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RAPID RESPONSE (Archives)...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.
GS

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SATURDAY, January 31, 2015

LEST WE FORGET OUR PRIDE AND COMMITMENT, IN THESE DAYS WHEN THERE SEEM TO BE SO LITTLE OF BOTH AMONG OUR FELLOW AMERICANS.

GS




THURSDAY and FRIDAY, January 29 and 30, 2015

OUR CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT UNDER ATTACK.

"Can You Hear Me Now?"

GS

Liberal GW Professor: Obama Guilty of ‘Violations of His Oath of Office’ - CNSNews.Com


WEDNESDAY, January 28, 2015

WHOOPS...

GS

CBO Now Says 10 Mil Will Lose Employer Health Plans Under ObamaCare - Investor's Business Daily


TUESDAY, January 27, 2015

RR#1

THE NEXT TWO YEARS: IS THERE REALLY HOPE?

GS

The Insiders: Boehner and McConnell can veto Obama - WashingtonPost.Com

RR#2

LEST WE FORGET...OR NEVER KNEW.

GS

A record? - TheDay.Com

RR#3

WHEN DO "NEGLIGENCE" AND "RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT" BECOME "HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS"?

GS

Army Officer: Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, WH Wants It Kept Quiet - NewsMax.Com

RR#4

My comment is: A GIFT.

GS

Oh my how we take things for granted. 

Her Name is Rose

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder.

I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, 'Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?'

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, 'Of course you may!' and she gave me a giant squeeze.

'Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?' I asked.

She jokingly replied, 'I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids...'

'No seriously,' I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

'I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one!' she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.

We became instant friends.  Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop.  I was always mesmerized listening to this 'time machine' as she shared her wisdom and experience with me..

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I'll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor.
Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, 'I'm sorry I'm so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I'll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.'

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, ' We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.

There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.

We have so many people walking around who are dead and don't even know it!

There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.

If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don't do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

Anybody! Can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no regrets..

The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.'

She concluded her speech by courageously singing 'The Rose..'

She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the year's end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago.

One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it's never too late to be all you can possibly be.

When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they'll really enjoy it!

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.

REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL. We make a Living by what we get. We make a Life by what we give.

God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.


MONDAY
, January 26, 2015

RR#1

AMERICA AND IRAN: IS THIS PRESIDENT SO STUPID...OR WHAT?

GS

Iran’s emerging empire should worry everyone - TheDay.Com

RR#2

ABORTION AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY: A vital message a long time coming.

GS

Rising Up: The Black Pro-Life Movement Asserts Itself - Zenit.Org

RR#3

THE DISMAL STATE OF CONNECTICUT: NOW I SEE THE LIGHT.
It's called One Party (Democratic) rule for decades.

GS

How Did Rich Connecticut Morph Into One Of America's Worst Performing Economies? - Forbes.Com


SUNDAY, January 25, 2015

THERE IS A CRISIS DEVELOPING IN AMERICAN HEALTH CARE...IN YOUR HEALTH CARE.
Physicians and Nurses have the information.  But only you the public have the power to affect it.
The following is an introduction to the local problem, with your hospital and your physicians.
These opinions and facts have already been shared with the hospital administration and with my fellow colleagues. 
They are now shared with you in the hope of motivating you to contact your State and Federal officials in your own behalf.
More will come.

GS

- - - - - >

CRISIS IN AMERICAN HEALTH CARE

“I’m mad as hell…and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

1.      REFORMS NEEDED…BUT IGNORED: Life-style modification; Adequate reimbursement for cognitive medical care vs. procedural medical care; reform of colleges and medical school curricula and costs; greater incorporation of paraprofessionals into all levels of medical care; introduction of robust cost competition into drug costs; interstate competition in health insurance industry; introduction of systems of priority for selecting health care to be allowed / delivered; global and effective use of advanced directives; medical malpractice reform (eg. Health Care Courts); reform of wasteful current electronic health records; restore and compensate home medical and health care; eliminate unethical “accountable care organizations”….

2.      OBAMACARE IS FATALLY FLAWED; A Christmas Tree of wants with no attention to needed reforms.

3.      THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM HAS BEEN POLITICIZED, MARKET-DRIVEN AND CORRUPTED, RATHER THAN MAINTAINING ITS PROFESSIONALISM.

4.      HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS HAVE BEEN EFFECTIVELY MARGINALIZED.

5.      HEALTH CARE COSTS ARE HIGHER, HEALTH CARE AVAILABILITY IS LESS ACCESSABLE, AND HEALTH CARE QUALITY IS LOWER THAN EVER BEFORE: THE OPPOSITE OF STATED GOALS. 

6.      What is needed now is a massive public uprising, informed by the Medical and Nursing Professions, against the above situation, implemented by effective political action and by targeted legal action.  THIS IS A CALL TO SUCH ACTION.

George A. Sprecace., M.D., J.D.

January 14, 2015

- - - - - >

THE STATE OF THE REGION’S HEALTH, 2015

  1. Jump”. “How High?”, instead of “ Sez Who?”
  2. The ACA is a Christmas tree of political wants…with no attention paid to pressing needs for health care reform, many outlined for decades and ignored. One result: fully ¼ of health care expenditures go to “defensive medicine”.
  3. Half of all Medicare expenditures are made in the last six months of a person’s life.  This is in large part the result of the vast majority of Medicare patients wanting an “Advanced Directive”…and a minority actually having one.
  4. At the private practitioner level, Electronic Health Records have been an expensive and time-consuming waste of professional resources – especially of physician – patient interaction.
  5. Hospitalist / private physician interaction continues to be problematic, both on patient admission and at time of discharge.
  6. Hospitalist / patient interaction continues to be problematic, especially with regard to the changing hospitalists assigned to a patient during the hospital stay.
  7. The Emergency Room is simultaneously a poor site for general medical care and a cash cow for the hospital. It is also a site where sick patients are promptly and publicly accosted regarding how they intend to pay their very large and accumulating bills for such services.
  8. The “Two Over-Night Stay” rule is a personally, professionally and financially disruptive rule that is easily manipulated and misapplied.
  9. Physicians and nurses are distracted and intimidated by a hospital administration whose institutional attitude is increasingly confrontational instead of collaborative and whose over-riding focus is on financial status instead of on quality of care. This is also tempting our community hospital to explore mergers with other and larger institutions, to the detriment of our community-based care…although to the benefit of the hospital administration.
  10. Many of the massive and increasing pressures on hospitals and on their most important workers (physicians and nurses) are arbitrary and often capricious, are directly injurious to their patients, and are well beyond their ability to alter. The public must immediately become politically and effectively involved in blunting these mandates from the State and the Federal levels. This is a critical call to the public for help, in Hartford and in Washington.  No more “How High”, but “Sez Who”.

George A. Sprecace, M.D., J.D.

(Member of Attending Medical Staff, LM Hospital, for 52 years).

- - - - - >

November 21, 2014

Dear David,

I am writing this letter to you, confidentially, first as a friend and secondly as President of the Medical Staff.  If you wish to share my concerns with our colleagues, please feel free to do so.  There was a long period over most of the last 52 years when I would have had no hesitation in discussing my observations at Staff Conferences or anywhere else – because most of the Staff knew me.  That is no longer the case.  Some may even think that I am a cranky 82 year old has-been.  We’ll, they would be wrong; but they really don’t know what they don’t know, the worst kind of ignorance.  And furthermore, I would be hitting them when there are down.

Last night’s Staff Meeting was a sad spectacle to me.  What I saw was a group of worried, harassed, intimidated and demoralized colleagues, virtually sons and grandsons. It had nothing to do with their load of patient care.  It had and has everything to do with the constantly increasing demands on them from outside forces to push the right buttons and to ring the right bells in order to get their reward.   Sound familiar?  “Jump!”.  “How high?”

As sad as that is, what’s most worrisome is the inevitable adverse effect on patient care – which I assure you is taking place and is being noticed by the public we serve.  In their current state, they are in no position to attend selflessly to the needs of those under their care, all the while looking over their shoulder for the next irrelevant demand that affects them personally.  And neither crowded PowerPoint presentations, brave talk or Suit-Speak, even coming from fellow physicians, will help.  Quite the contrary. 

The only thing that will help our colleagues and their patients is for ALL the physicians to come together and stay together, not for financial gain as against anti-trust laws, but on behalf of their patients’ needs and for working conditions that will support those needs.  Whether desired or accepted by the Administration or the Board of Trustees, they must be educated regarding what they think they know – and regarding what they don’t know.

“That is your mission, if you choose to accept”.  I will help, if asked.  Otherwise, I will simply and sadly observe the decline and fall of good colleagues and friends, a good hospital, and my profession, while sending my patients elsewhere.

Thank you for your attention, and for your friendship.

George



THURSDAY through SATURDAY, January 22 through 24, 2015

RR#1

THIS IS DESPOTISM...AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS.

GS

Obama Administration Setting Dangerous Precedents on Every Front - Gingrich Productions

RR#2

THIS IS IMPORTANT AND IS WELL-STATED: ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF OBAMA DESPOTISM.

GS

Bishops: Obama's Executive Order on Discrimination 'Implements Discrimination' - Zenit.Org

RR#3

"VIOLENT EXTREME IS NOT ISLAMIC?" MAKE THE "MODERATE MUSLIMS" PROVE IT.

As I have stated in this section for a very long time, and as professional commentators are now starting to state: ONLY THE MUSLIM WORLD CAN AVOID WORLD WAR III...BY DESTROYING THE TERRORIST CANCER IN THEIR MIDST.

We have demonstrated that fact to ourselves during the last 12 years in the Middle East.  But the moderate Muslims must be made  to see and feel that they have no choice but to overwhelm the minority terrorists in  their midst.  We can do that by the "remote practice" of war from the air, and by targeted economic pain on them.  In this effort, it could help to assert (without proof so far) that "violent extremism is not Islamic".  In fact, one American General  in the Middle  East has taken to calling ISIS by a non-Islamic name - to the anger of those rabid animals.  The alternative could easily be ARMAGEDDON.

GS

Kerry: Violent extremism is not Islamic - Yahoo! News

RR#4

Movie Review:  "American Sniper"
(Posted: January 24, 2015)

I resisted as long as I could, since I'm not a fan of blood and guts.  But I kept hearing about the psychological aspects of the story.  And it's true.  This could more aptly be named American Warrior - and Victim.  It certainly demonstrates the trauma of War, for all involved.  It also demonstrated once again to me something I have repeated in this section recently: we cannot avoid World war lll with boots on the ground in the Middle East at this time.  That can only be achieved by the "moderate Muslims" themselves, effectively motivated by America and the Western World.

Very well done, in all categories - especially in acting.  Definitely Academy Award material.  An "A".

GS


RR#5

THE REPUBLICANS OF TODAY ARE CRETINS!

Some of their national positions can be and are distorted.  But this is a no-brainer, a "third rail". 
IS ANYBODY THERE? DOES ANYBODY CARE?

Keep this up...and you'll end as the smallest of a three party system after a 2016 Loss!

GS


This Bill Could Mean No More Grand Canyons - Yahoo! News

RR#6

WOW.  And then come many in the current generations...and their sad leaders.  Not so "great", to say nothing of "greatest".   God help those who have stepped forward for their country.

GS

My friends... I hope you will have the time to read this beautiful story that provides us some insight about some brave men who gave the ultimate sacrifice that we might enjoy our freedom...
 
May we live to know God's peace...
 
If you ever get a chance to see this  bronze statue in DC .....  it is a  jaw dropper - tear jerker

                                       SIX BOYS AND 13 HANDS

 Each year I (the story teller) am hired to go to Washington , DC , with the eighth grade class from Clinton , WI where I grew up, to videotape their trip. I greatly enjoy visiting our nation's capitol, and each year I take some special memories back with me. This fall's trip was especially memorable. 
            
On the last night of our trip, we stopped at the Iwo Jima memorial. This memorial is the largest
bronze statue in the world and depicts one of the most famous photographs in history -- that of the six brave soldiers raising the American Flag at the top of a rocky hill on the island of Iwo Jima, Japan, during WW II
 
Over one hundred students and chaperones piled off the buses and headed towards the memorial.  I noticed a solitary figure at the base of the statue, and as I got closer he asked, 'Where are you guys from?'
                
I told him that we were from Wisconsin .. 'Hey, I'm a cheese head, too! Come gather around, Cheese  heads, and I will tell you a story.'
 
(It was James Bradley who just happened to be in Washington , DC , to speak at the memorial the following day. He was there that night to say good night to his dad, who had passed away. He was just about to leave when he saw the buses pull up. I videotaped him as he spoke to us, and received his permission to share what he said from my videotape. It is one thing to tour the incredible monuments filled with history in Washington , DC , but it is quite another to get the kind of insight we received that night.)
 
When all had gathered around, he reverently began to speak. (Here are his words that night.)
 
'My name is James Bradley and I'm from Antigo, Wisconsin . My dad is on that statue, and I wrote a book called 'Flags of Our Fathers'. It is the story of the six boys you see behind me.
               
 'Six boys raised the flag. The first guy putting the pole in the ground is Harlon Block. Harlon was an all-state football player. He enlisted in the Marine Corps with all the senior members of his football team.. They were off to play another type of game. A game called 'War.' But it didn't turn out to be a game. Harlon, at the age of 21, died with his intestines in his hands. I don't say that to gross you out, I say that because there are people who stand in front of this statue and talk about the glory of war. You guys need to know that most of the boys in Iwo Jima were 17, 18, and 19 years old  - and it was so hard that the ones who did make it home never even would talk to their families about it.
 
(He pointed to the statue) 'You see this next guy? That's Rene Gagnon from New Hampshire. If you took Rene's helmet off at the moment this photo was taken and looked in the webbing of that helmet, you would find a photograph...a photograph of his girlfriend Rene put that in there for protection because he was scared. He was 18 years old. It was just boys who won the battle of Iwo Jima.  Boys. Not old men. 
          
'The next guy here, the third guy in this tableau, was Sergeant Mike Strank. Mike is my hero. He was the hero of all these guys. They called him the 'old man' because he was so old. He was already 24. When Mike would motivate his boys in training camp, he didn't say, 'Let's go kill some Japanese' or 'Let's die for our country' He knew he was talking to little boys.. Instead he would say, 'You do what I say, and I'll get you home to your mothers.'
               
'The last guy on this side of the statue is Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian from Arizona . Ira Hayes was one of them who lived to walk off Iwo Jima . He went into the White House with my dad. President Truman told him, 'You're a hero' He told reporters, 'How can I feel like a hero when 250 of my buddies hit the island with me and only 27 of us walked off alive?'
 
So you take your class at school, 250 of you spending a year together having fun, doing everything together. Then all 250 of you hit the beach, but only 27 of your classmates walk off alive. That was Ira Hayes. He had images of horror in his mind. Ira Hayes carried the pain home with him and eventually died dead drunk, face down, drowned in a very shallow puddle, at the age of 32 (ten years after this picture was taken).
 
'The next guy, going around the statue, is Franklin Sousley from Hilltop, Kentucky . A fun-lovin' hillbilly boy. His best friend, who is now 70, told me, 'Yeah, you know, we took two cows up on the porch of the Hilltop General Store.  Then we strung wire across the stairs so the cows couldn't get down. Then we fed them Epsom salts. Those cows crapped all night.' Yes, he was a fun-lovin' hillbilly boy. Franklin died on Iwo Jima at the age of 19. When the telegram came to tell his mother that he was dead, it went to the Hilltop General Store. A barefoot boy ran that telegram up to his mother's farm. The neighbors could hear her scream all night and into the morning. Those neighbors lived a quarter of a mile away.
 
'The next guy, as we continue to go around the statue, is my dad, John Bradley, from Antigo, Wisconsin , where I was raised. My dad lived until 1994, but he would never give interviews. When Walter Cronkite's producers or the New York Times would call, we were trained as little kids to say 'No, I'm sorry, sir, my dad's not here. He is in Canada fishing. No, there is no phone there, sir. No, we don't know when he is coming back.' My dad never fished or even went to Canada . Usually, he was sitting there right at the table eating his Campbell 's soup. But we had to tell the press that he was out fishing. He didn't want to talk to the press.
 
'You see, like Ira Hayes, my dad didn't see himself as a hero. Everyone thinks these guys are heroes,  'cause they are in a photo and on a monument. My dad knew better. He was a medic. John Bradley from Wisconsin was a combat caregiver. On Iwo Jima he probably held over 200 boys as they died. And when boys died on Iwo Jima , they writhed and screamed, without any medication or help with the pain.
 
'When I was a little boy, my third grade teacher told me that my dad was  a hero. When I went home and told my dad that, he looked at me  and said, 'I want you always to remember that the heroes of Iwo  Jima are the guys who did not come back. Did NOT come back.'
               
 'So that's the story about six nice young boys.. Three died on Iwo Jima , and three came back as national heroes. Overall, 7,000 boys died on Iwo Jima in the worst battle in the history of the Marine Corps. My voice is giving out, so I will  end here. Thank you for your time.'
 
Suddenly, the monument wasn't just a big old piece of metal with a flag sticking out of the top. It came to life before our eyes with the heartfelt words of a son who did indeed have a father who was a hero. Maybe not a hero for the reasons most people would believe, but a hero nonetheless.
 
Let us never forget from the Revolutionary War to the current War on Terrorism and all the wars in-between that sacrifice was made for our freedom...please pray for our troops.
 
Remember to pray praises for this great country of ours and also ...please pray for our troops still in murderous places around the world.
               
REMINDER: Everyday that you can wake up free, it's going to be a great day.
 
One thing I learned while on tour with my 8th grade students in DC that is not mentioned here is, that if you look at the statue very closely and count the number of 'hands' raising the flag, there are 13. When the man who made the statue was asked why there were 13, he simply said the 13th hand was the hand of God.

RR#7

WHAT TO DO ABOUT ISLAMIC TERRORISM?

FIRST OF ALL, ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IT EXISTS.  THAT MEANS YOU, PRESIDENT OBAMA.
Beyond that,  this is a prominent topic of discussion, by those who should know more about it than I do.  But don't bank on that, because I don't have to be "political"...just logical.
I repeat: this war must be engaged and won by the majority "moderate Muslims", if there are any.  It must be brutal, take-no-prisoners, given the nature of their enemies - and ours. That will require the moderates to be motivated with both carrots and heavy sticks.  Given the reported plans for an effort to retake control of the city of Mosul in Iraq from ISIS, here is a perfect chance.  But under no circumstances, given our past experiences with the Iraqi "fighters", should we lose any more of the 4,000 Americans dead and over 40,000 wounded, and trillions of dollars spent in that area of the world.  Enough!  Unless this doesn't work...and we have to fight a World War lll - God forbid.

GS


WEDNESDAY, January 21, 2015

IT PAINS ME TO OFFER THIS, AS THE LAST SIX YEARS HAVE PAINED ME.
Whether it be on domestic policy, on social policy, or particularly on foreign policy:
BARACK OBAMA IS A FRAUD.

GS

Dobbs gives his commentary on Obama’s tax plans - Yahoo! Finance


TUESDAY, January 20, 2015

ARTHUR AVENUE: THE LITTLE ITALY IN THE BRONX.

GS




MONDAY, January 19, 2015

AND ALREADY MY POSITION ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS SEVERELY CHALLENGED. See the accompanying report, produced IN TOTO. Given the INSANE nature of the challenge, all I can say is that Freedom of Religion should preclude holding this travesty in a public institution.

GS

Oklahoma City Prelate Asks Why Black Mass Would Be Allowed If Koran Burning Wouldn't - Zenit.Org


SUNDAY, January 18, 2015

REGARDING "FREEDOM OF SPEECH".

I have always considered this to be the most important of the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. In this instance I believe that Prime Minister Cameron comes closer to "infallibility" than does Pope Francis...by far. If we invoke the "slippery slope", "religion" is the slipperiest of slopes. So, until a better guide is produced for speech not covered by this Right, "crying 'Fire' in a crowded theater" is still the best.

GS

Cameron rebuts pope on speech offensive to religion - Yahoo! News


FRIDAY and SATURDAY, January 16 and 17, 2015

Movie Review:  "The Imitation Game"
(Posted: January 17, 2015)

This well-crafted narrative is much more a psychological puzzle than a historical thriller.  Certainly, Alan Turing was not "normal", Thank God.  For it is estimated that his work reduced WW ll by two years and by 14 million more dead.  And his experience provides yet another reason to lionize Winston Churchill.

From the first scenes I began my diagnostic efforts, almost immediately focusing on the possibility / likelihood that he suffered (in a very real sense) from Asperger's Syndrome.  And a Google search will confirm that I am not alone.

In any case, good story and great acting (as only the English can seem to manage).  An "A".

GS


THURSDAY, January 15, 2015

A PHILOSOPHY FOR LIFE

“THE THREE BEST DOCTORS ARE DOCTOR DIET, DOCTOR QUIET, AND  DOCTOR MERRYMAN.”    JONATHAN SWIFT.

“AS LIFE IS ACTION AND PASSION, IT IS REQUIRED OF A MAN THAT HE SHOULD SHARE THE PASSION AND ACTION OF HIS TIMES AT PERIL OF BEING JUDGED NOT TO HAVE LIVED.”   OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES.

FOR BETTER IT IS TO DARE MIGHTY THINGS, TO WIN GLORIOUS TRIUMPHS, EVEN THOUGH CHECKERED BY FAILURE, THAN TO TAKE RANK WITH THOSE POOR SPIRITS WHO NEITHER ENJOY MUCH NOR SUFFER MUCH, BECAUSE THEY LIVE IN THE TWILIGHT THAT KNOWS NOT VICTORY OR DEFEAT.”   Theodore Roosevelt.

“ADVERSITY IS THE PRICE TO BE PAID FOR PRINCIPLE”.   (UNKNOWN).

“A WARRIOR’S SONG: ‘LIFE HAS MEANING ONLY IN THE STRUGGLE.  VICTORY OR DEFEAT LIES IN THE HANDS OF THE GODS.  SO LET US CELEBRATE THE STRUGGLE’”.   (UNKNOWN).

FAMILY, AND PRAYER.

GS


TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, January 13 and 14, 2015

CONFUSED. DELUSIONAL. DISORIENTED. A FRAUD AT THE VERY LEAST.  
Shades of 1939.

GS

A White House Deeply Confused - GingrichProductions.Com


MONDAY, January 12, 2015

OBAMACARE: CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

GS

The great Obamacare-Medicaid bait 'n' switch - CNBC.Com


SUNDAY, January 11, 2015

RR#1

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S ABSENCE.

Could it be that he did not want to upset all of his Muslim friends? Could it be?

GS

As world leaders march in Paris, US represented by ambassador - Yahoo! News

RR#2

MORE...

GS

Besides the fact that this is wrong, this is embarrassing to the American people – President Obama should not have snubbed the events in Paris today – 40+ other world leaders showed up! - GretaWire

RR#3

ENTER PRESIDENT OBAMA.  "I knew President Jefferson.  You're no President Jefferson".

GS

A little history that everyone should know about!

