Saturday, March 31, 2012


As you know, I do not allow foul language on this blog.

The rule, found in the side bar to the right, is simple: 1. Absolutely no foul language (including the use of asterisks). If you are not man or woman enough to control your language, you are not welcome here...go somewhere else.

But take heart!

I have not gone as far as the City of New York Department of Education

In the interest of "sensitivity" to the feelings of others, they have published a list of words and phrases that cannot be used in city issued tests.

They might not be the words you are thinking about.

Here they are:

•Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological)

•Alcohol (beer and liquor), tobacco, or drugs

•Birthday celebrations (and birthdays)

•Bodily functions

•Cancer (and other diseases)

•Catastrophes/disasters (tsunamis and hurricanes)


•Children dealing with serious issues

•Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia)

•Computers in the home (acceptable in a school or library setting)


•Death and disease



•Expensive gifts, vacations, and prizes

•Gambling involving money



•Homes with swimming pools


•Junk food

•In-depth discussions of sports that require prior knowledge

•Loss of employment

•Nuclear weapons

•Occult topics (i.e. fortune-telling)





•Rap Music


•Religious holidays and festivals (including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan)

•Rock-and-Roll music

•Running away




•Television and video games (excessive use)

•Traumatic material (including material that may be particularly upsetting such as animal shelters)

•Vermin (rats and roaches)


•War and bloodshed

•Weapons (guns, knives, etc.)

•Witchcraft, sorcery, etc.

Certain words stand out in my mind as I read this mindless list.

"Pornography" and "sex."

Turns out that a part of the middle school curriculum in NYC is the study of sex and pornography (I'm not certain why those are a part of the curriculum, but they are).

So how does NYC give a test on a subject without using the very words that the subject is about?
‘Halloween’ is targeted because it suggests paganism (I'm a dyed in the wool, hard-nosed, Christian, and I still say, "so what?").
A ‘birthday’ might not be happy to all because it isn’t celebrated  by Jehovah’s Witnesses.
See, as has been noted on this blog before, the problem is liberals lead with their emotions, and don't give a whit about facts, truth, honesty or integrity.
They think that we can develop a world in which nobody ever has to be uncomfortable about anything, ever, for any reason.
That's why they suggest things like not keeping score at a children's soccer game. There can be no such thing as winning, because that means there must be losing and losing is bad for one's self esteem.
'Course, when kids grow up and discover that the "real" world doesn't give a rat's behind about their poor little self-esteem, they get a rude awakening and are not prepared to deal with the idea.
Can some of you liberals tell me: Is there any end to this abject nonsense? Ever?
Will you please list for me the areas of life over which you think government should not have any control?

Friday, March 30, 2012


The Following are Crime Statistics Provided by the FBI and the Department of Justice.
Blacks are about 12% of the population of the U.S.

Blacks commit about 52% of muggings and over 60% of the murders in the USA.

Is this because they are disproportionately poor, disadvantaged and/or disabled?

Well, the District of Columbia enjoys the highest average annual salary and is second in personal income per capita, leads the nation in almost every category of crime, including murder, robbery, aggravated assault and vehicle theft.

They also have the country’s strictest gun control laws.

D.C. also has the highest police department costs per capita and the highest rates of incarceration.

The permanent population of Washington DC is over 80% black

Compare DC to West Virginia.

West Virginia has the nation’s highest unemployment rate in the U.S.and the fewest police per capita of any state in the nation. It suffers the chronic poverty as well.

Yet West Virginia has the nation’s lowest crime rate.

It population is over 96 % white.

Nation wide, blacks actually commit more violent crimes against whites than blacks. A black is over 30 times more likely to do violence to a white than whites are to blacks.

Every year there are about 35,000 black on white rapes reported in the USA, while there are fewer than 9 white on black rapes. And when it comes to “gang rapes,” there are more than 3,000 black on white while white on black gang rapes are so rare they don’t even show up in government statistics.

When it comes to so-called “white collar” crimes, blacks are nearly 3 times as likely to be arrested for forgery, counterfeiting, and embezzlement as whites.

What is the point of all of these facts?

Do they mean that blacks are worse people because they are black?


It means that blacks commit crimes out of proportion to their numbers.

That’s all they mean.

They are not pre-judging blacks, passing judgements on blacks nor do they form a valid basis for prejudice against blacks.

They just are what they are.

Listen up, liberal media and liberals in general: IT IS NOT RACIST TO BRING THESE IDEAS TO THE FORE!

If publicizing these facts feeds your stereotypes or encourages racist ideas in you head, the problem is with your head, not with the facts.

They just are what they are.

Do they show that police center their enforcement efforts on black crimes and ignore crimes by whites?


A crime is a crime, and the color of its perpetrator is of no consequence to the crime itself.

Now, facts are facts, and there is nothing anybody can honestly do about them.

The conclusions to be drawn from those facts, however, depends on a number of factors, such as indoctrination, personal past history, where one went to school, the method of reasoning employed and the amount of emotionalism substituted for reason in drawing those conclusions.

For the last 100 years or so, we have developed in this country a culture that encouraged crime among those previously suppressed, ie: blacks.

Whether out of guilt for former treatment (as in slavery) or out of well meaning but misguided intent to “help,” we have taught the black population that they are entitled to certain things because of what had been done to their ancestors.

The result of that teaching has been to indoctrinate them with the idea that they are somehow rendered inferior by their history and must overcome that “inferiority” through entitlements and disproportionate accommodation.

Some blacks have come to believe: “You have something I want (material possession, sexuality, dignity, an identity, etc.). Since I want it, I should have it. Since I don’t know how to earn it, I will justly take it from you so we can be even.”

This attitude has been promulgated by the socio-psychological theories of liberal educators, who influenced their students, who subsequently influenced politicians who then passed it on down the electorate.

When politicians realized that they could remain in office, with the accompanying power, influence, perks and benefits, by providing government assistance to the black community absent any reciprocal responsibility, they began doling out the hand-outs.

The result is over two generations of blacks who earnestly believe what they have been taught to believe: that the rest of the citizens owe them a living; that if they want something they should have it and should not have to work for it.

Thankfully, there are many blacks who have risen above what they have been taught and have become successful, meaningful, contributors to society.

Sadly, there are still too many who buy into the entitlement mentality.

This will not change until the liberal “thinkers” realize what they have done and change their approach to dealing with the “plight” of the black community.

There is little hope of that ever happening, however, because the liberal mind set is to think that taking from those who have to distribute to those who don't have will teach those who don’t have to grow up and earn the things they want or need.

Until it happens, though, the disproportionate crime rate among blacks will continue.

It’s what they have been taught.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


In May of 2010, President BO (the child president):

Today, President Obama visited Solyndra, Inc., in Fremont California – a solar panel manufacturer that is building a new facility (and creating new jobs) thanks to funding from the Recovery Act. So far, construction of the new facility has created over 3,000 construction-related jobs and the new factory could create up to 1,000 long-term new jobs. And this is just one of countless stories that together account for the up-to-2.8 million jobs the Recovery Act is responsible for by the CBO’s count.

He said:

“Government still has the responsibility to help create the conditions in which students can gain an education so they can work at Solyndra, and entrepreneurs can get financing so they can start a company, and new industries can take hold.

“So that’s why, even as we cut taxes and provided emergency relief over the past year — we also invested in basic research, in broadband networks, in rebuilding roads and bridges, in health information technology, and in clean energy. Because not only would this spur hiring by businesses — it would create jobs in sectors with incredible potential to propel our economy for years, for decades to come. There is no better example than energy.”

From the VP:

“This announcement today is part of the unprecedented investment this Administration is making in renewable energy and exactly what the Recovery Act is all about,” said Vice President Biden. “By investing in the infrastructure and technology of the future, we are not only creating jobs today, but laying the foundation for long-term growth in the 21st-century economy.”

And in his 2010 State of the Union Address, President BO (the child president) said:

“Last year, we made the largest investment in basic research funding in history -– (applause) — an investment that could lead to the world’s cheapest solar cells or treatment that kills cancer cells but leaves healthy ones untouched. And no area is more ripe for such innovation than energy. You can see the results of last year’s investments in clean energy -– in the North Carolina company that will create 1,200 jobs nationwide helping to make advanced batteries; or in the California business that will put a thousand people to work making solar panels.”

Yet President BO (the child president), in an interview with Market Place last week, had this exchange:

Interviewer: With all respect, it was kind of a gutsy move I think to come to a solar facility. Your administration has staked a lot on clean technology, green jobs. The biggest item most people know about that strategy is, of course, a company named Solyndra, which your administration gave loan guarantees to, that then went bankrupt and has been the subject of many investigations. Are you doing your “all of the above” strategy right if that’s what we have to show for it — Solyndra?

Obama: We are doing the “all of the above” strategy right. Obviously, we wish Solyndra hadn’t gone bankrupt. Part of the reason they did was because the Chinese were subsidizing their solar industry and flooding the market in ways that Solyndra couldn’t compete. But understand: This was not our program, per se.

Say what? This was not our program?

Why, because it failed?

Then whose program was it?

How can you people fall for this junk?

Just one more question: Were there any other "green" energy companies that received "stimulus" money and then failed?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


H/T Lisa

Union Contributions and to whom they were given.

Breakdown of Union Membership (BLS).

Average State and Local Government Salaries (BLS).

Average Federal Employee Benefits Package (About dot Com US Government Info)


“This video highlights not only the massive influence unions have in politics, but how the taxpayers are funding that influence,” said Blaise Ingoglia, founder of Government Gone Wild. “Unions used to play an important role in protecting American workers—but today, more than half of all union members in this country are government employees, not manufacturing workers.”

Government Gone Wild analyzed data from the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), among others. “State of the Unions” reports the following:
• Over the last 22 years unions have given more money to candidates and political parties than Wall Street investment banks, the oil and gas industry, the defense industry, pharmaceutical manufacturers, airlines, auto manufacturers, and the savings and loan industry combined.
• 92% of these contributions have gone to the Democrat Party.
• Average state and local government salaries in the US are now 29% higher and the average federal government salary is 50% higher than the private sector.
• Four out of five government employees have lifetime pensions and can retire as early as 55 on the taxpayers’ dime. Private sector employees must rely on a failing Social Security system and can’t retire until age 65.
• The benefits package alone for a federal employee averages more than $42,000 a year, almost four times as much as the average private sector worker. Federal employees can choose from numerous health care plans; get up to 49 paid days off a year, enjoy child care subsidies, and receive up to $60,000 of student loan forgiveness.
• In 2008, American taxpayers paid in excess of $170 million to pay federal employees not to work, but to pursue union activities.

“American taxpayers are subsidizing a colossal special interest group: public sector unions,” said Ingoglia. “It’s time to give conservative union members the option to stop funding their ideological opposition and stop lining the campaign coffers of politicians who are bankrupting this nation.”

“We are asking voters to contact their Congressman and Senators and ask them to propose legislation requiring all union contracts to disclose important information regarding their union dues,” continued Ingoglia. “Union contracts should disclose that members are entitled to a refund on the portion of their union dues that are used directly for political purposes. Union contracts should also disclose the percentage and dollar amount of their campaign contributions to each political party to ensure greater transparency.” To take action, visit

Tuesday, March 27, 2012



This is not the first time this has happened.

Zimmerman has already been convicted by the public.

Is that the way YOU would want it if it were YOU they were after?

What do you think "justice" means to that crowd?

Monday, March 26, 2012


During my time away, I've had some time to think.

I think I have been wrong.

Until my "time off," I thought it was worthwhile to engage certain people in conversation and debate about how to solve such problems as government intervention into our lives, the high price of gasoline, truth versus factoids and quasi factoids.

Now I realize the futility of such efforts.

Believing they possess a superior intellect, they look down their noses at people who disagree with them as having an inferior one.

They do not recognize principles, but prefer to deal with minutia, as though that somehow overrides the principles. And they do not apply their attack of the minutia with any sort of even handedness.

An example of that would be their concept of "freedom of speech.'

It is OK for Bill Maher to call certain women some of the most vile, uncivilized, filthy names on the planet, but for Rush Limbaugh to ask what one calls someone who wants her contraception paid for (thus enabling her and others to "safely" engage in sex more often) and then answers the question with the suggestion that one would call such a person a "slut" is just the lowest of the low.

When asked, Bill Maher then said, "There's a difference!"

That's all the explanation he gave, but "There's a difference!" is supposed to suffice because it came from his superior intellect.

Freedom of speech only applies to liberals, not to conservatives.

Mostly, freedom of speech means liberals can use vile language every third word in their sentences and no one should care. They see vile language as evidence of their great intellect.

They never understand the Constitutional principle: People are free to verbally attack the government without fear of repercussion from the government.

Until my "time off," I thought that our mutual desire was the pursuit of some kind of common ground, at least, and truth at best.

Turns out that liberals are not the least bit interested in truth...they don't even believe it exists.

If you present them with evidence that the earth has always gone through periods of heating and cooling, even before the industrial revolution, and that those periods are more related to solar events than to man made ones, they ignore the facts and plough on ahead with their castigation of mankind.

Show them that the price of crude oil is set by OPEC, for the most part, and the price of gasoline is set by what speculators believe will be the future supply thereof, relative to demand, their superior intellect leads them to attack the "law of supply and demand."

Present statistics showing that capitalism has produced help for more people in need than all of the government programs ever designed, and they'll have a hissy fit trying to say that their taxes are used to help poor people, therefore they are as giving as capitalists are.

They completely miss the principle that an able bodied person should actually have to work to earn a living, go to college, drive a car, own a home, engage in sex, take care of himself and seek his own dreams freely.

One other thing I thought about while I was "off:"

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012


As I was gurneyed into the operating room, the guy walking next to my gurney asked, "Mr. Scoggins, are you ready to go to sleep?"

I answered, "Ye..." Before I could finish the word, I was in the recovery room with the surgery behind me and quite amazingly, little pain.

The muscles of my right thigh were stiff, and did not want to work. They began to feel as though they were very deeply bruised and it hurt to press on them.

(After all, they had been separated by two "spreaders" for the entire 45 minutes of the surgery, and were trying to find their way home).

The introduction of some hydromorphone into the IV brought the warmth characteristic of it's nature to my body as it coursed its way toward the pain. As its warmth spread over the affected muscles, their pain disappeared.

About twelve hours later, the physical therapist said, "Let's take a walk."

So we walked about fifty yards, he behind me with a wheel chair behind him, in case I gave up and did not want to finish the walk.

But I pressed on the whole fifty yards, and then walked the fifty yards back to my room, went past the room down to the nurses station and then back to my room for a much needed rest.

The beds were horrid, but not as horrid as many hospital beds I have "slept" in. A bar at the pivot point of the part that raised the head of the bed crossed my back at the precise point of my spinal stenosis. I took pain meds at night, not for my surgery, but for my back.

Wednesday was a day of therapy, with stretches, walking, going up and down stairs and several other exercises designed to awaken my wounded muscles.

Thursday continued the therapy, this time with more in-home procedures.

Friday involved one more day of stiff, but pain-free walking with the evaluator by my side, watching how well I performed the instructions I had been given.

I must have done well, because I was invited to go home, which I did with gratitude.

The result of my surgery is that I am absolutely free of the raging pain in my hip, knee and now my back, as it adjusted to being straight for the first time in 10 years.

I will undergo a few weeks of in-home therapy to continue to wake up and strengthen my muscles, and then its back to life.

For the first time in years I am living totally pain free.

The doctor had told me that after surgery I would wonder why I had not had this done long ago.

He was more than right.

I should have had this done at least three years ago!

Monday, March 19, 2012


I'll be going in for hip replacement surgery in the morning, and will not be blogging until at least Friday, and maybe longer.

If you would like to see what it is like, watch the following.

If you don't like watching this kind of thing, don't.

I find it interesting, neat, and I am looking forward to it.

I built a cabinet one time with tools very much like those used in the video.

See you soon!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012



I hope all of your snakes are non-poisonus.

I hope your St. Patrick's Day tree is trimmed.

I hope your St. Patrick's Day presents are under the tree.

And I hope you don't fall for President BO (the child president)'s "green" jobs agenda.

Friday, March 16, 2012


I saw a very comprehensive piece about Sandra Fluke over at Marine4ever.

I commend it to you.

There is a pervasive attitude in our country that frequent, extramarital and non-committal sex is the norm and that there is no longer a need for the word "slut" to define such behavior.

There is a real danger to the health of human beings that eminates from this behavior, but it is denied and ignored by our society of self-gratifying people who still think, "If it feels good, do it."

The attitude that government should somehow pay for this depraved behavior is unfathonable.

Self control and delayed gratification never occurs to some people.

Too bad.

Go figure.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


In grammar, the superlative is the form of an adjective (or adverb) that indicates that the person or thing (or action) modified has the quality of the adjective (or adverb) to a degree greater than that of anything it is being compared to. English superlatives are typically formed with the suffix -est (e.g. healthiest, weakest) or the word most (most recent, most interesting).

So...which one IS the "most" or "est," France, the Netherlands, Germany, North Korea...which?

What a total amateur President BO (the child president) is.

And he is both repetitive and redundant.

Monday, March 12, 2012


The following comes from a post by by Ed Morrissey.

As a candidate, Obama pledged that lobbyists “will not run my White House.” But on Monday, the president brought in one of this town’s most prominent lobbyists to run his White House — or at least a nice piece of it.

Steve Ricchetti, whose long list of lobbying clients included Fannie Mae, General Motors, the American Hospital Association and Eli Lilly, was tapped to be counselor to Vice President Biden.
Ricchetti achieved this feat — getting around the ban on lobbyists serving in the administration — by using one of Washington’s most-honored traditions: the loophole. Just as Obama won the presidency, Ricchetti de-registered as a lobbyist for his various clients. But he remained president of the lobbying firm that continued to work for many of those same clients, as well as a few more, such as the American Bankers Association.

Only in today’s Washington could a president circumvent his own ban on hiring lobbyists by hiring the head of a lobbying firm.

(End of Article)

Turns out, President BO (the child president) is not as good at what he does as these kids are at what they do. And like the kids, he usually does not know his right from his left.

And the kids are much cuter.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Scenario one:

You're down at the sea shore looking for sand dollars.

You pass by conch shells, snail shells and clam shells until you come to a sand dollar which you pick up.

Scenario two:

You see a Chevrolet. Then you see a Ford.

They look a lot alike. They even share many chemical bonds.

You conclude that they must come from the same place.

Scenario three:

You have a thousand dollars in your pocket with which you plan to buy $1,000.00 worth of computer gear.

Someone comes along and takes $350.00 of it, leaving you with only $750.00. You can't afford to buy your computer gear.

You conclude that they must be entitled to it and go on your merry way.

Scenario four:

Your neighbor buys a new car. He earns 3 times what you earn.

You want a new car, too...the same kind.

Since you can't afford it, you figure the rest of the people should help you buy one.

After all, you need to get to's your right.

Scenario five:

You don't ever want to get sick, have an accident or suffer any pain.

You conclude that everybody else should work to guarantee that you never get sick, never have an accident and never suffer any pain.

You are, after all, entitled to a perfect life.

Scenario six:

You take a DNA sample from a woman.

You take another DNA sample from the fetus she is carrying in her womb.

You conclude that, even though the DNA is different, they are the same "person" and therefore each should be allowed to do whatever he/she wants to the other.

Scenario four:

You are suffering from shingles.

Just barely touching your belly hurts, and rubbing the belly is out of the question due to the pain.

You need to drive to the doctor.

You can't because the law requires you to fasten your seat belt when you drive.

Keeps you safe.

Is there a liberal out there who can get the point AND understand these scenarios (senaria?)?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012


General Motors has temporarily suspended production of its Volt electric car, the company announced Friday.

