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.
By a 15-year-old school kid who got an A+ for this entry
The Lord's Prayer is not allowed in most
U.S. Public schools any more.
A kid in MINNESOTA, wrote the following
NEW School Prayer:-
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.
If scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene..
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all..
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the State..
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks...
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong..
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles...
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.
It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!
AFTER EVENTS OF THE LAST MONTH - AND YEAR, YOU'VE EARNED THIS.
REGARDING THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, MY CHURCH.
see my two Commentaries posted on November 8, 2016. On another
occasion, I shared the opinion that it was time for Pope Francis to
remove the velvet glove and bare the iron fist on some controversial
subjects roiling the Church.
Now comes a timely article that is right on point: "HIS HOLINESS DECLINES TO ANSWER", by Ross Douthat, in NYTimes Sunday, Nov. 27, Sunday Review p 11.
SATURDAY, November 26,
Dr. Charles Krauthammer:
He was never really out of my good graces. He's certainly back now as
one of our most savvy political commentators.
"THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE".
One of my two touch-stones beginning 20 months ago regarding this
The other? "ANYBODY BUT BONNIE AND CLYDE".
Finally President Obama and I agree on one thing...in eight years.
"THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE".
One of my two touch-stones beginning 20 months ago regarding this
The other? "ANYBODY BUT BONNIE AND CLYDE".
Finally President Obama and I agree on one thing...in eight years.
RE. PAUL KRUGMAN,
the Economics Nobel Laureate and prolific columnist for the New York
have long considered him the Linus Pauling of American Society:
evidently brilliant in Economics, but out of his element in Politics
(as Pauling was regarding Vitamin C).
Even so, I was surprised to
read his recent offering regarding the election of Donald Trump..."the
end is near". Pull yourself together, man.
THANKSGIVING DAY, 2016.
Why we give thanks.
REGGIE THE BLACK LAB
They told me the big black Lab's name was Reggie,
as I looked at him lying in his pen.
The shelter was clean, no-kill,
and the people really friendly.
I'd only been in the area for six months, but
everywhere I went in the small college town, people
were welcoming and open. Everyone waves
when you pass them on the street.
But something was still missing as I attempted to settle
in to my new life here, and I thought a dog couldn't hurt.
Give me someone to talk to. And I had just seen
Reggie's advertisement on the local news. The shelter
said they had received numerous calls right after,
but they said the people who had come down
to see him just didn't look like "Lab people,"
whatever that meant. They must've thought I did.
But at first, I thought the shelter had misjudged me
in giving me Reggie and his things, which consistedof a dog pad, bag of
toys almost all of which were
brand new tennis balls, his dishes and
a sealed letter from his previous owner.
See, Reggie and I didn't really hit it off when we got home.
We struggled for two weeks (which is how long the shelter
told me to give him to adjust to his new home). Maybe it was the fact
that I was trying to adjust, too.
Maybe we were too much alike.
I saw the sealed envelope. I had completely forgotten
about that. "Okay, Reggie," I said out loud, "let's see
if your previous owner has any advice."
To Whomever Gets My Dog:
Well, I can't say that I'm happy you're reading this,
a letter I told the shelter could only be opened by
Reggie's new owner. I'm not even happy writing it.
He knew something was different.
So let me tell you about my Lab in the hopes
that it will help you bond with him and he with you.
First, he loves tennis balls. The more the merrier.
Sometimes I think he's part squirrel, the way he hoards them.
usually always has two in his mouth, and he tries to get a third in
there. Hasn't done it yet. Doesn't matter where you throw them, he'll
bound after them, so be careful. Don't do it by any roads.
Next, commands. Reggie knows the
obvious ones ---"sit," "stay," "come," "heel."
He knows hand signals, too: He knows "ball"
and "food" and "bone" and "treat" like
Feeding schedule: twice a day, regular
store-bought stuff; the shelter has the brand.
He's up on his shots. Be forewarned: Reggie hates the vet.
Good luck getting him in the car. I don't know how he
knows when it's time to go to the vet, but he knows.
Finally, give him some time. It's only been Reggie and
me for his whole life. He's gone everywhere with me,
so please include him on your daily car rides if you can.
He sits well in the backseat, and he doesn't bark
or complain. He just loves to be around people,
and me most especially.
that's why I need to share one more bit of info with you...His name's
not Reggie. He's a smart dog, he'll get used to it and will
to it, of that I have no doubt. But I just couldn't bear to give them
his real name. But if someone is reading this ...well it means that his
new owner should know his real name.
His real name is "Tank." Because, that is what I drive.
