Friday, July 31, 2015

Random Thoughts for August, 2015

Random Thoughts for August, 2015. By Robert A. Hall
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The Left used to shout "Power to the People." But they didn't mean that People would have the power to decide if they wanted Obamacare, the Keystone Pipeline, coal-fired energy, late term abortion, or a host of other things the People want and the left doesn't.

Some people have stopped making and selling the Rebel Battle Flag. Others are making a lot of money doing so due to increased demand.

Muslims and leftists what Americans to conform to Muslim dress codes and Halal food to show cultural sensitivity to Muslim immigrants. We should show the same cultural sensitivity that their home countries show to infidels or Muslims of different sects.

Don't laugh at Greece--our time is coming.

Barack Obama promised us a post-racial society. Instead we got a hyper-racial society.

Pro Tip: If you lend money to socialist progressive governments by buying their bonds, you are likely to take a big haircut, as they always respond to vote buying demands by spending borrowed money they can never pay back. Then they will blame you for lending it to them. See Greece and Puerto Rico. And eventually the USA.

In my blog, I posted stories of armed citizens who defend themselves against robbery or home invasion by shooting the thugs. As a plus, those who are DRT (dead right there) will not be around to join the barbarians coming after us after the collapse. There will still be a surfeit.

You think you got troubles? How'd you like to be the guy who months ago asked Bruce Jenner to be his best man?

Many people see things in black and white (a person is good or bad). This can be damaging. But many people who do see shades of gray are paralyzed by it and cannot act. This is disastrous. Because a murderer with a gun likes puppies doesn't mean you shouldn't shoot him to protect your family.

The selfie stick is the perfect icon for our age of self-centered dissolution.

I went to a Fourth of July parade. I stood and saluted when the flag went by, which caused, I think, many of the people around me to at least stand...sometimes. (There were a LOT of full size flags.) But looking around, it appeared to me that Walmart had burst and the Walmart people have spilled out to take over society.

There was a Confederate Battle Flag in the Columbus, WI 4th of July Parade, something I have never seen in a parade in the North before, outside of the Gettysburg Reenactment we went to. I think there's still a streak in the American people that doesn't like self-righteous people telling them what they must do. I didn't salute it, but I like the defiance.

When the US becomes Greece through progressive borrowing and vote-buying, who will we ask for a bailout? I give it ten years, but it will go fast after the tipping point.

Quote: "The idea of conquest was central to the Sultanate, intricately interwoven with it's holder's position as leader of the Muslim world. ... Only spectacular conquests could legitimize a sultan." Roger Crowley, Empires of the Sea.

Have you noticed how many A-list celebrities are also A list jerks?

Quote: "For every action there is an equal and opposite government program." --Bob Wells

When ever I browse a flea market or yard sale, I look at the tools. Must be a guy thing, because with my skill level, you'd hire me as a handyman right after hiring Hillary Clinton as your Director of Ethics and Transparency.

Greece was not run by conservatives. Puerto Rico, Detroit, NYC, Chicago, Baltimore, and Illinois were not run by Republicans. Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and Communist China, the 20th century's leaders for mass murder, were not run by Christians. Alas, liberals couldn't get a clue if they were in a field full of clues at the height of clue mating season.

My wife can backseat drive the GPS. Which is another reason I'm glad she did the driving on our 3k mile summer vacation.

The only upside to the drug epidemic is that it kills off a lot of idiots, improving the gene pool.

Some people have plans. Most just have fantasies.

Obama says that in his youth in Indonesia, he ate dog. But Indonesia is Muslim, isn't dog Haram there?

Halal meat is animal abuse.

They took the rebel flag down in SC, but, strangely, the number of blacks murdered by blacks has not gone down in Baltimore, Chicago, St. Louis or New Orleans.

Some times it's painful to listen to candidates. On TV recently, Huckabee referred to illegal immigrants as flaunting the law. I assume he meant flouting.

The Romans used to control the "headcount" (the mob) with Bread and Circuses (violent games). We do so with welfare and professional sports. Sports on TV are becoming much like the Roman arena.

For the left, the truth can be racist.

The Obama Administration--Minions of Marxism.

The Marine Corps has ordered some recruiters to wear civilian clothes following the Tennessee shooting, though the shooting was at a reserve center, (a recruiting office was shot up). Why not guns? If a terrorist walks into a recruiting office and sees four young guys in suits with tight haircuts, won't he shoot anyway? The uniform is an important recruiting tool.

We need to add, "You are now unsubscribed from our mailing list" to the list of the three great lies.

Donald Trump on Obama in 2008: "But the way I look at it, he cannot do worse than Bush."

For the left truth and facts are often racist, Islamophobic, sexist or something bad and must be denied. A left wing columnist in Madison a few years back responded to my email by saying the facts I cited were conservative facts and he wasn't interested in conservative facts.

If you are lucky, you have learned that life is easier if you play it straight. Cutting corners, breaking small rules and laws and trying to get an edge all the time is exhausting. Plus it leads to confrontations which are draining.

Funny, you never see a phony Vietnam vet claiming he was a cook.

From MasterGuns: On July 30th from opening until closing all Chili's Restaurants in the Memphis area will donate 10% of all sales to the families of the four Marines and Sailor that were killed in Chattanooga on July 16th.

I've noticed that A-list celebrities are often A-list assholes.

We were sitting outside at a restaurant, and in the course of conversation, our waiter said, "I believe in karma." After he left, I said to Bonnie, "I also believe in karma...and I carry it on my hip."

I like summer. You drive through the university and try to decide which girls are cutest. In the winter, you try to decide which ones are girls.

I've read that progressive political polemist says that a Greek exit from the Euro is inevitable due to reckless spending and unpayable debt. Hard to believe he'd say that--those are the policies he trumpets for the US.

Get the collection! My “Random Thoughts” from 2008 through July, 2013 are 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. For a free PDF of Collapse, e-mail him at tartanmarine(at) Hall’s eleven books are listed here: His blog of political news and conservative comment is

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