity of the page 1 image which
introduces the page 1 article entitled "Trump Hate" cannot be
described. There follow page after page of articles dripping with
contempt and hatred. And as if not enough, the publication includes a
long and hysterical article in the NYTimes Magazine on Breitbart, way
All of this found throughout the Media is not just
sick; it is Septic Shock. And it will kill that organism by the 2018
Meanwhile, the renowned liberal Professor of Law
Alan Dershowitz continues to identify further signs of this process.
See his recent statement, below:
"Weaponized Russia probe really endangers Democracy".
American People will survive this. The organized Fourth Estate,
constitutionally our Immune System , will not. We will all be more at
risk with the loss.
Dershowitz: Weaponized Russia
Probe 'Really Endangers Democracy'
Russian investigation and the appointment of FBI special counsel Robert
Mueller has become a political weapon of the left, one that "really
endangers democracy," self-proclaimed "liberal," author, and law
professor Alan Dershowitz said.
"The idea of trying to create
crimes just because we disagree with [Trump] politically, and target
him, really endangers democracy," Dershowitz told "The Cats Roundtable"
on 970 AM-N.Y. "[It] reminds me of what Lavrentiy Beria, the head of
the KGB, said to Stalin: 'Show me the man, and I will find you the
"We shouldn't be targeting people. We shouldn't be looking
for crimes they've committed. We should only being using the criminal
justice system against obvious crimes. Crimes that are not not
stretched and manufactured to fit a particular person."
position is discussed in his new book "Trumped Up: How Criminalization
of Political Differences Endangers Democracy," available on Amazon.
about how you can disagree with President Trump – you can agree with
him – that's every American's right," Dershowitz said.
BEWARE: "FAKE NEWS CAN BE LETHAL".
Joseph Goebels, are you a consultant for these execrables?
THIS IS CRIMINAL...
as are other positions and actions of the Medical-Industrial Complex,
far removed from practising physicians.
See my earlier RR on my own experiences with schedules and sleep
HISTORICAL MONUMENTS, THEIR HISTORY, THEIR MEANING AND THEIR VALUE TO
Please review the attached article and especially the interview with
Dr. Charles Krauthammer.
vast preponderance of Americans today see and deal with all of their
fellow Americans as who they are and as whether they are contributing
fairly as Americans. They are Not racists. They are Not White
Supremacists. The true Racists today are those who strive to elevate
one race or group over the rest of us, the most blatant of those being
some Black "leaders" and their ignorant followers. And the vast
majority of Americans will not tolerate and will strongly resist any
fellow citizens and also non-citizens who seek to establish themselves,
through the voting process or in the streets, as privileged over all of
the rest of us. We are all guaranteed "life, liberty and the Pursuit of
These references provided are invaluable in
debunking the broad brush approach to our complex past and current
national History. And the message is especially important for the
education of our children and grandchildren - who are being taught none
of this, a great and dangerous tragedy.
1. I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People move out
of the way much faster now!
2. I didn't make it to the gym today. That makes five years
in a row.
I decided to stop calling the bathroom the John and renamed it the
Jim. I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this
4. Last year I joined a support group for
procrastinators. We haven't met yet.
5. I don't need anger management. I just need
people to stop irritating me!
6. When I was a child I thought nap time was a punishment.
Now, as a grown up, it feels like a mini vacation.
7. My people skills are just fine It's my tolerance
of idiots that needs working on.
8. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would've put them on
9. The kids text me "plz" which is shorter than
please. I text back "no" which is shorter than "yes."
10. I'm going to retire and live off of my savings.
Not sure what I'll do the second week.
11. Even duct tape can't fix stupid ... but it can muffle the
12. Why do I have to press one for English when you're just
gonna transfer me to someone I can't understand anyway?
13. Yes I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advice.
"RAPID RESPONSE: DAILY COMMENTARY ON NEWS OF THE DAY".
March, 2003, shortly before the beginning of the Iraq War, I have been
offering my considered opinions and insights, always supported with
reference to specific statements by respected national commentators of
the American and international scenes.
This work is not
interactive, as are "social media". But I am always available to
discuss and debate positions with informed and rational visitors to
In addition, this web site, in operation for
decades, comprises 45 other Categories of information offered as a
public service by a Physician with over 60 years of experience and also
an Attorney at Law since 1984.
Given the current declining
state of public discourse and the rising state of Ignorance, this
should be of value. It is certainly of value to me.
addition, I strongly recommend: the articles posted in the Opinion
section of the WSJ, although not some of its Editorials; "Special
Report" with Bret Baier (Fox News); "The Story" with Martha MacCallum
(Fox News); the work of Tucker Carlson (Fox News); the columns of Cal
Thomas; and the mostly objective observations of Dr. Charles
Why is all of this important? See the recent report
by Pat Buchanan, posted in toto below. THIS IS NOT HYPERBOLE! We in
America have entered dangerous waters.
ASSUMING THIS IS FACTUAL, GENERAL LEE WAS RIGHT AT THE TIME.
now, 152 years later, removing such Memorials is and will continue to
be a source of great friction in this nation. Do we need more friction?
through WEDNESDAY, August 14 through 16,
SHOULD WE BE SURPRISED? THE SWAMP IS MUCH DEEPER.
Democrats, Republicrats, Idiots, Delusionals, Racists of all Colors,
Trump-Haters, Closet Despots,Whuses. Did I miss anyone?
All decrying President Trump's recent clear and correct statements on
the State of our dis-Union.
reminds me of my increasing curiosity as I observed developments unfold
in the 2016 Presidential Campaign after Trump announced his
candidacy. A very similar scene from all sides...and yet he
and won, and won. What was going on here?
And then I realized it. Everybody was against him...except
THE PEOPLE, who quietly bided their time until Election Day.
And they will do it again for Donald Trump and for his supporters in
2018 and 2020, while sending home his detractors.
The above cabal just don't get it, secure in their echo chamber.
Meanwhile, President Trump is getting good stuff done.
THE FACTS. YOU NEED TO CARE.
David Horowitz: Charlottesville
Is Biggest 'Fake News' of Summer
Note: David Horowitz is the author of the runaway New York Times
bestseller "Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America." His
book first predicted the anti-Trump left would use race to divide
America and undermine the Trump presidency. His op-ed for Newsmax
appears below. Get more info on "Big Agenda".
in Charlottesville could have been an occasion to stop and consider how
the tolerance for politically correct violence and politically correct
hatred is leading the nation towards civil war.
Instead the media
and the political left have turned this incident into the biggest fake
news story of the summer, transforming its real lessons into a morality
play that justifies war against the political right, and against white
The organizers of the "Unite the Right" demonstration in
Charlottesville were repellent racists.
But they came to defend a historic monument honoring a complex man and
cause, and not to attack it or presumably anyone else.
They applied for a permit and were denied. They re-applied successfully
in a petition supported by the local ACLU.
If they had come to precipitate violence, why would they have gone to
the tedious trouble of applying for a permit?
knows what — if anything — would have happened if that had been the end
of the story and no one had showed up to oppose them.
What Unite the
Right actually demonstrated was that the assortment of neo-Nazis,
pro-Confederates and assorted yahoos gathered under the banner of the
"Alt-Right" is actually a negligible group.
This supposed national show of strength actually attracted all of 500
that to the tens of the thousands who can readily be marshaled by two
violent groups of the left — Black Lives Matter and Antifa — and you
get an idea of how marginal "white supremacists" are to America's
political and cultural life.
Yet "white supremacy" and its evils
became the centerpiece of all the fake news reporting on the event,
including all the ludicrous attacks on the president for not condemning
enough a bogeyman the whole nation condemns, and that no one but a
risible fringe supports.
Talk about virtue signaling!
from the media coverage were the other forces at work in precipitating
the battle of Emancipation Park, specifically Black Lives Matter and
Antifa, two violent leftwing groups with racial agendas who came to
squelch the demonstration in defense of the monument.
Unite the Right demonstrators, the leftist groups did not apply for
permits, which would have been denied since there was another
demonstration scheduled for that park on that day.
But why should
they have applied for a permit, since the mayhem they had previously
caused in Ferguson, Berkeley, Sacramento, Portland and other cities,
was accomplished without permits, while their criminality was presented
by the media as "protests," and their rioting went completely
In other words, there were two demonstrations in
Charlottesville — a legal protest by Unite the Right and an illegal
protest by the vigilantes of Antifa and Black Lives Matter.
started the fight is really immaterial. Both sides were prepared for
violence because these conflicts are already a pattern of our
deteriorating civic life.
