Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
August 16, 2014
Honesty – “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” Thomas Jefferson.
Politics – A new Gallup poll shows that more Americans think government and politicians are the biggest problem in this country today, bigger than any other issue.
Politics – Has Obama learned anything by inheriting an economic hole and immediately digging furiously bypassing Jimmy Carter for ineptitude, or whether he will continue to dig?
Politics – Obama has transformed “e pluribus unum” (“out of many, one”) into “out of one, many” by practicing identify politics exploiting resentments into class warfare and dissension.
Politics – Class-action trial lawyers, Big Labor union leaders, Big Green environmentalists, and Big Money Insiders dictate the Democrat positions taken on key public policy issues.
Politics – The Obama administration has systematically impeded the independent IGs from doing their jobs by refusing, restricting, and delaying access to requested documentation.
Politics – Richard Nixon had honor and integrity and resigned to spare the nation the indignity of an impeachment, while Barack Obama continues to lie, cover-up misdeeds and obstruct justice during scandal investigations dares Congress to be impeach!
Scandals – Now that the IT industry has determined the leading cause of hard drive failures is “subpoenas,” the industry is investing in research into “disappearing electrons” as a coverup.
Politics - This week’s distractions from the stagnant economy and ObamaCare: race riots in Missouri and mythical ebola outbreak from Africa.
Politics – Hillary Clinton is attempting “Clinton triangulation” to rewrite her own record to distance herself from the failed Obama administration that she served faithfully for four years.
Honesty – “Malcolm Turnbull.
Spending – According to OMB data, combined federal, state and local government spending per household exceeded the median household income in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Automobiles – A new Texas A&M University study found the government’s “Cash for Clunkers” program hurt the auto industry, leaving taxpayers to cover the $3 billion price tag.
Immigration – In 2013, roughly 90% of illegal minors ever show up of hearings and only 1,800 of the 38,759 unaccompanied children who entered the country illegally were deported.
Immigration – The House of Representatives should exercise it Constitutional “power of the purse” to defund DACA as the first step to implementing pragmatic immigration reform.
Environment – True nature of environmentalism is revealed when factual data refutes pre-ordained global disaster models and politicians back the big government solutions anyway.
Environment – Around the world, nation after nation has declined to follow the carbon emissions control mantra, even though others have seen devastating economic results.
Energy – Since 1990, wind-generated power has grown 26% per year (0.0038% of the world’s energy growing to 0.29%) and solar power grew 48% per year (from essentially zero to 0.04%).
Education – College “Studies” departments (race, gender, creed, etc.) confuse politically impressionable youngsters as they indoctrinate them into a life of perpetual victimhood.
Marriage – There are 19 states that have legalized same-sex marriage, but only 3 have done so as a result of the popular vote, while the rest are based on a lawsuit and a friendly judge.
Honesty – “Honesty is the best policy.” Benjamin Franklin.
GWOT – The only way to win a war on terror is to defeat the enemy, no matter how long it takes, because exiting the war zone is perceived as a sign of weakness and defeat.
Trade – Unlike previous trade agreements, the Obama Trans-Pacific Partnership, developed in secret, includes 24 out of 29 chapters on non-trade issues and global governance.
Israel – Global Jewry is arguably the most successful ethnic/religious minority, contributing to commerce, literature, science, music, art, and education, while Muslims, in contrast, one-fourth of the world’s citizens, seek to return to an 8th century religion and culture.
Iraq – Obama’s token Iraqi air strikes and belated humanitarian aid is a reflection of no coherent strategy, objectives, or end game in his latest “drive-by war” distraction.