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.
an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an
Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of
any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meager
possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed
the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the
hospital. One nurse took her copy to Melbourne .. The old
man’s sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas
editions of magazines around the country and appearing in mags for
Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his
simple, but eloquent, poem. And this old man, with nothing left
to give to the world, is now the author of this ‘anonymous’ poem
winging across the Internet. ~ CRANKY OLD MAN ~ What do you see nurses? . . . . . .What do you see? What are you thinking . . . when you’re looking at me? A cranky old man, . . . . . .not very wise, Uncertain of habit . . . . . . . . with faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food . . . . . and makes no reply. When you say in a loud voice . . .’I do wish you’d try!’ Who seems not to notice . . . the things that you do. And forever is losing . . . . . . . . A sock or shoe?
Who, resisting or not . . . . lets you do as you will, With bathing and feeding . . . . The long day to fill? Is that what you’re thinking?. . . Is that what you see? Then open your eyes, nurse . . . you’re not looking at me.
I’ll tell you who I am . . . . . As I sit here so still, As I do at your bidding, . . . . . as I eat at your will. I’m a small child of Ten . . . . with a father and mother, Brothers and sisters . . . . . who love one another.
A young boy of Sixteen . . . . . with wings on his feet. Dreaming that soon now . . . . . a lover he’ll meet. A groom soon at Twenty . . . . . my heart gives a leap. Remembering, the vows . . . . . that I promised to keep.
At Twenty-Five, now . . . . . I have young of my own. Who need me to guide . . . And a secure happy home. A man of Thirty . . . . . . My young now grown fast, Bound to each other . . . . . With ties that should last.
At Forty, my young sons . . . . . have grown and are gone, But my woman is beside me . . . . to see I don’t mourn. At Fifty, once more, . . . . Babies play ’round my knee, Again, we know children . . . . My loved one and me.
Dark days are upon me . . . . My wife is now dead. I look at the future . . . . . I shudder with dread. For my young are all rearing . . . . young of their own. And I think of the years . . . . . And the love that I’ve known.
I’m now an old man . . . . . . . and nature is cruel. It’s jest to make old age . . . . . . . look like a fool. The body, it crumbles . . . . . grace and vigour, depart. There is now a stone . . . . . where I once had a heart. But inside this old carcass . . . . . A young man still dwells, And now and again . . . . . my battered heart swells. I remember the joys . . . . . . I remember the pain. And I’m loving and living . . . . . . . life over again.
I think of the years, all too few . . . . . gone too fast. And accept the stark fact . . . . . that nothing can last. So open your eyes, people . . . . .. . . open and see. Not a Cranky Old Man! - - Look closer . . . . see . . . ME ! ! ! Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within . . . .
we will all, one day, be there, too!
YA GOTTA BELIEVE!! Then, in the November 2020 national election: VOTE. VOTE. VOTE. VOTE. VOTE. VOTE. You can be sure that THE CRAZIES will vote. So: VOTE. VOTE. VOTE. VOTE. VOTE. VOTE.
Meanwhile, out in The People's Republic of California.
You wonder why I get upset with progressives running our once golden state?
Even MORE reasons to avoid the left coast!
CALIFORNIA Legislative Year Closed on Friday.
So what did they accomplish during this high-pressure year in Sacramento?
Here are some of the highlights of the session:
* Passed Cap-n-Trade Tax which will increase gas 0.63 to 0.93 cents a gallon change and the taxes that go with it.
* Proposed increase on a new tax every residence will pay for tap water!
A $3.46B parks bond to pay for parks in "disadvantaged
communities". The debt service alone will be over $200 million a
year. The good news is some money goes to help fix the Salton Sea
which should have always been a State responsibility!
Law to release any lifer (murder, rape, child molestation, etc.) who is
60 years old and has already spent 25 years in prison! Charles
Manson would have qualified if he just waited a few months before
dying, and the Melendez brothers that murdered their parents could be
released in about 12 years? Victims?... What victims?
A new $ 50 charge on all residents living in mobile home parks to
address “living condition enforcement” in those parks? What the
hell does that mean? As if having to live in a mobile home park
isn’t bad enough? Regressive tax on the poor?
Requires Tesla to either unionize with the United Auto Workers Union or
forfeit State incentives to buy their electric cars! Maybe
political blackmail doesn’t count as breaking any law. Unions are
loving it. “Watch out solar companies... They may be coming after
you next!!! Hang tight Elon!
* Reduce from a felony to a misdemeanor the purposeful intent to transmit the AIDS virus to an unknowing partner
Give preferential treatment to prisoners convicted of serious crimes
that are less than 25 years old because their brains are not mature
enough to understand right from wrong. Whaaat?
* A bill to require our true sex be omitted from drivers licenses? Whaaat?
* Free legal services for illegal immigrants.. Of course!
* Establish safe "injection zones" run by the government to oversee people injecting heroin.
course no rules about filth, massive numbers of illegal immigrants and
street living homeless people...probably part of the NEW California
Yep, it all passed! You may consider
forwarding this so that ALL Californians can be proud of CALIFORNIA
THURSDAY through SATURDAY,
September 26 through 28,
BEST WISHES AND HOLY HIGH HOLIDAYS TO OUR JEWISH FRIENDS. Please pray for us.
Governor Lamont, you seem to be a nice guy, although I've never met
you. But "Nice Guys Finish Last". In a State which ranks about 46th in
all the Bad State Categories nationally, it's aggravating to have that
kind of leadership. See three recent articles: the recent one by
Chris Powell in The Day; the recent Day Editorial about "What Vote Data
Tells Us"; and the recent article by Lee Elci in The Day.
2) More disappointing news about New London: See Mike Dimauro's recent revealing report about our school administrators in The Day, Sept. 27, 2019. See the Day Editorial about the State Pier developing fiasco. And
See the nice story about the New London Bicycle Route in The Day, Sept.
28, 2019. Nice, but "no cigar". Despite having been written by Greg
Smith, a Great reporter, it fails to mention the Godfather of the New
London bicycle route: Dr. Abel Donka. I guess Greg could not get an
appointment to interview the fine physician / public advocate.
Could The Day not spare some space to publish In Toto the excellent
address given by President Trump this week at the U.N.? Nearly every
paragraph of reportage was followed by a paragraph of partisan opinion.
I have a suggestion: Stop publishing those Stupid "Cartoons". It's beneath you.
As a father and as a physician, I was really upset when I viewed the
presentation of Greta Thunberg at the U.N. - not for the content, but
for the obvious Child Abuse by all of the responsible adults around her
that it represented. SHAME ON YOU ALL!.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S UNITED NATIONS ADDRESS. Described
by the N.Y.Times as "desultory", but reported accurately by the
WSJ, the President's address should be the bedrock of his claim to a
second term ( "Trump Rejects Globalism In U.N. Speech", WSJ Sept. 25, 2019, pA8). In that speech, he dealt with at least 10 distinct issues - and his approach to their management / resolution. In
my opinion, this qualifies Donald Trump as the best American President
for these times, and as a world Statesman in development. AMERICANS,
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE REPORT AND / OR LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE ADDRESS.
Then observe, think, and VOTE in November, 2020.
ONCE AGAIN, AND UNTIL IT IS DEFEATED, THE ABOMINATION OF ABORTION.
since Roe v. Wade (1973), a USSC decision at war with Law, Medicine and
Morality, Federal and many State laws have been at war regarding
applicable Law. As if recognizing its gross error, subsequent Supreme
Courts have refused to address this dichotomy. See: "Protecting Unborn Children Is No 'Cosmic Question'", by Charles E. Forsythe (in WSJ Sept. 24, 2019, Opinion, pA17). Of
the many surrenders to expediency that define some humans, the killing
of an innocent and defenseless human being is the worst. "Judgment is Mine. I shall repay, sayeth the Lord". (Romans 2).
