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
"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
That's all I promise.
to return to the current Rapid Response list
FRIDAY, September 30,
JUST SO YOU KNOW...
certainly get the pyrotechnics and the deafening sound right, although
at the expense of hearing the dialogue. They also try to develop
individual characters, although ultimately superficially. But does a
person, in panic and pain for sure, need all of that time to get off
that rig that is about to incinerate you - and JUMP INTO THE WATER?
my main criticism is not with those details, but with the bigger
picture: there was a crime; there are many victims; but there is no
And don't talk to me about money damages. PEOPLE
NEED TO GO TO JAIL. That theme was barely implied in the movie. Not so
with Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal who, addressing the many
examples of corporate crime, has drafted the "HIDE NO HARM ACT", which
would finally make responsible corporate individuals criminally liable
for corporate criminal acts perpetrated under their control. That
should have been the message of this movie, "based on a true story".
What: too politically incorrect?
THURSDAY, September 29,
WOW! IT ALL COMES BACK TO ME NOW,
LIKE A VERY BAD DREAM.
Also check my section entitled "THE CLINTON PRESIDENCY", produced within days of its end.
NO LONGER "ANYBODY BUT BONNIE AND CLYDE"...
VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP -
AND DEMONSTRATE YOUR SANITY.
MAXINE: Always relevant...and fun.
Maxine for President!
concentrates on the problems we're having in this country lately --
illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in
... not me -- I concentrate on solutions for the problems -- it's a win-win situation.
* Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border.
* Send the dirt to New Orleans to raise the level of the levees.
* Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border.
Any other problems you would like for me to solve today? Yes!
Think about this:
2. The Constitution
3. The Ten Commandments
it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow
epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost
three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of
Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are
unable to locate 12 million illegal aliens wandering around our
country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.
keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq .... why don't we
just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it
has worked for over 200 years, and we're not using it anymore.
THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a
courthouse is this -- you cannot post 'Thou Shalt Not Steal' 'Thou
Shalt Not Commit Adultery' and 'Thou Shall Not Lie' in a building full
of lawyers, judges and politicians ... it creates a hostile work
...AND I'M STILL PAYING 15% FOR MYSELF, AS BOTH EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE.
New SS Checks…
THIS IS WORTH THE FEW MINUTES IT TAKES TO READ AND DIGEST!
By changing the name of SSC contributions, it gives them a means to
refute this program in the future. It’s free money for the government
to spend under this guise (new name).
It is really sad to think
that most people will just roll over and accept this as if there is
nothing that can be done, but maybe there is if we make a little noise
about our displeasure with what they have done to today’s retirees. I
will pass this on!!!!!
Subject: New SS Checks
The Social Security Check is now (or soon will be) referred to as…..
A *Federal Benefit Payment*!!!
I'll be part if the one percent to forward this. I am forwarding it because it touches a nerve in me, and I hope it will in you.
Please keep passing it on until everyone in our country has read it.
The government is now referring to our Social Security Checks as a "Federal Benefit Payment."
isn't a benefit. It is our money paid out of our earned income! Not
only did we all contribute to Social Security, but our employers did
too. It totaled 15% of our income before taxes.
If you averaged
$30K per year over your working life, that's close to $180,000 invested
in Social Security. If you calculate the future value of your monthly
investment in social security ($375/month, including both you and your
employers contributions) at a meager 1% interest rate compounded
monthly, After 40 years of working you'd have more than $1.3+ million
This is your personal investment!
retirement, if you took out only 3% per year, you'd receive $39,318 per
year, or $3,277 per month. That's almost three times more than today's
average Social Security benefit of $1,230 per month, according to the
Social Security Administration. (Google it –it’s a fact).
your retirement fund would last more than 33 years (until you're 98 if
you retire at age 65)! I can only imagine how much better most
average-income people COULD LIVE in retirement if our government had
just invested our money in low-risk interest-earning accounts.
Instead, the folks in Washington pulled off a bigger government *Ponzi
Scheme* than Bernie Madoff ever did.
They took our money and
used it elsewhere. They forgot (oh yes, they knew) that it was OUR
money they were taking. They didn't have a referendum to ask us if we
wanted to lend the money to them. And they didn't pay interest on the
debt they assumed. And recently they've told us that the money won't
support us for very much longer (Isn't it funny that they NEVER say
this about welfare payments?).
But is it our fault they misused our investments?
now, to add insult to injury, they're calling it a *benefit*, as if we
never worked to earn every penny of it. Just Because they borrowed the
money, doesn't mean that our investments were a charity!
take a stand. We have earned our right to Social Security and
Medicare. Demand that our legislators bring some sense into our
government. Find a way to keep Social Security and Medicare going for
the sake of that 92% of our population who need it.
Then call it what it is: Our Earned Retirement Income
WEDNESDAY, September 28,
IS THIS CHRISTIAN CHARITY, IDIOCY, OR TREASON?
From KUSI Ch9 News
A local TV station has no political agenda except trying to present
the local news that impacts San Diego. Right here in San Diego.
UNBELIEVABLE!Border Crisis Reality Check - KUSI.Com
TUESDAY, September 27,
MONDAY, September 26,
HOW'S THIS FOR LUCID HISTORY AND UNBIASED PRESENT?
SUNDAY, September 25,
"THROW THE BUMS OUT".
This time-honored polite expletive is never implemented. Throw your bums out, not mine.
editorial referenced here makes clear that the "Establishment" Bums are
both yours and mine: Democrat and Republican. But here is a description
of an entire Presidential Administration that has corrupted many of its
operating organs: IRS, Justice Department, SEC, State Department, even
Department of Defense....
It is very difficult to change the
composition of the entire collaborative Senate and Congress, Democrat
and Republican, in one national election.
But it is easy to remove an entire Administration:
THROW THE BUMS OUT and enable an entirely new Administration:
VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP.
To quote Trump's own comment in another valid context;
"What have you got to lose?"
THURSDAY through SATURDAY, September 22 through 24,
THE UNITED STATES LIKE EUROPE...
Is this what you want?
FOR ANY ULTRA-LEFTISTS WHO HAVE HAD SENSE ENOUGH TO CHECK THESE OFFERINGS:
Welcome. Your long - delayed treatment has begun.
MONDAY through WEDNESDAY, September 19 through 21,
"HE WHO DOES NOT KNOW HISTORY..."
SUNDAY, September 18,
NOW, A BRIEF INITIAL COMMENT ON A PERSON WHOM I HAVE BEEN OBSERVING FOR
WEEKS: DEMOCRATIC PARTY VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TIM KAINE:
WHAT A JERK!
The best description of Obamacare so far:
Remember when Nancy Pelosi said: "We have to pass it, to find out what's in it."
A physician called into a radio show and said: "That's the definition of a stool sample."
MORE ON ABORTION: AMERICA'S MORTAL SIN.
read: "AMERICA'S PRO-LIFE CONSENSUS", reporting the results of a recent
fact-filled Marist Poll published in Columbia Magazine, September, 2016
"SFOGARE": Italian for "to vent", to put out the fire.
That's what I must do every time I think of the abject failure that has been
Public Education during the last 40 years.
