Random Thoughts for August 2023
Robert A. Hall
Health: I had my six-month review July 7 at the VA 7/6. FEV numbers and 6-minute walk were better than last time. Tired a lot but I think that goes with being 77. All else fine.
Facts about Sen. Tim Scott, candidate for president. (I have a Scott bumper sticker on my car.)
Today is the first day of the rest of your wasted life.
“To override the Constitution with a racial agenda is to make the same error as segregationists of the past.” ~ Justice Clarence Thomas
“My hope is constant in thee, Clan Donald.” ~ Robert the Bruce
I’m sure the Canadian Wildfire have released so much carbon into the air that they have negated all the carbon-reduction efforts worldwide this year. All we need is a volcano or two.
“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers.” ~ Socrates
I just read Britian after Rome; a history focused on the common people. Despite the ignorance of Sen. Tim Kane, who believes that slavery was, “Invented in America,” both the Romans and their British and Saxon successors held slaves. Income inequality was rampant too, as in every society, with the elites receiving tribute from the common folk.
Given that every society before Western Civilization and Capitalism had slaves, and that your ancestors double with each generation, the conclusion is inescapable: We are all descended from slaves.
“This I believe” by Robert A. Hall, has been posted on the 2nd Congressional District Republican website.
New horror movie: “Night of the living woke.”
If Bud is the “King of Beers” as they say, does that not make Bud Light the “Queen of Beers”?
“Progressives need only hate a group for it to be labeled a hate group.’ ~ National Review.
“Is there anything the left touches that doesn’t turn to shit?” ~ George
At the start of WWII, the British military had long favored class over merit. They paid in lives until that folly was discarded. Our military now favors diversity over merit. And the country will pay in lives for that folly.
“The left (would) prefer a world where everyone is destitute to one in which most people are middle class and a few are rich.” ~ Lionel Shriver
To have equity, you must keep the best people from reaching their full potential.
“Boredom is the root of all evil.” ~ Kiekegaard
For the left “Justice” means Just Us.
“Si vis pacem, para bellum.” ~ Rome
Abortion has become the holy sacrament of the left.
“A nation cannot survive treason from within.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero.
The Army has done away with physical fitness standards for transgender soldiers. That tells you a lot about women trying to become men and vice versa.
I find the world is full of useless people. Or maybe my patience is gone in my old age.
“I have a good strategy for dealing with student loans. I think that the original culprit in this loan situation (scam) is the over inflated cost of the schools for which the loans was taken out. All of these schools should assume 1/4 to 1/3 of each of their student's debt. The remaining debt should be paid off by the ultra-rich advocates for loan cancellation. The borrower student should then be required to make payments commensurate with their ability to pay. The new loans would only increase by the yearly inflation rate, plus a 3 percent penalty to be imposed if they allow the loan to go delinquent, yet again. Make the liberal/progressives put their money where their mouth is. The well off, but not ultra-rich, progressives could be formed into collectives, since they like communism so much, and pool their money to "buy" these student loans, as part of this system.” ~ JP
Some people think they are rebels, when most other people think they are assholes.
“Sometimes you have to burn a few bridges to keep the crazies from following you.” ~ BISS
There will be trouble in Wokeland when they find out how Muslims feel about blacks and gays.
“They were challenging a powerful, authoritarian…who equated criticism of his policies with treason and employed a full complement of dirty tricks to stamp our dissent.” Trump? Obama? Biden? No Chamberlain. ~Lynne Olson, Troublesome Young Men (The MPs who brought Churchill to power in 1940.)
It seems I spend half my life waiting for others to do what they are supposed to do so I can do what I’m supposed to do.
“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” ~ Thomas Paine
Where is Guy Fawkes now that we need him?
“…while freedom of the press continued to exist in Britain, there was little freedom within the press.” ~ 1937, “Troublesome Young Men.”
In the 1939, Churchill was regarded by most MPs as unfit for higher office because his anti-appeasement views made him “far right.”
At 77, I’ve grown feebler.
“You can lead a Palestinian leader to water but he prefers to blow up the well.” ~ GS
“Bullshit moving at the speed of light is still bullshit.” ~ Army sergeant preparing to invade Iraq, quoted from “In the Company of Soldiers.”
“Smart phone use by teenage girls predicts poor mental health more accurately than sexual assault, hard drug use, and binge drinking do.” ~ Sabastian Junger, NR
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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 was a writer-editor in the My Life, My Story program as the Madison VA Hospital, interviewing vets and writing up their life histories. He now teaching chess to kids after school.