American Madness

Intelligent Criticism in the Service of a Better Nation

You know what really grinds my gears?

Articles like this one from Reuters tend to get me a bit flustered and frustrated, I have already deleted my initial rant and started over to try and focus my issues.
The article is about men who do food shopping and how they essentially can not handle the intricacies of a supermarket. Well, I am a [...]

Food Stamp Challenge

Some folks out there may have been aware that last week was the Congressional Food Stamp Challenge where congress men & women ate for a week on a food stamp budget (in NY that is $28 a week). You can read about some of their experiences here.
Think you could do it? What would you eat? [...]

And I think we’re dead…

I am still laughing at this one so I don’t even know where to start. So, apparently a police officer in Michigan stole some confiscated marijuana, baked some brownies and then freaked out and called 911.
Besides the news woman actually cracking up on air, the best line in the video is “And I think we’re [...]

Setting Up Your Kitchen

As I’ve mentioned before I cook. There is an article from todays NY Times called “A No-Frills Kitchen Still Cooks.” It is about how setting up a kitchen does not have to cost an arm and a leg and can be done pretty well for under $300.
Now, I really like my kitchen, and my knives [...]

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