“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Friday, January 26, 2007

Web round up - less often, but at the same price

Hi all, sorry about the lack of posts. Things have been hectic. I'm only going to post these once a month. Maybe I can keep that goal.

First up is a cool application showing a tag cloud of words used in presidential speeches, pretty interesting: U.S. Presidential Speeches Tag Cloud. Drag the gray button with green brackets to view other SOTU speeches.

Following is an economics blog (The Big Picture) discussing inflation. Give Your personal inflation rate and The Sordid Truth about Inflation a view. My favorite part is about hedonic adjustments. Hedonic adjustments basically discount inflation if the products you buy now are of better quality that the products you bought 10 years ago. Regardless of the fact that the products from 10 years ago can not be purchased today. I hear this argument a lot from our brethren on the the right.

Behind the Counter is a funny blog about the trial and tribulations of working for Walmart. If you enjoy her/his writing go back and read the archives. There are some pretty good stories to be found.

What 1.2 trillion can buy (registration required) informs us of how all the money spent on the Republican's Occupation Of Iraq(tm) could have been used here.

Juicy gossip about the GREATEST SHOW ON TV.

The L.A Times has a good article about how career choices can deny you the opportunity to buy health insurance.

Four amendments and a Funeral follows Rep. Bernie Sanders and a couple of bills around the house. Favorite quote: "Like an evil, adult version of Schoolhouse Rock,".