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.
HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS...
A Resurrection from the murder?
I have been recommending Health Savings Accounts as a smart way to deal
with health costs and insurance since the later 1980's when they were
first introduced. Check out my web site (www.asthma.drsprecace.com).
From that point on, they were subject to direct and indirect attacks
from the health insurance industry and more subtly from their minions
They are still available and they are still smart...if you look for
them and avoid the many myths still propagated about them.
See: "10 MYTHS ABOUT HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS.", by Kimberly Lankford
Kiplinger.com/slideshow/insurance/T027-S003-10-myth... Nov. 2, 2018).
HOW ABOUT SOME "POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION"?
I'm talking about post-grammar school, since so many students are
pushed out of high school without a high school education.
"YOU TALKIN' TO ME??"
Yes, I am.
This doesn't involve anything dramatic, expensive or time-consuming.
Just buy and review the Wall Street Journal Saturday - Sunday edition
with its section entitled REVIEW...and do it every week! It
is Excellent, and never better than this week's edition (October 5-6,
There you will learn about:
a) "Cancer Is Still Beating Us. We Need A New Start";
b) Why China is our greatest existential threat:
"Mao's Global Legacy Of Revolution And Bloodshed";
c) The birth of American Jazz:
"One Take, And On To Immortality"- Coleman Hawkins, the Tenor
Saxophone, and "Body and Soul";
d) "Should Some Forest Fires Be Left To Burn?"
e) On socialism and central planning vs. free markets and individual
freedom: "Team Liberty".
f) On the birth of a nation, Israel: David Ben Gurion, "Father Of His
g) On the birth of a continent: "Charles The Great", Charlemagne;
h) And on a story of terror and destruction: "Imagining An Islamic
AND MORE, ALL IN ONE EDITION.
So, PUT DOWN THAT STUPID I-PHONE. TURN OFF THE CRAP COMING OUT OF YOUR
COMPUTER. AND LEARN
Please watch these videos.
Then explore #walkaway via Google.
Is there hope? Ya think?
"WUNNERFUL, WUNNERFUL, WUNNERFUL".
AS WASHINGTON DEMOCRATS AND THEIR LEFTIST HENCHMEN
PURSUE THEIR LATEST DEBACLE,
Greatest Misses of The Last 60 Years.
1) The abandonment of the mentally Ill by closing mental hospital
facilities beginning in the 1960, with the directly related disaster of
the homeless - and of so many lives.
2) The destruction of public schools, particularly those serving the
poor, the Blacks and recent immigrants, through their craven support
for the singularly self-serving teacher unions.
3) The encouragement of a God-less and amoral Society (aka "secular
society"), devoid of any principles and of any Hope -
including the abomination of abortion - the intentional taking of an
innocent human life.
4) The Asexual Revolution. What the Hell is That?
5) Their support for a "New World Order", a pseudonym for their true
I was a registered Democrat for nearly 30 years, serving in elected
public office for 6 years as a Democrat, with abundant public service
thereafter. I switched in 1990 when their direction became
And now - What about all the other still reasonable Democrats? How is
your self-image doing? Let's see in the 2020 election.
INTERESTING THEORY ABOUT DONALD
By the Democratic Mayor of Livermore, California.
The mayor of Livermore, California explains Trump’s popularity and
success. This is perhaps the best explanation for Trump's popularity.
Marshall Kamena is a registered Democrat and was elected mayor of
Livermore, CA. He ran on the democratic ticket as he knew a
Bay Area city would never vote for a Republican. He is as
conservative as they come.
He wrote the following:
Trump’s 'lack of decorum, dignity, and statesmanship' By Marshall
Kamena, Mayor of Livermore, CA.
My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly
ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum.
They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the
Here’s my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity.
There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W.
Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated
hatreds that undermined his presidency.
We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this
earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain?
We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt
Romney? And the results were always the same.
This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity,
collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years,
engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky
and the Chicago mob.
I don’t find anything “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper” about Barack
Obama’s lying about what went down on the streets of Ferguson in order
to ramp up racial hatreds because racial hatreds serve the Democratic
I don’t see anything “dignified” in lying about the deaths of four
Americans in Benghazi and imprisoning an innocent filmmaker to cover
I don’t see anything “statesman-like” in weaponizing the IRS to be used
to destroy your political opponents and any dissent.
Yes, Obama was “articulate” and “polished”
but in no way was he in the least bit “dignified,” “collegial” or
The Left has been engaged in a war against America since the rise of
the Children of the ‘60s.
To them, it has been an all-out war where nothing is held sacred and
nothing is seen as beyond the pale..
It has been a war they’ve fought with violence, the threat of violence,
demagoguery and lies from day one – the violent take-over of the
universities – till today.
The problem is that, through these years, the Left has been the only
side fighting this war.
While the Left has been taking a knife to anyone who stands in their
way, the Right has continued to act with dignity, collegiality and
With Donald Trump, this all has come to an end.
Donald Trump is America ’s first wartime president in the Culture War.
During wartime, things like “dignity” and “collegiality” simply aren’t
the most essential qualities one looks for in their warriors.
Ulysses Grant was a drunk whose behavior in peacetime might well have
seen him drummed out of the Army for conduct unbecoming. Had Abraham
Lincoln applied the peacetime rules of propriety and booted Grant, the
Democrats might well still be holding their slaves today. Lincoln
rightly recognized that, “I cannot spare this man. He fights.”
General George Patton was vulgar-talking. In peacetime, this might have
seen him stripped of rank.
But, had Franklin Roosevelt applied the normal rules of decorum then,
Hitler and the Socialists would barely be five decades into their
Trump is fighting. And what’s particularly delicious is that, like
Patton standing over the battlefield as his tanks obliterated Rommel’s,
“You magnificent bastards, I read your book!”
That is just the icing on the cake, but it’s wonderful to see that not
only is Trump fighting,
he’s defeating the Left using their own tactics.
That book is Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals – a book so essential to
the Liberals’ war against America that it is and was the playbook for
the entire Obama administration and the subject of Hillary Clinton’s
It is a book of such pure evil, that, just as the rest of us would
dedicate our book to those we most love or those to whom we are most
indebted, Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer.
Trump’s tweets may seem rash and unconsidered but, in reality, he is
doing exactly what Alinsky suggested his followers do.
First, instead of going after “the fake media” — and they are so fake
that they have literally gotten every single significant story of the
past 60 years not just wrong, but diametrically opposed to the truth,
from the Tet Offensive to Benghazi, to what really happened on the
streets of Ferguson, Missouri —
Trump isolated CNN. He made it personal.
Then, just as Alinsky suggests, he employs ridicule which Alinsky
described as “the most powerful weapon of all.”... Most importantly,
Trump’s tweets have put CNN in an untenable and unwinnable position ..
They need to respond.
This leaves them with only two choices. They can either “go high” (as
Hillary would disingenuously declare of herself and the fake news would
disingenuously report as the truth) and begin to honestly and
accurately report the news or they can double-down on their usual
tactics and hope to defeat Trump with twice their usual hysteria and
The problem for CNN (et al.) with the former is that, if they were to
start honestly reporting the news, that would be the end of the
Democratic Party they serve.
It is nothing but the incessant use of fake news (read: propaganda)
that keeps the Left alive.
Imagine, for example, if CNN had honestly and accurately reported
then-candidate Barack Obama’s close ties to foreign terrorists (Rashid
Khalidi), domestic terrorists (William Ayers & Bernardine
Dohrn), the mafia (Tony Rezko) or the true evils of his spiritual
mentor, Jeremiah Wright’s church.
Imagine if they had honestly and accurately conveyed the evils of the
Obama administration’s weaponizing of the IRS to be used against their
political opponents or his running of guns to the Mexican cartels or
the truth about the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the
Obama administration’s cover-up.
So, to my friends on the Left — and the #NeverTrumpers as well — do I
wish we lived in a time when our president could be “collegial” and
“dignified” and “proper”?
Of course I do. These aren’t those times. This is war.
And it’s a war that the Left has been fighting without opposition for
the past 50 years.
So, say anything you want about this president –
I get it - he can be vulgar, he can be crude, he can be undignified at
I don’t care. I can’t spare this man. He fights for America!
HERE'S A TREAT INSTEAD OF A TREATMENT.
YOU READY FOR A HEADACHE?
Let's discuss CLIMATE CHANGE, aka Global Warming.
See two helpful articles for Facts. Then "take two aspirins and call
your doctor in the morning."
1) "Americans need to heed climate change",
by Lee Elci (in The Day Oct. 2, 2019).
2) "It's not too late", by Al Gore (in
NYTimes Sept 22, 2019, Sunday Review).
Then Google regarding the MANY wrong predictions made by scientists and
"scientists" during the last 30 years about climate change, its effects
and the timing of those effects.
1) Climate Change has been going on since the origin (aka "Creation")
of the Earth.
2) Man's survival needs and also his excesses have been contributing to
those changes throughout time.
3) The degree of those contributions has increased in recent
centuries.The proportion of man's contributions versus other factors
beyond his understanding or control is in question.
4) Man has an Obligation to mitigate his contributions to the adverse
effects of Climate Change...CONSISTENT WITH HIS SURVIVAL! Some of the
proposals being made are Not consistent with his survival, short-term
5) The First Rule Of Service is Survival!
6) Regarding "our Youth now showing us the way", including Greta
Thunberg - a clear case of parental and adult abuse - are you happy
with how some of the unhinged generation of the '60's, their children
and grandchildren have turned out - for themselves and for their
Those of us of Faith can take comfort in the ever-present oversight of
a merciful God. But even God may have some misgiving. See the WSJ
"Pepper and Salt" cartoon of a few weeks ago, wherein The Supreme Being
is viewing the Earth from On High, as He muses:
"Maybe I shouldn't have taken Sunday off".
check out the PBS documentary "COMMAND AND CONTROL", on Netflix.
It describes one particular incident in the nation's Nuclear life since
More importantly, it documents what has really gone on regarding the
many nuclear bomb accidents that have occurred in the decades since
then - about which we have known NOTHING.
Applicable to the circus we are living through now, thanks to our
fearless leaders especially at the top of the political chain, it
brings to mind three well-known comments:
1) SOP: Standard Operating Procedure;
2) SNAFU: Situation Normal: All F...ed Up;
3) CYA: Cover Your Ass.
THE SWAMP REMAINS WELL STOCKED.
Why? Because "In a democracy, the people always get what they deserve".