Saturday, April 10, 2021

Why violent crime surged after police across America retreated

 So we need an explanation in USA Today as to why violent crime went up as policing activities decreased?  Really?

 
But it's a good article, just supplies facts about what happens when you cut back on police work and work hard at demoralzing and demotivating officers.  Of course some of us crazy old people did anticipate this, but hey, maybe that was just our Far Right bias showing itself?  It couldn't be that we actually have some real understanding of how things work, could it?  After all, so many really smart people with advanced degrees and so many politicians and activists said all this was a great idea.... how could they have been mistaken?  Oh well...
 
The real question is how do cities regain a level of control and get back to that quaint idea of law and order.  How are they going to recruit good people to go into law enforcement now?  I can only feel sorry for the people living in a lot of these cities, until they vote in some seriouis people who will shrug off the "social justice" priority and get back to keeping citizens safe in their homes, businesses, and on the street.
 
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Why violent crime surged after police across America retreated

Even the most dedicated officers who now face a greater risk of being sued, fired or prosecuted for doing their job feel pressure to pull back.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Army Women Flunking First Try At ‘Gender-Neutral’ Fitness Test

 


Army Women Flunking First Try At ‘Gender-Neutral’ Fitness Test

You Can’t Ignore Physics, Joe

 You Can’t Ignore Physics, Joe

Excerpt: Joe Biden is not all that different from Donald Trump in his propensity to just blurt out the first thing that pops into his mind, whether or not it’s true, whether or not it even sounds plausible, and whether or not what he’s describing violates the laws of physics. Yesterday, in another sales pitch for his infrastructure plan, Biden said, “. . . what we’re really doing is raising the bar on what we can imagine. Imagine a world where you and your family can travel coast to coast, without a single tank of gas, or on a high-speed train close to as fast as you can go across the country in a plane.” This is almost physically impossible, even if we make the most optimistic assessments about advances in rail technology. Commercial airliners usually travel 550 to 580 miles per hour.

New record: 18,890 migrant children detained on US/Mexican border in March

 New record: 18,890 migrant children detained on US/Mexican border in March

how long can Biden and the Media blame Trump? ~Bob

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Media Tried to Smear Ron DeSantis. It Backfired | Opinion

 When you see a column like this in Newsweek, not exactly a Right Wing publication, you can rejoice that every once in a while the truth does come out at least a little bit in the media.

 
In this case, what 60 Minutes and their reporter tried to do was so damn egregious and so blatantly obvious that no remotely fairminded person could ignore it.  Is all the media this biased?  No, not all, but most of the media is biased and we see that readily.
 
Most media articles, including in the NYTImes this morning, are about how "Jim Crow" the Georgia election law is.  Yet that it actually increases access to voting in terms of polling place time is ignored.  That in fact its provisions are still a good deal more open to voting than numerous other states, e.g. New Jersey, is ignored.  That it does not say people in line cannot be given water, it only says that partisan organizations cannot approach and distribute anything to people in line, which is very reasonable.  (If it were GOP activists handing out water and snacks, we'd have heard about it a long time ago in furious protests.)
 
I am proud to say that an old friend who lives in George and is very much a Democrat told me she orginally heard the whole "voter suppression" screaming, but being bored at home decided to actually look at the legislation.  Only to slowly realize it was not at all about voter suppression, and the claims were purely political propaganda.  It won't change how she votes at all, but she is upset at the duplicity and stupidity of what is being claimed.  (See... it is possible to be a Liberal and still abandon all reason.  Although it's unfortunately not the way a lot of people have gone.)
 
It will be interesting to see how things go in Georgia at the next election.
 
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The Media Tried to Smear Ron DeSantis. It Backfired | Opinion

Joe Biden Is Making It Up as He Goes

 Joe Biden Is Making It Up as He Goes

Chinese Christians Held in Secretive Brainwashing Camps: Sources

 Chinese Christians Held in Secretive Brainwashing Camps: Sources

Sponsored by Nike, the NBA, & MLB. ~Bob

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Antifa’s Destructive Return Could Have Staying Power

 Antifa’s Destructive Return Could Have Staying Power

Excerpt: The Seattle Police Department saw a mass exodus of nearly 200 police officers in 2020 after a relentless public campaign by anti-police activists and like-minded City Council members to demean, demoralize, assault, and defund police. The trend of officer resignations and retirements continues in 2021, with the Seattle Police Department having its lowest number of patrol officers since the early 1990s. What’s worse, under an unofficial order, Seattle’s remaining police officers aren’t allowed to engage with Antifa, police sources say, even though a tighter grip on the group’s “direct action” would lessen the likelihood of vandalism.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Random Thoughts for April 2021

 Random Thoughts for April 2021

Robert A. Hall

Feel free to post or forward.  

 

Health update: I’ve been notified that the VA has scheduled me for a hip replacement May 6. They were concern because I’m immune suppressed from my lung transplant in 2013. About 2% of joint replacements get infected, which could be fatal for me. But without it I have a 100% chance of living in increasing pain and decreasing mobility. My surgeon has done both hips and a shoulder in another lung transplant patient without issues. I think it’s worth the risk.

 

I was so excited that I sent an email to some family and friends with the typo, “Him Replacement” in the subject line. My friend Peter who was in the Massachusetts Legislature with me wrote back: “I assume you meant hip. There isn’t a surgeon in this world who can replace Robert Hall!”

 

Some time ago I write that young men talk about their sex lives, middle age men talk about their jobs, and old men talk about their health. I definitely fit into the last category.

“Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners.” –George Carlin

 

Hollywood should give back the millions they made on Dr. Seuss movies.

 

"What our generation has forgotten is that the system of private property is the most important guaranty of freedom, not only for those who own property, but scarcely less for those who do not. It is only because the control of the means of production is divided among many people acting independently that nobody has complete power over us, that we as individuals can decide what to do with ourselves. If all the means of production were vested in a single hand, whether it be nominally that of 'society' as a whole or that of a dictator, whoever exercises this control has complete power over us."
-- Friedrich A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom [1944]

 

Women’s rights are Islamophobic. Gay rights too.

 

“A million ‘Landlords’ were killed in the year after communists took control of China in 1948…This holocaust was inherent to the design for People’s War from the outset.” –John Keegan, A History of Warfare. Coming soon to a country near you. ~Bob

 

If we extend the deployment of the National Guard to Washington, members of Congress should have to eat only what the guardsmen eat.

 

From Facebook: They are not courageous transgender athletes. They are cowards beating up on girls.

 

From the Net: Only weak minds are woke.

 

The story of our Government: Schlimmbesserung is a German word that means “to make things worse through an effort to improve”

 

Cancel Disney.

 

I’m working on a book to bring both sides together. It’s called: “Horton hears a wet ass pussy.” (Sorry, but that’s the song they nominated for number one.)

 

They didn’t cancel Peter Pan because of stereotypes of Indians. They cancelled it because of stereotypes of pirates, which is offensive to politicians.

 

Have you ever seen “fact checkers” correct a negative post about a Republican?

 

Well, the country is getting another $1200 stimulus, courtesy of your grandkids. Given the state of the Republic, guns and ammo might be a wise investment.

 

Racism existed before history when the first person noted that a stranger had slightly different color skin. Sexism has existed since men discovered that being physically stronger than women, they could impose their will on them. Modern western civilization is the first society to try to eliminate them. It won’t be done by banning comic characters.

 

“The Negro family in the urban ghettos is crumbling. … So long as this situation persists, the cycle of poverty and disadvantage will continue to repeat itself." –Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY 1965)

 

The peace sign is the WWII victory sign. Cultural appropriation from patriots.

 

Criticizing rape culture is Islamophobic.

 

I’m beginning to think that Megan and Harry are channeling Perkin Warbeck.

 

Which is the party of the rich?  Trump had the support of 132 billionaires, Biden of 230. Source National Review.

 

Anti-vaxers are the new medical luddites.

 

It’s illegal to vote if your are not 18, not a citizen, or not alive. Democrats call this “voter suppression.

 

Twenty years from now, progressives will be still blaming Trump for floods in the mid-west and droughts in the south.

 

Remember when you were concerned about earmarks? They’re back!

 

Giving children puberty-blockers is child abuse, in order to get warm fuzzies from your progressive Chablis and Brie crowd. Parents that do it should be open to lawsuits from child advocates now, and from the children when they reach 18. Giving little Johnnie mom and dad’s house and IRA to compensate for stunted development would send a salutary message.

 

Wonder if Joan is too woke to sing this hit anymore?

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wanJQC5KAfo

 

Men who cannot take a hit will be ruled by men who can.

 

Happy first anniversary of, “Fifteen days to Flatten the Curve.”

 

I don’t have to be right, but I notice it often works out that way. Sometimes years later.

 

So, how many of the illegals Biden is inviting in are COVID-positive. Are they bending the curve up?

 

When caution costs nothing, be cautious.

 

Dear President Biden: Thought you would want to know that Trump was in favor of breathing.

 

A Muslim shoots up a Jewish grocery store and the gun is to blame.

 

Headline: “President Biden grapples with children at the border.” Me: “Two to one on the children.”

 

There are some blacks (BLM) and some whites (KKK) who seem determined to increase racism through their attitudes and behavior.

 

From an Irish song: I’ll paddle my own canoe.

 

I notice people take being in Facebook jail as a badge of honor.

 

Get the collection! My “Random Thoughts” from 2009 through July, 2013 are collected in this book: The Old Jarhead's Journal: Random Thoughts on Life, Liberty, and Leadership by Robert A. Hall

http://www.amazon.com/Old-Jarheads-Journal-Thoughts-Leadership/dp/1490500162/ref=sr_1_1?s=booksandie=UTF8andqid=1373907206andsr=1-1andkeywords=Old+Jarhead%27s+Journal

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://www.amazon.com/Coming-Collapse-American-Republic-prevent/dp/1461122538/ref=sr_1_5?s=booksandie=UTF8andqid=1304815980andsr=1-5 For a free PDF of Collapse, e-mail him at tartanmarine(at)gmail.com. Hall’s twelve 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. He currently works part-time as a writer-editor in the My Life, My Story program as the Madison VA hospital, interviewing vets and writing up their life histories. During the crisis he 

Biden has no mandate – here's why he was really hired and how his left-wing agenda will backfire

 This is one of several articles about Joe's intention to remake the USA like FDR did.  Interestingly, only one of them mentioned in passing the "detail" that a 3 trillion dollar package to overhaul things, on top of the nearly 4 trillion already printed and distributed in special Covid relief packages (of which a minority of the money went to actual Covid relief) just might bring on something called inflation.

 
Anybody besides me notice the increase in costs of all kinds of consumer goods?  I have news... you cannot just print trillions of dollars to pour into the economy and not have an effect on the worth of everyone's money over time.  Anyone with money just sitting in the bank is watching it decrease in purchasing value, buying property (also at rapidly increasing prices) has become rampant in many parts of the country.
 
It remains to be seen how far more new massive spending moves can be pushed, there's at least a chance that it might not pass in the Senate.  We can only hope.  Meanwhile, I can hardly wait for Joe's next press conference, so we can watch him read carefully from notes and the teleprompter again.  But I have a feeling it may be a while before his handlers schedule another one.
 
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Biden has no mandate – here's why he was really hired and how his left-wing agenda will backfire

Biden’s Weakness On The World Stage Is Dangerous

 Biden’s Weakness On The World Stage Is Dangerous

Race and False Hate Crime Narratives

 We have the media and others frothing at the mouth to prove that White racism is the most terrible thing going in our society, that it's destroying people every minute of every day, and is hardly any better today than when the KKK was doing monthly lynchings.  It's utter nonsense, racism does not exist at anything remotely like those levels, and, BTW, what racism there is in society today is not limited to only those with one kind of skin.  The facts are not hard to find, the numbers are there, but no one is going to refer to the real facts, the hateful propaganda is going to continue to be broadcast at high volume every day.  Again, if you want to break a society apart, this is the way to do it.

 
This MUST be fought in any and every way anyone can think of.
 
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Published on March 25, 2021

Race and False Hate Crime Narratives

CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS RETURN TO IN-PERSON TEACHING, BUT ONLY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

 CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS RETURN TO IN-PERSON TEACHING, BUT ONLY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Excerpt: Over a year after fifteen days to flatten the curve, there are still school districts in this country that aren't doing in-person teaching. Meltdowns from frustrated parents are common. Depression and suicide in students are the pandemic we aren't allowed to talk about. But the teachers' unions viewed this as an opportunity to hold parents hostage until their demands are met (allegedly) and regularly claim it's not safe for them to teach in person. They're also aided by a president who is bought and paid for by the teachers' unions. Again, allegedly. San Diego is one of those districts, but teachers are starting to teach students in person again! No, not San Diego students, but illegal immigrants who are here as part of Joe Biden's border crisis. If there is a better example of the disconnect between the far left and the American people over immigration, I can't think of one. Per Fox News: (Everybody knows illegal are COVID-free. ~Bob)