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
TUESDAY, June 30, 2015
IN CASE YOU HADN'T NOTICED...
MONDAY, June 29, 2015
CATHOLIC EYE OPENER
During the Civil War most of the nurses were nuns.
Even if you are not Catholic, this is eye opening: when
the Catholic Church was founded, there were no hospitals. Today, one
out of five people in this Country receive their medical care at a
Catholic Church was founded, there were no schools. Today, the
Catholic Church teaches 3 million students a day, in its more
Catholic Colleges and Universities, in its more than 1200 Catholic High
Schools and its more than 5000 Catholic grade schools. Every day, the
Catholic Church feeds, clothes, shelters and educates more people than
any other organization in the world.
Obama Health Mandate could end all this and the tax payers would have
to make up the loss. Also, all Catholic adoption services
to an end...a human disaster.
more than 77 million Catholics in this country. It takes an estimated
50 million Catholic votes to elect a president.
I am asking
all of you to go to the polls in 2016 and be united in replacing all
Senators and Reps with someone who will respect the Catholic Church,
all Christians, and all Religions with the exception of
President, you said, "The USA is not a Christian Nation." You are
wrong - we are a Christian Nation founded on Judeo-Christian values
allowing all religions in America to worship and practice
something that Islam will never do.
Oh, by the
way, on MUSLIM HERITAGE IN America .... Have you ever been to a Muslim
hospital, heard a Muslim orchestra, seen a Muslim band march in a
parade, know of a Muslim charity, ever seen Muslims shaking hands with
a Muslim Girl Scout, or ever seen a Muslim Candy Striper volunteering
in a hospital? Have you ever seen a Muslim do much of
contributes positively to the American way of life?
SUNDAY, June 28, 2015
FOR ONCE, I'M SPEECHLESS WITH
you might like to read this letter to the editor of a British national
newspaper. Ever notice how some people just seem to know how to write a
Here is a woman who should run for Prime Minister!
Written by a housewife, to her daily newspaper:
'Are we fighting
a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it
not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores in July
2002, and in
New York Sept 11, 2001 and have continually threatened to do so since?
people from all over the world, not brutally murdered that day in
and in downtown Manhattan , and in a field in Pennsylvania ?
nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning
crushing death that day, or didn't they?
I'm supposed to care that a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured by
justice system of the nation they come from and are fighting against in
care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring
the Holy Bible, the mere belief of which is a crime punishable by
care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off
and James Foley’s heads while both screamed through their gurgling
throats,more beheadings are imminent.
care when the cowardly so-called 'insurgents' in Afghanistan come out
like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in
behind women and children.
care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of
about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.
care when the British media stops pretending that their freedom of
stories is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground
families waiting at home to hear about them when something happens.
the meantime, when I hear a story about a British soldier roughing up
Insurgent terrorist to obtain information, know this:
I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to
because he might be booby-trapped, you can take this to the bank:
I hear that a prisoner - who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and
special food' that is paid for by my taxes - is complaining that his
is being 'mishandled,' you can absolutely believe in your heart of
oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled 'Koran' and
times 'Quran..' Well, believe me!! You guessed it ..................
you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to all your E-mail friends.
or later, it'll get to the people responsible for this ridiculous
you don't agree, then by all means hit the delete button. Should you
latter, then please don't complain when more atrocities committed by
Muslims happen here in our great country! And may I add:
people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in
world. Our soldiers don't have that problem.'
have another quote that I would like to add, AND......... I hope you
six defining forces have ever offered to die for you:
The British Soldier
The Canadian Soldier.
The US Soldier
The New Zealand Soldier
The Australian Soldier
died for your soul, the other 5 for your freedom.
GIVE THIS LADY
A STANDING OVATION. SHE HAS INDEED TICKED ALL THE
it interesting that so many people in the Western World feel this way,
one of our politicians, who are supposed to represent us, ever have the
state the situation like it is?
do not have strong
politicians, just weaklings that bend in the wind.
SATURDAY, June 27, 2015
FOR NEWLY EMPLOYED PHYSICIANS: AN
UMBILICAL CORD...AND THIS!
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND HOMOSEXUALITY DISPUTE, WELL
"CONSEQUENTIAL WEEK" OF NEWS-WORTHY DEVELOPMENTS.
YES, THIS HAS
BEEN A CONSEQUENTIAL WEEK OF DEVELOPMENTS.
I have already addressed this ;
THE GOOD (remarkable and holy Christian forgiveness); THE BAD (an evil
and/or mentally ill person and his reckless parents and friends); and
the UGLY (the politicians who are quick to make hay with crocodile
tears about "racism", "gun control" and a flag. Regarding this last
issue, see the always excellent commentary by Charles Krauthammer
entitled "On Lowering Flag Of The Confederacy" (in The Day,
www.theday.com, Saturday June 27, 2015, Opinion, pA4).
Marriage. Many people have "gone ape" over this development, including
the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Regarding this last group, Law
Professor Alan Dershowitz is extensively quoted in an article by Bill
Hoffman on Newsmax (www.newsmax.com, Friday June 26) that is well worth
reading. One of his quotes: "No Priest is going to have to marry
men or rabbis are going to have to marry two men." This never was a
religious issue. It was and still is a cultural and ignorance
And it is a Civil Law issue. Whether it should have been decided
the Judicial Branch of Government instead of the Legislative Branch is
something that I have already addressed elsewhere in Rapid
And to my Bishops: review the damaging work of Pope Paul VI in his
encyclical "Humana Vitae" regarding contraception, the work of many
conservatives throughout the 1970's trying to kill the results of
Vatican ll aborning, the fossilized stance toward divorce while
tolerating the abuses of Annulment, and of course the abominable and
sinful handling of the child abuse issue over decades. Review all
this...and then do Penance at the coming Convocation on the Family
scheduled for this coming October. It is long overdue.
check out the lead editorial in the attached edition of the Georgia
Weekly Post, created and published by my friend Tony Delmichi, formerly
of N.Y.C. and New London and now of Atlanta and Dunwoodie,
The key to my thesis remains the same: my thesis works IF we have an
independent Fourth Estate: the Press. If that disappears...and
indications are that "Freedom of the Press" is disappearing...then
"keep your powder dry" - and prepare for Civil War III.
it was a crazy week
we have a lot to
say at Georgia Weekly Post
FRIDAY, June 26, 2015
The movie review
of this movie is another example of the evident inability of some (many
?) members of our younger generations to recognize and appreciate human
emotions. I believe it is the result of broken homes, a drug culture,
and the cyber - culture in all its forms. Have we already reached the
"Singularity"...and don't recognize it. The movie review gives
recognition to the emotions depicted, and gives credit to Hollywood's
ability to create "disasters". But it still gives the movie a "2
WRONG. This is a fine movie, even a family movie for teenagers
older adults. And it also accommodates a theory of mine: that viewing
depicted true-to-life disasters in some way may prepare an individual
to deal with a real disaster if encountered. My only fault with this
movie is that they did not give high billing as "Supporting Actor" to
MONDAY through THURSDAY, June 22 through 25, 2015
A Valuable Lesson From
"The U.S. Supreme Court is like an 800 pound gorilla:
it sits where it wants to sit."
The Decisions of SCOTUS in recent days are not unique in their
dismissal of the intent of the Founding Fathers to create a nation
governed by three independent Federal bodies (Legislative, Executive
and Judicial). There have unfortunately many other examples
throughout the history of America.
This Court could have acted Judicially by following the plain language
of the Accountable Care Act (aka. ObamaCare) and the clear intent of
Congress, as outlined in an article by George Will. Or it could have
acted Politically, as it has done twice now, regarding ObamaCare (aka.
SCOTUSCARE, according to Justice Antonin Scalia in his Dissent).
Personally, my only challenge has recently been - and will accelerate -
absorbing the increasing number of patients, generally sicker and more
complex, who are seeking my care and that of my fine Registered Nurses.
I can deal with that.
Nationally, we now have evidence that None of the three branches of
Federal Government are functional in the way that our U.S. Constitution
articulated. Into that vacuum has spread the nearly unilateral
actions of the Administrative (bureaucratic) bodies.
The prognosis for this nation is Guarded.
SATURDAY and SUNDAY, June 20 and 21, 2015
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY.
And my gift to myself is Freedom of Expression. So here goes...
• The encyclical of Pope Francis is right "on
point". And it is more important for our times than was that of
Pope Leo XIII in the 19th century. If we ignore its clear
messages, then these are the "End Times".
• Do "moderate Muslims" exist? If so, then they
must ignore the now meaningless Shia / Sunni schism and return to a
once tolerant Islam, even at the cost of a civil war.
• The now massive world - wide movement of displaced
persons and immigrants from politically and war - ravaged countries can
be a catastrophe, or an opportunity. The nations of Europe and the
Middle East cannot absorb them. What is needed is another "New
World" as was found and founded in The Americas. Where, you
say? In the now unoccupied sands of the Sahara that can be
returned to its former fecund self by a new environmental colonization
effected by the affected nations...and by the rest of the world's
nations - all in the self-interest of avoiding another world
• On the home front, see my earlier posting in
this section on the abuses of "racism" to explain all our ills.
The real focus of our efforts to avoid more mindless or evil acts as
befell Charleston should be for every person to heed the call: "If you
see something, say something!" And that should include our health
professionals and the parents and friends among us. As for guns,
access to them should require accepted background checks (and not tools
for confiscation). And in rational hands, guns can do and are
doing good in discouraging individual and even governmental mischief.
