Wednesday, May 28, 2014


US Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is sitting in a Mexican jail for the crime of accidentally entering Mexico at a legal entry gate with three completely legal firearms in his vehicle. According to his phone call to his mother, he got into the wrong lane and could not turn around quick enough. The Mexican authorities pounced upon him and hauled him off to their jail. That happened two months ago. As I write this column there has been no resolution and he is still there.

I think it is important to report that Tahmooressi was in San Diego for medical treatment. He had just returned from several tours in combat. It has been reported that he was being treated for PTSD.

If you are like me you are probably wondering where are the people we pay to handle situations like this? Well, our US Senate has been extremely busy. Not working on this marine’s situation, no, they have been diligently working on a letter signed by fifty intrepid US Senators. That letter was directed to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell demanding that the Washington Redskins, a privately owned professional football team, change their name. It seems these politically correct morons believe the most important thing on their agenda is not that an American hero has been kidnapped by a foreign government and held for two months. No, the most pressing item in their thoughts is not offending a few American Indians. Is it any wonder that the Congress of this great country has the reputation that it has? I’ll bet if you polled Native Americans across this country the vast majority would think this is just political nonsense.

Here are some interesting facts. Illegal aliens in this country send twenty-two billion dollars to Mexico every year. US tourists spend more billions in that country annually. US companies are building manufacturing plants in Mexico and employing thousands of their citizens. What if all that came to an abrupt halt?

Here is what should happen and should happen immediately. Our Ambassador to Mexico picks up his phone and calls the Mexican Ambassador and gives him this simple message. You have one hour to deliver Sgt. Tahmooressi and all his possessions, including his firearms, to the US border. Failure to do so will activate a plan designed to bring Mexico to her knees. Tourism will end. Illegals will be rounded up and returned to Mexico and our border will be sealed. American companies will be faced with tariffs that would essentially eliminate any possibility of a profit. Mexican agricultural products will rot in the fields. And the clock is ticking.

There is another option of course, and that is for the Marine Corps to go in force and retrieve their brother marine. I’m pretty sure Mexico would not like that.

Now some may feel these are extreme measures and I can understand how you would come to that conclusion. But here is a reality. Mexico, as well as all countries, should understand who they are dealing with. We absolutely will not tolerate this kind of treatment of our citizens, period.

To Senator Harry Reid and to the signers of the infamous letter to Goodell, remove your collective heads from the dark places where they dwell and face the real world. We are not paying you to go to Washington to interfere with private businesses and their choice of brand names. You have real problems to deal with. Deal with them. Get your job done and get this Marine home. Oh, and your clock is ticking also.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


I just voted in my state’s primary election. It was simple enough. I walked into the polling place, presented my government issued photo identification as required by the state of Georgia, and cast my ballot.

I thought about the idea of voting and its importance. Then I considered why some people would object to presenting ID in order to vote. I can tell you this. It is extremely difficult for dead people to vote in Georgia. It is also almost impossible to vote more than once per election. Maybe that is why Republicans overwhelmingly win elections in Georgia. I think this is due primarily to the requirement of photo ID. I also think this is the main reason Democrats continue to object to voter ID. It is difficult to rig an election if voters have to be alive and are only able to vote once per election.  

The Democrats scream at the thought of actually having to prove who they are in order to vote. Discrimination, they say. The requirement makes it much more difficult for old people and minorities to vote, they say. Never mind that the state provides, at no cost, photo ID for anyone who cannot afford it. Never mind that people must show photo ID to get on an airplane, cash a check, or most of the normal activities of daily living. It’s that voting thing that provokes them.

There are other little aspects of Georgia living that some, possibly Democrats, might find uncomfortable. In order to get, or renew a driver’s license, one must show legal citizenship in this country. One must prove their name with a birth certificate or some other government approved ID. For example if one gets married and changes their name, they must show a certified marriage license. It can be time consuming but, it also has many positives. Like most states, Georgia requires drivers to have auto insurance in order to drive on these roads. Non-licensed drivers cannot get auto insurance.

If you are a plumber, a beautician, a nail salon worker or owner, a landscaper, or anyone requiring a license, you must prove your citizenship and your name in order to be licensed. It is a non-discriminatory law. It doesn’t pick on any particular group. It just requires one to be a legal citizen of this country in order to work or drive in Georgia. Arizona’s laws and requirements are lame by comparison. They have nothing on Georgia.

So, where do you stand? To you Minnesota readers, do any of you truly believe Al Franken could win a seat in the US Senate in a fair election? It is no wonder Democrats rail against voter ID. It would clean up elections, make them fair, and make it much more difficult to cheat.

This final note. The coming election is one of the most important in the history of America for many reasons. Chief among them is the fact that new Supreme Court Justices will be named probably in the next few years. In the last few Court decisions our very Republic has been hanging by a five to four vote. We are that close to losing it all. We absolutely must have honest elections. There is just too much at stake. If you think by reading this that I believe a Democrat Senate and another Democrat president would be harmful to America, you would be correct.

Ron Scarbro 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Just a short time ago in our history a person like Pvt. Bradley Manning would have been, after having been convicted of treason and espionage, marched out to a post, tied up, blindfolded, and shot to death. His remains would have been tossed into a ditch, covered up, and Manning would have been forgotten and relegated to the trash heap of history.  In my view a proper ending for such a punk.

But no. Not anymore. We have advanced. We have become more civilized. Our collective hearts now bleed for these types of people. Such things as punishment for crimes now seem to be a thing of the past. Now we must examine why. Why did this poor wretched individual choose such a path? He must have some sort of mental disorder. Maybe he is really a girl but sadly locked in a boy’s body. That would certainly explain why he/she chose to become a spy and jeopardize the lives of fellow soldiers and the country itself, right? So, let’s not shoot him/her. Let’s just put him/her in a cage for thirty-five years and maybe he/she will be rehabilitated. Well it turns out that is not good enough. We have to do more for this worthless piece of human excrement.

Today, our Pentagon is actually considering transferring Manning to a civilian prison and paying, with your tax dollars of course, to have Bradley Manning surgically transformed into Chelsea Manning. I believe the surgery is called “sexual reassignment.”  That would show him/her. Commit espionage in this country, put the country at risk and get that same country to spend tens of thousands of dollars to make your life more comfortable.

Is it just me, or does anybody else see a problem here? What in the world is going on? I can’t be the only person who is furious at the thought of this whole concept.

Now don’t get me wrong. If a person decides they are really a chimpanzee and can find a doctor who is willing to “reassign” them, go for it. I don’t care. Just don’t expect me to pay for the operation. Bradley Manning is a convicted spy who has, by his/her crimes, put his/her country in serious jeopardy. He/she deserves only to be fed, housed, and given the medical care necessary to keep his/her sorry ass alive until he/she has served his/her sentence. That’s it. No more. To my way of thinking, he/she is lucky to be allowed to live.

According to news reports the Pentagon will ultimately decide if this surgery is to happen, a surgery that we, the taxpayers, will pay for. In the final analysis the US House of Representatives has to pay the bills. They have to decide how much money the Pentagon budget is to be. My question is simple, is this the wisest use of their budget dollars?  I’m pretty sure none in Congress ever imagined they would have to deal with nonsense like this. This I can say for a certainty, if the House allows this to happen, everyone involved should pay with their jobs, period.

Earlier I asked, “Is it just me?” It can’t be. I can’t be the only one who feels this way. Put this punk in a cage and keep his/her name out of my sight forever.  

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Mr. President, Mr. President, we have a big problem. Those stinking Republicans are closing in on us. They are about to hold Lois Lerner in contempt. Their threats and pressure might make her come clean and tell the truth. That would be a major disaster. And those tea sipping Members of Congress are setting up a “select committee” to investigate Benghazi. They are going to subpoena everybody and demand that they tell the truth. They are going to get all our correspondence and almost everything that happened is in writing. I heard them tell a reporter that the Congress has the right and the power to hold the Executive branch to account. Is that true Mr. President? Can they really do that? Let’s face it. If they get to the truth, Hillary is finished. In fact the Democrat party would be in big trouble. Who knows, maybe Obamacare might get looked at again in a fresh light. That could well doom that “signature” piece of legislation. After all, they have so many things, all that we have been keeping under the rug, to investigate. This whole house of cards could come tumbling down. What will we do?

Relax. I have the answer. I have the answer that always works. The answer that previous presidents have also used. It is simple. We will just change the subject. All we have to do is come up with something so dramatic that the media, after all they belong to us, will cover. Let’s think about this. What would be so powerful that the entire country would forget Lerner, Benghazi, and even Hillary?
I know. Global warming. That would do it. But let’s call it “global climate change.” That is a more user friendly term. Let’s get some weird, kooky scientist, give him a big grant, and set him loose on the press. He should rant and show righteous anger. Make sure he has charts and graphs. Those always help when it comes to selling wild ideas. He should be somewhat believable, though. After all, some in the media, like Fox News, might be on to us. They are a little more difficult to deal with.

Mr. President, it is a great plan. It’s not like we are inventing something new. Global warming has been around for a long time. It has just been in the background because some loud mouth nonbelievers have given our theory a bad rap. And it’s great timing too, Sir.  After all, summer is coming and the weather will naturally heat up so we can use that as evidence. The normal spring storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes are all on the horizon. Since the people have the attention span of a tsetse fly larva, this couldn’t come at a better time. When the loud mouth nonbelievers and deniers speak up, we will just shout them down as we have done in the past. Mr. President, it is a great plan. We will just point to the storms going across the country as proof of our theory. Never mind that these storms have been happening since time began, we have the press on our side.

I can see it now. Everybody will be so frightened by our alarmist press releases that Benghazi, the IRS, and all the rest of the “phony” scandals will vanish from the news.

Mr. President, they called Bill Clinton “slick Willie” but he couldn’t hold a candle to your slickness. In fact, history may well record you as the slickest president of all times. It is just too bad that the country will be in such bad shape by then that nobody will notice and even fewer will care.

Ron Scarbro