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 to
"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 pro-active.
That's all I promise.
to return to the current Rapid Response list
WEDNESDAY, April 29 and 30,
heard about this. I wonder why. Bottom line: SUE THE
BASTARDS. It takes time, money and effects on health. But
only way to protect ourselves from these despots.
Do you BELIEVE this @#$%??? When is this tyranny
going to end?
MONDAY, April 28,
WITH ITS HEAD IN THE
SUNDAY, April 27,
TO BE SURPRISED...AND
Here's an apt stereotype: WHAT JERKS!
SATURDAY, April 25 and 26,
Please see the
Editorial in The Day (www.theday.com),
April 24, 2014, entitled
"Court Ruling Threatens To Divide Us", and relating to
10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was
not just a throw-away after-thought of the Founding Fathers, but rather
bed-rock principle of the Republic. Furthermore, this country is
currently in political gridlock as it should be, given the great chasm
the crazy far-Left and even moderate Conservative principles. In
believe that - if we did not have the safety valve of individual
rights, initiatives and experimentation - we might well be witnessing a
deal of civil disobedience...or worse.
THURSDAY, April 20 through 24,
WHY NATIONS DON'T
HAVE "FRIENDS", ONLY INTERESTS.
SATURDAY, April 15 through 19,
is, as always, another side to this
story. At its core are our efforts to export democracy
only by example but also by action. At what point do those
counterproductive and even dangerous?
MONDAY, April 14,
now, or pay
later". Now, which do you think that our "leaders" will
SUNDAY, April 13,
MORE ON CLIMATE CHANGE...AND A GAME OF "SPIN THE BOTTLE".
SATURDAY, April 12,
CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?
I certainly can. The Teachers Unions have done as much harm to Black
children as have drugs and single parent families.
And the victims continue to support these "dissembling miscreants", a
term used to describe the tobacco companies decades ago. For more,
visit the Category on this web site (www.asthma-drsprecace.com)
entitled "Public Education Politics".
FRIDAY, April 11,
<>THE BUSH FAMILY DYNASTY: STILL
Within a few days of
each other, the brothers Bush have offered
the nation and the Republican Party two ways out of their current
morass. Jeb Bush has offered a sane and humane approach to
a substitute for the inane "amnesty" reflex of too many. And
George W. Bush, in his comments for the 50th anniversary of LBJ's civil
acts, has placed the responsibility for the continued plight of our
brothers squarely on Education - or the lack of it for them.
two problems with solutions...and both the nation and the Republican
be much better off.
KNEW? The power
of Qatar's focus, vs America's ADHD.
THURSDAY, April 10,
THIS IS WORTH REFLECTING ON: FACT, NOT HYPERBOLE.
And if only LBJ had not dealt with Viet Nam as he did, he would be
considered among our great public servants.
TUESDAY, April 7 and 8,
"KNOW THY SELF".
AND KNOW THINE ENEMY.
knowing and taking these facts into careful
consideration when dealing with our inevitable future is like trying to
the moon with no knowledge of Science.
SUNDAY, April 6,
THERE IS NO
CONTRADICTION BETWEEN GOD'S CREATION AND HIS DESIGN: EVOLUTION.
SATURDAY, April 5,
cartoon from The Weekly Standard. (Can this guy draw or what?!)
CHECK THIS OUT: www.RunBenRun.org.
Ben Carson could be the pick of the
Republican field for President in 2016. Are they that
could have conquered the world without wars. And Watch Out: they
you have to give them credit for INGENUITY.
is so interesting!!
to see why the Germans have a positive trade balance, in spite of
workers some of the highest wages in the world?
this: It is truly incredible.
on the link below:
AND THE SLAUGHTER GOES ON.
read a very important article entitled
"Christians In The Crosshairs", by the staff of Columbia Magazine
(kofc.org/columbia, March, 2014). Fundamentalist Muslims are
engaged in a
very dangerous activity vs. their 2.3 billion Christian and Jewish
two-thirds of whom live outside the West. Self-defense is always
basis for a "just war".
you may think of Newt Gingrich (and I
think he is a good man), this is right on point. This nation has never
danger of totalitarianism from the Right. It is certainly in
totalitarianism from the Left.
FRIDAY, April 4,
CHECKING MY BLOOD PRESSURE.
is all factually (and historically) correct
-- and verifiable if one would decide to do some research toward that
you even go back further… in 732 AD the
Moslem Army which was moving on Paris was defeated and turned back at
France, by Charles Martell.
in 1571 AD the Moslem Army / Navy was defeated by the Italians and
as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to attack southern Europe in
Battle of Lapanto.
in 1683 AD the Turkish Moslem Army, attacking Eastern Europe, was
defeated in the Battle of Vienna by German and Polish Christian Armies.
this crap has been going on for 1,400 years and half of these damn
politicians don't even know it! If these battles had not been won
might be speaking Arabic and Christianity could be non - existent;
certainly would be... And let us not forget that Hitler was an admirer
and that the Mufti of Jerusalem was Hitler's guest in Berlin and raised
Muslim SS Divisions: the 13th and 21st Waffen SS Divisions who killed
Russians, Gypsies, and any other "subhumans".
lot of Americans have
become so insulated from reality that they imagine that America can
defeat without any inconvenience to themselves.
a moment, reflect back. These events are actual events from
They really happened! Do you remember?
1968 , Bobby
Kennedy was shot and killed by
a Muslim male.
1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by
In 1972 a Pan Am 747 was hijacked and eventually diverted
to Cairo where a fuse was lit on final approach and it was blown up
after landing by
1973 a Pan Am 707 was destroyed in Rome, with 33 people killed, when it
attacked with grenadesby
In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by
During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in
In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by
In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a
70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his
1985, TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying
was murdered by
In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by
In 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed the first
In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were
On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used
as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers and of the remaining
crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by
passengers. Thousands of people were killed by
In 2002, the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim
In 2002, reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and
beheaded by -- you guessed it -- Muslim
In 2013, Boston Marathon Bombing 4 Innocent people
including a child killed, 264 injured by
I really don't see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you?
to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics
killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to
No Profiling! They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old
women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret
who are members of the President's security detail, 85-year old
with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winner and former Governor Joe
leave Muslim Males, alone lest they be guilty of profiling.
the American people
completely lost their Minds, or just their Power of Reason?
send this to as many people as we can so that the Gloria Allreds and
other stupid attorneys along with Federal Justices who want to thwart
sense, feel ashamed of themselves -- if they have any such sense.
the writer of the award winning story
"Forrest Gump" so aptly put it, "Stupid Is As Stupid Does"
I have predicted
many times on this web-site and elsewhere that this camel, a horse
a a stupid and arrogant "committee", would fall of its own blunders
within two to three years. Perhaps I was being too optimistic. Read
insurance isn't a year-round thing
anymore - Yahoo News
YOU INSIST, YOU MAY
SUBSTITUTE "BLOND" AND "BRUNETTE" FOR "DEMOCRAT"
Brain transplant needed
In the hospital where a family member
lay gravely ill, the relatives gathered in the waiting
room. Finally, the doctor came in looking tired and
somber. "I'm afraid I'm the bearer of bad news," he said as he surveyed
the worried faces. "The only hope left for your loved one
at this time is a brain transplant. It's an experimental
procedure, very risky, but it is the only hope.
Insurance will cover the procedure, but you will have to
pay for the BRAIN."
The family members sat silent as they
absorbed the news. After a time, someone asked, "How much will a
The doctor quickly responded, "$5,000
for a Democrat's brain; $200 for a Republican's brain."
The moment turned awkward. Some of the
Democrats actually had to try not to smile, avoiding eye contact with
the Republicans. A man unable to control his curiosity, finally blurted
out the question everyone wanted to ask, "Why is the Democrat's brain
so much more than a Republican's brain?" The doctor smiled
at the childish innocence and explained to the entire group, "It's
just standard pricing procedure. We have to price the
Republicans' brains a lot lower because they're used."
"Any man who thinks he
can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him;
better take a closer look at the American Indian."
A SHORT, POINTED SENTENCE THAT EXPRESSES A WISE OR CLEVER OBSERVATION
OR A GENERAL TRUTH
The nicest thing about the future is . . .
that it always starts tomorrow.
2. Money will buy a fine dog . . ..
but only kindness will make him wag his tail.
3. If you don't have a sense of humor . . .
you probably don't have any sense at all.
4. Seat belts are not as confining . . .
5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is . . .
when you're in deep water.
6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the
dark . . .
to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?
7. Business conventions are important . . .
because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.
8. Why is it that at class reunions . . .
you feel younger than everyone else looks?
9. Scratch a cat . . .
and you will have a permanent job.
10. No one has more driving ambition than the teenage boy . . .
who wants to buy a car.
11. There are no new sins . . .
the old ones just get more publicity.
12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4
a.m. . .
like, it could be the right number.
13. No one ever says "It's only a game" . . .
when their team is winning.
14. I've reached the age where . . .
'happy hour' is a nap.
15. Be careful about reading the fine print . . .
there's no way you're going to like it.
16. The trouble with bucket seats is that . . .
not everybody has the same size bucket.
17. Do you realize that, in about 40 years . . .
we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos?
(And rap music will be the Golden Oldies!)
18. Money can't buy happiness . . .
but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Cadillac than in a
19. After 60, if you don't wake up aching in every joint . . .
you're probably dead.
20. Always be yourself because the people that matter don't mind . . .
and the ones that mind don't matter.
21. Life isn't tied with a bow . . .
but it's still a gift.
POLITICIANS AND DIAPERS SHOULD BE CHANGED OFTEN AND FOR THE SAME REASON"
TIME FOR ANOTHER POT POURRI: Reactions to recent
for now. But I'm far from over.
- "Retirement becoming an elusive goal for Americans".
If you are now living "a life of quiet desperation", don't wait for
"retirement", QUIT NOW..." and begin the rest of your life.
"He who loves his job never has to work a day in his life".
- "Effective or not, Torture is un-American". Webster's definition of "torture": Infliction of
intense pain especially to punish or obtain a confession". Did
the methods of American interrogators rise to this level? I don't
know...yet. What I do know is that we have a right to protect
ourselves. And when our opponents do not fear death...but rather
embrace it, traditional rules of engagement must be rewritten.
For myself, I would draw the line before permanent physical
injury would be a result.
- "The Charter School Breakout". "Can Connecticut Afford
School Choice?" No Child Left Behind". "Common Core".
"Vouchers". And as always, the Teachers' lobby are squealing like
stuck pigs. "Have you no shame?" No, you don't.
- "America's Shrinking Navy". Another
shooting at Fort Hood. The sclerotic military attitude to sexual
harassment, to psychologic problems, to homosexuality, the multiple
deployments, the new isolationism of Americans, especially of the "Me"
and Millenial Generations. Folks just don't "give a damn" about
their country anymore - only about themselves.
- "Will the U.N. Act on its North Korea Report?"
The U.N.: the longest running joke on or off TV.
- Re. the tax poor status of New London, Ct. "Finizio,
Hewett testify in favor of reverse PILOT bill"; "Shame on Conn.
College"...and Mitchell, and L&M Hospital for fighting against fair
and reasonable payments to the city in lieu of taxes by these
"non-profit" corporations. Definition of "non-profit": what's
left after all of the exorbitant salaries are paid".
- GM Cobalt: the latest Ford Pinto.
We have always had "bulls" and "bears" on Wall Street. Now all we
have is "pigs". I would send every middle and upper level
executive who can be proven to have had a hand in those decisions to a
medium security prison for 10 years. And I would fine the
corporation 1 Billion Dollars.
- "Physician Assisted Suicide": fatal
for patients and also for the Medical Profession.
- The Judiciary: why the Presidency is so important.
Thank God for the Founding Fathers and for the first Chief Justice,
THURSDAY, April 3,
THIS WOULD BE
FASCINATING...IF IT WERE NOT SO DANGEROUS.
WEDNESDAY, April 2,
BALANCED" TO ME, ALSO A VETERAN.
movement has been started by our armed forces to get out the vote in
2014. They are organizing themselves, but this can be done by all of
us. The President, the Commander in Chief, has made the Rules of
Engagement (ROE) so difficult, that our troops are often killed before
they can even get permission to fight. Nothing has been done to stop
our troops from being murdered by the Afghans they are training, either.
the President wants the US to sign on to the UNs International Criminal
Court (ICC), which would allow the UN's ICC to arrest and try US troops
for War Crimes, without the legal protections guaranteed under US Law,
and from which there is no appeal. The President, with his Democratic
control of the Senate, has nearly all the power. If the
Non-Establishment Republicans, and Conservatives, can take back the
Senate in 2014, our troops can once again be protected from unnecessary
enough, when GWB was president you heard about the military deaths in
Iraq and Afghanistan almost daily. With Obama in the White
House, the mainstream media has been strangely quiet. ---
than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in
Afghanistan in the last 27 months. This is more than
the combined total of the nine years before. Thirty have
died in August. During the last month, over 50 additional
NATO and US servicemen have been murdered, inside jobs by those
who are hired to be a force for good in Afghanistan.
commander in chief is AWOL. Not a peep, although he ordered the
White House flag flown at half-staff for the Sikhs that were
killed. There is a deep disgust, a fury, growing in
the ranks of the military against the indifferent
incompetence of this president.
has taken on a dangerous tone. No one knows what to do about him,
but the anger runs deep as the deaths continue with no strategic
end in sight to the idiocy of this war. Obama has had 4
years to end this futile insanity, during which time he has
vacationed, golfed, campaigned, and generally ignored the
plight of our men and women in uniform. But, there
is now a movement afoot in the armed services to launch
a massive get out the vote drive against this president.
just current active duty types, but the National Guard,
Reserves, the retired, and all other prior service members.
This is no small special interest group, but many millions of
veterans who can have an enormous impact on the outcome of the
November election if they all respond.
one million military retirees in Florida alone could mean an
overwhelming victory in that state if they all show up at the polls. It
might not keep another one hundred U.S. troops from dying between
now and November, but a turn out to vote by the military against this
heart breaking lack of leadership can make a powerful
statement that hastens a change to the indifference of this
shallow little man who just lets our soldiers die.
another issue is the 131 General officers that have been fired or
"early retired" by this hate-the-military administration!!! He and his
vindictive mate are trying to kill our military while establishing
their own "loyal" organization of "enforcers"... who may soon come
knocking on our doors.
TUESDAY, April 1,
MONDAY, March 28 through 31,
IS THE PAST. WHATEVER THE FUTURE HOLDS: AVANTI!
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