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I work for MessageLabs [messagelabs.com] in Toronto, ON, Canada. I write spam filters, MTA software, high performance network software, string matching algorithms, and other cool stuff mostly in Perl and C.

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Monday March 06, 2006
07:51 PM

Worst. President. Ever.

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Everywhere in SF there are bumper stickers and graffiti stating
        anti-bush leanings. I'm sure it doesn't reflect the feeling of the
        entire town, but it sure is amusing to see.

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        More of this sort of thing in future posts.

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  • You only have to look at the Jimmy Carter presidency to find one that is worse.

    • We still haven't had anything worse than the Alien & Sedition acts, and that was only President #2. ... but we're getting pretty close.
      • True...I was parsing backwards though. There are probably a couple of more that were pretty bad as well.
        • But then are they worse, relatively to the standards of their time period?
          • That is a point many tend to overlook....
          • Well, the first thing Jefferson did when he took office was to pardon anyone convicted under the Alien & Sedition acts, then got those overturned. I'd say they violated the then-current expectations.
            • Of course, Jefferson was probably the worst vice-president ever, since he spent most of his time undermining Adams.
            • Well, the first thing Jefferson did when he took office was to pardon anyone convicted under the Alien & Sedition acts, then got those overturned. I'd say they violated the then-current expectations.

              No one was ever convicted under the Alien Act.

              People really should separate those two things. They are entirely different. The Alien Act was a concession by Adams to something he disagreed with, in order to preserve his waning relationship with his party; but as it gave him sole authority to act under it,
  • I'm sure it doesn't reflect the feeling of the entire town

    ...but very nearly. [cnn.com]