Random Thoughts for June, 2022
Robert A. Hall
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Health Update: I’ve been doing well lately. Walking around the block with the dog, sleeping well (had a sleep study and the kept my BiPAP at low pressure). May be able to go into the VA to do interviews. Till need the cane as my balance is bad.
And just like that, it was summer in Wisconsin. In one week it went from high 40s to the high 80s/low 90s, and the leaves and flowers popped out.
If you think KGB Agent Putin can be deterred, you probably know nothing about the famine the Russian communists created in the Ukraine in the 1930s, to suppress potential rebellion in the area, at a cost of an estimated 14M lives (compared to the 6M Jews murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust). Leftwing progressives denied it happened until the truth came out after the collapse of the USSR--since then they just ignore it, meaning that everyone knows about the Holocaust, though it is denied by Muslims and Neo-Nazis, but few know about the Ukraine Famine.
The situation in Ukraine is very troubling for liberals, who are desperately looking for a way to blame it on Israel, Trump, Global Warming or Racism.
Pregnant men are outraged at the leaked decision to overturn roe.
Ben Franklin was postmaster of the colonies. Despite having greatly improved the mails, his enemies in England got him fired for his political views. Cancel culture has a long history.
I personally advocated for a very old earth/universe (current estimates are above 14 billion), where human beings are on a pathway to maturity in Christ through the centuries, and the great flood was a regional flood in a location that experienced many massive floods. Even though views like these have been around for centuries, American popular Christianity seems to be near bullied by Young Earth Creationist groups outlawing such perspectives. ~ Pastor Isaac Fleming
The problem with saying that health care is a human right is that healthcare is unlimited. I could have a nurse here 24 hours and a doctor stop by every day. Great healthcare, but is that everyone’s right? Who could afford it?
I’m not the black sheep of my family. Maybe dark gray through.
You get what you get, not what you deserve.
To be a liberal, you must be for "The Poor," while being for policies that makes the poor destitute through high energy costs, high food costs and lack of jobs at the entry level.
“Pardoning the Bad is injuring the Good.” ~ Ben Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1748
“Patience is a virtue” they say. But for how long? ~ RAH
Do transgender dogs squat or hike their leg to pee?
At 76, I feel like I’m in a battle, with good friends regularly dying all around me. I continue to march.
“Printers are educated in the belief that when men differ in opinion, both sides aught to have the advantage of being heard by the public, and that when truth and error have fair play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter.” ~ Ben Franklin. (Editorial explaining why his paper, the Pennsylvania Gazette, published opinion pieces from both sides.)
Clever wins more battles than courage.
The people who started a government board to combat “misinformation” believe that men can have babies.
“Politics is the means for men without principles to lead men without memory.” ~ Voltaire
The prospects for a “two-state solution” are zero since one state wants to exterminate the other.
You can’t call Biden a liberal. He’d have to move sharply to the right to qualify.
When I return a call and the receptionist says, “May I tell him why you’re calling?” I’m always tempted to say, “Yeah. I’m his bookie and he’s late on his payment, which ain’t healthy.” I haven’t. Yet. So I say, “Beats me. He called me.”
Fill up your gas tank just before you go to vote.
Don’t mow the dandelions. They are pretty and good for bees.
Obama blamed Bush when gas went to $1.84 a gallon. Can we get Bush back to do this again?
I’m old enough to remember when Obama was against gay marriage and Dick Chaney was for it.
Anyone on a fixed income who votes Democrat deserves to starve. And likely will.
Working on my genealogy. I appear to be descended from Geoffroi "the incompetent"
The must-have electronic gizmo for Americans suffering from Bidenflation is the new iBroke.
You can say a lot of mean things about President Biden, but “overqualified for the job” isn’t one of them.
If the President had to put gas in the White House limo out of his own pocket, I bet he’d have approved the job-creating Keystone Pipeline.
Some wives call their husband, “The other half.” Mine thinks of me as, “The dark side.”
When politicians can no longer tax or borrow enough money to pay for all the things they promised, they print money, causing hyper-inflation. It’s coming, friends. (I first posted this in 2012!)
When I was a State Senator, they were going to name a street after me, but they realized no one crosses Bob Hall and lives.
At 76, not only are a lot of good people I know no longer around, but a lot of places I know aren’t there anymore.
Biden’s energy policy: Pound the Poor at the Pumps.
True “Rights” are indivisible. I get equally as much freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press and freedom of assembly as Warren Buffet, George Soros, John Kerry, Liz Warren, Michael Moore, Barack Obama or other “One Percenter” liberals. But if health care, education, food, shelter, etc. are “rights,” everyone should get as much as those rich folks. We don’t and never will, because they are “goods,” not “rights.”
I told my wife I don’t believe in special treatment for Gays. They should have to get married and suffer like the rest of us. She was not amused.
In Second Grade, my class put on a Christmas Play. This was, obviously, before Political Correctness stabbed its nihilistic knife into the heart of our culture. In a clear example of type casting, the teacher selected me, without discussion, to be the villain, a bad little elf who screwed up Christmas by, for example, making the train run backwards. My parents said I had all the other kids’ lines memorized as well. After this triumph, I retired from the stage.
Afghanistan. Once a "war of necessity; a war we must win" according to Obama, it is now the future home of the next ISIS province. You read it here first. ~ RAH (I published this on my blog in April, 2015.)
After going to two funerals of friends younger than me, I told my wife that I don’t want a luncheon after my funeral. I want a Scotch tasting. That should increase turnout.
I can’t believe that changing the name of the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Indians hasn’t stopped minorities from shooting each other.
We went to our grandson’s grade school for “Wax Museum” day. (He was Harley & Davidson) On the wall was a homemade campaign poster: “Elect Shelly S. Student Council President. No bullying guaranteed.” Campaign promises start early!
Political correctness: The elevation of sensitivity over truth. ~ Bill Maher
Cats and dogs are no more amenable to reason than people are.
I read that Israel has no problem with school shootings, despite frequent attacks by Jihadists. And I read they have armed guards at every school.
Worst school attack on children in history: Bath School disaster, 1927
The attacks killed 38 elementary schoolchildren and 6 adults, and injured at least 58 other people. (Not done with guns.)
It's not just the US. 16 schoolchildren and a teacher in Dunblane, Scotland, were shot dead in their school 26 years ago.
"The conservative worldview is grounded in the past. It can therefore be verified. The primary arguments are about what should be eliminated and what should be amended or strengthened. This is not an exciting agenda. The progressive worldview is grounded in the future, which means it is not grounded in any verifiable reality. The arguments are, therefore, about desirability rather than feasibility. To oppose the resultant programs is thus to deny the desirability of the identified end, or in other words to desire its opposite. This is the formula for demonization, and why progressives resort to it so readily." ~ Rev Alison Bucklin
The Democrats have managed to bring back the 1918 pandemic, the 1929 depression, the 1968 race riots and the 1973 gas prices - all at the same time. ~ From the ‘Net
“The (Bagpipe) noise was like that a man might make if he was being skinned alive, but it seemed to fill the enemy with fear just as it inspired the Scots to slaughter.” ~ Bernard Cornwell, Sharpe’s Revenge
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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 volunteers as a writer-editor in the My Life, My Story program as the Madison VA hospital, interviewing vets and writing up their life histories.