Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

October 8, 2016


Patriotism “Patriotism means to stand by the country.  It does not mean to stand by the president, or any other public official.” James Woods.

Politics – U.S. Constitution Amendments guarantee citizen’s God-given Rights, while Democrats seek to expand the Constitution with government-given Rights.

Politics – The Democrat brain trust: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, and Hillary Clinton all lost their law licenses or turned them in and their results demonstrate why.

Scandals – No one has ever been held accountable for the scandals during the Obama administration, since the response has always been to deny, then obfuscate, then obstruct, then delay and the perpetrators slink back to work elsewhere in the Democrat bureaucracy.

Media – American voters are realizing that another term of Marxist, anti-American leadership like Obama could spell the end of the most prosperous, free society in human history!

Media – The media is composed of liberal transcriptionists taking Democrat dictation, we all know it and we all hate them for it, and every time they lie, we hate them even more!

Politics - This week’s distractions from the economy, ObamaCare, and terrorism: Presidential candidate tax avoidance successes and German banking crisis.

Politics – Hillary Clinton’s security clearance would have been revoked long ago, since she never took the security training and her actions reflect a disregard for security needs.

Politics – Hillary Clinton tries to champion for women’s rights, but her actions are an enabler of a sexual predator, covering up sexual attacks, and allegedly targeting the female victims.

Politics – Hillary Clinton has a light campaign schedule since debate prep is so important, and her inability to fill even half of the seats at these events has nothing to do with it!

Politics – After Tim Kaine’s antics at the Vice President debates, the race has now changed  because there are now two Democrats on the ticket to dislike, not just one!

Politics – Donald Trump has become the frontrunner as he unveils details of his economic plans, his Supreme Court nominees, his immigration plans, and national security priorities.

Media – Only 29% of Americans trust media “fact checking” of candidate comments, because they believe the “Crooked Media” is protecting “Crooked Hillary.”

Media – The mainstream media polls have been weaponized to influence thought and depress turnout, and not worth listening to until November when accuracy counts again.

Media – Whom do you believe? The thousands who routinely show up for Trump campaign rallies or the hundreds who are paid to attend Clinton campaign events?

Government Spending - “Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.” Ronald Reagan.

Economy – U.S. employment growth unexpectedly slowed for the third straight month, asking the question whether this is still a recovery or a continuation of the “Great Recession?


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Economy – With infrastructure spending so popular and government coffers so empty, the appeal of subverting private wealth to serve government objectives is even more attractive.

Jobs – Half a million people are “discouraged,” currently not looking for work “because they believe there are no jobs,” and may end up swinging the election to Donald Trump.

Taxes – Senator David Perdue recommends: if Congress fails to pass a budget, require mandatory pay cuts and canceled recesses until the lawmakers complete their duty.

Healthcare – The whole idea behind the scam known as ObamaCare was to wreck the American private-insurance industry so dramatically that a demoralized public would demand socialized medicine, aka a “single-payer” system.

Healthcare - Polls show ObamaCare is highly unpopular with 55% of Americans opposing the Obama administration's spending of taxpayer money on insurance bailouts, and 72% want to "fix actual problems rather than using taxpayer money" to bail out insurers.”

Immigration – So far this year, non-Muslim Syrian refugee admissions to the U.S. account for less than one percent (0.8) overall, with 11,818 Muslims and only 95 non-Muslims of all groups.

Energy – Despite enormous resistance, the first nuclear reactor constructed to completion in the U.S. in 20 years, Tennessee Watts Bar Unit 2, began operating at full power last week.

Environment – Pew Research found that nearly 75% of Americans don’t trust that there is a large “scientific consensus” amongst climate scientists on human-caused climate change.

Elections - Voter fraud is unlawful interference with the electoral process in an effort to bring about a desired result, and includes voter registration fraud, fraudulent voting, intimidation, impersonation, perjury, forgery, counterfeiting, bribery, and destroying already cast ballots.

Education – There are 10.9 million students from immigrant households in public schools, 23% of all public school students, with the biggest percentage increase from Muslim nations.

Education – Demographic “diversity” is proclaimed as a prime virtue of academia, without a speck of evidence as to its supposed benefits, yet diversity of ideas gets no such respect.

Civil Rights – Democrats divide Americans into “minorities” by race and income and now want to create a new racial classification of “Middle East and North Africans (MENA).”

Crime – The crux of the problem is that Black Americans believe that they should be able to do dumb and dangerous things around the police without facing any repercussions for it.

Crime – Obama has commuted the prison sentences of 774 criminals, more than the past 11 Presidents combined, primarily for “non-violent drug offenders” (aka violent drug dealers).

Sexuality - Transgenderism or "Gender Dysphoria" (formerly called “Gender Identity Disorder” refers to an individual who identifies as the opposite gender from which he or she was born.

Abortion – Over 40 years Democrats changed abortion from “safe, legal, and rare” to “free and easy” while the Hyde Amendment stopped public funding saving 2 million lives.

Religion – Pope called gender theory, the belief that biological men can become women and vice versa, is a great enemy of marriage fought with ideas rather than weapons.

Defense – “America will never be destroyed from the outside.  If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” Abraham Lincoln.

United Nations – The United Nations Security Council was designed to be the home of the “global policeman”, not the unilateral role of the United States’ social justice warriors.

Defense – Russia has increased its warhead count by 259 since the START Treaty went into effect in 2011, while the U.S. reduced its warheads by 433 (unilateral disarmament?).

Defense – The Air Force has institutionalized discrimination by mandating diversity quotas for key positions, requiring a diversity candidate for all important developmental positions.

GWOT – Non-state-based unconventional warfare is fundamentally different but is still being managed as if it was state-based and subject to rules of the Geneva Conventions.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY