Random Thoughts for July, 2022
Robert A. Hall
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Health Update: Things are stable, thank God. No new problems. Walking more. Walked the whole parade route with Charity Barry for Congress in Orfordville, WI. (Okay, it was just over a mile and I straggled. Still…)
On the Fourth of July: President Calvin Coolidge declared: "About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning cannot be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction cannot lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers." ~ the Patriot Post
Speaking of COVID, “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.” ~ James Clyburn, House Democrat Whip.
From the net: “Russian invasion of Ukraine is fake news. Work of Moose and Squirrel.” ~ Boris & Natashia
Creating electric power from renewable wind and solar: Building one wind turbine requires 45 tons of plastic (processed from petroleum), 900 tons of steel, 2,500 tons of concrete, and 2 tons of rare-earth elements. To produce the 900 tons of steel needed for one turbine requires about 150 tons of coking coal and about 300 tons of iron ore. ~ Marvin L. Covault, Lt Gen US Army, Retired
Everyone should practice “situational awareness.” Keep aware of your surroundings, notice anyone who enters your area, especially if they look dangerous. Where might you retreat if necessary? Where might danger come from? Alertness is life.
Nine black Republicans are running for public office in Wisconsin, three for Lt. Governor. We are supporting Cindy Warner. I hope they don’t throw me out of the party of, “Old, white men!”
They say, “Ashes to ashes and dust to dust.” In our house it’s also, “Goodwill to Goodwill.”
“Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon in the sense that it is and can be produced only by a more rapid increase in the quantity of money than in output.” ~ Milton Friedman (Author Capitalism and Freedom)
When will they claim that buying white bread is racist?
By now, everyone who thinks can see the Biden’s limitations and the results of progressive policies and spending. Do not weaken the case with name calling.
That village that Hilary said it took to raise a child, was Epstein the mayor? ~ From the net
Liberals: “18-year-olds are not mature enough to own guns.” Also liberals: “16-year-olds are mature enough to vote.” How about to drink?
I tried to create a free blog on www.wix.com to post book reviews. Couldn’t get it to work right. Their customer support apparently called my cell four time, but the phone never rang. Gave up and deleted them. Good luck if you use them.
If you were happy with your stimulus checks, it is that trillions in government spending that caused the current inflation, putting a lot of money in the economy chasing the same goods.
Make your case. But don’t over embellish it; that weaken your case.
The Seagull Manager: Swoops in, squawks loudly, shits on everything, flies away. ~ Anon, but may come from Dilbert.
“Pick any movement over the last half century, and things will be worse after than they were before.” ~ William Deresiewicz, Excellent Sheep, great book
Never tell a fat guy to, “Trust his gut.”
There’s no hurry is some folks.
“Jane’s revenge is a terrorist organization.” ~ Rev. Alison
Progressives: if they can’t convince, they coerce.
I hate filling out forms.
Muslims can put an end to “Islamophobia” by stopping attacking and killing people who don’t see religion their way.
The people who want to fight “misinformation” on the Internet are the same folks who say men can get pregnant. Right. Show me one.
Saying something is “exciting” does not make it exciting.
“Loyalty without honor is nothing more than conspiracy.” ~ LtCol Greg Johnson USMC, Ret.
At age 18, the Marines gave me an M-14 semi-automatic rifle and trained me to kill a man at 500 yards. Apparently they thought I was mature enough. After I got out, I didn’t kill anyone.
When Muslims rape a girl, victim blaming is fine.
“Inside every progressive is a totalitarian screaming to get out.” ~ David Horowitz
Democrats blame gas station owners for high gas prices. Gas stations make less per gallon than the federal government and less than many state governments.
“Rallying cry of this administration: Make America Mediocre Again.” ~ George Schneider
Progressives used to say, “Question Authority.” Now that they are authority, we should question it, especially the “authority” of the media.
Have you noticed that “computer models” of the weather, the pandemic, or global warming are invariably wrong?
English Leather has been my favorite aftershave since high school. It’s quite expensive, so I have used it only on special occasions, making a bottle last for years. When the bottle I was using ran low, I splurged on an 8 oz bottle from Amazon. It didn’t look like or smell; like English Leather. A Google search revealed they had changed the formula a couple of years ago. Now I rate it below Old Spice. Will give the bottle to Goodwill. Let the buyer beware.
“If you erase our borders, you erase our country.” ~ Tom Fitton, A Republic Under Assault.
“No white rat would flee his property because a black rat had moved into the hole next door.” ~ James C. Condon, Semantics and Communication
Even liars sometimes tell the truth.
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 other books are listed here: https://www.blogger.com/blog/post/edit/7362663422037727028/9086317755245136353
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.