Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
July 23, 2016
Language - “Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.” John Adams.
Politics – The Democrat Party firmly believes that the only way to grow the economy is the forcibly remove still more money from the pockets of private investors, and put it in the hands of unaccountable bureaucrats, political hacks and politically connected businesses.
Politics – President Obama and his administration is composed of racist “fellow travelers” who perpetuate skewed racial stereotypes that has destroyed 60 years of racial progress.
Politics – 60% of respondents in a Rasmussen poll said race relations have deteriorated under President Obama, the highest mark since he was elected eight years ago.
Language - Political correctness has attained a level of institutional power comparable to the brainwashing efforts seen in Mao Tse-tung’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, employing the thought reform techniques of pubic shaming and self-criticism.
Media – With Roger Ailes ousted at Fox News, the question is: will Fox continue to be “Fair and Balanced” or must conservative journalist seek a more open channel?
Politics - This week’s distractions from the economy, ObamaCare, and terrorism: political party convention protests planned and military coup in Turkey.
Politics – Political conventions are superfluous and are glorified infomercials since most decisions have already been made and only serve to generate a free flow of sound bites.
Politics - Hillary Clinton has promised to be Barack Obama in a pantsuit, continuing the Democrat practice of “Promise Everything, Deliver Nothing, Blame Others” in perpetuity.
Politics – Both Presidential candidates have likability problems, so voters are looking for a change so Donald Trump promises to “Make America Great Again” while Hillary Clinton promises to continue the same failed Barack Obama policies that “made America weak”.
Politics – Ted Cruz, as a true conservative, said to vote your conscience for anyone who will uphold the Constitution which only leaves one choice for President: Donald Trump.
Politics – If Donald Trump is unable to get elected in 2016, then Ted Cruz has set himself up or a Ronal Reagan-like conservative challenge for the 2020 nomination.
Politics – Donald Trump does not represent the future of the Republican Party, but the people who have been taken for granted by the Party who support him are the real future.
Knowledge - “I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.” John Adams.
Economy – The White House now forecasts that GDP will rise 1.9% this year and 2.5% in 2017, down from estimates of 2.6% for both years in its February forecast.
Economy – Obama will have the unique distinction of presiding over an economy that never once grew at more than 2.4% in eight years.
Economy – in the third year of their tax experiment, Kansas reduced state income taxes which resulted in state records for business formations and record low unemployment.
Budget – Congress will again fail to perform its most basic constitutional job to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, instead passing a temporary continuing resolution and eventually a last-minute omnibus funding bill riddled with waste and pork.
Deficit – The White House expects the deficit for this fiscal year will be $600 billion, which is $66 billion higher than the CBO had projected in March and $162 billion higher than last year.
Finance – The big financial institutions that caused the 2008 financial crisis made crony deals with the Justice Department to pay fines to keep their political donor leadership out of jail.
Healthcare – The remaining ObamaCare co-ops are on the verge of failing, but should not be used to justify the public single payer options, since it is even less viable.
Energy – California Democrats are victims of the “new math” because they think they can replace 17 billion kWhs from nuclear reactors with 12 billion kWhs from wind energy.
Environment – The U.S. federal government alone spent $11.6 billion on “green” energy and climate “research” and “mitigation” programs in 2014.
Environment – Britain’s new government abolished its Department of Energy and Climate Change abandoning the Global Warming fraud and its global warming bureaucracy.
Environment – International Greenpeace abandoned science as justification for change, so they embraced eco-terrorism as a preferred tactic to advance their junk science.
Education – Instead of free community college, a better reform would be remedial classes available so all high school graduates can read, write, and figure at a 12th grade level.
Education – The average black student who manages to graduate from inner city high school has an academic achievement level of a white seventh- or eighth-grader.
Gun Control – After every terrorist attack in America, Obama calls for more gun control, so with the changed tactics will he now want more truck control, ax control, and knife control?
Civil Rights – BlackLivesMatter is based on lies that have been repeatedly disproven, but racial haters believe Police are guilty until proven innocent, even if proven innocent!
Civil Rights – BlackLivesMatter has since branched out into a more broad spectrum sort of anti-capitalism, anti-law and order, anti-white, anti-American in general movement.
Civil Rights – The nationwide Days of Rage rallies in 36 major cities were meant to show solidarity with BlackLivesMatter, but were poorly attended as the marches fizzled.
Civil Rights - The prospects for a better future are nearly hopeless for roughly 20% of black people who reside in big-city crime-infested and dysfunctional neighborhoods, because nothing can be done about it without major rebuilding of the black community from within.
Sports – The Olympic Committee is enforcing the ban on performance-enhancing drugs, so it will be interesting if they consider testosterone a transgender performance enhancing drug?
Crime - The repeated exoneration of allegedly racist cops by minority jurors and judges, from Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland and now Baltimore undermines the anti-cop movement.
War – “Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.” John Adams.
GWOT – Everything America stands for: free speech, freedom of religion, women’s rights all are in the Constitution, but Sharia law is incompatible with our values and democracy.
GWOT – 51% of American Muslims desire that Sharia law be made the law of the land, and nearly 30% say violence is appropriate against Americans who “insult” Islam or Muhammad.
GWOT – The United States has faced 89 Islamist terror plots or attacks against the homeland since 9/11, with over a quarter of these occurring in the past 18 months.
GWOT – There is no such thing as a homegrown terrorist or a lone wolf, because each and every one is a fervent believer in the Islamist ideology regardless of where they were born.
Britain – The Brexit vote suggests that national sovereignty matters more than supra national or NGO tyranny, and the immigration issue is just a symptom.
Cuba – When a nation-state takes property from a foreign national it either: returns the property, offers restitution or, pays for what it stole (5,913 DOJ certified claims - $8 billion).