• What race do you want to be? Just pick a race
and go for it. Unlike sex, which is in large part biologically
determined, personal choice of a particular race can bring substantial
dividends in our affirmative action society. Any other "choice"
• 2016 will see the most important Presidential
Election in a century, as I have discussed earlier in this
section. And the Republicans are well on their way to losing it -
again. "Stupido. Stupido. Stupido".
THERE. Now I can enjoy my Father's Day, in the glow of my four
living children and five grandchildren, and with the vivid and loving
memory of my Maura and her mother.
through FRIDAY, June 15 through 19, 2015
IF YOU WANT PEACE,
PREPARE FOR WAR.
SUNDAY, June 14, 2015
In the 1990's, our son
Perrin worked closely with Joan and Melissa Rivers as Lighting Director
for E Entertainment. After a performance at Mohegan Sun, Joan met
Perrin's mother and me very cordially, described that relationship and
allowed a photo of the three of us that I cherish, especially since the
sudden death of my wife seven years ago. Each was the definition
of a "mensch", a true person in a world increasingly devoid of such
benign forces of nature.
a 19 year old
wounded and dying in the jungle somewhere in the Central Highlands of
outnumbered 8-1 and the enemy fire is so intense from 100 yards away,
CO (commanding officer) has ordered the MedEvac helicopters to stop
listening to the enemy machine guns and you know you're not getting out.
family is half
way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you'll never see them
the world starts to
fade in and out, you know this is the day.
- over the
machine gun noise - you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter.
look up to see a
Huey coming in. But... It doesn't seem real because no MedEvac markings
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
down into the machine gun fire anyway.
MedEvacs were ordered not to come. He's coming anyway.
he drops it in and
sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 3 of you at a time on
he flies you up
and out through the gunfire to the doctors and nurses and safety.
he kept coming
all the wounded
were out. No one knew until the mission was over that the Captain had
4 times in the legs and left arm.
took 29 of you and
your buddies out that day. Some would not have made it without the
Recipient, Captain Ed Freeman, United States Air Force, died last
the age of 70, in
God Bless and Rest
bet you didn't hear
about this hero's passing, but we've sure seen a whole bunch about the
Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, the Government shut down, "what
the bickering of
congress over Health & OBAMA CARE!
ZIP ABOUT THE
of Honor Winner
Captain Ed Freeman
on the media !!!
1, 2015, through SATURDAY, June 13, 2015
FOLKS, SEE IF YOU CAN
FIND ANY GOOD NEWS FOR OUR NATION IN THE FOLLOWING REPORTS.
President Obama's "legacy" has been established. And it will take
us a generation, and perhaps a world war, to repair the damage after he
through SUNDAY, May 27 through 31, 2015
once again a vacation out West has worked its magic. After a
five months of coping with a suddenly growing medical practice (in our
52nd year, thanks to ObamaCare subsidies for Husky patients) and other
issues, these twelve days away in the Rocky Mountains (Wyoming,
Montana, Idaho and Colorado) have been "just what the doctor
And to have shared it with two of my sons and families is a big bonus.
Back to full strength, piss and vinegar.
During this time I have paid some attention to happenings nationwide
and worldwide. Suffice to say that there are many horses out
there are more horses' asses in the East. And of course,
is a "special case'.
I have also had time to read two books which in my opinion cannot be
1) "Legends And Lies:
The Real West", by Bill O"Reilly and David Fisher, Henry Holt and Co.,
New York, c2015.
2) "Things That
Matter", by Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, New York, 2013,2015.
TUESDAY, May 26, 2015
HOORAY – A 53-46 vote
The U.N. Resolution 2117
lists 21 points dealing with firearms control, but perhaps of most
interest is point number 11. It: “CALLS FOR MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT
WEAPONS COLLECTION and DISARMAMENT of all UN countries”.
By a 53-46 vote - The U.S. Senate voted
against the U.N. resolution. HOORAY.
This is that brief, glorious moment in
history when everyone stands around...reloading.
Now, Which 46 Senators Voted to Destroy Us?
Well, let their names become known ! See below . If you vote in one of
the states listed with these 46 “legis..traitors”… vote against them.
In a 53-46 vote, the Senate narrowly passed a
measure that will stop the United States from entering into the United
Nations Arms Trade Treaty. The Statement of Purpose from the Senate
Bill reads: "To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United
States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty." The
U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama
Administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the
import and export of small firearms. The ban would have affected all
private gun owners in the U.S. and had language that would have
implemented an international gun registry, now get this, on all private guns
Astonishingly, 46 out of our 100 United
States Senators were willing to give away our Constitutional rights to
a foreign power.
Here are the 46 senators who voted to give
your rights to the U.N.:
Folks: This needs to go viral. These Senators
voted to let the UN take OUR guns. They need to lose their next
election. We have been betrayed.
46 Senators Voted to Give your 2nd
Constitutional Rights to the U.N.
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