Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
May 28, 2016
Leadership - “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” Ronald Reagan.
Politics- The federal government has grown so large, so arrogant, and so insensitive that it doesn’t even bother to apologize or hide from its own incompetence.
Politics – The left in this country are advancing a cultural revolution of radical egalitarianism, trying to replace social and cultural norms with tolerance for and advocacy of abnormal.
Politics – The Obama administration has found a loophole for advancing its liberal agenda – legal settlements that include slush fund earmarks for favored third party activist groups.
Scandals – A federal judge finally ordered release of emails related to the Fast and Furious scandal, which revealed Eric Holder obstructed, stonewalled and misdirected Congress.
Politics - This week’s distractions from the economy, ObamaCare, and terrorism: Baltimore Freddie Gray verdict and Obama world farewell tour in Asia.
Politics – Democrats are depending on their “useful idiot” zealot voters and their liberal school educated “low information” voters to ensure victory in the November elections.
Politics – Hillary Clinton has lied her entire career in public life, on issues big and small, so why would anyone believe anything she says and her next office should be “Felon-in-Chief!”
Politics – The Trump Bump has arrived as the GOP nominee has quickly united the majority of Republican voters, while Clinton’s popularity is sliding as Democrats learn more about her.
Politics – It is ironic that voters consider pseudo-Republican Donald Trump to be more honest, more trustworthy and a stronger leader than progressive- Democrat Hillary Clinton!
Politics – The Albuquerque anti-Trump protests were orchestrated by “rent-a-mob” anarchists rehearsing for the political conventions and a harbinger of things to come.
Leadership - “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams.
Jobs – Obama’s fiscal policies have created a boom in part-time, low paying jobs, created mostly at the expense of full-time, better paying jobs, obscured by unemployment rates.
Housing – If mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are truly profitable, then the federal government should privatize them and exit the mortgage insurance industry.
Transportation – The California multi-billion dollar high speed rail boondoggle has never been economically viable, and only exists to soak up perpetual federal government subsidies.
Immigration – Towns that accepted refugees received time-limited federal funding of nearly $2,000 per refugee in addition to federal grants of up to $2,200 per refugee sponsored, but refugees were provided with taxpayer-funded services such as: Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Insurance, public housing assistance, child care, food stamps, and much more costing billions of dollars each year.
Healthcare – The drop in number of uninsured had little to do with ObamaCare and almost everything to do with expanded enrollment in Medicaid, the government program for poor.
Energy - Ivanpah, the world's largest solar power plant, “the future of solar power,” received $1.6 billion in loan guarantees from the Department of Energy and $535 million from the U.S. Treasury, the facility's promising future is becoming a multi-billion-dollar waste of money.
Environment – No one denies that climate changes, so government attempts to silence “climate change deniers” is a naked power grab to implement income redistribution.
Environment – The inconvenient truth is that global warming and CO2 increases have greened the earth over the last three decades persistently improved vegetation globally.
Sexuality – When children who had reported confusion about their sexuality were tracked, it was found that 70 to 80% of the cases the feelings dissipated over time.
Sexuality – It is not transgenders who should be banned from public school washrooms but meddling, genitalia-obsessed politicians, determined to create public disorder and chaos.
Sexuality – The Heritage Foundation conducted research on adult Americans sexuality and found that 62% oppose transgender bathroom laws while only 38% were in favor.
Smoking – There is no public health reason to oppose e-cigarettes, but leftists in the Obama administration are willfully misrepresenting their use as a gateway to tobacco smoking.
Education – The latest NAEP report showed that only 37% of all12th graders made the grade in reading and just 25% in math, and the achievement gap is growing among minority kids.
Crime – Eighty percent of the U.S. prison population is made up of high school dropouts.
Civil Rights – There have been so few examples of real discrimination and hate crimes that hoaxers are creating their own to justify their existence (http://www.fakehatecrimes.org/ ).
Judiciary – Obama’s unanimous Supreme Court loss rate, for the five and half years of his presidency, is nearly double that of President Bush and is 25% greater than President Clinton.
Leadership - “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.” John F. Kennedy.
Middle East – Combine religious violence and systemic poverty with a Muslim population boom and you get a permanent refugee migration crisis.
Iran – There is no common nuclear ‘deal’ between the U.S. and Iran: the U.S. document has 159 pages while the Iran deal has over 1000 pages and vastly different goals and restrictions.