Most Americans are unaware that over 200
years ago, the United States had declared war on Islam, and Thomas Jefferson
led the charge!

At the height of the eighteenth century,
Muslim pirates were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large area of the
North Atlantic. They attacked every ship in sight, and held the crews
for exorbitant ransoms. Those taken hostage were subjected to barbaric
treatment and wrote heart breaking letters home, begging their government
and family members to pay whatever their Mohammedan captors
demanded.

These extortionists of
the high seas represented the Islamic nations of Tripoli, Tunis, Morocco,
and Algiers – collectively referred to as the Barbary Coast – and presented
a dangerous and unprovoked threat to the new American
Republic.

Before the
Revolutionary War, U.S. merchant ships had been under the protection of
Great Britain. When the U.S. declared its independence and entered
into war, the ships of the United States were protected by France. However,
once the war was won, America had to protect its own fleets. Thus, the birth
of the U.S. Navy.

Beginning in 1784, seventeen years before he would become
president, Thomas Jefferson became America’s Minister to France. That
same year, the U.S. Congress sought to appease its Muslim adversaries by
following in the footsteps of European nations who paid bribes to the
Barbary States, rather than engaging them in war.

In July of 1785, Algerian pirates captured American ships, and
the Dey of Algiers demanded an unheard-of ransom of $60,000. It was a
plain and simple case of extortion, and Thomas Jefferson was vehemently
opposed to any further payments. Instead, he proposed to Congress the
formation of a coalition of allied nations who together could force the
Islamic states into peace. A disinterested Congress decided to pay the
ransom.

In 1786, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams met with Tripoli’s
ambassador to Great Britain to ask by what right his nation attacked
American ships and enslaved American citizens, and why Muslims held so much
hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous
contacts.

The two future presidents reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul
Rahman Adja had answered that Islam "was founded on the Laws of
their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran, that all nations who
should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their
right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to
make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Muslim who
should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise."

Despite
of this stunning admission of premeditated violence on non-Muslim nations,
as well as the objections of many notable American leaders, including George
Washington, who warned that caving in was both wrong and would only further
embolden the enemy, for the following fifteen years, the American government
paid the Muslims millions of dollars for the safe passage of American ships
or the return of American hostages. The payments in ransom and tribute
amounted to over twenty percent of the United States government annual
revenues in 1800.

Jefferson
was disgusted. Shortly after his being sworn in as the third President
of the United States in 1801, the Pasha of Tripoli sent him a note demanding
the immediate payment of $225,000 plus $25,000 a year for every year
forthcoming. That changed everything.

Jefferson
let the Pasha know, in no uncertain terms, what he could do with his
demand. The Pasha responded by cutting down the flagpole at the
American consulate and declared war on the United States. Tunis,
Morocco, and Algiers immediately followed suit. Jefferson, until now,
had been against America raising a naval force for anything beyond coastal
defense, but having watched his nation be cowed by Islamic thugs for long
enough, decided that is was finally time to meet force with
force.

He
dispatched a squadron of frigates to the Mediterranean and taught the Muslim
nations of the Barbary Coast a lesson he hoped they would never
forget. Congress authorized Jefferson to empower U.S. ships to seize
all vessels and goods of the Pasha of Tripoli and to “cause to be done all
other acts of precaution or hostility as the state of war would
justify”.

When
Algiers and Tunis, who were both accustomed to American cowardice and
acquiescence, saw the newly independent United States had both the will and
the might to strike back, they quickly abandoned their allegiance to
Tripoli. The war with Tripoli lasted for four
more years, and raged up again in 1815. The bravery of the U.S. Marine
Corps in these wars led to the line “to the shores of Tripoli” in the Marine
Hymn, They would forever be known as “leathernecks” for the leather collars
of their uniforms, designed to prevent their heads from being cut off by the
Muslim scimitars when boarding enemy ships.

Islam, and
what its Barbary followers justified doing in the name of their prophet and
their god, disturbed Jefferson quite deeply. America had a tradition
of religious tolerance, the fact that Jefferson, himself, had co-authored
the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, but fundamentalist Islam was
like no other religion the world had ever seen. A religion based on
supremacism, whose holy book not only condoned
but mandated violence against unbelievers was unacceptable to him. His
greatest fear was that someday this brand of Islam would return and pose an
even greater threat to the United
States.

This
should bother every American. That the Islam's have brought about
women-only classes and swimming times at taxpayer-funded universities and
public pools; that Christians, Jews, and Hindus have been banned from
serving on juries where Muslim defendants are being judged, Piggy banks and
Porky Pig tissue dispensers have been banned from workplaces because they
offend Islamist sensibilities. Ice cream has been discontinued at
certain Burger King locations because the picture on the wrapper looks
similar to the Arabic script for Allah, public schools are pulling pork from
their menus, on and on in the news papers….

It’s death by a thousand cuts,
or inch-by-inch as some refer to it, and most Americans have no idea that
this battle is being waged every day across America. By not fighting
back, by allowing groups to obfuscate what is really happening, and not
insisting that the Islamists adapt to our own culture, the United States is
cutting its own throat with a politically correct knife, and helping to
further the Islamists agenda. Sadly, it appears that today’s America would
rather be politically correct than
victorious.

Any doubts, just Google
Thomas Jefferson vs the Muslim World (and
Wikipedia)

Happy
Remembering!


SATURDAY, January 10, 2015

RR#1

TODAY'S WORLD OF ISLAM

As I have been saying for a long time in this section :either moderate Muslims deal with this cancer in their midst, or the Western world will resort to a Crusade, including a return to internment camps in individual countries.  Terrible...but we will do what is necessary for survival and freedom.

GS

Bill Maher Doubles Down on Islam: ‘Terrorists and the Mainstream Share A Lot of These Bad Ideas’ - TheDailyBeast.Com

RR#2

REGARDING THE CITY OF NEW LONDON: A GARDEN-SPOT OF THE WORLD...IN CONSTANT NEED OF WEEDING.

I hold no animus toward our Mayor.  But "JUST THE FACTS, MA'AM; JUST THE FACTS."

GS

Can Mayor Finizio pull off another term? - TheDay.Com


THURSDAY and FRIDAY, January 8 and 9, 2015

REGARDING BARACK OBAMA:

During his first presidential campaign, he reminded me of "The Manchurian Candidate".

Now he reminds me of Neville Chamberlain.  I guess that's an improvement.

GS


MONDAY through WEDNESDAY, January 5 through 7, 2015



It doesn't matter what party you belong to - this is hilarious.
From a show on Canadian TV, where a black comedian said he misses Bill Clinton.

"Yep, that's right - I miss Bill Clinton! He was the closest thing we ever got to having a real black man as President.
Number 1 - He played the sax.
Number 2 - He smoked weed.
Number 3 - He had his way with ugly white women.

Even now? Look at him ... his wife works, and he doesn't!  And he gets a check from the government every month.  Manufacturers announced today that they will be stocking America's shelves this week with "Clinton Soup," in honor of one of the nations' distinguished men. It consists primarily of a weenie in hot water.

Chrysler Corporation is adding a new car to its line to honor Bill Clinton. The Dodge Drafter will be built in Canada.

When asked what he thought about foreign affairs, Clinton replied, "I don't know, I never had one."

The Clinton revised judicial oath: "I solemnly swear to tell the truth as I know it, the whole truth as I believe it to be, and nothing but what I think you need to know."

Clinton will be recorded in history as the only President to do Hanky Panky between the Bushes."


SUNDAY, January 4, 2015

NOW IT CAN BE TOLD:

A SOURCE OF THE ABJECT IGNORANCE DISPLAYED IN THE "MAN IN THE STREET" INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED BY "WATTERS' WORLD" ON BILL O'REILLY 'S FOX NEWS SHOW.  Of course, the other source is our failed Public Education monopoly.

See: "Lies, Damned Lies and Hollywood", by Joe Queenan, WSJ Saturday - Sunday, Jan 3-4, 2015, Review, pC11.

"Hollywood has come under unprecedented criticism for blatant distortions of the historical record in recent films." OOPS.

GS

Having worked side-by-side with this mentality I can say without reservation that Leftists stop at nothing to broadcast their agenda, especially the historical kind.

No more greater an example of this is Oliver Stone's self-proclaimed "most important work of my career", his recent " A TRUE (emphasis added) History of The United States".

Like a parrot I will say it a-GAIN: truly demented, one and all. Don't waste your time arguing with them. Just make sure to stifle, counter, and eradicate their effect as much or as little as you can. And, do it relentlessly, or they will spread like a virus.

This is not hyperbole. This is California and a growing number of states in America.

P-

Good Morning, Perrin.

You're describing the Big Lie / Mob Mentality that over-ran Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, a part of Italy (except my uncle Guido, who spent 8 years as a prisoner of the Fascists / Germans / Russians in succession for his obstinacy) and now the world of Islam.  Powerful stuff, especially when facing an ignorant, lazy and self-absorbed part of America.

We must continue to do our part to defend and assert the truth.  But that does not include self-destructing.  The First Rule of Service is Survival.

