Wednesday, November 25, 2015


I love this time of the year. When I was much younger, autumn was a time to go hunting. At that time in my life hunting was a favorite sport. As a very young child living in Tennessee Thanksgiving Day was the beginning of rabbit season. We would get our shotguns and our dogs and go rabbit hunting. Afterwards we would show up at my Grandmother’s house for a Thanksgiving feast that to this day is still one of my favorite memories. Now I am the grandpa and my children and grandchildren show up at my house for our feast. My hope is as they grow older they will have memories like I have.

And so I am thankful today for this time of year. I love the holidays. I have tried to think of a way to tell you what I am most thankful for, but there is just so much. I think mostly I am thankful for good health. I am thankful for my family. My wife Linda and I will celebrate our 53rd anniversary in early December. I am thankful for my children and grandchildren. I am excited to see them grow and prosper. My wife and I can be sure they will have happy, successful lives.

I am thankful for my friends and the readers of this weekly blog. I get great comfort from being able to spout off on anything I want to. I am so very thankful I live in a country where I can spout off. We should never take this freedom for granted.

As soon as Thanksgiving is done, we will begin to prepare for Christmas. I love the music, the spirit of people, the smells and the sounds of Christmas.

Today I wish for you the happiness of this season. I wish for you the peace that attends this time. May your memories be sweet and may you create sweet memories for the ones who follow you.

Happy Thanksgiving and may God bless us all,


Wednesday, November 18, 2015


This world has a cancer. It is metastasizing and growing. That cancer is radical Islam.

If you had a cancer in your body, you would have a few choices. One is to do nothing which would almost certainly result in your death. A second choice might be surgery to remove the cancer. Still a third choice may be to treat the cancer with radiation thereby burning out the cancer cells and destroying them. Neither surgery nor radiation is a guarantee of a cure but the success rate is excellent. For a certainty doing nothing almost guarantees failure.

And so the world looks at Paris and Lebanon and the desert in Sinai. This cancer has struck the body of the free world. Hundreds of innocent people doing nothing more that traveling or going to a concert or just sitting in a restaurant having a meal are butchered because of an idiotic arrogance which is being perpetuated on the world by a few power hungry, greedy individuals.

These master manipulators seduce young, gullible, impressionable, people into a life of murder and mayhem by promising a life in the hereafter filled with virgins and joys. What they are really doing is preparing stupid youngsters for a horrible death as cannon fodder. They don’t seem to mind if their soldiers get killed by the dozens as long as they kill by the hundreds. These are vile evil men whose greed and arrogance knows no boundary.

The president has miscalculated the threat of this cancer. Initially he referred to them as the “JV” squad. Then on just the day before the attacks in Paris, he told us they were well on their way to being contained and were reducing their influence in the region. I understand why he has offered that assessment. This is politics. He wants to be thought of as in charge and successful. Who wouldn’t want that? The problem is he is wrong. We have a serious problem on our doorstep and it is not going away by itself.

Since the Paris attack I have heard many experts offering suggestions as to what our response should be. First, we are told, we must identify our enemy by name. Forget political correctness and call a spade a spade. These are radical Islamists using an ancient religion to further their arrogant greed and lust for power. They count on a ready supply of “useful idiots” to serve as cannon fodder. And thirdly, they depend on the evidence of our lack of will to defeat them. We won’t even identify them publicly.

This then should be our response. We found and disposed of Saddam Hussein. We found and rid the world of Osama Bin Laden. We now must find and demolish the leaders of this cult of blood thirsty killers known as ISIS. If necessary, we must do what radiation does to cancer cells. It often is indiscriminate. We may well have to blow up a few towns and villages. We are probably going to have to kill a lot of people. If you find this objectionable, remember this is the war that was brought to us by these radicals. The longer they go unchecked, the more likely we will have to kill them on our own soil. One thing is certain. It will only end when we end it.

All of free Europe will join us along with Russia now. We must unite and tighten the noose around this ragtag bunch of goat herders and send them off to their version of Paradise. I am certain as I sit here, it won’t be what they expect. The longer we wait to get the job done, the more of them we will have to kill. Our window is closing.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


True to form and to his liberal politics, Obama has terminated the Keystone Pipeline Project. He has kept his commitment to the environmental lobby to do everything in his power to eliminate fossil fuels from America. It seems both Obama and the environmentalist wackos think that just by eliminating fossil fuels that will somehow cause America to turn to wind energy or solar power. Wrong again. In a long list of wrong.

