Random Thoughts for April, 2015. By Robert A. Hall
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If John Boehner or Mitch McConnell were chanting, 'Death to Obama, Death to Democrats" maybe Obama would be eager to negotiate with them.
The nuke deal with
Iran keeps getting worse. If the
Mullahs hold out another of couple of weeks, Obama will give them some of our bombs.
I'm beginning to think Hillary may not be the Democrat nominee in 2016.
But Hillary was smarter than Nixon. He erased 18.5 minutes of tape. She erased everything. Nixon probably would have survived if he said, "Well, we taped to double check afterwards, but we didn't keep them. That would be wrong."
We are being overwhelmed externally by
China, Russia and Militant Islam (all of
which, like a rabid predator, can smell weakness and fear), and internally by
cultural collapse, illegal immigration and the un-payable debt and unfunded
liabilities. These problems existed before Obama, but he tore down the
defenses. It is hard to see how the country can recover, regardless of who is
elected president in 2016. Adam Smith famously said, "There's a lot of ruin
in a country" when told that the American Revolution had ruined Britain. We
will see how much there is in America.
wasn't built in a day. It's also true that Rome
(and Constantinople, capital of the Easter
Roman empire) didn't fall in a day. It took centuries of internal rot and
relentless pressure from external enemies. But things move faster in our age.
Obama says the "Death to
chant in Iran
is "for domestic political consumption." Suppose a candidate for
President called for "Death to Iran" or "Death to
Muslims" for "domestic political consumption." Think it would
make the news? I say "Death to anyone who calls for Death to America."
Does that make me Islamophobic?
Actually, I understand that Obama has been tough in the deal with
From now on, they will only be allowed to chant: "Serious head injury and
coma for America!"
See if I have this right.
leader says "Death to America,
death to Israel"
and it's no big deal. Israel's
leader says he won't agree to a two state solution (because the one state wants
to destroy Israel).
It's an outrage against peace. Go figure.
I actually think things look brighter. Oh, not for the country or the world, just around me since my cataract surgeries.
paraded to the capitol building to protest a Madison cop shooting a black man. Of course,
the city and mayor, not the state and governor, control the police department.
But it's a very liberal mayor, liberal city council and liberal police force.
More fun protesting the state and Governor Walker even if they have nothing to
do with it.
Obama has quite the legacy.
Iraq was quiet, now a violent hell
hole. Same for Libya.
The ISIS "JV team" is murdering
a state sponsor of terrorism, is much closer to getting a nuclear bomb. our
former allies Egypt and Israel have been alienated, China is moving to dominate its neighbors, while
"flexibility" and the reset with Russia
has led to the conquest of parts of the Ukraine
(and they are eying the ). And Obama
says the world is safer than it's been in years. Meanwhile at home, there is
the IRS scandal, the fast and furious scandal, the Benghazi scandal, the debt
that he called "unpatriotic" under Bush has doubled, illegal aliens
are flooding the system threatening economic collapse, Obama has been caught in
lie after lie about Obamacare (which adds to the looming fiscal disaster),
about Benghazi, about transparency and about being against gay marriage in
2008. I can't think of another president with half that legacy. Baltic
Spring is God's way of telling us not to give up.
If you are running for public office, DO NOT compare the opposition to Hitler, Nazis, Terrorists, ISIS, Jack the Ripper, or any group or person associated with murder. If your opponent was that bad, you'd already be dead.
It's not that Obama refuses to take the gloves off to fight terrorism. It's that as a metro-sexual, his hands are so soft you cannot tell that he doesn't have kid gloves on.
Making a Nuke deal with
Iran is like the peace treaty
Stalin made with Hitler. Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa as soon as he
thought it was a good idea. You can feed a tiger breakfast and it will agree
not to eat you--until lunch.
Stupid and incompetent are not they same thing, though they often come bundled in the same person.
Liberals want a reasonable two-stare solution for
If Asians or Whites dominate pro sports as blacks do, you can bet that Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, Eric Holder, et al would be screaming racism, disparate impact, etc.. And the media would back them.
As readers know, I'm not worried about gay marriage. I think a far bigger threat is straights having kids and not getting married. But if I was planning a gay wedding, I wouldn't go to a baker who was opposed to gay marriage on religious or philosophical grounds. They might add a pint of pee to the recipe.
Talk about unsung public servants; I doubt anyone in DC has worked half as hard over the past six years as the Obama vacation coordinator.
I suppose I'm cruel, but I hope that all the politicians who were desperate to appease
are in the first American city nuked by an Iranian-supplied terrorist A-bomb. I
suspect they will hit us at the same time they take out Tel Aviv.
I fear that the Supreme Court is going to rule in favor of Obamacare to prevent the disruption of over turning it, hastening the coming fiscal collapse--and exploding the myth that we are a government of laws, not of men.
I think we will never know what was in many of Hillary's emails, unless
Russia, China or Iran releases their copies to us.
If Hispanic immigrants voted Republican, there would be 50,000 Democrat union workers building a wall across the southern border at this minute.
When the present location of NYC is a smoking nuclear ruin, Obama will be able to say he really did fundamentally transform
he's there making a speech for $200k at the time of the
I believe in protecting the environment. And one of the most important things in a good environment is good jobs for average people so they can provide food, shelter, clothing and heat for their families at reasonable costs. Anything that distracts from this degrades the environment.
If sanctions don't work, why does
Iran want a deal to lift them? Why not tell us to buzz off and going on with
no restrictions? Not that they will keep the deal as soon as it become
inconvenient for them.
I read that Putin has "taken personal charge" of the investigation of the murder of a political opponent. He learned that from the Obama Administration, which has investigated itself many times, without finding a "smidgen of corruption."
I acquire books like a ship acquires barnacles. Unfortunately, I don't acquire the time to read them.
With now 25 right-to-work states, they should go on sucking jobs out of deep blue states, reducing both progressive and union power, plus blue state revenue.
All you need to know about Obama is that he's willing to work with and trust
but not Congress.
Why are progressives for "peaceful nuclear power" in
Iran, but against it in
Maybe because opposing it at home helps Iranian oil exports so they can fund
Yes I have back problems...the worst is getting through back email.
There is no finer example of the concept of "tough love" than Marine Corps boot camp.
Next it will be not only racist to disagree with any Obama action or policy, it will be Islamophobic.
Hillary: "I will give up my email when they pry Bill's cold, dead hands off my server."
I notice that the DOJ, headed by Eric "Racism Under Every Bed" Holder has found that the FPD was racist, but exonerated Officer Darren Wilson and reported that the "Hands Up Don't Shoot" narrative was a lie. Will the celebs, athletes and politicians who used that meme apologize? Not likely--being a liberal means never having to say you're sorry.
If Hillary is the Democrat nominee, Sexism will be the new Racism, the all-purpose accusation of the left in response to any disagreement with or criticism of her.
Hillary says it's time for a woman president, thus making plumbing more important than policy.
Democrats say it would be good for Billary to have a Democrat opponent, because she is rusty. They may be right. In 1972, one of the errors my opponent, Sen. Joe Ward made was to put a guy in the GOP Primary against me, to drain my limited funds and efforts. He was so out of it, he didn't know he was being used. Called me to ask me to withdraw, but couldn't name the towns in the district. His uncle had a restaurant where the Ward held his victory parties, had the lottery claims license for Leominister, had lost a car in a mysterious explosion. I ignored him, concentrated on the Ward. When I crushed the ringer in the GOP primary, it gave me credibility in the media and with voters as a serious candidate.
I would like to be wealthy enough to replace the Koch brothers as the liberal boogeyman.
Obama: Alienating allies and enabling enemies.
Never mind "Big Money." Let's get "Big Liars" out of politics. Yes, you know who I'm thinking of.
If you pour Scotch on a wound, it kills germs. Stands to reason it performs the same service internally.
My wife likes The Tree House Master program, wherein rich folks with money to burn have expensive--but cool--tree houses built. I think there might be a possible spinoff for poorer, more rural folks. Announcing: The Outhouse Master. (Yes, Marines, I know what I should have called it.)
"Low" doesn't mean "No." Products that advertise they are low in salt or sugar often have quite a lot, just less than the brands regular products. many advertisers are like barnyard roosters loosed in a field of capons. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
MSNBC has BO Breath.
Ignorance is one thing. Willfully wallowing in it is another.
I notice that when blacks kill anyone, the media tries not to identify their race. But if a white person kills a black....
You have to say this for
a lot of opportunity for advancement, given that their leaders keep getting
Most liberals never get the taste of Kool-Aid out of their mouths.
For the Left, lies are not only acceptable, but a positive good, as long as they support the "Greater Truth" of the Progressive Narrative.
The founder unaccountable left out of the Constitution the part that allows the President to legislate instead of Congress if the Congress doesn't agree with his.
I fear that Net Neutrality is going to make us long for the days of Internet dial-up.
When Obama took office,
Iran was listed as the leading
state sponsor of terrorism. Now they aren't on the list at all. Progress? No,
they act the same--he just took them off the list to make his nuke deal look
The Left's favorite debating technique--silence the opposition.
The best part of Obama's drone war is that he's a liberal, thus gets a pass from the left and the media over all the collateral damage. They'd eviscerate a Republican for these deaths.
Is March Madness over yet? Must be about the 68th year in a row I didn't make up a bracket.
If the media had been with Nixon the way they are with Obama and Hillary, Nixon would have finished his term in office.
Obama's position is that it's fine if
Iran nukes New York, as long as it's after he's
What's the difference between partial birth abortion and infanticide? About three minutes.
I suspect many progressives were the victims of partial birth abortions. The doctor sucked their brains out, but they survived anyway.
Let's review. Starbucks is a criminal empowerment (gun free) zone, making it unsafe to go there. Now they want to discuss race with me while selling me over-priced coffee drinks full of staff that is bad for me. I could go and read them my 16,000 word essay "Racism in
(including the extensive reading list), but my coffee would get cold and the
folks in line behind me might not appreciate it. I think I'll just buy my
coffee at places more friendly to guys like me.
I notice that people who call political opponents "Nazis" often use Nazi-like bulling tactics.
Work on getting conservatives elected to local office and the state legislature. That's the future bench for national leaders.
Scratch a liberal. If you don't find a Star of David, chances are you find an Anti-Semite.
If Global Warming will be such a disaster, one would think that scientists would welcome other scientists with theories that it might not be so bad, and want to investigate them. But science is no longer about free inquiry; it is about tenure, publishing, jobs in academia and bringing in government grants. uttering any thought that deviates from the global warming orthodoxy cuts you off from these benefits. And it gets you treated like a Muslim who questions the perfection of Mohammad or the Qur'an in Islamic countries. It has become such a religion that anyone who disagrees is treated as an apostate or an infidel.
I keep seeing Conservatives/Republicans saying "I'd never vote for X if he/she is the GOP Nominee." While I like some candidates better than others, there is no potential GOP candidate I wouldn't vote for over Billery, Biden or Chief Warren. Trump would be the hardest, but I don't think he's a potential nominee.
Huh. I saw a poll late in March that said 47% of voters approve of the job Obama is doing, but only 27% think the country is on the right track...
Government can't tell you what to do with your own body, say liberals. unless of course you want to eat or drink something they don't approve of. That's different that sucking babies brains out.
The race for the Republican nomination in 2016 is underway and as usual, Republicans are coming to the liberals' aid by ripping GOP candidates they don't like.
If you burned a Qur'an, there would be worldwide riots by millions of Muslims, many deaths and millions in damages. But
can destroy the artifacts or religious places of outer cultures with hardly a
peep of protest from "moderate" Muslims.
Saw an ad for used Caddies in the local paper. They offer a "Comprehensive...Limited Warranty." So, which is it? Not that I'm buying a Caddy.
People say "No Way!" because they are too polite to say "Bullshit!" in public.
Based on current precedent, the presidential oath in 2016 should be, "I swear to fully and faithfully execute the laws and defend the Constitution except when I don't agree with them, so help my Go."
I'm a fast eater, but a slow sleeper. Now days it usually takes me nine or ten hours to get a night's sleep. Might be the drugs. Can't be the booze--I'm limited to one a day max.
I told my wife if and when I buy the farm, I don't want any flags at half mast. I've dedicated a good portion of my life trying to keep our flag flying high. Let if fly high on my way out.
Liberals clearly believe that it is acceptable, in fact virtuous, to bend, ignore or break the rules and laws as long as it is in behalf of the high good of the progressive agenda. The "higher good" of course includes getting liberals appointed or elected to public office where they can enjoy the power, perks and pelf that those who dedicate their lives to the progressive agenda clearly deserve.
I'm not opposed to gays at all, though I wonder if a black baker can be forced to provide cakes for the KKK.
I wonder what the media reaction would be if a gay couple sued to require a Muslim-owned bakery to sell them a wedding cake, given that Shari'a Law calls for the execution of gays.
Articles that begin with a question mark rarely are worth reading. Things like, "Did Hall take Koch/Soros money to run his blog?" They are floating speculation they can't prove, often not true. as in this case, alas.
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