Dad



SATURDAY, January 3, 2015

RR#1

"ON THE ROAD AGAIN"...and finding great reads for you.
•    More bad news on OBAMACARE: "the gift that keeps on giving: "DILEMMA OVER DEDUCTIBLES:COSTS CRIPPLE THE MIDDLE CLASS, by Laura Ungar and Jane O'Donnell, USA Today Jan. 2-4, 2015, pA1.
•    "News of My death is exaggerated: GOD".  See "THE CHRISTIAN HEART OF AMERICA EXCEPTIONALISM', by William A. Gallston, WSJ Dec. 31, 2014, Opinion, pA15.
•    You'll not read this in the Liberal Press. "JEB BUSH'S CONSERVATIVE IMMIGRATION AGENDA", WSJ FRIDAY, JAN. 2, 2015, Opinion, pA15.
•    America has never been in danger from Totalitarianism from the Right...but definitely from the Left.  "FREE SPEECH'S SHRINKING CIRCLE OF FRIENDS", WSJ Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2015, Opinion, pA11.
•    MARIO CUOMO: A good man, a disappearing breed in Politics.  REST IN PEACE.  See the articles in the NYTimes and in the WSJ this week.
•    Proper treatment for Ebola infection.  Just because we can't deliver it, or don't want to pay for it, let's just say it doesn't work.  Also see pronouncements about mammograms, hypertension treatment targets and PSA tests.  See "EBOLA DOCTORS ARE DIVIDED ON IV THERAPY IN AFRICA", NYTimes Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, pA1.
•    Regarding the pretty packaging of the Truth about Black family and part of its society - and the causes of this sad story.  See "'THE TALK' ABOUT COPS AND ENOUGH NEWTOWN", THE DAY (www.theday.com) Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2015, Opinion, pA4.
More to come, of course.

GS

RR#2

This may be a repeat. But it's worth repeating over and over again.

GS

A SHOCK TO NBC.

As many of you are aware, the Knights of Columbus submitted to congress that the words "Under God" should be added to our pledge of allegiance.  Both Houses of Congress passed the law and it was signed by President Eisenhower in 1954.  The information below was based on a poll taken by NBC on what percentage should keep the words in our pledge verses the percent who want it removed If you read this and agree that "under God should be left in the pledge, then just forward it to others and you have voted for it to be left in. If you delete it and don't forward it you are voting NO to "under God."  Easy huh! 
 

Official versions 
  
(changes in bold red italics)

1892

"I pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all."

1892 to 1923

"I pledge allegiance to my flag and to the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all."

1923 to 1924

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States  and to the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all."

1924 to 1954

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all."

1954 to Present

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America , and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under Godindivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Shock to NBC 
This is not sent for discussion. If you agree, forward it...  If you don't, delete it.  I don't want to know one way or the other.  By my forwarding it, you know how I feel.

  



   Do you believe that the word God should stay in American culture ? 
  
    
NBC this morning had a poll on this question.  They had the highest Number of responses that they have ever had for one of their polls, and the Percentage was the same as this: 
  
    
86% to keep the words , IN God We Trust and God in the Pledge of Allegiance, 14% against. 
  
  
That is a pretty 'commanding' public response. 
  
    
I was asked to send this on if I agreed  or  delete if I didn't. 
  
 
Now it is your turn.   It is said that 86% of Americans believe the word God should stay.  Therefore, I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a mess about having 'In God We Trust' on our money and having God in the Pledge of Allegiance. 
  
  
Why is the world catering to this 14%? 
  
AMEN! 
  
   
If you agree, pass this on.    if not, simply delete. 
  
  
In God We Trust





And again I must ask this question, Why is the World Catering to this 14%?

Its because the ACLU and the Muslims are demanding it.  


RR#3

This site has a link to LifeNews.com.

Read it and weep.

GS

Mother Dies Who Refused Cancer Treatment to Save Her Unborn Son’s Life - LifeNews.Com


FRIDAY, January 2, 2015

THIS PERTAINS TO THE JUST-POSTED VIDEO OF THE 1920's AUTO TRIP.

The comment, posted in The Day (www.theday.com, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, pA1) from a "recipient of multiple recalls in complaint to regulators": "How is one supposed to feel safe, knowing my car can 'stall without warning', have an 'under hood fire' or 'have my brakes fail' at any moment?"

GOOD QUESTION.


GS


THURSDAY, January 1, 2015

RR#1

A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO ALL.

Here's a New Year's present that just keeps on giving: OBAMACARE.  And here's proof of what some of us knew all the time.

GS

Gruber in 2009: ObamaCare will not be affordable - TheWeek.Com

RR#2

WOW!  WHEN MEN WERE MEN, AND WHEN STEEL WAS USED IN CARS. 
We've come a long way alright, in the wrong direction.  Witness the number of recalls of our pretty autos.
Never apologize for being older.  We're just better

GS



RR#3

HAVE YOU NO SHAME? AND I MEAN ALL OF YOU OUT THERE.

GS

Planned Parenthood: We Aborted 327,653 in FY2014 - CNSNews.Com



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