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!


Show Me State Fair

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A clown wearing a President Barack Obama mask appeared at a Missouri State Fair rodeo this weekend and the announcer asked the enthusiastic spectators if they wanted to see "Obama run down by a bull."
The antics led the state's second highest-ranking official, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, to denounce the performance in a tweet Sunday. He said it was "disrespectful" to the president.
Hey Kinder, SHUT UP all ready.  Nobody complains when someone dons a Nixon mask and does something undignified. 
State Fair officials said the show in Sedalia was "inappropriate" and "does not reflect the opinions or standards" of the fair. "We strive to be a family friendly event and regret that Saturday's rodeo badly missed that mark," they said in a statement Sunday.
Why would officials give 2 cents?  How was this not "family friendly".   It's not like this is an "exhibit" of a crucifix placed in a jar of urine.  What about artistic license?
Perry Beam, who was among the spectators, said "everybody screamed" and "just went wild" as the announcer talked about having the bull run down the clown with the Obama mask.
"It was at that point I began to feel a sense of fear. It was that level of enthusiasm," Beam, a 48-year-old musician from Higginsville, said Sunday, referring to the reaction from the crowd that filled the fair's grandstand.
Wait. Now I see the problem, some dumbass Obummer supporter was in attendance.  The crowd apparently loved the idea of a bull stomping on a huge pile of BS.  This made Beam scared that not everyone in America lovers Obummer as much as he does.  That makes them bad, very bad and something should be done about it.
He said another clown ran up to the one wearing the Obama mask, pretended to tickle him and played with the lips on the mask. About 15 minutes into the performance, the masked clown had to leave after a bull got too close, Beam said. 
Oh, poor Beam is scared of clowns too, or is it black men whose lips are so big and scary.  I wonder if Beam is really a liberal closet racist.  This happened in a southern state so it might be generational racism entrenched in a social-economic structure designed to keep the black man down.  It's all so confusing.
"They mentioned the president's name, I don't know, 100 times. It was sickening," Beam said. "It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally you'd see on TV."  
Yep racism raises its nasty head. Thank god it wasn't a mob of black youths beating a white man into a coma.  Oh wait, that's never racial.  Besides making fun of Obummer is much, much worse.  "It was like a Klan rally", Wow! I've never been to one so I'll have to take your word for it.  It's kinda surprising how many democrats know so much about the Klan.  It's almost like they started the KKK, or something.
"This isn't the Republican Missouri State Fair," Beam said. "It was cruel. It was disturbing. I'm still sick to my stomach over it. ... I'm standing here with a mixed-race family. My wife's from Taiwan, and so was the student (his family was hosting). I've never seen anything so blatantly racist in my life.
"If an old country boy picks up on something like that, imagine what a person of color would think."
I for one have never seen a brother at a bull riding, but I suppose its possible.  Does your Asian wife really give a flip about a rodeo clown?  Does she really?  I have a fix for that.  Buy her a liquor/convenience store or a gas station in a metro area with a high number of people of color.  Advertise that she cashes checks. Let her run it personally and cover the night shift.  She will get to develop her own opinions on blacks from her experience interacting with them that way. 

People are always gonna make fun of the president.  Always.  Jay Leno has made a great living at it for decades.  Jonny Carson did it for decades before him.  Saturday Night Live has been the young cutting edge mockers of the president for over 40 years now.  Liberals don't care when the culture jokes about the right, but man its just like a Klan rally when someone mocks the left. 

I remember rodeo clowns wearing masks of Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II and now Obummer.  If Beam has gone to as many rodeos as he claims, I bet he has too.  Why wasn't if awful to see that poor old man Reagan as a rodeo clown?  Does he like the idea of geriatrics getting stomped on by half wild bovines?    A joke is a joke.  For the last 50 years that I know of, this has been going on. 


  1. WaterBoy12:25 PM

    Res: "I for one have never seen a brother at a bull riding, but I suppose its possible."

    Come down here to the Pikes Peak Or Bust rodeo, and you will.

    Blacks have been cowboys for well over a hundred years, and gone into rodeo as performers also: black bull-riding pioneers.

    I remember reading about Samson some time ago, one of two black cowboys in the Pro Rodeo Cowboy Hall Of Fame here in town.

    None of which invalidates your original point, of course. Just that the lack of blacks in rodeos in your area is probably a demographical condition related to your geographical location.

  2. WaterBoy12:44 PM

    Shoot, that's "Sampson".

  3. I know blacks cowboy. We don't have many of them at the local rodeos but the bigger events draw them. Then again we don't have as big of events here so the draw isn't as big anyway.

    I've seen backs rodeo just no bull riders.

  4. WaterBoy11:13 AM

    The fallout continues:

    "The Missouri State Fair on Monday imposed a lifetime ban on a rodeo clown whose depiction of President Barack Obama getting charged by a bull was widely criticized by Democratic and Republican officials alike.

    The rodeo clown won't be allowed to participate or perform at the fair again. Fair officials say they're also reviewing whether to take any action against the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, the contractor responsible for Saturday's event.

    Disgraceful, this reverse racism.

    Hey, Missouri public officials -- Show Me you have a sense of humor.

  5. I saw that update.

    If its a Nixon face its funny.

    If its a Reagan face its funny.

    Even the Clinton faces and jokes about him horning a cow, were funny.

    If its BO, fire the guy and never let him work again. It's hypocritical carp.