Wednesday, December 28, 2016


2016 started with the proclamation from the national media that Hillary Clinton was going to be our new President, period. Oh, there would be an election but that would just be a formality. The outcome was already determined. After all it was her turn.

Well a funny thing happened on the way to the polls. The American people didn’t get the memo. They elected Republican Donald Trump instead and not only that, they also elected a Republican Senate and a Republican House along with a majority of statehouses and governorships. So much for news media proclamations.

Since that election some disgruntled individuals decided that if Hillary lost, it must have been rigged. So, Jill Stein, the fourth place finisher out of four, begged for some money to demand a recount in three of the key states. She picked up over seven million dollars. Federal judges in the key states of Michigan and Pennsylvania said she had no standing and could not request a recount. In the meantime Jill spent over a million in salaries and costs, she says, only to be shut down by the courts. Wisconsin went ahead with their recount where Trump picked up several hundred additional votes from that count. Jill lost again. I have a question. Where did all the rest of that money go? It is well over six million dollars. Maybe that will just be her consolation prize. Go home Jill. Your fifteen minutes are up.

Since that didn’t work out for the Democrats, they have decided on a new scheme. We’ll blame the Russians. We will claim that they hacked our election and that will prove that Trump didn’t actually win. Of course we have no proof but it won’t be necessary. The American people will be so incensed, they will go along with whatever we say. That current fiasco is underway.

What’s next, you ask? Well a group of so-called Hollywood celebrities demanded that the Electoral College refuse to elect Trump. They wanted the electors to violate the law and not vote for their state’s elected choice. Another desperate act by a desperate bunch of losers. After the Electoral College vote, Trump lost a total of two votes and Hillary lost five which made Trump the overwhelming winner. For the disgruntled losers, that’s 0 for 3. Attention Democrats, your cry-baby antics are getting tiresome. Grow up. Go home. Get over it.

Fortunately in a few weeks all of this will be over and the Democrats will come to the understanding that they lost and Trump can get about the business of governing the country.

And how about the media. Both the print as well as televised news have lost all credibility. Today news is a crap shoot. The agenda of the newspaper, or the television station, determines what we read or hear. Television anchors have become stars with clothing contracts. They are paid huge salaries. All they have to do is conform to the agenda of the check writers. Never mind the truth. Apparently facts aren’t important.

I can remember when public embarrassment pronounced the end of one’s career. Not anymore. The morons are out of the closet. Weirdness is celebrated. Perversion has become the norm.

I believe that’s all changing. The election of Donald Trump is our “brexit.”  I think we all will see a different America in a few weeks. Yes, it has been a helluva year. But, we are about to embark on a new day and a new year. To any liberals who might be reading this blog, I have this advice. The train is leaving the station. Either get on board or be left in the dust.

Happy New Year


Wednesday, December 21, 2016



Way out west where the mountains are really tall, snow comes early in the winter and stays long into the spring. In the winter the air is clean and crisp but it is very cold. In the spring though, the sun warms the woods quickly and causes great stirring among the plants and the animals.

On one particular mountainside there lived a magnificent stand of Douglas fir trees. They grew tall and straight destined to become the finest lumber in all the land for building. The great trees were rightfully proud of their destiny. No other trees grew straighter or made finer lumber. In the fall the trees would shed seed cones which would feed the squirrels and other small animals in the woods. Inside the cones were many nutritious seeds. These morsels were the feed for most of the forest’s critters.

Occasionally some of the seeds would be buried by the squirrels for later use. Sometimes the squirrels bury so many seeds that they forget where they all are buried. This is just what happened one autumn on one of these tall mountains. The next spring when the sun warmed the earth and melted the snow, the little seeds sprouted into seedlings. In the life cycle of Douglas firs, new great trees are born. All over the forest young seedlings were sprouting and showing their new growth to the warming sun. All was right with the world as new life was born to take the place of the older trees which would be removed to become the finest lumber in all the land.

Dougie was just such a seedling. He stretched his young needles trying to reach the warming sunlight. But there was a problem. He had sprouted under a giant log which was blocking his sunlight. Dougie thought, “This is not such a big deal. I’ll just grow around the giant log and reach the sunlight.” That is just what Dougie did.

Every winter he slept under the heavy snowfalls and waited until the warming spring melted the snow and let Dougie stretch, further bending around the giant log to grow.

All went well for a few years until Dougie became a sapling. He was now about three feet tall, gangly and spindly as you would expect a teenager to be. Trees don’t grow as fast as humans but they grow much taller. Because Dougie had to grow around the giant log, his trunk was developing a curve. “Don’t worry,” his mother had said. “I am sure your trunk will straighten up when you grow a little more. I just know you will become a great tree and you will be sought out for your destiny to become the finest lumber in all the land.”

The next winter was particularly harsh. Snowfall far exceeded normal. All the young saplings were pushed down by the weight of the snow. But it is the nature of mountains and snow and trees to have these little experiences. When the warming sun returns and melts the snow, all the trees will spring back and grow to become the tallest and straightest trees on the mountain. Dougie had another problem however. The shade over him had caused the snow to stay considerably longer than normal. To deal with it, Dougie decided he would just grow around it as he had before. This time though, he had to grow in a different direction to get to the sun’s warmth. This caused his trunk to develop an “S” shape. “I’m not going to worry,” thought Dougie. “I will just continue to grow taller and taller to become the tallest, straightest tree in the forest. I will achieve my destiny to become the best lumber in all the land.”

Sadly it was not to be. As Dougie grew, his curvature only got worse. His growth became stunted. All the other trees grew taller and taller leaving Dougie in their shade.

“Now what? What is to become of me? All my life I had planned to achieve my destiny to become the tallest and greatest tree in the forest and now it looks like I will be nothing more than a scrub bush. I will never be good enough to be the finest lumber in all the land. It looks like I will have to spend my life as a nothing.”

Well life has a strange way of dealing with things. Just when you think things are the darkest, sometimes great light is shown. As it turns out, Christmas was approaching. Snow had fallen and the forest was even more beautiful than usual. Dougie heard a strange noise in the distance. It seems a family had come to the woods looking for a Christmas tree. The family was a Dad with his three children. The children were very excited looking for the perfect tree to decorate for their home. As they walked around and among the many beautiful young Douglas firs, they would shout “How about this one?” or “Dad, I think this is the best one.” They seemed not to even notice Dougie.

Dougie thought, “I cannot do anything right. I can’t even become a Christmas tree because of my curved trunk. Now I will never be a great tall tree and I won’t even be a Christmas tree. How sad is my life.”

Just then Dougie noticed a little girl looking at him. She was part of the family who was out looking for a tree to decorate. She was smaller than the other children. She stood in a strange way. She seemed to have some difficulty getting around in the snow, but she had a huge smile on her face. She was definitely having a good time. Dougie looked closer and saw that this little girl had a strange curve in her spine much like the curve in his trunk.

“Dad, come and look at what I have found. I think this could be the Christmas tree for us.” Dad came over and said “Honey, this tree has a crooked trunk. I don’t think it would be the perfect tree for us.” He then went off to be with the other kids continuing to look for the perfect tree.

The little girl just stood there and stared at the crooked tree. Dougie was as sad as the little girl. Off in the woods there was the rustling of the kids as they continued to look for the perfect tree. Dad called to the little girl to come with them. “No Dad,” she said. “This tree and I both have a curve in our spines and you always told me that I was as good as anybody else, so I think that just because this tree has a curve in his spine, he can be as good as anybody else also.”

Dad stopped in his tracks. His eyes filled with tears as he suddenly recalled his feelings when he learned of his little girl’s condition known as scoliosis. He remembered the fear both he and the little girl’s mother felt. He knew that he and his daughter had to learn to live with her condition. He had, for years, told her she could do anything she put her mind to. He and her mother had told her to reach for the stars and not allow her physical limitation to slow her down. Now here before his eyes was the essence of the lesson he had tried to teach his daughter for years and today he had to learn it from her. She had become the teacher.

Dad immediately called all the kids together and announced that we had indeed found the perfect tree. The kids were surprised at the choice of the tree with the bent and curved trunk. Dad said, “Just you wait until you see what this tree will become. We will decorate this Douglas fir as no other tree has ever been decorated.” Dad quickly cut the tree down and it was lovingly loaded in the van for the trip home.

When Mother saw what the family had done she was also surprised. “Is this the best you could do?” she asked. When Dad told Mother what had happened, the matter was immediately settled. Mother said, “Let’s decorate this tree as no other tree has ever been decorated.” And so they did.

Dougie saw what he had become and he was truly the finest Christmas tree that has ever been. The tinsel and lights were so grand that no one could ever notice that there was a curve in his trunk. His heart sang. Dougie never again thought of his destiny of being the finest lumber in the land for now he had become the finest Christmas tree in the land.

Often in our lives we make great plans. We prepare for lives with one destiny on our minds. Then on occasion, things happen to change our plans. That’s the way life is sometimes. If we can somehow become like Dougie and this little girl, perhaps we will find a different direction that we could never have prepared for. Perhaps our destiny is yet to be decided. Life truly begins when we accept those things which we cannot change and then live our life to its fullest. Whether you are to be the tallest, straightest tree in the forest or the most magnificent Christmas tree that has ever been, success in life is being the best that you can be.

Copyright © 2010 by Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


The commercialization of Christmas starts earlier every year. I started hearing commercials for Christmas back in October. I’m a capitalist and as such I am okay with selling your product any way you can. Let’s face it, Christmas has become a retailer’s dream. That doesn’t mean that the true meaning of Christmas has to be lost in the hubbub. I just heard Donald Trump wishing a crowd Merry Christmas. He said isn’t it great to be able to say that once again. He challenged the retailers of America to once again use that greeting instead of the politically correct non- greetings that have invaded our language over the past few years. I am hopeful that we all can return to a more traditional America where tolerance abounds and the perpetually offended can just relax and enjoy the ride.

If the music and the decorations of Christmas bother you, that’s okay. Your intolerance bothers me, but I don’t march in the street and cause uproar over it. If my greeting of “Merry Christmas” offends you, I’m sorry you feel that way. A while back I was having a conversation with a Jewish lady who told me in no uncertain terms that she was offended by someone saying Merry Christmas to her. Okay, I’m sad for you and your very thin skin. Along with the vast majority of America, I’m not going to change my ways, so get over it.

I just heard that the atheists are running an ad campaign to ask people to celebrate Christmas but don’t go to church. If you don’t want to go to church, don’t go. I’m pretty sure that the church will be fine without you. The thing about atheism that has always bothered me is that if they are right, they’ll never know. But if they find out they are wrong, it will be too late to take it back. Personally, I wouldn’t want to take that chance.

This Christmas season is particularly special to me. There is a new optimism. People seem to be happier. Now I know there are some who will never be satisfied but you just can’t please everybody. The Stock Market is exploding with new historic highs. The retailers and the online businesses are reporting record sales. Just since the election the Stock Market has risen nearly ten percent. It is an indication that growth is on the horizon. With the election of Donald Trump our economy will grow again. The future has brightened considerably. America has given herself a great Christmas gift. She has rejected the dour, sour, negativity of liberal politics. She has instead voted for a new beginning.

Donald Trump has promised to make America great again. I, for one, am ready. For the past eight years we have been led to believe that slow growth and our bad economy was just something we were going to have to get used to. This was to be the new normal. Well guess what. It turns out that line of reasoning was just the liberal’s way of excusing bad decisions and over regulation. We do have a bright future. Our economy will grow. In fact it has already started. I am going to sit back and watch it all happen. America, open your gift and celebrate Christmas.

Ron Scarbro

Thursday, December 8, 2016


House Democrats have, in their wisdom, reelected Nancy Pelosi as Minority Leader. The Democrat Party is now considering Rep. Keith Ellison, D. Minnesota, to be head of the Democrat National Committee. As this is happening, Senator Elizabeth Warren, D. Mass. is gaining in stature as one of their most influential speakers. Let me be among the many, no make that some, no make that the very few to congratulate the Democrats on their choices.

It is clear that they have learned nothing from the election of Donald Trump. I believe them to be tone deaf. They just don’t get it. Well before this election, poll after poll reported that the American people were unhappy with the direction of the country. They were tired of identity politics. They were tired of “political correctness.” They were tired of America taking a weakened position in the world in every treaty and agreement we were involved with. As manufacturing companies moved to foreign countries for better tax positions and cheaper labor, our jobs went with them. America simply said enough.

Already Trump has made our position clear to Carrier Air Conditioning. You move your company to Mexico or any place outside of our borders, you will lose everything you gain in cheaper labor by facing higher tariffs and taxes. In addition, you will put in jeopardy every contract you have with the Federal Government. Carrier has apparently seen the light. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall in that room with the negotiations going on.

One of the next things you are going to see is billions and billions in American cash coming back into this country when the corporate tax rate is lowered. That money has been stashed overseas to protect it from the government tax grab. It will return and be put to use and our economy will benefit greatly from it.

This will just be the beginning of the remaking of America; the beginning of the unwinding of the mess Obama and the liberal Democrats have left us with. Obamacare will be a thing of the past. Let’s face it. This was never anything more than a redistribution of wealth, taking from those who earn and giving to those who live on the dole. Insurance and medical care are commodities, not public utilities and they need to be treated like commodities. Competition, not government intervention is the answer.

Now, concerning the Clintons. Silly me. I thought when Bill Clinton was disgraced, impeached, and subsequently disbarred from the practice of law for lying to a Grand Jury, that he would be relegated back to some garbage dump in Arkansas. Instead he and his criminal wife have become champions of the Democrats. They have given them riches beyond their wildest dreams. They even nominated her to be their standard bearer in the Presidential election.  Which brings me to the question, how do you suppose the foreign governments and foreign dictators who poured millions into Hillary’s coffers, feel now? They thought they were buying influence and now she has none. Their money is in a rat hole and will be used to finance the opulent Clinton lifestyle. She has no influence. But wait. She has reported that she will probably run again in 2020 and you can pour money into her campaign again. Happy days will be here again.

I believe over the next four years that there will be such a reawakening of the true American spirit that the only way the Democrats will find any relevancy is to move their minds and policies out of the European Socialist Systems and back to traditional American ideas. The clock is already starting to tick. We shall see.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Watching the national elite media since the election has been an interesting experience. Initially they were in shock. To the vast number of us who don’t have a very high opinion of the “elitist” media, it was just funny. Some of them were inconsolable. Some were in or near tears. All seemed to be aghast by the Trump win.  It almost seemed like the death of a loved one. First there is the disbelief, then the slow, begrudging acceptance of the reality, all complete with a very real sadness.

The reason for their disbelief is simple. They live and travel in a world of liberal make believe. They trod the cold sidewalks of major cities where fresh air never makes an appearance. They attend cocktail parties with like thinking people. They drink expensive coffee sitting beside others just like them. They think the world ends at their city limits and starts again at the California border. They see the rest of America as worthless “fly over” country where people are uneducated and cling to their guns and religions. Because of their Ivy League educations, they believe they know what is best for the rest of the country. How is it possible that this basketful of deplorables rose up and had their voices heard?

