Thursday, December 8, 2016

Hitler learns Trump won

Too Funny: Hitler learns Trump won the election!

Israeli Muslims

A growing number of Arab Israelis are signing up to serve in the Israeli army, Reuters reported Tuesday.
Excerpt: “Because I’m from this country and I love the country and I want to contribute,” explained Sgt. Yusef Salutta, a 20-year-old Arab from the north of Israel who is in the Desert Reconnaissance Battalion. “Everyone should enlist, anybody who lives here should enlist.”While service in the IDF is voluntary for Arabs, officials now say that Arabs make up several hundred out of the 175,000 soldiers currently on active duty. Col. Wajdi Sarhan, the head of the IDF Minorities Unit, explained that serving in the army helps young people become part of society. “[It] can get easier when you hold an Israeli soldier or reservist ID card,” he explained. “To be a soldier in the army, it’s actually an identity certificate of Israeli-ness, which can help integration.” The Times of Israel reported in August that non-Jewish enlistment for Israel’s civilian national service has increased 650% in just six years. (Maj. Alaa Waheeb, the highest ranking Muslim officer in the IDF, wrote an op-ed in the Jewish News in March expressing pride in the role he plays in Israeli society. He recounted being on a speaking tour of the United Kingdom with a a Jewish medic: “During my time in the UK, I spoke alongside a fellow soldier, a medic who has treated both Israeli soldiers and Palestinian terrorists without distinction. We were the Muslim who protects Jewish lives, and the Jew who saves Muslim lives. There’s only one country in the Middle East that could produce a couple like that – and it sure as hell isn’t an apartheid state.” Cordially, --Larry Greenberg)

Sweden

Liberal Church Houses Muslim Refugees, Horrified By What They Find In Pews
Excerpt: Fria Tider reports that when the Church of the Holy Trinity in Kristianstad, Sweden embraced a group of Muslim asylum seekers, they were shocked to find that the Islamists took advantage of their generosity in the sickest ways. After housing the refugees, who are mostly men between the ages of 35 and 45, the congregants walked in to discover that the Muslims they gave food, shelter, and love were not only destroying the church property but were relentlessly urinating, defecating, and masturbating in the pews. (Great story, and the poor, kind, gentle Swedish church people can't figure out what to do about it. They are looking for the state to take care of them, and the state isn't quite up to it. Here the men of the parish would have organized fairly quickly, gotten some baseball bats, also some squirt guns filled with pigs' blood, and some pigs too, and the "visitors" would have been out of the church in maybe 15 minutes, some of them bleeding. After that keeping a couple of strong men and a couple of pigs very visible on the property would keep it safe enough. But in Sweden this would get everyone involved labeled as Far Right maniacs and probably arrested. Good luck to them all, I'm not sure what will be left of Sweden in 20 years. --Del)

Germany

Germany: Muslim migrant, 16, plotted Islamic State jihad bombing in Cologne

Inflation

Another socialist paradise going down: Latin America
Venezuela unveils 6 new bills amid galloping inflation

New Yorker

After Donald Trump’s Election, The New Yorker Suddenly Cares About Authoritarianism

Interesting

What Life Is Like For Artists In The Time Of Trump

After the Republic

Worth Reading: After the Republic. By Angelo M. Codevilla
Excerpt: Over the past half century, the Reagan years notwithstanding, our ruling class’s changing preferences and habits have transformed public and private life in America. As John Marini shows in his essay, “Donald Trump and the American Crisis,” this has resulted in citizens morphing into either this class’s “stakeholders” or its subjects. And, as Publius Decius Mus argues, “America and the West” now are so firmly “on a trajectory toward something very bad” that it is no longer reasonable to hope that “all human outcomes are still possible,” by which he means restoration of the public and private practices that made the American republic. In fact, the 2016 election is sealing the United States’s transition from that republic to some kind of empire. Electing either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump cannot change that trajectory. Because each candidate represents constituencies hostile to republicanism, each in its own way, these individuals are not what this election is about. This election is about whether the Democratic Party, the ruling class’s enforcer, will impose its tastes more strongly and arbitrarily than ever, or whether constituencies opposed to that rule will get some ill-defined chance to strike back. Regardless of the election’s outcome, the republic established by America’s Founders is probably gone. But since the Democratic Party’s constituencies differ radically from their opponents’, and since the character of imperial governance depends inherently on the emperor, the election’s result will make a big difference in our lives. (Written before the election, it still brings up really excellent points about what has gone on in the society over the past decades and especially the most recent decade. And it says that just maybe all the factors will combine to bring Trump a victory..... very prescient! But it also says there's no going back to 1950 or even 1975. The question is simply what good ideas and practices can be implemented, what really bad ones can be at least discouraged and minimized if not wiped out? Because there is no wiping out the kind of thinking that a significant fraction of people have fallen into, or been indoctrinated into. There is only restoring some positive practices and pride and understanding of what we have, what we have been, what we can strive to be. And pushing at least a few basic policies on a stronger military, a tighter border, a less arrogant set of federal agencies, and a more effective foreign policy. We all wait in hope to see how it works out. Here's one clue to look for. The waiver for General Mattis to serve in the government should be a no-brainer, go through fast and easy. But if, as one major Democrat leader has promised, all that group will do is vote "NO" to anything and everything that comes from Trump and the GOP, then we know that we will be stuck with a Congress mired in mindless, obstinate partisanship. Let's hope they aren't that silly. --Del) The Coming Collapse of the American Republic: And what you can do to prevent it. By Robert A. Hall
http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Collapse-American-Republic-prevent/dp/1461122538/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1304815980&sr=1-5


All royalties go to a charity to help wounded veterans. For a free PDF of this 80-page book you can read on your computer, write me at: tartanmarine(at)gmail.com. ~Bob

Pearl Harbor

Honoring Pearl Harbor dead:“You can bet that the men and women we honor today — and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago — never took a knee and never failed to stand whenever they heard our national anthem being played…” ~Admiral Harry Harris USN (Commander, U.S. Pacific Command)

The Middle East

Minimize Middle East Mistakes. By Daniel Pipes
Excerpt: Therefore, rather than speculate, I'll focus on what U.S. policy in one region, the Middle East, should be, starting with some general guidelines and then turning to specifics. Given that this is perennially the most volatile area of the world, the goal is modest: to minimize problems and avoid disasters. The prior two presidents failed to achieve even this, and did so in opposite ways. George W. Bush tried to do too much in the Middle East: recall his goals of nation-building in Afghanistan, bringing freedom and prosperity to Iraq, establishing democracy in Egypt, and resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict – every one of which spectacularly flamed out. Reacting against Bush's "imperial overstretch," Barack Obama did the reverse, withdrawing prematurely from conflicts, drawing red lines he later abandoned, declaring a fantasy "pivot to Asia," and granting nearly free reign to Kremlin ambitions.

Funny

Too Funny: What A Stupid Time To Be Alive For Liberals

economy

The Folly of Trump’s Command Economy

Progressive?

Trump the Progressive

Worth Reading

Lies, Damn Lies, and Reporters

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sanctuary

Sanctuary For Everything

The Faith

Sacrificing for the Faith vs. Sacrificing the Faith
Being lambs of Christ doesn't mean offering your throat to the knife. A great article. While not seeking conflict with anyone, and even trying to seek common ground with everyone, a Christian should and in fact must stand up for Christian identity and call out evil when it appears. To pretend there is no movement within a part of Islam that burns churches, kills Christians, Jews, Hindus, and other non-Muslims, would be like ignoring the Nazis within German society in the 1930s and 40s or the Pol Pot maniacs within Cambodia. Taking off your cross is like Peter denying Christ that night, and utterly unworthy of a Christian prelate more than anyone. What comes next, therapy, compassion, and understanding of the mass murderers who scream "Allahu Akbar" as they kill so joyously? Sorry, forgiveness is for the pickpocket, or maybe the drunk driver, the starving thief, and so on. For those who embrace the happy slaughter of strangers I have nothing but contempt and the drive to end any chance of their ever hurting another human being. --Del

Vietnam

Vietnam’s Law on Belief and Religion ‘deeply flawed

Success


Difference


Jill & Fidel


Pearl Harbor


Free Markets

More Republicans Prefer The Visible Hand Of Fascism To Free Markets

Pearl Harbor

Do Not Forget Pearl Harbor

Harvard Prepares

As blog readers know, I didn't vote for Donald Trump, writing in Evan McMullen instead. But you'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh at the distress, anguish and wailing of progressives over Trump's election.

DNC

I expect that Keith Ellison as DNC chair will be an even bigger asset to the party than Debbie Wasserman Schultz was. The Republican Party that is.

Marine win

Legal Win For Marine Who Used Classified Information In An Email Warning
This is what goes on when the paperpushers get upset with someone for stepping outside the lines they think are important. Yeah, he did break the rule by send a classified document through an e-mail back to Marines in Afghanistan, since he was concerned about a danger to them. And sadly, he was right, not that anyone in the upper ranks or the JAG office cares about that. He dared to tell a congressman about it too, and that really did it, nobody likes a whistleblower, do they? So the answer is to throw a good officer out of the Corps as a lesson to everyone else? Sure, that's a super idea. Thank heavens for this judge, and let's hope the next hearing goes a whole lot better for the major and for the honor of the Corps. --Del

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Mattis

GENERAL MATTIS TO THE PENTAGON

Why Hillary won these states?


Europe


College Today


Pentagon Waste

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste
Great article, showing how messy and devious things get in the government, and the truly monumental growth of bureaucracies that become self-sustaining empires "too big to trim". It's all crap, these functions can and should be performed much more efficiently by smaller staffs held to higher standards, and yes, eliminating federal jobs is always a bitch with all the congresspeople instantly running to the barricades. Let's hope Trump and Mattis will brook no opposition to reform and improvement. --Del

Vietnam

Catholic Vietnam: Growing despite Communist oppression
Yes, things are better than in 1975, but I know from my own experience with the system there and my conversations with priests and nuns and other Catholics that the government hates all organized religion, as their competition for domination of the minds of the people. They have come down very hard on the Christian Montagnards, and also on the Cao Dai and Hoa Hao, and have installed government friendly monks to head the major Buddhist sects. Going to Mass in Viet Nam is a different experience. Everyone dresses up, and everyone SINGS, and they are great singers. Their faith is something you can feel when you are among them. They don't get many government jobs, they are always a little suspect in the eyes of the state, and if they do anything remotely provocative, like holding a party for disabled old South Viet Nam vets as in Saigon last year, all kinds of pressures come down very quickly. But they hang on, may He bless them all and keep them strong. --Del

Pillars of Progressiveism

Worth Reading: The Twin Pillars of Progressive Prejudice. By Victor Davis Hanson

Democrats

The Democrats’ Days of Rage and Denial

Fake News

Worth Reading: Which Fake News?

Atheists

Ah, the Spirit of the Season… Whining Atheists With Double Standards! By Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt
Excerpt: I see the American Atheists are at it again, convinced they’re so edgy and brave: This year’s American Atheists holiday campaign depicts a mother reading her daughter’s text messages to a friend. In the exchange, the daughter says she’s not going to church because she “doesn’t believe in that stuff anymore” and her parents “will get over it”. Hey, fellas, try putting those sorts of billboards, telling people not to go to their mosque or believe in Allah in Dearborn, Michigan, and see how that goes. What, no campaign urging people to skip Eid celebrations? No ads telling people it’s okay to eat during the day during Ramadan? What’s the matter, guys, you suddenly lose your nerve? I notice the group’s past and ongoing legal cases focus on crosses on public lands, references to God in public documents, etcetera. They’ve never had a disagreement with any mosque anywhere in the country? No interest in noise ordinances and minarets? Nothing to say about prayer rooms in public buildings or headscarves on driver’s license photos? Gee, why might atheist organizations, which allegedly oppose all religious beliefs, be strangely reticent to take on one faith community and oddly pugnacious when it comes to taking on another one? One almost wonders if there’s a transference here – like they’re afraid of the consequences of taking on one faith community, so they take it out on one they don’t find so menacing. Every once in a while, atheists say it out loud: “I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear,” Phil Zuckerman said at a discussion on religious liberty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. “I’ve got three kids. So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and I’m not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and that’s wonderful. Thank you,” said Zuckerman, who is a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif. So he spends his time criticizing the faith that he knows is no threat to him, and avoids saying anything about the faith that actually scares him. Yeah, yeah, everybody’s so tough when it comes to taking on nuns, like the Obama administration taking them to court to make them buy birth control.

Probably THE GREATEST NATIVITY SCENE EVERY FILMED, with Jimmy Stewart

Probably THE GREATEST NATIVITY SCENE EVERY FILMED, with Jimmy Stewart
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj0GGJ4y8ic

Monday, December 5, 2016

Immigrants seeking better opportunities

Daughter of top EU official raped and murdered in Germany - Afghan migrant admits killing

Attempted Murder is expected of Muslims--no reason there

Mother Of OSU Attacker Says Her Son Was Killed ‘For No Reason’

Poster Boy


Men in White Privilege

Ending "Men in White Privilege":

Satire: The Hunt for Hill

SNL: The Hunt for Hillary

Satire on Trump Win

Too Funny: The Pain of Trump

It's all over. Trump won. It's all over. We're all going to die. I see demons.

Trump

Trump Will Disappoint Everyone. By Steve Berman
Excerpt: President-elect Donald Trump will potentially be the most disappointing president in a century. Now calm down; before you get the pitchforks and torches, being a disappointment isn’t always a bad thing. But it’s not always a good thing either. Let’s start with the good to get off on the right foot, so to speak.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Vets protest

Veterans teach Hampshire College an Old Glory lesson. By John Meinhold
When the president of the college decided that there was just too much "disruptive" about the flag of the nation wherein his school resides, he displayed a fatal combination of arrogance and stupidity. And the storm broke, even in a comparatively Liberal state like Massachusetts. The flood of protests came and would have continued, the national outcry, the many critical articles, and, I bet, the calls to the assorted members of the Board of Directors. This is NOT what you want your school to be famous, or actually infamous, for across the nation. The sea of flags on the property across the street (of course no protest allowed ON the school grounds, that would violate the standard... the double standard, that is) and the news coverage for it were the kick in the head that it takes sometimes to get the attention of the mentally disadvantaged among the supposed elite. So the flag is back, hopefully with a security camera focused on it. Maybe a few people learned a lesson..... or maybe not. But thanks to all who called, wrote, e-mailed, and showed up for the protest. Bless them all. --Del (Bet they still accept American dollars. ~Bob)

Chess

Magnus Carlsen Wins The 2016 World Chess Championship

Death Threats to Gays

Netherlands: Government-funded watchdog says it’s ok for Muslims to send death threats to gays

Blame the victim

UK judge says woman sexually assaulted by Muslim migrant was “foolish” for drinking too much

9 year old

UK: 72-year-old Muslim jailed for grooming, repeatedly raping nine-year-old girl

UK

UK: Police hunting for veiled woman who stabbed teenager to death

Clinton

Satire: Dejected, pagan Hillary Clinton takes to woods for soul-searching

Political Campaigns

The Eight Stages of a Political Campaign
1. Enthusiasm
2. Concern
3. Panic
4. Election or defeat
5. Disillusionment
6. Search for the guilty
7. Punishment of the innocent

8. Praise and honors for the non-participant

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Palin

Early Trump supporter Palin suggests Carrier deal is 'crony capitalism'

Keith Ellison

Keith Ellison: Israel controls U.S. foreign policy

Santa's been there


Castro


Give til it hurts


Pardon

Bowe Bergdahl, Facing Desertion Trial, Asks Obama for Pardon
I do NOT want to see this idiot walk away from the Army with back pay and a general discharge. I don't care if he doesn't go to jail, but I want no back pay and a BCD for him at least. But my guess is that there's a serious chance of this pardon. And I really, really wish Donald had not shot his mouth off so many times, so vehemently about Bergdahl, that really doesn't help move the guy towards the justice he really has coming to him. --Del

Drugs

DEA Report Shows Infiltration of Mexican Drug Cartels in Major US Cities

Violent Leftists

Violent Leftists: Election argument ends with assault, Donora police say
Excerpt: An argument over the recent presidential election in the lobby of a Donora high-rise apartment complex ended with a resident of the building hitting a 69-year-old woman over the head with a chair, police said. Matthew Pugh, 27, of Donora Towers, 685 Meldon Ave., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant obtained by Donora police on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment.

How to be a racist

How to be instantly vilified as a racist: Tell the same jokes about Obama that the left is telling about Trump.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Random Thoughts for December

Random Thoughts for December, 2016. By Robert A. Hall
Feel free to post or forward.

I checked my blog pageviews on November 29. What's up with France? Here is the previous week's totals:

Entry
Pageviews
France
5660
United States
3928
Norway
1340
Netherlands
217
Romania
197
Germany
144
Poland
120
Ukraine
56
Belgium
52
South Korea
46

Barack Obama famously announced his intent to legislate through executive Order, saying, "I have a phone and I have a pen." Democrats and the media defended him on this. Well, come January, Donald Trump will have that phone and that pen. We will see how they like it.

Some people go into shock. Other go into action.

I guess now that Trump has been elected, dissent will become patriotic again. For eight years it was racist.

I note the violent protests against Trump's election. I thought the left said it was Trump's supporters who were violent?

This election should give pause (but won't) to those calling for abolition of the Electoral College. Given the closeness of the popular vote, using the direct vote would have meant months, perhaps years, or recounts in all fifty states with lawyers from both sides challenging every vote. As it would have in 2000 and 1960.

My wife is big on hunting. In fact, she watches mostly hunting shows on TV: Ghost Hunters, Bridal Gown Hunters, House Hunters, etc.

As readers know, I didn't vote for Trump or Clinton. I wrote in Evan McMullin. But most of my readers held their noses and voted for Trump, apparently not wanting the despicable to be an enemy of the unqualified.

We need a 12-Step program for idiots.

Remember all the conservatives and whites rioting in 2008 and 2012 when Obama won? Me neither.

If things really go south, countries that have established Nuke-Free Zones will find they are as effective as Gun-Free Zones.

From the Net: Hillary for Ambassador to Libya.

Actually, when they murdered four Americans in Benghazi, the Islamists may have murdered the Clinton Restoration at the same time. Welcome to the Law of Unintended Consequences.

The Obama Administration has taught the nihilist thugs that they deserve to always get their way and if they don't that the proper response is riots, violence and the destruction of the property of anyone around them. The progressive thugs rioting over Trump are destroying cities that largely voted for Clinton. Has she raised a hand to condemn them? I think the riots will raise Trump's approval rating--is that their goal?

Internet meme: Obama beat Hillary twice. Once on the way in, once on the way out.

Freedom isn't given. It has to be earned by every generation. The current generation will learn that. As Ben Franklin famously said, "Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other." 

It may be lonely, but there's something to be said for not having relatives.

There are too many people whose "skill set" is an empty tool box.

The Anti-Trump riots were kind of entertaining. People who criticized Trump for not pledging to accept the results didn't accept the results of the election, and burned down cities that voted for Hillary, making everyone there poorer.

The Democrat Party was built on the blood of people of color, from the trail of tears to the whip of the slave holders.

When I ran successfully for the state senate five times, I tried hard never to promise things I couldn't deliver. For example, I promised to fight against spending and tax increases. People often heard what they wanted, turning that into as pledge to lower taxes, as though one GOP senator in a Senate with 6 other Republicans and 33 Democrats could do that.  In my old age I have conceded that you cannot get elected President by telling the truth about economics or what is possible. Lying, however, doesn't automatically get you elected because the other candidate is also lying and promising pain-free utopia.

What makes people "Native Americans"? Their ancestors immigrated here before yours did.

So far, and contrary to the predictions of the left, all of the "hate crime" attacks on people and property have come from anti-Trump thugs on the left, who are attacking people who didn't have much if anything to do with Trump getting elected. If Hillary had won and Trump supporters had rioted, would Obama be as silent?

Perhaps the reason that I never rose higher than the state senate is that I'm congenitally incapable of doing "solemn" and "pompous" with any degree of conviction.

Saw a "Give Away" magazine titled The Journey of Aging. I've got news for them. It's more like a fall down a rocky cliff with nothing good at the bottom.

Ambidextrous, adj. The ability to successfully run for office as a conservative after decades of supporting liberal politicians and progressive policies.

Greed is the best bait.

Raising a riot is easy. Raising a crop or a family is hard.

"In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, Brain is so highly regarded that it is exempted from the cares of (public) office." --Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.

A local high school gave students a test on which appeared this question:  "Gender is determined by___________" The correct answer? "Culture," you cisnormative bigot.

Many savage tribes believe in human sacrifice, including the Tribe of Liberals, who are always itching to sacrifice you, your family, your well-being and your finances to their God of the State so they can feel self-righteous.

I haven't heard President Obama say that, "Republicans are on the wrong side of history" lately.

“Universities are the boot camps for political correctness. Whereas you arrive at the U.S. Marine Corps Basic Training Camp a wimp, and emerge eight weeks later a Marine, you arrive at university uninformed, and emerge four years later misinformed.” ~ Tim Murray 

Racist, n. Someone of a different ethnic heritage who won't do what I want.

"Money is the root of all evil." And thieves, marketers and the government see it as their duty to protect you from evil by relieving you of it.

Gerrymandering is despised when the other party does it, but tolerated as the means to a good end when your party does it.

Dr. Ed Gutteling on the electoral college: The Cubs beat the Indians 4:3 in games in the World Series, but the Indians scored more runs than the Cubs did. Is that fair? Trump beat Hillary 309 : 232 electoral votes, but it looks like Trump lost to Hillary in total votes (still final tally not for several weeks) 60,265,858 to 60,839,922, or 574,064= 0.47%. ALL of that margin can be attributed to California alone. Should we all just be their colony? Hillary won 47.8% of the votes, Trump 47.3%. I.E.: 52.2% of all voters in America voted AGAINST Hillary for someone else. Trump won more total votes in 30 states, Hillary won only 20 states. Trump won over 50% of the votes in 24 states, Hillary in only 11. So all that needs to be considered, in "what's fair" in this election. Aloha, Ed.

I heard a report that the top 20 fake election news stories received far more shares, likes and comments on Facebook than the top 20 real stories. No surprise there.

Liberals think of Social Engineering as a hard science.

If you want your children to grow up to enjoy the fruits of their own labors, be sure they learn well the old tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Progressives.

I suspect most of my liberal friends and relatives block or delete my posts and comments on Facebook, though being open minded I allow and read theirs.

One of the great advances in pharmacology is the senior-proof cap for pill bottles.

After the conventions, I read about a liberal guy who had "Bernie" tattooed on his wiener. After the election I saw a photo on Facebook, looked legit, of a young fellow who had tattooed on his back in two or three inch letters, "Trump is not my fucking president." I'm not big on tattoos, but to get one about a candidate, pro or con, of any persuasion, is a special kind of stupid. These guys will be reminded of Bernie and Trump long after there are other candidates, campaigns and issues.

Recently the holder for my flip phone wore out, so I got one that clipped on my belt. Bad idea. Waiting for my brother outside the mall, I dropped it and didn't notice--until a cop called on it to tell us she had it at the station, where we retrieved it. I discarded the holder. A week later, Bonnie and I were in Kohl's Store. We found a smart phone in the bottom of the black cart. Couldn't call the person, as we didn't know the pass code, but I turned it in to customer service where I presume it will be returned. What goes around....

Sunday, November 20. Arose for church. Temperature 23 degrees. Wind chill 12 degrees. The start of winter? A month away. Indigenous People Summer is apparently over.

When I was a boy, my dad told me anyone can grow up to be president. After Obama and Trump, I believe it.

Riot, n. A form of group entertainment in which the participants, in order to protest some perceived offense, destroy the property, health and/or lives of people around them who had no part in giving the offense, thus impoverishing their own neighborhoods.

Saying all whites are racist is as dumb as saying all blacks are lazy or stupid or thugs or welfare cheats.

I didn't vote for Trump; I wrote in Evan McMullin. But it is clear that if Trump nominated Jesus to his cabinet, the left and the media (redundant I know) would declare Jesus an extremist biased against money changers.

"Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a conflict of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.

I retired three years ago and I still hate Mondays. I've been retired three years. Looking at our retirement fund, if the market holds, we can live another 12 years.

Hillary proves that liberals are wrong. In real life not everyone gets a trophy.

There are some people who, if you get a letter, call or email from them, you know it's nothing good.

The average super wealthy Hollywood celebrity uses more fresh water to water the lawn than many third world villages get in a week or two. The average celebrity puts more carbon into the air in a week than you and I do in a year. And then they have the nerve to lecture us about global warming and the poor.

As part of my health routine, I have to record my weight every morning. Thanksgiving morning: 172.2. Friday the day after: 171.3. Discipline!

The way the healthcare field is expanding, with more organizations spreading their reach, I expect in ten years Walgreen's will do walk-in kidney transplants.

The churches keep trying to inject religion into Christmas, spoiling the commercialism of the season.

Apparently some Blacks think they need segregated "safe spaces" on campus to keep blacks safe. Sure. Like they are safe in heavily black places like South Chicago, East St. Louis, Baltimore, New Orleans and Camden, NJ. Bull Conner. Harry Byrd, George Wallace and other anti-Black Democrats would be proud of them.

November 26, Castro dead. I'm betting there will be an outpouring of praise and honors from the left. After all, he ran the left's dream state. Only one party allowed. No freedom of the press or of speech. Opponents jailed or shot without trial. it's what the left wishes it had the power to establish in every country and does in every country where it gets the power, from the USSR, to China to Vietnam to Venezuela.  (November 28. I was right, but it was easy to predict.)

Michael Moore, the bulbous blowhard, did a documentary praising Cuba over healthcare and slamming America, the country that made him rich. I wish he'd move to Cuba and make a documentary critical of the government. He'd learn what an all-powerful socialist state means to freedom. The hard way.

"What the Army sociologists, with their clipboards and their questions and their meta-analyses, were slow to understand was that courage was love." Sebastian Junger, War.

People say, "I was blown away," with no real concept of what it really means. For example, "Seeing Dave again blew me away." Why not, "Seeing Dave again was like being shot in the head," or "Seeing Dave again was like a sucking chest wound."

Internet Joke: "Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans took away their slaves in 1865."

It's hard to tell if the progressives are grieving more over Hillary's defeat or Castro's death.

I'm not upset about Jill Stein asking for a recount in Wisconsin. Historically, the person ahead is more likely to gain votes in a recount. In 1972, I went from being nine up before the recount to winning by 126. And the millions progressives are giving her won't be available to give to progressive candidates in the future. Wisconsin van use the money.

If a less qualified white gets a job over a more qualified black, it's racism. If a less qualified black gets a job over a more qualified white, it's affirmative action.

A legislator voting to fund Planned Parenthood or a citizen voting for a pro-choice candidate, while saying they are personally against abortion, is like sending money to ISIS while saying you are personally against terrorism.

Left wing therapists are happy with Trump. Requests for therapy appointments have reportedly soared from grieving snowflakes.

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The Old Jarhead’s Journal is a collection of Random Thoughts on politics and life and Conservative Political Essays, mostly published on the author’s blog, including the essay “I’m Tired” which went viral on the Internet in 2009, “The Hall Platform,” “This I Believe,” and “Why I’m a Republican.” While they will be of interest to conservative thinkers, they are collected here in book form as a service to readers who wish to give a copy to favorite liberals and watch their heads explode. All royalties are donated to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

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Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam Veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate. He is the author of The Coming Collapse of the American Republic. http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Collapse-American-Republic-prevent/dp/1461122538/ref=sr_1_5?s=booksandie=UTF8andqid=1304815980andsr=1-5