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 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...

 

Bits & pieces 10.0

1. For the past several years, during our wedding anniversary week, my wife and I like to go down to Destin, Florida and stay at the Henderson-Salamander Resort and Spa for four to five days. We love...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    August 1, 2020

Nothing Surprises Me

A couple of Robservations ago, I wrote how aggressive I have noticed drivers becoming in Montgomery. Nothing has changed since then. Every single day, I see idiot drivers on the road doing the most...

 
 By Robert Tate    News    July 1, 2020

Is It Time to Crack Some Skulls?

Hard times create strong men Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men Weak men create hard times. – Unknown How true. And by the way, we are currently cruising full speed in the...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    June 1, 2020

Things I Have Learned During Lockdown

It is amazing to me that so many people have had such a hard time during the lockdown. I am not talking about the financial issues that are affecting most people because those issues are real and...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    May 1, 2020

Quarantine Ramblings: Bits And Pieces Part 10

As we move into our second month of in-home lockdown, people around the country are beginning to get upset with the slowness of the pace of knocking the Wuhan (I mean COVID-19) out. I watch way too...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    April 1, 2020

There is Never a Wrong Time to do the Right Thing

If you have been reading my column long enough, I am sure you already know one thing for sure; I love WWII history. Whether talking to folks at Orange Theory, meeting a new First Officer or basically...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    April 1, 2020

Never Write When You Are Angry

There is an idea out there that when you write a column of any kind, one should not be angry when writing. Although I adhere to this most of the time, I am going to violate this rule. Having already...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    March 1, 2020

Michael Who?

Before I get started, I would like to express my condolences to the Ed Jones family on his passing this past week. I got to meet him when I first started writing for the Gazette and he was always...

 

Wars and Rumors of Wars

In War: Resolution In Defeat: Defiance In Victory: Magnanimity In Peace: Good Will The time is quickly approaching in the war on terror where the stakes will increase exponentially. There are dozens o...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    January 1, 2020

Out of the Mouths of Babes

The other day, I was sitting in a mall food court reading a magazine I just bought while my bride was shopping. I like to sit, read and of course watch the world pass by. I have to admit, I am a...

 

Bits and Pieces #9

After a trying weekend of watching Alabama Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa getting his hip dislocated, I am following up with yet another edition of “Bits and Pieces.” Here we go. 1. MIDWAY: In the...

 

A TRIBUTE TO: NINE-O-NINE

On 2 October of this year, I was in the Orange Theory Fitness facility getting ready to start a noon workout. Sitting there waiting for class to begin, I was reading through some of the current news f...

 

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