Now just this once I am going to go against my nature and give the liberals some advice. Something that may help in their dealings with this new reality. You know, the new reality of returning to the rule of law. The idea of personal responsibility. Respect for authority. Reverence for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Overall a return to traditional America.

Liberals be aware. One of the main reasons the Republicans won is because America is tired of cry babies and whiners. America is fed up with political correctness. America believes laws are made by the Congress and not an empirical President.

Regarding the media, you have long since lost your credibility. The job of the press is to learn the facts and report them, not to make changes to suit an agenda; and you have failed in your mission.

You are now telling the Republicans that they must “reach across the aisle.” You mean like the way the Democrats reached across the aisle before they stuffed Obamacare down our throats? Without a single Republican vote? Is that your definition of “reach across?” You may remember a little comment made by Barack Obama himself, “Elections have consequences.” Yes, yes they do. So then any reaching across must necessarily be on the part of the losing Democrats. And when they reach across that aisle, they better have something in their hands besides more of the same regulation and bureaucracy they have peddled in the past. The American voters have rejected that nonsense with this election.

In just a few weeks our new Sheriff and his posse will take over. Most of America is excited by the prospect. I am expecting to see the Justice Department return to enforcing law. I am expecting the IRS to get back to work on legitimate audits and tax processing. It is my fervent hope that prosecutions are in the works for those who violated the law and took liberties with their positions, regardless of what those positions were. Most of us will be thrilled with a renewed and rearmed military and our position in the world will be made clearer to all our adversaries. Like most of you I am waiting to see who will make up the Supreme Court. The very future of this country depends on the right choices.

This final word to the Democrats. If you try to hamper this Administration and try to deny this President the changes the American people have voted for, you will face yet another crashing defeat in the next election as well as in 2020. Pay heed to what the voters have said.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I pause to consider what I am most thankful for. The list is long but I will try to narrow it down a bit.

First and foremost, of course, is my family. The people I love and who love me. We know our faults and we love each other anyway. We know and appreciate our strengths and it only serves to make our love stronger. For them I am truly thankful. I am also thankful for good health as well as good medicine to keep us healthy.

Next I am thankful for the election results. It’s not that I am now or ever was a big fan of Donald Trump, it is that I could never imagine Hillary Clinton as President of this great country. In my mind and as I have written on many occasions, she is a crook, a liar, and at the very least extremely careless with the secrets that help keep our country safe. It is my hope that now that the election is over, this new Administration will proceed with full criminal investigations of the Clintons and will prosecute to the full extent of the law. Maybe a nice trailer park in Arkansas might be a good future home for them when they get out of jail.

As an American, I am thankful for all the freedoms that I have. The First Amendment to the Constitution gives me freedom of speech. I regularly use that freedom to express my opinion in this blog as well as in newspapers. There are indeed few places in this world where such freedom exists. Then there is the Second Amendment. I have the freedom to arm myself for whatever reason I choose. It might be to go hunting or it might be just for target shooting. It may also well be for self-protection not only from bandits and crooks, but also as the Founders intended, for protection from my own government.

I appreciate the fact that we regularly have elections to select our representatives; and that I live in a country where laws are passed not by Presidential edict, as the outgoing President could never seem to get the hang of, but by the people’s representatives, the Congress.

And speaking of law, I am thankful that we are a law and order society. We have enacted laws and we expect them to be obeyed. We further expect that when any of those laws are violated, that punishment will be swift and sure.

I am thankful for our military. For the people who have the patriotism and the courage to enter the service to protect us from the evils in this world. I believe this outgoing Administration has been disrespectful of the military by their treatment of active duty soldiers and sailors as well as the treatment of our veterans. I trust and hope that President Trump will do as he has promised and fix the mess that the outgoing President has left us with.

And finally, I am thankful for you, the readers of my blog and columns. For many years you have given me the opportunity to vent and scream. You have been tolerant and patient even when you disagreed with me. You have made my life fuller by allowing me to come into your minds and thoughts every week. For this opportunity I am truly grateful. I plan to continue writing as long as I am able. I am hopeful that, going forward with the Trump Administration, I will have more to compliment than to criticize. Thank you for being with me as we go forward together.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Well, the election is over. My candidate didn’t win. My first choice was Huckabee and my second choice was Rubio, so I lost on both accounts. And, sadly, here I sit with no therapy dog, no hot chocolate, and no safe space where I can go and cry my eyes out. I guess the next best thing is to go out and try to destroy my community. Maybe I can burn up some cars or burn down independent businesses that are only trying to serve my needs. Maybe I’ll throw burning molotov cocktails at the police. Since I am the smartest person in the room, I’ll wear a mask so they will never know who I am. I am going to protest this election until they do it over and make my candidate the winner.

You no doubt have been hearing all this nonsense going on. Spoiled children who think, since their candidate didn’t win, they have the right to demand a do over. It seems that the liberals’ idea of freedom is only if things turn out the way they want.  Some colleges are actually giving their students a few days off from classes to mourn and deal with their hurt feelings.

Well listen up young anarchists. One of the main reasons Hillary and the Democrats lost is because of spoiled children like you. The traditional Americans who go to work every day just to pay for your overpriced colleges and the military who serve all over the world putting themselves in harm’s way so you can have a crying room are fed up with your childishness. They are fed up with “political correctness.” If you are offended, deal with it. Who in this world ever told you that you could go through life and never be offended. You probably never heard of her, but Eleanor Roosevelt once said that no one can offend you without your permission.

I have a small suggestion for this new administration. Re-institute the military draft. Give young eighteen year olds something to think about besides themselves. I remember when I was eighteen. I was on guard duty in a desolate forest in Germany in the middle of the night. The Soviet Union had given us a timetable to be out of Germany and we weren’t going to leave. So, there I stood quite literally scared to death trying to be brave and waiting for the hoards from the USSR to attack. I’ll tell you this, I became a man. I quickly came to understand what responsibility was.

We are constantly being told that these young people are our future. They will only be our future if they grow up and learn what it means to be an American.   

There will be no do over. In four years Trump will probably run again and unless I miss my guess, if you are offended by this election, you will certainly be upset by the next one. America is tired of the leftist direction of the past eight years. America is tired of “big brother” knowing what is best in everything. America is tired of having to remind individuals of the need to just look in their underwear to determine which restroom to go into. America is tired of having their road signs in five languages so no one has to learn English to drive on our roads.

America is yearning to return to her traditional ways.

So, young disillusioned children and anarchists, there are no participation trophies in a Presidential election. There are only winners and losers. Go home. Read the Constitution. Study history. Learn what it means to be an American. Pray this government doesn’t take my suggestion and start drafting you. You might then have to grow up.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


It is my great pleasure to write this column today. When I went to bed last night, I didn’t know what to expect. No, I didn’t stay up for the results although I did get up at 3:30 this morning to check it out. To say I am relieved is an understatement. America did herself proud and rejected the most corrupt person ever to try to win the Presidency.

Do you remember back when the news was all about O. J. Simpson? The media just couldn’t seem to get enough of O. J. Well, his criminality finally caught up with him and he is now in prison for what should be the rest of his life. When he was deposited into his cage, I told myself that I never wanted to hear the name of O. J. Simpson again. I now feel the same way about Hillary Clinton. Whether she spends her remaining days in a cage is yet to be determined, but it is my hope that I never hear her name spoken again. In my mind she is a conniving, self-centered, opportunist criminal who should in fact be in prison. With the Republicans now in total command, justice should prevail and James Comey can do his job without interference.

I’m also reminded today of all the Hollywood elitists who have promised to move out of this country with Trump in the White House. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. All you need is to find another country who will put up with your whiny nonsense. Sadly, this promise has been made before and they all seem to forget it when faced with reality. Personally I wouldn’t miss a single one of them. They are all ungrateful slobs with questionable talent who would have great difficulty feeding themselves left to their own devices.

So now the real excitement begins. I am looking forward to the new Cabinet. I would love to see Rudy Giuliani as Attorney General. Or maybe Chris Christie. Newt Gingrich as Secretary of State. Ben Carson as Health Education and Welfare. How about Mike Huckabee as Chief of Staff? There is just so much untapped talent available to Trump and I believe he will choose wisely.

He has a Republican Senate and House. The people have spoken. There will be no excuses. Here’s what we want.  Get rid of all the illegal Presidential edicts Obama loved to issue because he couldn’t get the Congress to go along with him. Require the Border Patrol to enforce the law. No more catch and release. Require employers to e-verify all Social Security numbers before anyone is hired. Support the police and the military. Fix the VA. No more excuses. It is a mess. Just fix it. Get rid of Obamacare and replace it with an intelligent program that uses the best of this country instead of trying to turn our healthcare into a public utility.

Re-negotiate all these Mickey Mouse treaties that have been forced down the throats of the American people. In all cases America first.

Nominate Justices for the courts who can both read and understand the Constitution of the United States and who have respect for what our Founders had in mind.

Take a good hard look at all the duplicity in our government and “drain the swamp.”

Trump promised to make America great again. I, for one, plan to hold him to that promise. I expect him to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. To me, that is job one. For me and for all Americans the future just got a great deal brighter.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Okay, here’s what we know. Hillary Clinton set up a private server to conduct the business of the State Department while she was Secretary of State. She used that server to send and receive classified emails. She alleged this was done for her convenience. She sent and received these emails to several people during this period. Among the people on her email list were Huma Abedin, Sidney Blumenthal, and probably Barack Obama. She lied to the American people about the server and the emails. When the Congress learned of the server they subpoenaed the emails. Hillary then destroyed the emails, approximately thirty thousand of them, and attempted to destroy several Blackberries and laptops to get rid of the evidence. During this period, the FBI was involved in an investigation of this whole affair. At about the same time, Bill Clinton, the husband of the target of the investigation, had a private thirty-nine minute meeting with Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. That meeting was a discussion of golf and grandchildren they reported. The Congress then subpoenaed several members of Hillary’s private cadre to gain information. They all pleaded for protection from prosecution under the fifth amendment. Many of these same people were called before the FBI for questioning where it is reported they couldn’t remember any of the facts in the case. At the conclusion of the investigation FBI Director, James Comey, held a news conference and stated that while there was tremendous evidence of criminal wrongdoing on the part of Hillary Clinton, they would not recommend prosecution.  

Did you get all of that? Now let’s look at what we suspect. Hillary set up this private server to conduct the business of the Clinton Foundation as well as arranging for bribes and pay-for-play with private businesses and foreign governments. She believes today, as she has always believed, that she is above the law and can do whatever she wants even though she signed a document at the State Dept. swearing she would never be involved with the mess she has gotten herself into. She knowingly was in contempt of Congress when she directed her minions to destroy evidence of her criminal activity. They all pleaded the fifth to try and stay out of jail. Bill Clinton met with Loretta Lynch not to discuss golf or grandchildren but instead to make a deal with Lynch to keep Hillary out of jail by probably promising her a continuation of her job as AG. When Hillary’s co-conspirators were called before the FBI, they did as they were advised by Hillary’s lawyer to “not remember” any of the details. At this point I am confident that Comey also did what he was told when he didn’t recommend prosecution of Hillary. Just last week a new batch of emails was discovered on the laptop of renowned and disgraced former Congressman and sexual pervert, Anthony Weiner, husband of Huma Abedin, Hillary’s closet personal advisor. There are literally thousands of emails on his laptop. Probably many of the missing emails from Hillary’s server. This discovery is so damaging to Hillary that Comey had no choice but to reveal it and to deal with the fallout of the release of the information.

So, what’s next? We have an election in a week. There is a far out chance that Hillary will be elected. There are still enough idiots in this country who refuse to see the facts before them. Whether she wins the election or not, she will be indicted. The Congress will  have no choice but to impeach her if she happens to win the election. It is against the law to hold Federal office if you are under indictment for espionage. She will then be the second Clinton to be impeached. She may well be sent to Federal Prison. Then maybe we will finally be rid of the Clintons for good in this country. I, for one, have had a belly full of Clinton and hope never to hear the name again.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Today I heard a well-known loud mouthed liberal say that we should celebrate diversity. We should welcome immigrants into our midst with open arms and open borders. After all, aren’t we a nation of immigrants?

Okay. Let’s agree that we are a nation of immigrants. Let’s also agree that literally thousands of new people are arriving on our shores every year. I absolutely have no problem with new immigrants coming to America if they come legally. My problem is when some of these new people come here, they expect us to turn our country into the pig sty they just escaped from. They refuse to learn our language expecting us to cater to their whims and publish in their language. Rather than trying to assimilate, they choose instead to form separate communities. What do you think would happen if you decided to go into any foreign country and asked them to change their road signs into English and supply English speaking teachers for your children? Also, what do you think would happen if you snuck in illegally? Do you think they would accommodate you?

Rather than learning our laws and customs, many Middle Eastern immigrants want us to accept their twelfth century laws and mores. I don’t care if they want to dress as if they were in the desert and facing sandstorms. That is their choice. I do, however, resent their refusal to remove their headscarves for required identification. I also object to our allowing it.

I am aware of a major retailer who must have someone else check customers out of their grocery store when pork is purchased because the clerk running the cash register cannot or will not touch “unclean” pork. That is total nonsense.

Most of the recent “immigrants” as they are called, who are actually trespassers, come from Mexico and Central America. They come, we are told, to improve their lives. They take the jobs that Americans will not take. They are hardworking people who pay taxes and never take welfare. What they actually are are potential Democrat voters who try to hide until someone takes pity on them and gives them full citizenship. Regardless of their reason for sneaking into our country, they broke the law to get here. I understand many of them pay cartels thousands of dollars to hire guides and so-called coyotes to get them across the border and into cities on our southern border. Where did they get that kind of money? And if they have that kind of money, why don’t they stay where they are and fix their own country instead of coming here and trying to screw up ours?

I have known and worked with many Hispanics over my lifetime and I have liked them all. They are industrious people. They are truly hard working people. If they put half as much effort into fixing their own messes as they put into trying to trespass into our country, they wouldn’t need to immigrate. If I had the power, I would trade California for Mexico and then all the Hispanics who came here illegally would probably go back to Mexico for a better life. It is a beautiful country with untold natural resources. If they just got rid of corrupt leaders,  enforced the law, and collected the taxes they should, they would be a very rich country indeed.

America is the country it is because of our people. We are indeed a beacon to the world and as such have become the destination for many. Unless we control our borders, we will cease to be that beacon. Today, rather than celebrate diversity, I choose to celebrate America.  

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Over the last few years many agencies of government have suffered a loss of honor, trust, and credibility. Some believe, as do I, that this has been caused by the Democrat in the White House. This column will examine some of the agencies and groups which have suffered these losses. While I will name some, they will be but a few of the many who will never return to the position of trust they once held.

First is the IRS. Now I have never been a fan of the IRS but I have always seen their value to our country. One of the things that separates us from banana republics is the willingness of our citizens to pay for the cost of government and we do that through taxes. The IRS should be an independent arm of the government and should never be a tool in the hands of any President to use against his enemies. Under this Administration we have seen this agency turned into a weapon against conservative groups. Their discredited managers and heads have sought and received protection from prosecution by pleading the Fifth. What an insult.

Next is the Justice Department. Former Attorney General Eric Holder is the first and only AG to be held in “Contempt of Congress.”  And it doesn’t end there. The current AG, Loretta Lynch, entertained known liar and perjurer Bill Clinton for thirty minutes on her private plane just before the  Justice Dept. was to issue a ruling on the possible indictment of Hillary Clinton. Obviously a deal was made and Hillary skated free. I am sure if Hillary is elected President, Lynch will get to keep her job. Shameful and disgusting.

Then we have the FBI. In times past the FBI was “untouchable.” Well, no more. They have been “touched” and today, famed untouchable FBI agent, Eliot Ness, would be ashamed. James Comey was compromised or threatened or both. Either way, he was bought off and once again Hillary and her group of criminal thugs skate free. I have heard every possible reason and excuse for his actions but they all are just crap. Comey cannot be believed. Many of the best agents of the FBI are ready to quit over all this. They worked hard on the Hillary investigation only to see their hard work thrown out the window and their reputations ruined in the process. Martha Stewart went to Federal Prison for telling one lie and it was about a stock trade. Hillary told lie after lie and they were about national security and treason, and because of a deal being made behind the backs of American citizens, Hillary gets away with it again. The FBI will never again have the trust and respect of the American people nor should they. Obviously Comey was told by Lynch who got her orders from Obama to cover the whole affair up. It is a tragedy for America.

Next is the Congress. They have been sitting by as all this has been going on. Jason Chaffetz, R. Utah, head of House Oversight, says they don’t give us handcuffs. No, Congressman, they don’t. They give you the checkbook. If you don’t pay for it, it ceases. The Congress will never again have the respect and esteem they must have to be effective in their mission.

Finally, the national media. Of all the groups and agencies I have mentioned, none deserves more criticism than the national media. Instead of fulfilling their role as discoverers and reporters of the truth, they have become propaganda arms of the government. Their reporting cannot be believed. It is not news, it is agenda driven opinion designed to further the aims of a dishonest government.

Obama set out to fundamentally change our country and sadly he has been successful beyond his wildest dreams. I am ashamed of it all.

Ron Scarbro

Thursday, October 13, 2016


You’ve heard of them. The “lofos.” Who are they? Why are they in the news? This column will be a discussion of lofos and others who have been identified recently. They are today’s voters.

Let’s start, however, with the “nofos.” They are the no information voters. You will often find them in these “man in the street” interviews. These people don’t have a clue. When you ask them who is the Vice President, they are dumbfounded. They know Lady Gaga, or as I call her “Lady Gag Me”, but they couldn’t tell you anything about the elected leaders of this country. This is especially tragic when those interviews are held on college campuses as they often are. On a happy note most nofos don’t bother to vote. They are much too busy with their noses in some electronic device with earplugs in their ears or they are playing video games. These voters, the nofos, don’t concern me too much.

Next we have the “lofos.” They are the low information voters. They know what newspapers are but rarely partake of them. What news they get comes from headline grazing. They watch a little television but don’t pay a lot of attention to news programs or news analysis. They also spend a lot of time on the internet but not to research news stories. No, they are looking for gossip from their “cyber friends” whom they have never met. They have discussion groups among questionable people who offer opinions with no possible way of determining who they really are. This sounds like a terrible way to develop political opinion. Almost as bad as getting their news from comedians on the comedy channels, which they often do. This group seems to just stumble through life expecting someone else to take care of them. A problem with this group though is they often vote.  

Next is the group which I believe pose the biggest risk to our Republic. Those would be the mifos. They are the misinformed voters. How else could Hillary Clinton even be in a Presidential race? They are people who watch the news but only from selected sources. They look for news reports that help them with their preconceived notions. What news they get comes from only one perspective. They never question what they are being told because the news they get serves to further their own thoughts. If, for example, you watch MSNBC, and fortunately very few people do, your news isn’t news at all. It is leftist blather with very little fact. If you watch the major networks, you are going to be fed mostly left leaning opinion.

So what to do? Today understand most reported news isn’t news anyway. It is opinion. I have long believed that unless you experience something personally, all you can know about it is what you are told. If you limit your news sources to, for example, CBS news or the New York Times, all you know about an issue is what they want you to know. An interesting experience is to take any news story and watch it on three different networks, such as ABC, CNN, and Fox News. You would be amazed by the differences in that story. What is the truth? It is then up to you to decide.

The mess we as a country are in today is caused by the fact that so many voters fall into the nofos, lofos, and mifos and they have chosen our current crop of “leaders.” We absolutely have to take the time to learn the issues and know who the candidates are. The direction in which we are headed is unsustainable. We either turn this ship around or it won’t matter what kind of voter we are. It will be too late.

Ron Scarbro 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


I think the Iranians must have a death wish. A few years back they took some hostages and we tried to get them back. What I mean to say is Jimmy Carter tried to get them back. He bribed, cried, and cajoled. He sent weak recovery teams who were poorly equipped. He tried everything he knew and none of it worked.

Then there was an election and Jimmy was removed from office. In his place came Ronald Reagan. On Reagan’s first day in office, Iran freed all of the hostages and returned them to us and no ransom was paid. Now why do you suppose that is? Why did the Iranians suddenly decide to release our hostage citizens? Was it a parting gift to Carter? Hardly. They knew that if they didn’t release them and do so immediately, Reagan was going to come and get them. He wasn’t going to come with a small ill-equipped force. No, he was coming to get them at any cost. That’s why the hostages were released.

Now, with another weak Democrat in the White House, the Iranians are tempting fate again. They have been sending their little motor boats out into International Waters harassing our massive, powerful, well-armed naval ships. Why would they do that? I think it is because they believe Obama just doesn’t have the courage or the will to do anything about the harassment. They appear to be correct.

I’ve got some bad news for the Iranians though. Another election is on the horizon and a new sheriff is going to take over. I further believe that new sheriff will be Donald Trump. He will be another Reagan and that is some serious bad news for Iran.

In the meantime they should be very happy that I am not in charge. If these little boats came near my destroyers I would show them what destroyers do, they destroy. Then we would pick what survivors we could and deliver them back to Iran for a fee. A fee of, let’s see now, how about 1.37 billion dollars in US cash on pallets. That should take care of the Iranian situation.  

What really irks me is that not since WWII have we shown Iran or the rest of the world for that matter, the consequence of messing with us. We are the most powerful nation on earth. We have the armament and weaponry to make a giant hole where Iran used to be. They surely know that. What they also seem to know is that as long as we have weak, puny, wussy Democrats in the White House, they can mess with us with impunity.

Russia has been buzzing our ships and aircraft with their jets. Recently one came within ten feet of one of our jet fighters. They neither respect nor fear us. They don’t believe there is a consequence for their actions. Sadly, for now, they are right.

We deserve the lack of respect being shown to us. We deserve the way we are treated by China, or the Philippines, or Iran, or ISIS, or any of these little tin horn dictators. They do not fear us. They don’t fear us because we have never given them any reason to fear us. And that includes Li’l Kim of North Korea who fires his little missiles with impunity.

When we don’t exercise our power the way we should, we make the world a more dangerous place. When these little countries think they can do whatever they want with no repercussion, we fail in our duty to the world. There must be consequence for such disrespect.

I miss Ronald Reagan. I miss the America of my youth. What would Reagan do? Do you think we would be seeing this kind of disrespect? You be the judge.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


I have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on ads in every newspaper, television station, and radio station in the country. I have pandered to every left wing special interest group that exists. I have even spoken personally with actual black people. The question I have is, “Why aren’t I fifty points ahead in the polls?” That indeed is an interesting question Hillary. Is it possible that people just don’t like you? Is it possible that your lifetime of lying about everything from the “bimbo” eruptions to  your personal wealth to your performance as Secretary of State has finally caught up with you? Is it possible that your selling influence and access for hundreds of millions of dollars is out in the open? I think a more appropriate question might be, “Why aren’t you in jail, Hillary?” I also believe that when Trump wins in November, that is where you and your toadies will be.

Charleston, SC is erupting because a black arrestee was shot and killed by a police officer when he refused to follow lawful orders from the policeman. Incidentally the police officer was also black. The police report that the individual who was killed had a gun and refused to put it down. There is allegedly body cam video of the incident which proves the police officer’s accusation and the police recovered the gun. So, what is the reaction of the black community in Charleston? Why, this is a great opportunity to rob and loot the stores in our city. We can get some free stuff. We can stick it to the man. It also appears that during the riot an individual in the crowd saw an opportunity to kill another person for unknown reasons. Maybe that was an ongoing feud. Who knows? They will find the killer and then the truth will come out. These are not the actions of good citizens.

The talking heads on TV would have you believe that we face almost insurmountable problems in our race relations especially when it comes to the police. It is just too complex, they say. What if I told you this is the simplest thing to fix?  Here’s how. First, to all who break the law, stop it. If you do the crime, you will do the time. Secondly, if you are stopped by police, follow their instructions. Show them your empty hands. Don’t even think about trying to run away or become belligerent or aggressive. The police are armed with guns, dogs, and backup. They have radios that you cannot outrun. If you are dirty and you get caught, face it, you’re just going to have a bad day. A bad day, incidentally you caused yourself. Don’t resist arrest. You’re going to lose every time. If you are innocent, you will be found to be soon enough. The police didn’t stop you just for something to do. They had  reasonable justification to do so. It is called “probable cause.” The police aren’t paid enough to take any abuse from thugs or would be thugs.

The liberal politicians are fueling this problem by seemingly always siding with the bad guys when they should be supporting the police. The liberal national media gets great ratings from the continued battle of the races so they also keep the fire going. Just stop it. From Ferguson to Baltimore to Dallas to now Charleston, stop pouring salt on this wound. You are a major part of the problem and none of the solution.

And finally to those of you who would choose to sit out this election or vote for some lesser candidate like Johnson or Stein. What you are actually doing is voting for Hillary Clinton. Any vote not cast for Trump is actually a vote for Hillary. You would be voting for a continuation of the mess this country has become and that mess will only get worse under Hillary. To the Bushes, the Kasicks, and other so-called elite establishment Republicans, shame on you. Shame on you for your dereliction of duty. Shame on you for turning your back on America.

Ron Scarbro