Wednesday, March 29, 2023

My new jokes book


Rude, Crude, and Lewd Jokes: Something to Offend Everyone by Robert A. Hall. $6.99

This book has over 700 jokes, limericks, quips, and one-liners, that will make you a star at the bar, but a pariah at the church social.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Iwo Jima: legacy of Valor. By Bill Ross


Iwo Jima: legacy of Valor. By Bill Ross

Though this book was published in 1986, and thus missed the research that changed the names of some the flag raisers, it is the best history of the battle I have read. It doesn’t neglect the errors men made, but gives the courage of individual Marines, including those who earned the Medal of Honor, in great detail. It is well balanced and well researched. One stands in awe of the incredible sacrifices of Marines and sailors in the battle. It also doesn’t neglect the deaths of about 22,000 Japanese soldiers who died bravely for their cause. Many are still entombed in the sealed cave of Iwo. I highly recommend it.


Robert A. Hall, USMC, Amazon author of

“Quotes for the Conservative Heart.”

Saturday, March 18, 2023



Friday, March 17, 2023

Dead at 103

 The Story Of Traute Lafrenz Page And Her Fight Against The Nazis As A Member Of The ‘White Rose’ Resistance Group

Wednesday, March 1, 2023


Random Thoughts for March, 2023

Robert A. Hall

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Health Update: Have had yet another bad chest cold; makes breathing hard. Other than that, I seem to be trucking along.


Good riddance to February.


So I’m sitting in the VA waiting for an eye appointment (it was all good) and this old (my age) Marine Viet vet sits beside me. He has a great cane with a gold handle. We’re talking about Vietnam (he was wounded three times spent 2.5 years in a naval hospital) when a hearing tech comes out and say something to him about guys down the hall. “I’m not worried, “ he says, “I’ve got a sword in this cane.” The tech says, “You shouldn’t have that in the VA.” After he leaves I said, “You shouldn’t tell someone at the VA you have a sword.” I come out from my appointment and see two VA cops going into an exam room. One comes out with the cane.


How come Biden could have lawyers present when the FBI searched his place, but Trump couldn’t?


“If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.” ~ Tom Peters


The death of a black man beaten by five black cops reflects how hard it is to hire good cops after two years of trashing the police. To the left, of course, it’s another example of white supremacism.


"One (1) of the saddest lessons of history is this; if we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth.  The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back."  ~ Dr. Carl E. Sagan


Most people have a junk drawer. Our house looks like a junk drawer. We’re not hoarders—but we can see it from here.


“Cryptocurrency is not a currency, not a commodity, and not a security. Instead it’s a gambling contract with a nearly 100% edge for the house.” ~ Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s longtime Number 2.

“I am convinced that ‘Latinx’ was invented by someone who, yes, is a Democrat hack, but who really only did it because they play a lot of Scrabble and X is 8 points. I’m guessing the next one they do will be ‘tranz’ because the Z is worth 10 points. The woke explanation will be that trans issues are ignored and dealt with last and Z is the last letter in the alphabet so it is spelled ‘tranz’ to remind everyone of how they are treated as an afterthought………or something.” ~ Kevin Durant

China is economically competitive with the US because they have no concern about the environment or human rights.

“Like many of the religious cults it resembles, climate fundamentalism is characterized by a perpetual quest for purity.” ~ Andrew Stuttaford.

Restaurants say “collops of beef” because “chunks of cow” wouldn’t sell. Likewise, progressives say “we provide gender-affirming care” because “we mutilate children” would hit too close to home.

Now that illegal immigrants can become cops in California, will they immediately arrest themselves for breaking immigration laws?

“The president taking (the Chinese spy balloon) down over the Atlantic is sort of like tackling the quarterback after the game is over,” ~ Rep. Mike Turner, chair of the House Intelligence Committee. 

Sen. Fetterman was hospitalized for being lightheaded. How could he tell?

“It takes a lot more energy to refute bullshit than to produce it. Hence, the world is full of unrefuted bullshit.” ~ the Brandolini Effect

Any day I expect PETA to come out against antibiotics because germs are animals and have as much right to life as other animals.

A good novelist makes you believe the characters are real people.

Try not to bend the facts to fit your ideology.

The left doesn’t want gun control. They want victim disarmament.

“I found it kinda funny that now we spend more time teaching kids that they can’t read because they’re oppressed, than just teaching them to read.” ~ George

Women’s first right: to be born.

“The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feelings.” ~ Thomas Sowell


“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” ~ Abraham Lincoln


Nothing is as futile as “If.”


People prefer lies they like to truths that make them uncomfortable.


“I have a memory like an Elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.” ~ Playwright Noel Coward


We need to expel Turkey from NATO. It’s a saboteur inside the perimeter.


When I was a kid, the technical term for ADHD was “boyhood.”


If I answer the phone and say Hello, and no one says hello back in a couple of seconds, I assume it’s a robo call and hang up.


In Canada there is an activist group opposing euthanasia called Toujours Vivant (Not Dead Yet). Naturally, liberal media and politicians are savaging it.

“I watch so many crime shows that when I turn off the TV I wipe my fingerprints off the remote!” ~

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.



Washington Post Fact-Check Dismantles Narrative Blaming Trump For East Palestine Disaster

 Washington Post Fact-Check Dismantles Narrative Blaming Trump For East Palestine Disaster