George A. Sprecace M.D.,
J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy Associates of New
RESPONSE (Archives)...Daily Commentary on News of the Day
This is a new section. It will
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
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
campaign must maintain to be effective. But the mission will
be the same: common sense, based upon facts and "real politick",
by a visceral sense of Justice and a commitment to be pro-active.
That's all I promise.
to return to the current Rapid Response list
SATURDAY, May 27 through 31,
"Million Dollar Arm".
give it an "A" in all
categories. And it's also a short travelogue in India. Just
skip the "Coming Attractions". UGH...
MONDAY, May 26,
HERE IS ANOTHER TIME WHEN THE BEST I CAN DO IS TO OFFER YOU A READING
1) "The Government Health-Care Model", WSJ Editorial Friday, May 23,
2014, p A14.
2) "No, The VA Isn't A Preview Of ObamaCare - It's Much Worse", Forbes,
May 23, 2014.
3) "Harry Reid's Senate Blockade", WSJ Editorial Wednesday, May 14,
4) "U.S. Power Weakens Under Inept Obama", by Charles Krauthammer, in
The Day Saturday, May 24, 2014, pA6.
5) "Brown At 60: An American Success Story", by Stephan and Abigail
Thernstrom, in WSJ Opinion Wednesday, May 14, 2014, pA13.
5) "What's The Worst That Can Happen", WSj Editorial Wednesday May 21,
2014, p A14.
SATURDAY and SUNDAY, May 24 and 25,
"THE STATE OF THE DIS-UNION".
Whether by design or otherwise, Barack Obama has weakened the country
externally and internally. And he has promoted or otherwise
greater divisions among long-standing fault lines than has any other
Executive in memory.
CONGRESS: HOUSE AND
SENATE. Our system for the selection, care and feeding of our
Federal representatives no longer works. Both the persons and
happens to them when they get to Washington are the result of corrosive
election financing, rampant media politicking, coercing House and
and co-opting rewards for getting and staying in office no matter
The rare individual who can overcome those hurdles finds himself or
of a job very quickly.
Divided and nearly conquered by stupid in-fighting on all sides.
would think that the Party has been broadly infiltrated over recent
Democratic operatives. How else to explain such great losing
"amnesty" vs. fairness and common sense, "no new taxes"
pledges regardless of circumstances, freedom for Wall Street and
polluters to do whatever they want to increase the obscene disparity of
distribution - often on the backs of the Middle Class, totally
counters to allegations of "racism", and on and on?
DEMOCRATIC PARTY. As
myself a Democrat for 30 years - until the Party nuts left me in the
can attest to how much the Party has abandoned any claim to legitimacy
representative of average law-abiding, self-respecting, informed,
ethical Americans. Instead, they have restored the
are subtly enslaving several generations of all colors and races.
Articulate, Arrogant and Asinine. And also totalitarian if given
still have "the power", but only if you get informed and engaged and
vote. Was my grandmother right when, decades ago, she would call many
Folks, you've been had...by your self-serving Black "leaders", by the
Teachers' Unions that refuse to allow your children to learn
the cynical politicians you follow like lemmings, and by your own lack
self-respect. WAKE UP! You can do a lot better than simply crying
"Racism" at every turn, thereby making yourselves the most racist and
thus the most reviled by the vast majority of fair people. As a
commentator on society said a long time ago, and with apologies to the
"For Christ's Sake: Poor Is Poor". Do something about it...by
yourselves. And start by earning your own self-esteem and by
your family life. Everyone else is rooting for you and waiting
for you to
turn things around for yourselves.
ASIANS. Solid citizens...or would-be citizens. Maintain
traditions while embracing the real America, not the stupid, amoral and
idiots portrayed on our execrable "social media".
frequently hear our "divisions"
decried by all manner of talking heads. Damn Right. We had
stay divided, and not surrender to the "America" that is being
pushed on us by people who are either ignorant, self-serving...or
this country. You can still get your America, our America, and
America of the Founding Fathers and the Constitution back.
don't wait too long to WAKE UP.
FRIDAY, May 20 through 23,
is a rather short video that we all should watch, appreciate and fully
understand its meaning. It is also one that everyone in our
should be forced to watch several times, at least until they get
If you are one of those that do not forward e-mails, please make this
an exception and pass this along to everyone in your address book.
AS MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GONNA TAKE THIS ANYMORE".
BUCHANAN TO OBAMA
Patrick J. Buchanan
says we need to have a conversation about race in America. Fair enough.
But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America needs
to be heard from, not just lectured to. This time, the Silent Majority
needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard. Among them
America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here
that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships,
grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian
salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity
blacks have ever known. Jeremiah Wright ought to go down on his knees
and thank God he is an American.
no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white
Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the 60's on welfare,
food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student
legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty
programs designed to bring the African-American community into the
mainstream. Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in
against white folks - with affirmative action, contract set-asides and
quotas - to advance black applicants over white applicants. Churches,
foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America
have donated their time and money to support soup kitchens, adult
education, day care, retirement and
homes for blacks. We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude??
talks about new 'ladders of opportunity' for blacks. Let him go to
Altoona and Johnstown, and ask the white kids in Catholic schools how
many were visited lately by Ivy League recruiters handing out
scholarships for 'deserving' white kids? Is white America really
for the fact that the crime and incarceration rates for
African-Americans are seven times those of white America? Is it really
white America's fault that illegitimacy in the African-American
community has hit 70 percent and the black dropout rate from high
schools in some cities has reached 50 percent?
that the fault of white America or, first and foremost, a failure of
the black community itself?
for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in interracial crime, and
especially interracial crimes of violence. Is Barack Obama aware
that while white criminals choose black victims 3 percent of the time,
black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time?
Barack aware that black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than
the reverse, that black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common in
the first three years of this decade as the reverse?
have all heard ad nauseam from the Rev. Al about Tawana Brawley, the
Duke rape case and Jena. They all turned out to be hoaxes. But about
the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear
Barack, some of us have heard it all before, about 40 years and 40
trillion tax dollars ago. This needs to be passed around because, this
is a message everyone needs to hear!!
are NO all white universities in America, but more than 20, last count,
all black universities in America.
SUNDAY and MONDAY, May 18 and 19,
LET'S ALL LEARN WHAT
WE DON'T KNOW WE DON'T KNOW.
SATURDAY, May 17,
I don't recommend
Buckets or Bucket Lists (ie. if it's important, DO IT NOW), this sounds
BUCKET LIST FOR 2014,15,16...
are getting old and our tickers aren't what they used to
be...so here is Our Special Bucket List for 2013,14,15,16....
IS ALL WE WANT...
Obama: Gone! And
NO Clinton in his place ! ! !
back in America!!!
Congress: On the same
retirement & healthcare plans as everybody else .
Congress: Obey its
own laws NOW!
Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!
Drug Free: Mandatory
Drug Screening before & during Welfare!
NO freebies to
Balance the budget.
Stop giving away our
money to foreign countries! Charge them for our help! We need it here.
Fix the TAX CODE!
most of all.
MILITARY AND OUR FLAG!!"
We the people are coming!
FRIDAY, May 16,
"You want the truth?" Etc. Etc.
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, May 14 and 15,
OBAMACARE. Here, let me quote myself, always a sure bet.
"'ObamaCare' will fall of its own weight within two to three years."
SECONDS IS TOO
LONG! READ IT AND WEEP.
TUESDAY, May 13,
Russia: AN ORIENTAL
PEOPLE NEVER TO BE TRUSTED.
has been my message for many years.
MONDAY, May 12,
RUSSIA: You want the
Truth? Can you handle it?
SUNDAY, May 11,
Today I present a short but important reading
- ABOUT RUSSIA; PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: "The Bear That
Talks Like A Man", by Peggy Noonan, WSJ April 19-20, 2014, Opinion,
- THE NY TIMES GIVES PRESIDENT OBAMA ITS GRADE ON FOREIGN
POLICY; "Mr. Obama's record on foreign policy is not as bad as his
critics say. It's just not good enough". See "President
Obama And The World", Editorial, May 4, 2014, SR p 10.
- Thomas Friedman's diagnosis: WE HAS SEEN THE ENEMY, AND THEY
IS US. See "It's Not Just About Obama", NYTimes Sunday,
May 4, 2014, SR p 11.
- MORE ON BENGHAZI...BECAUSE THERE IS MORE: "Benghazi: How
to Run The Hearings Properly", by Charles Krauthammer, in The Day
Saturday, May 10, 2014, Opinion, pA4.
THAT PERENNIAL FAVORITE: PUBLIC EDUCATION:
"No Gains For 12th Graders On National Exam", by Kimberly
Hefling, AP Writer, May 7, 2014. "Handing out dismal grades, the
Nation's Report Card says America's high school seniors lack critical
reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy.
one-quarter are performing proficiently or better in math and just 4 in
reading." In my opinion, that's CRIMINAL.
SATURDAY, May 9 and 10,
THIS IS NOT HYPERBOLE!
THURSDAY, May 8,
DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY.
WEDNESDAY, May 7,
AMERICA: A MOMENT OF
SILENCE...AND A CALL TO ARMS.
TUESDAY, May 6,
Yes, a great article. And a great story,
although not at all unique. This country is now seriously
infected with a
disease I used to attribute to racism against Black people: "Focal
Idiopathic Idiocy". And the incubator for this ultra-Left idiocy
current American Academia: our universities and many of their
Unfortunately, the rest of us are going to have to live with -
against - this disease until this group (which I predicted in the
become "Horse's Ass" and "Son of Horse's Ass") literally
die off. Because they are not rational and not educable. It
a long fight. So, keep your powder dry and protect your energies for
MONDAY, May 5,
WHY IT MATTERS.
SUNDAY, May 4,
HORSE RACING: POINT / COUNTERPOINT.
nothing sacred? Is
everything besmirched? We
have just enjoyed (if not betting) the 140th running of the Kentucky
Derby . But see a recent Editorial in the New York Times
the Sport of Kings and Knaves." Cruelty to animals is always
bad. But for some reason cruelty to horses seems particularly
notches below humanity.
SATURDAY, May 3,
THE BUSH FAMILY DYNASTY: STILL CONTRIBUTING.
Within a few days of
each other, the brothers Bush have offered
the nation and the Republican Party two ways out of their current
morass. Jeb Bush has offered a sane and humane approach to
a substitute for the inane "amnesty" reflex of too many. And
George W. Bush, in his comments for the 50th anniversary of LBJ's civil
acts, has placed the responsibility for the continued plight of our
brothers squarely on Education - or the lack of it for them.
these two problems with solutions...and both the nation and the
Party will be much better off.
the distinction separating 'legal' from 'illegal' (ONE
Driver's Licenses to illegals). If you are caught driving here
you will suffer the SAME consequences as any other driver (rather than
receiving preferential treatment as currently exists in L.A.
County. If you
injure or kill another person/s while driving illegally you will be
immediately upon completion of your FULL sentence in American prison.
that NOT ONE
PENNY of taxpayer money is spent on illegals for non-emergencies.
employer who hires illegal workers (NO exceptions, not even
Legal labor can compensate up to a point, after which (for a time) some
will be lost and prices will spike. The imbalance will right
these 4 steps,
MILLIONS of illegals would evaporate in a matter of months, as they did
the Crash of '08. Legal-age citizens born to illegals will have a
of whether to follow their family members to (most often) Mexico, or to
separated from them until such time as these family members are granted
status. Or, they can send money back to Mexico to support these
members in a manner that more closely resembles their American
minor-age status of
citizens born to illegals will enable their guardians to remain here,
but under a temporary hybrid legal status that allows
work to support their children until age 18. During this
they could begin (and hopefully complete) their citizenship
avoid being a burden on either their adult children, Society, or both
the wording of
the 14th Amendment to restore its original intent rather than allow it
enable false claims of citizenship on all future 'anchor babies',
preventing more of the aforementioned scenario.
what needs to be
done. This problem continues to fester and deepen into the tissue
America. We can endure a relatively low amount of pain and
reconstruction of this tissue NOW or suffer the loss of a
tremendous amount of blood and tissue through apathy,
correctness, and emotion-based, TOTALLY unrealistic "good"
FRIDAY, May 2,
"If it walks
like a duck...", it is a cover-up at the "highest levels".
interviewed on Fox News regarding a book he has written about how to
crisis situations in our lives at the end of the interview asked if he
make a comment on Benghazi. He thanked Fox News for keeping the
Benghazi story in
the news, since other news organizations are not. He said the Seals who
deserve the public knowing the truth about the whole affair. The poem
written by a MARINE CORPS Officer:
BATTLING BOYS OF BENGHAZI
the battling boys of Benghazi
fame, no glory, no paparazzi.
a fiery death in a blazing hell
our country we loved so well.
wasn't our job, but we answered the call,
to the Consulate and scaled the wall.
pulled twenty Countrymen from the jaws of
them to safety, and stood at the gate.
the two of us, and foes by the score,
we stood fast to bar the door.
calls for reinforcement, but all were
we fought, and we fought, and we fought 'til
gave our all for our Uncle Sam,
Barack Obama didn't give a damn.
two dead seals who carried the load
thanks to us.........we were just "Bumps
In The Road."
this reach every American with a computer?
Or do we like the press give a pass to the incompetent people who
there in the White House and watched the Seal's execution on live
video and did absolutely nothing?
THURSDAY, May 1,
GIVE 'EM HELL HARRY.
Truman was a
different kind of
President. He probably made
as many, or more important
decisions regarding our
nation's history as any of the other
32 Presidents preceding
him. However, a measure of his
may rest on what
he did after he left the White
only asset he had when
he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri
. His wife had inherited the house from her mother and
father and other than their years in the White House, they lived
their entire lives there.
he retired from office
in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been
$13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his
stamps and personally licking them, granted him an 'allowance'
later, a retroactive
pension of $25,000 per year.
Harry and Bess drove home
to Missouri by themselves.
There was no Secret Service
positions at large salaries,
he declined, stating,
"You don't want me. You
the office of the President,
and that doesn't belong to
It belongs to the American
people and it's not for sale."
later, on May 6, 1971,
when Congress was preparing
to award him the Medal of
Honor on his 87th birthday,
he refused to accept it,
"I don't consider that I
have done anything
which should be the reason
for any award,
president he paid for
all of his own
travel expenses and
found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency,
resulting in untold wealth.
too many in Congress
also have found a way to
become quite wealthy while
enjoying the fruits of their
offices are now for sale (ie. Illinois ).
old Harry Truman was correct when he observed,
"My choices in life were
either to be a piano player
in a whore house or a
politician. And to tell the truth,
there's hardly any
THE DAY, NEW ENGLAND'S BEST NEWSPAPER.
Besides the regularly
occurring awards, this newspaper is a
winner. As an example, check out the Wednesday, April 30,2014
chock full of excellent stories: about abuse of painkillers; about New
budget woes; about the Coast Guard's "Ancient Mariner"; about some
probing questions for "L&M executives"; about the necessary
choice between integration vs. neighborhood schools; and two articles
owner Donald Sterling, the one by Mike Dimauro, finally getting it
all of this, we can forgive (and even be
amused by) the occasional schizophrenia when it comes to politics,
becoming more pronounced as we approach any election. Especially
know the cause of it.
WEDNESDAY, April 29 and 30,
heard about this. I wonder why. Bottom line: SUE THE
BASTARDS. It takes time, money and effects on health. But
only way to protect ourselves from these despots.
Do you BELIEVE this @#$%??? When is this tyranny
going to end?
MONDAY, April 28,
WITH ITS HEAD IN THE
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