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 Knew this

Hate paying taxes? Then consider a home on the range, and keep as far away from New York as possible.
Wyoming had the lowest taxes for residents. That state's taxpayers shell out 66 percent less than the national median. Alaska came in closely behind, and Nevada rounded out the top three.
I'm going to give you all the secret to low taxes.  Theoretically you can do it in your state too,  Heck it can be done nationally, if the people would pull their collective heads out of the hind ends and insist on it.  Here is the secret.  Write it down.  Email it to your elected representatives.  Ready?

We don't need the government to do stuff for us.  We don't need government programs.  We don't need out of control government spending.  We don't need welfare.  We don't need tons of clowns with badges running around telling us what to do.  We don't need bureaucrats.  We don't need lobbyists bribing our "betters" to steel from our children and grandchildren so that they can benefit their college drinking buddies.

Every last one of us has at least one gun.  Every last party at the public trough knows it.   The clowns with badges know it.  Everyone behaves themselves accordingly.

We don't need or want government largess.  Because we turn it down we don't oppress our neighbors in the name of "fairness" or "social justice" or any other fancy term commonly used to rob the poor and give to the rich.  When tax revenues are projected to go down, we cut spending.  Because we don't let the government spend it, we don't have to take it away from anyone.  This lets us pay for the few things that are legitimate public expenditures without overburdening the people whom are allegedly "served".

Go and do thou likewise.


  1. A couple year ago we had a nimrod female liberal democrat running for governor who promised to save the state by giving us a state income tax. She lost the election but was rewarded with the post of Chancellor at the local community college posing as a 4 year school.

    It still amazes me that the Dems thought promising a tax would get them elected.

    And don't think Alaska is forgotten in the national political scene. When you get the Feds falsifying incriminating evidence and suppressing evidence that would get the charges dropped till a local Dem mayor gets elected senator. And this 1 flip/flop accounts for the deciding vote that passed Obamacare.

    The fact that our Rep senator and Repub congressman voted for it will probably keep not from bring an issue this ection cycle.

  2. I didn't know you lived in AK. How is the moose hunting? I keep putting in for a tag here but its a draw and I haven't had any luck yet. I've always wanted to hunt and fish in AK, I just never had the time and the money at the same time.

  3. Susan9:36 AM

    Res, once you fish and hunt in AK, you will want to keep coming back for more. Heck, you might even want to move up there.

    I think he is still doing it, but hubby's nephew is a fishing guide when he isn't doing his day job of fireman. He is really good at his fishing guide job.

    No, I don't live up there but SIL and most of her family lives in Anchorage, and they love it.

  4. I know I'd love hunting and fishing AK. I'd more there if I could get the wife to go along with it, which I can't at least until her parents die. Before kids we used to fish in Canada and I loved it.