Random Thoughts for October 2020
Robert A. Hall
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Health Update: For those following my progress since my left lung was removed in June, I’m doing some better. Still working from home interviewing veterans and getting this life stories for their families and medical records. My weight, which was 158.5 on the day of the operation, dropped to 137.7, is now back in the low 150s. I’m still sleeping more than I did and tired a lot. I’m not sure I’ll get back to the status quo ante. My mobility is increasing impaired by the arthritis in my right hip. And I feel weaker and feebler. But at 74, I have a lot to be thankful for. Including you. I continue to march.
If Biden doesn't pee his pants on stage in the first debate, the media will declare him the winner.
How bad do you have to be when your party is finding reasons you shouldn’t debate Donald Trump.
“Forever Stamps” are at least honest about when the letter will arrive.” –James Lilaks
Saw a yard sign that said, “Defund Career Politicians.”
It’s racist to expect black students to go to class, take tests, write papers and compete with privileged white students. Any black who applies to a university should be accepted, given free tuition, and issued a degree in four years.
Apparently, in today’s politics, the bigger asshole you are the more you succeed
“Andrew Cuomo has done the impossible: make us miss Mario Cuomo.” –National Review.
At 74, there are few things I’d rather do than sleep.
Progressives want to ban hate speech. Unless the hate comes from Jihadists, BLM or Antifa.
“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it.” H. L. Mencken
“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for God made man in his own image.” [Gen 9:6]
At the start of Labor Day weekend, I had a list of things I wanted to get done. At the end, I still had a list, about half carried-over.
As I get older, I’m getting more sedentary in my life and more active in my dreams.
Press Gangs had a bad name in American history. Their name is just as bad today.
It beggars belief that voters would believe that Trump slandered vets two years ago, and it just came out now from anonymous sources.
If Trump is reelected, the riots and violence at the inaugural will be like WWIII. 50 dead across the country.
Can anyone who knows the history of the collapse of Rome look at our country and not see parallels?
How many homes do you see with Biden signs that are also flying American flags?
Want to stand above the crowd? Be reliable, be honest, be on time.
On the 19th anniversary of 9/11, I couldn’t hep thinking the terrorists won.
If a freight train without a caboose still looks odd to you, you’re old.
Black businesses matter.
Or in Amish country: Black Buggies Matter.
Have the hiccups? Think of Kamala Harris as president.
I was interviewed for the “Older Veterans Project” (Who you calling “older”?) by a woman writing a PhD dissertation on resiliency in older vets. She said of the 45 vets she had interviewed, every one said being in the service was a positive experience in their lives.
If you asked Kamela Harris about the Jacob Blake rape allegations, would she say, “Boys will be boys”?
Defund the police, fund the vigilantes.
You get new powers as you get older. I can now stare off into space for five or ten minutes at a time.
I’m sneezing a lot lately. I wonder if I’m allergic to my allergy meds?
I’m not interested in lectures on climate change from people who fly by private jet.
Dear Progressives: If you manage to elect Hidin’ Biden and a Democrat congress, your great grandchildren will live in poverty, oppression and fear. And they will hate you.
When most Americans think about politics they are engaging in an activity that they are not trained or equipped to do.
I’m always finding these cryptic notes which don’t mean anything to me. Which is annoying because they’re in my handwriting.
Rules for voice mail: 1. Clearly leave your name, spelling it if it’s difficult. Clearly and slowly leave your phone number. 3. Leave a clear, short message. Hang up.
From Facebook: What if NFL helmets showed the names of all the women they beat up?
First world problems: Electing people who will turn your country into a third-world socialist shithole, because they promise free stuff.
I’m 74 with a lot of health issues, but I still go to my office every day. Okay, it’s three steps off the living room, but still…
If Biden is elected president, will it be okay to touch little girls and sniff women’s hair again? Asking for a friend.
From the Net: "The White liberal differs from the White conservative only in one (1) way; the liberal is more deceitful, more hypocritical, than the conservative. Both want power, but the White liberal is the one (1) who has perfected the art of posing as the Negro's friend and benefactor and by winning the friendship and support of the Negro, the White liberal is able to use the Negro as a pawn or a weapon in this political football game, that is constantly raging, between the White liberals and the White conservatives. The American Negro is nothing, but a political football." --Malcolm Little; aka 'Malcolm X'
Next episode of Chicago PD: In this thrilling story, cops are ordered to ignore seven murders in the city to beef up the crackdown on churches and guarding the mayor’s neighborhood.
Want to get off on the wrong foot?
When a person answers the phone with, “Hello,” say,
Liberal: It’s a tragedy that poor man died in accident being chased by police.
Conservative: He didn’t have a driver’s license, was drunk, and doing 110 mph in a stolen car.
Liberal: Or sure, blame the victim.
If you get in a traffic accident, jump out of your car and yell, “Allah Akbar!” You’ll get off with a warning.
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. 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 is working from home.