Musings on the Week

 Musings on the Week

October 29, 2016


Freedom – “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Ronald Reagan.

Politics - Patriotism is demonstrated by love, support, loyalty, defense, and sacrifice for one's country; it is an expression of moral certainty; there is right and wrong behavior.  It puts the country ahead of factions based on ideology, politics, and personal ambition; it is objective, demands respect of the symbols of the nation, values unity, accountability and security.

Politics – America is an aspirational society, built on the notions of merit, ambition, hard work and reward, enshrining the promise of achievement regardless of class or status.

Scandals – Obama denied any “major scandals” which means they were delayed, covered up, and none were prosecuted (2008 Black Panther voter intimidation, 2009 Solyndra loan/bankruptcy, 2010 Fast and Furious gunrunning, 2012 Benghazi attack, 2013 IRS political targeting, 2014 VA waiting lists, 2015 Clinton emails), which is DOJ dereliction of duty!

Politics – This Presidential campaign is so slimy that by comparison to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, even Barack Obama looks relatively better in voters’ eyes – VERY SAD!

Politics – This Presidential election will depend on how many angry Americans will actually vote for an outsider to wrest back control of Washington and throw out the “ruling elite.”

Politics - This week’s distractions from the economy, ObamaCare, and terrorism: NFL television viewership declines and Russians conduct nuclear attack survival drills.

Politics – American voters must understand that sitting home and not voting IS a voting decision because not voting allows dangerous people to be elected and damage done .

Politics – DOJ and Wikileaks partial releases and dribbling out emails reinforces the universal belief that Hillary Clinton is a habitual liar, covers-up every scandal, and is a criminal felon.

Scandals – The latest WikiLeaks release may necessitate expansion of the Clinton wing of the federal prison so Doug Band can join Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, Sid Blumenthal, Huma Abedin, and Cheryl Mills based on corruption, perjury, and obstruction of justice.

Politics – Trump’s misbehavior is trivial compared to Clintons’ record of criminality, and no amount of extortion, assault, manipulation or deception is beyond the pale for those with the entitled ambition and self anointed superiority of the ruling class.

Media – Election polls are another example of Ben Rhodes “echo chamber approach to Democrat mind control, using Democrat over-sampling to give the impression of consensus.

Media – Goebbels/Pravda (CBS, NBC, ABC, NY Times, Washington Post) polls report Clinton leading by 4-11%, while Non-Propaganda Machine-affiliated (Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP, LA Times/USC, Rasmussen) polls report Trump leading by 2% and both can’t be right!

Media - Despite the continuing preponderance of MSM polls that show 12 out of every 10 voters choose Clinton over Trump, the globalist elites are rapidly losing their stranglehold on America’s attention, following hard on the heels of losing America’s trust.

Accountability - “We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” Ronald Reagan.

Taxes – the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that the United States has the second-most progressive tax system among OECD countries.

Social Security – Social Security is the largest federal program with costs running at $1 trillion annually, one quarter of total budget, and with an annual cash flow deficit of $70 billion.

Environment – The federal government continues to spend $22.5 billion a year on a public trough of cash for never-ending climate change studies.

Environment – Americans do not view the environment as something to fear, since they fear clowns, terrorist attacks, gun rights infringement, family member dying, economic collapse, ObamaCare, and biological warfare as things they fear more than climate change.

Elections – Early voting has already uncovered many cases of election fraud, with voting machines changing votes cast to Democrat and was only found after persistent checking.

Healthcare – The transition to ObamaCare was painful and expensive, so it will be no surprise that the transition from ObamaCare to a patient-centered healthcare will be just as painful.

Drugs – Failed drug tests and absenteeism are a growing problem in states with legalized marijuana, especially since there is no legal standard for what level constitutes impairment.

Disease – For the second year in a row, sexually transmitted disease cases have risen in the U.S. according to the CDC, with Chlamydia up 5.9% to 1.5 million and syphilis up 19% to 24K.

Education – In 2015, high school graduation rates rose to 83%, but only 27% of 12 graders were proficient in reading, only 25% proficient in math, and only 12% proficient in history.

Education – Health & Human Services found that 80% of students in comprehensive sex education classes are even more likely to begin having sex, more likely to engage in oral sex, and more likely to get pregnant than their peers who weren’t in the classes.

Crime – In Chicago, the Ferguson Effect caused shootings involving police to fall by half while the murder rate shot up dramatically and more murdered than number shot by police.

Peace “Peace is not absence of conflict; it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” Ronald Reagan.

Foreign Policy – Obama’s backwards foreign policy rewarding our enemies, while punishing our allies has caused allies such as Philippines and Turkey to seek alliances with the east.

Germany – As Muslim migrants and refugees flood into the German heartland, ethnic Germans are flooding out rejecting the open borders, open culture policies.

Russia – Putin considers Obama to be a “lightweight,” and that has been and is pretty much free to whatever he has to do to reclaim Russia’s stature, power, and position in the world.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY