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 By Robert Tate    Opinion    August 1, 2019 

The Squad

This is almost too sad to write. By now all of us have read or heard of the exploits of the fearsome-foursome; the freshmen Congresswomen also known as “the Squad.” These four women, Alexandria...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    July 1, 2019

BITS AND PIECES, #8

As I write this Robservation, I am admittedly saddened by what fate possibly awaits me. I am not sure what to do actually since this is quite a new arena for me. You see, the other day I got this...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    June 1, 2019

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...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    May 1, 2019

THE "C" WORD

Easter morning, I woke up to celebrate the most amazing miracle in the history of the universe. The resurrection of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We talked about this at length last Friday night o...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    April 1, 2019

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE JUST THAT: ILLEGAL

Amazingly, I wrote this column for another newspaper back in 2006. Here we are 13 years later and we are still fighting this stupid battle that nobody really seems to want to fix. Since then, we have...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    March 1, 2019

BITS AND PIECES – EVIL ON DISPLAY

It never ceases to amaze me the amount of evil on display here in the good ole’ US of A. Here goes a small sample of what I have seen over the past month. 1. Martha Plimpton: htt...

 

DEFINE YOUR MOMENT

As I sat in my interview some 21 years ago, I watched as two senior Delta Airline Captains leafed through my logbook. Luckily for me, it was something that I had kept up with since my first day in pil...

 
 By Robert Tate    News    January 1, 2019

REALLY?

Back on 6 December, a Marine F-18 Hornet collided with a Marine KC-130 aerial refueling tanker about 200 miles off the coast of Japan. Of course, my prayers go out to the all the families impacted....

 

BITS AND PIECES; YET AGAIN

Hey, folks. Here we go again with another edition of "Bits and Pieces." There is so much going on right now that I would like to address just a few of them now and then perhaps expand upon some of...

 
 By Robert Tate    News    November 1, 2018

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION - ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Commentaries printed in the Alabama Gazette are never presented to offend American Citizens and Legal Residents who originally hail from outside of the United States, as all legal immigrants are a...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    October 1, 2018

Tigers & Monkeys & Blue Tick Hounds – Oh My!!

Once again, we find ourselves inundated with progressive, non-sensical idiocy that defies all rational belief. Everyday it seems as though the progressive, oh heck, let's just call them what they...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    October 1, 2018

THE LIE...do you know Elihu YALE?

According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie met one sunny summer day. The Lie told the Truth, “It surely is a very beautiful day today, is it not?” Truth looked around suspiciously...

 

A SPECIAL KIND OF STUPID

Ah, yes. In the immortal words of Yoda, well not really Yoda but. . . , “The stupid is strong with this one.” And yes, it is on display in full regalia these days. Just a couple of examples for...

 
 By Robert Tate    News    August 1, 2018

MORE LEFTIST TWADDLE – PART 2

Beginning on a sad note, I wanted to pay tribute to my wife's mother, Maria Guadeloupe (Lupe) Paredes, who died on 7 July of an aortic dissection. I could not have asked for a better mother-in-law....

 
 By Robert Tate    News    July 1, 2018

TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome)

I had a professor while I was working on my Masters who once told me to never write when I was angry. Through the years, I have generally heeded this advice. Once in print, those words are never...

 
 By Robert Tate    News    June 1, 2018

A TIME TO HEAL

When I first walked through the "hanging garden" of six-foot steel tablets, I was taken aback at the sheer number of "in-your-face" structures there were. The Equal Justice Initiative's, EJI,...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    May 1, 2018

Observations The Combat Report

People who know me, know that I consider myself a Luftwaffe WWII historian. I have studied the German Luftwaffe (Air Force) in WWII for almost my entire life and I cannot seem to get away from it. I...

 
 By Robert Tate    News    April 1, 2018

SAME CRIME; SAME TIME; SAME FINE

I was watching the news the other day, minding my own business when out of the blue, I heard something so stupid, so ridiculous, so un-American that I had to hit the rewind on my DVR and watch the...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    March 1, 2018

Tragic? Yes. Scary? Yes. The NRA's fault? Get real!

I don’t know about you guys, but I love the Twilight Zone. Twice per year, I eagerly anticipate and when I can, watch as much of the Twilight Zone Marathons the SciFi Channel shows. Hour after...

 

WHO KNEW?

I have to admit that I kind of pride myself on being a fairly up-to-date guy on World War II history when it comes to the air war in Europe. For those of you who may have been reading my column for se...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    January 1, 2018

Winston Churchill: The Historic "Great Man" and the "Darkest Hour"

Earlier this year I did a review of the movie “Dunkirk” and clearly stated that I am in no way a movie critic. But I went to see “Darkest Hour” opening day and felt compelled to write...

 

U-n-g-r-a-t-e-f-u-l

By now, all of us have heard about the three UCLA freshmen basketball players who were caught shoplifting in China a couple of weeks ago. Yeah, that is a pretty bad thing. Stealing is bad enough but...

 

BITS AND PIECES: YET AGAIN

Once again, so many stories, so little room to write. Sort of like a Lays potato chip, I cannot have just one. So here goes. 1. DOUG JONES FOR SENATE. In my column, I do try to remain "politics neutra...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    October 1, 2017

Tribute to Hans and More Leftist Twaddle

With the Messerschmitt's left wingtip pointed vertically toward the bluish-green bay below, the hapless Hurricane fighter stands virtually motionless in front of the young Berliner's windscreen....

 

Bat-Guano Crazy

As I sit here writing this Robservation, another "car into the crowd" attack just happened in Barcelona, Spain; 14 dead and a hundred or so injured. CNN, not surprisingly, suggested that it was a...

 

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