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
SUNDAY through THURSDAY, January 27 through 31,
before the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Prosecutor in the
Trump issues, "prosecutorial misconduct" had been a growth industry in
this country...leading to many false arrests, convictions and later
reversals. This is not only wrong. It attacks the basis of our
Constitutional Democracy and sets the stage for loss of our fundamental
Freedoms. Look at the beginnings of any dictatorial regime, past and
present. Look at how Hitler developed his power after taking over the
Reichstag on January 30, 1933 (memorable for me as being the date of my
birth). Thereafter, the entire German system of Justice was coerced
into declaring that "Recht Ist Recht": "Law is Law", enabling all of
the rest of the Nazi atrocities "Under Color of Law". This should not
be a Republican or Democratic issue...although it is now,
depending upon who has the power and the malign will.
Professor of Law and civil libertarian Alan Dershowitz has been
pointing this out for many years...and particularly in recent months
during the tenure and actions of Robert Mueller. Whether his
commentaries are expressed on CNN or on Fox News or anywhere else, he
is always on point and consistent. And his observations have been
echoed by Federal Judge Ellis, who is presiding over some of these
This should be of great concern to every American, of whatever political bent.
I have said and written before on this website, and will continue to
say, the next 22 months until the November 2020 election will be
crucial to the long-term future and even survival of the United
States...subject to attack from within and without. A massive
grass-roots effort at voter registration and at voter turnout must be
mounted. For the future of America will be settled at the ballot box on
that Election Day...or in the streets. Your Choice.
THE STATE OF THE UNION MESSAGE...by Fred Barnes.
See: "The Downside Of Anti-Trump Rage" (n WSJ Jan. 23, 2019, Opinion, pA15.
Democrats: while you have been obsessively fussing and fuming, this is what took place.
Congratulations and Thanks.
Although I make no pretense about understanding most of this article.
AMERICA SEEMS MORE AND MORE LIKE THE THIRD OR FOURTH CENTURY A.D. ROMAN EMPIRE.
Certainly not its finest hour.
See the linked article.
And if you are a real masochist, read Tucker Carlson's recent book:
"SHIP OF FOOLS: How A Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America To The Brink of Revolution".
SATURDAY, January 26,
CARDINAL DOLAN OF NEW YORK: SHAMEFUL.
the 2,000 years of Catholic Church existence, there have been many
instances of shamefulness and scandal manifested by Church leaders,
from Bishops to Popes.
Now Cardinal Dolan has joined those ranks.
To the murderous legislation just signed by Governor Cuomo, he has
declared that "Excommunication is not an appropriate response".
is, of course, not completely surprising, coming from a politician who
has never endangered his standing with other craven politicians.
He should be recalled.
Meanwhile, I will no longer donate to any Church initiative other than my local parish and pastor.
REGARDING VACCINES AND IMMUNIZATION:
World Health Organization has ranked vaccine hesitancy - the growing
resistance to widely available lifesaving vaccines - as one of the top
10 health threats in the world."
See: "How To Inoculate Against Anti-Vaxxers" (Editorial, NYTimes Jan. 20, 2019, Sunday Review, p10).
and well-presented, this article only begins to expose the great health
danger posed by this latest mindless fad. And it gives short
shrift to the one main action that needs to be taken: "Get tough".
immediate Federal and State legislation, no infant or child (since
"pre-school" is now being offered in infancy!) should be admissible to
school without official evidence of having been properly vaccinated.
I can hear the bellowing now. Well: Shut Up! You are endangering our entire society needlessly.
Having taken that action, implement the other actions proposed in this useful editorial.
SOCIOLOGY: "IT AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE".
In my college course in 1950, I had to look to the Hopi Indians as a topic for my course Paper.
more. Sociology has become Behavioral and Abnormal Psychology, with
recent generations flirting with "weird and weirder". Of course, that's
an overstatement - but not by much.
One article that caught my attention, given my work, is entitled:
"Preparing Your Practice For Tomorrow's Patients",
by James F. Sweeney (in Medical Economics, May 10, 2018). "And at
roughly 80 million strong, the largest generation alive, Gen Z is too
big to ignore for physicians who plan on being in business past the
next 10 years."
Not even I plan for that! But it's interesting. I have only one question:
And Whose's Preparing Gen Z. For The Real World?
FRIDAY, January 25,
HERE'S THE SIMPLE ANSWER
Trump to start deporting Democrats.
Mexico responds by starting to build border wall.
THE PROFESSION OF JOURNALISM: VERY UNPROFESSIONAL.
It's like physicians rushing to a diagnosis and treatment without having done a history and physical exam.
See: "An Outbreak Of 'If - True - Itis'" by Ben Bogardus (in ctmirror.com, Jan. 24, 2019).
In either case, confidence is very hard to regain - especially when the breach of Faith works in the interests of despots.
THERE ARE LIARS, DAMNED LIARS, AND THEN LEFTISTS - EVIDENTLY INCLUDING THE NYTIMES.
AMERICA IS STARTING TO LOOK MORE AND MORE LIKE THE LATTER DAYS OF THE
But there's still the 2020 election...and some Hope.
Wal-Mart vs. The Morons ! ! !
our last governor increased benefits to "the poor," many who refuse to
work, but increased taxes of retirees who worked and earned their
pensions because "they should pay their fair share."
imagine under the reemergence of the new socialist movement in this
country could completely collapse the most successful society.
You can lead a horse to water but cannot make him drink… Putin in
Russia and the leadership in China must be salivating…
1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart
Every hour of every day
2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!
3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.
4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.
5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world's largest private employer, and most speak English.
6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.
7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years
8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.
9 Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.
10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.
11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth's population is approximately
12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.
may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work
for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to
fix the economy.
This should be read and understood by all Americans… Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!
To the 535 voting members of the Legislature
It is now official that the majority of you are corrupt morons:
a.. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.
b.. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.
c.. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.
War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right;
$1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to
"the poor" and they only want more.
e.. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.
f.. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.
You have FAILED in every "government service" you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars.
AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM??
keep this circulating. It is very well stated. Maybe it will end up in
the e-mails of some of our "duly elected' (they never read anything, or
can't) and their staff will clue them in on how Americans feel.
I know what's wrong. We have lost our minds to "Political Correctness”!
Someone please tell me what the HELL's wrong with all the people that run this country!
We're "broke" & can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless etc.
the last few months we have provided aid to Haiti , Chile , and
Turkey.. and now Pakistan .previous home of bin Laden. Literally,
BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!
Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid nor do they get any breaks…
a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed
hungry, elderly going without 'needed' meds, and mentally ill without
treatment, etc. etc.
Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries. Sad isn't it?
"GOD BLESS AMERICA. IN GOD I TRUST"
Only in a AMERICA
My Prediction: Mueller has nothing relevant / substantive as regards President Trump...and he is desperate.
THURSDAY, January 24,
TIME FOR ANOTHER POT POURRI,
but without specific article references - no time.
Bottom Line. We in American are in a War that will determine the future course of this nation for many decades to come.
"HATE", which is beginning to permeate our Society. (Not here, for as a
Christian I cannot permit myself that empty weapon). The article by Lee
Elci in The Day (Jan. 23, 2019) regarding the sordid Covington Catholic
High School media coverage quotes George Orwell who "referenced a
government that insisted on two minutes of hate daily. Now we have two
minutes of hate 24 hours a day".
- MURDER ON THE CUOMO EXPRESS.
What else can you call a just-passed New York statute that "legalizes"
abortion up to and including at full-term birth? The National Catholic
Register in its current edition - and before this passage - gives the
background. I believe that this statute is not permitted under Roe v.
Wade and its progeny - and that it should be immediately challenged in
Federal Court by a person or persons with Standing. Meanwhile, Governor
Cuomo should be Excommunicated from the Catholic Church...and should
prepare for a very hot Eternity.
- The on-going debacle on
Immigration, playing for several decades, is well addressed in a recent
WSJ Opinion article by Robert Gates: "To End The Shutdown, Try Thinking
Big On Immigration"
- An instructive article on the history of the State Of The Union Message by Cal Thomas is worth reading.
on the Catholic Church crisis. A recent article in the National
Catholic Register by George Weigel supports the call for substantially
more official involvement by the Laity in the governance of the Church.
Let's see if the Pope and the coming meeting of Bishops in Rome can get
this right. They are greatly overdue for some common sense.
a recent article by Austin Ruse (President, C-Fam) entitled "Church
Teachings To Be Crimes Against Humanity" ...if the U.N. gets its way. I
kid you not. I have recently addressed my views on that fetid body.
This war will be decided either at the ballot box or in battle.
why it's so important to mount a massive voter registration drive and
voter turnout for the 2020 election. THIS IS REAL, FOLKS...NOT
HYPERBOLE. YOUR CHOICE.
AND THEN WE HAVE "MURDER ON THE CUOMO EXPRESS."
mainstream fake news media refused to cover the largest pro-life event
of the year, but Mommy Underground was there on the ground, and you
won’t believe what we saw.
It’s reported approximately 300,000
people gathered in Washington, D.C. at the 2019 March for Life, and
chants of “Roe v. Wade Has Got To Go!” were heard all the way from the
National Mall down to the Supreme Court.
In fact, Mommy
Underground marched alongside fellow pro-lifers and gained exclusive
interviews with march attendees you won’t read anywhere else.
The other day I saw an amazing football game:
1) The player's hair fit under their helmets.
2) No tattoos could be seen.
3) There were no outlandish end zone celebrations.
4) There was no taunting.
5) Opposition players helped each other up after a play.
6) Footballs were not spiked or left for the referee to retrieve; they were handed to the referee.
7) No one took a knee on the sidelines.
8) Players stood at attention during the playing of the national anthem.
9) It's great to watch an Army - Navy game.
And they are willing to die for each other as well as the rest of the nation!
WEDNESDAY, January 23,
MORE NEWS YOU WON'T SEE OR HEAR IN THE "MAINSTREAM MEDIA".
is not yet dead, but its prognosis us very serious. Not much time left
to treat this disease, before it becomes The Ministry of Propaganda.
LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
- New York Senate Passes Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth
- Covington Catholic Forced to Close After Students and Staff Receive Death Threats
- Planned Parenthood Celebrates 61 Million Abortions Under Roe, Wants Abortion Legal Up to Birth
- Here’s The Response From Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School “Correcting the Outright Lies”
More Pro-Life News
- Pro-Life Teens Face Death Threats After Media, Liberals Falsely Smear Them as Racists
- President Trump Supports Pro-Life Teens: “They’ve Become Symbols of Evil Fake News”
- MSNBC Calls Pro-Life Teens Racist, Compares Them to Nazis and KKK
- Pro-Life Teens Speak Out Against Media Smear Campaign: We’ve Been Doxxed and Threatened With Violence
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TUESDAY, January 22,
God & 3 Mistakes - YOUR HISTORY LESSON FOR TODAY
boats ferry people out to the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii every
thirty minutes. We just missed a ferry and had to wait thirty
minutes. I went into a small gift shop to kill time.
In the gift shop, I purchased a small book entitled, "Reflections on Pearl Harbor" by Admiral Chester Nimitz.
December 7th, 1941— Admiral Chester Nimitz was attending a concert in
Washington, DC. He was paged and told there was a phone call for
him. When he answered the phone, it was President Franklin Delano
Roosevelt on the phone.
He told Admiral Nimitz that he
(Nimitz) would now be the Commander of the Pacific Fleet. Admiral
Nimitz flew to Hawaii to assume command of the Pacific Fleet. He landed
at Pearl Harbor on Christmas Eve, 1941. There was such a spirit of
despair, dejection and defeat--you would have thought the Japanese had
already won the war.
On Christmas Day, 1941, Adm.
Nimitz was given a boat tour of the destruction wrought on Pearl Harbor
by the Japanese. Big sunken battleships and navy vessels cluttered the
waters everywhere you looked. As the tour boat returned to dock,
the young helmsman of the boat asked, "Well Admiral, what do you think
after seeing all this destruction?"
Admiral Nimitz's reply
shocked everyone within the sound of his voice. Admiral
Nimitz said, "The Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack
force could ever make, or God was taking care of America.
Which do you think it was?"
surprised, the young helmsman asked, "What do mean by saying the
Japanese made the three biggest mistakes an attack force ever made?
Mistake number one:
Japanese attacked on Sunday morning. Nine out of every ten crewmen of
those ships were ashore on leave. If those same ships had been lured to
sea and been sunk--we would have lost 38,000 men instead of
Mistake number two:
When the Japanese saw all those
battleships lined in a row, they got so carried away sinking those
battleships, they never once bombed our dry docks opposite those
ships. If they had destroyed our dry docks, we would have had to
tow every one of those ships to America to be repaired. As it is
now, the ships are in shallow water and can be raised. One tug
can pull them over to the dry docks, and we can have them repaired and
at sea by the time we could have towed them to America. And I already
have crews ashore anxious to man those ships.
three: Every drop of fuel in the Pacific theater of war is in top of
the ground storage tanks five miles away over that hill. One attack
plane could have strafed those tanks and destroyed our fuel supply.
That's why I say the Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could make or, God was taking care of America.
never forgotten what I read in that little book. It is still an
inspiration as I reflect upon it. In jest, I might suggest that
because Admiral Nimitz was a Texan, born and raised in Fredericksburg,
Texas -- he was a born optimist.
But any way you look
at it--Admiral Nimitz was able to see a silver lining in a situation
and circumstance where everyone else saw only despair and defeatism.
Roosevelt had chosen the right man for the right job. We desperately
needed a leader that could see silver lining in the midst of the clouds
of dejection, despair and defeat.
There is a reason that our national motto is, IN GOD WE TRUST.
Why have we forgotten? PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY! IN GOD WE TRUST.
Please pass this important message to others. Americans need to stand behind one another!
God, Please Continue to Bless America!
MONDAY, January 21,
SORRY: FAT IS FAT, NOT FIT.
Although under reconstruction, please visit my other website entitled: www.medidietresources.com.
Here is a "Cliff Notes" version:
1) Your choice is to lose, or to gain a lot more. You won't stay where you are.
2) Weigh yourself daily! No surprises. No cowards.
3) The Mediterranean Diet has been declared by many peer-reviewed articles to be the best diet.
4) The Mediterranean Food Pyramid is the American diet on its head. Check it out.
5) The Rule of Half: cut your portion size IN HALF - NOW!.
6) Eat four to six times per day, smaller portions and the right food.
7) Get thee to a Glycemic Index of foods (especially Carbs)...and avoid all foods above an Index of 50.
News Flash: Pasta, specifically 100% duram semolina wheat, has a glycemic index of 25! Enjoy.
8) Exercise! Walking is best.
9) This is not a "flash in the pan". This is life-long...and it's DELICIOUS.
SUNDAY, January 20,
"PAST IS PROLOGUE"...BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THE REMAINDER OF THE STORY.
My attention is drawn to this truism by a fine article by Lisa McGinley in the Jan. 20, 2019 edition of The Day:
"One Kid, One Moment, One Mentor". It addresses the cancer of Racism and treatment of the soul.
me state my position at the outset regarding the State of Racism in
this country today, based upon nearly 86 years of observation, over 61
years of intimate involvement with people as patients and a great deal
The vast majority of Americans are not racist. Some
continue to be racist in its worst definition...and will be until they
die. And then what is mis-construed as "racism", used
counter-productively as both a sword and a shield, is inequality of
opportunity. "...there's the Rub."
How did we get here? I could start with Adam and Eve, Humanity as created, and Slavery from The Beginning.
I won't. Suffice to say that the Civil War solved nothing regarding
Slavery and Racism. Neither did Brown v. Board of Education, which
should have desegregated public schools beginning initially with the
first grade and proceeding annually - but didn't. The Civil Rights
legislation of the 1960's was necessary but not sufficient, especially
when distorted by the Viet Nam War and by the subsequent "slavery -
light" guaranteed by Democratic social engineering that disrupted both
Black family life and public education - despite mainly good
Despite all of this, Blacks have made great
strides, supported by the vast majority of Americans. (I'm talking 90%
here). But they Must Be Able! That requires remedial education and an
optimistic attitude regarding Equality of Opportunity...and not an
"entitled" Equality of Result. The latter attitude...and especially the
virulent claims of "racism" in every face and around every corner
prompted by some false "Black leaders", will reduce that 90% number,
not out of "racism" but out of self-defense from idiocy of any race,
color or creed. Beware.
My parents raised my sister and me
with a saying: "Tutto Il Mondo e' Un' paese". "The Whole World Is a
Township". I have certainly witnessed that in my medical practice,
which I am proud to note includes patients of between 15 and 20
So re-read the article of Ms. McGinley...and draw personally the lessons that it offers.
"DO SECOND OPINIONS TRULY AVERT MISDIAGNOSIS?"
I encourage second opinions. They help the patient and myself.
PHYSICIANS DEBATE "THE WALL".
Physicians were unable to reach a consensus:
Should the U.S. build the Mexican Wall?
The Allergists were in favor of scratching it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.
The Gastroenterologist's had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought Trump had a lot of nerve.
Obstetricians felt certain everyone was laboring under a misconception,
while the Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted.
Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Pediatricians said, "Oh, grow up!"
The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it.
Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing and the Internists claimed it would indeed be a bitter pill to swallow.
Plastic Surgeons opined that this proposal would "put a whole new face
on the matter." The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the
Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea.
Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas, and those lofty Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.
In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the assholes in Washington!
SATURDAY, January 19,
SEE IF YOU CAN FIND ANY OF THIS IN THE "MAINSTREAM MEDIA".
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THE UNITED NATIONS: "To Be, Or Not To Be? That Is The Question".
Please read and consider the article offered below.
My position: America should:
The United Nation is
more than a "wind-bag", much less than an effective deliberative body.
But it is a forum for sometimes - important ideas...and a safety valve.
IT MUST BE OR BECOME NOTHING MORE!
- retain membership in the organization and its physical presence in New York City, but with our dues reduced by 50%;
than supporting effective and cost-effective humanitarian projects,
prohibit all trans-national initiatives and projects, like the one
described below, that would over-ride National prerogatives. This would
include the ability of the International Court of Justice to enforce
any extra-national decision and sentence, which would remain the
jurisdiction of the nation of origin.
JUST SO YOU KNOW...AND MAYBE HAVE A VISCERAL REACTION TO THESE OUTRAGES.
MONEY. CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT. AND EVIDENTLY CAN'T LIVE WITH IT.
Here are a few articles and related facts...and of course unsolicited but considered personal opinions.
"Here's the truth, Brothers and Sisters, there's plenty of money in the
world. There's plenty of money in this city. It's just in the wrong
hands". New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio, State of the City Address,
Jan. 10, 2019.
That is how the WSJ Editorial "MONEY 'IN THE WRONG HANDS'''
BEGINS (Opinion, Jan. 14, 2019, pA16. Very much worth reading for its
many facts, notable and praise-worthy facts. Are you still there, our
resident Trotskyite socialist?
2) And then we have over 400
Billionaires in the world, some of them with 40-60 Billion each and
even approaching a Trillion dollars...who receive recurrent accolades
for funding charitable organizations with $4 billion. Not
chicken-feed....and at least it's not the Clinton "Foundation". But
3) Does money bring happiness? Evidently not in the Bezos household. I take no pleasure in that development. But really...
