Musings on the Week
February 28, 2015
Right - “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.” Thomas Paine.
Politics – After warning American voters for two elections about Obama’s “Hope and Change” being more destruction than transformation, we now see our worst fears realized.
Politics – Recent polls reveal that less than a third of voters would like to see the next President continue Barack Obama’s policies undermining Democrat platform promises.
Scandals – As more evidence is uncovered of IRS lying to Congress, when will someone be held criminally accountable for perjury and obstruction of justice?
Scandals – As more evidence is uncovered of Administration lying to Congress on Benghazi, when will someone be held criminally accountable for perjury and obstruction of justice?
Politics – Bush Derangement Syndrome was personal attacks on the conservative culture, while Obama Derangement Syndrome is political attacks on liberal policies.
Politics - This week’s distractions from the stagnant economy and ObamaCare: executive order ban of 5.56mm ammunition and disagreement on the root causes of terror threats.
Politics – Hillary Clinton has name recognition and a fund-raising machine going for her, but everything else is a brittle façade easily demolished in a competitive political race.
Politics – Bill, Hillary, and now Chelsea Clinton are cashing in on their celebrity maximizing their donations from all sources, foreign and domestic, before they fade into oblivion.
Media – The MSM’s attack on Scott Walker teaches the lesson to never allow a liberal narrative to linger without challenge, because reframing narratives offers truth and clarity.
Media – MSNBC’s “lurch to the left” programming initiative has been rewarded with a further loss of media share and a further loss of advertising revenue hastening its own demise.
Media – The liberal MSM has perfected a technique of “ambush” interviews asking questions hoping for specific responses, and attacking for alleged refusal to answer “appropriately.”
Media – Another example of Hollywood’s intellectual disconnect from their paying audience is that the highest gross revenue movie, American Sniper, did not receive a single Oscar.
Arms - “Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.” Thomas Paine.
Budget – The so-called Homeland Security partial government shutdown really translates to over 90% of employees termed “essential” remaining on the job with no visible interruption.
Inflation – The Labor Department reports consumer prices fell in December and consumer price index also fell, but excluding food and energy masks real cost of living increases.
Internet – The FCC voted for a virtual government takeover of the internet, despite net neutrality being described as “a solution that won’t work to a problem that doesn’t exist.”
Energy – Vetoing the Keystone Pipeline is the latest effort to block every step of the oil and gas infrastructure as a means to accelerate transition to unsustainable alternative energy.
Environment – Considering past accuracy of environmental predictions, it is no surprise that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill damage was less than expected and naturally recovering.
Environment – The overwhelming majority of climate research funding comes from the federal government and left-wing foundations, further undermining scientific integrity.
Crime – Black mob violence has become the “elephant in the room” that everyone is seeing but the politically correct MSM refuses to report since law enforcement can’t control it.
Civil Rights – In the Obama Administration there is a “War on White America” with whites taught to feel guilty for ancestor’s behavior and diversity defined as anyone but whites.
Principles - ““An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.” Thomas Paine.
Defense – Examination of military capacity reveals that the U.S. military is no longer able to handle two, near simultaneous major regional contingencies as a result of degraded forces.
GWOT – Obama’s claim that “Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding” is proof that our President is delusional with a tenuous grasp on reality and history.
GWOT – Never forget the fundamental Koranic underpinning of Islam is conquest of non-believers with those left behind offered the choice of conversion, submission, or death.
GWOT – Reformist Muslims were intentionally excluded from Obama’s Summit on Countering Violent Extremism because it required that the Islam would be recognized as a root cause.
GWOT – Obama’s “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism” will be quickly forgotten and ignored by all participants as a failed attempt to sell a flawed politically correct worldview.
Israel – Despite the controversy surrounding Prime Minister Netanyahu’s upcoming address to Congress, a new poll shows that 70% of Americans continue to view Israel favorably.
Debt – The biggest problem facing the world economy today is that so many countries have too much debt with nine with a debt-to-GDP ratio exceeding 300%.