Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

February 24, 2018


Speech – “So many ‘politically correct’ fools in our country.  We have to all get back to work and stop wasting time and energy on nonsense!” Ronald Regan.

Politics – Obama’s failed foreign policy was exemplified by his refusal to admit in the 2012 presidential campaign that Putin’s Russia was America’s chief geopolitical foe.

Politics – Democrat Party is in decline: Aging Leadership, so many Weak Candidates, so Few Viable Contenders, with No Winning Policies, No Platform, No Message, and No Chance.

Politics – The only reason Trump hasn’t been even more successful in his first year as President is the distraction of reacting to the Russia-election collusion investigation as it slowly meanders toward its inevitable denouement exonerating Trump from any wrongdoing.

Politics - In the Russia case, indictments were filed publicly even though the defendants are at large and will stay safely in Russia, but Mueller’s allegations will never be tested in court.

Politics – It is time for Special Prosecutor Mueller to indict Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George Soros and the heads of the mainstream media for conspiring with Russia to influence the presidential election and then trying to cover-up this crime with “Trump collusion” hoax.

Politics – The entire Russiagate witch hunt was politically inspired and a colossal waste of time and money and the Democrats and the leftist media must pay at the ballot box.

Media – Despite the persistent media narrative, Trump has a higher approval rate at this point in his presidency than Obama, with 48% approval rating vs. Obama’s 45% approval, and CNN and the rest of media can bury their heads in the sand at their own peril.

Media – The difference between Russian hucksters and the media is a matter of degree, and the partisan press pretends to be “objective” journalists but does the most damage.

Media – Freedom of speech allows every American to disseminate ideas in a written or electronic form, either as an individual or as part of an organized media organization.

Media – The liberal mainstream media does not understand why they lost their credibility and are no longer respected nor believed, when the first thing people do when a story breaks is to ask “I wonder how much of this is really true?

Speech – “The notion of political correctness declares certain topics, certain expressions, even certain gestures, off-limits.  What began as a crusade for civility has soured into a cause of conflict and even censorship." George Bush.

Economy – The biggest misunderstanding is that socialism and communism are not the same thing, which might be true in theory, but it never quite works out that way in practice.

Budget – The National Bureau of Economic Research examined reducing deficits by either raising taxes or cutting government spending, and found that raising taxes was not effective and found positive economic effects of actually cutting government spending.

California – One third of the nation’s welfare recipients and one fourth of the nation’s homeless live in California, one in four state residents was not born in the United States.

Environment – Crisis-mongering soaks the middle class by trying to solve problems that don’t exist with solutions that don’t work while depriving the world’s poor of a better tomorrow.

Civil Rights – Anger over manufactured victimhood among the various interest groups Democrats have created is on automatic pilot, with no affront too slight to bring outrage.

Civil Rights – Recent polling finds that a majority of white Americans, including about two-thirds of whites without college degrees and three-fourths of white Republicans, believe there is discrimination against white people in America today.

Gun Control – A study of global mass-shooting incidents from 2009 to 2015 by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows the most mass public shooting deaths by country, measured by death rate per million population, with top ten: 1) Norway; 2) Serbia; 3) France; 4) Macedonia; 5) Albania: 6) Slovakia; 7) Switzerland; 8) Finland; 9) Belgium; 10) Czech Republic; then comes U.S., at No. 11.

Education – New Hampshire will become the seventh to enact Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) giving parents the ability to choose education paths that suits their child’s needs.

Crime – Minimal or no father involvement, whether due to divorce, death, or imprisonment, is common to Adam Lanza, Elliott Rodgers, Dylan Roof, Stephen Paddock, and Nikolas Cruz..

Speech – “If you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” Ronald Reagan.

Nigeria – A Muslim jihad is underway that kidnaps children to be suicide bombers, forces people to convert to Islam, and Christians are slaughtered and the media is silent.

Australia – Australian federal government continues to make the same socialism mistakes, trying to use coercive central planning to manage its industries and fails repeatedly; Tin, wool eggs, milk, grain, crude oil, and now “five-year power plans” for electricity.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY