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!


An Early Christmas

As you may or may not know, its been cold as heck in the wild west for about 2 weeks. Wind chill has been around -4. Certainly this is a bit chilly considering our normal 50 degree weather that I'm used to. Its still fall after all and the snow storm that knocked down three of my trees and damaged several of the others was not very fall like. Autumn is a time of cooler weather when the leaves turn color, the elk bugle and the deer scrape the velvet from their horns. Its time to bring in the pumpkins and squash. Apples get picked and made into sauce and pie. Its much to early for frost bit warnings. Its not supposed to look and feel like Christmas, but it does.

Santa, AKA the UPS man just showed up with a bit of cheer. This year I've been very very good. I received one of these. So just how did Santa, who has spent most of his blogging time by griping about work/lack of, afford anything made by Swarovski? It's the Obama Economic Stimulus. Ever since the KWWK (Kenyan Who Would be King) took over, the value of some of the contents of my gun safe have gone up as much as 500%. To bad he didn't do the same for my stock holdings. Anyway I was able to get rid of an evil, not to mention BATF traceable back to me AK-47, and pick up a cool new optic. So thank you Mr. KWWK otherwise a cheep $200 kids toy, that has difficulty engaging targets over 250 yards would still only be a $200 curiosity collecting dust.

In case you are wondering, yes it works as good as advertised. The ranch behind me is 1,249 yards. The wellhead is 512 yards, the neighbors dog that wakes me up with its barking is 89 yards. More important elk season is just 2 days away.

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