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
"DAMN THE TORPEDOES...FULL SPEED AHEAD!"
our fearless leaders should have the courage to legislate auto
disabling devices for all cell-phone use, including Tweets, during
engine-on status except for hands-free telephone communication.
That will save many lives.
THE INEVITABLE RESULT OF HAVING INTENTIONALLY DEVELOPED AN INTERNET
"OPEN SYSTEM" AND THEN HAVING EXPLOITED IT TO JUST ONE END: PROFIT.
The only short-term response: that of Israel.
The only long-term response: start over with a new secured replacement for www.
AHAH! THE SWAMP AT WORK.
"JUST THE FACTS. MA'AM. JUST THE FACTS".
You have read all of this before, from me on this web site. Here we add a lot of zeros.
ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING:
It's "Freedom of Religion", not Freedom from Religion.
A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:
How to protect yourself from a Bear Attack.
Of course, we still have the hysterical Leftists to deal with.
NOW HEAR THIS!
If you ever had any question about the depravity
and desperation of people like Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, the
Hollywood cabal advising "Death to Donald Trump", the execrable
"leaders" of the Black Community, and the Leftist gang of the
Democratic Party who over the last 40 years destroyed the family and
culture of a noble race while promoting the killing of tens of millions
of babies in the womb, have no more doubt.
Just send them an
unmistakable message at the ballot box in 2018 and in 2020...and we all
and also the rest of the Democratic Party will be rid of this cancer on
our Body Politic.
AS MY OLD ITALIAN PIANO PROFESSOR USED TO SAY:
"CATCH ME WHAT I MEANS?"
But not "Single Payor": another Titanic heading for the iceberg.
MORE...to be thankful for.
NOT ALSO DEVELOPING ALZHEIMER'S. JUST NASTY.
WELL, NOT EXACTLY.
Former President Obama really had difficulty "pulling the trigger" in
foreign policy. Not a good thing.
LOU DOBBS: WHAT A BREATH OF FRESH AIR.
Meanwhile, my suspicions about early Alzheimer's Disease in Congress
Harry Reid, John McCain, and now Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders. Of
course, as a physician I hope not.
MORE ON FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA'S WEAKNESSES IN FOREIGN POLICY.
And we are all reaping the harvest.
Now to be added to "Anybody but Bonnie and Clyde":
anybody but the Democratic Mafia.
IF YOU KNOW HISTORY, NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN.
read. I remember reading about some of this in American History,
when in High School. But my guess, for Political Correctness, the
text books of today leave out the parts about what precipitated the
Cause for the creation of the Marine Corps. AND, because
Geography is taught in very few schools anymore, our youth likely
haven't a clue where the Barbary Coast is. Or for that matter,
care! Enjoy, Bill
I am forwarding to others to let them see how long USA has been fighting the Muslims. To the Marines ~ Be proud~
Marine Hymn ''To the shores of
Interesting concise history lesson and a good
reminder A bit long but very good
A 232 Year History of our fight against Islam & why it is no longer taught in our public schools...
Thomas Jefferson saw there was no negotiating with Muslims, he formed
what is now the Marines (sea going soldiers). These Marines were
attached to U. S. Merchant vessels. When the Muslims attacked U.S.
merchant vessels they were repulsed by armed soldiers, but there is
The Marines followed the Muslims back to their villages and killed every man, woman, and child in the village.
It didn't take long for the Muslims to leave U.S. Merchant vessels alone.
English and French merchant vessels started running up our flag when entering the Mediterranean to secure safe travel.
Why the Marine Hymn contains the verse, "To the Shores of Tripoli ".
This is very interesting and a must read piece of our history. It points out where we may be heading.
Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago the
United States had declared war on Islam, and Thomas Jefferson led the
At the height of the 18th century, Muslim pirates
(the "Barbary Pirates") were the terror of the Mediterranean and a
large area of the North Atlantic .
They attacked every
ship in sight, and held the crews for exorbitant ransoms. Those taken
hostage were subjected to barbaric treatment and wrote heart-breaking
letters home, begging their governments and families to pay whatever
their Mohammedan captors demanded.
These extortionists of
the high seas represented the North African Islamic nations of Tripoli,
Tunis , Morocco , and Algiers - collectively referred to as the Barbary
Coast - and presented a dangerous and unprovoked threat to the new
American Republic .
Before the Revolutionary War, U.S.
merchant ships had been under the protection of Great Britain . When
the U.S. declared its independence and entered into war, the ships of
the United States were protected by France.
