Saturday, August 31, 2013

Random Thoughts for September, 2013

Random Thoughts for September, 2013
Robert A. Hall

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The public is strongly against military intervention in Syria. But the public is strongly against Obamacare, and strongly for the Keystone Pipeline and Voter ID laws, so what the people want does not matter a whit to the elites.

Remember when the anti-war movement was considered to be a force, before they were bought off by Obama Phones? Good days.

The three-step plan: Muslims hate America, which they think is controlled by Jews. America attacks Syria. Muslims rally to Syria.

95% of gun violence is New York City is from blacks or Hispanics. But better to die than profile, because it’s racist, you know. And the fact that the vast majority of the victims are minorities? Tough for them. Better by far that they die than that a white cop loses his career to a racism charge.

I know that “wrong site surgery” is a problem, but I don’t think if they call me for a lung transplant, they are likely to replace a kidney by error.

Surprised people aren’t going around beating up anyone who looks like Obama, yelling, “This is for Brian Terry, Chris Stevens and the SEALs dead in Benghazi!” I mean if “Justice for Trayvon…”

Typical leftists, want to boycott and hurt the millions of residents of an entire state because they didn’t agree with the decision of six jurors.

Funny how the media tried to make every Republican responsible for Todd Akin’s comments on rape, but Weiner’s and Filner’s actions are theirs alone.

Read a story about a guy with two kids and one on the way who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis at 28, dead at 29. At 67, I have nothing to complain about.

Phony scandals: IRS targeting political groups. Fast and Furious (hundreds dead). Benghazi (four Americans dead. NSA spying. Real scandals: Romney put dog on car roof years ago. Romney has binders full of women. Romney wants to defund Big Bird. Got it?

Cable News: 40% commercials. 20% beating a story to death where there is no real new news (Casey Anthony, Edward Snowden). 20% human interest “news” about things like a two headed goldfish. 15% talking heads shouting at each other. 5% news of interest. This is why I almost never watch Fox, CNN or MSNBC.

Let’s see, we are being drawn into Syria to “do something” about all the civilian casualties, while getting out of Iraq and Afghanistan, thus increasing civilian casualties. Have I got that right?

Hawaii is buying airline tickets for the homeless to return to the mainland. Maybe Michigan should buy bus tickets to other states for Detroit’s poor.

The military is thinking of having Atheist Chaplains. We had them back in my days in the USMC, but we called them “bartenders.”

I saw a bumper sticker in Madison, WI that just said “99%.” Big deal. 99% of us, including the vast majority of Romney voters like me, are in the “99%.” After all. If the 99% had all voted for Obama, Romney would have received less than 1%, especially considering that a lot of 1% folks, including Obama, Buffet, Soros, Michael Moore, Jon Corzine, the Kerrys, the Clintons and most mega stars in Hollywood, whose incomes are large and cognitive powers small, were for Obama.

The Obama administration is hitting the country on so many fronts that even the well-informed can’t keep track, never mind the low information voter. ObamaCare. Benghazi. Fast and Furious. IRS. NSA. Pigford. Muslim Brotherhood. Tax dollars to political cronies at failing green energy companies. Race baiting. Voter ID.  And on it goes. It’s like having your position overrun by a human wave attack. You can’t shoot enough of them fast enough to change the outcome.

Both the Boston Globe and the Washington Post have been sold. We call that, “Cashing out before the crash.”

They are planning to hold a “running of the bulls” in Chicago. Apparently someone thought that Chicago didn’t have enough stupidity. Even money that someone gets in the pen and paints gang signs on some of the bulls before the run.

A True Progressive never rests. There are always more people whose behavior you must control “for their own good,” because you are wise and they are stupid.

Are all those moms-to-be wearing tee shirts with an arrow pointing down and the caption “Baby” pro life? Wouldn’t it say “Fetus” if they were pro choice?

Every time I see “Impeach Obama,” I think “President Biden” and shudder. But unless Democrats in the Senate get behind it, zero chance.

I’m old (67) and now quite ill. But in my heart, I’m still a serving Marine.

Pvt. Bradley Manning, meet your new cellmate, Bubba.

Pro Sports: My hired criminals can beat your hired criminals.

The future belongs to the fertile. (Hint: It’s not western civilization. Mark Steyn says that 1,000 German men will have 400 sons, while 1,000 Afghan men will have 4,000 sons.)

The more we learn about Sydney Leathers, the clearer it is that she and Anthony Weiner (D-Carlos Danger) deserved each other.

Maybe Weiner’s wife is so understanding because she is a Muslim, and the Holy Qur’an, as revealed by Mohammad (PBUH) allows men to have four wives and unlimited concubines and slave girls.

President Obama, his administration and the Pentagon thinks that the Fort Hood murders were workplace violence, nothing to do with Islam, and were not Jihad Terrorism. But the murderer, Nidal Hasan, clearly disagrees. He says that his killings were done in the name of defending the Taliban as part of the Jihad to establish Islam everywhere as the perfect religion.

We were in a store parking lot recently, and I noticed the “Reserved for Expectant Mothers” parking sign was lying on the ground. “Look, Dear,” I said to my wife, “The Knocked Up sign got knocked down.”

People who praise sacrifice, from money to lives, are always more interested in having other people do the sacrificing.

The fact that you tick me off doesn’t make you special.

On a five-week tour of the west in 1903, President Teddy Roosevelt gave 263 speeches. All without using a teleprompter.

Suggested tee shirt: Anthony Weiner sends me the wurst tweets.

The boycott against Russian vodka is growing, because nothing says you support gays like sticking it to the workers who make vodka and have no say over Russian government policy on gays.

Heard the media called “White House Fluffers.” Gotta love it.

If speeches could turn around the economy, no one would be unemployed or under-employed.

All you need to know about Obamacare is that the Congress that passed it and the IRS employees who will enforce it don’t want to be part of it.

My wife is a Saint Louis Cards fan, while I root for the Boston Red Sox. That doesn’t mean we ever watch a game or could tell you what their standings were on any given day. But if they get in the series, we do check the game results. Usually.

As I get older, I think my tolerance for stupidity is declining. Hate wasting my limited time, I guess.

I realize the media has to refer to killers as “alleged perpetrators” to protect the jury pool from challenge. But I’m not aware of a legal reason they need to refer to a thug as “the gentleman.”

It’s amusing how the media never mention the race of a shooting victim or the shooter except in the rare cases when the victim is black and the shooter is white. Or can be declared white like registered Democrat, Obama voter and Hispanic George Zimmerman.

If Hilary Clinton is elected President in 2016, who will she blame for the mess she inherits? Bush blame is getting kind of long in the tooth.

See if I understand. It’s racist to treat Obama with the same level of criticism and ridicule that other presidents have been subjected to. Have I got that right?

Rodeo Clown in Obama mask: Racist hate crime. Left wing rapper making sex tape denigrating the heroic Harriet Tubman? Crickets.

Democrats are always brining up the KKK, but to be fair, since the Klan was all Democrats in its heyday they should know the most about it.

I know a lot of liberals who were opposed to developing the Osprey. Now that First Dog Bo has his own, I wonder how they feel.

Is it possible to disagree with an Obama policy or statement without being called a racist?

If you can’t stand the heat…pull out the race card.

Yuppie college student being denied free birth control? War on Women! Teen rape victims being stoned to death by Muslims for “adultery”? Multiculturalism!

Climate Change Deniers? How about Benghazi Deniers, IRS Targeting Deniers, Fast and Furious Deniers, NSA Spying Deniers…

Obama’s policies cannot stand on their own against criticism, must be protected by charges of racism as the only defense.

Since the left feels that Canada and Mexico are much more ethical and progressive than we are, we should only require voter ID when they do.

Wouldn’t it be cool if Obama would say, “Jesse Jackson Jr. could have been my son”?

Politics is no longer about solving problems (if it ever was). It’s about appeasing the base by postponing problems until they are much worse, but hit on someone else’s watch.

When you tell someone to “man up,” it’s always an insult, though often a deserved one.

Somewhere at the front in the War on Women: “Okay, men, this is a dangerous mission, and some of us won’t be coming back. Tonight we are going in to take out Sandra Fluke’s condom supply.”

I don’t know if the death penalty deters murderers. But it damn sure inters them.

Progressives: Fundamentally Transforming America into Detroit.

A lot of folks have problems that could be fixed with a little effort and self-discipline. But they’d rather complain about their problems than fix them.

One of Obama’s major problems is that he believes his own BS.

If you like your doctor, you can keep him. If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it. If you like your tax rate, it’s not going up if you make under $250k a year. And if you like your president, you’re feeble-minded.

There’s no such thing as "idiot proof." We always breed better idiots.

If you lead a horse to water and he doesn’t drink, a kick in the gonads seldom improves the situation.

Chicago Blackhawk Brent Seabrook, Jersey Number 7, gave his new son the middle name of “Seven.” I suppose the kid will be glad dad wasn’t #69.

People who say there is no room at the top usually mean they don’t have the energy and determination to try to get there.

Plan B Birth Control: 15-year olds are adults. Health Insurance: 26-year-olds are children.

People are increasingly learning how to fly under the government’s radar, as they need to do in police states.

Why is it about race if a white (or white Hispanic) assaults a black. But not about race when a black assaults a white?

I think Bradley Manning and Nidal Hasan would make great cellmates.

I stopped in Target to buy cough syrup. Young, sharp-looking black clerk asked me for my ID. “That’s racist,” I said. “I don’t need an ID to vote.” Exactly,” he said, “It’s stupid, but they make me ask.”

The Obama Doctrine: Apologize. Bow. Hope. Find someone to blame.

Is it just me, or are the folks calling for us to “do something” about Assad gassing his own people, the same folks who were all upset when we “did something” about Saddam gassing his own people?

Baathists are a gas.

Following in trace with Bradley “Chelsea” Manning, I’ve always felt that I was a Duke trapped in a commoner’s body and I want to be called “Your Grace” from now on.

If people tell you they are “not a good person,” they are probably telling the truth. 

I want to thank my wife for standing by me when my recent indiscretion came to light…wait, nothing came to light? Never mind, just kidding.

If college is a “right,” isn’t getting a PhD a “right”? I’m going back—at your expense!

Democrats are now demonizing Sen. Ted Cruz, thinking he’s a potential candidate. They did it to Sen. Marco Rubio, until conservatives took over because of amnesty.

If abortionists started using guns, liberals would be for the Second Amendment.

LBS ordered spying on Martin Luther King. Nice that Obama celebrated the 50th anniversary of MLK’s “Dream” speech by having the NSA spy on everyone. Consistent but inclusive, no?

Just because a conspiracy theory going around the net agrees with your world view doesn’t make it true. Or that you won’t look like an idiot f you jump on it without adding qualifications.

Southern slave owners used to claim that blacks were incapable of supporting themselves independently, participating in free government, getting an education, competing with whites in the job market and being civilized without being controlled. Do you think if you resurrected them and told them today’s black marriage rate, black crime rate, black high school graduation rate, black non-marital birth rate or black employment rate, you’d convince them they were wrong? Back before welfare and minimum wage laws, when the majority of black kids were born into two-parent families, when blacks had higher employment rates than whites and when an inner-city segregated school like Dunbar High in Washington, DC educated the children of poor blacks (with fewer resources than white schools) to score higher on tests than whites and to be leaders in the black community, because of parental involvement and discipline, they’d have been dead wrong. Given that I almost lost my life putting down the slave power (my great, great grandfather, Oliver Vernal, then childless, was badly wounded twice servicing with the Sixth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry), it pains me greatly that the results of our policies for the last 60 years would now confirm the slave owners in their evil beliefs.


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) All Hall’s other books are listed here:

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