Friend to the blog Adam Graham and his lovely wife Andrea have published a new novel that is an ideal Christmas gift. Titled Tales of the Dim Knight,” the book is a fun sci-fi romp.
Mild-mannered janitor and superhero fanboy Dave Johnson gets all his wishes at once when a symbiotic alien gives him supernatural powers. But what’s he to do with them? Follow his zany adventures as he fights crime and corruption while trying to keep his family together and avoid being sued for copyright infringement.
“A truly original premise, Tales of a Dim Knight is a light-hearted escape into the world of superheroes and villains with a thoughtful twist as to what matters most in life.”
–Jill Williamson, author of By Darkness Hid
Dim Knight is written in the same vein as the satirical “Your Average Ordinary Alien,” which was featured in Light at the Edge of Darkness ($14.95 US), a Lost Genre Guild Anthology published by The Writer’s Cafe Press and Edited by Cynthia MacKinnon. You can now read the first chapter online for free or download a sample to your Kindle or other preferred ebook platform.
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Order Paperback version from Splashdown Books $10.95 US (plus shipping)
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December 9, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Free Trade, Government, Government, Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, PLA, President, Taxes, Unemployment, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment
-By Warner Todd Huston
The government is over spent. This single fact is beyond dispute. Even Democrats say so. We have but to recall that Democrat after Democrat attempted to run for office this last election by claiming fealty to small government, cost cutting, and lower spending. So with all this small government/low spending fever sweeping the political classes, what does Barack Obama do? He forces policies on federal building projects that inflates costs by the millions. And why would he do this? As a payoff to unions that gave him millions in campaign contributions, of course.
The latest bloated price tag for a federal project is that of the Lafayette Federal Building in Washington D.C., a project that has seen costs rise at least $3.3 million thanks to Obama’s payoffs to unions. That’s right in a day when we are drowning in government overspending, Obama is making sure costs rise, not insuring that they fall.
Barack Obama’s political tin ear is nowhere better revealed than in his constant payoffs to Big Labor. One of Obama’s very first actions, for instance, was to write an Executive Order that forced all government building projects to follow union marching orders in pay scale, work rules, and pension payouts by imposing Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on all of them.
December 9, 2010 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Government, Corruption, House of Representatives, Liberals, Nancy Pelosi, President, Regulation, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment
-By Warner Todd Huston
There is nothing more dangerous than a party that is about to lose power but still has temporary control of the reins of government. That is, of course, what we call the lame duck session of congress — more like a zombie congress; dead men walking… or sitting as the case may be. It has gotten so bad that Democrats are even throwing away the rules in order to indulge a bacchanalia of a left-wing agenda, the same sort that got them kicked out of office.
Attempting to indulge every activity that got them kicked out of office in a landslide that the country hasn’t seen in decades, House Democrats have instituted what is being called “martial law.” They are trying their level best to shove every profligate spending plan, every extremist, left-wing, anti-American idea they can fling at the people of the United States all in an effort to beat the clock before most of them have to relinquish their seats to Republicans.
House Democrats passed a rules change that would allow them to skirt the usual process and bring any bill they want quickly to the floor for a vote. This rules change is meant to help them push their extremist agenda as quickly as possible before the new congress is convened next year.
December 9, 2010 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Government, Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, President, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, WWII | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
Don’t believe a word of the happy talk you hear from the Obama Administration when they say that the jobs situation is getting better. It isn’t.
In fact, the current job loss stats are the worst since the years right after the Great Depression and it is not getting better.
The CalculatedRiskBlog had this disheartening graph showing that the jobs situation is worse than every down turn from 1948 to date.
What the graph also shows is that, contrary to what the administration is constantly saying, jobs have flattened out and are not coming back at this time. The other dips in previous recessions show that jobs came back fairly quickly, but this time they are not coming back.
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December 9, 2010 | Filed Under Chicago, Cook County, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Gery Chico, Government, Government, Corruption, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Rahm Emanuel, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
Walter Jacobson of Channel 2 News reports that Rahm Emanuel sent a spy to one of his opponent’s events. Gery Chico had a community meeting with various representatives of the community in attendance but one fellow was loathe to be fully identified as the rest were. Turns out he was a spy for Emanuel.
Chico held a meeting for community leaders to talk issues. One by one they introduced themselves and identified the community groups they represent.
All except for one man who said only that his name is Jim, and that he was there to observe and learn.
That seemed odd, so Jim was watched and seen tape recording the meeting.
When asked about it, he admitted it was not quite true he was there to observe and learn — but to record the meeting for Rahm Emanuel.
And there you go. Just another example of Chicago-style politics.
December 9, 2010 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Federalism, Government, Government, Corruption, House of Representatives, Liberals, Nancy Morgan, PCism, President, Republicans, Senate, Society/Culture, Taxes, Western Civilization | Comments Off
-By Nancy Morgan
In today’s America, feelings have replaced facts as our governing policy. Shame has been relegated to the back of the bus and squeaky wheels have been given the place of honor.
Merit has been replaced by grievance mongers. Accomplishment and material success are vilified as having been attained on the backs of the have-nots. And that’s not fair!
In a rush to attain unearned moral virtue, millions of Americans have bowed to the PC police and advocated issues about which they know nothing in a desperate attempt to appear relevant, compassionate and non-judgmental. Useful idiots reign supreme.
We now see our elected officials on the floor of Congress debating who has come from the most humble background, as they wage a war on those greedy rich people in an effort to show how compassionate they are.
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