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
TUESDAY, April 29 and 30, 2013
THAT CLEAR? GS
SUNDAY, April 28 2013
SIDE OF THE STORY ABOUT VIOLENCE AND
THE MENTALLY ILL.
See also a presentation by Professor John Monahan, University of
School of Law, entitled: "Mandatory vs Voluntary Mental Health
To Prevent Violence"
ARE MY THOUGHTS ON VIOLENCE AND GUN CONTROL.
of this is achievable by reasonable people
and by a reasonable society. Do we have one any more?
- The NRA is as far out
in its position as are the advocates on the Left.
- Military-type assault
weapons and their ammunition should be restricted to those citizens
enrolled in a "well regulated militia", self-regulated by the
people and not by the government.
- With this
interpretation of Amendment ll of the U.S. Constitution, "...the
right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed".
- The matter of
"background checks" before gun ownership, entirely reasonable on its
face, must somehow be uncoupled from the logical but unacceptable
consequence of "registration" and the also logical potential
consequence of seizure by the government.
- The People do not trust
the government in this matter. Neither did the Founding
- The mentally ill must
somehow be monitored for their possible violent propensities.
The "facts" in this regard cut both ways, depending on who is
providing those "facts". A review of the attached and cited
sources makes that clear. The best way to do this, in addition to
providing more patient access to mental health professionals, is for
those professionals to be allowed or required to report situations
where they believe their patient has a propensity to violence against
another individual or against Society at large. Yes, that means
breaching professional confidentiality...with no adverse consequences
for the professional. But it would provide the filtered mechanism
for the State to exercise its Police Powers reasonably. That
"Duty to Warn" exists in common law and can be required by statute, as
the 1976 Tarasoff case and its progeny demonstrate.
CHURCH UNDER SIEGE.
This movement may be right. Being right is necessary. But it is not
when dealing with an issue as bed-rock as the Holy Eucharist, a matter
or Morals. By contrast, the issues of married priests and of
in my opinion, not matters of Faith or Morals. Our new Holy Father
given the time, and the opportunity through assertive advocacy, to
issue ultimately based on "Infallibility".
SATURDAY, April 27 2013
my opinion, then and
now, the last two Popes were wrong about "Liberation Theology",
opting for Church safety and "influence" over being real shepherds
for the poor and oppressed. That is not "Marxism". It is Justice. It
is the "Love" that Jesus commanded of us. I believe that Pope Francis
will finally get it right.
AGAIN, CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER IS ABSOLUTELY
BUSH HATERS...CHOKE ON YOUR OWN BILE.
The Bush Legacy - The Washington Post
AGREE. THE U.N. AND ITS APOLOGISTS IN OUR GOVERNMENT REPRESENT A
CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THIS
ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS THE LAW OF THE SEA TREATY.
> Subject: Fwd: LIST OF TRAITORS
> This scares me to death. Please, do not let it happen in my
> Look how close we came to.selling our soul, part of our
the Devil. Once we open the door to international submission and/or
appeasement, you can kiss liberty goodbye and say hello to absolute
Check it out:
> Hello All, here is the list of all the TRAITORS in the U. S.
God there was none listed for OK, AR, or TX. Note that our idiot
from Louisiana, Mary Landrieu, voted the usual wrong-headed way.
> LIST OF TRAITORS
> Over the weekend, we came four votes away from the United States
giving our Constitutional rights over to the United Nations. In a 53-46
the senate narrowly passed a measure that will stop the United States
entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
> The Statement of Purpose from the bill read:
> To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States
entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. The U.N. Small Arms
which has been championed by the Obama Administration, would have
placed a global ban on the import and export of small firearms. The ban
have affected all private gun owners in the U.S., and had language that
have implemented an international gun registry on all private guns and
> Astonishingly, 46 of our United States Senators (all but one was a
democrat, one was an independent) were willing to give away our
rights to a foreign power.
> Here are the 46 senators that voted to give your rights to the U.N.
> People this needs to go viral. These Senators voted to let the UN
guns. They need to be voted out of office. We have been betrayed. 46
Voted to Give your 2nd Amendment Constitutional Rights to the U.N.
GENERATION...AND THE "TUNED-IN GENERATION. More isolated than ever.
the coming epidemic of Depression.
DROPS...AND THE IMPACT IS BEGINNING TO BE HEARD.
FRIDAY, April 26 2013
WHAT A SHAME.
