e-Government fail

Filed under: politics, web — jlm @ 23:26

[XML parsing error from www.whitehouse.gov]

There’s some small growing pains on the welcome road to a more online government.
It’s not quite as amusing as when I get this kind of thing from Failblog, though.


Washington’s farewell address

Filed under: politics — jlm @ 17:36

Randall Munroe, of xkcd fame, has gone and translated George Washington’s farewell address into everyday speech. It’s an utterly fascinating read, and much more tractable than trying to read the whole thing (it’s quite long) in his original text. Washington’s ideas on what makes good government are well argued by him, and Munroe has made it accessable. Give it a read, you won’t regret it!


MGL Chapter 2

Filed under: politics — jlm @ 16:50

Chapter 2 of the Massachusetts General Laws makes for endless entertainment.
Start at Section 1 and keep hitting “Next Section” — see how long you can go without cracking up. It starts to get amusing at Section 7 and just gets better from there, and keeps on going, and going, and going! If you make it all the way to section 53, you must be from Vulcan or Massachusetts.


Holiday poem

Filed under: politics — jlm @ 20:05

I was staying away from doing links to news and politics, but it’s a blue moon when a Congressman shows this much sense of humor.

Dingell’s Jingle

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