Thursday, July 1, 2021

Random Thoughts for July 2021


Random Thoughts for July 2021

Robert A. Hall

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Health update: My hip replacement is working out fine, about 90% back to normal. Much less pain than the year before. No longer using a walker, take a cane out for balance. Walking about ½ mile a day.


Had two iron infusions supposed to help with my fatigue and restless legs. Improvement in incremental if at all.


Here’s a woke observation for the DoD idiots … Try fielding a U. S. military without white males. Considering the necessity, the government sure has a peculiar approach to courting them. –AW.


I can identify your gender expression by your Starbucks order. –George S.


If Walmart forces you to use the self-checkout, it’s okay to take a couple of items free as compensation for your time.


If Biden drives up the price of lumber anymore, taking wooden nickels will be a good investment.


My wife said, “Remember when old people were up at the crack of dawn? We’re not that kind of old people.”


Liberals neve learn. Reward a behavior, get more of it.


“The right to search for truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be true.” –Albert Einstein.


From the Internet: If you don’t believe there are two genders, try milking a bull.


Biden is so soft on the border that even aliens from other planets may be coming through.  -National Review


If someone says, “I don’t care who you are, this is funny,” you can bet it’s not funny to half the folks.


From the net: Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter. Hush until you heal.


When someone says, “You got this,” it sounds to me like they aren’t sure.


Funny: Seamus Kennedy - Tribute to the armed services / Drunken sailor


“We will never have peace with the Arabs until they love their children more than they hate us.” Golda Meir


Real science welcomes and discusses new theories and new discoveries. “Settled science” is an oxymoron.


The “Juneteenth” holiday is just the latest government giveaway of your taxes to buy votes. It’s easy to make gifts if the costs don’t come out of your pocket but hard to take things away. So next year while government employees are enjoying a day at the beach on your dime, enjoy your day at work paying for it.


Annoy progressives. Pray for them.


“You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.” --Gen. Jim Mattis


“Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.” –Gen. Jim Mattis.


In 2008, I took a job in IL and registered to vote there. Three years later I found I was still registered in WI. Anyone could have voted in my name before voter ID. But removing people from the rolls is voter suppression.


UW-Oshkosh professor Duke Pesta on CRT: “Ten years ago you had to go to college to learn how to hate your country. Now … it’s in the elementary schools.”

To be an American means something noble and good.  It means treasuring freedom and embracing the vitality of self-government.  We are shaped by the beauty, bounty and wildness of our continent. We are united by the glory of our history.  And we are distinguished by the American virtues of openness, honesty, optimism, determination, generosity, confidence, kindness, hard work, courage and hope.  Our principles did not create these virtues, but they laid the groundwork for them to grow and spread and forge America into the most just and glorious country in all of history. –1776 Commission


From the National Climate Assessment issued by the US Government, 2016: “There has been no significant trend in the global number of tropical cyclones nor has and trend been identified in the number of US Land-falling hurricanes.” (P.769, appendix 3)


So many political predictions are just wishful thinking.


The only time I’m not tired is when I’m asleep.


Some people don’t know how to take a compliment.



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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