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.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO
BE AN ENTRENCHED CATHOLIC TO READ BILL DONOHUE'S "CATALYST" (Journal of
the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights). Professor
Donohue is very capable of landing a hard right - cross to the jaws of
all the rabid Never-Catholics and Never-Religionists out there. The December 19, 2019 edition offers two especially timely articles worth reading: 1) "Defining Racism Down"; 2) "Will Our Culture War Become A Civil War?"
We have almost arrived at the Fateful year 2020 for America and Americans. Which type of person will you be? The one who makes things happen? The one who watches things happen? Or the one who is constantly saying "WHA HOPPEN"?
FOLKS, FORGET THAT THESE KIDS HAVE BEEN "RAISED" TO BE JUVENILES UNTIL AT LEAST THE AGE OF 40. THEY VOTE!
THIS I CALL "CARPET - BOMBING". Don't blame me. I'm just reporting and reacting.
Sarah Sanders for Governor of Arkansas. GREAT.
CANIMORSUS". You can die from the lick of a dog - but not from another
"member of the family". Beware of some "relatives".
more scientific articles are pointing out the life-long harm produced
by addiction to the gismos. And now this: 80% of two year olds and 90%
of 3 year olds exceed American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations in
using these. "You're doin' a great job, Brownie".
Falling To Islam. Will America?", by William Kilpatrick. As the former
French Interior Minister recently said: "Within five years, the
situation could become irreversible".
"US Life Expectancy
Drops After Decades Of Improvement". A good part of this is due to drug
overdoses, alcohol abuse and suicides. These are self-originating and
self -executing. You're on your own with these.
"Trump To Designate Mexican Drug Cartels As Terrorist Groups". Finally. And consider "in hot pursuit".
"Trump Signs Bills In Support of Hong Kong Protesters". That's the way to negotiate with these Bastards.
sure to check out this article: "'Idea Laundering In Academia", by
Peter Boghossian (in WSJ Nov. 25, 2019, Opinion, pA17.) Then transfer
your kid from the current college. Good Luck.
Robot: Artificial Intelligence Moves Into Health Care", by Tom Murphy(
Associated Press, Nov. 25, 2019). Or have you already met the good
"doctor" at your last office visit?
What the hell is going on
here? "Diplomats Play Partisans On TV", by Dave Seminara (in WSJ Nov.
22, 2019, Opinion. pA15). Here specifically relating to the U.S. State
Department, but evidently rampant in other segments of the
Administrative part of the Executive Branch of our Government, these
non-elected hirelings don't know their legitimate role. This is in
large part due to the outsize and illegal roles that Congress allows
them to play. STOP IT.
have been offering my Rapid Response offerings on this web-site since
March of 2003, just before our invasion of Iraq. I needed some way to
vent - and also to share. However, at that time and for years
afterwards, I was not focused on the Democratic Party since the
lapses, excesses and just plain idiocy (eg. Donald Rumsfeld) of the
Republicans kept me sufficiently occupied (read for example their
self-serving handling of the market crash of 2008). Then came Barack Hussein Obama. What can I say - that is printable?
But it turns out that I was missing a great deal during those early years regarding the Democratic Party and its leaders. See: "Bankrupt: The Intellectual And Moral Bankruptcy of Today's Democratic Party", PUBLISHED IN 2006 by David Limbaugh (Regnery Publishing, Inc. - Eagle Publishing). Could
it be that, having been on the wrong side of most of the critical
decisions that had to be made from nearly the origin of this nation,
their problem is GENETIC? The current symptoms and signs being
presented by today's Democratic Party leave little hope for management,
let alone cure.
The newsletter from, "The Texas Gardener Seeds" said: Put up a bat house to encourage the presence of these shy animals.
Bats consume 3,000 or more mosquitoes and other insects nightly, and bats are less likely to be rabid than dogs are.
Need another reason?
Bats are responsible for up to 95 percent of the seed dispersal essential to the regeneration of forests.
Our planet is populated with plenty of bizarre and astonishing creatures.
Here are three from the Bat Family
Red-Winged Fruit Bat
Left-Winged Ding Bat
So 2 out of 3 Bats have a useful purpose!
If we could just train her to eat mosquitoes...or anything useful !
TALK ABOUT THE HISTORIC STAIN OF SLAVERY ON THE AMERICAN FLAG... THIS IS A GREATER STAIN - AND IT CONTINUES. The Native Americans of this country were and are the original Americans. They were and are very poorly treated by us...a continuing stain on us. WHEN DO THEY GET THEIR CIVIL RIGHTS?
TEXT OR SUB-TEXT? While
the Democrats continue their Quixotic effort to reverse a lawful
national Presidential election, President Trump is trying to protect
the Presidency for future generations. See the article in USA Today, by GianCarlo Canaparo: "FOUNDERS WANTED A POWERFUL PRESIDENT". And Americans still do.
YA DON'T SAY.... Have you read this yet in the mainstream press... "All The News That Fits Our Narrative"? This has been my analysis of the Ukraine story from the outset. Again: LIARS, DAMNED LIARS... AND DEMOCRATS.
WHILE THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES ARE OFFERING OUT-OF-MIND HEALTH CARE IDEAS, WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS? NOTHING! FINALLY BRINGING THE CONSUMER BACK INTO THE NEGOTIATION. See: "Trump's Big Health Care Win", by Neeraj Sood (in The National Interest).
TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY,
November 26 and 27,
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT AND RELEVANT CAUSE, promoted by a worthy representative of America's interests.
From: Lindsey Graham
Let me start by saying the following...
love Joe Biden as a person. While we may not agree on many of the
issues, he is a decent man. He's had a lot of tragedy in his life, and
he's bore those difficulties with strength and dignity.
But I also have a duty to do my job as a U.S. Senator.
why I decided to request documents about Hunter Biden's work in
Ukraine. There's more than one side to the Ukrainian corruption story,
and I won't let Chairman Adam Schiff continue his one-sided impeachment
sham without someone examining the other side.
If you've been
following the latest out of Washington, you know Vice President Biden
was not pleased with my decision. He said I will "regret [my] whole
life" and that he's "embarrassed" by what I am doing.
Check out this text message that Vice President Joe Biden sent to his 2020 supporters ⬇
Well, he's incorrect. My conscience is clear.
friendship with Joe Biden over the years doesn't mean I am going to
ignore conflicts of interest or not ask legitimate questions about why
the Ukrainian prosecutor was fired after he opened a case against
I made sure that Robert Mueller could do his job
without interference, and I'm equally committed to getting the facts
about Ukrainian corruption.
I hope there turns out to be
nothing to this story. But we both know that if a Republican was in the
same position, he or she would certainly be investigated!
since I am standing up to do the right thing, I have become a target
once again from the angry mobs on the Left. They are doing whatever
they can to defeat me next year.
The Left has already spent
over $700,000 in attack ads, and we're still more than 11 months from
Election Day 2020. This latest incident is enraging them again.
WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE I LOST A
TEN DOLLAR BET (THAT "THE DEMOCRATS WOULDN'T BE SO STUPID AS TO START
IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS" (THEY WERE) - BUT THAT I AM ABOUT TO WIN THE POT. See the interviews recently aired on the Laura Ingraham show with Rudy Giuliani.
FRIDAY and SATURDAY,
November 22 and 23,
YA GOTTA BELIEVE! I have occasionally written about
"prosecutorial abuse", usually involving bias and excess and sometimes
leading intentionally to the conviction of innocent people. But this is
a whole order of magnitude greater - and a clear and present danger to
our American form of Justice and Government. Folks: WAKE UP...or there will soon be no civil / political recourse - only civil war.
the "Never Trumpers", besides the new millionaire self-serving
politician - denizens of the "Swamp", besides the totally entrenched
left-leaning and "globalist" careerists of the State Department and
other administrative agencies, now see the NYTimes article by Katie
Benner: "Barr's Legal Views Come Under Fire", supposedly from self-styled "conservative" lawyers. Make sure that you read the last quote that ends the piece. There you have it.
MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH... have
you been following the President's approaches and actions around the
world? They are rational, "real-politic", measured and either effective
or likely to become effective.
Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Turkey, Isis, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, the EU, the UN, Brexit, the Climate treaty efforts. Domestically,
the Immigration morass, Trade treaties, the great investment and labor
markets...and even blocking the deluded efforts of deluded California
political leaders, in effect, to secede from the Union.
The matters are more difficult in the Far East. The President's approach has been less rational and more "aspirational". North Korea will never give up its nuclear weapons. China has become our greatest adversary: never democratic, never fair-dealing, always totalitarian and militarily dangerous.
All of this, in the face of incessant treachery enabled by a mass media no longer deserving of the name "Journalism"
Pretty Good, in my opinion, and deserving of a second term. SO: PLEASE PAY ATTENTION.
November 18 through 21,
THAT IS WHY! "LIVE FREE OR DIE".
MORE LESSONS OF HISTORY. Learn them very late, or be prepared to repeat them - including a Civil War.
...and the more recent "Gems" came after the DEMS CLOSED THE
Still Not Dangerous Enough For Ya?
Orators of the Democrat Party – from the distant Past:
"One man with courage makes a majority." ~Andrew
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
"The buck stops here." ~Harry S. Truman
"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your
country." ~John F. Kennedy
But wait ....There are more Great orators of the Democrat Party
–MORE RECENT GEMS of wisdom:
"It depends what your definition of 'is' is?''
~William Jefferson Clinton
"Those rumors are false. I believe in the sanctity of
marriage" ~John Edwards
“Gorsuch isn’t fit to serve because he uses law and not emotions.”
"What difference does it make?" (re: Benghazi)
"I invented the Internet."
~ Al Gore
is, is no longer, uh, what it, uh, could be, uh, what it was once
was, uh, and I say to myself, uh, I don't want that
uh, for my children." ~Barack Obama
"I have campaigned in all 57 states." ~Barack
Obama (Quoted in 2008)
"You don't need God anymore; you have us
Democrats." ~ Nancy Pelosi
(Quoted in 2006)
"Paying taxes is voluntary." ~Sen. Harry
“Homicide is the leading cause of murder.” ~Rep. Sheila Jackson
“No ordinary American cares about Constitutional rights.” ~Joe Biden
“Having an abortion is no different than having one’s tonsils removed.”
“Owning guns is not a right. If it were a right, it would be in the
Constitution.” ~Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (2018)
"Bill is the greatest husband and father I know. No one is more
faithful, true, and honest than he
~Hillary Rodham-Clinton (Quoted in 1998)
"You have a business, you didn't build that. Someone else
did!" ~Barack Obama (Quoted in 2012)
“Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit.” ~Bernie Sanders
the most ridiculous gem of wisdom, from the "Mother
Superior of STUPID ": "We just have to pass Obama's Healthcare Bill to
see what's in it." ~Nancy Pelosi (Quoted
2010) (As one Doctor said: "That is also
definition of a stool sample.")
Beyond a doubt, the
greatest statement of all was made by the Democrat House
Speaker at the first
after Ted Kennedy was caught, on camera, having sex with one of his
aides on the deck of his yacht ….
"Ah see that the
good Senatuh from the great state of Massutwoshits has changed his
position on off-shore
drillin'." ~ Sam
AND THE LATEST FROM THIS DYSFUNCTIONAL, STUPID BUNCH IS…….
"My fear is if North Korea nukes us, Trump is gonna get us into a
war." ~ Maxine Waters......2017
THERE ARE LIARS, DAMNED LIARS...AND MANY POLITICIANS.
But once in a while, someone in Washington comes forward with the truth.
I REALLY DON'T LIKE REPEATING MYSELF,
but some of you are not paying attention.
See Rudy Giuliani's statement in the WSJ November 13, 2019 entitled
"The Case For The Impeachment Defense"
As I have said in this section several times already, the President's
attorney states: "For
Messrs. Trump and Zelensky to discuss these issues was not only proper
but an exercise of Mr. Trump's responsibility as U.S. president as
expressed in Article ll, Section 3 of the Constitution: "to take care
that the laws of the United States are faithfully executed."
Can You Hear Me Now?
is why the President of the United States had and has an obligation to
investigate the ongoing corruption in a nation, Ukraine, that is
receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in our taxpayers' money.
That includes investigating the evidently deep involvement of the
former Vice President of the U.S. and of his son.
Is that clear?
THIS IS HOW TO "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN":
EMULATE MELANIA TRUMP.
Now, some will NOT read this.
Some will discount it as Trump campaign blather.
Some simply will not care .
My old goat’s advice ---- at least look at the pictures !!!
Melania is widely recognized as Donald Trump's "Trophy Wife."
But there's a side of Mrs. Trump most people have yet to see - until
Despite being married to the most controversial presidential candidate
in American history, Melania Trump remains an enigma.
mystery that comes with her reserved personality makes Melania an easy
target for liberals as articles labeling her as a "mannequin" and
condemning her silence are published daily.
Although the famous
former model seems to have it all, Melania's testimony tells the story
of someone who's struggled against all odds - and overcame.
I learned the TRUTH about Melania Trump, I realized she was the living
definition of a Proverbs 31 woman - the kind of First Lady that America
has been deprived of for far too long.
Melania Trump has graced the
covers of the most prestigious fashion industry magazines. But like
many Americans today, Melania's success was the result of a courageous
work ethic and humble beginnings.
Melanija Knavs was born
on April 26, 1970 in the small Slovenian railroad town of Sevnica -
long before she changed the spelling of her name to pursue a modeling
Despite the struggles many Slovenians faced during the
country's Communist times, the Knavses worked extremely hard to give
their children a positive upbringing.
Amalija Ulcnik, worked developing patterns at a factory that
manufactured children's clothing. She had met Viktor Knavs in 1966 who
worked as a chauffeur for a nearby town's mayor.
Melania and her sister with conservative values such as putting family
first and having exceptional work ethic. After looking at the picture
of Melania's parents below, it's clear she inherited their timeless
good looks too!
"I love my childhood. It was a beautiful
childhood," Melania said. Her son, Barron (10), speaks Slovenian
fluently and uses it to speak with his grandparents, who now live near
the Trumps in New York at Trump Tower.
Melania's father left his job
as a chauffeur to become a salesman at a state-owned car company in
Ljubljana, Slovenia and found his family an apartment there - all to
provide his children with exceptional education opportunities with
their new prestigious address.
Amalija's career as a
seamstress had a profound impact on Melania. Once Melania learned to
draw, she would sketch her own designs, and her mother or sister, Ines,
would sew them. Melania also made her own jewelry.
evenings after work sewing clothing for herself and her two daughters.
Instead of wearing clothes from the store, the Knavses designed and
sewed everything they wore. Melania's childhood friends remember her
always being dressed elegantly and carrying herself with confidence -
there was always something striking about her.
modeling career began when she was 16-years-old at a modeling contest
when she attracted the attention of photographer Stane Jerko, whose
test photos of the breathtaking teenager resulted in her signing with a
modeling agency in Milan.
Despite her success as a model, Melania's
goal was to become a designer. So she applied to the School of
Architecture at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, becoming one
of the few to pass the school's notoriously difficult entrance exams.
pursuing her degree in design and architecture, Melania remained
focused in school. She didn't drink, or party, nor did she smoke. Even
with the temptations surrounding her as a college student and
successful model, Melania lived a quiet homebound life.
"She kept to
herself, she was a loner. After a shoot or a catwalk, she went home,
not out. She didn't want to waste time partying," Jerko remembers.
obtaining a degree in design and architecture at the University of
Ljubljana, Melania was jetting between photo shoots in Paris and Milan
- but Melania had even bigger dreams. Melania knew that if she wanted
to achieve her goals she would have to move to America.
finally made it to New York in 1996 after landing an American modeling
contract - but nothing could prepare for the struggles that were down
Shortly after she began pursuing her modeling
dreams in America, Melania struggled to find work because she was
considered "too old." The modeling industry isn't friendly to models
once they hit their later twenties, and at just 26-years-old, Melania
was worried her best days were already behind her.
Melania went to
castings every day, but photographers continued picking someone else
over her, and often someone younger. She was having a difficult time
supporting herself, and endured the challenging season while being
overseas, away from her tight-knit family back in Slovenia.
Melania got her "big break" and it wasn't long before she graced the
magazines covers of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, British GQ, In Style, New
York Magazine, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Allure, Self,
Glamour, Vanity Fair, and Elle.
But nothing could prepare her for
the life-changing experience she would eventually encounter during her
thriving modeling career…
While at a party during the New
York Fashion Week in the fall of 1998, Melania met Donald Trump. She
was a tall, shy brunette at just 28-years-old - while Trump was a brash
52-year-old real estate mogul.
"I didn't know much about Donald
Trump," she says of their first encounter. "I had my life, I had my
world. I didn't follow Donald Trump and what kind of life he had."
Trump attended the party with a date, he was instinctively drawn to
Melania. When Trump's date went to the bathroom, he seized the
opportunity to chat for a few minutes with the Slovenian model he'd
Unlike the women who swooned every time the famous
billionaire approached them, Melania remained unimpressed. When Trump
asked for her number, she refused and instead asked for HIS contact
information - she didn't want to be just another woman he called, and
she waited an entire week before calling him.
Melania was curious to
see if Trump would submit a business number. "I wanted to see what his
intention is," she explains. "It tells you a lot from the man what kind
of number he gives you. He gave me all of his numbers."
confidence and shocking reaction to the wealthy playboy made Trump even
more attracted to her. Trump could tell Melania was beautiful AND
intelligent, and he was willing to do whatever it took to win the woman
of his dreams.
"I'm not star struck," she explains. "We had a great
connection, we had great chemistry, but I was not star struck. And
maybe he noticed that."
Many are quick to criticize Donald
and Melania's marriage due to their age difference, but after learning
more about Melania - it's easy to understand that these two were made
for each other. Melania's reserved personality and traditional values
balance Trump's assertive personality and controversial behavior.
traditional values can be seen in her absence from Trump's campaign
trail. Instead of being on the road with her husband, Melania chose to
be at home in New York City to raise their 10-year-old son, Barron.
Despite the Trumps' luxurious lifestyle, Melania refuses to let their
son be raised by a nanny.
my choice not to be there [on the campaign trail]," Melania said. "I
support my husband 100 percent, but … we have a 10-year-old son
together, Barron, and I'm raising him."
"This is the age he needs a parent at home," she added.
Donald Trump told his wife he wanted to run for president, Melania said
they discussed it in depth and she encouraged him to run.
encouraged him because I know what he will do and what he can do for
America," she said. "He loves the American people and he wants to help
Although she's not out on the campaign trail, Melania stays involved in
her husband's campaign behind-the-scenes.
told me a couple of times during the debate, she was very happy with my
performances, if you would want to call them a performance," Donald
Trump said. "But she said, 'You could tone it down a little bit on
occasion,' which I understand."
"She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue." -
Melania revealed the biggest untruth about her husband is the
perception that he's "nasty."
not," Melania said. "He has a big heart and [a] very warm heart. You
see who he is on the campaign trail all the time and on television, and
I think - you know America needs a strong leader and a tough leader and
[he] knows what he's doing."
"He is who he is," she says.
"Even if you give him advice, he will maybe take it in, but then he
will do it the way he wants to do it. You cannot change a person. Let
them be. Let them be the way they are."
Melania's passion for
philanthropy is just a glimpse of the difference she could make as our
First Lady. Some of the philanthropic causes she's been involved with
include the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Police Athletic League,
the Boys Club of New York, The American Red Cross and Love Our Children
"She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy." -
she may not have experience in politics, Melania Trump is equipped to
help her husband out on the diplomatic front: in addition to her native
Slovenian, Melania speaks four other languages: English, French,
Serbian and German.
"She's an incredible mother, she loves her son,
Barron, so much. And I have to say, she will make an unbelievable First
Lady," Donald Trump said.
"She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the
bread of idleness." - Proverbs 31:27
Trump's life story is a vivid illustration of the American dream. Her
humble roots, exceptional work ethic, and devotion to family clearly
sets her apart. If Melania can make it all the way from Slovenia to the
White House, there's no excuse for excuses, liberals.
"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to
come." - Proverbs 31:25
you learn something new about Donald Trump's "Trophy Wife?" We love
you, Melania Trump! America could use a First Lady like you.
through TUESDAY, November 10 through 12,
READ IT AND WEEP.
The America that I was born into is becoming unrecognizable.
We have just one chance to save it bloodlessly, on Election Day, 2020.