I told the shelter that they couldn't make "Reggie" available for
adoption until they received word from my company commander.
see, my parents are gone, I have no siblings, no one I could've left
Tank with ... and it was my only real request of the Army upon my
deployment to Iraq, that they make one phone call to the shelter ...in
the "event" ... to tell them that Tank could be put up for adoption.
my CO is a dog-guy, too, and he knew where my platoon was headed. He
said he'd do it personally. And if you're reading this, then he made
good on his word. Tank has been my family for the last six
almost as long as the Army has been my family. And now I hope and pray
that you make him part of your family, too, and that he will adjust and
come to love you the same way he loved me.
If I have to give up Tank
to keep those terrible people from coming to the US I am glad to have
done so. He is my example of service and of love. I hope I honored him
by my service to my country and comrades.
All right, that's enough.
I deploy this evening and have to drop this letter off at the shelter.
Maybe I'll peek in on him and see if he finally got that third tennis
ball in his mouth.
Good luck with Tank. Give him a good home, and
give him an extra kiss goodnight - every night - from me.
folded the letter and slipped it back in the envelope. Sure, I had
heard of Paul Mallory, everyone in town knew him, even new people like
me. Local kid, killed in Iraq a few months ago and posthumously earning
the Silver Star when he gave his life to save three buddies.
Flags had been at half-mast all summer.
I leaned forward in my chair and rested my elbows on my knees, staring
at the dog.
"Hey, Tank," I said quietly.
The dog's head whipped up, his ears
cocked and his eyes bright.
was instantly on his feet, his nails clicking on the hardwood
floor. He sat in front of me, his head tilted, searching for
name he hadn't heard in months. "Tank," I whispered. His tail
I kept whispering his name, over and over, and
each time, his ears lowered, his eyes softened, and his posture relaxed
as a wave of contentment just seemed to flood him. I stroked his ears,
rubbed his shoulders, buried my face into his scruff and hugged him.
"It's me now, Tank, just you and me. Your old pal gave you to me."
Tank reached up and licked my cheek.
"So whatdaya say we play some ball?"
His ears perked again.
"Yeah? Ball? You like that? Ball?"
Tank tore from my hands and disappeared into the next room.
And when he came back, he had three tennis balls in his mouth.
If you can read this without getting a lump in your
throat or a tear in your eye, you just ain't right.
very interesting read, a Marine's View of what is really going
on. This young man is articulate and has a flare for colorful
language, and descriptive prose, Scorpions, Chiggers and Sand
Fleas. A must read for every American citizen, and those
From a Recon Marine in Afghanistan: From the Sand Pit
freezing here. I'm sitting on hard cold dirt between rocks
shrubs at the base of the Hindu Kush Mountains, along the Dar'yoi Pamir
River, watching a hole that leads to a tunnel that leads to a
cave. Stake out, my friend, and no pizza delivery for
I also glance at the area around my ass every
ten to fifteen seconds to avoid another scorpion sting. I've
actually given up battling the chiggers and sand fleas, but the
scorpions give a jolt like a cattle prod. Hurts like a
bastard. The antidote tastes like transmission fluid, but God
bless the Marine Corps for the five vials of it in my pack.
one truth the Taliban cannot escape is that, believe it or not, they
are human beings, which means they have to eat food and drink
water. That requires couriers and that's where an old bounty
hunter like me comes in handy.
I track the couriers,
locate the tunnel entrances and storage facilities, type the info into
the hand held, and shoot the coordinates up to the satellite link that
tells the air commanders where to drop the hardware. We bash
heads for a while, and then I track and record the new
It's all about intelligence. We haven't even brought in the
snipers yet. These scurrying rats have no idea what they're
for. We are but days away from cutting off supply lines and
allowing the eradication to begin. But you know me; I'm a
romantic. I've said it before and I'll say it again: This
blows, man. It's not even a country. There are no
there's no infrastructure, there's no government.
an inhospitable, rock-pit shit-hole ruled by eleventh century warring
tribes. There are no jobs here like we know jobs.
Afghanistan offers only two ways for a man to support his family, join
the opium trade or join the army. That's it. Those
options. Oh, I forgot, you can also live in a refugee camp
eat plum-sweetened, crushed beetle paste and squirt mud like a goose
with stomach flu, if that's your idea of a party. But the
alone of those 'tent cities of the walking dead' is enough to hurl you
into the poppy fields to cheerfully scrape bulbs for eighteen hours a
I've been living with these Tajiks and Uzbeks, and
Turkmen and even a couple of Pashtu's, for over a month-and-a-half now,
and this much I can say for sure: These guys, are Huns, actual, living
Huns. They LIVE to fight. It's what they
do. It's ALL
they do. They have no respect for anything; not for
their families, or for each other. They claw at one another
way of life. They play polo with dead calves and force their
five-year-old sons into human cockfights to defend the family
honor. Just Huns, roaming packs of savage, heartless beasts
feed on each other's barbarism. Cavemen with
again, maybe I'm just a cranky young bastard.
my ass off on this stupid hill because my lap warmer is running out of
juice, and I can't recharge it until the sun comes up in a few
hours. Oh yeah! You like to write letters,
me a favor, Bizarre. Write a letter to CNN and tell Wolf and
Anderson and that awful, sneering, pompous Aaron Brown to stop calling
the Taliban "smart". They are not smart. I suggest
invest in a dictionary because the word they are looking for is
"cunning". The Taliban are cunning, like jackals, hyenas, and
wolverines. They are sneaky and ruthless, and when
they are cowardly. They are hateful, malevolent parasites who
create nothing and destroy everything else.
Bullshit! Yeah, they're real smart, Most can’t
they've spent their entire lives listening to Imams telling them about
only one book (and not a very good one, as books go). They
consider hygiene and indoor plumbing to be products of the
They're still trying to figuring out how to work a Bic
Talking to a Taliban warrior about improving his quality of life is
like trying to teach an ape how to hold a pen.
he just gets frustrated and sticks you in the eye with it.
enough. Snuffle will be up soon, so I have to get back to my
hole. Covering my tracks in the snow takes a lot of practice,
I'm good at it.
Please, I tell you and my fellow Americans
to turn off the TV sets and move on with your lives. The
line you are getting from CNN and other news agencies is utter bullshit
and designed not to deliver truth but rather to keep you glued to the
screen so you will watch the next commercial. We've got this
under control. The worst thing you guys can do right now is
around analyzing what we're doing over here. You have no idea
what we're doing, and you really don't want to know. We are
military, and we are only doing what you sent us here to do.
From a Jack Recon Marine in Afghanistan, Semper Fi.
"Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps is paying most of your
Send this to YOUR FRIENDS so that people there will really know what is
going on over here.
God Bless America.
THURSDAY, November 24,
THAT PROFESSION COVERED BY CONSTITUTIONAL
FREEDOM OF SPEECH, DEAD AFTER THE ABUSES OF THIS CAMPAIGN?
More evidence of Despotism from the Left. Beware!
RE. GEORGE WILL AND HIS REPUBLICAN PARTY.
For all his probity and saccharine comments,
this is Survival of the Fittest, where the fittest are the most
politically powerful, by whatever means.
Sorry, this is not Jeffersonian Republicanism, nor is it the
Republicanism of Abraham Lincoln:
"...of the people, for the people and by the people...".
Close...but no cigar.
"ON THE OTHER HAND..."
Just being "FAIR AND BALANCED."
TO FORM, SHARPTON, OTHER "LEADERS" OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND THEIR
DEMOCRATIC PARTY CYNICS KEEP THE SPECTER OF SLAVERY AND RACISM ALIVE
LONG BEYOND ITS TIME - IN ORDER TO KEEP BLACKS ENTRAPPED IN ABOMINABLE
SCHOOLS, BAD FAMILY LIFE, BAD FUTURES, ON THE DOLE, AND VOTING
DEMOCRATIC, THESE RESULTS HAVING NOTHING TO DO ANY MORE WITH THEIR
NON-BLACK FELLOW CITIZENS.
"STUPIDO. STUPIDO. STUPIDO"
REGADING THE PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP
The "mainstream" idiots are continuing their attacks, directly and by
main complaint against this group seems to be that they are informed
and experienced in the state of the nation and of the world.
Dr. Charles Krauthammer and I...
He doesn't realize it, but after about a year we've made up.
Please see his most recent article:
"NEW GOP MAJORITY HAS PATH TO SUCCESS", in the Washington Post and in
The Day (www.theday.com),
November 12, 2016, Opinion, pA4.
is a bracing summary of the facts to counter all the hysteria out
there. That is, if the hysterics will submit to reading it.
my observations in recent days, they still prefer to yell and scream.
REGADING THE PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP
The "mainstream" idiots are continuing their attacks, directly and by
main complaint against this group seems to be that they are informed
and experienced in the state of the nation and of the world.
THIS IS THE WAY IT IS...NOW.
And don't dare call this "racism" or "sexism" or "eliteism" or any
other fevered "ism".
is THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE, finally expressed effectively against the
articulate, arrogant, asinine and totalitarian Democratic Left.
Thank God for that.
Everything is about to change.
This wasn’t an election. It was a revolution.
midnight in America. The day before fifty million Americans got up and
stood in front of the great iron wheel that had been grinding them
down. They stood there even though the media told them it was useless.
They took their stand even while all the chattering classes laughed and
They were fathers who couldn’t feed their families
anymore. They were mothers who couldn’t afford health care. They were
workers whose jobs had been sold off to foreign countries. They were
sons who didn’t see a future for themselves. They were daughters afraid
of being murdered by the “unaccompanied minors” flooding into their
towns. They took a deep breath and they stood.
They held up their hands and the great iron wheel stopped.
Great Blue Wall crumbled. The impossible states fell one by one. Ohio.
