Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

December 2, 2017


Leadership – “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  John Quincy Adams.

Politics – The liberal media has totally lost its connection with a large portion of the nation, almost all of them conservative, and Trump now refers to them as the “opposition party.”

Politics – It is true that Republicans are not united on all issues, but this is considered diversity strength, while Democrats enforce issue conformity, and punish thought diversity.

Politics – When Republicans commit immoral acts, they resign in shame, never to be heard from again; but when Democrats commit immoral acts, they deny, delay, attack, obstruct, and finally take a sabbatical, but never admit doing anything wrong and never go away.

Politics – Judge Moore will win in Alabama because he represents Alabama values and positions, and Alabama voters do not believe the 40 year old Democrat smear campaign.

Media – In the weeks prior to any election, the liberal media push polls finally change from what they want the results to be, to what voters will actually sayRoy Moore will win easily.

Media - News is agitprop and editorials are political spin, almost always under the sign of left-wing advocacy masking as objective scrutiny and disclosure.

Media – I applaud President Trump for his Twitter strategy of never letting a liberal lie or media misstatement go unanswered, correcting factually, even if not always artfully.

Leadership – “Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15th.” Ronald Reagan.

Economy – Few would deny that the ascendance of the United States from colonial poverty to the world’s top economic and military superpower in just 200 years is largely attributable to principles and rule of law in our founding documents enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and so it should come as no surprise that America’s decline in the last 25 years has coincided with the erosion of the U.S. Constitution and the corruption of the nation’s law enforcement and judicial system.

Economy – Tax reform alone will not cause economic growth, but must be accompanied by spending cuts and entitlement reforms, both at federal and state levels.

Economy – U.S. consumer confidence improved in November to a fresh 17 year high, reflecting confidence in the economy and labor markets.

Immigration – From 2005 to 2015, the U.S. permanently resettled (issued green cards to) 9.3 million new immigrants on the basis of family ties (“chain migration”), 70% of all immigration. 

Environment – Latest study shows the temperature rising far slower than predicted, but the Earth's atmosphere appears to be less sensitive to changing CO2 levels than assumed.

Environment – Environmentalists are confronted by a natural event that causes global cooling: Bali volcano eruption that is not man-caused and cannot be controlled.

Family – The General Social Survey found that Republican families are happier and more stably married, and this family stability is true for college-educated and less-educated Americans, the more- and less-religious, for whites, and for Northerners as well as Southerners.

Culture – Fifty-nine are dead in the worst mass shooting in American History. In Chicago they call that August. At Planned Parenthood they call that Tuesday.

Humor – It is too bad that political correctness has muzzled the American people, because stereotypes have always been fertile ground for humorous exaggeration and frivolity.

Sports – The National Football League is committing business suicide as it ignores its fan’s wants and needs, and is bleeding out attendance and advertising revenues.

Leadership – “There are risks and costs to action.  But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction." John F. Kennedy.

GWOT – In today’s world, only Islamists believe that God instructed them to enslave, convert, or kill all who question – or whose existence challenges – their Truth.

GWOT - The Pakistani “Muslims of the Americas” operate 22 isolated “Islamic Villages,heavily armed Sharia-only enclaves in the United States, and all are hostile to America.

GWOT – Islamic acts of terrorism are not restricted to Western countries, as 305 people, including 27 children, were massacred in an Egyptian Sufi mosque for religious impurity

Japan – Japan has declared that foreign nationals will only be permitted as immigrantswhere they are truly needed” to “keep Japan’s economy and infrastructure sustainable.”


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY