All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


BJW - For the New Parents

What's it like having a toddler?

Imagine raising a heavily caffeinated chimpanzee who is allergic to sleep.

"I've lost my mind and I'm pretty sure the kids took it."

Seeing my 11-year-old son perusing a website filled with photos of Britney Spears, I commented, "She certainly is pretty. Which picture do you like best?"

"I don't know," he mumbled, embarrassed by his newfound interest in girls. "I'm just reading about her."

I came closer and peered at the screen. "Oh, really?" I said.

"So when did you learn to read Spanish?

My husband, Cal, grew increasingly displeased as our teenage daughter and her boyfriend studied in her room late one evening. Finally losing patience shortly after midnight, he knocked sharply on her door. Her boyfriend immediately opened it and asked if something was wrong.

"I have to ask you to move your car," Cal told him.

"Oh, sure. Is it in someone's way?"

"No," Cal replied, "it's at the wrong address."



Sturgis starts this week...

A man appears before St. Peter at the Pearly Gates.

"Have you ever done anything of particular merit?" St. Peter asks.

"Well, I can think of one thing," the man offers. "Once, on a trip to the Black Hills, out in South Dakota, I came upon a gang of high-testosterone bikers who were threatening a young woman. I directed them to leave her alone, but they wouldn't listen. So I approached the largest and most heavily tattooed biker. I smacked him on the head, kicked his bike over, ripped out his nose ring and threw it on the ground, and told him, 'Leave her alone now or you'll answer to me.'"

St. Peter was impressed. "When did this happen?"

"Just a couple minutes ago."

Consider yourself warned.


BJW - Racism Today?

Everyone seems to be in such a hurry to scream 'racism' these days... ever wonder why? 

A customer walks into an establishment and asks, "In what aisle could I find the Polish sausage?" The clerk looks at him and says, "Are you Polish?"

The guy (clearly offended) says, "Well, yes I am. But let me ask you something. If I had asked for Italian sausage, would you ask me if I was Italian? Or if I had asked for German Bratwurst, would you ask me if I was German? Or if I asked for a kosher hot dog would you ask me if I was Jewish? Or if I had asked for a Taco, would you ask if I was Mexican? If I asked for some Irish whiskey, would you ask if I was Irish?"

The clerk says, "Well, no, I probably wouldn't!"

With deep self-righteous indignation, the guy says, "Well then, why did you ask me if I'm Polish because I asked for Polish sausage?"

The clerk replied, "Because you're in Home Depot."

Church Goers

Bernie and Esther were not the most religious couple and in fact, they really only went to church once a year.
As they were leaving the church, the minister said, "Bernie, it sure would be nice to see you and Esther here more than once a year!"

"I know," replied Bernie, "but at least we keep the Ten Commandments."

"That's great," the minister said. "I'm glad to hear that you keep the Commandments."

"Yep," Bernie said proudly, "Esther keeps six of them and I keep the other four."


Wyoming Political Ads

It's primary season in Wyoming again.  The primaries are when we pick which Republican we are going to elect to not accomplish a single thing that is important to us as a state.  Since its important that a Republican not do any good what-so-ever on our behalf in DC, and not a Democrat, who would certainly do us harm, this is the big election cycle for us.

It's a pretty good system.  It mostly works.  We vote for a Republican.  Doesn't generally matter which one.  We send them to DC and they work tirelessly accomplishing nothing for anyone back home.  This plan is infinitely better than when they feel the need to "do something".  When they "do something" it's generally a horrible mistake that serves to set freedom back and wreck western civilization.

This year some bozo named Dave Dodson wants Dr. John Borrasso's senate seat.  I know he is a bozo for a couple of reasons.  1. He lives in Jackson Hole.  Jackson Hole is not apart of Wyoming, even if they drew the lines on the map so that it looks like it is.  Jackson is the haunt of limousine liberals who make big bucks elsewhere and tax shelter here.  2. I've seen his adds.  I mean I HAVE SEEN HIS FREAKING AD!  Over and over and get the idea.

If you use a big fancy ad agency to buy internet ads in a state with a small population, they will target your audience.  That's what they are getting paid for.  It wouldn't be so bad if it was just banner ads.  Dodson has bought all the little t.v. type ads.  I can't get away from it.

I've made my decision.  Dr. Borrasso has never impressed me as our senator.  He hasn't.  I've spoken to the man.  He's a nice enough guy but not very conservative.  He's a little obtuse when it comes to economics and freedom, but good on the second amendment.  If Dodson is to be believed Dr. Borrasso is not a good man.  That is the main point of the ad.  The other point is that Dodson would be better.

Dodson would be better because...Dodson created 20,000 jobs.  Now only about 10,500 people live in Jackson Hole.  Maybe he got everyone an illegal alien as a maid and the illegals don't show up in the official census.  I don't know.  I'd sure like to see those jobs he made appear out of thin air.   I don't think they are in Wyoming, if they are anyplace.

Dodson may be right.  John Borrasso may be the devil incarnate.  Kinda doubt it, but maybe.  One thing our current waste of space in a political place hasn't done over the last 11 years is torture me with endless internet ads about "his (all BS) plan" to put Wyoming first.

Kudos for trying to ride in on Trump's slogan but, boring politician, endless BS ads .... NO VOTE!

One last thing.  If you can afford to live in Jackson Hole, why would you spend even one minute in Sodom on Potomac?  NO ONE with Wyoming values would willing do such a thing.  Our current congress critter is a life long DC insider who lives in Virginia (just like she did before being elected to the House).  Mike Enzi isn't a rich man.  Nobody with Jackson Hole money does anything for altruistic reasons.


BJW - Dog Driver

As I drove into a parking lot, I noticed that a pickup truck with a dog sitting behind the wheel was rolling toward a female pedestrian.

She seemed oblivious, so I hit my horn to get her attention.

She looked up just in time to jump out of the way of the truck's path, and the vehicle bumped harmlessly into the curb and stopped.

I rushed to the woman's side to see if she was all right.

"I'm fine," she assured me, "but I hate to think what could have happened to me if that dog hadn't honked."

Apparently, you can't use "beef-stew" as a password.

It's not stroganoff.


Sunday Afternoon

In a fit of blogging activity I managed to fill up the BJW queue into the first of the year.

In other news I've not been able to bring myself to write the rest of my Losing My Religion posts.  It really is that draining.  I guess I should just set down and do it but I've not been motivated.