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!


Pravda = Truth

When I was a kid the Soviet Union was a feared enemy.  Everything they believed was evil and everything we believed was good.  At least that was the way it seemed to me as a youth.  They had an official newspaper, Pravda.  It was assumed that everything that was published in it was nothing more than evil soviet propaganda, not reading Russian I found this easy to believe.  Recently a couple of items have come to my attention, among them the highest personal federal income tax in Russia is 13% and these items from Pravda:

Americans never give up your guns.
These days, there are few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bear arms and use deadly force to defend one's self and possessions.
 Global warming, the tool of the West.
For years, the Elites of the West have cranked up the myth of Man Made Global Warming as a means first and foremost to control the lives and behaviors of their populations. Knowing full well that their produce in China and sell in the West model and its consequent spiral downward in wages and thus standards of living, was unsustainable, the elites moved to use this new "science" to guilt trip and scare monger their populations into smaller and more conservatives forms of living. In other words, they coasted them into the poverty that the greed and treason of those said same elites was already creating in their native lands.
You read that right, not only do the Russians have lower income tax rates than us, they also publish the truth about global warming and a pro gun oped piece.  Both of the articles are by the same guy, Stanislav Mishin,  who may simple be the John Stossel of Russia for all I know.  Ask yourself, "when was the last time I saw anything like this in the New York Times, or CNN?".  Is it possible the Russians have a more free press and a better informed populace than the US too?


  1. Is it possible the Russians have a more free press and a better informed populace than the US too?

    The bar so low they'd have to dig to get under.

  2. WaterBoy10:47 AM

    This is not your mother's Russia.

  3. Bear in mind (no pun intended) that today's Russia is not the Russia of the Cold War.

    Sometime around 1990 or so, the late Paul Harvey commented "Wouldn't it be something if America and the Soviet Union passed each other, going in opposite directions?". So prescient.

  4. Too bad that's whats happening.