Tuesday, September 30, 2008

100% better than Applebee's!!

Just on the border of Apple Valley and Burnsville, Minnesota is located an excellent family dining experience called - Giuseppe Restaurant -- located at 14600 Wood Park Shoppes. I must say the strip mall exterior is very deceiving.

This Italian restaurant is managed by the brother of the more well known - Stephano's Restaurant -- also in Burnsville. Little did I know but this family is Lebanese but they know how to cook Italian food. I had the seafood jambalaya which my wife could not even look at since apparently the site of squid and octopus waiting for me to consume them is a turn off for her :-)

The food is excellent, the wait staff is personable and attentive, and the owner makes you feel like family so overall a very pleasant dining experience. I will give it a 3.5 on my 5 point rating scale.

I am not posting at this blog very often since my writing time is being consumed by this new website --


I hope readers join me in the discussion.


Wednesday, September 03, 2008

new website needs writers

If any of my blog readers share my world view which I roughly summarize as:

  • "fly over country" is a great place to live
  • governments cause more problems than they "fix"
  • many big government advocates actually want to keep the poor and ignorant in our country, poor and ignorant
  • God, family, and duty are central pillars to guide our actions

then I believe I have the website for if you are a current or aspiring writer. Think of this new website as your personal newspaper where you can guarantee your thoughts will get published.

The website I am talking about is called -- REGULAR FOLKS UNITED -- and can be found at:


I am a regular writer there so let me encourage you to get involved.

Let the revolution begin,



Yes of course we are fast approaching the Major League Baseball playoffs followed by the World Series which for me is the ideal metaphor for the US president elections but that is a commentary for another time -- then again I have to guess George Will has already written it so that saves me some time!!

No, for this posting the "homerun" I am talking about is Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's speech at the Republican Party national convention here in St. Paul, Minnesota tonight. Electrifying, inspiring, and on target like the hunter she is -- that speech represents exactly what this country needs. A mother in the White House he is not a "nanny" like Hillary Clinton.

No Hillary it does not "take a village to raise a child" - rather it takes a solid team of parents who love and guide their children within a family unit not via some government program.

For all of those voters out there who were "hoping for change" in Washington here are your major party choices:

US Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin


US Senators Barack Obama and Joe Biden

75% of these top 4 candidates are currently serving in the US Senate which is not a hot bed of executive experience. Elect Governor Palin, a proven reformer of political machines, if you truly want to shake up the DC Beltway.

Let the revolution begin,