Thursday, December 1, 2022

Random Thoughts for December, 2022


Random Thoughts for December, 2022

Robert A. Hall

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Health Update: Still stable, for which I am grateful to God. Had a renal appointment 11/320, all good.


November went from 60s and sunny the first few days to 20s and snowy by the 17th.


I have four Marine buddies in my age group battling serious diseases. It makes me grateful that my health is currently stable. Say a prayer for them.


Marines joke about the New Corps and the Old Corps. Now, alas, any Marine who served before 2021 can truly say, “I was in the old Corps!”


Trumps endorsement was powerful in the GOP primaries. Not so much in the general election. If the Republicans nominate Trump in 2024, the left will win.


In the midterms, the voters preferred inflation, crime, open borders, and a disastrous foreign policy to a party tainted by Trump.


In 2010 I published the below linked book. Some people on Amazon have said I was wrong as there has been no collapse. I wish they were right, but everything I talked about is a lot worse now. The recent election probably locks in “wokeness” until the country falls.

The Coming Collapse of the American Republic: And what you can do to prevent it $12.99/$.99


If it was BLM that attacked Paul Pelosi, the media would have ignored it.


Fetterman for Senate Majority leader.


“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” ~ Plato


The same people who called me a baby killer when I came home from Vietnam, campaigned for the right to kill babies.


“Sweat saves blood, blood saves lives, and brains save both.” ~ Rommel


Imagine a species so intelligent it destroys itself. Thankfully, that’s the solution to saving the planet.” ~ Andy Weddington


“Wisdom has been chasing you, but you’ve always been faster.” ~


If the Founding Fathers could see the modern administrative state, they’d vote straight Republican…and arm themselves.


“It is the duty of every man, so far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error.” ~ Tomas Paine.


My pick for the most hateful words in the English language: Please hold.


Say this for Trump: He stopped the Red Wave on November 8.


“It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.” ~ Voltaire


“How come pumping oil from inside the Earth is bad for the environment, but digging up lithium and cobalt by creating massive mines 20 times the size of oil wells by using machines that run on fossil fuel energy isn’t?” ~ From


Winter is a high price to pay for an extra hour of sleep in November.


Transgenders always transition from female to male. Or male to female. Why not to any of the other 59 genders?


We are fighting a rear-guard action now to make America last as long as possible for the good people. I think restoring America is an insuperable problem.


I think we should return to all paper ballots, vote only on election day, and a state that doesn’t complete its count in 24 hours forfeits 25% of its federal funds. More for each day later.


If you’re like me, you’ve felt like you didn’t really understand what the heck cryptocurrency was and didn’t bother investing in it. Well, our inability to understand these things really paid off in this case.” ~ Jim Geraghty (I have always avoided crypto-currency. ~Bob)


“This administration persistently regards the Rule of Law as a glitch.” ~ National Review


“If (Trump) runs and loses, the USA would be gone, since that would empower the Left beyond any redemption.” ~ Del


“Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.” ~ Ronald Wright


How come you can get gender reassignment surgery at 13 without a parent’s consent, but you have to be 18 to get a tattoo.


"It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors." ~ George Washington (1789)


“Nothing is easier, or more emotionally satisfying, than blaming high prices on those who charge them, rather than on those who caused them.” ~ Thomas Sowell, PhD


If your singing isn’t good enough to hold an audience, you can always shuck and jive to entertain them.


Life’s complicated, and pundits who see the world as a video game of good and evil are quick to make fools of themselves.” ~ Nellie Bowles


“Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people.” ~


“Already in adolescence and early youth, you must learn basic principles about work, see it as a way to fulfill yourself and, if possible, set aside a percentage of what you earn for savings. The most common is, when you receive your first salary is that you go out and buy some good that you want or that you dreamed of for some time, and then the rest of the month you wait for the next salary to arrive. The first steps in your working life can have ups and downs and you can even have an emotional wear, until you manage to understand the mechanism to which you are inserting yourself. ~ Valdemiro Macedo


Everybody’s a terrorist except thee and me. And the FBI should be watching thee.


If you pray for someone to die, left or right, you’re an evil person. If there are people who need killing to protect your family or country, do it yourself. Don’t ask God.


“The people who say Black Lives Matter want to abort black lives.” ~


“Free markets allow people to find what they are looking for. “ ~ National Review


“Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple.” ~ Chuck Schumer, 2009


If you think dead people shouldn’t vote, Democrats will call you “ableist.” If you think men can’t have babies, they will call you “transphobic.” And if you think college admissions should be based on merit, they will call you racist.


“He who does not work, shall not eat.” ~ Lenin


“Cruelty, under the guise of caring, is the hallmark of the left today.” ~ George


Note from a dental technician who bought two of my quote books: “My dad and whole family will greatly enjoy these as they resonate with everything we value & hold dear. What a gift you have & what a sacrifice of time.” ~ Emily


Email from a guy in NC: “I  bought four copies of your Quotes. I gave three to friends and one is on my desk.  GREAT WORK !” – Kirk. He followed up that he bought a two more books for other friends! He also wrote a very positive review on Amazon.



Quotes for the Conservative Heart: Ideas as Weapons of Defense

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Quotes for the Conservative Heart is a collection of over 1,900 quotes, thoughts, and adages that will make you think (which may be an uncomfortable experience), which will help you defend yourself against ad hominin attacks, and which will help your writing and speaking. They will inspire you to fight a bit harder and a bit longer. As necessary to your security as an extra magazine, this book will help you identify threats to you, your family, and your culture. Open carry (of this book) is encouraged. We hope it will be a constant companion and a treasured possession. If you like it, please review on Amazon and tell your friends.


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 other books are listed here:

His blog of political news and conservative comment is 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.


  1. "In the midterms, the voters preferred inflation, crime, open borders, and a disastrous foreign policy to a party tainted by Trump."

    A better explanation is that those who set the rules, control the voting process and then count the votes effectively control the outcome.


  2. “He who does not work, shall not eat.” ~ Lenin

    Those who are unemployed and hungry simply need to vote a straight democrat ticket to obtain free food, free housing, free healthcare and a free phone without the threat of having to work for any of it.

  3. Say this for Trump: He stopped the Red Wave on November 8.

    Repeat a lie often enough and you will start believing it.

  4. “If (Trump) runs and loses, the USA would be gone, since that would empower the Left beyond any redemption.” ~ Del

    The USA is gone, unless Trump runs and wins.

  5. “Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple.” ~ Chuck Schumer, 2009

    Spoken by a man of many words, all said without any principles, morals or ethics. The result is that the direction of the wind from this man fluctuates based on a constantly changing agenda.