Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
August 5, 2017
Freedom – “There is nothing wrong with America that can not be cured by what is right with America.” William J. Clinton.
Politics – I don’t know about anyone else, but I want the Trump agenda to succeed and America to become Great Again and don’t care about White House and partisan infighting.
Politics – Today’s Congressional inaction is further rationale for mandating term limits, since repeatedly sending the same lousy politicians to Washington is the problem.
Politics – The Democrat Party Progressivism new platform tries to hoodwink hardworking Americans into believing government freebies and socialism are good things.
Politics - President Trump is not and has never been a conservative, and conservatives must learn to “deal” with the President if they want to get anything done in Congress.
Politics – Forget healthcare for now, Congress has unfulfilled promises: slash corporate income taxes, simplify personal income taxes, and regain control of immigration.
Politics – I hope sometime soon that Trump appeals directly to the American people to petition their representatives to end this Russia election fishing expedition as a waste of time.
Media – President Trump’s greatest success is identifying the press as a political adversary and treating them accordingly, but his biggest failure has been not to replace the media’s false narrative with a positive narrative of his own from the bully pulpit of the Presidency.
Media – Despite a continuous mainstream media bashing, President Trump’s approval rating remains constant, buttressed by mainstream Americans, who want his agenda to succeed.
Media – The Democrats and the complicit mainstream media are nothing now but words and fantasy and hallucination and Hollywood, exposed for all to see as petty and partisan.
Freedom – “The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution.” Thomas Jefferson.
Economy – Investors are much more optimistic about the U.S. than most journalists, who write daily on the latest alleged signal from Washington that civilization is heading into an abyss.
Energy – Contrary to the media narrative, the single largest source of electric power in the United States for the first half of 2017 was coal.
Environment – Just like their U.S. counterparts, Australian scientists at the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) were caught tampering with temperature logs in several locations.
Healthcare – Now that the ObamaCare “repeal” is history, the media has discovered that ObamaCare is slowly imploding and is not sustainable, requiring immediate repair action.
Immigration – American civil rights belong only to citizens, and therefore illegal aliens who are not part of the American social compact don’t have any constitutional rights..
Immigration – Much like Canada and Australia, President Trump is trying to return our immigration system to one which favors those with needed skills and who are self-sufficient.
Civil Rights – The problem with identity politics is that it pits racial minorities in “competitive victimhood” in a quest for recognition of past sufferings such as slavery and colonialism, but their victimhood fosters intergroup conflict and competition among the other minorities.
Civil Rights – Why doesn’t President Trump declare Victory in the War on Inequality and then dismantle all the federal departments that institutionalizes discrimination, and creates more “affirmative action” legislation to fix a problem that has already been solved?
Sexuality - The transgender issue is the best example in American culture of an issue about which the elites feel one way but the majority of Americans feel differently.
Drugs – Overdose deaths, more than 52,400 in the United States in 2015, have far outstripped the toll for guns or vehicle crashes, once the leading causes of accidental deaths.
Freedom - “When we honor our flag we honor what we stand for as a Nation – freedom, equality, justice, and hope.” Ronald Reagan.
GWOT – Once again the liberal media is complicit covering up two California Islamic Imams who call for a rein of terror and destruction on Jews.
Middle East – The massive movement of Middle Eastern and African people into Europe was no cataclysmic wartime event, but a deliberate and avoidable phenomenon facilitated by the Turkish government and enabled by “deviously misleading (fake)” news reporting.
Russia – In 2014, Russia’s GDP was over $2 trillion, but by 2016 it was down 40% to $1.3 trillion, primarily due to fracking since so much of the GDP is based on the energy industry.
Russia – How ironic that it’s the Democrats with their focus on Russian election interference are recreating another cold war after cozying up the Russians during the last one.
Venezuela – Venezuela is a woeful reminder that no country is so rich that it can’t be mismanaged and driven into the ground by revolutionary socialism.