Random Thoughts for November, 2022
Robert A. Hall
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Health Update: Basically holding my own. I pulled my arthritic left hip in my Monday chess class, but in a week it had returned to normal. Not good, but normal.
Our neighbor, Bonnie, and I voted 10/25, as soon as early voting was open. We figure the good guys are ahead by three!
November 3 is the 58th anniversary of my graduation from Parris Island and becoming a Marine. November 7 is the 50th Anniversary of my election to the first of five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate. I defeated an incumbent Democrat by nine votes out of over 60,000 cast. But I’m still prouder of being a Marine.
Marine boot camp is designed to peel off the thin layer of civilization your parents grafted on you, while instilling discipline.
I hope my obit says, “He fought all the way.”
The oil drawn from the National Strategic Petroleum reserve has lowered prices a bit. It will have to be replaced. Stand by for much higher gas price post 11/8. We paid for it to go in, we buy it now at higher prices, and we will pay to refill it.
Progressives: Often more education than sense.
“Go vote. If dead people can do it, so can you!” ~ MeWe.com
Now begins the cold months.
Scary thought.: These are the good old days your grandkids will look back on.
My dad said if I wanted to go to college, I had to find a war like he did. Next thing I knew I was in Vietnam.
We were at the dog park with Buddha, our granddaughter’s dog. An Old English Bull Doggie named Tank came up behind me, lifted his leg, and… Guess he liked me.
We have a friend, Tom. Working class guy who drives heavy equipment. He told us he worked for Tim Michels, candidate for Governor of Wisconsin. Said Michels is a really nice guy; the workers like him.
My emails and text messages inform me every day that unless I chip in $10 or more to somebody RIGHT NOW, civilization is lost. Living on social security and a much-depleted IRA, sorry about civilization.
“You Tube, Twitter, and Facebook are merging into a company called, ‘YouTwitFace.’” From MeWe.com
Things are better. Better than what? Better than next year.
The FBI has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the DNC.
The Marine is the weapon. A rifle, handgun, knife, howitzer, tank, chopper, or jet, is just a tool.
Sanctuary cities now say they didn’t mean it.
Remember when Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court and Democrats said he was a moderate? Some moderate.
If you look up “Boondoggle” in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of California’s High Speed Rail project.
What’s the difference between Iran and the USA? Iran kills protesters. In the USA, the FBI just arrests them. So far.
“Don’t think money does everything, or you are going to end up doing everything for money.” ~ Voltaire
If you have principles, you will have enemies.
I want to open a pub in a seafront town and call it the “Surly Sailor.”
Liberals could shut up conservatives by having a live pregnant man examined on TV by independent doctors.
Every male athlete gets two shots to be a winner. If he flops in men’s sports, he can transition to female, and try women’s sports.
From the Internet: 7 Core Principles of Conservatism
- Individual Freedom. The birth of our great nation was inspired by the bold declaration that our individual, God-given liberties should be preserved against government intrusion.
- Limited Government.
- The Rule of Law.
- Peace through Strength.
- Fiscal Responsibility.
- Free Markets.
- Human Dignity.
People who believe men can get pregnant are the science deniers.
If you believe the holocaust couldn’t happen here, you need to read up on Sand Creek.
“In youth, we run into difficulties. In old age, difficulties run into us.” ~ Josh Billings
I didn’t like physics in high school, and physics has held a grudge. Inanimate objects often refuse to cooperate. More so as I get older.
“Better to die on one’s feet than to live on one’s knees.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre
These climate-activists attacking multi-million-dollar paintings? If you shoot a couple of them, it will stop. I promise.
Few things scare me as much as a website that I use announcing it is making major changes.
"Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves." ~ Joseph Warren (1775)
Being trans is gender appropriation.
I notice that people who say on voice mail they will call right back, usually don’t.
“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” ~ Jim Rohn
I went to buy blueberries for my cereal. Half the packages were marked, “The berry that cares.” I think the marketing department has jumped the shark.
“Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple.” ~ Chuck Schumer in 2009 at Georgetown Law School
“You can never get enough of what you don’t need.” -~ David Morgan
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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 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. He is also teaching chess to kids after school.