However, once the war was won, America had to protect its own fleets.
the birth of the U.S. Navy. Beginning in 1784, 17 years before he would
become president, Thomas Jefferson became America's Minister to France.
That same year, the U.S. Congress sought to appease its Muslim
adversaries by following in the footsteps of European nations who paid
bribes to the Barbary States rather than engaging them in war.
July of 1785, Algerian pirates captured American ships, and the Dye of
Algiers demanded an unheard-of ransom of $60,000. It was a plain and
simple case of extortion, and Thomas Jefferson was vehemently opposed
to any further payments.
Instead, he proposed to Congress
the formation of a coalition of allied nations who together could force
the Islamic states into peace. A disinterested Congress decided to pay
In 1786, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams met
with Tripoli's ambassador to Great Britain to ask by what right his
nation attacked American ships and enslaved American citizens, and why
Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which
they had no previous contacts.
The two future presidents
reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had answered that
Islam "was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was
written in their Quran that all nations who would not acknowledge their
authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war
upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they
could take as prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should
be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise."
this stunning admission of premeditated violence on non-Muslim nations,
as well as the objections of many notable American leaders, including
George Washington, who warned that caving in was both wrong and would
only further embolden the enemy, for the following fifteen years, the
American government paid the Muslims millions of dollars for the safe
passage of American ships or the return of American hostages.
The payments in ransom and tribute amounted to over 20 percent of the United States government annual revenues in 1800.
was disgusted. Shortly after his being sworn in as the third President
of the United States in 1801, the Pasha of Tripoli sent him a note
demanding the immediate payment of $225,000 plus $25,000 a year for
every year forthcoming.
That changed everything.
let the Pasha know, in no uncertain terms, what he could do with his
demand. The Pasha responded by cutting down the flagpole at the
American consulate and declared war on the United States.
Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers immediately followed suit.
until now, had been against America raising a naval force for anything
beyond coastal defense, but, having watched his nation be cowed by
Islamic thuggery for long enough, decided that it was finally time to
meet force with force.
He dispatched a squadron of
frigates to the Mediterranean and taught the Muslim nations of the
Barbary Coast a lesson he hoped they would never forget. Congress
authorized Jefferson to empower U.S. ships to seize all vessels and
goods of the Pasha of Tripoli and to "cause to be done all other acts
of precaution or hostility as the state of war would justify".
Algiers and Tunis, who were both accustomed to American cowardice and
acquiescence, saw the newly independent United States had both the will
and the right to strike back, they quickly abandoned their allegiance
The war with Tripoli lasted for four more
years, and raged up again in 1815. The bravery of the U.S. Marine Corps
in these wars led to the line "to the shores of Tripoli" in the
Marine Hymn, and they would forever be known as "leathernecks" for the
leather collars of their uniforms, designed to prevent their heads from
being cut off by the Muslim scimitars when boarding enemy ships.
and what its Barbary followers justified doing in the name of their
prophet and their god, disturbed Jefferson quite deeply.
had a tradition of religious tolerance. In fact Jefferson, himself, had
co-authored the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, but
fundamentalist Islam was like no other religion the world had ever seen.
religion based on supremacy, whose holy book not only condoned but
mandated violence against unbelievers, was unacceptable to him.
His greatest fear was that someday this brand of Islam would return and pose an even greater threat to the United States .
should concern every American. That Muslims have brought about
women-only classes and swimming times in America at taxpayer-funded
universities and public pools; that Christians, Jews, and Hindus have
been banned from serving on juries where Muslim defendants are being
judged; Piggy banks and Porky Pig tissue dispensers have been banned
from workplaces because they offend Islamist sensibilities; ice cream
has been discontinued at certain Burger King locations because the
picture on the wrapper looks similar to the Arabic script for Allah;
public schools are pulling pork from their menus; on and on and on and
It's death by a thousand cuts, or inch-by-inch as
some refer to it, and most Americans have no idea that this battle is
being waged every day across America. By not fighting back, by
allowing groups to obfuscate what is really happening, and not
insisting that the Islamists adapt to our culture, the United States is
cutting its own throat with a politically correct knife, and helping to
further the Islamists' agenda.
Sadly, it appears that today America's leaders would rather be politically correct than victorious!
IF YOU DO NOT REMEMBER THE PAST, YOU ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT.
FYI, FROM ONE OF THESE LUCKY ONES (1933).
And we can still teach you a great deal. Just ask.
Children of (1930s) & (1940s)
Born in the 1930s and early 40s, we exist as a very special age. We are the Silent Generation.
We are the smallest number of children born since the early 1900s. We are the "last ones."
are the last generation, climbing out of the depression, who can
remember the winds of war and the impact of a world at war which
rattled the structure of our daily lives for years.
We are the last to remember ration books for everything from gas to sugar to shoes to stoves.
We saved tin foil and poured fat into tin cans.
We hand mixed ’white stuff’ with ‘yellow stuff’ to make fake butter.
saw cars up on blocks because tires weren't available. We can
remember milk being delivered to our house early in the morning and
placed in the “milk box” on the porch. [A friend’s mother delivered
milk in a horse drawn cart.] We sometimes fed the horse.
We are the last to hear Roosevelt's radio assurances and to see gold stars in the front windows of our grieving neighbors.
We can also remember the parades on August 15, 1945; VJ Day.
saw the 'boys' home from the war, build their Cape Cod style houses,
pouring the cellar, tar papering it over and living there until they
could afford the time and money to build it out.
We remember trying to buy a new car after the war. The new cars were coming through with wooden bumpers.
We are the last generation who spent childhood without television; instead we imagined what we heard on the radio.
we all like to brag, with no TV, we spent our childhood "playing
outside until the street lights came on." We did play outside and
we did play on our own. There was no little league. There was no
city playground for kids.
To play in the water, we turned the fire hydrants on and ran through the spray.
lack of television in our early years meant, for most of us, that we
had little real understanding of what the world was like.
Our Saturday afternoons, if at the movies, gave us newsreels of the war sandwiched in between westerns and cartoons.
Telephones were one to a house, often party-lined and hung on the wall.
were called calculators, which only added and were hand cranked;
typewriters were driven by pounding fingers, throwing the carriage, and
changing the ribbon. The ‘internet’ and ‘GOOGLE’ were words that didn’t
We are the last group who had to find out for ourselves As we grew up, the country was exploding with growth.
The G.I. Bill gave returning veterans the means to get an education and spurred colleges to grow.
loans fanned a housing boom. Pent-up demand coupled with new
installment payment plans put factories to work. New highways
would bring jobs and mobility. The veterans joined civic clubs and
became active in politics.
In the late 40's and early 50's
the country seemed to lie in the embrace of brisk, but quiet, order as
it gave birth to its new middle class (which became known as ‘Baby
The radio network expanded from 3 stations to
thousands of stations. The telephone started to become a common
method of communications and "Faxes" sent hard copy around the world.
parents were suddenly free from the confines of the depression and the
war and they threw themselves into exploring opportunities they had
never imagined. We weren't neglected but we weren't today's
all-consuming family focus.
They were glad we played by ourselves 'until the street lights came on.' They were busy discovering the post war world.
of us had no life plan, but with the unexpected virtue of ignorance and
an economic rising tide we simply stepped into the world and started to
find out what the world was about.
We entered a world of overflowing plenty and opportunity; a world where we were welcomed.
Based on our na´ve belief that there was more where this came from, we shaped life as we went.
We enjoyed a luxury; we felt secure in our future.
course, just as today, not all Americans shared in this experience.
Depression poverty was deep rooted. Polio was still a
crippler. The Korean War was a dark presage in the early 50s and
by mid-decade school children were ducking under desks.
built the “Iron Curtain” and China became Red China. Eisenhower
sent the first 'advisors' to Vietnam ; and years later, Johnson
invented a war there. Castro set up camp in Cuba and Khrushchev
came to power.
We are the last generation to experience an interlude when there were no existential threats to our homeland.
came of age in the 40s and early 50s. The war was over and the cold
war, terrorism, Martin Luther King, civil rights, technological
upheaval, “global warming”, and perpetual economic insecurity had yet
to haunt life with insistent unease.
Only our generation
can remember both a time of apocalyptic war and a time when our world
was secure and full of bright promise and plenty. We have lived through
We grew up at the best possible time, a time when the world was getting better, not worse.
We are the Silent Generation - "The Last Ones".
More than 99.9% of us are either retired or deceased, and feel privileged to have "lived in the best of times”.
ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING: THE HEALTH CARE BILL.
See two informative articles on this perennial subject:
"HOW THE SENATE HEALTH CARE BILL COMPARES TO HOUSE, 'OBAMACARE'", by
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP, in The Day.com, June 22, 2017.
2) "CT Dems Slam Senate Health Bill That Endangers State's Medicaid Expansion", by Ana Radelat, in Ctmirror.org, June 22, 2017.
A quotation from #1 article encapsulates the controversy:
those who believe the government is too involved in health care, the
Senate bill stands as an overdue course correction. But those who
believe health care is a right will see it as a step back."
there is no "right" to health care paid for by others so long as over
50% of health care needs are the direct result of adverse life
styles. Where is the individual responsibility for one's self?
Until Health Care Reforms as I have long espoused are enacted, this is
all just "trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear".
The Fence Test
You can't get any more accurate than this!
This is straight forward country thinking.
by Jeff Foxworthy
Which side of the fence?
If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a
If a Republican doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a Democrat doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for
If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his
If a Democrat is down-and-out he wonders who is going to take care of
If a Republican doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
A Democrat demands that those they don't like be shut down.
If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.
If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping
for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
If a Democrat decides he needs health care, he demands that the rest of
us pay for his.
If a Republican is unhappy with an election, he grumbles and goes to
work the next day.
If a Democrat is unhappy with an election, he burns down a Starbucks,
throws rocks at cops and takes two-weeks off for therapy.
If a Republican reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a
A Democrat will delete it because he's "offended."
and WEDNESDAY, June 20 and 21,
THE STATE OF THE WORLD...ENOUGH BLAME FOR EVERYONE.
OK, now that that's settled, let's work on some solutions.
Two recent articles are noteworthy here.
1) "Remember The Population Bomb? It's Still Ticking", by Eugene
Linden, in NYTimes Sunday, June 18, 2017, SR p4.
2) "Europe's Elites Seem Determined To Commit Suicide by 'Diversity',
by Douglas Murray, in WSJ Monday, June 19, 2017, Opinion, pA17.
In the first, we can reflect on what centuries of Colonialism followed
by abandonment and / or exploitation have wrought: African "countries"
like Lesotho and another 17 that arose like weeds, often with little
chance for success as "independent nations".
In the second, we see the workings of a combination of guilt and
To this must be added the decades - old admonitions of the Catholic
Church to pray and multiply, while "God will provide". Well, the Bible
(or was it my father) indicates that "God helps those who help
themselves". In this case, where we are told that "In 1974, the average
woman in Lesotho gave birth to six children", it is in my opinion
criminal and totally unnecessary on moral grounds for the Church to
continue to prohibit non-abortifacient contraception.
This is not an issue of global warming / climate change. The issue is
the continuing failure of Humanity to rise above its more base
instincts, an ability which God gave us together with the Gift of Free
Will...but a gift which we rarely embrace.
Meanwhile: "GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES".
And who is investigating John Kerry and Barack Hussein Obama regarding
that terrible Iran deal?
HYPOCRACY, THY NAME IS DEMOCRATS.
Look Who's married to John
Who knew, Surprise - Surprise!
Nothing ever from the news media on this!
In 2009 the daughter of Secretary of State John Kerry (Dr. Vanessa
Bradford Kerry), married an
Iranian physician named Dr. Brian Vale Nahed.
No mainstream media reported this.
Guess who was the best man at the wedding?
Mohammad Javad Zarif.
So who is Mr. Zarif?, He's just the current
Minister of Foreign Affairs for Iran.
He was Kerry’s chief counterpart in the nuclear deal negotiations that
recently concluded .....meaning Kerry was dealing with his daughter's
Cozy 'eh what?
Can you say
"conflict of interest" .... after of course,
"breach of national security"... and
"aiding and abetting" one of our principal
MORE INTERESTING STUFF.
Why do get just Fake News from the "Mainstream Media"?
"Asked and Answered."
Stupid, but true.
Some of today's young physicians may not be able to identify the anus
from the olecranon.
And has anyone asked about the value, to both physician and patient, of
the laying on of the hands?
Keep this up, and you'll all be back to wearing white coats, like all
the rest of the hospital employees.
TODAY I OFFER THREE
THE STATE OF THE DISUNION.
They are provided to support my several PREDICTIONS.
1) Yes, the Russians are coming...and already came.
2) No, neither Donald Trump nor any of his campaign team had any
improper or actionable contact with the Russian efforts during the
campaign. And those actions had no effect on the outcome,
except to further my original conviction: "Anybody but Bonnie and
3) Prediction #2 will be the finding, whether sooner or much later, of
Special Counsel Robert Mueller. If sooner, measured in weeks, Mr.
Mueller will have reinforced his past stellar reputation. If
much later, measured in many months (designed to prolong as much as
possible the difficulties imposed on the Trump Administration), he will
have added to his Resume: Pimp for the hysterical Leftist Whores.
4) President Trump will nonetheless continue to reverse some of Obama's
worst actions, will continue to drain the swamp of both Rino
Republicans and of the above-mentioned Leftists, and will put this
nation back on track, all within his first four years.
5) Leakers of all shapes and sizes will face criminal charges, at long
last, as promised by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
6) Regardless of the above developments, the hysterical Left will
continue uninterrupted their baseless charges and attacks, because they
are and always have been despotic totalitarians. It's their way, or
attack by every possible means, legal or otherwise...especially
otherwise. No Rule of Law or majority rule or democracy there.
7) The persistently Stupid Republican Party will lose the House of
Representatives in 2018. But Donald Trump will win a second
term in 2020, on the merits of his administration's accomplishments.
Now please read the following offerings:
As is true of all typical New Yorkers including Donald Trump,
we do not turn the other cheek, we counter-punch and we never give up
when we are right.
through SATURDAY, June 15 through 17,
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, THESE ARE THE FACTS.
If you are not, shame on you.
THE "GOOD OL' DAYS."
These stories may sound made-up. They are not.
When I was an intern at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, 1957-58,
my tour of duty for one year was:
a) Monday through Friday, 36 hours on duty and 12 hours off;
b) On duty every alternate weekend: from Friday 7 AM through Monday 5
During those tours, we got sleep if, as and when we could.
remember on several occasions being awakened by a phone call from the
ward with a request for morphine for a patient, straining to think of
the right response to the question, answering the question, immediately
falling back to sleep, and having absolutely no recollection of the
interaction when I saw the transcription of my telephone order on the
patient's chart. Fortunately, no mistakes. And I remember entering an
elderly patient's room and finding another intern fully asleep with his
head nestled in the cradled bosom of the kindly woman, having fallen
asleep while listening to her heart with his stethoscope.
We all survived...I think.
A PRETTY PICTURE.
It seems that living in big cities is dangerous to one's sanity.
Must be all the carbon monoxide.
THE GOOD OL' DAYS...REALLY!
FROM A PERSON (ME) WHO SPENT MY FIRST 26 POLITICAL YEARS AS A DEMOCRAT
(1964 - 1990),
TODAY, BEING "RIGHT" REQUIRES BEING TO THE RIGHT.
JUST SO YOU KNOW.
You may never read this in the "mainstream media".
and TUESDAY, June 12 and 13,
FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA, HIS ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION AND THE DEMOCRATS IN
CONGRESS HAVE BEEN SO
IN HIS OWN WORDS.
This rings true. But to paraphrase Ronald Reagan: "Don't trust. Verify".
should also ring true is the reality that America cannot achieve any of
our international goals without the assistance - OR AT LEAST THE
NON-INTERFERENCE - of Russia, aka Vladimir Putin. That is why it makes
sense to DEAL with Russia: hard-nosed but fair negotiations leading to
REPUBLICANS: MASTERS OF THE "UNFORCED ERROR".
would be taking much less "political risk", although feeling financial
pain from their supporting lobbyists, if they were to enact even some
of the Health Care Reforms that I have been espousing for decades.
Those reforms could massively reduce the total cost of health care in
this country while covering more of its citizens affordably.
ARE YOU FOR DONALD TRUMP?
ARE YOU AGAINST DONALD TRUMP?
Either Way, Help Is On The Way.
you insist on being as inarticulate as Ralphie's father in his rants
against his furnace in A Christmas Story, I offer you some very
literate suggestions directly from the plays of William Shakespeare
(courtesy of The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild, www.philosophersguild.com).
"O Gull, O Dolt, As Ignorant As Dirt."
"Poisonous Bunch-Back'd Toad."
"Beetle-Headed Flap-Ear'd Knave."
"Clod of Wayward Marl."
"Not so Much Brain as Ear Wax."
I have more, but these will have to serve for now.
It's going to be a Long Fight.
WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE TRUTH...
A Tale of Three Newspapers.
Compare and contrast the WSJ, June 8 and 9 with the NYTimes,
June 9. The Day (www.theday.com)
is rarely as quick to develop its editorial position...which is
pending. But it does provide a helpful article entitled "GOP Not
Rushing To Take Trump's Side", June 9, pA1, And therein hangs another
"tail". The many "RINO's in this Republican Party have for many years
had a free ride making believe that they held traditional Republican
No more. If they do not actively support President
Trump and the positions for which he was elected, they will lose their
seats - and will lose at least the House of Representatives in 2018 -
in both Red and Purple States. The People will see to that.
Prediction: By now, they are too dumb and comfortable and cynical to
see this, they will not adequately support their President...AND THEY
WILL LOSE IN 2018.
I certainly hope that I'm wrong in this.
ISLAM, SHARIA LAW, AND AMERICAN COURTS.
If you're looking for clarity, you might start here, except for the
hysterics in our midst.
