Archive for March 2014

Why Isn't Fuel Efficiency As Important as Safety In New Cars?

Why Isn't Fuel Efficiency As Important as Safety In New Cars?
I just read today that all new cars must have back up cameras by 2018, I know this is done with safety in mind but what’s wrong with having new vehicles that don’t have as many blind spots and are easier to see out of? Have you climbed in a late model SUV lately? Many... Read more »

My Old Man The Car Guy

My Old Man The Car Guy
My father is the quintessential “car guy”, he was a diesel mechanic by trade (trained by the US Navy, employed by Chicago Transit Authority), but he ate, drank and lived cars. He also reeked of diesel fuel when got off of work. That claimed the life of a washing machine or two as well. I... Read more »

Grilling Just Isn't The Same Without My Dad

My Dad at his best....
My father is an integral part of my BBQ experience as much as the Weber grill itself. My father was a BBQ pit master, before the TV show, before Food Network TV or any timed reality cooking show. He bought the pictured red 26 inch Weber grill in 1965 or 1966 for $ 80.00 and... Read more »
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Voters Frustration vs Civic Duty

Voters Frustration vs Civic Duty
If you voted today, have you ever seen a lineup of more undesirable candidates? I understand why voter turnout is low and peoples frustrations. Gasoline prices are rising and its not even officially spring yet, our taxes are out of control and our politicians are corrupt. Did I mention how bad our streets and civil... Read more »

We Shouldn't Have To Tell People Not To Use The N Word At Work

We Shouldn't Have To Tell People Not To Use The N Word At Work
The National Football League is a conflicted, hypocritical and scared of lawsuits employer. Yes the NFL is 70% African American but is not run by minorities and we all know the NFL would love to clean up its image. The league has a hip hop image and what is the # 1 term of endearment... Read more »

Its A Whole New Ballgame In NASCAR

Its A Whole New Ballgame In NASCAR
Yesterday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway (50th anniversary of racing at that track), was a reminder that it’s a new ballgame this year in NASCAR highest level. First that with the new playoff system (Sprint to the Chase aka “Chase”), is that wins are king. So last weeks winner Dale Earnhardt Jr.... Read more »
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