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.
"Where to Invade Next"
by Michael Moore
(Posted: February 27, 2016)
This movie is worth seeing, a "B" overall.
It has to be called a documentary, since all of the "actors" are real
people, always a plus. It is also a cleverly crafted screed that avoids
the term "diatribe" appropriately attributed to his earlier works. It
achieves this with dollops of honey and effective humor that cover for
the occasional comments like referring to the history of American
slavery as "genocide" tantamount to the Holocaust.
The story line contrasts individualistic America with several
socialistic nations of Europe and elsewhere - where the citizenry are
just happy to be taken care of from cradle to grave without too much
effort on their part. It does appear to work for them, especially after
the living memory of a disastrous first half of the 20th century.
What really gets this movie off on the right foot is his first
"invasion"...of Italy. Several believable sequences
interviewing real and personally attractive people. And what bad can
you say about his original description:
"Italians always look like people who have just had sex".
That got me hooked.
FRIDAY, February 26,
Subject: SCARED YET!
I'm starting to warm to the idea.
The people, Republicans and Democrats, who really fear a Trump
candidacy are those who FEAR THE PEOPLE.
And you know my personal Battle Cry:
ANYBODY BUT BONNIE AND CLYDE!!
I fear a Trump nomination
because it will guarantee a victory for Hillary Clinton. - P
I could not find last night's debate live on TV, but I
watched a fair amount of it on out-takes by the liberal media -
obviously none of them favoring Trump. However, Trump stated
numerous effective positions - over the incessant hectoring of Rubio.
The one statement he made that I think was key was the observation that
his candidacy is bringing many new people and now likely voters into
the "new Republican Party". That, in addition to the disgust
and anger of a vast number of Americans over the state of our
Government and its direction, will I believe win the election for Trump
if he is the candidate for the Presidency. Notwithstanding the
disappointing constant criticism of him by Charles Krauthammer (what's
he worried about?), Trump showed himself last night to be as
"presidential" as any other candidate on that stage, and as
Of course, in the end:
ANYBODY BUT BONNIE AND CLYDE!
A TRUMP PRESIDENCY?
ANYBODY BUT BONNIE AND CLYDE!!
I GUESS THAT MY REFLEXES ARE STILL PRETTY GOOD.
LIST FOR 2016 I
like the list of 13 things that I, as a senior American citizen, want. This
is why Trump is zooming ahead. He is at least talking about issues that
most Americans are concerned about. My mantra about Trump is
this: We are usually in agreement with most of what he says
but wish someone else was saying it. We are getting older and our
tickers aren't what they used to be...so here is Our Special Bucket
List for 2016... HERE
IS WHAT WE WANT... 1.
Hillary: in prison! 2.
Put "GOD" back in America !!! 3.
Borders: Closed! 4.
Congress: On the same retirement & healthcare plans as
everybody else . 5.
Congress: Obey its own laws NOW! 6.
Language: English only! 7.
Culture: Constitution and the Bill of Rights! 8.
Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before & during Welfare! 9.
Freebies: NONE to Non-Citizens! 10.
Budget: Balance the damn thing! 11.
Foreign Countries: Stop giving them our money! Charge them for our
help! We need it here. 12.
Fix the TAX CODE! And
most of all. 13.
"RESPECT OUR MILITARY AND OUR FLAG!!" We
the people are coming! Only 86% will send
this on. Should be 100%. What
will you do?
SUNDAY, February 21,
THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT
this to the long list of categories that place this State #46 or #47 in
economic, social and political desirability. I tried to help by running
for State Senate from the 20th District in 1990, including a 6 month
informational campaign on the state of the State. I lost.
MORE. THIS IS WHAT BEING CHRISTIAN, AND A MORAL PERSON OF ANY
PERSUASION, IS ALL ABOUT.
it's not about the national security requirements of border control, or
about the hypocritical condemnation of "12 million illegal
immigrants" who were in effect invitees of our corporations, of our
private citizens with lawns and fields to tend, of unenforced laws, and
of crack-heads on our streets and in our corporate offices.
are all problems that must be honestly addressed and solved. But they
must be addressed within the context of a basic human morality that
Pope Francis is reminding us of.
JUSTICE SCALIA'S DEATH AND THE POLITICS OF DIVISION.
This article describes some momentous decisions now pending
before the USSC.
Senate Majority Leader McConnell has noted, the American people should
have a direct right and opportunity - in the 2016 Presidential election
- to weigh in on those decisions.
If President Obama is
concerned about his "legacy", which to date has been all about the
Politics of Division, he should forego nominating a replacement in a
singular - and solitary - act of Statesmanship during his tenure.
OK. I'VE HAD IT WITH TRUMP. TOO UNDISCIPLINED, TOO MANY TIMES
WRONG OR DEVIOUS ON THE FACTS.
See the exchanges last night as posted below.
Then refer to my many facts and comments posted on Rapid Response
between March 2003 and 2005.
In fact, let me make a bold prediction: Trump will lose South Carolina.
Even if he doesn't, HE'S OUTA HERE.
Regarding the Republican Debate in New Hampshire, Feb. 6, 2016:
WHEN IS A DEBATE NOT A DEBATE?
When the moderators ask fair, probing questions, not "gotchas".
When every one of the Republican participants provides insightful and
When all of the participants' answers and statements reflect near-
unanimity in their individual approaches to the problems presented.
When there were no attacks between and among the candidates, either on
the merits or ad hominem.
When every participant demonstrated that he was qualified to be the
next President of the United States.
When every candidate condemned the tenure of the present President on
specific and similar grounds.
When every candidate dismissed the eligibility of Hillary Clinton to
hold that office on specific grounds.
When every one of these standard bearers of the Republican Party
clearly articulated the positions and philosophy of that
in glaring contrast to those of the Democratic Party, thus offering a
clear choice to all voters.
This is what really happened tonight, in contrast to what you will
undoubtedly be reading and hearing from the mainstream media in the
An excellent job by all involved. Finally no one was afraid of the
People. They are actually listening to the People. And the
will respond in November.
GS RR#2 JUST
TIME FOR SUPERBOWL SUNDAY.
when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then
the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their
dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of
dreams would be shattered. I think, "It is better to drink
and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my
liver." Babe Ruth
"If all you had to look forward to was sleeping with Lady Bird you'd
drunk too." Lyndon B. Johnson
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading." Paul Horning
"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case.
not." H. L. Mencken
"When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall
asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to
let's all get
drunk and go to heaven!"
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is
I grant you
that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go
well with pizza."
Beer: Helping ugly people have sex since 3000 B.C.!
Remember "I" before "E," except in Budweiser.
To some it's a six-pack, to me it's a Support Group.
night at Cheers (TV
Sitcom), Cliff Clavin said to his buddy, Norm Peterson:
see, Norm, it's like this...A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as
slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the
weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural
good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of
group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest
much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the
brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills
But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells
this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain
the brain a faster and more efficient machine! That's why you
smarter after a few beers."
to a new year and another chance for us to get it right!
February 6,2016 RR#1
MORE NEWS...NONE OF IT GOOD:
Islam: An Invading Nation/State.
Read it and weep...for joy.
friends are like quilts-they age with you, yet
never lose their warmth."
am forwarding this to
those on my Senior’s
email list because it is so well written.
send back. (I did) It's neat. Don't delete this one, you'll
laugh when you see the return message. I
have seen too many
dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the
freedom that comes with aging.
business is it, if I choose to read, or play on the
computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with
tunes of the 50s, 60s & 70s, and
if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.
will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a
bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I choose
despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old.
know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is
just as well forgotten. And, eventually, I will remember the important
over the years, my
heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you
loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet
hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength,
understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is
sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.
am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turn
gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etchedinto
deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so
many have died before their hair could turn silver.
you get older, it is
easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think.. I
even earned the right to be wrong.
to answer your
question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I
become. I am not going to live forever,but
while I am still
here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying
what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like
OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART, ESPECIALLY
WHEN IT'S STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART! MAY 2016 BRING YOU THE
GREAT MEMORIES AND LOTS OF WONDERFUL DAYS OF HAPPINESS.
is no "try," only
"do" or "not do." (Yoda)
Qualifications for being
In a Purdue University
classroom, they were discussing the qualifications to be President of
United States, it was pretty simple. The Candidate must be a natural
citizen at least 35 years of age.*
one girl in the
class immediately started in on how unfair was the requirement to be a
born citizen. In short, her opinion was that this requirement prevented
capable individuals from becoming president. The class was taking it in
letting her rant, and not many jaws hit the floor until she wrapped up
argument by stating, "What makes a natural born citizen any more
to lead this country than one born by C-section?"*
these are the same kinds of
18-year-olds that are now voting in our elections! They breed, and they
among US!! Lord, we need more help than we thought we did!*
wonder half of
graduating college students can't find a job.*
And this is the worst of several actions / inactions by this President
that fulfill the Constitutional application of "high crimes and
misdemeanors" warranting IMPEACHMENT.
