Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Robert A. Hall is NOT the actor who plays the coroner on CSI

Thank you for posting my piece, "I'm Tired." I am not, however, the actor Robert D. Hall, on CSI. Someone assumed there could only be one Robert Hall in the world and added his photo and bio information as this went around the net.

People who wish to comment on it can find it on my blog: under February of 09. If you liked it, you may also like the posts below, or my almost daily political digest. ~Bob

"I'm 63 and I'm Tired"
By Robert A. Hall

I'm 63. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired.

I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.

I'm tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to "keep people in their homes." Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I'm willing to help. But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with their own money.

I'm tired of being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood Entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have the economy of Zimbabwe , the freedom of the press of China , the crime and violence of Mexico , the tolerance for Christian people of Iran , and the freedom of speech of Venezuela .

I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers"; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to.

I'm tired of being told that "race doesn't matter" in the post-racial world of Obama, when it's all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of U.S. Senators from Illinois.

I think it's very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less arrogantly of an all-knowing government.

I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and mandrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America , while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.

I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We also own a three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's, and if you're greener than Gore, you're green enough.

I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs. And I'm tired of harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana.

I'm tired of illegal aliens being called "undocumented workers," especially the ones who aren't working, but are living on welfare or crime. What's next? Calling drug dealers, "Undocumented Pharmacists"? And, no, I'm not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic, and it's been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion. I'm willing to fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person, who can speak English, doesn't have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our military.... Those are the citizens we need.

I'm tired of latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting station, trashing our military. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than themselves. Do bad things happen in war? You bet. Do our troops sometimes misbehave? Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are? Not even close. So here's the deal. I'll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity by the Muslims, who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were Christian. Then we'll compare notes. British, Canadian and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.

I'm tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers; bums are bipartisan. And I'm tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship. I live in Illinois , where the "Illinois Combine" of Democrats has worked to loot the public for years. Not to mention the tax cheats in Obama's cabinet.

I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.

Speaking of poor, I'm tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn't have that in 1970, but we didn't know we were "poor." The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.

I'm real tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.

Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughter..

Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.

There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!
This is your chance to make a difference.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What is it about Islam that has been nagging at me?

The Cordoba Mosque built on a Christian Church
(Name sake for ground zero mosque)

What I do know about is the insidious crawl of Progressivism into our lives, an ideology which ends the USA free enterprise system as we know it and substitutes American exceptional-ism with some socialistic concept of World Wide mediocrity.

I have spent a lot of time lately familiarizing myself with Alinsky's rules for radicals and the Cloward-Piven strategy
that a welfare enrollment drive would create a political crisis that would force U.S. politicians to enact socialistic measures. We can see how 2 generations of progressive efforts of using our freedoms and laws to subvert our culture has succeeded in weakening us.

We are wounded in a religious sense where they have used our freedoms to become exclusive to religion, instead of allowing all religions we expel all religions.

They have distorted our histories and have used science to challenge religious beliefs when it suits them. An example using Darwinism to challenge creation and Gods input. But when science might support a conservative view, such as when life begins, they squelch that with a vicious vengeance.

What is difficult about progressives is to understand their end-game. What is their final solution? Sometimes it's as if they have none and are just in a trance pushing us into some unknown position.

But of course we know they want communism, equal distribution of wealth, world governance, collectivism, genetic control.

They basically hate and distrust the nature of man kind, (except their own) and want to alter and control every aspect of these imperfect and misguided individuals. Somehow they see man as a blight on nature, not it's master.

But the unique aspect of the progressive movement is their patience and infiltration of our institutions. Take over of eduction both by controlling unions and altering textbooks and subjugating standards. Take over of public safety in police forces and fire departments by controlling the unions. Increasing the power of government by increasing the number of government employees and their salaries and creating government Unions.

Progressives have united in a long-term commitment to change all of our institutions in order to use our system to destroy itself. All of the below are bought and paid for by your tax dollars and under control of the progressive front.

Education and teachers
Textbooks and Literature
Religion and clerics (Tax exemptions and other leverage silences clerics)
Politics and politicians (for now)
Unions and workers
Public employees and their Unions
Laws and lawyers
Entitlements and Welfare recipients
Arts and Entertainment
News and Information
Subsidies and Industries
Science and scientists

The glue that holds all this together is the Tax payers money.
They are getting us to pay for the decline of the system we love.
They are using all the beliefs we hold dear as tools to destroy us.

So separation of church and state is used to bring us to a God-Less nation. To a point our president can proudly proclaim we are no longer a Christian nation.


I am repeating this here because maybe something has occurred to me that probably hasn't yet occurred to you.

Somewhere along the thread of history, Islam has picked up the strategies of the Progressives. They may not have EXACTLY the same goals, but they have adopted the same strategies of using our system against us. Thats why Feisal Abdul Rauf the Imman of Ground zero Mosque says the USA is already the most Sharia compliant government, Because he can readily see how our Constitutional position on freedom of religion can be used to install his Sharia laws. He understands the courts will not protect our society and culture but can be used to protect his. For some reason which is not immediately apparent the left is extraordinary in it's support of Islam. This is codified by Obama but seems to be widespread.

The chant that the United States contributed to 9/11 is rampant among progressives. It means "USA support Israel and is not fair to Palestinians". Supporting Israel is just cause for Islamic folks to kill you. So along with this weird alliance between progressives and Islam comes Anti-Semitic-ism. Of course the Anti Jewish sentiments are historical among Blacks since the 1950's. It is totally amazing because the strong supporters of the Blacks in the 50's were the Jewish hippies. Somewhere along the Islamic influence took over. I think Saudi Arabia and others saw a weakness in our black relations and stepped in and exploited it, finding rich ground in discontent blacks and others. We have Ali Mohammed, Black Panthers, New Black Panthers, Farrakhan ( he was awarded the Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights founded by Libya's de facto leader Muammar al-Gaddafi.).

So with a strong representation in the black community it isn't too much of a stretch to think Islam has SOME influence on the black caucus. The black caucus has been the tool of progressives for 50 years. The Cloward-Piven strategies required co-operation of those driving the entitlement programs.

We already see distortion in our schools text praising Islam and slandering Christianity.

Islam follows the progressive example of how to destroy our cultural values.

Islam builds mosque on cathedral in Constinople in 1534

Hagia Sophia (from the Greek: Ἁγία Σοφία, "Holy Wisdom"; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia ; Turkish: Aya Sofya) is a former Orthodoxpatriarchal basilica, later a mosque and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the cathedralof Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was the cathedral of the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1934, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.[1]

The Great Mosque of Córdoba, now known as the Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (English: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption) was a mosque built by the Umayyads on the site of a Christian Visigothic Church[1]

Symbolizing Victory, Islamic Conquerors Erect Mosques Over Sacred Sites

August 13th, 2010 by Thomas More Law Center

Throughout history, Muslim conquerors have demonstrated their hatred and disdain for all other religions by purposefully erecting mosques over some of the most sacred and hallowed places of Judaic and Christian worship.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

How Complicated is stimulating the Economy?

Just how complicated is it to help the economy? We know the service industries have been growing over last decade. But service industries require an affluent society that wants these services. The essence of an economy must be product. PRODUCING. You have to create and produce product.

We can safely ignore the economy and focus on more simple models such as business environment. To simplify it further we can eliminate service businesses.

The arguments are this.

Other large parts of the economy such as finance rely on a healthy business environment where people are working, can borrow money and invest in stocks bonds commodities and other instruments of finance.

Service business results when the cost/effort of hiring these services represent the best use of your dollars because your own earning power exceeds the cost of these services.

I think we can agree that heavy and light manufacturing, energy production, and commodity production will drive the rest of the economy.

Core economy is:

1) Commodities such as food, iron ore, gold or diamonds.

2) Energy discovery and production.

3) Manufactured goods starting with primary products such as working machines like bulldozers and automobiles. Then accessories such as air conditioners and wash machines.

In order to produce these products you must be competitive. Today competitive means on an international scale because corporations are very fluid and willing to move manufacturing to other shores.

So how do you become competitive?

Lets take a typical heavy manufacturer such as an auto manufacturer and look at their costs.

What is the list of major costs?

Pennies from Category
each sales

.10 Energy
Heat, Air conditioning, equipment.
.01 Property Taxes.
.01 Maintenance.
.03 Equipment.
.02 Financing.
Mortgage interest
.03 Insurance
Property Insurance.
Liability insurance
.02 Support

.02 Product Liability Insurance.
.30 Material

.10 Salaries
.02 FICA taxes
.05 Health Insurance
.02 Pensions, 401K etc.
.01 Advertising
.02 Consulting
.01 Consulting (Import, Export etc)
.06 Transportation (deliver product)
.01 Travel
.06 Income taxes
.10 After Tax Profit

So that is a general list of categories which a normal corporation must deal with. If we want to encourage production to stay in USA we need to enable an increase in the AFTER TAX DOLLARS.

So what can we legitimately do as a country to accomplish that?


Cut the cost of energy in half. This can be done building Nuclear plants, opening up all natural gas reserves and many oil reserves. Low cost financing with contract/agreements to control the cost of energy.

Remarkably energy is one area we can justify Government control. There are strong arguments energy resources belongs to the citizens. Nuclear is naturally cheaper so they can be profitable with lower costs, as can Natural gas if it is plentiful.

.05 per sale dollar cutting energy in half

.03 Cutting energy in half will reduce the cost of material .03 per sale dollar.
Raw material companies need to be controlled because these resources also are inherently
partly citizens so raw material companies need to pass energy savings on to
manufacturing companies.

.01 Cutting energy in half will reduce transportation. Normal competition will do this.

This one move doubles the after tax profits of light and heavy manufacturing, without lowering taxes or salaries. Providing a cheap guaranteed energy is a good way to supercharge the economy. Cheaper GAS prices will stimulate travel and leisure spending.

Obama and crew are ANTI energy. Costly energy will do the exact opposite and put these companies out of business or out of USA.

Lower taxes would also stimulate, but energy policies are COST FREE.


I own a big house my energy costs are $7000 a year. Cutting that in half gives me $3500 to spend on something else. On the average each household will have $1200 to 10,000 a year for other uses.