66.180.236.228

I was checking the stats for this blog the other day (muwahaha stalking), and noted that 66.180.236.228 hits quite frequently. However, I have no idea who that is. Going to that location was uninformative, and a quick Google search told me 66.180.236.228 reads many blogs. So to 66.180.236.228, thanks for reading my blog, and feel free to identify yourself…

don’t blame Canada

According to the NY Times:

Still, since President Bush took office, the economy has lost more than 2 million jobs, the worst performance since Herbert Hoover was President.

I was a little surprised to find such a critical statement hidden inside this piece, which otherwise tried to paint a rosy picture of the situation — unemployment dropped, but not by a whole lot. Perhaps this is a case where you see the editors wielding the red pen liberally but leaving little scraps hinting at what’s really going on. This is a cue for me to start doing close readings of every news story I read, but that seems a bit tedious. On the other hand, I could just bring my own bias to reading the story and hunt down the anti-Bush bits.

On the other side, the BBC seems to take pleasure in silly swipes at Dubya.