Monthly Archives: August 2012

Heartlander of the Week: Cheese Nation

This week’s award goes to the first person on a major party presidential ticket ever from my homestate.  Paul Ryan is the first person in 164 years of Wisconsin statehood to be close to the Presidency. I don’t think people … Continue reading

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Put on Your Life Preserver, I’m about to Rock the Boat

Believe it or not, I actually do not seek out controversy.  It just so happens that these days being a transit and bicycle riding, dairy and beef loving woman who devotes absolutely *zero* time to achieving a flat stomach makes … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary?

Well, here we are, seven years since Katrina when the levees failed and much of South Louisiana was inundated and only the Lord above really probably knows how many people actually died.  And how many people were permanently damaged in … Continue reading

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Guest Bloggin: Peach Cobbler

A very special installment today:  a cross-post from my MSU Alum buddy Bob Benenson’s blog, Cooler on the Lake Shore, featured on Chicago Now.  In which I compare Peach Cobblers.  It begins I was a little remiss recently when I … Continue reading

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Heartlander of Snark Week: You Don’t Say

To wrap up Snark Week, the Heartlander award goes to the King of Snark himself, George Carlin.  A member of the Silent Generation, he gave a voice to his people.  He railed against the excess and arrogance of American culture, … Continue reading

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Let Me Tell You About the Very Rich

And now for a kinder, modulated Snark Sooooo, at this point, the folly of the late 20th (early 21st) Century American love affair with ginormous houses has been about talked to death.  You would think. The latest chapter is a … Continue reading

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So There Is This Guy Malthus

And the continuing snark of Snark Week Big news.  China is out of money.  Who’da thunk it?  A country spends endlessly and then there’s an end to it?  Spend, spend, spend and think it never ends doesn’t work as an … Continue reading

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