American Madness

Intelligent Criticism in the Service of a Better Nation

No Cake for Fat Kids

If you want to eat twinkies, washed down with Mountain Dew, while snorting Pixie Sticks you had better think twice if you work at the Bay County Florida Health Department.
There’s a new sheriff in town, and he is drawing a bead on junk food.
Bay County Health Department Director Jason Newsome believes his office should be [...]

Spitzer’s Corner

From the daily specials at lower east side bar Spitzer’s Corner.
Too good not to share (from Eater):

Photo from Eater

Fueling the Fire
(or: The Breasts the brought down the Governor)

While I will not focus on the direct implications of the Spitzer Scandal, let’s call it HookerGate, I do like the peripheral reporting and news that it generates.
First, the NY Times has excellent coverage about everything you might want to ever know about ‘Kristen,’ a.k.a. Ashley Alexandra Dupre, yes, including her real name and her [...]

Insert Spitzer Joke Here

With every media outlet around happy to have something other to report on then the election I figure why should I be left out.
I am going to elect not to focus so much on the scandal, but rather a NY Times article calling into question his bodyguards. Did he sneak away from them? Were they [...]

Insert Monica Lewinsky Joke Here

One of my favorite section of Reuters is “Oddly Enough.”
Even on days when I want to know absolutely nothing about the state of the world and am shielding myself from most news sources I am willing to read Reuter’s “Oddly Enough” section.
Today we have a story about the popularity of Paan, a pungent mix of [...]

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