Monday, May 25, 2009



I happened to watch Bill Moyers' Journal, today.

I don't usually watch him very long at a time, because he is smug, arrogant, supercilious and all sorts of other negative adjectives.

He believes himself to be very intelligent. He is sure of it. He is confident of it.

Moyers may be well educated, but he has the wisdom of dead grass.

As he closed his show, he began one of his patented snidely worded leftist commentaries about the purpose of Memorial Day, which he proclaimed was for us to remember war.

What a stupid, hair-brained, mindless, tasteless, insensitive and irresponsible thing to say.

Hey Bill! News Flash for you!

Memorial Day is to remember PEOPLE, you know: the ones who gave their lives in service to our country in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines.

What a total fool Bill Moyers is. Total fool.

My father served 31 years in the United States Air Force (actually the Army Air Corps, which later became the Air Force).

He was a man who HATED war, but understood when and why it was necessary.

Most people today like the HATE WAR part, but are too stupid to know when or why is necessary.

President BO is one of those.

Colonel Joseph E. Scoggins was a man of honor, integrity and deep conviction. He was a man of superior skill at his job, and a patriot extraordinaire.

Pappy, as everybody called him, even his superior officers, was a man of faith and a deacon at Central Baptist Church, Miami, Florida.

He served during World War II in the South Atlantic Corridor between South America and Africa.

My father became the Deputy Commander of the last two bases on which he served, Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia and Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts.

Because of hundreds of thousands of men like him, you live in a country which, up to now, has had more freedom than any other in the history of the universe.

And so today I honor my father and all of the men who served with him in both the Atlantic and the Pacific theaters, as well as all of those who have given either their very lives or their lives of service to this country in all of its wars, past and present.



sue said...

Joe - Good post, but I thought you were going to lay off blogging for a few days. You just can't, can you. It's in your blood. Well, try to take it easy, anyway.

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bluepitbull said...

Mr. Joe, don't let Moyers get you worked up again, you're still in recovery mode.

Happy Memorial Day.

shoprat said...

You're right about hating war but it is sometimes unavoidable.

Susannah said...

Thank you, God, for people like Colonel Joseph E. Scoggins. Would that we had more like him.

...of Bill Moyers, "He believes himself to be very intelligent. He is sure of it. He is confident of it." Prime example of the Intellectual Elite, & someone like him would be arrogant enough to think that's a compliment.

Z said...

Moyers is a total fool...
No fools in your family, Joe. Thanks for this.

And BE WELL, my friend.