Wisconsin. Pennsylvania. Iowa. The white working class that had been
overlooked and trampled on for so long got to its feet. It rose up
against its oppressors and the rest of the nation, from coast to coast,
rose up with it.
They fought back against their jobs being
shipped overseas while their towns filled with migrants that got
everything while they got nothing. They fought back against a system in
which they could go to jail for a trifle while the elites could violate
the law and still stroll through a presidential election. They fought
back against being told that they had to watch what they say. They
fought back against being held in contempt because they wanted to work
for a living and take care of their families.
They fought and they won.
wasn’t a vote. It was an uprising. Like the ordinary men chipping away
at the Berlin Wall, they tore down an unnatural thing that had towered
over them. And as they watched it fall, they marveled at how weak and
fragile it had always been. And how much stronger they were than they
had ever known.
Who were these people? They were leftovers and
flyover country. They didn’t have bachelor degrees and had never set
foot in a Starbucks. They were the white working class. They didn’t
talk right or think right. They had the wrong ideas, the wrong clothes
and the ridiculous idea that they still mattered.
wrong about everything. Illegal immigration? Everyone knew it was here
to stay. Black Lives Matter? The new civil rights movement.
Manufacturing? As dead as the dodo. Banning Muslims? What kind of bigot
even thinks that way? Love wins. Marriage loses. The future belongs to
the urban metrosexual and his dot com, not the guy who used to have a
good job before it went to China or Mexico.
They couldn’t change
anything. A thousand politicians and pundits had talked of getting them
to adapt to the inevitable future. Instead they got in their pickup
trucks and drove out to vote.
And they changed everything.
Hussein Obama boasted that he had changed America. A billion
regulations, a million immigrants, a hundred thousand lies and it was
no longer your America. It was his.
He was JFK and FDR rolled into one. He told us that his version of
history was right and inevitable.
they voted and left him in the dust. They walked past him and they
didn’t listen. He had come to campaign to where they still cling to
their guns and their bibles. He came to plead for his legacy.
And America said, “No.”
millions Americans repudiated him. They repudiated the Obamas and the
Clintons. They ignored the celebrities. They paid no attention to the
media. They voted because they believed in the impossible. And their
dedication made the impossible happen.
Americans were told that
walls couldn’t be built and factories couldn’t be opened. That treaties
couldn’t be unsigned and wars couldn’t be won. It was impossible to ban
Muslim terrorists from coming to America or to deport the illegal
aliens turning towns and cities into gangland territories.
It was all impossible. And fifty million Americans did the impossible.
They turned the world upside down.
midnight in America. CNN is weeping. MSNBC is wailing. ABC calls it a
tantrum. NBC damns it. It wasn’t supposed to happen. The same machine
that crushed the American people for two straight terms, the mass of
government, corporations and non-profits that ran the country, was set
Instead the people stood in front of the machine. They
blocked it with their bodies. They went to vote even though the polls
told them it was useless. They mailed in their absentee ballots even
while Hillary Clinton was planning her fireworks victory celebration.
They looked at the empty factories and barren farms. They drove through
the early cold. They waited in line. They came home to their children
to tell them that they had done their best for their future. They bet
on America. And they won.
They won improbably. And they won amazingly.
were tired of ObamaCare. They were tired of unemployment. They were
tired of being lied to. They were tired of watching their sons come
back in coffins to protect some Muslim country. They were tired of
being called racists and homophobes. They were tired of seeing their
And they stood up and fought back. This was their last hope. Their last
chance to be heard.
this video. See ten ways John Oliver destroyed Donald Trump. Here’s
three ways Samantha Bee broke the internet by taunting Trump
supporters. These three minutes of Stephen Colbert talking about how
stupid Trump is owns the internet. Watch Madonna curse out Trump
supporters. Watch Katy Perry. Watch Miley Cyrus. Watch Robert Downey
Jr. Watch Beyonce campaign with Hillary. Watch. Click.
Watch fifty million Americans take back their country.
media had the election wrong all along. This wasn’t about
personalities. It was about the impersonal. It was about fifty million
people whose names no one except a server will ever know fighting back.
It was about the homeless woman guarding Trump’s star. It was about the
lost Democrats searching for someone to represent them in Ohio and
Pennsylvania. It was about the union men who nodded along when the
organizers told them how to vote, but who refused to sell out their
No one will ever interview all those men and women. We
will never see all their faces. But they are us and we are them. They
came to the aid of a nation in peril. They did what real Americans have
always done. They did the impossible.
America is a nation of
impossibilities. We exist because our forefathers did not take no for
an answer. Not from kings or tyrants. Not from the elites who told them
that it couldn’t be done.
The day when we stop being able to pull of the impossible is the day
that America will cease to exist.
Today is not that day. Today fifty million Americans did the impossible.
Midnight has passed. A new day has come. And everything is about to
a brief chronologic summary of my positions, posted on this Rapid
Response section during the last 18 months. Look it up.
1) Anybody But Bonnie and Clyde.
2) The not-so magnificent 17.
3) For Gingrich and/or Huckabee.
4) Trump is for real.
5) The Will of the People.
6) The Obama Presidency: the Disaster that keeps on giving.
7) The People are Angry!
8) The Will of the People!
9) Unbelievable Hillary Clinton.
10) There's more to Donald Trump than meets the eye...or nose.
11) The Will...and the Anger...of the People.
12) People lie in the Polls; they lie to the pollsters.
13) A heavy voter turnout favors Trump.
14) The "mainstream media" are whores in this campaign.
15) The Will of the People!!
16) Bonnie and Clyde and their Foundation...and RICO.
17) The Democratic Left: no longer capable of rational thought.
Articulate, Arrogant, Asinine...and Despotic.
18) Donald Trump can win this: THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE!!!
NOW LET'S HELP PRESIDENT TRUMP GOVERN.
WEDNESDAY, November 9,
PRESIDENT - ELECT DONALD J. TRUMP.
THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.
PRESIDENT - ELECT DONALD J. TRUMP.
THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.
Above all: THANK GOD.
The end of an eight year - long bad dream.
This is President Obama's "legacy": total repudiation.
This is Bonnie and Clyde's fitting reward.
This is the People's reply to the prostituted
is the People's response to the "articulate, arrogant and asinine"
Left, intolerant and despotic, bereft of common sense, of ethics and
This is THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.
ON THE DAY OUR DEMOCRACY ELECTED A NEW PRESIDENT...AND TWO DAYS BEFORE
WE HONOR THE DEFENDERS OF THAT DEMOCRACY.
1/2 boy 1/2 man
average age of the military man is 19 years. He is a short haired,
tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by
society as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears, not old
enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country. He never
really cared much for work and he would rather wax his own car than
wash his father ' s, but he has never collected unemployment either.
a recent High School graduate; he was probably an average student,
pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten year old jalopy,
and has a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left,
or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away. He
listens to rock and roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz or swing and a 155mm
He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when he
was at home because he is working or fighting from before dawn to well
after dusk. He has trouble spelling, thus letter writing is a pain for
him, but he can field strip a rifle in 30 seconds and reassemble it in
less time in the dark. He can recite to you the nomenclature of a
machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he
He digs foxholes and latrines and can apply first aid like a
He can march until he is told to stop, or stop until he is told to
He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is not without
spirit or individual dignity. He is self-sufficient.
He has two sets of fatigues: he washes one and wears the other. He
keeps his canteens full and his feet dry.
sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but never to clean his rifle. He
can cook his own meals, mend his own clothes, and fix his own hurts.
you're thirsty, he'll share his water with you; if you are hungry, his
food. He'll even split his ammunition with you in the midst of battle
when you run low.
He has learned to use his hands like weapons and weapons like they were
He can save your life - or take it, because that is his job.
He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay, and
still find ironic humor in it all.
He has seen more suffering and death than he should have in his short
He has wept in public and in private, for friends who have fallen in
combat and is unashamed.
feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body while
at rigid attention, while tempering the burning desire to' square-away'
those around him who haven't bothered to stand, remove their hat, or
even stop talking. In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from home,
he defends their right to be disrespectful.
Just as did
his Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather, he is paying the price
for our freedom. Beardless or not, he is not a boy. He is the American
Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over 200 years.
He has asked nothing in return, except
Our friendship and understanding.
Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration with
now we even have women over there in danger, doing their part in this
tradition of going to War when our nation calls us to do so.
As you go to bed tonight, remember this shot. . ...
A short lull, a little shade and a picture of loved ones in their
Prayer wheel for our military.... Please don't break it Please send
this on after a short prayer.
'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they
Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. Amen.'
you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our
ground troops in Afghanistan , sailors on ships, and airmen in the air,
and for those in Iraq , Afghanistan and all foreign countries.
There is nothing attached....
This can be very powerful..
Of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier, Sailor, Coastguardsman,
Marine, or Airman, prayer is the very best one.
-- What you are will show in what you do.-- Thomas A. Edison
TUESDAY, November 8,
CATHOLICS AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH:
ALL OVER THE PLACE.
IF BONNIE AND CLYDE WIN TODAY, THIS IS A VERY BIG REASON.
With the outcome of this national election, however long it may take,
and whoever wins, it will be the end of nothing.
will be the end of the beginning. Then will come a fight for
soul and substance of America. The only question is whether fight will
be peaceful, or a loud spectacle, or civil disobedience...or civil war.
But Americans will not go quietly into the morass now
developing in Europe, most clearly in Germany.
MUST-READ on this subject is to be found in the October 2016 issue of
IMPRIMIS, a publication of Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mi. (www.hillsdale.edu).
It is entitled; "WHO WE ARE AS A PEOPLE - THE SYRIAN REFUGEE QUESTION",
by Professor Edward j. Erler.
But this article goes much deeper into the national choice facing
None of this is hyperbole. It's deadly serious.
Be aware. Be prepared.
SUNDAY, November 6,
WHAT'S IN A NAME: A NAME LIKE "SOCIAL SECURITY" A lot, when
the government is manipulating it.
check out the following report by a well-informed businessman, and then
followed by the opinion of an experienced tax attorney.
Nothing is what it seems anymore, like Alice in Wonderland, only here
inhabited by liars, cheats and politicians.
"Keep your powder dry".
New Social Security 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. Its free money for the
government to spend under this guise. It is really sad to
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.
Subject: New SS Checks
Social Security check is now (or soon will be) referred to as a
*Federal Benefit Payment*? I'll be part of the one percent to forward
this. I am forwarding it because it touches a nerve in me, and I hope
it will in you.
The government is now referring to our Social
Security checks as a "Federal Benefit Payment." This isn't a
benefit. It is our money paid out of our earned
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.
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 dollars saved!
is your personal investment. Upon retirement, if you took out only 3%
per year, you'd receive $39,318 per year, or $3,277 per month.
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).
And 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 *Ponzi scheme* than Bernie Madoff ever did.
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.
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?)
is it our fault they misused our investments? And 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.
Snopes says it's mostly
false, and that it first appeared in 2013. Truthorfiction
says it's investigating.
personal opinion is that it's true--the payroll tax, consisting of
15.3% of employee and self-employed income, is a legal ponzi
scheme. It uses present contributions of tax on income up to
$118,000.00 (presently, and NOT full income paid), to pay for folks who
have reached retirement age, Medicare, and the disabled.
payments FAR exceed any payments to foreign governments--which, by the
way, buy influence for the US around the globe--because the federal
budget calls for about 30% spending on social security, Medicare, and
the disabled, if not more. Payments to foreign governments
about 1% of the budget, I think.
Yes, Congress failed to put
these funds into a true "trust fund", but the reason Social Security is
nearly insolvent is pure demographics--there are more baby boomers that
there are workers paying into the fund. That will change,
when the millennials are all fully employed, because that group is even
larger than the baby boomers, who will have died off by then.
Social Security will be completely solvent at that time--of course, all
the "sky-is-falling" types fail to realize this fact.
voters want to privatize Social Security, Congress will do
That issue has been around for decades, though, and Social Security is
Historical information that the
Lame Stream Media is trying to hide to this day.
The King called on the royal weather forecaster and
inquired as to the weather forecast for the next few hours.
weatherman assured him that there was no chance of rain in the coming
days. So the king went fishing with his wife, the queen. On the way he
met a farmer on his donkey. Upon seeing the king the farmer
"Your Majesty, you should return to the palace! In just a short time I
expect a huge amount of rain to fall in this area".
The king was polite and considerate, so he replied:
hold the palace meteorologist in high regard. He is an extensively
educated and experienced professional. And besides, I pay him
high wages. He gave me a very different forecast. I trust him."
the king continued on his way.
However, a short time later a
torrential rain fell from the sky. The King and Queen were totally
soaked and their entourage chuckled upon seeing them in such a shameful
Furious, the King returned to the palace and gave the
order to fire the professional. Then he summoned the farmer
offered him the prestigious and high paying role of royal forecaster.
farmer said, "Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting. I
obtain my information from my donkey. If I see my donkey's ears
drooping, it means with certainty that it will rain."
king instead hired the donkey. And thus began the practice of hiring
dumb asses to work in the government and occupy its highest and most
The practice is unbroken to this date, and the symbol of the Democrat
Party was born!
MORE ON THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY.
a life-long blight on the female who has had it (subject to
contrition), an indictment on all those who support and tolerate it,
and the intentional killing of a human being from the moment of
And there's more. Please read "Women"s Moral Descent", by William A.
Donohue, in Catalyst (www.CatholicLeague.org),
November 2016, p3.
this is not a "Catholic issue". It is certainly not a
health" issue. It is a moral / ethical issue that goes to the heart of
civilized society: THE RIGHT TO HUMAN LIFE.
"AND THAT'S THE WAY IT IS."
you are willing to be as unreasonable and as brutal, as your enemy, do
not engage him in a conflict -- because he will win. This old
leatherneck says it better.
Quote from a WWII veteran overhearing someone say that "You can't bomb
"The hell you can't, because we did it. These Muslims are no different
than the [Imperial] Japanese.
Japs had their suicide bombers too. And we stopped them. What it takes
is the resolve and will to use a level of brutality and violence that
your generations can't stomach.
And until you can, this
shit won't stop. It took us on the beaches with bullets, clearing out
caves with flame throwers, and men like LeMay burning down their
cities, killing people by the tens of thousands. And then it took 2
atom bombs on top of it. Plus we had to bomb the shit out of
German cities to get them to quit fighting.
But, if that
was what it took to win, we were willing to do it. Until you are
willing to do the same...well I hope you enjoy this shit, because it
ain't going to stop!"
Back then, we had leadership, resolve, resources and determination.
Today we're afraid to hurt people's feelings....and worry about which
bathroom to pee in!!!
FINALLY IT CAN BE TOLD, AT LEAST IN PART:
THE OBAMA "LEGACY".
If for nothing else, this journalist should receive the
DONALD TRUMP VS. BONNIE AND CLYDE:
"You want the truth...?" Can you take the truth?
A Woman's Answer
Someone asked a woman how she could vote for Trump, a “misogynist, a
racist and a bigot”.
Because I used my head to research and find out what candidates are
really like, not what the media wants me to think of them.
Because Donald Trump has more women in executive and managerial
positions than any comparable company, which tells me he is not a
Because he pays these women the same or more than their male
counterparts, which tells me he looks for capacity and skills in
people, not color, gender or race.
Because he fought the West Palm Beach City Council to be able to open
his newly purchased club, so he could include blacks and Jews as
members, who had been banned until then. This tells me he is not a
Because he has raised wonderful children who have turned out to be
outstanding, hard working and compassionate adults. He must be doing
Because his economic plans makes sense, are conservative in nature,
and I vote based on what is best for my family, my friends and my
Because everybody, the left and the right are afraid of him, the media
is trying to destroy his image, and even foreign governments are
voicing their opinions, so he must be doing something right. Clean
Because I want a Supreme Court that will uphold the Constitution, not
behave as minions of the administration. I have had enough
judges who are more like political activists than law enforcers.
Because I fear for my family’s safety if the current trend of not
confronting blatant terrorism continues – which is a threat to our way
Because I am fed up with the rampant corruption of this
administration. Accountability in government is paramount,
this administration has demonstrated, it is a foreign concept to them.
Because I am fed up with the political correctness gone wild, and
because Trump is not afraid to say what everybody thinks but does not
dare to say. A thug is a thug, regardless of color, and that's it.
Because it is about time someone puts America's interests ahead of
Because I know he recognizes and embraces America's exceptionalism,
and will not tour the World apologizing for who we are. That tells me
he is a patriot.
Because, unlike HRC, he has actually held a job, worked hard and
achieved success and employees tens of thousands of people.
And last, but not least, Because I am way more offended by what Hillary
...than by what Trump says!!!
WHEN DOES A CHARITABLE FOUNDATION BECOME A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE?
When Bonnie and Clyde run it.
YOU WANT MORE?
actions of the Clintons and their close allies fulfills the criteria
for a RICO action, even now "beyond a reasonable doubt." The only
question is whether it is brought before or after the election.
Excellent. One of the best war movies I have ever seen, in
all categories. Unless "Political Correctness" infests the
Academy Awards, I believe that this is a sure winner, especially for
Gibson. And once again in a recent film, utter brutality is
successfully combined with sensitive humanity
Could it be that some of today's actors, adept at depicting anything
but Life, are growing up?
THURSDAY, November 3,
THANKS. WE ALL NEEDED THIS AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME.
I expect we have all seen this previously but I enjoyed it a second
time and hope you do too.
Too bad most politicians can’t remember Churchill’s and Shaw’s words
Intelligent proverbs from men of history
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a
shame, two is a law firm and
three or more is a government.
If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the
newspaper you are misinformed.
(how true is that!!!)
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of
government. But then I repeat myself.
I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is
like a man standing in a bucket
and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the
support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw
Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people
in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car
keys to teenage boys.
P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to
live at the expense of everybody else.
Frederic Bastiat, French
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it
costs when it's free!
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as
possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean
politics won't take an interest in you!
Pericles (430 B.C.)
No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in
Mark Twain (1866)
Talk is cheap...except when government does it.
The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy
appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the
taxidermist leaves the skin.
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
Edward Langley, Artist
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong
enough to take everything you have.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Trump Does The Unthinkable
Liz Crokin is an award-winning author, a seasoned journalist and an
advocate for sex crime victims. Be sure to read
what she wrote......
Trump Does The Unthinkable – written by Liz Crokin
an entertainment journalist, I’ve had the opportunity to cover Trump
for over a decade, and in all my years covering him I’ve
heard anything negative about the man until he announced he
running for president.
Keep> in mind, I got paid a lot of
money to dig up dirt on celebrities like Trump for a living so
scandalous story on the famous billionaire could’ve potentially sold a
lot of magazines and would’ve been a “Huge” feather
Instead, I found that he doesn’t drink
alcohol or do drugs, he’s a hardworking businessman and totally devoted
to his beloved wife and children. On top of that, he’s one of the
most generous celebrities in the world with a heart filled
more gold than his $100 million New York penthouse.
2004, the first season of “The Apprentice” aired and at that time I
worked as an entertainment columnist for the “RedEye Edition
the Chicago Tribune” and as a freelancer for “Us Weekly”.
a gut feeling that Chicago contestant, Bill Rancic, was going to win
the reality show. So I contacted him and covered
show the entire season.
I managed to score an invite to
New York for the show’s grand finale and after-party. This is
where I first met Trump and got to ask him a few questions. That year,
Rancic did win “The Apprentice”. I attended “The Apprentice”
finale the next two years in a row.
Between that and the
frequent visits Trump and his family made to Chicago during
construction of their Trump International Hotel &
I got a chance to meet most of his family too and I’ve
nothing but positive experiences with them.
media has failed so miserably at reporting the
Trump, I decided to put together some of the acts
kindness he’s committed over three decades which
virtually unnoticed or fallen on deaf ears.
In 1986, Trump
prevented the foreclosure of Annabell Hill’s family farm after her
husband committed suicide. Trump personally phoned down to the auction
to stop the sale of her home and offered the widow money.
decided to take action after he saw Hill’s pleas for help in news
In 1988, a commercial airline refused to fly
Andrew Ten, a sick Orthodox Jewish child with a rare illness, across
the country to get medical care because he had to travel with an
elaborate life-support system. His grief stricken parents contacted
Trump for help and he didn’t hesitate to send his own plane to take the
child from Los Angeles to New York so he could get his treatment.
1991, 200 Marines who served in Operation Desert Storm spent time at
Camp Lejeune in North Carolina before they were scheduled to return
home to their families. However, the Marines were told that a mistake
had been made and an aircraft would not be able to take them home on
their scheduled departure date. When Trump got wind of this, he sent
his plane to make two trips from North Carolina to Miami to safely
return the Gulf War Marines to their loved ones.
In 1995, a
motorist stopped to help Trump after the limo he was traveling in got a
flat tire. Trump asked the Good Samaritan how he could repay him for
his help. All the man asked for was a bouquet of flowers for his wife.
A few weeks later Trump sent the flowers with a note that
“We’ve paid off your mortgage.”
In 1996, Trump filed a lawsuit
against the city of PalmBeach, Florida accusing the town of
discriminating against his Mar-a-Lago resort club because it allowed
Jews and blacks. Abraham Foxman, who was the Anti-Defamation League
Director at the time, said Trump “put the light on Palm Beach – not on
the beauty and the glitter, but on its seamier side
Foxman also noted that Trump’s charge had a
trickle-down effect because other clubs followed his lead and began
admitting Jews and blacks
In 2000, Maury Povich featured a
little girl named Megan who struggled with Brittle Bone
on his show and Trump happened to be watching. Trump said the
little girl’s story and positive attitude touched his heart.
he contacted Maury and gifted the little girl and her family with a
very generous check.
In 2008, after Jennifer Hudson’s family
members were tragically murdered in Chicago, Trump put the
Oscar-winning actress and her family up at his Windy City hotel for
free. In addition to that, Trump’s security took extra measures to
ensure Hudson and her family members were safe during such a difficult
In 2013, New York bus driver Darnell Barton spotted a
woman close to the edge of a bridge staring at traffic below as he
drove by. He stopped the bus, got out and put his arm around the woman
and saved her life by convincing her to not jump. When Trump heard
about this story, he sent the hero bus driver a check simply because he
believed his good deed deserved to be rewarded.
Trump gave $25,000 to Sgt. Andrew Tamoressi after he spent
months in a Mexican jail for accidentally crossing the US-Mexico
border. President Barack Obama couldn’t even be bothered to
one phone call to assist with the United States Marine’s
however, Trump opened his pocketbook to help this serviceman
back on his feet.
In 2016, Melissa Consin Young attended a
Trump rally and tearfully thanked Trump for changing her life. She said
she proudly stood on stage with Trump as Miss Wisconsin USA
2005. However, years later she found herself struggling with an
incurable illness and during her darkest days she explained
she received a handwritten letter from Trump
she’s the “bravest woman, I know.” She said the opportunities that she
got from Trump and his organizations ultimately provided her
Mexican-American son with a full-ride to college.
Patton, a black female executive for the Trump Organization,
released a statement in 2016 defending her boss against accusations
that he’s a racist and a bigot. She tearfully revealed how she’s
struggled with substance abuse and addiction for years.
of kicking her to the curb, she said the Trump Organization and his
entire family loyally stood by her through “immensely
Trump’s kindness knows no bounds and his
generosity has and continues to touch the lives of
from every sex, race and religion. When Trump sees someone in
need, he wants to help.
Two decades ago, Oprah asked Trump in
a TV interview if he’d run for president. He said: “If it got so bad, I
would never want to rule it out totally, because I
am tired of seeing what’s happening with this country.”
That day has come. Trump sees that America is in need and he wants to
help – how unthinkable!