Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

May 23, 2015


Socialism - The goal of socialism is communism.” Vladimir Lenin.       

Politics – The corrupt State Department is conspiring with Hillary Clinton to delay release of 50,000 subpoenaed emails until January 2016, despite Hillary’s call for speedy release.

Politics - This week’s distractions from the sluggish economy and ObamaCare: debate about GOP candidate debates and renewing the Export-Import Bank funding.

Politics – American voters have been very patient as they continue to wait to hear about Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments as Senator and Secretary of State, is any?

Politics – Hillary Clinton is past her “sell by” date because American voters recognize her “new and exciting” ideas are actually recycled failed, leftist ideas from the past.

Politics – Republican votes are not happy with the progress, or lack thereof, in the GOP-dominated House and Senate, and capitulation to Democrat demands.

Liberty -I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.  And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.Barry Goldwater.

Finance – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created under the Dodd-Frank Act, is a rogue agency that creates rules and regulations operating without Congressional oversight.

Energy – Utilities are forced by law to purchase solar energy generated from the rooftops of homeowners and businesses at two to three times more that it would cost commercially.

Healthcare – Democrat strategy is for ObamaCare to ride out its initial resistance and survive on the inertia of so comprehensive a bill working its way through the public’s experience.

Healthcare – Large insurers selling coverage though ObamaCare have proposed huge rate increases for 2016, due to inability to sign up enough young and healthy customers.

Transportation – The Highway Trust Fund was set up in 1956 to build interstate highways and was supposed to be temporary and expire in 1972, but has now taken on a life of its own!

Immigration – Nearly 175,000 illegal aliens facing final deportation orders are convicted criminals and 167,000 of these criminal aliens remain at large.

Energy – China is the largest consumer of energy, the largest producer of and consumer of coal, and the largest importer of petroleum, and largest emitter of carbon dioxide.        

Environment – Obama is obsessed with climate change, touting global warming as a “serious threat” to graduates of the Coast Guard Academy, days after ISIL overran cities in Iraq.

Environment – Weather agencies in Australia, Paraquay and Switzerland have manipulated temperature data to create a sharper warming trend than is present in the raw data. 

Environment – A new study found that global temperature change observed over the last hundred years is well within the natural variability of the last 8,000 years – COMMON SENSE.

Justice – Department of Justice Operation Choke Point is a program that designates business types and industries that are entirely legal in the U.S. as “high risk” that should be stopped!

Civil Rights – The obsession of seeing everything in race-colored terms is itself racist, and redefines the desire to judge, define, represent and indict the individual by stereotypes.

Civil Rights – The Genograhic Project analysis of my DNA shows that my ancestors came from Africa 50,000 years ago via Europe, so I guess I should update my race to: African-American.

Feminism - Emma Sulkowicz is the Columbia University “useful idiot” victim dragging her mattress around campus to remind everyone about her false rape charges.

Crime – ACORN’s successor group in Missouri has been paying protestors $5,000 a month to generate civil unrest and maintain racial discord in Ferguson.

Freedom - America will never be destroyed from the outside.  If we falter and lose our freedom, it will because we destroyed ourselves.” Abraham Lincoln.                    

Foreign Policy – The Obama Doctrine is American retrenchment and accommodation internationally, to allow the President to focus on securing liberal policy legacies at home.

Trade – The Trans-Pacific Partnership was negotiated in secrecy to hide global social justice and governance initiatives from public scrutiny, and voting without reading is a NO GO!

Middle East – Obama’s Middle East legacy will the transformation of a stable region into regional chaos, emerging caliphate(s), and collapse of American leadership and influence.

Middle East – Obama’s ISIS strategy is minimal airstrikes on IS targets which are just enough to pacify those calling for action against the caliphate as it continues to grow and get stronger.

Iraq – Obama’s rush to fulfill his campaign promise to leave Iraq negated years of progress and countless lives snatching political defeat from the jaws of military victory.

Libya – New documents reveal that U.S. intelligence agencies were aware that weapons were being moved to Syria, and the Benghazi attack was known about 10 days in advance.

China – The 100-year plan put in place by China’s leaders to leapfrog the U.S. and become the world’s largest economy is failing, suffering from too much debt and overcapacity.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY