American Madness

Intelligent Criticism in the Service of a Better Nation

Palestinian “Humanitarian” Organizers Induce Predictable Response

And the world falls into line just as their cynical behavior called for.
The humanitarian aid flotilla, while attempting to “bring aid” to the poor Palestinians in Gaza, engaged in live fire action with the Israeli military. Early reports are saying at least 10 people were killed.
According to the NY Times, some of the activists opened [...]

Food Labels for Morons

Cross posted at Mostly Movies.
File this one under “More Unnecessary Government Regulation”:
According to a New York Times article, the American Academy of Pediatrics is urging the FDA to require labels on foods that are choking hazards for small children.
I realize that I’m going to come across looking like I’m not interested in protecting kids because [...]

An Allegory

Cross posted at
Imagine there exists a company that runs athletic centers all around the world. It’s a massive company with influence on fitness throughout the United States and Europe as well as many other countries. Each center runs special fitness programs for children. It’s inexpensive, even free in most places, surviving largely on donations. [...]

Let’s see how many absurd state laws I can pick on this week.

“I like you guys who wanna reduce the size of government – make it just small enough so it can fit in our bedrooms.” Josh Lyman, The West Wing.
Okay, this isn’t a ‘bedroom’ law, but it is a law aimed at legislating a very private issue and what people are thinking.
I’ll leave Arizona alone for [...]

Draconian Measures to Solve the Immigration Problem

The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan highlights this lovely quote from Pat Bertroche, Republican Congressional Candidate in the Iowa 3rd:
I think we should catch ’em, we should document ’em, make sure we know where they are and where they are going,” said Pat Bertroche, an Urbandale physician. “I actually support microchipping them. I can microchip my [...]

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