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!



It seems like just yesterday that I posted that last bad joke Wednesday joke. It's hard to believe that an entire week went by. When I started blogging I thought I'd post once or twice a day and develop a bit of skill working on the internet and writing. I thought that commenting on the various news articles would help me develop some skills that I could use elsewhere. Then, without warning, life happened and now I bog more to keep in touch with friends. On occasion some things still happen that draw my fire, like:

Telemarketers. I’m on the national DO NOT CALL list. I have been ever since I got my own personal phone line several decades ago. In all that time I HAVE NEVER bought or signed up for, or donated money to ANYONE who called for ANY REASON, EVER. Not ever, ever, ever, nor will I. Buying stuff only encourages idiots to call. I don’t do it. There is a company that has been ringing the phone off the hook for the last year or so. It’s some credit card offer about lowering my rate. The way I normally handle this is to ask them to put me on their “do not call” list. That generally works. Most companies don’t want to call you when they know you’re not going to buy what they are selling.

Except this time it didn’t work, even after asking them for 3 months to stop calling. So last August I tried something new, every time they called I tried to get them to sign me up. This of course just pissed off the poor employee working the phone. Apparently for them to make any money, you have to have a balance on your credit card to transfer to their credit card.. Since I pay my credit card in full each month, there isn’t a balance to transfer. I had a couple of their employees slam the phone in my ear.

I’m fairly sure that my credit card company is behind this fiasco. For about the last six weeks the calls have stopped. Then this last month I had several expense that I charged on the credit card. I needed new tires, bought a new toy and had a ton of gas charged. Not a big deal since I have the money to pay for all of this and will when the payment is due in a couple of weeks. The calls have started again and they won’t leave me alone.

I’m considering changing my entire political philosophy and voting for anyone who will make telemarketing a capital offense.

For WaterGirl

Retiring Cop

A detective who spent his entire career in plain clothes quit the police force and bought a farm.

"What kind of crops do you plan to grow?" the police chief asked the farmer-to-be. "Carrots and potatoes," the man replied.

"Why carrots and potatoes?" asked the chief.

"Because," answered the ex-detective, "I'm very fond of undercover crops."



My elk hunting partner backed out on me at the last miniute. This may mean no elk hunting for me this year.


Asian Issues

Chinatown Laundry

Walking through Chinatown, a tourist is fascinated with all the Chinese restaurants, shops, signs, and banners. He turns a corner and sees a building with the sign, "Hans Olaffsen's Laundry."

"Hans Olaffsen?" he muses. "How in the world does that fit in here?"

So he walks into the shop and sees an old Chinese gentleman behind the counter.

The tourist asks, "How did this place get a name like Hans Olaffsen's Laundry?"

The old man answers, "Is name of owner."

The tourist asks, "Well, who and where is the owner?"

"Me, is right here," replies the old man.

"You? How did you ever get a name like Hans Olaffsen?"

"Is simple," says the old man. "Many, many year ago when come to this country, was stand in line at Documentation Center. Man in front was big blonde Swede. Lady look at him and go, 'What your name?'

"He say, 'Hans Olaffsen.'

"Then she look at me and go, 'What your name?'

"I say, 'Sem Ting.'"

Navy Serviceman

It seems that a young man volunteered for Navy service during World War II. He had such a high aptitude for aviation that he was sent right to Pensacola, skipping boot camp. The very first day at Pensacola, he soloed and was the best flier on the base. All they could do was give him his gold wings and assign him immediately to an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.

On his first day aboard, he took off and single-handedly shot down six Japanese zeroes. Then climbing up to 20,000 ft., he found nine more Japanese planes and shot them all down, too. Noting that his fuel was getting low, he descended, circled the carrier, and came in for a perfect landing on the deck.

He threw back the canopy, climbed out, and jogged over to the captain. Saluting smartly, he said, "Well, sir, how did I do on my very first day?"

The captain turned around, bowed, and replied, "You make one velly impoltant mistake!"


I Believe It

The first question that came to my mind when I learned our ambassador was killed was, “where were the Marines?” Embassy duty is a cherished post for a Marine. You are required to be the most spit and polished, squared away Marine possible, and there is expectation of needing to defend your county at a moment’s notice. So I was surprised to hear nothing reported in the news about our Marines. I expected to see their bodies on display next to the ambassador, or at least see their charred remains sticking out of the rubble in a news report, with piles of spent brass as the final testimony of their dedication to duty. There weren’t any piles of brass, no dead attackers, no reports of Marines out of ammo fixing bayonets standing guard around the ambassador on the roof top fighting hand to hand holding out till the chopper could rescue the people trusted to their care.

I would have been proud to hear of such men and to know that they were my countrymen. I would have mourned their passing, but I would have understood and honored it. I’m greatly surprised that it didn’t go down that way.  Now I know why.

Pentagon Lt. Col. Chris Hughes told the outlet: “The ambassador and RSO (Regional Security Officer) have been completely and appropriately engaged with the security situation. No restrictions on weapons or weapons status have been imposed. This information comes from the Det Commander at AMEMB (American Embassy) Cairo.”

The statement came in response to reports that U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition.


Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson “did not permit U.S. Marine guards to carry live ammunition,” according to multiple reports on U.S. Marine Corps blogs spotted by Nightwatch. “She neutralized any U.S. military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.”


Time magazine’s Battleland blog also reported Thursday that “senior U.S. officials late Wednesday declined to discuss in detail the security at either Cairo or Benghazi, so answers may be slow in coming.”


If true, the reports indicate that Patterson shirked her obligation to protect U.S. interests, Nightwatch states.


“She did not defend U.S. sovereign territory and betrayed her oath of office,” the report states. “She neutered the Marines posted to defend the embassy, trusting the Egyptians over the Marines.”

I believe our clueless politically correct nimrods did stop our boys from having the guns and ammo they needed to do their job. I believe it because it is exactly in their character to do such a thing.

There is a young man that grew up here who made a commitment to the Marines and who is now headed to a location in the middle east for embassy security duty. He’s a great young man. I have no doubt in his character. He’ll stand and fight when the time comes. He’ll do his duty. Will he have ammo for his riffle or will some PC hoplophobic women get him killed for nothing?


Trying Something New

I'm looking for input folks. I had to kill off the old comments because they are dying a slow and painful death. But I wasn't able to just enable blogger comments without updating the whole mess. So that’s what I’ve done.

I’d like to know:

1. Is this loading any faster now?
2. Are the comments better, ie loading and working for you.
3. Is this working on your mobile devices? Being in the dark ages I don’t have a way to check that myself.
4. Is there any other changes you’d like to see?
5. Any other comments or suggestions you have are welcome.

Thanks guys. I appreciate your help.



Excellent Vid and worth the 6mins to watch.


Understanding Women

Thomas, a 70-year-old, extremely wealthy widower, shows up at the country club with an absolutely gorgeous and breathtakingly beautiful 25-year-old brunette. She is hanging on to his arm and listening intently to his every word.

His usual golf-playing partners and fellow members of the club are baffled and shocked. At their very first chance, they come to him and ask, "Thomas, how did you get the amazing trophy girlfriend?"

Thomas replies, "Girlfriend? She's not my girlfriend -- she's my wife."

Disbelieving him, they ask, "So how did you persuade her to marry you?"

"I lied about my age," he replies.

"What? Did you tell her you were only 50?"

Thomas smiles and says, "Nope, I told her I was 90."


Obama Gives Bibi the Bird

I had just finished gassing the truck and had missed part of what was being said yesterday on the radio.  So I kept listening and learned that the DNC had dropped the pro Israel part of its party platform. The guy on the radio couldn’t understand why the DNC was doing such a horrible thing and they were getting up a petition to get the DNC to change its mind. The level of angst in the talk show host's voice was so grating I turned it off. Well Jay let me break it down for you.

Here is why the Dems did it: Most of the summer Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu has been beating the hell out of the war drum trying to push Obummer into supporting Israel and backing off the Administrations embracing of Islamic Terrorists. He’s hinting that Israel will make a preventive first strike, possibly using nuclear weapons to keep Iran from becoming a nuclear power. Bibi has been hinting that he will do this before the election if Obumer doesn’t straighten up and quit backing the terrorists. Meanwhile Obummer hasn’t said a word, at least publicly on his position. That is until the DNC convention when he asked the party to change the platform. Obummer in a stroke of statesman one up manship sent a message to Bibi that was loud and clear. “Hey Bibi, STFU about nuking the rag heads or we’ll stop backing you up, sending you aid and other wise looking like America is Israel’s Bitch.”

Everyone in the middle east got the message. Muslims and Jews both have a culture that communicates by reading into the more subtle meanings of what is both said and not said. The Jews know that America might not come running to save their kosher bacon if they start a fight, even though Obummer didn’t say that. The Muslims know that America isn’t going to jump every time Israel snaps their fingers. What they don’t know is what will America do if they start a war against the Jews. So both sides now have something to think about. By leaving everyone guessing Obummer has scored a win. I don’t mean a win for peace in the middle east. I mean a win for Obummer. If Bibi thinks America might turn against him, he may be less likely to nuke Iran at least until he can prove they too are a nuclear power. Which he can’t, at least not yet.

If it all works out the way he hopes, Obummer has punted the war till after the election and he won't have to take a stand in the sand.


For Astro

I hope you've bought some sort of firearm. If not I saw this the other day and thought of you. Remember its not so much which gun you have as the fact you have a gun and can use it. As demonstrated in this story. I'm a fan of using the the bigger gun. That's not the point though. I'd rather see you go out and buy, train with and have at hand a good 22 semi auto pistol than not have anything at all. It's getting closer to the time when every one should "sell his cloak and buy a sword" than we may wish it to be. May as well take the plung while there is still time to get a good deal and lots of cheap ammo. Here is the link to the data in the clip.