Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

August 20, 2016


Nationalism - “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” Theodore Roosevelt.

Politics – Sad truth is that greedy super PACs drained the TEA Party movement with endless pleas for money to support “conservative” candidates while instead enriching themselves.

Politics - This week’s distractions from the economy, ObamaCare, and terrorism: House Democrats hacked and exposed and economic collapse unfolding in Venezuela.

Scandals – The Clinton Foundation is a slush fund and money laundry for converting political bribes into an unlimited expense account for the Clinton family and close advisors.

Politics - In 2004, it was Bush Derangement Syndrome, in 2008, it was Palin Derangement Syndrome, and now, it’s Trump Derangement Syndrome, as defined by: expressions of hyperbolic disgust, ridicule, and fear of the named candidate; total ignorance regarding the candidate’s actual ideological or policy perspectives; a belief that anything the candidate says is true; and a generalized state of anxiety regarding the future that has no basis in fact.

Politics – Donald Trump must stop attacking Hillary Clinton, so he can emphasize his vision for the country and articulate why voters should choose him as the best option for them!

Politics – With NeverTrump on one side and NeverHillary on the other, turnout may suffer for both candidates, and the silent majority, who rarely vote, may sway the election for Trump.

Media – The truth is Donald Trump is kicking butt and taking names, forcing the liberal media to cook polls, smearing Trump, and playing “Hide the Hildebeast;how long can this last?

Media – After several weeks of bogus push polls declaring the election already over to discourage marginal voters, normal close-race polls have re-emerged as truth returns. 

Media – Ignoring the “polls” there is no evidence that Hillary Clinton is leading since Donald Trump continues to draw record crowds while Hillary’s attendees have to be paid to attend.

Immigration - “Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.” Theodore Roosevelt.

Pension – The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is a government entity providing private pension insurance, but has accumulated its own huge unfunded liability.

Finance – Dodd-Frank was designed to stop banks from being “too big to fail; instead the five biggest banks have grown from 35% of deposits to 45% of deposits since the bill passed.

Immigration – Two countries, Syria (8,511) and Somalia (7,234), were the source of half of this year’s Muslim refugees, followed by Iraq (6,071), Burma (2,554), and Afghanistan (1,948).

Environment – The environmental movement is based on flawed climate models that are inaccurately weighted to deliver global warming while current data shows global cooling.

Family – From the 1970s to the 2000s, the number of childless women nearly doubled, and the national data suggests that 15% of women and 24% of men hit 40 without having kids.

Education – Alumni are voting with their wallets rewarding or penalizing their alma maters for their social engineering efforts, reputation changes, and quality of graduates.

Civil Rights – Black Lives Matter is based on paranoia (targeted by police, fear of racial genocide) and delusion (unable to see reality and failure to recognize criminal behavior).

Crime - An anti-white Black Lives Matter terror consumed Milwaukee after a black cop shot a black gun-wielding suspect in self-defense during the course of his arrest.

Crime - Milwaukee is a city that has been mismanaged into the ground by leftist Democrats and their uncompromising belief in high taxes, massive public spending, and soft-on-crime policies founded upon the twin pedestals of white guilt and black infantilization.

Triumph “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt.

Trade – The ultimate goal of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the US-EU Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is to usurp authority of nations and eventually abandon the idea of sovereign nation-states all together, in favor of an amalgam of borderless territories.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY