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!


Rocinante Bites the Dust

Another one of the Vox Popoli originals bites the dust... Again.

I say again because this is the second time he has had to take down his blog due to the possibility of his brain droppings harming his career.

This angers me.  Roci never posted anything, illegal, inflammatory or even in bad taste.  Sometimes he was critical of his government.  So what.  As bad as our government is, all patriotic Americans should be able to point out at least a half dozen issues they are critical of.  He had the audacity to post thoughts, his own thoughts.  His thoughts weren't bad or harmful but they might have offended someone.

Might have offended.  Not actually offended.  Not actual harmed someone.  He didn't even say something mean.  Offending or maybe offending someone is the now the moral equivalent of  hitting someone over the head with a lead pipe.  Only really bad people would do something that might maybe OFFEND somebody. 

Offending some dimwit can lead to losing ones lively hood.  I understand.  Real knights don't tilt at windmills.  Real knights don't fight the court jester.  Unfortunately the jester is running the kingdom.

I have thought about making this offer before.  Maybe now is a good time to do it.  It's possible for a blogger to offer access to co-writers on his blog.  You would have your own sign in account and personal handle.  You would be able to post what you like as often as you like.  Since the blog is loosely based on All in the Family, I'm suggesting that anyone interested in co-writing pick a character from the show and blog as that "person".  I would be the only person who would know your "identity".

This offer is available to any regulars who might be interested; especially the blogger formerly known as Roci.  Drop me an email.


  1. WaterBoy3:03 AM

    79 degrees here today. Is it racist to say "Indian Summer", yet?

    "Native American Summer" just doesn't have the same ring to it.

  2. Susan9:11 AM

    I agree WaterBoy. Just like Indigenous People's Day instead of Columbus Day doesn't do it for me. But Seattle is going with it though.

    I haven't seen a comment from Roci in years on Vox P. or Nate's blog. What was the name of his own blog Res?

    I think a guest would be great Res. You would have to have some pretty good controls though or you could wind up being responsible for somebody else's words while they get away scot-free. Would seriously hate to see that happen.

    On Vox's blog, Markku has moderating and ban hammer powers now. But Markku is special and he knows not to take advantage of his friend and host.

    See where I am going with this thought? Pray well before choosing Res.

  3. Susan9:13 AM

    I answered my own question about Roci's blog. Shame he couldn't leave it up at all.

    Would love to know what set some fool off.

  4. I didn't want to use the name he was going under most recently so I used his old ID.

    The feature that lets you add a blogger also establishes a hierarchy of command and control. I don't think that would be a problem though. Most of the people who drop by aren't wide-eyed wackos.

    Its a shame that "Liberal" used to involve standing up for the right of people to have different opinions. Now its about the desire to keep people form having opinions that are deemed old-fashioned.

  5. Linda Lesbian7:25 PM

    I'd like to be a guest poster.

  6. WaterBoy8:28 PM

    This offer is available to any regulars who might be interested

    Somebody can't read....

  7. Susan7:45 AM

    Boy oh boy, did you EVER open a can of worms with that offer. Bwahahahaha.

  8. Not really. So far no emails.

    Blogging can be a fun diversion but it takes time to develop an idea for a post and write it up. If you want to have people read your stuff you have to invest time commenting on other peoples blogs, or have some other form of tie in to get them to yours. To get comments you have to have a good amount of traffic. Only about 1% to 3% of your readership will engage on the comments.

    I think that "linda" is one of my regulars pulling my leg.

  9. Would not be surprised, but that was a good one.