I am not new to this subject, as you can see from a visit to the Category on my web site entitled "Public Education Politics".
now the scope of the failure is fully evident: absentee parents
beginning with pre-school and trying to make up for it with destructive
permissiveness and with efforts to administer "self-image" rather than
having it be personally earned; colleges and universities which
have become institutions of totalitarian indoctrination instead of open
dialogue and "higher education"; addiction to gizmos and gadgets at the
expense of learning priceless socialization - and with resultant
depression and suicidal ideation; ridiculous grade inflation and the
It is this last concept that prompts me today.
see the good article entitled: "Free Students From The Grade Curve
Trap", by Adam Grant, NYTimes Sunday, September 11, 2016, SR p 3.
have a personal story about that. In the mid-nineties, I served
as Adjunct Professor of Law at Quinnepeac School of Law for three
semesters. My subjects included Health Law and Medical Mal-Practice
Law. My students were second and third year Law students.
the first day of the first semester course, I met with 32
students. After some pleasantries, I issued two rules: 1) this
was not to be a correspondence course; three unexcused absences = no
grade; 2) no grading "on the Curve"; I would give whatever each earned,
32 "A"s, 32 "C"s, etc. We then proceeded with the day's material.
the second class meeting, 16 students were ABSENT, never to be seen
again. The rest of us continued with a fine semester course,
until of course I had to read and grade 16 three - hour essay
exams. As it turned out, they all earned A's and B's, with one
C. I continued for two other semester courses. A very rewarding
experience, as have been all of the experiences of teaching and
learning during this, my 60th year as a practising physician.
what has this wreck called "Public Education" wrought? Just look around
you, and especially at those who don't even know that they are dying of
And now comes the news that up to 40% of Millennials are still living with their parents!
CONGRATULATIONS: YOU GET AN A ++ AND A 4.5 GPA,
whatever the Hell that is.
The Story of a Frog - An Analogy
"If you place a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will immediately try to
scramble out. But if you place the frog in room temperature water, and don't
scare him, he'll stay put. Now, if the pot sits on a heat source, and if you
gradually turn up the temperature, something very interesting happens. As
the temperature rises from 70 to 80 degrees F., the frog will do nothing. In
fact, he will show every sign of enjoying himself. As the temperature
gradually increases, the frog will become groggier and groggier, until he is
unable to climb out of the pot. Though there is nothing restraining him, the
frog will sit there and boil. Why? Because the frog's internal apparatus for
sensing threats to survival is geared to sudden changes in his environment,
not to slow, gradual changes".
This is worth reading, however it will upset you.
ALL Of A Sudden....Seven Short Years Have Passed!
Before Obama, There was virtually no outlandish presence of Islam in America.
. All of a sudden, Islam is taught in schools. Christianity and the bible are banned in schools.
. All of a sudden we must allow prayer rugs everywhere and allow for Islamic prayer in schools, airports, and businesses.
. All of a sudden we must stop serving pork in prisons.
. All of a sudden we are inundated with lawsuits by Muslims who are offended by American culture.
. All of a sudden we must allow burkas to be worn everywhere even though you have no idea who or what is covered up under them.
All of a sudden Muslims are suing employers and refusing to do their
jobs if they personally deem it conflicts with Sharia Law.
. All of a sudden the Attorney General of the United States vows to prosecute anyone who engages in 'anti-Muslim speech'.
All of a sudden, Jihadists who engage in terrorism and openly admit
they acted in the name of Islam and ISIS are emphatically declared they
are NOT Islamic by our leaders and/or their actions are determined NOT
to be terrorism, but other nebulous terms like 'workplace violence."
All of a sudden, it becomes Policy that Secular Middle East dictators
that were benign or friendly to the West, must be replaced by Islamists
and the Muslim Brotherhood.
. All of a sudden our troops are withdrawn from Iraq and the middle east, giving rise to ISIS.
All of a sudden, America has reduced its nuclear stockpiles to 1950
levels, as Obama's stated goal of a nuke-free America by the time he
leaves office continues uninterrupted.
. All of a sudden, a deal
with Iran must be made at any cost, with a pathway to nuclear weapons
and HUNDREDS of BILLIONS of dollars handed over to fund their programs.
All of a sudden America APOLOGIZES to Muslim states and sponsors of
terror worldwide for acts of aggression, war, and sabotage THEY
perpetrate against our soldiers.
. All of a sudden, the American
Navy is diminished to 1917 Pre-World War I levels Of only 300 ships.
The Army is at pre-1940 levels. The Air Force scraps 500 planes and
planned to retire the use of the A-10 Thunderbolt close air support
fighter. A further drawdown of another 40,000 military personnel is in
. All of a sudden half of our aircraft carriers are
recalled for maintenance by Obama rendering the Atlantic unguarded,
NONE are in the Middle East .
. All of a sudden Obama has to
empty Guantanamo Bay of captured Jihadists and let them loose in
Jihad-friendly Islamic states. He demands to close the facility.
. All of a sudden America will negotiate with terrorists and trade FIVE Taliban commanders for a deserter and Jihad sympathizer.
All of a sudden there is no money for American poor, disabled veterans,
jobless Americans, hungry Americans, or displaced Americans but there
is endless money for Obama's "Syrian refugee" resettlement Programs.
. All of sudden there is an ammunition shortage in the USA.
All of a sudden, the most important thing for Obama to do after a mass
shooting by two supporters of RADICAL Islamic Jihad, is disarm American
. All of a sudden, the President of the United States
cannot attend the Christian funerals of a Supreme Court Justice and a
former First Lady because of previous (seemingly unimportant)
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TODAY, AMERICA IS MUCH LIKE THE FROG....
of a sudden, I'm sick to my stomach. I'm not sure the majority of
Americans recognize the seriousness of the situation and just how much
"progress" has been made by Islam these last 7 years, a very brief time
compared to an average 75 year lifetime!
..PLEASE DO END THIS SOON ..., VOTE IN NOVEMBER ...
FOR VICE PRESIDENT...JUST SO YOU KNOW....
PRESIDENT OBAMA RECENTLY GAVE A SPEECH TO THE
CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION. Look it up.
so many other Black false prophets over the last fourty years, he
insists on keeping a noble culture "in the desert" of personal and
family destruction and dependency, and of permanent self-imposed
racism, thanks to the designs and self-interest of the Democratic
Party...and to the perceived needs of his rotten "Legacy".
Mr. Obama, your "Legacy" is shame - and is permanent.
My Black fellow citizens, your reward is the shame of your obstinate stupidity - but is not permanent. WAKE UP!
SATURDAY, September 17,
AS USUAL, RIGHT ON TARGET.
Note especially the last sentence of paragraph #3, regarding Europe in the 1920's and 1930's.
40 years of informing, advising and preaching to my medical colleagues
about the errors of their ways politically and professionally, and
after having resigned from the AMA in disgust in 1990, I have been
witnessing the deterioration and actual cannibalization of my Medical
Profession from within and from without. Not the best way to
"celebrate" my 60th year as a practicing physician. But I did my
And for my patients and for all patients out there: CAVEAT EMPTOR!
URGENT emails and phone calls needed to the
American Medical Association
The American Medical
Association (AMA) is considering whether to abandon its decades-long
position opposing assisted suicide and take a neutral stance. Please contact the names below, asking them to not change their
To: State Affiliates and
From: Jennifer Popik, J.D. Director of Medical Ethics at National
Right to Life
Re: URGENT emails and
phone calls needed to the American Medical Association (AMA) over next several
Date: September 15, 2016
There is an effort
currently underway within the American Medical Association (AMA) to abandon its
decades-long position opposing assisted suicide and take a neutral stance. At
its July 2017 annual meeting, the AMA will consider taking a “neutral” position
which essentially sends a green light to the states that legalizing is
acceptable. However, we have recently been made aware that the AMA will hold an
interim meeting on November 13 and 14 in Orlando where a special
breakout session will be held on assisted suicide.
Both the national and
state medical societies’ opposition to doctor-prescribed suicide have been
instrumental in stopping the spread of these dangerous laws. In fact, when the
Vermont and California medical societies took neutral positions, it was devastating
to the efforts in the legislature to block legalization. Assisting suicide is
now legal in Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and California, and the practice may
have some legal protection in the state of Montana.
We are asking the
1. Please have your members contact one or both contacts below via
phone or email.
2. Please restrict arguments to the suggested bullet points, in the
person’s own words.
3. Speak with any physicians you know and urge them contact the AMA.
4. Ask for a written response/ report any information received back
1. Who to contact:
Dr. Andrew W. Gurman,
MD, AMA President, email@example.com
330 N Wabash, Ste 43482
Bette Crigger, PhD,
CEJA’s Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary, Council on
Ethical and Judicial Affairs
330 N Wabash, Ste 43482
Based on both polling
and the positive experience of many states fighting these assisted suicide
laws, please try and restrict your arguments to one or two of the
2. What to Say:
(Select one or more of
the following statements and re-word or add your own thoughts.)
The AMA should retain
its longstanding position in opposition to the legalization of assisted suicide
· Medical professionals should
focus on providing care and comfort to patients – NOT becoming a source of
lethal drugs. I would not want my doctor to have this power and suggest
suicide to me as an “option.”
· Will the government and
insurance companies do the right thing – pay for treatment costing thousands of
dollars – or the cheap thing – pay for lethal drugs costing hundreds of
· Everyone knows someone
who has been misdiagnosed or outlived a terminal diagnosis.
· Wanting to die because
of depression is treatable. Millions of people are living proof.
· Everyone agrees that
dying in pain is unacceptable, however nearly all pain is now treatable. A
patient in pain should find a new doctor.
· Oregon is proof that
general suicides rise dramatically once assisted suicide is promoted as a
· My family member could
die from taking lethal drugs and I wouldn’t know about it until he/she is dead
because no family notification is required in advance.
· Assisted suicide is a
recipe for elder and disability abuse because it can put lethal drugs in the
hands of abusers.
· A relative who is an
heir to the patient’s estate or an abusive caregiver can pick up the lethal
drugs and administer them without the patient’s knowledge or consent.
There is no oversight and no witnesses are required once the lethal drugs leave
Ask for a response:
Please send any replies
INTERESTING: THE FINANCIAL REPORT OF THE CLINTON FOUNDATION for 2013, revealing the tiny amount that actually went to Charity.
Look it up.
MORE SPIN AND SPIN-OFF FROM BONNIE AND CLYDE.
BY GEORGE, I THINK I'VE GOT IT!
This rather brilliantly cuts thru all the political double speak we get.
It puts it into a much better perspective…..
Lesson # 1:
* U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
* Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
* National debt: $19,271,000,000,000
* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000
Let's now remove 8 zeros
and pretend it's a 'household' budget:
* Annual family income: $21,700
* Money the family spent: $38,200
* New debt on the credit card: $16,500
* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $192,710
* Total budget cuts so far: $385
Got It ?????
OK now Lesson # 2: Here's another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:
Let's say, You come home from work and find there has been a sewer
backup in your neighborhood....and your home has sewage all the way
up to your ceilings. What do you think you should do ......
Raise the ceilings, or pump out the crap?
Your choice is coming in November.
THURSDAY and FRIDAY, September 15 and 16,
THIS IS A POWERFUL ANTIDOTE TO THE FATALISM OF TODAY.
I believe and trust that is true.
ON THE ABOMINATION OF ABORTION, HOW A POPE'S DECLARATION IN 1968
AGAINST CONTRACEPTION PROMOTED IT, AND HOW REVERSAL OF THAT ACTION
(RELATING TO NON-ABORTIFACIENT CONTRACEPTION) CAN AT LEAST BRING MANY
CATHOLICS TO THEIR SENSES.
Everyone has seen the real-life movie "...On The Hudson". So, is this a sequel?
any case, this movie is well-done and worth-while. That's not to say
that it could not have been improved with better sequencing of the
flash-backs and forth, with fewer agonized phone calls between Sully
and his wife, and with a somewhat broader range of emotion by Tom Hanks
in a reprise of his stoic acting in the Maersk ship pirate story.
What was very good were the flight sequences and the emotions of the just plain folks caught up in all of this.
WEDNESDAY, September 14,
Just so you know...
TUESDAY, September 13,
MONDAY, September 12,
A THEODORE ROOSEVELT
EXACTLY WHAT THIS NATION NEEDS AT THIS TIME.
And only a Massive Voter Turnout will achieve it.
SUNDAY, September 11,
THE AUTHOR OF THIS LETTER IS EXACTLY RIGHT.
Please read it.
then read the Editorial in The Day, 9/11/2016, entitled "Lessons From
9/11 as Struggle Continues", concluding with "Trump is a terrorist
propaganda tool". 2+2=5.
SATURDAY, September 10,
IF YOU WANT MUCH MORE, GO BACK TO MY HUNDREDS OF RAPID RESPONSE
COMMENTARIES POSTED ABOVE AS THESE THINGS WERE HAPPENING, BEGINNING IN
IT'S ALL TRUE.
"WHAT THE HELL DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?"
these pithy words, Donald Trump summarized the Black Experience under
the smothering embrace of the Democratic Party since the 1970's.
And now comes: "SHERIFF DAVID CLARKE SPEAKS THE TRUTH",
by Cal Thomas, in The Day August 18, 2016, Opinion, pA4.
What do you have to lose, indeed? And the rest of us are ready to help.
SO THE MANY MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO VOTED TO MAKE DONALD TRUMP THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT ARE "DEPLORABLE"?
the more reason to read carefully the current book "ARMAGEDDON", to pay
close attention during the next 58 days, and then to vote FOR DONALD
TRUMP and AGAINST BONNIE AND CLYDE.
This nation is badly infected and is approaching sepsis.
THURSDAY and FRIDAY, September 8 and 9,
2016JUST SO YOU KNOW...
LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Friday, September 9, 2016
For pro-life news updated
throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.
• Donald Trump Slams the Liberal Media That “Mocks and Demeans People of Faith”
• Speaker Paul Ryan Refuses to Fund Planned Parenthood in Zika Bill “That’s
Something We Won’t Do”
• Notre Dame University to Host Lecture by Pro-Abortion Justice Ruth Bader
• Cecile Richards: “Abortion is an Important Medical Procedure and an Important
More Pro-Life News
• World’s Smallest Ever Baby Weighed Just 8 Ounces, Now She’s Thriving at 9
• National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children Tomorrow at Memorials for
• Singer Sia and Actress Leslie Jones Headline Rally to Promote Taxpayer-Funded
• I Was Raped and Took
the Morning After Pill, But My Baby Survived and Thank God He Did
• Animal Rights Activist
Says It’s Inhumane to Own Pets, But Abortion Through All 9 Months is OK
• Federal Judge Orders
Utah to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business
• Catholic College
Cancels Talk by This Abortion Activist After Pro-Life People Protested
• Woman Who Faked Cancer
to Raise Money to Abort Her Late-Term Baby Sentenced to 28 Years
• Abortion’s Demographic Bomb: Number of Countries With More Old People Than
Young Will Double
• Planned Parenthood is Squashing Free Speech to Cover Up its Sales of Aborted
• Alaska Right to Life Endorses Pro-Life Joe Miller Against Pro-Abortion Lisa
WEDNESDAY, September 7,
2016OBAMA AND IRAN: STAY TUNED.
Meanwhile, keep your powder dry.
TUESDAY, September 6,
2016JUST SO YOU KNOW...
MONDAY, September 5,
CHRIS WALLACE: ARE YOU KIDDING? OR HAVE YOU ALSO BEEN BOUGHT OFF?
DEMOCRATS, AND THEIR SELF-SERVING "BLACK LEADERS" HAVE BEEN A DISASTER FOR THREE GENERATIONS OF BLACK AMERICANS.
AN INTERESTING ARTICLE ON GUN SALES DURING THE LAST 8 YEAR TERM OF THE "UNITER" AND NOW OF HIS SURROGATE.
"Just the facts, Ma'am" will never do for this crew. They must opine:
the gun purchasers don't see it that way. There have been a few times,
but not many, when this nation has been as divided as it is today.
"CATCH ME WHAT I MEANS?"
WELL, DON'T "STOP THE WORLD"; I'M NOT QUITE READY TO "GET OFF" JUST YET.
[Note: Reportedly this was not written by Chuck Yeager and Shifty dies in 2009.]
of the media circus, flags at half staff, and all the things that were
said of Whitney Houston when she died. Think about how it
was when Prince died (from an overdose no less). I don’t know
about you, but it seems we are turning this country over to the likes
of people like Whitney and Prince. This hero died with barely
"Shifty" By Chuck Yeager
volunteered for the airborne in WWII and served with Easy Company of
the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne
Infantry. If you've seen Band of Brothers on HBO or the History
Channel, you know Shifty. His character appears in all 10
episodes, and Shifty himself is interviewed in several of them.
met Shifty in the Philadelphia airport several years ago. I didn't know
who he was at the time. I just saw an elderly gentleman having trouble
reading his ticket. I offered to help, assured him that he wasat the
right gate, and noticed the "Screaming Eagle," the symbol of
the 101st Airborne, on his hat.
conversation, I asked him if he'd been in the 101st Airborne or if his
son was serving. He said quietly that he had been in the 101st. I
thanked him for his service, then asked him when he served,and how many
jumps he made. Quietly and humbly, he said "Well, I guess I signed up
in 1941 or so, and was in until sometime in 1945 ..." at which point my
At that point, again, very humbly, he said "I
made the 5 training jumps at Toccoa, and then jumped into Normandy . .
. do you know where Normandy is?" At this point my heart stopped. I
told him "yes, I know exactly where Normandy is, and I know what D-Day
was." At that point he said "I also made a second jump into Holland ,
into Arnhem ." I was standing with a genuine war hero ... and then I
realized that it was June, just after the anniversary of D-Day.
asked Shifty if he was on his way back from France , and he said
"Yes... And it 's real sad because, these days, so few of the guys are
left, and those that are, lots of them can't make the trip." My heart
was in my throat and I didn't know what to say.
Shifty get onto the plane and then realized he was back in coach while
I was in First Class. I sent the flight attendant back to get him and
said that I wanted to switch seats. When Shifty came forward, I got up
out of the seat and told him I wanted him to have it, that I'd take his
in coach. He said "No, son, you enjoy that seat. Just knowing that
there are still some who remember what we did and who still care is
enough to make an old man very happy." His eyes were filling up as he
And mine are brimming up now as I write this.
Shifty died on Jan. l7, 2012 after fighting cancer.
There was no parade. No big event in Staples Center ..
No wall-to-wall, back-to-back 24x7 news coverage.
No weeping fans on television. And that's not right!
give Shifty his own memorial service, on line, in our own quiet way.
Please forward this email to everyone you know. Especially to the
Rest in peace, Shifty.
Chuck Yeager, Maj. General [ret.]
I think that it is amazing how the "media" chooses our "heroes" these
days...Elvis, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston & the like.
"SHIFTY" - an incredible American hero.
SUNDAY, September 4,
CHECK THIS OUT. VERY INTERESTING.
AS I WAS SAYING...
SATURDAY, September 3,
THANK YOU, TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES.
evening at 8 PM, you aired the movie whose story has been the basis for
my work during this election campaign from the beginning:
"BONNIE AND CLYDE". To be more specific: Anybody but Bonnie and Clyde.
fact, Donald Trump was not my first choice. I would have preferred Gov.
Huckabee or Newt Gingrich. But the people have clearly spoken, at least
to date; and that's good enough for me - so long as they VOTE.
Meanwhile, I have found, while carefully ignoring the many mine-fields
placed by the totally biased main Media, that there is much more to
Trump than meets the eye - or nose.
Now comes the clear
statements of Hillary herself, in the FBI documents just released, that
she "can't remember" many things related to her personal e-mails and to
the instructions given to her regarding the handling of Confidential or
Secret information she was to receive and did receive as U.S. Secretary
of State! And this she attributes to her "concussion" a couple of
admission places her medical, neurological and psychological condition
squarely in play relating to her ability to serve in- and therefore to
run for - the Presidency of the United States.
"IS ANYBODY THERE? DOES ANYBODY CARE?"
AND NOW LET'S DISCUSS ONE OF THE SEVERAL "-ISMS",
WHOSE ACCUSATIONS MADE BY FAR LEFT CRAZIES ARE DESIGNED TO ELIMINATE
FREE SPEECH BY INTIMIDATION - AND EVEN BY PHYSICAL HARM.
LET'S CONSIDER "RACISM".
goes back to the immediate descendants of Adam and Eve, who quickly
established themselves into "Tribes". And that tribalism
continues unabated to this day...in every corner of the world and among
all peoples. The immediate corollary of that was and is "Us
versus Them". In fact, America came to be due to the religious
tribalism the Puritans were suffering in England. Then came the turn of
other religions, of the Indians (including among themselves with a
vengeance), of the Blacks from Africa (regarding whom Americans have
nearly torn themselves apart for over two centuries), of the Chinese,
the Catholics, the Irish, the Italians, the Jews, the Asians and most
recently the Middle Eastern Muslims.
This situation is
and will continue to be inevitable - unless a relatively recent
development (ie. beginning in the early 20th century) continues to gain
currency. Where practiced, it has proven to be very effective in
overcoming Tribalism. That development is INTEGRATION INTO THE
PREDOMINANT SOCIETY AND CULTURE, while maintaining their own tribal
By contrast, insistence on isolation in one's own culture
always produces intolerance, prejudice and "us versus them". That
is the choice of every new wave of immigrants - and of each of the
tribes already here.
NOW HEAR THIS, BLACK AMERICA. That is
your choice. All of the other shades of ethnicity have been ready for a
long time to integrate you into the predominant Society, where you can
earn your place, as they all had to do.
Meanwhile, to correct a very nasty and isolationist quotation:
"ALL LIVES MATTER".
"CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?"
FRIDAY, September 2,
HERE'S THE MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR THIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN:
VOTE. VOTE. VOTE. VOTE. VOTE...
Krauthammer is underwhelmed by Donald Trump. But he should see
the difference between the possible actions of a businessman in a world
where "business ethics" has been an oxymoron for decades...and the
likely illegal machinations of a Secretary of State - for her benefit
and to the detriment of her country.
Movie review for "Florence Foster Jenkins"
don't recall ever walking out of a movie that featured Meryll
Streep...before this one. And that, despite the fact that I had
promised myself beforehand not to do so, in deference to Ms. Streep.
But that I did. I am not into cruelty or sadism, not toward animals and certainly not toward fellow human beings.
You might want to read the story of Ms. Jenkins life in the Wikipedia account. Perhaps I should have done that before going.
I have nothing good to say about those who surrounded her in real
life. And as for Ms. Jenkins, my diagnosis is Tertiary Syphilis and
related psychosis. Was there not one person who loved her enough to
shield her from her delusions?
So, did this movie, hurtful and once more depicting man's inhumanity to man, have to be made at all?
THE STATE OF COMMUNICATION IN OUR WORLD.
THURSDAY, September 1,
AN OPPPORTUNITY TO HEAR WHAT DONALD TRUMP ACTUALLY SAID on August 31.
OBAMA'S MIDDLE EAST LEGACY:
Read it, weep, and VOTE IN NOVEMBER.
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