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!


Happy 4th

Wishing you and yours a Happy Forth of July.

We've got a BBQ going and are having a great meal put on by Mrs. Ipsa.  Due to the hot, dry conditions in our state, all fireworks are cancelled this year, including one of the places that shoot them off over their reservoir.  No fireworks is a bummer for the kids but its still a fine day.

To my countrymen who signed and then backed up their commitment to my freedom with their blood, I remember and thank you.


  1. WaterBoy8:51 PM

    Sitting here at the state park, where fireworks are forbidden always. Still, that doesn't stop those with a mind to do so anyways.

    Happy Fourth, to all who still see it.

  2. It sounded like a terrorist attack in my neighborhood from about 5:30pm until 1am yesterday. My neighborhood usually does fireworks in the prior couple of days too.

    I also suspect that there were some illegal fireworks that went off too from the loudness of the explosions. It was awesome.

    Yesterday's 4th was gloriously noisy by my standards. My house cats were suitably unsettled. Unfortunately, hubby had to work yesterday, but on his drive home he got to see some of the waterfront fireworks display so all is good.

    Since today is his Friday, he will get a special holiday meal over his "weekend".