Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Random Thoughts for October, 2014

Random Thoughts for October, 2014
Robert A. Hall

This is the natural law that liberals can't deal with: All civilization is based on war. Every people that founded a great civilization had to fight to do so. Every great civilization has had to fight to protect itself from those who would plunder, oppress or change it in their barbarian image. A civilization that won't fight, perishes. Yes, there are countries in the west, say Sweden, that have small militaries and haven't fought in a long time (though they had their day). But they are protected by us and stronger powers as part of western civilization. How long would they maintain their freedom and civilization if they were alone in the world and facing Russia, or political Islam?

If you think Congress is totally useless, remember they stopped Obama from bombing Assad's Syrian forces in support of the Islamic State, the major opposition group, and the terrorists that we are now bombing. As I kept saying at the time, "There are no good guys in Syria."

If Hillary is the Dem nominee in 2016, I think every time she speaks there should be a group of young women with GOP signs wearing blue dresses.

Sung by criticism that playing golf and laughing after the Foley murder by ISIS was insensitive, President Obama has announced a National Day of Mourning for those killed by overseas contingency operations workplace violence. All the flags on the pins on his golf course will be black, and he'll donate ten dollars from every hole where he doesn't make par to wounded vets.

Liberal are hard to understand. You can't waterboard terrorists to find out where, when and by who (whom?) the next slaughter of innocents is planned, but you can use a drone to turn them, their families and innocent bystanders with bad timing into red goo. Which is nice, but you get no intel. Obama killing innocent civilians during drone strikes on terrorists is unfortunate, but the fault of the terrorists. Israel killing innocent civilians during air strikes on terrorists is the worst crime since the holocaust.

I think there's a fair chance that there was racism in the Ferguson, MO Police Department. Police deal with the lowlife underclass in our society, and in that location, there are likely to be black, though they exist in all areas and all ethnic heritages. Those who tend to simplistic explanations will attribute it to race (when in my view it's culture. And in Britain, the low life underclass are native white English folks.). But I'm sure there's a 100% chance that the DOJ investigation will find racism in the FPD, and it will very likely be over-sold. They have to find it or have egg on Holder's and Obama's faces. They won't allow that.

You can take a few minutes to vote in November. Or you can take several extra hours a week to work to make enough to pay the higher taxes, higher energy costs and higher prices if the big government statists win.

In 2012, Obama famously bragged that he had "Al Qaeda on the run." Looking at the world, it seems to me that in the past five years of Obama, the Islamist militants have civilization on the run.

It looks like The First Hope and Change Brigade, led by General Barack "No-Strategy" Obama, is all that stands between us and ISIS. Luckily, the brigade has a Heavy Twitter Sign Company, commanded by Capt. Michelle "Out-to-Lunch" Obama in case things get dicey.

The majority of Americans disagree with Obama on the Keystone pipeline, Amnesty for illegals, Obamacare, late term abortions and his foreign policy, among many other thing. But none of that matters to the Progressive Elites, who hold average Americans in contempt despite their talk of being for the little guy. The great unwashed are ignorant folks clinging to God and Guns. They must be educated in what to think by the liberal media and coerced to do those things and bear those policies that the Elites believe are good for the country (if not themselves). It is the argument of statists everywhere, from Stalin to Hitler to Mao to dictators, emperors and kings. It's funny how well the Progressive Elites do while helping the benighted common people.

Liberals went nuts over Burger King moving to Canada because the US Corporate Tax Rate is the highest in the world. They called it "unpatriotic." But they were silent when Al Gore tried to get his TV sale deal to fossil-fuel-rich Al Jazeera (AKA "The Terrorist Network") completed by for January 1, when higher taxes that he supported kicked in. Hypocrites.

They asked Obama when he was going to secure the border, and he said, "MoƱana."

From my friend, George: "I saw a piece that said if you had privilege (i.e., white male) you should keep quiet about the habits and practices of the terminally poor. Except that I'm not asking you for help and perhaps my good practices keep me privileged...while your bad practices keep you poor. Maybe I'll keep my money and advice."

If people keep comparing Obama, Kerry and Hillary Clinton to the Three Stooges, I think the Stooges should sue.

The progressive European countries that bent over backwards to welcome Muslims and tolerate anti-social values by a large segment of them are going to pay a terrible price. Not that we will escape the costs.

I'm okay with limiting political speech to what is politically correct--as long as I get to decide what is politically correct for everyone. Why is anyone else's opinion on PC better than mine?

The more theories on modern education that have sprung from liberal academia to percolate through society, and the more money we have spent on schools over the last 50 years, the worse educated our kids have become.

What's happening in the world and in America is not the result of bad luck. It's the result of bad policy.

The great military science fiction writer, LtCol Tom Kratman, USA (Ret) is a reader of my blog. After I posted about my health improvement, he wrote, "You're going to outlive me, you know." I replied that I was trying to outlive everybody. He responded, "Good plan, but hard to implement." I think that's military history in a nut shell... See his Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Tom-Kratman/e/B001IXNZFA/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1410729290&sr=8-2-ent

In ten years, Obama's presidency will be described as "disappointing." By any liberals who survive the collapse.

Have you heard about iSIS? It's Apple's new device to keep track of your beheading, stoning, sex slaves and child-rape lists.

I think you could make a lot of money with this book: Is a nine-Year-Old Right For You? The Muslim's guide to taking a fourth wife that emulates Mohammad (PBUH).

Future historians--if there are any future historians in the hunter-gatherer-raider world I fear is coming-- will find the Obama scandals showed "not a smidgen" of integrity on the part of the administration.

If leaders were dominos, Obama would be the double blank. (Yes, I swiped the line from P. G. Wodehouse.)

In an effort to promote tolerance, they are making a movie about marriage in the Muslim World. Entitled Close Encounters of the Third Grade, it depicts Mohammad's marriage to his youngest wife when she was six (but not consummated until she was nine). This is from the strongest of the sacred Hadith. Since Mohammad is considered the perfect example of conduct for Muslims today, it explains child marriage.

Some days just seem to evaporate.

I don't think Obama could lead the Vienna Boy's Choir in "Silent Night."

If God listens to some of the singing in church (for example, mine), I bet he tells Saint Peter, "Hide the harps when that one shows up."

Some professional writers who post stories for the world to see have either never heard of spell check or are too lazy to use it.

The last refuge of a scoundrel isn't patriotism. It's "He did it too," or "Everybody does it."

The 1960s are alive and well in Madison, WI. On my way to the VA for rehab recently, I was behind a car with a "Carter/Mondale" bumper sticker and an "Impeach Nixon" one. Nothing more recent. I pulled ahead so he could read my Marine and political bumper stickers.

It was nice of Al Rich-Off-Oil-Money Gore and the Global Warming Alarmists to warn us after Hurricane Katarina that because of global warming, we faced numerous increasingly-sever hurricanes in the coming years. Since all their predictions have been wrong so far, that pretty much guaranteed the mild hurricane seasons we have had since then.

It's a free country. You have complete freedom on birth control, healthcare, schools, energy, guns and many other thing to choose what the liberal elites permit you to choose.

From Marine Vet Dennis Payne: "It's amazing that someone can be an ass without any education--they just learn it on their own!"

The war correspondent or military historian who writes about war without respect and reverence for the common soldier is in the wrong profession.

I wonder if, when you die, you find all the socks lost in the dryer waiting for you on the other side?

This world is not going to make any progress until we stop perpetuating the belief that ''paper'' beats ''rock.'' (Wish I'd thought of this one. ~Bob)

I get the feeling that Obama should have called his second autobiography, The Rapacity of Dope.

Contrary to popular opinion, the "War on Poverty" has reduced poverty...among government bureaucrats and private agencies that provide services to the ""poor" on government contract.

It's true that hard work may not get you ahead--but it has a far better record than indolence.

The liberal PC police have noticed that the Army doesn't have black officers in proportion to blacks in the population. (Kind of like the shortage of whites, Asian and Hispanics in the NBA These are the same liberals who support black inner-city culture, brought up from the south where they acquired it from white rednecks, as equally valid and racist to question. You know, the culture that dismisses education as "acting white." Education, of course, is a pre-requisite for becoming an officer. So far.

Few things are as moving as being lectured on your desperate need to sacrifice to reduce your carbon footprint by a wealthy celebrity who flew in on his private jet for the occasion.

I surely hope that nothing happens to Michele. If Barack has a tee-time, they'd have to delay the funeral. Bad optics you know.

Obama has bombed or ordered drone strikes in seven countries. Would it be higher or lower if they had not given him the Nobel Peace Prize before he did anything?

Chelsea Clinton had a baby daughter. I wonder if one day she'll be a White House Intern?

Hope for the IRS. Matthew 21:31: Jesus said to them, “Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you.

We need to say it plainly. Bringing a child into the world that you cannot support is child abuse. Period.

Britnye's tuxedo cat, Tom, lives with us. He's a very sweet kitty who almost checked out when I had my lung transplant last December, and is worth the exorbitant vet bills. (He's on Obamacare now, so all good.) He loves cat treats and milk, so I tended to give him treats and a small dish when I went into the kitchen to do my morning or evening medial routines. He quickly caught on, and now sits waiting on the counter for me. Thus a gift becomes a "right."

Though I'm doing well, at 68 I know most of my life is over, even if I get by the lung transplant challenges. Death comes to all men. I hope that, whenever it finds me, it will find me on the firing parapet, still putting out rounds as best I can to defend the Republic against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I have friends who say, "Why bother--it's hopeless. Enjoy what we have and don't waste your last years trying to save the world." They may be right. But "quit" isn't on the curriculum at Parris Island. I don't know how.

What's worse than a progressive/socialist/communist/statist grubbing after power? One in power.

When someone says "The Constitution is a living document," they are saying, "The Constitution says just what I think it should say at any given time."

Get the collection! My “Random Thoughts” from 2008 through July, 2013 are now collected in this book: The Old Jarhead's Journal: Random Thoughts on Life, Liberty, and Leadership by Robert A. Hall
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.


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://tiny.cc/g02s4 For a free PDF of Collapse, e-mail him at tartanmarine(at)gmail.com. Hall’s eleven books are listed here: http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/07/new-book-published.html. His blog of political news and conservative comment is www.tartanmarine.blogspot.com.

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