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.
Not surprising, but very interesting.
"Nobel in Economics Is Awarded to Richard Thaler",
for "applying Psychology to economic behavior".
Now let's apply these principles to political irrational behavior...
a veritable mother -lode.
THIS IS NOT A MOVIE REVIEW. THIS IS HISTORY.
"THE VIETNAM WAR", A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, PBS.
I have purchased the entire series, approximately 18 hours on 10
discs...but I have viewed none of it yet.
And the battle goes on. I will defer any personal comment until I have
viewed it. But one statistic rings true from my recollection of those
dark years. "Among those surveyed by the Veterans Administration, 92%
agreed with the statement that 'the trouble in Vietnam was that our
troops were asked to fight in a war which our political leaders in
Washington would not let them win'".
More to follow...
AND WHILE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT WASHINGTON SCREWING THINGS
It was WWII that finally ended the Great Depression.
INFLAMMATION, A PART OF OUR PROTECTIVE IMMUME SYSTEM...
but too often at the core of many illnesses. A Blunt Instrument.
"SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG"...
AND A GREAT DEAL IS VERY RIGHT. LET'S REMEMBER THAT.
Walton, Florida, Is
presently the largest Military Complex in the world and
encompasses a large contingent of Air Force units, Naval Warfare units,
and the 7th Army Special Forces, and 6th Army Rangers. My home is
5 miles outside the main gate of Eglin AFB.
Most folks in the USA don't live in a Military Town, with lots of guys
walking the streets and jets overhead daily. They go on with
of what a Military Town is all about. And that's OK ... But I
share with you
what it's like to live in a Military Town. We see guys in
the time, we
have state of the art, high-performance aircraft in the air nearby all
We hear the SOUND OF FREEDOM when an F-22, or F-35 streaks over the
..... and we read in the local paper, some times daily, but at least
weekly, of the loss
of one of our own in combat in the Middle East. And that is
brings me to the reason for this email.
Staff Sergeant Mark DeAlencar was 37 years old, had a family and was a
with the 7th Army Special Forces stationed here in the Fort Walton
area. He was
killed on April 8, 2017, while fighting Islamic State in eastern
Afghanistan. In January
of this year, he was deployed for the second time to
adopted daughter, Octavia, that he would be home for her High School
He didn't make it.
But she went to graduation anyway. And in the audience were
(80) US 7th Armed
Special Forces soldiers from her dad’s unit in full Parade Dress
they brought THEIR FAMILIES to be with them, as well.
And as Octavia ascended the steps to the stage to receive her diploma
THEY ALL SILENTLY STOOD UP. And when she was presented her
they ALL CHEERED, CLAPPED , WHISTLED ..... and YES CRIED.
Everyone in attendance then stood up and cried and cheered.
had graduated and yes she had lost her Dad ..... but she had 80 other
DADS to stand there with her and take his place.
I just wanted to share this moment with you ..... and remind you that
THIS IS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE IN A MILITARY TOWN.
This is the real America we all love ..... and I'm proud to be part of
May God bless our men in uniform and their families who give so much.
(Take a second to pass this along to someone you know. It's
we can do for Octavia and SSgt Mark DeAlencar, 7th Special Forces,
United States Army.)
HERE'S ONE FOR TWO YANKEE PARENTS WHO RAISED FIVE RED SOX KIDS.
"How about that?", in the immortal words of Mel Allen
That is the title of today's Editorial in The Day (www.theday.com), our very
good - and very liberal - daily newspaper.
is not intended to dismiss or ridicule the opinion expressed, since the
Editorial Board has a great deal of company in simplifying the
diagnosis and treatment of this great "wrong".
But this is like seeing a person with Sepsis, diagnosing the problem as
the fever and simply ordering more aspirin.
this is a multi-system illness. What follows is a more complete
diagnosis, including "reasonable gun controls", without serious
attention to which the patient - our nation - will die.
The disillusionment and alienation of a large percentage of
Americans during and following the disastrous Viet Nam War.
subsequent coarsening of society, fed by the abomination of abortion
and by the sexualization of everything for a buck by Hollywood.
The disruption and too often the dissolution of family life.
failure of our public schools to teach and help to socialize their
students...producing ignorant and undisciplined "graduates" who then go
to "colleges" where they are indoctrinated rather than educated.
Black Racism and violence.
The Swamp of Democrats, Republicrats and Bureaucrats in
by a large group of people to accept and support the result of the 2016
national election, with continued vilification and disruption.
The disappearance of the "mainstream Media" as a
trustworthy source of unbiased information.
consequent disillusionment of The People, in a few resulting in hatred
and a desire for vengeance - and in most of the others arming
"Guns don't kill people. People kill people."
some common sense gun laws are needed as a small part of the treatment
for this Sepsis - so long as they do not result in a
of weakening every citizen's right to bear arms - which would produce
the opposite result.
Indeed, something's very wrong. But all
of the above ills need to be addressed. The vast majority of Americans
are peace-loving but wary. They are waiting, so far patiently, for
WILL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE."
clear reason for good people to "carry", if the wish, especially in
potential target areas. Our police are good...but what we are now
facing is a whole greater order of magnitude. And self-defense is
always a valid defense.
"If you outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have guns."
MORE: 50 PEOPLE KILLED, OVER 200 INJURED, MANY CRITICALLY.
"If You See Something, Say Something".
And then, if necessary, do something.
O.J.SIMPSON: GUILTY OF MURDER?
I don't know. You don't know. And no one will ever know.
That's because of the LOUSY JOB Judge Ito did while presiding over that
criminal cases, I always defer to the Jury. In this case, they came
back with a Not Guilty verdict. Then came the Civil case, with a much
lower and grossly inappropriate level of proof required (51% vs 90+%)
for a capital case. I viewed that as a form of Double Jeopardy.
came Simpson's STUPID decision to go after his stolen property himself.
That resulted in a sentence which was in my opinion grossly excessive.
Now, after a correction through the Parole process, the attorney
-general of Florida wishes to add her own sentence.
This is not Justice. This has been mob rule by TV and social media.
I once expressed clearly my opinion about the poor work of
Ito at a conference on the subject held at University of Connecticut
School of Law (my alma mater) in the presence of several of the prime
participants in that case. My comments were met with a deafening
'"JUSTICE IS MINE. I SHALL REPAY", SAYETH THE LORD"'.
Meanwhile, he should be allowed to conduct the rest of his life as a
private citizen - if he doesn't go STUPID again.
At least that's some of what I learned in Law School.
"...SO HELP US GOD".
outrageous omission (I don't use "damnable") warrants Executive and/or
Legislative action NOW for correction. I plan to explore what approach
is necessary. Of course, withholding donations to any responsible
organization is a good start.
SHALL WE HIRE A MONUMENT
ENGRAVER TO GO TO
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY AND ADD THE MISSING WORDS?
THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM AN APPALLED OBSERVER:
Today I went to visit the new World War II Memorial in
I got an unexpected history lesson. Because I'm a baby boomer,
I was one of the youngest in the crowd. Most were the age of my parents,
Veterans of 'the greatest war,' with their families. It was a beautiful
and people were smiling and happy to be there. Hundreds of us milled
around the memorial, reading the inspiring words of Eisenhower and
that are engraved there.
On the Pacific side of the memorial, a group of us gathered to read the
President Roosevelt used to announce the attack on Pearl Harbor :
'Yesterday, December 7, 1941--a date which will live in infamy--
the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked.'
One elderly woman read the words aloud:
'With confidence in our armed forces, with the abounding
determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph.'
But as she read, she was suddenly turned angry. 'Wait a minute,' she
'they left out the end of the quote. They left out the most important
Roosevelt ended the message with
'so help us God.'
Her husband said, 'You are probably right. We're not
supposed to say things like that now.'
'I know I'm right,' she insisted. 'I remember the speech.' The two
shook their heads sadly and walked away.
Listening to their conversation, I thought to myself,
'Well, it has been over 50 years; she's probably forgotten.'
But she had not forgotten.
She was right...
I went home and pulled out the book my book club is reading ---
'Flags of Our Fathers' by James Bradley.
It's all about the battle at IwoJima.
I haven't gotten too far in the book. It's tough to read because
it's a graphic description of the WWII battles in the Pacific.
But right there it was on page 58.Roosevelt's speech to the nation ends
'so help us God ..'
The people who edited out that part of the speech when they engraved
it on the memorial could have fooled me. I was born after the war!
But they couldn't fool the people who were there.
Roosevelt's words are engraved on their hearts.
Now I ask:
'WHO GAVE THEM THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE WORDS OF OUR HISTORY???'
People today are trying to change the history of America by leaving God
out of it, but the truth is, God has been a part of this nation, since
He still wants to be...and He always will be!
INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY THE PART ABOUT PROLONGED
SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR DESPITE ADEQUATE EXERCISE.
TO THE PROTESTERS: READ THIS ABOUT OUR FLAG.
(You can read, can't you?).
a little trip to Valley Forge in January. If you don't know where that
is, just Google it from the sidelines. Hold a musket ball in your
fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two.
There won't be a doctor or trainer to assist you until after the
battle, so just wait your turn. Take your cleats and socks off to get a
real experience. Then take a knee.
Then, take one at the beach in
Normandy where man after American man stormed the beach, even as the
one in front of him was shot to pieces...the very sea stained with
American blood. The only blockers most had were the dead bodies in
front of them, riddled with bullets from enemy fire.
Take a knee
in the sweat soaked jungles of Vietnam. from Khe San to Saigon...
Anywhere will do. REAL Americans died in all those jungles. There was
no playbook that told them what was next, but they knew what flag they
represented. When they came home, they were protested as well..and spit
on for reasons only cowards know.
Take another knee in the blood
drenched sands of Fallujah in 110 degree heat... Wear your Kevlar
helmet and battle dress... Your number won't be printed on it unless
your number is up! You'll need to stay hydrated but there won't be
anyone to squirt Gatorade into your mouth. You're on your own.
a lot of places to take a knee. Real Americans have given their lives
all over the world. When you use the banner under which they fought as
a source for your displeasure, you dishonor the memories of those who
bled for the very freedoms you have. That's what the red stripes mean.
It represents the blood of those who spilled a sea of it defending your
While you're on your knee, pray for those that came before
you, not on a manicured lawn striped and printed with numbers to
announce every inch of ground taken...but on nameless hills and
bloodied beaches and sweltering forests and bitter cold
mountains...every inch marked by an American life lost serving that
flag you protest.
No cheerleaders, no announcers, no coaches, no
fans...just American men and women...delivering the real fight against
those who chose to harm us...blazing a path so you would have 'the
right to take a knee.'
You haven't an inkling what it took to
get you where you are; but your 'protest' is duly noted. Not only is it
disgraceful to a nation of real heroes, it serves the purpose of
pointing to your ingratitude for those who chose to defend you under
that banner that will still wave long after your jersey is issued to
If you really feel the need to take a knee, come with
me to church on Sunday and we'll both kneel before Almighty God. We'll
thank Him for preserving this country for as long as He has. We'll beg
forgiveness for our ingratitude for all He has provided us. We'll
appeal to Him for understanding and wisdom. We'll pray for liberty and
justice for all...because He is the one who provides those things.
there will be no protest. There will only be gratitude for His
provision and a plea for His continued grace and mercy on the land of
the free and the home of the brave It goes like this...
IT HAS BEGUN:
the repudiation of feckless Republicrats through the Primary process in
preparation for the 2018 national elections.
And it is entirely in keeping with President Trump's efforts to restore
Republican principles to the governance of this nation.
in no small measure to your help, Judge Roy Moore has just defeated
Mitch McConnell's crony "Big Luther" Strange and become the Republican
nominee for United States Senate in Alabama. If he prevails
December, Judge Moore will fill the seat that Attorney General Jeff
Sessions vacated to lead the Department of Justice.
This was not
just a defeat. It was a good old fashioned
McConnell had pulled out all the stops and all the usual suspects in
the Republican establishment had opened their wallets to outspend Judge
Moore 20-1. It didn't work. Alabama's Republicans
Moore a smashing victory!
was a grand repudiation of Mitch McConnell and the Republican
establishment, and will, we hope represent the beginning of many
successful primary challenges to the dozens of squishy Republican
Senators who have refused to do in Washington what they promised.
want to thank you again for your support, because you made this
possible. I also want to remind you that tomorrow starts a
campaign: one against the liberal Democrat nominee where Judge Moore
will no doubt be called all of the terrible things he was called in
this primary, and worse.
And this time his opponent is not a
squishy Republican. It's much worse. His opponent
Jones, an ultra-liberal zealot best known as one of the most liberal
members of Bill Clinton's Justice Department under Janet Reno.
TWO PLUS TWO EQUALS FIVE.
read the first 70% of Paul Choiniere's most recent article in The Day,
Sept. 26, 2017. Personal, heartfelt and right on point.
Then something happened on the way to the printing press.
so you know: this nation became badly divided with the rise of the
"Leftist" gang of the Democratic Party, with Black racism, with the
flouting of all Immigration Laws, and with eight years of an arrogant
Obama administration. Donald Trump won by making and demonstrating that
diagnosis. The recent Primary win by Judge Moore in Alabama
another of many election laboratory results that will support that
division throughout 2018.
What to do? RESTORE BALANCE, which is what the President is trying to
POT POURRI...ON A HEAVY NEWS WEEK.
"My cup runneth over:.
1) Re. Professional ball players and the National Anthem and Pledge of
Allegiance. Not illegal, but bad form and bad example.
To Hell with National Unity.
2) The National Football League. All about Profits.
To Hell with National Unity.
Football (and Soccer) and head injuries. For college and professional
ball, eliminate above - the - waist tackling. For high school and below
football, eliminate all tackling.
currently proposed Health Care bill. Democrats are reliable,
pro-central government at all cost. "Republicans" are total hypocrites.
We need HEALTH CARE REFORM, as I have outlined so many times.
Pope Francis. You have earned your black eye. Now is the time for
decisions "Ex Cathedra"...or for your eventual relegation to the list
of many mediocrities of the Papacy.
6) North Korea (and Iran).
Truth: you can't stop a nation from becoming Nuclear if it is
determined to do so and if it has the backing of one or more existing
Nuclear nations. So, draw the line at USE. USE = DESTRUCTION. Back to
the Cold War (we hope).
7) "The Black Community", at least those who
have allowed themselves to be led by the Democratic Party and by
cynical and self-serving "leaders". These are the worst "racists"
today, although we will always have insane and ignorant racists on all
races against other races. The vast majority of Americans are good
people waiting for a chance to embrace other people of all races who
integrate and absorb into American life without losing their own
heritage. The Irish and the Italians are two examples of this
successful transition. But Americans will not accept this Black Racism.
Other immigrant races should take heed.
8) Yes, Americans are
divided...and it's a good thing after the disastrous direction of the
last 8 years. We now have a chance to restore the balance afforded to
us by the U.S. Constitution and by our history to date. This is a fight
that's worth the effort, as long as it takes. Democrat - Leftists and
Republican - RINO's take heed.
The rest of the world should also
take notice. The alternative is the Suicide of Europe (aka the book
entitled "The Strange Death of Europe" recently published).
DOWN MEMORY LANE.
What's that about "chickens" and "hatched"?
I would get no pleasure out of this if it weren't so smug, arrogant and
PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CRISES.
Such situations are turning out to be this man's forte.
responses to the hurricane crises, to North Korea and to the dry rot
consuming the United Nations: he rises to the challenge. Such is our
Commander - In - Chief.
AMERICAN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY.
The present is unsustainable.
The reforms that I have espoused for decades seem politically
impossible - at least for now.
A "SINGLE PAYOR SYSTEM" WOULD BE A DISASTER FOR ALL.
Senate Bill soon to be voted on, in large part making the individual
States laboratories for alternatives, is the only way to go at this
time. It seems doomed, thanks to the personal vendetta of John McCain
and to the callow self-service of "Republicans" and Democrats alike.
We need a "Hail Mary" now.
MORE ON OUR INCREASINGLY UN-CIVIL CIVIL WAR.
of the many benefits to this country of getting out of the Obama era
barely in time has been the diagnosis of a social cancer that had begun
to metastasize: the Leftist Agenda. The election of President Donald
Trump was such a shock to the system of these Leftists that their
resultant hysterical delusions have revealed that Agenda in all of its
anti-American detail. Nowhere has that been more evident than in what
has been going on within and without our college campuses - our
"Institutions of Higher Learning", as the saying goes.
The latest evidence for this is chronicled in a valuable recent
"Higher Ed's Latest Taboo Is 'Bourgeois Norms'", by Heather Mac Donald
(WSJ Sept. 19, 2017, Opinion, pA17.
by "medical means" (ie. public opinion, the power of the purse, the
ballot box...) or surgical means (ie. changing "cIVIL WAR to CIVIL
WAR), a Leftist overthrow of our American constitutional democracy will
not succeed. The first dose of medicine has been administered in the
2016 elections. The choice of the remainder of the "treatment" is in
the hands of the Leftists, at least in the near-term.
This is unfortunately not hyperbole.
DEPRESSED BY ALL OF THIS?
HERE'S SOMEWHERE YOU CAN MOVE TO: OKLAHOMA.
(The following facts have been verified by Snopes).
PS: The political climate is stable.
The sky (tornadoes) and the earth (earthquakes)...not so much.
OKLAHOMA- may soon have
plenty of new residents!
Oklahoma is the only state that Obama did not win even one county in
the last election... While everyone is focusing on Arizona's
look what Oklahoma has been doing!!!
An update from Oklahoma:
Oklahoma law passed, 37 to 9 an amendment to place the Ten
Commandments on the front entrance to the state capitol. The feds in
D.C., along with the ACLU, said it would be a mistake Hey this is a
conservative state, based on Christian values... HB 1330
Guess what... Oklahoma did it anyway.
Oklahoma recently passed a law in the state to incarcerate all
illegal immigrants and ship them back to where they came from unless
they want to get a green card and become an American citizen. They all
scattered. HB1804. This was against the advice of the Federal
Government, and the ACLU, they said it would be a mistake.
Guess what... Oklahoma did it anyway.
Recently they passed a law to include DNA samples from any and all
illegal's to the Oklahoma database, for criminal investigative
purposes. Pelosi said it was unconstitutional SB1102.
Guess what... Oklahoma did it anyway.
Several weeks ago, Oklahoma passed a law, declaring
Oklahoma as a
Sovereign state, not under the Federal Government directives. Joining,
Texas, Montana and Utah as the only states to do so.
More states are likely to follow: Louisiana, Alabama,
Carolinas, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, Mississippi
and Florida. Save your confederate money, it appears the
about to rise up once
again. HJR 1003
The federal Government has made bold steps to take away our guns.
Oklahoma, a week ago, passed a law confirming people in this state
have the right to bear arms and transport them in their vehicles. I'm
sure that was a setback for the criminals The Liberals didn't
Guess what... Oklahoma did it anyway.
Just this month, the state has voted and passed a law that ALL
drivers' license exams will be printed in English and only English and
no other language. They have been called racist for doing
the fact is that ALL of the road signs are in English only.
want to drive in Oklahoma, you must read and write English. Really
By the way, the Liberals don't like any of this either.
Guess what... who cares... Oklahoma is doing it anyway.
"WHAT HAPPENED", by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
I have just reviewed this "Apologia Pro Vita Sua".
I have not read it entirely, my standard practice.
It is clear that she wanted the Presidency, had a plan, thought she was
going to win, and was and is devastated by her loss.
is also clear that she has no understanding - or won't acknowledge it -
of the cIVIL War that her Leftist colleagues have unleashed on this
country. Not smart.
If rational liberal Democrats do not see this
and correct it, they will be in the same position as moderate Muslims
and their Fundamentalist crazies: A Pox On All Their Houses.
PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE UNITED NATIONS.
was a speech that should have been given decades ago to this bloated,
self-congratulatory body. And the bombast comes from "analysts",
"globalists" and Leftist Democrats...and other enemies of this nation
and of a viable global society.
PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE UNITED NATIONS.
was a speech that should have been given decades ago to this bloated,
self-congratulatory body. And the bombast comes from "analysts",
"globalists" and Leftist Democrats...and other enemies of this nation
and of a viable global society.
when Donald Trump was business partners with the Russian government and
his company got $53 million from the Russian government investment fund
called Rusnano that was started by Vladimir Putin and is referred to as
Oh wait, that wasn't Trump; it was John Podesta.
when Donald Trump received $500,000 for a speech in Moscow and paid for
by Renaissance Capital, a company tied to Russian Intelligence Agencies?
Oh wait, that was Bill Clinton.
when Donald Trump approved the sale of 20% of U.S. uranium to the
Russians while he was Secretary of State which gave control of it to
Rosatom the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation?
Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton.
when Donald Trump lied about that and said he wasn't a part of
approving the deal that gave the Russians 1/5 of our uranium, but then
his e-mails were leaked showing he did lie about it?
Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton and John Podesta.
Remember when Donald Trump got $145 million from shareholders of the
uranium company sold to the Russians?
Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton and the Clinton
when Donald Trump accepted millions in donations from Russian oligarchs
like the chairman of a company that's part of the Russian Nuclear
Research Cluster, the wife of the mayor of Moscow and a close pal of
Oh wait, that was the Clinton Foundation.
when Donald Trump failed to disclose all those donations before
becoming the Secretary of State, and it was only found out when a
journalist went through Canadian tax records?
Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton.
Remember when Donald Trump told Mitt Romney that the '80s called and it
wanted its Russian policy back. The Cold War is over?
whole pet scene which has taken over the populace is not so much stupid
as it is pitiful. It is another manifestation of the inability if
younger generations to interact with other HUMAN BEINGS!. It is the
direct result, as so long predicted by your truly, of many years of
interacting directly only with gadgets and gismos. These people don't
know how to act with other human beings and are thus fearful if such
interaction - even to the point of not answering to a "hello" or "good
morning". Pitiful...and very consequential for the rising tide of
depression, drug abuse and suicide.
The pet scene is an attempt to
secure "someone else" into their isolated lives. It works for
short time, just a short time. Sad.
YET ANOTHER DANGER IN A VERY DANGEROUS WORLD.
Here I make a prediction:
mechanism for how these injuries were produced will be found in hacking
of one or more of the electronic devices always within a short distance
from these diplomats - and from so many others - all of the time.
invention and diffusion of Internet technology will, in my opinion,
prove to be as consequential a cause of ultimate world destruction as
was invention of the atomic and hydrogen bombs.
THE TEN DAYS OF REPENTANCE, ROSH HASHANAH AND
YOM KIPPUR, SEPTEMBER 20 - 30.
These are the "holy of holies of Jewish time."
Christians should take note as well, for the Jewish people are our
elder brothers in Faith. This fact becomes crystal - clear by reading a
remarkable article which appeared in WSJ Review, Sept. 16-17, 2017,
"The Challenge of Jewish Repentance" by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
The reassuring point is that its Theology could have been explained and
embraced by a Catholic Priest or Protestant Minister.
if only Muslims could rid themselves of the cancer of murderous
"Fundamentalism", then there would be real hope for world peace.
For, as noted in this fine article, "The real mystery is God's faith in
us, not vice versa".
all the overpaid protesters in the NFL to put
they might understand why we stand for our
PARAPHRASE RICK IN "CASABLANCA":
"ALAN, I THINK THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP".
many years, I considered Professor Alan Dershowitz a committed Liberal
often leaning further Left. However, that opinion has changed with the
numerous comments and articles that he has presented in recent months.
The man is now not only erudite, but he is also measured and
The article offered below should be read carefully. It
has much to say about "The Hard Right And Hard Left". This is
especially relevant in these times of riots dangerously permitted by
Law Enforcement. Such violence perpetrated by anyone is tantamount to
the famous exclusion of "crying 'Fire' in a crowded theater" from any
protection under the First Amendment.
And what about the current
law enforcement tactics which appear to have become SOP for police
officers? Some of those tactics seem to place both police and their
quarry in unnecessary danger, too often with tragic and avoidable
results. I intend to research this matter further, and will share my
findings at a later date. Meanwhile, "peace officers" must keep the
peace with effective means and with serious consequences for any who
breach that universal requirement for a stable society.
Please see: "The Hard Right And Hard Left Pose Different Dangers", by
Alan M. Dershowitz, WSJ Sept. 11, Opinion, pA17.
"YE SHALL REAP WHAT YOU SOW".
There is a recent book entitled "The Strange Death Of Europe".
illuminating - and infuriating, it should properly have been entitled
"The Suicide of Europe". The author chronicles the insane "policies" of
many European nations, led by Germany and England, with regard to the
admission of tens of millions of refugees and "refugees" without any
vetting...and without any requirement that they accept the mores and
laws of their new country. INSANE!
And our own politically
mentally retarded Leftists demand the same approach for this nation.
Are you at least "educable mentally retarded"?
THE 60 MINUTE INTERVIEW WITH STEVE BANNON, BY CHARLIE ROSE.
Bannon was direct, consistent and rational.
Rose was biased and confrontational.
Steve Bannon will continue to "ride shotgun" for President Trump.
That's a good thing.
MORE ON EDUCATION AND ON BECOMING AN ADULT.
Always More. It's that important.
The following articles should be "must reads".
1) "Whither The Vanishing American Adult", by Joan Frawley Desmond, in
National Catholic Register Sept. 3, 2017, p2.
2) "Sober Advice To College Freshmen", by Chris Stefanick, in National
Catholic Register Sept. 3, 2017, p7.
3) "De Vos Pledges To Restore Due Process", by KC Johnson and Stuart
Taylor Jr, in WSJ Sept 8, 2017, Opinion, pA17.
Meanwhile, it would help the nation through the current dangerous
rapids if the Democratic Party were to find its "mojo" again.
See: "Democrats Have The Green Party Blues", by George Melloan, in WSJ
Sept. 7, 2017, Opinion, pA17.
REMEMBER THE THREE TYPES OF PEOPLE?
Those who make things happen.
Those who watch things happen.
Those who are constantly standing around saying "WHA HOPPEN"?
our poor Republicrats are definitely in the last group...including John
McCain - who by his own admission is "a pretty intelligent
In this case, President Trump did exactly the right
thing. And he will continue doing it until they regain their
sanity - or until he helps to replace them with true Republicans in the
When I was a
kid, I couldn't understand why Eisenhower was so
popular. Maybe this will explain why...
Eisenhower Warned Us.
It is a matter of history that when the
Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower,
the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible
photographs to be taken, and for the German people from
surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even
made to bury the dead.
He did this because he said in words to this effect:
it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses -
because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will
up and say that this never happened'
This week, the UK debated
whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum
because it 'offends' the Muslim population which claims it
never occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this is
a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the
world and how easily each country is giving into it.
is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in
ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in
of the, six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million
Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests Who were 'murdered,
burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated'
many in the world looked the other way!
Now, more than
ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be
myth,' it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.
This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people! Be a
link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around
How many years will it be before the attack on the World
Because it offends some Muslims???
Or some other people whom feel offended? Or decide
the past is not "politicaly" correct?
President Trump did the right thing.
let's see what the feckless Congress, especially the Republicans in the
majority, can do. This is the linchpin around which entire Immigration
Reform Can take place.
is almost too perfect. In the 20th century, in perfect conformity with
law in a constitutional republic, a number of states and cities erected
statues to local heroes. These heroes were sometimes Confederate
soldiers. Now, no sane person thinks human slavery was or is anything
but repulsive. But fighting for your neighbors and your friends, well,
that’s something else again. We often put up monuments to war heroes
who do things that in retrospect look bad. Much of the United Kingdom
is dotted with memorials to heroic, super brave Empire flyers whose job
was — to put it plainly — terror bombing of German women and children.
So, monuments sometime go up that turn out to be questionable morally.
the Confederate monuments are up there in accordance with law. The
people who are vandalizing them, tearing them down, urinating on them —
they’re the law breakers. Maybe, in time, under legal procedures, the
memorials to Confederate generals will come down and that’s the way a
But to spit on President Trump because he
says,"Obey the law and respect what the law ordained," well, that’s
just anarchy. Why are we so happy about anarchy? It never ends well.
in the same vein, I see in the newspapers that most of the statues in
question were put up in and around the 1920s. That’s almost a century
ago. Why has it taken so long to get around to desecrating them and
realizing how morally odious they are? Isn’t this just another example
of the mainstream media Trump horror of the day? Who’ll take my bet
that it will soon be forgotten and we’ll pass on to another Trump war
And if it isn’t forgotten, if the struggle to make war on
inanimate objects goes on for a decade, will it raise the math
proficiency scores of Chicago high school students by one percent? Will
tearing down the Gallant Pelham make one black father stay home with
his son? Will sawing off the nose of Jefferson Davis keep one young man
from joining a gang? It’s all just excuses and blame shifting. To read
more of Ben Stein's article, go to The American Spectator.
Stein is a writer, actor, and lawyer who served as a speechwriter in
the Nixon administration as the Watergate scandal unfolded. He began
his unlikely road to stardom when director John Hughes cast him as the
numbingly dull economics teacher in the urban comedy, "Ferris Bueller's
FUNNY, RIGHT. NOT REALLY...
See the following two articles, regarding our emotionally impaired
children resulting from this "great technology".
1) "The Smartphone Generation Vs. Free Speech", by Jean M. Twenge, in
WSJ Review, Sept. 2-3, 2017, pC3.
2) "The Real Campus Scourge", by Frank Bruni, in NYTimes Sunday Review,
Sept. 3, 2017, pSR3.
READ IT AND WEEP. THEN REPENT.
WOW. AN ENTIRELY ACCURATE HISTORY OF AMERICA DURING THE LAST 50 YEARS.
There hasn't been as much truth collected in one place since the Bible
An interesting read from a
military lifer about Presidents
will find this interesting. For the non-military oriented,
man is the retired Chief Master Sergeant OF the Air Force, not IN the
Air Force., whose office was in the Pentagon. That's the single,
highest ranking non-officer in the entire Air Force as indicated by the
very busy area mixed in his stripes.
by George Roof, Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired)
I am a “lifer” in the military, I’ve seen the impact of a president
more than many of you can imagine. I enlisted with LBJ and
just what a Democrat clusterflock was all about. I went to
Vietnam and saw how we were constantly and incessantly bombarded with
micromanagement from Washington that got thousands of military people
killed. I sometimes wonder if I’ll get to heaven, but if I go to hell,
I’m sure I’ll still be a few hundred floors above that bastard Robert
McNamara , LB Johnson, John Kerry, Jane Fonda, and yes, even the “hero”
After Johnson “abdicated” rather than having his
ass waxed, I lived through Nixon who was hawkish but allowed the
generals (and there WERE a few real generals back then versus now) run
the show. Nixon was so out of touch that he never knew North
Vietnam was about to surrender when the Paris Accord was presented.
God could help us after Gerald Ford was beaten by Jimmy 'Peanuts'
Carter who’d been funded by Saudi money. The military was
into Section 8 and even the Whitehouse suffered the austerity.
the light began to shine and Ronald Reagan swept into the
He not only loved the country and the military, they loved him
back. Esprit d’corps was off the scale during his presidency.
Liberals were slowly turning into socialists, however, and about this
time all the draft dodgers of the 1960’s who’d been given amnesty by
Jimmy 'Peanuts' were turning out college graduates with degrees in
Bush 1 was an enigma from the CIA and though he never did much either
way, he NEVER DID MUCH EITHER WAY.
to Bill Clinton. Clinton spent most of his two terms wagging
dog and creating the 'Oral' Office, sending a bomber to blow up
Quaddafi’s tent and killing a goat or two, while allowing the UN to set
up the infamous Black Hawk Down situation. He made history by
becoming only the second president to be impeached.
felt sorry for Bush 2. He was doomed to infamy from the
start. He thought most of America was still the rah rah
of WWII when they were 'simply socialists' waiting to feed him to the
Then there came the Manchurian Candidate Obama
with a faked (OK Democrats, let’s say “of questionable origin” to
assuage your PC brains) birth certificate, who’d gotten a free ride
through college under a foreign student exemption, and whose college
records and complete life history had been 'sealed.' (We know
more about Thomas Jefferson’s bastard children than we do about Obama,
Michelle , OR their two faked kids.) From his inaugural address, he
slandered America and within days had begun to encourage dissention of
the races as well as slandering police who “acted stupidly.”
was mild to the crap that would come in doubling the national debt from
what had been built by ALL THE PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS COMBINED, feeding us
bullshit about how Muslims built this country, and nationalizing
American industries. Fueled by George Soros’ money and using
Air Force fleet as his personal charters, he appointed malcontents and
traitors into positions of authority. He trashed the Constitution by
installing “czars” (interesting he chose a title like that) to bypass
Congressional authority. By that time, Congress was
corrupt on both sides of the aisle. No one had balls to
this charlatan Obama.
Mysteriously, the lone outspoken
conservative Supreme Court Justice Scalia suddenly dies in his sleep at
an Obama pal’s hunting lodge and the Supreme Court is evenly
split. Finally, Congress shows some balls and rejects Obama’s
Supreme Court Justice nomination. The Libertards aren’t
because the fix is in. Soros 'has paid' demonstrators to cause turmoil
at 'all the Republican gatherings.' Obama concedes that
aliens should vote as they won’t be prosecuted, and Soros-manufactured
voting machines are caught switching votes in certain
Hillary has cheated her way to the nomination and her lies are
completely ignored by the brainwashed minions of sycophants who follow
But a shocking thing happened on the way to the forum.
America had had enough and although the pollsters and the pipers tried
to convince middle America not even to bother to vote, they were fed up
with the denizens of the swamp. It was time.
designated a “swing” state ignoring that all those old retirees living
in St. Petersburg, and the fed up Cuban Americans of Miami weren’t
interested in their platform. Ohio and Pennsylvania , where
production was blacklisted and where Obama had ridiculed them for
“clinging to their Bibles and their guns,” lay awaiting this supposed
“landslide” Hillary vote,.... and creamed it.
world of the Democratic Party disintegrated. An American who
expressed unbridled love of country and respect for police, firemen,
and military steamrolled across the heartland and the liberals realized
their scheme was trashed. A CONSTITUTIONALIST would be nominated to the
Supreme Court and if the old hag Ginsburg who’d claimed to retire if
Trump were elected would actually retire and leave, the Supreme Court
would have a massive majority of CONSTITUTIONALISTS for the next 40-50
Now, the same party who’d ridiculed Trump on his
comments about the election being rigged, started screaming that the
election 'was' rigged. They even advocated having the
repeated. They created mobs that burned and pillaged, stopped
traffic, threatened murder, battery and rape of Trump supporters, and
became the anarchists that the socialist dream thrives upon.
run like castrated pigs for safe zones and use diaper pins as their
This is exactly what happens when political
correctness takes over and participation trophies are awarded to
everyone. They can’t conceive how disgusting and subservient
have become. Donald Trump may NOT be the best person for the job, but
he’s such a welcome respite from the candy-assed whimps who’ve been
running the swamp that it’s refreshing to see. At the very
Donald Trump derailed the Socialist train and bought us precious
time. If he only does half of what he’s promised, we’ll still
legions ahead of where Obama has dragged us. Already
who held us in contempt are lining up to be found in the favor of
America. Donald Trump has done more in his short time in the
public eye...he prevented Hillary Clinton from becoming president!
for you liberal lurkers and you half-assed fence-sitters, Tough
Shit! You had your big hurrah and now your party is
For you staunch Republicans in office, don’t gloat so much
yourselves. You’ve been put on notice by the American people
we’re fed up with ALL YOU BASTARDS and if you don’t start putting
America first, you do so at your own peril. You might want to
a copy of George McGovern’s autobiography and see how shocking and
humbling it can be for a professional politician to have to try to find
legitimate work once he falls from grace.
This election was
pure, unadulterated AMERICAN. Hillary got beaten and AMERICA
THE ELECTION. You can claim he’s not “your president” all you want, but
unless you 'forfeit' your American citizenship, ......
MORE ON THE CRAZY CLAIM OF JAMES CLAPPER.
See: "When The Truth Is Crazy", by Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., WSJ Sept.
2-3, 2017, Opinion, pA13.
is diagnosed with a severe case of conformity-resistance syndrome...A
columnist of a more polemical bent might even make reference to the
Soviet-era practice of condemning citizens to mental institutions for
questioning the lies of the state."
"PLEASE SIR, MAY I HAVE SOME MORE?"
(More Pot Pourri, that is).
"Historians Warn Against Rushing To Take Down Statues", by
Colleen Long, The Day August 26, 2017.
Even Think About Being Evil", by Heather MacDonald, in WSJ August 15,
2017, Opinion, pA15. "Corporate America has managed to make
higher education look like an open marketplace of ideas". Think Google.
Goal: Revenge And Restoration", by Leon Aron, in WSJ August 9, 2017,
Opinion, pA15. Putin is an old-style Soviet Premier with a
better-toned body and a less shabby suit. Get used to
From Harvey: The Folly Of Building Sand Castles", by Steve Fagan, in
The Day Sept. 2, 2017. A lesson that will not be
Civil Right We Don't Think About", by Joseph J. Fins, M.D., in NYTimes
August 27, 2017, Sunday Review, p10. Getting back to Humanity
to God's two main Commandments, this is a highly informed and very
sensitive exposition on "minimally conscious state", very different
from "vegetative state". A welcome change.
LET'S GET OUT OF THE TRUMP - LEFTIST VORTEX FOR A WHILE.
Here is a POT POURRI of topics, with general references.
1) Not often ashamed of my Federal Government, but:
Allies, Broken Promises: Afghan and Iraqi Interpreters For The U.S. Are
Caught In A Deadly Immigration Waiting Game", ABA Journal, Sept. 2017.
2) The Far East: The Middle East On Steroids.
See articles in WSJ Aug. 23 and 29 hinging around Pakistan, a detonator
for that bomb.
3) More, always more, on Public Education Politics: America's most
sordid story after the abomination of Abortion.
See: "Test Scores Don't Lie: Charter Schools Are Transformative", WSJ
Aug. 24, 2017.
4) The American Public, Cyber-Babes in Toyland.
See "The Disturbing Inevitability Of Cyberattacks", WSJ Aug. 22, 2017.
See also the fig-leaf of "personal privacy" that is falling between our
legs. WSJ, Aug. 29, 2017.
5) The Tort Bar and the "National Medical Lottery".
See: "Talcum Tort Stick-Up", WSJ Editorial, Aug. 26-27, 2017.
6) And another "Stick-Up": Our "liberal" / despotic College campuses.
See: "Mizzou Pays A Price For Appeasing The Left", WSJ Aug 21, 2017.
7) The Left: The True "Racists".
See: "Why The Left Can't Let Go Of Racism", by Shelby Steele, WSJ Aug.
8) The Left: always tearing down...never building up.
See: Modern Liberalism's False Obsession With Civil War Monuments", by
Jason Riley, WSJ Aug. 30, 2017.
What's all this about "LGBT"? Let's not go back to the future, the
1970's when the biologic reality of Homosexuality, beginning in the
womb, was understandably demonized by the "public baths" and scores of
sexual contacts per individuals that were made known to the public,
together with the terrible AIDS epidemic of the 1980's and 1990's - a
direct result of those activities. The "LGBT Community" is at risk of
making the same mistake by hyping their situation into a plight and a
See the article by Julia Werth in ctmirror.org, Aug. 27, 2017.
The Opioid Crisis. Once again the Government operates with a bludgeon
instead of with a scalpel. In the 1990's physicians were severely taken
to task for "not taking care of Pain". The vast majority responded
responsibly. The vast majority of physicians had nothing to do with the
subsequent diversion of opioids to criminal use. So now physicians are
effectively being driven out of prescribing narcotics with the often
draconian regulations that put their medical licenses at risk. The
maxim "First Do No Harm" ("Primum Non Nocere") does not necessarily
include a requirement for me to put myself at serious personal risk.
See the Editorial in The Day, August 31, 2017.
See also the article by Kyle Constable in ctmirror.org., Aug. 31, 2017.
Now we should all go out for a breath of fresh air.
WHY AM I NOT SURPRISED?
Especially about "educational deficiencies":
many of these "graduates" are just plain STUPID,
thanks to their "public education" at the hands of the Teachers' Unions.
What a Shame!
IN A NUTSHELL.
"In a democracy the people always get what they deserve".
Be sure to Read the Poem
at the end.
Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel...
He has been a journalist for 49 years.
He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.
Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.
is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article
below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican nor democrat.
Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the
nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final
analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact
each one of us every day.
It's a relatively short but good read. Worth the time. Worth
545 vs. 300,000,000 People- by Charlie Reese
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and
then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are
against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation
and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on
The House of Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme
Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are
directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the
domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the
members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created
by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to
provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists
for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability
to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one
cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1
million dollars in cash.
The politician has the power to
accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the
legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.
545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what
they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con
regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a
normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human
being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the
President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a
budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole
responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and
approving appropriations and taxes.
Who is the speaker of
the House now? He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow
House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If
the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300
million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present
facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a
single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545
people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise
the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what
exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.
the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because
want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ... If they do not receive social
security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the
people, it's because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire
and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice
they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate
and from whom they can take this power.
Above all, do not
let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical
forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them
from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
and they alone, have the power. They, and they alone, should be held
accountable by the people who are their bosses, provided the voters
have the gumption to manage their own employees...
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren't so true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:
Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table, at which he's fed.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes are the rule.
Tax his work,
Tax his pay, he works for peanuts anyway!
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries tax his tears.
Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways to tax his ass.
Tax all he has, then let him know that you won't be done till he has no
When he screams and hollers;then tax him some more, tax him till he's
good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod into which he's laid...
Put these words upon his tomb,
"Taxes drove me to my doom..."
When he's gone, do not relax,
it’s time to apply, the Inheritance tax.
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Marriage License Tax
Personal Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our
nation was the most prosperous in the world.
had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the
world, and Mom, if agreed, stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
I STRONGLY SUPPORT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ACTIONS TO DATE, both domestic and
I have been in favor of the "Dream Act" from the outset under Obama,
and I do not support possible imminent action by Trump to rescind that
program - certainly not as it applies to those who have already come
here as children. Whether Speaker Ryan and Senator Hatch can deliver on
"immigration reform" is another matter.