Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

December 9, 2017


Greatness – “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things.  He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”  Ronald Reagan.

Politics – Conservatives believe truth is a matter of moral principle which takes precedence over politics, while Progressives believe truth is a malleable commodity which can be bent and changed as a means to achieve a certain political end

Politics – Antifa is finally being treated by the FBI as a domestic terrorism organization, using threats of force and committing violent activities because of its violent ideology.

Politics – Blind to the narrative unraveling all around them, oblivious to the absence of any evidence of a deal between Trump and Russians, unmoved by every error the media finds to try to push the story, liberal zealots simply believe it’s true despite everything to the contrary

Politics – Once again the Russia election collusion probe has degenerated into a process police tool to enforce cooperation with the FBI, even when no crime was committed.

Politics – The partisan double-standard is demonstrated by different outcomes from FBI Russia investigation (witch hunt) interviews when lies and obfuscation are revealed: a felony charge against Michael Flynn and immunity agreement for Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin.

Politics – Of the 50% who followed the uranium story closely, 68% said they think the Justice Department should appoint a special counsel to investigate the Clinton Russia uranium deal.

Politics – Democrats are extolling Kamala Harris as the Next Big Thing, but actually is the next product of empty identity politics, someone who “represents,” as a substitute for ideas.

Politics – The Left’s immorality and sexual arrogance has finally been found as pervasive and has been revealed in all Democrat bastions of strength: politics, media, show business, etc.

Politics – Republican politicians who over-promised and under-delivered in this Republican Congress risk the wrath of the voters in November unless they unify and deliver on promises.

Politics – Sean Hannity laments that the Republican Party is “morally corrupt” and “dead but I believe it is being remade by President Trump back into a party “of the people, by the people, for the people” not ruled by the party elite, but lead by the people’s best interests.

Politics – President Trump has found out how hard it is to “drain the swamp of deep state operatives and the longer he is in office the more embedded leftists can be cleansed out.

Media – The liberal mainstream media has been exposed favoring one side over the other in political reporting, destroying their credibility and once lost cannot ever be regained.

Success – “We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not how many are added..Ronald Reagan.

Economy – The only consistent message about the economy is that it is “unexpectedly” better: growth higher, employment higher, payrolls higher, and unemployment lower.

Finance – Tulip mania collapsed on unfulfillable expectations and now bitcoin speculation has potential to collapse the global economy, since crypto-currency has no intrinsic value.

Pensions – Many state and local pensions funds are in crisis, and now want to substitute social responsibility investing for fact based strategies switching from fossil fuel holdings to green energy technologies such as solar and wind that heavily dependent on subsidies.

Agriculture – Less than 2% of Americans work in agriculture, which has declined since 1960, when roughly 6% of Americans worked on farms, due to the wonders of mechanization.

Geography - President Trump is reining in the Interior Department from commandeering any huge swathes of land to deny individual States and private industry the use of the land.

Sexuality – Instead of using the incomprehensible acronym, LGBTTQQIP2SAATRSQ, I suggest more accurate, biologically correct and useful alternative, MFC (49% Male, 49% Female, 2% Confused) so we support the vast majority and deal with the rest as exceptions.

Immigration – The only people who get sanctuary in “Sanctuary Cities” are criminals who are shielded from deportation while they are free to commit additional crimes. 

Immigration – Illegal immigration costs taxpayers in all 50 states a total of $89 billion covering added expenditures for education, welfare, law enforcement, and medical care; and when federal costs are included, the price tag nationally soars to $135 billion a year!

Democracy – “Democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man." Ronald Reagan.

Trade – The Index of Economic Freedom found countries with the most trade freedom have higher per capita income, more secure food supplies, and cleaner environments.

Defense – The armed service are lowering performance standards to enable females to pass to the detriment to military readiness in order to meet dubious social engineering goals.

Israel - Jerusalem has been the official capital of the Israel since its rebirth in 1948, since it has always been the eternal capital of the Jewish people throughout all of history.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY