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 – It is our job above all in politics to tackle the big issues and to explain them, and have the honesty to say to people, 'There are no easy solutions here.' 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.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY