Musings on the Week

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?

PoliticsBush 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.

BudgetThe 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 RightsIn 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%.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY