Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

June 23, 2018


Freedom – “There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” Ronald Reagan. 

Politics – The American voter has been betrayed one too many times by the Republican Party, so a Red Wave is sweeping the nation and the American voter has a real opportunity to elect real conservatives, America-first representatives to Congress.

Politics – The anti-Trump coalition includes liberals, radicals, conservatives and elites and the more the President accomplishes the more the “haters’ become irrational.

Politics – The IG report found ample proof of bias, but is best understood less as an exercise in truth finding and more a perverted attempt to manage public perceptions.

Politics – Apparently did not find documentary or testimonial evidence of improper considerations, including bias… is government-speak for no confessions or paper trail.

Politics – If progressives (Democrat) are so smart, why do their policies fail; when conservatives (Republican) succeed, as they have been doing under President Trump?

Media – A Gallup poll tells us President Trump is more popular with his own party than almost any president since World War II with an approval rating of 87%.

Media – A Gallup poll found that more Americans are satisfied with the country’s direction today than at any point during the Obama presidency.

Media – Journalism has become infected with a toxic liberalism, focusing their energies on pursuing stories that will harm Republicans, especially conservatives, over 90% negative

Media – When will the President enforce a minimum level of decorum at White House press events by withholding press credentials from the worst offenders/worst organizations?

Government – “Government exists to protect us from each other.  Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves."  Ronald Reagan. 

Budget – If the economy can grow at 4% each year and spending can be reduced to grow at only 3.1%, the budget could be balanced in 6 years, according to Heritage Foundation.

Jobs – The number of Americans seeking Social Security disability benefits is plunging, the latest evidence of a stronger economy pulling people back into the job market.

Immigration – Multiculturalism is an unproven hypothesis whose various implementations across the globe seem to disprove its supposed cultural value.

Immigration – Democrats are over-politicizing the illegal alien children “crisis,” since separating children from parents is required by Democrat-created laws, detained in Democrat-built facilities, and border enforcement solutions are obstructed by Democrats.

Immigration – Ann Coulter tweeted, I do not want to see illegals separated from their children. I want to see them separated from our country.”

Immigration – Rasmussen found that most voters blame the parents of the separated children at the border for the latest illegal immigration crisis, not the federal government.

Energy – Roughly 40% of America’s corn crop goes to manufacture ethanol added to gasoline which adds cost but reduces the energy efficiency.

Energy – Wind and solar are intermittent sources of electricity requiring energy storage for non-generating periods, but storage technology cripples the viability of this energy source.

Energy – Wind and solar are both complete creature of government favoritism, nurtured by “temporary” federal subsidies, and after 30 years, we still can’t cut the umbilical cord.

Environment – Despite all evidence of natural changes in Earth’s temperature, man’s production of invisible life-supporting carbon dioxide is being slandered daily with words like “dirty” “black”, “polluting” “heat causing.

Environment – Liberals have been wrong so often that they stopped making disprovable climate predictions or extended the timelines, so their credibility is not quickly destroyed.

Education – The number one reason that is driving parents to pull their kids out of school to home school is the ratcheting up of left-wing rhetoric in classrooms and on campuses.

Feminism – Feminists forfeited their credibility being driven by liberal ideology instead of feminist principles, attacking women who do not adopt the complete liberal agenda.

Crime – California voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft.

Peace – “Peace is not absence of conflict; it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means." Ronald Reagan. 

Defense – President Trump wants to create a new military branch, or new service, dedicated to overseeing operations in space, which may become a critical future battlefield.

England – Britain has become Sharia-compliant, submitting to its dhimmi status within Islam even though their population makes up just 5% of the country’s total population.



David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY