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 By Robert Tate    Opinion    September 1, 2022 

JUST ASKING

In the news everyday now, we are hearing about the 87,000 new IRS agents being hired by the federal government. At base level, this seems to be a bit egregious and threatening. Let’s be honest,...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    August 1, 2022

BITS AND PIECES #15: WAKE UP AMERICA!

As I sit here today, I have to continuously shake my head. I have to ask myself, “What in the heck is going through the minds of so many Americans?” As a society, it seems as though we have lost...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    July 1, 2022

School is in Session

Several years ago, I first wrote this column. Since then, gun violence in this country has gotten worse – no doubt. At the same time, however, I am not about to sit here and blame an inanimate...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    June 1, 2022

The Truth and The Lie

Four years ago, I wrote the first part of this Robservation. It doesn’t seem that long ago but it was. Not surprisingly, things have not even come close to changing. You might even say that things...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    May 1, 2022

When is Enough, Enough?

Enough is enough. I cannot stress that “enough.” I know I am not supposed to speak ill of our leaders and I do pray for the President often. But at the same time, every single one of us in this...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    April 1, 2022

I Hate Being Right

Okay, the title is a lie. Nobody hates being right. Let’s talk Ukraine. Everybody reading this has been inundated with news from Eastern Europe for the past month and little of it is good. Except...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    March 1, 2022

Bits and Pieces: 14TH Edition: WHERE IN THE HECK IS. . . ?

Here I go again with several interesting stories that have happened or are happening as I write this. Let’s face it. The world can be a disappointing place. I call this installment of Bits and...

 

Bits and Pieces: 13th Edition

Guess what folks, it is time for yet another Robservation edition of “Bits and Pieces.” Today, there is just so much going on that it is difficult to pin down just one story. This time, I don’t...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    January 1, 2022

Don't Hate Me Because I'm Right

Do you guys remember the 1980s-ish, super-sexy Pantene shampoo commercials featuring actress Kelly LeBrock? She stared into the camera, fluffed up her hair and said, “Don’t hate me because I’m...

 

Another Edition of "In-Your-Face" News

Our two fearless newscasters sit behind their desk as the intro music ends. . . Jerome: “Welcome to WIYF News. Tonight, we have two breaking, and I must admit, heartbreaking stories to bring to...

 

Imagine If You Will . . .

Living here in Montgomery, I like to watch our local news every night just to see what is going on. Not a knock on any other local stations but I am a WSFA guy. When I fly to a lot of similar sized...

 

I Hate Hitler Comparisons . . . Most of the Time.

When Adolf Hitler first came into power in 1933, he promised his people a glorious, 1,000-year Reich where they would rule the world. On 8 May 1945, that delusional dream became just that – only a...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    October 1, 2021

Del Rio: A Short Rambling

Del Rio, Texas. I went to Air Force pilot training there back in 1983. I met my wife there on 8 January, 1984. We have been together ever since. What I see going on there today sickens me. If there is...

 

THINGS TO COME?

“To see their Commander-in-Chief [Joe Biden] call into question the courage of men I fought with, to claim that they ran. It’s shameful. Those who have never fought for the colors they fly should...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    August 1, 2021

By The Numbers

I first wrote this Robservation back in 2013. Yeah, eight years ago. Sadly, in the context of this subject, things have not gotten better. Not by a long shot. I decided to revisit this subject of our...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    July 1, 2021

GIVE AN INCH. . .

According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day. The Lie says to the Truth: "It's a marvelous day today"! The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    June 1, 2021

Bits and Pieces Part 12

Well, here I go with yet another installment of Bits and Pieces. To be honest, there is so much foolishness to write about in our country today. Luckily, I am very good at just shaking my head and not...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    May 1, 2021

'TOP' MEANS STOP!!

I find it funny how no matter where you are, people insist the folks from either their home state are the worst drivers in the world or they like to say all people from another area are the worst. ...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    April 1, 2021

Back in the Air!

I have to admit. Since my last Robservation, my attention has not been so much on what is going on around the country but clearly focused elsewhere. Perhaps that is a good thing. I did watch...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    March 1, 2021

Blue Skies and Black Masks

Before I get started, this has been an interesting time for yours truly. In September 2018, I had rotator cuff surgery here in Montgomery. It didn’t go so well. Then I had another. Same thing only...

 

Where do We Find Such Men?

With all the post-election negativity swamping the news daily, I started to write a Robservation concentrating on some of the buffoonery taking place in Washington. And I think we can all agree that...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    January 1, 2021

The Three Horsemen of Alabama

Hey, aren’t there supposed to be four? Yup, but right now I am not talking about the Apocalypse. I am going to write about something I never write about. In the ten-plus years of Robservations, I...

 

The World in Which We Live

I have to admit one thing. As I look back at my Air Force career, I have had the honor and pleasure working with some of the most honorable, intelligent and patriotic men and women you can imagine. I...

 

Here We Go Again

In December 2014, I wrote the Robservation below. [Keep in mind who was President at the time] That’s six years ago. It is amazing that in the span of six years, things in this country have...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    October 1, 2020

Vote Your Conscience

We are down to the wire here. The election of 2020; billed as a make or break for our republic. As if this year has not been enough of mental meltdown. Now on top of all this, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has...

 

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