Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
August 1, 2015
Elections - “This election presents a stark choice - we can continue down the road of the Obama Democrats, more and more spending, debt and government control of the economy, or we can return to the founding principles of our nation - free markets, fiscal responsibility and individual liberty.” .
Politics – What Obama and his race zealots have managed to implement through myriad administrative regulations is institutionalized discrimination, self deprecation, self hate, and on the other hand, unwarranted arrogance and pride; all of which engender anger and envy.
Politics – The Democrats are in a grip of a leftward lurch that can only end in total victory over the country as founded or electoral destruction as the voters reject their ideology.
Politics – Despite what you read in the legacy media, Barack Obama is not popular, with the AP/GfK poll showing 43% approval and 55% disapproval.
Scandals – Using the legal concept of “disparate impact” to examine the data, the IRS is guilty of illegal political discrimination in targeted non-profit approvals and tax audits.
Politics - This week’s distractions from the sluggish economy and ObamaCare: $15 minimum wage for fast food workers and big game hunter shoots lion in Zimbabwe.
Politics – Hillary Clinton’s biggest opponent is not Bernie Sanders, or even any of the Republican candidates, but rather herself since her positions flip-flop with the latest polls.
Politics – It’s no longer a question of whether Hillary Clinton will be the Democrat nominee for President in 2016; it’s only a question of when she will drop out of the race.
Politics – The Republican Party elites don’t realize that millions of conservatives are disgusted with the GOP and are ready to bolt the Party if it continues to ignore them.
Politics – Donald Trump is fulfilling a real need for the Republican Party as a “stalking horse” for addressing sensitive issues and an “anger sponge” for channeling conservative angst.
Media – The best thing about Donald Trump is his disrespect for the mainstream media, but the worst thing is that he is a RINO that no self-respecting conservative would ever support.
Media – MSNBC is “re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic” as they cancel three more failed news shows to make way for their recycled news anchor, Brian Williams.
Elections - “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” Joseph Stalin.
Economy – President Obama has presided over an economic recovery, now more than six years old, that is far worse than all the previous 10 stretching back 70 years.
Finance – Dodd-Frank, not completely implemented yet, has created more regulatory requirements and prohibitions (nearly 28,000) than all other Obama-era laws combined.
Infrastructure – There are ten major urban areas where more than half of the roads are in poor condition, and the one thing they have in common is Democrat politicians.
Housing – Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing is Obama’s attempt to redistribute urban poverty to the suburbs eliminating local control replacing with unelected bureaucrats in D.C.
Jobs – Pew Research found that the number of illegal aliens in this country currently outnumbers the number of unemployed Americans.
Taxes – Even in the “People’s Republic of Massachusetts,” citizens refuse to implement graduated income taxes to redistribute wealth, preferring a flat income tax instead.
Social Security – The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program will run out of money next year, which could mean 20% benefit cuts.
Healthcare – ObamaCare created non-profit insurance co-ops “consumer directed” to provide competition in the exchanges, but instead they are slowly going bankrupt.
Healthcare – Despite protestations it was not a “government takeover,” ObamaCare is a path to single-payer and projected to account for over half of healthcare spending by 2015.
Immigration – Multiculturalism has failed when language, cultural, and political assimilation was not required, since it reinforced divisive and contradictory laws and behaviors.
Environment – Environmental zealots have entered the next phase of destructive central control known as “BANANA”: “Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone.”
Environment – Almost half of all reported temperature data from the NOAA is now fake, having filled in missing rural data to create the appearance of non-existent US warming.
Education – Engineers from the class of 2014 now start with salaries of $65,000 a year compared with just $42,000 annually for liberal arts graduates.
Family – Income levels do make a difference: Upper-income marriages are more stable with better schools and religious involvement in solid communities; while Lower income marriages are “fragile” with out-of-wedlock childbirth, less durable sexual relationships, poor school quality, and community discord.
Civil Rights – According to a New York Times/CBS News poll, six in ten Americans think that race relations are generally bad, and four in ten think they are getting worse.
Abortion – The phased release of Planned Parenthood sting videos was masterful, allowing defenders to try excuses which were then completely destroyed in the next video released.
Abortion – White House Press Secretary Josh (“Baghdad Bob”) Ernest has resorted to branding the Planned Parenthood videos as “fraudulent” and not official policy.
Abortion – Planned Parenthood is in danger of having it reputation destroyed permanently like ACORN and defunded as an abortion mass marketer and an organ harvesting profiteer.
Gun Control – Pew Research found that a majority of Americans see guns as part of the solution, not the problem with gun ownership helping protect people from becoming victims.
Homeland Security – Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson refuses to call Islamic terror "Islamic," arguing it's "critical" to refrain from the label in order to "build trust" among Muslims.
Elections - “The United States brags about its political system, but the President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves.” .
Foreign Policy – Obama’s legacy will be most trips abroad, Secretary of State visiting most countries and most miles, but unfortunately also the least success to show for all this effort.
Iran – The Iran deal is a ten year delay of nuclear weapons development endorsed by the six PS+1 nations, which coincidentally aligns with Mohammed’s ten year hudna deceitful truce.
Iran – The Treaty Clause is clear that the President shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators concur.
Iran – Despite an orchestrated marketing campaign to sell its virtues, CNN found that 52% OF the American people oppose the nuclear development deal, while only 42% support it.