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Yoakum's Ramblings

Great...I'm 41 now

Posted by Larry Yoakum III on April 5, 2016 at 12:45 PM

Hello again. Yep, just turned 41.  I am no longer 40, but I am now IN my 40s.  Been working a lot on The Targothian: Book III, and it will for sure be published this June. Or is it July? Either way. And, of course, IV will be in December. OK, onto more interesting things. I made a few sales in my Kindle books. A few copies of Redcap and one of The Targothian: Book I have been purchased. It is always great to introduce new readers to your work, as well as keep on entertaining the current readers. If people keep reading them, I’ll keep writing them.

At the end of the month (April 30th to be exact) I am still participating in the Dallas Book Festival at the public library. I hope to see you all out there. Besides myself, there are a bunch of local authors, as well as some out of town celebrity authors as well. It will be a great day all around.

OK, now, as you know, this blog is called Yoakum’s Ramblings. It wouldn’t be a complete blog post without a ramble or two. Here’s one. I am tired of hearing about Hillary and Sanders and Cruz and Trump. They’re all politicians and therefor untrustworthy. Well, Trump isn’t a politician, but I still don’t trust him. The one thing I like about him is that he is not answering to anyone in the corporate or political world. He may be a loudmouth and an asshole, but at least he doesn’t try to hide it with political promises and double talk. I might not vote for Trump, but I WILL NOT vote for Hillary Clinton either. And as for Sanders, well, he reminds me of Doc Brown from Back To The Future, but with a weird face.

Here is another rambling. Raise the minimum wage to $15? Are you friggin serious? Most businesses will only have two choices if forced to do that: 1 – let a lot of people go, there for creating a more demanding workload for those who stay or 2 – raise prices on things and lose business to competitors. Example: McDonalds…bye bye dollar menu. People will have to pay even more for those insipid sandwiches. Same for Burger King and Wendy’s. Probably end up with a five dollar frosty. Well, for my own job, if they did that, I might have to quit here and go flip burgers. Make about the same amount of money. Or go back to bagging groceries like I did in high school. In 1993 when I was a senior in school, I made $4.25 an hour minimum wage to bag groceries. Sure, raise it up to $15. I’d be happy to bag your shit for you, then.

OK, that’s it for now. I have to get back to work, so, my gentle readers, I bid you good day.



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