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
FRIDAY through SUNDAY, November 28 through 30,
The Manitoba Herald:
The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada
intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to
illegal immigration. The Republicans winning the Senate is
exodus among left-leaning citizens who fear they'll soon be required to
pray, and live according to the Constitution.
Canadian border farmers say it's not
uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, global warming
"green" energy proponents crossing their fields at night.
"I went out to milk the cows the
other day, and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn,"
Southern Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield, whose acreage borders North
. “The producer was cold, exhausted and hungry. He asked me
could spare a latte and some free-range chicken. When I said I didn't
he left before I even got a chance to show him my screenplay, eh?"
In an effort to stop the illegal aliens,
Greenfield erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them.
installed loudspeakers that blared Rush Limbaugh across the fields, but
just keep coming.
Officials are particularly concerned about
smugglers who meet liberals near the Canadian border, pack them into
cars and drive them across the border where they are simply left
for themselves after the battery dies.
"A lot of these people are not
prepared for our rugged conditions," an Ontario border patrolman
said. "I found one carload without a single bottle of Perrier
drinking water. They did have a nice little Napa Valley cabernet,
and some kale chips."
When liberals are caught, they're sent
back across the border, often wailing loudly that they fear retribution
conservatives. Rumors have been circulating about plans being
build re-education camps where liberals will be forced to drink
and study the Constitution.
In recent days, liberals have turned to
ingenious ways of crossing the border. Some have been disguised
citizens taking a bus trip to buy cheap Canadian prescription
After catching a half- dozen young vegans in blue-hair wig disguises,
immigration authorities began stopping buses and quizzing the supposed
citizens about Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney to prove that they were
the '50s. "If they can't identify the accordion player on The Lawrence
Welk Show, we become very suspicious about their age," an official said.
Canadian citizens have complained that the
illegal immigrants are creating an organic-broccoli shortage, buying up
Barbara Streisand c.d.'s, and renting all the Michael Moore
"I really feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy
can't support them," an Ottawa resident said. "How many
art-history majors does one country need?"
Trying to reassure his liberal base and
get them to return to the U.S., President Obama reiterated what he said
press conference following the beating the democrats took in the last
"I heard from the 1/3 of the electorate that voted, but I also heard
the 2/3 that did not vote." Who knew the president was
He also said the reason the
democrats got their asses whipped wasn't because of HIS policies, but
because the Dems did not get his message out to the people. Ya
a guy that takes responsibility when something goes wrong.
THURSDAY, November 27,
AND CHRISTIANITY One bright light in an otherwise dark part of the
WEDNESDAY, November 26,
“THE FERGUSON IDENTITY” – “REVERSE
ENGINEERING” FOR A NEW START
BY GEORGE A. SPRECACE., M.D., J.D.
ARE THE MAJOR ELEMENTS OF THIS DISASTER CURRENTLY DEPICTED AS
AND ENDS WITH GOOD WILL, MEAN SPIRITS, INSECURITY, TRIBALISM, STUPIDITY
SIN; THE BIBLE; HISTORY; WORLD-WIDE AND NATIONAL SLAVERY, CONTINUING
AND DISCRIMINATION WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US
TO CHANGE: BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION; CIVIL RIGHTS ACT; GREAT
SOCIETY; THE MISTAKES OF “BIG BANG” VS. INCREMENTALISM;
VS. MORALITY / SPIRITUALITY / RELIGION
VIET NAM DISASTER; LOSS OF FAITH IN AUTHORITY; THE PRESCIENT
PREDICTIONS OF SEN. DANIEL PATRICK MOYNAHAN; DRUG “CULTURE”AND NATIONAL
COURTS OF LAW: SOCIAL WORKERS OF LAST RESORT. THE RESULTANT STREET
“ROUGH JUSTICE” BY LAW EFORCEMENT
DEMISE OF RESPECT AND SELF-RESPECT RE. BLACK WOMANHOOD AND MANHOOD:
VILE MISOGENY; ABORTION;
DEMISE OF THE BLACK FAMILY; THE DISAPPEARANCE OF FATHERS AND
DISASTER OF PUBLIC EDUCATION
CYNICAL WASHINGTON PLANTATION PLAN: “GIVE IT, AND THEY WILL COME”
DEMISE OF BLACK LEADERSHIP VS. BLACK PIMPS
DIVISION OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY INTO HAVES AND HAVE NOTS
AND LOATHING IN THE LARGER CULTURE, INCLUDING THE NEWER LATINO AND
ASIAN COMMUNITIES, REPLACING GOOD WILL AND GOOD WISHES / EFFORTS.
YOU WANT CHANGE? “REVERSE ENGINEER”!
MONDAY and TUESDAY, November 24 and 25,
Please see my Rapid Response offering for Saturday, August 30. Nothing
has changed, except the outrageous media stagings of "Coming
Attractions" for weeks and then hours before announcement of the Grand
Jury action. No badge of courage here, except for the Jurors.
SUNDAY, November 23,
there are moderate Muslims, and I believe that currently they are the
vast majority. But they are currently entirely intimidated. What
they must realize is that: either they rise up and overcome the
fundamentalist terrorists, or we will all face WW lll, aka "The Last
Crusade." Meanwhile, all supposedly Christian or at least democratic
nations must take action immediately to suppress any non-democratic
ideology. Such action would not be "non-democratic" in a state of war,
which we are entering. It's called self-defense, always moral -
and democratic. Meanwhile, let us pray....
INTERSTELLAR - The Movie; The
About one week ago, I posted a Movie Review on this current offering on
Two days ago, David Brooks published a fine column on the same subject,
entitled "Love And Gravity"(in NYTimes Friday, November 21, 2014,
OP-ED, pA27). His is much more in-depth; but we agree entirely.
This is a love story about the ultimate Love: God's Love for His
ultimate creation, and about His one Command: Love thy God; Love thy
neighbor. How could Hollywood have produced this? Is there really hope?
The whole matter brings to mind a famous quotation from the poet John
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will
never pass into nothingness:"
IMMIGRATION - AND COMMON SENSE.
SATURDAY, November 22,
THANKSGIVING...every morning you wake up.
MOST, HOMOSEXUALITY IS A BIOLOGIC FACT, NOT A CHOICE.
For the record, I concur entirely with this Editorial in The Day
(www.theday.com, November 22, 2014). My record (ie. in this
section) also shows that I was in favor of the "Dream Act", which was
stupidly attacked by Mitt Romney and his Republicans during the 2008
presidential campaign. There is a maxim in Common Law: "IF YOU
SEEK EQUITY, DO EQUITY". Wake Up, Republicans! You have
only one more chance, in 2016, to remain part of our two party system
FRIDAY, November 21,
your health care.
I have already written numerous times about the financial and coverage
problems in the "Affordable Care Act", and about its failure to address
many critical issues in Health Care.
Herewith follow some current articles addressing what all of the
accompanying dictates on physicians are doing to your own personal
what are those symptoms that you just noted?
reported in Fox News, ObamaCare adds 150 new boards and agencies to
govern (read "interfere with") that care.
reported in the NYTimes (Tuesday, Nov. 18, pA1), "Health Care Law
Recasts Insurers As Obama Allies". Doesn't that make you feel
of Hospital Pay for Performance on Mortality in England (NEJM, Nov. 6,
2014, p1843). The author notes that "pay for performance" results
health care delivery were inconsistent and small...and that a similar
approach outside of health care for cognitively based tasks leads to
here, the most serious effect of such mechanisms as "Accountable Care",
is the unethical placement of a physician's self-interest against that
of his patient (also discussed previously in this section). See
Medical Care Is Being Corrupted", by Hartzband and Groopman, NYTimes
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, pA23.
TUESDAY through THURSDAY, November 18 through 20,
First of all, know that I have been a fan of yours all of your adult
life. And I still hope to be.
But what is this business, moping around like a hound dog who has lost
the scent? What's this: "I won't talk about the allegations". Such
allegations are among the easiest to invent, even thirty years later,
for fame and fortune - evidently even over a person's grave - and even
with impunity, especially when the accused does neither refute nor
If you did it, admit it and ask forgiveness and pay up. If you
didn't, fight like hell, make them prove it; and if they can't, sue the
hell out of them for defamation with malice.
Enough of these stupid photo-ops!
MONDAY, November 17,
SANDERS: WHO IS THIS MAN? HE SHOULD BE OUR SECRETARY OF STATE.
SUNDAY, November 16,
OUTRAGEOUS. Is this who we are, as individuals
and as a people?
HERE FOLLOW A GROUP OF PERSONAL OPINIONS AND INSIGHTS, STIMULATED BY
As with all of the material offered on this web site:
"Aspire to inspire...before you expire".
that's all I have to say about that."
Dr. Charles Krauthammer and WSJ
contributor Peggy Noonan, we are arriving at a good psychoanalysis of
Barack Obama: "The Loneliest President Since Nixon" (WSJ Nov. 15 - 16,
2014, Opinion, pA13.
"I didn't know the gun was loaded". OH?
See the article in NYTimes Magazine, Nov. 9, 2014: "Is Football The
Rivers and the Practice of Medicine. It's
systematic routine and discipline...not genius. Here, celebrity
got in the way.
of Life Care. Here, physicians should
return to their origins as priests, easing our transition from
life to after-life. See the book "Medicine And What Matters
In The End", by Atul Gawande, M.D., as reviewed recently in NYTimes
Book Review by Sheri Fink.
The ONE NON-NEGOTIABLE. Evidently,
gnawing pangs of conscience are reaching into the voting booth.
In 26 national races where anti-abortion and pro-abortion candidates
were pitted against each other, 19 anti-abortion candidates won.
to hide. See "AMERICA, WORLD COP",
by Bret Stephens (WSJ Review, Nov. 15, 16, 2014, pC1). "No great power
can safely ignore chaos and disorder in key regions of the world.
It is time for the U.S. to take a new approach - enforcing rules and
standards but not trying to re-make failed societies". Write On!
the term "Catholic College" becoming an
oxymoron? See the recent Newsletter from Christendom College on the
dumbing-down of Black Democratic America. I
have amply addressed this sad phenomenon in this section. Now
see: "Black Citizens Foolish Backing The Democrats", by Cal Thomas (in
The Day.com, Nov. 5, 2014, Opinion, pA6).
sorry state of Scientific Academia today.
Everywhere we see examples of the "Scientific Method" bowing to the
political needs of the moment: the strident declarations about the
extent of human effect on global warming; the gaming of the FDA; the
initial Ebola scene; falsifying and plagiarism of scientific
"results".... But then, once in a while, comes something like landing
on a comet after a 10 year chase...at 40,000 miles per hour. Atta
Boys - And Girls!
State of Connecticut: read it and weep: "How
Did Rich Connecticut Morph Into One Of America's Worst Performing
Economies?", by Jim Powell, Forbes Magazine, Aug. 1, 2013. When my
family and I moved to Connecticut in`1963, it was a Republican
State. Then it became a Democratic State. Any questions?
you noticed? We are becoming a dictatorship,
through the mechanism of the Bureaucracy and the abuse of
Administrative Law. See: a) The History And Danger Of
Administrative Law, by Philip Hamberger (in Imprimis, a publication of
Hillsdale College, Sept. 2014); b) "The New Bureaucratic Brazenness",
by Peggy Noonan (WSJ Oct. 4,5, 2014, Opinion, pA13).
SATURDAY, November 15,
"DEMOCRATIC" CONNECTICUT...WITH A BIG "D".
It was clear to me, and was shared with a number of Republican
operatives closer to Tom Foley than I, that he was bringing a dull
knife to a gunfight, and that he was allowing himself to be pilloried
as a crass corporate raider instead of as a "trauma surgeon" who had to
debride large wounds of injured and dead company tissue in order to
begin the healing process. So, Mr. Powell is entirely right.
Also entirely right is an article published in Forbes Magazine on
August 1, 2013 by Jim Powell, entitled: "HOW DID RICH CONNECTICUT MORPH
INTO ONE OF AMERICA'S WORST PERFORMING ECONOMIES". Read it and
THIS IS POSTED ESPECIALLY FOR
THOSE FOR WHOM THIS IS "NEWS".
FRIDAY, November 14,
"A VETERAN DIED TODAY". AMEN.
was getting old and paunchy And his hair was
he sat around the Legion, telling stories of
a war that he once fought in and the deeds
that he had done,
his exploits with his buddies; they were
heroes, every one.
'tho sometimes to his neighbors his tales
became a joke,
his buddies listened quietly for they knew
where of he spoke.
we'll hear his tales no longer, for ol' Joe
has passed away,
the world's a little poorer for a Veteran
won't be mourned by many, Just his children
and his wife.
he lived an ordinary, very quiet sort of
held a job and raised a family, going quietly
on his way;
the world won't note his passing, 'tho a
Veteran died today.
politicians leave this earth, their bodies
lie in state,
thousands note their passing, and proclaim
that they were great.
tell of their life stories from the time
that they were young,
the passing of a Veteran goes unnoticed, and
the greatest contribution to the welfare of
who breaks his promise and deceives his
the ordinary fellow who in times of war and
off to serve his country and offers up his
politician's stipend and the style in which
often disproportionate, to the service that
the ordinary Veteran, who offered up his
paid off with a medal and perhaps a pension,
is not the politicians with their compromise
won for us the freedom that our country now
you find yourself in danger, with your
enemies at hand,
you really want some cop-out, with his
would you want the one who honors home,
country and kin,
the common Veteran, who would fight until
was just a common Veteran, and his ranks are
his presence should remind us we may need
his likes again.
when countries are in conflict, we find the
to clean up all the troubles that the
we cannot do him honor while he's here to
hear the praise,
at least let's give him homage at the
ending of his days.
just a simple headline in the paper that
COUNTRY IS IN
MOURNING, a VETERAN DIED TODAY."
YOU DO NOT KNOW HISTORY...
THURSDAY, November 13,
WEDNESDAY, November 12,
just received an audit on my tax return for 2012 from the IRS. It
are questioning how many dependents I claimed.
guess it was because of my response to the question: "List all
replied: 12 million illegal immigrants; 3 million crack heads;
42 million unemployed people on food stamps, 2
million people in over 243 prisons;
of Mexico ; and 535 persons in the U.S. House and Senate."
1 useless President.
this was NOT an acceptable answer.
I KEEP ASKING MYSELF, WHO The Hell DID I MISS?
TUESDAY, November 11,
Touching, and heartfelt. Thank you.
Rest ye weary warrior
No more fear to wrought,
Rest ye weary warrior
In the peace for which you fought.
Sleep our fallen hero
In the earth you died to save,
Sleep our fallen hero
In the freedom you selflessly gave.
Your youth is gone but not your age
Your breath is still but not your voice,
Your honor lives and so your pride
Your risks for peace your willing choice
Rest with your brothers and sisters
Who passed your way before,
Be it with those who lie at home
Or those on distant shores.
A country mourns and weeps
For you and those now alone,
A country mourns and weeps
For her child who has come home.
Though you have fallen
And silent to duty’s call,
Among those of a grateful nation
You stand tallest of them all.
MONDAY, November 10,
IRAN: A VERY DANGEROUS "RUBIK'S CUBE" IN THE MIDDLE EAST...but not as
dangerous as President Obama's incompetence in foreign affairs.
OBAMACARE, "TRANSPARENCY" AND "STUPIDITY". You may not see this
report anywhere else.
SUNDAY, November 9,
PITY THE GENERATIONS THAT THINK THIS IS HOGWASH.
SATURDAY, November 8,
CATHOLIC CHURCH: ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC AND UNIVERSAL".
Although taken as Gospel by believers, this has always been much more a
hope than a fact down through the last 2,000 years. And now is no
exception. The usual suspects are even suggesting a "schism" over
the more open approach of Pope Francis and the strict approach whose
current face is Cardinal Burke.
Nonsense. The Catholic Church embraces several non-negotiables,
including Abortion of any human person from conception (union of sperm
and ovum), the Divinity of Jesus Christ, the Consecration....
Whether homosexuality is a biologic fact or a choice, whether the
dis-union of a marriage can only take place through the discredited
mechanism of "Anullment", whether the Church has Standing to inject
itself into the marital bed regarding the use of contraception by a
committed marital couple trying to determine in good faith the number
of children they can be responsible for, whether Priests can marry,
etc. are, in my opinion, NOT.
SEE ALSO THE ARTICLE ENTITLED "JESUS AND THE MODERN MAN", BY JAMES
CARROLL (NYTIMES SUNDAY, NOV. 9, 2014, SUNDAY REVIEW). This is a
heart-felt plea for guidance from a living Church, not from a barnacled
I do not come recently to this position. See in this web-site,
under "Abortion..." and therein under "Catholic Church", my many
offerings under the rubric "What's Wrong (and Right) With The Catholic
Church." This, from a life-long and loyal Catholic. And so I will
FRIDAY, November 7,
BRAIN. HOW TO KEEP WHAT WE HAVE AND ADD TO IT.
It has been reported for a long time that two activities, taken up at
any time in life, can retard or prevent dementia or Alzheimer's
Disease...AND CAN ACTUALLY ENHANCE OUR BRAIN FUNCTION. These activities
are learning a new language and learning to play a musical
HERE FOLLOWS CLEAR PROOF OF THE VALUE OF PLAYING A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT.
THIS IS IMPORTANT.
musician's brains are different? This little video goes beyond
using actual scientific studies that show how wonderful playing a
instrument, which includes singing, can be for your brain.
everyone has their own personal musical instrument. As a singer, your
instrument is the one that's built into your body - namely, your voice
its associated equipment. Not much different than piano, sax, violin,
etc., except that you don't need to learn any fingering :-) but
brain still has to send and receive signals that adjust muscles,
vowels, consonants, etc.
and yes, there is one way the human voice differs from every
is the only instrument that
creates music and poetry simultaneously!
elegant concept! Now Is that poetic,or
this video for an interesting trip into the workings of the brain
What Playing a Musical Instrument Does for Your Brain!
- I sent this to both of my choruses, my friends, who are music
and teachers, current and former Board of Education members, and to
who loves music for its beauty and how it enriches our lives.
- Here's a famous quote that says a lot in so few words.
would be a mistake
would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance
those who were seen Dancing were thought to be insane
By those who could not hear the Music
THURSDAY, November 6,
SHOULD BE A NO-BRAINER. BUT, GIVEN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH "NO
BRAINS" TODAY, IT IS OFFERED AS "NEWS".
HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL!!
to the young people, F-this,
F-that, and nary anyone will step up and correct them- even with wife
- - Someone in the teaching
profession had the courage to set the standards so badly needed
high school principal
watched high school principal Dennis
Prager of Colorado , along with Sara Palin and Tom Brokaw on TV a
weeks ago....what a dynamic, down to earth speaker. Even though Palin
Brokaw were also guest speakers they did little but nod and agree with
This is the guy that should be running for President in 2016
Speech Every American High School
Principal Should Give.
Dennis Prager .
the students and faculty of our high
am your new principal, and honored to
There is no greater calling than to teach young people.
would like to apprise you of some
important changes coming to our school. I am making these changes
because I am
convinced that most of the ideas that have dominated public education
America have worked against you, against your teachers and against our
this school will no longer honor race or ethnicity. I could not care
less if your
racial makeup is black, brown, red, yellow or white. I could not care
your origins are African, Latin American, Asian or European, or if your
ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower or on slave ships. The only
care about, the only one this school will recognize, is your individual
identity -- your character, your scholarship, your humanity. And the
national identity this school will care about is American.
is an American public school, and
American public schools were created to make better Americans. If you
affirm an ethnic, racial or religious identity through school, you will
go elsewhere. We will end all ethnicity, race and non-American
nationality-based celebrations. They undermine the motto of America ,
its three central values -- E pluribus Unum, "from many, one." And
this school will be guided by America 's values. This includes all
clubs. I will not authorize clubs that divide students based on any
This includes race, language, religion, sexual orientation or whatever
become in vogue in a society divided by political correctness.
clubs will be based on interests
and passions, not blood, ethnic, racial or other physically defined
clubs just cultivate narcissism -- an unhealthy preoccupation with the
while the purpose of education is to get you to think beyond yourself.
will have clubs that transport you to the wonders and glories of art,
astronomy, languages you do not already speak, carpentry and more. If
extracurricular activities you can imagine being interested in are
on ethnic, racial or sexual identity, that means that little outside of
yourself really interests you.
I am uninterested
in whether English is your native language. My only interest in terms
language is that you leave this school speaking and writing English as
as possible. The English language has united America 's citizens for
years, and it will unite us at this school. It is one of the
reasons this country of immigrants has always come to be one country.
you leave this school without excellent English language skills, I
remiss in my duty to ensure that you will be prepared to successfully
in the American job market. We will learn other languages here -- it is
deplorable that most Americans only speak English -- but if you want
taught in your native language rather than in English, this is not your
because I regard
learning as a sacred endeavor , everything in this school will reflect
learning's elevated status. This means, among other things, that you
teachers will dress accordingly. Many people in our society dress more
for Hollywood events than for church or school. These people have their
priorities backward. Therefore, there will be a formal dress code at
no obscene language
will be tolerated anywhere on this school's property -- whether in
the hallways or at athletic events. If you can't speak without using
-word, you can't speak. By obscene language I mean the words banned by
Federal Communications Commission, plus epithets such as "Nigger,"
even when used by one black student to address another black, or
"bitch," even when addressed by a girl to a girlfriend. It is my
intent that by the time you leave this school, you will be among the
age to instinctively distinguish between the elevated and the degraded,
holy and the obscene.
we will end all
self-esteem programs. In this school, self-esteem will be attained in
way -- the way people attained it until decided otherwise a generation
by earning it. One immediate consequence is that there will be one
valedictorian, not eight.
and last, I am
reorienting the school toward academics and away from politics and
No more time will be devoted to scaring you about smoking and caffeine,
terrifying you about sexual harassment or global warming. No more
will be devoted to condom wearing and teaching you to regard sexual
as only or primarily a health issue... There will be no more attempts
you that you are a victim because you are not white, or not male, or
heterosexual or not Christian. We will have failed if any one of you
this school and does not consider him or herself inordinately fortunate
be alive and to be an American.
please stand and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of
our country. As many of you do not know the words, your teachers will
out to you.
WEDNESDAY, November 5,
HURRAY! There's now a bounding pulse. The patient is
going to live!
The 2014 Election results: HURRAY!!!
TUESDAY, November 4,
EVIDENCE - BASED MEDICINE: WHOSE EVIDENCE? TO WHAT
The appropriation of a good idea to wholesale misuse by profit-oriented
entities and by an acquisitive government occurred also in the 1980's
with DRG'S (diagnosis - related groupings) which were developed as a
clinical tool and not as an economic weapon. And such efforts have
marginalized the value of hard-won clinical experience and of the
importance of the doctor-patient relationship in the healing process.
MONDAY, November 3,
Not for nothing is Charles Krauthammer a physician.
He has his finger precisely on the pulse of America. NOTHING WORKS! But
will the flat-lining people allow CPR to bring them back through
sensible voting tomorrow? Stay tuned.
SATURDAY and SUNDAY, November 1
FROM CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE, via Huffington Post, November 2, 2014:
"The Church under Pope Francis is like a ship without a rudder".
Cardinal Burke, did you not get the memo? The Pope is the Vicar
of Christ on Earth, not the "first among equals."
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