Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
October 1, 2016
Politics – “I’ll say this for the last time..Obama is a disaster because of the content of his character, not the color of his skin.” James Woods.
Politics – Obama’s legacy is failed race relations and 60% of Americans think race relations has only gotten worse with a total of 10 race riots have occurred since Obama took office.
Media – “Fact-checking” by the mainstream media is liberal opinion journalism pretending to be some sort of heightened objectivity, and should be accorded limited, if any, credibility.
Scandals – The FBI revealed an email where Barack Obama communicated with Hillary Clinton using a fake name, providing evidence both guilty of breaching the Espionage Act.
Politics - This week’s distractions from the economy, ObamaCare, and terrorism: “Clock boy” suing Fox News and Venezuela socialism collapse.
Politics – Since issues provide a clear differentiation between candidates, progressives offer up a series of media distractions (health problems, taxes paid, marital fidelity, investments) to avoid any discussion of national problems and solutions.
Politics – Hillary Clinton’s health is just an interesting distraction unless her health precludes her from being able to function during her term of office, which has not been concluded.
Politics - If FBI Director Comey concluded there were no Hillary Clinton indictable crimes, why did the FBI grant criminal immunity for five different people who committed crimes?
Politics – Hillary Clinton is no communist, even though she champions policies extolled by The Communist Manifesto, which has been proven to diminish, not support, justice for all.
Politics – The biggest infrastructure investment should be a superhighway to aid Progressives’ emigration out of the country after Donald Trump wins the election.
Media – As expected, Democrats thought Hillary Clinton “won” the first debate, while Republicans thought Donald Trump “won” the first debate, and Independents were mixed.
Media – Presidential debate bias by the numbers: Lester Holt asked Trump 6 follow-up. questions, did not ask any of Clinton; interrupted Trump 41 times, interrupted Clinton 7 times.
Economics - “Under Reagan we had trickle-down economics. Under this gang we have trickle-down entitlements.” James Woods.
Economy – A Gallup survey finds only 38% of the public thinks the economy is getting better, while a distressingly high 57% say it’s getting worse.
Finance – While negative real interest rates benefit borrowing households but little evidence they stimulate economic growth, they are a tax on savers and those in retirement.
Finance – The Federal Reserve is the third attempt (1913) to have a central bank, the first two piloted and rejected in 1811 and 1836, and now this version should be privatized.
Healthcare – Two more Blue Cross plans in Tennessee and Nebraska made the stunning announcement that they were dropping out of the ObamaCare markets.
Environment – The big problem with Obama’s Clean Power Plan is that it is all cost to reduce carbon dioxide from existing power plants and no measurable impact on the climate.
Family – Any plan to heal the racial divide must address the education gap, but no plan to close that gap will succeed unless it also works to strengthen families.
Crime –“Ferguson Effect” describes desisting from discretionary policing causing criminals to become emboldened, resulting in an increase in violent crime, reversing 20 year trend.
Crime – Protests turned into riots, particularly when provoked by outside agitators stoking racial hatred, as evidenced by 70% of those arrested are from outside the community.
Civil Rights – How many race riots must occur in Democrat cities, with Democrat mayors, with black chiefs of police, and black policemen to realize the problem is Democrat policies?
Defense – “The world is fighting Islamic terrorism, starvation, and disease, but the Democrats are fighting for men to pee in the ladies room.” James Woods.
GWOT – There have been 92 Muslim terrorist plots in the U.S. since September 11, 2001, with the overwhelming majority of these plots taking place during Barack Obama’s presidency.
GWOT – Muslim refugee resettlement areas like St. Cloud, Dearborn, Michigan and now Clearwater, Florida have become active recruiting grounds for terror groups.
Iraq – It is ironic that the U.S. has 5,000 combat troops in Iraq on the 7th anniversary of Obama’s “withdrawal” of all troops (abandoned) from Iraq.