Day: November 6, 2008

Checkout this thing called Wordle

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours […]

Socialism: Still a dirty word

Socialism: Still a dirty word Exclusive: Henry Lamb paints dismal picture of potential nationalized oil industry Posted: July 19, 2008 1:00 am Eastern By Henry Lamb In the 1950s, the word “socialism” was as vulgar as the four-letter words, which, when uttered by a youngster, could result in […]

Project Free TV

Our man about town CH sent in this link to Project Free TV. You can watch most TY and movies right from your PC. I haven’t checked this site out, it seems like it could be full of pop-ups, so proceed carefully. (originally posted 11.16.07)

The Liberal Daughter – a primer for the young adult on the differences between liberal and

The Liberal Daughter – A Lesson Learned

A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat, and was very much in favor of the redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed.

Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the
occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his. One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the addition of more government welfare programs.

The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be
the truth and she indicated so to her father.

He responded by asking how she was doing in school. Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn’t even have time for a boyfriend, and didn’t really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.