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
TUESDAY, August 31, 2021DELUSIONAL.
MONDAY, August 30, 2021IN RECENT YEARS, THOSE WHO FOLLOW MY OBSERVATIONS AND VENTINGS ON THIS SITE WILL HAVE NOTICED MY INCREASING USE OF THE WORDS "STUPID" AND "STUPIDITY".
have on occasion wondered whether I was overdoing it. But NO. So I will
continue to apply these words only to those who REALLY DESERVE IT.
See the article entitled: "You Are Living In The Golden Age Of Stupidity", by Lance Morrow (in WSJ August 30, 2021, Opinion, pA17, 2021).
live in a golden age of stupidity. It is everywhere. President Biden's
conduct of the withdrawal from Afghanistan will be remembered as a
defining stupidity of our time - one of many."
SUNDAY, August 29, 2021RR#1
THIS *president IS A PRETENDER TO HIGH OFFICE AND ALSO TO *catholicism...
to his unending SHAME.
Joe Biden Has Blood on His Hands
world watched in horror this past week after more than a dozen American
soldiers were killed and over a dozen were injured in Afghanistan. And
now members of Congress and millions of Americans are calling on Joe
Biden to resign or be impeached because of how he botched the
withdrawal of American troops and people.
Biden botched it so badly it appears he gave little regard to these people's lives.
But for pro-life Americans, this is NOT surprising?
Because Joe Biden is already the most pro-abortion president in American history. He already has blood on his hands.
has gone far past any president before him in terms of promoting
abortion and forcing pro-life Americans to be a part of it. Like other
presidents, Biden has made Americans fund the Planned Parenthood
abortion business here in the United States and its abortion agenda
across the globe. He's funded the UNFPA with our tax dollars, which
supports population control in China. And he's overturned pro-life
rules President Trump put in place to protect the conscience rights of
pro-life medical professional.
But Biden is even more aggressively pro-abortion.
is the first president to actively work with abortion activists in
Congress to try to repeal the Hyde Amendment and the legislation he and
Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi put together is in the Senate and could
make Americans fund hundreds of thousands of abortions every year.
is on the front lines fighting Biden, Pelosi and their radical abortion
agenda each and every day. Not only will LifeNews.com keep standing
against their radical abortion policies, but we will work hard to
replace them -- to take back Congress next year and take back the White
JOE BIDEN: PRETENDING TO BE *PRESIDENT...AND PRETENDING TO BE COMPETENT.
THIS IS A WORTH-WHILE READ.
There will be more on this historic / tragic episode...'lest we forget.
See this latest Federal Court holding, relating to ICE.
Now let's see how the Immortal Bard might have expressed himself on these developments.
"Anointed Sovereign of Sighs and Groans."
"All eyes and no sight".
"O Gull, O Dolt, As Ignorant As Dirt"
"Not so much brain as ear wax."
"I do desire that we may be better strangers".
SATURDAY, August 28, 2021IF YOU, LIKE I, ARE READY TO SPIT NAILS ABOUT THE NEWS COMING OUT OF KABUL,
Wall Street Journal has prepared several excellent articles that put
this disaster into past and future perspective...a bit of Tums for at
least some temporary relief.
But after the effect has dissipated,
we will still have to face an asterisk-"president", standing on a
failed past and a debilitated future for the next 3 years. He should
rather be facing at least one of the following actions;
Impeachment; Amendment 25 of the U.S, Constitution; or Court-Martial of the "Commander-in-Chief.
1) "A Taliban 9/11", by William McGurn (in WSJ August 24, 2021, Opinion, pA15;
2) "The Deeper Crisis Behind The Afghan Rout", by Walter Russell Mead, (ibid)";
3) "What Are Joe Biden's Fixed Principles?", by Joseph Epstein (in WSJ August 26, 2021, Opinion, pA17).
Neither taking two aspirin nor calling our doctor in the morning will help this pain.
FRIDAY, August 27, 2021RR#1
"WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT, ALFIE?"
The title to that great ballad of decades ago is certainly appropriate today.
As in the case of the patient who comes to the physician confused with a dozen symptoms,
it is up to the doctor to make sense of it all, to develop individual diagnoses and appropriate treatments.
Here follow a partial list of symptoms afflicting our body politic - and an effort at diagnosis and treatment.
1) It has been said that, in his decades as U.S. Senator, Joe Biden was never Right. I won't go that far.
a statement from him originally published in the WSJ Sept. 9, 2004 and
re-published in the "Notable ^& Quotable" offering of the WSJ on
August 27, 2021. He was rational then. He is not rational now.
2) The Republican Party,
if one such cohesive group exists today, had better get its act
together ASAP if it doesn't want to snatch defeat from the jaws of
likely victory in 2022 and even 2024. It must produce and articulate
specific alternatives NOW to the feckless and dangerous policies of the
Democratic Leftists and their captured Liberals. This will have to be
done with IDEAS AND POLICIES, since they will be out-spent in money and
with distorted "truths" and lies from the "mainstream media".
3) There are no longer Principles in Politics,
only pandering and posturing by those hoping to have decades-long
careers in public offices with no Term Limits. See the article by Chris
Powell in The Day entitled "'My Body, My Choice' mantra Is Inconsistent" (in The Day, August 22, 2021, page B4).
4) "The School Kids Are Not Alright" (Editorial, NYTimes, August 22, 2021, Sunday Review, p7).
No, they aren't!
Not after the last 18 months and the continuing turmoil besetting their
elders. The psychological ramifications will be evident for decades to
come - and the issue of Masks is one of the lesser issues. "Is anybody there? Does anybody care?"
5) The issue of Refugees coming into America,
generally without oversight or control, will be a slow-growing tumor
which, whether benign or malignant, will need aggressive treatment in
the future. This relates to Latinos, Afghans and all the others. And it
will Not be painless.
6) The National Security of America
is in substantial danger - Right Now, not at some time in the distant
future. There is no lack of actual and potential enemies, mainly China,
North Korea, Russia, Iran, and Fundamentalist Islam Worldwide. And,
considering our miserable leadership and our deep internal divisions,
this period in our national history resembles 1940-1941. Remember
then? Or did you actually learn about it? AGAIN: THE ELECTIONS OF 2022 AND 2024 ARE OF VITAL IMPORTANCE TO AMERICA FOR DECADES TO COME!
THURSDAY, August 26, 2021RR#1
AS SOON AS I HEARD ABOUT THE ATTACK TODAY IN KABUL, WITH THE KILLING OF 12 U.S. SOLDIERS, I PREPARED TO OFFER A RAPID RESPONSE ENTITLED
"COURT-MARTIAL THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF".
But first I checked to see if I had been scooped. And yes, I have.
See the statement by Col. Richard Kemp of the British Armed Forces.
Beware: The National Temperature Is Rising Dangerously.
SUBSTANTIAL PERCENTAGE OF OUR AMERICAN POPULATION, ESPECIALLY THOSE
BELOW THE AGE OF THIRTY, WILL HAVE NO IDEA WHAT DENNIS PRAGER IS
THEY ARE TOO IGNORANT OR TOO STUPID. (Yes, there is a difference...and you can be both).
And now they have the leaders they deserve.
The Rest of Us MUST CHANGE THAT IN THE ELECTIONS OF 2022 AND 2024.
WEDNESDAY, August 25, 2021THIS LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE THE AMERICAN LEFTIST GAME PLAN.
And there appear to be many takers.
TUESDAY, August 24, 2021YES, THERE STILL ARE A FEW TRUTH-TELLERS OUT THERE...
and "THE TRUTH WILL MAKE YOU FREE".
MONDAY, August 23, 2021SLAVERY.
NOTHING NEW HERE; WE KNEW ALL OF THIS.
SO WHY DO WE LET THE HUSTLING POLITICIANS, THE GREEDY "BLACK LEADERS" AND
THEIR STUPID FOLLOWERS GET AWAY WITH ALL OF THE BS ABOUT SLAVERY AND "RACISM"?
IT IS THESE DISSEMBLING MISCREANTS WHO ARE THE MOST PERSISTENT RACISTS.
OF THESE GROUPS, I HOLD THE STUPIDS IN GREATEST CONTEMPT. AT LEAST THE OTHERS KNOW WHY THEY ARE DOING THIS.
WHY DON'T WE "WHITE PEOPLE" CLAIM OUR REWARD FOR HAVING MADE SLAVERY
ILLEGAL IN THE GROSS AND HAVING MADE CIVIL RIGHTS THE LAW OF THE LAND -
EMBRACED BY "WHITE PEOPLE" MORE THAN ANY OTHER GROUP?
THE REWARD WE SEEK? PEACE!
SUNDAY, August 22, 2021RR#1
NO LONGER A SECRET...
many thanks to Susan and her devoted crew.
YOU WANT THE TRUTH? HERE IT IS.
AND NOW FOR A SUBJECT THAT MUST BE BROACHED...NOW:
the Elephant approaching our living space: Our Muslim Brethren and SHARIA LAW.
IN AMERICA, OUR ONE FUNDAMENTAL LAW IS THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, WITH ITS INCORPORATED COMMON LAW.
There can be No Other: NO PAPAL STATES, NO KINGDOMS OR PRINCIPALITIES, NO INTERNATIONAL LAW...AND NO SHARIA LAW.
First Amendment Freedom of Religion embraces the Religion of Islam, but
cannot include the Secular Sharia Law, especially its many tenets which
are Totally Opposed to our Western Judeo-Christian Ethics.
For those who have little knowledge of this matter, read carefully the book by Glenn Beck entitled
"IT IS ABOUT ISLAM", (Mercury Radio Arts, Inc., 2015).
the imminent arrival in this country of many thousands, even millions
of Muslims, who are expected to integrate with the scores of other
peoples that form this nation, this position must be established as soon as appropriate legislation can be enacted. And it will be upheld in the inevitable challenge to the USSC.
beginning with France, has begun to see the error of its ways in having
allowing Sharia Law to prevail in large swaths of their homelands. Big
Mistake, although there seeded by their long history of Colonialism.
SATURDAY, August 21, 2021RR#1
BY THIS TIME REGARDING HUNTER BIDEN, THERE IS NOT "SMOKE", THERE IS A RAGING INFERNO.
Is this now how Americans are left to get important information?
Are you satisfied with this state of affairs? If you are, "The End Is Near".
THURSDAY and FRIDAY, August 19 and 20, 2021RR#1
SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER:
*BIDEN'S RESPONSIBIITY FOR THE BORDER CRISIS AND FOR THE AFGHANISTAN ROUT
ARE IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES.
A PERSONAL DILEMMA...AND ONE FOR MANY OF YOU TOO:
HOW DO I STAY CURRENT WITH RELIABLE NEWS (ie. Bret Baier, 6PM Fox News)
AND PROTECT MY HEALTH AT THE SAME TIME?
news out of Afghanistan is INFURIATING...and orders of magnitude beyond
the nation's dangerous and out-of-control border crisis.
there is*Biden; either the most consequentially detestable Liar in the
history of the American Presidency...or TOTALLY DELUSIONAL.
If the former, he should be IMPEACHED immediately.
If the latter, AMENDMENT 25 should be invoked immediately: "Presidential Disability and Succession".
addition to one of those actions, I still hope and pray that the
American People, in the elections of 2022 and 2024, will be able to
right this foundering Ship of State. However, for that to happen, many
members of the two youngest generations will have to grow up very
fast - by their thirties at least.
If not, the alternative will Not be surrender to the developing new status quo.
WEDNESDAY, August 18, 2021THE CASE FOR VACCINATION, IN A NUTSHELL.
TUESDAY, August 17, 2021RR#1
HERE ARE STORIES THAT YOU ARE UNLIKELY TO GET IN THE "MAINSTREAM MEDIA",
aka "all the news we're are willing to give you".
Are you satisfied with that situation?
MONDAY, August 16, 2021WHAT A DISASTER. WHAT A NATIONAL SHAME!
Not sure? Think that's hyperbole?
Then you MUST find and view in its entirety the August 16, 2021 evening Fox show of Tucker Carlson.
SUNDAY, August 15, 2021DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THIS ONE?
AMENDMENT 10. "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, not prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people".
This is the backdrop to the substance of Cal Thomas recent article entitled:
"DeSantis Is Standing Up To The Weenies" , (in The Day, August 11, 2021, pA4).
Against the backdrop of the Weenie - In -Chief, our Asterisk *Biden,
Thomas quotes DeSantis at heart-warming length and several other
American leaders in the pithy manner that exemplifies Leaders.
Remember the practice sentence used in typing class?
"NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN TO COME TO THE AID OF THEIR COUNTRY."
SATURDAY, August 14, 2021"THE TRUTH WILL MAKE YOU FREE"...BUT NOT THE INNOCENT PEOPLE OF THE MIDDLE EAST.
This is Criminal.
Common Law, a bystander has no obligation to help a drowning person.
But if he goes to help, he has responsibility for the outcome.
THURSDAY and FRIDAY, August 12 and 13, 2021THE LEFTISTS AND THEIR NOW IRRATIONAL LIBERAL SUPPORTERS - INCLUDING *BIDEN:
afraid to fight effectively the Taliban, to protect the Afghan people
and to defend American Honor in the blood-bath now resulting from their
current despicable actions...
but ready to act like goons in
unprotected places and against undefended individuals - whether
physically or through "Cancel Culture".
I'm still waiting for the 2022 and 2024 national elections.
But I and millions of others are finding it ever harder to remember the Words of the Bible:
"Judgment is Mine. I shall repay, Sayeth the Lord".
WEDNESDAY, August 11, 2021RR#1
WITH "EXECUTIVE ACTIONS" LIKE THIS AND THOSE AT THE NATIONAL BORDER,
the *Biden administration is rapidly becoming A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE.
Health Care availability, delivery and cost today have produced a jungle out there.
The historic and traditional patient - advocate - the "Captain of the Ship" - is becoming a deck-hand, a swab.
And patients generally find themselves in steerage.
For me so far - pretty far - conditions remain pretty good...but only because I fight like hell for my patients and for myself.
Just a progress report.
Meanwhile, I follow the advice of St. Augustine:
"PRAY AS IF IT ALL DEPENDS ON GOD. WORK AS IF IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU."
MONDAY and TUESDAY, August 9 and 10, 2021IS "BIDEN PURSUING A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE THAT HE KNOWS TO BE CRIMINAL.
If so, what does that make him?
SUNDAY, August 8, 2021RR#1
TODAY, AN ANATOMY LESSON.
IF, WHEN YOU ARE YOUNG, YOU ARE NOT A LIBERAL...YOU HAVE NO HEART.
IF, WHEN YOU ARE OLDER, YOU ARE NOT A CONSERVATIVE, YOU HAVE NO BRAIN.
An article recently published in the WSJ by Bernie Sanders brought that truism back to me.
("Why We Need The $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Package").
I read (and underlined, of course) the article, I realized that I was
still young at heart - recalling the original 30 years when I was a
registered and office-holding Democrat.
Then the brain kicked in.
is this nation going to pay for all of these good things...when our
national debt is already larger than our Gross National Product?
How are we going to provide for our National Defense?
the resulting existential economic distortion not result in severe
inflation, followed by stagflation and then deep depression?
would the role of all Americans and also immigrants be in earning their
daily bread and livelihood? Or would they simply be allowed to go to
seed, robbing them of physical and mental strength and of human
And how will the nation endure all of this while
eviscerating our industrial might under the guise of fighting "Climate
Change" - while the contrary actions of Third World and other countries
including China negate the effect of our actions?
WOW: THAT WAS CLOSE. The Brain must control the Heart.
THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL STORY UNFOLDING NOW IN AMERICA IS NOT
*Biden presidency, or the stolen 2020 national election, or the
immigration crisis, or the crises in crime and policing, or the Western
fires, or deaths from illicit drug use, or suicides in disconnected /
"tuned in" young people, or the risk of losing a conflict with
China, or the loss of our longest war in Afghanistan....
No, the most consequential story is again the COVID-19 PANDEMIC!
To paraphrase Winston Churchill, it is - if we are lucky - "the end of the beginning".
For background beginning in March 2020, see the contents of my web site Category entitled:
Then check out the following articles that appeared in recent media releases:
1) "Top Biden Health Official: We're 'Failing' On COVID", (Newsmax, August 8, 2021;
2) "What To Do With Our COVID Rage", (NY Times Sunday Review, August 8, 2021;
3) "The CDC Needs To Stop Confusing The Public", (ibid); 4) "The COVID-19 vaccine Quandary", (ibid);
4) "The COVID-19 Vaccine Quandary", by Dr. Robert A. Linden (in the Day August 8, 2021, pB3).
5) "Vaccines And Masks Are the Way Out" (NYTimes Editorial, August 8, 2021.)
My Bottom Line:
don't want this infection: not asymptomatic, not mildly symptomatic,
not severe, not re-infection, not with lingering debilities, and not
Everything in Life is a Risk-to-Benefit analysis. Here
the benefit of taking the Vaccine vastly outweighs any risk. In
addition, avoid crowds...and use an effective mask when that is not
THINK. THEN ACT.
SATURDAY, August 7, 2021RR#1
HERE, THE DEFINITION OF A GREAT MAN AND A GREAT PUBLIC SERVANT.
who know me know I was a different kind of Secretary of State and that
did not always make me friends. This is because I have never been
afraid to stand up for what’s right and hold firm in my beliefs. One of
these beliefs is that Americans should be proud of our history and our
Right now, there is a debate about whether our schools
should teach Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project, which are both
based in Marxism and built around the idea that America was founded on
flawed principles. The radical Left thinks that we should throw our
core American principles out and start over. All the while, a majority
of fourth and eighth graders can’t read or do math at grade
When I went to West Point I was handed a weapon,
a copy of the Constitution and the Federalist papers. There was nothing
in there about America being racist. Our schools are now literally
teaching our children to hate America. This is unacceptable.
DO YOU SUPPORT CRITICAL RACE THEORY?
this is how the youth is taught to view America, what incentive is
there for young men and women to fight for their country? Or what
incentive is there for future generations to work hard and try to
achieve their dreams when they are guaranteed an outcome or paid to
stay at home?
Capitalism, freedom and the prospect of the American Dream drive our economy and American innovation.
should be proud of America. We are the country that achieved
independence from tyranny, that persevered through a terrible civil
war, that twice defended the world from ruthless dictators, that placed
a man on the moon and that withstood the greatest domestic terrorist
attack this or any nation has ever known. America is the greatest
nation and greatest force for good on the planet, and it is up to us to
keep it that way.
This will take all of us. We need leaders
willing to run for school board, for city council, even serve in the
PTA of your local school. We need people like you to step up and take a
I promise to NEVER stop fighting for America, and I hope you will join me.
THE LAST PERIODS IN OUR HISTORY WHEN AMERICA WAS EVEN MORE DIVIDED THAN IT IS NOW
WERE DURING THE VIET NAM WAR, DURING THE CIVIL WAR - AND ALSO DURING THE
REVOLUTIONARY WAR...WHEN OVER 40% OF COLONISTS WERE LOYALISTS.
Similarly, those were also periods when keeping up with the related actual "news" was overwhelming.
But we have to try - if we deserve to be called Americans.
- Vote, and Vote "NO" this coming Tuesday. See The Day editorial on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
- Politics is often STUPID...but what is going on regarding the COVID - 19 Pandemic is IDIOCY. See "A War Footing To Defeat The COVID Virus" (in The Day, August 3, 2021).
of today's grandparents and parents were too "Stoned" in the 1970's and
1980's to register this (remember "Horse's Ass...") - but "What If We're Reliving The 70's With No Reagan To Save The Day?" (WSJ August 3, 2021).
- GET THE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL! VACCINATE AND MASK THE TEACHERS.
And if they balk - FIRE THEM. Private schools, Charter schools, Home
schools and individual teachers are waiting. See "The Cost Of The
School Shutdowns" (see WSJ editorial, July 29, 2021). See also the
section on my web site entitled "Public Education Politics".
- A Tale of Two States: Connecticut and South Dakota.
See "Noem's Red-State South Dakota Everything Blue Connecticut Isn't"
(by Cal Thomas, in The Day July 27, 2021). People of Connecticut: WAKE
- And just a reminder about the 2020 national election: "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over." Meanwhile, the *Biden stays in place.
MONDAY through FRIDAY, August 2 through 6, 2021RR#1
BY THE DAMNED. ONLY A USSC HOLDING THAT HUMAN LIFE BEGINS AT THE MOMENT
OF CONCEPTION, AND IS PROTECTED FROM THAT MOMENT, WILL SUFFICE.
Subject: University Admits Harvesting Kidneys From Unborn Babies While Their Hearts are Still Beating
University Admits Harvesting Kidneys From Unborn Babies While Their Hearts are Still Beating
University of Pittsburgh may have inadvertently provided more evidence
this week that aborted babies may be being born alive and left to die
so that their organs may be used for scientific research, according to
the Center for Medical Progress.
LifeNews.com is a very good source of prolife info.
This is on the level of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele.
THIS WAS NEVER MORE TRUE THAN TODAY, WITH OUR BUMPER CROP
OF "DISSEMBLING MISCREANTS".
A POEM WORTH READING .....
He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.,
Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.
And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For ol' Joe has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For a Veteran died today.
He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing,
'Tho a Veteran died today.
When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young,
But the passing of a Veteran
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?
The politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.
While the ordinary Veteran,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.
It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever-waffling stand?
Or would you want a Veteran
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Veteran,
Who would fight until the end.
He was just a common Veteran,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his likes again.
For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Veteran's part,
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor
While he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage
At the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A VETERAN DIED TODAY.”
HERE'S AN ANTIDOTE:
GETTING OLDER IS A STATE OF BODY.
GETTING "OLD" IS A STATE OF MIND...AND A CHOICE.
This should be sent only to those whose level of maturity qualifies them to relate to it...
1966 : Long hair .....
2021 : Longing for hair
2021 : EKG
1966 : Acid rock
2021 : Acid reflux
1966 : Moving to California because it's cool
2021 : Moving to Arizona because it's warm
1966 : Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2021 : Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
1966 : Seeds and stems
2021 : Roughage
1966 : Hoping for a BMW
2021 : Hoping for a BM
1966 : Going to a new, hip joint
2021 : Receiving a new hip joint
1966 : Rolling Stones
2021 : Kidney Stones
1966 : Screw the system
2021 : Upgrade the system
1966 : Disco
2021 : Costco
1966 : Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2021 : Children begging you to get their heads shaved and wear a mask
1966 : Passing the drivers' test
2021 : Passing the vision test
1966 : Whatever
2021 : Depends
Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things.
Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to
give the faculty a sense of the mindset of this year's incoming freshmen.
Here's this year's list:
The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 2003.
They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up..
Their lifetime has always included AIDS..
Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic..
The CD was introduced 12 year's before they were born..
They have always had an answering machine..
They have always had cable..
They cannot fathom not having a remote control..
Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave..
They never took a swim and thought about Jaws..
They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are..
They don't know who Mork was or where he was from..
They never heard of:
"Where's the Beef?",
"I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or
"de plane, Boss, de plane.."
They do not care who shot J. R., & have no idea who J. R. even is.
Mc Donald's never came in Styrofoam containers.
They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.
Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to your other contemporaries.
Notice the larger type, that's for those of you who have trouble reading.
So have a nice day!!!!! It is good to have friends who know about these
things and are still alive and kicking!
SUNDAY, August 1, 2021WHY AM I NOT SURPRISED?
have been following the descent of this gang from Profession to Craft
to trade for years on my "Public Education Politics" section. It's all
there, and then some.
All the while I have been trying to distinguish classroom teachers from the craven bureaucrats of the NEA and the UFT.
My wife and I raised 5 children successfully. Now it's your turn. NOW IT'S "US VS. THEM".
there are effective alternatives to a public school system that
graduates students from high school who should not have graduated grade
This is a Call to Arms for the parents of all children, but especially for the parent(s) of Black children.
They are the ones who have lost the most in the last 40 years - and who have the most to lose.
When will they wake up?
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