Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Political Gala Hoopla

Last week was the Republican National Convention, and the Democrats kick off their gala of excess tonight. While it's probably no surprise to regular readers which way I'll vote in November, I'll reserve my comments on both conventions until the Democrats festivities have concluded.

I'll be watching the Dems from a hotel room in Detroit while I travel on business. Should be an interesting week.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

9th Birthday

Today, my boy turned nine. Seems like only yesterday....

So we went to Chicago for a 2-day getaway and just did lots of kid things. Had a great time! And tomorrow is the birthday party.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Change At The Pump

How convenient for big oil companies that Hurricane Isaac chose the week before Labor Day to strike, causing them to shut down refineries in the affected area, driving gas prices up for one of the biggest travel weekends of the year! And all the Obama administration can do about gas prices is pass increasingly restrictive emissions policies for new vehicles.

The only change Obama has given me is change for a dollar, and somehow it just doesn't add up.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

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It's Been A Long Time....

It's been quite a while since I've been active here. In fact, I got a notice from my Domain Registrar that my Domain name is due to be renewed. I guess if I'm going to pay for AverageJoeAmerican.US for a few more years, then I should probably get a little more active in posting here.

Guess it's a good thing we have a Presidential election coming up in a few months. That will certainly give me a few things to talk about.

My question is this: without resorting to what the politicians do and bashing one or the other, who will you be voting for, and why?

Send me your comments.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Double Barrel by Grey West

If the Civil War Couldn't Beat Him, Who Are A Bunch of Zombies to Try?

So, I'm not one who generally cares much for stories of Zombies, Vampires, Werewolves ... the Undead in general. And the bookshelves (real or virtual) are cluttered lately with stories about Zombies, stories about Vampires, stories about Zombie-killing Vampires -- you name it, it's out there.

What first caught my eye about the Double Barrel series, honestly, was Honest Abe on the cover. It caught my eye, and I just had to see what it was all about. Who would have guessed that I would find the entire series impossible to put down. Incredibly well written and very compelling, I just could not get enough of the Barrel brothers and their Zombie quest!

As for Honest Abe? Well, you can't really call this Historical Fiction, or Alternate History, but it sure does make the story that much more intriguing to imagine that our 16th President was actually involved in a Zombie Apocalypse.

Who says you can't judge a book by it's cover? I say, if Honest Abe is on the cover, it's a MUST READ, as are ALL of the Double Barrel episodes. Very well done!

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Monday, April 23, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Admit The Horse by P.G. Abeles

A very well written account (more fact than fiction) of what SHOULD be the most controversial Presidential election in our nation's history (moreso, even, than the election of George W. Bush in 2000). In "Admit The Horse," Abeles weaves the story that the mainstream media refused to report as it happened: the story of an inexperienced community organizer's rise to the highest office in the land, and all of the tactics of questionable legality that helped him to get there.

The story is both colorful and matter-of-fact. It reads like an oral history of current events, as it probably should, given that the author was there through much of the inspiration of the tale.

At this time when we have a second chance to hope for real change in the upcoming election ... and the candidate "O" finally has a record to run on (albeit not a very successful one) ... this book should be required reading for every registered voter before going to the polls this November.

A fantastic telling of a fantastic story that. I highly recommend it.

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