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!


Twice the Son of Hell

GWB comes out in favor of abortion. To the left it’s not far enough. To the Republican base it’s not even enough of a wake up call to disturb their slumber.

“Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach did his best last week to defend his indefensible decision to allow over-the-counter sales of the Plan B contraceptive only to women 18 and older.

But Von Eschenbach's feeble explanation during his nomination hearing before the Senate Health,
Education, Labor and Pensions Committee was based neither on sound science nor on sound public policy. That leaves only politics and religious ideology, either a poor basis on which to make health-related decisions that affect millions of young women.

Plan B, an emergency contraceptive called the "morning-after pill," prevents pregnancy in most cases if it is taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex. It has been targeted by anti-abortion groups, who say its use does not prevent, but instead ends, a pregnancy, and that it would encourage sexual promiscuity.”

Bush was asked this question in a White House press conference concerning this news:

"Mr. President, some pro-life groups are worried that your choice of FDA commissioner will approve over-the-counter sales of Plan B, a pill that, they say, essentially can cause early-term abortions," said reporter Bill Sammon. "Do you stand by this choice, and how do you feel about Plan B in general?"

His Reply:

"I believe that Plan B ought to be – ought to require a prescription for minors, is what I believe," said Bush. "And I support Andy's decision."

Last week I wrote in the comments on my post “Remember this at Election Time”, this about the Republican Party: “As soon as they gain power they act exactly like the democrats; except on abortion where they are twice the sons of hell, because they only care about that issue as a way to raise campaign money.”

Even Joe (Jumping Ship) Farah, the most unprincipled so-called libertarian, newspaperman in America, who abandoned all pretense of manhood last election when he ran to the protective cover of GWB’s skirts over the War On (what is the war on this week anyway, lower profits for Bush’s corporate sponsors?) is starting to question “Just What Does Bush Believe?”.

He believes in his own power, Joe, and nothing else. Immigration is an issue that GWB looks for solutions to that help his buddy Fox. National security is something we fight for in Iraq but that he lacks the stones to fight for in the Southwest. The tax cuts weren’t permanent, likely never will be. ‘Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose’, Bush and the Neocon Nut Base, are doing their best to erode all personal freedom. The “Constitution is just a goddamn piece of paper”. Welfare spending is the highest it has ever been in US history, thanks to a republican president and congress.

Abortion is just a window dressing issue to raise cash off dumb evangelicals. If it ever went away the republicans would have absolutely nothing to rally the troops around. Maybe that explains why they spend so much time on flag burning and other pressing issues while they help steer the nation over the brink.

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