Sunday, January 1, 2023

Random Thoughts for January, 2023


Random Thoughts for January, 2023

023Robert A. Hall

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Health Update: Bonnie and I (and her son, Dale, and our grandson Dale) haver had bad chest colds. The mucus in my lung means a lot of coughing. Been trying to break it up. My FEV numbers dropped from above 1.6 to about 1.25. (FEV: Forces Expository Volume, the liters of air I can expel in one second.) last several days they have climbed back up a little, to 1.41 on 12/31). Other than that, have enjoyed the play.


Turns out, inflation is the Grinch that stole Christmas.


“In battle, topography is fate.” ~ Rick Atkinson, An Army at Dawn


How come violent criminals got out on no cash bail while I read the January 6th protesters are still locked up two years later?


“Unlike the brain, the stomach gives an alert when it is empty.” ~ Proverb


Seven core principles of conservatism


“Would God I die with my sword in my hand, ringed by dead foes all around.” ~ BGen Teddy Roosevelt Jr., Medal of Honor.


If the Army had gone woke in 1939, we’d all be National Socialists, speaking German. Except the Jews, gays, and gypsies, who would all be dead.


“A man’s rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.” ~ Frederick Douglas


The Democrats have made terrorists and murders a protected class. You, on the other hand, are on your own.


“If you tell the truth, it becomes part of your past. But if you tell a lie, it becomes part of your future.” ~


When I was a kid, mail came twice a day to my grandmother’s suburban house, and stamps were three cents.


“Medical science has made such tremendous progress that there is hardly a healthy human left. “ ~ Aldous Huxley


“Man does what he can, and bears what he must.” ~ FDR


“Only indebtedness breeds contempt faster than familiarity.” ~ Rick Atkinson, An Army at Dawn


Democrats: The Handmaidens of Chaos.


The media, including social media, remind me of the Red Queen’s justice system: Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards.


"The mild voice of reason, pleading the cause of an enlarged and permanent interest, is but too often drowned, before public bodies as well as individuals, by the clamors of an impatient avidity for immediate and immoderate gain." ~ James Madison


The country we knew is gone. The cancer started in the 1960s. We can only fight to preserve remnants of it for our grandchildren. I fear they will live in slavery.


Everything free...  In Holland, the government is required to pay for a hooker 12 times a year for the disabled.” ~ Tom K


“Some people are like rocking horses. They move a lot without getting anywhere.” ~ Anon.


I see Greenpeace, probably the leading environazi group, now says that it’s a waste to recycle plastic. Over 80% goes into landfills anyway. Takes more energy to recycle the rest than it’s worth. Surprise, surprise. I’m old enough to remember when stores started using plastic bags instead of paper because the “environmentalists” said it would save the trees. I still predict that in 20 years the windmills will be rusting hulks. They use more energy to make than they generate and when no longer subsidized by taxpayers, will fail. The iron laws of economics make no exceptions for your feelings.


“We are only specks of dust that have landed at night on the map of the world.” ~ Churchill


Those why deny the holocaust might peruse the record the Nazis kept of their crimes. I recommend reading The Guns at Last Light which discusses the tens of thousands of allied personnel from Ike to privates who bore witness to the camps.


“Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” ~ Lincoln


“The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.” ~ H. L. Mencken


If you have to say, “I don’t care who you are, this is funny,” it’s probably not.


Genital mutilation: No longer just in Muslim countries. No longer just for girls.


“Doing well is a conservative idea. Meaning well is a liberal idea.” ~ Dennis Prager


MAID is coming here from Canada.


"Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around." ~ Bill Watterson


“To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.” ~ Mark Twain


Unfortunately, hate is easier than love.


People say, “God will provide.” I think he provided me with hands and a brain and expects me to do my part.


The people who lost their life savings in FTX must be gratified to know it helped people like John Fetterman get elected.


Unless the wolf rises in American hearts, our grandchildren will be slaves.


“Optimism is the elixir of life for the weak.” ~ Fridolin von Sanger und Etteerlin, General der Panzertrouppe


“There are many virtues in growing old.” Pause. “I’m just trying to think what they are.” ~ Somerset Maugham in a speech on his 80th birthday.


“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” ~ Patrick Henry


“There are two kinds of people in this world. Avoid both of them.” ~ From


America has become the Weimar Republic.


“Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you.” ~ Ben Franklin


This generation is heavy on selfies and low on self-knowledge.


Scientists, politicians, reporters, journalists, judges, writers – many can be bought. Not always for money. Often for sex or fame.


“A good dog can take your mind off your troubles.” ~ Field Marshal Erwin Rommel


Given the rising cost of energy, if you got coal for Christmas, you are lucky.


Progressives seem to have adopted the Nazi slogan, “You are nothing. The state is all.” Quoted in The Guns at Last Light,” p-294


Progressives may not know what a woman is, but the Taliban seem pretty sure.


“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule it.” ~ H.L. Mencken


Few get offended more easily than those who say they have an “open mind.”


“Unless the people, through unified action, arise and take charge of their government, they will find that their government has taken charge of them. Independence and liberty will be gone, and the general public will find itself in a condition of servitude to an aggregation of organized and selfish interest., “ ~ Calvin Coolidge


“Fortune sides with him who dares.” ~ Virgil


Now that fusion looks possible, how long until the left protests it and attempt to ban it, to keep the peasants poor.


“Luxury beliefs: ideas and opinions that confer status on the rich at very little cost, while taking a toll on the lower classes.”  ~ Rob Henderson


No politician whose net worth exceed $10M can claim to be “middle class.”


American labor now competes with slave labor in China. Looking at you, Nike.


Progressives believe that if the government will only borrow and spend $20 or $30 trillion more, we will achieve utopia. Or at least a Free Lunch.


If you think the long wait times at the VA are bad, wait until we have Notional Health Care.


“We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants in this country.”  ~ Barak Obama, 2005


“A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.” ~


Judges who believe the constitution says just what they want it to on any given day are a threat to freedom.


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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. 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.



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