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 ObamaCarerepeal” 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.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY