Monday, July 17, 2017

TAKING A FEW DAYS OFF

I will be having knee surgery tomorrow and will be out of action for a few days. Even though there is plenty to rant about, everybody thinks it is best that I just take a rest and give myself an opportunity to get over my surgery. So, I won’t be posting a blog this week, and next week will be determined by how I’m doing. I’ll be back with you soon.

Ron

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

THERE'S A LOT GOING ON

There’s a lot going on. I try to pick a subject to comment on but sometimes there is just so much happening that it is difficult. So, I am going to speak on a number of things.

First, Kim Jong Un, part-time stand-in for the Pillsbury doughboy and dictator of North Korea. He is obviously a nut case with a death wish, but he also seems to have a death wish for his entire country. His people are scared of him because he is so erratic. Lil Kim is the only overweight individual in North Korea who lives a fantasy life at the expense of his own people. In North Korea, grass is considered a vegetable. Meat is the occasional dog who stumbles by. It is a desperate country with desperate people. He is begging for the world to take him out and he may very soon get his wish. Such an erratic moron is too dangerous to be ignored.

Why would anybody travel to that God forsaken place? There are currently four people being held for ransom by the North Koreans since they just killed their last hostage. It is just a matter of time for those four.

Next on my list of strangeness is the media’s unbelievable disrespect for our duly elected President. I heard that if Trump discovered a cure for cancer, the media would criticize him for putting researchers out of work. Their unbounded hatred for Trump is creating a situation which is rapidly rendering the media worthless at least and at worse, probably dangerous. The President’s approval ratings are headed up and the media’s are going into the toilet. The media seems to forget that the election is over and their anointed Queen had her derriere handed to her. To use the lib’s own phrase, we need to move on.

Then we have these twenty-four liberal Democrat Congress people who are trying to figure out a way to impeach the President using the twenty-fifth amendment to the Constitution. Read the amendment. These idiots have nothing and their little stunt is going nowhere. I have long thought we need to have IQ tests for incoming Congress people. If we did, many of the sitting members would have to find new jobs. If you looked at the districts they represent, you might get a better idea of the real problem.

Mark Zuckerburg of Facebook believes we should all have a “minimum annual income” guaranteed by the government. He seems to think that such a policy would lift people out of poverty. Sure it would, for about two weeks. That’s about how long it would take for all that money to land in the hands of a few smart entrepreneurs, fleece artists, and drug dealers. Sorry, Mark. In a free society we must earn our living. Government welfare is a joke destroying millions of lives in this country already. Adding more money to the fire would just exacerbate the situation

I believe in healthy debate. I believe in the right to disagree. Our first amendment gives us the right of free speech. I use that right every week when I prepare this column. But, I also believe in loyalty to our country. What used to be the “loyal opposition” has become the disloyal resistance. They are America haters who prefer socialism to capitalism. Travel to Greece, or even to Venezuela. See how your socialism really works. See what happens when you, as Margaret Thatcher once said, run out of other people’s money. These countries could soon be taken over by their neighbors because they are failures.

As you can see, there is a lot to talk about. I will spare you any more of my ranting until next week.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

UNDERSTANDING THE TERM ILLEGAL

The IRS last week made an astounding announcement. They reported that as many as 1.9 million illegal aliens in this country had stolen or fictitious social security cards. Hmmm. Let’s see now. Our own government has said time and again that there are about 11 million illegal aliens in this country. So, if only 1.9 million have stolen SSNs, what are the others using for identification? What are they using to apply for welfare, Federal benefits, and any other goodies they want? Plus, what if I told you that the real number of illegals in this country was much closer to 25 million?

I set about trying to learn if and how so many illegals can get social security numbers. Trying to uncover the volumes of gobbledy goop that is government speak is a chore best left for lawyers who specialize in language designed to be unreadable. One report that I read stated that the Social Security Administration issued well over ten million social security numbers to non-citizens in the last few years. Why? Why would we issue social security numbers to non-citizens? According to the explanation, these cards are used for identification, to file taxes with the IRS, to apply for benefits from the Federal Government, etc. etc. There seems to be no end to the lame excuses our government uses to attempt to legitimize illegal aliens in this country. Don’t these government agencies understand the meaning of the term “illegal?”

Here’s a reality. Illegal aliens are just that. They are people who have trespassed into this country and live here illegally. Any service or benefit they receive, whether it be welfare, emergency room medical care, education, food stamps, or any other goodie, is received by them illegally. They are stealing from the legitimate citizens of this country and it needs to come to a stop.

This past week our House of Representatives passed two major pieces of legislation designed to curtail the illegal immigration problem. One dealt with “Sanctuary Cities” and the other was known as “Kate’s Law.” These bills are now on to the Senate and then to the President where he has indicated he will sign them.

The Sanctuary Cities bill would withhold Federal grants and funding from any city which refused to obey Federal Immigration law or refused to communicate with ICE regarding illegals in their cities.

Kate’s law, named for the tragically murdered young lady in San Francisco, Kate Steinle, will automatically land individuals in Federal Prison for a minimum of five years and up to ten years if they return to this country illegally after being deported. This law was introduced a while back but Harry Reid refused to allow it to be brought to the Senate floor for a vote. One of the many reasons you are unemployed Harry. I have asked this before and I would ask it again. Who could be against Kate’s law?

I have watched a TV show called Border Wars and it basically deals with the problems of our southern border. Time and again the people they arrest have been arrested many, many times for illegally trespassing into the US. Many of them go back and forth across our border as if it wasn’t even there. They bring drugs. They bring their poverty, and they bring disease. They come to have their children born in American hospitals. It’s a win win for them. One, the hospital stay is free and two, their child is automatically an American citizen. That’s another bit of nonsense that has to come to a stop.

Here’s a test. Trespass into Canada and try to get some of their free health care. Trust me. It will not end well for you.

Social Security numbers should be reserved for American citizens as they were always intended. This well could be one of the main reasons the Social Security Administration is running out of money and in such a mess. We need to get  handle on this now.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

0 for 4

Well the Democrats lost another special election. Just before the Georgia election we were told that this was to be a referendum on Donald Trump and his Presidency. This also, we were told, was to be a preview of the 2018 Congressional elections. Guess what? It was. Clearly the Democrats are on the wrong side of the issues. They are now 0 for 4 in special elections and things are not looking good for them in the future. The voters are sending the message that they like what Trump is doing and want to see more of the same.

While it’s not my job to tell the Democrats where they are going wrong, I can’t resist the urge to at least try. They seem to see the political spectrum as being between the right and the left. It is actually between the right and the wrong. For several years this country has tried the liberal’s method of dealing with everything from poverty, to race relations, to foreign policy, to health care and to our economy. Obviously it hasn’t worked. Trump brought new thinking and the people liked it.

Since the election the liberals have tried to overturn it. They have tried everything from recounts, to spreading lies about “Russian collusion” to accusing Trump of obstruction of justice for firing Comey. They get in front of a microphone and scream for impeachment. Sorry, Maxine, it ain’t gonna happen. Sooner or later the Democrats are going to have to get used to the fact that Trump won and Hillary lost. Trump was elected by the people. Hillary was rejected by the people. The very same people the Democrats seem to have forgotten about.

A new poll was just released that finds the American people are tired of all the negative reaction to Trump. They are tired of all the ridiculous investigations and hearings. Anybody with enough brain power to get out of bed knows there was never any Russian collusion with Trump in this last election. This always was a lie started by the Hillary campaign in an effort to explain why she lost. Let’s face it. She lost because she was a terrible candidate. She needs to take her carcass back to her trailer park in Arkansas and bake cookies. This country has had it up to here with everything Clinton.

Under Trump the Supreme Court is going to get back to the job they are hired to do. There will soon be other vacancies that will be filled by true American jurists who have read the Constitution and will render verdicts based on the law and not on feelings.

What we need now is for the Congress to get off their derrieres and deal with the issues before us. We, the people, will be holding their feet to the fire. Swamp denizens need not apply. Find another swamp. Washington D. C. will no longer be hospitable to you.

Attention Republicans. Don’t think for a moment that it’s clear sailing ahead. Just look at what the Democrats are doing to themselves. They are splitting down the middle. You have the whacko lefties following Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. They will be following them over a cliff. The Harry Truman Democrats can’t seem to get any footing. As a party they don’t have any true leadership or any understandable message. Personally I like that about the Democrats. As long as they continue to worship at the feet of Nancy Pelosi, they will continue to lose elections. I say, well done Nancy. Keep up the good work.

On the other hand, the Republicans are also having issues. The so-called right wing of the party seems intent on destroying any chance of accomplishment. Compromise, people. We elected a Republican Congress with a Republican President for a reason. Get busy or lose any chance of being reelected. We grow weary of lame excuses.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

IS IT EVIL OR JUST CRAZINESSS

I don’t want this to come as a shock to you, but there are some real nut cases running loose in this country. They could be your neighbor or your co-worker. In fact they could be anybody. Mostly, however, they tend to be loners, either physically or virtually. Many are very intelligent. Do you remember Ted Kaczynski? He is brilliant, a Harvard graduate as a teenager, but he is crazy.

As I understand Kaczynski, I see an individual who takes himself away from any family or any friends. He does this because he wants to conjure up images and thoughts in his mind and he doesn’t want anybody to challenge any of his thoughts. He doesn’t want debate or discussion. He wants to believe that because he, brilliant as he is, thinks it, it has to be true.

Is Kaczynski evil? By normal human standards, by all means. Did he set out to be evil? I think not. He just thought up evil acts and being unchallenged, rationalized them to be good. I doubt that even today, he sees his acts as evil. Like I said, he’s crazy.

This clown who decided to shoot up the Republican baseball practice probably sat there shooting thinking that people were going to be proud of him. In his feeble mind he probably thought he was doing good. He was also crazy.

We want crazy people to look crazy and in many cases they do. But, there are many who don’t. They just show up, having made a crazy decision, and act on it.

The killers in Orlando, San Bernardino, and Boston were all crazy, but they were also evil and motivated by evil. The shooter of the baseball practice was self- motivated. He probably saw himself as a warrior for his cause and believed that people would applaud his actions. As it turns out, he and the others have just become so much garbage rotting and turning back into the dust they came from.

Of course the liberals will scream “gun control.” There are just too many guns. The fact is there are not enough guns. You see what stopped the shooter at the baseball practice. It was another gun. In fact, all of the above killers were stopped by guns except for Kaczynski who rots in prison for the rest of his natural life.

In our “cyber” culture some people have friends they have never met. They see themselves as a part of a group that only exists in cyberspace. They read and follow only like-minded and like-thinking. They are never challenged for their craziness. Many live in total isolation, either physically or virtually. Then, suddenly, for reasons known only to them, they give themselves permission to act on their craziness.

Their neighbors and families say that he was always just a quiet individual who kept to himself. We always thought he was a bit strange but we never imagined he was capable of this. But when they reexamine the past, they remember unexplainable things. There usually seems to be telltale signs.

In America one cannot be charged with the crime of thinking evil, only acting on it. Then it’s too late.

We absolutely need to tone down the rhetoric from politicians and the mainstream media. There are nut cases out there who are looking for permission to do crazy things and they often get their marching orders from the TV set or the newspaper. They listen to their heroes in Hollywood and think they are doing good. Imagine what Kathy Griffin’s little act of stupidity does to some people who are already on the edge of reality. They sit around playing violent games on their electronic devices. They live in a fantasy world. A world that comes crashing down when they pick up their guns or their bombs and emulate the characters in their fantasy games.

Be aware. Be careful. Watch for craziness. If you see something, say something.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SWEET MYSTERIES OF LIFE

Recently I was shopping with my wife. We do that often. On this occasion we were looking for home supplies. She needed some Kleenex. I watched as she stood in front of the display. There were many choices, but they were all Kleenex. I asked what was taking so long to buy a box of Kleenex. She said she was looking for a particular color of box to match the color of our bathroom. Say what? I cannot be the only man in the world who didn’t know that ladies buy Kleenex in boxes that are designed to match the color of the room where they will be placed. Ah, sweet mysteries of life.

There are many mysteries of life. Some are not so sweet. Here’s an example of a vile mystery of life. Let’s say you are a world renowned, multi-millionaire, television and movie star, but the only way you can score with the ladies is to drug them into unconsciousness. That doesn’t say a lot for your sex appeal does it? And when you do that, is it an accomplishment? Is it a victory? Or is it just a vulgar illegal act of control by a rapist? Another mystery of life.

There are still more mysteries. There is this little, fat, dictator in North Korea who starves his people to death spending all his country’s wealth on weaponry which will be rendered worthless in a matter of seconds if he ever tried to use it. He is daring the world to take him out. He is even daring his own people to get rid of him. Trust me. He is a short timer on this earth whether the world deals with him or his own people. I am sure this is one mystery which will soon be solved.

Did you think I would write a piece about the mysteries of life and leave out one of the biggest? Not a chance. There is this former President who dodged the draft, went on to be elected to various offices in his southern state, became the nominee for the Presidency as a Democrat and was elected, twice. While serving as President, he had an illicit affair with at least one lady and probably many more. One however, kept the evidence. Oops. This President was subsequently impeached, disbarred from the practice of law for lying to a Grand Jury, and sent packing with his tail between his legs only to be resurrected back into prominence by the Democrat party. Now that is truly one of the great mysteries of life. Doesn’t say much for the character of the Democrats does it?

Next on my list of mysteries is the media. Historically the media has been governed by the four w’s. That’s who, what, where, and when. Lately they have added the fifth “w” which stands for why. They now want to tell you the news and then go on to explain how you should deal with it. They want you to see stories strictly from their point of view without regard for the truth of the situation. This then becomes opinion rather than hard news. It is no mystery why they want to control all information getting to the American people, the mystery is why the American people are putting up with it. Another mystery is why would the media alienate well over 50% of the country to foment their silly agenda? Recent polls are showing that the American people are relying less and less on the mainstream media. They just cannot be trusted.

In life, mysteries come and go but truth seems to always find its way to the surface. And truth will find its way again as we soon will all see regarding the Russian interference into our election for President and the Trump campaign’s involvement. This will be quite disturbing to many on the left. Ah, sweet mysteries of life.

Ron Scarbro


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

THE ALTERNATE UNIVERSE THAT WE HAVE BECOME

Sometimes when I wake up in the morning, I think I’m in an alternate universe. A few days ago I watched as has-been comedienne Kathy Griffin showed up on TV carrying what appeared to be a severed, bloody head of our President, Donald Trump. Disgusting, sick, and sad on every level. If I were in charge she would be arrested for threatening the life of the President. She has been roundly criticized and even fired from several jobs she had previously been contracted for.

Then, and this is where it really gets strange, she holds a press conference blaming Trump, his family, and older white men everywhere for ruining her life. This is the first time she has been funny in years. What an idiot. Go away Kathy while you still can. You could be facing life in Federal Prison for your stupidity. It couldn’t happen soon enough for me.

The students at Evergreen College in Olympia, Washington decided that there was just too much “white privilege.” To combat that, they decided that they would observe a “one day of no whites on campus.” It seems a white professor didn’t go along with their stupidity so the students did what idiots do. They demanded this professor resign because of his racism. The President of the college sided with the students. Fortunately the Legislature in Washington stepped in and introduced a bill to remove all funding from this school. Minorities have worked for years for equality and in just a few days some white students chose to set them back generations. Talk about racism.

President Trump has decided to remove us from the feckless, worthless, Paris Accord on global climate change. This was nothing more than a wealth redistribution from America to third world countries. Using “global warming” as a trigger to sell almost anything leftist and green has gotten really tiresome. Of course the lamestream media is all over this. Pulling out, according to them, is the end of the world as we know it. The Marshall Islands will soon be under water. Miami Beach will as well. If they are, I hope John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi and their ilk will be vacationing there when it happens.

Another thing I have noticed in this alternate universe is the regular appearance of loser Hillary Clinton on TV shows wearing clothing made out of old Volkswagen seat covers. Some ladies just shouldn’t wear checkered prints, just saying. She seems intent on blaming everything and everybody for her loss except for the real reason, herself of course. I feel sad for those who championed her as their leader. She is nothing but a hopeless loser.

I cannot understand why the left hates America and her traditions so much. I have known for several years that wealthy liberals feel guilt because of their wealth, but it seems to have infected some non-rich as well. For some unknown reason they all seem to want to turn this magnificent country into the cesspool that Europe has become.

Countries have borders for reasons many in Europe are now discovering as they watch the European Union collapse. We have borders and we are going to secure them whether the left likes it or not. Spain is not France. Germany is not England. Mexico is not America either. We are all separate autonomous countries. We have separate currencies and we have separate governments. In most cases we have separate languages. We do not freely travel in and out of separate countries without permission, Visa and passport. We certainly do not immigrate without official permission. Like it or not, liberals, it’s the law and it will be enforced.

Will this universe find normalcy? Can and will we return to traditional America? Will America survive the idiocy of those on the left who seem determined to kill her? Time and the grace of God will tell.

Ron Scarbro