Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

January 25, 2014


Socialism – From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. Karl Marx.

Politics – The majority of Americans are negative on Obama: handling of the economy (39-56), handling of healthcare (36-59), foreign policy (39-47), and handling of Iran (39-47)

Politics – President Obama plays the race card far too often, so now very few people even listen, because his overuse of this tactic borders on paranoid delusion.

Politics – The Obama administration has use federal agencies for political advantage (IRS targeting, FBI cover-ups, EPA regulations) so why should we trust Obama to oversee the NSA?

Politics – The plan for annihilating the Tea Party movement calls for aggressive class warfare, demagoguery, and lying about the beliefs, motives, and goals of Tea Party supporters.

Politics – This week’s distractions from the stagnant economy and ObamaCare: more income inequality demagoguery and the Chris Christie Bridge-gate faux scandal.

Politics – Hillary Clinton is a master of political cover-ups, starting with BimboGate and Whitewater in Arkansas, then TravelGate and HillaryCare in the WH and now Benghazi.

Communism – The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property. Karl Marx.

Regulation – Executive Order 13563 was intended to reduce “redundant, inconsistent, and overlapping” regulations, but it had the opposite effect adding $10.2 billion in costs.

Finance – The baffling Bitcoin boom is an exercise in self-delusion (a high tech Ponzi scheme) that will crash down, and its collapse is a catastrophe waiting to happen.

Jobs – The American economy is enduring the worst performance since the Great Depression, far worse than other Presidents on job creation and duration of unemployment.

Inflation – Few realize that the way inflation has been calculated has changed through the years, and when it is calculated like it was in 1990, consumer inflation is calculated as 4.5%.

Welfare – A record 20% of American households were on food stamps in 2013 as the cost of the SNAP program was at an all-time high at $79.6 billion in 2013.

Slavery – African Americans have exchanged involuntary servitude (slave owner dependency) for voluntary servitude (government dependency) for the price of welfare.

Housing The social theory behind new Housing and Urban Development proposal to racially integrate suburbs was discredited by the federal agency’s own research.

Environment – There is little political will in developing countries, like China and India, to make any sacrifices to avert a distant threat that might turn out to be nonexistent.

Education Massive increases in spending and bureaucracy (which accompanied federal involvement and intervention) have had zero impact on educational achievement.

Abortion Contraception is the conscious avoidance of creation of a new life, while abortion is the termination of a new life, and realization of an unintended consequence.

Abortion Abortion includes a legal double standard when sexual union is a joint decision, but females unilaterally decide the child’s fate, and males must support their birth decision.

Civil Rights – The leading cause of death of black Americans is abortion, with black women three times as likely to abort their children as are white women.

Peace – The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.Karl Marx.

Defense – The U.S forgot the Weinberger War Doctrine: identify vital interests, public support, fight as last resort, fight to win, define completion criteria, and commit forces necessary.

Intelligence – NSA collected phone metadata can be very useful tracking communications before an attack, but have not been responsible for preventing any terrorist attacks.

Iran – The nuclear accord eased economic sanctions and unlocked $7 billion in frozen Iranian assets, but the six-month interim agreement shows that it is already doomed to fail.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY