A. Sprecace M.D.,
J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy
Associates of New
RESPONSE...Daily Commentary on News of the Day
This is a new section.
It will offer
fresh, 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
campaigns, a rapid response in one direction may occasionally have to
be followed by a "strategic withdrawal" in another direction. Charge
that to "the fog of war", and to the necessary flexibility any mental
or military campaign must maintain to be effective. But the mission
will always be the same: common sense, based upon facts and "real
politick", supported by a visceral sense of Justice and a commitment to
be pro-active. That's all I promise.
Click dates below
for past Rapid Responses
MONDAY through SATURDAY, September 18 through 23, 2023
As a physician continuing to conduct
an active medical practice as I approach 91 years of age,
do I continue with this Rapid
Response offering - or not?
Well: do I continue Breathing - or
But I will not have time to provide
Links to or actual copies of my sources. Almost all are from the WSJ. So: Look
TIME FOR ANOTHER EDITION OF POT
POURRI: HOW THIS NATION IS "GOING TO HELL IN A HAND-BASKET".
current "Senatorial Hold" on upper level Military Promotions
turns out to be yet another lie by Democratic Senate Leadership. Leader
Charles Shumer can over-ride those holds any time he wants. And he has
just done so.
Change continues to be a favored weapon of those Leftists...and also of
those Imperialists...who want to subvert America's economic and social
life to their advantage.
are still some alternatives to the main-media whores. See the WSJ Editorial
on Rupert Murdock.
Sports: The "New Baseball" is ruining pitchers' arms; The
Same-ol' collision sport Football is ruining players' brains - even in
teen-ages; and as for Soccer - a great sport, but still "watching
Labor and Old Management, still sticking to the old tactics when
everything else around them has changed. Where shall we send the ashes?
was a time when Americans TRUSTED Washington and our elected
representatives. NO MORE. Will that Trust once again be earned and return?
Prognosis Guarded! If not within the next few years, America will
become yet another Tyranny - and another historical democracy that did not
survive its third century.
anyone noticed: our National Security is over-extended,
under-represented...and At Risk. "Is anybody there? Does anybody
our citizens- particularly the younger generations - are becoming dumber
and dumber, are lacking personal responsibility and morality, and ARE
VOTING! NOT A GOOD COMBINATION.
all of this the Republican Party is experiencing a crisis of identity.
Granted, the issue of Abortion is their Achilles Heel (as seen in the 2022
elections). But they could - AND SHOULD - return to First Principles,
beginning with being champions of the average citizen, and aggressively
countering Everything that Leftist and Woke Democrats espouse. You don't
compromise with a gun at your head. And absolutely vital in gaining
that identity is a return to THE RULE OF LAW, LAW AND ORDER AND CRIME AND
PUNISHMENT. Republicans Must make that goal a center-piece of their
effort to get out of the dust-bin of politics and public service.
- FOR NOW : THE UNITED NATIONS MUST BE KEPT IN ITS ASSIGNED QUARTERS ON
THE EAST SIDE OF NEW YORK CITY - AND NOT ALLOWED TO INVOLVE ITSELF IN THE
OPERATIONS OF THIS NATION. Not regarding pandemic control; not
regarding gun control; not regarding our dealings with climate change; not
SUNDAY, September 17, 2023
"AND THE DRUM BEATS ON"
My opinion...and that of tens of
millions of other citizens, including President Trump...
has been and is that the 2020
Presidential election was rigged - before, during and after Election Day.
Obviously it was a masterful job,
with the added benefit that the Democrats have weaponized such opinions into
allegations of criminal attempts to change the outcome of a valid
election...beginning with Trump himself!
But this is Not A "Cold
Case". The evidence is still there and waiting to be unearthed, including
the findings described herein.
Hence the medical truism applied
here: "PIS AND PUS WILL COMEOUT".
JUST AS I HAVE SUSPECTED FOR A LONG
a prime motivation for the LGBT and
related movements is the drive to have unrestricted and unscripted Sex with a
progressively broader selection of sex partners. No Rules. No Barriers. And
Damn the raging epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases, the breakdown of
both human relationships and civil society, and the surge of mental illnesses
This is not an attack against honest
ambivalence about the two human sexes in some individuals of mature age and
But it is an indictment of the
related irresponsibility, stupidity and malevolence of people and professionals
who should be better human beings.
SATURDAY, September 16, 2023
Just another day in the lives of
these Unelected and Arrogant and Stupid Administrative Agency lifetime
employees...who are being allowed to run the country despite supposed Executive
and Legislative OVERSIGHT !
THERE ARE MANY DISGRACES NOW
AFFLICTING OUR NATION, WITH THE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF BIDEN AND GANG:
One of the worst in its short-term
and also delayed consequences goes under the rubric "CANCEL CULTURE",
long ago enshrined in the so-called "McCarthy Era.". Public
Shaming has always been a part of Human Nature. But its current threat and use,
particularly with the currently available new tech modalities, can now
undermine a public's ability to counter all sorts of tyranny.
destruction of our southern national border, with all sorts of adverse
consequences for both our citizens and for the illegals;
dilution of Law and Order and of Crime and Punishment toward a point
approaching anarchy in some locations;
tolerance and even encouragement of violence in the streets without
arrogance of unionized teachers in asserting their alleged primacy over
our children vs. the parents;
See: "My Father, The
Blacklist And 'High Noon'", by Amanda Foreman (in WSJ Review,
Don't Buckle under such pressures.
Fight...and if necessary SUE THE BASTARDS.
MONDAY through FRIDAY, September 11 through 15, 2023
I WAS NEVER A ROMNEY SUPPORTER.
THERE WAS ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE WHO I FELT WOULD DO A BETTER JOB.
But Mitt Romney is an honest and
capable man. Maybe I never saw him as a national or international LEADER.
In any case: enjoy your life and
keep contributing..."Per Centi Anni".
SUNDAY, September 10, 2023
HAVE I DONE THIS YET?
If not, this is one of the best
"secrets" of the many that this region around New London, Ct.
"COME ON DOWN !
SATURDAY, September 9, 2023
now I'll have to figure out which of these I'll want to refer to me when I get
“Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.” Larry Lorenzon
“The older I get, the better I used to be.” Lee Trevino
"You know you’re getting old when you can pinch an inch on your forehead."John Mendoza
was thinking about how people seem to read the bible a lot more as they
get older, and then it dawned on me—they’re cramming for their final
exam." George Carlin
"I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap."Bob Hope
"I’m 59 and people call me middle-aged. How many 118-year-old men do you know?"Barry Cryer
"I don't do alcohol anymore—I get the same effect just standing up fast."Anonymous
“By the time you’re 80 years old you’ve learned everything. Then, you only have to remember it.”George Burns
Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.” Maurice Chevalier
"Getting older. I used to be able to run a 4-minute mile, bench press 380pounds, and tell the truth."Conan O’Brien
"I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to." Albert Einstein
children don’t make a man feel old, it’s the knowledge that he’s
married to a grandmother that does."J. Norman Collie
"You know you are getting old when everything hurts, and what doesn’t hurt doesn’t work." Hy Gardner
"When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old." Mark Twain
"You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks."Joel Plaskett
"There’s one advantage to being 102, there’s no peer pressure."Dennis Wolfberg
"I've never known a person who lives to be 110 who is remarkable for anything else."Josh Billings
"At my age ‘getting lucky’ means walking into a room and remembering what I came in for."Unknown
age is when you resent the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated because
there are fewer articles to read." George Burns
"The idea is to die young as late as possible." Ashley Montagu
know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder
what else you could do while you’re down there.”George Burns
ask me what I’d most appreciate getting for my eighty-seventh birthday.
I tell them, a paternity suit."George Burns
"Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician." Anonymous
OF COURSE, THIS ISSUE IS PROPERLY
HEADED FOR THE USSC.
The Foundational First Amendment of
the U.S. Constitution MEANS that the only thing you can't do is to yell
"FIRE IN A CROWDED THEATER" !
"Can You Hear Me Now"?
FRIDAY, September 8, 2023
THIS IS A "HIP LITTLE
WHETHER HE WINS OR NOT, THIS MAN HAS
A WINNING MESSAGE,
which was first written with the
Exposing The Left’s Lies
The radical Left continues to spread lies and fear, but I want to make things crystal clear:
• You’re not “old-fashioned” for thinking self-control, temperance, and virtue are good things.
• You’re not “intolerant” for saying America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles.
• You’re not “crazy” for believing children do best with a loving mother and father in the home.
• You’re not “controlling” for wanting your family to go to church together on Sundays.
What I really want you to know today is that you’re not alone in your beliefs.
You’re part of the remnant of believers who’ve been faithful to God and His Word for thousands of years.
deceivers on the Left want you to think you’re an outlier while
painting their radical and immoral ideas as ‘normal.’ And sadly, some
in our own party are going along with them.
But here’s the truth -- 8 out of 10 Americans still believe in God.
since I announced my candidacy, I’ve been flooded with support from
believers just like you who are fired up to save our country and put
Today, I’m praying you’ll join us by rushing back
your support to ensure God and Godly values return to the forefront of
our great nation.
Unlike the time of Noah, Moses, the apostles,
and so many other periods in history – right now, we believers aren’t a
small, faithful remnant. We believers make up the VAST MAJORITY of
I know with you by our side and our conviction in Christ, God will save our land.
So please rush your support now!
KEEP GOD FIRST
Message From Mike Pence
too many of our leaders refuse to let their faith guide them. I'm not
afraid to say that I am a Christian, Conservative, and Republican, in
I truly believe what the world needs today is men
and women of deep conviction and faith who will boldly live out their
faith in the public square.
That’s why I am focused on bringing back humility and faith to our nation's capital.
I can't do this alone. I need the support and dedication of individuals
from all walks of faith to ensure that faith remains a central part of
our nation's identity for generations to come.
Will you join me in this endeavor?
we can make a difference and uphold the values that have made this
country great. Your contribution, no matter how small, will be a
significant step towards achieving this goal.
The PANDEMIC OF STUPIDITY STARTS AT
AS HAS BEEN MY FIRST CHOICE (AFTER
TRUMP, IF HE RUNS): YOU GO, GIRL !
FIRST, Nikki was underestimated…but that didn’t stop her.
Nikki held over 100 campaign events across the country. She didn’t fly
in and fly out, she put in the work, shook hands, met with voters, and
answered every question.
AFTER THAT, Nikki had a stand-out performance and was declared the WINNER of the first Presidential Debate.
NOW, Nikki is SURGING in the polls – she’s DEFEATING Biden by 6 points and she’s in SECOND PLACE in New Hampshire!
SUPPORT NIKKI HALEY TODAY
Friend, Nikki is doing her part to save our country, and now, we need you to do yours!
Your support will make a significant impact to:
• Reach every American with Nikki’s message.
• Provide resources to keep hosting events.
• Continue to CRUSH Joe Biden in the polls.
• WIN the White House!
Friend, we have a country to save!
THURSDAY, September 7, 2023
"THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR EVIL TO TRIUMPH IS FOR THE GOOD TO REMAIN SILENT"
probably noticed that children today aren’t getting the same kind of
education that you and I received when we were growing up.
We used to be taught to love our nation, cherish our history, and respect our fellow Americans. But all of that has changed.
today’s classroom, children are taught that America is fundamentally
racist, that our history is one of oppression, and that we should focus
on our differences instead of what unites us.
this firsthand, as even a prestigious school in Alaska turned its back
on the opportunity to inspire its students with a message of hope and
perseverance. Mountain View Elementary School turned away the
opportunity for me to speak to their students, simply because my
beliefs champion unity and hardwork — and that didn't align with their
The story of Mountain View Elementary is not
isolated; it's a symptom of a larger issue. Our schools are being
infiltrated by ideologies that undermine the values that built our
nation. I'm more committed than ever to ensuring that our children
learn the values that have made our nation strong—values like hard
work, unity, and respect for our history.
And this is exactly
why we created our Little Patriots program—to give parents,
grandparents, teachers, and caregivers a free online resource they can
use to teach children unbiased civics lessons, history, and American
values, anywhere and anytime…completely free of charge.
And now we plan to do even more.
meet the growing demand for educational resources that teach children
to love their country and its history, we’re taking Little Patriots on
the road to bring these educational resources to schools, churches, and
community organizations! The platform includes companion videos,
activity sheets, beautifully crafted hard and soft cover books and
more. A particular hit with children and parents alike is the animated
series, “Star Spangled Adventures” led by “Liberty the Eagle” who takes
children back in time and through short, delightful encounters with
Christopher Columbus, the Constitution as it was being ratified, the
writing of the Star Spangled Banner, and more.
But to help us fund this coast-to-coast effort, I need your help today.
depend on the generous support of patriots like you to help us fund
this program and share it with children and families across our great
If you believe that American children deserve to
receive the best education possible, can I personally ask you to help
me accomplish my goal of getting this first-of-its-kind curriculum to
anyone who needs it?
If you’d like to help me get Little
Patriots to more American children, please click the link below to make
your generous tax-deductible gift today:
Thank you so much for supporting these efforts—together we can help kids across the U.S. get the education they deserve.
Founder and Chairman
American Cornerstone Institute
TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, September 5 and 6, 2023
HERE IS A VITAL EDUCATION ON THE
PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THIS COUNTRY OVER THE LAST MANYI DECADES.
For me it began while attending St.
Martin of Tours Grammar our School in the Bronx and at the same time witnessing
what was going on around the nearby public school.
Fast Forward to the later 1960's, by
which time we had moved to New London, Ct. and had to make decisions about
educating our four children (in 1970 adding a fifth). Partly for those reasons,
I was elected to the Board of Education, served two terms and in the fourth
year served as President of the Board. By that time, I had received a good education
in public education - including fighting the first Teachers' Strike. And
in the year of my Presidency my wife and I withdrew our four children from the
public school system and enrolled them in a fine regional private school, where
they remained until High School.
In 1975-77 I received further
education as a member of the City Council...dealing with budgetary and other
issues with the teachers and by then also with their union.
Fast Forward again to the present,
aided by this linked Prager interview with former Secretary of Education Betsy
Public Education in this country,
especially in the major cities, is a disgrace and an indictment of the
all-powerful Teachers Union. And now they are attacking the inherent primacy of
the parents in education decision-making for Their Children.
Whether you are parents,
grandparents, civic-minded citizens - or even some children themselves, this is
as important an issue as is National Defense.
SUNDAY and MONDAY, September 3 and 4, 2023
SO MANY CRISES - SO MUCH STUPIDITY
Today I address only The Family,
Education and Climate.
THE FAMILY AND EDUCATION have always
been closely intertwined, although with a clear acknowledgement of the primacy
Now the "Education Establishment" - aka Teachers Unions - having
failed for at least two generations at public Teaching, are trying to take over
the duties and prerogatives of Family.
Three articles will help to bring
you up to speed on this travesty.
1) "We Do Not Co-Parent With
The Government", by Tunka Varadarajan ((WSJ September 2-3, 2023,
2) "Pushing Back On
Public Education: Parents, The Law Is On Your Side", by Andrea
Picciotti-Bayer (National Catholic Register August 13-26, page 9);
3) "A Reprieve For Charters
In New York", (Review and Outlook - WSJ August 12-13, 2023,
This may sound alarmist - or
obvious, but a study of Nazi Germany in the early 1930's will demonstrate the
importance and the effectiveness of this tactic.
The CLIMATE gurus are having a
satisfying summer attributing all manner of weather patterns to the Sins of Man
- culminating more recently with the tragedy of Maui.
BUT WAIT. See the article by
Holman W. Jenkins entitled "Maui Sees Off The Climate Ambulance
Chasers" (WSJ September 2-3, 2023, Opinion, pA13.
THERE ARE SO MANY MORE CRITICAL
NATIONAL ISSUES THAT I CAN AND WILL CONTINUE TO ADDRESS.
But "CHI MI LO FAR
FARE": "WHO MAKES ME DO IT?"
As has so often been the case,
Theodore Roosevelt has an answer:
"FAR AND AWAY THE BEST PRIZE
THAT LIFE OFFERS IS THE CHANCE TO WORK HARD AT A JOB WORTH DOING".
FOR THOSE UF US WHO KNOW SOMETHING
ABOUT AMERICAN HISTORY - AND ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO KNOW LITTLE,
Prager U. videos like the one
attached here are EXCELLENT. "Try it. you'll like it".
SATURDAY, September 2, 2023
IT GIVES ME NO PLEASURE TO SAY
but the PANDEMIC OF STUPIDITY which
has enveloped at least the last two American generations shows no signs of
Nor will it until some Crisis
develops, as in our current Government, or from external sources - of which
there are several.
But since I am not a forensic
pathologist but rather a Diagnosing and Treating physician, I offer the
following to help the rest of us find our way out of this morass.
"HE WHO KNOWS NOT, AND KNOWS
THAT HE KNOWS NOT, IS A STUDENT. TEACH HIM.
HE WHO KNOWS NOT, AND KNOWS NOT THAT
HE KNOWS NOT, IS A FOOL. SHUN HIM.
HE WHO KNOWS, AND KNOWS NOT THAT HE
KNOWS, IS ASLEAP. WAKEN HIM.
HE WHO KNOWS, AND KNOWS THAT HE
KNOWS, IS WISE. FOLLOW HIM."
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: A PROGRESS
FRIDAY, September 1, 2023
THIS ALSO REMINDS ME OF THE POEM BY
REVEREND MARTIN NIEMOLLER:
"FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE
SOCIALISTS"...THE TRADE UNIONISTS...THE JEWS, AND I DID NOTSPEAK UP
BECAUSE I WAS NOT...."
"THEN THEY CAME FOR ME, AND
THERE WAS NO ONE LEFT TO SPEAK FOR ME".
Now you might want to read the
September 2023 edition of CATALYST", The Journal of the Catholic League
for Religious and Civil Rights.
Read the multiple articles on how
the Government is attacking Catholics.
It's OK if you are not Catholic.
Your turn will come IF YOU ALSO DO NOTHING.
MONDAY through THURSDAY, August 28 through 31, 2023
That Ragged Old Flag!
Written by Johnny Cash
I walked through a county courthouse square.
On a park bench an old man was sitting there.
I said, "Your old Court House is kinda run down."
He said, "No, it will do for our little town."
I said, "Your old flag Pole is leaning a little bit.
And that's a ragged old Flag you've got hanging on it."
He said, "Have a seat," and I sat down
"Is the first time that you've been to our little town?"
"Well," he said, "I don't like to brag,
But we're kinda proud of that ragged old Flag.
You see, we got a little hole in the Flag there,
When Washington took it across the Delaware.
And it got powder burns, the night Francis Scott Key,
Sat watching it, writing 'Oh, Say, Can You See.'
And it got a bad rip at New Orleans,
When Packingham and Jackson took it to the scene
And, it almost fell at the Alamo beside the Texas Flag
But she waved on through
She got cut with a sword at Chancerville,
And she got cut again at Shilo Hill
There was Robert E. Lee, Bouregard and Bragg
The South wind blew hard on that Old Ragged Flag
On Flanders Field in World War One
She got a big hole from a Bertha Gun
She turned BLOOD RED World War Two,
And she hung limp and low a time or two.
She was in Korea and Vietnam
She went from our ships upon the briny foam.
Now they've about quit waving her back here at home
In our good land she's been abused,
She's been burned, dishonored, denied, and refused
And the Government for which she stands
Is scandalized through out the land.
She's getting threadbare and she's wearing thin,
But, she's in good shape for the shape she's in,
Because she's been through the fire before,
I believe she can take a whole lot more.
So we raise her up every morning, and we
Take her down every night,
We don't let her touch the ground,
and we fold her up right.
On second thought, I DO LIKE TO BRAG,
BECAUSE I'M MIGHTY PROUD OF THAT RAGGED OLD FLAG!
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