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!


Cassius Clay -- R.I.P.

You can disagree with a man about a number of things and still admire his spirit.

"A man who is not courageous enough to take risks will never accomplish anything in life."

Muhammad Ali
January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016


  1. The only pro boxer I ever cared to watch in his heyday. I loved his brash arrogance and his catchy rhymes. He actually said once on his return after an overseas bout he was very glad his ancestor stepped on the boat that brought him to America.

    He loved this country very much. His daughter who followed in his footsteps in the boxing ring is also a very classy person.

    I still remember the awe I felt when it was revealed that he was the final lighter of the Olympic torch. That was probably one of the best moments in the opening ceremonies of the Olympics ever.

    I know he joined the NOI to avoid the draft. I cannot blame him for that. From what history is showing us, thanks to democrats, that war was needlessly bloody and cost a lot more than it should have.

    It isn't the critics that count in the final analysis anyway. It is the character of the man who got into the ring and who lived a good and honest life.

  2. Susan, total agreement on the Olympic torch lighting. In his own words, he was the greatest. He will be remembered and his class is carrying on though his family. That says a lot for him.