Wednesday, May 13, 2015


It appears that ISIS has claimed credit for the very amateurish terrorist attack in Texas. What they are saying is that they sent these two morons out in the great state of Texas with the intention of a mass killing. They fell a bit short. They were able, with all their arms and body armor, to barely wound one security officer before an off duty traffic cop with only his service revolver, mowed them down and hastened their introduction to their seventy-two virgins. This is what is meant by the phrase “Don’t mess with Texas.”

The event which drew the ire of the terrorists was evidently a contest to draw cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. The radical Islamist terrorists don’t take too kindly to that sort of activity. You see that is an expression of free speech and radical Muslims hate free speech. Their response is of course to kill everyone who practices it.

Well it didn’t work out too well for them. All they succeeded in doing was to alert all police agencies in this country to be especially aware when free speech events occur. Oh, and dying horrible deaths at the hand of a traffic cop.

So, exactly what was accomplished by the “free speech” event that seemingly caused this would-be attack? I am a die hard advocate of free speech. I also understand that freedom is sometimes messy. Freedom means allowing someone to say things that are repugnant to you. But, was this event really necessary?

Did they have the right to have the event? Absolutely. Was it smart? Probably not. Picking at scabs is rarely smart. One good result though is that two morons have been eliminated from the gene pool and no further concern needs to be shown for them. Eventually people that stupid meet with a bad end. The question is was the event intended to create the very reaction that it did?

Personally I don’t see the need to upset anyone especially because of their religion. That having been said, I also don’t see any need to change our lifestyle in an effort not to offend anyone else or their religion. In America you have the right to be as obnoxious as you wish. You can make a complete fool of yourself as long as you aren’t blocking traffic or interfering with normal commerce. If drawing silly pictures is what you like to do, then by all means the law allows you to draw those pictures. If those pictures are offensive to a particular group of people, they will just have to suck it up. We don’t practice Sharia law here and we never will. And if these two wannabe terrorists are the best ISIS can do, they better stay away from here.

If living in a free society is too tough for any group, regardless of their doctrine, there is a boat leaving every day. Don’t let the door hit you in the rear on your way out.

Now just a brief word to the serially offended. No one can offend you without your permission. I personally could be offended on a daily basis but I don’t care. I live with it because someone’s opinion of me is none of my business. It is possible that in my writings someone may take exception to something I have said. They have every right by our laws to sit down and write their own opinion.

And now this word to radical terrorists and wannabe terrorists. Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight. Not just in Texas but anywhere in this great country. It isn’t going to end well for you.

Ron Scarbro

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