GM, which is based in Detroit, announced to employees at one of its facilities that it was halting production of the beleaguered electric car for five weeks and temporarily laying off 1,300 employees.

Republicans have argued that the Volt was being pushed by the Obama administration for political reasons instead of consumer demand.

“Is the commitment to the American public or is the commitment to clean energy, that we are going to get there any way we can?” Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) asked in a hearing in the House in January about the Volt's reported battery fires.

“When the market is ready … it won’t have to be subsidized,” Kelly said.

Chevy has sought to give a boost to the public image of the Volt, releasing a commercial in January tying the Volt to the effort to reduce dependence on foreign oil.

"This isn’t just the car we wanted to build,” a narrator says in the commercial over footage of Volts being manufactured in Hamtramck, Mich. “This is the car America had to build.”
Article by Keith Laing

Shocking...just shocking.

And after all of that government help, too.

Money well spent, no?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012


I want a new car.

But new cars cost $20,000.00 or more. On a five year loan, that's over $4,000.00 per year PLUS INTEREST!

That's just too much for me to pay.

Since I believe I have a right to a new car, and no one should judge me for wanting one, I think the government should pay for it.

Imagine! I would never have to pay for my car again. You, the other tax payers, would pay for it for me!

You are such nice people.

On a related subject, what does a woman have to do to be considered a "slut?"

Is there some standard by which a woman might earn "slut" classification?

If so, what is that standard?

Would an unmarried woman who engaged in intercourse seven times a week be considered a "slut?"

What if she engaged in intercourse seven times a week with four different men? Would that qualify her for "sluthood?"

What if she used contraception?

Would that disqualify her for "sluthood?"

What if she said, "I want contraception for my seven sexual encounters every week, but contraception costs me $3,000.00 per year! (What kind of contraception costs $3,000.00 per year anyway?)

"Hey! I'm a student! I can't afford $3,000.00 per year for contraception! I think the government should pay for both my education AND my contraception!"

Turns out, that's exactly what she DID say. (But it was probably just a fluke.)

Since I've had "permanant contraception," the government has no need to pay for mine.

So, I think they should pay for my new car, instead.

Of course, it should be "green" (even though the one above is obviously blue).

Friday, March 2, 2012


Isn't It Ironic?

The food stamp program, managed by the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing food stamps to more than 46 million people in the USA.

Meanwhile, the Park Service, also managed by the Department of Agriculture, threatens to prosecute those who "Feed Wild Animals," because the animals may grow dependent upon us and not take care of themselves.

Some people cannot see the irony in this. Nor can they see the implications thereof.

Those people are called liberals.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


I was standing in the campus bookstore when the news came over the radio that John F. Kennedy had been shot.

I never liked Kennedy, neither his politics nor his lifestyle. But when the guy standing next to me remarked, "I hope the (expletive not included) dies," I turned to him and said, "Whether you liked him or not, this is not the way to get rid of him."

It astonished me that someone could be so cold and heartless as to think the way this guy was thinking.

Liberal blogs and tweets are all over the Internet celebrating the death of one of the bravest, hard-hitting journalists this electronic era has known.


And you know what? I am not the least bit surprised. That's the way liberals think, and you can't breed that out of them. Their hate gene is fused with their life gene, and if they are alive, they are hate filled.

My side bar has a couple of links to some of his work. I recommend them to you.

When you think of Andrew Breitbart, think of the expose of ACORN. Think of his work to reveal the anti-social antics of SEIU.

But whatever you think of him, remember that his rights were the same as yours, and he had every right to be and to do the work of his being.

If President BO were to suddenly and unexpectedly die from natural causes, I would mourn his passing.


Because, although he and I disagree on every political stance, he is a human being and I respect human life, even his.

My prayers are for the grace of God to cover his loved ones and his associates in this difficult time.

Farewell, Mr. Breitbart. I am blessed for having had you among us.

Note: If you came here to post hate comments in the comments section, your comments will be summarily deleted. Go somewhere else. This is neither the time nor the place.