Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

September 30, 2017


Politics – "One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government."  Donald Trump.

Politics – The American people are sick and tired of excuses by the do-nothing Congress, which has consistently failed to deliver results for people in need of common-sense conservative reforms and long overdue economic growth.

Politics – The Silent Majority awoke with Obama, abandoned the establishment political parties, formed the TEA Party, and now as Independents vote for politicians with integrity.

Politics – Today’s divisiveness is being blamed on President Trump, despite the fact that Progressives have bludgeoned the country with identity politics for the last 50 years!

Politics –Democrats are united and energized by its dislike for President Trump, but totally divided by its identity politics pitting group against group on issue after issue.

Politics – Leftists are the most racist people throughout American society because they identify everything with race in order to stir up the population.

Politics – Senator Bernie Sanders, a self avowed Socialist, has touted Venezuela as a Socialism success story, despite its success at redistributing poverty and economic shortages..

Politics – So far, the only crime uncovered by the Russia election investigation is that the Obama administration illegally surveiled political opponents and unmasked their identities.

Politics – As much as Americans love their sports and support their teams, we love our country more; 72% see the professional athlete’s protests as “unpatriotic”.

Politics – Alejandro Villanueva, the lone football player on the Pittsburgh Steelers who stood during the national anthem is my hero, doing the right thing rather than the easier wrong.

Politics – Many people now say the only football game they’ll watch is Army-Navy, because at least these student athletes will not only stand up to show their support for their country; they will also stand up in harm’s way to defend our freedom, heritage and way of life.

Culture – The American people have woken up and are speaking with their wallets: anti-American movie receipts down 12% and left wing ideology in sports viewership down 10%.

Media – An NBC/WSJ poll reveals that more Republican voters consider themselves a “supporter of Donald Trump” rather than a “supporter of the Republican Party.”

Media – It is time to BOYCOTT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: cancel subscriptions to the New York Times and Washington Post and stop watching all ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN news shows.

America – We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again. Donald Trump.

Finance – Congress and the Fed are interdependent: Congress relies on the Fed to both steer the economy and absorb the blame when it falters, while Fed autonomy grows as legislative interest in monetary policy subsides.

Healthcare – The Affordable Care Act has not worked as advertised: did not result in lower premiums but in the opposite; did not result in more competitive insurance markets but in the opposite; did not result in superior health-insurance plans but the opposite; has not resulted in universal coverage; more Americans have health insurance today than they did in 2009, but only 16.5 million people gained health coverage, 81% were new Medicaid beneficiaries.

Healthcare – The Medicare-for-All plan is nothing more than a fairy tale, since it would double federal spending and deliver worse care than the free market alternative.

Immigration Illegal immigrants and their kids are costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill.

Elections – According to a Philadelphia elections official, hundreds of individuals who are not U.S. citizens have registered to vote in Philadelphia and half of them voted in past elections

Elections – Federal law requires state election officials to maintain voter registration lists free of dead voters, ineligible voters, and voters who have moved away, but election rolls revealed 248 counties spread across 20 states that have more voters than eligible citizens.

Sports – Professional athletes acting like American carmakers: believe themselves privileged; abusing their own brand; then surprised by financial penalties based on mistaken beliefs.

Sports – Time to revoke the Sports Broadcasting Act of 1961 that granted an exemption from the nation’s antitrust laws, because this monopoly no longer serves its consumers desires.

Education – School Choice is critical for people trapped in failing neighborhoods and forced to attend under-performing public schools, to have the opportunity for quality education.

Marriage – Marriage, formerly default to form a family, regardless of income or education, has become yet another part of American life reserved for those who are most “privileged”.

Civil Rights – Affirmative action is a social policy that institutionalizes discrimination that has caused cultural resentment because artificial quotas did not correct underlying root causes. 

Civil Rights – The NFL and NBA should set the example, to fix its racial equality, and be required to hire and fire players by race until each team fits the mix of America itself (12.6% African-American, 16.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.8% Asian-American, and 72.4% White). 

Patriotism – "It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.” Donald Trump.

Middle East – The Kurds in Iraq (and Turkey and Syria) are the latest minority to desire an independent, self-governing state to protect its citizens and their religious beliefs.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY