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!


Hell and Hand Baskets

Despite numerous misdeeds in my youth, I was only able to get myself suspended from school on one occasion.  I was on the receiving end of a fair number of detentions.  I never tried to keep track of the verbal reprimands.  I even remember getting a whooping in the principles office.  In any event when I was a kid you actually had to do something bad to get in trouble at school.
Texas boy suspended for saying he could make classmate ‘disappear’ with ‘Lord of the Rings’ sorcery
Kermit Elementary School officials called it a threat when the 9-year-old boy, Aiden Steward, in a playful act of make-believe, told a classmate he could make him disappear with a ring forged in fictional Middle Earth’s Mount Doom.
“I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend’s existence,” the boy's father later wrote in an email. "If he did, I'm sure he'd bring him right back." 
Young Aiden is what is known as a horrible trouble maker.  So far this year he has been suspended 3 times.  That's right suspended 3 times since the start of the school year.  What is this kid doing, selling crack or arranging contract killings?  No it's worse than that.  He referred to a kid as "black" and brought an educational book to school.  What kind of parents do this kid have?  He should know better than to bring books to school.  It's nigga not black, don't these crackers listen to rap?

In other fantasy fiction related news Obama has submitted a budget to congress that proposes over $6,000 in tax increases for every man woman and child in the United States.  Even with that hefty tax increase he still wants to spend 2 trillion dollars more than the government takes in in revenue.  The good news is that he claims the budget will be balanced in ten years.  Apparently he is expecting to still be in office then so he can keep that promise.

We're kicking the wrong people out of the wrong places in this country.


  1. WaterBoy3:53 PM

    Hey, it could have been worse for the boy -- he could have been suspended for pretending his finger was a gun.

    In high school, I once told a friend of mine -- after seeing an advertisement for commercial lasers -- that I had taken a tabletop laser and reduced the beam lenth to that of a lightsaber. And that although it was the right length and would cut through stuff, it was still too heavy and unwieldy to use as such...though I was working on it to make it smaller.

    Good thing I didn't threaten to cut somebody's hand off with it, else I would've been suspended, too....

    1. Then there was the case of the boy who ate his way through a Poptart until it looked like a gun. What boy hasn't done that?

  2. The kid is 9 years old and he's been suspended 3 times this year and its just today the 2nd of February. One of the reasons was for bringing a book to school. A book, a science book for crying out loud. Then he was playing Lord of the Rings. Obviously there is something wrong. This kids parents should have started homeschooling the first time he got kicked out this year.

    1. This boy needs to be homeschooled that is for sure. He has way more intelligence and creativity than the teacher's IQ will allow them to handle safely.

      I wonder how many of those teachers not only read the books, but have seen the movies? And they have the nerve to get upset with this kid for playing Lord of the Rings? If these parents allow this boy to be targeted for any more retribution, it is on them, not the school as far as I am concerned.