Sunday, March 29, 2020

Random Thought for April

Random Thoughts for April 2020
By Robert A. Hall
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I’m posting this early, as I’m now working from home, and have four interviews to do and write over the next three days.

The powers that all levels of government are assuming over all our lives will not be relinquished when the crisis is over. Government rarely relinquishes power, except to a revolution. Which often leads to a greater tyranny.

Americans have been forcefully reminded that entertainment celebrities, professional athletes, and Hollywood stars are not at all important, while truckers, grocery store workers, farmers, and healthcare providers are vital.

From Col. Andy Weddington, USMC (ret.): Calm wins! Every. Single. Time.

Democrats will do all they can to keep the markets down, the economy shuttered, and people out of work, because they know if the economy booms, Trump wins.

The Democrats are stealing the nomination from Bernie Sanders again. Tell your progressives friends.

If they suddenly find a cure for COVID-19, gas will jump to $2.50 a gallon, and toilet paper will drop to ten cents a roll.

Millennials: Trump doesn’t want you to know that drinking your own urine will prevent Corona Virus. He and his top people drink a glass every day, but he wants you to die so you won’t vote for Bernie.

On our recent vacation we saw “Corona Beer Sandals” in a convenience story. I wonder how they are selling?

I didn’t think it would get this bad. The stock market is back to Obama levels.

For a brief moment, it looked like the Democrats were going to nominate the Unrepentant Commie. But they have united behind Creepy Joe. I hope his growing senility hits before the election and not after.

Masturbation: The original social distancing.

If the toilet paper runs out, I’ll subscribe to the New Your Times.

There are already on-line and phone scams to raise funds for "Coronavirus Research."

The three leading causes of death in the US are heart disease, cancer and medical error. But I bet stupidity is in the top ten.

Kids: The next shortage will be condoms, as they use the latex in surgical gloves. Stock up now.

If the Democrats nominated a JFK, they would carry 40 states. But they seem determined to nominate a Lenin.

Voting for a socialist is like giving a loaded gun to an eight-year-old. It might turn out okay, but you wouldn’t chance it.

Predicting elections is like predicting horse races. The favorite doesn’t always win.

One man’s theology is another man’s blasphemy. Muslim calls to outlaw blasphemy are calls to outlaw blasphemy against Islam. And they consider everything about Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism blasphemy. And to Christians, the Qur’an is blasphemy. Should it be outlawed?

Every day is a chance to help someone else and add to your store of happiness. Don’t squander it.

Contrary to leftist ideology, Sweden not a socialist country. It’s a capitalist country with a large social welfare system paid for by huge taxes on capitalist business and working people, that are passed on to customers. That social welfare system is why it is so attractive to people from the Middle East who believe that have the right to live off the work of others. But mass immigration of people who won’t work or assimilate is not sustainable.

You can’t hoard bananas.

T-shirt at the VA: “It’s called thinking. You should try it sometime.

Democracy has been replaced by bureaucracy.

The worst sin for a progressive is to still believe the same things she believed five years ago.

The real “Curse of Oak Island” is the millions of hours people have wasted watching that show.

There’s a little monster in a great many people, held in check by laws and culture. And the progressives are trying to destroy both.

My mind used to focus like a razor. Now it’s more like a candle in a light breeze. You’re just hoping it doesn’t go out completely.

People get addicted to lying the way druggies get addicted to drugs. And like druggies, they need to tell ever-bigger lies to get the same jolt. Eventually, no one believes or trusts them. Like they don’t believe or trust druggies.

There are the driven and the drivers.

No amount of privation, oppression, starvation, torture, and death will change progressives’ belief in a socialist utopia.

Alcohol reduces sexual inhibitions. It’s one of the best things about it.

Mississippi Billboard: “Be kind to strangers. Visit your in-laws.”

It’s a small and dangerous step from progressivism to socialism to communism and the loss of prosperity and freedom.

Annoy atheists. Tell them you are praying for them.

In three months, there will be a big market for tee shirts and bumper stickers saying, “I Survived the Corona Virus.”

It’s disconcerting to realize that today Barry Goldwater would be too liberal for Republicans and John F. Kennedy too conservative for Democrats.

Some people believe so fervently in their cause, that they lose any moral compass they had. They will lie, steal, cheat, slander, defraud, destroy and even use violence for the “Greater Good.” In the long run, they usually do their cause much more harm than good.

Suppose you did a survey of voters, asking if they were fervently for Bernie, or Biden, or Trump. Then ask those who said yes, that if they were sure no one would know, would they fix the election for their guy, or to defeat the perceived “evil” guy? How many would throw Democracy under the bus?

From my friend Todd: Ignorance is bliss, only until we face the reality of decisions made in ignorance.

From the ‘Net: COVID stands for; “Chinese Originated Viral Infectious Disease.” Funny, but not true. CO-Corona, VI-Viral, D-Disease.

“Don't question your ability to teach your child. Question putting your child into the same system that left you feeling incapable of teaching your child.” - Anonymous

You think you have problems? How’d you like to be Executive Director of the Wuhan Tourist Board?

Both knives and minds need regular honing.

Hall’s first law of motion. A body at rest tends to remain at rest until it needs to go to the bathroom.

Vulgarity is now the coin of the realm.

To be a journalist today, you must be steeped in the three Ps: Pen, Prejudice, and Poison.

When I interview a veteran and they tell me their wife had a still birth, I notice they say we lost the baby, not the fetus. And they tell me the baby’s name, which I put in the story for them.

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
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 twelve books are listed here: His blog of political news and conservative comment is 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 is working from home.

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