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Why is President X So _____?

The Atlantic used Google search autocomplete to discover 50 cities’ stereotypes. I wondered what I could learn about some recent presidents.

whyisobamaso whyisbushso whyisclintonso whyisreagonso whyiscarterso

Apparently, not much. ;-)

Did any of these surprise you?

Update: Thanks to a comment on Facebook suggesting that these might be honest questions rather than statements, 1 I reattempted the searches. Looks like Reagan and Carter reversed sentiments.

See what you think.

obamais bushis clintonis reaganis carteris

  1. Thanks, Jeff! 

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

U.S. Const. amend. IV

Biking Recap for June 2013


With getting a new bike, and breaking and replacing my cycle computer, tracking my distance biked this year and this month got a more complex. Fortunately, the milestone mileages make for easy math.

  • 165 miles — old bike, this year, including this month
  • 75 miles — new bike, old cycle computer, this month only
  • 62 miles — new bike, new cycle computer, this month only

Total for this year is 302 miles, 104 miles less than I had biked by this time last year. Unfortunately, I don’t know how much of the old bike mileage was from June. Through the end of April, I’d biked 95 miles. And I know I biked 137 miles on my new bike, all in June. That may be as good as it gets. The good news is, I have biked every day to work since getting my new bike, discounting the couple of days I traveled to Folsom for work.

Is he a traitor? Yes, absolutely. But so were Washington, Adams, Hamilton, Franklin, and Jefferson, to name a few. If you think being a traitor is always bad, no matter the circumstances or motives, you’re officially too dumb to vote.

Scott Adams