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!


Mountains Out of Meadows

I said yesterday that "America would be better as a nation if more men would...take a stand for and speak out plainly about what they believe".  I found it extremely gratifying today to read about someone who is doing just that.

Ever hear of a Congress Critter by the name of Mark Meadows?  Me either, that is until today.

Ever hear of John Benedict Boehner?  You may  know him by his Secret Service code name, "Obama's Bitch".  He's the guy pushing Obamas agenda in the US Congress.  He's supposed to be a Republican.  Benedict Boehner is the single most zealous persecutor of anyone representing a conservative constituency in the House of Representatives.

John Boehner coup: Mark Meadows files motion to oust House Speaker
Mr. Meadows, North Carolina Republican, filed a motion to “vacate the chair,” which could force a no-confidence vote by the full chamber and result in the removal of Mr. Boehner as speaker.
In the resolution, Mr. Meadows says Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, “has endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent.”
He accused the speaker of limiting debate, pushing legislation to the brink to compel votes in a state of crisis, and moving to “punish Members who vote according to their conscience” instead of how he wants.
The Meadows resolution says Mr. Boehner has caused the Congress to “atrophy,” making it “subservient” to the executive and judicial branches. 
The above quote represents most of what I know about Mark Meadows.  What he is doing, fighting institutional corruption and the Obama wing of the Republican Party, is so grand that it over comes his greatest personal failing, being elected to congress.


  1. Sometimes success is measured in a man's willingness to stand up for what's right in the face of overwhelming opposition even if such a stand will make no measurable difference and fails to achieve all that he would have hoped. Good for him.

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt

  2. Susan7:42 PM

    Nice quotation Rabbi B, very nice.

    I think the more Trump speaks out, the more Cruz and Lee speak up, I think we are going to see a lot more appearances of the very rare creature called a Congress person with a spine.

    The crusty shell of corruption seems like it is starting to crack a bit. I know how it is supposed to go Biblically, but the mortal in me wants to see good come back into the front of the room, not be a lurker in the corner somewhere.

    I think the drunk and Mcgobbler have started seeing the signs, especially with the PP videos being released. Their positions are being chipped away at a fairly consistent pace. I hope this Meadows fellow does well, I really do. But I don't think the drunk is going to go without a fight.