Such Articles of Impeachment must be brought in the U.S. House
Representatives. Mr. Speaker, please do your duty.
YET ANOTHER OUTRAGE.
But the greatest outrage taking place in this "government of the
people, by the people and for the people" is the number of citizens who
do not vote and thus enable - guarantee - these injustices. The
message: VOTE. VOTE. VOTE!
Amendment, 35 States and Counting
will take you less than a minute to read this. If you agree, please pass
it on. It's an idea whose time has come to deal with this self serving
of Congress members do not have to pay back their college student
of Congress family members are also exempt from having to payback
of Congress can retire at full pay after only one term.
of Congress have exempted themselves from many of the laws they
have passed, under which ordinary citizens must live.
example, they are exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual
as the latest example, they have exempted themselves from Healthcare
Reform, in all of its aspects.
must not tolerate an elite class of such people, elected as public servants
and then putting themselves above the law.
truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent, or whatever.
The self-serving must stop.
of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for
imposing unlawful burdens upon their states. It only takes 38 (of the
50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.
28th Amendment to the United States
shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States
that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives;
and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators
and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the Citizens
of the United States ..."
BEGINNING AT ANY AGE.
"Can you hear me now?"
those who may not know, here are a list of Chris Kyle's awards.
Silver Stars with Combat Valor
•5 Bronze Stars with Combat Valor
•Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Valor...
•2 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals with Combat Valor
•2 Combat Action Ribbons
•Navy Presidential Unit Citation
•Joint Meritorious Unit Award
•Navy Unit Commendation
•Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
•Navy Good Conduct Medal with 2 Service Star
•National Defense Service Medal
•Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
• Iraq Campaign Medal with 4 Campaign Stars
•Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
•Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
•Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 3 Service Stars
•Rifle Marksmanship Medal
•Pistol Marksmanship Medal
• United States Navy SEALs Insignia
description of his funeral, definitely worth
This is apparently from a wife of one of the Navy Seals in
makes interesting, disturbing, but hardly surprising reading.
the US armed services number #1 sniper of all time. Not something he
about, other than the fact that in so doing, he saved a lot of
Three years ago, his wife Taya asked him to leave the SEAL teams
because he had
a huge bounty on his head by Al Qaeda. He did and wrote the book "The
American Sniper" and 100% of the proceeds from the book went to two of
SEAL families who had lost their sons in Iraq .
was the kind of guy Chris was. He formed a company in Dallas
to train military, police and I think firemen, how to protect
difficult situations. He also formed a foundation to work with military
suffering from PTSD. Chris was a giver not a taker. He, along with a
neighbor, Chad Littlefield, were murdered trying to help a young man
served six months in Iraq and claimed to have PTSD. Now I needto
tell you about all of the
in any SEAL & their
from any airport to the funeral... free of charge. The employees
passes & one lady worked for four days without much of
break to see that it happened. Volunteers were at both airports
in Dallas to drive them to the hotel.
rates to $45 a night & cleared the hotel for only SEAL's and
Police Department paid the $45 a night for each
room. I would
there were about 200 people staying at the hotel, 100 of them were
were chartered (an unknown donor paidthe
bill) to transport
people to the different events and
they also hadafew
rental cars (donated). Thepolice
and secret servicewere
on duty 24 hours during the stay at our hotel.
house,the Texas DPS parkeda
motor home in front to block the
reporters. It remained there the entire five days for the SEALs to meet
so they could use the restroom there instead of the bathroom in the
two small children and both sets ofparents were
staying in the home. Only a hand full of SEALS went into the home as
different duties and meetings were held sometimes on an hourly basis.
was a huge coordination of many different events and security.
Derek was assigned to be a Pall Bearer, to escort Chris' body when it
transferred from the Midlothian Funeral Home to the Arlington Funeral
to be with Taya. A tough job. Taya seldom came out of her bedroom. The
was full with people from the church and other family members that
each day to help. I spent one morning in a bedroom with Chris' mom and
morning with Chad Littlefield's parents (the other man murdered with
and his wife Laura ,
and talked to everyone on the Seal Team one on one. They went behind
doors with Taya for quite a while. They had prayer with us all. You can
when people were sincere and caring. NolanRyan sent
his cooking team,
grill and lots of steaks, chicken and hamburgers. They set up in the
and fed people all day long including the 200 SEALs and their families.
a local BBQ restaurant set up a buffet infront
of the house and fed all once again. Food
was plentiful and all were taken care of. The family's
church kept those inside the house well
man everyone loves to hate, was a rock
star. He and his wife were just making sure everyone was taken care
the use of
Stadium forthe services because
attend. The charter buses transported us to the stadium on Monday at
Every car, bus, motorcycle was searched with bomb dogs and police. I am
sure if kooks were making threats trying to make a name for themselves
or if so
many SEALS in one place was a security risk, I don't know. We willingly
obliged. No purses went into the stadium!
taken to The Legends room high
and a large buffet was available.Thatwas
for about 300
We were growing. AMedal
there,lots of secret service and police
and Sarah Palin
husband. This was a very formal
service started at 1:00 pm and when we were escorted onto the field I
shocked. We heard that about 10,000people
attend also. They wereseated in the
stadium seats behind us.
It was a beautiful & emotional service. The Bagpipe &
wonderful and theTexas
through the entire service & sang right at the end. We were all
was the 200-mile procession from
Midlothian, TX to Austin for burial. It was a cold, drizzly, windy day,
people were out. We had dozensof
motorcycle riders, freedomriders,
lots of cars . You had to have a pass to
be in the
still it was huge.
the procession withsnipers sitting
out the side door for protection.
longest funeral procession ever in the stateof
People were everywhere Theentire
route was shut down ahead of us, thepeople
were linedup on the side of the road the
Firemen were down on one
holding their hats over their hearts, children waving
flags, veterans saluting as
we went by. Everybridge
had fire trucks with large flagsdisplayed from
their tall ladders, peopleall
200 miles were standing inthe cold weather. It
heart warming. Taya rode in the hearse with Chris' body so Derek rode
with us. I was so grateful to have that time with him.
service was at TexasNational
Cemetery. Very few are
buried there and
to apply toget in.
It is like people from
War, Medal of Honor winners, a few from the Alamo and all the
of Texas. It was a nice service and the FreedomRiders surrounded
the outside of the entire cemetery to keep the crazy church people from
that protest at military funerals away from us.
his Trident (metal SEAL badge) on the
top of Chris' casket, one at a time. A lot hit it in with one blow.
the only one to take four taps to put his in and it was almost like he
caressing it as he did it.
After theservice Governor Rick
Perry and his wife, Anita ,
invited us to the governor's mansion. She stood at the door, greeted
each of us
individually, and gave each of the SEALs a coin of Texas . She was a
compassionate, and gracious hostess. We were able to tour the ground
then went into the garden for beverages and BBQ.So
team guys said that after they getout
remarked that they had never felt so much love and
hospitality. The charter buses then took the guys to the airport to
returning flights. Derek just now called - after a 20 hour flight he is
his spot, in a dangerous land on the other side of the world, protecting
just wanted to share
with you, the events of a quite emotional, but blessed week."
House has ever
acknowledged Chris Kyle; hisservice,
his death, his duty, his generosity,his
caring, his life. However, thePresident
can call a sports
congratulate him on his bravery for announcingto
He can say onnational
a man who has committed a crime and was shot by police in the
duty, would have made him a good son.
REGARDING CRIMINALITY IN AMERICA.
As noted in a recent Rapid Response offering, Criminality is exploding
not mainly in Chicago but in the highest halls of Government and
extending downward. Worse than murderers.
The following is yet another example of the cancer growing in America's
SEND THESE BASTARDS TO JAIL WITH LONG SENTENCES!
BREAKING NEWS: Seventy-Two
Resisting Gun Confiscation In Massachusetts
National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned
assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Paramilitary extremist
faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were
killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were
compelled to withdraw.
Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared
that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has
links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement.
Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed
against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the
group’s organizers as “criminals,” issued an executive order
authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered
with the government’s efforts to secure law and order.
The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal
by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.
Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition
earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this
month between government and military leaders at which the governor
authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.
One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed
out that “none of these people would have been killed had the
extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily.”
Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of
outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize
arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed
extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government’s plans.
During a tense standoff in the Lexington town park, National Guard
Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered
the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was
broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the
Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange.
Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than
the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored,
armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard
units. Colonel Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob,
ordered a retreat.
Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national
joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor
also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and
leading the attack against the government troops.
Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified
as "ringleaders" of the extremist faction, remain at large.
And this fellow Americans, is how the American Revolution began, April