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!



This made me laugh.

Future Letter From a Socialist to President Trump
In just under four years, you have irrevocably changed this country for the worse. You said you would be hard on immigration and you lied. You let more people in from Western Europe, Canada, and Australia than any other president. While opening the floodgates to the Aryan barbarians, you shut the doors on those who really needed to be here—most notably, Mexicans and refugees. This lead to the death of thousands of Syrians in their home country, not to mention the slaughter of possibly millions of people all over Africa and the Middle East. Angela Merkel picked up the slack and it appears to have driven Germany into a civil war. When asked to atone for these sins you asked the chancellor, “What’s the German word for brassiere?” and added, “DasShouldStopEmFromFloppin.” This is likely the most ridiculous thing said by any president in history. My wife and I are very well educated, by the way, and we are both familiar with many European words. The German word for brassiere is likely something remarkably similar as English has its roots in German.
The article is a good, light hearted read.

The part I quoted above reflects one of the main objections about Trump I've heard from my social circle.  They think he is going to be uncouth.  That's their objection in a nutshell, style over substance.

My greatest fear about a Trump presidency is that he wouldn't do all the things outlined in Mr. McInnes's piece.  Then again I've always marched to a different drummer.


  1. WaterBoy5:12 PM

    Funny article. But this:

    "Your crass comments about women in Minnesota wearing bikinis are a slap in the face to the Inuit and Northern peoples who rely on polar bear and penguin meat to survive."

    ...makes me wonder if the writer really doesn't know, or is simply parodying the ignorance of Greenies who have no clue about that for which they fight.

  2. I knew penguins are Antarctic. I assumed the whole thing was parody.

  3. Susan2:46 AM

    I think Trump would actually have a lot more style than the previous democrat presidents ever had. Especially Obama. He has tried so hard to be cool, and to be accepted at the cool kid's table but he just could not quite pull it off. I suspect that they all let him know it in subtle ways when he attended any events with other world leaders too.

    I honestly believe that after he leaves office, nobody is going to return his phone calls, or at least not the ones he really would like to have returned. I seriously doubt that Obama will be considered trendy or the "in thing" when he no longer has AF1 to fly around in.

    This was indeed a nice article. Thanks.