Saturday, August 23, 2008


Admittedly, I was procrastinating on the cleaning of my house after four days of ignoring it. Amazing just how bad it can get in a mere four days when only two people and two cats live here.
My Alternet daily alert came in the email box and had an article on what Bush plans to do in the next five months. I haven't been riled in awhile so I go read it. It was just more of the same on how we are going to get royally screwed before he goes out so...sigh...what else is new?
So I go to clicking links. It tells me if I want to keep tabs on the man then I should go to the Federal Register. This is where he is supposed to publish what he is doing. I think, cool, this should be easy and cool, right? Oh, no, there is a .gov attached to it. Unless you are up for some really hard digging and some really, really dry reading, then just ignore the Federal Register site completely. It's complicated to say the least. Anytime a site gives you two pages of directions on how to go about getting a subscription delivered to you email box, you know you're in trouble. Needless to say I won't be getting anything delivered to the email box on a regular basis :)
I did however, find some interesting pages while I was there. The Constitution of the United States--Main Page is pretty cool. You can find "Analysis and Interpretation of the Constitution and Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States and Supplements to the 2002 Edition". You can find all 27 amendments and various annotations broken down for you by section, legislative, judicial, executive, states relations, prior debts, acts of congress held unconstitutional by the supreme court, state constitutional and statutory provisions and municipal ordinances held to be unconstitutional and supreme court decisions overruled by subsequent decision all broken down into separate pdf files here For a full listing of all the databases you can find at the government printing office (GPO) go have a look here, I dare you :)

I'm not sure but I think my nerd score just went way up this morning. I actually found this fascinating :)


  1. You know what? I had to use the Federal Register and GPO sites for a recent assignment and I stayed there, clicking aimlessly for hours. I also found it very fascinating...Chalk up 2 for the nerds!

  2. See? Those bureaucratic web sites are murder!