Cranky today

Not for the first time, the letters-to-the-editor section is making me dream about a web app. It would let you feed in keywords (“Hussein Obama”, “Billary”, “Bush Derangement Syndrome”, to name a few), then it would scan the local paper’s website for people writing letters containing those keywords. It would look up the addresses of the letter writers and via the Google Maps API, it would build a map of houses to avoid.

(I’m tempted to put the word “liberal” on the keywords list, since it only seems to appear in the types of letters where it’s used as a swear word.)