PRESIDENT TRUMP: PUTTING THE UNITED NATIONS, GLOBALISM, SOCIALISM AND "ONE WORLD ORDER" IN CONTEXT.
Ukraine-Gate" and "Impeachment Follies": MY PREDICTION. This will hurt the Democrats much more than the Republicans, especially Biden. It will assure President Trump's re-election in 2020. And it will unite the Rino's and the Real Deal Repubicans as never before. Wanna Bet?
MONDAY and TUESDAY,
September 23 and 24,
THERE ARE LIARS, THERE ARE DAMNED LIARS... AND THEN THERE ARE THE DEMOCRATS.
Read this article carefully. Then read Black's Law Dictionary definition and explanation of "Ex post facto law". Although
relating to such a "law", which as such would be illegal, it clearly
describes today's application to "alleged" and very often
uncorroborated "actions" that - by their simple presentation without
more - result in serious and often severe consequences for the accused.
Shame on the individuals and corporate leaders who apply these
actions, prohibited under several Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
(#4 through 8 relating protections of life, liberty and property), and
under applicable State laws. And Shame on the current state of Juris
Prudence in real-life application that so often makes implementation of
these safe-guards beyond the means and time of so many accused.
SHAME AND MORE SHAME ON THE CURRENT STATE OF SOCIETY.
NOW HEAR THIS! Since
the critical 2020 election season has begun, I will streamline my
comments / opinions, without listing supporting articles. They can
almost always be found in the Wall Street Journal or in The Day. So many issues; so little time.
1) However, one article in particular is worth noting: "California's
War With Trump Is Destroying America", by Andy Serwer (in Yahoo
Financial, Sept. 21, 2019). My reaction? "E Pluribus Unum".
"Showdown with Congress". "Showdown With The States". "Showdown With
The Crazies - Leftists". "Showdown with Executive Privilege". This
is all to the Good, since Washington D.C. is loaded with Jerry Nadlers
and Adam Schiffs, shills for self-interest, for business interests over
all else, for totalitarian central government. DRAIN THE SWAMP.
3) President Trump is Right in his approach to international affairs: America
First; never "One World Order"; always prefer negotiation, and from
strength, and avoid shooting wars. In these efforts he is being
constantly undercut by his own Americans...nothing but Treachery. The
latest example is the current issue with his interaction with Ukraine.
The facts about this are not all out yet...except one: then - Vice
President Biden's intervention with that nation on behalf of his son's
business interests there. THIS NEEDS TO BE THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATED.
The U.S. Supreme Court is under attack, and with it the entire
nation under God and Constitution. Justice Neil Gorsuch recently
addressed this in a Sept. 22, 2019 article. There is also a threat to
"pack the Court", something that was tried - with some success - during
the second term of FDR. Beware!
5) Despite complete obstruction
from Democratic and Rino Congress as well as from business "usual
suspects", Immigration Control is proceeding: with the Wall, with
regulations, and with some appreciated help from our Latin American
leaders. There are the perpetual national Dangers from China and Russia
and their client States. But the greatest long-term danger to our
national security is the lack of control of our national borders. And
yes, Pope Francis, this is entirely consistent with "a Nation under
6) Locally in New London, Ct., What The Hell is going on
regarding this city's historical and on-going interests in State Pier?
The World's Capital of "POTENTIAL" is being poorly led and represented
by its "leaders". Instead of being at the negotiating table, they are
under the table - again unrepresented and out - maneuvered. People of
this city, instead of bleating like sheep to slaughter in April 15,
REMEMBER THIS IN NOVEMBER!
"CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?"
"AND NOW, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR". Hear this, you who trample upon the needy and destroy the poor of the land! "When will the new moon be over", you ask, "that we may sell our grain, and the sabbath, that we may display the wheat? We will diminish the ephah, add to the shekel, and fix our scales for cheating! We will buy the lowly for silver, and the poor for a pair of sandals; even the refuse of the wheat we will sell!" The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob: Never will I forget a thing they have done! The word of the Lord. (A reading from the Book of the Prophet Amos, 8:4-7).
FRIDAY and SATURDAY,
September 20 and 21,
THIS IS NEWS? It has been
crystal clear to me and to many others for years that Leftists, now the
soul of the Democratic Party, are not only intolerant. They are
Look at the nations of "Europe", now the EU: dissolving under Socialism and the Muslim invasion. Look at France, with its recurrent strife. Look at Italy - or better yet, talk to expatriate natives of Italy who return regularly to the Italy of today. Look at Germany, a great nation still too scarred by wars to end the take-over of Merkel's open border policy.
past, present and future of America - and the future of the world after
its current insanity - is NATIONALISM, hopefully benign and
cooperative. but NATIONALISM nevertheless.
The only problem with that plan is Timing.
There are too many parents and grandparents of these traitors still
alive to expect a bloodless civil war. America's one chance to avoid
the alternative is the 2020 national election result.
THREE KINDS OF PEOPLE:
those who make things happen;
those who watch things happen;
and those who are constantly saying "Wha Happen?"
With the most consequential election in many decades coming up next
year, each of us can make things happen - and avoid bad things
happening - by guaranteeing a perceived and actual Fair Election.
That outcome is Not guaranteed!
Consider Gerrymandering by both Parties.
Consider efforts to rig the national Census.
Consider allowing voter fraud in all its forms.
Consider Race-baiting - and the truth about it. (See: "Trump Isn't The
One Dividing Us By Race", by Heather MacDonald (in WSJ August 19, 2019,
And now consider allowing Google mind-games to manipulate the
consciousness of voters to its own ends - as it clearly did in the 2016
and 2018 elections. See the interview conducted on the "Life, Liberty
and Levin show on September 14, 2019.
So, the duty of each of us citizens is to stay informed, to act on that
information with our legislators and fellow citizens, and to Vote!
By making a perceived and fair Election take place next November,
whatever the outcome, each of us can avoid a national disaster.
IN CASE YOU DIDN'T WATCH THE RECENT DEMOCRATIC DEBATE...
and especially if you did.
HEREWITH, SOME MORE PERSONAL OPINIONS - BASED ON FACT.
What a concept!
1) First, the Macro view. The New York Times is no longer worthy as a
source of unbiased news / information...on any page. The Wall Street
Journal is its successor, separating its news from its own opinions (
the latter of which I agree with no more than 50% of the time). This is
especially true of its guest Opinion Page. For a relevant example of
this, see: "Impartiality Is The Source Of A Newspaper's Credibility",
by Walter Hussman, Jr. (in WSJ September 10, 2019, Opinion, pA15.)
2) Trump and Bolton. If a valued advisor gets in the way of the proper
conduct of business, invite him to send his advice by e-mail.
3) The situation at our southern border is a Crisis on many levels -
for us Americans, who have a right to the integrity and safety of our
nation, and to the hundreds of thousands of migrants headed our way.
The Democrats are especially Low and Wrong and Cynical on this subject.
For this, they will pay at the ballot box for years to come.
4) One of the latest of the many self-inflicted wounds festering in
today's sick society is that of "transgender athletes" competing
together with "straights".See the article in http://www.ctmirror.org,
July 22, 2019 entitled "Transgender Sports Debate Polarizes Women's
Advocates." A "No-Brainer" if there ever was one - of course
from people with no brains.
5) China and Russia will forever be America's adversaries - and
sometime enemies...Russia always seeking Relevance and China always
seeking Dominance. There will never be "accommodation" with either of
them. Act accordingly.
6) Making a sow's ear out of a silk purse: New London Port,
Connecticut Port Authority, and the slowly rotting Democratic State of
Connecticut. That's what happens when any political party has control
for decades. See The Day editorial September 14, 2019. When will you
learn you dummies?
Yes, I am now using quotation marks, based on new information.
See the book by Mark Morano after viewing this video interview with
him: "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change".
And then keep paying attention.
through THURSDAY, September 10 through 12,
A LONG SILENCE.
Perhaps Pope Francis is not a place-holder pontiff after all.
The Catholic Church certainly needs an "Aggiornamento, which Pope John
XXIII was not allowed to complete - by the actions of some of the same
How did this happen?
Whatever the cause, its Virulent.
What I Learned in the Peace Corps
> Did a Former Peace Corps Volunteer Defend Trump’s Sh*thole ...
> Africa the Dark Continent. This is horrifying, but
needs to be known. Makes us, as a nation,
> look unbelievably naive and pathetically stupid.
> All cultures do not share the same mores, ethics and standards.
>The real world….What I Learned in the Peace Corps in
Africa: Trump Is Right
> By Karin McQuillan
> Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to
> community center in a rural town. Life was placid,
with no danger,
> except to your health. That danger was considerable,
because it was,
> in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, "a fecalized
> In plain English: s--- is everywhere. People
defecate on the open
> ground, and the feces is blown with the dust on to you, your
> your food, the water. He warned us the first day of
training: do not
> even touch water. Human feces carries parasites that
your skin and cause organ failure.
> Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that a few
> later, liberals would be pushing the lie that Western
> no better than a third-world country. Or would teach
> of our kids that loving your own culture and wanting to
> are racism.
> Last time I was in Paris, I saw a beautiful African woman in a
> boubou have her child defecate on the sidewalk next to Notre
> Cathedral. The French police officer, ten steps from
her, turned his
> head not to see.
> I have seen. I am not turning my head and pretending
> things are not true.
> Senegal was not a hellhole. Very poor people can
> meaningful lives in their own cultures' terms. But
they are not our
> terms. The excrement is the least of it.
Our basic ideas of human
> relations, right and wrong, are incompatible.
> As a twenty-one-year-old starting out in the Peace Corps, I
> Senegal. In fact, I was euphoric. I
quickly made friends and had an
> adopted family. I relished the feeling of the
brotherhood of man.
> People were open, willing to share their lives and, after they
> you, their innermost thoughts.
> The longer I lived there, the more I understood: it became
> obvious that the Senegalese are not the same as us.
The truths we
> hold to be self-evident are not evident to the
Senegalese. How could
> they be? Their reality is totally
different. You can't understand
> anything in Senegal using American terms.
> Take something as basic as family. Family was a few
> extending out to second and third cousins. All the
men in one
> generation were called "father." Senegalese are
Muslim, with up to
> four wives. Girls had their clitorises cut off at
> witnessed this, at what I thought was going to be a nice
> ceremony, like a bat mitzvah or confirmation.) Sex,
I was told, did
> not include kissing. Love and friendship in marriage
> ideas. Fidelity was not a thing. Married
women would have sex for a
> few cents to have cash for the market. What I did witness
> was that women were worked half to death. Wives
raised the food and
> fed their own children, did the heavy labor of walking miles
> wood for the fire, drew water from the well or public faucet,
> grain with heavy hand-held pestles, lived in their own huts,
> conjugal visits from their husbands on a rotating basis with
> co-wives. Their husbands lazed in the shade of the
> Yemily was crucial to people there in a way Americans cannot
> The Ten Commandments were not disobeyed “ they were
> value system was the exact opposite. You were
supposed to steal
> everything you can to give to your own relatives.
There are some
> Westernized Africans who try to rebel against the
system. They fail.
> We hear a lot about the kleptocratic elites of
> kleptocracy extends through the whole society. My
town had a medical
> clinic donated by international agencies. The
medicine was stolen by
> the medical workers and sold to the local store. If
you were sick and
> didn't have money, drop dead. That was normal.
> So here in the States, when we discovered that my 98-year-old
> Muslim health aide from Nigeria had stolen his clothes and
> bathing him, I wasn't surprised. It was familiar.
> In Senegal, corruption ruled, from top to bottom. Go
to the post
> office, and the clerk would name an outrageous price for a
> After paying the bribe, you still didn't know it if it would
> or thrown out. That was normal.
> One of my most vivid memories was from the clinic.
One day, as the
> wait grew hotter in the 110-degree heat, an old woman two feet
> the medical aides, who were chatting in the shade of a mango
> instead of working, collapsed to the ground. They
turned their heads
> so as not to see her and kept talking. She lay there
in the dirt.
> Callousness to the sick was normal.
> Americans think it is a universal human instinct to do unto
> you would have them do unto you. It's not.
It seems natural to us
> because we live in a Bible-based Judeo-Christian culture.
> We think the Protestant work ethic is universal.
It's not. My town
> was full of young men doing nothing. They were
waiting for a
> government job. There was no private
enterprise. Private business
> was not illegal, just impossible, given the nightmare of a
> bureaucratic kleptocracy. It is also incompatible
> insistence on taking care of relatives.
> All the little stores in Senegal were owned by
Mauritanians. If a
> Senegalese wanted to run a little store, he'd go to another
> The reason? Your friends and relatives would ask you
for stuff for
> free, and you would have to say yes. End of your
business. You are
> not allowed to be a selfish individual and say no to
> result: Everyone has nothing.
> The more I worked there and visited government officials doing
> absolutely nothing, the more I realized that no one in Senegal
> idea that a job means work. A job is something given
to you by a
> relative. It provides the place where you steal
everything to give
> back to your family.
> I couldn't wait to get home. So why would I want to
> here? Non-Westerners do not magically become
American by arriving on
> our shores with a visa.
> For the rest of my life, I enjoyed the greatest gift of the
> Corps: I love and treasure America more than ever. I
> my responsibility to defend our culture and our country and
> the American heritage to the next generation.
> African problems are made worse by our aid efforts
Senegal is full of smart, capable
> people. They will eventually solve their own
> They will do it on their terms, not ours. The
solution is not to bring Africans here.
> We are lectured by Democrats that we must privilege
> immigration by the hundred million with chain
migration. They tell us
> we must end America as a white
> , Western, Judeo-Christian, capitalist nation to prove we are
> racist. I don't need to prove a thing.
Leftists want open borders
> because they resent whites, resent Western achievements, and
> America. They want to destroy America as we know it.
> As President Trump asked, why would we do that?
> We have the right to choose what kind of country to live
in. I was
> happy to donate a year of my life as a young woman to help the
> Senegalese. I am not willing to donate my country.
> If ever there were an email that needed to be sent around the
> this is it. What a story this woman tells of what is
actually happening in places we send our
> hard earned tax dollars.
> We are fools to do it.
through SUNDAY, September 4 through 8,
"YOUR MISSION, IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT..."
This is not hyperbole. It's God's honest Truth.
And pressing for this outcome are individual and collective dictators
working to enslave the rest of us.
Americans are in the best position to avoid this outcome, but only if
we retain our principles, our military, economic and moral
OUR AMERICAN NATIONALISM.
There have always been Rich and Poor. "The poor will always be with
you". But it would certainly help everyone if the Rich were much more
generous with their excess...with how they got there (ie. "Win - Lose"
instead of "Win - Win"), and with how they share it. Most billionaires
are absolutely stingy. Did you ever see a hearse pulling a U-Haul?
The use of narcotics and dangerous drugs has always been with us. But
never has there been so much information and so widely disseminated.
The most recent demonstration of pure Stupidity is "Vaping". 3) What
about the National Debt? See the article: "It's Time To Start Worrying
About The National Debt", by Valerie Ramey (in WSJ August 24-25, 2019,
Review, pC5). I give up trying to understand that. I just hope that
America is "too big to fail".
4) Education: always more on the abject failure of Public Education. I
won't repeat myself - this time.
Regarding global warming. Notice that I have no quotation marks around
that term. It's real. But the current "science" about its causes is
distorted. A useful recent article on the subject appeared in the WSJ:
"If you Want 'Renewable Energy,' Get Ready To Dig", by Mark P. Mills.
If you want "gun management", since "gun control" is both illegal and
dangerous, work on mental health, mental illness and effective
monitoring of dangerous individuals. Americans will buy into that.
That's it for now.
through TUESDAY, September 1 through 3,