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!



I hate to think that I may be fickle.  After all I truly believe that Mitt may very well have been worse for America than Obummer.  After all, there isn't a single issue that he differed from Obama on.  Except of course work ethic and leadership.  Under Mitt we would have had a far left nut job that would have showed up to work every day and tried to get something done.  Obama still has some nice golf courses that he hasn't tried and there may be one or two exotic locations his family hasn't taken a vacation to, on the taxpayers dime, yet.   Those two facts may be our only hope for slowing the fall from the cliff.  We already know that the republican majority in congress is going to roll over and play dead, just like they have for the last four years.  As to my fickleness, if that's even a word, I hoped deep down that my fellow countrymen wouldn't be fooled again and they'd have the good sense to vote Obummer out. 

I've been casting about for a word that perfectly describes America's current situation.  I think I found it: götterdämmerung.  Of course degringolade was in the running too but while it has the benefit of being literally true it lacks the onomatopoeic quality that properly enshrines götterdämmerung as the best descriptor of our times.   So there you have it my loyal readers, my contribution to our place in history is the identifying the epitaph at the top of the page in the history books:  Barack Husain Obama's Second Term as President, America's Götterdämmerung.


  1. Props to Rod Serling for the addition to my vocabulary. That’s right, election night I was flipping back and forth from the Twilight Zone and the election coverage. Apropos? No?

    “We're developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles, but won't be able to think.”
    ― Rod Serling

  2. Res Ipsa5:15 PM


    Ron Paul in the White House would make me smile more.

  3. I think you should use an American word not a German one.

  4. WaterBoy2:11 PM

    Mon dieu, Jack, give him a break. He's just trying not to enjoy the schadenfreude. If the word is apropos, use it. Capiche, amigo?

  5. All I'm saying is that there has to be an Amercian word that's just as good.

  6. WaterBoy5:32 PM

    Hey, no problem...I'm just yanking your chain. Notice all the "foreign" words there, which are now in mainstream American vocabulary?

    I found it highly amusing when the French started a movement several years ago to remove English words like "t-shirt", "hot dog", and "computer" from their language, because it was sullying the pure French.