State laws barring Sharia Law in our Courts, and peaceful expressions
of public sentiment, are welcome
AS I WAS SAYING...
and before seeing this article.
and FRIDAY, June 8 and 9,
THE STATE OF THE
DISUNION: THE COMEY FILES.
The Bible states: "The Truth Will Make You Free".
Well, we all have a long way to go before the Truth is out.
have begun what will be a large print and e-mail file on this
subject. I will of course ultimately have and express my own
opinion, of greatest value mainly to myself. Meanwhile, I suggest that
we all reserve judgment on James Comey, on President Trump, and on the
State of the Union in these historic times.
HYSTERIA EVIDENT IN THE FIRST FEW QUOTATIONS PROVIDED WITH RELEVANT
FACTS AND WITH A VERY HELPFUL PROPOSAL TO ADDRESS THE STATE OF "CLIMATE
The "Leftists" may have lost their "MOJO" and perhaps also their sanity
"WHO DECIDES WHEN A PATIENT CAN'T? STATUTES ON ALTERNATE
New England Journal of Medicine, April 23, 2017, p1478.
A few facts:
1) About 50% of a patient's health care costs are incurred in the last
6 months of his/her life.
Over 70% of people agree with the desirability of having a "Living Will
/ Advanced Directive" and a designated Health Care Advocate.
3) Only about 20% of people actually have taken these actions while
they still can.
IF YOU WANT THE ABILITY, AT SOME POINT, TO SAY "STOP THE WORLD; I WANT
TO GET OFF", YOU HAD BETTER GET OFF YOUR BUTT NOW!
"HEALTH CARE REFORM" IS RAPIDLY BECOMING AN
is certainly not for lack of need or of opportunity. It is because of
political cowardice of all Parties in the face of public ignorance,
delusions and obstinacy. The greatest delusion is the idea of a
governmental "single payor system.
See the offerings on my web
site under "Health Law Topics" for a concentrated series of proposals
which I have been making publicly for four decades.
REGARDING THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: TRUE, TRUE AND RELATED.
THERE STILL IS NEWS AND RATIONALITY OUT THERE,
if you're interested.
STRAIGHT TALK FROM OUR PRESIDENT.
again, President Trump is criticized for his straight talk on the most
recent London terrorist attacks and the officials' responses to
them. And he is criticized for his straight talk calling one
element of his proposed immigration policy a "travel ban". Of course,
the State Department is "shocked, shocked".
Well, did you ever
think of an origin of the word "Diplomacy"? You won't find this in the
posted dictionary definition of that word. But look just above that
word and find the word "diploid".
There you have it: "double", as in DOUBLE-SPEAK.
President Trump is having none of that. And nor are the many millions
of his supporters, Americans all.
Get used to it. It's another way of draining the swamp.
JUNE 6, 1944. A PIVOTAL DAY IN HISTORY NEVER FULLY REVEALED.
WHAT IS IT WITH THE
The English are smarter and tougher than this.
may be a national sense of guilt over the centuries of British
domination over other cultures world-wide at the end of a ship's cannon
and a gun barrel.
They had better get over it soon.
I'LL BE 85 YEARS OLD IN JANUARY...
AND I'M NOT COMPLAINING.
CALL THE POLICE - WHEN YOU'RE
OLD, AND YOU DON'T MOVE FAST ANYMORE.
Phillips, an elderly man from Walled Lake, Michigan, was going up to
bed, when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden
shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. George opened the
back door to go turnoff the light, but saw that there were people in
the shed stealing things.
He phoned the police, who asked "Is someone in your house?"
He said "No," but some people are breaking into my garden shed and
stealing from me."
Then the police dispatcher said "All patrols are busy, you should lock
doors and an officer will be along when one is available"
George said, "Okay." He hung up the phone and counted to 30.
Then he phoned the police again.
I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing
things from my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now
because I just shot and killed them both; the dogs are eating them
right now," and he hung up.
Within five minutes, six Police Cars, a SWAT Team, a Helicopter, two
Trucks, a Paramedic and an Ambulance showed up at the Phillips'
and caught the burglars red-handed.
One of the Policemen said to George, "I thought you said that you'd
George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"
Don't mess with old people.
A distraught senior citizen phoned her doctor's office.
"Is it true," she wanted to know,
"that the medication you prescribed has to be taken
for the rest of my life?"
"'Yes, I'm afraid so,"' the doctor told her.
There was a moment of silence
before the senior lady replied,
"I'm wondering, then,
just how serious is my condition
because this prescription is
marked 'NO REFILLS'.."
An older gentleman was on the operating table
awaiting surgery and he insisted that his son,
a renowned surgeon, perform the operation.
As he was about to get the anesthesia, he asked
to speak to his son.
"Yes, Dad, what is it?"
"Don't be nervous, son; do your best,
and just remember, if it doesn't go well,
if something happens to me, your mother
is going to come and
live with you and your wife...."
Eventually you will reach a point
when you stop lying about your
age and start bragging about it.
This is so true.
I love to hear them say
"you don't look that old."
The older we get, the fewer things
seem worth waiting in line for.
(Mostly because we forgot why we
were waiting in line in the first place !!)
Some people try to turn back their odometers.
I want people to know why I look this way.
I've traveled a long way and some of
the roads weren't paved.
When you are dissatisfied
and would like to go back to youth,
think of Algebra.
One of the many things
no one tells you about aging
is that it is such a nice change
from being young.
Ah, being young is beautiful,
but being old is comfortable.
First you forget names,
then you forget faces.
Then you forget to pull up
your zipper... it's worse when
you forget to pull it down
Two guys, one old, one young,
are pushing their carts around Wal-Mart
when they collide.
The old guy says to the young guy,
"Sorry about that. I'm looking for my wife,
and I guess I wasn't paying attention
to where I was going."
The young guy says, "That's OK, it's a coincidence.
I'm looking for my wife, too...
I can't find her and I'm getting a little desperate."
The old guy says,
"Well, maybe I can help you find her...
what does she look like?"
The young guy says, "Well, she is 27 yrs. old, tall,
with red hair, blue eyes, is buxom...wearing no bra,
long legs, and is wearing short shorts.
What does your wife look like?'
To which the old guy says, "Doesn't
matter, --- let's look for yours."
(And this final one especially for me,)
"Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder
and Your hand over my mouth!"
Now, if you feel this doesn't apply to you . . .
stick around awhile . . .
THE EDITORIAL POSITIONS OF THE DAY NEWSPAPER.
A tale of two mindsets.
all know that The Day, an excellent daily newspaper, has long been
Liberal in political bent. Unfortunately, the recent Presidential
campaign and the outcome have tilted it Leftist - not a compliment.
there appear to be two mindsets at work there. Paul Choiniere,
evidently until recently Editorial Page Editor, has always been Liberal
and logical. See his most recent offering entitled "2018 State Election
May Have Just Begun", relating to the State of "DisConnecticut".
comes "The Day Editorial Board", complete with a description of its
composition. Looks good on paper; but sounds like an echo-chamber. As
evidence, I offer its most recent pronouncement: "Trump Takes Nation
Down Isolationist Path", full of half-truths, distortions and
hyperbole. "Folie a Deux" (or three or four or more in this case) is a
well-established psychiatric condition. Beware!
THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS NOT VERBATIM, AND IS CERTAINLY NOT ORIGINAL.
But it is absolutely true.
If you want to understand the Present, know the Past.
To support this statement, I offer two excellent books, one in the
Present, and one a treasure-trove of the Past.
1) "Pope Francis. The Struggle for the Soul of Catholicism",
by Paul Vallely, Bloomsbury, 2013-2015.
"A Pope and A President. John Paul ll, Ronald Reagan, and the
Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century", by Paul Kengor, ISI
The first describes a work in progress: a Holy Man and
a not-so-holy Roman Curia. I hope Pope Francis' is an iron fist in a
The second is a story better know to me than to most,
thanks to the contemporaneous efforts of my wife, Therese, beginning in
1979 when she and her mother visited Poland, and continuing throughout
the 1980's when she was engaged in independent studies that led to her
publication of a monograph in 1989 entitled: "Poland And The Catholic
Church During The Nazi Domination." (This is available on this web site
within the Category "Abortion, Morality and Ethics" and under the title
I hope that there can develop parallels between
the events documented in the second book and an effective relationship
between President Trump and Pope Francis as regards present day Russia.
AND THAT'S THE WAY IT IS.
Remember that in some red and purple States, and vote in primary
challengers to some of those RINO incumbent "Republicans".
Certainly not yet believable, but humanized. That's important.
what's wrong with communicating and negotiating with a nation of over
300 million people, with a land mass spanning 9 time zones, a military
that can credibly challenge ours, and a nuclear arsenal that can wipe
out the world ten times over? And a nation that wants to "deal"?
Must I repeat these truisms: "KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE. KEEP
YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER".
And: "Nations do not have 'friends'; they have interests".
And: "The enemy of my enemy is my friend".
And "REALPOLITIK". Check out the life's work of Henry Kissinger.
it must be done from a position of national strength and influence, not
based upon how many international organizations of "allies" we belong
to. President Donald Trump understands that.
Is John McCain there? Does John McCain care?
THIS STATEMENT, A CRY FOR HELP, IS EXACTLY RIGHT!
and current "Health Care Reform" efforts: rearranging deck chairs on
the Titanic. Check out my many offerings on this subject on this web
site - extending back to the mid-1970's.
Read it. Weep. And then get really angry!
"ALL THE ANTI-TRUMP NEWS THAT FITS, WE PRINT"
For a long time, that has been the revised promise of the
New York Times, too long revered as the "newspaper of record".
No more, and not for a long time.
contrast, and excluding their Editorials, with which I often disagree
as being too pro-big business, the Wall Street Journal is reliably a
fountain of real news, commentary and cultural insights. In addition to
my frequent references to their articles in this Rapid Response
section, I offer as proof the entire publication for Saturday-Sunday,
June 3-4, 2017, and particularly the weekly section simply entitled
"Review". There are too many fine stories, opinion pieces and book
reviews to highlight here. They are excellent. What thankful
deliverance from the tripe flooding the "major media outlets". It will
take a generation at least for the profession of Journalism to regain
its reputation and the trust of the people.
and FRIDAY June 1 and 2,
GLOBAL WARMING, CLIMATE CHANGE...
AND THE IMMINENT THREAT.
Yes, climate change is occurring.
Yes, human activity is contributing to that change.
we in the world all have an obligation to mitigate that contribution,
consistent with fairness, proportionality, and with the welfare of our
Meanwhile, America's safety and
national security is paramount and trumps (!) all else. So, please see
the section on my web site re. the Arctic.... As I have been stressing
for a long time, that is the imminent threat, long ignored by the last
Did the hysterics out there ever hear the phrase "PEACE THROUGH
STRENGTH"? Look it up!
TO ALL LEFTISTS: THE PAPER BAG TREATMENT.
No, I'm not suggesting that you put your head in a paper bag.
put a paper bag right over your mouth and nose and breathe in and out
slowly for one minute every time you become HYSTERICAL about
President Trump. It works...and you can't overdose.
NATIONAL SECURITY, NOT RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE.
Trump's national immigration control proposals are now before the USSC.
Given the daily new evidence that the world and Americans are under
attack from fanatics, most of them falsely alleging that they are
"Muslims", and given the prime responsibility of a President to protect
the nation, and given the clear distinction made by our President
during his visit recently to Saudi Arabia between true Muslims and
these infidel pretenders - a position evidently accepted by the King /
Protector of Islam and including the primary responsibility of true
Muslims to eliminate these murderous pretenders, and further explained
by Dr. Charles Krauthammer in his recent article entitled "Middle East
Peace Starts In Saudi Arabia", (in The Day, May 27, 2017, Opinion,
pA6), the USSC should take the case and should uphold the
There are two criteria that the USSC can use in
determining the constitutionality of a piece of legislation: "Strict
Scrutiny", or "...rationally related to a legitimate legislative end".
In my opinion, this presidential action should be upheld under either
MORE ON THE CONFLICT OVER CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR MONUMENTS.
This debate is not new.
See: "The Fate Of The Fallen, by Victor Davis Hanson, in WSJ Review,
May 27-28, 2017, pC1.
author compares the Funeral Oration of Pericles in 431 BC and Lincoln's
Gettyburg Address. In both are found that "the Western
of commemoration also includes a unique idea of individual moral
exemption". In my opinion, that means commemorating the humanity of all
the fallen within the inhumanity of War.
REGARDING THE PARIS CLIMATE ACCORDS.
check out the offerings on my web site section, ongoing, entitled "The
Arctic and Global Warming". My opinion on Global Warming / Climate
Change is included.
I believe that President Trump took the correct
action in removing the United States from the pledges (nothing more for
less honest nations) embodied in that document.
"Peace through Strength".
"Speak softly and carry a big stick".
"You want Peace? Prepare for War".
These expressions are all wise and true.
"America First Doesn't Mean America Alone", as expressed recently by
two of our Trump Cabinet Secretaries (in WSJ May 31, 2017, Opinion,
After the now - rampant hysteria of the Leftists subsides,
the wisdom of this action will become evident - even if never
acknowledged by some.
TO ALL LEFTISTS: THE PAPER BAG TREATMENT.
No, I'm not suggesting that you put your head in a paper bag.
put a paper bag right over your mouth and nose and breathe in and out
slowly for one minute every time you become HYSTERICAL about
Trump. It works...and you can't overdose.
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