Sunday, April 24, 2005

Modern America ranks with Wall Street Journal is a website that calculates the readability of a website. Check out our results and the guide to interpret the results below.

Readability Results for
Readability ResultsSummary Value
Total sentences 489
Total words 7,203
Average words per Sentence 14.73
Words with 1 Syllable 4,657
Words with 2 Syllables 1,469
Words with 3 Syllables 690
Words with 4 or more Syllables 387
Percentage of word with three or more syllables 14.95%
Average Syllables per Word 1.56
Gunning Fog Index 11.87
Flesch Reading Ease 60.19
Flesch-Kincaid Grade 8.52

Typical Fog Index Scores Fog Index Resources
6 TV guides, The Bible, Mark Twain
8 Reader's Digest
8 - 10 Most popular novels
10 Time, Newsweek
11 Wall Street Journal
14 The Times, The Guardian
15 - 20 Academic papers
Over 20 Only government sites can get away with this, because you can't ignore them.
Over 30 The government is covering something up

Other sites' scored: 10.88 9.65
Begging the Question: 8.82
Catholic and Enjoying it!: 10.09
Church of the Masses: 8.46
Crescat Sententia: 7.20
CrimLaw: 8.32
Jimmy Akin: 9.16
Freespace: 11.71
Legal Fiction: 12.34 -- Democrat
Open Book: 10.21
Plainsman: 10.73
The Volokh Conspiracy: 10.82
Outside the Beltway: 10.65
Professor Bainbridge: 11.28

Is it fair to say that the websites with a decent amount of articles that scored the highest are Democratic? I mean, I wouldn't want to sound all elitist or anything.
Take note that if you have a site with barely any context, but post a few large words, then your score will go higher.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Organization Update

The McDowell County Young Democrats website has been purchased and is in development. The link is

The Modern America blog will continue to be used and will be the main vocal point for the the MCYD. However much more will be added. Some of the features that the MCYD will offer and utilize are:

News Letters

It's gonna be nice.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Birds of a feather

As Brandon has pointed out, Hiram Lewis is stepping up to the plate to face off with the Great Robert C. Byrd. What his chances are of succeeding is unknown, but somewheres around 34-45%, probably lower, but he is getting extra points because Byrd hasn't had any competition in so long. Lewis will most likely play so dirty that it will make West Virginians sick in the stomache, thus ruining any chance he has for future elections.

If you go to his website, you will see that he is already on the attack, making ridiculous claims about Robert C. Byrd and initiating a negative campaign run, but what is most sickening to me is the people he admire and associates with.

Does anyone remember the governor of WV that plead guilty to federal bribery, extortion and other federal charges and spent three years in prison? Arch Moore is the name of the crook and Mr. Lewis proudly poses for a photoshot with the evil bastard, oh yeah and his daughter is Shelley Moore-Capito. Anyone remember the fat putz who lied, played extremely dirty and spent millions of out of state money to oust our great Justice McGraw in the past elections? Brent Benjamin is his name and Lewis seems to be awful close to this corrupted neo-con. Does anyone remember the Neo Conservative money grabber who was paid off by the Bush administration to feed the public B.S. and fake support about the No Child Left Behind act? Armstrong Williams is the scoundrels name and looky there, Lewis and Williams together, corrupt and corrupt. Oh and we can't forget the evil, hell-cat Ann Coulter, who seems to be having a secret relationship with Mr. Lewis; Newt Gingrich who may be Lewis' biological father; and Jerry Falwell and Ben Stein who are just evil and weird all together.

All I can say is that there is so much corruption within this group that it would be suicide for West Virginians to even think about supporting this tool of the Republican party. Go with the free thinker and honorable Robert C. Byrd.