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!


Good Idea, Not!

Sometimes we all need a little "mood booster".  Who doesn't like a little shot in the arm?  We all do it.  Sometimes you get yourself a little "treat".  Maybe you go out to a favorite restaurant, or buy yourself a little gift. 

In the workplace a good boss will give his employees mood boosters from time to time.  A boss will recognize when his people are going above and beyond.  Burning the candle at both ends can lead to burnout.  Mood boosters can help the staff refocus and reenergize.  People who do a good job deserve a pat on the back and maybe a little extra pay in the pocket.

Embattled IRS plans employee bonuses for 2013 work to ‘boost morale’
Citing the need to boost employee morale, the Internal Revenue Service’s new commissioner said Monday that he will pay out millions of dollars in bonuses to agency employees, reversing a decision his predecessor made to save money amid the sequester budget cuts and other belt-tightening last year.
The agency remains under fire for targeting tea party groups, but Commissioner John Koskinen said the bonuses are needed to retain and attract good employees in a time of cutbacks.
The IRS needs to boost employee moral and increase employee retention?  WTF! How about boosting America's morale and firing the IRS?  We are in the worst depression in American history.  You can't buy a job that will produce the same standard of living that Americans enjoyed 40 years ago.  Explain to me how a government agency that pays above average wages, benefits and retirement needs to give out millions of dollars in bonuses to keep their staff when over 30% of America is un or under employed.

Here is a real American mood booster.  First we nullify every federal law passed after 1900.  Every elected person in DC gets a free lifetime stay in Gitmo.  That's were we send the other people who work to destroy America.  Then we line up every person on the Federal payroll and have them count off.  Every tenth person keeps his job.  The rest get to compete in the marketplace like the rest of us.  With the money we save, we will be able to buy John Koskinen a clue.

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