THURSDAY, April 25, 2013
W. BUSH: A GOOD MAN,
AND A GOOD PRESIDENT. His big fault was his excessive and misplaced
toward losers like that H-A Donald Rumsfeld.
WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2013
BY A 15 yr. OLD SCHOOL KID
Who got an A+
the Pledge of Allegiance
not allowed in most
the word 'God' is mentioned.....
kid in Arizona
NEW School prayer:
Pledge of Allegiance"
I sit me down in school
praying is against the rule
this great nation under God
mention of Him very odd.
scripture now the class recites,
violates the Bill of Rights.
anytime my head I bow
a Federal matter now.
hair can be purple, orange or green,
no offense; it's a freedom scene..
law is specific, the law is precise.
spoken aloud are a serious vice.
praying in a public hall
offend someone with no faith at all..
silence alone we must meditate,
name is prohibited by the state.
allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks...
outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
quote the Good Book makes me liable.
can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
taught that such 'judgments' do not
can get our condoms and birth controls,
witchcraft, vampires and totem poles ..
the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
word of God must reach this crowd.
scary here I must confess,
chaos reigns the school's a mess.
Lord, this silent plea I make:
I be shot; My soul please take!
you aren't ashamed to do this, Please
pass this on..
said, 'If you are ashamed of
me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father.'
TUESDAY, April 23, 2013
A voice in the
FOR TEACHERS. BOO FOR TEACHERS'
being interviewed by
the school administration, the prospective
said: 'Let me see if I've got this right. 'You want me to go into
room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe
for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt
and instill in them a love for learning. 'You want me to check
backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted
and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride. 'You want
to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair
and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job.
want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial
and make sure that they all pass the final exams.'You also want me
provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and
regularly with their parents in English, Spanish or any other
by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card. 'You want me to
all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few
a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps.
want me to do all this, and then you tell me......I CAN'T PRAY?'
And see my proposals for Health Care reform in 1978 (!) and again in
1990"s, posted on this website.
RES IPSA LOQUITUR
are those that can give without remembering, and take without
day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked
his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm
community service this week.'
florist was pleased and left the shop.
the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a 'thank
card and a dozen roses waiting for
at his door.
a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the
barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing
service this week.' The cop was happy and left the shop.
next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a 'thank you'
and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.
a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill,
barber again replied, 'I can not accept money from you. I'm doing
service this week.' The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.
next morning, when the barber went to open up, there
a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.
that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the
citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.
POLITICIANS AND DIAPERS NEED TO BE CHANGED OFTEN AND FOR THE SAME
MONDAY, April 22, 2013
THOUGHTS...for getting through life alive!
- "LEAD, FOLLOW, OR GET
OUT OF THE WAY". Ted Turner
- Every Confidant has a
- There is no such
thing as a "Win-Lose"...but some lawyers and business people are wedded
to the stupid idea. GS
- The motto of the
Abruzzi: "Forte e Gentile".
- The motto of the
Italian People: "Si Arrangiarsi"..."We'll Work It Out".
- If you need a
friend...get a dog. Unknown
Verify". Ronald Reagan
- There is no such thing
as "Internet Security", the ultimate oxymoron. GS
- Read Dilbert
regularly. He's certainly been around.
- If, when you're young,
you're not a Liberal...you have no heart. If, when your older,
you're not Conservative, you have no brain. The problem today is
that so many people are in Maturation Arrest into their
60's. GS, etc.
- Last words of an
Atheist: "Thank God I died an Atheist". Unknown.
- The three last words
that I don't want to say to myself as I am about to die: "You Stupid
- If you can't reason
with a person on an important matter...go for the Jugular!
- Trying to reason with
an Atheist...or an Ultra-Liberal...is a total waste of time.
Articulate, Arrogant, Asinine. GS
- Religion - the
InterState Highway - will get you there. So Will
Spirituality...Route 66. GS
- The prime motivating
force for human behavior is INSECURITY. The only difference is
how it's handled. GS
- There are three kinds
of money: Old Money, New Money...and ENOUGH MONEY. GS
- The shortest distance
between two people is a Smile. Unknown.
