Musings by Marian

Reflections from the Golden Years

Archive for the ‘Life’s Meaning’ Category


June 20, 2017     One of the primary functions of our government is to protect its citizens. Part of that responsibility is to encourage our friends and discourage our enemies. Through several Democrat administrations, the opposite has been true, especially beginning with Jimmy Carter. President Carter never met an enemy he did not love, […]


October 25, 2016 According to Wikipedia, executive orders were granted to the president in order to: “. . .  help officers and agencies of the executive branch manage the operations within the federal government itself. Executive orders have the full force of law when they take authority from a legislative power which grants its power […]

Never Trust Anyone Over Thirty

October 9, 2016       The radicals of the 1960’s were determined to separate the young from their elders with ties to tradition and an eye of historical lessons. Instead of “those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it” they substituted a mantra of “Never Trust Anyone Over Thirty.” It […]

Hair of the Dog that Bit You

June 1, 2016 From Whitewater to Fannie Mae       I was pleased to see Townhall post a reminder  this week that the Clintons played a large part in the collapse of Fannie Mae. Voters that ignore this fact must be determined to see history repeat itself. The community redevelopment act Larry Kudlow referred […]


March 6, 2016   Presidential Primaries are flawed in a way that local and state elections are not. I never could figure out how a winner could be declared in a race in which votes are divided between multiple candidates without a runoff. In most elections, if more than 2 candidates are running and none […]


February 27, 2016 In 1994 a, woman tourist was viciously attacked in Guatemala  because the natives erroneously believed she was there to steal their children for Americans to adopt.  Their attitude was not uncommon throughout Central and South America. All of a sudden, the same people are perfectly willing to put their minor children on […]

Cocks – Not Glocks

(Note:  I have foregone the usual illustration tied to the subject matter for obvious reasons)     ΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞ How low can they go? Just when you think the marriage of absurdity and depravity may have hit the bottom, students and professors at the University of Texas proved that we ain’t seen nothing yet. The right […]


July 29, 2015 It is obligatory for devout Muslims to make a haj–a pilgrimage to Mecca. We admire their devotion to their religion. We just never expected our own elected politicians to be leading their procession. ⇒1979 President Jimmy Carter, besotted with the strategies and goals of the Ayatollah, sided with the Ayatollah against the […]


May 4, 2015 At the time of this writing, England has just welcomed a new princess. The world is agog over the royal birth and have been waiting breathlessly over the naming of tiny Princess Charlotte. Daily the internet is fixated on births of children to movie stars and the other rich and famous. North […]

Ungrabbing Land in Utah

In several recent posts I have documented ways in which the Federal Government seizes land from both states and individuals. I am reprinting the map that shows the percentages of each state. The preamble to the  Code of Ethics of the National Association of Realtors® reads as follows: “Under all is the land.  Upon its wise […]