4) And for a segment entitled: "You don't have to be Rich to be STUPID", check out the WSJ Editorial entitled
"UNIONS IN LA-LA LAND"
(Jan 15, 2019, pA14). It's bursting with head-slapping facts...but
perhaps not when talking about Teachers' Unions. (see more, ever more
in my website category "Public Education Politics").
To this Alice in Wonderland tour, I can only add my personal philosophy about money, perhaps having been leavened by my birth in 1933:
THERE ARE THREE KINDS OF MONEY:
OLD MONEY. I don't have that;
NEW MONEY. I don't have that;
ENOUGH MONEY: I have that, and the state of mind that goes along with it.
FRIDAY, January 18,
"JUST THE FACTS, MA'AM, JUST THE FACTS".
THURSDAY, January 17,
MORE EVIDENCE TO ADD TO THE RECENT
RAPID RESPONSE ON THESE SUBJECTS.
See also: "Masculinity Isn't A Sickness", by Erica Komisar (in WSJ Jan. 17, 2019, Opinion, pA15).
And more: "Women Don't Belong In Combat Units",
by Heather MacDonald (in WSJ Jan. 14, 2019, Opinion, pA17). On
reflection, that would very likely increase the fertility rate...at
least in the Military.
MONDAY through WEDNESDAY, January 14 through 16,
ANOTHER EDITION OF "POT POURRI". AKA "TELLING IT LIKE IT IS".
1) "Malloy Confronts School Inequities: 'The Civil Rights Issue Of Our Time'",
by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas (in ctmirror.org, Jan. 7, 2019). More
misdiagnosis and negligent treatment. See my continuing website series
entitled "Public Education Politics" - and weep. The "civil rights
issue of our times" has been "The War On Poverty"...which has
perpetuated poverty and personal dependence. "School Inequities" are
the direct and continuing result of the continuing and successful
effort of the Teachers' Unions toward self-protection at all costs -
especially by blocking analysis, reform and competition in the domain
of public schools...the barrios of poor people. SHAME.
2) In this
"Trumpian Age" of institutionalized falsehoods, half-truths, fake news
and vicious hyperbole, the following article by Max Boot is a case
study for any fair-minded person, whatever his or her politics: "The End Of A Trump Love Affair With 'His' Generals".
The Day, generally a fine newspaper except when it comes to President
Trump, should have been embarrassed to publish it (Perspective, Jan.
3) As I have documented many times in this section, the
most "racist" group in this country today are misdirected and mobilized
Blacks. See the article entitled: "Emergency Medical Responders Confront Racial Bias",
(in ctmirror.org, Jan. 13, 2019). BalderdaSh, particularly in the
"difference in treatment" which they allege. Read it and judge for
4) "V.A. To Propose Shifting Billions Into Private Care",
by Steinhauer and Philipps (in NYTimes Jan. 13, 2019, p1). The only
impediment to this logical, cost-effective and humane proposal is the
self-interest of one of the largest bureaucracies in the Swamp. Place
your bets on who wins: the veterans or the Swamp.
MORE ON THE CATHOLIC CHURCH:
"WE HAVE RIGHTS,TOO".
See my recent RR article, including
my "Personal Notes: What's Going On Here?
In America, our Founding Fathers
chose "Trial by Combat", based upon Due Process, as our System of
The application of that system seems
to be failing in relation to the Church Clergy crisis. That was the thrust of
my concern in my "Personal Notes".
Now comes a series of related
articles and reports posted in the January-February 2019 edition of Catalyst
(Journal of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights). Although at
times its President and Publisher William A. Donohue, PhD seems to me to
"kick every stone in the road", here he is right On Point.
Both the accused and the tens of
thousands of honest clergy are being painted with the same brush: presumed
guilty until proven innocent...if ever. This is morally wrong and legally
unfair. It must stop.
and leaders: TAKE NOTICE.
SUNDAY, January 13,
GOVERNOR NED LAMONT. SO THAT'S HOW IT WAS DONE: THE OLD FASHIONED WAY.
See: "In Personal Spending, Lamont Crushed Stefanowski", by Mark Pazniokas (in ctmirror.org, Jan. 11, 2019).
Now it's the citizens' turn to pony up.
'LET'S THROW IT AGAINST THE WALL AND SEE IF IT STICKS".
obviously the current modus operandi of the "Never Trump" crazies since
- as I have already predicted - Mueller is going to come up
"snake-eyes" with his interminable probe.
See: "Trump Calls Report On FBI Probe Of Him 'Most Insulting'", by Darlene Superville (in The Day Jan 13, 2019).
See also: "Trump Has Concealed Details Of His Encounters With Putin From Senior Officials", by Greg Miller (in Washington Post Jan. 13, 2019).
it be, could it possibly be, that after a century of dealing with "one
of the United States' main adversaries", our President is probing the
possibility of a more fruitful relationship with a nation that
encompasses over 9 time zones and that is as powerful a nuclear nation
as we? Ya think maybe...?
THERE YOU HAVE IT, FOLKS:
On illegal immigration, the Hollywood cabal, hysterical Leftists and their now wholly-owned subsidiary...the Democratic Party.
NOW HEAR THIS - NOT HYPERBOLE!
Listen to the entire monologue that Tucker Carlson presented on Fox News on January 3.
It is the best "State of the Union Message" that I have heard articulated in two decades.
See: "Tucker Carlson: Mitt Romney Supports The Status Quo. But For Everyone Else, It's Infuriating."
Then read: "Tucker Carlson Versus Conservatism", by Ross Douthat (in NYTimes Jan. 13, 2019, Sunday Review, p9).
This is what needs to be done now, why and by whom.
it can be done, with commitment by all Americans and with "reverse
engineering" applied to the current disaster that we call America
today, the result of decades of official negligence in public affairs
and gigantic avarice in financial affairs.
NB. President Trump is not the cause. He is the catalyst for change...and has arrived none too soon.
HAVING JUST IMPLORED US ALL TO ATTEMPT A "REVERSE ENGINEERING" OF AMERICA,
I now draw attention to what may be an easier battle: Curing Cancer.
Joke. Trying to bring the body's own immune defenses to bear against
cancer has long been considered, much longer than I knew about. I know
of some efforts applied specifically to the treatment of Malignant
Melanoma in the 1960's.
Now see the book review entitled "The Good
Fight", by Mimi Swartz, regarding "The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and
the Race to Cure Cancer", by Charles Graeber (in NYTimes Book Review,
Jan. 13, 2019).
NEWS FLASH: Professor James Allison recently won the Nobel Prize in Physiology / Medicine for his basic research in this field.
SATURDAY, January 12,
THIS IS IMPORTANT.
"Reach Out And Touch Someone".
MORE ON THE CRISIS IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.
When attendance at Mass, the cornerstone of this Faith, has dropped from 70+% to 20%,
vocations to the Priesthood - and the actual number of priests - has
declined markedly to numbers that require the formation of parish
"clusters" with individual pastors responsible for 2-4 different
when donations, particularly large donations, have greatly declined,
more news about the Church is regularly found in the NYTimes and the
WSJ instead of in the Catholic Transcript and the National Catholic
Register - all of it bad,
there is a CRISIS.
As a committed
and concerned Catholic, a member of the Laity ("the Body of the
Church") and one of over a billion such Faithful, I choose to Fight
rather than Switch.
See my continuing section on this website (asthma.drsprecace.com) entitled "Catholic Church".
See: "Pope Francis Confronts 'Gay Mentality'", by Father Roger Landry (in National Catholic Register Jan. 4-19, 2019, p11).
See: "The Epiphany Of Celibacy", by Father Paul Scalia (ibid).
And see a report on the planned Actions to be taken to address this continuing Crisis:
"Vatican Likely To Empower Archbishops On Abuse Claims Against Bishops",
by Joshua J. Mcelwee (in National Catholic Reporter Dec. 28, 2018 -
Jan. 10, 2019, p1). In the coming February Vatican "summit", it
is hoped - and advised - that nation-wide "Plenary Councils" be
convoked, including not only bishops but also heads of religious orders
and universities - and LAYPEOPLE - representing the entire Christian
Faithful...and Not Only The Clergy. This Crisis will not be properly
addressed or resolved by only the Clergy. It is too far beyond that,
despite the inclination of the Clergy to do just that.
In addition, please consider my recent offering entitled "Personal Notes: What's Going On Here?",, which follows.
"THESE ARE THE TIMES THAT TRY MEN'S SOULS"...comparable to issues facing the Council of Trent.
Don't just stand there. Do Something Critically Important.
PERSONAL NOTES: WHAT’S
GOING ON HERE?
CATHOLIC CLERGY SEXUAL ABUSE: ACTIONS;
MORALITY; THE LAW; VICTIMS; DUE PROCESS…
- Sexual Abuse of minors is always
Wrong, since they cannot by definition give consent.
- The Wrong is by the perpetrator and
also by those charged with protecting the victims. Suppression of evidence can
rise to the level of Obstruction of Justice.
- The Wrong can be to the victim,
chargeable in Tort Law, and/or to Society, chargeable in Criminal Law.
- The basic elements in a Tort Law case
are: Duty; Breach of that Duty = Negligence; Causation (Cause and Effect, or at
least “Substantial Contributing Factor”); Injury; and Damages.
- The basic elements in a Criminal Law
case are: The Statutory or Common Law Crime; Mens Rea; and Actus Reus.
- In both types of cases, other
elements include Statute of Limitations or of Repose (modified for minors or
for disabled victims); Presumption of Innocence and issues of Burden of Proof;
Levels of Proof required (Probability: 51%, “more likely than not “; “clear and
convincing evidence - +-70-75%; “beyond a reasonable doubt” – 90+%.).
- The U.S. Constitution protects the
right to present “a case or controversy” to a Court of proper Jurisdiction.
In addition, a responsible
organization – in this case the Catholic Church – is morally…and should be
legally charged with searching out the Diagnoses and establishing Treatments
for such moral Diseases.
I fail to see where the above
elements have been or are being addressed by perpetrators and plaintiffs alike
in an organized search for Justice. This benefits no one.
And have a good personal physician.
FRIDAY, January 11,
Maybe "Artificial Intelligence" won't be so bad after all.
THURSDAY, January 10,
MITT ROMNEY; "HOLIER THAN THOU"? NOT ON YOUR SWEET BIPPY.
SOCIALISM. SOMETHING ELSE THAT THE ANGRY AND IGNORANT LEFT HAVE ALL WRONG.
See the linked video on the real and finally prosperous Sweden.
See the article by Jason L. Riley entitled: "Democrats Contend With The 'Anger Translator'" (in WSJ Jan. 9, 2019, Opinion, pA17).
these facts, past and present, make any difference to the likes of
Senator Sanders or Rep. Ocasio-Cortez or Rep. Rashida Tlaib? How could
they, when the only raison d'et of such people is to trade on hopes of
endless "entitlements" in return for Democratic votes. There are a lot
of descriptors for such activities.
WEDNESDAY, January 9,
AND IS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE A BAD THING?
You will certainly read and hear such concerns.
"Engine" Charlie Wilson was right in the 1950's and is right now:
"The Business of America is Business".
Meanwhile, given the state of the Science and the related hyperbole,
"Climate Control" is an oxymoron.
NOW HEAR THIS!
see: "Marijuana Is More Dangerous Than You Think", by Alex Berenson
(in WSJ Jan. 5-6. 2019, Review, pC3).
REGARDING THE HUMANITARIAN AND NATIONAL SECURITY CRISIS THAT CONTINUES TO EXIST ON OUR NATIONAL BORDERS:
The Democrats have evolved into an amorphous mess, with no "leadership" that can claim to lead.
Thus there is no one with whom to negotiate. If President Trump does not lead, there is anarchy.
DECLARE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY AS PRESIDENT, FINANCE AND BUILD AN
APPROPRIATE WALL, AND FIGHT THE INEVITABLE COURT CHALLENGES ON AN
And do it NOW.
WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?
younger generations are today at greater risk than were those facing
the two Great Wars or the great pandemics and epidemics of past
Just two examples:
articles are appearing regarding the "Millennials", their evident
"maturation arrest" and the special damage being done to "manhood".
- The new malady called "Gender Dysphoria...and the more aggressive "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria". See the article: "When Your Daughter Defies Biology",
by Abigail Shrier (in WSJ Jan. 7, 2019, Opinion, pA17. There have
always been uterine / hormonal / birth sequence variations on the
XX / XY dichotomy, at least in part explaining Homosexuality. But
this matter seems to have developed de novo. And for those allegedly
affected, it will have devastating psychological and also physical
lifelong consequences. What is going on now by the adults -
parents and scientific - is irresponsible. I have no special expertise
in this area, but I at least know when to STOP, LOOK, LISTEN.
AND WHILE WE'RE CREATING NEW DISEASES THAT MUST BE IMMEDIATELY TREATED - AND PAID FOR BY SOMEBODY ELSE -
like "Millennial Maturation Arrest" and "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria",
discover another. We'll call it the "Anger / Id Phenomenon." Its main
symptoms are anger at and even hatred of all existing societal
mores as being negatively directed toward them - and a demand for
immediate and copious redress. The cause of this phenomenon is, of
course, IMPOTENCE: impotence from being raised by clueless (or absent)
parents; impotence from mediocre primary and secondary schooling;
impotence from being fed thin gruel in college resulting in no
Well, here you are. Yell and Scream. See if that helps.
And read the commentary of one local and incisive observer. See if the shoe fits.
Entitlement Rears Its Ugly Head Time And Again In New London Debates",
by Marci Alborghetti (in The New London Times Jan. 10, 2019, p1.
MONDAY and TUESDAY, January 7 and 8,
AND IS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE A BAD THING?
You will certainly read and hear such concerns.
"Engine" Charlie Wilson was right in the 1950's and is right now:
"The Business of America is Business".
Meanwhile, given the state of the Science and the related hyperbole,
"Climate Control" is an oxymoron.
SUNDAY, January 6,
"YOU BET YOUR SWEET BIPPY".
That's my reply to anyone who suggests that I should stop tracking the news of the day...
"The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly".
So here comes another pot pourri.
the state of the State of Connecticut. The Democratic voters of this
State continue to prove the observation of Albert Einstein: "Idiocy" is
continuing to do the same thing while expecting a different result".
See the article by Red Jahncke entitled "Malloy Doth Praise Himself Too Much, Methinks" (in The Day Jan. 6, 2019). "Stupido. Stupido. Stupido".
NYTimes Editorial continues to obfuscate facts in order to present its
opinion. At least in this instance it does not present its opinions in
a messy stew together with facts on page 1. See: "How a Stillbirth Becomes A Crime" (Editorial, Dec. 30, 2019). What the article does demonstrate is William Shakespeare's famous conclusion: "THE LAW IS A ASS".
Holiness Pope Francis and the Church continue to dance around the
subject of Homosexuality - and Sexuality in general - as it impacts the
Catholic Clergy. See: "Francis Addresses Same-Sex Proclivity, Vocations: 'Homosexuality Is A Very Serious Issue"
(in National Catholic Register, Dec. 23 - Jan 5, 2019, p9). Homosexuals
are real and are precious human souls too. It's what they - and also
heterosexuals - do with their sexuality that matters. As I have written
before, it is long past time for the Church to address these matters as
they relate to its Clergy. The requirement of Celibacy is man-made, not
God-made...and it has been corrosive to some souls for many centuries.
(See my related offerings in "Catholic Church" section of this web
- More on the shame that the Church has brought upon itself. See: "Bishop McKnight:Church's Reform Requires Authentic Synodality With Laity" (in National Catholic Register, ibid, p1).
"WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW..." IS A WALL ALONG THE ENTIRE EASTERN CALIFORNIA BORDER".
That would be America's "WESTERN WALL".
NYTimes: California's incoming
governor is expected to propose six months of leave for new parents.
What's unclear is how to finance it.
I HAVE NO INSIDE INFORMATION, OF COURSE,
but here's a prediction about President Trump and his tormentors, Democrat and Republican.
They have learned that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is going to come up "snake-eyes": Nothing.
is why the likes of Maxine Waters...and now the NY Times...have entered
their hysterical mode, the Times just coming out with "The People vs. Donald Trump. He is demonstrably unfit for office. What are we waiting for?", by David Leonhardt (Sunday Review, Jan. 6, 2019).
I will try in time to address the many thousands of words of accusations appearing in this piece.
Meanwhile: "Let's throw it against the wall and see if it sticks".
WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY, January 2 through 5,
'LEST WE FORGET, REPRESENTING THE BEST OF OUR MILITARY SERVICE.
"WHEN MEN WERE MEN".
When was that?
Psychological and physiological research finds that many young men are in a funk.
They are confused and intimidated in their dealings with many of the opposite sex.
They are depressed, with an increasing incidence of alcohol and drug use and suicides.
They are more resistant to attempting lasting relationships and especially marriage.
They have lower testosterone and sperm levels.
And more. Look it up.
Here I offer one diagnosis.
among some of the younger generation has been co-opted by the females.
Not Ladies and not Women, of whom there are still many...but
"females" who have rejected their unique genetic role (among many
roles) as mothers and nurturers of every generation since Adam and Eve.
In that context, "men" become the enemy. Everything else follows logically and inevitably.
that is, "manhood" defines and embraces a new "Status of Forces",
isolates the "females" through total lack of attention, seeks out the
Ladies and the Women as equal partners, and becomes defenders of the
new generations that they help to form, to embrace and to support
through life-long attention from the moment of their conception.
many men of the younger generations are losing their psychological and
physiological moorings - as men, as males, and as cognitive human
That need not be.
TUESDAY, January 1,
HERE'S A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION. I'LL BET THAT YOU ARE DEFICIENT IN VITAMIN D.
easy bet, given the fact that most people are deficient these days.
THAT'S IMPORTANT, as you will read here, not only to avoid some
diseases but also at times to treat some...like recurrent HIVES.
So: get your 25 - Hydroxy Vitamin D level taken (blood test). And seek treatment for deficiency with Vitamin D3.
Now: Doesn't that feel better?
"YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT". IF SO, THERE'S TOO MUCH OF YOU.
Rather, You Are What You Read...Or Don't Read.
To the several hundred books carefully chosen for my library, I have added the following, which I recommend.
- "The Point Of It All", by Charles Krauthammer. A must-read.
- "Ship Of Fools", by Tucker Carlson. Precisely.
- "Killing The SS", by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. Rot in Hell.
Jackson And The Miracle Of New Orleans", by Brian Kilmeade and Don
Yaeger. History is so often made by individuals...perhaps even today.
BY NOW, WE ARE ALL USED TO UNABASHED HYPERBOLE FROM BOTH SIDES OF OUR POLITICS.
But the facts presented in this article happen to be true. Can you handle the Truth?
And while we're at it, the following excerpt is a must-read...because this is THE STATE OF OUR UNION.
the entire Introduction (pages #1-19) of Tucker Carlson's recent book:
"SHIP OF FOOLS" (Free Press, 2018). Then, if you haven't been paying
attention during the last decade, read the rest of the book.
status quo is over. A revolution is on the way. Hopefully, it'll be the
kind of low-grade revolution where everybody learns something and
nobody gets hurt. But it will be wrenching either way, because
revolutions always are. This used to be a placid country. It's not
anymore, and won't be for a while." (p18).
A NICE STORY, ALL OF IT TRUE.
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