- The first rule of
Service is SURVIVAL. GS
- Be careful about tying
yourself to umbilical cords. Look what happened when your first
one was cut. GS
Try these on for size. If they fit, wear
SUNDAY, April 21, 2013
LIGHT ON THE LATEST STUPID MOVE BY YOUR
The following is from a professional in Lighting, my son Perrin,
the video linked below.
the representative may be a bit dramatic in his presentation (which is
necessary for anyone onstage), I know of what he speaks. California
100W incandescents two years ago as one of its many idiotic notions of
environmental protection and energy policy. If not fought, it is simply
matter of time before all bulbs of this type are outlawed. And, it's
to note that they are not outlawed like leaded gasoline because they
(which CFLs are, ironically enough), but because someone in government
which political persuasion, by the way) simply decided that they had to
Like all actions of these people, their misguided intentions are all
matter to them. The particulars of implementing these intentions, as
their consequences, are never thought out.
lighting professional, I prefer incandescent lighting at work and at
because of the color temperature and quality of light it emits, which
literally impossible to duplicate with any other technology. It is also
dimmable to the point where it uses the same or less energy than those
horrible, toxic CFLs while producing a beautiful quality light that is
easier on the eyes than CFLs that flicker ALMOST imperceptibly at
while LEDs are INFINITELY better than CFLs, their expense will drop a
supply increasing, but their technology makes them much harder to
incandescents, so they will probably never be as cheap. As for their
that is often inflated, like the number of passengers a car can fit, as
its gas mileage. They are comprised of many individual diodes that
out like a sports scoreboard that has had no maintenance. But, in this
you have to throw out the entire scoreboard if you want all the bulbs
They also often emit a fake-looking, cold light that is hard on
in the end, this congressman from Texas is absolutely correct, and with
logical, mathematical, scientific precision. The Government, at
level, has no right to do what it is doing here. And, as usual, it
its NON-rights with exceptional inefficiency and boneheadedness.
them any way you can, or you will die of a thousand little cuts.
SATURDAY, April 20, 2013
REFLECTIONS ON THIS WEEK'S EVENTS IN THE NATION.
- The Blast in West,
Texas. Whether it be this situation or
prior examples including mine disasters, business interests are
undermining the ability of the EPA to safeguard our citizens. And
the "fracking" natural gas debate will be another opportunity for this
political dynamic to play out.
- The Boston Marathon
Attack. See my earlier Rapid Response.
At least, politicians did not get in the way this time. I guess
they were bottled up in their homes like everybody else.
- The Defeat of the
Gun Control Bill in the Senate. Yes.
- The coming
Immigration Reform Bills. More
Politics...but here not only "pure", but also asinine as far as
Republicans are concerned.
The common denominator here is our broken election process in this
fed by a level of ignorance of facts and by a dearth of common sense
large elements of our electorate which has not seen since before the
of the Gutenberg Printing Press. Elective offices at all levels
government are up for auction, sold to the highest bidder, with the
"winner" totally beholden thereafter to the buyers.
are allowed and encouraged by the seniority systems controlling their
governmental bodies to keep running and "serving" - making their own
careers and the future of their families dependent on winning above all
else. And recurring efforts are made to "facilitate" voting by
making it easier to inject fraud into the system.
WHAT A TOXIC MIX.
Nothing less than amending the U.S. Constitution as it pertains to
issues will restore "the will of the people" and "one man, one
vote"...in a word" Democracy.
"that is your mission, if you choose
to accept it".
FRIDAY, April 19, 2013
THURSDAY, April 18, 2013
IS THIS ANOTHER
SHOE...OR A BOOT?
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2013
folks, I know you think the C-Span Channel that broadcasts all those
Congressional hearings is boring, but, really, you should have been
watch the Senate Finance Committee's hearing Wednesday on the
Care Insurance Oversight.
haven't seen so many faces of misery since you watched Les Miserables
and a half hours...and they were all Democrats. And one of them,
Max Baucus, was the primary sponsor of Obamacare in the Senate!
follow me here because this gets pretty complicated. (It seems
Pelosi was right; you DO have to pass Obamacare to find out what's in
the Democrats are now learning what the Republicans warned them
It's an unworkable mess that is throwing millions of Americans off the
apparently, tens of thousands of American employers began throwing
their health care plans and opting to pay the much lower federal fine
offering health care for their workers. Thousands more are even
converting their full time workers to part time workers by limiting
hours per week to less than 30, in compliance with Obamacare
(Remember when Paul Ryan and the Republicans predicted employers would
this? Remember when Democrats were warned that employers would
save operating expenses by moving their entire work force into federal
workers who have lost their health care benefits are busy trying to
sign up for
state health care exchanges. (There are Internet sites available
state has agreed to sign up to Obamacare). However, when these
workers, soon to be without employee provided health care, go to the
Exchange to sign up, they are finding they are not qualified! It
that during the signup process, applicants are required to fill in
income and benefit data, which then flows over to IRS computers who
then are to
spit out what your premium costs will be and how much federal tax
you'll receive in order to receive subsidies to help you afford health
premiums that are as much as 30% more than you were paying under your
Problem! The IRS is only allowing somewhere around 9% subsidy
Obamacare Health care Exchange premiums that are priced so much higher
worker was paying under his employer plan! (Surprise,
Remember Republicans warning that forcing working Americans to pay for
million leaches who pay nothing for their health care under Medicaid
drive the premiums of working Americans higher?)
Problem! The IRS computers won't mate up with the Health Care
computers because the IRS computer system is obsolete! So when
try to sign up for Obamacare the IRS and the Health Exchanges are
applicants to go to pound sand!
fireworks really broke out at the Finance Committee hearings on
yesterday afternoon. Senator Max Baucus, (Dem), said.."how could
this happen? I'm hearing from my constituents that they and their
families have been left out in the cold and are without health care
Exchanges are not accepting them!". Quote from Senator Bill
(Dem), Florida "my constituents are not going to be happy to hear this
administration failed to implement the necessary changes to accommodate
care applicants...someone has to pay for this!" Similar outrage was
professed by Senator Ron Wyden (Dem) from Oregon.
Program Director for the Health care Affordability Act was on hand to
testimony. All he could seem to do was sympathize with his
buddies, saying that maybe the problems could be ironed out by the end
but could offer no ideas about how that could be done.
Update! This morning a Harvard economics professor came on CNBC
announced that, according to a federal study his group just completed,
Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, is going to be
to come back to this same committee, hat in hand, and request $700
dollars more be allocated to Obamacare just to pay for those
covered under current federal programs.
the Wall Street Journal reported that, in addition to the 30 million
currently covered under Obamacare, we can expect tens of millions more
be left in the "no health care Twilight Zone"; those who were doing
just fine with their employee health care plan until Obamacare was
this year. And many of those who were working 40 hour weeks will
themselves deemed "part time employees" working less than 30 hours
per week and unable to afford Obama's premiums even if they could get
the application process.
usual, while the working poor and the rapidly declining middle class
out in the cold without any health care, the Medicaid/Welfare leaches
worry. They are covered by that $700 billion dollar pot of gold
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services will be
from Congress soon!
and, lest we forget --- today, like every
other day, over 90 million LAW ABIDING AMERICAN GUN OWNERS, have
TUESDAY, April 14 through 16, 2013
BOSTON TERRORIST ATTACK...
Here is a real challenge for "Rapid Response...Daily Commentary on
of the Day."
What to do? What you don't do is call it a "terrorist attack"
until there is some evidence of
that...like ball bearings or other shrapnel in the IED. Then you
a" terrorist attack".
What you don't do is run away from it in terror, but run towards it in
effort to help the
fallen and to catch any suspects. "IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, DO
What you don't do is to go into a diffuse rage; rather FOCUS on the
with us for over 20 years. Clear the mind. Demand action
leaders. And be ready
to act on your own initiative.
This development will certainly impact the current debate on
believe that we will
get no Federal legislation on gun control this year as a result.
believe that we will have
many more new gun owners - not a bad thing. And I hope that
hopefully not an oxymoron, will clean their own house of their minority
Or the rest of us will "pick up the usual suspects"...including
We have a right and an obligation to defend ourselves. And we
SATURDAY, April 13, 2013
NASTY PEOPLE...and the most totalitarian. America has never been
from the Right, only from the Left.
FRIDAY, April 12, 2013
I've been saying for a
very long time, in less colorfull language. "Birds of a feather...."
THURSDAY, April 11, 2013
I WANT TO GET OFF".
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2013
DOESN'T THAT MAKE YOU FEEL WARM AND FUZZY?
WHO IS RUNNING THE WHITE HOUSE SHOW !
WAKE UP AMERICA!
It is astounding to me that no one seems to care! No mainstream media,
Just a nice little Christian guy in the White House…REALLY?
Friday, March 1, 2013, 12:23 PM
This needs to be passed around.
Do we the common US citizen know this?
More to the point, do those who voted for him know this, or do they
still have their head in the sand?
Why couldn't we find qualified men who were 'born in America' to help
make decisions for our country?
(Obviously, “we” didn’t have anything to say about it.)
TUESDAY, April 9, 2013
Arif Alikhan - Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security
Mohammed Elibiary - Homeland Security Adviser
Rashad Hussain - Special Envoy to the (OIC) Organization of the Islamic
Salam al-Marayati - Obama Adviser - founder Muslim Public Affairs
Council and its current executive director
Imam Mohamed Magid - Obama's Sharia Czar - Islamic Society of North
America-Islamic Society of North America
Eboo Patel - Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships
Anybody feel safer now that these folks are helping influence U.S.
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TEACHER TO WHOM I WOULD GIVE A GRADE
AND I'M A TOUGH GRADER OF TEACHERS. GS
MONDAY, April 8, 2013
DESCRIPTION OF A TERRIBLE
WHO LET IT HAPPEN?
"IN A DEMOCRACY, THE PEOPLE ALWAYS GET WHAT THEY DESERVE".
SUNDAY, April 7, 2013
THE ECONOMY, STUPID".
True words, despite their origin.
Now is Obama sincere in trying to "trend toward the middle" with his
recent budget proposals?
Or is this a sucker punch to a Republican Party already reeling on the
In any case, "this is your life". And I suggest three
very good sources for the non-economist to
get insight into where we've all been and to where we may be
Please check them out.
offering, it is a book of over 700 pages. So, be careful: don't
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
- "A Statesman's
Friendly Advice", by Peggy Noonan, in WSJ Sat.-Sun. April 6-7,
2013, Opinion, pA13.
- "How Texas Became
Texas and Why It Matters", by Bryan Burrough, , NYTimes Saturday
April 6, 2013.
- "The Great
Deformation: the corruption of Capitalism in America", by David
Stockman, published by Public Affairs, of the Perseus Books Group, 2013.
SATURDAY, April 6, 2013
STATUS OF ABORTION
WRONGS. "WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE WORD 'NO' THAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND?
FRIDAY, April 5, 2013
THURSDAY, April 4, 2013
BE A TRUE "WIN-WIN"
SITUATION? I HOPE!
WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2013
SHOE FALLS FROM THE
SO YOU KNOW. A
LOT OF BAD PEOPLE OUT THERE.
HUMAN LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION. DEAL WITH IT.
• New Planned Parenthood Statement
Defends Pro-Infanticide Remarks
Planned Parenthood’s Pro-Infanticide Stance Similar to Obama’s
Once Again, MSNBC Talking Head Calls Unborn Babies “Things”
Speak Out Now: Pro-Lifers Must Oppose the HHS-Abortion Mandate
• Doctor Killed 300 Patients in
Euthanasia to “Free Up” Hospital Beds
First U.S. Teen With Down Syndrome Reaches Mt. Everest Base Camp
Bill Gates’ Condom Contest Will Ensure Continued AIDS Crisis
Sorry Joe Biden and Andrew Cuomo, You Can’t be Catholic and Pro-Abortion
Cartoon Film “Skiff and AJ’s Fantastic Voyage” Touts Pro-Life Message
Washington: Bill Blocked That Forces Insurance Coverage of Abortion
States Cut Abortion Funding From Obamacare, Pennsylvania Should Too
Government Approves Genetically Engineered “Three-Parent” Embryos
Virginia Pro-Lifers Asked to Help Stop Tax-Funding of Abortion
Scientists Want to Scavenge Aborted Fetal Eggs for IVF Treatment
Activist Chen Guangcheng to Meet President George W. Bush
Indiana OKs Bill Requiring Inspection of Abortion Drug Sellers
Identity of New Wichita, Kansas Abortion Practitioner Exposed
TUESDAY, April 2, 2013
FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
MONDAY, April 1, 2013
ESPECIALLY FOR PHYSICIANS, THIS MUST BE A
A cautionary tale for the entire world.
Another shoe dropping from the ObamaCare centipede.
SUNDAY, March 31, 2013
THIS ONE'S FOR YOU. HAPPY
is a recording of
Pope John Paul II singing Schubert"s Ave Maria in 1976. Life on
Rock from EWTN has added the pictures in this video. I did not
had such a powerful voice.
singing Ave Maria (1976)
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