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RAPID RESPONSE (Archives)...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.
GS

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SUNDAY, December 31, 2017

RR#1

ME WORRIED? THERE'S ALWAYS WELFARE.
lsn't this a GREAT COUNTRY?

GS

States Where Welfare Recipients Are Paid More Than Minimum Wage

RR#2

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FIRST YEAR ACHIEVEMENTS.
No Fake news here.

GS

Trump Says He Uses Social Media to Fight 'Dishonest,' 'Unfair' Press

RR#3

WOW!   MAYBE "WE ARE WHAT WE EAT".
This information, about Depression, is important...and CHEAP!

GS

‘Compelling’ Evidence for Probiotics in Treatment of Depression

RR#4

Pro-Trump Committee Ad Marks Trump's First-Year Achievements

RR#5

HEREIN, THE FULFILLMENT OF MY ONE NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION:
to test the accuracy of the history and personality of Winston Churchill as depicted in the movie
"DARKEST HOUR".
I have already posted my Movie Review...in a word "Excellent".
But, as noted there, I became suspicious based upon the total absence of Churchill in the movie "Dunkirk." Stupid.
In this effort, I have reviewed the relevant sections of the following books in my possession.
1) "The Last Lion: Alone - 1930-1940", by William Manchester.
2) "The Gathering Storm" and "The Finest Hour", by Winston Churchill.
3) "The Battle of Britain - World War ll", by Leonard Morley.
4) "Inside The Third Reich", by Albert Speer.
5) "Clementine", Sonya Purnell, 2015.
Bottom Line: The depiction is accurate regarding Churchill, his difficult personality, his intimate and dependent relationship with his totally loyal and protective wife, and his never wavering from his commitment to fight to victory or death with his fellow Englishmen rather than appease or surrender.
What is not mentioned is that the disaster that almost was Dunkirk was a direct result of the sudden surrender by King Leopold of an effective 1/2 million man Belgian army that was covering the British left flank.
Other facts, historical but not part of this movie, include that Hitler himself declined to invade Britain immediately, expecting a surrender. Also, Albert Speer considered the early experience of Dunkirk for the British to have been fortunate. For the cocky Nazis, Stalingrad was their Dunkirk, only after which did they mobilize their population as the British had had to do immediately.
And that's the way it was, well - presented in a movie that will definitely win several Academy Awards, in my opinion.

GS

SATURDAY, December 30, 2017

RR#1

"...ALLOWS TRUMP TO BE TRUMP".
I'm all for that.

GS

WashPost: Trump Advisers Didn't Know About NYT Interview

RR#2

WE ARE NOT ALONE...

GS

Newsmax's 50 Most Influential Hollywood Conservatives

RR#3

"Did you know....?"

GS


FRIDAY, December 29, 2017

"THE LORD IS MERCIFUL AND SLOW TO ANGER".
Well, maybe not for long, as He sees what his creatures are doing to His Creations.
Maybe we will see a return to the God of the Old Testament.
Maybe that has already begun.

GS

Group Says Several Vaccines are Based on Cells From Aborted Babies, “Using Them is a Moral Evil”

THURSDAY, December 28, 2017

RR#1

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT...
and a sincere prayer for the return to health of the sick commentator and his ilk.

GS

The 'Thank You, President Trump' ad was a terrible Christmas present

RR#2

Not much has changed over 80 years - Will Rogers (PDF)

RR#3

"THE REPUBLICAN 2018 SURPRISE: VICTORY."
Precisely what I have been predicting for a while - and why.

GS

The Republican 2018 Surprise: Victory

WEDNESDAY, December 27, 2017


Christmas is back in our White House


TUESDAY, December 26, 2017

RR#1

LEST WE FORGET...

GS

Defeated on battlefield, Islamic State remains a threat

RR#2

MY OPINIONS:
  1. JUST SAY "NO". --->  More Clarity Needed on Recordings of Medical Encounters, Policy Experts Say
  2. IF YOU DON'T HAVE EMPATHY ON ENTERING, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG PLACE. --->  Medical School Training Has Various Effects on Empathy in Students
  3. RIGHT / WRITE ON! --->  Experts Weigh in on ACP Position Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide
  4. A DECISION REGARDING "FUTILE CARE" IS A PREROGATIVE AND RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PHYSICIAN... AND NOT OF THE PATIENT OR FAMILY. THEY CAN FIND ANOTHER PHYSICIAN. --->  Ethical Conflicts Between Patient and Physician Are Common in Futility Care 
  5. SOCIAL MEDIA AND THEIR WELL-KNOWN LIABILITIES SHOULD NOT BE A PART OF ORGAN DONATION. --->  Ethically Navigating Organ Donation Through Social Media
  6. THIS IS A CHOICE OF A COMPETENT PATIENT - BUT NOT IN A HOSPITAL OR SKILLED NURSING FACILITY. --->  Ethical Implications of Voluntary Refusal to Eat or Drink
  7. THESE "CHOICES" MUST NEVER INVOLVE A PHYSICIAN. --->  Euthanasia, Physician-Assisted Suicide Increasingly Legalized Worldwide, but Remain Rare
  8. THIS SHOULD BE A NO-BRAINER. COVER IT! --->  Cancer Survivors Face Difficulty Obtaining Insurance Coverage for Fertility Preservation
  9. CIVIL OR CRIMINAL LAW SHOULD NEVER TRUMP MEDICAL ETHICS:  A FORM OF "CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE" THAT MUST BE READY TO BE TESTED IN COURT. --->  Protecting Patient Rights When Complying With Law Enforcement 
  10. OF COURSE. REMEMBER THE KENNEDY DAUGHTER? --->  Careful Design of ECT Research Important for Ethical Concerns
GS

MONDAY, December 25, 2017

RR#1

TRADITION.
IN ITALIAN LIFE AND CULTURE, THAT WORD TRANSLATES INTO "LA FAMIGLIA".
And that is what sustained Italian immigrants as they left everything in the  Old Country for the promise of nothing but Opportunity here in America. Once here, their one goal, besides survival, was to become "AMERICANO".
And they did it on the strength of Faith, education, hard work and La Famiglia.
There is a critical lesson here for all 21st century migrants - and also for those brought here in the 17th and 18th centuries: integrate or languish. America is a "melting pot" - not a poorly cooked and indigestible stew!
"And that's the way it is".

GS

Though it has changed, Feast of the Seven Fishes persists in the region

RR#2

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: A PROMISE KEEPER.
What a concept!

GS

10 promises Trump kept in 2017

RR#3

WHAT'S THIS?  NEW IDEAS FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION?
It certainly is not coming from the Teachers' Unions' monopolized public school systems...for which "new ideas" and "public schools" has been an oxymoron for many decades.

GS

Takeaways from Betsy DeVos’s summit on innovation in K-12 education

RR#4

ANOTHER SATURDAY, ANOTHER FINE WSJ "REVIEW" SECTION... (12/23/17).
This offers a review of Robert Dallek's biography: "Franklin D. Roosevelt:
A Political Life" (Viking). If you recoil from reading all 692 pages, this work will remind you of the years that some of us lived through. In fact, President Trump should read it, since he faces similar domestic and foreign challenges. He does not display the "tactical fluidity" that FDR was known for. He does not command 60% of the popular vote. He does not have 75 Senators and 331 House members to support him. But he seems to have a similar philosophy of "experimentation" and a definite willingness to play hard-ball with adversaries.
Who knows: President Trump may be able to leave a similar mark on the trajectory of America in two terms as FDR did in four terms, hopefully without a World War.

GS

RR#5

DESPITE ALL THE EVIDENCE, PRODUCED OVER MANY YEARS HERE AND ELSEWHERE,
THE BEAN COUNTERS AND BUREAUCRATS CONTINUE TO TURN THE SCREWS.

The article posted below describes one serious result.

The other? Health care costs are INCREASING.
Again: Einstein's definition of IDIOCY.

GS

Study: Healthcare demands taking toll on physician health, patient care

SUNDAY, December 24, 2017

RR#1

MASSIVE GOVERNMENT VS. LESS CENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT.
SELF-PERPETUATING POLITICIANS VS. REGIONAL PUBLIC SERVANTS.
WASHINGTON BUREAUCRACY VS. STATE INITIATIVE AND PLANNING.
FACELESS DICTATION VS. INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM.
DESPOTIC DEMOCRATS VS. LAISSEZ-FAIRE REPUBLICANS.
That's the choice. That's the battle.
So LET'S HAVE AT IT!

GS

RR#2

FOOD - AND FACTS - FOR THOUGHT ON THIS HOLY CHRISTMAS.

GS

Erdogan is No Longer a US Ally

SATURDAY, December 23, 2017

RR#1

HOW TO SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS: A FEAST FOR THE MIND.
Going from general to specific, here are some suggestions for working off the empty calories of vapid conversation.
1) The WSJ offerings, every Saturday - Sunday, in the section entitled "REVIEW". Always excellent. Here are some examples from just one edition,
December 16-17,2017:
a) "The Mind That Harnessed The Atom", about Enrico Fermi;
b) "The Plot Against Hollywood", about the struggle between Hitler's 5th column and the Jews in Hollywood;
c) "Co-Creating 'John Wayne'", the tug-of-war between Wayne and director John Ford that "together forged an ideal of American masculinity".
And as a bonus, in the same edition of the WSJ, is a fine story about "One Striver's Small-Town Regrets" (pA1).
2) Then there are the usual facts, not fake news, embodied in the WSJ Opinion sections:
a) "A New Trumpet For Democracy" (Dec. 21, 2017);
b) "ObamaCare's Failed Cost Controls" (Ibid).
3) Did I mention fake news? Try the gassy offering by one of the prime Fake-Newscasters: the "Honorable" Adam B. Schiff: "What We Know About The Trump Campaign's Collusion With Russia" ( Dec. 19, 2017). That will produce an appreciated "deflation".

GS

RR#2

"BERNARD LAW, DISGRACED CARDINAL IN BOSTON CLERGY SEX ABUSE SCANDAL, DIES AT 86."

REST IN PEACE, EVENTUALLY.

GS

Cardinal Law, disgraced figure in church scandal, dead at 86

RR#3

IS THIS FINALLY GOING TO BE PROPERLY INVESTIGATED?
It stank to high heaven when it was first reported several years ago.

GS

Jeff Sessions did the one thing that can bring Hillary Clinton down for good

RR#4



FRIDAY, December 22, 2017

RR#1

"WHO KNEW...."
I didn't.

And "the useful idiots" in the West are particularly prone to forgetting or not knowing History. That puts us all at risk.

GS

What Russian Revolution?

RR#2

"WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE?"
 Nothing, if you are an American.

GS

Trump’s Revolution in National Security and Foreign Policy

THURSDAY, December 21, 2017

RR#1

"STUPIDO. STUPIDO. STUPIDO".
Of course I mean these parents.

GS

Ivanka Trump's school visit forces parents to pull kids from class

RR#2

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FIRST YEAR,
you pathetic anti-Trump pygmies.

GS

Two Historic Achievements

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, December 19 andf 20, 2017

RR#1

ON THE SAME DAY WHEN CARDINAL BERNARD LAW IS EULOGIZED,
AND WHEN "NORWALK PARENTS UPSET..." BY A VISIT TO THEIR KIDS' SCHOOL BY IVANKA TRUMP,
we have this great news about Geno Auriemma and the UConn Women.

"THE LORD GIVETH, AND THE LORD TAKETH AWAY".

GS

Geno and Chris: One thousand wins and a million memories

RR#2

ROUTINES...EVERYONE HAS SOME.
My early morning routine is checking out the 7AM NBC Today TV show, with Savannah Guthrie (very good) and the lately departed Matt Lauer ("very good", I thought). Always with a Leftist bent, but generally good.
The top of the show on Wednesday, Dec. 20, hours after the Senate passed the TAX REFORM bill and hours before the House completes its work, had Speaker of the House Paul Ryan being given the 3rd degree by Savannah, with a play book directly from (delusional or cynical) Senator Charles Schumer. Ryan did a masterful job, a real "speaker". Savannah did not enhance her reputation - except probably with her NBC bosses, with the constant repetitions and interruptions. But that's about the highest level of public discourse we have come to expect nowadays.
Out-of-mind Leftists, and even some formerly moderate Democrats, regularly bring to mind Sergeant Schultz of "Hogan"s Heros":
"I KNOW NOTTTIINNKK".

GS

RR#3

NO ONE BELIEVES SENIORS ANYMORE!  

No one believes seniors . . . everyone thinks they are senile.
 
An elderly couple was celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their old neighborhood after they retired. Holding hands, they walked back to their old school. It was not locked, so they entered, and found the old desk they'd shared, where Jerry had carved I love you, Sally.
 
  On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armored car, practically landing at their feet. Sally quickly picked it up and, not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money - fifty thousand dollars!
 
  Jerry said, We've got to give it back.
 
  Sally said, Finders keepers. She put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic.
 
  The next day, two police officers were canvassing the neighborhood looking for the money, and knocked on their door. Pardon me, did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car yesterday?
 
  Sally said, No.
 
  Jerry said, Shešs lying. She hid it up in the attic.
 
   Sally said, Don't believe him, hešs getting senile
 
  The agents turned to Jerry and began to question him.   
 
  One said: Tell us the story from the beginning.
 
  Jerry said, Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday ...
 
  The first police officer turned to his partner and said, We’re outta here!
TOO GOOD NOT TO SHARE
 
And Then:
 
Earl and Bubba are quietly sitting in a boat fishing,
 
chewing tobacco and drinking beer when suddenly
 
Bubba says, "Think I'm gonna divorce the wife - she
 
ain't spoke to me in over 2 months."
 
Earl spits overboard, takes a long, slow sip of beer and says, "Better think it over  ..women like that are hard to find."

RR#4

Santa Barbara Beach (PDF)






MONDAY, December 18, 2017

WITH TWO ACTIONS TAKEN ON THE SAME DAY, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS MADE INFORMED AMERICANS PROUD.
He announced a National Security Policy with "America First" as its foundation.
And our Ambassador to the United Nations used America's first veto of a Security Council action, in the process correctly indicating that the Council's members should be ashamed of themselves.
Indeed.

GS

U.S. vetoes UN call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision

SUNDAY, December 17, 2017

RR#1

YA GOTTA BELIEVE!
And it's all because every one of the women who has ever played for him LOVES HIM.
(My Opinion).

GS

Some great memories on Geno’s road to 1,000 career wins

RR#2

THESE PSYCHIATRISTS SHOULD HAVE THEIR HEADS EXAMINED.
No personal professional examination? And then divulge a "professional" opinion?
That's medical malpractice.
What psychiatrists should be allowed - and required - to do in all cases where they have reason to believe that a third party is at imminent risk, is to divulge that information to the proper authorities in order to protect the third party.
That's what "the world needs now". Not schlock.

GS

Is the Goldwater Rule Outdated?

RR#3

AS I HAVE SAID SEVERAL TIMES,
only an idiot (no shortage of them) would argue that we should have nothing to do with Russia because it is untrustworthy towards America.

In fact, besides the obvious issue of the importance of Russia on the world scene, this Russian leadership has been very clear in recent years about its intentions and its actions. No game-playing here.

So: don't trust, verify...but definitely deal with President Putin as equals, which he seeks and appreciates. President Trump understands this.

GS

Putin Thanks Trump for Help in Foiling Terrorist Attack

RR#4

AND THE PRIZE FOR TRUTH IN JOURNALISM GOES TO...
Ross Douthat, a regular contributor to the NYTimes(!), who posted:
"A WAR TRUMP WON", in NYTimes Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. A very good and honest exposition of the defeat of the Islamic State.
There is still hope for the future.

GS

SATURDAY, December 16, 2017

RR#1

NOT YOUR PARENTS' DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
Several months ago, I took the opportunity to describe in this section my own experience with the Democratic Party: a member and office holder for 30 years, only to leave it in disgust in 1991.
The article reproduced here brings us up to the present day.

GS

Democrats are losing support from many - including me - as they move further left

RR#2

AS DOCUMENTED IN EARLIER RAPID RESPONSE OFFERINGS,
President Trump has accomplished a great deal in his first year in office.
The most consequential of his actions is the number of Federal Judicial Court confirmations he has achieved, more than any President in the last four decades. And these will be helping to guide this nation for decades to come.
GOOD.

GS

RR#3

POINT-COUNTERPOINT ON THE STATE OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT.
As a resident of Connecticut for the last 54 years, I have watched this State descend from a high perch to nearly the bottom of States in all undesirable categories. The only exception is its natural beauty, which is difficult to mess with. Although during that time largely in the hands of Republicrats and mainly Democrats, A POX ON BOTH THEIR HOUSES.
For a quick trip down memory lane, I suggest two articles from www.ctmirror.com as well as recent reports from Yankee Institute for Public Policy.
•    "Malloy Offers Tough Medicine For Deficit: Taxes, Spending Cuts", Dec. 13;
•    "Malloy Says CT Must Reverse A Culture Of Postponing Hard Choices", Dec. 15.
•    An excerpt from Yankee Institute: "Did you know that Connecticut's state government workers get $55,000. annually in benefits - just benefits alone? Together with their salaries, the average state worker's total compensation is 25 to 46 percent higher than that of private sector employees in comparable jobs. They're not working for us...we're working  for them! More than one-third of Connecticut's state budget goes to pay salaries and benefits for state employees. If Connecticut's public employees were compensated at rates similar to their private employees, we would save up to $2.5 billion annually."
•    And you must have heard that Governor Malloy negotiated and signed employment contracts with Connecticut public service employees' unions that extend to 2027!
HAPPY NEW YEAR...

GS

RR#4

ABOUT "GUN CONTROL". VERY INTERESTING, AND MAKES SENSE.

GS

Behind the opposition to concealed carry

RR#5

THIS ARTICLE, ABOUT THE 2018 ELECTIONS, MAKES SENSE...
although the message for Republicans is still WAKE UP!!

GS

Don't Despair Over Alabama

RR#6

Of course I've heard it before.  And I still can't stop laughing.

GS

A Catholic Priest, a Baptist Preacher and a Rabbi were sitting around drinking coffee. Someone made the comment that preaching to people isn't really all that hard, a real challenge would be to preach to a bear. One thing led to another, and they decided that each would find a bear and attempt to convert it to their religion. Seven days later, they all came together to discuss their experiences.

Father Flannery, who had his arm in a sling and had various bandages on his body and limbs, spoke first. Well, he said, 'I went into the woods to find a bear. And when I found him, I began to read to him from the Catechism. Well, that bear came after me and began to slap me around. So I quickly grabbed my holy water, sprinkled him and, Holy Mary Mother of God, he became as gentle as a lamb.'

Reverend Billy Bob the Baptist spoke next. He was in a wheelchair and had an IV drip. 'I went out and found me a bear. And then I began to read to my bear from the Bible! But that bear came after me. We wrestled down one hill, until we came to a creek. So I quickly dunked him and baptized his hairy soul. And just like you said, he became as gentle as a lamb.

The Priest and the Reverend both looked down at the Rabbi, who was lying in a hospital bed. He was in a body cast and traction with IV's and monitors running in and out of him.
The Rabbi looked up and said: "Looking back on it, circumcision might not have been the best way to start..."

RR#7

BARABING!!

GS

If someone asks you what the main difference is between most of the Obama supporters and Trump supporters, instead of stammering and stuttering and looking for an answer, just tell them that the Trump supporters sign their checks on the front, and the Obama supporters sign their checks on the back.

RR#8

VENGEANCE IS MINE. I SHALL REPAY, SAYETH THE LORD".
 (Romans 2).
Yes, I know. But it's tough.

GS

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FRIDAY, December 15, 2017

RR#1

FOR THOSE WHO WANT SINGLE-PAYOR HEALTH CARE,
see "Canada's Health-Care Queues", WSJ Editorial, December 13, 2017, Opinion, pA18.
"The lesson is that Canada hasn't repealed the basic law of economics that scarce resources must be rationed by price or by time. Ottawa's decision to mandate a single-payer system in 1984 has consigned ailing Canadians to queues. Some 1,041,000 patients are in line waiting for treatment, a 6.9% increase in 2017." And in many cases, this is not just a matter of inconvenience.  It is the loss of a chance for better health, or even life.

GS

RR#2

AS WE ENTER THE 2018 POLITICAL SWEEPSTAKES,
"Scorecard, scorecard. Can't tell the players without a scorecard."
Well, not quite so.
We can't tell what the "Republicans" are doing, because they don't themselves know.
The Democrats...that's different. See:

"The Quest For Collusion Is Over As The Desperate Shriek For Impeachment Begins", by Ed Rogers, a Letter to the Editor, The Day (www.theday.com) Dec. 11, 2017

GS

RR#3

A REPUBLICAN PLAN FOR 2018?
How about the Truth?
"If you always tell the Truth, you never have to remember what you said."

GS

Fake News and Republican Tax Cuts

THURSDAY, December 14, 2017

RR#1

REMEMBER THE FIRST AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION?
Freedom of Speech is the MOST IMPORTANT of our LIBERTIES.

GS

Dear Freedom Lover,

Can you imagine what the world would look like if the Left takes over the internet as they have done with the University? Well, it is happening -- and we must stop them.

We are seeing censorship of conservative ideas all over the internet, and YouTube, which is owned by Google, is taking the lead by censoring content they don’t agree with. They block, restrict, and demonetize videos just because they contain conservative ideas.

Currently, I’m fighting a lawsuit against YouTube for its systematic censorship of our videos. They’re claiming nearly 40 PragerU videos violate their “Community Guidelines” and are restricting access to young people.

They’re actually trying to keep the ideas of personal freedom, limited government, a strong national defense, and individual responsibility OUT of the hands of young Americans!

That means millions of young minds won’t even get the chance to hear about conservative principles -- unless we fight back.

Can I count on your help as we do just that?

Will you please let me know you stand with us in this historic battle by signing the National Petition Against Google Censorship, and urging all of your concerned family and friends to do the same?


Sign the Petition

My name is Dennis Prager. A few years ago, I founded Prager University to harness the power of the internet and bring the conservative ideals that have made our nation great to a new generation of Americans.

And let me tell you - our work is making a difference.

Surveys show that 70 percent of our viewers have had their minds changed by the content of our videos on issues ranging from the right to life, to religious liberty, to national security, to Constitutional freedoms, and more.

We are changing the cultural and political landscape of our nation, thousands of young minds at a time.

And apparently, the Silicon Valley elites at Google/YouTube don’t like it.

You see, despite our videos being professionally produced and family-friendly, they have flagged our content as being in violation of their “community standards” and thus have restricted access for young people.

That’s why we have filed suit against them in federal court -- to demand that they cease their ideological discrimination against PragerU and conservative ideals.

Will you join us in this historic David-versus-Goliath battle by signing the national petition right away?

Leftists already dominate our nation’s college campuses, where they’re hard at work indoctrinating a new generation of leaders into their godless, morally desolate, big government “nanny state” ideology.

The internet is one of the few places where America’s youth can still turn to participate in the free exchange of ideas. But now, Google, the internet’s largest repository of information, is trying to silence dissenting conservative voices, too!

PragerU is taking Google to court not just to keep our own content on YouTube, but to protect free speech online for all Americans.

If you value the right to free speech, it’s vital that you stand with us today by signing the national petition right away.

And please, tell a friend about this raging battle to protect the free exchange of ideas online.

We need all the help we can get as we take on the world’s largest and most powerful internet company.

If we lose, the consequences for our movement -- and our nation -- will be dire.

If we don’t win this battle, Google and its allies could reshape our culture in a matter of years simply by silencing and censoring the principles that have made our nation and our culture what they are today.

I hope -- and I pray -- that you will stand with us before it’s too late.

Please sign the petition right away, and urge all of your friends to do the same.

Sign the Petition

Thank you, and God bless.

Dennis Prager
Founder, PragerU

RR#2

WILL THIS DUPLICITY BY THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP NEVER END?

GS

Jeff Sessions Shut Down Chuck Schumer With One Bombshell Email

RR#3

"THE LONG WAR ON DONALD TRUMP", by Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.,
WSJ, Dec. 9-10, 2017, Opinion, pA13.
The following are direct quotes taken from that article, for those of who prefer "Cliff Notes".
"Trump is guilty of something. It's Robert Mueller's job to figure out what, even if today's theory of the crime is the obverse of yesterday's".
"Once upon a time, no reputable paper would print a sensational claim from a source who won't vouch for its truth, who got it from a source he won't identify, who got it from a source he can't or won't identify, and all were paid."
"Let us go now from the psychological motive to the sociological motive - i.e. from self-deceiving to others-deceiving."
"So began a cascade  of incompetent or worse FBI meddling in U.S. domestic politics, which will turn out to be the story of the decade once the Trump collusion story has given up the ghost."

As my old Italian piano professor used to say:
"CATCH ME WHAT I MEANS?"

GS

WEDNESDAY, December 13, 2017

RR#1

RIGHT ON!
This article reflects exactly my analysis of the Moore defeat...at the hands of the Republicans in Washington.
The only hope for anti-Leftists now and through the 2018 national elections is for the craven Republicrats to focus on the nation's needs and not merely on the needs of their major donors. But that may be like an addiction...in which case they and we will lose Congress and any chance of progress until 2020. Meanwhile, our adversaries and enemies march on.
"You're doin' a heck of a job", you JACKASSES.

GS

Mitch McConnell just handed the media its biggest victory in 2017

RR#2

Old Post Cards
 
While being a “Helicopter Crew Chief Instructor,” I’d go to Washington DC  , with a few buddies almost every weekend.  We’d do the Smithsonian and all.
 
On the way back to Ft. Eustis (125 miles), we’d often stop for something to eat.
 
One time, it was getting late.  We landed in Falls Church , VA.   We saw an old general store that was still open.  We walked around on the old creaky floors looking for Frito's or something?  I came across, an old wire frame post card holder.  It was full of WWII post cards ... Penny a piece!
 
I asked the guy, "How much do you want for the Post Cards?"  He said, “A penny.  They have been here ever since he was a kid.”
I counted them ... 300 plus.  I gave him $4.00 and I got the rack, too.
In San Diego , I sold a bunch for $1..00 each. I still have a bunch to hand down.

I know some of you are too young to recall these posters and WWII, but they were a part of my life and others who are now "older than dirt".  These are great.  Pass them along, especially to your older e-mail friends. I wonder whatever happened to this kind of thinking.
 
I got a lump in my throat when I read this.  I "grew up" thinking: patriotism, it is the AMERICAN way!  I am glad to see that somebody saved them.  The statement at the end says it all!

Old Post Cards (PDF)

These were our parents.

What in God's name have we let happen ?
 
I guess we are the last generation to see, or even remember anything like these!

Whatever happened?
 
70 years of ”progressive” education happened!
     
Political correctness (or "re-education") happened,
Lack of God's name happened,
Lack of personal responsibility happened,
Lack of personal integrity and honesty happened,
Lack of respect and loyalty to our country happened,
Lack of being an American happened.
Did all of these things die along with common sense?
 
I for one am still proud to be an American!

"Let me control the TEXTBOOKS and I will control the state."  - Adolph Hitler

RR#3

AS WE WERE SAYING...

GS

Republican Defeats: Republican Rethinking

MONDAY and TUESDAY, December 11 and 12, 2017

RR#1

"I CANNOT SPARE THIS MAN.  HE FIGHTS".
Abraham Lincoln

GS

This is one of the best written articles that I have seen lately.  You will not see these types of comments in the New York Times or the Minneapolis Tribune.

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 office.”
 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 Party.. I don’t see anything “dignified” in lying about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and imprisoning an innocent filmmaker to cover your tracks 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 “proper.”

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 propriety. 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, theDemocrats might well still be holding their slaves today. Lincoln rightly recognized that, “I cannot spare this man. He fights.”

General George Patton was a vulgar-talking, son-of-a-bitch. 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 thousand-year Reich.

Trump is fighting. And what’s particularly delicious is that, like Patton standing over the battlefield as his tanks obliterated Rommel’s, he’s shouting, “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 senior thesis. 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 demagoguery. 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), 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 times. I don’t care. I can’t spare this man. He fights for America!

RR#2

AS WAS FAMOUSLY CHARGED TO SENATOR JOSEPH McCARTHY MANY YEARS AGO:
"HAVE YOU NO SENSE OF DECENCY?"
Today, December 12, 2017, is the day the voters of the State of Alabama address in part that question.
The study of The Law certainly crystallizes one's understanding of the Society around him - and of human nature. The following are some legal principles that are directly applicable to the process and the decision at stake today.
•    The Presumption of Innocence.
•    Due Process.
•    Fundamental Fairness.
•    Statutes of Limitation / Repose, tolled for ages of Minority.
And then there are other concepts: Hypocrisy; Cynicism; Self-Dealing;
Self-Delusion (as in false "eye-witness accounts"); "Politics" and Politicians....
We shall soon see which side of human nature prevails in this instance. My guess is for the above legal principles in action.

GS

RR#3

HMMMMM.

GS

Former CIA Director Regrets How Intel Agencies Treated Trump

SUNDAY, December 10, 2017

RR#1

"YOU CAN'T  HANDLE THE TRUTH".

YES WE CAN!
Abortion, from the moment of conception, is a metastasizing Cancer eating at the innerds of the American mind and soul. We cannot "...Make America
Great Again" without dealing with that original sin and the deep guilt that comes with it.
And then there is the tension between the reality that our Protectors live every day and the smug and comfortable platitudes embraced by the protected.
Yes we can handle the Truth. Our freedom as individuals and as a nation depends on it.

GS

California Organ Procurement Companies with Links to Hillary Clinton Admit Guilt in Illegal Body Parts Trafficking

'A Few Good Men' 25th flashback: Rob Reiner shares true story behind Jack Nicholson's 'You can't handle the truth' moment

RR#2

ANOTHER BELL-RINGER...

GS

Trump Blasts Washington Post Writer for ‘Fake News’ Tweet, Calls for His Firing

RR#3

WATCH OUT!   THIS COULD BE BIOLOGICAL WARFARE FROM THIS PSYCHOPATH.

GS

Boats full of dead people from North Korea keep showing up in Japan — here's why

RR#4

WHAT WAS I JUST SAYING ABOUT "SEDITION?"
Not exactly, but...

GS

Obama Warns Americans Against Following In The Path Of Nazi Germany

RR#5

GREAT!
In a world as fractured as it has been in recent decades, a feckless and self-perpetuating State Department and United Nations are incompatible with a strong America pursuing its own INTERESTS,  not "friends".
And see also a refreshing cartoon (finally) and an article on the Perspective page of The Day (www.theday.com), Dec. 10, 2017: "8 Reasons This Trump Supporter Is Very Happy", by Bud Fay.

GS

U.S. Diplomat’s Resignation Signals Wider Exodus From State Department

RR#6

"THE LONG WAR ON DONALD TRUMP", by Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.,
WSJ, Dec. 9-10, 2017, Opinion, pA13.
The following are direct quotes taken from that article, for those of who prefer "Cliff Notes".
"Trump is guilty of something. It's Robert Mueller's job to figure out what, even if today's theory of the crime is the obverse of yesterday's".
"Once upon a time, no reputable paper would print a sensational claim from a source who won't vouch for its truth, who got it from a source he won't identify, who got it from a source he can't or won't identify, and all were paid."
"Let us go now from the psychological motive to the sociological motive - i.e. from self-deceiving to others-deceiving."
"So began a cascade  of incompetent or worse FBI meddling in U.S. domestic politics, which will turn out to be the story of the decade once the Trump collusion story has given up the ghost."

As my old Italian piano professor used to say:
"CATCH ME WHAT I MEANS?"

RR#7

THIS IS THE "WORLD ORDER" THAT OUR "ALLIES" WANT US TO EMBRACE INSTEAD OF THE INTERESTS OF AMERICA FIRST.

NO, THANKS.

GS

The President's Historic Decision to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem & Islam's Response

President Trump announced last week the United States will move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.  The Islamic world called for "Days of Rage."

Over the last several days:
First fact to lay on the table:  Islam has no claim to Jerusalem - neither in its faith nor in its history.

The holy cities in Islam are Mecca and Medina, and, by the way, non-muslims are not allowed there.  There was a brief period of time when Islam's prophet Mohammad had muslims face Jerusalem to pray in an effort to coerce and influence the Jews to support him.  When the Jews did not, Mohammad killed them and muslims went back to facing Mecca for prayers.

In 682 AD, a rebellion led to Mecca being seized and closed off for the hajj for muslims.  The caliph at the time made a spurious justification for using Jerusalem for the muslim pilgrimage since it was under the control of the caliphate at the time.

Jerusalem is not even mentioned in the Koran.

However, the single point of contention made by Islamic leaders to the President's decision is the claim that moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem strips the U.S. of its ability to objectively broker peace in the Middle East.
This begs the question:  What do all of these muslim protesters, Islamic nations, and the Palestinian leadership mean when they say they want "Peace?"

In Islam, "Peace" is the state that exists when the entire world is under the control of the Islamic State (caliphate) and sharia (Islamic Law) is the law of the land.  Additionally, Islam requires the holocaust of the Jews.

The Islamic world has been calling for the destruction of Israel since its official statehood seven decades ago.

Where is the "common ground" here?  Is true peace with Islamic nations possible?

SATURDAY, December 9, 2017

RR#1

AGAIN THE MALEVOLENT FRAUDS IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA DEPEND ON THE INABILITY TO "UN-RING THE BELL".

These "yellow journalists" have lost all credibility. They will not be able to regain it - as well as our vital "Freedom of the Press" - for a generation.

Sad and dangerous.

GS

Trump Jr. denies knowingly receiving ‘decryption key’ for Wikileaks-hacked DNC documents

RR#2

ON CHRISTIANITY, THE POPE, ISLAMIC TERRORISM AND ISIS.
Today I received two mailings attesting to the extreme brutality being visited on Christians in Egypt, Syria, and Iraq by Islamic terrorists and Isis, and on Jews by "Palestinian worshipers" in Jerusalem. One is from the lay press. One is from "Religious Freedom Coalition" sited in Washington D.C. And one is an article in this week's National Catholic Register:
"Pope, US Bishops Lament Deadly Egyptian Mosque Attack".
News Flash:
When told that the Pope objected to his deadly actions, Stalin asked: "How many divisions does the Pope have?"
When Pope Pius Xll mounted prolonged actions with other world leaders against Adolph Hitler, those were not only "laments".
When Pope Saint John Paul ll cooperated closely with President Reagan during the entire 1980's in the destruction of the Soviet Union, those were not only "laments".
And now Pope Francis not only laments; he directly attacks the President of the U.S.A. - the only person who is leading effective attacks against Islamic Terrorists and against Isis. Not prudent. Not even Christian in Christianity's responsibility to protect Christians and Jews worldwide. This Pope should be helping to marshal many divisions from America and from "Christian Europe" in this century's battle to the death with Evil.
The World Awaits, Your Holiness.

GS

RR#3

SEDITION AND TREASON.
The following definitions are taken directly from Webster's College Dictionary.
"Sedition: incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority...not including overt acts of violence or betrayal.

Treason implies an overt act aiming at overt overthrow of government or betrayal to the enemy."

The attached reports, and many others during the last year, reflect Sedition at least...and such actions are getting close to Treason.

GS

How Donald Trump Ruined the Opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum for Actual Civil Rights Leaders

Trump Visits Civil Rights Museum Amid Protests

Report: U.S. Won't Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital on Official Docs

FRIDAY, December 8, 2017

RR#1

A NEW CHRISTMAS POEM
 
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
PLASTER AND STONE.
 
I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO
IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.
 
I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.
 
NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.
 
WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT
CAME THROUGH MY MIND.
 
FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.
 
THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
SILENT, ALONE,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.
 
THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED
A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.
 
WAS THIS THE HERO
OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
THE FLOOR FOR A BED?
 
I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.
 
SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.
 
THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.
 
I COULDN'T HELP WONDER
HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.
 
THE VERY THOUGHT
BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
AND STARTED TO CRY.
 
THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
"SANTA DON'T CRY,
THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;
 
I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,
MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS."
 
THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,
I CONTINUED TO WEEP.
 
I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
SO SILENT AND STILL
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.
 
I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE
ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
SO WILLING TO FIGHT.
 
THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
WHISPERED, "CARRY ON SANTA,
IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE."
 
ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
"MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,
AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT."

RR#2


FOR THAT BRANCH OF MODERN SOCIETY THAT HAS TRASHED ETHICS AND MORALS...
the world that they have created is coming home to roost. Although not reason to forsake principles of "innocent until proven guilty" and "due process", the endless stories do promote some "schadenfreude".
But better yet is the article by Cal Thomas that offers a diagnosis rather than a knee-jerk reaction.
See: "Sex Scandals Show Society Is Lacking Virtue", in The Day (www.theday.com), December 3, 2017, Opinion, pB4.

GS

THURSDAY, December 7, 2017

RR#1

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?
Did you see that hit?
THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE IS OUT OF CONTROL.
An Assault and Battery like that warrants JAIL TIME!

GS

Why Stephen A. Smith Believes Rob Gronkowski's Suspension Is 'Unacceptable'

RR#2

VERY IMPORTANT.
Here is the basic reason why we in America may be headed for Civil War...and with good reason.

GS



RR#3

HERE'S ANOTHER REAL STORY.
WAKE UP, AMERICA!

GS

Trump and Zinke are Right on National Monuments

MONDAY through WEDNESDAY, December 4 through 6, 2017

RR#1

"IT AIN'T OVER 'TIL THE FAT LADY SINGS".
Oops, politically incorrect. But she is rehearsing.

GS

One Document Revealed The Jaw Dropping Truth About Trump Colluding With Russia

RR#2

THE BEST DIET FOR ANYONE: THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET.
The article linked below joins many other peer-reviewed medical articles that have concluded that the Mediterranean Diet is the BEST of all diets available.
I have espoused this for many years in my medical practice. And I have for many years offered a web site acquainting the reader with its principles: www.medidietresources.com, which can be accessed directly or through this website.
It is not only effective for weight loss, but for weight maintenance and promotion of Health as well. 
And besides: IT TASTES GREAT!.
"Try it.  You'll like it".

GS

Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

RR#3

PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE REAL WORLD: ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIANS.
After decades of procrastination, double-dealing cynicism, anti-Semitism and just plain stupidity, this President has done the right thing: The United States recognizes Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel.
What a Concept!  Reality is like that sometimes.
Two articles are useful to introduce the subject:
1) "Trump To Recognize Jerusalem As Capital", by  Matthew Lee and Josef Federman, (AP), in The Day (www.theday.com), Dec. 6, 2017, pA1; and
2) "The Chasm Between U.S. Jews and Israel", by Richard Cohen, Washington Post, ibid.pA4.

And then there are the points made by President Trump himself with the announcement.
a) Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people since antiquity, as well as being the center of three major Religions.
b) Israel has been opposed constantly and in many ways since it was born in 1947.
c) efforts toward a "Two State Solution" have languished for many decades. We cannot continue with failed efforts and approaches.
d) The U.S. passed the "Jerusalem Embassy Act" In 1995. It has never been implemented by three Presidents.
e) It is in the best interests of the U.S. to do so now. And it will advance the cause of Peace.

Meanwhile, all "the usual suspects" worldwide are producing fevered declarations of resulting imminent disaster. They are saying what they have to say now, as a fig leaf over their many decades of studied neglect or active interference - in their own interests, of course.

Read the entire speech of the President. It is historic.  And it forms the blueprint for American efforts in that region over the next several years, as it begins the transfer of the American Embassy to the Capital.
I agree with all of this...just as I agree with the sun rising in the East and setting in the West.

GS

SUNDAY, December 3, 2017

RR#1

"OOPS. LET'S UN-RING THE BELL".

GS

After erroneous Flynn report, ABC News suspends Brian Ross

RR#2

HEAR. HEAR.
This is also why I have the greatest respect for individual teachers, while I have great contempt for the leaders of teachers' unions and for craven education administrators.

GS

Teaching In The Real World!

After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective
teacher said:

Let me see if I've got this right”.

“You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their
disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their
dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages and instill in them a love
for learning.

You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs
and sexually transmitted diseases and raise their sense of self-esteem
and personal pride.

You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship,
sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a
check book, and apply for a job.

You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of
antisocial behavior, and ensure that they all pass their final exams.

You also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of
their handicap and communicate regularly with their parents in
English, Arabic or any other language, by letter, telephone,
newsletter, and report card..

You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a
bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that
qualifies me for "New Start!"

You want me to do all this, and then you tell me . . .

I CAN'T wear a necklace with a little cross, mention God, or say
"Merry Christmas" because someone might take offense?

Well, you know what you can do with your job!

This should be posted in every school in America and all countries.

Think About It!

If Muslims can pray anywhere, why are Christians banned from praying
in public and from erecting religious displays on their holy days?

What happened to our National Day of Prayer?

Muslims are allowed to block off major streets, in all American States
and pray in the middle of the street! And it's a monthly ritual!

Tell me, again, whose country is this - Ours or the Muslims?

I was asked to send this on if I agree, or delete if I don't.

It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore, I have a
very hard time understanding why there is such a problem in having
'God' in our education system or the Lord's Prayer said in our
government buildings, schools or public meetings.

I believe it's time we stand up for what we believe!

RR#3

REGARDING THE DAY (www.theday.com), OUR VERY GOOD REGIONAL NEWSPAPER.
As readers of the Rapid Response section of my web site must have noticed, I have a Love/Not Love relationship with these journalists. The editorial content regularly leans Left in its Politics, sometimes falling over.

But there are also many times when they get the commentary right, at least in the opinion of a long-time former Democrat - until the Party Lost Its Mind.
Here I offer three recent examples of the editorial writers getting it right on point.
  1. The recent opinion on the Sexual Harassment follies under way.
  2. The editorial on gun restrictions and the Second Amendment. (Dec. 3, 2017)
  3. The editorial advising "Democrats to play hardball", especially with Republican hypocrites and "Republicrats". (Dec. 3, 2017).
When you're right, you're right. When you're wrong, I'll be there.

GS

RR#4

ON THIS, THE BEGINNING OF ADVENT AND OF THE NEW LITURGICAL YEAR,
I offer a bedrock principle of any true Religion, in this case quoted from
The Holy Bible, John  8: 31-33...
"If you live according to my teaching,
you are truly my disciples;
then you will know the truth,
and the truth will set you free".

GS

RR#5

REGARDING "A NEW WORLD ORDER":
AMERICA ALONE? NO.     AMERICA FIRST, YES.
All of this looks good to me.

GS

America First or America Alone? The withdrawal agenda

RR#6

THIS IS VERY SERIOUS, A CONTINUED ATTACK ON AMERICAN CITIZENS' ACCESS TO THE TRUTH...AND THUS A DIRECT ATTACK ON OUR DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM.
As already noted, the "mistake" by ABC.
Now, the belated results of Freedom of Information suits by Judicial Watch against the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
WAKE UP, PEOPLE!

GS

New documents reveal FBI's Clinton cover-up

RR#7

THIS IS THE CONTINUING STORY OF THE CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM.
We're doing our part, folks. Now you prepare to do yours.

GS

New London Maritime Society Week's News & Events

RR#8

Movie Review:  "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

(Posted: December 3, 2017)

First, the good news. Frances McDormand is still a great actress, although I prefer her wearing a badge and an 8 month pregnancy. Woody Harrelson surprised me. I always considered him to be a B actor. He does much better here. The strength of the movie is in its characterizations; and there are a number of interesting characters, all played well.

Now for the bad news. For a small town suggesting Middle America, there is an awful lot of swearing and foul language, most of it gratuitous. Also gratuitous and out from left field is a major dressing - down of a Catholic priest, obviously for points in some quarters. There are too many story-plot lines, tenuously held together. The mood is incessantly down, unnecessarily so.

In summary, I would still have recommended this movie if it had ended at least 1/2 hour earlier...and had taken the rest of the detritus with it. But not now.

A "C".

GS

FRIDAY and SATURDAY, December 1 and 2, 2017

RR#1

THE TAX REFORM BILL PASSES THE SENATE.
Historic for the Nation. Hysteric for the Democrats.
We must do better, together, to "Make America Great Again".

GS

Tax bill clears Senate in big boost for Trump, GOP

RR#2

THE DAY BREATHLESS EDITORIAL:
"THERE!".   WHERE?

GS

Russian investigation reaches White House

RR#3

SHOOTING FROM THE HIP.
The following are brief personal observations on current affairs, some prompted by articles in the WSJ and other sources.
Why should you care?
Consider this quotation of Susan Sontag:
"DO STUFF, BE CLENCHED, CURIOUS. NOT WAITING FOR INSPIRATION'S SHOVE OR SOCIETY'S KISS ON YOUR FOREHEAD. PAY ATTENTION. IT'S ALL ABOUT PAYING ATTENTION, ATTENTION IS VITALITY. IT CONNECTS YOU WITH OTHERS. IT MAKES YOU EAGER, STAY EAGER."
And so:
1) "George Soros's $18 Billion Tax Shelter" (WSJ). There are many others, who are allowed to donate to political issues on the Right and the Left...tax - free. NOT RIGHT.
2) British Prime Minister Theresa May chides our President for warning about Radical Islam. Check your rear-view mirror, Madam.
3) "The Hague Aims for U.S. Soldiers". (WSJ). More, always more, on the "World Order" tripe. ABSOLUTELY NOT!.
4) In the world of unintended consequences, "a program to reduce hospital admissions may have led to more deaths" (WSJ). Who but a Washington bureaucrat would financially penalize a hospital for re-admitting within 30 days a patient originally admitted for heart failure - who comes in with a broken leg? You betcha.
5) Bureaucrats trying to weaken private property rights in the form of Patent and Copyright Law changes, issues currently before the USSC (WSJ). WRONG. Another area where the "insane are taking over the asylum".
6) "How Tax Reform Will Lift The Economy" (WSJ). Democrats ignore and vilify that concept, pointing to the mainly failed social experiments they imposed over the last 40 years financed by never-ending government deficit spending. WRONG.
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?"

GS

RR#4

THESE DAYS, WITH ALL THE NEGATIVE VIBES AROUND US,
we can use all the help we can get. And these are even pleasant.

GS

Moderate coffee drinking more likely to benefit health than to harm it

RR#5

NOW DISNEY...
There is a great difference between recognizing and accommodating gender fluidity - beginning in utero - and promoting alternative sexual lifestyles in otherwise normal children who already have to go through confusing teenages. Very disappointing. It should stop.

GS

Parents Beware — Disney Just Did The Unthinkable

RR#6

"OOPS".
Sure...

GS

ABC News suspends reporter for ‘serious error’ in Michael Flynn story



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