Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

May 21, 2016


Partisanship - The politics of partisanship and the resulting inaction and excuses have paralyzed decision-making, primarily at the federal level, and the big issues of the day are not being addressed, leaving our future in jeopardy.” Michael Bloomberg.

Politics – The federal government has no Constitutional authority to oversee state issues, such as: abortion, same-sex marriage, death penalty, drug use, education, right-to-work, minimum wage, insurance, gun control, use of public land, and welfare eligibility.

Politics – Many large political protests are composed of professional paid protestors, paid for by George Soros, Jonathan Lewis, MoveOn.org, and pushed by Media Matters for America.

Politics – The nonprofit watchdog Charity Navigator removed the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation (Democrat political slush fund and Clinton family money laundry) from its list of charities because of its "atypical business model."

Politics – Vermont’s Burlington College ran out of money and is going out of business thanks to debt incurred under leadership of former president, Jane Sanders, wife of Bernie Sanders.

Scandals – Despite protection by the Justice Department, Congress is moving forward with impeachment of the IRS Commissioner for misuse of power and obstruction of justice.

Media – It is no surprise to American patriots that Google, Facebook and other social media sites exhibit the same liberal bias as other traditional mainstream media providers.

Politics - This week’s distractions from the economy, ObamaCare, and terrorism: public school transgender bathroom edict and Saudi Arabia political reform plan.

Politics – Despite all the stories about Republican Party disunity, it is the Democrat Party that has the deeper split that may erupt into violence by anarchists at the party convention.

Politics – Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare is a video collection of her comments on various subjects through the years that show her ever-shifting views and contradictory positions.

Politics – Bernie Sanders has defeated Hillary Clinton in 19 primaries and/or caucuses, which means she’s done an awful lot of losing for someone who is supposed to be the massively supported, consensus, inevitable nominee of the Democrat Party! 

Politics – Donald Trump attacked the Republican elite as low-energy, cowering weaklings and now Republican leaders are surrendering to him, like low-energy, cowering weaklings.

Partisanship - Exploiting people's emotions of fear, envy and anxiety is not hope, it's not change, it's partisanship. We don't need partisanship. We don't need demagoguery, we need solutions.” Paul Ryan.

Economy – Under capitalism, rich people become powerful but under socialism, powerful people become rich, since socialism only creates poor people, then keeps them poor.

Economy – The fundamental problem is most countries are experiencing little or no growth as a result of excessive government spending and destructive regulations and tax policies.

Economy – Around the world, the United States is the only nation that has adopted socialist policies that has not collapsed or is well on their way to economic collapse.

Economy – The conditions for the next recession are already in place, so the only question is when and with eight years of unhindered Democrat rule there is no doubt who to blame!

Transportation – With the TSA public employee union disrupting travel by slowing down airport screening, it may be time to begin privatizing airport security for improved efficiency.

Taxes – The current shell game of collecting taxes through the IRS and redistributing them back to the states in the form of federal aid is a bullying tactic to drive cultural change.

Immigration – Refugees flee their home country seeking temporary sanctuary historically in a nearby country, but Obama has transformed this idea into fastpath Muslim immigration.

Welfare – Government "anti-poverty" programs are universally designed and structured to keep the beneficiaries in poverty, because the benefits encourage dependency and discourage work, and also do not count as "income" when measuring “poverty.”

Elections – Thirty-two states have some form of electronic transmission of ballots over the Internet despite security concerns, compared with no states with online voting in 2000.

Education – If diversity has value, why does academia intentionally discriminated against white male, non-Hispanic, Christian, Republican, conservatives in their hiring practices?

Education – Too many students graduate today without marketable skills unable to perform anything but minimum-wage service jobs and ill prepared for further skills development.

Sexuality – Obama is incrementally changing the Constitution: first homosexuality, then same-sex marriage, transgenderism, polygamy, trans-species, and who knows what’s next?

Sexuality – Sexual tolerance requires respect for other’s choices, but does not require everyone to surrender their privacy and security rights to accommodate the differences.

Judiciary – Twelve states (North Carolina, West Virginia, Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Maine, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Alabama) are already fighting back against Obama’s bathroom bullying.

Partisanship - I full well realize that politics is a rough and tumble business, but politics should not be reduced to lobbing partisan hand grenades. Politics is not war. Terrorism is. Pat Roberts.

United Nations – It may be time to return accountability to the United Nations reducing the massive funding to reflect the actual national value received for this investment.

Defense – Despite the political rhetoric to the contrary, President Obama is the first Commander-in-Chief in U.S. history to serve nearly two complete terms of office at war.

Defense – Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl should have been court marshaled and convicted for desertion by now, but instead political influence has delayed the trial until after the election.

GWOT – Islamic terrorism exists under many names: ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc. are all jihadists at war with the United States that we fight with a version of “Whack-a-Mole.”

Iran – Iran is facing a mounting economic crisis, despite the windfall of billions pouring in following the nuclear deal, as both unemployment and inflation are skyrocketing.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY