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!


Quick Thought on Jeb

NEW YORK – As Senate Republicans delay a vote on Loretta Lynch attorney general nomination, GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush is urging confirmation, arguing President Obama deserves the right to appoint his own team without partisan opposition.
My first thought was "see no difference between Repubs and Dems".  That's probably the case, but not for the usual reasons.  This isn't a case for the business as usual betrayal of voters by republicans in the name of bipartisanship.  This is more self serving than that.

The Bushs and the Clintons  have nearly identical corporate sponsors.  That fact is fairly well known.  They also have nearly identical governing philosophies.  Again no surprise there.  Hillary is likely going to be the Democratic nominee for president.  She stepped aside for Obummer and they owe her a run.  No doubt she's got enough dirt on everyone to get that run anyway.

Jeb Bush doesn't have the chops to beat Hillary in an election.  He never has and he never will.  Bush must have some back channel info that Lynch is going to investigate Hillary.  He probably thinks that her investigation will serve to derail her presidential run.  That is what Jeb is hoping will eliminate Hillary from the presidential race and improve his chances at ascending the cherry blossom throne.  He needs to dry up her campaign contributions to increase the available pool for himself.  To do that he needs sponsors to see her as a poor bet early on in the process.


  1. Susan8:45 PM

    If he somehow gets the GOP nomination, what it will be would be like a contest between Nate and his bro JACIII. Don't forget, Bush Sr. made a big stink about how he has informally adopted Bill as his "son" so there will be a sheet of paper's difference, maybe, between the two.
    A more entertaining race would be Cruz/Fiorina on the GOP side against Hillary or even Elizabeth Warren for the liberals. With Fiorina on the ticket, that would defuse the gender card immediately for Hillary. She used it when she ran for Senate, she will use it to run for the WH.

  2. Susan8:48 PM

    Hope you guys are surviving the winter blast okay. Thought about you and yours a lot today as I am enduring weather in the 70's for the next several days.

  3. It was half way nice here, overcast but not too cold.

  4. Susan9:43 AM

    Good. I know it isn't unusual for Colorado and maybe Wyoming to have some April snow, but this winter weather has been such a weird disconnect for me. In January there were people riding around the neighborhood in their convertibles with the tops down. Seriously. That was when the NE was getting 2 or 3 feet of snow at the very same time.

    With the overnight temps still being so low, I still hold my breath, thinking we are going to get an April surprise of our own here. All our flowering stuff budded and bloomed at least a month or more early this year. Just weird.

  5. Have you seen the article about a letter that Bush sr wrote to his family back in 1988? The article talked about how even then, pre-governorship, Jeb was into being a crony businessman. It sounds like the letter was written directly at Jeb, warning him to not screw it up for the family on the eve of their big shot at national politics.

    Just reinforces my opinion that Jeb Bush is the equivalent of family embarrassment Teddy Kennedy. Both men just aren't the brightest bulbs in the box.

    1. No I hadn't but its no surprise to me.

      The upper classes do exactly that. It's the easiest way to try to segregate for success.

      Try to think of it like this: If you were ubber successful what would you do to try to pass that on to your kids, and grand kids?