Musings on the Week

March 7, 2020


Immigration - “We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.” Theodore Roosevelt.

Politics – Democrats campaign on their good intentions of what they hope will happen, while Republicans campaign on what actually happens and benefits achieved.

Politics – Democrats want to give American citizenship to the world, but the communist virus is a timely reminder that the illegal and uncontrolled flow of people across our borders not only depreciates wages and destroys American culture, but also sacrifices lives of citizens.

Politics – Democrats delight in creating fear and crises as justification to do things they couldn’t do otherwise: acid rain, global cooling, global warming, climate change, bird flu, SARS, MERS, Ebola, Russian collusion, Ukrainian collusion… no end to their imagination.

Politics – Democrats are the ambulance chasing lawyers of the political world, but with the outbreak of COVID-19, aka coronavirus,” Democrats crossed the line from opportunists to provocateurs, actively trying to manufacture panic to aid their 2020 political prospects.

Politics – The Democrat presidential candidate pool has finally winnowed down to the “Angry Bolshevik” Bernie Sanders vs. “Quid Pro Quo” Joe Biden, one with a faulty heart and the other with a faulty brain and will require a corrupt brokered convention to decide.

Politics – The Democrat worst scenario is a brokered convention unable to agree on a candidate and resorting to a “savior” like Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, or Oprah Winfrey.

Politics – The media-academia-celebrity-bureaucratic cultural kluge has become a godless, repugnant, American-hating, and racist toxic blob that destroys everything good in its path, so Republican are despised by that culture and can expect to be under constant attack.  

Politics – Even though Donald Trump is basically an uncontested incumbent, Republicans are showing support by turning out in record numbers to vote for him in state primaries.

Politics – The youngest person with a realistic shot of winning the 2020 presidential election is Donald Trump, 73 years of age.

Media – Fake news (lies and filtered news to fit political narrative) is a first draft of fake history (rewriting history to indoctrinate the uninformed to support political agenda).

Media – A survey by Ballot Access shows there are more registered independents than Republicans, perhaps a sign that both political parties themselves are failing.

Media – Morning Consult did an extensive, in-depth poll looking at trust, and it found that trust in President Trump is more than twice that of the news media.

Immigration - “There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.” Theodore Roosevelt.

Government – The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation reveals that more than 100 million people have perished as a result of communism from the purge policies of Mao and Stalin, including starvation, under the dictatorships in North Korea, Eastern Europe and Cuba.

Government - California is strangling itself on leftist ideology: climate change, welfare state, identity groups, and lawfare enforcement with its own embedded leftist deep state.

Justice – When the government is free to surveil its citizens without consequences, the abuses of power become irresistible and individual rights aren’t worth the paper they are written on.

Healthcare – The old-fashioned Asian flu, the regular kind of constantly changing viruses that many of us take shots for every year, kills from 25,000 to 69,000 Americans every year.  

Healthcare – On the 10th anniversary ObamaCare, results show it failed to solve the health care problems it was targeted at, and it compounded many issues it was meant to fix.

Agriculture – Plant life on Earth has increased by 14% in the last 30 years as a result of increased CO2 levels and slightly higher temperatures.

Agriculture – Most of the nation’s certified organic farms are dramatically inefficient showing a “yield gap” -organic strawberries yielded 61% less than conventional farms; fresh tomatoes, 61% less; tangerines, 58% less; cotton, 45% less; rice, 39% less; peanuts, 37% less.

Energy – Reliable baseload electricity is critical infrastructure that comes primarily from coal, natural gas, and nuclear providing 81% of electricity generated in the U.S. in 2018.

Energy – Each year $25 billion dollars is wasted paying for so-called renewable energy, overwhelmingly wind and solar, which is the excess cost of the renewable energy versus what it would cost to generate the same amount of electricity in existing fossil fuel plants.

Civil Rights – Strength comes from unity, as in the “United States” not from being diverse, since diversity breeds suspicion and conflict undermining unity and assimilation.

Feminism – There are currently 19 states that allow transgender students to opt into the sex segregated sport of their choosing, but none of these states require that the biological male have surgery or other hormonal therapy as part of their transition from male to female.

Immigration - “There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.” Theodore Roosevelt. 


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY