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!


Testing Faith

Have you ever wanted something so badly and then gotten to taste at least a part of the dream? Sure it may not be the whole dream but what you have is still good. 

For the last four years I've been teaching the kids to pray for "God's best for their life".  I've been doing that by praying it with them.  I've even been praying it for myself.  I even, very foolishly as it turns out (NEVER vow anything to God that you aren't wanting to do) said I'd do something that I DO NOT WANT TO DO.  From my lips to His ears. I was made aware of a chance to do the very thing I don't want to do.  But I said I would do it.  So now despite a five day running battle with the flu and a early morning appointment, I'm still up.  (Thats not bragging BTW, I tried to sleep on it, my conscience won't let me.)  I'm just keeping my word in hope that this was some kind of spiritual test and that I will be rewarded with being able to get the STUFF I WANT for passing it.

"God, please give me, Your best, my way." has been what I've been saying all along.  I realize this now, because I made a vow to go through with something that I don't want to do, and have never wanted to do.  I didn't even want to take the first step, which is all I did tonight.  It might not even pan out or require any further action on my part.  Now I'm worried that it might maybe turn out to be the very thing I have to do.  Giving up, "My way" for "His Best", is a lot easier said than experienced.


Slow Day at the Cop Shop

Wyoming uphill skier gets busted
JACKSON, Wyo. - Sheriff’s deputies arrested pioneer backcountry skier Roland Fleck on Saturday at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and ski patrollers tobogganed him off the mountain in handcuffs after he refused to stop skiing uphill.
Deputies arrested Fleck and used two sets of handcuffs linked together behind his back to restrict his arms, Terry said. They sat him in a toboggan with a deputy as ski patrollers sledded him down the mountain, Terry said.

Apparently the crime rate is very very low in Jackson Hole.  What really blew my mind about this was the sheriff actually had time to give the press a comment about the case.  That and the guy is 78 years old.

Would women give up sex if it meant being slim?

I found this little tid bit relating to female Americana:

Survey: 51percent of women say they'd skip sex for a year in a trade for being skinny; Shines light on self-esteem issues
 "Shines light on self-esteem issues".Ya think?  That or they're so fat that there is no possible way to work the mechanics out.  In all fairness, the other 49% polled said they all ready gave up sex.  That had something to do with not "doing it" until Bella gives it up to Edward.Whatever. Bite me.

In other news:
A woman who celebrated her 103rd birthday stunned friends when she revealed her secret to a long life was cherishing – HER VIRGINITY.
First, this clearly falls under the category of TOO MUCH INFO.  Second, no booze, smoking or sex, what was she living for?  Long trips and her cats.  Its not like this doesn't happen to men though.  The first time a man went more than eight decades without having sex, he invented calculus. Curiously enough just like the lady in the article Issac Newton was also English.


Of Obama

It's no surprise to anyone who knows me that I'm no fan of Obama.  I would welcome his being kicked out of office over the eligibility issue.

As I see it, the undisputed facts are:
1. John McCain (politically the white version of Obama) proved his constitutional eligibility in Congress .
2. Obama didn't.
3. Obama wrote a book and has issued several conflicting statements about his orgins.
4. Obama has issues regarding what his actual name is.
5. Obama has claimed conflicting birth dates.
6. Obama seems to have multiple social security numbers.
7. Obama has directed the US Attorneys office to prosecute cases disputing his eligibility.
8. Obama has spent millions in legal fees to avoid disclosing his long form birth certificate.
9. Obama's grandmother (the black one) said Obama was born in Africa and that she was there.  To be fair, on the same tape of that interview, Obama's people are heard correcting her and she does say, "oops, I meant he was born in America and is a Natural Born Citizen according to the constitution and is eligible to be president".  We all know how famous African countries are for strict adherence to the rule of law.

If you'd like documentation to back up my little list, go over to WND.  Joe Farah has been pushing this issue in his "paper" for years now.  As of yet, no one in the administration has brought out the one thing that would shut the whole conspiracy theory machine and WND down, the long form birth certificate.

No doubt Farah would love to be the newsman that brought down a fraud in the oval office.  Frankly I'd like for him to do that too.  I see a problem. The birth certificate.  If it exists, Farah doesn't know whats on it. What if Obama has it, but isn't bringing it out for a reason?  What if it says "Father: Unknown", or "Father: Some guy other than Obama Sr"?

I don't know Obama's Mama, but lets take a look at some of the rummer and innuendo.  She was a teenage girl that liked doing black guys.  In 2011 that's not a big deal.  In 1950, just exactly what year it was we don't know, it was a big deal.  Some people close to her, during that time, have hinted she was a bit "easy".  Maybe she was, I don't know.  What we do know is that her other official relationships weren't with white guys.  In 1950? this was a big deal if you were a white girl.  If your parents were upper middle class and bankers this was an even bigger deal.  With all the questions about her parents move to Hawaii, the timing, the date of birth, etc, I can see a reasonable explanation.  Namely mom and dad wanted to protect their little dumb teenage slut, as well as their own reputations. They enlisted a black guy with a Royal African blood line.  They got him to look like he was on the hook for the kid.  They made an announcement of birth in the paper to show their friends and family back in Kansas.  They covered up the exact birthday and any questions about tarnish on Ann Dunham's white wedding dress.  Reputation saved. At least mostly.

The above scenario makes sense to me.  It is every bit as likely as the Obama knew he was ineligible and covered it up.  In most families it would be a embarrassing little secret that wouldn't get talked about.   Now I admit it doesn't address the multiple social security numbers.  I have an explanation for that.  Obama is a self admitted felon, he dealt drugs.  Is it too far off to believe that he may have been involved in some other criminal endeavor, like fraud? Maybe he developed multiple identities in his early years for illegal purposes. Where does that leave us?

Well we know that Obama is a crook, but we knew that already. We know that Obama is a liar, again no surprise.  We know Obama has a good motive to lie, on one hand to protect his place as president; on the other, to protect his family and all the benefits he received because of the Obama Sr. as father story.

Joe Farah might prove that Obama is ineligible to be president.  Then again, all he may prove is that Obama is a lying bastard.  We all ready knew that.  Unfortunately, being a lying bastard, either figuratively or in this case literally, is not Constitutionally disqualifying.

Most blacks born in the United States are bastards, and given the high amount of criminal activity in the black community, I can see this being a plus for Obama.  Consider the result of a well timed bringing out of the long form birth certificate as well as a tearful revelation of the truth surrounding his illegitimate birth. It may very well give him sympathy with voters.  It would also make the question of his legally being president go away.  Provided the Republicans bring out another commie conservative like McCain, it might give Barack an edge at the ballot box.  Of course just to be sure, illegals will not be denied their right to vote and the Black Panthers will make sure that black voters get their fair share of votes.  Blacks will vote as often as they wish and whites will be beat up if they have the nerve to show up and oppress the brothers at the ballot box.  Just like last time.



We've been enjoying a winter thaw the last week.  I suppose that is part of the reason I keep forgetting to blog about my snowbows.  A  snowbow is exactly like a rain bow but its caused when sun light is passed through a snow crystal instead of a raindrop.  Twice last week, on my way home from work, the setting sun produced snow bows.  The first day I mentioned to my wife that I wished I had a camera with me. The second day I was treated to a double bow.  No camera that day either.  Apparently they are rare, so rare that I wasn't able to find a decent pic on the web to attach to this post.  Imagine a rainbow painted in soft pastels, they were kind of like that but shimmery around the edges.  I wish I had my camera with me.


The Religion of Peace

What happens when a dim wit, liberal news reporter, (but I repeat myself) who in all fairness, was only trying to help promote the rule of radical Islam; goes where it is actually practiced? She gets gang rapped.

Normally I don't buy the "she was asking for it" defense to rape.  Except this time it fits.  Had Lora Logan spent a half hour reading up on what Islam really is and how they really think, she would have avoided anyplace with muslims in it.  They really do believe ANY women not conforming to their traditions is asking for "IT".  When they are in the majority there is no stopping or modifing their behavior.  Instead she believed the liberal lie that Muslims are "good people" with a slightly different take on religion.

Which is why I find it interesting that the Obama White House snubbed the traditional Christian and Jewish public observance of "a day of prayer" yet were down with publicly praying with the muslims latter in the year.


Generation "Y"

The Silent Generation are people born before 1946.
The Baby Boomers are people born between 1946 and 1966.
Generation X are people born between 1966 and 1986.
Generation Y are people born between 1986 and now.

Why do we call the last one generation Y?

Just a guess.

More Elk

This is from up in Montana.  I believe it was shot on the Madison river.  You can hear the elk bugle very clearly so adjust your speakers accordingly.  Analogies to a teenage quarterback fighting off two rival tight-ends for a harem of cheerleaders can be posted in the comments.


!@$%&! Mexicans

All the way home I was mentally preparing a rant about the evils of my credit card company.  They put a hold on my card and wouldn't let me make any charges.  Normally this would be inconvenient, tonight with a minus 16 temp and a wind chill of minus 45 to minus 50, and my gas tank being on empty, it was almost a disaster.  They had called me earlier today and left a message about my needing to call them back.  When I did, the number I called just wanted me to input my credit card number.  I hung up. 

Needless to say cold, and nearly out of gas and not having my credit card work put me in a less than happy mood.  I made it home and looked up customer service and was preparing to vent my spleen on some barely literate women in India or Timbuktu or wherever.  No doubt she wouldn't get the full jest of my sarcasm but I imagined that I would feel better.

I made the call and was transferred to a real live American in Arizona of all places.  He was on top of things.  He started off by apologizing to me about the problem and let me know that there were a bunch, and I do mean a bunch of charges that they were refusing to pay.  He went through them line by line, item by item.  What tipped them off was I had dinner in Wyoming on Saturday with my wife and had charged it.  Then in less than 24 hours I was in Hamburg Germany physically charging a purchase there.  The next day I was making a charge in Utah.  Plus there were a bunch of internet charge attempts.  Given that there have been over 3,000 canceled flights due to the winter storm hitting the USA right now, they figured that I probably hadn't been in all those places that quickly.  They were right.

The one place I had been, and the only place that I have physically handed over my credit card to anyone in several months, was the Mexican restaurant that the wife and I had dinner at.  Although I've had an account with this company for around 20 years, I just received my new card a little while ago.  The fraudulent charges all had the new security code found on the backside of the card.  Guess where I'm not eating at again.

Budget Cuts

The the man illegally occupying the White House has suggested some budget cuts, a whopping $100 million from the $3.5 trillion federal budget.

I'm so impressed by this sacrifice that I have decided to do the same thing with my personal budget. I spend about $2000 a month on groceries, medicine, bills, etc, but it's time to get out the budget cutting ax, go line by line through my expenses, and go to work.

I'm going to cut my spending at exactly the same ratio -1/35,000 of my total budget. After doing the math, it looks like instead of spending $2000 a month; I'm going to have to cut that number by six cents!

Yes, I'm going to have to get by with $1999.94, but that's what sacrifice is all about. I'll just have to do without some things, that are, frankly, luxuries.