Once the two sides had gathered in the same place, the violence was
parties, two culpabilities; but except for the initial statement of
President Trump, condemning both sides, only one party has been held
accountable, and that happens to be the one that was in the park
What is taking place in the media accounts and political
commentaries on this event is an effort by the left to turn the mayhem
in Charlottesville into a template for their war against a mythical
enemy — "white supremacy" — which is really a war on white people
The ideology that drives the left and divides our country
is "identity politics" — the idea that the world consists of two groups
— "people of color" who are guiltless and oppressed, and white people
who are guilty and oppressors.
This is the real race war.
noxious themes inform the mindless, hysterical hatred of President
Trump, and the equally mindless support of racist mobs like Black Lives
Matter and Antifa.
It is a war from which no good can come. But it
won’t be stopped unless enough people have the courage to stand up and
name it for what it is.
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and a leading conservative thinker.
and SUNDAY, August 12 and 13,
"PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM".
WHO DOESN'T REALIZE THE DANGERS INHERENT IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE,
ROBOTICS, CYBERWARFARE, AND THEIR INTERCONNECTED CAPABILITIES FOR GREAT
DISRUPTION AND DISTRUCTION IS DELUSIONAL OR FATALISTIC.
that the recently announced ability to develop "designer babies"...and
you have a clear invitation to God to end His experiment called "Human
Following this latest confrontation, again predictable and inadequately
blocked by law enforcement, I offer one action:
STOP TRYING TO REWRITE AMERICAN HISTORY.
STOP THE EFFORTS TO REMOVE CIVIL WAR MEMORABILIA.
ARE EMBLEMS OF AMERICAN HISTORY AS REAL AS THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT AND
THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL, BOTH HONORING SLAVE HOLDERS. ARE THEY SAFE?
STOP THE RACE-BAITING BY SOME BLACK "LEADERS" AND THE "EGREGIOUS
DISPLAY OF HATRED, BIGOTRY AND VIOLENCE ON MANY SIDES", AS DECLARED
ACCURATELY BY PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP.
"WHAT WOULD I DO?"
Born in 1933, (on the exact day that Hitler came to power in Germany),
was aware by the end of that decade of what my parents were going
through in the Depression. And I was definitely aware of Dec. 7, 1941.
From about that time onward, I have regularly tasked myself with the
above question regarding important current events.
Now comes North Korea and its paranoid leader.
What would I do?
I would not bluff. I would try to negotiate, but from a position at
least of equality and definitely of overwhelming strength. If we say we
can and will do something, we must be able to do it.
2) Two equally
important goals must be the protection of South Korea and the
protection of the United States and of its territories.
upon the enemy's own declarations taken at face value, we must declare
that any further missiles launched by them will be promptly destroyed.
We must also declare that any hostile action begun on the South Korean
border, conventional or otherwise, will be immediately neutralized by
conventional and tactical nuclear weaponry, including neutron bombs.
We must warn any other potential belligerents (ie, China and Russia)
that we have no desire to expand the above actions - all taken
defensively - unless they attack us, either directly or through North
6) We must again remind China and Russia, especially China, that only
they have the ability to avoid any of this.
We must notify the world, through the U.N. and otherwise, that our
defensive position is firm, regardless of any action or inaction on
their part. And we must seek whatever help they might be able to
provide to defuse this situation.
That's what I would do, given the information I have.
To pee or not to pee?
I have a job.
I work, they pay me.
I pay my taxes & the government
Distributes my taxes as it sees fit.
In order to get that paycheck, in my case,
I am required to pass a random urine test
(with which I have no problem).
What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes
To people who don't have to pass a urine test.
So, here is my question:
Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check
Because I have to pass one to earn it for them?
Please understand, I have no problem with helping people get back on
I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping someone sitting on
their BUTT----doing drugs while I work..
Can you imagine how much money each state would save
If people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check?
I guess we could call the program URINE OR YOU'RE OUT"!
Something has to change in this country - AND SOON!
Just a thought, all politicians should have to pass a urine test too!!
God's Plan For Aging
seniors never get enough exercise. In His wisdom God decreed
seniors become forgetful so they would have to search for their
glasses, keys and other things thus doing more walking. And
looked down and saw that it was good.
God saw there was another need. In His wisdom He made seniors
lose coordination so they would drop things requiring them to bend,
reach and stretch. And God looked down and saw that it was
God considered the function of bladders and decided seniors would have
additional calls of nature requiring more trips to the bathroom, thus
providing more exercise. God looked down and saw that it was
if you find as you age, you are getting up and down more, remember it’s
God’s will. It is all in your best interest even though you
mutter under your breath.
Important Facts To Remember As We Grow Older:
No. 9 Death is the number 1 killer in the
No. 8 Life is sexually transmitted.
No. 7 Good health is merely the slowest
possible rate at which one can die.
6 Men have 2 motivations: hunger and sex,
can't tell them apart. If you see a gleam in his eye, make
Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a
to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe
No. 4 Health nuts are going to feel
stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing.
No. 3 All of us could take a lesson from
the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
2 In the 60's, people took LSD to make
weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make
No. 1 Life is like a jar of jalapeno
peppers. What you do today may be a burning issue tomorrow.
TRUE...BUT HOW MUCH RELATED?
Yes, global warming / climate change is occurring.
Yes, human activity is playing a role.
BUT how much of a role?
How much can 21st century humanity change its MO without catastrophic
effects from the changes themselves?
And how much of an effect would such changes have on the climate
changes we are witnessing and projecting?
I have not seen answers to these questions. They must be answered.
You're critically wounded and dying in
the jungle somewhere in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam .
It's November 11, 1967.
LZ (landing zone) X-ray.
unit is outnumbered 8-1 and the enemy fire is so intense from
yards away, that your CO (commanding officer) has ordered the
MedEvac helicopters to stop coming in.
You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns and you know
you're not getting out.
Your family is half way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you'll
never see them again.
As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.
Then - over the machine gun noise - you faintly hear that sound of a
You look up to see a Huey coming in But.. It doesn't seem real because
no MedEvac markings are on it.
Captain Ed Freeman is coming in for you.
not MedEvac so it's not his job, but he heard the radio call and
decided he's flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire anyway.
Even after the MedEvacs were ordered not to come. He's coming anyway.
And he drops it in and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load
3 of you at a time on board.
Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire to the
doctors and nurses and safety.
And, he kept coming back!! 13 more times!!
all the wounded were out. No one knew until the mission was
that the Captain had been hit 4 times in the legs and left arm.
He took 29 of you and your buddies out that day. Some would not have
made it without the Captain and his Huey.
of Honor Recipient, Captain Ed Freeman, United States Air
died last Wednesday at the age of 70, in Boise , Idaho
May God Bless and Rest His Soul.
bet you didn't hear about this hero's passing, but we've sure
seen a whole bunch about Lindsay Lohan, Tiger Woods and the bickering
of congress over Health Reform.
Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman
Shame on the American media !!!
AFGHANISTAN: 16 YEARS AND COUNTING.
Here are three questions that have never been answered for the public.
1) Why is it in our national interest to be there? I believe that there
are valid answers; eg. Russia, Iran, Iraq.
Afghanistan will never be won without neutralizing the cross-border
participation of Pakistan. Are we willing to undertake that, with its
possible implications, including effects on India - Pakistan
3) Afghanistan will never be held without total
and permanent destruction of its opium production - the greatest in the
world. Are we willing to do that?
Why do we not hear about answers to these basic questions...including
from Senator John McCain?
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I STAY HOME ON SATURDAY
AND READ THE "REVIEW" SECTION OF THE WSJ?
And I learn without the incessant Leftist editorialization that infects
all sections of the NYTimes...all the time.
This section by itself is worth the price of admission to a great
general newspaper, certainly the new "newspaper of record".
Herewith follow my comments on several offerings from the
Review section for August 5, 2017.
"Priest of Nature", by Rob Iliffe. Who knew that the seminal scientist
Sir Isaac Newton was fervently religious and was convinced that "humans
were made in the image of God and that rational thought could provide
insight into the Creator God." Scientists who live long enough and who
are honest with themselves will arrive at the same conclusion.
"Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary", by Walter Stahl. Although Abraham
Lincoln was a hands-on Commander - in - Chief, this was the man who
made victory possible, and then who avenged Lincoln's assassination.
"Putin's Russia Is Going Global", by Eugene Rumer and Andrew S. Weiss.
This should be required reading for anyone who wants to avoid WW IV.
Because this is a classic case of America and the West "bringing a
knife to a gunfight." Today, Putin (who IS Russia) is winning globally,
both directly and through his surrogates, by "exploiting opportunities
to undermine and hollow out the U.S. - led international order, with
its norms of economic openness, democratic accountability and the rule
of law." The end - game in such a fight is desperation,
over-reaction...and WW IV. Better to meet power with comparable power
now, by using as much Executive Action as this President will exert in
the present - and wait for "democratic accountability and the rule of
law" to catch up. Especially now when America's democratic processes
are held hostage by ignorance, hypocrisy, cynical self-service, and
just plain cowardice.
"The life you save may be your own".
I continue to be a supporter of Pope Francis as the Holy Father.
although some of the following may be a bit hyperbolic, I hope that the
Pope does not confuse bedrock Christian philosophy with cookie-cutter
Socialist politics. That would undermine both his personal and
hierarchical standing and also the unity of the Church in very
MORE ON "DUNKIRK", THE WHITEWASH.
A week ago, I offered a "non-movie review".
Now comes another commentary which also references that of Dorothy
Rabinowitz which I noted.
'"Dunkirk' Is Popular But Incomplete Film", by Richard Cohen,
Day August 2, 2017, Opinion, pA4. In it, the author notes: "Since its
July 21 opening, it has taken in over $100 million in North America and
been hailed by ecstatic critics everywhere". Not one penny of mine; and
no ecstasy here . "It is deaf to history", intentionally omitting all
reference to the Germans and to the Churchill leadership.
can blame the director for simply wanting to make hundreds of millions
of dollars on the vapid and uninformed masses who now populate our
And there's more. The movie could have actually performed
a service by informing all of "the rest of the story", that of the
"Lancrastria", a Britsh Cunard luxury liner that had been converted to
a troop ship and that was attempting to rescue more evacuees from a
point 400 miles from Dunkirk. That ship was attacked by German bombers
and went down with over 7,000 aboard, more than the combined total lost
on the Lusitania and the Titanic.
See: "In Dunkirk's Aftermath, Tragedy, Triumph and Two Chaplains", in
National Catholic Register", August 6-19, 2017, pA1.
The dumbing - down of America continues.
MORE ABOUT DR. CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER.
readers (I know you're there) know that I have been often both glowing
about and occasionally critical of this fine observer.
Thursday, August 3 on the Tucker Carlson Fox News report, this trained
Psychiatrist exhibited something approaching anxiety - or as much as
his personality could muster. Essentially he stressed
"Be Afraid. Be very afraid". He was referring the the
efforts of the Left, and of Establishment types, to run Donald Trump
out of office in some way, any way. And he broadly indicated
such an effort to steal the election from the people could be dangerous.
You're damned right! It could produce a Civil War.
Now that we're clear on that, let's stick with "the Truth, the whole
Truth, and nothing but the Truth"
and WEDNESDAY, August 1 and 2,
THE BAD NEWS ABOUT CONNECTICUT PUBLIC EDUCATION NEVER ENDS.
See the report by J. R. Thomas and J. Kara entitled:
"SAT Shows Large Numbers Of Juniors Unready For College Or Jobs",
in ctmirror.org, August 1, 2017.
LET'S HEAR IT FOR "FAKE NEWS".
Just kidding, folks.
But here is a fascinating story about Elmyr de Hory:
a Very Original Fake.
sources here are: a) the article on this real "fake" artist in
Wikipedia; and b) "F for Fake", a fine documentary film by Orson Welles
(1973 or 1974).
As an "executive summary" - and a real question for
the ages - I can do no better than to quote directly from the Wikipedia
"In Welles film, de Hory questioned what it was that made
his forgeries inferior to the actual paintings created by the artists
he imitated, particularly since they had fooled so many experts, and
were always appreciated when it was believed that they were genuine. In
'F for Fake', Welles also poses questions about the nature of the
creative process, how trickery, illusion and duplicity often prevail in
the art world, and thus, in some respects, downplays the culpability of
the art forger de Hory and outliers like him."
In any case: A Very Original Fake.
REGARDING ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI:
The Rest of the Story...for now.
A Human story, not a "gotcha " story.