Thursday, May 17, 2007

Want a job? Elect a Democrat!

I saw a press release recently from the DNC claiming that far more jobs were created under Clinton than under Bush. Not exactly news, but it got me wondering if there was a historical trend in terms of job creation under Democratic verses Republican presidents.

Turns out there is, and the difference is HUGE, an average of 2.1 million jobs per year for Democrats verses 1.1 million per year for Republicans since 1939 when the government first started collecting employment data. Here's a chart showing average yearly job creation under every president since Roosevelt:

(Click on image for a larger version)

I made the chart using data from the Department of Labor. Republicans can claim that one or two Presidents represent an aberration, but it's hard to argue with seventy years of data. Proof that if you work for a living you should vote Democratic!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

R.I.P. Jerry Falwell

(Ripped off from I couldn't resist...)

UPDATE: For those of you who don't have kids of the right age to have experienced the Teletubbies phenomena up close and personal, as I have, here's your big chance! Check out this video of the show, but be sure to stop as soon as you feel nauseous. The LD50 is quite low. If you survived that ordeal you're now ready to experience the true value of the Teletubbes as a vehicle for social commentary. Here are three diverse examples I've carefully selected for your viewing pleasure:

The Teletubbies 'Lean Wit It'
The Teletubbies and George Bush
The Teletubbies in "Die Tubbie Die!!!"

Now, don't you feel at least a little sympathy for Jerry?