Random Thoughts for May, 2023
Robert A. Hall
Feel free to post or forward.
I turned 77 on April 15th. How the hell did that happen?
Also on Saturday, April 15, it was in the 80s here. Sunday night to Monday morning, we got two inches of snow. Welcome to Wisconsin!
Woke progressive Janet Protasiewicz won the open Wisconsin Supreme Court race, with a LOT of out-of-state dark money, giving the left a majority on the court and putting in jeopardy everything from concealed carry, to act 110 (repeal of which will increase property taxes), to babies’ lives. For her the Constitution is an inconvenient obstacle. Maybe it’s time to move south?
Liberal judge’s guide: If I like it, it’s constitutional. If not, it’s not.
“To endeavor to forget anyone is a certain way of thinking of nothing else.” ~ Jean de la Bruyere
“In our sick society, the targeted victims become the political victimizers.” ~ Victor Davis Hanson.
“Americans check their phones an average of 344 times per day or about once every four minutes. When you factor in sleep time it’s more like at least once every three minutes. In total, people spend about three hours a day staring at their phone on average. On a yearly basis, this means the average American is staring at their phone for 44 full days a year (again, this is without even factoring in sleep time, so call it 60 or 70 days a year). Seventy-one percent of people look at their phones within 10 minutes of waking up, and 74% say they can’t leave their phone at home without feeling uneasy. It’s hard to look at these numbers and call it anything but an addiction. Given the long list of problems in America today, people are not talking enough about this device addiction.” ~
Anyone who advocates the murder of people because of their political opinions should be paid in the same coin.
“Avoid references to a transgender person being born a boy or girl.” ~ AP style guide
If honesty is its own reward, voting for liberals is its own punishment. Unfortunately, the rest of us get punished as well.
The inditement isn’t intended to convict Trump for the same thing Bill Clinton did, but to torpedo his 2424 election chances.
“A generation which ignores history has no past—and no future.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
Politicians are prone to taradiddle.
“He thinks too much, such men are dangerous.” ~ Shakespeare
“Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.” ~ John Harington's Epigrams of the early 17th century. There is much going on with politicians, activists, business leaders, and celebrities in the United States that would be called “treason,” if anyone dared
If you say, “Well, to be honest,” it sounds like you usually aren’t but are making an excepting this time.
I read that women who have the same education and experience as men, and work the same hours, make on the average more than men. As someone said, if women can do the same work cheaper and as well as men, why do companies not hire all women?
If you mix politics with business, expect to lose the business of those who disagree with your politics.
“The word Fascism now has no meaning, except in so far as it signifies something not desirable.” ~ George Orwell, 1945
“(Fascism) has no valid meaning except as a term of abuse.” ~ Retired University of Wisconsin history professor Stanley Payne
Hostile environment? The military trains people to go into hostile environments.
“The switch from the Ice Age to Global Warming was one of those Eastasia-Eurasia war bulletins; there wasn’t even a period of Global Stability in between, it seemed.” ~ James Lileks
When someone says, “Mistakes were made,” always ask “By who?” (Or is it “By Whom”?)
Ronald Reagan famously said, “Freedom is a fragile thing and it's never more than one generation away from extinction.” I think that generation has now grown to adulthood.
Racial discrimination is now called “equity.”
(In the face of declining birthrates) “The future belongs to those who show up.” ~ National Review.
The country has more material wealth than ever before, but grows spiritually poorer every day.
“Trust the science (if verifiable). Never trust the politics of the scientists.” ~ Christine Rosen
It takes a wise and strong person not to overdo a good thing.
“Weakness itself is a provocation.” ~ National Review
“Chew your corn.” ~ Capt. Dan Pease, late skipper of the schooner Lewis R. French
“(People) spoke of ‘Justice,’ but they seemed to mean ‘Revenge.’” ~ Douglas Murray, The War on the West.
BLM is an organization of racist thugs. Antifa is an organization of fascist thugs.
“Speaking the Truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” ~ George Orwell
Slavery was a great sin. The United States would be better off if not one slave had been brought to these shores. Colonialism was also a sin. The world would be better off if European powers had not built one road, hospital, airport, or school in the third world.
It’s telling that Antifa, BLM, and their woke allies have targeted Winston Churchill, the greatest anti-fascist in history.
“The demonization of the west and western people is now the only acceptable form of bigotry at international forums such as the United Nations. ~ Douglas Murray, The War on the West.
You cannot right past wrongs by committing new wrongs in the present.
Make America Sane Again.
“The Jewish nigger Lassalle…It is quite plain to me…that he is descended from the negros who accompanied Moses flight from Egypt (unless his mother or paternal grandmother interbred with a nigger.” ~ Karl Marx, letter to Engles.
“We find every tyrant backed by a Jew.” ~ Karl Marx, New York Tribune, 1853.
“Slavery is an economic category like any other. ~ Karl Marx, 1847
So, in light of these and other quotes, why have the statutes of Marx not been dragged down? When people have been cancelled because their ancestors invested in a company that benefited from slavery, why not Marx? Because he is a left-wing god.
I’m glad I learned math before 2+2=4 became racist.
The woke have indulged in revenge and called it justice, in destruction and called it building, in hate and called it love.
“One way or another, we are going to have to figure out how to make our multi-ethnic realities work, and one of the great intellectual projects facing us---in America and abroad—will be to develop a vision of ourselves strong and supple enough both to acknowledge the lingering importance of inherited group identities while also attenuating, rather than reinforcing, the extent to which such identities are able to define us.” ~ Thomas Chatterton Williams, Self-Portrait in Black and White. https://www.bing.com/search?q=thomas+chatterton+williams&filters=ufn%3a%22Thomas+Chatterton+Williams%22+sid%3a%22695cdb93-9cf4-cd29-6fe9-b8440bd600fd%22&asbe=HS&qs=MB&pq=thomas+chatterton+williams&sc=10-26&cvid=1C3FD4687E41401C8A5542B381DBCBAC&FORM=QBRE&sp=1&lq=0
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
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. 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.