Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

May 17, 2014


Corruption – The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power.” Ted Nugent.

Politics – Republican are focused on jobs to pay the bills, fund the children’s education, afford quality health care, and on leaders who will keep this country safe for their progeny.

Politics – Democrats are fixated on the Koch Brothers as a dog whistle” to raise money from the 1% crowd and their big donors who overwhelmingly influence the Democrat leadership.

Politics - The Democrat culture of corruption reveals obstruction, administration-wide collusion, and outright lies being used to cover-up political arrogance.

Benghazi – The Benghazi investigations must answer questions on: illegal global gunrunning, State Department security incompetence, national leadership dereliction of duty, and the political lies and cover-up after the fact and hold someone accountable for these offenses.

IRS – The timeline for the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups reveals nothing less than a White House directed abuse of power, demanding final accountability.

IRS – How can we expect justice when the Attorney General has been held in contempt of Congress on Fast & Furious, has now been asked to prosecute the IRS scandal investigation?

Politics – A Republican candidate for Congress from Georgia may have captured the national sentiment with his slogan “I am Delvis Dutton and I am running AGAINST Congress.”

Politics – Hillary Clinton’s biggest obstacle to her Presidential campaign is Barack Obama, who epitomizes the failed policies of the liberal, progressives that she wants to continue.

Politics – The Tea Party is in good shape and has reason for satisfaction that it continues to impact public debate with conservative principles in America in a meaningful way.

Politics - This week’s distractions from the stagnant economy and ObamaCare: more climate change scare-mongering and hashtags for kidnapped Christian Nigerian girls.

Corruption – It's not just spending, it's not just taxes, it's not just corruption, it is progressivism, and it is in both parties It is in the Republicans and the Democrats.Glenn Beck.

Budget – The Congressional Budget Office is forecasting a deficit of $492 billion for 2014, Obama’s smallest yet, and also the sixth highest deficit since WWII.

Healthcare – ObamaCare is working… just like critics warned it would and nothing like supporters promised with runaway costs, rampant waste, and quality of care eroding.

Healthcare – The cost of implementing ObamaCare will be measured in billions, since nearly half a billion dollars in federal money has been spent developing just four state exchanges.

Environment – Chicken Little” environmental alarmists have incorrectly predicted global warming/cooling/hurricanes/tornadoes/droughts/floods until reality dis-proves their lies.

Environment – Finally a politician, Marco Rubio, voices the obvious: “There is no planetary thermostat that politicians can adjust through laws and regulations for climate control.”

Environment – The “dirty little secret” of climate change is that environmentalists want to inflict MAXIMUM economic PAIN with NO appreciable environmental GAIN (improvement).

Immigration – In 2013, Immigration and Customs Enforcement released 36,007 convicted criminal aliens awaiting deportation proceedings, including 193 convicted of murder, 426 convicted of sexual assault, 1,075 convicted of assault, and 303 convicted of kidnapping.

Education – No correlation between money spent and academic achievements, since Washington, D.C. spent $29,349 per pupil in 2010-2011 (highest in U.S.), yet 83% of eighth graders were not “proficient in reading and 81% were not “proficient in math.

Education – The debate over Common Core in public schools is not about education, but rather about the institutionalization and homogenization of education.

Corruption – Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.John F. Kennedy.

Defense – An Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack on our power grid and electronic infrastructure is a real threat and has the potential to wipe out 90% of America’s population.

GWOT – Boko Haram is a Nigerian-based terrorist organization that has received funding and training from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, al-Qaeda’s North African franchise.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY