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!


Sex Strike

I just love these kinds of stories.

Togo women call sex strike against President Gnassingbe. The long and short of it is, the women in Togo don't like the fact that they live in a dictatorship.  They want the men to do something about it.  Since the quickest solution would be violent revolution, I guess what they are demanding is that the men (or at least a number of them) get themselves killed trying to over throw the guy in control of the army and the guns.
"It's a good thing for us women to observe this sex strike as long as our children are in jail now. I believe that by observing this, we will get them released," Abla Tamekloe told the Associated Press.

Kids in jail, men folk dead or in jail, women better off.  OK.  Now if they could just get no fault divorce, unlimited child support payments, social welfare and universal health care, they can be just like black women in America.


Rio Blanco

I made the annual Ipsa Family peach run last weekend.  20 hours of driving in a 30 hour time slot.  I love the west slope and could live there.  I could almost see us running our own organic orchard and truck farm.  We managed to get all 180 lbs of peaches canned.  Mrs. Ipsa finished up the last canner of pears this afternoon.  I stumbled across some tomatoes when I was in CO so I bought a bushel and made and canned some spaghetti sauce this last week too.  In other words I've had little time for blogging.  On the other hand I managed to score some beef bones on my trip and now have 36 quarts of stock ready to go on the stove.  I'll get that going and head to bed just as soon as the chicken stock is finished in the canner.

I hope all is well in your gardens and your packing away lots of good food for the winter.


Mrs. Ipsa is a recycler.  If things were up to me stuff that I didn't have a use for anymore, would go in the trash and get hauled to the dump.  Not so with the wife.  Plastic, steel, cardboard and glass get dutifully washed and bagged and stored in the back room.  I understand that recycling reduces landfill space and is therefor somehow environmentally beneficial.  I just don't see how keeping all this crap in my house is helping anybody.


Obama Fail (again)

It didn't even take 6 months after Obama (lack of) Care was ruled legal before health care rationing begins.

The law empowers HHS to prevent older Americans from making up with their own funds for the $555 billion the law cuts from Medicare by refusing to permit senior citizens the choice of private-fee-for-service plans whose premiums are sufficient to provide unrationed care but which HHS, in its unlimited discretion, disallows. The Obama health care law could thus lead to elimination of the only way that seniors will have to escape rationing — by limiting their right to spend their own money to save their own lives.
Did you catch that?  You can't get the money form Obama Care, and it is illegal for you to pay for the health care you need with your own cash.  If Obama's bureaucrat's think you ought to die, then you're going to die.  I guess this is how we're going to solve the Social Security crisis.  Let the old die from lack of health care, instead of from lack of food or exposure to the elements.

Part of me wants to feel upset that this is unjust.  Part of me believes this is what the baby boomers deserve.