What would be funny if it wasn’t so sad are the reasons Obama gave for turning down the pipeline. He said the pipeline causes us to be even more dependent on oil at the expense of more environmentally safe fuels further delaying a new dependence on solar and wind power. He also believes that transporting oil through a pipeline could be more hazardous to the environment. Did you know that the day after he made his decision, a freight train derailed in Wisconsin dumping 10,000 gallons of ethanol into the Mississippi River? Trains and trucks, you see, will be the alternative methods of transporting these fuels without a pipeline. We are dealing with complete idiots.

Fortunately Obama’s refusal to approve the pipeline only delays the inevitable approval when we elect a Republican to the White House and return to fiscal and environmental sanity.

On another note a Federal Judge in Texas has stopped Obama in his tracks concerning his edict that we cannot deport illegal aliens who were brought here as children. Twenty-six states have sued the Obama Administration to bring an end to this latest travesty. One way or another these politicians in Washington are going to have to learn that we all have to follow the rules. Illegal aliens are by their identification illegal. No amount of language massaging is going to change that.

I find it amazing that with just a year left in Obama’s reign that he is still trying to find ways to destroy this country and its traditions. He speaks of his legacy. Well let me tell you this. His legacy has already been established. He has been the absolute worst President in our history. Most, if not all of his edicts and proclamations will be overturned by the next President. How’s that for a legacy?  

Concerning the next president. His will be a very difficult job. This will not be the first time a Republican has had to come in and fix a terrible mess caused by the Democrats nor, sadly, will it be the last. The voters just never seem to learn.

I don’t know about you but I have just about had it up to here with this current administration. I didn’t think it would be necessary to remove Obama from office before his term ended but I could have been wrong. It appears he is going to do everything in his power to destroy what is left of our America. If the Congress doesn’t get it, perhaps they need to be removed also. We elected a Republican majority and yet they act like they can’t do anything. They let Harry Reid run amok over needed legislation as if they could do nothing to stop him. If the majority party cannot stop an idiot like Harry Reid, what chance does this country have?

A reckoning is coming. There are enough true patriots in this country to stop the destruction of America by liberal  nonsense. To anybody who sits out this next election and then witnesses the further destruction of the country, you deserve the scorn of all who went before you. You deserve the country you will be left with. How’s that for a legacy?

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Now if I have this right, the Obama Administration, who apparently believes if everything was legal we wouldn’t have any crime, is planning to release thousands of “non-violent” incarcerated prisoners from our Federal Prisons before their terms are up over the next few days and weeks. This, they opine, will help ease overcrowding and improve our economy. I guess they believe these ex-cons will go out and get good paying jobs and become legitimate tax paying citizens. Besides, they say, most will have served a lot of their required time in prison. Also they will be on “supervised” release. That means they will have to report to a parole officer who will keep tabs on them.

Here is what we know. Most individuals who are released from prison are prone to be rearrested and returned to prison. The reasons given range from being unable to get an actual job to never having been rehabilitated in the first place. Prisons, we have been told, are institutions of rehabilitation as well as places of punishment.

Here is what else we know. Most individuals who make the news as thieves and killers, are people who have extensive records of arrest and imprisonment. This moron who was just killed in Tennessee was arrested at least twenty-eight times and convicted many, many times. The killer of the young girl in San Francisco had been arrested and convicted many times and even deported five times. But, instead of actually being in prison, these individuals were out on the street ready and willing to commit mayhem and all manner of lawlessness. How many times have we seen young people in their twenties having long arrest and conviction records but are out on the street reoffending?

But no, screams the Administration. We’re talking about non-violent offenders, mostly just drug criminals. You mean like dealers of poison to stupid kids? No, they say, these are people who are just trying to augment their meager incomes by selling and producing illegal narcotics designated for the unsuspecting users among us.

Also among those to be released are the users who steal to support their habits or commit other crimes like prostitution and forgery. Besides, the government is going to check them out and make sure they can be trusted to walk the straight and narrow. There should be nothing to worry about, right?

A number of police chiefs and sheriffs are worried though. Some are even saying this is going to cause a huge increase in crime. I think I would side with the police on this one.

I have wondered aloud and in this forum from time to time, just what sort of crime do you have commit to be put into prison and kept there?  I remember when armed robbery called for twenty to life. Now it is often pled down to a misdemeanor with little or no prison time. Drug convictions are so common that they seem to be swept under the rug. Prisons are swinging doors of recidivism. The penal is gone out of the penal prison system and the rehabilitation is just conversation.

As a country based on law and order we should require of ourselves the building of  sufficient prisons for  offenders. I know they are expensive. So is crime. If we are not willing to punish our offenders, we have no right to expect crime to go down. We also have no right to expect individuals to obey laws. This latest bit of nonsense coming out of the Obama Administration is just another example of liberal defiance of law. Watch with me how many of these parolees reoffend and wind up back in prison. Probably, I’m guessing, most of them.

Ron Scarbro