Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
August 31, 2013
Information – “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.” Abraham Lincoln.
Politics – Pew found that when Republicans are given a choice between more moderate and conservative policies, 54% choose more conservative while 41% choose moderate.
Politics – Obama’s strategy of distraction from his abysmal economy record is backfiring because scandals refuse to go away and now impeachment has captured the imagination.
Politics – The only reason Republicans are not actively pursuing Obama for impeachment is that, if successful, the country would be in worse shape led by President Joe Biden.
Politics – The federal Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act was enacted to address engaging in a pattern of criminal activity as a structured group (Obama regime).
Politics – The one to be impeached should be Eric Holder for his perjury, obstruction of justice, contempt of Congress, selective law enforcement, and failure to fulfill his oath of office.
Politics – Obama is delusional seeing things that don’t exist in liberal “Bizarro-land,” but now he’s paranoid blaming Rush Limbaugh and the Tea Party for every one of his political failures.
Politics – The anti-war left is notoriously missing, once again proving that the leftist agenda always trumps the issue of the day, since power is the ultimate goal by any and all means.
Politics – Special privileges or exemptions for government “public servants” may be illegal under Constitution Article I, Section 9 that prohibits establishing a separate “nobility” class.
Media – As new technologies emerge, I expect Twitter will go the way of telephone party
lines doomed by personal privacy issues and a lack of any viable business case.
Civil Rights – If Martin Luther King were alive today, he would celebrate Victory in the War on Inequality, and instead focus on the erosion of the black family and black values.
Civil Rights – Martin Luther King, who spent most of his life as a Republican, would be embarrassed by Barack Obama, who perpetuates the 60s and its world of racial division.
Civil Rights – In 2008, 79% of whites and 63% of blacks had a favorable view on race relations, but now only 52% of whites and 38% of blacks still have a favorable opinion on race relations.
Civil Rights – Racism is very much alive in America – among influential black Americans, such as Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Jesse Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, etc.
Government – “Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.” Ayn Rand.
Economy – The Fed Qualitative Easing II tapering off is slowing down the conveyor belt of money between Washington and Wall Street, which is fueling what little growth we have.
Budget – The “consensus” forecast from analysts, stock pickers, and economists say that in the second half, the economy will be much brighter than it was in the first half - wrong again!
Budget – The first place to cut should be elimination of the Obama-phone program saving $2.1 billion annually, especially since 41% of the phones go to ineligible recipients.
Debt – Private sector accountants would be prosecuted for cooking the books like the Treasury Department who claim the federal debt is $16,699 billion for 100 straight days.
Jobs – Gallup found the real unemployment rate at 8.6% in August and when counting the underemployed, the rate jumps to 17.7%, and including those who dropped out, it is 24%.
Taxes – Between 2000 and 2010, Americans have voted with their feet, moving from high tax states (New York, California, and Illinois), to low tax states (Florida, Texas, and Arizona).
Equality – Tolerance means a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward opinions and practices that differ from one's own; but doesn’t imply acceptance, support, or promotion.
Elections – Voter ID requirements are designed to ensure that the votes of lawful voters and our democracy are not undermined by voter fraud and illegal voters.
Deficit – I expect one or more states to declare bankruptcy and seek assistance to recover from the bad economic decisions of the past under federal judicial protection.
Housing – I expect that it will take four or more years at the current rate for the backlog of foreclosures to finally clear, before we see any signs of life of a robust housing recovery.
National Defense – “Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged.” Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Foreign Policy – First Hillary Clinton and now John Kerry are the “Dumb and Dumber” of the diplomatic corps, inept, inconsistent and failed ideology-driven international relations.
Middle East – John Kerry first fought against a war to eliminate WMDs in Iraq, but now is fighting for a war to eliminate these very same WMDs in Syria.
Syria – The indecision by our President “Dither” has the fingerprints of “Mother-May-I?” Jarrett as the final arbiter of any action based on fractured political logic.
Libya – The Benghazi attack post-mortem reveals dereliction of duty and inability to protect Americans, by the President, but also by his subordinates: Clinton, Panetta, and Dempsey.
Homeland Security – NYPD has profiled radical mosques and disrupted 16 terror plots since 9/11, while the PC FBI didn’t and missed the Boston bombing and the Fort Hood massacre.
Israel – I expect that Israel will be attacked by Hamas and the IDF will retaliate by invading and then re-annexing Gaza based on defensible borders and 1920 San Remo Conference.
Israel – I expect that Israel will suffer a nuclear attack from Islamist extremists, and Obama will talk a lot, but stand aside and refuse to help defend this longtime ally.
Asia – I expect that North Korea will attack South Korea and attempt to reunite Korea, and Obama will be “unable” to support our troops and will negotiate for a stalemate.