Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

September 24, 2016


Debt “We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.” Ronald Reagan.

Politics – The GOP is self-destructing with every victory followed by a careful program to isolate, water down, and destroy the victory, with the TEA Party as the latest incarnation.

Politics - From transgenderism to gun rights to handling and confronting radical Islam and terror, the left is convinced everybody agrees with them, but the reality is that more and more Americans do not driving more and more Americans into the arms of Donald Trump.

Media – The same people who own and control our government officials also own the mainstream media, removing the separation between unbiased reporting/investigative journalism and politically driven media manipulation.

Politics - This week’s distractions from the economy, ObamaCare, and terrorism: questions on Barack Obama’s birthplace and India and Pakistan border tension.

Politics – Just 5.7% of Clinton Foundation’s budget actually went to charitable grants with the rest going to salaries and employee benefits, fundraising and “other expenses.

Politics – If any candidate can be compared to Hitler’s mass murder of Jews, it should be Hillary Clinton, who actively supports Planned Parenthood which was originally conceived of as a euthanasia technique to control subhuman races, such as Africans.

Politics – Hillary Clinton apparently suffers from a multiple personality disorder, smiling and cackling in public and then morphing into an abusive shrew off camera, so there may be a medical explanation for Hillary’s mood swings, but the ailment is probably just her personality.

Media – The Dallas Morning News is the latest newspaper to pay a steep price, in the form of cancelled subscriptions, for endorsing Presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Debt - “And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.” Thomas Jefferson.

Economy – Just like in the United States where high taxes drive companies to leave the country, the European Union will begin to see American corporations exit from the continent.

Finance – The Fed’s policies are based on the specious academic theory that financial gambling fuels economic growth and that all economic classes prosper from inflation and march in lockstep together as prices and wages ascend on the Fed’s appointed path.

Finance – The Fed is a “victim of its own mistakes propping up fiat money with zero interest rates for too long, so  now efforts to reverse this damage will just cause further damage.

Pensions – Pensions count on annual investment gains of 7% to cover the retirement benefits, but public plans had a median increase of only 1% for the year ended June 30th.

Immigration – Obama is enabling the Islamic hijrah tactic of cultural conquest by immigration, seeding this country with critical masses of Islamic extremists to foment unrest.

Immigration – Almost 100,000 Somali refugees have been resettled in the United States since 9/11, with the largest number (16%) have been resettled in Minnesota.

Environment – National parks were created for the enjoyment of the general public, but environmentalists are fighting to keep wilderness areas inaccessible to the general public.

Gun Control – A legally armed bystander, Jason Falconer, shot and killed the Minnesota Somali maniac, who went on a stabbing spree in the mall, saving many others from harm.

Education – Homeschooling now accounts for 3.4% of the school age population, which has doubled from 1.7% of homeschooling families in 1999.

Education – The National Assessment of Educational Progress reports only 7% of black 12th-graders scored proficient in math, and only 17% did so in reading, suggesting the average black 12th-grader has the academic proficiency of a white eighth- or ninth-grader.

Education – According to College Board's 2015 report, a large percentage of all incoming black freshmen have no business being admitted to college, with an average combined SAT score at 1277, as compared to 1576 out of a possible 2400 for white students.

Civil Rights – Obama is actively promoting racial unrest in this country by denouncing the violence in front of television news, but then encouraging it by saying the rioters’ cause is just.

Sexuality – The universally understood (?) term for the gay community was “LGBT” (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transsexual), the acronym today has ballooned to “LGBTQQIAAP” (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer-questioning-intersex-asexual-allies-pansexual).

Abortion – Planned Parenthood commits over 30% of America’s abortions, 887 abortions per day, and aborts 160 children for every one child it refers out for adoption.

Debt – “All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.” Alexis de Tocqueville.

Trade – The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was actually designed to “harmonize” corporate governance between the economies of wealthy trade partners.

GWOT – For many Americans, defeating ISIS and radical terrorism seems like an overwhelming challenge that our leadership is incapable of defining, much less defeating.

GWOT – The “war of narratives” can’t grasp the obvious theological basis of the Islamic terrorists based not on the newspapers, but from what they read in the Koran and Hadith.

GWOT – Virtually every time a terror attack has occurred, the actor initially portrayed as a lone wolf lurking under the government radar, is already known as an Islamic extremist.

GWOT – The Islamic jihad that the United States is experiencing will not end until the ideology of conquest is thoroughly defeated, which may take multiple generations to complete!


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY