Bush's state of the union

Bush said "weapons" more than "America", "us" and "we" combined.
See the top 100 words in his state of the address: http://www.spudart.org/etc/stateoftheunion/2003/frequency.html

"Osama Bin Laden"
Note that Bush never mentioned his name. In fact, I've heard that Bush has not uttered his name in public since July 8, 2002

"Yet the course of this nation does not depend on the decisions of others."
This kinda scares me.

"All told, more than 3,000 suspected terrorists have been arrested in many countries. Many others have met a different fate. Let's put it this way -- they are no longer a problem to the United States and our friends and allies."
Uh, what happened to innocent until proven guilty?

"Ninety-two million Americans will keep - this year - an average of almost 1,100 dollars more of their own money."
interesting point made on plastic.com:
This is where I really get steamed. This is a blatant manipulation of statistics. An average of $1,100 gives virtually no information, because the distribution of income isn't Gaussian to begin with! The L-Curve Website demonstrates this well: 1/2% of the people have a huge income, skewing the distribution, making the "average" meaningless. The proper measure is the median income -- that is, if you were to take everyone and have them write down their income, sort that list, then pick the number in the middle. But no, that won't work because then people won't be getting back "an average of $1100." This type of bullshit is the source of the quip "lies, damn lies, and statistics." Pisses me off.

Full State of the Union

My rantings

Word Frequency
The top 100 words in the State of the Union


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