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!


Equus Pallidus

If you get a chance drop by my friend Outlaw's place. Outlaw X.

Outlaw has cancer and between the treatments and the disease he could use your prayers.  I first met Outlaw when he was posting under a different name at Vox's.  I've enjoyed some good natured electronic sparing with him over the years.  He is one of the few Catholics I've ever met that knew why he believed what he believed.  He has earned my respect and friendship.

My biggest regret from our friendship is that I never had the time and/or money to make a trip down to Texas to help shoot hogs off his peanuts.  It seems like whenever I had time, I didn't have any extra cash and every time I had extra cash, the overtime and extra work made it impossible to get away, even for a few days.

Judging from his last post, Outlaw figures he is about ready to fork a bronc for his last ride.  I figure that we still got a prayer, so I'm going to pray it.  I'd appreciate it if ya'll would too.


  1. Susan7:35 AM

    Thank you for the heads up Res.

  2. Already been there & left a rambling post.

    Had a great friend die of liver cancer a few years ago. I was with him for 10 days and he passed 7 days after I left.

    It's brutal & the system needs work. The hospice workers are concerned about the drug levels the autopsy will find, not the comfort of their patient. Don't get me started...

    Like Vox said, he is one of the Legendary Ilk.

    He will be missed.

  3. Susan9:35 AM

    Anyone who beards Micheal Medved on his own show and gives him a smackdown is aces in my book.

    Thanks to your heads up I put my own heads up over at Vox's place. Vox even has a memorial planned for his blog for EP that will rival even Bane's.