Random Thoughts for April, 2023
Robert A. Hall
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Health Update: Breathing some
better. FEV Numbers (Forced Expository Volume, the liters of air I can expel in
a second) were up, in the 1.6 range for the first time this year, now down
againto the 1.5 range. But my tremor and the arthritis in my hands are getting
worse. It make’s texting almost impossible, typing vary hard, and my
handwriting (always bad) is now unreadable by me. Hearing is getting worse; VA
gave me new hearing aids. But weight down to 155. Yea! I continue to march.
Book has Launched: Crude, Rude, and
Lewd Jokes: Something to Offend Everyone. $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.
scam: A pleasant recorded female voice says, “This is a call from your utility
company. A review of your records indicates you have been paying too much for
gas and electricity. To receive a $50 credit and lower your bills by 35%,
please press one.” (Notice they don’t say which company. And who doesn’t want
to lower their bills?) Usually, I hang up. For fun, I pressed one. A guy with a
foreign accident said, “How may I help you.? I asked what my utility company
I went shopping March 3 and found inflation still
roaring along. Gas is up again. Provolone cheese is up 50 cents a pound. The
dog food our pooches like is up 30 cents for a 22 OZ can. Dollar Tree now
charges $1.25 per item. Hurry, 2024.
One more time; repeat after me: Facts before
feelings, Ability before identity, Excellence before mediocrity. ~ George S.
If everything about January 6 is just as the left says, why
are they blocking release of the transcripts for 50 years?
“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision
of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet not withstanding go out
to meet it.” ~ Thucydides
China, we face the “Thucydides Trap, a term popularized by
American political scientist Graham T. Allison to describe an apparent tendency
towards war when an emerging power threatens to displace an existing great
power as a regional or international hegemon.”
I hear Biden has
contracted with Door Dash to ship his BS direct to your home.
I read that the
board of the Silicon Valley Bank, which collapsed, was heavy with Progressive
Democrats and liberal activists, with little banking experience. Go woke, go
My new sessions
of chess have started. Still enjoying teaching it to kids after school. Some of
the kidsare doing quite well.
mean right. Slavery was legal.
“The one who throws the stone forgets; the one who
is hit remembers forever.” ~ Angolan Proverb
I never give money to anyone who calls, texts, or
emails. If everyone did that the spam/scam calls, texts, and emails would stop.
would stop. And I never give out my SS# CC# or any other info unless I
contacted them and know who they are.
I have received the great honor of being elected
Newsletter Editor for the Wisconsin Chapter of the Third Marine Division
Association. Well, as great an honor as possible when there was absolutely no
one else willing to do it. I hope my health holds for a few years so I can
fulfill the duties of the post.
We can’t go green without going Nuclear.
Having a degree doesn’t mean you’re not useless.
Dreams are fine. Trying to turn them into reality
gets expensive fast.
I’m so old, I can make change.
The transsexual activist who committed the Christian
hate murders in Nashville, killing three adults and three kids, underscores the
need for armed teachers and a cop in every school. If someone had reported his
mental condition, it could have been prevented. (Preferred pronoun is her, but
murdering scum don’t deserve a choice of pronouns.)
If you want to find if you have cuts and nicks on
your hands, try hand sanitizer.
“It is not that life ashore is distasteful to me.
But life at sea is better.” ~ Sir Francis Drake
have died since the massacre at Columbine, Colorado, a school shooting that
happened during the assault weapons ban. In 2021, four hundred sixty-five
children died on the streets .
January to August of 2022, but the District Attorney decided not to prosecute
many gun possession crimes because that would mostly target young black men.” ~
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
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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.