Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

November 25, 2017


Leadership – “We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.”  Theodore Roosevelt.

Politics – Clinton’s boomerang: the recent revelations on Uranium One, Steele dossier, the Podesta collusion exposures, and the Wasserman Shultz I.T. imbroglio, the irony of the "Russia, collusion!" hysteria has uncovered a real Russian scandal implicating Clinton and the DNC.

Politics – Despite the media fascination with the Never-Trumpers, they are a small minority deeply fragmented by policy issues, since Trump has the approval of 82% of Republicans.

Politics – The only fact in the Judge Moore allegations is that he dated younger women, not a crime in Alabama but a preference, confirmed by his wife being significantly younger.

Politics – The Republican establishment problem with Roy Moore is not his lack of character, but rather, the presence of his character and willingness to do what is called for and right.

Media - Conservatives must realize that they must no longer believe salacious stories from the propaganda MSM accusing conservatives and Christian opponents of impropriety. 

Leadership – “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama.

Regulation – U.S. rules on “net neutrality”, described as favoring government regulation over marketplace completion, are slated for demolition by the FCC, since the rules are “a solution that won’t work to a problem that doesn’t exist.”

Energy – The International Energy Agency predicts the U.S. will dominate the global oil and gas markets for years to come due to the shale boom, the biggest supply surge in history.

Energy – Today, coal-fired electricity generation produces 30% of the electricity generated in America, and air quality continues to improve, due to transition to enhanced technology.

Energy – Congress must stop picking winners and losers in the energy marketplace, by ending the wind production tax credit as a unreliable electricity production source.

Immigration – Sixty five nations are building or have already built border security walls, while U.S. liberals oppose efforts to increase the effectiveness efforts to block illegal immigration.

Immigration – The Department of Justice must figure out how to legally withhold funding to sanctuary jurisdictions, because government threats without consequences are ignored.

Elections – 18 states and the District of Columbia have declined or are still deciding whether to provide election data to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, probably because they aren’t in compliance with federal law onvoter registration lists.

Education – In 2013, 84% of females and 81% of males completed high school education, but 35.5% of undergraduates had to take remedial courses in reading and math.

Education – Several countries sort students by abilities after primary school to channel some into trade or vocational schools and others into pre-college preparatory education.

Civil Rights – Congressional hypocrisy is revealed when Congressional Identity (Black and Hispanic) Caucuses restrict membership not to all identity members but only to liberals.

Civil Rights – The terms affirmative action, racial preferences, and racial quotas are no longer used to be replaced by the term, diversity, but still deals primarily with racial numbers.

Feminism – Democrat’s pathetic attempt to finally acknowledge decades of hypocrisy covering liberals abuse to reclaim their moral authority on women’s issues is pathetic.

Sexuality – Biology keeps reminding us that sex is primarily for the creation of babies, not for the instant gratification of the participants, and is sanctified by the rite of marriage.

Crime – The latest federal sweep of 214 Mara Salvatrucha-13 gang thugs included 193 illegal aliens, and 64 arrestees were Obama's much-vaunted 'unaccompanied children’.

Leadership – “There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right." Ronald Reagan.

Defense – The U.S. must end military adventures and declare war against declared enemies, defined completion criteria, and defined exit strategy with handoff to State Department.

Military – Since the military has embraced gender equality, then readiness necessitates that conscription rolls must reflect this change, by requiring all to register for Selective Service.

GWOT - The Sunni equivalent of the pope, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, a revered figure in half the Muslim world, has just declared that it is forbidden to kill Jews

Middle East – The release of bin Laden’s documents revealed an Obama administration false narrative of success, with the facts reflecting an active and engaged al-Qaeda.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY